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Film Review: Jinn (2014)

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SYNOPSIS:

Shawn, an automotive designer, enjoys an idyllic life with his new wife Jasmine until it is interrupted by a cryptic message. The message warns of imminent danger and a curse that has afflicted his family for generations.

REVIEW:

Effects overtake plot in this fantasy action film from Ajmal Zaheer Ahmed that is more show reel than it is a fully formed product.

Shawn has it all; a well-paid job as an … Continue reading

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Film Review: Aftermath (2013)

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A dark comedy about one man’s overreaction! Roma’s (Anthony Michael Hall) perfect life unravels when his foreman goes missing and he chooses to fire the wrong guy.

REVIEW:

Aftermath is a mystery of a film in itself. There is so little information about it on the internet that one would think it doesn’t exist. This is an oddity as even obscure films I’ve seen dating back to the 70’s have more facts than … Continue reading

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Film Review: Satanic Panic (2009)

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Inspired by true events, this bloody chiller tells the story of young Toby and Cindy Richards, who are abducted by a Satanic cult. Although Cindy escapes, Toby is never found, and Cindy remains haunted by the ordeal. Twenty-five years later, a group of friends reunites for a camping trip, which goes horribly awry when they’re stranded near the site of Cindy’s abduction and terrorized by fiendish satanists looking for sacrificial … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Landlord (2009)

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The Landlord is the story of Tyler, the unfortunate young owner of a demon-haunted apartment building. While finding tenants has never been a problem for Tyler, keeping them alive long enough to pay rent is. No matter how nicely Tyler asks, he cannot keep the demons from eating the renters (nor even persuade them to wait a month or two). The demons never listen. And why should they? They have … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Scarehouse (2014)

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When two friends open a Halloween fun house on Devil’s Night it is all fun and games until their former sorority sisters begin to arrive. These six sisters are confronted by their past as the night spins out of control.

REVIEW:

It all begins with the two main protagonists, Elaina (Kimberly Sue-Murray) & Corey (Sarah Booth), preparing up the titular setting. Intercut with this are shots of a old video featuring … Continue reading

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Film Review: Bag Boy Lover Boy (2014)

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Meet Albert, an oddball hotdog vendor who is shocked to find himself suddenly becoming the bizarre muse of enigmatic NYC photographer Ivan Worthington. But shocks come his way, even more so when, amidst his role in Ivan’s disturbing photographs for which he poses, Albert finds out just how difficult it is to succeed in the art world, leading him to take some disturbing photographs of his own that suit his … Continue reading

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Film Review: Call Girl Of Cthulu (2014)

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When a virginal artist falls in love with a call girl, she turns out to be the chosen bride of the alien god Cthulhu. To save her, he must stop an ancient cult from summoning their god and destroying mankind.

REVIEW:

Carter Wilcox (David Phillip Carollo) is a nebbish in the purest sense of the word. So much so that despite the fact that has a sexually adventurous, yet protective roommate named Erica … Continue reading

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Film Review: Disengaged (short film) (2014)

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A determined young woman faces the daunting task of taking care of her neighbors after a post-apocalyptic event leaves them frozen in place.

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Film Review: The Pyramid (2014)

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An archaeological team attempts to unlock the secrets of a lost pyramid only to find themselves hunted by an insidious creature.

REVIEW:

It seems odd that a horror movie like The Pyramid would open in December, smack dab in the middle of a slew of prestige films looking for award consideration. Could it be that director Gregory Levassuer & screenwriters Daniel Meersand/Nick Simon believe that their film is worthy of some kind … Continue reading

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Film Review: Bigfoot Wars (2014)

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After a mysterious slew of grisly killings, sasquatches and humans tangle in a small Southern town. The local sheriff and a backwoods hunter must stand up to the monsters . . . before it’s too late.

REVIEW:

Another low-rent made-for-TV creature feature? Yes, indeed . . . more of the same from director Brian T. Jaynes (the BOGGY CREEK remake). BIGFOOT WARS is a film whose existence will forever be denied by … Continue reading

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Film Review: Spirits of the Fall (2008)

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This Halloween, the spirits are restless and things that go bump in the night are closer than they seem for Chris, a widower who is coming to terms with his loss. While living in his hotel, strange things begin to happen. Voices in the night and faces at the window are not uncommon and things are about to get a lot worse when he is forced to face the paranormal and … Continue reading

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Film Review: Isis Rising: Curse of The Lady Mummy (2013)

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SYNOPSIS:

Teens on a museum field trip accidentally awaken the soul of ISIS, an ancient Egyptian sorceress seeking to resurrect her dead lover.

