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Film Review: Don’t Blink (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: Ten people arrive at a secluded mountain resort to find it completely deserted. With no gas for the return trip, the visitors are forced to stay and investigate the mystery surrounding the abandoned lodge. REVIEW: First time writer/director, Travis Oates, hits one out of the park with his debut feature, Don’t Blink. A deceptively simple story about a group ...

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Film Review: Fiend Without A Face (1958)

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SYNOPSIS: “An American military base in Canada is developing a missile control system based on nuclear energy and is facing problems with the people from the nearby town. When four locals including the Mayor are killed, Major Jeff Cummings (Marshall Thompson) is put in charge of the investigation. When the coroner examines the one of the corpses, he finds that ...

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Film Review: Leprechaun: Origins (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: Two young couples backpacking through Ireland discover that one of Ireland’s most famous legends is a terrifying reality. REVIEW: Over the past decade and a half, numerous attempts have been made to help wrestling stars break into mainstream television and film. Many of these attempts have led to wrestling stars have remaining relatively unknown. Their legacy has been confined ...

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Film Review: Chastity Bites (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: In the early 1600’s, Countess Elizabeth Bathory slaughtered more than 600 young women, believing if she bathed in the blood of virgins that she would stay young and beautiful forever. Still alive today, she’s found a perfect hunting ground for her ‘botox’ as an abstinence educator in conservative America, and the young ladies of San Griento High are poised ...

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Film Review: Worm (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: In a future where we have lost the ability to dream, people have turned to Fantasites, a parasite that induces the user’s wildest fantasies. When socially awkward Charles starts using the miracle product he finally meets the girl of his “dreams.” However, Fantasites come with some disturbing side effects that leave his chances with her squirming away. REVIEW: From ...

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PiFan Film Fest, Day 4: Baal’s Flowers, Asmodexia, Whispers Behind the Wall, Housebound

Each year I see at least 36 films at the Pucheon International Fantastic Film Festival, and thankfully only about 2 out of that number are usually clunkers. I don’t enjoy writing negative reviews without discussing some positive aspects, but Baal’s Flowers leaves me with pretty much nothing to recommend. This Italian production is a loosely woven, slow-paced piece that features ...

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