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Film Review: Eyes of Fire (1983)

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A group of western pioneers wander into uncharted territory and set up camp for the night, unaware of the ghastly secrets that live in the trees. There’s a mysterious little girl whom knows the sinister world of the forest and horrible fate that settlers receive if they venture into the woods alone. But she if from another time. Closer to the spirits, the mysterious girl whom knows the secrets in … Continue reading

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Film Review: Corman’s World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel (2011)

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A documentary on DIY producer/director Roger Corman and his alternative approach to making movies in Hollywood.

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If your a fan of cinema, horror, and quirky B-grade films, then the name “Roger Corman” should be plenty familiar. His credits deem quite impressive with 100’s of films to his directing name. You would think that life is one continual production and film set for the man who’s cost effective prolific nature seems without end. … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Atticus Institute (2015)

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In the fall of 1976, a small psychology lab in Pennsylvania became the unwitting home to the only government-confirmed case of possession. The U.S. military assumed control of the lab under orders of national security and, soon after, implemented measures aimed at weaponizing the entity. The details of the inexplicable events that occurred are being made public after remaining classified for nearly forty years.

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The word mockumentary is usually heard in conjunction … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Messengers 2 – The Scarecrow (2009)

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John Rollins is a good man who only wishes to take care of his family. His luck is down however because his farm is about to be foreclosed and there isn’t any future to his crop. That all is about to change, you see John found a scarecrow in his work shed. Suddenly everything is starting to go much better, or is it?

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Film Review: Black Rock (2012)

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Three childhood friends set aside their personal issues and reunite for a girls’ weekend on a remote island off the coast of Maine. One wrong move turns their weekend getaway into a deadly fight for survival.

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Feeling a whole lot like a female version of “DELIVERANCE”, Director (& star) Katie Aselton’s “BLACK ROCK” tries very hard to separate itself from the standard “Women in Distress” film that you’re more … Continue reading

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Film Review: Cameron’s Closet (1988)

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A father who experiments with his sons psychokinetic powers, is unaware that these experiments release a demon from hell, which lives in his sons closet, preparing to take over the young boys soul.

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Sometimes there are movies that work well at long lengths. There are others that would probably work better as a short story. Writers deal with this choice all the time – they might have a really fleshed-out story … Continue reading

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Film Review: Guyver Dark Hero (1994)

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“Sean Barker became the unwilling host to an alien bio-armor known as the Guyver. A year ago he destroyed the Kronos Corporation, an organization of mutants who want the Guyver. Now he is trying to find why the Guyver unit forces him to fight and kill evil. He is lead to an archaeological site where scientists discover an ancient space craft. Now he must fight Kronos again before they discover the … Continue reading

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Film Review: Source Code (2011)

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An action thriller centered on a soldier who wakes up in the body of an unknown man and discovers he’s part of a mission to find the bomber of a Chicago commuter train.

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Colter Stevens wakes up in a train heading on a destination he doesn’t recognize, in a body that isn’t his and talking to a girlfriend who he doesn’t know. This is the scenario that begins this … Continue reading

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Film Review: Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013)

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The haunted Lambert family seeks to uncover the mysterious childhood secret that has left them dangerously connected to the spirit world.

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Film Review: Black Water (2007)

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A terrifying tale of survival in the mangrove swamps of Northern Australia

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Ever since Wolf Creek was released in 2005, the Australian outback has gained a sinister element to it which is incomparable to most horror movies set in urban areas – and Black Water has undeniably followed in its footsteps on this front. Just imagine a tranquil river surrounded by wilderness, nature thriving without the destruction of human intervention…just remember … Continue reading

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Film Review: Don’t Look Back (2014)

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Nora Clark is a children’s book writer whose life is at a crossroads. After moving back into the house she inherited from her grandmother, Nora comes to grips with the traumatic memories from her childhood, and takes in an inquisitive, seductive new roommate, Peyton, who is not entirely whom she appears to be.

