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Film Review: Catch-22 (1970)

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“A bombardier during World War Two tries desperately to escape the insanity of the war. However, sometimes insanity is the only sane way cope with a crazy situation. Catch-22 is a parody of the military mentality and bureaucratic society in general.” (courtesy IMDB)

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Hot off the enormously successful film The Graduate (1967), director Mike Nichols could have had any production bankrolled, and just to prove it he chose … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Eerie Midnight Horror Show (aka The Sexorcist) (1978)

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Satan arises seeking bloody revenge in the guise of an ancient sculpture with a shocking history. The lifelike carving comes to life and rapes a beautiful art student, possessing her soul. In a series of twisted orgies with the unholy demon, the girl is stirred into a manic frenzy, unable to control her sexual impulses. When psychiatrists and doctors are powerless to help the young woman, her desperate parents turn … Continue reading

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Film Review: Deus Irae (short) (2010)

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Exorcism. It’s a dirty job, but someone’s got to do it.

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It really gives me great pleasure when I can say this about a short film these days among all the titles that come thru our neck of the woods. Deus Irae is one incredible piece of work! But accolades aside, a better way to put it is….imagine that you have just switched on the TV that is in … Continue reading

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Film Review: Event Horizon (1997)

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A rescue crew investigates a spaceship that disappeared into a black hole and has now returned…with someone or something new on-board.

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It’s quite possible that Event Horizon may be among one of the most chilling films ever created. Then again the backlash from critics and sci fi horror fans complaining of plot holes, fragmented storylines and a genre confusion may beg to differ on my analysis. One thing is … Continue reading

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Film Review: Stiff (2010)

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SYNOPSIS:
Troy wants to die. Lorri has an irresistible need to sleep with a dead man. It’s a perfect match, until Troy begins to fall in love with Lorri.
REVIEW:
Every once in awhile a film comes my way that I don’t feel like watching. After viewing the trailer for “Stiff”, I really had no interest. So I sat down to watch it and damn, this … Continue reading

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Film Review: Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2010)

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This Christmas everyone will believe in Santa Claus. Too bad we literally better not pout, or cry, or shout. Because this year Santa really is coming to town &  he ain’t bringing any bags filed with toys. You better watch out indeed…..

REVIEW:

It seems like The Black Saint has seen about 50 movies this week alone. I haven’t of course but it’s only Tuesday but who knows what my final tally … Continue reading

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Video Nasties: The Legend, The Myth, The Films

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“Video nasty” was a terminology fabricated in the United Kingdom in the 1980s that formerly correlated to numerous films distributed on video cassette that were denounced for their violent content by various religious organizations, in the press and by commentators such as Mary Whitehouse. While violence in cinema had been subjugated of censorship for many years, the insufficiency of a regulatory system for video sales merged with the possibility of any … Continue reading

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Film Review: I Saw the Devil (2010)

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SYNOPSIS:

A secret agent tracks a serial killer who murdered his fiancée.

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While we’ve seen our share of psycho-kills-for-the-fun-of-it films, “I Saw the Devil” actually is one of those stand out movies that might have you even questioning the morality of some of the content. In its gritty cold performances we meet up with secret agent Dae-hoon (Byung-hun Lee) who has just lost his fiance to a unknown … Continue reading

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Film Review: Crowley (aka. Chemical Wedding) (2008)

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A botched experiment in virtual reality transmits the soul of infamous British occultist Aleister Crowley into the body of shy professor Haddo (Simon Callow), whose life quickly descends into a maelstrom of sex, violence and depraved behavior. Eager to foil Haddo’s Satanic efforts is handsome physicist Dr. Joshua Mathers (Kal Weber). Iron Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson co-wrote the screenplay for this supernatural thriller.

REVIEW:

An incredible movie about none other … Continue reading

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Film Review: Hellraiser 3: Hell on Earth (1992)

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When J.P. (Kevin Bernhardt), a playboy club owner, buys a mysterious-looking puzzle box and mistakes it for a work of art, he has no idea that Pinhead, “the Black Pope of Hell” (Doug Bradley), is trapped inside. Playing tricks on his captor’s mind, Pinhead tries his best to manipulate J.P. into breaking him out of his prison — that is, until an astute journalist (Terry Farrell) begins to suspect something.

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Film Review: Craig (2008)

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SYNOPSIS:

Craig is left all by his own when his parents die in a fire, and when he loses his medication, his world is turned into terror and fear.

