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Film Review: Deliver Us From Evil (2014)

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NY police officer Ralph Sarchie investigates a series of crimes. He joins forces with an unconventional priest, schooled in the rituals of exorcism, to combat the possessions that are terrorizing their city.

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It’s funny how the powers that be in Hollywood keep foisting “Based on a TRUE story” in front of a lot of the horror films they release, as if that’s gonna make audiences flock to see them. I cling … Continue reading

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Film Review: Under the Skin (2013)

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A mysterious seductress preys upon the population of Scotland.

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A unique experience, new film “Under the Skin” is one movie that fits comfortably in the classification of “dreamlike”. Its ambiguous premise is what also makes it a compelling film to watch, one that centers lovely actress Scarlett Johansson at its core. Scarlett plays the role of a nameless character who spends most of the film … Continue reading

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Film Review: Sx_Tape (2013)

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Adam and Jill attempt to spice up their relationship by recording a sex tape in an abandoned mansion. Realizing they’re not alone in their ominous surroundings, the couple discover some sex tapes shouldn’t be made as their kinky adventure turns into a desperate fight for survival.

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Sx Tape is a paranormal found footage movie that is missing a key component, that being the paranormal essence. That is not to say that … Continue reading

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Film Reviews: “Under the Skin” and “Upstream Color”

I caught two American science fiction mind benders at South Korea’s Jeonju International Film Festival last month that have been very divisive among viewers and critics. I enjoyed them both and recommend auteur Shane Carruth’s Upstream Color, which is his long-awaited follow-up to his debut film Primer, and director Jonathan Glazer’s Under the Skin. Both challenging works are unique artistic visions, and have the following things in common: minimal dialogue, beautiful cinematography, enigmatic storylines … Continue reading

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Film Review: Independence Day (1996)

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“On July 2nd, communications systems worldwide are sent into chaos by a strange atmospheric interference. It is soon learned by the military that a number of enormous objects are on a collision course with Earth. At first thought to be meteors, they are later revealed to be gigantic spacecraft, piloted by a mysterious alien species. After attempts to communicate with the aliens go nowhere, David Levinson, an ex-scientist turned cable technician, discovers … Continue reading

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Film Review: Rigor Mortis (2013)

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A public housing tenement is plunged into a dark storm of supernatural chaos. REVIEW: J-Pop star turned actor turned writer/director Juno Mak makes his directorial debut with Rigor Mortis, a decidedly offbeat but visually stunning homage to Asian horror films of the 80’s. Working with producer Takashi Shimizu (Writer/Director of The Grudge), Mak has fashioned a film light on frights but heavy on atmosphere and dread.  As the film begins, Chin Sio-Ho (Of … Continue reading

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Film Review: Touch of Evil (1958)

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A stark, perverse story of murder, kidnapping, and police corruption in a Mexican border town.

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“This isn’t the real Mexico. You know that. All border towns bring out the worst in a country.”

A quintessential entry in the classic film noir genre, Orson Welles’ misanthropic thriller is not only one of his most polished films but one of the most influential and uncompromising pictures of the 20th century. Very loosely based … Continue reading

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Film Review: Independence Dayaster (2013)

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When Earth is attacked by a hostile alien force, a small town firefighter and a rogue SETI scientist team up to activate the only technology capable of defeating the invaders.

REVIEW:

ok so right from the jump I have to say AWESOME!! A little bit ID4, a little bit War of the Worlds,and a little bit Mars Attacks!

Our story begins in a tiny town called Moose Harbor. Sure…why not? In the … Continue reading

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Film Review: Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013)

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The son of Poseidon and his friends head into the Sea of Monsters to find the mythical Golden Fleece.

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Percy and the gang are at it again. In the spirit of Harry Potter, it is almost certain that 20th Century Fox is trying to do for Percy what the box offices did for Potter. Whether you call it a good thing or bad, you can pretty much sum up these films … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Wicked (2013)

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Office manager LeeSun is at odds with the work performance of the younger, newly hired employee SaeYoung. As LeeSun begins to investigate the young woman’s secretive life and mysterious past, she uncovers things that were better left unknown.

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Film Review: Hunting The Legend (2014)

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In 2008, a deer hunter was taken by something in the Alabama woods. Only his rifle, blood and a 16″ footprint were left behind… Five years later, his son seeks revenge.