REVIEW:

Director: Lisa Palenica
Writers: Ted Chalmers, Annie T. Conlon, Lisa Palenica
Stars: Priya Rai, James Bartholet, Michael Alvarez, Lisa Palenica

Isis Rising: Curse of The Lady Mummy is an E-grade horror staring Priya Rai, a hardcore porn actress, as the titular character. Basic plot (not always a … Continue reading

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Film Review: Day of the Mummy (2014)

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In hope of getting his hands on the famed diamond known as the Codix Stone, Jack Wells joins a group of archaeologists out to explore a newly discovered tomb in Egypt, that of the cursed king Neferu. When the Mummy of the king returns from the dead seeking human victims, Jack is in for the most horrifying experience of his life.

REVIEW:

Found footage. It’s a method of storytelling that has become … Continue reading

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Film Review: Psycho II (1983)

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After twenty-two years of psychiatric care, Norman Bates attempts to return to a life of solitude… but the specters of his crimes — and his mother — continue to haunt him.

REVIEW:

“Goodnight, Mary.”

The original film (directed by Alfred Hitchcock in 1960) was essentially the first slasher film and, in turn, initiated a new avenue of horror that has, by now, become passĂ© (though, nonetheless, commercially successful). The manipulative nature of Hitchcock’s … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Maze Runner (2014)

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SYNOPSIS:

Thomas is deposited in a community of boys after his memory is erased, soon learning they’re all trapped in a maze that will require him to join forces with fellow “runners” for a shot at escape.

REVIEW:

With The Hunger Games movies wrapping up next year, Hollywood isn’t going to sit on its laurels waiting for the next big thing. Already this year we’ve had Divergent and The Mortal Instruments: City of … Continue reading

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Film Review: In the Land of Cannibals (2004)

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Commandos head deep into the Amazon jungle to rescue a general’s daughter who has been kidnapped by a cannibal tribe.

REVIEW:

Before we even get into the movie itself, I want to talk about the title of this film. Or should I say, titles? Here, we’ll be going with the title In the Land of Cannibals, which is simply a translation of the Italian title, Nella terra dei cannibali. But, much … Continue reading

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Film Review: Creep (2004)

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Trapped in a London subway station, a woman who’s being pursued by a potential attacker heads into the unknown labyrinth of tunnels beneath the city’s streets.

REVIEW:

Director: Christopher Smith
Writer: Christopher Smith
Stars: Franka Potente, Sean Harris, Vas Blackwood

Creep, Christopher Smith’s maiden feature before the fun Severance and family feature Get Santa, is a dark, gritty tale about Kate (Franka Potente) a women in the wrong place at … Continue reading

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Film Review: Hollywood’s New Blood (1988)

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SYNOPSIS:

A group of actors on an acting retreat in the middle of the woods are stalked and killed by a trio of homicidal brothers.

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Film Review: Hillbilly Horror Show (2014)

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Hillbilly Horror Show (Vol. 1) is a one-hour anthology of short horror films created by up-and-coming filmmakers and hosted by our favorite, fun loving and beer-guzzling hillbillies, Bo, Cephus and their “”Smo-Kin”” cousin Lulu. Created by award winning writer and producer Blu de Golyer (House Of Good And Evil) and veteran actor and producer Bo Keister (Remember The Titans).

REVIEW:

Gosh all mighty, what do ya’ll make of all this? The film we … Continue reading

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Film Review: Tales From the Crypt (1972)

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SYNOPSIS:

Five people get lost in a crypt and meet up with a strange crypt keeper who tells them stories of how they died.

REVIEW:

Holy Jeebus, I haven’t seen this film since I was a kid. Based on the classic “Tales from the Crypt” and “The Vault of Horror” comics from EC, written by Bill Gaines, Al Feldstein, and Johnny Craig, this 1972 classic horror is sheer cheesy goodness.

This is, as … Continue reading

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Film Review: Madhouse (2004)

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SYNOPSIS:

A young psychiatric intern unearths secrets about the mental health facility in which he works.

REVIEW:

Director: William Butler
Writers: William Butler, Aaron Strongoni
Stars: Joshua Leonard, Jordan Ladd, Natasha Lyonne, Lance Henriksen

Madhouse is a horror/thriller which straddles the fine line between clichĂ© and, er, non-clichĂ©. Utilizing a cast of horror regulars, Director, William Butler (Gingerdead series, Disney Game On) does a pretty solid job with a pretty ho-hum … Continue reading

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