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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.

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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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Film Review: The Slumber Party Massacre (1982)

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An eighteen-year-old high school girl is left at home by her parents and she decides to have a slumber party. There is friction between some of the invited guests and the new girl, who is better at basketball than they, so the new girl decides to stay at home (which is conveniently across the street from the host’s house). Meanwhile, a murderer of five people with a propensity for power tools has escaped … Continue reading

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Film Review: Porcile (1969)

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Two dramatic stories. In an undetermined past, a young cannibal (who killed his own father) is condemned to be torn to pieces by some wild beasts. In the second story, Julian, the young son of a post-war German industrialist, is on the way to lie down with his farm’s pigs, because he doesn’t like human relationships.

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Film Review: The Dirties (2013)

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After being tormented daily within the confines of their high school two teen aged boys vie to make a documentary depicting the angst suffered at the hands of the bullies they refer to as The Dirties.

REVIEW:

Directed By: Matthew Johnson
Starring: Matthew Johnson, Owen Williams, Krista Madison

The Dirties is a heart breaking tale of alienation and social isolation and one man’s steady descent into madness. A tale many have … Continue reading

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Fim Review: Visitor Q (2001)

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A troubled and perverted family find their lives intruded by a mysterious stranger who seems to help find a balance in their disturbing natures.

REVIEW:

“The sea’s so endless. You can’t see anything.”

Prolific filmmaker, Takashi Miike, often delights in putting off the audience with controversial subject matter and this film is no different.  Modeled loosely after Pasolini’s Theorum, the life of the archetypal nuclear family is interrupted by the sudden appearance … Continue reading

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Film Review: 20 ft. Below: The Darkness Descending (2014)

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Below the streets of New York is a dark and dangerous world hidden in the shadows of abandoned subway tunnels and miles of forgotten infrastructure. When a young documentary filmmaker goes into these tunnels to uncover the unseen stories of the people living below our feet, she finds out that there is more to be afraid of than the dark. A mysterious figure, living beyond the reach of the law, has declared … Continue reading

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Film Review: Two-Lane Blacktop (1971)

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Story of two men drag racing across the USA in a primer grey 55 chevy. Wilson is the mechanic, James Taylor is the driver

REVIEW:

Directed by Monte Hellman, “Two-Lane Blacktop” is regarded as one of the earlier 70′s car based cult classics. It’s most recognized trait is that is one of the only films from that era that features singer/ songwriter James Taylor (playing the character simply titled “the Driver”). Riding co-pilot … Continue reading

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