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Film Review: Phobia (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: After a car accident kills his wife, Johnathan MacKinlay developed agoraphobia (the fear of going outside) and keeps himself secluded in his apartment when he becomes aware of a violent home-invader and also starts having visions of his dead wife. REVIEW: Directed by Rory Douglas Abel Starring Michael Jefferson, Emma Dubery Johnathan MacKinlay (Michael Jeffereson) has a problem. He ...

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Film Review: Patrick (1978)

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SYNOPSIS: A comatose hospital patient harasses and kills though his powers of telekinesis to claim his private nurse as his own. REVIEW: “One thing’s for certain: Patrick never does anything on purpose.” The 1978 thriller, Patrick, was a milestone in Richard Franklin’s cinematic career. Its success allowed for such cult classics as Road Games and Psycho 2, though Franklin never ...

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Film Review: Zombie Games: The Knackery (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: Contestants enter into battle against one another on a popular reality TV show called The Knackery. Of course, there’s a twist to this violent program: the producers unleash hordes of zombies onto the set in order to make things more challenging for the contestants. REVIEW: THE KNACKERY has an ethic, a grindhouse purism, which is both commendable and impressive. ...

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Film Review: Prince of the Night (aka Nosferatu in Venice) (1988)

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SYNOPSIS: Professor Paris Catalano visits Venice hoping to find the vampire, Nosferatu in the year 1786 REVIEW: Directed by Augusto Caminito, Mario Caiano, Starring Klaus Kinski, Christopher Plummer, Donald Pleasance, and Barbara De Rossi A sequel of sorts to Werner Herzog’s Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979), this movie tells the story of Nosferaut (in lieu of Dracula) going to Venice in ...

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Film Review: American Guinea Pig: Bouquet of Guts and Gore (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: Japan’s darkest secret has become America’s newest nightmare REVIEW: If you’re reading this review, you’re no doubt already familiar with the legendary Guinea Pig films from Japan. If not, long story short, they’re a group of hardcore gore films from Japan, made in the 1980’s, definitely not for the squeamish, that pretty set new standards for how disturbing and ...

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Film Review: Late Phases (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: A blind army veteran moves into a retirement community where people and animals have been mysteriously dying off. REVIEW: Director: Adrián García Bogliano Starring: Nick Damici, Ethan Emby, Lance Guest, Tina Louise Ambrose (Nick Damici) is a blind Vietnam vet who is moving into a retirement community and already picking out headstones for his own funeral. His son, Will ...

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Film Review: Mondo Cannibal (2004)

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SYNOPSIS: The network where the famous anchorwoman Grace Forsyte works, is collapsing and she would do everything to regain the favour of the audience, therefore she convinces her professional team to go to the Amazon jungle for a sensational scoop about the cannibals REVIEW: Combining the sensational brutality of mondo documentaries with the jungle adventures that saturated silver screens during ...

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Film Review: Ju-On: White Ghost Black Ghost (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: JU-ON: WHITE GHOST tells the story of senior high school student Arkane whose strong ESP power induces him into seeing Mirai, the tragic ghost of an old school friend. JU-ON: BLACK GHOST tells the chilling story of a young woman called Fukie who discovers that she’s carrying an unborn ‘grudge’, which vengefully curses all those around her REVIEW: Ju-On: ...

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