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Film Review: The Phantom (2009)

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The Syfy Channel offers a 21st-century reboot of the comic book series about the Phantom — “the ghost who walks” — in this action-packed miniseries that stars Ryan Carnes as Kit Walker, the latest in a long line of crime fighters. After his father is killed, Kit travels to Africa and trains to take over his ancestors’ heroic persona: the Phantom. As his prowess grows, Kit combats an evil conspiracy.
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Film Review: The Rig (2010)

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As a hurricane rages outside, the small but experienced crew of an oil drilling rig settles in to ride out the storm. Isolated on the rig, their calm is short lived when a crew member goes missing and an extensive search proves futile. Slowly, they discover that a deadly creature is stalking the skeleton crew, eliminating them one by one. Surrounded by nothing but raging ocean, their communication severed and … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Memory Thief (2007)

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A Los Angeles tollbooth clerk becomes obsessed with the Holocaust after meeting a survivor

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Odd movies come in all forms and sizes. “The Memory Thief” was one that creeps up over the course of its progression. In its simple form, it centers on Lukas played by Mark Webber. Lukas works day to day as a toll booth operator which is as mundane and impersonal as anything he can … Continue reading

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Film Review: Driller (2006)

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A dark and amusing tale of alien abduction, drugged up youth, drilling and killing.

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I love a title that is straight to the point (no pun intended) This movie has been floating around here and there for awhile, that I’ve often wanted to check out but kept getting put on the back burner. So once I received a special re-release that included the film “Killer Driller” as a bonus … Continue reading

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Film Review: Madame O (1967) – CAT III

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At the tender age of sixteen, Seiko (Michiko Aoyama) was sexually abused by three men. This horrifying attack scarred her mentally and resulted in her getting pregnant and infected with syphilis.

Now a well-respected doctor in Japan, she practices medicine by day and prowls the city streets at night in search of lovers. Possessing a raging desire for revenge against man, she destroys them with the one weapon they … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Farm (2009)

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Mickey and Juliet, a young couple on the run from a vicious gang of drug dealers arrive at a deserted farm in the countryside near Cork, aiming to flee the country by ferry the following day. The farm is apparently inhabited by only one man, a 20 year old called John. John is cripplingly shy, but seems to be fascinated by Juliet’s beauty, with the feeling not exactly unrequited. As … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Return of the Living Dead (1985)

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When a bumbling pair of employees at a medical supply warehouse accidentally release a deadly gas into the air, the vapors cause the dead to re-animate as they go on a rampage through Louisville, Kentucky seeking their favorite food, brains.

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“Return of the Living Dead” easily stands as one of the greatest zombie comedy films of all time. Way before there was “Continue reading

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Film Review: Recycled Parts (2007)

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On a Friday night, five college friends cruise downtown looking for a popular nightclub. Momentarily distracted, their driver mows down a pregnant woman. The panicked kids contemplate ditching the scene until a strange doctor arrives to offer his assistance. The frightened kids enter his bizarre office and end up trapped in a macabre underworld where body parts are extracted from unsuspecting victims and sold to the highest bidder. Will they … Continue reading

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Film Review: Destined to Be Injested (2008)

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Anna and Tom were a down and out couple— until one day, their fortunes changed. One lucky lottery ticket later they found themselves living the good life, cruising the South Pacific with their fancy new friends, enjoying the essential three C’s of luxury living: Champagne, Caviar and Cocaine.

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Film Review: Resident Evil (2002)

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A special military unit fights a powerful, out-of-control supercomputer and hundreds of scientists who have mutated into flesh-eating creatures after a laboratory accident.

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Film Review: Black Torment (1964)

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Upon returning home to his village Sir Richard Fordyke and his young wife Elizabeth learn many troubling things. You see a murderer is haunting the streets of the village, a murderer who does vile things to his female victims. Everyone seems shocked to find out that Richard doesn’t know anything about it, especially since the murderer looks and sounds just like him.

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Directed by: Robert Hartford-Davis
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Film Review: Black Ops (aka Dead Water) (2008)

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When a WWII-era battleship, reactivated and deployed in the Persian Gulf for black-op interrogations, falls radio silent, an elite Marine task force, along with an NCIS investigator and two scientists, are sent to apprehend the terrorists… Only to find a more devious enemy.

