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Film Review: Anna (2013)

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John Washington, a “memory detective,” is assigned a seemingly simple case: he must make Anna Greene, a disturbed sixteen-year-old on a hunger strike, eat. Difficulties ensue, though, as he finds Anna could be much more dangerous than she seems.

REVIEW:

What if a sixteen-year-old girl was a diabolical genius? For real, imagine what that would be like. For real. And such is the spirit of Jorge Dorado’s new psychological thriller, ANNA.

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Film Review: The Dead Hate the Living (2000)

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When a renegade band of young filmmakers break into an abandoned hospital to make their horror epic, they stumble upon a real dead body and decide to use it in their movie. They accidentally bring it back to life, open a portal to a dead world that releases dozens of other zombies, then struggle for their lives in a desperate attempt to flee from the creatures who apparently have them hopelessly trapped … Continue reading

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Film Review: Blood Widow (2014)

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Laurie and Hugh are a successful young couple who have just closed on a weekend home away from the city. Unbeknownst to them, the neighboring property contains the crumbling remains of a boarding school that was shuttered in the wake of an unspeakable massacre. The sole survivor of that massacre still resides in the ruins of the school, hiding from the world and wanting only to be left alone. When Laurie and … Continue reading

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Film Review: Vulgar (2000)

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A man who performs as a children’s birthday party clown tries to piece his life back together after being gang-raped.

REVIEW:

For a movie that has such a cool intro – credits roll over a disembodied clown nose, while subtle, creepy music plays under the visuals, making you think of a number of 1980’s slasher classics – Vulgar certainly is a clunker. Think Clerks, with all the ridiculous dialogue and pseudo-edgy attempts … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Basement (1989)

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Four strangers are summoned to the basement of an abandoned house by a mysterious entity known only as The Sentinel. One after another, they are forced to witness heinous deeds they have yet to commit – and which will damn them for all eternity.

REVIEW:

From Camp Motion Pictures, THE BASEMENT is a re-release of an older film from their catalogue. It’s kind of fun.It was made in 1989 and is an … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Sacrament (2014) – Review 2

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A newsteam trails a man as he travels to an undisclosed location to find his missing sister. Upon entering “Eden Parish” and meeting the community’s leader, it becomes apparent to the newcomers that this paradise may not be as it seems.

REVIEW:

Young director Ti West has come a long way and has built up quite a reputation in the years since his first feature he directed, The … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Chambermaid (2004)

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‘Ryan loves Julia. Julia loves Istvan. Istvan loves Julia. Julia falls in love with O’Ryan. Julia falls out of love and ends up hating O’Ryan. O’Ryan hates Istvan. Istvan hates O’Ryan. O’Ryan hates his mother. His mother hates everyone!

REVIEW:

I have to admit that this film was not what I expected.

Apparently an erotic thriller from the UK, the story seems to draw from several sources such as the classic victorian … Continue reading

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Film Review: Stop the Bitch Campaign: Hell Version (2004)

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In Tokyo, prostitution in the name of “Enjo Kosai” is in fashion among some high school girls. A mysterious man Kuni lament such girls but cannot deny a strong desire for them. He punish the girls by having sex with them without paying them. He calls this operation “Stop the Bitch Campaign” for public justice…..

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There is a small hotel (well, maybe brothel would be more accurate) full of teenage girls, … Continue reading

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Film Review: Demon Resurrection (2008)

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SYNOPSIS:

A cult leader summons undead servants to retrieve what is his from a reformed cult member.

REVIEW:

What makes a bad horror movie enjoyable? There are so many things, I know. And every lowbrow’s taste is unique. But I find the best bad horror films are unified by their sense of daring. They’re made by people unafraid to “push it,” to go over the top. They’re made by people who recognize they … Continue reading

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Film Review: Penumbra (2011)

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A woman hesitantly rents an apartment to an eerie man who she soon realizes has a part in the solar eclipse that is taking place.

REVIEW:

The MO on Penumbra describes this South American horror film to be in the vein of Polanski with its gradual build up, air of mystery, and subtle secrecy suggesting something more diabolical cooking in the background than its obvious surface plot. Marga is one … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Monkey’s Paw (2013)

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SYNOPSIS:

Jake is given a monkey’s paw that grants three wishes. After the first two wishes leave his friend Cobb undead, Cobb pushes Jake to make a final wish.

