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Film Review: Treehouse (2014)

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SYNOPSIS:

A teenage boy discovers the perpetrators of several brutal kidnappings in his home town

REVIEW:

I’m going to start out by saying I didn’t hate this film, but as much as I wanted to give it some love I really couldn’t.

Our story begins with the disappearance of a teenage girl named Elizabeth (Dana Melanie) and her little brother. Elizabeth comes home from school to find a trail of muddy footprints leading … Continue reading

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Film Review: Lord of Illusions (1995)

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During a routine case in L.A., NY private investigator Harry D’Amour stumbles over members of a fanatic cult, who are waiting for the resurrection of their leader Nix. 13 years ago, Nix was calmed down by his best trainee Swann. In the meantime Swann is advanced to a popular illusionist like David Copperfield and is married to the charming Dorothea. She hires D’Amour to protect Swann against the evil cult members. A short … Continue reading

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Film Review: Game Over (2009)

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Tina, a young actress who left the States for Germany-she fell in love, so she left for a man. Two good friends of hers come over to visit Tina for her birthday-but the next 24 hours will be very brutal, as the three are kidnapped by an sadistic maniac. He plays brutal and primitive games with them, and every attempt they make to escape leads them deeper into hell!

 REVIEW:

Timo Rose is … Continue reading

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Film Review: Seed 2: The New Breed (2014)

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SYNOPSIS:

Coming back from her bachelor party in Las Vegas, Christine and her friends are driving through the hot desert of Nevada. But they are not alone – serial killer Max Seed is back and he brought the whole family.

REVIEW:

When you sit down to watch Seed 2 (aka Seed 2: The New Breed or Blood Valley: Seed’s Revenge), I advise that you come prepared. The opening scene, as the opening … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Complex (2013)

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SYNOPSIS:

A guilt-ridden nursing student moves into an apartment complex with her family and is soon plagued by ghosts and her past.

REVIEW:

Director: Hideo Nakata
Writers: Jun’ya KatĂ´, RyĂ»ta Miyake
Stars: Atsuko Maeda, Hiroki Narimiya, Masanobu Katsumura

Director Hideo Nakata is no stranger to a good old fashioned horror story having directed the Ringu series and Dark Water. I was excited when I learned that The Complex was also directed by … Continue reading

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Film Review: Onus (2013)

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SYNOPSIS:

A boy wakes up below a cliff, bloodied, with a gun in his hand, and chained to a man who lies beside him… He stresses hard to remember what happened, and soon the puzzle of the days events come back to him. The story begins.

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Film Review: Monkey Shines (1988)

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SYNOPSIS:

A quadriplegic man has a trained monkey help him with his paralysis, until the little monkey begins to develop feelings, and rage, against its new master.

REVIEW:

Directed by George Romero and based on the book by Michael Stewart, Monkey Shines was made in 1988. It tells the story of a disabled man who takes on a trained monkey as a service animal. In real life, this is something that happens. However, in … Continue reading

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Film Review: Super Shark (2011)

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SYNOPSIS:

The negligent activities of an oil company in Florida have caused some unintended biological consequences. A giant shark, which walks on land, now terrorizes dwellers on the beach. A marine biologist, a skipper, and a fun-loving disk jockey must stop it before it’s too late.

REVIEW:

Fred Olen Ray, hero of bad cinema, director of classics such as HOLLYWOOD CHAINSAW HOOKERS, BEVERLY HILLS VAMP, and WIZARDS OF THE DEMON SWORD, was there. … Continue reading

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Film Review: Dead Girls (2014)

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Three stories of abused and forsaken girls who return from the dead to take their revenge.

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Film Review: The Eternal Evil of Asia (1995) – CAT III

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During a visit to Thailand, somewhat bizarrely set in the 21st century, a group of four friends, Bon (Kwok-Pong Chan), Kong (Tsui Kam-Kong), Kent and Nam are chased out of a brothel in a dispute over payment for one of the strippers. Fearing for their lives, they come across a deserted house and take sanctuary, only to discover it is the house of Laimi (Ben Ng), a powerful Wizard, who is in … Continue reading

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Film Review: Chemical Peel (2014)

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SYNOPSIS:

A bachelorette party turns deadly when a chemical reaction overtakes a valley, but being indoors could be just as deadly as being outside.