REVIEW:

Craig is a micro budget release from BrinkDVD and Cetus productions. Directed by Kim Sonderholm, Kim also plays the lead role of Craig. LLoyd Kaufman makes a brief appearance as the voice in Craig’s head in a special cameo.

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Film Review: Crawler (2009)

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A construction crew is trying to solve a mystery about their bulldozer, which appears to have a mind of its own – and an insatiable hate for the human race. They are soon to discover that the heavy machinery is in fact a shape-shifting life form that mimics and inherits the characteristics of its surroundings.

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One look at the cover art and you’ve pretty much got the gist of … Continue reading

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Film Review: Bereavement (2010)

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SYNOPSIS:

The horrific account of 6 year old Martin Bristol, abducted from his backyard swing and forced to witness the brutal crimes of a deranged madman

REVIEW:

Director Stevan Mena’s “Bereavement” is a prequel of sorts to his earlier film “Malevolence”. It tells the story of 6 year old Martin Bristol who is abducted from his own backyard by a deranged lunatic & forced to partake of his captor’s homicidal tendencies. … Continue reading

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Film Review: Video Nasties – The Definitive Guide (2010)

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Prepare to be corrupted and depraved once more as Nucleus Films releases the definitive guide to the Video Nasties phenomenon – one of the most extraordinary and scandalous eras in the history of British film. For the first time ever on DVD, TRAILERS to all 72 films that fell foul of the Director of Public Prosecutions are featured with specially filmed intros for each title in a lavish three-disc collector … Continue reading

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Film Review: Blood Of The Beast (2003)

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In the year 2012 the third world war ended, killing over 3 billion people. Ninety eight of the surviving male population is rendered impotent because of the chemical weapons that were used during the war. To repopulate the Earth scientists mastered the art of cloning human beings. All is well until the first batch (strand) of clones reach their 18th birthday. At that point they become hungry … Continue reading

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Film Review: Exorcist II The Heretic (1977)

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“Doctor Gene Tuskin works with troubled children, perhaps none more troubled than Regan MacNeil, who suffers from bad dreams and repressed memories. The memories she represses are of the time she was possessed by a demon. Doctor Tuskin’s invention, a device that hypnotises two persons and links their minds together, reveals that the demon, named Pazuzu, still lurks within her. It is desperate to emerge again and wreak … Continue reading

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Film Review: Hellraiser (1987)

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Clive Barker’s directing debut follows the tale of a couple (Andrew Robinson, Clare Higgins) who move into an old house and discovers a hideous creature (Oliver Smith) — the man’s half-brother (and his wife’s former lover) — hiding upstairs. Having lost his earthly body to three demons, the man’s been brought back to life by a drop of blood on the floor. Soon, he’s forcing his former mistress to bring … Continue reading

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Film Review: Hellraiser 2: Hellbound (1988)

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After solving a creepy puzzle, unscrupulous Det. Joseph Thorne (Craig Sheffer) finds himself trapped in hell with the hair-raising ghoul Pinhead (Doug Bradley) and a murderer at large. Thorne tries to outwit Pinhead and discover the killer’s identity in an effort to escape, but the trail keeps leading back to one man: Thorne. As his transgressions begin to torment him, Thorne learns the real meaning of the word

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Film Review: Henry Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986)

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One of the most notorious films of the 1980s still terrifies. Serial killer Henry serves as mentor to dim-witted fellow killer Otis and as the object of his sister’s affections. Trouble is, Henry’s heart is too hard for friendship to penetrate. Disturbing, chilling and full of knockout power, this cult classic includes a half-hour interview with writer-director John McNaughton.

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Written by: Richard fire and John Mcnaughton
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Film Review: Helter Skelter (1976)

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Steve Railsback gives a haunting performance as charismatic cult leader Charles Manson in this graphic three-hour made-for-TV movie about the grisly Sharon Tate/La Bianca murders orchestrated by Manson. Based on Vince Bugliosi’s novel, the movie demonstrates the almost hypnotic pull Manson exerted over his impressionable followers — a devotion that led to the brutal killings in the Hollywood hills.

REVIEW:

Written by: J.P. Miller
Directed by: Tom Gries
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Film Review: CockHammer (2009)

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SYNOPSIS:

Evil is uncircumcised.

REVIEW:

If the there is one thing that is more apparent these days especially as a film reviewer is that the industry has not rested on its laurels to just sit around and wait for things to happen. The new age of guerilla filmmaking and self produced, self distributed releases is upon us. This is both a curse and blessing depending on who you are and what … Continue reading

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