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Film Review: The Expendables (2010)

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Barney Ross leads the “Expendables”, a band of highly skilled mercenaries including knife enthusiast Lee Christmas, martial arts expert Yin Yang, heavy weapons specialist Hale Caesar, demolitionist Toll Road and loose-cannon sniper Gunner Jensen. When the group is commissioned by the mysterious Mr. Church to assassinate the merciless dictator of a small South American island, Barney and Lee head to the remote locale to scout out their opposition. Once there, … Continue reading

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Film Review: Darkness (2009)

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A man leaves his busy city life for the peace of the country home where he spent his early childhood. His new life is soon disturbed by strange events

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There have been quite a few films over the course of the horror genre taking on the name of “Darkness”, so it’s always a bit of a puzzle as to if I’d seen one before or not. No, actually this … Continue reading

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Film Review: Psychosis (2010)

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Susan is a successful crime fiction writer who moves to England with her less than faithful husband (why would anyone cheat on someone that looked like Charisma Carpenter? I have no idea). Once there she starts seeing people who aren’t there and strange things that no one else can see. Is it all in her mind (she is recovering from a nervous breakdown), is someone trying to driver her insane, or … Continue reading

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Film Review: Chanbara Beauty (aka Onechanbara: The Movie) (2008)

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The movie adaptation of the hit Onechanbara video game series! In the year 20XX, scientifically created zombies roam the world in record numbers. Despite this, Aya is determined to track down her father’s killer, a person who was once close to her. With sword in hand and wearing nothing but her trademark bikini and cowboy hat, she sets off to settle the score. Aya is joined on her path to … Continue reading

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Film Review: Kichiku Dai Enkai (Banquet of Beasts) (1997) – CAT III

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A leftist political group in 1970’s Japan is left without a leadership after their leader Aikawa is imprisioned. Aikawa’s girlfriend Masami is left in charge of the group, whose activities include drinking, drug use, sex, and of course the murder of traitors to the group.

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Directed by: Kazuyoshi Kumakiri
Starring: Shigeru Bokuda, Sumiko Mikami, Shunsuke Sawada, Toshiyuki Sugihara

Before I even begin to go into this review I want you do … Continue reading

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Film Review: Stop the Bitch Campaign (2009) – CAT III

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Following “Stop the Bitch Campaign” (2001) and “Stop the Bitch Campaign: Hell Version”(2005), “Stop the Bitch Campaign” (2009) is the third version of the series which has garnered strong cult support. The third-generation of heroin is played by AV actress, Rio. Her rival named Kuni is played mysteriously by Kenichi Endo, who also played the same role in the second version. The original work is written by Hideo Yamamoto who … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Unbelievable (2009) – CAT III

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Based on a popular TV programme that explores the unseen and unexplainable, this big screen version follows a film crew to the eerie and mysterious location of Thailand. However, while shooting for a new TV programme series, the crew becomes totally unprepared for what they will encounter.

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At first start, I was gearing up to be entertained from the introduction and build up. This movie converted from TV series … Continue reading

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Film Review: Thirst (aka Bakjwi) (2009)

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Sang-hyun, a priest working for a hospital, selflessly volunteers for a secret vaccine development project intended to eradicate a deadly virus. However, the virus eventually takes over the priest. He nearly dies, but makes a miraculous recovery by an accidental transfusion of vampire blood. He realizes his sole reason for living: the pleasures of the flesh.

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Director: Chan – Wook Park
Produced: Chan-Wook Park * Young-Ook … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Untold Story (Human Meat Roast Pork Buns) (1993) – CAT III

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In 1978 in Hong Kong, a grisly murder takes place. Eight years later, on a Macao beach, kids discover the severed hands of a fresh victim. A squadron of coarse, happy-go-lucky cops investigate, and suspicion falls on Wong Chi Hang, the new owner of Eight Immortals Restaurant, which serves delicious pork bao. The hands belong to the missing mother of the restaurant’s former owner; he and his family have disappeared; … Continue reading

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Film Review: Zombies, Zombies, Zombies (2008)

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A drug experiment gone wrong produces a league of blood-thirsty zombies. It is up to a small band of exotic dancers trapped in a gentleman’s club to fight back. Together they must rely on their wits and skills to survive the night, and pray that they don’t become victims of the flesh-eating zombies!

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Zombies Zombies Zombies is a very run of the mill low-budget picture on the tail of … Continue reading

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Film Review: Zombie Night (2003)

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Helmed by director David J. Francis and packing a visceral wallop, this postapocalyptic horror flick stars Danny Ticknovich, Sandra Segovic, Dwayne Moniz and Andrea Ramolo. In World War III’s nightmarish atomic aftermath, any survivors exposed to the chemical residue left behind soon begin to mutate into flesh-eating ghouls. Facing overwhelming odds, can the quick defeat the undead in the planet’s ultimate showdown?

