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Film Review: Groupie (2010)

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When a mysterious groupie joins legendary cursed band, “The Dark Knights”, a series of unexplained murders derails their comeback tour.

 

REVIEW:

When I think of Mark L. Lester, I expect a film to revel in excess. Maybe excessive violence, excessive, nudity, or excessively bad dialogue and one-liners. I haven’t followed his career since 1991 when he directed the ridiculous action classic “Showdown in Little Tokyo” with Dolph … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Familiar (2010)

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Sam, lonely and bitter after the death of his wife, again faces his childhood demon when his estranged sister-in-law, Laura reappears. The sexual attraction between the two blinds him to the fact that his demon is taking possession of Laura and is intent on destroying them both. Sam must work through his bitterness and choose what he really believes as he’s forced to come face to face with the demon … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Drowned (2009)

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Kate Williams inherits her grandmother’s cottage on a remote lake. There, she encounters apparitions that seem to emanate from a submerged church where a congregation drowned over 100 years ago. But there is more than meets the eye…

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When you watch a film like “The Drowned”, a couple things come to mind. One, you know these film makers are passionate about making movies and 2 they create products that … Continue reading

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Film Review: Trash Humpers (2009)

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Follows the lives of a small group of sociopathic elderly people in Nashville, Tennessee

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I would be hard pressed to say I saw an amazing film last night though I will say that I saw a extremely bizarre film. One that really defies logic. The movie “Trash Jumpers” probably needs more introduction before being watched than a random viewing like how I experienced it. This film which feels like … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Eclipse (2009)

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In a seaside Irish town, a widower sparks with a visiting horror novelist while he also begins to believe he is seeing ghosts.

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Throw in plenty of drama, a few ghosts and some vacationing writers on tour and you have yourself a helping of “The Eclipse”. The funny thing I was thinking after the filme moved to final creditswas…. is horror just as effective if it’s used in … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Echo (2008)

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Echoes from the past plague ex-con Bobby (Jesse Bradford) when he moves into his dead mother’s apartment and begins to hear disturbing noises next door. His paranoia grows as he investigates and realizes that no one else notices the strange and sinister happenings. Director Yam Laranas favors creative lighting and suspenseful editing over special effects in this terrifying remake of his 2004 film of the same name.

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Film Review: Paranormal Entity (2009)

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SYNOPSIS:After the death of her husband in an auto accident Ellen begins to communicate with what she thinks is his spirit (by writing him a letter-who knew you could talk to the dead like this?). Unfortunately it turns out that the spirit is not her late husband’s (and not very nice), and it goes on to terrorize her and her and her family (focusing mainly on her hot daughter, … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Tortured (2010)

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An upper-middle-class couple’s life is destroyed when their only child is kidnapped and killed. Obsessed with revenge, the couple seizes an opportunity to kidnap the killer

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With all the types of torture films coming out today, it was only a matter of time before we were approached with a more “suburban family goes on a rampage” version. What is different here is that this film feels on … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Reeds (2009)

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A weekend boating trip through the Norfolk Broads becomes a terrifying, deadly ordeal for six 20-something year old friends.

Aboard the Corsair Star, a small cruiser rented from the local marina operator, the boating party loses its bearings and cuts through the vast reedy tidewater in search of the main channel. After the first casualty by a freak accident, the boat runs aground.

Every effort to preserve themselves and find … Continue reading

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Film Review: Reel Zombies (2008)

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Independent Zombie Film makers, Producer Mike Masters and Director David J. Francis, the team behind the commercially unsuccessful Zombie Night 1 and 2, have found the climate for Zombie movies has changed significantly after the “real” zombie invasion begins. Hedging on the fact that the Zombie mayhem that has taken a grip on the nation is only a temporary problem, the film makers realize that once normalcy has returned, demand … Continue reading

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Film Review: Sweatshop (2009)

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Charlie and her friends break into an abandoned warehouse and begin setting up an impromptu party. Unbeknownst to them, something lurks in this dark place… a presence so horrific, so monstrous, it has no name. Fueled by uncontrollable, unprovoked rage, this Beast knows only one thing – Charlie and her companions chose the wrong building, and they’re about to pay for it.

