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Film Review: Dead of Nite (2013)


SYNOPSIS: When an investigative team arrives on the scene of the ill-fated Jericho Manor to record an episode for their internet show Seeing is Believing they soon realize there is something more sinister on hand than any of them could have bargained for. REVIEW: “It’s not just ghosts that go bump in the night…” Directed By: SJ Evans Starring: Tony …

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Film Review: Phantom Of The Opera (1943)

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SYNOPSIS: “Pit violinist Claudin hopelessly loves rising operatic soprano Christine Dubois (as do baritone Anatole and police inspector Raoul) and secretly aids her career. But Erique Claudin loses both his touch and his job, murders a rascally music publisher in a fit of madness, and has his face etched with acid. Soon, mysterious crimes plague the Paris Opera House, blamed …

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Film Review: Shin Godzilla (2016)


SYNOPSIS: An unknown accident occurs in Tokyo Bay’s Aqua Line, which causes an emergency cabinet to assemble. Suddenly, a giant creature appears from out of the water, destroying town after town in its wake, and heading for the capital. This mysterious giant monster is named “Godzilla”. REVIEW: After the middling success of Gareth Edwards take on Godzilla (2014), it comes …

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Film Review: Undead (2003)


SYNOPSIS: When an intense meteor shower covers the countryside, it spreads an incurable infection among the people of a peaceful fishing town, transforming them into flesh-eating zombies. Running for her life, a local girl named Rene finds refuge in an isolated farmhouse, where she meets four others who survived the disaster. Together, they fend off the walking dead and learn …

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Film Review: RatMan (1988)


SYNOPSIS: For some unknown reason a mad scientist creates a nasty little creature that is part rat and part monkey. One night the little fellow escapes from his cage and goes on a vicious killing spree. REVIEW: It’s a well-known fact that I’m completely and utterly terrified of monkeys, and to be honest I’m not too fond of rats either …

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Film Review: Sinister (2012)


SYNOPSIS: Found footage helps a true-crime novelist realize how and why a family was murdered in his new home, though his discoveries put his entire family in the path of a supernatural entity REVIEW: Halloween season always seems to bring out the most frightening of films. 2012 has been rather abundant in horror films, though you can’t say that the …

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Film Review: Long Time Dead (2002)


SYNOPSIS: A group of college students play with an Ouija board in an attempt to connect to the spiritual realm. Unfortunately, the drunken participants actually succeed in contacting a spirit that spells out the words “all die” on the board. Spooked, the students immediately close up the board, bringing the demonic spirit into their world. Soon enough, members of the …

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Film Review: Entrance (2012)


SYNOPSIS: Suziey Block stars as a young woman living out her twenties in a city. She shares a rather nice apartment with a roommate while maintaining a job at a local coffee house. Her life is pretty routine until a series of strange events start to happen. First there was that strange car that seemed to be following her when …

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Film Review: Woodfalls (2014)


SYNOPSIS: When a family of travellers move to a rural town, conflict ensues amongst the locals. Stigmatised as ‘gypsies’, they are not welcomed into the community. REVIEW: A book should never be judged by its cover.  The same can be said for movies and titles.  An interesting title can pique interest in potential viewers.  However, that doesn’t mean the movie …

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Film Review: Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989)


SYNOPSIS: Two seemingly dumb teens struggle to prepare a historical presentation with the help of a time machine. REVIEW: “The funniest comedy in the history of history” A fun film for its time, the now cult film “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure” was a silly adventure-comedy directed by Stephen Herek starring future A-lister Keanu Reeves and “The Lost Boys” actor …

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Film Review: Adam K (2016)


  SYNOPSIS: A day in the life of mild-mannered and seemingly good-natured auto insurance claims manager Adam Kraul. He sets out to be a do-gooder and make friends, however ends up with mutilated victims in his wake when his invitations for friendships are rejected. REVIEW: Late in the 2016 thriller Adam K, one of the central characters is run through …

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Film Review: Blood and Black Lace (1964)


SYNOPSIS: A shadowy killer in black brutally murders fashion models. REVIEW: “Perhaps female beauty makes him lose his head and kill.” In 1964, horror maestro Mario Bava, for better or worse, practically invented the cinematic giallo (a horror subgenre which harkened to Italian paperbacks released in the 1930’s which translated mystery novels and were characteristically yellow) and later, slasher genres …

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