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Film Review: Buried Alive (2008)

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When five of their fellow students disappear, Melanie (Brit Morgan) and her brother, Travis (Jeff Blum), investigate in this spine-tingling digital miniseries. Racing against time to rescue the victims — who have been buried alive — the siblings turn to the Internet for help. But will the Web posts, found footage and online diaries they use help them trace the psychotic kidnapper in time to rescue his victims?

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Film Review: Brutal Massacre (2008)

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Stevan Mena’s mockumentary follows washed-up filmmaker Harry Penderecki (David Naughton) as he tries to resurrect his once-celebrated career. Harry gathers his former crew to create a horror hit, but the production is plagued by one problem after another. Egotistical actors, romantic hookups, inept special effects artists, tragedies on the set, and budget crises threaten to derail Harry’s only hope at making the big time again.

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Brilliant! That should set … Continue reading

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Film Review: Bug (2006)

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Based on a play by Tracy Letts, this claustrophobic thriller from Exorcist director William Friedkin focuses on the love story between a man (Michael Shannon) and a woman (Ashley Judd) convinced that the government is implanting insects in its citizens. Harry Connick Jr. plays the woman’s abusive ex-husband in this nightmare tale of paranoia that takes place in an America where no one — least of all the authorities — … Continue reading

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Film Review: Breathing Room (2007)

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It’s her worst nightmare come true when Tonya (Ailsa Marshall) finds herself stranded in an unfamiliar room with 13 naked prisoners, each held hostage by an electronic collar and left to agonize about what horrible fate may await. As it turns out, they’re slated to die, and as the clock ticks down, the terrified strangers go toes up one by one. The catch, of course, is that one of them … Continue reading

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Film Review: Bubba Ho-Tep (2002)

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Elvis Presley (Bruce Campbell) is an elderly resident in an East Texas rest home; seems he switched identities with an impersonator years before his “death” and then missed his chance to switch back. The King teams up with Jack (Ossie Davis), a fellow nursing home resident who thinks he’s John F. Kennedy, and the two old codgers prepare to battle an evil Egyptian entity that’s chosen their long-term care facility … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Burbs (1989)

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While on vacation, suburbanite Ray Peterson (Tom Hanks) wants nothing more than to fritter away his time at home — drinking beer, reading his newspaper and watching a ball game on the tube. But when new, secretive neighbors move in next door, Ray and his friends (Bruce Dern and Rick Ducommun) let their paranoia get the best of them as they start to suspect the newcomers of evil doings. Naturally, … Continue reading

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Film Review: Bone Sickness (2004)

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Kristen is caring for her Terminally ill husband who is suffering from a degenerative bone disease. With no cure available she turns to a friend to help find an alternative form of medicine that has unimaginable side effects.

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Written by: Brian Paulin
Directed by: Brian Paulin
Starring: Darya Zabinski, Ruby Larocca, Rich George, Brian Paulin, Kevin Barbare and Ernest Hutcherson

Hell-o, Horror creatures of the night. This … Continue reading

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Film Review: Cube (1997)

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Six total strangers awaken one day to find themselves alone in a cubical maze. Once they meet, they work together using their given skills and talents to survive the deadly traps which guard many of the colored cubic rooms. Using Leaven’s mathematical skills, they press forward, upward, and downward through the hatches to try and find the outer shell.

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Cube is undeniably original in its concept. In simple form, … Continue reading

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Film Review: Bloody Moon ( Die Säge des Todes) (1981)

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IJesus Franco directs this 1981 slasher movie that follows Manuela (Nadja Gerganoff), a young woman who, along with her mentally deranged brother, Miguel (Alexander Waechter), operates a boarding school for girls in a Spanish resort town. When Miguel demands that he and Manuela resume an incestuous affair and she refuses, he sets his sights on Angela (Olivia Pascal), while other young women also begin meeting a gruesome fate.

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Film Review: Cthulhu (2007)

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A Seattle history professor, drawn back to his estranged family on the Oregon coast to execute his late mother’s estate, is reaquainted with his best friend from childhood, with whom he has a long-awaited tryst. Caught in an accelerating series of events, he discovers aspects of his father’s New Age cult which take on a dangerous and apocalyptic significance.

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HP Lovecraft based films vary from poor to inspiring depending … Continue reading

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Film Review: Dear Mr. Gacy (2010)

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A chronicle of the interaction between college student Jason Moss and the object of his obsession, serial killer John Wayne Gacy.

