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Film Review: Call Girl (short film) (2014)

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SYNOPSIS:

“In one man’s attempt to exploit his date night via video-chat, he ends up sharing something far more disturbing.”

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Film Review: War of the Worlds: Goliath (2012)

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An animated film that takes place 15 years after the events of H.G. Well’s classic tale of Martians invading Earth.  The Martians return but this time around mankind is ready thanks to a special military unit known as ARES that uses advanced technology and weaponry that rivals that of the alien invaders. The war is on, but who is going to be on the winning side?

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Film Review: Rabid Love (2013)

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Five recent college grads go for one last vacation in the woods during the summer of 1984 and one of them is infected with a mad scientist’s synthetic rabies virus.

REVIEW:

One of the most intriguing areas of horror film making is the low budget horror film. These are moves that end up being either complete garbage made solely to make a movie, or a calling card for aspiring artists who want … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Talisman (short film) (2014)

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A nomadic drifter is contracted by a hideous creature to deliver a sacred item – The Talisman – to an abandoned warehouse where he encounters an eternal, evil force that reveals his fateful destiny.

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Film Review: Apocalypse Kiss (2014)

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In this futuristic science fiction thriller, government security agent Jerry Hipple has been unsuccessfully tracking the city’s most infamous criminal The Red Harvest Killer. When two nomadic lovers, Katia and Gladys enter the city the death count rises and are being credited as Red Harvest killings. Obsessive compulsive Adrian, the actual Red Harvest Killer becomes furious that the sexy serial killing duo are grabbing media attention … Continue reading

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Film Review: Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

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After defeating the alien invasion with the Avengers, Captain American/Steve Rogers slowly grows accustomed to the brave, new world around him making new friends in Sam Wilson and the Black Widow and finally learning to trust Nick Fury. When an old enemy reveals itself, with plans to remove millions of its enemies in one quick precision attack, it is up to Captain America to go rogue, against S.H.I.E.L.D. itself, becoming a … Continue reading

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Film Review: Event 15 (2013)

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Three soldiers get trapped in an elevator when terrorists set off a dirty bomb. But when White escapes, her world turns upside down as she realizes nothing is what it seems.

REVIEW:

As a big fan of psychological horror, Event 15 ticked a lot of boxes for me. It explored relationships between people in a highly stressful situation, as well as throwing a few curve balls in there to keep the audience … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Truth About Emanuel (2013)

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Emanuel (Kaya Scodelario), a troubled young woman, becomes preoccupied with her mysterious new neighbor (Jessica Biel), who bears a striking resemblance to her dead mother.

REVIEW:

This is a dark drama exploring issues of loss, motherhood and secrets, and there’s an intensity to this film that some might find unsettling. I’m not entirely sure if the more surrealistic elements of the film worked, but there was certainly a fresh and creepy quality present … Continue reading

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Film Review: Confession of Murder (2012)

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After the statute of limitation expires on the murders he has committed, Lee Du-seok publishes an autobiography describing all his murders in great detail. Detective Choi, who investigated Lee’s murders 15 years ago starts the chase once again and Han Ji-soo, who lost her daughter to Lee, pledges vengeance. Meanwhile, another killer appears, casting doubt to whether Lee is the real serial killer. The key here is how well the story juggles … Continue reading

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Film Review: Klischee (2009)

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Klischee is a Crime, Horror, Mystery and Thriller movie directed by Marcel Walz with Sabrina Brencher, Marcel Walz, Birte Hanusrichte

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Film Review: The Bag Man (2014)

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A criminal bides his time at a seedy motel, waiting for his boss after killing several men and making away with a mystery bag.

