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Film Review: Phantoms (1998)

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150 dead and 350 missing in the tiny mountain town of Snowfield, Colorado. And that’s only the beginning…

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“Phantoms” is sort of a guilty pleasure. It’s a film I’ve seen several times, not merely due to the content, but to the fact that it attracted a pretty stellar cast in their earlier careers. I’m pretty certain you wouldn’t find Ben Affleck taking on a mid level horror role these days, but … Continue reading

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Film Review: Fear the Forest (2009)

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After a group of youths going missing in the northeastern valley mountains they fear something ungodly is in the air. Are they alone in the dense underbrush? Resisting the folklore of a walking spirit or sasquatch of epic proportion they vie to stay alive. Meanwhile the governor and his team of staff work around the clock searching for the missing campers, one of which is his teenage daughter Barbara. Will they make their … Continue reading

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Film Review: Carrie (2013)

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A reimagining of the classic horror tale about Carrie White, a shy girl outcast by her peers and sheltered by her deeply religious mother, who unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom.

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The Black Saint was around when Brian De Palma unleashed his startling and terrifying vision of Stephen King’s first big literary success, Carrie back in 1976. And I remember the distinct feeling … Continue reading

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Film Review: Freakshow (2007)

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In a modern retelling of Tod Browning’s “Freaks” (1932), “Freakshow” tells the story of a group of criminals who chose to hide out by working security at a traveling circus. At first, they plot with an insider to steal the ticket sales, but the wily Lucy has bigger plans. She convinces the gang to let her seduce and marry the aging circus owner, Lon, in order to secure the entire circus fortune after … Continue reading

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Film Review: Ritual (2013)

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After receiving a distressed phone call, a man arrives at a seedy highway motel to find that his estranged wife has killed a stranger who is connected to a dangerous cult.

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A man.  A woman.  A seedy motel room.  A dead body.  This scenario has launched so many entertainments throughout the years, it’s hard to imagine where it originated.  Was it born within the pulp fiction pages of the early twentieth century, … Continue reading

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Film Review: Bloodrayne (2005)

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In the Eighteenth Century, Rayne is the half-human half-vampire Dhampir and the lead attraction in a carnival’s freak-show in Romania. When she escapes, she meets a fortuneteller that tells that her mother was raped by the king of the vampires Kagan and she decides to destroy her father. In her journey for revenge, she meets Vladimir and Sebastian, the leaders of the fortress of vampire hunters Brimstone, and she joins their society. She … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Girl Next Door (2007)

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Based on the Jack Ketchum novel of the same name, The Girl Next Door follows the unspeakable torture and abuses committed on a teenage girl in the care of her aunt…and the boys who witness and fail to report the crime.

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Film Review: Darkness (2002)

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A teenage girl moves into a remote countryside house with her family, only to discover that their gloomy new home has a horrifying past that threatens to destroy the family.

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Jaume BalaguerĂł was onto to something with this “dark” horror film echoing its title in not only its story, but as a vital “element” to the story as well. The film almost becomes ironic in being dark natured, darkly lit, and … Continue reading

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Film Review: 8213: Gacy House (2010)

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John Wayne Gacy murdered 33 young men and boys between 1972 and 1978 in suburban Chicago. 26 bodies were found in a crawl space beneath his house and 3 others were buried in the backyard. Although the house was completely demolished during the exhumation of the bodies, on May 15, 2004 a group of paranormal investigators wired the home that was built in its place with paranormal detection and surveillance equipment. The outcome … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Pact (2012)

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As a woman struggles to come to grips with her past in the wake of her mother’s death, an unsettling presence emerges in her childhood home.

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I was starting to wonder if I’d ever find another scary movie as effective as “Insidious“. It was in my recent viewing of “The Pact“, that I had found another. Highly impressive, “The Pact” is easily the scariest movie I’ve seen … Continue reading

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Miramax ‘From Dusk to Dawn’ Bluray Series (4 Set)

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Another combo Gem, all 3 Dusk to Dawn films and a surprise “Fult Tilt Boogie” documentary….Now I’ve seen enough of the sequels to know that they are just NOT up to par with the original (for obvious reasons). But hey – 4 for 1 and all on 1 pack!……you never know when that Dust to Dawn marathon will come and you’ll be wishing you didn’t buy that cheeseburger instead. I love these 4 sets as … Continue reading

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Film Review: From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)

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“Two fugitive brothers at gunpoint get an ex-minister and his two children to take them across the border into Mexico. They drive to a Mexican biker bar to rendezvous with other crooks. While at the bar, a few unusual things happen.” (courtesy IMDB)

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On the lam from the law, ruthless desperadoes Seth and Richie Gecko (George Clooney and Quentin Tarantino) coerce an ex-preacher (Harvey Keitel) and his … Continue reading

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Film Review: Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy (2010)

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As Freddy Krueger is reborn for a new generation, it’s time to return to where it all began. Join star Heather Langenkamp for a rare journey down Elm Street, with film clips, rare photos, storyboards, and more treasures from the entire series. Cast and crew discuss their deepest nightmares, making the series and its impact on pop culture. Among the interviewees is Wes Craven himself, who reveals his inspiration for Freddy and the original … Continue reading

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Film Review: Crossland (2013)

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A young jogger named Jason is out doing what he loves, running cross- country. Unknown to him, the runner trespasses into a private property, and is soon lured into a self-sense of security. What seemed like a routine run in the countryside, turns into a heart-pounding nightmare. Fear will run its course. Will Jason ever escape to tell the story?

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It would probably be fair to say that there are very few, … Continue reading

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Film Review: Scarecrow (2013)

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For generations, it was an urban legend that lived in the nightmares of children. Now, the season to rejuvenate the tale will revive a town’s darkest fears.

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“It never sleeps, it never dies, it can’t be stopped, hear our cries. The scarecrow lives to kill us all, keep it buried in the fall.” This is the rhyme of the unstoppable scarecrow that the people of this undisclosed farm town chant every … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Night Of The Hunter (1955)

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“Harry Powell marries and murders widows for their money, believing he is helping God do away with women who arouse men’s carnal instincts. Arrested for auto theft, he shares a cell with condemned killer Ben Harper and tries to get him to reveal the whereabouts of the $10,000 he stole. Only Ben’s nine-year-old son, John and four-year-old daughter, Pearl know the money is in Pearl’s doll and they have sworn to their … Continue reading

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