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Film Review: Roadside Massacre (2012)

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Five teens struggle for their lives after becoming stranded in a cannibal infested mountain town

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Texas Chainsaw… I mean Texas Roadside Massacre is a quaint little film with great dialogue and even better character development. Na, I just messing around, it’s quite the opposite of both those statements. The characters are flat and boring, and the acting is just bad, there really isn’t a better way to explain it, it’s just awful. … Continue reading

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Film Review: Cat People (1982)

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“Irena Gallier, a beautiful young woman, is on the brink of sexuality. She discovers love for the first time only to find that the explosive experience brings with it tragic consequences. However, the tremendous passion of this girl’s first romantic love is so strong, it bypasses the terror around her – including her brother’s extraordinary demands – as it pushes her on to her own bizarre destiny. Desire, passion, blood, her lust … Continue reading

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Film Review: Cat People (1942)

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“When naval construction designer Oliver Reed sees Serbian-born beauty Irena Dubrovna at a zoo, he flirts with her, and soon they fall in love and marry. Complications arise because Irena believes she is the victim of an ancient Serbian curse that causes her to turn into a panther if a man tries to make love to her, and the marriage is not consummated. Oliver sends Irena for treatment with psychiatrist Doctor Louis … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Red Shoes (1948)

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“The successful impresario Boris Lermontov gives an opportunity in the Lermontov Opera to the talented young composer and conductor Julian Craster and to the gorgeous red-haired ballerina Victoria ‘Vicky’ Page, whose greatest passion is to dance. Soon Vicky becomes the lead dancer of his company and a sensation in Europe. Craster composes the ballet The Red Shoes based on the fairy-tale of Hans Christian Andersen and Vicky falls in love with him. … Continue reading

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Film Review: Mutation 2 – Generation Dead (2001)

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The toxic chemical rediscovered in the original film causes more death and destruction across Germany, leading to a new mutation unlike anything the world has ever seen…

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Film Review: Der Todesking (The Death King) (1990)

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Seven episodes, each taking place on a different day of the week, on the theme of suicide and violent death.

REVIEW:

From the years 1988 to 1994, you’d have been hard pressed to find a more disturbing, yet artistic, filmmaker than Jorg Buttgereit. In just six years, the man released some of the most depressing, moody, and controversial films you’ll ever see, then stopped for fifteen years before starting up again in 2009. … Continue reading

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Film Review: Badges of Fury (2013)

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When a spate of eerie murders erupts across HK two trouble making cops are assigned to the case. Young maverick WANG and grizzled vet HUANG who is fed up with his reckless younger partner always landing them in hot water. Reaching a dead end after discovering all the victims were former boyfriends of aspiring starlet LIU, the detectives must play a deadly game. One of them must go undercover as Liu’s lover to … Continue reading

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Film Review: Big Trouble in Little China (1986)

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An All-American trucker gets dragged into a centuries-old mystical battle in Chinatown.

REVIEW:

“This is Jack Burton in the Pork Chop Express, and I’m talkin’ to whoever’s listenin’ out there.”

Sandwiched between the sweet science fiction of Starman and the dark, quantum horror of Prince of Darkness, Carpenter’s 1986 film presents a happy medium blending more genres than most filmmakers cover in their entire careers. Poorly received by … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Human Race (2013)

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A disparate group of 80 people suddenly find themselves running a foot race featuring some very precise rules and their lives are forfeit if any of them are broken. Only one will survive but who…and why?

“If you are lapped twice, you die”.
“If you step off the path, you die”.
“If you touch the grass, you die”.
“Race…or die”.

REVIEW:

These are the rules that … Continue reading

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Film Review: Flu (2013)

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The citizens of Bundang, South Korea struggle to survive when a deadly flu outbreak takes place in their city.

REVIEW:

I didn’t know a whole lot about Flu before I saw it and to be honest I really wasn’t expecting much. I just assumed that it was going to be yet another movie about a killer virus running rampant and killing off hordes of people along the same lines as Outbreak or … Continue reading

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Film Review: Hour of the Wolf (1968)

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While vacationing on a remote Scandanavian island with his younger pregnant wife, an artist has a emotional breakdown while confronting his repressed desires.

