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Film Review: Der Todesengel (Angel of Death) (1998)

SYNOPSIS: Story about a raped model who takes bloody revenge. German Extreme horror film –  mixture of amateur-gore, bad but entertaining acting, some semi-hardcore scenes, much blood and extremely bad taste. REVIEW: Der Todesengel translates into English as “Angel of Death,” but I guess that wasn’t an accurate enough title for Andreas Bethmann (director of Rossa Venezia, Exitus Interruptus, and …

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Film Review: The Dinosaur Experiment (2014)

SYNOPSIS: Fossil Ridge, once believed to be a cattle ranch is discovered to be a breeding ground for vicious prehistoric velociraptors. When the bloodthirsty dinosaurs escape, the townspeople must fight to survive the deadly raptors. REVIEW: I’m not too sure what’s going on here but The Dinosaur Experiment was released late last year as Raptor Ranch and that’s about the …

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Film Review: Kill Your Darlings (2013)

SYNOPSIS: A murder in 1944 draws together the great poets of the beat generation: Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs REVIEW: Allen Ginsberg’s “Howl and Other Poems” made its debut nearly fifty years ago, and remains quintessential material for scarf-wearing hipsters and literary students alike.  His angry, often obscene diatribe against commercialism and conformity still resonates today, though no …

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Film Review: Painted Skin: The Resurrection (2012)

SYNOPSIS: According to ancient lore, if a human freely offers their heart to a demon, that monster can become mortal, experiencing the true pains and passions of existence. This is the ultimate triumph of the underworld. Xiaowei (Xun Zhou, THE GREAT MAGICIAN, FLYING SWORDS OF DRAGON GATE), a millennia-old fox spirit, is freed from her frozen prison and transforms into …

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Film Review: The Lost (2006)

SYNOPSIS: A charismatic psycho suspected of killing two innocent campers in a cold-blooded double homicide grows increasingly unstable as his suburban empire starts to crack at the foundations. REVIEW: It took a while for his work to make its way to the screen but Jack Ketchum is a force to be reckoned with. The one man responsible for spearheading this …

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Film Review: Unlucky Charms (2013)

SYNOPSIS: Five girls vie for a chance to model diva Deedee DeVille’s fashion line, but they’re soon competing for their lives against four mythical beings, led by the mischievous Farr Darrig. REVIEW: There was a time in my youth, during the wonderful heyday of “Garbage Pail Kids” trading cards/stickers/unchewable gum, that I recall one of the many lesser successful coattail …

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Film Review: The Penny Dreadful Picture Show (2013)

SYNOPSIS: In an old rundown movie theater, a supernatural sweetie, Penny Dreadful settles in to watch a trio of short films with her horror movie cohorts, the zombie love-sick Ned and her furry friend Wolfboy. Penny has set up three blind dates to find herself the love of her life who must first endure a frightening, gore-filled fright film: “Slash-in-the-Box,” …

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