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Film Review: Daddy’s Little Girl (2012)

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In a time when stranger danger is ever present, a single father learns that it’s the ones you trust most who have to be watched the closest.

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We’ve all heard it before, a news report detailing the abuse of a child that enraged us no end. And I’m betting that most, if not all, of us thought the same thought afterwards, “If it was my child I’d make that person slowly … Continue reading

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Film Review: Escape Plan (2013)

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When a structural-security authority finds himself set up and incarcerated in the world’s most secret and secure prison, he has to use his skills to escape with help from the inside.

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If this last year has been any indication, it’s that Sylvester Stallone is indeed back with plenty of energy to take on a smattering of new roles. Out off all of them, I do have to say that this … Continue reading

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Film Review: Here Comes The Devil (2012)

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A couple’s son and daughter inexplicably reappear after being lost overnight on a desolate, cave-riddled mountainside. Becoming withdrawn and beginning to exhibit strange behavior, their parents quickly assume something sinister happened to them while missing and alone. But after hearing an ominous local legend… the concerned mother and father begin to realize that their children may have fallen prey to something inhuman – and that this dark, unstoppable evil has … Continue reading

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Film Review: Legend of the Psychotic Forest Ranger (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: A weekend of camping turns into a nightmare when four partying teens become the latest set of victims for the local legend, a killer who haunts the woods. Even when they are joined by another group of campers, they find they are no match for the murderous mayhem of the Legend of the Psychotic Forest Ranger.

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Film Review: Stalker (1979)

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“Near a grey and unnamed city is The Zone, an alien place guarded by barbed wire and soldiers. Over his wife’s objections, a man rises in the early morning and leaves her with their disabled daughter to meet two men. He’s a Stalker, one of a handful who have the mental gifts (and who risk imprisonment) to lead people into The Zone to The Room, a place where one’s secret hopes come … Continue reading

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Film Review: Zotz! (1962)

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“Jonathan Jones, a professor of ancient languages, comes into possession of an ancient coin. He translates its inscription, which gives him three powers: to inflict pain, slow down time or kill. Soon, he’s pursued by enemy spies who have learned about the magic coin.” (courtesy IMDB)

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United States naval captain Walter Karig was also a prolific author, writing a number of reference books about naval operations during World War Two, … Continue reading

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Film Review: Antisocial (2013)

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Five university friends gather at a house party to ring in the New Year. Unbeknownst to them, an epidemic has erupted outside, causing outbreaks around the world.

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I’ve said it  before.  One would be damning 97% of all horror films in existence if a lack of original content alone was enough to warrant unfavorable judgement.  After all, there are so many other areas in which our beloved genre can royally muck … Continue reading

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Film Review: Nutbag (2000)

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A serial killer stalks prostitutes on the mean streets of Las Vegas.

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It is sometimes said that in an author’s first work, he or she often ends up spinning a highly personal and highly autobiographical tale as their inexperience can cause them to (inadvertently) fall back on what they know. I don’t know how this theorem translates over to film, but let’s hope Nutbag is all the product of the director’s … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Redeemer: Son of Satan! (1978)

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Six people are invited to their high school reunion but when they get there they realize that they are the only ones there. It isn’t long before they realize that something isn’t right and before you know it a stranger (who is awful fond of disguises) locks them in the building and starts picking them off one by one. Will anyone manage to get out alive or are they all doomed?

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Film Review: Nightscape (2012)

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In Nightscape, an emotionally guarded drifter, Kat (Galesh), crosses paths with a phantom car responsible for a wave of supernatural violence. The drifter must learn to trust again if she is to end a lifetime of bad luck and help her new found companions survive the growing chaos and carnage.

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Being a movie lover, and especially horror movies, I try to finish any movie that I start to watch.  Sometimes this … Continue reading

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Film Review: Jack Ryan Shadow Recruit (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: Second Lieutenant Jack Ryan is critically wounded while serving in Afghanistan while saving two of his own men when their helicopter is shot down. His heroism attracts the attention of Thomas Harper of the CIA who recruits him for his ethics, patriotism and, most importantly, his ability to recognize complex patterns. Ten years later, Ryan uncovers a plot to attack the United States by simultaneously activating a sleeper cell and celling of a considerable … Continue reading

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Film Review: Open House (1987)

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Someone is killing off nubile real estate agents. A psychologist doing a therapy talk show begins getting calls from the perpetrator, and cooperates with the police to try and stop him. Unfortunately, his lover is a real estate agent, and when it becomes clear that the madman is getting information for his kills from her discarded home listings, they both become endangered.