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Black Ops is not my kind of movie. I am not into Army, Navy or Marines type of deals, I don’t know much about it and … Continue reading

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Film Review: Children of the Grave (2007)

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Look dead into the eye of fear to unearth the shocking existence of ghost children! Examine real paranormal case files while exploring haunted orphanages and asylums. Uncover the dark shadows from untold stories of unmarked graves. Journey to Zombie Road and investigate the invasion of shadow children. Ghost hunt in Pythian Castle’s black mass of pain where the hunters are the hunted! Utilizing paranormal experts, the filmmakers present evidence that … Continue reading

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Film Review: Born (2007)

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When 21-year-old virgin Mary Elizabeth (Alison Brie) discovers that she’s pregnant, her family thinks it’s a miracle from God. Her sudden homicidal rages, however, portend that she’s carrying an ancient evil in her womb instead. As Mary Elizabeth falls deeper under the spell of her gestating demon-child, she unwittingly prepares the way for all hell to break loose when the creature is born. Richard Friedman directs this supernatural fright fest.

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Film Review: Blood Ranch (2005)

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When their car breaks down on a desolate two-lane blacktop, four university students, an Iraq War vet and a spooked young woman seek help at a ranch that houses a bizarre cult of deviants. Talk about hospitality: New arrivals are treated to a steady diet of mutilation, dismemberment and torture. The grim truth is that no guest has ever made it out alive. But that doesn’t deter the most recent … Continue reading

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Film Review: Book of Blood (2008)

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Based on the writings of horror master Clive Barker, this creepy thriller centers on paranormal expert Mary Florescu (Sophie Ward) and spiritual medium Simon McNeal (Jonas Armstrong), who band together to investigate the mysterious occurrences of an alleged haunted house. When hostile spirits begin to speak through Simon in a horrifying fashion, he and Mary discover that the house may be a crossroad of spiritual paths.

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Film Review: Blessed (2004)

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A young woman (Heather Graham) is impregnated with the devil’s spawn in this horror tale. Anxious to become parents, a young couple’s dreams come true when they’re given the funds to pay for an expensive fertility treatment. But the joyous couple soon learns that their medical-miracle twins are actually the devil’s children. James Purefoy, Fionnula Flanagan, David Hemmings and William Hootkins also star.

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Film Review: Beneath the Flesh (2009)

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Randall Kaplan directs this menagerie of darkly disturbing shorts that explores how various victims grapple with their worst nightmares, beginning with “Id,” the story of a man who’s simultaneously tortured by love and a mysterious being. Other tales include “The Basement,” in which two men stage a confrontation underground; and “Boxhead,” in which an old man reunites with a familiar face from his past.

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Surreal, dreamy, nightmarish and full … Continue reading

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Film Review: Phobia 2 (aka Ha phraeng ) (2009)

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Phobia 2 is dissected into 5 shorts stories; Novice, Ward, Backpackers, Salvage and In The End

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Directors: Banjong Pisantthanakun * Paween Puriktpanya * Songyos Sugmakanan * Parkpoom Wongpoom
Actors: Erika Toda * Charlie Trairat * Marsha Wattanapanich

Never having seen PHOBIA 1 I had no idea what I was getting into with this Thai film. Turns out it is a anthology film with five different tales and in … Continue reading

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Film Review: Wrestlemaniac (2006)

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Director Alphonse (Adam Huss) makes a big mistake when he decides to shoot his film in a remote Mexican ghost town. Turns out, the town is the lair of the legendary El Mascarado (Rey Misterio Sr.) — a deranged wrestler who begins to kill off cast and crew in bloody death matches. One by one, El Mascarado stalks, captures and attacks his victims, as the remaining members of the group … Continue reading

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Film Review: Worm (short film) (2010)

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A day in the mind of Geoffrey Dodd, a seemingly kind, gentle and sane High School teacher. As we follow Geoffrey through the course of a typical school day we gain an eerie insight into the darkest corners of his soul and beyond. Beneath the carefully constructed veneer of Geoffrey Dodd lies something wretched, insidious and foul rotting him from the inside out.

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Zach Green is back with another … Continue reading

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