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Film Review: Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings (1993)

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Thrill-seeking teenagers resurrect a demon from his grave and a bloody rampage for revenge begins

REVIEW:

If horror films have taught us anything it is that being a freak is the worst! You either kill from the get-go (The Hills Have Eyes) or get bullied and teased so bad that you come back as an evil killing machine (ie Carrie). Never having seen the original Pumpkinhead (which I believe has hit cult … Continue reading

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Film Review: Wolves (2014)

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Cayden Richards is a young, handsome eighteen-year-old with an edge. Forced to hit the road after the death of his parents, he finds his way to an isolated town to hunt down the truths of his ancestry. But in the end, who’s hunting whom?

REVIEW:

The second of 3 werewolf films released this November (Wolfcop & Iron Wolf being the other two), Wolves aims its claws at the young adult audience. The same … Continue reading

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Film Review: Shallow Ground (2004)

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A naked teenage boy covered in blood appears at a remote sheriff’s station one year after the brutal unsolved murder of a local girl. Now Sheriff Jack Shepherd, guilt ridden over the girl’s murder, must confront his own demons as he desperately searches for the boy’s true identity and possible victims. Little does Jack realize that he has started down a path that will bring him face to face with an … Continue reading

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Film Review: Shame the Devil (2013) – Review 2

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When a London detective finds his murder investigation becomes a little too personal he travels to New York for answers in this Truth or Die chiller.

REVIEW:

Directed By: Paul Tarter
Starring: Simon Phillips, Juliette Bennett, Will de Meo, Doug Bradley

The subgenre of satanic based horror has been prevalent since the dawn of scary films. There’s something about the religion based conflict of ancient good versus evil that resonates with … Continue reading

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Film Review: Life After Beth (2014)

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Zach’s girlfriend, Beth, comes back from the dead. He resumes his relationship with her, but all is not well, he soon finds.

REVIEW:

LIFE AFTER BETH is a hip, feel-good romantic comedy . . . with zombies. Comparisons to WARM BODIES will inevitably be made, but that’s beside the point. Beth (Aubrey Plaza) has died. No one is taking it as hard as Zach (Dane DeHaan). He’s devastated. He can’t move … Continue reading

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Film Review: Dangerous Encounters of the First Kind (1980) – CAT III

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A group of three disenfranchised young men, Lung (Lung Tin Sang), Ko (Che Bin Law) and Paul (Albert Au) set off a bomb in a movie theatre. Fleeing from the scene of the crime, they run into the beautiful but dangerous Wan-chu (Lin Chen Chi), who spends her days torturing animals and arguing with her neighbours. Wan-chu threatens to turn the gang into the Police and blackmails them into committing … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Wild Hunt (2009)

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A medieval reenactment game turns into a Shakespearean tragedy when a non-player crashes the event to win back his girlfriend.

REVIEW:

This is a different film from the kind I usually get, and I’m finding it difficult to try and explain it. There are three seperate stories going on at the same time. Each runs parallel to the other and create a complete fourth story. I know, it … Continue reading

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Film Review: V/H/S: Viral (2014)

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Follows fame-obsessed teens who unwittingly become stars of the next internet sensation.

REVIEW:

The VHS franchise returns with VHS Viral for its third installment. Three short stories and a wrap around theme unite the found footage anthology. VHS Viral is far more solid than the first in the series but less urgent and visually cohesive. It is not as slick and successful as the second set, … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Door (2014)

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Three happy couples enjoy the holidays in a cozy secluded cabin in the woods when they are suddenly interrupted by an unprecedented event that will forever change their lives.

REVIEW:

If a strange man offers you a cushy job with mad pay, and all you have to do is not ask any questions, would you take it?

That’s the dilemna that faces Owen (Sam Kantor). Recently laid off, no savings in the … Continue reading

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Film Review: Silent Retreat (2013)

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Janey is sent to a silent meditation retreat, in the woods, for rehabilitation, only to realize that the men who run it are brainwashing women, and if she breaks the rules, she’ll discover what lurks beyond the trees.

REVIEW:

Canadian horror Silent Retreat doesn’t want you to idly sit back whilst it plays out in front of you, your fourth beer going warm out of forgetfulness. No, it wants you to … Continue reading

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Film Review: Interstellar (2014)

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A group of explorers make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.

