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Film Review: Amer (2009)

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Three key moments, all of them sensual, define Ana’s life. Her carnal search sways between reality and colored fantasies becoming more and more oppressive. A black laced hand prevents her from screaming. The wind lifts her dress and caresses her thighs. A razor blade brushes her skin, where will this chaotic and carnivorous journey leave her?

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Film Review: The Oxford Murders (2008)

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At Oxford University, a professor and a grad student work together to try and stop a potential series of murders seemingly linked by mathematical symbols.

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Director – Alex de la Iglesia
Starring – John Hurt, Elijah Wood, Leonor Watling

I remember years ago seeing John Carpenter’s Prince of Darkness and thinking it was pretty cool to see a horror movie that incorporated quantum physics. Hey, who says you … Continue reading

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Film Review: Mad Cowgirl (2006)

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Director Gregory Hatanaka’s twisted thriller stars Sarah Lassez as Therese, a health inspector whose progressively delusional psyche leads her on a surreal — and bloody — odyssey. To cope with her marital split, Therese takes up with a slimy televangelist (Walter Koenig), indulges her appetites for sex and beef, and obsesses over a kung fu TV show. Meanwhile, her meat packer brother (James Duval) may have infected her with mad … Continue reading

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Film Review: Unearthed (2004)

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When a downtown Tampa high rise project results in the discovery of ancient Indian artifacts, a brilliant but idealistic young archaeologist, Mallory Page (Kate Kissingford), steps in to preserve the native Tequesta Indian history of site. On the eve of her team’s eviction from the dig by the powerful politics of local progress, a discovery awaits – a discovery so profound that a bloody conflict spanning centuries and light years … Continue reading

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Film Review: Skyline (2010)

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Late one evening in LA, strange blue lights descend from the sky upon the city. They are the beginning of a hostile alien invasion. A small group of survivors look to escape the invasion as the armed forces attempt to beat them back.

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Hoo boy! I am still kind of run down from the fabulous NYC Horror Film Festival & I’m nursing a bit of a flu but where … Continue reading

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Film Review: Look (2007)

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A high school teacher, a department store manager, a convenience store clerk, a lawyer and two sociopaths star in five interconnected stories, all filmed from the perspective of the hundreds of security cameras people pass, and ignore, every day. This fascinating drama from director Adam Rifkin underscores the increasing lack of privacy in the modern world — and asks whether people can ever be truly alone.

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Film Review: Long Pig (2008)

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A terrifying film that offers a decidedly different take on the gruesome practice of cannibalism. Long Pig – A culinary term that refers to human beings, which according to documented reports, tastes much like pork. For more than 100 years, Halloween night has traditionally been the night that America’s “cannibal elite” feast on Long Pig. These human predators are not some pack of in-bred, toothless, backwood hermits, nor are they deranged escaped … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Girl with The Dragon Tattoo (2009)

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Forty years ago, Harriet Vanger disappeared from a family gathering on the island owned and inhabited by the powerful Vanger clan. Her body was never found, yet her uncle is convinced it was murder and that the killer is a member of his own tightly knit but dysfunctional family. He employs disgraced financial journalist Mikael Blomkvist and the tattooed, ruthless computer hacker Lisbeth Salander to investigate. When the pair link … Continue reading

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Film Review: Until the Light Takes Us (2008)

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Taking viewers deep inside the notorious “Inner Circle” that promoted murder, suicide and church burning in the Norwegian black metal subculture of the 1990s, filmmakers Aaron Aites and Audrey Ewell offer up a nuanced and fascinating documentary. Rare footage and interviews with musicians — including Gylve “Fenriz” Nagell, Varg “Count Grishnackh” Vikernes and Jan Axel “Hellhammer” Blomberg — shed light on the controversial movement.

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Death Metal by now is … Continue reading

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Film Review: Under the Raven’s Wing (2007)

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A young filmmaker documents the murder confessions of three young women who seduce him into their strange world of spiritual “dimensions” and “transcendence.” The ringleader, Raven, holds everyone in her psychological grip, until her secret is exposed and a power struggle ensues.