REVIEW:

Presented as more of a sequel to the short story by W.W. Jacobs rather than as a straight up re-telling, director Brett Simmons has hit a solid double with The Monkey’s Paw which features some good performances & ambiance but doesn’t seem to … Continue reading

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Film Review: Saving Grace B Jones (2009)

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Landy and his family have a pretty happy life together until his sister Grace-who has been in an insane asylum for most of her adult life-moves in with them. It isn’t long before things start to go downhill as a result and before you know it Landy’s world begins falling apart. Based on a true story.

REVIEW:

I like to allow myself at least one serious, non-horror movie a year and … Continue reading

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Film Review: Kill List (2011)

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Eight months after a disastrous job in Kiev left him physically and mentally scarred, ex-soldier turned contract killer, Jay (NEIL MASKELL: RISE OF THE FOOTSOLDIER), is pressured by his partner, Gal (MICHAEL SMILEY: DOWN TERRACE), and wife Shel (MYANNA BURING: THE DESCENT), into taking a new assignment. As they descend into the dark and disturbing world of the contract, Jay beings to unravel once again – his fear … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Black Cat (1934)

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“Honeymooning in Hungary, Joan and Peter Allison share their train compartment with Doctor Vitus Werdegast, a courtly but tragic man who is returning to the remains of the town he defended before becoming a prisoner of war for fifteen years. When their hotel-bound bus crashes in a mountain storm and Joan is injured, the travelers seek refuge in the home, built fortress-like upon the site of a bloody battlefield, of famed architect … Continue reading

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Film Review: Edge of Tomorrow (2014)

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As the world faces an alien invasion, Major William Cage (Tom Cruise) finds himself in hot water as he is shipped off to the front lines deemed a deserter and a coward. On the battlefield he encounters a rarely seen enemy that sets off a series of events resulting in Cage reliving the day over and over again. With only the war-hero Rita Vrataski believing, and understanding, his fate, Cage begins to … Continue reading

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Film Review: Rock N Roll Frankenstein (1999)

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Bernie Stein is a sleazy music agent who decides to (literally) create the next big rock star. With the help of his scientist nephew and a drug addict roadie the trio steal the body parts of deceased rock legends and combine them together to make a creature that they think will be the greatest musician of all time. Due to Iggy the roadie’s incompetence a crucial body part (Jim Morrison’s … Continue reading

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Film Review: Rec 2 (2009)

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SYNOPSIS:

The action continues from [Rec], with the medical officer and a SWAT team outfitted with video cameras are sent into the sealed off apartment to control the situation.

REVIEW:

Quick question? What do you get when you cross a zombie film (or infected for that matter)with the Exorcist? Yep you guessed it, we are talking about the follow up to the runaway hit [REC] titled [REC2]

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Film Review: Good Neighbours (2010)

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Takes place in 1995, the year of the second referendum on the separation of Quebec. In the dead of winter, a serial killer is on the loose in the small Montreal neighborhood of Notre Dame de Grace. The tenants of an old apartment house must figure out who they can trust and who they can’t.

REVIEW:

Good Neighbors starts off like most dramatic apartment-style … Continue reading

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Film Review: Saint (Sint) (2010)

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A horror film that depicts St. Nicholas as a murderous bishop who kidnaps and murders children when there is a full moon on December 5.

REVIEW:

You better watch out, you better not…. Ok, couldn’t resist. Santa Claus is not coming to town but his evil persona Saint Nicholas is. Call it an old saint Nick slasher film or maybe a much needed quality Xmas time horror movie (Dutch style). … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Haunting (aka NO-DO: Beckoning) (2010)

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Hoping for a fresh start after a debilitating bout of postpartum depression, pediatrician Francesca (Ana Torrent) and her husband, Pedro (Francisco Boira), move to a house in the country. But soon, Francesca begins having mysterious visions and starts to question her sanity. After encountering a series of ghostly visitors, Francesca realizes that the old house holds dark secrets — especially the attic and the basement, which are both locked.

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Film Review: Trasharella (2009)

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The Hollywood Vampire has cursed every Starlet for centuries. Helena is a Hollywood newcomer following her dream of becoming a Scream Queen just like her idol, a B-Movie Star gone missing. Many ghosts of blonde bombshells and movie stars haunt Helena’s Summer dwelling and come to assist her in killing the Hollywood Vampire once and for all. But more than channeling dead movie stars, she must become a … Continue reading

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