REVIEW:

In the world of Interstellar, the population refers to itself as a “Caretaker Generation”, whose duty it is to improve sustainability for future generations. Current corn farmer (& former pilot) Cooper decries this choice, claiming that “We’re explorers, not caretakers”. The big problem … Continue reading

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Film Review: Disaster L.A. (2014)

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After a meteor shower strikes Los Angeles, toxic smoke is released across the city causing people to physically change and become violent. A small group of survivors plans to vacate the city by heading to the coast.

REVIEW:

I think most horror fans can agree that there is nothing worse than watching a boring horror film. Watching a ‘trashy, campy” horror can be fun and enjoyable in its own way, even just … Continue reading

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Film Review: Blood Was Everywhere (2011)

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The nightmare of the unsolved, random murder is brought to life: A faceless killer wreaks havoc on the lives of average people in a small Massachusetts town.

REVIEW:

A lot of slasher or serial killer movies amp up the violence and take it to an over-the-top level for both entertainment value and shocking scares. They also turn the killer into a mascot of sorts for the movie or the franchise, if sequels … Continue reading

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Film Review: Kingdom Come (2014)

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A group of strangers wake up in an abandoned hospital to find themselves stalked by a supernatural force with sinister intentions.

REVIEW:

*Minor Spoiler Alert*

The sins of your past can haunt you in life but in Kingdom Come (2014) sometimes they can come back to kill you. Set in an abandoned building with shadows that cover blood soaked walls, a group of strangers wake up to discover they are trapped with no … Continue reading

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Film Review: Project Moon Base (1953)

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“Set in a future 1970, the United States is considering building bases on the Moon. Colonel Briteis (Donna Martell), Major Bill Moore (Ross Ford), and Doctor Wernher (Larry Johns) are sent to orbit the Moon to survey landing sites for future lunar missions. However, Wernher is an imposter whose mission is to destroy America’s Earth-orbiting space station, which he plans to do by colliding the rocket with the station on the way … Continue reading

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Film Review: A Night of the Living Dead (2014)

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A group of people hide out in a house and try to survive the night against an ever-growing army of zombies. A reimagining of George Romero’s classic horror film.

REVIEW:

I was a little torn when I heard that this movie was being made. On the one hand I’m not a fan of remakes/reimaginings and think that the biggest majority of the suck out loud, but on the other I have always … Continue reading

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Film Review: John Doe: Vigilante (2014)

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In “John Doe: Vigilante” an ordinary man fights violence the only way he knows how – by killing one criminal at a time. Hero or villain? Justice or vengeance? You decide.

REVIEW:

A masked vigilante going by the name of ‘John Doe’ dishes out violence and death to those that deserve it on the streets of Sidney. Following his arrest, esteemed reporter Ken Rutherford (Lachy Hulme) arranges to sit down with … Continue reading

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Film Review: Don’t Panic (1988)

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A group of teens are stalked and killed by an evil spirit (named Virgil no less) after messing around with an Ouija board.

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Film Review: Killer Mermaid (Nymph) (2014)

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While on a vacation in the Mediterranean, two American women and their accompanying Serbian friends stumble into the home of a vicious killer mermaid. They must try and survive.

REVIEW:

“She hypnotizes you.” By this, one of the film’s characters means: she makes a dolphin-like call, compelling you to get in the water, then rips you to shreds. As if she couldn’t eviscerate victims easily enough, she has the help of another … Continue reading

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Film Review: Wolfcop (2014)

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SYNOPSIS:

As a series of strange and violent events start happening, an alcoholic policeman realizes that he has been turned into a werewolf as part of a larger plan, so he investigates with the help of his partner and his friend.

REVIEW:

The month of October arrived with a few new werewolf themed movies for all of us to grouse over (I use the word “Grouse“, because all we’re gonna do is compare them … Continue reading

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Film Review: Halloween (2007)

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SYNOPSIS:

After being committed for 17 years, Michael Myers, now a grown man and still very dangerous, escapes from the mental institution (where he was committed as a 10 year old) and he immediately returns to Haddonfield, where he wants to find his baby sister, Laurie. Anyone who crosses his path is in mortal danger.

REVIEW:

A remake of the 1978 John Carpenter film was inevitable. As a horror genre, films … Continue reading

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