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Film Review: Halley (2012)

SYNOPSIS: Alberto forms an unusual friendship with Luly, the manager of the 24-hour gym where he works as a night guard. REVIEW: Despite a pallor that could be indicative of anything from drug addiction to poor diet, Alberto (Alberto Trujillo) is otherwise as innocuous as they come.  Speaking only when directly engaged and rarely looking up from under a drooped …

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Film Review: The Island (2005)

SYNOPSIS: “In 2019, Lincoln Six Echo and Jordan Two Delta are best friends in a repressive and intriguing society, where everybody expects to win the lottery. The prize is to move to a paradisiacal island outside the domes that protect the dwellers against the contaminated environment. Jordan wins the lottery, and Lincoln accidentally finds the scary truth behind the Utopian …

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Film Review: I Am ZoZo (2012)

SYNOPSIS: I Am ZoZo is a psychological thriller about five young people who play with a Ouija board on Halloween and attract the attention of a malevolent demon. The film is based on real experiences with an ancient and malevolent spirit called ZoZo that attaches itself to people exclusively through Ouija boards. REVIEW: In the world of DTV (Direct To …

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Film Review: The Lathe Of Heaven (1980)

SYNOPSIS: “George Orr, a man whose dreams can change waking reality, tries to suppress this unpredictable gift with drugs. Doctor Haber, an assigned psychiatrist, discovers the gift to be real and hypnotically induces Orr to change reality for the benefit of mankind – with bizarre and frightening results.” (courtesy IMDB) REVIEW: In the years immediately following the release of Star …

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Film Review: Condorman (1981)

SYNOPSIS: “Cartoonist Woody is trying out a flying apparatus for his comic-book hero ‘Condorman’, as he refuses to write a comic about anything that could not actually happen in the real world. Woody becomes the winged creature superhero top American agent code-named Condorman he draws. Using his gadgets he helps a Soviet spy defect to the West. In Istanbul Woody …

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Film Review: Doctor X (1932)

SYNOPSIS: “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 …

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Film Review: On The Beach (1959)

SYNOPSIS: “In 1964 the nuclear submarine USS Sawfish arrives in Australia after the worldwide nuclear holocaust. Commander Dwight Lionel Towers confirms that the world has been destroyed and the nuclear dust is coming to Australia. The widower Commander Towers, who grieves the death of his wife and children, is befriended by Royal Australian Navy Lieutenant Peter Holmes, who is a …

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Film Review: Seiren (short film) (2015)

SYNOPSIS: Seirēn is a short film about a fashion model who after a mysterious bite, develops an infection and transforms into a vicious Siren REVIEW: Yet another short film, kids! This time we have a tasty selection from Retro Grave Productions and writer/director Kat Threlkeld called SEIREN. This is a dark fantasy, focusing on a lovely swimwear model named Abigail …

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Film Review: Stigma (1980)

SYNOPSIS: The death of Sebastian’s father engenders in him pathological fears and hallucinations. His death wishes seem to cause horrible accidents, which he is unable to control. When his older brother dies, he feels that he has caused it. He undergoes hypnosis, but his apparent supernatural powers continue. As his own life nears its end, he becomes even more violent …

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Film Review: They (2002)

SYNOPSIS: After witnessing a horrific and traumatic event, Julia Lund, a graduate student in psychology, gradually comes to the realization that everything which scared her as a child might just be real… REVIEW: Comedian Eddie Murphy had a great bit on one his earlier albums in which he described the difference between a white family moving into a haunted house …

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