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On the face of it, Don’t Look Back feels like a throwback to those thrillers of 90s. Films … Continue reading

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Film Review: Dead Before Dawn (2012)

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After Casper Galloway reluctantly agrees to watch his grandfather Horus’s infamous occult shop he makes a drastic error in judgment, ignoring senior Galloway’s instructions. While attempting to impress the object of his desire and a group of unlikely bystanders, he accidentally unleashes an evil curse that causes people to kill themselves and turn into zombie demons aka Zemons. Will the youths be able to rise above a seemingly doomed town or will they … Continue reading

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Film Review: Zombies of Mass Destruction (2009)

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When flesh-eating zombies assault their idyllic town, a ragtag group of locals — including gay couple Tom (Doug Fahl) and Lance (Cooper Hopkins), Iranian American college student Frida (Janette Armand) and conservative Rev. Haggis (Bill Johns) — join forces to repel the brutal onslaught. Set in a paranoid post-9/11 America, this nerve-racking horror movie offers witty social satire as well as an abundance of blood and guts.

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Film Review: The Brazen Bull (2010)

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An ice cold tale of misguided ambition and savage revenge. Set in the bowels of an iconic derelict Los Angeles high-rise, we follow Lauren and her real-estate investing fiancé as they discover first hand what happens when a madman leads not with emotion, but rather chilling rationality. The Man in question brings a heaping helping of sanity and jet-black humor to the crazy table. The result is a … Continue reading

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Film Review: Open Windows (2014)

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A jilted fan is pulled into a a world of cat-and-mouse danger after accepting an invitation to spy on his favorite actress via computer.

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Never before have we been more obsessed by celebrities. Since the times of Marilyn Monroe and James Dean the public have always wanted to know the intimate details of the stars we see on screen. More recently with the leak of celebrity nude photos and the paparazzi’s feverish hunt for … Continue reading

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Film Review: Death Factory (2014)

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A busload of strangers find themselves fighting for their lives when one of them reads from a gothic book and brings to life six dead serial killers who proceed to hunt them down one by one.

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Innocents stranded in remote surroundings are hunted by bloodthirsty maniacs. There are only so many cinematic avenues one can traverse when pursuing this premise, and most involve heavy borrowing from “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.” Are … Continue reading

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Film Review: Lemon Tree Passage (2013)

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A couple of Australians introduce three American backpackers to the local legend of Lemon Tree Passage where a ghost of a motorcyclist warns young drivers to slow down. After seeing the ghost first hand they uncover a malevolent force that posses the area and threatens to wreak havoc on the final days of their vacation. Isolated and ten thousand miles from home, the tourists find themselves caught in the clutches of an … Continue reading

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Film Review: Long Weekend (1978)

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When a suburban couple go camping for the weekend at a remote beach, they discover that nature isn’t in an accommodating mood.

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Australian cinema has often lumped in unfairly with the state of British cinema. Both countries being incapable of producing anything other than kitchen sink dramas and gritty flicks about gangsters in a spot of bovver. Even films such as Muriel’s Wedding will have a dark subtext somewhere. Hell, Animal … Continue reading

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Film Review: Student Bodies (1981)

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A killer named the Breather tallies up a score of teenage bodies in this scathing parody of slasher films.

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Film Review: Aegri Somnia (2008)

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Edgar is living in the shadow of his wife’s sudden death. Haunted by vivid hallucinations and a faceless city threatening to swallow him whole, Edgar’s world begins to unravel as his nightmares become a reality and Edgar is left with a choice: prison or paradise.

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Aegri Somnia translates from Latin to ‘a sick man’s dreams’, which is certainly appropriate for this psychological horror from director James Rewucki. Tyhr Trubiak plays Edgar, … Continue reading

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Film Review: Psycho Holocaust (2009)

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On a scorching summer day 6 friends venture into the mountains for one more vacation before their lives change forever. Unbeknownst to them, their lives would forever be changed anyway. In the shadows awaits a pack of the most evil, the most vile, rejects of humanity that’s addicted to violence and thirsty for blood! This is Psycho Holocaust…

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There are quite a few cabin in the woods-style horror movies. Okay, there’s … Continue reading

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