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Film Review: Psych:9 (2010)

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Roslyn is an unhappily married woman who has a history of mental issues thanks to some disturbing events that happened to her when she was a child. She takes a night job at a recently closed hospital and spends her time working there alone, which probably isn’t the best idea since there is a serial killer the media have dubbed “The Night Hawk” in the area who … Continue reading

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Film Review: Hanger (2009)

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Pulled into this world to take you out! A horrifying tale of revenge…beginning with a back-alley abortion and ending with a bloodbath so vicious that it brings a new meaning to “an eye for eye”. From pimps to dealers, from hookers and junkies…”Hanger” washes the filth away with their own blood, cleaning the streets and making way for the ultimate showdown of good vs. evil. Diving headfirst into the depths … Continue reading

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Film Review: Murder Collection Vol. 1 (2009)

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ToeTag Pictures are proud to announce the release of their latest film, Murder Collection: Volume 1. Directed by Fred Vogel, the film revives an early 1990’s Internet clip show, Murder, which was notorious for streaming videos of actual killings. After gaining popularity, the infamous show was discovered by authorities and shut down forcing the host, Balan, into obscurity. Over more than a decade in the shadows, the obsessed host continued to search … Continue reading

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Film Review: Murder Set Pieces (2004)

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Sin City makes an appropriate setting for this over-the-top slasher/sexploitation flick from writer-director Nick Palumbo. When a Las Vegas fashion photographer (Sven Garrett) develops a penchant for murder, the body count rises swiftly and steadily as the shutterbug killer manages to deceive just about everyone he encounters — everyone, that is, but an 11-year-old girl — in this film notable for its heaping helping of gore and sadism.

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Film Review: Stockholm Syndrome (2008)

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Somewhere, in a sleepy rural area. an underground organization is operating. Tales of unspeakable atrocities occur within this business. People are kidnapped, beaten, and, tortured beyond comprehension. Then they are reprogrammed to succumb to the will of their vile captors for their sick games and sold for the highest price. Along with his accomplice, a member of this evil group is having second doubts about his role in … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Resident (2011)

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When a young doctor suspects she may not be alone in her new Brooklyn loft, she learns that her landlord has formed a frightening obsession with her.

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The Resident, a new release under the wing of Hammer films, features the re-occurring Hammer favorite Christopher Lee playing the role of tenant August with our focal characters Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Max the landlord and the ever alluring … Continue reading

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Film Review: Schramm (1993)

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Journey into the twisted mind of a serial killer with this exploration of the true-life German “Lipstick Killer.” Suspected of murdering more than a dozen women, psychopath Lothar Schramm (Florian Koerner von Gustorf) paints the lips of the women he’s killed and rapes them after death. With shocking images of brutal violence, filmmaker Jörg Buttgereit imagines Schramm’s life flashing before his eyes as he dies. Micha Brendel co-stars.

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Film Review: Parasomnia (2008)

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In “Parasomnia,” a stylish horror/thriller from director William Malone (“House on Haunted Hill,” “Masters of Horror,”) Laura Baxter is a young woman, literally a “sleeping beauty,” who suffers from a medical condition called “parasomnia.” A childhood accident victim, she is actually sleeping her life away, awakening briefly on rare occasions. Art student Danny Sloan falls in love with her, unaware that her hospital neighbor, a terrifying mass murderer and mesmerist … Continue reading

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Film Review: Paranormal Activity (2007)

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A young couple that has recently moved in together tries to document the paranormal activity that seems to be plaguing them. At first the activity is small — objects moving over night, the occasional creaky floorboard etc. But with each new incident they feel the presence in their home growing stronger and more daring. They eventually consult a psychic who says that this entity may be demonic in nature, as … Continue reading

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Film Review: Scrapbook (2000)

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A young woman named Clara is captured by a serial killer named Leonard who records his “life story” by keeping a scrapbook of his many victims. In addition to adhering Polaroids, scraps of clothing, and other small trophies to the pages, Leonard has forced his victims to personally write in the scrapbook about their individual ordeals. Clara is beaten, raped, starved, and locked up like an animal, filthy and naked. … Continue reading

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Film Review: Seed (2007)

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After two failed attempts to execute him in the electric chair, the still-breathing killer Max Seed (Will Sanderson) is declared dead, tied up and buried alive. After fighting his way out of his restraints to emerge from his grave, Seed goes on a blood-soaked rampage of vengeance against the people who put him there. Michael ParĂ© co-stars in director Uwe Boll’s uncompromising vision of retribution, inspired by true events.

