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Film Review: Dark Remains (2005)

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Julie Pyke (Cheri Christian) and her husband, Allen (Greg Thompson), escape to a small mountain town to mourn their daughter’s grisly murder. With support from Allen, Julie turns to photography as a distraction from grief, but hobby soon turns to horror as Julie’s developed images reveal ghostly figures walking about an abandoned prison. What deadly secret is held by the strange specters appearing in Julie’s photographs?

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Film Review: Cat’s Eye (1985)

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Three shocking Stephen King short stories are linked by a stray cat that roams from one tale to the next. First, Dick (James Woods) is trying to quit smoking by any means necessary — even joining a shady self-help organization. Next, Johnny (Robert Hays) is an adulterous man forced by the wronged husband to circle a building’s hazardous ledge. Last, Amanda (Drew Barrymore) is threatened by an evil gnome who … Continue reading

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Film Review: Devil’s Mercy (2008)

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In “Devil’s Mercy,” a couple and their six-year-old son move into an old Connecticut house where the boy soon becomes distraught with thoughts of monsters dwelling in the attic. When their friends and guests abruptly go missing or die mysteriously, it becomes a race against time as the family’s lives are in peril.

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Tyler (Stephen Rea) a retired older man, lives with his daughter Kayla in an old new … Continue reading

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Film Review: Devil’s Ground (aka Cycle) – (2009)

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Carrie Mitchell (Daryl Hannah) is en route to her new life in Salem, Maine. After stopping at a lonely gas bar, she has a rather strange conversation with a hulking gas station attendant in which he warns her that the roads are bad, but she continues on towards her destination. Suddenly, from out of the woods staggers AMY SINGER, injured and scared! Carrie pulls over to help, and her young … Continue reading

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Film Review: Day X (2006)

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When a mysterious epidemic sweeps through the population, it turns its victims into homicidal cannibals in this indie chiller helmed by Jason Hack. A few uninfected citizens escape the carnage by hiding in a deserted steel mill, hoping to survive. But only one of them, government bureaucrat Frank Chambers (Ken Edwards) — who’s protecting a catatonic girl — may be able to find the key to stopping the pandemic before … Continue reading

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Film Review: Dark Woods (2009)

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young married couple moves to a secluded area to cope with the wife’s terminal illness. As the wife’s condition gets worse, the husband’s growing detachment from her forces him into a tumultuous relationship with a local teenage girl whom he rescues from a sexual assault.

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Written by: John Muscarnero
Directed by: Michael Escobedo
Starring: Tracy Coogan, John Muscarnero, Mary Kate Wiles, and James Russo

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Film Review: The Devil’s Chair (2008)

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After his girlfriend, Sammy (Polly Brown), dies during a drug-addled night in a deserted asylum, Nick (Andrew Howard) winds up in a mental hospital and accused of her murder. But years later, a skeptical doctor (David Gant) returns to the scene with Nick and some students to prove his innocence. Now Nick must face the demons responsible for Sammy’s horrific death in the sinister torture chair they discovered … Continue reading

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Film Review: Devil Times Five (1974)

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1970s pop star Leif Garrett and his little sister Dawn Lyn star in this creepy horror tale about five kids who escape from a mental asylum and wind up murdering guests at a winter resort. The rich vacationers invite the wayward kids to stay with them, unaware that their new house guests are more interested in slaughter than sledding. The juvenile sociopaths kill off the adult snobs one by one … Continue reading

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Film Review: 8 Diagram Pole Fighter (1984)

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Eight-Diagram Pole Fighter (?????, Wu lang ba gua gun) is a 1983 Shaw Brothers kung fu film directed by Lau Kar-leung, and starring Gordon Liu and Alexander Fu Sheng. It is released as The Invincible Pole Fighters outside of Hong Kong and Invincible Pole Fighter in North America.

The film is based on the true story of a man who, after his father and brothers are killed, develops the Yang … Continue reading

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Film Review: Over the Edge (1979)

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New Grenada is a planned community set in the desert where there is nothing for the kids to do, save for a rec center – which closes at 6 PM. The parents, in their zeal to attract industry to their town, have all but neglected their children. As a result, the kids begin to create their own entertainment.

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New Granada, a fictional home to … Continue reading

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Film Review: Nightmares in Red, White and Blue (2009)

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An exploration of the appeal of horror films, with interviews of many legendary directors in the genre.

