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Film Review: Cypher (2002)

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SYNOPSIS: An unsuspecting, disenchanted man finds himself working as a spy in the dangerous, high-stakes world of corporate espionage. Quickly getting way over-his-head, he teams up with a mysterious femme fatale. REVIEW: When this movie first came onto my radar, I was suprised that it hadn’t received more attention. It’s plot can get a “slight” bit complex, but not to …

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Film Review: Sex Hell (1975)

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SYNOPSIS: It’s new arrivals day as the latest batch of hardboiled jailbait are incarcerated in the toughest juvenile detention center that never existed. REVIEW: With a title as blunt and intriguing as “Sex Hell“, one might either assume a Hell-centered genre movie or a film about rape and trafficking. Typical for these older films, the original title was actually released …

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Film Review: Guinea Pig 5: Android of Notre Dame (1989) – CAT III

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SYNOPSIS: By the time of Android of Notre Dame, the fifth installment in the Guinea Pig Series, any mondo factualization of the fictional has disappeared. Instead, we have a typical cyberpunk narrative as if focalized through the fevered imagination of Manfred Clynes who posited in the 1960s that the body would become redundant at the interface of new cybernetic technologies. …

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Film Review: My Bloody Valentine (1981)

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SYNOPSIS: A two decade old folk tale surrounding a deranged murderer killing those who celebrate Valentine’s Day, turns out to be true to legend when a group defies the killer’s order and people start turning up dead. REVIEW: Staring: Paul Kelman, Lori Hallier and Neil Affleck Story Concept by: Stephen Miller Written by: John Beaird Directed by: George Mihalka Yes, …

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Film Review: Collar (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: A rookie cop starts her shift like any other but soon it will all change for the worse. A derelict with a reputation of satanic violence, attacks the officer and collars her with a dog leash which is just the start of his abusive ritual. REVIEW: If you’ve seen anything by writer/director Ryan Nicholson (for example, maybe Live Feed, …

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Film Review: Dysmorphia (short film) (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: One man prepares to remove a limb that he perceives as being ‘alien’ or ‘foreign’ REVIEW: The short films continue! Today we have a film from Scotland called DYSMORPHIA, written and directed by Andy Stewart. The film stars Gordon Holliday as a man with a serious psychological problem. Our nameless character suffers from Body Dysmorphic Disorder, a very serious …

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Film Review: Scream Queens Double Feature (2010)

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Scream Queens Double Feature: Swimsuit Sensations & Knockout Workout (2010) SYNOPSIS: TAGLINE – Horror Films Most Beautiful Girls On A Sexy Swimsuit Workout! REVIEW: Just when you thought you had everything and looking for something that you couldn’t do without, comes this campy, cheesy gem from the early 1990s. No, there is no real refurbishing here, you get the only …

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Film Review: 388 Arletta Avenue (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: young couple find themselves in an unnerving situation with a mysterious stalker. REVIEW: Contrary to opinion, this is not quite a found-footage film – 388 Arletta Avenue can best be described in one short sentence as a voyeuristic verite movie. Imagine Peeping Tom if it were based primarily and predominantly around the subjective camera. It’s not a new concept …

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Film Review: Bad Biology (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: BAD BIOLOGY (IN PRODUCTION) USA / HORROR Acclaimed director Frank Henenlotter (Basket Case, Brain Damage, Frankenhooker) is back with a twisted tale of love and weirdness. Driven by biological excess, a young man and woman search for sexual fulfillment, unaware of each other’s existence. Unfortunately, they eventually meet, and the bonding of these two very unusual human beings ends …

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Film Review: Black Water (2007)

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SYNOPSIS: A terrifying tale of survival in the mangrove swamps of Northern Australia REVIEW: Ever since Wolf Creek was released in 2005, the Australian outback has gained a sinister element to it which is incomparable to most horror movies set in urban areas – and Black Water has undeniably followed in its footsteps on this front. Just imagine a tranquil …

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Film Review: Regoregitated Sacrifice (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: A girl with disturbing hallucinations continues her downward spiral into hell. Not for the faint of heart. REVIEW: Written by: Lucifer Valentine Directed by: Lucifer Valentine Starring: Ameara Lavey, The Black Angels of Hell, Isabelle Styles, Honey, Amy Lee, J.J., Belle, Cinderella Valentine and Hank Skinny Hell-o, vomit mongers and Kurt Co-BANG! Fans. Here, we have the second installment …

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Film Review: The Tingler (1959)

SYNOPSIS: “The coroner and scientist Doctor Warren Chapin is researching the shivering effect of fear with his assistant David Morris. Doctor Warren is introduced to Ollie Higgins, the relative of a criminal sentenced to the electric chair, while making the autopsy of the corpse, and he makes a comment about the tingler-effect to him. Ollie asks for a lift to …

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Film Review: Devil’s Pass (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: A group of student filmmakers from the U.S. set off to Russia to unravel the mystery of several missing mountain climbers over fifty years prior. REVIEW: Directed By: Renny Harlin Starring: Gemma Atkinson, Matt Stokoe, Richard Reid, Holly Goss, Luke Albright Upon the opening credits Dyatlov Pass possesses all of the crucial components of a spine tingling chiller. The …

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Film Review: Uzumaki (2000)

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SYNOPSIS: In a small town in Japan, Kirie comes upon her boyfriend’s father silently videotaping a snail. He seems unaware of her presence and she thinks no more of it. Later, the mans obsession with spirals becomes more and more bizarre, ending in his suicide in a washing machine which turn his body into a spiral. Soon other inhabitants become …

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