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Film Review: Stoic (2009)

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A heated game of poker causes three men incarcerated for nonviolent offenses to brutalize their cell mate before taking drastic measures in order to cover up their crime.

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While the director name of Uwe Boll conjures up all sorts of ranging interests in the horror sector, it has long been a hit or miss relationship with his end products. As of late I must say that his products have … Continue reading

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Film Review: Martyrs (2008)

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A young woman’s quest for revenge against the people who kidnapped and tormented her as a child leads her and a friend, who is also a victim of child abuse, on a terrifying journey into a living hell of depravity.

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We’ve been through this before. A film comes along that gets talked about, featured and anticipated months before a single copy emerges. Those who have seen it most likely … Continue reading

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Film Review: Friday the 13th – Part 3 (1982)

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After surviving the events of the second film (a machete through the collarbone) Jason continues his killing spree at Crystal Lake. Becoming seemingly becoming more dangerous with each kill no one is safe from Jason’s never ending wrath.

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Note: I will be reviewing the 3-D version of this film as I am one of the wackos that have seen it a few times in the theatre in its original … Continue reading

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Film Review: Half Moon (2010)

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When a depressed and bitter prostitute named Rose (who really needs to work on her attitude and social skills if she ever wants to excel in her chosen profession) agrees to meet a client at a hotel she gets a lot more than she bargained for. After hours of talking (and I do mean hours) things get a little crazy and Rose decides to rob the man and leave him … Continue reading

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Film Review: Fear Girls Vol 1 (2009)

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“The Night Belongs to FEAR!”

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Fear Girls is not really a movie as it is a striptease showcase. Less, than an hour, it’s purpose is primarily adult entertainment. To review this is really a bit absurd as it can be summed up pretty quickly. I have noticed that erotic horror showcases such as these has been creeping steadily forward into the market. The aim of course is to provide … Continue reading

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Film Review: Faces of Death (1978)

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A rite of passage of sorts to gore hounds everywhere, Faces of Death is the footage collected by Dr. Francis B. Gross of genuine deaths. He hopes that the viewer of his collected footage will gain a better understanding of the life that they live.

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Directed by: John Alan Schwartz
Starring: Michael Carr, Samuel Berkowitz and Mary Ellen Brighton

“Watching this man in his last moments of life … Continue reading

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Film Review: Friday the 13th – Part 5 (1985)

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Surviving the tragedy of the fourth film and dispatching Jason once and for all mentally unhinged poor Tommy Jarvis, it is because of this he is made a ward of the state. Now a teenager the very unstable Tommy lives day to day and bounces from halfway house to halfway house. When bodies begin to pile up and Jason once again seems to be on the prowl the … Continue reading

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Film Review: Fear Clinic (web series) (2009)

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Five young adults travel to a special clinic run by the infamous Dr. Andover to treat their phobias. One by one their worst fears begin to manifest themselves and intrude into each patient’s reality. Is Dr. Andover’s cure worse than the disease?

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Fear Clinic, the break thru horror series for the Fear.net network was both a surprise and a disappointment….but wait, don’t turn the page just quite yet as … Continue reading

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Film Review: Edges of Darkness (2008)

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Three interconnected tales of terror. Story one focuses on a pair of vampires and the young girl they are slowly bleeding dry while they ride out the zombie outbreak. An obsessive horror writer fuels tale two. Stuck with his wife, he maintains his sanity by writing, using the limited power they have to keep his word processor going. But soon he finds out there’s a high price to … Continue reading

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Film Review: Strigoi (2009)

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Vlad investigates a mysterious death in his grandfather’s village that raises questions about land ownership in the community. The trail points to ex-communist Consantin Tirescu and his wife, but when Vlad confronts them, he discovers that the richest landowners in the village have become real bloodsuckers. Strigoi is a vampire movie that defies categorization. Shedding a fantastic light on a post-communist Romanian village, the film introduces us to an ancient … Continue reading

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