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Film Review: Beyond the Darkness (Buio Omega) (1979)

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A young rich orphan loses his fiancée to voodoo doll mischief on the part of his housekeeper who is jealous of his attentions. He digs his girlfriend up, cleans her out, stuffs her, and puts her in bed at the mansion. Following this, he tries out and disposes of a series of young maidens, trying to find the right replacement for her, and the disapproving housekeeper helps him with the disposals.

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Film Review: The Slumber Party Massacre (1982)

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An eighteen-year-old high school girl is left at home by her parents and she decides to have a slumber party. There is friction between some of the invited guests and the new girl, who is better at basketball than they, so the new girl decides to stay at home (which is conveniently across the street from the host’s house). Meanwhile, a murderer of five people with a propensity for power tools has escaped … Continue reading

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Film Review: Porcile (1969)

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Two dramatic stories. In an undetermined past, a young cannibal (who killed his own father) is condemned to be torn to pieces by some wild beasts. In the second story, Julian, the young son of a post-war German industrialist, is on the way to lie down with his farm’s pigs, because he doesn’t like human relationships.

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Film Review: The Dirties (2013)

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After being tormented daily within the confines of their high school two teen aged boys vie to make a documentary depicting the angst suffered at the hands of the bullies they refer to as The Dirties.

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Directed By: Matthew Johnson
Starring: Matthew Johnson, Owen Williams, Krista Madison

The Dirties is a heart breaking tale of alienation and social isolation and one man’s steady descent into madness. A tale many have … Continue reading

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Fim Review: Visitor Q (2001)

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A troubled and perverted family find their lives intruded by a mysterious stranger who seems to help find a balance in their disturbing natures.

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“The sea’s so endless. You can’t see anything.”

Prolific filmmaker, Takashi Miike, often delights in putting off the audience with controversial subject matter and this film is no different.  Modeled loosely after Pasolini’s Theorum, the life of the archetypal nuclear family is interrupted by the sudden appearance … Continue reading

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Film Review: 20 ft. Below: The Darkness Descending (2014)

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Below the streets of New York is a dark and dangerous world hidden in the shadows of abandoned subway tunnels and miles of forgotten infrastructure. When a young documentary filmmaker goes into these tunnels to uncover the unseen stories of the people living below our feet, she finds out that there is more to be afraid of than the dark. A mysterious figure, living beyond the reach of the law, has declared … Continue reading

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Film Review: Two-Lane Blacktop (1971)

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Story of two men drag racing across the USA in a primer grey 55 chevy. Wilson is the mechanic, James Taylor is the driver

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Directed by Monte Hellman, “Two-Lane Blacktop” is regarded as one of the earlier 70′s car based cult classics. It’s most recognized trait is that is one of the only films from that era that features singer/ songwriter James Taylor (playing the character simply titled “the Driver”). Riding co-pilot … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Final Combat (1983)

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“In the post-apocalyptic future, only a few humans are left. No one is able to speak; the film contains no dialogue, and characters communicate non-verbally. A determined loner befriends a reclusive older man and these two battle against vicious thugs for food, shelter and life itself.” (courtesy IMDB)

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Luc Besson has been involved with the making of more than fifty films spanning over a quarter of a century as writer, … Continue reading

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Film Review: La Jetée (1962)

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“In a devastated Paris in the aftermath of World War III, the few surviving humans begin researching time travel, hoping to send someone back to the pre-war world for food, supplies and maybe a solution to their dire position. One man is haunted by a vague childhood memory that will prove fateful.” (courtesy IMDB)

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The idea of ‘underground’ cinema is largely an American construct, a consequence of … Continue reading

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Film Review: Oldboy (2013)

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Obsessed with vengeance, a man sets out to find out why he was kidnapped and locked into solitary confinement for 20 years without reason

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Film Review: The Returned (2013)

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In a post-zombie world, where the infected live normal lives, their retroviral drug is running out.

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Most would guess from the title alone that a film by the name of “The Returned” could go either the way of ghosts or zombies. Zombie themes have become so frequent that it’s an easy statement to make that 1 out of 5 new horror films are zombie-rooted. So knowing that it is … Continue reading

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Film Review: Beneath (2013)

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Six high school seniors celebrating with day’s excursion find themselves on rowboat attacked by man-eating fish and must decide who must be sacrificed as they fight their way back to shore.

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Film Review: Knights Of Badassdom (2013)

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Live-action role players conjure up a demon from Hell by mistake and they must deal with the consequences.

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This flick was shot/completed over 3 years ago and has gained a near mythic reputation since then. Every fanboy/geek worth his/her salt has been waiting for it and it’s just seeing (a very limited) release now and it’s available on VOD as well. But is it really worth the long wait?

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Film Review: Robocop (2014)

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When Detroit police officer, Alex Murphy, is critically wounded by a criminal mastermind his only hope of survival is the experimental robo-program at OmniCorp led by Dr. Dennett Norton. CEO Raymond Sellars sees Murphy as an opportunity to introduce his “robot soldier” technology to U.S. soil by putting a man into the suit making him a RoboCop.

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Film Review: The Swimmer (1968)

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Neddy Merrill has been away for most of the Summer. He reappears at a friends pool. As they talk, someone notices that there are pools spanning the entire valley. He decided to jog from pool to pool to swim the whole valley. As he stops in each pool his interactions tell his life story.

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I recently got the desire to check out some older films from the 60′s. One in particular … Continue reading

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Film Review: Enter the Dragon (1973)

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A martial artist agrees to spy on a reclusive crime lord using his invitation to a tournament there as cover.

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A film as monumental as Bruce Lee’s “Enter the Dragon” really needs no introduction. It was the summit of martial artist Bruce Lee’s career.  Still to this day it stands as one of the greatest martial arts films ever made. But more so, it stands as a staple … Continue reading

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