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Film Review: In Defence of Traditional Marriage (short film) (2013)

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This satire of the marriage equality movement is presented with a documentary feel, until an act 2 twist brings in classic horror tropes.

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Marriage is not often a topic for a horror, even a horror short, and so I was most curious about what to expect from this 6-minute piece. I was pleasantly surprised and thought that the juxtaposition of romance and horror worked a treat. Because the lighting … Continue reading

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Film Review: Call Me Crazy (short film) (2012)

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A charming young cannibal tries to win over a relationship-jaded vampire within the confines of an insane asylum.

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This insane horror short has got to be the only one of its kind – described as a cannibal/vampire rom-com on their Facebook page, this is certainly not something many people have encountered before. (Vampires and werewolves, now that’s a different story!). I loved the quirky style of Call Me Crazy and thought … Continue reading

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Film Review: Island Of Lost Souls (1932)

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“After his ship goes down, Edward Parker is rescued at sea. Parker gets into a fight with Captain Davies of the Apia and the Captain tosses him overboard while making a delivery to the tiny tropical island of Doctor Moreau. Parker discovers that Moreau has good reason to be so secretive on his lonely island. The doctor is a whip-cracking task master to a growing population of his own gruesome human/animal experiments. … Continue reading

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Film Review: Sunset Boulevard (1950)

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“In Hollywood of the fifties, the obscure screenplay writer Joe Gillis is not able to sell his work to the studios, is full of debts and is thinking in returning to his hometown to work in an office. While trying to escape from his creditors, he has a flat tire and parks his car in a decadent mansion in Sunset Boulevard. He meets the owner and former silent-movie star Norma Desmond, who … Continue reading

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Film Review: Call Back (2009)

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After trying to seduce a naĂŻve young actress, an overly cocky young horror director has the tables turned on him when the actress and her girlfriend restrain him and proceed to torture him in the same manner he had tortured people in the film that made him famous.

REVIEW:

As most horror enthusiasts know, helpless, attractive young women often dominate the victim market. Trembling, sweaty, scantily-clad, and typically promiscuous women find themselves … Continue reading

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Film Review: End of the World (2013)

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A group of Apocalyptic fanatics must use their knowledge of apocalyptic movies to save the world from a devastating solar flare.

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Over the past few years, I have become exceedingly fascinated by the idea of bad movies. The low quality of the productions combined with the poor scripting helps to highlight the effort, fun, or lack thereof in the movies. With that said, it probably comes as no surprise that I … Continue reading

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Film Review: After (2012)

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When two bus crash survivors awake to discover that they are the only people left in their town, they work together to unravel the truth behind the strange events.

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It is always nice to see a film that successfully combines a variety of genres, and After does just that – with elements of sci-fi, horror and romance all featuring at some point or another. Indeed, I know that most films these … Continue reading

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Film Review: A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge (1985)

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A teenage boy is haunted in his dreams by Freddy Krueger who is out to possess him to continue his murdering in the real world.

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In 1985, hot off the tail off the successful release of “A Nightmare on Elm Street” came the rather odd follow up “A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge“. That notion wasn’t too big of surprise … Continue reading

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Film Review: Home Sweet Home (2013)

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A young married couple comes home from a date night to discover that they are imprisoned in their own house with a methodical killer inside.

REVIEW:

Jeez, where do I begin here?

ok well, I would like to begin by saying that I didn’t HATE this film. There are a lot of good things I can say about it…and I will…but I digress…
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Film Review: The Devil’s Men (1976)

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A satanic cult kidnaps 3 young people and Priest Donald Pleasence and Costas Skouras must save them from the hands of this evil!

REVIEW:

The Devil’s Men (aka Land of the Minotaur – 1976) is standard 70’s fare. There’s always something nostalgic about 1970’s back lot horror, from the over dramatic acting to the in your face screams for no apparent reasons, there is so much to love and laugh about. … Continue reading

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Film Review: Oculus (2014)

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Siblings Tim and Kaylie Russells are reunited after being separated for 10 years. They revisit and investigate the horrifying night they last saw each other: the night their parents died. Kaylie begs Tim to fulfill a promise they made to each other as their family was ripped apart. Together they return to their family home to face their fears, to uncover the truth about what happened and to destroy the supernatural forces that … Continue reading

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Film Review: Poseidon Rex (2013)

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Amidst an underwater treasure hunt, a revived dinosaur emerges from the sea floor to terrorize a small island off the coast of Belize.

