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Film Review: Near Death (2004)


SYNOPSIS: Three people researching a book about the murder of a famous actress travel to a house inhabited by ghouls. When they discover the truth behind the actress’ disappearance, they must fight for their lives to end her curse.  REVIEW: Directed by Joe Castro, the man who brought us Terror Toons, Near Death explores exactly how small of a budget …

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Film Review: Afterdeath (2015)


SUMMARY: Five young people wake up dead. Washed up by the tide they scramble to an abandoned beach house, soon realising that the perpetual night and blasts of pain suggest this is some version of hell. Between in-fighting and attacks by a demonic shadow creature, they recall the collapse of the nightclub that brought them here – and begin seeing …

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Film Review: Southbound (2015)


SYNOPSIS: Five interlocking tales of terror follow the fates of a group of weary travellers who confront their worst nightmares – and darkest secrets – over one long night on a desolate stretch of desert highway. REVIEW: Anthologies are a hit and miss style. The use of multiple segments means that some of the stories will be better than others. …

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Film Review: The Dark Place (2014)


SYNOPSIS: Keegan returns to California’s wine valley to make peace with his estranged family, and finds a mystery that endangers the lives of the people he loves. REVIEW: Written and directed by Jody Wheeler (In the Closet, Judas Kiss) and produced by Blue Seraph Productions (Begging for Shorts, Something Like Summer), The Dark Place is a drama/mystery film targeted at …

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Film Review: The Green Marker Scare (2012)


SYNOPSIS: Starting as an old-school sleuth story, young Noreen begins investigating the suspicious circumstances surrounding her father’s death, uncovering a shocking and sinister conspiracy that has been wreaking havoc in her hometown for years. REVIEW: Got a feature film this time, just to be different. And this is totally different. Today we have THE GREEN MARKER SCARE, an animated film …

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Film Review: Grin (short film) (2015)


SYNOPSIS: A young woman faces old demons in this creepy horror short film. REVIEW: Another short film! Today we have GRIN, directed by Danny Donahue and written by Mr. Donahue with Casey Fichtner. Actually, this film is basically a two-person production. Every position on the entire crew is one or the other of these two people with the exception of …

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Film Review: Excess Flesh (2015)


SYNOPSIS: Obsessed with her sexy roommate, Jill violently imprisons Jennifer in their apartment in a twisted attempt to bring them closer together. REVIEW: Excess Flesh is a disturbing, in your face film about two women who live together in Los Angeles. On one hand, you’ve got Jill (Bethany Orr), a shy, somewhat timid, self conscious young woman whose idea of …

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Film Review: Sociopathia (2015)


SYNOPSIS: A special effects and makeup artist for film productions has a deep dark secret that she struggles to conceal. The real work begins after hours when she murders her lovers to preserve each as her own cadaverous playthings. REVIEW: Directed by: Ruby Larocca,Rich Mallery Starring: Tammy Jean, Asta Paredes, Nicola Fiore The lead role of Mara played by Tammy …

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Film Review: Dysmorphia (short film) (2012)


SYNOPSIS: One man prepares to remove a limb that he perceives as being ‘alien’ or ‘foreign’ REVIEW: The short films continue! Today we have a film from Scotland called DYSMORPHIA, written and directed by Andy Stewart. The film stars Gordon Holliday as a man with a serious psychological problem. Our nameless character suffers from Body Dysmorphic Disorder, a very serious …

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