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Film Review: Nikos the Impaler (2003)

Rate This MovieSYNOPSIS: Due to a botched robbery attempt, a ruthless Romanian barbarian is somehow resurrected in modern day New York and begins wreaking havok on a small Manhattan art-house. Chaos ensues as the patrons of the establishment band together to fight for their lives. REVIEW: Andreas Schnaas makes horror movies for people who love horror movies, and one of …

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Film Review: Bacon Head (2001)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: In Bacon Head, director Ray Mahoney pulls no punches in a series of sketches mocking everything from kitchen utensils to the Shroud of Turin. REVIEW: In the interest of full disclosure, I should tell you that I have worked for Troma in the past. I freely admit to a great love for Lloyd Kaufman (whom I …

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Film Review: Elevator to the Gallows (1958)

Rate This MovieSYNOPSIS: A self-assured business man murders his employer, the husband of his mistress, which unintentionally provokes an ill-fated chain of events. REVIEW: “Without your voice, I’d be lost in a land of silence.” Ascenseur pour l’echafaud was Louis Malle’s debut film and certainly one of the strongest cinematic inaugurations of the medium. Typically, a filmmaker’s first feature film …

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Film Review: Snuff 102 (2007)

Rate This MovieSYNOPSIS: Snuff 102 is an Argentinean underground hardcore gore film directed by filmmaker Mariano Peralta. The film was premiered at the Mar del Plata International Film Festival in 2007, creating a commotion among the audience. Some of them claimed scenes in the film were real. A young reporter begins to unravel the secrets of an underground myth… snuff …

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Film Review: Nekromantik 2 (1991)

Rate This MovieSYNOPSIS: A female nurse tries to hide her necrophilia desires from her new boyfriend but still has pieces of her last lover in her possession. REVIEW: Directed by: Jorg Buttgereit Starring: Monika M; Mark Reeder Tagline: The Return of the loving dead ! After releasing the sombre and meditative Der Todesking in 1990, many believed Jorg Buttgereit’s next …

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Film Review: Zombie Killers: Elephant’s Graveyard (2015)

Rate This MovieSYNOPSIS: A young militia is all that stands between a horde of zombies and their rural town that’s been decimated by the fracking industry. REVIEW: Although I’m pretty sure that there’s been at least 5 new films featuring zombies in them already released this year, Zombie Killers: Elephant’s Graveyard is the first one I’ve seen in 2015. As …

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Film Review: Kuroneko (1968)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Two women are raped and killed by samurai soldiers. Soon they reappear as vengeful ghosts who seduce and brutally murder the passing samurai. REVIEW: “Fires everywhere in war, sparks fell even here.” Kaneto Shindo is a filmmaker well-acquainted with ghostly folk tales (Onibaba, Akuto) but he has also made a career out of high drama (Children …

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Film Review: Through a Glass Darkly (1961)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: A young woman, Karin, has recently returned to the family island after spending some time in a mental hospital. On the island with her is her lonely brother and kind, but increasingly desperate husband (‘Max von Sydow’). They are joined by Karin’s father (‘Gunnar Björnstrand’), who is a world-traveling author that is estranged to his children. …

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Film Review: Mimic 2 (2001)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: When a c**kroach-spread plague threatened to decimate the child population of New York City in the original Mimic, biologist Susan Tyler and her research associates developed a crossbreed species of insect, the “Judas Breed” and introduced them into the environment, where they were to spread a toxin, lethal to the c**kroaches. The plan worked until the …

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Film Review: The Long Island Cannibal Massacre (1980)

Rate This MovieSYNOPSIS: A series of horrible murders prompts a massive police investigation. Inspector James Cameron, a two-fisted roughneck with his own philosophy on handling crime, heads the investigation. A group of lepers living in the Long Island wastelands have created a terror network, killing and feeding off the flesh of innocent victims. Their leader has mutated into an invulnerable …

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