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Film Review: Lucy (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: An unwilling participant in a drug trafficking scheme involving an experimental new drug, Lucy is inadvertently exposed to the drug’s unusual characteristics. Lucy begins to utilize more and more of her brain capacity to the point where she can not only control her own body, but others around her and things such as phones, computers and gravity. Now she must enlist the help of strangers …

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Film Review: Dark Mirror (2007)

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SYNOPSIS: After moving into a strange old house with her husband and son, Deborah (Lisa Vidal) discovers a mysterious mirror that does more than just cast a reflection. A door to an alternate reality, the mirror awakens a dark side in Deborah that she can’t control. Co-starring David Chisum, Christine Lakin, Joshua Pelegrin and Lupe Ontiveros, this psychological thriller is …

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Film Review: Meeting Evil (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: John is taken on a murder-fueled ride by a mysterious stranger that transforms the weak-willed, disillusioned husband and father into a desperate hero willing to go to any length to protect his family. REVIEW: Meeting Evil a thrilling adventure by Chris Fisher whose script (based on Thomas Berger’s novel) has a wonderfully twisted Twilight Zone feel to it. John …

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Film Review: Deathgasm (2015)

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SYNOPSIS: Two teenage boys unwittingly summon an ancient evil entity known as The Blind One by delving into black magic while trying to escape their mundane lives. REVIEW: Deathgasm is the feature film debut of New Zealander Jason Lei Howden, and what a debut it is. Initially one of several ideas Howden was toying with during the Kiwi contest, Make …

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Film Review: The Host (2006)

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SYNOPSIS: A monster emerges from Seoul’s Han River and focuses its attention on attacking people. One victim’s loving family does what it can to rescue her from its clutches. REVIEW: Here we have a special effects-heavy monster movie from South Korea, in which a huge creature comes out of the sea and goes on a destructive rampage through the city. …

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Film Review: Mexico Barbaro (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: Eight Mexican directors unite to bring tales of the most brutally terrifying Mexican traditions and legends to vividly shocking life. REVIEW:  Anthology films have undoubtedly made a strong comeback in the last few years. Whether you prefer Trick ‘r Treat, the V/H/S series, or even ABC’s of Death, there has been a slew of these movies in horror world, …

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Film Review: Night Cries (2015)

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SYNOPSIS: Night Cries is a psychological thriller about a man’s obsession with finding his wife in a post-apocalyptic world. REVIEW: If you’re reading this, dear reader, and you’re in love then congratulations. How much would you do for your loved one, your little pumpkin pie? Would you cook for them? Clean? Yeah. Would you buy them a DVD boxset and …

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Film Review: The Last Horror Film (aka Fanatic) (1982)

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SYNOPSIS: Vinny Durand (Spinell), a lonesome New York cab driver who lives at home with this mother, has dreams of becoming a famous film director. Comsumed by his depraved obsession with beautiful horror actress Jenna Bates (Bond girl Caroline Munro) and determined to have her star in his first film, Vinny trails her to the Cannes Film Festival. While Vinny’s …

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Film Review: Naciye (2015)

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SYNOPSIS: On their first night at a new, secluded house, a couple (Esin Harvey, Gorkem Mertsoz) encounter the mysterious woman (Derya Alabora – A Most Wanted Man, When We Leave) who claims it to be her home. REVIEW: The fact that Naciye is writer/director Lutfu Emre Cicek’s first feature length film kind of blows my mind. He’s done a couple …

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