REVIEW:

After having just watched a found footage film centered on the legend of Bigfoot (Willow Creek), I hardly expected (or needed) to see another one. But I can’t say I was necessarily surprised to open my mailbox the … Continue reading

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Film Review: Deadly Eyes (1982)

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Contaminated grain breeds overgrown, killer rats in this Golden Harvest production. Dachshunds were dressed up as rats for the special effects.

REVIEW:

Tonight they will rise from the darkness beneath the city… to feed!

Rats the size of dogs! Surely that opener statement should send enough chills to wet your appetite. Under the original title of “Night Eyes” this 1982 rodent horror film makes another appearance in the circuit with a brand new … Continue reading

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Film Review: Dead Ringers (1988)

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Twin gynecologists take full advantage of the fact that nobody can tell them apart, until their relationship begins to deteriorate over a woman.

REVIEW:

“I’ve often thought that there should be beauty contests for the insides of bodies.”

Cronenberg’s 1988 film is a harrowing character study involving not a single protagonist but two. Specifically, twins Stewart and Cyril Marcus who were found dead in their apartment of barbiturate withdrawal on … Continue reading

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Film Review: Rotkappchen: The Blood of Red Riding Hood (2009)

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The story follows Rose, a precocious German 17 year old, as her mother brings her from Germany to live with her grandmother in America.  But things become complicated as Rose is tormented by Nick’s girlfriend Bridgette, and the once quiet town finds itself rattled by a series of gruesome, mysterious murders.

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Film Review: Ravenous (1999)

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Captain John Boyd’s promotion stations him at a fort where a rescued man tells a disturbing tale of cannibalism.

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One of the true underrated cult gems, “Ravenous” is a film that has managed to stay under the radar for quite awhile. With its new release to bluray, the film might finally have a chance to garner the respect that it deserves with a fresh cut arriving onto shelves. A film with a … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Amateur Monster Movie (2011)

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“After a group of boy scouts are mysteriously killed by a wolf-like creature on Cadaverous Island, Walter Romero, whose best friend was among the killed, sets out to find exactly what happened. In order to reach the island, Walter teams up with Johnny Mason, neighborhood stoner, to smoke up Ashley Valinski, neighborhood hottie, and get her to take them out on her father’s boat. But soon after arriving on Cadaverous Island, a … Continue reading

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Film Review: Jodorowsky’s Dune (2013)

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The story of cult film director Alejandro Jodorowsky’s ambitious but ultimately doomed film adaptation of the seminal science fiction novel.

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Dune is a complicated film that arrived in 1984 under the direction of visionary David Lynch. Even under his masterful direction, the film was still regarded as great science fiction that was perhaps too deep for most consumer viewers. By many accounts it was deemed a failure.

I was … Continue reading

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Film Review: Axeman at Cutter’s Creek (2013)

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Nine vacationing twenty-somethings are hunted by an axe-wielding local legend.

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Premise: A bunch of horny young adults travel to a backwoods cabin near Cutter’s Creek to engage in the sport of all out debauchery. After a scary storytelling session talking about the exploits of the “Axe Man,” the killing begins. You’ll never guess who dies first and here’s a spoiler, it isn’t the black guy per the rules of … Continue reading

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Film Review: Penetration Angst (2003)

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In the vein of Audition and Hostel. Helen finds herself having intimacy problems with men. Her private parts are devouring all lovers and leaving her with an insatiable thirst for blood. In order to satisfy her cravings she becomes a prostitute which leads to a death filled tale of murder, madness, and sex.

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Movies are meant to tap into your emotions and cause you to feel things. They can make you happy, … Continue reading

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Film Review: Grand Piano (2013)

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Moments before his comeback performance, a concert pianist who suffers from stage fright discovers a note written on his music sheet.

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World class pianist Tom Selznick has a real problem. During his comeback performance in Chicago he opens up his sheet music only to find the following message written in red across the notes he’s supposed to play – “If you play one wrong note you’re dead!” Sniper John Cusack has … Continue reading

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Film Review: Dead Sea (2014)

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A Marine Biologist is assigned to investigate the mysterious deaths of marine life in an inland salt water lake that have been attributed to a creature thought to have been the stuff of legend.

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