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Film Review: The Ripper (1985)

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hen a college professor buys a ring from an antique shop it turns out that it once belonged to the infamous Jack the Ripper and whoever wears it is possessed by his spirit, turning them into a homicidal maniac.

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Film Review: Mad Detective (2007)

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Inspector Bun has developed a reputation for solving crimes with his clairvoyant power, which enables him to see manifestations of the different sides of an individual’s personality. His career comes to a crashing halt, however, when he inexplicably severs his ear and offers it to the chief as a retirement gift. Years later, Inspector Ho approaches Bun for help in an unsolvable case, concerning a series of crimes utilizing the … Continue reading

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Film Review: Rot (1999)

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Sarah has a surprise and gruesome announcement for Muzzy… she has contracted a deadly virus called the ROT which she got by sexing a dead guy from the local funeral home, and now she has passed it along to Muzzy. Slowly the two of them begin to ROT alive, spreading the insidious, flesh-melting disease to friends and foes and any unfortunate individual that comes in contact with them. But Sarah and Muzzy’s … Continue reading

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Film Review: Kingsman The Secret Service (2015)

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A spy organization recruits an unrefined, but promising street kid into the agency’s ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius.

REVIEW:

Director Matthew Vaughn continues to weave his magical and highly entertaining touch in his translating comic book properties from page to screen with his latest bombastic blast, Kingsman The Secret Service. Following on the heels of Neil Gaiman’s Stardust (2007), followed by Millar’s Kick-Ass … Continue reading

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Film Review: Sodomaniac (2015)

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Sodomaniac, is a no-budget B-movie, bold in title and in comedic vision

REVIEW:

Looking for the next cult classic to wow your horror movie buddies with? Have no fear, Sodomaniac is here! This is director Anthony Catanese’s full-length film debut after a handful of shorts and a music video. On the movie’s Facebook page, the director says he’s a “humble graduate of Troma U,” and describes his movie as “Harmony Korine … Continue reading

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Film Review: Animal (2014)

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When plans for a weekend vacation hit a dead end, a group of close-knit friends find themselves stranded in unfamiliar territory, pursued by a menacing, blood thirsty predator. Holed up in an isolated cabin, tensions mount as long-buried secrets are revealed. As the body count rises, the group must put their differences aside and fight for survival.

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Film Review: Exterminators Of The Year 3000 (1983)

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In a post-apocalyptic future where the earth is a desert and water is the most precious substance of all, a band of survivors must turn to a mysterious stranger to battle a ruthless gang of motorcycle psychos for control of the wasteland and the water. A glorious crash of guns, nuclear fallout, and synthesizers make this a must-see for anyone who’s been longing for the day in which they can finally get beyond … Continue reading

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Film Review: Digging Up the Marrow (2014) – Review 2

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An odd guy named William Dekker contacts filmmaker Adam Green with claims that monsters really do exist. Despite the urgings of others Green agrees to investigate and document these claims, but when everything is said and done he may just end up regretting his decision.

REVIEW:

Review- I’ve always been a huge fan of Adam Green and his work. I think that the Hatchet series is one of the best horror trilogies … Continue reading

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Film Review: Judy (2014)

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Bad things happen to bad people. That’s what Ursula, the ring leader of a deranged group of street performers called “The Crows”, always says. For no apparent reason, the gang starts to torment Mary and Judy: a young car driver and her dog. Her only crime was not paying attention to the annoying street performers. For Mary, the curtains of the most insane and dangerous show will rise – and fall. The … Continue reading

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Film Review: Nikos the Impaler (2003)

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Due to a botched robbery attempt, a ruthless Romanian barbarian is somehow resurrected in modern day New York and begins wreaking havok on a small Manhattan art-house. Chaos ensues as the patrons of the establishment band together to fight for their lives.

REVIEW:

Andreas Schnaas makes horror movies for people who love horror movies, and one of those people is Andreas Schnaas. Before you read that wrong, I want to clarify that I … Continue reading

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Film Review: New Year’s Evil (1980)

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Let’s go spend this New Years Eve in the city of Los Angeles. There is a great party being planned with two live bands and the radio personality Blaze, the first woman of rock n roll hosting. If the bands music isn’t to your liking you can always call in just like that psychopath who calls himself Evil. Evil has a special New Years resolution this year though, he plans to kill one … Continue reading

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Film Review: Cypress Creek (2014)

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Four girls, Tina, Kathy, Jordan, and Stephanie, go to a remote cabin for a weekend getaway. Their relaxing fun soon degenerates into chaos and mayhem as the girls encounter mysterious evil forces inside the cabin.

