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Film Review: ABCs of Death 2.5 (2016)

SYNOPSIS: This is NOT ABC’s of Death 3. ABC’s of Death 2 1/2 showcases an additional top 26 finalists, providing fans 85 minutes of unadulterated madness. REVIEW: The Ant Timpson (Deathgasm) produced ABCs of Death had an interesting enough premise; 26 directors each creating a short film based around one letter of the alphabet. The result was, unfortunately, a bloated …

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Film Review: Shrek (2001)

SYNOPSIS: “A big green ogre and a talking donkey set off to rescue a beautiful princess from a dragon. This computer-animated feature pokes good-natured fun at fairytale conventions even as it revives them, building toward the inevitable happily-ever-after ending. The spirit of Looney Tunes is present in every scene, and laughs are loud and frequent.” REVIEW: There are many positive …

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Film Review: Demon (2015)

SYNOPSIS: A bridegroom is possessed by an unquiet spirit in the midst of his own wedding celebration, in this clever take on the Jewish legend of the dybbuk. REVIEW: It’s not that often that we receive Polish horror films (Editors note: But surely welcome more). “Demon”, the final work of director Marcin Wrona, is noted as being part horror, part …

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Film Review: Mecanix (2003)

SYNOPSIS: Mecanix tells the story of the last human beings who are forced to be the slaves of the strange creatures that rule this strange world.There is only one thing these beasts fear – the embryo of the universe : the origin of everything. The only hope that the humans have is to free themselves from this mecanic environment before …

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Film Review: Observance (2015)

SYNOPSIS: In the grip of grief following the death of his young son, his marriage on the rocks and nearing bankruptcy, Parker reluctantly returns to work as a private investigator. Embarking on an unusual assignment to observe a woman from an abandoned apartment, Parker witnesses bizarre happenings surrounding her, unaware that the derelict building that he surveys her from has …

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Film Review: Creature Feature (2015)

SYNOPSIS: Creature Feature is five interwoven tales of terror that occur one foggy Halloween night in Georgia. A babysitter learns a new appreciation for fine art and hard lesson about the consequences of being irresponsible…and naughty!; a group of college kids stumble on the mother of all Scarecrows; two teenagers are forced to steal from the wrong cantankerous old hermit …

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Film Review: Tenebrae (1982)

SYNOPSIS: An American writer in Rome is stalked by a serial killer bent on harassing him while killing all people associated with his work on his latest book. REVIEW: “Tenebrae” is the story of popular mystery author Peter Neal (Anthony Franciosa) who is visiting Rome on a promotional tour for his latest best seller “Tenebrae”. Upon his arrival he is …

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Film Review: The Princess Bride (1987)

SYNOPSIS: “An elderly man reads a bedtime story to his not-exactly-thrilled grandson, a whimsical fairytale about two star-crossed lovers named Buttercup and Westley. The couple are separated by fate and some dastardly characters, the evil Prince Humperdinck among them. After enduring various perils including a walk through the dreaded Fire Swamp, the lovers join forces with an agenda-serving swordsman named …

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Film Review: Amélie (2001)

SYNOPSIS: “Born in an imaginary romanticised version of Paris, Amélie Poulain is the ingenious child of a neurotic and an iceberg. Now that she is working as a waitress, she revels in sneakily intervening in other people’s lives, but her prankish nature makes it hard for her to directly express her feelings for the man she loves. Instead she prepares …

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Film Review: Planet Terror (2007)

SYNOPSIS: After an experimental bio-weapon is released, turning thousands into zombie-like creatures, it’s up to a rag-tag group of survivors to stop the infected and those behind its release. REVIEW: Somehow reviewing this great piece of work slipped under our radar. Though the film itself (bearing some discussion) was still a chance for me to re-watch this film again with …

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Film Review: Death Proof (2007)

SYNOPSIS: Two separate sets of voluptuous women are stalked at different times by a scarred stuntman who uses his “death proof” cars to execute his murderous plans. REVIEW: “Death Proof” 2007’s stylized sister film to “Planet Terror” (released as the 2nd part of the “Grindhouse” double feature). The original grindhouse project was a collaborative Quentin Tarantino/Robert Rodriguez team-up originally shown …

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Film Review: 31 (2016)

SYNOPSIS: A group of traveling sideshow carnies are kidnapped by a group of killer clowns who want to force them to play a sadistic game. REVIEW: Rob Zombie is back with a vengeance. Disclaimer: I’m actually a big fan of Zombie, both as a performer and as a director. I loved House of 1000 Corpses, The Devil’s Rejects, Lords of Salem, and …

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Film Review: Signs (2002)

SYNOPSIS: “Following the death of his wife, former man-of-the-cloth Graham Hess lives on a farm with his two young children and his younger brother. One morning, huge crop circles appear around the world, and a five hundred foot one shows up right outside the Hess house. Is it a prank, or a sign of an alien invasion? Cue Hess embarking …

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Film Review: Toy Story (1995)

SYNOPSIS: “Groundbreaking state-of-the-art moviemaking meets a delightful all-ages story in this instant classic from Disney. Whenever humans aren’t around, the toys in Andy’s room spring to life. A birthday present of spaceman Buzz Lightyear creates more than a few problems for cowboy Woody who, up to that point, was king of the toy box.” REVIEW: The first entirely computer animated …

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