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Film Review: House On Haunted Hill (1959)

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SYNOPSIS: “Eccentric millionaire Fredrick Loren and his fourth wife, Annabelle, have invited five people to the house on Haunted Hill for a ‘Haunted House’ party. Whoever will stay in the house for one night will earn ten thousand dollars each. As the night progresses, all the guests are trapped inside the house with ghosts, murderers, and other terrors.” (courtesy IMDB) ...

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Film Review: Annabelle (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: A couple begin to experience terrifying supernatural occurrences involving a vintage doll shortly after their home is invaded by satanic cultists. REVIEW: Ever since Ananbelle was announced, there hasn’t been a day when someone hasn’t needled me ever so slightly as to its impending arrival. Why you ask? Because it’s no secret that I have an aversion to dolls, ...

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Film Review: Muirhouse (2012)

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SYNOPSIS In 2007 author Phillip Muirhouse was left alone in a haunted homestead called ‘Monte Cristo’. He was there making a documentary that was to accompany his latest book. He also broke the rule of all ghost hunters…. Never Be Alone. REVIEW To me, the found footage ghost/possession/supernatural film is the lowest common denominator of horror film making. It uses ...

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Film Review: Evil Intent (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: Stephanie and Kelly are best friends and roommates. Paul is Stephanie’s boyfriend and Kelly’s former boyfriend. The three of them eventually realize they are part of a love triangle that’s filled with love, betrayal, insanity, and murder. REVIEW: Mean Girls + April Fools Day = Evil Intent In a rather bleak interpretation of just how rotten some girls can ...

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Film Review: Criminally Insane (1975)

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SYNOPSIS: An obese woman recently released from an insane asylum kills anyone who attempts to get her to stop eating. REVIEW: Criminally Insane, released in 1975 and directed by Nick Millard, emulates the classically depraved and dementedly entertaining exploitation films of the β€˜70s. Darkly comedic to the point of outrage and ludicrous in its twisted scenarios, its title suits it ...

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Film Review: Black Sheep (2006)

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SYNOPSIS: An experiment in genetic engineering turns harmless sheep into blood-thirsty killers that terrorize a sprawling New Zealand farm. REVIEW: I love this movie. Seriously…I love this f**king movie. I already own it, and have watched it hundreds of times before being asked to review it. I give this disclaimer – I LOVE THIS MOVIE. A LOT. Ok, now that’s ...

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Film Review: Session (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: A psychological suspense drama-thriller where a psychologist becomes obsessed with one of his patients. The lines between dreams and reality blend. REVIEW: So I had to start this film twice. The first 15 minutes or so just didn’t really grab my attention the first time through. But once I got past that, this turns into a really intriquing psychological ...

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Film Review: The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971)

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SYNOPSIS: “Doctors are being murdered in a bizarre manner: bats, bees, killer frog masks, etc. which represent the ten Biblical plagues. The crimes are orchestrated by a demented organ player with the help of his mute assistant. The detective is stumped until he finds that all of the doctors being killed assisted a Doctor Vesalius on an unsuccessful operation involving ...

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Film Review: Calvaire (aka The Ordeal) (2004)

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SYNOPSIS: In this brutal, bloody shocker that’s invited comparison to The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Straw Dogs, struggling singer Marc Stevens (Laurent Lucas) is working the wedding circuit in Belgium when his car breaks down in the sticks. He’s taken in by a kindly innkeeper (Jackie Berroyer) who, at first, seems eager to please but later reveals himself to be ...

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