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Film Review: Moscow Zero (2006)

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SYNOPSIS: Val Kilmer plays Andrey, the head of a group of Moscovites who live in the city’s underground. Vincent Gallo’s character leads a rescue team in search of a Russian anthropologist who’s disappeared beneath the underground system. They discover an eerie multilevel system of caves and catacombs. When his friend, Sergei (Rade Serbedzija), goes missing, Russian priest Owen (Vincent Gallo) …

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Film Review: Tales of Terror from Tokyo (2003)

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SYNOPSIS: Movie anthology inspired by Kaidan, contemporary spins on time-honored Japanese ghost tales, based on the television series Tales of Terror from Tokyo and All Over Japan. REVIEW: Directors: Takashi Shimizu, Norio Tsurata, Shiro Sano, Akio Yoshido, Eiji Arakawa, Keisuke Toyoshima, Ichiro Nakayama, Ryuta Miyake, Ryo Nanba, The Examination: Tame but occasionally effective guerilla filmmaking from the creators of Ju-On, Premonition, Ringu …

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Film Review: Shuttle (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: A late night airport shuttle ride home descends into darkness. REVIEW: Director Edward Anderson knows suspense. An unlikely vehicle for that suspense rides in the hands of an airport shuttle. Jules (Cameron Goodman )and Melanie (Peyton List) just coming off a vacation from Mexico arrive at an airport seeking a shuttle to take them to there destination. As they …

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Film Review: August Underground (2001)

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SYNOPSIS: Two serial killers go on a murdering rampage as one films the outcome from behind a video camera. One of the most realistically portrayed simulated snuff films. REVIEW: Written by: Fred Vogel and Alan Peters Directed by: Fred Vogel Staring: Fred Vogel, Stephen Vogel, Casey Eganey, Victoria Jones, Aaron Labonte and Ben Labonte Hell-o, gore hounds and hunters of …

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Film Review: Onibaba (1964)

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SYNOPSIS: “As a feudal war rages in 14th-century Japan, those left behind are struggling to survive. The wife and the mother of a soldier make their meagre living by preying upon hapless samurai who come their way, killing them and selling their armour for food. When a friend of the soldier returns to the women’s hut, they learn the fate …

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Film Review: Butterfly Effect: Revelation (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: When he discovers that he has the ability to travel through time, teenager Sam Reed (Chris Carmack) uses his newfound power to unravel the mystery surrounding his girlfriend’s (Rachel Miner) untimely death. Despite his noble intentions, Chris inadvertently disrupts the space-time continuum and unleashes the wrath of a psychopathic serial killer. Directed by Seth Grossman, this sci-fi thriller also …

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Film Review: Scanners (1981)

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SYNOPSIS: Of all the billions of individuals on earth 237 are “Scanners”. They have the most horrendous powers ever created and they are winning the final confrontation for world domination. Darryl Revok is generally considered the most powerful of all the Scanners, and is the head of the underground Scanner movement. These abnormal humans have great psychic power, strong enough …

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Film Review: A Night of Horror Volume 1 (2015)

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SYNOPSIS: Ten directors come together for one night of horror with the first annual A Night of Horror: Volume 1 anthology featuring zombies, demonic entities, self-surgery, cannibalism and much more. REVIEW: A Night of Horror: Volume 1 is an anthology horror film created through a partnership between Sydney, Australia’s A Night of Horror International Film Festival and Deadhouse Films. Five …

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Film Review: Zombie High (1987)

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SYNOPSIS: An academy coed (Virginia Madsen) discovers a faculty plot to achieve immortality with a serum made from students’ brains. REVIEW: “Zombie High” belongs to that particular little subset of school-based horror/thrillers wherein the teachers are villains and students are guinea pigs. Watching it I recalled such films as “Strange Behaviour” (aka “Dead Kids”), “Disturbing Behaviour” and, to an extent, …

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