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Have you ever been to a rave? … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Final (2010)

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A group of high school outcasts get revenge on the students that torment them

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The final is one of the After Dark “8 films to die for” series offerings of 2010. Directed by Joey Stewart, The Final is actually one of the better contributions of this series I’ve seen so far. The film takes a familiar notion of teenagers in high school who had to deal with being … Continue reading

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Film Review: Unrated The Movie (2009)

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Frank is a filmmaker who brings a group of actresses to a cabin in the woods to make a film. While there they stumble upon a book, a book that belongs to the Book Keeper. The book is in no way an ordinary book, as it brings demons to earth, and now Frank and his actresses are the only ones to stop them.

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Some movies are … Continue reading

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Film Review: Darkplace (2007)

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A hillbilly giant and the local preacher exorcise their ritual of dark cleansing by locking you up inside an ancient box forcing you to face your inner demons. But when a 10 year old boy is locked up inside, his darkest fears sets loose an inferno of relentless evil.

REVIEW:

“Guilt can be an evil thing”

DarkPlace is one of the new feature films created by the talented TwinTalk team. … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Lost Tribe (2009)

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After a devastating boat crash, a group of friends are stranded on an uncharted island where they encounter an ancient tribe of humanoid creatures.

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Tis the season for being lost on an island, with predators in the trees and folks getting eaten alive. Yep, I’m talking about the new release of the film “The Lost Tribe”. There is no getting around the familiarities, that … Continue reading

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Film Review: Patient X (2009)

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After twenty years, local police captures the murderer of the older brother of a young boy. Now a doctor, he must go back to his old town and face the murderers himself. He then discovers that the murderers are Aswang (folkloric Filipino vampire-like creatures) and they pose a deadly threat not only to him but also for the entire town.

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“Patient X” is a horror … Continue reading

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Film Review: Must Love Death (2009)

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Disappointed by love, suicidal Norman arranges to meet some like-minded people. But when he arrives at the meeting the alleged suicides turn out to be unscrupulous killers looking for a willing victim. A comical and macabre fight against death begins.

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“Must Love Death” is an incredibly uneven film. From the opening frames, everything jumps around in a way that I’m not sure quite worked for what it … Continue reading

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Film Review: Death Tube (aka -Satsujin Douga Site) (2010)

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DVD release of thriller film “Satsujin Douga Site Death Tube” directed by Yohei Fukuda of “OneChanbara (Chambara Beauty).” One day, Satoshi Inoue visits a site named Death Tube, which delivering murder videos. At a later date, he is placed under confinement in a room appearing on Death Tube and meets a manager of the site Ponkichi. And then horrible murder game begins.

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I wonder if You … Continue reading

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Film Review: My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done (2009)

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 Inspired by a true crime, a man begins to experience mystifying events that lead him to slay his mother with a sword.

REVIEW:

Director – Werner Herzog
Starring – Michael Shannon, Willem Dafoe, Chloe Sevigny

From film auteur Werner Herzog comes a haunting portrayal of one man’s descent into madness and murder. David Lynch was the executive producer and maybe that tells you all you need … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Wild Man of The Navidad (2008)

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From the journals of Dale S. Rogers comes a true story about what happens when you bite the hand that feeds you. Of course it could be the other way around you see he has bit the hand of the one that he feeds, and well now it’s pretty darn angry.

REVIEW:

Directed by: Duane Graves and Justin Meeks
Starring: Justin Meeks, Tony Wolford, Bob Wood, William McBride

“History … Continue reading

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Film Review: Trailer Park of Terror (2008)

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After getting in a crash that left their bus disabled, 6 teens and their pastor try find refuge in a abandoned trailer park. But when they realize they have walked straight into a zombie pit, refuge will be the only thing they didn’t find. Based on the Imperium Comic Series.

Cast:
Nichole Hiltz – Norma
Ed Corbin – Stank
Lew Temple – Marv
Myk Watford – … Continue reading

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