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Film Review: The Island Of Dr. Moreau (1977)

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SYNOPSIS: “Shipwrecked Andrew Braddock washes ashore on a remote, tropical island in the Pacific. There he is attended to by the seemingly kindly Doctor Moreau and his dour assistant Montgomery. Also living in Moreau’s stockaded fort is the beautiful and exotic Maria, to whom Braddock is immediately attracted. The island’s natives appear very strange to Braddock, who questions both Moreau …

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Film Review: Omnipotence (short film) (2015)

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SYNOPSIS: Four college students learn that they’re just characters in a deranged writer’s story and all but one of them will soon die. REVIEW: Another short film. Today we have OMNIPOTENCE, written and directed by Jaiden Frost. Interesting concept – four students are hassled by an apparently crazed man in a diner, who informs them they are just constructs of …

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Film Review: The Witch (2015)

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SYNOPSIS: New England, 1630: William and Katherine lead a devout Christian life, homesteading on the edge of an impassible wilderness, with five children. When their newborn son mysteriously vanishes and their crops fail, the family begins to turn on one another. REVIEW: It seems like every year brings us a new horror film that’s supposed to blow away audiences world …

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Film Review: The Orange Man

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SYNOPSIS: In 1987 a disillusioned door to door orange salesman horrifically murders his first victim. Move forward 27years and a land developer is buying an orange grove. He and his 3 friends plan a fishing trip to get his head around the pending transaction, unbeknown to them, his estranged wife and her new boyfriend have also chosen the very same …

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Film Review: Mack Blaster: The World in the Crosshairs (short film) (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: The bloodthirsty bounty hunter Mack Blaster slaughters his way through a nihilistic future world to finally fight his greatest opponent Ringo “Der Schlächter” Mack Man. REVIEW: yet more short films for you, kids! This one makes me really happy. Today we have MACK BLASTER: THE WORLD IN THE CROSSHAIRS (Mack Blaster – Die Welt im Fadenkreuz), written and directed …

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Film Review: R.O.T.O.R (1987)

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SYNOPSIS: Robotic Officer Tactical Operation Research. A prototype robot intended for crime combat escapes from the development lab and goes on a killing rampage REVIEW: is a science fiction movie that seems to rely on the ideas of movies that came before it. It is one part Robocop and one part Terminator and only entertaining to those people who are …

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Film Review: Clean Shaven (1993)

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SYNOPSIS: Peter Winter is a young schizophrenic who is desperately trying to get his daughter back from her adoptive family. He attempts to function in a world that, for him, is filled with strange voices, electrical noise, disconcerting images, and jarringly sudden emotional shifts. He clings to his humanity like a raft, barely afloat in a sea of terror. In …

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Film Review: The Veil (2016)

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SYNOPSIS: Twenty-five years after members of a religious cult committed mass suicide, the lone survivor returns to the scene of the tragedy with a documentary crew in tow. REVIEW: Here’s a curiosity from the book of ‘How’d This Come about Again?’ The Veil stars Jessica Alba, the nation’s sweetheart and star of things such as Sin City and Fantastic Four …

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Film Review: The Woods (2006)

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SYNOPSIS: Set in 1965 New England, a troubled girl encounters mysterious happenings in the woods surrounding an isolated girls school that she was sent to by her estranged parents. REVIEW: I’m a bit of a Lucky McKee aficionado. I consider his “May” to be one of the greatest and most underappreciated horror flicks of this new millennium. Its companion piece …

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