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Film Review: Witch’s Brew (2011)

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When two micro-brewers screw over the town witch, she curses their latest batch of beer. From that point on, everyone who drinks it suffers a gruesome ironic death.

REVIEW:

Any movie that opens with the death of a child is an instant attention grabber. When said child’s flesh ripples and boils with good practical special effects before bursting into flames and, more importantly, there is no cop out cut … Continue reading

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Film Review: Hell Baby (2013)

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An expectant couple who moves into the most haunted house in New Orleans call upon the services of the Vatican’s elite exorcism team to save them from a demonic baby.

REVIEW:

How come nobody told me that 2013 was the year for bad horror film spoofs? We got the putrid “A Haunted House” at the beginning of the year and then “Scary Movie V” stunk up theaters nationwide a few … Continue reading

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Film Review: The ABCs of Death (2012)

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In a bold cinematic experiment, 26 directors from 15 different countries come together to present a collection of 26 shorts on the subject of death. Each director is given a single letter of the alphabet to use as a topic of their short. This is the ABCs of Death.

REVIEW:

Entertaining. Provocative. Disturbing. The ABCs of Death is like the Twilight Zone on crack, a bing-bang-boom collection of horror shorts … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)

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Peter Parker finds a clue that might help him understand why his parents disappeared when he was young. His path puts him on a collision course with Dr. Curt Connors, his father’s former partner.

REVIEW:

Why oh why did the “Spider-Man” franchise need a reboot? Was “Spider-Man 3” really that bad? Is the recent success of Marvel franchises like Iron Man, Thor & Continue reading

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Film Review: Crowbar (2010)

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When a young couple moves into a new house in a new town, something just doesn’t seem right. On their first night, a terrible tragedy strikes these newcomers. The town itself seems to be consuming these strangers. As they search for answers, all they discover are more questions. Will they find the answers in time, or has their fate already been sealed? Crowbar, an intense, edge- of-your-seat thriller that … Continue reading

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Film Review: Penance (2009)

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Amelia is a single mother trying to do right in these hard times. Amelia has a problem though when she learns about her daughter’s medical problems, and the money that it will eventually cost. Amelia decides to make an audition tape to get onto a television show in hopes of raising the money for her debt and future hospital costs. Her desperation for money leads her on a different path … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Legend of Billie Jean (1985)

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A Texas teenager cuts her hair short and becomes an outlaw martyr with her brother and friends.

REVIEW:

One of the true 1985 essential films of that year, “The Legend of Billie Jean” is a movie that has taken quite some time to arrive for viewers (let alone bluray). The DVD itself wasn’t released until year 2011 with its bluray finally shelving in 2014.

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Film Review: Aftermath (2012)

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Searching for a happy ending to a tale of unimaginable disaster and horror, nine strangers find themselves holed up together in a farmhouse cellar in rural Texas. The United States has hastily become embroiled in World War 3.

REVIEW:

It’s always a journey when you take on another “end of world – postapocalyptic” disaster film. We’ve seen all the angles, all the approaches and all the scenarios. Director Peter Engert had … Continue reading

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Film Review: Without Warning (1980)

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An alien creature stalks human prey.

REVIEW:

“Without Warning“, another lost underrated film from the 80’s. This B-grade film has alot of heart and soul despite being lost for the last 2 decades. Surprisingly enough using cheesy props and “fishing line attack-beasties”, the film does a pretty good job at keeping suspense high through-out its duration. This element of suspense serves it well even when we know where its leading up to

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Film Review: Death on Demand (2008)

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Wealthy college student Richard Sachs arranges a web broadcast contest originating from a local haunted house. He entices three young couples to spend Halloween night in the abandoned dwelling by offering $5,000 in prize money.

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Film Review: Toobox Murders (2004)

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A historic Hollywood hotel houses a supernatural evil. It’s been subdued for decades – but when renovations start, a series of murders take place. It’s up to our heroine to solve the mystery.

REVIEW:

The 2004 version of Toolbox Murders is a very loose remake of Dennis Donnelly’s 1978 film of the same name (strangely enough, it was Donnelly’s only movie, as he was mostly a television director, having worked on … Continue reading

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Film Review: Halley (2012)

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Alberto forms an unusual friendship with Luly, the manager of the 24-hour gym where he works as a night guard.

