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Film Review: The Grudge (2004)

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An American nurse living and working in Tokyo is exposed to a mysterious supernatural curse, one that locks a person in a powerful rage before claiming their life and spreading to another victim.

REVIEW:

Oh, to re-experience the film “The Grudge” is exciting indeed. Though for the record I love good Asian horror, and tend to gravitate to even good “Asian horror remakes”. This is one of few that in my perspective, … Continue reading

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Film Review: Holy Ghost People (2013) – Review 2

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On the trail of her missing sister, Charlotte enlists the help of Wayne, an ex-Marine and alcoholic, to infiltrate the Church of One Accord – a community of snake-handlers who risk their lives seeking salvation in the Holy Ghost.

REVIEW:

Christianity has taken a beating from the horror genre in recent years.  One could surmise this is a reflection of modern society’s ever-widening chasm separating believers from heathens.  Those of … Continue reading

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Film Review: Kind Hearts And Coronets (1949)

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“Louis Mazzini’s mother’s frequent tales of how her titled D’Ascoyne family shunned her after she eloped with an Italian commoner causes a simmering resentment in him. On being spurned because of his lowly status by his lifetime (if devious and fickle) sweetheart Sibella he decides to permanently remove all the D’Ascoynes standing between him and the Dukedom. Becoming romantically involved with one of the widows he has created, he finds Sibella’s jealousy … Continue reading

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Film Review: Rocketship X-M (1950)

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“Space scientists Doctor Ralph Fleming and Doctor Karl Eckstrom conceive the first manned space flight ‘Rocketship eXpedition Moon’. Eckstrom crews the ship with his brilliant protegĂ© Doctor Lisa Van Horn, astronomer Harry Chamberlain and engineer Major William Corrigan under pilot Captain Floyd Graham. After a successful launch, the mission goes awry, as the crew are hurled across space and past the moon by a rocket malfunction, to land instead on the planet … Continue reading

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Film Review: Camp Dread (2014)

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A has-been horror director gathers a group of troubled young adults together at an old summer camp to film a reality show called Dead.TV in hopes of reviving his career. Unfortunately a mysterious killer shows up and goes around knocking off the members of the cast and crew in a number of brutal and painful ways. Will anyone survive or will the reality show end up really living up to its name?

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Film Review: Red Dragon (2002)

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A retired FBI agent with psychological gifts is assigned to help track down “The Tooth Fairy”, a mysterious serial killer; aiding him is imprisoned criminal genius Hannibal “The Cannibal” Lecter.

REVIEW:

It feels fitting to finally take on the review of Red Dragon with the TV show Hannibal now in mid season 2. “Red Dragon” is one of the Hannibal Lechter films I’ve always held in higher regard. In the sense of … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Other Side of Sleep (2011)

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Loosely inspired by the director’s own memory of a girl’s disappearance from her village, the film follows Arlene (Antonia Campbell-Hughes), a young factory worker living alone in a rural Irish community

REVIEW:

It’s not uncommon to see horror movies made in foreign counties and then brought over to the United States. The most common of these movies will usually come from places such as; England, Italy, and Japan, but you might … Continue reading

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Film Review: Dead Shadows (2012)

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Chris’ parents were murdered on the same day the Halley comet was visible from Earth. Eleven years later, a new comet lights up the Parisian sky, but as the night goes on, people begins to transform into horrible creatures.

REVIEW:

The world is unrest as a comet makes it way to earth. In typical fashion, everyone prepares in their own way for a potential apocalypse. Chris (Fabian Wolfrom), a gamer support clerk notices … Continue reading

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Film Review: Dead Walkers: Rise of the 4th Reich (2013)

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In 1945 the Second World War came to an end and the Nazis fled. Scientists and military elite escaped across borders and found themselves in new worlds. Some fled to Russia, some the United States and others to South America. But there was another division, a forgotten group. A top secret and powerful team of men and women formed in the womb of the Nazi Occult.

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Film Review: Cheap Thrills (2014)

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A scheming couple put a struggling family man and his old friend through a series of increasingly twisted dares over the course of an evening at a local bar.

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Echoing classic episodes of Alfred Hitchcock Presents & Tales From The Crypt, director E.L. Katz‘ black comedy Cheap Thrills is a nasty little thriller that serves as a spotlight of sorts on the nature of greed, competition & the depths of human … Continue reading

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Film review: 47 Ronin (2013)

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A band of samurai set out to avenge the death and dishonor of their master at the hands of a ruthless shogun.