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Open House is one of those 80s slasher … Continue reading

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Film Review: Sisters (1973)

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“Grace Collier is a columnist with the Staten Island Panorama. She generally works on fluff pieces, but on occasion is allowed to do hard hitting stories which she prefers. From her apartment window one morning, she sees what she is certain is the stabbing murder of a black man by a white woman in an apartment across the way, the black man, seeing her, who tried to scrawl the word ‘help’ in … Continue reading

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Film Review: Homicidal (1961)

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“Miriam Webster is happy when her half brother Warren and their childhood nanny Helga, now partly paralysed and unable to speak, return to the United States after a lengthy stay in Europe. Warren will soon turn twenty-one and will inherit their father’s $10 million estate and although she will get nothing – their father’s will specified that only a male heir could inherit – she’s happy in her circumstances. One person she … Continue reading

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Film Review: Darkman (1990)

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A hideously scarred and mentally unstable scientist seeks revenge against the crooks who made him like that.

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You might remember this one from its tag line at the time “Who is Dark Man?”. If not, you surely know it from its ominous poster art that looks like a cross between the “The Shadow“, “Batman” and the “Invisible man“. This 1990 dark comedy action film was an earlier creation by none other … Continue reading

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Film Review: Witchboard (1986)

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A woman develops an interest in her friend Brandon’s Ouija Board when he brings it by her party. She becomes obsessed with it and accidentally unleashes an evil spirit that wants to possess her body.

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Back in 1986 a gallon of gas cost about $.93, a dozen eggs cost $.87 and Ronald Reagan was president. The average price of a movie ticket was $3.71 and you could use those shekels to see … Continue reading

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Film Review: Devil’s Due (2014)

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After a mysterious, lost night on their honeymoon, a newlywed couple finds themselves dealing with an earlier-than-planned pregnancy. While recording everything for posterity, the husband begins to notice odd behavior in his wife that they initially write off to nerves, but, as the months pass, it becomes evident that the dark changes to her body and mind have a much more sinister origin.

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I was hoping against hope that maybe…just maybe … Continue reading

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Film Review: Slaughter Daughter (2012)

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A former beauty queen plots the death of her overbearing mother with the help of her pen-pal, a serial killer on death row.

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The resurgence of exploitation cinema has been met with mixed emotions and certainly mixed reviews.  From Grindhouse releases to the lesser-known (and in this humble opinion, better) works of Richard Griffin and the wonky Canadian outfit Astron 6, it seems the midnight … Continue reading

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Film Review: Vikingdom: The Blood Eclipse (2013)

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Forgotten King Elrick battles back from hell and beyond to retrieve the mystical artifact, Odin’s Horn, before the Mighty Thor and his army can unleash its powers to conquer the world.

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What happens when Thor (Conan Stevens) gets pissed off over the idea that Scandinavia has become awash with the notion of Christianity, forgetting about the Norse gods they worshipped before? He transforms himself into human form and gathers together an army … Continue reading

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Film Review: Hello Herman (2012)

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Set in the not so distant future, in Any Town USA, sixteen year old Herman Howards makes a fateful decision. He enters his suburban school and kills thirty nine students, two teachers, and a police officer. Just before his arrest he emails his idol, famous journalist Lax Morales, sending him clips of the shootings captured with Herman’s own digital camera. In the clips Herman tells Lax, “I want to tell my story … Continue reading

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Film Review: Night of The Demons (1988)

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A group of horny and rebellious teenagers are going to Angela’s Halloween party at creepy Hull House. They engage in a little séance that brings out the evil and all hell breaks loose!

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“Night of the Demons” sat among many of campy but fun films of the eighties. It was later remade in 2010 under the direction of Adam Gierasch, though it was Kevin Tenney who really laid the cultish groundwork for … Continue reading

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