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Film Review: Growing Out (2009)

SYNOPSIS: After moving into a decrepit house, struggling songwriter Tom (Michael Hampton) finds an unlikely roommate in the form of a live human hand sprouting from his basement floor. As the mysterious growth continues to evolve, so does its relationship with Tom, who’s also busy falling in love with his neighbor’s girlfriend, Veronica (Devon Iott). Dark comedy, horror and musical …

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Film Review: Battle Of Los Angeles (2011)

SYNOPSIS: Nearly 70 years after the US military engaged an mysterious flying craft in the nighttime sky over Los Angeles, the vengeful interplanetary visitors return to settle the score in this sci-fi action adventure starring Kel Mitchell and Nia Peeples. When the invaders attempt to cripple the military by destroying our communications technology, disgraced Air Force Reserve Captain Tyler Laughlin …

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Film Review: The Inheritance (2011)

SYNOPSIS: Five ambitious cousins set out on a family reunion during a winter storm. They hope to please the elders and secure their inheritance, a fortune that dates back to days of slavery. Their Uncle Melvin welcomes them with open arms, but warns them to respect their family traditions. During the weekend, as each of the cousins mysteriously disappears, they …

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Film Review: Slices (2008)

SYNOPSIS: In the tradition of Creepshow, this macabre anthology features five short horror films, including “The Exterminator,” in which a ruthless businessman gets a taste of his own medicine — and then some — when he’s abducted by his own hatchet man. Other eerie tales include “Turnout,” “The Range,” “Night Scream” and “Dead Letters,” in which a grieving writer discovers …

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Film Review: Frankenstein Unlimited (2009)

SYNOPSIS: A feature-length anthology project composed of six independently produced short films by young Montreal filmmakers all using the themes of the original Frankenstein novel as inspiration REVIEW: Written & Directed by: Matthew Saliba, Matthew Forbes, King-Wei Chu, Maude Michaud, Martin Gauthier, Peter James Starring: Christina Sciortino, Kayden Rose, Aimee Davison, Brad Carmichael, Kayla St. Cartier, Christophe Cecconi  QUICK FIX: From the …

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Film Review: Furnace (2007)

SYNOPSIS: It started as a murder-suicide case at a maximum security prison, but as Detective Michael Turner (Michael Paré) investigates, he finds that the truth is more terrifying. Something evil stalks the facility, a demonic force that kills indiscriminately. Turner races to stop the entity before it kills again, but how do you fight an enemy you can’t see? Ja …

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Film Review: From Within (2008)

SYNOPSIS: When a rash of mysterious suicides strikes the idyllic burg of Grovetown, it galvanizes the faith of the largely Christian community, which staunchly clings to its evangelical beliefs. Convinced that the deaths are the work of something far more sinister than sheer fate, teenagers Lindsay (Elizabeth Rice) and Aidan (Thomas Dekker) band together to unearth the real culprits … …

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Film Review: Friday the 13th (2009)

SYNOPSIS: Jared Padalecki, Danielle Panabaker and Aaron Yoo headline director Marcus Nispel’s chilling remake of the classic 1980s slasher-thriller that spawned a legendary horror franchise. Ignoring the warnings of the locals, a group of teenage camp counselors takes on the job of reopening Camp Crystal Lake — on Friday the 13th no less, and raise the ire of Jason Voorhees …

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Film Review: Freaky Farley (2007)

SYNOPSIS: When Farley Wilder (a weirdo peeping Tom in a small New England town) meets a daring young woman, he gains the confidence to both stand up to his domineering father and also save the town from the hushed-up secret that’s been killing people for decades! REVIEW: “Freaky Farley” isn’t freaky but it’s definitely a really bizarre little film. Half …

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