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Film Review: Wicked City (1992)

SYNOPSIS: When humans are cast into an epic war with reptilian monsters, an anti-monster agent falls in love with the enemy. REVIEW: Set in Hong Kong near the turn of the last century, Wicked City (1987) is a Chinese adaptation of the first of a series of Japanese speculative horror fiction novels written by Hideyuki Kikuchi. Directed by Peter Mak, …

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Film Review: The Wailing (2016)

SYNOPSIS:  A desperate policeman fights to rescue his young daughter, who has been possessed and overtaken by a malicious supernatural power after a rash of violent killings plague his small town. REVIEW: A film that definitely made my Top Ten list of 2016, The Wailing is a gorgeously-shot supernatural mystery that dances confidently and compellingly between comedic, dramatic, and nail-bitingly …

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Film Review: Telltale (short film) (2016)

SYNOPSIS:  Based on the work of Edgar Allen Poe, a woman stationed at an observation post recounts a horrific tale of her colleague’s final moments. REVIEW: More short films, kiddies! Today we have a little something called TELLTALE, written and directed by Ramon Govea. If you can’t geuss from the title, this film is a reinterpretation of the classic THE …

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Film Review: Humanity Hyuck Hyuck!!! (short film) (2017)

SYNOPSIS: A cerebral sitcom starring a Human and his Brain- who don’t get along so swell.. REVIEW: More short films, kiddies! Today we have a little something called HUMANITY HYUCK HYUCK!!!, written and directed by Josh Owen and starring Alex Chisholm. The official description calls this “A cerebral sitcom starring a Human and his Brain- who don’t get along so …

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Film Review: Resident Evil: Vendetta (2017)

SYNOPSIS: BSAA Chris Redfield enlists the help of government agent Leon S. Kennedy and Professor Rebecca Chambers from Alexander Institute of Biotechnology to stop a death merchant with a vengeance from spreading a deadly virus in New York. REVIEW: Let’s take the clocks back to the 1990s. This was when Konami still made good games and didn’t treat its employees …

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Film Review: La voz de Mamá / Mom´s Voice (short film) (2016)

SYNOPSIS: Hay lazos que la muerte no puede cortar. There are bonds even Death can´t break. REVIEW: More short films, kiddies! Today we have LA VOZ DE MAMA (MOM’S VOICE), directed by Mariano Cattaneo. The film is in Spanish with English subtitles. Belen (Fiorela Duranda) misses her mother. Mom apparently has passed away fairly recently, and Belen just can’t get …

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Film Review: Moth (2016)

SYNOPSIS: A teacher and her student travel to the European countryside to investigate 22 recent Mothman sighting reports, but what begins as an attempt to stop a catastrophe becomes a nightmarish fight for survival. REVIEW: Following on from their 2014 effort Bodom, Hungarian directors Gergö Elekes and József Gallai return to the found footage well. Whereas Bodom saw the horrors …

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