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Film Review: Carny (2009)

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Arriving in rural Nebraska, a traveling carnival attracts the locals with a caged monster known as the Jersey Devil. But fascination soon turns to fear when the beast escapes and goes on a rampage, killing everyone it encounters. Now, the town sheriff (Lou Diamond Phillips) must lead a team to track the creature even as a group of religious fundamentalists forms a lynch mob to kill the beast they believe … Continue reading

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Film Review: Cannibal Suburbia (2008)

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Disturbed entertainers Donkey Punch Disco and the Secret Mango take us through three tales of violence, comedy and feces situated in the Melbourne suburbs. The first story revolves around a disastrous party, the second is a tale of psychotic doppelgangers and finally we have a gory explosion of terror as an unlucky sleaze hound experiences painful tortures inflicted by a nameless girl. This first feature length film from Pleasant Productions … Continue reading

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Film Review: Circle of Eight (2009)

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Jessica moves into a loft on the eighth floor of a Los Angeles apartment building called The Dante. The other tenants all seem friendly at first, but when she starts witnessing horrible deaths, she must team up with her neighbor Evan (Doom) to solve the mystery — and uncover her own connection to the place.

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Directed by: Stephen Cragg
Written by: Dave Brewman and Brian Horiuchi
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Film Review: Dark Rage (2008)

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Chris and Kate are moving into a new flat as times have just gotten rough for the young couple. The two had better start learning to get along however since two of their other flat mates have dark secrets that neither one of them were even ready for, did I mention that one of them even has a past with Kate?

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Director: Lee Akehurst

Starring: Christopher Dunne, … Continue reading

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Film Review: Chill (2007)

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Aspiring writer Sam (Thomas Calabro) gets a job at a grocery store owned by Dr. Munoz (Shaun Kurtz), who lives in a freezer because of a mysterious skin condition. Sam learns that his boss has been dead for years, but he is surviving on the flesh harvested from his many victims. Now he must choose how loyal he wants to remain to his supervisor in this horror-thriller based on the … Continue reading

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Film Review: Dark Rising (2007)

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A broken heart, a battle axe, a demon and a lesbian ex-fiancĂ©e… Jason Parks’ life goes from bad to worse as a series of supernatural events turn his dream of reconciliation with ex-fiancĂ©e Jasmine into a portal seeking, demon hunting nightmare.

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Dark Rising is a 2007 independent Canadian horror comedy starring Landy Cannon, Brigitte Kingsley, Julia Schneider, and Jason Reso. It’s directed by Andrew Cymek. It’s about a guy … Continue reading

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Film Review: Dark Secrets (aka Cold Earth) (2008)

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When a celebrity couple’s daughter goes missing, everyone — including the police — believes a serial killer is the culprit. The truth, however, is not so cut-and-dried. With no clues or ransom note, detectives must look to old demons for answers. Alex Walker plays Alex Blight, a paparazzo whose knowledge and connections raise suspicions, and Steven Elliot and Ben Shockley play the detectives assigned to the case in this taught … Continue reading

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Film Review: Dark Reel (2008)

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When B-movie fan Adam Waltz (Edward Furlong) wins a walk-on role in a low-budget thriller starring scream queen Cassie Blue (Tiffany Shepis), his ticket to fame suddenly becomes a ticket to terror when the chaotic set becomes the scene of a real-life murder. Lance Henriksen and Rena Riffel co-star in this Josh Eisenstadt-helmed tale based on the unpublicized crime scene footage of the 1958 murder of actress Scarlett May.

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Film Review: Chaos (2005)

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Two teenage girls on a mission to find drugs at a rave get more than they bargain for. One is sexually assaulted and they are both killed in horrific ways. The attackers seek refuge in the parents’ of one of the victims’ homes…

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Starring: Kevin Gage, Sage Stallone, Steve Wozniak, Kelly K.C. Quinn, Chantal Degroat and Maya Borovich

Written and Directed by: David DeFalco

Does that sound a bit … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Devil’s Rejects (2005)

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When tough-as-nails Sheriff Wydell and his awesome 1970s moustache find that the backwoods, psychedelic Firefly family gruesomely murdered his brother in cold blood he vows revenge at the cost of his sanity. After an attack on the house of corpses unleashes the family members onto the dusty highways of Ruggsville, Sheriff Wydell pursues in their horrific wake.

Director/ Screenplay: Rob Zombie
Producer: Andy Gold, Mike Elliott, Rob Zombie
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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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