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“Dear Mr’ Gacy” may perhaps be one of the most intriguing and original Gacy focused films that have come out to this date. What makes it so damn entertaining is that it’s not directly related to another Gacy retelling picture as it is to a new angle … Continue reading

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Film Review: Blood on the Highway (2008)

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After a gastrointestinal mishap with their map, three twenty-somethings on a road-trip accidentally wander into Fate, Texas, only to find the town populated by bloodthirsty, dimwitted vampires. A brutal run-in with two carnivorous convenience store clerks leads the three to take refuge with the town’s only surviving humans and prepare for battle with an army of the undead.

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From within the first 5 minutes when Bone picks up some … Continue reading

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Film Review: Blood Wars (2007)

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When he’s bitten by a beautiful vampire seductress (Allison Lange), unassuming college student Will (A.J. Draven) finds himself thrust into an epic war between a league of warlocks and a bloodthirsty group of vampires. Directed by Tom Shell, this B-movie thriller also stars Tony Todd (the Candyman trilogy, TV’s “Chuck”), C. Thomas Howell, Jason Connery, Mark Burman, Rini Bell and Jonathan Durante.

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Blood Wars (originally titled “the Thirst”) is … Continue reading

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Film Review: Call Back (2009) Review 2

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Levi is a very successful director of the low budget horror film Vice. He is currently casting for his new film and finally sees something he likes in the young Meadow, who is new to the Los Angeles area. Levi of course invites her over to his place for a private call back; you see Levi likes to do certain things to the young actresses who try out for his … Continue reading

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Film Review: Rammbock (aka Seige of the Dead) (2010)

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Just when Michael arrives in Berlin to visit his ex-girlfriend Gabi, a terrible virus starts spreading across the city at a rapid pace, turning people into mindless homicidal maniacs. Much to Michael’s concern, Gabi’s not home; instead, he meets Harper, a teenage plumber’s apprentice at work in her apartment block. Together, they manage to barricade themselves when raging hordes of infected people swarm the building. Surrounded by these thirsty zombies, … Continue reading

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Film Review: Sculpture (2009)

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Sculpture is a psychological horror gore-fest that tells the story of Ashley Steele, an aspiring artist who returns home after the death of her father only to find the haunting memories of her repressed childhood await her. She is commissioned to create a life-size sculpture of the perfect man, and uses body builders from her brother’s gym as models, but soon finds herself spiraling down a path of … Continue reading

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Film Review: Horno (2009)

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Life imitates art when several sex crazed, flesh eating zombies, crash a film shoot about a zombie outbreak spread by sodomy.

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Written & Directed by: Terrance Williams
Starring: Carlos Javier Castillo, Oceana Christopher, Jesselyn Desmond

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Ron is a director of p*rn movies (hey, got my attention already) who has grown tired of the same old story, the same old sodomy and dance, of directing regular … Continue reading

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Video Nasties: The Covers – part 1 – A Visual list

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Presenting the entire legendary collection of Video Nasties Box cover art.
At one time the most disturbing horror titles on the market (and off)

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Film Review: Night Of The Demon (1957)

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“Doctor John Holden ventures to London to attend a paranormal psychology symposium with the intention to expose devil cult leader, Julian Karswell. Holden is a skeptic and does not believe in Karswell’s power. Nonetheless, he accepts an invitation to stay at Karswell’s estate, along with Joanna Harrington, niece of Holden’s confidant who was electrocuted in a bizarre automobile accident. Karswell secretly slips a parchment into Holden’s papers that … Continue reading

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Film Review: THX 1138 (1971)

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“George Lucas adapted this, his first film, from a short he made at University. THX 1138, LUH 3417, and SEN 5241 attempt to escape from a futuristic society located beneath the surface of the Earth. The society has outlawed sex, with drugs used to control the people. THX 1138 stops taking the drugs, and gets LUH 3417 pregnant. They are both thrown in jail where they meet SEN … Continue reading

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Film Review: Chinatown (1974)

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“Jake Gittes is a private detective who seems to specialise in matrimonial cases. He is hired by Evelyn Mulwray when she suspects her husband Hollis, builder of the city’s water supply system, of having an affair. Gittes does what he does best and photographs him with a young girl but in the ensuing scandal, it seems he was hired by an impersonator and not the real Mrs. Mulwray. … Continue reading

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