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Film Review: Territories (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: Five friends return home from a marriage in Canada to the United States. Not far from the border, two customs officers stop them to check their identity. REVIEW: Director – Olivier Abbou Starring – Roc LaFortune, Sean Devine, Nicole Leroux Cripes, it’s not even safe to travel to Canada. What is this world coming to? “Territories” falls into the …

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Film Review: Duel (1971)

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SYNOPSIS: “David Mann is feeling emasculated in his life, especially after a fight with his wife the evening before. While driving to a business appointment along a two-lane relatively secluded highway in the California desert, David, innocently he believes, passes an eighteen-wheel fuel truck. Later, the truck comes across him again, playing games of road chicken. David initially thinks that …

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Film Review: Zombie (1979)

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SYNOPSIS: After a New York harbor patrolman is murdered at the hands of a flesh-hungry ghoul aboard an abandoned yacht, Anne (Tisa Farrow) — the daughter of the ship’s missing owner — teams with a newspaper reporter (Ian McCulloch) for a private investigation. Clues eventually lead them to a Caribbean island where the dead refuse to stay dead. A voodoo …

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Film Review: Targets (1968)

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SYNOPSIS: “Peter Bogdanovich’s debut feature is a thinly disguised account of ex-marine Charles Whitman, who, after murdering his mother and his wife, armed himself with a number of rifles and handguns and on a sunny 1966 Texas morning, began a shooting spree that killed fourteen people and wounded thirty-two people. Bogdanovich’s version tells two stories concurrently, about an aging horror-film …

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Film Review: Hellraiser 9: Revelations (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: Two friends in Mexico discover the Lament Configuration and unleash Pinhead, but one decides to try to survive by swapping himself with someone else. Once they go missing, family members go in search of them, but find Pinhead instead. REVIEW: Waiting on the next viable Hellraiser event has seemed almost too painful for an industry that once embraced everything …

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Film Review: Faces in the Crowd (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: A horror-thriller centered on a woman living with “face-blindness” after surviving a serial killer’s attack. As she lives with her condition, one in which facial features change each time she loses sight of them, the killer closes in. REVIEW: Milla Jovovich returns to the screen. This time it’s not zombies she’s fighting but the serious effects of a rare …

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Film Review: Phase 7 (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: Inside a quarantined apartment building a man must protect his pregnant wife from his new neighbors. REVIEW: Phase 7 although fiction, may not be too far ahead if you believe the theorists out there. This science fiction release paints a near future apocalyptic time when a viral outbreak has spread over 7 countries. The virus continues to grow and …

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Film Review: Trespass (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: As they’re held for ransom, a husband and wife’s predicament grows more dire amid the discovery of betrayal and deception. REVIEW: Nicolas Cage and Nicole Kidman come together as an extremely well-to-do couple who’s family has just been threatened by a band of thugs intent on robbing them of their riches. Nicolas Cage stars as Kyle Miller, a shrewd …

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Film Review: Maniac Cop (1988)

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SYNOPSIS: In New York City the police are hardly viewed as a “helpful source” even back in 1988. Imagine the fear that begins to swell around the city when a uniformed officer starts brutally murdering innocent people. Young officer Jack Forrest is soon framed for the crimes, but as he sits in jail the death toll keeps mounting its up …

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Film Review: The Crow (1994)

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SYNOPSIS: A man brutally murdered comes back to life as an undead avenger of his and his fiancée’s murder. REVIEW: The 1994 film “The Crow”, really needs no introduction. This cultish feeling fantasy dark epic came to life under the wing of Director Alex Proyas. Though it was the James O’Barr graphic novel which first introduced the legacy and storyline …

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Film Review: Shutter (2004)

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SYNOPSIS: A young photographer and his girlfriend discover mysterious shadows in their photographs after a tragic accident. They soon learn that you can not escape your past. REVIEW:  Within the smattering of Asian horror releases that arrived like a tidal wave of fear, “Shutter” (2004) was one of ones that carried a well known legacy of being frightful. Its later …

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Film Review: Unhappy Birthday (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: Set in and around the remote tidal island of Amen, Unhappy Birthday is the fictional story of three outsiders’ battles against the twisted morals of an antiquated community. Inspired by British cult classics such as The Wicker Man and Hammer House of Horror, the film explores the fear of isolation and nature versus nature. A special birthday party becomes …

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