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Film Review: Downhill (2016)

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SYNOPSIS: Taking what seems like a permanent break from professional mountain bike racing after his friend dies, Joe is lured back into the game when Stephanie, Joe’s girlfriend, and Pablo, a friend in the promotions business, strong-arm him into competing in a biking event in Chile. But on arrival, things almost immediately go downhill for Joe and Stephanie, locking them …

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Film Review: Everto (2015)

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SYNOPSIS: Skylar is witness to the aftermath of a murder, but the killer doesn’t come after her. Instead, he torments her by testing her will to survive. REVIEW: Though any low budget indie film maker/writer should be commended for following their dreams and making a film, I can’t help but think that the writers of EVERTO should have had their …

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Film Review: The Chekist (1992)

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SYNOPSIS: Srubov is a part of CHEKA, the secret police Lenin established after the Bolshevik Revolution. They arrest, interview for a minute, try in ten seconds, and execute intellectuals, aristocrats, Jews, clergy, and their families. In the building basement, five people at a time are shot as they stand naked facing wooden doors. No one to remember their last words; …

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Film Review: K-Shop (2016)

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SYNOPSIS: A man becomes a violent vigilante after his father is killed by a group of drunken thugs. REVIEW: On paper K-Shop sounds awesome. I have always been into movies that featured someone seeking revenge on the bad guys that are responsible for killing one of their loved ones and thought that this movie actually had potential. I was expecting …

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Film Review: Death Tunnel (2005)

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SYNOPSIS: Movie is based on the True Stories and Hauntings of Waverly Hills Sanatorium in Louisville, Kentucky. This horrific Five story structure is listed as one of the Top Ten Scariest Places on Earth, due to the 63,000+ deaths within this monument of Terror. They were then carried through the massive Five hundred foot underground Tunnel to their final resting …

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Film Review: ABCs of Death 2.5 (2016)

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SYNOPSIS: This is NOT ABC’s of Death 3. ABC’s of Death 2 1/2 showcases an additional top 26 finalists, providing fans 85 minutes of unadulterated madness. REVIEW: The Ant Timpson (Deathgasm) produced ABCs of Death had an interesting enough premise; 26 directors each creating a short film based around one letter of the alphabet. The result was, unfortunately, a bloated …

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Film Review: Shrek (2001)

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SYNOPSIS: “A big green ogre and a talking donkey set off to rescue a beautiful princess from a dragon. This computer-animated feature pokes good-natured fun at fairytale conventions even as it revives them, building toward the inevitable happily-ever-after ending. The spirit of Looney Tunes is present in every scene, and laughs are loud and frequent.” REVIEW: There are many positive …

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Film Review: Death Walks (2016)

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SYNOPSIS: Late one night a shopping centre receives an unexpected visitor, what begins as an act of kindness turns into a night of horror. REVIEW: Low budget film making has been a large part of movies for the past thirty years as camera equipment has become increasingly available. Camcorders are accessible for people who aren’t entrenched in the Hollywood system, …

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Film Review: Demon (2015)

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SYNOPSIS: A bridegroom is possessed by an unquiet spirit in the midst of his own wedding celebration, in this clever take on the Jewish legend of the dybbuk. REVIEW: It’s not that often that we receive Polish horror films (Editors note: But surely welcome more). “Demon”, the final work of director Marcin Wrona, is noted as being part horror, part …

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Film Review: Mecanix (2003)

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SYNOPSIS: Mecanix tells the story of the last human beings who are forced to be the slaves of the strange creatures that rule this strange world.There is only one thing these beasts fear – the embryo of the universe : the origin of everything. The only hope that the humans have is to free themselves from this mecanic environment before …

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Film Review: Observance (2015)

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SYNOPSIS: In the grip of grief following the death of his young son, his marriage on the rocks and nearing bankruptcy, Parker reluctantly returns to work as a private investigator. Embarking on an unusual assignment to observe a woman from an abandoned apartment, Parker witnesses bizarre happenings surrounding her, unaware that the derelict building that he surveys her from has …

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Film Review: Creature Feature (2015)

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SYNOPSIS: Creature Feature is five interwoven tales of terror that occur one foggy Halloween night in Georgia. A babysitter learns a new appreciation for fine art and hard lesson about the consequences of being irresponsible…and naughty!; a group of college kids stumble on the mother of all Scarecrows; two teenagers are forced to steal from the wrong cantankerous old hermit …

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Film Review: Tenebrae (1982)

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SYNOPSIS: An American writer in Rome is stalked by a serial killer bent on harassing him while killing all people associated with his work on his latest book. REVIEW: “Tenebrae” is the story of popular mystery author Peter Neal (Anthony Franciosa) who is visiting Rome on a promotional tour for his latest best seller “Tenebrae”. Upon his arrival he is …

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Film Review: The Princess Bride (1987)

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SYNOPSIS: “An elderly man reads a bedtime story to his not-exactly-thrilled grandson, a whimsical fairytale about two star-crossed lovers named Buttercup and Westley. The couple are separated by fate and some dastardly characters, the evil Prince Humperdinck among them. After enduring various perils including a walk through the dreaded Fire Swamp, the lovers join forces with an agenda-serving swordsman named …

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Film Review: Amélie (2001)

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SYNOPSIS: “Born in an imaginary romanticised version of Paris, Amélie Poulain is the ingenious child of a neurotic and an iceberg. Now that she is working as a waitress, she revels in sneakily intervening in other people’s lives, but her prankish nature makes it hard for her to directly express her feelings for the man she loves. Instead she prepares …

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Film Review: Planet Terror (2007)

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SYNOPSIS: After an experimental bio-weapon is released, turning thousands into zombie-like creatures, it’s up to a rag-tag group of survivors to stop the infected and those behind its release. REVIEW: Somehow reviewing this great piece of work slipped under our radar. Though the film itself (bearing some discussion) was still a chance for me to re-watch this film again with …

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