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Film Review: Death Race 2 (aka Death Race: Frankenstein Lives) (2010)

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An origin story for convicted cop killer Frankenstein.

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Death Race is a pretty cool franchise that presents itself as a true guys kind of action, crime film. The first one was of course balls out with Jason Statham taking the helm, though this round it looks like they have Luke Goss pulling the punches as Carl ‘Luke’ Lucas. The original title of this film was to be … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Last Exorcism (2010)

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A shyster reverend with financial problems decides to answer the plea of a farmer & remove his daughter from under the influence of a demonic possession. He decides to bring a film crew along with him to chronicle the exorcism for financial gain.

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A great & grand f*ck you to all of my acolytes & minions today! It is I … Continue reading

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Film Review: Dead Eyes Open (2010)

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A small group of twenty-somethings make their way deep into the woods for a weekend camping trip when the zombie apocalypse begins. One by one they begin to fall to the increasing zombie numbers in the surrounding woodlands until only a few of the survivors are able to scramble back to civilization – if it still exists. Along the way they discover dangers beyond the walking corpses chasing … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951)

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“An alien named Klaatu, with his mighty robot Gort, land their spacecraft on Cold War-era Earth just after the end of World War Two. They bring an important message to the planet that Klaatu wishes to tell to representatives of all nations. However, communication turns out to be difficult so, after learning something about the natives, Klaatu decides on an alternative approach.” (courtesy IMDB)

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Film Review: The Forbin Project (1970)

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“Forbin is the designer of an incredibly sophisticated computer that will run all of America’s nuclear defenses. Shortly after being turned on, it detects the existence of Guardian, the Soviet counterpart, previously unknown to US planners. Both computers insist that they be linked, and after taking safeguards to preserve confidential material, each side agrees to allow it. As soon as the link is established the two become a … Continue reading

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Film Review: Dirty Harry (1971)

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“In the year 1971, San Francisco faces the terror of a maniac known as Scorpio who snipes at innocent victims and demands ransom through notes left at the scene of the crime. Inspector Harry Callahan (known as Dirty Harry by his peers through his reputation handling of homicidal cases) is assigned to the case along with his newest partner Inspector Chico Gonzalez to track down Scorpio and stop … Continue reading

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Film Review: Monster Man (2003)

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Two guys and a female hitchhiker are terrorized by a monstrous looking man driving a giant monster truck.

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Monster Man, a film I actually saw quite some time ago is a guilty pleasure for me. It’s one of those “take a chance on the shelf” titles that really surprised me as just being a a fine mixture of bad ass and quirky. The cover is pretty typical … Continue reading

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Film Review: Long Time Dead (2002)

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A group of college students play with an Ouija board in an attempt to connect to the spiritual realm. Unfortunately, the drunken participants actually succeed in contacting a spirit that spells out the words “all die” on the board. Spooked, the students immediately close up the board, bringing the demonic spirit into their world. Soon enough, members of the party begin dying, leaving the rest to figure out how to … Continue reading

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Film Review: Bloody Murder 2 (2003)

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Camp Placid Pines has wrapped up another successful summer, and the counselors left behind are closing up for the winter. But life is far from bucolic. More than five years after he terrorized the teens of Placid Pines, Trevor Moorehouse — a psycho decked out in a hockey mask with a chainsaw in place of his left arm — is back, and it looks like he’s here to stay. Can … Continue reading

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Film Review: Cry of the Owl (2009)

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A troubled young man retreats from the big city and his ex-wife for the tranquility of a small town. He is drawn into a relationship with a young woman whose boyfriend goes missing, leaving the new arrival as a suspect.

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Color me pleasantly surprised!!! I finished watching a film that I had no interest in watching, nor did the synopsis do much to peak my interests but once this … Continue reading

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Film Review: And Soon the Darkness (2010)

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When two American girls on a bike trip in a remote part of Argentina split up and one of them goes missing, the other must find her before her worst fears are realized.