REVIEW:

CYPRESS CREEK amazed me. I thought I was in for a really dreadful experience a few minutes into this one: a heavily overused genre trope in motion, four pretty girls seemingly adlibbing dialogue on their … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Tale of A Monster: Lilith (short film) (2014)

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The Tale of a Monster: Lilith is the story of what happens when the creation becomes the creator. Lilith wakes up in a laboratory with no idea of where she is at; the only thing she knows is two bodies surround her. The story becomes a tale of beautiful horror and twisted romance as writer and director EJ Moreno takes you through his retelling of The Bride of Frankenstein and doesn’t let … Continue reading

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Film Review: Bacon Head (2001)

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In Bacon Head, director Ray Mahoney pulls no punches in a series of sketches mocking everything from kitchen utensils to the Shroud of Turin.

REVIEW:

In the interest of full disclosure, I should tell you that I have worked for Troma in the past. I freely admit to a great love for Lloyd Kaufman (whom I affectionally call Uncle Lloydie) and all the great stuff Troma has brought us over the years.

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Film Review: Elevator to the Gallows (1958)

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SYNOPSIS:

A self-assured business man murders his employer, the husband of his mistress, which unintentionally provokes an ill-fated chain of events.

REVIEW:

“Without your voice, I’d be lost in a land of silence.”

Ascenseur pour l’echafaud was Louis Malle’s debut film and certainly one of the strongest cinematic inaugurations of the medium. Typically, a filmmaker’s first feature film is his most representative, if not his most accomplished. Malle, however, was of that rare breed … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Velocipastor (short film) (2011)

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A priest is scratched by a piece of amber and begins to turn into a dinosaur. At first, he is horrified by his darker desires, but soon he realizes his powers might be used for good, albeit violent, murderous good.

REVIEW:

Just take a minute and read this title again – THE VELOCIPASTOR.

I cannot rate the amount of happies the title alone gives me. I’ve actually started writing this review before … Continue reading

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Film Review: Snuff 102 (2007)

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Snuff 102 is an Argentinean underground hardcore gore film directed by filmmaker Mariano Peralta. The film was premiered at the Mar del Plata International Film Festival in 2007, creating a commotion among the audience. Some of them claimed scenes in the film were real.

A young reporter begins to unravel the secrets of an underground myth… snuff films. Soon she falls in a gruesome spiral of shocking images, not suited for the faint … Continue reading

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Film Review: Nekromantik 2 (1991)

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A female nurse tries to hide her necrophilia desires from her new boyfriend but still has pieces of her last lover in her possession.

REVIEW:

Directed by: Jorg Buttgereit
Starring: Monika M; Mark Reeder

Tagline: The Return of the loving dead !

After releasing the sombre and meditative Der Todesking in 1990, many believed Jorg Buttgereit’s next film would be a sure-fire opportunity for him to head more toward the mainstream as … Continue reading

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Film Review: Zombie Killers: Elephant’s Graveyard (2015)

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A young militia is all that stands between a horde of zombies and their rural town that’s been decimated by the fracking industry.

REVIEW:

Although I’m pretty sure that there’s been at least 5 new films featuring zombies in them already released this year, Zombie Killers: Elephant’s Graveyard is the first one I’ve seen in 2015. As we all know (or should know anyway), January/February are pegged as the months when studios clear … Continue reading

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Film Review: Kuroneko (1968)

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SYNOPSIS:

Two women are raped and killed by samurai soldiers. Soon they reappear as vengeful ghosts who seduce and brutally murder the passing samurai.

REVIEW:

“Fires everywhere in war, sparks fell even here.”

Kaneto Shindo is a filmmaker well-acquainted with ghostly folk tales (Onibaba, Akuto) but he has also made a career out of high drama (Children of Hiroshima, Sorrow is Only for Women, Ningen). Black Cat is a pensive combination of both … Continue reading

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Film Review: Through a Glass Darkly (1961)

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A young woman, Karin, has recently returned to the family island after spending some time in a mental hospital. On the island with her is her lonely brother and kind, but increasingly desperate husband (‘Max von Sydow’). They are joined by Karin’s father (‘Gunnar Björnstrand’), who is a world-traveling author that is estranged to his children. The film depicts how Karin’s grip on reality slowly slips away and how the bonds between … Continue reading

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