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Film Review: Look (2007)


SYNOPSIS: A high school teacher, a department store manager, a convenience store clerk, a lawyer and two sociopaths star in five interconnected stories, all filmed from the perspective of the hundreds of security cameras people pass, and ignore, every day. This fascinating drama from director Adam Rifkin underscores the increasing lack of privacy in the modern world — and asks ...

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Film Review: Long Pig (2008)


SYNOPSIS: A terrifying film that offers a decidedly different take on the gruesome practice of cannibalism. Long Pig – A culinary term that refers to human beings, which according to documented reports, tastes much like pork. For more than 100 years, Halloween night has traditionally been the night that America’s “cannibal elite” feast on Long Pig. These human predators are ...

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Film Review: Until the Light Takes Us (2008)


SYNOPSIS: Taking viewers deep inside the notorious “Inner Circle” that promoted murder, suicide and church burning in the Norwegian black metal subculture of the 1990s, filmmakers Aaron Aites and Audrey Ewell offer up a nuanced and fascinating documentary. Rare footage and interviews with musicians — including Gylve “Fenriz” Nagell, Varg “Count Grishnackh” Vikernes and Jan Axel “Hellhammer” Blomberg — shed ...

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Film Review: Under the Raven’s Wing (2007)


Β  SYNOPSIS: A young filmmaker documents the murder confessions of three young women who seduce him into their strange world of spiritual “dimensions” and “transcendence.” The ringleader, Raven, holds everyone in her psychological grip, until her secret is exposed and a power struggle ensues. REVIEW: “Transcendence is a gift” Often the signs of a low budget film are poor audio, ...

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Film Review: Mindflesh (2008)


SYNOPSIS: MindFlesh is a psycho-sexual horror/thriller about obsession. Chris Jackson is a taxi driver with a childhood trauma. The trauma has made him a portal for obsessions to pass from the mind to the physical world and hence disrupt the world’s multiple planes of reality. Extraterrestrials that police the universe threaten to kill Chris’ friends unless he conquers his past. ...

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Film Review: Vinyan (2008)


SYNOPSIS: When someone dies a horrible death, their spirit becomes confused and angry. They become Vinyan. A couple leaves the civilized world behind and descends into a living nightmare in this chilling horror thriller. Six months after losing her only child in the Southeast Asia tsunami, Jeanne (Emmanuelle Beart, Mission: Impossible) is convinced she sees him in a film about ...

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Film Review: Vampire Diary (2007)


SYNOPSIS: While trolling London’s Goth clubs to chronicle a subculture of wannabe vampires, nascent filmmaker Holly (Morven Macbeth) meets and falls for smoldering lesbian Vicki (Anna Walton) — who turns out to be a bona-fide bloodsucker. Though several vampire-style killings arouse Holly’s suspicions about her new love, she soon finds herself drawn into Vicki’s seductive netherworld in this atmospheric tale ...

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Film Review: The Vampire Assassin (2007)


SYNOPSIS: After living the life of a free spirited spoiled rich vampire, terrorizing the Eastern European countryside, Veronica is brought before her clan elders and ordered to reign in her “bloodlust” or be ostracized by the rest of the clan REVIEW: FILM: THE VAMPIRE ASSASSIN (2007) FILM: BLOODLUST (2004) Greetings once again Boils and Ghouls, to another installment of Indie ...

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Film Review: Witchmaster General (2009)


SYNOPSIS: An evil Voodoo Witchdoctor runs a murder-for-hire business. He’ll do away with your unfaithful wife, your unappreciative boss, or your back-stabbing friend – but the price is your soul! | REVIEW: WitchMaster General Starring: Phil Lewis, Colleen Marie, Vic Martino Director: Jim Haggerty Writer: Jim Haggerty WitchMaster General starts out warmly, as a seemingly loving couple are enjoying a ...

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Film Review: Magic (1978)


SYNOPSIS: Acclaimed director Richard Attenborough helms this unconventional horror-thriller that reveals Anthony Hopkins’s penchant for creepiness years before his Oscar-winning turn as Dr. Hannibal Lecter. After bombing in his first solo performance, a magician’s assistant (Hopkins) holes up with a ventriloquist’s dummy named Fats and eventually hones his act into something spectacular. But when Fats starts talking back, his master’s ...

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