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Film Review: Bloodlust (1961) Review 2

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A crazed hunter kidnaps people and turns them loose on his private estate, where he hunts them for sport.

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I’m pretty sure that no one involved in the production of “The Most Dangerous Game” (1932) ever thought that it was going to be as influential a film as it turned out to be. Why influential? Because it’s been remade thematically at least eight times that I can think of: Hard Target (1993), … Continue reading

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Film Review: Sparks (2013)

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A masked vigilante who suddenly discovers the dark side to heroism. Going after the nation’s most notorious super criminal leaves Sparks’ life and reputation in ruins.

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In this day and age the idea of producing a superhero film for anything less than $150-200 million dollars is laughable. With blockbusters like “The Avengers“, “Man Of Steel” & “Iron Man 3” sporting mega budgets (& making mega profits), it’s hard to imagine anyone trying … Continue reading

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Film Review: Killer Holiday (2013)

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A startling motive is revealed when psychotic killer Melvin ‘Spider’ Holiday stalks 8 unsuspecting teenage victims lured to an abandoned amusement park off old Route 66

REVIEW:

Killer Holiday is one of those movies that you start to watch with little to no expectations for, and you aren’t very surprised when it comes true. The first thing that you notice in this movie is the production company, that being Ridiculous Pictures, … Continue reading

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Film Review: Cold Comes the Night (2013)

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A struggling motel owner and her daughter are taken hostage by a nearly blind career criminal to be his eyes as he attempts to retrieve his cash package from a crooked cop.

REVIEW:

This one could have easily bore the title, Cold is the Cranston, as our favorite new dark persona Bryan Cranston stars in a tense thriller by the name of “Cold Comes the Night”

The “Heisenberg” days may be behind … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Crater Lake Monster (1977)

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A meteor that crashed into Oregon’s Crater Lake unearths a dinosaur egg. The heat from the meteor causes the egg to hatch, and the emerging dinosaur takes to snacking on the locals.

REVIEW:

Good or bad, I have a particular favored-bias towards 70′s horror films. Maybe it’s that certain beauty that comes with the routine of shooting with film stock from those days or that filmmakers were a bit more careful in framing … Continue reading

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Film Review: Galaxina (1980)

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Crew of interstellar police ship is sent to recover a mysterious crystal, the blue star. Sub Plots: The ships female android and a crew member fall in love. Alien is spoofed as as the captain gives birth to an alien who grows up on the ship thinking the captain is its mother.

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Science fiction ran the gamut in the 80′s from extremely inventive to just plain bizarre. “Galaxina” falls closer to … Continue reading

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Film Review: Phobia (2013)

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In 1885, a female doctor helping a group of people with their phobias becomes embroiled in a murder mystery surrounding a patient that may or may not be a vampire.

REVIEW:

Remember when vampires were feared more than fantasized about?  Though the resurgence of our fanged friends has been a welcome one amidst the relentless onslaught of zombies, slashers and grainy footage of things going bump in the night, it hasn’t exactly been … Continue reading

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Film Review: Frost (2012)

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A young couple, physiologist Agla and filmmaker Gunnar wake up at a glacier camp to find the camp mysteriously abandoned and their co-workers gone. When searching for the lost team they realize they’re up against an unknown deadly force.

REVIEW:

Any horror set in arctic climes automatically has an edge with those who despise the cold.  A proud subscriber to this lifestyle, my idea of winter sport is watching the mailman fall … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Beast (La bĂŞte) (1975)

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The head of a failing French family thinks that fate has smiled down on him when the daughter of a wealthy man agrees to be married to his son. The daughter and her aunt then travel out to the French countryside to meet with the family, unaware that a mysterious ‘beast’ is stalking the vicinity.

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The Beast (La Bete) has one of those opening scenes that you will never … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Bad Samaritan Must Die! (2012)

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The Bad Samaritan is a vicious vigilante (of sorts) who hands out his own form of justice on those who break the law (which is just a fancy way of saying he beats them to a bloody pulp). When his number one fan meets him and finds out he isn’t what she thought he was she decides that he needs to die.

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I’ve always been a huge comic book geek (I am … Continue reading

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Film Review: Murder University (2012)

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A series of brutal, cult-like murders are taking place at a New England college. Josh Greene, a shy freshman, is the lone survivor of a series of murders that are reminiscent of a similar string of killings some twenty years prior. As he seeks to uncover the secret behind the attacks, he is joined by Detective Forrester, who was instrumental in halting the bloodshed before, and his daughter Meg, who had barely … Continue reading

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Film Review: Communion (1989)

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“Whitley Strieber goes with his family and some friends to his holiday home in the forest. They experience some weird occurrences, are they UFO activity? Whitley is abducted and then faces a horrible dilemma; was I abducted or am I going mad? He sees a psychiatrist who tries to use hypnotic regression to discover the truth.” (courtesy IMDB)

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Best-selling author Whitley Strieber began his career with a bang with the … Continue reading

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Film Review: HazMat (2013)

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The television crew of a hidden camera show named “Scary Antics” sets up a disturbed young man for a practical joke, but the joke is on them when heads roll.

REVIEW:

If you’ve ever seen the SyFy series Scare Tactics, you have to wonder to yourself, “What if they pranked the wrong person?” Pranks can and do go too far, sometimes you can never know how a … Continue reading

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Film Review: Scorned (2013)

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A romantic weekend turns horrific and sadistic when Sadie discovers her boyfriend is having an affair with her best friend.

REVIEW:

There is something almost fascinating about a complete cinematic misfire.  Sure, anyone under the sun can create an awful movie with a Coinstar budget and borrowed camera in Mom and Dad’s garage.  On the opposite end of the spectrum, expensive Hollywood releases so often place quantity above quality that the ratio … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Devil (Diabel) (1972)

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During the Prussian army’s invasion to Poland in 1793, a young Polish nobleman Jakub is saved from the imprisonment by a stranger who wants in return to obtain a list of Jakub’s fellow conspirators. Following his mysterious saviour across the country, Jakub sees the overall chaos and moral corruption including his father’s death and his girlfriend’s betrayal. Being apparently demented by what he has seen, he commits a number of seemingly motiveless … Continue reading

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Film Review: Beyond the Darkness (Buio Omega) (1979)

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A young rich orphan loses his fiancée to voodoo doll mischief on the part of his housekeeper who is jealous of his attentions. He digs his girlfriend up, cleans her out, stuffs her, and puts her in bed at the mansion. Following this, he tries out and disposes of a series of young maidens, trying to find the right replacement for her, and the disapproving housekeeper helps him with the disposals.

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