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Film Review: Creep (2004)

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Trapped in a London subway station, a woman who’s being pursued by a potential attacker heads into the unknown labyrinth of tunnels beneath the city’s streets.

REVIEW:

Director: Christopher Smith
Writer: Christopher Smith
Stars: Franka Potente, Sean Harris, Vas Blackwood

Creep, Christopher Smith’s maiden feature before the fun Severance and family feature Get Santa, is a dark, gritty tale about Kate (Franka Potente) a women in the wrong place at … Continue reading

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Film Review: Hollywood’s New Blood (1988)

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SYNOPSIS:

A group of actors on an acting retreat in the middle of the woods are stalked and killed by a trio of homicidal brothers.

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Film Review: Hillbilly Horror Show (2014)

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Hillbilly Horror Show (Vol. 1) is a one-hour anthology of short horror films created by up-and-coming filmmakers and hosted by our favorite, fun loving and beer-guzzling hillbillies, Bo, Cephus and their “”Smo-Kin”” cousin Lulu. Created by award winning writer and producer Blu de Golyer (House Of Good And Evil) and veteran actor and producer Bo Keister (Remember The Titans).

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Gosh all mighty, what do ya’ll make of all this? The film we … Continue reading

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Film Review: Tales From the Crypt (1972)

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SYNOPSIS:

Five people get lost in a crypt and meet up with a strange crypt keeper who tells them stories of how they died.

REVIEW:

Holy Jeebus, I haven’t seen this film since I was a kid. Based on the classic “Tales from the Crypt” and “The Vault of Horror” comics from EC, written by Bill Gaines, Al Feldstein, and Johnny Craig, this 1972 classic horror is sheer cheesy goodness.

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Film Review: Madhouse (2004)

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SYNOPSIS:

A young psychiatric intern unearths secrets about the mental health facility in which he works.

REVIEW:

Director: William Butler
Writers: William Butler, Aaron Strongoni
Stars: Joshua Leonard, Jordan Ladd, Natasha Lyonne, Lance Henriksen

Madhouse is a horror/thriller which straddles the fine line between clichĂ© and, er, non-clichĂ©. Utilizing a cast of horror regulars, Director, William Butler (Gingerdead series, Disney Game On) does a pretty solid job with a pretty ho-hum … Continue reading

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Film Review: Separation (2013)

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SYNOPSIS:

A young couple moves their struggling family to a small town, where a mysterious neighbor becomes a threat to their very existence.

REVIEW:

ok wow…I really don’t know where to begin on this one.

Our story begins with Liz (Sarah Manninen) and Jack (Peter Stebbings) moving into their brand new home with their daughter Angie (Arcadia Kendal, who wins the prize for best name for a child actor EVER) and mom in … Continue reading

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Film Review: Bloody Wednesday (1987)

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SYNOPSIS:

A meek man finds his life crumbling around him with terrifying results for everyone involved.

REVIEW:

Movies in general are an important thing. They provide one of the major sources of entertainment in the modern world. They allow people to forget about all of their worries for an hour or two. Movies can also be a good source of information. Though scripted films take liberties with the material at hand, they can … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Dorm (2014)

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SYNOPSIS:

When Vivian, a college a social introvert begins to come out of her shell she realizes supernatural forces may be at play.

REVIEW:

Directed by: Rachel Talalay
Starring: Cassie Steele, Jake Croker, Rami Kahlon, Alexis Knapp

From the opening credits, The Dorm shows tremendous potential in unnerving a most unsuspecting audience. The imagery is gritty, claustrophobic and accentuates a substantial degree of disturbance. Ancient artifacts appear in subtle symbolism as we … Continue reading

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Film Review: Blood Hook (1986)

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SYNOPSIS:

A mysterious killer is going around taking people out with a fishing pole with a huge hook attached to it during a fishing contest.

REVIEW:

I first saw Blood Hook back in 1987 when my mom and I rented it from our local video store and I thought that it was awesome. I hadn’t seen it since then but always had fond memories of it so I was very excited and happy … Continue reading

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Film Review: La Petite Mort 2: Nasty Tapes (2014)

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Follow the owners of the infamous “Maison de la petite mort” during their daily work. After the shocking events in part one, you’ll never guess what the new owner Monsieur Matheo Maximè is up to. Torturing for money at it’s very – worst.

REVIEW:

You may remember a little German splatter film from a few years ago called La Petite Mort, a kind of Hostel-like treatment where some folks find themselves in … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Vault Of Horror (1973)

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SYNOPSIS:

Five men trapped in the basement vault of an office building share visions with each other of their demise. Stories revolve around vampires, bodily dismemberment, east Indian mysticism, an insurance scam, and an artist who kills by painting his victims’ deaths.