REVIEW:

Despite a pallor that could be indicative of anything from drug addiction to poor diet, Alberto (Alberto Trujillo) is otherwise as innocuous as they come.  Speaking only when directly engaged and rarely looking up from under a drooped head, the few second glances he receives are those of mild fear and … Continue reading

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Film Review: Gag (2006)

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Two professional thieves break into a house in search of a safe, only to discover a man beaten beyond recognition, tied down to torn mattress in a hidden room. They decide to help, only to become trapped by a serial killer whose torture methods will have them begging for death.

REVIEW:

Gag opens up with a dark scene of a girl, chained up, bound, naked, and scared. A tube is strapped to … Continue reading

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Film Review: Shadows of the Dead (2004)

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A couple’s weekend getaway turns into a nightmare after they are stranded in the woods and discover what they assume to be a dead body. The assumption is wrong and John and his girlfriend Jennifer are infected with a deadly disease that will soon ravage their bodies. With no place to go, and no one to turn to, they are forced to find shelter in a deserted cabin. This is where they’ll … Continue reading

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Film Review: Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)

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A depressed musician reunites with his lover, but their romance which has already endured several centuries is disrupted by the arrival of her uncontrollable younger sister.

REVIEW:

A new Jim Jarmusch film is cause for excitement for fans who like his extremely laid back, no rush style of film making. Before I go any further with this review let me state that I’m not one of those fans. I did enjoy Ghost Dog … Continue reading

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Film Review: PumpkinHead (1988)

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Seeking revenge on the city teens who inadvertently killed his only child, small-town shopkeeper Ed Harley (Lance Henriksen) enlists a local witch to unleash the titular demon on the adolescents. When Pumpkinhead’s otherworldly rage goes too far, Ed has a change of heart and tries to save the youngsters he wanted to punish but he’s lost control of the fiend. This 1989 horror film marks the directorial debut of special-effects whiz Stan Winston.

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Film Review: Into The Storm (2014)

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Storm trackers, thrill-seekers, and everyday townspeople document an unprecedented onslaught of tornadoes touching down in the town of Silverton.

REVIEW:

The Black Saint has a tradition that has come to bite me in the ass in recent years. What I’ve done since I was 16 years old is see whatever movie opens on my birthday. This has led me to see some delightful films that I never would’ve thought to watch otherwise … Continue reading

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Film Review: Killer Klowns from Kansas on Krack (2003)

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After being fired from the rodeo, three clowns and a giant chicken get involved with mind-altering drugs that send them on a bloody rampage across Kansas. Pursued by a U.S. Marshall from Utah who specializes in clown cases, they become dangerously entangled with a swindling cult leader whose truck (full of scammed cash) they have stolen to pull their trailer. It’s a crazed festival of guns, puppets, blood, rubber noses and dark … Continue reading

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Film Review: Frankenstein’s Daughter (1958)

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“The grandson of Victor Frankenstein, Oliver (Donald Murphy), is hiding away as a laboratory assistant for the gentle Professor Morton (Felix Locher). While Doctor Morton pursues a pet project, Doctor Frankenstein secretly works his own experiments on his benefactor’s niece, Trudy Morton (Sandra Knight). Although these experiments temporarily disfigure Trudy’s face and cause her to wander aimlessly at night, they are only a build-up to Oliver’s greater goal of recreating life. With … Continue reading

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Film Review: Night Train to Terror (1985)

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An anthology of short horror films that features stories about an evil insane asylum, 2 lovers involved in a death club, and a demonic guy that just refuses to die.

REVIEW:

I watched Night Train to Terror many years ago and didn’t care for it, and when I watched it again recently I think I liked it even less. Normally I love horror anthologies (with Creepshow, After Midnight, and the original Tales … Continue reading

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Film Review: Space Wolf (2003)

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A group of criminals gather together for aggression therapy in the forest and things soon deteriorate to arguments, fist fights, thievery, and stabbings. To make things even worse, a vicious space monster is running around slicing up the stray criminals with razor sharp claws

REVIEW:

When I get assigned movies to watch and review, I always hope for the best. I know that I am likely going to get some sort of … Continue reading

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