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Film Review: The Big Bad (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: As a broken woman obsessed with revenge desperately searches for the monster who destroyed her family, she unexpectedly finds herself in a surreal and frightening world. REVIEW: Frankie Ducane (Jessi Gotta) has an agenda. As she stakes out a bar looking for answers to a missing person she comes across a junkie named Molly (Jessica Savage). The seedy bar …

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Film Review: The Fugue (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: Nora Dunn is a struggling artist desperately trying to recover from a childhood trauma, but her life is turn upside down when she is haunted by the vision of a long dead childhood friend. Is the spirit a hallucination or a foreshadowing of something worse to come? It is up to Dan Tsang, a young police detective to solve …

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Film Review: The Passing (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: The three Naibert children, in their teens and early twenties, inherit a vast estate from their grandmother Rebecca. But unknown to them, the family inheritance has passed from grandmother to granddaughter for centuries-and Rebecca has a long reach from the grave to assure that the line is unbroken. REVIEW: “The Passing” comes from director John Harwood, a relative up-and-comer …

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Film Review: Room 6 (2006)

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SYNOPSIS: A young woman’s world is turned upside down after a tragic accident steals away her boyfriend. The walls of reality continue to crumble as the troubled woman and a fellow victim try to track down their loved ones at a mysterious hospital which should not exist. REVIEW: “Room 6” just so happens to be one of those films I’ve …

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Film Review: Deserted House (aka The Haunted House Project) (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: Over the past 42 years, six people have gone missing, eight people have died “accidently” and eleven cases of murder have occurred in a deserted house. 3 members of an abandoned house exploring club and 3 staff members of a broadcasting company go into the deserted house. All of them disappear. REVIEW: By now, you would think with all …

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Film Review: Snow Beast (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: Jim Harwood, scientist and divorced father heads up to the mountains with his feisty teenage daughter for his annual lynx research trip. Once he arrives, he is surprised to discover that the lynx population hasn’t diminished; it has disappeared. The reason for this disappearance is the Snow Beast, and it has a hunger for more than just mountain feline… …

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Film Review: Wasteland (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: When a group of religious zealots destroy everything that he loves and leaves him for dead, a man embarks on a journey of revenge that will take him through all the post-apocalyptic dangers that is WASTELAND. REVIEW: Best line: “Don’t you look like a little snickerdoodle, and maaaan do I love snickerdoodles.” Best line runner up: “Seems like we …

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Film Review: Alone in the Dark (1982)

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SYNOPSIS: Four homicidal maniacs escape from an insane asylum when a black out causes the state of the art security system keeping them locked up malfunctions. After killing some staff members of the asylum they head toward their new psychiatrist’s house (who they want to kill as they think that he murdered the psychiatrist that he replaced), killing anyone unlucky …

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Film Review: Drive (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: A Hollywood stunt performer who moonlights as a wheelman discovers that a contract has been put on him after a heist gone wrong. REVIEW: “Driver” (the character name given to Ryan Gosling) loves to Drive. He works on cars during the day, races cars for money and even takes the occasional heist operation on for extra cash. He feels …

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Film Review: XII (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: Judge. Jury. Executioner. A convicted felon named Leonard Karlsson is released on parole after years of imprisonment, but not before the other inmates attack him and horribly scar his face. Once free, he begins a horrific series of murders seeking revenge on the twelve jurors who convicted him. One by one, he tortures and strips his victims of their …

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Film Review: Nightmare City (1980)

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SYNOPSIS: An airplane exposed to radiation lands, and blood drinking zombies emerge armed with knives, guns and teeth! They go on a rampage slicing, dicing, and biting their way across the Italian countryside. REVIEW: Director – Umberto Lenzi Starring – Hugo Stiglitz, Laura Trotter, Maria Rosaria Omaggio From Italian director Umberto Lenzi comes one unique zombie movie. Maybe super zombies …

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Film Review: Angel Heart (1987)

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SYNOPSIS: Harry Angel (Mickey Rourke), a down-and-out 1950s Brooklyn gumshoe, is hired by shady Louis Cyphre (Robert De Niro) to locate a pop singer who reneged on a debt. Each time Harry makes contact with someone who might know the singer’s whereabouts, though, he or she is killed in a horrible, ritualistic fashion. Harry’s journey soon leads him to the …

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Film Review: Lunacy (2005)

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SYNOPSIS: A horror movie testing two approaches to running an insane asylum – absolute freedom versus control and punishment – within the context of a world that combines the worst of both. Jean Berlot, a young man subject to a nightmare of being forced into a straitjacket by two orderlies, is befriended by a marquis. At the marquis’s estate, Jean …

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