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Ok, take a deep breath..as this one’s … Continue reading

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Film Review: Death Tunnel (2005)

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Movie is based on the True Stories and Hauntings of Waverly Hills Sanatorium in Louisville, Kentucky. This horrific Five story structure is listed as one of the Top Ten Scariest Places on Earth, due to the 63,000+ deaths within this monument of Terror. They were then carried through the massive Five hundred foot underground Tunnel to their final resting place. The story involves Five girls on a college initiation, dared … Continue reading

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Film Review: Zombie Love (2009)

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Zombie Love tells the story of Dante, a 200 year old zombie, who falls in love with Claudia, a mortal girl, after he saves her from an attack by two grave robbers. Thinking that a zombie could never win her love, he changes his flesh eating ways to win the girl of his dreams. The closer Dante gets to his desired love, the harder he finds it to maintain the facade, especially … Continue reading

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Film Review: Zombie Apocalypse (2008)

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When college roommates Mark and Tom go out for a night at the bar, the last thing they expected to find was a machete wielding stranger and a horde of the undead. With the help of amateur photographer and video store clerk Raven, the unlikely party fights their way into an epic conflict between the living…and the dead. Zombie Apocalypse is a feature-length over-the-top action/adventure/horror movie…made for a shoestring budget … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Golem (1920)

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“In 16th-century Prague, a Jewish rabbi creates a giant creature from clay, called the Golem, and using sorcery, brings the creature to life in order to protect the Jews of Prague from persecution.” (courtesy IMDB)

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The Gothic tradition had always been stronger in Germany than anywhere else, ever since the Romantic Movement at the beginning of the Nineteenth Century. At the heart of the Gothic was a revolt … Continue reading

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Film Review: Ghost Story (1981)

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“Four successful elderly gentlemen, members of the Chowder Society, share a gruesome fifty-year-old secret. When one of Edward Wanderley’s twin sons dies in a bizarre accident, the group begins to see a pattern of frightening events developing.” (courtesy IMDB)

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Ghost Story (1981) is another film about a cohesive social group (not religious zealots this time, but four upper-class old men in a small New England town) repressing forces … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Fury (1978)

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“A secret US agency behind the unscrupulous Childres gathers children with parapsychological abilities and trains them to become killers in war situations. To rescue his son, who was officially declared dead after an arranged accident, the ex-CIA agent Peter investigates against Childres.” (courtesy IMDB)

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If Dressed To Kill (1980) is Brian DePalma‘s Psycho (1960), and Obsession (1976) his Vertigo (1958), then his vastly overlooked thriller The Fury (1978) … Continue reading

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Film Review: Freaks (1932)

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“A carnival barker displays a sideshow freak called the Feathered Hen and tells her story. Cleopatra, a trapeze artist with the carnival, is adored by a midget named Hans. Frieda, Hans’ fiancĂ©e (also a midget), warns Hans that Cleopatra is only interested in him so that he will give her money. Cleopatra has an affair with Hercules, and when Frieda lets it slip that Hans is to come into an … Continue reading

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Film Review: Frankenstein Versus The Creature From Blood Cove (2005)

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“Near an isolated beach on California’s coast, a sinister plan is underway in a laboratory of horror. Three renegade scientists have resurrected the Frankenstein Monster and they have also created a genetically engineered half-man half fish abomination, to use as secret weapons in the fight against terrorists worldwide. However, disaster strikes when the terrifying monsters chemical brainwashing fails and the entire plan goes to hell! Instead of stopping terror, these … Continue reading

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Film Review: Forbidden Planet (1956)

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“An expedition is sent from Earth to Altair in the constellation of Aquilae (some seventeen light years from Earth) to discover what happened to a colony of settlers on its fourth planet, Altair IV. What they discover is how and why an alien race of geniuses destroyed itself overnight while leaving their technology intact at some point in the distant, distant past.” (courtesy IMDB)

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“Another one of them … Continue reading

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Film Review: Fatal Attraction (1987)

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“Happily married New York lawyer Dan Callagher has an affair with his colleague Alex, and the two enjoy a love weekend while Dan’s wife and kid are away. But Alex will not let go of him, and she will stop at nothing to have him for herself. Just how far will she go to get what she wants?” (courtesy IMDB)

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Male protagonist Dan (Michael Douglas), for no obvious … Continue reading

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