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I’m a big fan of the “don’t stray too far in foreign countries” film circle, however the filmmakers of today either are trying to get a message to us or just love to re-do past themes … Continue reading

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Film Review: Curious Stories, Crooked Symbols (2009)

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Anthology of award winning films including The Eyes of Edward James, The Demonology of Desire, and The Facts In the Case of Mister Hollow 2009

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I had heard some good things about Rue Morgue’s founder Rod Gudino’s work, though you never can tell until you check it out for yourself. As the head of one of the few major print magazines in publication, Rod certainly has had his … Continue reading

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Film Review: D4 (2009)

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D4 follows a team of special ops mercenaries on a mission to rescue a kidnapped kid believed to be held in an abandoned government facility. Hired by the boy’s mother, a wealthy doctor with high reaching influence, all seems to be an easy job. But as things unfold, what was meant to be a simple search and rescue turns into a fight for survival.

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With a title like “D4″ … Continue reading

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Film Review: BoogeyMan 3 (2009)

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Although her best friend supposedly committed suicide, college student Sarah Morris (Erin Cahill) knows the girl’s wounds weren’t self-inflicted. But her insistence that the Boogeyman was to blame only prompts her roommates to think she’s losing her mind. Now, Sarah’s splitting her time between trying to convince her campus friends that their lives are in serious danger — and trying to save her own.

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Believe in the boogeyman and … Continue reading

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Film Review: Salvage (2010)

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A holiday reunion for a dysfunctional mother and daughter turns into a nightmare when their neighborhood is quarantined by a band of heavily armed military personnel. Separated from her daughter Jodie (Linzey Cocker) during the initial scuffle, mother Beth (Neve McIntosh) and her lover Kieran (Shaun Dooley) struggle to find their way through the chaos to locate and reunite with her family. Before they can, … Continue reading

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Film Review: BloodWine (2008)

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Andrea is just an ordinary Goth college girl trying to deal with the tragedies life has thrown at her. When her best friend, Brandy, comes back into her life, Andrea thinks things might finally be taking a turn for the better. But when the machinations of a mysterious woman, Carmilla, cause a birthday gift to go horribly awry, Andrea is forced to make the most difficult choice of her life, … Continue reading

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Film Review: BloodStained Romance (2009)

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Holdens a young college student who has never believed in love at first sight …until he sees Sadie, a sweet young coed who is everything he’s ever wanted. But when Holden’s anti-social behavior gets in the way of his attempts to talk to her, his life starts to unravel. Holden believes he loves her and doesn’t want to let that love go. He would do anything to keep it and … Continue reading

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Film Review: Butterfly Effect: Revelation (2009)

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When he discovers that he has the ability to travel through time, teenager Sam Reed (Chris Carmack) uses his newfound power to unravel the mystery surrounding his girlfriend’s (Rachel Miner) untimely death. Despite his noble intentions, Chris inadvertently disrupts the space-time continuum and unleashes the wrath of a psychopathic serial killer. Directed by Seth Grossman, this sci-fi thriller also stars Daniel Spink and Richard Wilkinson

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“Sometimes you can’t fix … Continue reading

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Film Review: Dagon (2001)

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You think you have heard the worst vacation story, I think we have a new one for you. Imagine getting shipwrecked near a small Spanish speaking fishing village. And if that’s not enough the entire town is overrun with strange pale, almost fishlike people. Sound like your kind of get away; just wait until you meet the big guy who runs the whole party.

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Directed by: Stuart Gordon
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Film Review: Blood Scarab (2008)

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Countess Elizabeth Bathory, history’s infamous lesbian vampire who, centuries ago, bathed in the blood of virgins to preserve her youth, arrives from Transylvania to take over the Los Angeles castle of Count Dracula, her vampire husband. At the same time, the 3000 year-old Mummy of Hor-Shep-Sut, an evil Egyptian sorceress, comes to life in a museum and stalks off into the night

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Blood Scarab is an independent low budget … Continue reading

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Film Review: Breaking Her Will (2009)

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This is a disturbing movie about a sexual sadist who abducts a hitch hiker and systematically destroys her spirit. Bill Zebub was studying personality theories (psychologically-based, not neuroscience). In his research he came upon coping mechanisms used by people who are in high-stress situations, like kidnapping. Many people are familiar with the Stockholm Syndrome, in which case a woman falls in love with her captor. This is an unconscious defense. … Continue reading

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