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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Film Review: Kill Your Darlings (2013)

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A murder in 1944 draws together the great poets of the beat generation: Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs

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Allen Ginsberg’s “Howl and Other Poems” made its debut nearly fifty years ago, and remains quintessential material for scarf-wearing hipsters and literary students alike.  His angry, often obscene diatribe against commercialism and conformity still resonates today, though no mere work of prose could ever change world views.  If that were true, … Continue reading

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Film Review: Sick-O-Pathics (1996)

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40 Minute short anthology featuring cameos from Lucio Fulci to Joe D’ Amato, in this wacky horror comedy who also is a love letter to the Italian Horror sub-genre

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One of my favorite things about horror is, for the most part, there is a general sense of humor (albeit sometimes a gross one) throughout the genre, and all of us can share a good laugh about what we are into. I … Continue reading

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Film Review: Enemies Closer (2013)

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Deep within a forest on the US-Canadian border, two sworn enemies must work together to escape a ruthless drug cartel hell-bent on retrieving a drug shipment which went missing there.

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Jean-Claude Van Damme as the bad guy again! Well you gotta hand to the guy, he’s keeping busy and still no slouch when it comes to fast moves and military combat swagger. Mr. Van Damme is surely busy these days, and … Continue reading

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Film Review: Abnormis (2010)

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German Splatter Gore film directed by Maik Ude

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Film Review: Painted Skin: The Resurrection (2012)

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According to ancient lore, if a human freely offers their heart to a demon, that monster can become mortal, experiencing the true pains and passions of existence. This is the ultimate triumph of the underworld.

Xiaowei (Xun Zhou, THE GREAT MAGICIAN, FLYING SWORDS OF DRAGON GATE), a millennia-old fox spirit, is freed from her frozen prison and transforms into a dangerous seductress, consuming living hearts to keep her beautiful as she searches … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Lost (2006)

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A charismatic psycho suspected of killing two innocent campers in a cold-blooded double homicide grows increasingly unstable as his suburban empire starts to crack at the foundations.

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It took a while for his work to make its way to the screen but Jack Ketchum is a force to be reckoned with. The one man responsible for spearheading this movement is modern master Lucky McGee. One … Continue reading

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Film Review: Lizzie Borden Took an Axe (2014)

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The true story of Lizzie Borden, a young woman tried and acquitted in the 1892 murders of her father and stepmother.

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For as long as I have been writing for the site, I have ridiculed films for feeling as if they were made for broadcast on the Lifetime Network. Well, here I am writing a review for a film made for that same network and … Continue reading

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Film Review: Joy Ride (2001)

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Three young people on a road trip from Colorado to New Jersey talk to a trucker on their CB radio, then must escape when he turns out to be a psychotic killer.

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With this being the age of the internet, many people think that they can hide in the shadows of a fake name and not be held responsible for what they say, in a sense Joy Ride is a morality … Continue reading

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Film Review: Unlucky Charms (2013)

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Five girls vie for a chance to model diva Deedee DeVille’s fashion line, but they’re soon competing for their lives against four mythical beings, led by the mischievous Farr Darrig.

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There was a time in my youth, during the wonderful heyday of “Garbage Pail Kids” trading cards/stickers/unchewable gum, that I recall one of the many lesser successful coattail riders of that particular medium.  It was a series of twisted takes on … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Penny Dreadful Picture Show (2013)

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In an old rundown movie theater, a supernatural sweetie, Penny Dreadful settles in to watch a trio of short films with her horror movie cohorts, the zombie love-sick Ned and her furry friend Wolfboy. Penny has set up three blind dates to find herself the love of her life who must first endure a frightening, gore-filled fright film: “Slash-in-the-Box,” “The Morning After” and “The Slaughter House.”

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Film Review: Futureworld (1976)

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“It has been several years since the disaster at the Delos resort (the events of Westworld), and Delos is ready to reopen, replacing Westworld with the new ‘Futureworld’ which is getting rave reviews. However, one of Delos’s most famous critics, reporter Chuck Browning, is still not convinced that Delos has cleaned up its act, especially after an informant with inside information about Delos is murdered. Chuck teams up with fellow reporter Tracy … Continue reading

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Film Review: Earth Vs. The Flying Saucers (1956)

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“While driving through the desert with his wife Carol Marvin to a military base to send the eleventh rocket into Earth orbit to assist the exploration of outer space in Operation Sky Hook, Doctor Russell A. Marvin and Carol see a flying saucer and accidentally records a message on their tape recorder. Once in the base, Dr. Russell is informed by his father-in-law and general that the ten first satellites mysteriously fell … Continue reading

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Film Review: Dr. Cyclops (1940)

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“After a former student discovers a rich deposit of radium in a South American rain forest, the brilliant but arrogant Dr. Alexander Thorkel sets up a laboratory there and begins experimenting on miniaturization of animals. When the pupil questions the scientists ethics, he callously murders him. Faced with failing eyesight, the mad doctor enlists three other scientists to help identify the roadblock that has delayed completion of his project. After a long … Continue reading

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Film Review: Hotel Inferno (2013)

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The contract killer Frank Zimosa has just been hired for a ridiculously lucrative mission by the rich and powerful Jorge Mistrandia. The objective: to kill a couple of people hiding in one of his European hotels. What would look like one of the simplest jobs Frank has ever had is just about to turn into a living nightmare. He will soon realize he’s nothing more than prey for Mistrandia and his army … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Hospital (2013)

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Old St. Leopold’s Hospital has many urban legends surrounding it, but the residents of Bridgeport all agree on one thing: tortured souls roam its abandoned halls. The mystery proves too much for a pretty young student who decides to investigate for her senior class project. Unfortunately, she does not find ghosts. She, instead, finds Stanley… serial rapist, murderer, and psychopath. As the young girl becomes Stanley’s new pet, a team of young … Continue reading

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