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Film Review: The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988)

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SYNOPSIS: An anthropologist goes to Haiti after hearing rumors about a drug used by black magic practitioners to turn people into zombies. REVIEW: Wade Davis, a Harvard-educated anthropologist, traveled to Haiti in the early eighties to research the Vodou religion and its practices.  His specific focus was concentrated on zombies, and the assortment of ingredients utilized in creating the poisonous powder that transforms a …

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Film Review: Class of Nuke ‘Em High Part 3: The Good, the Bad and the Subhumanoid (1994)

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SYNOPSIS: The fully grown and muscular, yet only two- year-old offspring of a human father and subhumanoid mother, Adlai Smith must protect his beloved Tromaville from an evil corporation and his evil twin brother hell-bent on turning the town into a toxic wasteland. REVIEW: When you watch a Troma movie you are not going into it expecting strong character development, …

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Film review: Caesar And Otto’s Paranormal Halloween (2015)

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SYNOPSIS: Half-brothers Caesar (Dave Campfield) and Otto (Paul Chomicki) agree to house sit for a home with an ominous history. Apparitions, floating objects and possessions soon torment the witless duo unveiling a torturous secret in trademarked side splitting fashion in this satirical homage to contemporary horror films. REVIEW: Directed by: David Campfield Starring: Dave Campfield, Paul Chomicki, Scott Aguilar, JamieLee …

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Film Review: Below (2002)

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SYNOPSIS: In the dark silence of the sea during World War II, the submarine U.S.S. Tiger Shark prowls on what should be a routine rescue mission. But for the shell-shocked crew, trapped together in the sub’s narrow corridors and constricted spaces, this is about to become a journey into the sensory delusions, mental deceptions and runaway fear that lurk just …

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Film Review: Deadtime (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: A Birmingham-based band are ordered by their unhappy record company to an old warehouse; the goal being to re-start their ailing careers with a kick-ass new promo video. Unfortunately the band and their entourage find themselves targets of a mysterious knife-wielding maniac, haunted by the voice of Satan, and out for revenge. REVIEW: As much as I love horror …

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Film Review: The Dark Hour (La hora fría) (2006)

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SYNOPSIS: The eight years boy Jesús has been living in a crumbling underground facility since he was born with eight survivors of an apocalyptical war: the leader Maria and her lover Pablo; the gays Lucas and Mateo; the astronomer Magdalena and the teenager Ana; the soldier Pedro and the lonely Judas. They are permanently is state of surveillance, threatened by …

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Film Review: The Brain Eaters (1958)

SYNOPSIS: “Strange things are happening in Riverdale, Illinois. A huge, seemingly alien structure has been found jutting out of the earth. Sent to investigate the origin of the mysterious object, Senator Walter Powers discovers that parasites from the center of the earth have infiltrated the town, taking control of the authorities and workers, making communication with the outside world impossible, …

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Film Review: The Morgue (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: About six strangers who find themselves stranded overnight at a rural morgue. REVIEW:Directors – Halder Gomes, Gerson Sanginitto Starring – Bill Cobbs, Heather Donahue, Lisa Crilley The movie starts, the screen is black and a quote appears. “Whenever you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.” Okay, strong start, …

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Film Review: The Wolfman (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: Set in the late 1880s, the film keeps the plotline of the original, with Lawrence Talbot (Benicio del Toro) meeting his father (Anthony Hopkins) following the death (and in the remake, disappearance) of his brother. The film details events during Lawrence’s past that led to his estrangement from his father (which includes Gwen), and the setting is changed from …

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Film Review: Miss Zombie (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: A wealthy married couple decide to ignore strict laws banning zombies in private homes and takes in a female zombie to groom as their housekeeper. When the zombie arrives, they also receive a note warning against feeding her any type of meat and also a loaded handgun. Meanwhile, the scarred zombie named Sara (Ayaka Komatsu) endures horrors, while longing …

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