REVIEW:

Right off the bat, 1973’s The Vault of Horror has all the hallmarks of a classic anthology from Amicus, in that five strangers in a lift inadvertently find themselves in … Continue reading

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Film Review: Billy Club (2014)

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Fifteen years after a gruesome triple homicide devastated their Little League baseball team, four friends reunite to commemorate their dead coach and fallen teammates. A mystery unfolds as the secrets from their past return to haunt them and a vengeful killer, hidden by an antique umpire’s mask, returns to even the score.

REVIEW:

Baseball finally gets its horror love with Drew Rosas and Sick Sommer’s slasher throwback Billy Club. The film begins … Continue reading

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Film Review: Big Driver (2014)

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SYNOPSIS:

A famous mystery writer sets out for revenge after a brutal attack.

REVIEW:

In Stephen King’s revenge tale, Big Driver, our hero Tess makes a disparaging comment about the output of cable channel, Lifetime. She relates on what’s happened to her within the story and fears that it will make up the narrative of one of their true story movies of the week. And as such, cheapen and lighten the horrific ordeal … Continue reading

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Film Review: Dial: Help (1988)

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SYNOPSIS:

The spirits of deceased phone operators that worked at a dating hotline haunt a woman and kill those around her.

REVIEW:

Dial Help is a weird little movie and I’m not entirely sure how I felt about it. On one hand I thought that it had a pretty original premise but at the same time it was just a little too hokey for me at times. It was a little hard to … Continue reading

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Film Review: Dr. Leprosy’s Visceral (2011)

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SYNOPSIS:

A murder takes place in the violent underworld.

REVIEW:

Dr. Leprosy’s Visceral is a homemade, shot on video horror movie about a guy who kills people. After doing some research, it turns out that Dr. Leprosy is a guy who has a YouTube channel where he does horror movie reviews and the occasional rant about video games or kids or cable companies. He may also have a band, or at least make … Continue reading

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Film Review: Carnival of Souls (1998)

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SYNOPSIS:

A young girl witnesses the rape and murder of her mother by her circus clown boyfriend who she thinks has now come back for her as an adult.

REVIEW:

Director: Adam Crossman
Starring: Bobbie Phillips, Larry Miller, Shawnee Smith

Our movie opens with a young girl who hears strange noises coming from somewhere in the house. Upon investigation, she finds her mother struggling with her boyfriend who is attempting to rape … Continue reading

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Film Review: Torture Dungeon (1970)

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SYNOPSIS:

In Medival England, a sadistic duke plots to kill off all the heirs to the throne of England so he can claim he title crown for himself.

REVIEW:

To be honest I haven’t seen many exploitation films. More recent exercises in the genre – Black Dynamite and Grindhouse are both in my top favourite films. However these films replicate the exploitation feel and look but still have a modern take in it’s … Continue reading

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Film Review: Phobia (2013)

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SYNOPSIS:

After a car accident kills his wife, Johnathan MacKinlay developed agoraphobia (the fear of going outside) and keeps himself secluded in his apartment when he becomes aware of a violent home-invader and also starts having visions of his dead wife.

REVIEW:

Directed by Rory Douglas Abel
Starring Michael Jefferson, Emma Dubery

Johnathan MacKinlay (Michael Jeffereson) has a problem. He can’t leave his apartment. He suffers from agoraphobia after a car accident … Continue reading

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Film Review: Open Windows (2014)

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SYNOPSIS:

A jilted fan is pulled into a a world of cat-and-mouse danger after accepting an invitation to spy on his favorite actress via computer.

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Film Review: Starry Eyes (2013)

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SYNOPSIS:

Starry Eyes utilizes the same approach genre films from the 1970’s used, where the horror stems from the character and what they are going through and where the horror represents the internal working of a character

REVIEW:

What would you do to be a star? We live in a time where fame seems to be the number one currency. We have men and women filming themselves having sex, hoping to be the next … Continue reading

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Film Review: Patrick (1978)

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SYNOPSIS:

A comatose hospital patient harasses and kills though his powers of telekinesis to claim his private nurse as his own.

REVIEW:

“One thing’s for certain: Patrick never does anything on purpose.”

The 1978 thriller, Patrick, was a milestone in Richard Franklin’s cinematic career. Its success allowed for such cult classics as Road Games and Psycho 2, though Franklin never had a celebrated career like Peter Weir or such contemporaries. This film is … Continue reading

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