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Film Review: Star Trek The Motion Picture (1979)

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“A strange cloud descends upon Klingon vessels and eradicates them with an energy bolt. The Epsilon IX space station alerts the Federation, but they too are wiped out by the entity. The starship assigned to the case is, what else, the NCC-1701. That would be the registration number for the USS Enterprise, which has been rebuilt. Thus, the entire original crew you knew from the television series returns. Although they are prepared … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Brain Eaters (1958)

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“Strange things are happening in Riverdale, Illinois. A huge, seemingly alien structure has been found jutting out of the earth. Sent to investigate the origin of the mysterious object, Senator Walter Powers discovers that parasites from the center of the earth have infiltrated the town, taking control of the authorities and workers, making communication with the outside world impossible, and leaving the responsibility of stopping the invasion up to Powers and a … Continue reading

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Film Review: Sanitarium (2013)

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An anthology film featuring three back stories of patients who have ended up in a sanitarium run by Dr. Stenson. The first film tells the story of an eccentric artist and his descent into madness. The second film tells the story about an eight year old boy and his struggles growing up being raised by his abusive father and the coping mechanisms that he employs. Finally, we are treated to a story … Continue reading

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Film Review: Devoured (2012)

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You Will Be Devoured…

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Devoured is a great psychological thriller, which makes you think about the way the world thinks about us and us about them. With that said, this movie starts out with the main character, Lourdes (Marta Milans), dead on the floor of a Manhattan restaurant. Now the fun starts as we try to figure out how she died, and why. The movie then picks back up days, weeks, … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Bates Haunting (2012)

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One year ago, Agnes Rickover attended opening night at the Bates Motel and Haunted Hayride to see her best friend Lily’s dramatic debut. A horrific accident resulted in Agnes witnessing Lily’s fiery death in a spectacle gone wrong. After a year of obsessing over a murder investigation everyone else thinks is open and shut, Agnes goes to work at the Haunt in an attempt confront her trauma. Horrific events begin to claim … Continue reading

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Film Review: Blackout (1985)

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A police officer suspects that a local husband and father who has recently undergone facial surgery because of injuries received in a car accident is in reality the same man who committed a quadruple murder several years before

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Director: Douglas Hickox
Starring: Keith Carradine, Kathleen Quinlan and Richard Widmark

Blackout is an unusual film. It has many flaws, but strangely, they feel less inherent and more inflicted upon the film in … Continue reading

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Film Review: Zombie 90 Extreme Pestilence (1991)

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Two doctors are trying to stop a rampant epidemic of zombieism. They fend off zombies spilling many a gallon of blood in the process.

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The very first movie I reviewed for HorrorNews was Andreas Schnaas’ 1996 release, Goblet of Gore. I may have made some remarks hinting toward the movie not being very good, possibly mentioning poor acting, and lack of a … Continue reading

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Film Review: Curse of Chucky (2013)

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Everyone’s favorite foul-mouthed killer doll is back, and this time he is busy slicing and dicing his way through a group of people gathered together at an old mansion to mourn the loss of a family member.

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I have loved Chucky ever since I first saw Child’s Play at the theater when I was in high school way back in 1988 so when I heard rumblings about Curse of Chucky a … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Colony (2013)

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Forced underground by the next ice age, a struggling outpost of survivors must fight to preserve humanity against a threat even more savage than nature.

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I’m starting to notice that my attention span is growing shorter and shorter. I’ve watched several good films recently where I almost lost patience and shut it down. It turns out, if you stick around long enough with some, you may … Continue reading

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Film Review: Self Storage (2013)

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The friends of a night watchman, at a highly secured self storage facility, are home from college and looking to party.

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I’ve always maintained a soft spot for Eric Roberts.  From the onset of his career in forgotten classics like “The Pope of Greenwich Village” and “Runaway Train,” he’s always possessed a gift for portraying amiable nuts.  Pushing sixty, Roberts seems to be harder at work in the B-movie realm than ever before, his … Continue reading

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Film Review: Scenic Route (2013)

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Tensions rise between lifelong friends Mitchell and Carter after their truck breaks down on an isolated desert road as they start to attack each other’s life decisions with unwavering brutality.

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The road movie is a plot staple that populates every genre from comedy to horror. In the latter this theme has appeared multiple times in many variations from Wolf Creek to Jeepers Creepers but the antagonist is usually an outsider. With … Continue reading

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Film Review: Fright Night 2: New Blood (2013)

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Charlie Brewster lands in Romania along with fellow students “Evil” Ed, his best friend, and Amy, his one-time girlfriend. Charlie soon suspects that his teacher, Gerri Dandrige, is a vampire.

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Film Review: Unsolved (2009)

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Fifteen years after an on campus murder, students re-open the case for a class and uncover a truth more horrifying and closer to home than they ever imagined.

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Murder mysteries are something of a hard sell.  These days, the standard “Whodunnit?” template is rarely utilized as more than a springboard for creative invention.  Both 2000′s “Memento” and “Brick” from 2005 are brilliant examples of where a mystery can artistically take us.  They … Continue reading

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Film Review: The New Kids (1985)

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A brother and sister arrive in a small town to help their relatives run an amusement park, and they find the town is terrorized by a local street gang.

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Director: Sean S. Cunningham
Starring: Shannon Presby, Lori Loughlin and James Spader

Movies like The New Kids aren’t like paintings, which can be interpreted many ways but ultimately can only be seen from one perspective.
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Film Review: Gangster Empire: Rise of the Mob (2013)

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Violence and corruption pulsed through the soul of the Gangster Empire during the heyday of Prohibition and the Atlantic City Boardwalk.

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This mega documentary comes to us with over 4 1/2 hours of pure old school mafia history. The bluray is divided into 6 parts on 1 bluray that takes us thru the past starting with the early days of Prohibition and leading up to Godfather eras. Of course all your … Continue reading

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Film Review: Jobs (2013)

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The story of Steve Jobs’ ascension from college dropout into one of the most revered creative entrepreneurs of the 20th century.

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Any film about Steve Jobs, tends to get my attention. Even with his same story re-told in different variations, it still is a remarkable one to hear. For me… it hits closer to home living many years just down the street from Apple. Never knowing the man or working for Apple, … Continue reading

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