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Nightmares in Red, White and Blue: The Evolution of the American Horror Film
In a film such as this that pays tribute to the horror genre and thousands of clips, it really requires an expert editor at the helm. The editor in this case happens to be one in … Continue reading

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Film Review: Troll 2 (1990)

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Young Jonathan is shocked to find that the bedtime stories he was told by his deceased grandfather, the infamous GRAMPA SETH, of evil GOBLINS who turn people into living vegetables in order to eat them, is about to come to terrifying reality on a family trip to the town of NILBOG. With the assistance of the Troll master, CREEDENCE LEONORE GIELGUD, the Trolls wish to feed Jonathan’s family evil … Continue reading

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Film Review: Bleeders (1997)

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The victim of a mysterious disease that has the doctors stumped, John Strauss (Roy Dupuis) flies to an island where his relatives are rumored to live, in search of a genetic explanation. But the subterranean creatures he finds are barely even human — and their hunger for human flesh is an obvious health hazard. Can John reconcile his feelings for his nontraditional “family,” or will he help a vengeful scientist … Continue reading

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Film Review: Blood Donors (2010)

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When a stalker becomes a vampire, a loving couple is the target. A path of destruction and crazy mayhem leads to poor martial arts, ridiculous victims, and a clown. Just when you think it’s over, it’s not! Comedy shouldn’t be this horror-ible!

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Directed by: Kenny Carpenter
Written by: Kenny Carpenter and Bobby Jones
Starring: Bobby Jones, Dana Aritonovich, Boris, Jason Sobol, Dina M. Patel

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Film Review: Beware: Children at Play (1989)

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A small New Jersey town settled deep within the Pine Barrens has been having a really bad last couple of years, people have started to come up missing and most of them are children! It’s up to the local sheriff and his friend, a science fiction author, to find out what exactly has been going on.

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Director: Mik Cribben
Starring: Michael Robertson, Rich Hamilton, Danny McClaughlin

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Film Review: Better off Undead (short film) (2009)

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Marcus, Chris and Evan find themselves stuck in any normal day, when without warning, zombies begin to infest the city. Not knowing exactly what to do, the three attempt to seek shelter at Marcus’ house, but first they have to get there.

Facing the undead, Marcus, Chris and Evan try to survive the zombies and each other. Written and directed by John Pata, and starring Drew Schuldt, Dale DeVries and … Continue reading

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Film Review: Beyond Remedy (2009)

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Six medical students travel to a clinic so that they can receive therapy for the fears that may hold them back in their chosen profession. The clinic is run by a Professor Gingrich and a Dr. Lee and the therapy is very confrontational. The clinic also has a frightening past concerning a doctor who gave thirteen children the wrong medication causing them to die. If the ghosts of the clinic … Continue reading

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Film Review: 7 Faces Of Dr. Lao (1964)

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“An old Chinese gentleman rides into the town of Abalone, Arizona and changes it forever, as the citizens see themselves reflected in the mirror of Lao’s mysterious circus of mythical beasts.” (courtesy IMDB)

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The early sixties were mostly years when proven formulas were being repeated, though the horror film was to hold a few surprises and, in Europe and Japan, a new generation of intellectuals was discovering the … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Brain That Wouldn’t Die (1962)

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“Doctor Bill Cortner has been performing experimental surgery on human guinea pigs without authorisation and against the advice of his father, also a surgeon. When Bill’s fiancĂ©e Jan Compton is decapitated in an automobile accident, he manages to keep her brain alive. He now needs to find a new body for his bride-to-be and settles on Doris Powell, a glamour model with a facial disfigurement. Jan meanwhile doesn’t want to … Continue reading

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Film Review: Blood River (2009)

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A psychological thriller following a successful young married couple on their way to visit family. After a blowout on a desolate stretch of highway in Nevada, they head to the next town only to discover it long abandoned. Here they meet a mysterious stranger who seems to know decidedly more than he is sharing. In aiding their survival, he gradually undermines some of their most … Continue reading

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Film Review: Bleed (2009)

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Six strangers wake up on a street corner…they have no idea how they got there, or why they’re there. They quickly realize that they are trapped and alone in a small town, unable to escape, and everynight creatures from their worst nightmares stalk the streets. But soon they will realize that their are things far worse than monsters….

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First things first: Sonny, you motherf*cker! Sonny Fernandez, director … Continue reading

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