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Film Review: Kalifornia (1993)

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Researching a book on serial killings, writer Brian Kessler (David Duchovny) and his girlfriend, Carrie Laughlin (Michelle Forbes), travel cross-country to the murder sites. Hitchhikers Earlye Grace (Brad Pitt), out on parole, and Adele Corners (Juliette Lewis) offer to share expenses for the trip, but Brian doesn’t realize just how close he is to the topic of his book — even as bodies pile up behind them and Earlye’s landlord … Continue reading

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Film Review: Junction (2008)

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Michaela, a lost and lonely young woman, gets a mysterious message from the father she never knew, sending her on a journey to discover twisted family secrets. As she uncovers each piece of the puzzle, she descends even deeper into their warped world of pilgrims and pyromania. Dragged out to the desert, and pushed to the very edge, Michaela is forced to make a choice: preserve the delicate web that … Continue reading

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Film Review: River of Dakness (2010)

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Logan is the sheriff of a sleepy little town with a dark past. Thirty years ago a girl was raped and in a regretful case of small town vigilante justice three brothers were unjustly accused of and murdered for the crime. Now they are back to exact their revenge on the perpetrators and their descendants and Logan must try to stop their thirst for vengeance.

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Kurt Angle, the sports … Continue reading

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Film Review: My Soul to Take (Bluray) (2010)

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A serial killer returns to his hometown to stalk seven children who share the same birthday as the date he was allegedly put to rest.

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For all its problems I have to admit, I really enjoyed MY SOUL TO TAKE. I know that’s not a popular stance to take but it is what it is. I found myself sucked into … Continue reading

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Film Review: Hyenas (2010)

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Deep in the forests of Bisbee, AZ, there is a roving clan of shape-shifting creatures that prowl and hunt for human prey. Unfortunately for their existence they have devoured the family of a man who, with the help of a veteran tracker of their kind, will bring the hunt to them.

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Written & Directed by Eric Weston
Starring: Costas Mandylor, Christa Campbell, Meshach Taylor, Joshua Alba, Andrew James … Continue reading

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Film Review: Unaware (2011)


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A young couple, Joe and Lisa, travel to Texas to visit Joe’s grandfather Roy; however, when they arrive unannounced, they find Roy is not home and will not be returning for a few days. Instead of leaving to stay elsewhere, Joe has other plans convincing Lisa to stay at the home for the weekend. When the visit should take a romantic turn, Joe, allowing his curiosity … Continue reading

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Film Review: Cannibal Ferox (aka Make them Die Slowly) (1981)

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New York grad student and anthropologist Gloria, her brother Rudy, and their friend Pat, travel to a remote part of the Amazon jungle to find and disapprove the local theory of cannibalism among the local tribes when they run into something far worse: a cruel and sadistic, streetwise drug dealer, named Mike Lawson, and his partner, Joe, hiding out in the jungle from murder and drug-dealing charges in back in … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Presence (2010)

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A woman travels to an isolated cabin where she is unknowingly stalked by an obsessive apparition. The arrival of the woman’s boyfriend brings a change in behavior to not only the woman but the presence residing in the home as well. The woman becomes defensively irrational to her boyfriend and the apparition must decide if he wants to intervene or let things fall as they may.

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Film Review: Ultimate Death Match (2010)

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After a death in the ring of one of their superstars, the FOPW (Federation of Pro Wrestling) lose their licences. Promoter Jake Reed is forced to hold his illegal matches on the internet with one big catch . . . all matches are to the death! Someone will die in front of millions of rabid, bloodthirsty fans. Not since the bloddy days of the Roman Gladiators has there been such … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Defiled (2010)

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In a post apocalyptic world, science and technology have backfired leaving unfathomable destruction and a permanently diseased planet in its wake. A virus is mutating the human race turning innocent survivors into mindless cannibals.

