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Film Review: Unholy Reunion (2008)

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Twenty years ago Adkov Telmig was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility for parole for killing his wife, her lover, and countless others. That was the last society ever saw of him… Until now. Fast forward to the present day. State Supreme Court Justice Daniel Davis and his wife Julie have just celebrated the law school graduation of their daughter Rebecca. Now only the State Bar exam stands … Continue reading

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Film Review: How I Survived the Zombie Apocalypse (short) (2009)

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A single mother and her son struggle to stay alive in a shattered and brutal land where the undead roam the Earth

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A 10 minute short directed by Christian Cantamessa feels like a really cool episode plucked straight out of a top notch zombie film. I’ve seen my share of these things, and there is definitely a movie waiting to happen wit this short. A mother … Continue reading

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Film Review: Plague (short) (2009)

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Plague follows the journey of Vilhelm, a lone Latvian refugee, trying to escape a shady past of trafficking guns. He travels to Britain, feeling certain that he has put the worst behind him. The reality he finds is a living nightmare, the dead have risen to consume the living

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A dramatic zombie short that takes the direction of “all hope is lost”. A lone traveler makes … Continue reading

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Film Review: Zombie American (short) (2005)

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Meet Glen. Glen (Ed Helms of The Daily Show) likes to read, do crosswords, and play basketball. He’s on the lookout for a girlfriend. Oh, and one other thing-Glen is a Zombie-American. This educational documentary will help audiences understand the challenges zombies face in our society. As a plea for tolerance, it aims to clear up many of the terrible stereotypes and misconceptions we have about zombies. It is the … Continue reading

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Film Review: Needle (2010)

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A killer uses an 18th century machine with supernatural powers to terrorize students at Saint Mary’s

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Don’t you love a movie about curiosities that should be better left alone. In this case, a box…(though it’s not square or presided over by a demon from the Cenobium tribe). However it’s rather mystic in its own right. What happens when your father’s estate is willed out and you are approached with … Continue reading

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Film Review: I Love Sarah Jane (short film) (2008)

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Jimbo is 13 and can think of only one girl — Sarah Jane. And no matter what stands in his way-bullies, violence, chaos, or zombies-nothing will stop him from finding a way into her world.

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Film Review: Seven Deadly Sins (2010)

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After losing her status as queen bee to Kaia (Rachel Melvin), a new transfer student, Harper (Dreama Walker) battles her catty high school frenemies in a dangerous game involving sex, deception and revenge, which leads to a mysterious death and disturbing revelations. An adaptation of Robin Wasserman’s best-selling book series, this teen-drama miniseries offers a contemporary look at the seven deadly sins.

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Directed by: Jeff Renfroe
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Film Review: Fear Island (aka Deep Cove) (2009)

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After a blowout party at a secluded island cabin, five friends make a shocking discovery: a dead body and the only boat off the island gone. Trapped and unable to call for help, they become prey to a mysterious killer seeking revenge. Together, they must decipher the murderer’s chilling series of clues to reveal the island’s secret past … or face death one by one.

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Film Review: Vampyre Tales (2005)

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Countess Plasma and assistant Phlegm present a series of short films about vampires from their abode at Hotel Blood. The short films, which are actually stories the countess tells her assistant, all involve what look like normal people that have a secret of being a vampire.

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Directed by: Ted Alderman and Tiffany Warren
Written By: Jim O’Rear and Tiffany Warren
Starring: Debbie Rochon, Jim O’Rear, Debbie D, … Continue reading

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Film Review: Poultrygeist: Night of the Dead Chicken (2007)

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What happens when a fast-food chicken franchise is built on a sacred Native American burial site rife with restless spirits? Zombie chickens! Now it’s up to high school grad Arbie (Jason Yachanin) to find a way to destroy the featherless fiends. Or will the fowl beasts turn the hungry drive-thru customers into the insatiable undead, too? This gleeful free-range romp through the supernatural also features Kate Graham and Allyson Sereboff.