REVIEW:

Don’t let the fact that The Bag Man stars Robert De Niro and John Cusack fool you into thinking that this is going to be a decent movie, because it isn’t. The title alone sounded lame, but I decided to be fair and give the film an … Continue reading

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Film Review: Nurse 3D (2013)

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By day Abby Russell is a dedicated nurse, someone you wouldn’t hesitate to trust your life with. But by night, her real work begins…using her smoldering sexuality she lures cheating men to their brutal deaths and exposes them for who they really are. When a younger nurse starts to suspect Abby’s actions and compromises her master plan, Abby must find a way to outsmart her long enough to bring the … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Appearing (2013)

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City detective Michael (Will Wallace, “The Tree of Life,” “The New World”) relocates to a quaint, small town with his wife Rachel (Emily Brooks, “The Eugenist”), following her emotional breakdown after the sudden death of their young daughter. Michael takes a job in the sheriff’s office, thinking not much will happen in such a quiet town. However, on his first day of duty, Michael is asked to investigate the mysterious disappearance of a … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Grudge (2004)

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An American nurse living and working in Tokyo is exposed to a mysterious supernatural curse, one that locks a person in a powerful rage before claiming their life and spreading to another victim.

REVIEW:

Oh, to re-experience the film “The Grudge” is exciting indeed. Though for the record I love good Asian horror, and tend to gravitate to even good “Asian horror remakes”. This is one of few that in my perspective, … Continue reading

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Film Review: Holy Ghost People (2013) – Review 2

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On the trail of her missing sister, Charlotte enlists the help of Wayne, an ex-Marine and alcoholic, to infiltrate the Church of One Accord – a community of snake-handlers who risk their lives seeking salvation in the Holy Ghost.

REVIEW:

Christianity has taken a beating from the horror genre in recent years.  One could surmise this is a reflection of modern society’s ever-widening chasm separating believers from heathens.  Those of … Continue reading

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Film Review: Kind Hearts And Coronets (1949)

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“Louis Mazzini’s mother’s frequent tales of how her titled D’Ascoyne family shunned her after she eloped with an Italian commoner causes a simmering resentment in him. On being spurned because of his lowly status by his lifetime (if devious and fickle) sweetheart Sibella he decides to permanently remove all the D’Ascoynes standing between him and the Dukedom. Becoming romantically involved with one of the widows he has created, he finds Sibella’s jealousy … Continue reading

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Film Review: Rocketship X-M (1950)

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“Space scientists Doctor Ralph Fleming and Doctor Karl Eckstrom conceive the first manned space flight ‘Rocketship eXpedition Moon’. Eckstrom crews the ship with his brilliant protegĂ© Doctor Lisa Van Horn, astronomer Harry Chamberlain and engineer Major William Corrigan under pilot Captain Floyd Graham. After a successful launch, the mission goes awry, as the crew are hurled across space and past the moon by a rocket malfunction, to land instead on the planet … Continue reading

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Film Review: Camp Dread (2014)

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A has-been horror director gathers a group of troubled young adults together at an old summer camp to film a reality show called Dead.TV in hopes of reviving his career. Unfortunately a mysterious killer shows up and goes around knocking off the members of the cast and crew in a number of brutal and painful ways. Will anyone survive or will the reality show end up really living up to its name?

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Film Review: Red Dragon (2002)

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A retired FBI agent with psychological gifts is assigned to help track down “The Tooth Fairy”, a mysterious serial killer; aiding him is imprisoned criminal genius Hannibal “The Cannibal” Lecter.

REVIEW:

It feels fitting to finally take on the review of Red Dragon with the TV show Hannibal now in mid season 2. “Red Dragon” is one of the Hannibal Lechter films I’ve always held in higher regard. In the sense of … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Other Side of Sleep (2011)

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Loosely inspired by the director’s own memory of a girl’s disappearance from her village, the film follows Arlene (Antonia Campbell-Hughes), a young factory worker living alone in a rural Irish community

REVIEW:

It’s not uncommon to see horror movies made in foreign counties and then brought over to the United States. The most common of these movies will usually come from places such as; England, Italy, and Japan, but you might … Continue reading

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Film Review: Dead Shadows (2012)

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Chris’ parents were murdered on the same day the Halley comet was visible from Earth. Eleven years later, a new comet lights up the Parisian sky, but as the night goes on, people begins to transform into horrible creatures.

REVIEW:

The world is unrest as a comet makes it way to earth. In typical fashion, everyone prepares in their own way for a potential apocalypse. Chris (Fabian Wolfrom), a gamer support clerk notices … Continue reading

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