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Film Review: Leprechaun: Origins (2014)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Two young couples backpacking through Ireland discover that one of Ireland’s most famous legends is a terrifying reality. REVIEW: Over the past decade and a half, numerous attempts have been made to help wrestling stars break into mainstream television and film. Many of these attempts have led to wrestling stars have remaining relatively unknown. Their legacy …

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Film Review: Tusk (2014)

Rate This MovieSYNOPSIS: When podcaster Wallace Bryton goes missing in the backwoods of Manitoba while interviewing a mysterious seafarer named Howard Howe, his best friend Teddy and girlfriend Allison team with an oddball ex-cop to look for him. REVIEW: As I was watching Kevin Smith’s latest film, Tusk, I began to wonder who came onto the Hollywood scene first: Smith …

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Film Review: Chastity Bites (2013)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: In the early 1600’s, Countess Elizabeth Bathory slaughtered more than 600 young women, believing if she bathed in the blood of virgins that she would stay young and beautiful forever. Still alive today, she’s found a perfect hunting ground for her ‘botox’ as an abstinence educator in conservative America, and the young ladies of San Griento …

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Film Review: Worm (2013)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: In a future where we have lost the ability to dream, people have turned to Fantasites, a parasite that induces the user’s wildest fantasies. When socially awkward Charles starts using the miracle product he finally meets the girl of his “dreams.” However, Fantasites come with some disturbing side effects that leave his chances with her squirming …

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PiFan Film Fest, Day 4: Baal’s Flowers, Asmodexia, Whispers Behind the Wall, Housebound

Rate This MovieEach year I see at least 36 films at the Pucheon International Fantastic Film Festival, and thankfully only about 2 out of that number are usually clunkers. I don’t enjoy writing negative reviews without discussing some positive aspects, but Baal’s Flowers leaves me with pretty much nothing to recommend. This Italian production is a loosely woven, slow-paced piece …

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Film Review: Fantom Kiler (1998)

Rate This MovieSYNOPSIS: Fantasy and reality become blurred as a misogynistic, masked killer ritually stalks and kills beautiful women who he has encountered previously. REVIEW: To take a look at the cover art and movie poster of Roman Nowicki’s 1998 release and debut film, Fantom Kiler, one might think it looks more like a P*rno than a horror movie. One …

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Film Review: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)

Rate This MovieSYNOPSIS: A group of five hippies on a road trip through the backwaters of 1970’s rural Texas fall prey to a murderous cannibalistic family making up of a leather-masked chainsaw-wielding maniac, his knife-wielding grave robber brother, and their cannibal chief father and decaying grandfather. REVIEW: Written by: Tobe Hooper Kim Henkel Directed by: Tobe Hooper Starring: Marilyn Burns, …

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