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Film Review: Sheep Skin (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: A group of punk rockers kidnap a business man because they believe he is a werewolf. REVIEW: Okay, now that we’re pretty much done with vampires, and zombies have over-stayed their welcome, I say bring on the werewolves. Over the past few years, we’ve already had a bit of a resurgence, haven’t we? Not only have our lycanthrope friends …

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Film Review: Dead Sushi (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: Keiko, the daughter of a legendary sushi chef, runs away from home when his Karate-style regimen becomes too severe. Finding work at a rural hot springs inn, she is ridiculed by the eccentric staff and guests. REVIEW: If you know anything about food, you know about sushi. The Japanese cuisine is made, typically, from rice and raw seafood. It …

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Film Review: Wither (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: Ida and Albin travel to a cabin in the Swedish woodlands for a holiday with friends, but something waits for them under the floorboards. REVIEW: Let’s get this out of the way right up front: Wither (aka Vittra) has sometimes been written off as simply the Swedish version of Evil Dead. Sure, there are a few similarities, mostly to …

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Film Review: Baskin (2015)

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SYNOPSIS: A squad of unsuspecting cops goes through a trapdoor to Hell when they stumble upon a Black Mass in an abandoned building. REVIEW: Five cops sit around a small, empty diner. They talk about sports, they talk about gambling, and they crudely joke about sex. In the kitchen, a guy working the grill starts cooking up some red meat. …

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Film Review: Toilet (short film) (2016)

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SYNOPSIS: There is a legend that every toilet bowl is haunted by devouring demons. REVIEW: Another short film, folks! Today we have TOILET, from Medologia Films, written and directed by Mateus Tavares. Medologia appears to be an artist collective, comprised of filmmakers with a decided appreciation of horror, based in Brazil. A visit to their website (and a little help …

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Film Review: VHS Massacre Cult Films and the Decline of Physical Media (2015)

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SYNOPSIS: This lively documentary explores the rise and fall of physical media and its effect on Independent and cult films. Ranging from the origin of home movies through the video store era, it’s sure to entertain. With icons like Joe Bob Briggs (MonsterVision), Lloyd Kaufman (Toxic Avenger), Greg Sestero (The Room), Debbie Rochon (Return to Nuke ‘Em High), Deborah Reed …

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Film Review: Executions (1995)

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SYNOPSIS: A documentary examines the history and scope of all the different types of executions around the world in an attempt to end the “barbaric practice.” REVIEW: Full disclosure: I’m a proponent of the death penalty, at least in general. If that offends you, feel free to stop reading now. That being said, I also am not here to spread …

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Film Review: Skare (2007)

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SYNOPSIS: A woman who runs a meat production business helps a fleeing mental patient escape. He assists in her business, but soon learns that the business is not as clean as it seems. REVIEW: Skare is a low budget British flick that actually got made twice. The director originally filmed it in 2001 on 16mm film, but it got lost in …

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