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Film Review: Bag of Bones (2011)


SYNOPSIS: Bestselling novelist Mike Noonan is unable to stop grieving after the sudden death of his wife Jo. Suffering from writer’s block, a dream inspires him to return to the couple’s lakeside retreat in western Maine. While there, Mike befriends an attractive young widow, Mattie and her daughter Kyra, and becomes involved in a custody battle with the child’s enormously ...

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Film Review: Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV (2000)


SYNOPSIS: The Toxic Avenger must defend his friends from his own evil alternate universe doppelganger The Noxious Offender. REVIEW: It can never be said that Kauffman and his tribe don’t do high concept. Flick through the old back catalogue and you’ll find all sorts of dismemberment, musicals and war movies. It’s a buffet of depravity for all to enjoy by ...

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Film Review: Always Watching: A Marble Hornets Story (2015)


SYNOPSIS: A small town news team discovers a box of video tapes where a faceless figure dressed in a dark suit, haunts and torments a family… slowly driving them insane. Soon after, they realize that the “Operator” has begun to stalk them as well. REVIEW: Created by Eric Knudsen in 2009, the Slender Man has become a phenomenon, inspiring numerous ...

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Film Review: A Plague so Pleasant (2013)


SYNOPSIS: In a world where zombies are benign, put on the protected species list and kept in sanctuaries, a man decides to end his sister’s heartache by (re)killing her zombie boyfriend with disastrous consequences. (source: me) REVIEW: A Plague so Pleasant is a valiant effort at freshening up the zombie sub-genre. Using black and white, minimalistic off-beat sounds (at some ...

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Film Review: Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th (2013)


SYNOPSIS: Based on the book of the same name by Peter M. Bracke this documentary takes a look at the entire history of the Friday the 13th series. REVIEW: Review-Every since I first saw Friday the 13th Part III at the local drive-in when I was a wee lad of eight-years-old (sadly it wasn’t in 3-D) I’ve loved the Friday ...

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Film Review: Mad cow (2010)


SYNOPSIS: A crazed scientist creates a half-man, half-cow creature which goes on the rampage at a South-African game lodge. REVIEW: Comedy-horrors hold a dear place in my heart. They combine my favourite genres into a delectable gooey-centred combination, like a tasty trail mix, and when the former is done right it’s oh, so good… And in terms of the latter, ...

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Film Review: Samurai Avenger: The Blind Wolf (2009)


SYNOPSIS: A blind man seeks revenge against the psychopath who took away his sight and slaughtered his wife and daughter. Eight years after the massacre, the man has returned to the desert town, now a highly trained samurai swordsman ready to seek justice. But he doesn’t know there awaits seven assassins hired by his sworn enemy who want the bounty ...

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Film Review: Lazarus: Apocalypse (2014)

SYNOPSIS: George Lazarus, an insurance adjuster in 1957 Southern California, must investigate a $13M claim that could bankrupt his firm.  During his investigation, a terrible contagion breaks out and threatens to infect the United States. REVIEW: If you read about a movie called Hollywood Apocalypse or Lazarus: Day of the Living Dead, let it be known that it is now ...

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Film Review: The Last American Virgin (1982)


SYNOPSIS: The friendship of a group of young friends struggling with teen sex, drugs, and work is jeopardized by a romantic interest which may turn pals into bitter rivals. REVIEW: Hey folks…another guilty pleasure review for me…not horror, but almost “culty” in its own respect. Arriving right at the start of the 1980’s rush of teen angst films arrived this ...

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