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Film Review: Don’t Look in the Basement (1973)

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Nurse Charlotte Beale arrives at the isolated Stephens Sanitarium to work, only to learn that Dr. Stephens was murdered by one of the patients and his successor, Dr. Geraldine Masters, is not very eager to take on new staff. Charlotte finds her job maddeningly hard as the patients torment and harass her at every turn, and she soon learns why Dr. Masters is so … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Appeared (2010)

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 In the tradition of THE DEVIL S BACKBONE comes the internationally acclaimed Argentine/Spanish horror saga from writer/director Paco Cabezas. During a road trip to visit their dying father, an estranged brother and sister discover a hidden diary that reveals a family legacy of fear and torture. But when past and present begin to collide, the siblings must confront the truth behind the trail of ‘the disappeared': 30 … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Five (2010)

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In this family-friendly adventure flick, five kids passing their summer vacation in a Colorado suburb begin to realize that the world around them has transformed into the one described in their favorite fantasy books. In order to get back to their real lives, they’ll have to stick together and follow the clues that will unlock the mystery that surrounds them. Dan Lauria, Madisen Beaty and Ben Larned star.

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Film Review: Hide And Go Kill (2009)

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A blog on a mysterious website quickly spreads like wildfire, starting a dangerous online game. At 3:00 in the afternoon, a teddy bear stuffed with rice and nails is sunk into a bathtub. The lights go out and the player is required to stab the bear with the knife, then write their experiences in the blog. But lately the comments have taken a dark, demented turn, as if the players … Continue reading

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Film Review: Assault Girls (2009)

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When a video-game company creates an immersive gaming environment where players wage war against gigantic sand-dwelling monsters, three gorgeous gals armed to the teeth (Meisa Kuroki, Hinako Saeki and Rinko Kikuchi) accept the challenge and jump into the virtual desert. But as they blaze their way into the game’s higher levels, they face ever-more ferocious foes. Yoshikazu Fujiki also stars in this sci-fi action flick from director Mamoru Oshii.

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Film Review: Mad Monster Party (1967)

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Boris Karloff and Phyllis Diller lend their vocal talents to this bizarre stop-motion animated parody of horror films. Dr. Frankenstein makes plans for his retirement and convenes a meeting of all monsters to announce his replacement. As word spreads that the doctor is going to choose his young nephew-protĂ©gĂ© for the position, the visiting creatures plot a coup d’Ă©tat that would leave Dr. Frankenstein retired … permanently.

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Film Review: Lost in New York (1989)

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Directed by French cult hero Jean Rollin, Perdues Dans New York/Lost In New York concerns two women who find themselves mysteriously transported from a seaside in France to the streets of New York City. Separated and lost, they must find each other and figure out how to get back home.

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Director: Jean Rollin

Cast: Adeline Abitbol, Funny Abitbol, Catherine Herengt, Catherine Lesret, Sophie Maret, Catherine Rival, Nathalie Perrey

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Film Review: Centurion (2010)

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A splinter group of Roman soldiers fight for their lives behind enemy lines after their legion is decimated in a devastating guerrilla attack.

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Written & Directed by: Neil Marshall
Starring: Michael Fassbender, Dominic West, Olga Kurylenko

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Way back in good old 117 A.D., Roman Centurion Quintus Dias has done the unimaginable and survived a raid by the Picts on his frontier fort. See, the Romans are … Continue reading

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Film Review: Makeout with Violence (2008)

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Reeling from the disappearance of classmate Wendy Heart (Shellie Marie Shartzer), the lives of twin brothers Patrick (Eric Lehning) and Carol (Cody DeVos) take a dark turn when they discover the body of the teenage beauty — and much to their surprise, she’s not totally dead. Mystified by her condition, the brothers stash Wendy in their family’s abandoned summerhouse and search for ways to bring her back to life completely.

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Film Review: Live Evil (2009)

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A hunter dressed in black. This cowboy-hat-wearing samurai-sword-wielding Priest (Tim Thomerson) is on a quest for blood. Vampire blood. He’s out for revenge on a “clique” of four vampires who are traveling across country in search of “pure blood.”

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First off, I love Tim Thomerson. I think Jack Deth is one of the great B-movie badasses. So going in to “Live Evil” I was a bit skeptical, afraid … Continue reading

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Film Review: Love, Death and Blueberry Pancakes – (short film) (2010)

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A contracted killer has been sent to take out the leaders of the local gangs, putting additional strain on their existing relationships.

