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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.

REVIEW:

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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Film Review: Stitch (2014)

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Parents grieving the loss of their young daughter head to the deep desert for a healing ritual, where they unexpectedly release sinister forces.

REVIEW:

There are times when a film suffers from its own ambition when the people behind the project simply aim too high. In the world of low budget film making it is essential to work within your limits and for a director to extract the best from his cast … Continue reading

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Film Review: They Came from the Ether (2014)

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A door-to-door vacuum salesman named John Henry struggles to keep his job, his wife and his sanity until he encounters an alien who crash lands in a nearby field. Desperate for success, he agrees to sell alien technology to unsuspecting townsfolk until a rash of missing person reports leads Detective Mike Washurn back to their dastardly plot.

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They Came From the Ether, from director James Pronath, is made for a specific audience … Continue reading

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Film Review: Chasing the Devil (2014)

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Patrick McCord doesn’t accept the explanation of his sister’s mysterious death as suicide, and instead teams up with a team of paranormal investigators to delve deeper into the inexplicable circumstances that surround what he believes to be murder.

REVIEW:

Demonic possession has been getting a lot of play in Redbox kiosks and Netflix queues these days.  Since “The Exorcist” threw down the gauntlet by inspiring mass hysteria and controversy in 1973, it has not … Continue reading

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Film Review: Stage Fright (2014)

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A snobby musical theater camp is terrorized by a blood-thirsty killer who hates musical theater.

REVIEW:

Although the words “Horror” & “Musical” aren’t exactly bosom buddies there have been a few memorable films that dared to combine the two and attempt to make something memorable. Although most would immediately assume that “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” (1975) is the great granddaddy of the sub genre, I would consider Ray Dennis Steckler’s “The … Continue reading

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Film Review: Jurassic Park (1993)

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“On Isla Nublar, a new park has just been built with genetically engineered dinosaurs. Tragedy strikes when one of the workers is killed by a velociraptor. The founder of the park John Hammond (Richard Attenborough) requests paleontologist Doctor Alan Grant (Sam Neill) and his assistant, Doctor Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern) to come to the park and ensure that it is safe. Also joining them are Hammond’s lawyer Donald Gennaro (Martin Ferrero) and … Continue reading

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Film Review: Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs (1937)

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“A beautiful girl, Snow White, takes refuge in the forest in the house of seven dwarfs to hide from her stepmother, the wicked Queen. The Queen is jealous because she wants to be known as the fairest in the land, and Snow White’s beauty surpasses her own. The dwarfs grow to love their unexpected visitor, who cleans their house and cooks their meals. But one day while the dwarfs are at their … Continue reading

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Film Review: Like a Doll (short film) (2014)

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2014 French short horror film directed by Joseph Catté

REVIEW:

I’ve long believed that the French make some of the most f*cked up horror movies ever released (how about Baise Moi, Irreversible, Inside, Martyrs, In My Skin – to name just a few!) and Like a Doll – despite being only 5 minutes long – seems to fall comfortably into this idea as well.

The story itself is told with subtlety and much … Continue reading

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Film Review: Kiddy Kiddy Bang Bang (short film) (2012)

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Killer twin sisters wage war on a monster who just attacked their friend.

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Film Review: Love Me Deadly (1973)

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A coven of devil-worshipping necrophiliacs moves to Los Angeles and sets up their base of operations out of a funeral home.

REVIEW:

If you’re looking for an out-there introduction to a movie, there aren’t many better options than the first ten minutes of director Jacques Lacerte’s 1973 (and apparently only) movie, Love Me Deadly. It opens with a funeral, friends and relatives shedding tears over the loss of their loved one. Each … Continue reading

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Film Review: Call Girl (short film) (2014)

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SYNOPSIS:

“In one man’s attempt to exploit his date night via video-chat, he ends up sharing something far more disturbing.”

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Film Review: War of the Worlds: Goliath (2012)

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An animated film that takes place 15 years after the events of H.G. Well’s classic tale of Martians invading Earth.  The Martians return but this time around mankind is ready thanks to a special military unit known as ARES that uses advanced technology and weaponry that rivals that of the alien invaders. The war is on, but who is going to be on the winning side?

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When I was younger there … Continue reading

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Film Review: Rabid Love (2013)

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Five recent college grads go for one last vacation in the woods during the summer of 1984 and one of them is infected with a mad scientist’s synthetic rabies virus.

REVIEW:

One of the most intriguing areas of horror film making is the low budget horror film. These are moves that end up being either complete garbage made solely to make a movie, or a calling card for aspiring artists who want … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Talisman (short film) (2014)

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A nomadic drifter is contracted by a hideous creature to deliver a sacred item – The Talisman – to an abandoned warehouse where he encounters an eternal, evil force that reveals his fateful destiny.

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Film Review: Apocalypse Kiss (2014)

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In this futuristic science fiction thriller, government security agent Jerry Hipple has been unsuccessfully tracking the city’s most infamous criminal The Red Harvest Killer. When two nomadic lovers, Katia and Gladys enter the city the death count rises and are being credited as Red Harvest killings. Obsessive compulsive Adrian, the actual Red Harvest Killer becomes furious that the sexy serial killing duo are grabbing media attention … Continue reading

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Film Review: Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

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After defeating the alien invasion with the Avengers, Captain American/Steve Rogers slowly grows accustomed to the brave, new world around him making new friends in Sam Wilson and the Black Widow and finally learning to trust Nick Fury. When an old enemy reveals itself, with plans to remove millions of its enemies in one quick precision attack, it is up to Captain America to go rogue, against S.H.I.E.L.D. itself, becoming a … Continue reading

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Film Review: Event 15 (2013)

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Three soldiers get trapped in an elevator when terrorists set off a dirty bomb. But when White escapes, her world turns upside down as she realizes nothing is what it seems.

REVIEW:

As a big fan of psychological horror, Event 15 ticked a lot of boxes for me. It explored relationships between people in a highly stressful situation, as well as throwing a few curve balls in there to keep the audience … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Truth About Emanuel (2013)

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Emanuel (Kaya Scodelario), a troubled young woman, becomes preoccupied with her mysterious new neighbor (Jessica Biel), who bears a striking resemblance to her dead mother.

REVIEW:

This is a dark drama exploring issues of loss, motherhood and secrets, and there’s an intensity to this film that some might find unsettling. I’m not entirely sure if the more surrealistic elements of the film worked, but there was certainly a fresh and creepy quality present … Continue reading

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