REVIEW:

“Now you are yourself, but not yourself; an ideal state for a meeting between lovers.”

Often touted as Ingmar Bergman’s only “horror” film, Hour of the Wolf actually doesn’t stray from Bergman’s characteristic themes of madness, creative isolation, and paranoia. Explained in the film’s tagline, “The hour of the … Continue reading

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Film Review: Cabin Fever: Patient Zero (2014)

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Marcus’ best friends plan a last minute bachelor party getaway to a remote island. Instead of a night of drinking and partying, the group encounter a deadly virus that consumes their flesh. Desperate for help, struggling to survive, they discover a research facility tucked away on the island and a mysterious man named Porter who may very well be…patient zero.

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Film Review: New Blood Rising (2014)

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Jade and her two siblings are the last vampires in the world. In order to remedy the situation they target a young woman named Brie whose pure blood will allow the vampire race to flourish once again (and help Jade take over the world). Unfortunately for them a group of vampire slayers have moved in next door to Brie and are determined to keep her safe. Will Jade’s plan come to fruition or … Continue reading

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Film Review: 300: Rise of an Empire (2014)

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Greek general Themistokles leads the charge against invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes and Artemisia, vengeful commander of the Persian navy.

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Film Review: In Fear (2013)

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Trapped in a maze of country roads with only their vehicle for protection, Tom and Lucy are terrorized by an unseen tormentor exploiting their worst fears. Eventually they realize they’ve let the evil in – it’s sitting in their car

REVIEW:

Fear. It is at the heart of all horror movies and was the theme that inspired Jeremy Lovering to create this film. He wanted to ask the question ‘does fear inevitably lead … Continue reading

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Film Review: Fields of the Dead (2014)

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Seven friends find themselves on an isolated farm. Here, they discover an ancient book, which summons demons from the surrounding woods. Now, these friends will have to find a way out of the fields, if they want to survive.

REVIEW:

I have no particular beef with blonde women.  In fact, I’ve dated one or two in my lifetime.  My sister is flaxen-haired, and she’s my favorite person on the planet.  What does … Continue reading

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Film Review: Haunting of the Innocent (2014)

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Tom and Brenda have the perfect life but when Brenda is violently attacked in the comfort of their home, their perfect lives are thrown into chaos and fear.

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Though I would normally spend this initial 100 or so words (sometimes more) rambling on about a topic very loosely connected (sometimes not at all) with the actual film in question, I feel I must get something out of the way right off … Continue reading

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Film Review: Lucker the Necrophagous (1986)

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A serial killer awakens from a coma and escapes from a mental hospital to kill a survivor of his slayings years ago, all the while stalking, terrifying, and killing women on the way.

REVIEW:

There are some movies that fall into the category of “cult classics” that you want on your shelf because they are simply amazing films, and there are others that you want just so that … Continue reading

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Film Review: Blood Simple (1984)

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A rich but jealous man hires a private investigator to kill his cheating wife and her new man. But, when blood is involved, nothing is simple.

REVIEW:

“If I don’t get away soon I’ll be going blood-simple like the natives.”

Garnering a title from Dashiell Hammett’s hard-boiled detective novel, Red Harvest (quote above), this Coen-directed debut film is equal parts horror and farce. It is also a fine representation of neo-noir with … Continue reading

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Film Review: Patrick: Evil Awakens (2014)

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A young nurse takes a new job at a secluded psychiatric ward where she meets Patrick, a comatose young man. He takes a special interest in her despite the fact that he’s in a coma and using the power of telekinesis he begins to eliminate all of the men in her life.

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Although I’m not a proponent of remakes I reckon that the science behind remaking films is an odd one. … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Thing (1982) Review 2

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Scientists in the Antarctic are confronted by a shape-shifting alien that assumes the appearance of the people that it kills.

REVIEW:

“Now I’ll show you what I already know.”

John Carpenter’s most indispensable film, The Thing, is based on John W. Campbell Jr.’s Who Goes There?, a novella dealing with paranoia and the fear of assimilation by an alien life form. Carpenter, a fan of the first cinematic incarnation of the story, … Continue reading

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