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Film Review: Battle Girl: the Living Dead in Tokyo Bay (1991)

Rate This Movie(aka: Batoru gâru: Tokyo crisis wars) SYNOPSIS: A meteor lands in Japan and the fallout creates a “shield” around Tokyo, encasing the city in a foggy darkness. A state of martial law is declared. People are in a panic as violent crime and corruption spreads throughout the region and punk gangs are ruling the streets. As if things …

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Film Review: The Atoning (2017)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: While they are haunted by ghostly apparitions, two parents try to protect their young son from a dark secret that could destroy their family. REVIEW: Michael Williams’s latest film, The Atoning, follows a family living what seems at times like a surreal nightmare. Mom (Vera, played convincingly by Virginia Newcomb) and son (Sam, Cannon Bosarge in …

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Fantastic Fest Film Review: Thoroughbreds (2017)

Rate This Movie  SYNOPSIS: Two teenage girls in suburban Connecticut rekindle their unlikely friendship after years of growing apart. In the process, they learn that neither is what she seems to be, and that a murder might solve both of their problems. REVIEW: Director: Cory Finley Writer: Cory Finley Starring: Anya- Taylor Joy, Olivia Cooke, and Anton Yelchin The still …

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Fantastic Fest Film Review: Gerald’s Game (2017)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS:  While trying to spice up and ultimately save their marriage with a trip to their remote lake house, Jessie must fight to survive when her husband dies unexpectedly leaving her handcuffed to the bed frame. REVIEW:  Director: Mike Flanagan Writer: Stephen King, Mike Flanagan, Jeff Howard Starring: Carla Gugino, Bruce Greenwood If you’ve read Stephen King’s …

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Film Review: Befouled (2017)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: BEFOULED is an audio/visual abomination that challenges the viewer to a psychological staring match. There is no dialogue found in the film whatsoever, only the terrifying mechanical soundscapes of anxiety and fear incarnate. This film is a twisted experiment in intestinal fortitude and morals. A psychedelic, gore-soaked feast for the senses, BEFOULED delivers the sickening goods …

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