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Film Review: X-Men (2000)

SYNOPSIS: Two mutants come to a private academy for their kind whose resident superhero team must oppose a terrorist organization with similar powers. REVIEW: With the arrival of the “X-men” onto screen came a wave of hero-focused films. However it’s seeing the X-men on the big screen that was the defining moment for me. I had grown up reading the …

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Film Review: Naked Lunch (1991)

SYNOPSIS: After developing an addiction to the substance he uses to kill bugs, an exterminator accidentally murders his wife and becomes involved in a secret government plot being orchestrated by giant bugs in an Islamic port town in Africa. REVIEW: “Naked Lunch” is so bizarre that it instantly falls into a cult film category without even trying. Director writer David …

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Film Review: Natural Born Killers (1994)

SYNOPSIS: Two victims of traumatized childhoods become lovers and psychopathic serial murderers irresponsibly glorified by the mass media. REVIEW: It was 1994, and I had been anticipation seeing Oliver Stone’s latest creation titled “Natural Born Killers“. I rushed to the theatre expecting a really unique film experience that looked like it was loaded with action and visual appeal. I was …

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Film Review: Dust Devil (1992)

SYNOPSIS: A woman on the run from her abusive husband encounters a mysterious hitch-hiker. REVIEW: As with most isolated places, there are typically local spirits and superstitions that abound throughout the locals, having been either witnessed themselves or passed down over generations. Many of these types of spirit tales, at least according to the western folklore, are usually good beings …

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Film Review: House (1986)

SYNOPSIS: Roger Cobb (William Katt) is a Vietnam vet whose career as a horror novelist has taken a turn for the worse when his son Jimmy mysteriously disappears while visiting his aunt’s house. Roger’s search for Jimmy destroys his marriage and his writing career. The sudden death of his aunt brings Roger back to the house where his nightmares began. …

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Film Review: Cthulhu Mansion (1992)

SYNOPSIS: An aging magician harboring a terrible occult secret and his daughter are taken hostage in their isolated mansion by teenage scumbags need- ing a place to hide out. When the captors refuse to listen to the magician’s dire warning to release him unharmed, the mansion slowly releases its nightmare of horrors on the unsuspecting invaders. REVIEW: “Cthulhu Mansion” is …

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Film Review: Gothic (1986)

SYNOPSIS: Story of the night that Mary Shelley gave birth to the horror classic “Frankenstein.” Disturbed drug induced games are played and ghost stories are told one rainy night at the mad Lord Byron’s country estate. Personal horrors are revealed and the madness of the evening runs from sexual fantasy to fiercest nightmare. Mary finds herself drawn into the sick …

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Film Review: The Unleashed (2011)

SYNOPSIS: When Madison Kennard (Trisha Echeverria) returns to her home town after an eight year hiatus, a certain sense of harrowing anxiety is in the air. Estranged from her family, her mother’s passing prompts the reluctant visit in order to sell the house and get her affairs in order. Memories of an unsettling upbringing are overwhelming making the appearance a …

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Film Review: The Raven (2012)

SYNOPSIS: When a madman begins committing horrific murders inspired by Edgar Allan Poe’s works, a young Baltimore detective joins forces with Poe to stop him from making his stories a reality. REVIEW: I’m no student of Edgar Allen Poe, I admit that fully & without fear of prejudice from anyone reading this review who might take umbrage with some of …

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Film Review: Lair of the White Worm (1988)

SYNOPSIS: In a remote corner of England’s lavish Peak district, a young archaeologist, Angus Flint, unearths a mysterious skull. When Angus escorts Eve and Mary to “holiday” festivities at Lord James’ castle, the sensuous and snakelike Lady Sylvia Marsh seizes the moment – and the skull. Lady Sylvia brings the skull down into the dank recesses of her gothic mansion …

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Film Review: Humans Versus Zombies (2011)

SYNOPSIS: Based on the “Live Action Role-Playing” game of the same name. Students on summer break are exposed to a deadly virus that is spread rapidly through direct human contact. The infected become enslaved by the invading “swarm” intelligence and driven by an insatiable appetite to consume human flesh. Returning home, the students spread the infection to their fellow classmates …

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