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All right – I have a confession to make. I am not necessarily a fan of the urban jungle gang related story line, unless you throw in some sort of supernatural element like vampires or zombies. Honestly, the
best part of the whole movie is the … Continue reading

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Film Review: Long Weekend (aka Nature’s Grave) (2008)

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Peter and Carla have a wasted marriage and constant friction. Peter buys expensive camping apparatuses and despite the protests of Carla, he travels with her and their dog Cricket to camp in the isolated Moondah Beach in the North Coast with his friend Luke and his girlfriend during the rainy holiday. Peter stops in a pub in the Eggleston Hotel and leaves a message to Luke with the owner of … Continue reading

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Film Review: Machined Reborn (aka Reborn) (2009)

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When a newlywed couple buys a foreclosed house in the Arizona desert, they think they’ve found their dream home. But this is no ordinary house: It was once the site of gruesome murders by the half-machine serial killer Motorman Dan. Too late, they learn that Motorman’s bloody rampage is far from over.

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Directed By: Craig McMahon
Written By: Craig McMahon
Starring: Jimmy Flowers, David C. Hayes, Davina … Continue reading

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Film Review: Amer (2009)

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Three key moments, all of them sensual, define Ana’s life. Her carnal search sways between reality and colored fantasies becoming more and more oppressive. A black laced hand prevents her from screaming. The wind lifts her dress and caresses her thighs. A razor blade brushes her skin, where will this chaotic and carnivorous journey leave her?

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If your like me, you probably began this film with the simple phrase, … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Oxford Murders (2008)

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At Oxford University, a professor and a grad student work together to try and stop a potential series of murders seemingly linked by mathematical symbols.

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Director – Alex de la Iglesia
Starring – John Hurt, Elijah Wood, Leonor Watling

I remember years ago seeing John Carpenter’s Prince of Darkness and thinking it was pretty cool to see a horror movie that incorporated quantum physics. Hey, who says you … Continue reading

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Film Review: Mad Cowgirl (2006)

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Director Gregory Hatanaka’s twisted thriller stars Sarah Lassez as Therese, a health inspector whose progressively delusional psyche leads her on a surreal — and bloody — odyssey. To cope with her marital split, Therese takes up with a slimy televangelist (Walter Koenig), indulges her appetites for sex and beef, and obsesses over a kung fu TV show. Meanwhile, her meat packer brother (James Duval) may have infected her with mad … Continue reading

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Film Review: Unearthed (2004)

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When a downtown Tampa high rise project results in the discovery of ancient Indian artifacts, a brilliant but idealistic young archaeologist, Mallory Page (Kate Kissingford), steps in to preserve the native Tequesta Indian history of site. On the eve of her team’s eviction from the dig by the powerful politics of local progress, a discovery awaits – a discovery so profound that a bloody conflict spanning centuries and light years … Continue reading

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Film Review: Skyline (2010)

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Late one evening in LA, strange blue lights descend from the sky upon the city. They are the beginning of a hostile alien invasion. A small group of survivors look to escape the invasion as the armed forces attempt to beat them back.

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Hoo boy! I am still kind of run down from the fabulous NYC Horror Film Festival & I’m nursing a bit of a flu but where … Continue reading

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Film Review: Look (2007)

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A high school teacher, a department store manager, a convenience store clerk, a lawyer and two sociopaths star in five interconnected stories, all filmed from the perspective of the hundreds of security cameras people pass, and ignore, every day. This fascinating drama from director Adam Rifkin underscores the increasing lack of privacy in the modern world — and asks whether people can ever be truly alone.

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Film Review: Long Pig (2008)

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A terrifying film that offers a decidedly different take on the gruesome practice of cannibalism. Long Pig – A culinary term that refers to human beings, which according to documented reports, tastes much like pork. For more than 100 years, Halloween night has traditionally been the night that America’s “cannibal elite” feast on Long Pig. These human predators are not some pack of in-bred, toothless, backwood hermits, nor are they deranged escaped … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Girl with The Dragon Tattoo (2009)

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Forty years ago, Harriet Vanger disappeared from a family gathering on the island owned and inhabited by the powerful Vanger clan. Her body was never found, yet her uncle is convinced it was murder and that the killer is a member of his own tightly knit but dysfunctional family. He employs disgraced financial journalist Mikael Blomkvist and the tattooed, ruthless computer hacker Lisbeth Salander to investigate. When the pair link … Continue reading

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