REVIEW:

I love a good epic! “47 Ronin” is clearly intended for American audiences but takes a lead from the numerous well rounded Asian cultural films that have made their way into various releases over the years. While the film deserves credit for being a beautiful story rich with warriors, … Continue reading

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Film Review: Ghost In The Shell (1995)

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“The year is 2029. The world has become intensively information oriented and humans are well-connected to the network. Crime has developed into a sophisticated stage by hacking into the interactive network. To prevent this, Section 9 is formed. These are cyborgs with incredible strengths and abilities that can access any network on Earth.” (courtesy IMDB)

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Manga are Japanese comics that conform to a style developed in the late 19th century, … Continue reading

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Film Review: Terminator II Judgment Day (1991)

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“More than ten years have passed since the first cyborg called the Terminator tried to kill Sarah Connor and her unborn son, John Connor. John Connor, the future leader of the human resistance, is now a healthy young boy. However another Terminator is sent back through time called the T-1000, which is more advanced and more powerful than its predecessor. The mission, to kill John Connor when he’s still a child. However, … Continue reading

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Film Review: Doctor X (1932)

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“The New York newspapers have dubbed him ‘The Moon Killer’. He stalks the streets at night, strangling and cannibalizing men and women, young and old. There have been six victims so far, and the police believe that a scientist at the Academy of Surgical Research is responsible. Is it Doctor Wells, with the missing left hand, who studied cannibals in Africa? Is it Doctor Haines, who looks at erotic magazines and once … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Darkest Part of the City (short film) (2013)

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Zelda, recently divorced, has moved to a new city and started a new job in a rundown section of the city. Each night when she comes home she’s forced to cross through an old viaduct where she feels she’s being followed by some of the local gang members. But shortly she begins to realize that those pursuing her are not human

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Film Review: Next Time You’ll Know Me (short film) (2013)

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This moody, urban story centers on the relationship between the Price brothers who owned a restaurant that hit bad fortunes. LaFayette, the older of the two, discovers that his brother Harris went on the street for money to finance their failing venture, only to end up owing an amount he could never repay. Knowing that his life is in danger he goes to desperate measures — including conjuring something inhuman that mankind … Continue reading

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Film Review: Der Todesengel (Angel of Death) (1998)

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Story about a raped model who takes bloody revenge. German Extreme horror film –  mixture of amateur-gore, bad but entertaining acting, some semi-hardcore scenes, much blood and extremely bad taste.

REVIEW:

Der Todesengel translates into English as “Angel of Death,” but I guess that wasn’t an accurate enough title for Andreas Bethmann (director of Rossa Venezia, Exitus Interruptus, and many others). So he added some words, giving the final product the title … Continue reading

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Film Review: Lucky (short film) (2014)

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There are many things which I liked about the short film, Lucky, before I even sat down to watch it – it was actually part of a contest in Kentucky (called Unscripted: An Indie Film Xperience) where those that won would get to see their script turned into a short film by a local talent. Todd Martin was the lucky (pun intended!) winner here, and Jakob Bilinski was the local talent in … Continue reading

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Film Review: Punishment (2012)

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A group of college students escape their troubled lives but only to find themselves fighting for their lives from a revenge seeking mad man.

REVIEW:

My first statement about this film must be regarding the title, as it seems to have a few! Although it was originally titled and promoted as Down The Road, it was changed to Punishment overseas. Then called Nobody Gets Out Alive in the US and Canada. In … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Dinosaur Experiment (2014)

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Fossil Ridge, once believed to be a cattle ranch is discovered to be a breeding ground for vicious prehistoric velociraptors. When the bloodthirsty dinosaurs escape, the townspeople must fight to survive the deadly raptors.

REVIEW:

I’m not too sure what’s going on here but The Dinosaur Experiment was released late last year as Raptor Ranch and that’s about the only thing that’s changed about it since I refuse to believe that anything … Continue reading

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Film Review: PMS Cop (2014)

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Mary, a police officer, is forced into an evil pharmaceutical company’s drug trial for a PMS inhibitor known as Corybantic after being caught on television beating a rapist. After a tragic event Mary suffers a horrific side effect, and with her new found superhuman strength, she begins to systematically take out her vengeance on everyone in her path! Will Mary fight against her inner urge to destroy or could she become the … Continue reading

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