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CGI dinosaurs, Caribbean accents, big breasts, six-pack abs, drug dealing, explosions, assault rifles, buried treasure, deep sea diving: these are just a few things to expect from Poseidon Rex, the new creature feature by Mark L. Lester, director of such genre classics as Commando, Class of 1984, and Firestarter.

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Podcast: Horror News Radio – Eps 53

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“Captain, in Order to build a better world, sometimes means tearing the old one down… And that makes enemies.” – Alexander Pierce. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) from directors Anthony Russo and Joe Russo is destroying the box office with is theatrical release, making it yet another successful super hero film in Marvel Studio’s cinematic universe. The grue-crew finally seduce brother Dave over to the dark side of comic book fantasy films with this perfect blend of … Continue reading

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Film Review: Psychotic State (2014)

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David Coleman, a bipolar twenty-six year old man is one of those people that the world likes to pick on. David is bullied and abused by everyone around him, including his adopted father. When David gets fired from his job after a run in with a couple of bullies, he loses his medical benefits and stops taking his medication. This causes David to go into a psychotic state and in a twisted … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Machine (2013)

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Two computer programmers fall in love as they create the first ever piece of self-aware artificial intelligence, which is designed to help humanity. But things go wrong when the Ministry Of Defense steals their breakthrough and teaches it to become a robotic weapon.

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It’s sort of a Tinseltown axiom to make movies about computers/robots with advanced A.I. every so often. Way back since Fritz Lang’s Metropolis (1927) and … Continue reading

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Film Review: Ghost Shark (2013)

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When rednecks on a fishing trip kill a great white shark, its spirit comes back for revenge, and soon turns its sights on the town of Smallport. Teenage Ava, her younger sister Cicely and friend Blaise witness the start of the ghost shark’s rampage but the authorities don’t believe their story. With the help of a crotchety lighthouse keeper named Finch the teens discover that the spectral shark can hunt wherever there’s … Continue reading

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Film Review: Deadly Presence (2014)

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Three friends looking for a night of fun decide to stay in a supposedly haunted house. Several days later Candace finds herself in the midst of strange happenings. When she calls on her friend for help, it’s up to her to seek the answers.

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Before the review begins, I want to make you a promise. You do not deserve the pain and agony of reading the terrible puns … Continue reading

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Film Review: Evil Never Dies (2014)

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Harry Payne, a reformed gangster, has retired to the country town Norfolk just in time for a slew of disturbing, occult-related murders.

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Harry Payne (Tony Scannell) has just served ten years in prison for the murder of his boss and best friend, Eugene McCann (P.H. Moriarity). Judging by all the tremulous, violent flashback sequences, you’d guess that Harry’s still—well—haunted by his past. “I lost everything when I pulled that trigger,” he … Continue reading

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Film Review: In The Realm of the Senses (1976)

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In The Realm of the Senses is based upon a real-life incident which took place in Japan on 17th May 1936. This incident was the particularly gruesome murder of Kichizo Ishida by his lover, Abe Sada: after having choked Ishida to death, Sada cut off his penis and carried it around with her until she was caught two days later.  Oshima’s film centres on the love affair between Ishida … Continue reading

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Film Review: Ultimo Mondo Cannibale (1977)

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An oil prospector escapes from capture by a primitive cannibal tribe in the Philippine rain forest and heads out to locate his missing companion and their plane to return home.

REVIEW:

You already know Cannibal Holocaust, director Ruggero Deodato’s most (in)famous film to date, but did you know that he actually had a “cannibal trilogy,” Cannibal Holocaust (1980) being the middle film? It’s true, I wouldn’t lie to you. Part … Continue reading

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Film Review: Big Bad Wolves (2013)

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A series of brutal murders puts the lives of three men on a collision course: The father of the latest victim now out for revenge, a vigilante police detective operating outside the boundaries of law, and the main suspect in the killings – a religious studies teacher arrested and released due to a police blunder.

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A suspected child murderer is captured by a vigilante cop & beaten to a pulp in order … Continue reading

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