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Film Review: The Boy (2016)

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SYNOPSIS: An American nanny is shocked that her new English family’s boy is actually a life-sized doll. After violating a list of strict rules, disturbing events make her believe that the doll is really alive. REVIEW: Automatonophobia: The fear of ventriloquists dummies, animatronic creatures, wax statues or something that represents a being that appears to have emotions or perceptions. Pediophobia: …

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Film Review: Dogtooth (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: Three teenagers live isolated, without leaving their house, because their over-protective parents say they can only leave when their dogtooth falls out. REVIEW: Dogtooth (aka Kynodontas) is not the typical “extreme” film that gets reviewed over here at Horrornews.net. There are no serial killers on the loose, no torture sequences that look so real you have to watch a …

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Film Review: Sonny Boy (1989)

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SYNOPSIS: A small-town crime boss accepts delivery of a stolen car, only to find there’s a baby in the back-seat. He and his transvestite “wife” cut out the boy’s tongue and raise him as a mute accomplice in their crimes. When the grown “Sonny Boy” escapes and tries to make contact with the outside world, the attention he draws to …

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Film Review: Silent Retreat (2016)

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SYNOPSIS: Six members of a media company go on a weekend business retreat at an isolated lodge in the woods. When one of the members goes missing, they discover that the lodge was formerly a private mental institution that had been shut down after allegations of devious misconduct. One by one, they fall victim to the dark secrets buried at …

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Film Review: Mosquito (1995)

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SYNOPSIS: Science-fiction becomes horrifyingly real for a park full of innocent campers, as a hideous horde of mutated mosquitos viciously attack without warning! A band of survivors flees the bloodthirsty swarm in a death-defying attempt to warn the world of the mosquito menace. Led by a brave young couple and a resourceful government agent, the group realizes their only hope …

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Film Review: O Christmas Tree (short film) (2015)

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SYNOPSIS: Spreading the Christmas cheer through the gift of song, four carolers find themselves in for the night of their lives when they stop at the home of sweet old Mabel (Bonnie McCrae). REVIEW: Another short film! Today we have a little bit of holiday cheer called O CHRISTMAS TREE, written/directed by Greg Kovacs. Ah, the holidays. Christmas carolers singing …

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Film Review: Invaders (short film) (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: A pair of home invaders consider their potential character choices just prior to their planned invasion. REVIEW: More short films! An American film this time, INVADERS by writer/director Jason Kupfer. This is a crowdfunded project, and also an award winner at Slamdance and Fantasticfest among other festivals. We have two guys in a car, gearing up for an apparent …

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Film Review: Postmen Don’t Deliver on Christmas (short film) (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: For some odd reason Janet Morvina has been receiving packages in the mail that she asked Santa for over 20 years ago. Janet then begins to have a sneaking suspicion that the Postman is stalking her. REVIEW: More short films! Today we have POSTMEN DON’T DELIVER ON CHRISTMAS, written and directed by Bryian Keith Montgomery Jr. I recognized his …

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Film Review: Nightsatan and the Loops of Doom (short film) (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: A post-holocaust action adventure set on the deserted wastelands of Eastern Finland in 2034. A trio of synthesizer warriors calling themselves Nightsatan conduct musical rituals in order to maintain what is left of their sanity. REVIEW: Yet another short film, although this one isn’t the usual fare. From Twisted Films and writer/director Christer Lindstrom (AKA CHRZU), we have NIGHTSATAN …

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Film Review: The Final Girls (2015)

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SYNOPSIS: A young woman grieving the loss of her mother, a famous scream queen from the 1980s, finds herself pulled into the world of her mom’s most famous movie. Reunited, the women must fight off the film’s maniacal killer. REVIEW: Nostalgia is pretty big in the movie world right now.  The use of properties from the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s …

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Film Review: The Hallow (2015)

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SYNOPSIS: A family who moved into a remote mill house in Ireland finds themselves in a fight for survival with demonic creatures living in the woods. REVIEW: When I heard they were rebooting THE CROW using the original Eric Draven storyline, I scoffed at the idea. Then I heard about all the probelms, directors and actors jumping ship, I was …

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