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“Transcendence is a gift”

Often the signs of a low budget film are poor audio, half-baked script, bad acting and bad visuals. Even a … Continue reading

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Film Review: Walled in (2009)

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Young engineer Sam (Mischa Barton) is hired to oversee the demolition of a remote building. However, she learns that the architect, in a perversion of Egyptian mythology, buried people alive in the walls. As Sam works to unravel the mystery behind this awful place, she is haunted by the spirits of the victims — and the discovery that she may be next to die. Cameron Bright and Deborah Kara Unger … Continue reading

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Film Review: US Sinners (2007)

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A grown man living with his over-religious mother struggles to grasp the ability to function as a man and avoid his mothers grasp. When a female coworker tempts him but ultimately lets him down, hell hath no fury like a psycho scorned.

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The story opens with our subject Tom Connelly sleeping. A twisted little soul as it would seem is narrating a bit while an unidentified woman gives an … Continue reading

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Film Review: Malice in Wonderland (2009)

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An American law student in London. Knocked down by a black cab, she wakes with amnesia in a world that’s a million miles from home – Wonderland. We follow her adventures as she’s dragged through an underworld filled with twisted individuals and the lowest low-lifers, by the enigmatic cab driver, Whitey. She needs to find out who she is, where she’s from and use what wits she has left to … Continue reading

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Film Review: Whisper (2007)

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Wanting a fresh start with his fiancée, Roxanne (Sarah Wayne Callies), ex-con Max (Josh Holloway) decides to make one last score by kidnapping the young son of a wealthy woman. But the boy (Blake Woodruff) possesses mysterious mental powers, which he uses to creep inside the minds of others. Now, Max and his cohorts find themselves turning on one another with increasingly unpleasant results in this tense supernatural thriller.

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Film Review: War Wolves (2009)

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Fresh from the battlefields of the Middle East, vet Jake Gabriel (director Michael Worth) faces a new enemy as he struggles to suppress the werewolf within after having been cursed with lycanthropy during a gunfight. John Saxon plays a commander sent to the States to apprehend Gabriel before he can infect others — little knowing that a trio of female soldiers from Gabriel’s unit is already pursuing the wolf man … Continue reading

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Film Review: Vampeggedon (2010)

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Chased out of the old world, the dark vampire lord Giovanni flees to the American southwest where he sets up a new brood. Longshank, Brittan’s premier vampire slayer follows him here, and in a final confrontation in the Arizona desert both are killed. A hundred years later Melissa, a gorgeous, goth, lesbian college student, is obsessed with becoming a vampire and escaping her terrible home life. Along with her four … Continue reading

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Film Review: Harpoon Reykjavik Whale Watching Massacre (2009)

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An epic tale about a group of whale watchers, whose ship breaks down and they get picked up by a whale fisher vessel. The Fishbillies on the vessel has just gone bust, and everything goes out of control.

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Well, I did have high hopes for this one, but in the end it’s a case of same story different location. Not to mention the fact … Continue reading

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Film Review: Mindflesh (2008)

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MindFlesh is a psycho-sexual horror/thriller about obsession. Chris Jackson is a taxi driver with a childhood trauma. The trauma has made him a portal for obsessions to pass from the mind to the physical world and hence disrupt the world’s multiple planes of reality. Extraterrestrials that police the universe threaten to kill Chris’ friends unless he conquers his past.

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Captivating, Hypnotic, these are the words I would use to … Continue reading

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Film Review: Vinyan (2008)

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When someone dies a horrible death, their spirit becomes confused and angry. They become Vinyan. A couple leaves the civilized world behind and descends into a living nightmare in this chilling horror thriller. Six months after losing her only child in the Southeast Asia tsunami, Jeanne (Emmanuelle Beart, Mission: Impossible) is convinced she sees him in a film about orphans living in the jungles of Burma. While her husband (Rufus … Continue reading

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Film Review: Satan’s Sadists (1969)

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The “Satans” are a very cruel biker gang led by Anchor. The gang goes to a diner in the middle of nowhere in the California desert where they begin to terrorize Lew and his patrons and his waitress, Tracy. After a little killing, one of the patrons named Johnny manages to escape from the bikers into the desert. They need to reach a town before the Satans catch up to … Continue reading

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Film Review: 7 Days (2010)

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 When his young daughter is raped and murdered, Dr Hamel decides to take matters into his own hands. Not satisfied with the fact that the man responsible will be going to prison the good normally level-headed, mild-mannered doctor abducts him and takes him to an empty cottage in the middle of the woods. He then goes about torturing the man in a variety of ways, telling the police that he … Continue reading

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