REVIEW;

Director: Hank Braxtan
Writers: Dan Sinclair, Hank Braxtan, Arielle Brachfeld, Natalie Victoria
Stars: Natalie Victoria, Arielle Brachfeld, Stephanie Greco, Lacy Fisher

What do you get if you have a house to film in and a fog machine? Well, Chemical Peel, of course. A low budget, minimal … Continue reading

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Film Review: Amy (2013)

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With the psychic power of clairvoyance, an extra-sensory perception, Amy starts witnessing haunting visions as her entire Amish village begins to fall into demonic control. An ominous funeral director, Christopher, uses Amy’s special abilities to seek out the covert leader behind the possession. Amy and Christopher must stop the fall of their village before the Devil takes over Amy’s soul-forcing them to perform a controversial exorcism.

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Film Review: 5150 Elm’s Way (2009)

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5150 ELM’S WAY is located at the end of a quiet street in a small town. When Yannick fell off his bike, he knocked at the door of the Beaulieu residence so he could clean the blood off his hands. But Jack Beaulieu and his family had other plans for Ian. Beaulieu is a righteous psychopath and fanatic chess player who wants to rid the world of evil. And even though Ian … Continue reading

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Film Review: Creepers (2014)

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SYNOPSIS:

Creepers – Horror Anthology Movie Volume Two features four tales of terror from contemporary authors Joe R. Lansdale and Jeff Strand and classic horror writers Edgar Allan Poe and Lafcadio Hearn. Directed by filmmakers Jeremiah Kipp, Gregory Lamberson, Christian Walker and Mike T. Lyddon.

REVIEW:

The genre of horror never ceases to amaze me. We get studio releases all the time that never manage to do more than fill my evening with … Continue reading

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Film Review: Schizoid (1980)

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Someone is killing off the members of a therapy group that advice columnist Julie is a part of. Is it the weird psychiatrist that is leading the group, his mentally unstable daughter, or someone entirely different? Julie better find out as fast as she can because it looks like she’s the next to die.

REVIEW:

Schizoid is one of those movies that sort of flew in under the radar and never really … Continue reading

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Film Review: Devil Fish (1984)

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SYNOPSIS:

A marine biologist, a dolphin trainer, a research scientist, and a local sheriff try to hunt down a large sea monster, a shark/octopus hybrid, that is devouring swimmers and fishermen off a south Florida coast.

REVIEW:

Over the past year or two I have enjoyed more and more films of the monster mash up variety. Piranha 3D (2010), Sharknado (2013) and Continue reading

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Film Review: Jessabelle (2014)

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Returning to her childhood home in Louisiana to recuperate from a horrific car accident, Jessabelle comes face to face with a long-tormented spirit that has been seeking her return — and has no intention of letting her escape.

REVIEW:

I’d seen lots of promotional material for Jessabelle over the last few months, so I was admittedly surprised when it got such a quiet, low key release last weekend. Not that I was particularly … Continue reading

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Film Review: Within Hindsight (short film) (2014)

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Within Hindsight is a new short film directed by Derek Cole

4 dead bodies, a serial killer on the loose, 2 detectives are at a dead end for determining who is responsible.

A psychic by the name of “source” is called in to help them with the case. His ability to read the room and place himself within the setting of the murder is much like a movie in play rewound to the time of … Continue reading

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Film Review: Stomping Ground (2014)

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SYNOPSIS:

Ben & Annie are a young couple on a weekend trip to Annie’s small North Carolina hometown who, after meeting a charming old friend, embark on an impromptu ‘Bigfoot hunt’ that threatens both their relationship and their lives.

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Film Review: Stonehearst Asylum (2014)

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SYNOPSIS:

A recent medical school grad who takes a position at a mental institution soon finds himself taken with one of his colleagues — though he has no initial idea of a recent, horrifying staffing change.

REVIEW:

The line between sanity and madness is a thin one. Only sixty years ago the treatment for mental ‘illnesses’ such as homosexuality and women’s hysteria was barbaric. In the last few years asylums have become quite … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Spider Labryinth (1988)

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1988-Color-English Dubbed-Widescreen-Warning-not intended for viewers under 18 years-contains scenes of violence and sexual situations. Handsome Professor Alan Whitmore is assigned by his university to go to Budapest to seek out Professor Roth who has been investigating an ancient religion. Once there, he is met by Professor Roths’ beautiful assistant, Genevieve Weiss. But Professor Whitmore soon finds himself at the center of mysterious cult involving secrets, murder, and a monstrous mind controlling spider … Continue reading

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