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Film Review: The Mind (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: Years ago a man was brutally attacked and murdered, his attackers severing every limb from his body and burying them in different places so that he may never be found. Years later his pieces are being found, one at a time by a group of six people who have nothing in common except the need to kill for “the …

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Film Review: Asylum Seekers (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: In an odd turn of events, six troubled individuals arrive at an asylum to find they must compete for the last remaining available space. Their only contact in the facility is Nurse Milly and her two orderlies and the ever watching, ever present, “big brother” authority known only as “the beard” and only heard through the hospital’s speaker system. …

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Film Review: The Marsh (2006)

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SYNOPSIS: Plagued by disturbing visions, children’s author Claire Holloway (Gabrielle Anwar) obeys her doctor’s orders and takes a sabbatical, checking into the Rose Marsh Farmhouse. But instead of peace, she finds her worst nightmares come to life, forcing her to seek the help of a paranormal consultant (Forest Whitaker). Directed by Jordan Barker, this supernatural thriller also stars Justin Louis, …

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Film Review: Little Big Boy: The Rise and Fall of Jimmy Duncan (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: Successful horror film director Jimmy Duncan begins work on his anticipated fourth film, “Death Stalker,” but runs into mounting production issues. His hot tempter, larger-than-life ego and deteriorating mental state make it difficult for him to trust anyone and complete his ambitious project. Haunted by the tragedies of his childhood, Jimmy Duncan descends into a demented, destructive mindset. Jimmy …

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Film Review: The Innkeepers (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: A horror-thriller centered on the last two employees at a haunted hotel that’s going out of business. REVIEW: This was showing as part of the Incredibly Strange film festival (incrediblystrange.co.nz), which is an offshoot of the main New Zealand Film Festival. I noticed it was scheduled for a 10.45pm showing, in one of the smaller, quieter and artier cinemas. …

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Film Review: The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: The third installment in the Mummy franchise takes archaeologist Rick O’Connell (Brendan Fraser) all the way to China, pitting him against an emperor (Jet Li) from the 2,000-year-old Han dynasty, who’s returned from the dead to pursue an evil quest for world domination. This time, O’Connell enlists the help of his family — including his wife, son and brother-in-law …

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Film Review: The Lottery (short film) (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: Welcome to Dreadville Series is a mini-series that takes place in the fictional town of Dreadville, ILL. Each WTD episode is approx. 20-30 mins in length and the stories genres range from Grind house horror to drama. The director’s influences include Hitchc**k, Twilight Zone, Outer Limits, Night Gallery and Tales from the Darkside. Welcome to Dreadville is a surreal …

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Film Review: Supernatural: The Anime Series (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: As children, Sam and Dean Winchester lost their mother Mary to a horrific paranormal incident. Raised by an obsessively driven father searching for revenge, they’ve become hunters—traveling America to save others from things that go bump in the night. Now the past has come back to haunt them: their father mysteriously vanishes, and Sam’s girlfriend Jessica dies in exactly …

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Film Review: Muckman (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: A TV documentary crew searches the woods for a fabled creature. REVIEW: Most of us who follow b-movies will know the name Brett Piper. I first became familiar with his work when watching a Troma trailer tape advertising his film “A Nymphoid Barbarian in Dinosaur Hell”. It was one of those ridiculous films that I never felt could hold …

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Film Review: Bunnyman (2009)

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SYNOPSIS A cannibalistic family led by a disfigured man in a bunny suit, wreak havoc in the backwoods. REVIEW: In 1974, director Tobe Hooper unleashed a film upon the world that would change the face of horror forever. Thirty seven years later, young filmmakers are still inspired by this film. There have been great films like Xavier Gans’ “Frontiers”, the …

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Film Review: The Task (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: A group of unlucky reality show contestants must survive the night in a haunted jail. REVIEW: Today I went to see “Captain America: First Avenger”, which is now my second favorite super hero movie next to “Spiderman 2”. It was a really great film that does EVERYTHING right. When I returned from the theater I came home and jumped …

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Film Review: Deadtime Stories: Volume 1 (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: George A. Romero, the renown horror writer and creator of Night of the Living Dead, has partnered with writer-actor Jeff Monahan to create horror anthology George A. Romero Presents … Deadtime Stories. The first volume of this two volume set consists of an anthology of three 30-minute horror films: Valley of the Shadow: A woman searches for her missing …

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