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Film Review: Push (2009)

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On the run from the Division, a dangerous government agency that uses people with psychic abilities to do their bidding, telekinetic Nick Gant (Chris Evans) and clairvoyant Cassie Holmes (Dakota Fanning) team up to find a third psychic who can help them destroy the organization. But when the Division picks up their trail, it sends a powerful agent (Djimon Hounsou) to stop them at all costs. Paul McGuigan directs this … Continue reading

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Film Review: Prey (1978)

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Barry Stokes, Sally Faulkner and Glory Annan star in this horror film about an alien with a yen for human flesh. After landing his spacecraft on Earth in a remote part of Britain, an alien kills a young man, assumes his identity and shows up at the home of Jessica and her jealous lover, Josephine. Unaware that the strange light she saw in the sky is connected with … Continue reading

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Film Review: 20/20 (Short film) (2010)

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In 2010, time is running out for those who haven’t already been affected by an inexorable super-virus that spreads from computers to humans through radio waves.

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We are told that the planet has changed. An intelligent force has taken over, namely our own technology. This new program which is dubbed 20/20 is a version the Albert Eistein program which ______

We are told that the planet has changed. An … Continue reading

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Film Review: Tetsuo – The Bullet Man (2010)

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An American named Anthony is living and working in Tokyo and married to a Japanese woman. When their son is killed by the same driver who creates the Tetsuos in previous films, he makes the transformation into Tetsuo

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An assault on your senses… this was the first and presiding thought that came over me as I dug into Shinya Tsukamoto’s latest and long awaited follow up to the Tetsuo … Continue reading

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Film Review: Death Watch (1980)

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“Roddy has a camera implanted in his brain. He is then hired by a television producer to film a documentary of terminally ill Katherine, without her knowledge. His footage will then be run on the popular television series Death Watch.” (courtesy IMDB)

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A common feature of modern dystopias is to imagine a future so devoid of natural fulfillment for ordinary people that, like vultures of the mind, they … Continue reading

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Film Review: Zardoz (1974)

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“In the distant future, Earth is divided into two camps – the barely-civilised group and the overly-civilised one with mental powers. A plague is attacking the second group, after which its members cease to have any interest in life and become nearly catatonic. When Zed, one of the barbarians, crosses over, the tenuous balance in their world is threatened.” (courtesy IMDB)

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“I have seen the future and it … Continue reading

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Film Review: Animal House (1978)

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“Faber College has one Frat house so disreputable it will take anyone. It has a second one full of white, anglo-saxon, rich young men who are so sanctimonious no one can stand them except Dean Wormer. The Dean enlists the help of the second Frat to get the boys of Delta House off campus. This film gives high-jinks and fooling around a bad name. The Dean’s plan comes into play … Continue reading

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Film Review: Pray for Hell (2008)

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(aka “Come Hell or Highwater”)

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After his father and brother are brutally murdered, cop Tonka (Alan Wone) stops at nothing to bring justice — very deadly justice — to the perpetrators of the crime. But as he sinks deeper into his quest for vengeance, Tonka loses hold of his own humanity. Portland, Ore.,-based filmmaker Todd E. Freeman keeps the blood flowing fast and furiously in this low-budget, violent … Continue reading

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Film Review: Pulse 2: Afterlife (2008)

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In 2006’s Pulse, technology unwittingly opened the door to the afterlife. This chilling sequel explores the aftermath of that encounter, as civilization struggles against spirits locked in an eternal battle for their own souls. With cell phones, the Internet and other devices outlawed, humanity must find a new way to live in an apocalyptic world ruled by tormented ghosts. Jamie Bamber, Boti Bliss and Noureen DeWulf star.

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For those … Continue reading

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Film Review: Psycho Ward (2007)

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While on a research outing, a group of urban explorers get more than they bargained for when the visit the site of an abandoned mental hospital and discover it’s hiding a terrifying secret. Trapped in this giant prison, they start to disappear one by one. Their only chance to escape… to put together seemingly random clues, avoid a killer, and use their unique skills to survive.

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Film Review: Psychopath (2009)

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Sarah misses a desperate call from her stranded sister sets off with friends to find her in the backwoods town of Raven’s Neck, home to a brutal escaped mental patient.

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The opening credits for Robert Elkins’ PSYCHOPATH set us up well for a horror ride with a jarring surprise of a technique, something a little new and different…and necessary to the slasher genre. The key to … Continue reading

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