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Film Review: Bloodrayne (2005)

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In the Eighteenth Century, Rayne is the half-human half-vampire Dhampir and the lead attraction in a carnival’s freak-show in Romania. When she escapes, she meets a fortuneteller that tells that her mother was raped by the king of the vampires Kagan and she decides to destroy her father. In her journey for revenge, she meets Vladimir and Sebastian, the leaders of the fortress of vampire hunters Brimstone, and she joins their society. She … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Girl Next Door (2007)

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Based on the Jack Ketchum novel of the same name, The Girl Next Door follows the unspeakable torture and abuses committed on a teenage girl in the care of her aunt…and the boys who witness and fail to report the crime.

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Film Review: Darkness (2002)

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A teenage girl moves into a remote countryside house with her family, only to discover that their gloomy new home has a horrifying past that threatens to destroy the family.

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Jaume BalaguerĂł was onto to something with this “dark” horror film echoing its title in not only its story, but as a vital “element” to the story as well. The film almost becomes ironic in being dark natured, darkly lit, and … Continue reading

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Film Review: 8213: Gacy House (2010)

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John Wayne Gacy murdered 33 young men and boys between 1972 and 1978 in suburban Chicago. 26 bodies were found in a crawl space beneath his house and 3 others were buried in the backyard. Although the house was completely demolished during the exhumation of the bodies, on May 15, 2004 a group of paranormal investigators wired the home that was built in its place with paranormal detection and surveillance equipment. The outcome … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Pact (2012)

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As a woman struggles to come to grips with her past in the wake of her mother’s death, an unsettling presence emerges in her childhood home.

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I was starting to wonder if I’d ever find another scary movie as effective as “Insidious“. It was in my recent viewing of “The Pact“, that I had found another. Highly impressive, “The Pact” is easily the scariest movie I’ve seen … Continue reading

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Miramax ‘From Dusk to Dawn’ Bluray Series (4 Set)

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Another combo Gem, all 3 Dusk to Dawn films and a surprise “Fult Tilt Boogie” documentary….Now I’ve seen enough of the sequels to know that they are just NOT up to par with the original (for obvious reasons). But hey – 4 for 1 and all on 1 pack!……you never know when that Dust to Dawn marathon will come and you’ll be wishing you didn’t buy that cheeseburger instead. I love these 4 sets as … Continue reading

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Film Review: From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)

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“Two fugitive brothers at gunpoint get an ex-minister and his two children to take them across the border into Mexico. They drive to a Mexican biker bar to rendezvous with other crooks. While at the bar, a few unusual things happen.” (courtesy IMDB)

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On the lam from the law, ruthless desperadoes Seth and Richie Gecko (George Clooney and Quentin Tarantino) coerce an ex-preacher (Harvey Keitel) and his … Continue reading

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Film Review: Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy (2010)

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As Freddy Krueger is reborn for a new generation, it’s time to return to where it all began. Join star Heather Langenkamp for a rare journey down Elm Street, with film clips, rare photos, storyboards, and more treasures from the entire series. Cast and crew discuss their deepest nightmares, making the series and its impact on pop culture. Among the interviewees is Wes Craven himself, who reveals his inspiration for Freddy and the original … Continue reading

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Film Review: Crossland (2013)

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A young jogger named Jason is out doing what he loves, running cross- country. Unknown to him, the runner trespasses into a private property, and is soon lured into a self-sense of security. What seemed like a routine run in the countryside, turns into a heart-pounding nightmare. Fear will run its course. Will Jason ever escape to tell the story?

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It would probably be fair to say that there are very few, … Continue reading

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Film Review: Scarecrow (2013)

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For generations, it was an urban legend that lived in the nightmares of children. Now, the season to rejuvenate the tale will revive a town’s darkest fears.

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“It never sleeps, it never dies, it can’t be stopped, hear our cries. The scarecrow lives to kill us all, keep it buried in the fall.” This is the rhyme of the unstoppable scarecrow that the people of this undisclosed farm town chant every … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Night Of The Hunter (1955)

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“Harry Powell marries and murders widows for their money, believing he is helping God do away with women who arouse men’s carnal instincts. Arrested for auto theft, he shares a cell with condemned killer Ben Harper and tries to get him to reveal the whereabouts of the $10,000 he stole. Only Ben’s nine-year-old son, John and four-year-old daughter, Pearl know the money is in Pearl’s doll and they have sworn to their … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Tingler (1959)

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“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 Doctor Warner, and introduces his deaf-mute wife Martha Higgins, who manages a theater … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Crone (2013)

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The Crone is part of a Japanese horror project which also includes Norio Tsuruta’s Talk to the Dead and Koji Shiraishi’s Cult. Ayane, Nanami, and Mayuko are members of a new 3-member idol group called “Jersey Girl”. One day they’re invited to appear on a television show about the paranormal where they’ll visit an abandoned nursing home in the mountains to see which one of them is the bravest and document their experiences. … Continue reading

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Film Review: Paranormal Activity The Marked Ones (2014)

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Shortly after Jesse and Hector graduate high school, the teens witness fellow classmate Oscar racing from the apartment of Anna, a neighbor who is rumored to be a bruja. When the suspected witch is later discovered dead, Jesse and Hector, along with Marisol, investigate the woman’s apartment only to discover pictures of Jesse lying in a ritualistic black magic alter. Soon after, Jesse wakes with a bite mark on his arm followed … Continue reading

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Film Review: Riddick (2013)

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Left for dead on a sun-scorched planet, Riddick finds himself up against an alien race of predators. Activating an emergency beacon alerts two ships: one carrying a new breed of mercenary, the other captained by a man from Riddick’s past.

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Nine years after the totally wrongheaded The Chronicles Of Riddick” & thirteen years after Pitch Black, we have a brand spanking new film featuring the … Continue reading

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Film Review: Neighbors (1981)

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A quiet man’s peaceful suburban lifestyle is threatened by the new, obnoxious couple that moves in next door.

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One of the rare cult gems that, to this day, has never really been given the respect that it deserves. It took forever for it to get picked on DVD, which means it probably will take even longer for a blu-ray to materialize. Those who lived in the 80′s will most likely remember this … Continue reading

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