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Film Review: Live Animals (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: A ruthless entrepreneur targets young victims for his macabre business. Using an isolated horse barn, he sells his captives to the highest bidder. Five friends on a vacation at a lake house are brutally kidnapped and find themselves prisoners, awaiting the auction block. Rather than succumb to a soulless slave’s existence they chance death for freedom only to discover …

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Film Review: Dreams (1990)

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SYNOPSIS: “This is essentially eight separate short films, though with some overlaps in terms of characters and thematic material – chiefly that of man’s relationship with his environment. Sunshine Through The Rain: a young boy is told not to go out on the day when both weather conditions occur, because that’s when the foxes hold their wedding procession, which could …

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Film Review: RoboCop (1987)

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SYNOPSIS: “After Omni Consumer Products announces that it bought out the Detroit police department, the department decides to go on strike. Alex Murphy gets transferred from Metro South to the West. He and his partner, Anne Lewis, track down a group of criminals led by Clarence Boddicker. Unfortunately, Murphy was killed by Clarence’s gang. Bob Morton, one of OCP’s employees, …

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Film Review: Lo (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: Love presents many challenges to couples…but none so daunting as the one Justin faces with his girlfriend April. Kidnapped by demons, April’s mystery begins to unfold when he finds an ancient book that she has left behind. Using the book, he contacts the demon Lo, ordering it to help him rescue his girl from the fiery pits. But Lo …

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Film Review: Purgatorium (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: In this Twilight Zone-esque thriller by director Travis B. Miller, five strangers awake in an abandon two-story house with a few unanswered questions racing through their minds. Who are they? Where are they? Why are they there? They soon discover that the obvious answers are not always the right ones. With nerves stretched thin, and time closing in, those …

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Film Review: The Redsin Tower (2007)

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SYNOPSIS: From Fred Vogel (AUGUST UNDERGROUND, AUGUST UNDERGROUND’S MORDUM) comes the latest and greatest Toetag Pictures’ movie! Nothing seems to be going Kim’s way. After recently being dumped, her heartbroken ex-boyfriend has become obsessed with trying to win back her love. Now the party she was supposed to attend with her best friend just got raided. After teaming up with …

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Film Review: Witchville (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: Malachy has just learned that his father the king has passed away and is asked to take country of the small kingdom. Malachy’s kingdom however is dying since all of the crops have dried up and thieves and bandits now run the streets. A man by the name of Kramer introduces himself to Malachy and informs him that the …

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Film Review: The Editor (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: A one-time (and now one-handed) master film editor toiling in the cinematic sweatshops of 1970s Italy becomes the prime suspect in a series of brutal murders, in this loving tribute to/parody of the gory giallo thrillers of Mario Bava and Dario Argento. REVIEW: Astron-6 is a genre outfit known for their attention to detail, skewed sense of humour and …

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Film Review: Coffy (1973)

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SYNOPSIS: A black nurse takes vigilante justice against inner-city drug dealers after her sister becomes their latest victim REVIEW: Shot and released in 1973, “Coffy” was indeed the kick-start movie for Pam Grier’s femme fatale series of films that followed (most notably “Foxy Brown”). Pam who wears her afro like none other, brings a unique beauty to the screen (that …

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Film Review: Caligula (1979)

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SYNOPSIS: Details the graphic and shocking, yet undeniably tragic story of Rome’s most infamous Caesar, Gaius Germanicus Caligula. REVIEW: Today we are going to take a few minutes to discuss Caligula. I’m not talking about the play by Albert Camus, nor (necessarily) the factually accurate account of the madman/emperor of Rome. I’m talking about the legendary movie that we all …

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Film Review: Tremors 5: Bloodlines (2015)

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SYNOPSIS: The giant, man-eating Graboids are back and even deadlier than before, terrorizing the inhabitants of a South African wildlife reserve as they attack from below-and above. REVIEW: Here comes a seriously biased review, folks. Come on…it’s a Tremors film. Can it really not be awesome? I love this series. Even the less-than-awesome tv show was totally worth watching. Our …

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Film Review: I Spit on Your Grave 3: Vengeance is Mine (2015)

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SYNOPSIS: Jennifer Hills is still tormented by the brutal sexual assault she endured years ago. She’s changed identities and cities, reluctantly joining a support group where she begins to piece together a new life. But when her new friend’s murderer goes free and the tales of serial rapists haunt her, Jennifer will hunt down the men responsible and do what …

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