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Film Review: The Evil Gene (2015)

SYNOPSIS: FBI agent Griff Krenshaw is dispatched to solve a murder at a federal correctional facility for inmates with a rare genetic defect that leads to psychosis and violence. Once there, Griff becomes convinced that the facility is plagued by a much darker force REVIEW: Perhaps the greatest strength of science fiction is it’s ability to discuss big ideas. Philosophy, …

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Film Review: Hell House LLC (2015)

SYNOPSIS: The opening night of a haunted house taking place in an abandoned hotel, a tragedy occurs. Several years later, with the help of a convenient if not suspicious, amount of found footage, a documentary crew attempts to piece together the events of that night. REVIEW: Director: Stephen Cognetti Starring: Gore Abrams, Danny Bellini, Ryan Jennifer, Jared Hacker, Adam Schneider …

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Film Review: Tales That Witness Madness (1973)

SYNOPSIS: An eccentric psychiatrist introduces a colleague to four particularly bizarre cases, each being the subject of a short story. There’s a boy and his lethal imaginary friend, an antique dealer who slips back and forth in time, a man who becomes romantically involved with a tree stump, and a Hawaiian author planning a very ghoulish luau. REVIEW: Since 1924’s …

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Film Review: Horror High (1973)

SYNOPSIS: After being forced to drink a special chemical he created in the science lab (that turned his gentle guinea pig that he used as a test subject into a violent little monster) high school nerd Vernon becomes a  homicidal monster himself and goes on a killing spree, taking out all the people that bullied him. REVIEW: I’ve always been …

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Film Review: Good Wife (short film from The Profane Exhibit) (2013)

REVIEW: Remember how excited we all were when we first heard about The Profane Exhibit? In case you haven’t heard of it, or maybe can’t remember anymore, it was an extreme horror anthology film announced back in 2011 that, by all accounts, was going to blow everyone’s mind. The collection of filmmakers brought together was the stuff of legends: Ruggero …

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Film Review: Trash Fire (2016)

SYNOPSIS: When Owen is forced to confront the past he’s been running from his whole adult life, he and his girlfriend, Isabel, become entangled in a horrifying web of lies, deceit and murder. REVIEW: Trash Fire is Writer/Director Richard Bates Jr.’s third film. Probably the most notable thing about Bates’ work is his brilliant use of incredibly dark humor. His …

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Film Review: Oh, God! (1977)

SYNOPSIS: “Jerry Landers, a supermarket assistant manager and a good yet non-religious person, suddenly finds a note in the mail one day that grants him an ‘interview’ with God. Thinking it to be a hoax he tosses it away, but when it keeps reappearing he finally gives in. Skeptical at first, he ends up carrying His personal message – that …

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Film Review: Hope Lost (2015)

SYNOPSIS: When prostitution becomes her life she also finds a magic lamp. Her wishes? Well let’s just say mankind has no chance. REVIEW: Ah, the titillations and disappointments in the world of exploitation cinema. There’s almost nothing better, and at the same time worse, in the whole movie world. The eye-catching posters and amazing cover art and scary titles that …

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Film Review: Jacob’s Wrath (short film) (2016)

SYNOPSIS: Alone in an airport’s bathroom, a father embarks on a dark and twisted daydream that leads him to consider assassinating his daughter’s alleged murderer and the three young men who were present when the tragedy occurred. REVIEW: Ok more short films, kiddies! Today we have JACOB’S WRATH, a Canadian film written and directed by Alexandre Carriere. The film stars …

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Film Review: Genki Genki 18

REVIEW: We all have our limits when it comes to repulsion and disgust. Some people are hardcore gorefiends who are constantly testing their limits, who relax to the Guinea Pig and August Underground films. Others are repulsed by the blood and gore of something as seemingly tame as Gremlins. And most horror fans fall somewhere in between. Myself, I’ve always …

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Film Review: The Witching (2016)

SYNOPSIS: Several friends and makers of a paranormal podcast called ‘the Witching Hour,’ go to the location of a supposed witch burning on Halloween night. As they sit around a campfire waiting for the titular witching hour they tell one another spooky stories. REVIEW: Director: Corey Norman Starring: Jessica Bedell, Ian Carlsen, Joanna Clark Going into this blindly like I …

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