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Film Review: Scanners (1981)

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SYNOPSIS: Of all the billions of individuals on earth 237 are “Scanners”. They have the most horrendous powers ever created and they are winning the final confrontation for world domination. Darryl Revok is generally considered the most powerful of all the Scanners, and is the head of the underground Scanner movement. These abnormal humans have great psychic power, strong enough …

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Film Review: A Night of Horror Volume 1 (2015)

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SYNOPSIS: Ten directors come together for one night of horror with the first annual A Night of Horror: Volume 1 anthology featuring zombies, demonic entities, self-surgery, cannibalism and much more. REVIEW: A Night of Horror: Volume 1 is an anthology horror film created through a partnership between Sydney, Australia’s A Night of Horror International Film Festival and Deadhouse Films. Five …

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Film Review: Zombie High (1987)

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SYNOPSIS: An academy coed (Virginia Madsen) discovers a faculty plot to achieve immortality with a serum made from students’ brains. REVIEW: “Zombie High” belongs to that particular little subset of school-based horror/thrillers wherein the teachers are villains and students are guinea pigs. Watching it I recalled such films as “Strange Behaviour” (aka “Dead Kids”), “Disturbing Behaviour” and, to an extent, …

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Film Review: Lucy (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: An unwilling participant in a drug trafficking scheme involving an experimental new drug, Lucy is inadvertently exposed to the drug’s unusual characteristics. Lucy begins to utilize more and more of her brain capacity to the point where she can not only control her own body, but others around her and things such as phones, computers and gravity. Now she must enlist the help of strangers …

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Film Review: Dark Mirror (2007)

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SYNOPSIS: After moving into a strange old house with her husband and son, Deborah (Lisa Vidal) discovers a mysterious mirror that does more than just cast a reflection. A door to an alternate reality, the mirror awakens a dark side in Deborah that she can’t control. Co-starring David Chisum, Christine Lakin, Joshua Pelegrin and Lupe Ontiveros, this psychological thriller is …

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Film Review: Meeting Evil (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: John is taken on a murder-fueled ride by a mysterious stranger that transforms the weak-willed, disillusioned husband and father into a desperate hero willing to go to any length to protect his family. REVIEW: Meeting Evil a thrilling adventure by Chris Fisher whose script (based on Thomas Berger’s novel) has a wonderfully twisted Twilight Zone feel to it. John …

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Film Review: Deathgasm (2015)

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SYNOPSIS: Two teenage boys unwittingly summon an ancient evil entity known as The Blind One by delving into black magic while trying to escape their mundane lives. REVIEW: Deathgasm is the feature film debut of New Zealander Jason Lei Howden, and what a debut it is. Initially one of several ideas Howden was toying with during the Kiwi contest, Make …

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Film Review: The Host (2006)

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SYNOPSIS: A monster emerges from Seoul’s Han River and focuses its attention on attacking people. One victim’s loving family does what it can to rescue her from its clutches. REVIEW: Here we have a special effects-heavy monster movie from South Korea, in which a huge creature comes out of the sea and goes on a destructive rampage through the city. …

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