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Film Review: Zombie Hunters (2008)

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In this future, nature is restricted and virtual games now provide both the landscapes and the hunting grounds. A group of hunters will make it outside for a traditional hunt

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Film Review: Rosemary’s Baby (2014)

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A young couple move into a new apartment, only to be surrounded by peculiar neighbors and occurrences. When the wife becomes mysteriously pregnant, paranoia over the safety of her unborn child begins controlling her life.

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I’d love to know who the genius was at NBC who decided that a made for television remake of Roman Polanski’s “Rosemary’s Baby“ was a good idea. I … Continue reading

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Film Review: Compound Fracture (2013)

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Michael Silna has just gotten custody of his only sister’s son after she was murdered by her husband before his very eyes. To fulfill his sister’s dying wish, Michael takes his nephew and wife and makes the journey home to his only other living relative: his estranged, eccentric (and extremely paranoid) father who is obsessed with building an unassailable compound. Once there, Michael hopes to repair his shattered family, but instead he finds … Continue reading

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Film Review: Assault: Jack the Ripper (1976) – CAT III

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The title Assault: Jack the Ripper is slightly misleading. This is not a film about Jack the Ripper or a variation thereof, but rather a demented Japanese version of Bonnie and Clyde with knives instead of guns and a great deal more sex and less love. Here, a withdrawn chef in a restaurant hooks up with a bossy and slightly obnoxious waitress. After accidently killing a rather unfortunate hitchhiker one rainy night, … Continue reading

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Film Review: Demonoid: The Messenger of Death (1981)

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A British woman visits her husband at the Mexican mine he is attempting to reopen and discovers that the workers refuse to enter the mine fearing an ancient curse. The couple enter the mine to prove there is no danger and inadvertently release a demon which possess people’s left hands and forces them to behave in a suitably diabolical manner. The only way for a possessed person to free themselves from this … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Tale of the Voodoo Prostitute (2012)

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In the Tale of the Voodoo Prostitute, a master manipulator and hustler by the name of Fleetwood Deville dispenses heinous wrong-doings to nearly everyone that crosses his path. One particular female managed to meet and exceed any expectation of evil. She cursed Fleetwood to a fate even worse than death: impotence. With his harem of beautiful women and killers, Fleetwood must rival neighboring pimps to free himself from a curse that if … Continue reading

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Film Review: House in the Alley (2012)

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Until they lose their baby to a miscarriage, a young couple were happily settling into their new life in their spacious home. After the tragedy, Thao is inconsolable and won’t let her baby’s body leave the house. Normal life eludes her as terrifying visions undermine her sanity. Her husband, Thanh, experiences strange phenomena around their home and when his wife turns on him, he must race to uncover the secrets of the … Continue reading

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Film Review: Zombie Brigade (1986)

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“When an amusement park is built on the grounds of an old cemetery, the dead rise to take revenge.” (courtesy IMDB)

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Zombies! The flesh-hungry undead have been a mainstay in mythology dating back to the original epic of Gilgamesh, in which Ishtar threatens to open the gates of the Netherworld releasing the dead to eat the living. The first film to exploit the word was White Zombie (1932), … Continue reading

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Film Review: Godzilla (2014)

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The world’s most famous monster is pitted against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.

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It’s indeed a daunting task for anyone besides the good folks at Toho Studios to want to take on a new Godzilla film, especially after the abomination that Roland Emmerich’s 1998 version turned out to be. It’s even more daunting when the only other film you’ve directed was a … Continue reading

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Film Review: Beast: A Monster Among Men (2013)

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Five friends head out on a getaway to a secluded cabin just outside of the Six Rivers National Forest. An argument forces the group apart and things begin to deteriorate quickly. As the night progresses, tensions build, and things are clearly not what they seem.The question each man must now ask themselves is how well do they know each other and how well do they really know themselves.

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Film Review: Dark Universe (1993)

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On its way back to Earth, the space shuttle Nautilus passes through a cloud of alien spores causing its sole occupant, astronaut Steve Thomas to transform into a blood-thirsty monster. The shuttle crashes into a swampy region of central Florida, creating a situation which threatens contagion and/or death to all who encounter the shuttle or its mutated pilot.

