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Film Review: SAW V (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: When Hoffman (Costas Mandylor) learns that his secret connection to Jigsaw (Tobin Bell) will be exposed, the forensics detective embarks on a hunt to eradicate everything that links him to the serial killer in the fifth installment of the grisly horror series. Jigsaw’s legacy of torturous traps lives on and director David Hackl remains at the helm in this ...

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Film Review: Die (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: Six people who have each attempted suicide find themselves being held prisoner by a psychopath and forced to play a deadly game. Each person being held captive must roll a die to decide the fate of their companion, and they have no choice but to do so under threat of death at the hands of their captor. Will anyone ...

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Film Review: The Legend Trip (2006)

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SYNOPSIS: A local legend turns into a horrifying reality for a group of young grad students seeking to debunk a Wisconsin haunted house REVIEW: A frightened father Charles Knotting (Mark Metcalf) discloses his recent encounter at the noted Wisconsin haunted house. While blessing and cleansing it of demons he encounters an evil spirit. You could call her barbwire face as ...

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Film Review: Re-Cycle (2006)

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SYNOPSIS: As she struggles to complete her new horror novel, best-selling author Tsui Ting-Yin’s (Angelica Lee) gruesome literary creations come to life and ensnare her in their terrifying and all-too-real alternate world. Now, she must escape, but the only means is to confront a painful incident in her past. Directed by Danny Pang and Oxide Pang Chun, this visually stunning ...

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Film Review: Rampage: killing Without Reason (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: Dare to take a look deep inside the dark, twisted minds of America’s most disturbed mass murderers. This 10-part documentary series explores the motives and events leading up to the most horrifying rage-murder cases in recent history. This original documentary production features rare and never-before-seen footage and information. See leading experts discuss the psychological reasoning that leads to hate ...

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Film Review: Jason X (2001)

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SYNOPSIS: It’s 2455 A.D., and Earth is a contaminated planet that’s been abandoned for centuries. In the remains of a research facility, a visiting archaeology class discovers two frozen ancestors — a beautiful woman and a rotted corpse wearing a strange mask. When they transport the carcasses back to their space lab and the ice melts, Jason is revived … ...

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Film Review: Into the Pit: The Shocking Story of Deadpit.com (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: Into The Pit: The Shocking Story of Deadpit.Com is a rich story of friendship, diverging dreams, blatant escapism, and childhood nostalgia set against a high contrast rural backdrop. Into The Pit tells the story of Wes Vance and Aaron Frye, two seemingly unremarkable Kentuckians who have lived in the small town of Prestonsburg their entire lives. They live in ...

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Film Review: Green River Killer (2005)

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SYNOPSIS: Adding Hollywood horror to real-life drama, writer-director Ulli Lommel (The Boogeyman) goes inside the mind of notorious serial killer Gary Ridgway (aka the Green River Killer), who pled guilty to a 20-year murder spree that left 48 Seattle-area prostitutes dead. Jacquelyn Horrell, Georgina Donovan, Shannon Leade and Naidra Dawn Thomson co-star, with George Kiseleff making his acting debut in ...

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Film Review: Psych:9 (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: Roslyn is an unhappily married woman who has a history of mental issues thanks to some disturbing events that happened to her when she was a child. She takes a night job at a recently closed hospital and spends her time working there alone, which probably isn’t the best idea since there is a serial killer the media have ...

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Film Review: Hanger (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: Pulled into this world to take you out! A horrifying tale of revenge…beginning with a back-alley abortion and ending with a bloodbath so vicious that it brings a new meaning to “an eye for eye”. From pimps to dealers, from hookers and junkies…”Hanger” washes the filth away with their own blood, cleaning the streets and making way for the ...

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Film Review: Murder Collection Vol. 1 (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: ToeTag Pictures are proud to announce the release of their latest film, Murder Collection: Volume 1. Directed by Fred Vogel, the film revives an early 1990’s Internet clip show, Murder, which was notorious for streaming videos of actual killings. After gaining popularity, the infamous show was discovered by authorities and shut down forcing the host, Balan, into obscurity. Over ...

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Film Review: Murder Set Pieces (2004)

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SYNOPSIS: Sin City makes an appropriate setting for this over-the-top slasher/sexploitation flick from writer-director Nick Palumbo. When a Las Vegas fashion photographer (Sven Garrett) develops a penchant for murder, the body count rises swiftly and steadily as the shutterbug killer manages to deceive just about everyone he encounters — everyone, that is, but an 11-year-old girl — in this film ...

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Film Review: Stockholm Syndrome (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: Somewhere, in a sleepy rural area. an underground organization is operating. Tales of unspeakable atrocities occur within this business. People are kidnapped, beaten, and, tortured beyond comprehension. Then they are reprogrammed to succumb to the will of their vile captors for their sick games and sold for the highest price. Along with his accomplice, a member of this evil ...

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Film Review: The Resident (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: When a young doctor suspects she may not be alone in her new Brooklyn loft, she learns that her landlord has formed a frightening obsession with her. REVIEW: The Resident, a new release under the wing of Hammer films, features the re-occurring Hammer favorite Christopher Lee playing the role of tenant August with our focal characters Jeffrey Dean Morgan ...

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Film Review: Schramm (1993)

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SYNOPSIS: Journey into the twisted mind of a serial killer with this exploration of the true-life German “Lipstick Killer.” Suspected of murdering more than a dozen women, psychopath Lothar Schramm (Florian Koerner von Gustorf) paints the lips of the women he’s killed and rapes them after death. With shocking images of brutal violence, filmmaker Jörg Buttgereit imagines Schramm’s life flashing ...

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Film Review: Scrapbook (2000)

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SYNOPSIS: A young woman named Clara is captured by a serial killer named Leonard who records his “life story” by keeping a scrapbook of his many victims. In addition to adhering Polaroids, scraps of clothing, and other small trophies to the pages, Leonard has forced his victims to personally write in the scrapbook about their individual ordeals. Clara is beaten, ...

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Film Review: Seed (2007)

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SYNOPSIS: After two failed attempts to execute him in the electric chair, the still-breathing killer Max Seed (Will Sanderson) is declared dead, tied up and buried alive. After fighting his way out of his restraints to emerge from his grave, Seed goes on a blood-soaked rampage of vengeance against the people who put him there. Michael Paré co-stars in director ...

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Film Review: Stoic (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: A heated game of poker causes three men incarcerated for nonviolent offenses to brutalize their cell mate before taking drastic measures in order to cover up their crime. REVIEW:  While the director name of Uwe Boll conjures up all sorts of ranging interests in the horror sector, it has long been a hit or miss relationship with his end ...

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Film Review: Martyrs (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: A young woman’s quest for revenge against the people who kidnapped and tormented her as a child leads her and a friend, who is also a victim of child abuse, on a terrifying journey into a living hell of depravity. REVIEW: We’ve been through this before. A film comes along that gets talked about, featured and anticipated months before ...

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