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Director – Julian Grant
Starring – Brian Shaw, Kathleen Lawlor

Is there such a thing as a zombie art film? After seeing “The Defiled” you can definitely answer that question with a resounding … Continue reading

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Film Review: Mutant Girls Squad (2010)

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Mutant Girls Squad (???? ???????, Sento Shojo: Chi no Tekkamen Densetsu?, literally translated as “Fighting Girls: Legend of the Blood of the Iron Mask”) is a Japanese film by Noboru Iguchi, Yoshihiro Nishimura and Tak Sakaguchi. The film is about Rin, a sixteen-year-old mutant girl who meets a gang of rebel mutants who aim to take revenge on humans for persecuting their race. The film had its international premiere at the New … Continue reading

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Film Review: House of Whipcord (1974)

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An old man that lives in an old house conducts a correctional institute for girls. But he does not realize that the date is the present as he is cooped up in the house. He is assisted my a matron who likes to get the girls into trouble and present them in front of the old man who thinks he is the law and he passes out punishment. … Continue reading

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Film Review: Phantasm (1979)

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Often considered one of the icons of 1970s independent horror cinema, director Don Coscarelli’s classic nail-biter follows two boys who, in pursuit of an odd-looking grave robber, may wind up as the newest members of a freshly dead slave race. Jody (Bill Thornbury) and Mike (A. Michael Baldwin) discover that the creature (Angus Scrimm) stealing cadavers walks the earth but lives in the afterworld — and that it needs more … Continue reading

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Film Review: House on the Edge of The Park (1980)

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Time to party hardy. Hardly! It’s more like time to bail when two psychotics gate-crash a perfectly delightful get-together and turn it into a gore-fest with a huge body count. Directed by Ruggero Deodato, House on the Edge of the Park makes no pretense — it’s an exploitation flick complete with ritualistic torture.

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Written by: Gianfranco Clerici and Vincenzo Mannini
Directed by: Ruggero Deodato
Starring: Giovanni Lombardo … Continue reading

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Film Review: Evil Toons (1992)

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SYNOPSIS:A group of four hot teenage girls must spend the night in an old haunted house in order to receive a large amount of money. On the night of their arrival, a strange man arrives at the house, delivering an old book. Once he is gone, the girls examine the book, where they find a sketch of a wolf-like monster! As time passes, the drawing emerges from the book and becomes … Continue reading

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Film Review: Elektra (2005)

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Elektra, once a student of Kimagure, a force for good, who’s masters can see the future and even bring people back from the dead, is now a paid assassin. The enemy, the force for evil, at this time is known as the hand, whose members use the dark arts. In this tale Elektra is given an assignment to kill a man and his daughter. However when the time comes to … Continue reading

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Film Review: Let the Right one In (2008)

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A peculiar Swedish boy named Oskar befriends a mysterious young girl named Eli. Eli helps Oskar to get up the courage to fight back when being bullied at school. As his friendship with Eli grows, so does his confidence. Although, there is something frighteningly different about Eli, she is a vampire

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There is a well-known worldwide obsession with vampires. Countless films have explored the concept of these romantically macabre creatures throughout the ages. However … Continue reading

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Film Review: Jack Brooks Monster Slayer (2008)

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After witnessing his family’s violent murder, Jack Brooks (Trevor Matthews) develops an uncontrollable anger problem, but the night classes his girlfriend (Rachel Skarsten) suggests to cure Jack’s “issues” end up making them worse when his professor (Robert Englund) undergoes changes. Suddenly, Jack is the only person on Earth who can bring an unspeakable evil to its knees — but is he cut out for monster slaying and ready to face … Continue reading

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Film Review: Sheitan (2006)

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Sheitan is a French film about three young men frequenting a night club on Christmas Eve to get into your standard debauchery of drugs and sex. While two of the group of the guys go off to hook up with some girls, the lone member Bart (Bartelemy) gets involved in a drunken trussle and is promptly thrown out. One of the girls, the mysterious and attractive Eve (Mesquida) suggest the … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Changeling (1980)

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Director Peter Medak’s haunted-house tale stands as one of the most chilling stories to make it to the big screen. When composer John Russell (George C. Scott) loses his wife and daughter in a car wreck, he seeks solace by renting a secluded estate outside Seattle. But the mansion is haunted by the presence of a child who died there more than 80 years ago. Now, Russell must find out … Continue reading

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Film Review: SAW III (2006)

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Jeff is an anguished man, who grieves and misses his young son that was killed by a driver in a car accident. He has become obsessed for revenge against the man and reckless with his wife and daughter. When Dr. Lynn Denlon, who has troubles with her marriage, is abducted by the deranged Jigsaw’s apprentice Amanda, she is brought to a gruesome warehouse to keep John Kramer alive in spite … Continue reading

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