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DARK UNIVERSE would be a Fred Olen Ray production, wouldn’t it? Indeed, it … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Campground (2013)

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In 1980 a mother took her son to get a present on his 10th birthday. They went to an old abandoned Campground: Little Farm on the River. She took him to an old camper and asked him to step inside, once he did she reached out and grabbed a screwdriver sitting on the counter and began stabbing him over and over again. Now 30 years later a group of friends decide to … Continue reading

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Film Review: Way of the Wicked (2014)

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Five years ago young Robbie was involved in an altercation with some classmates that were bullying him and his friend Heather that resulted in one of them dying under mysterious and possibly supernatural circumstances. Now he’s back and anyone who pisses him off ends up being involved in an accident or dying in some horrible fashion. Is he really the Antichrist like an obsessed priest believes him to be sent here to … Continue reading

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Film Review: House of Dust (2013)

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A group of college students decide to check out an old abandoned insane asylum where a number of horrible events took place many years ago. Unfortunately while they are there a few of them get possessed after accidentally inhaling the ashes of some the patients who were cremated there and it isn’t long before one of them starts picking off members of the student body around campus.

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Over the last couple … Continue reading

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Film Review: Gila! (2012)

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A giant gila monster is causing havoc, disrupting the lives of teenagers in a small town in the 1950s.

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Jim Wynorski, director of CHOPPING MALL, the remake of NOT OF THIS EARTH, and about a thousand others, never quits. These days, when he’s not making softcore porn under his alias, Sam Pepperman, he’s cranking out made-for-TV sci-fi flicks, like GILA!, a remake of Ray Kellogg’s cult classic, THE GIANT GILA … Continue reading

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Film Review: Demon Terror (Dämonenbrut) (2000)

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Fleeing away from the police, after a bank robbery which went wrong, a group of offenders decides to take refuge on a deserted island. The apparent tranquility of this place actually hides a horde of demonic creatures desperate to satisfy their cannibalism and carry out their mission: to impregnate women with the seed of the devil and enslave men. One after the other the criminals will be hunted down, … Continue reading

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Film Review: Countess Dracula (1971)

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In medieval Europe aging Countess Elisabeth rules harshly with the help of lover Captain Dobi. Finding that washing in the blood of young girls makes her young again she gets Dobi to start abducting likely candidates. The Countess – pretending to be her own daughter – starts dallying with a younger man, much to Dobi’s annoyance. The disappearances cause mounting terror locally, and when she finds out that only the blood of … Continue reading

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Film Review: Just Imagine (1930)

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“New York, 1980: airplanes have replaced cars, numbers have replaced names, pills have replaced food, government-arranged marriages have replaced love, and test tube babies have replaced – well, you get the idea. Scientists revive a man struck by lightning in 1930 and he is rechristened ‘Single O’. He is befriended by J-21, who can’t marry the girl of his dreams because he isn’t ‘distinguished’ enough, until he is chosen for a four-month … Continue reading

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Film Review: Escape from Tomorrow (2013)

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In a world of fake castles and anthropomorphic rodents, an epic battle begins when an unemployed father’s sanity is challenged by a chance encounter with two underage girls on holiday.

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Directed and written by Randy Moore, “Escape from Tomorrow” is a film with purpose. Positioned to be a parody on the Disney way, Moore has created that which should not exist. The extras on the disk go into greater detail on … Continue reading

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Film Review: Vampire Academy (2014)

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Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir, half human-half vampire, a guardian of the Moroi, peaceful, mortal vampires living discreetly within our world. Her calling is to protect the Moroi from bloodthirsty, immortal Vampires, the Strigo

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Film Review: Return to Nuke ‘Em High Volume 1 (2013)

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Return to the Class of Nuke ‘Em High follows a young couple that are up against the school glee club. Unfortunately, the glee club has mutated into a gang called The Cretins. When the other students begin to undergo mutations, our couple must solve the mystery and save Tromaville High School.

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By the time the 1980s were reaching the back nine, the shine was starting to wear off the slasher template for us … Continue reading

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