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Film Review: Kiss of The Damned (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: The vampire Djuna resists the advances of Paolo, but soon gives in to their passion. When her trouble-making sister unexpectedly comes to visit, Djuna’s love is threatened, and the whole vampire community becomes endangered. REVIEW: It is clear sometimes when watching a film that it will divide audiences. I don’t mean in a simplistic way between just liking or …

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Film Review: Paintball (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: What better way to escape the mundane struggles of everyday life than with a game of paintball. A group of strangers sign up for the ultimate paintball experience only to late do they find that their fun brush with death is about to turn into a deadly struggle to survive. REVIEW:  Director: Daniel Benmayor Starring: Brendan Mackey, Jennifer Matter, Patrick …

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Film Review: Visits (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: Set in cosmopolitan Kuala Lumpur, VISITS presents a disturbing omnibus of four interwoven ghost stories directed by cutting-edge Malaysian filmmakers, Low Ngai Yuen, James Lee, Tian Hann, and Ho Yugang. When the dead have unfinished business with the living…. REVIEW: 4 Stories from beyond. New Asian thriller “Visits” is a 4 story anthology dealing with issues of the afterlife. …

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Film Review: Pulse 3 (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: Seven years into the invasion, humankind has fled the cities where billions have died from a plague spread through the internet. JUSTINE (17) dreams of a life beyond her squalid refugee camp where all technology is taboo. She discovers the last working laptop and opens it like Pandora’s Box. Someone is waiting for her online. And that someone wants …

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Film Review: Quatermass And The Pit (1968)

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SYNOPSIS: “Workers excavating at an underground station in London uncover the skeletal remains of ancient apes with large skulls. Further digging reveals what is at first believed to be an unexploded German bomb from World War II. Missile expert Colonel Breen is brought in to investigate, accompanied by Professor Bernard Quatermass. When the interior of the ‘missile’ is exposed, a …

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Film Review: The Giant Spider (2013)

SYNOPSIS “When radiation left behind by atomic weapons testing creates a gigantic killer mutant arachnid, it’s up to a trio of scientists, an Army general, and a newspaper reporter and his fiancée to figure out how to stop the hungry beast from devouring the entire county in writer/director Christopher R. Mihm’s ode to the giant bug films of yesteryear!” (courtesy …

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Film Review: Meat For Satan’s Icebox (2004)

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SYNOPSIS: The obscure town of Satan Place harbors a dark and savage secret.  What becomes of runaways and mislead teenagers who have no direction in life?  When they have nowhere else to go, they find their way to Satan’s Slaughter House!   Pretty Cindy Cavateli’s life is in shambles after she witnesses her mother’s death at the hands of savage slaughterhouse …

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Film Review: A Bay of Blood (Twitch of the Death Nerve) (1971)

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SYNOPSIS: The wealthy Countess Federica (Isa Miranda) is brutally murdered and the crime is made to look like a suicide. Someone has conspired to take control of her beautiful bayside estate and turn it into a resort to reap the monetary benefits. Little do the conspirators know that death is stalking them. Their greed is soon rewarded with absolute carnage. …

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Film Review: I am Thor (2015)

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SYNOPSIS: Jon Mikl Thor was a bodybuilding, steel bending, brick smashing rock star in the 70’s and 80’s whose theatrical band, Thor, never quite made it big. Years later he attempts a comeback that nearly kills him. REVIEW: As a former 80’s rocker myself, I can certainly appreciate the culture and style of that era. The band and singer “Thor” …

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Film Review: Save Yourself (2015)

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SYNOPSIS: Five female filmmakers en route to screen their new horror film in Los Angeles, experience their own real life terror when they cross paths with deranged scientist hellbent on using them for his twisted experiments. REVIEW: The mad scientist in Ryan M. Andrews’ Save Yourself is a brooding, old-timey country man. At first he seems warm and welcoming; offering …

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Film Review: Clean Break (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: A psycho girlfriend, Tracy, moves in with her boyfriend Scott and his two roommates, Cam and Dan, only to start targeting them when they get in the way of her plans for the perfect relationship. REVIEW: CLEAN BREAK is the second feature from writer Corey Brown and director Tricia Lee, both writing and helming thriller SILENT RETREAT. Using a …

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Film Review: Cruel History of Women’s Torture (1976) – CAT III

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SYNOPSIS: An anthology film consisting of five different episodes of violation, torture and genital mutilation throughout Japanese history. REVIEW: Cruel History of Women’s Torture, under any of its similar monikers and literal translations of the original Japanese title, treads a similar path to Teruo Ishii’s notorious The Joy of Torture (1968). Both films adopt the portmanteau structure of Japanese horror …

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Film Review: They Might Be Giants (1971)

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  SYNOPSIS: “They Might be Giants chronicles the adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson in modern-day New York City. The fact that Sherlock Holmes is a psychotic paranoid and Doctor Watson is a female psychiatrist fascinated by his case is almost beside the point. Doctor Watson follows Holmes across Manhattan and is, against her better judgment, drawn into the …

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Film Review: Clinger (2015)

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SYNOPSIS: When her possessive high school boyfriend dies in a gruesome accident, Fern Petersen’s life is thrown into turmoil. Things go from bad to worse when he returns as a love-sick ghost to kill her so they can be together for eternity. REVIEW: Clinger stars Fern Peterson (Jennifer Laporte) who, in her senior year of high school, is hoping to …

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Film Review: Bordello of Blood (1996)

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SYNOPSIS: The cryptkeeper returns to tell the story of a funeral parlor that moonlights as a vampire bordello. REVIEW: Bordello of Blood stars Dennis Miller as Rafe Guttman; a private investigator hired to search for Caleb (Corey Feldman), the missing brother of Catherine (Erika Eleniak). And by hired, what I really mean is he needles and harasses Catherine into letting …

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Film Review: Pod (2015)

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SYNOPSIS: A family intervention goes horrifically awry within the snowy confines of an isolated lake house. REVIEW: Mickey Keating’s Pod opens in a snowy woodland; there, we see Martin (played by Brian Morvant), who walks between the trees, gun in hand and dog at his heel. Things go awry, however, when his dog runs off, only to be found in …

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