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Film Review: Gloria Mundi (Tortura) (1976)

SYNOPSIS: A young actress throws herself into her work, unwittingly becoming a terrorist in the process. REVIEW: The film opens with a young actress sitting in a bathtub, listening to her director’s instructions through a radio/recording device. Hamdias, the mysterious director, has gone missing for the time being, but has recorded his direction for her to practice her acting at …

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Film Review: Blood Brothers (2015)

SYNOPSIS: Two brothers, Charles and Thomas, who feel they are of superior intelligence, concoct a deadly game of murder to fulfill their devious fantasies, but doing so derails their relationship with horrifying results. REVIEW: “Blood Brothers”, is a fantastic piece of art, and I do consider it art. Writer and director Jose Prendes takes the audience on a stylized and …

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Film Review: Farts of Darkness (2013)

SYNOPSIS: Farts of Darkness, the behind the scenes documentary made during the filming of Troma’s “Terror Firmer” (1998) REVIEW: For those entering into the world of schlock independent cinema blind, there is a name you should remember and will be encountering often, Troma Entertainment. Troma is one of the longest surviving independent distributors and studio, with a reputation for filming …

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Film Review: The Hatching (2016)

SYNOPSIS: On the death of his father, Tim Webber returns to his childhood village in Somerset to find something sinister is disturbing the idyllic peace of the villagers. REVIEW: There are many types of conflict in storytelling. For horror, one of the more prevalent is human versus nature. People love watching animal attack movies. From King Kong to Jaws to …

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Film Review: Betrothed (2016)

SYNOPSIS: A trip to the store turns into a surreal nightmare when a college student is kidnapped by a deranged, dysfunctional family. Now Audra West finds herself trapped in the middle of the desert, and betrothed to Adam, the youngest son of the murderous clan. As a determined detective conducts a frantic search, Audra realizes the only way to survive …

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Film Review: Galaxy Quest (1999)

SYNOPSIS: “Eighteen years after their sci-fi adventure show ‘Galaxy Quest’ was canceled, actors Jason Nesmith, Gwen DeMarco, Alexander Dane, Tommy Webber and Fred Kwan are making appearances at sci-fi conventions and store openings in costume and character. They’re wallowing in despair and at each other’s throats until aliens known as Thermians arrive and, having mistaken the show for fact and …

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Film Review: Ink (short film) (2016)

SYNOPSIS: A traumatized woman seeks penance and personal transformation through tattooing after surviving a devastating pregnancy. One night, drenched in booze and ink, her deepest fears threaten to consume her. REVIEW: More short films, kiddies! Today we have INK, a short from Canada written and directed by Ashlea Wessel. I have said before how much I love these horror shorts …

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