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Film Review: High Spirits (1988)

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When Peter Plunkett’s Irish castle turned hotel is about to be repossesed, he decides to spice up the attraction a bit for the ‘Yanks’ by having his staff pretend to haunt the castle. The trouble begins when a busload of American tourists arrive – along with some real ghosts. Among the tourists are married couple Jack and Sharon. Sharon’s father holds the mortgage on Castle Plunkett, so she’s hoping to debunk the … Continue reading

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Film Review: House of Last Things (2013)

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A mind-bending thriller set in Portland, Oregon about an unspoken tragedy and its effects on a house, its temporary caretakers and the owners, a classical music critic and his wife on a recuperative trip to Italy.

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We, as human beings with minds and spirits and all manner of squishy bits, are shaped by the things that happen both to and round us. These incidents influence our thoughts, our feelings and our … Continue reading

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Film Review: High Heeled Punishers (1994)

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A woman is being sexually assaulted by a pair of thugs, when out of the fog appear the High Heeled Cats – a trio of avenging angels, masked and dressed in black. These beautiful vigilantes make a living running a coffee shop by day, and kicking misogynist criminals in the balls by night. Their boss is an elderly lady offering a payback service to women who have been mistreated by men. The … Continue reading

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Film Review: Bodom (2014)

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For the 50th anniversary of the Lake Bodom murders, two media students obsessed with the case launch a journalistic investigation. The footage they have left behind only raises new questions.

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In 1960s Finland whilst camping at Lake Bodom, four teenagers were attacked in the early morning. Only one of them, Nils Wilhelm Gustafsson, would survive, growing up to be eventually accused of the murders in 2004. Nils was found not guilty in … Continue reading

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Film Review: Blacula (1972)

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An ancient African prince, turned into a vampire by Dracula himself, finds himself in modern Los Angeles.

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Before we begin, I would like to point out that this movie is quite a bit before my time. Blacula was created in 1972, I didn’t come into this world until the mid to late 80s. This movie is older than I am! Keeping in mind too that this movie was around before any of … Continue reading

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Film Review: Berserker (1987)

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A group of friends go camping out in the woods only to be stalked by some loon running around in a bear skin.

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I don’t know about anyone else who watched this movie, but the entire time I was sitting through it I kept thinking about Silent Bob’s Russian cousin from Clerks singing his song called Berserker. I had never even heard of this film before I saw it (which is … Continue reading

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Film Review: Crazy Murder (2014)

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The film follows a severely mentally ill homeless man over the course of a year in the streets of New York City as he commits a string of senseless murders and disgusting acts. With very little dialog and subtle background music, as Crazy Murder unfolds the viewer is subjected to disgusting nails-on-chalkboard visuals and senseless acts

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Crazy Murder is a severely disturbing film that deals with the high percentage of homeless … Continue reading

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Book Review: Pathogen – Authors E.L. Loraine and Timothy Frasier

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A scientist named Lexy and a group of survivors struggle to stay alive during a zombie outbreak. What caused the outbreak and why doesn’t the government seem to want a cure? Will Lexy and her cohorts discover the answers to these questions before it’s too late?

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I read Timothy Frasier’s book Dark Frequencies a few months ago and absolutely loved it so I was eager to check out some more of his work. … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Iron Rose (1975)

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A young couple out for a walk decide to take a stroll through a large cemetery. As darkness begins to fall they realize they can’t find their way out, and soon their fears begin to overtake them.

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This was labeled and promoted as a horror movie but the director has said in interviews he meant for it to be taken as an art house film. I don’t find anything horrific or artful … Continue reading

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Film Review: Damned on Earth (2014)

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The ordinary Hell official Amon is assigned with a strange task by Luzifer: Together with the chaotic, sex-crazed Samsaveel, he is in charge of stopping Belial, Prince of Hell, who’s gone out of control. In order to claim the thrones of Heaven and Hell, he uses a female body as a host, outwits Amon and Samsaveel and kills an angel. With this murder, he sparks a terrible war, because the forces of Heaven … Continue reading

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Film Review: Girly (1970)

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A wealthy, fatherless British clan kidnaps bums and hippies and forces them to participate in an elaborate role-playing game in which they are the perfect family; those who refuse or attempt escape are ritualistically murdered.

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Girly is a bloodless, fully dressed, sober good time (yes it is possible) A group of adults play house like children, taking the roles of the mother, the nanny, the younger brother, and the kid sister. … Continue reading

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Film Review: Dysmorphia (2014)

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Struggling siblings discover their dead uncle’s secret stash of lost horror films on videotape. The “tapes” feature demented solicitors, gruesome dares, parental murder, demonic technology, monstrous grapefruit and more. The siblings eagerly watch each of the shocking, bizarre, comedic and bloody horror films, but little do they realize that something very ghoulish and gruesome is about to happen to them.

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There seems to have been a resurgence of horror anthology … Continue reading

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Film Review: Haunting of Cellblock 11 (2014)

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A group of ghost hunters must up their game to compete in the competitive world of paranormal TV shows, leading them to a truly haunted prison with a grisly past that proves to be more than they bargained for.

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Writer and Director: Andrew P. Jones
Stars: Jeffrey Johnson, Linara Washington, Charley Koontz, John Zderko

The haunting sub-genre of horror is over saturated thanks to the slew of films trying … Continue reading

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Film Review: Cannibal Hookers (1987)

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A group of cannibal hookers go around eating everyone around them.

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I have seen a lot of horror movies in my day and I can say that without a doubt Cannibal Hookers is the greatest one of them all. In fact, it may just be the best overall movie in the history of film. Just kidding, it’s actually very bad and probably one of the worst movies I’ve ever seen in my … Continue reading

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Film Review: Goodbye Uncle Tom (1971)

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Two documentary filmmakers go back in time to the pre-Civil War American South, to film the slave trade.

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Goodbye Uncle Tom works as a fake documentary (yet mostly shot as a film) where journalist from the present day go back in time to interview slave owners and show raw footage of the harsh realities of the slave trade and suffrage of the African American people of this time. Made by Italians, shot … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Lazarus Effect (2015)

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A group of medical students discover a way to bring dead patients back to life. After a successful, yet unsanctioned, trial on a newly deceased animal, the team is ready to unveil their breakthrough to the world. When the dean of their university learns of their underground experiments, their project is unexpectedly shut down and their materials confiscated. Frank, Zoe and their team take matters into their own hands, launching a rogue attempt … Continue reading

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Film Review: Pernicious (2014)

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It was supposed to be an adventure of a lifetime as three young girls spend the summer in Thailand. But their adventure quickly becomes a nightmare when the trio unleashes the spirit of a murdered child with only one thing on her mind – revenge.

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Upon finishing my initial viewing of James Cullen Bressack’s new film, Pernicious, I didn’t really have any strong feelings one way or the other. It didn’t grab … Continue reading

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Film Review: Robotrix (1991)

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At an expo showcasing the latest android models from around the world, a fight erupts between the stoic German cyborg and the aggressive American model. Things quickly get out of control, but the situation is defused by the Hong Kong android Eve R27. A visiting oil sheik is very impressed, and invites Eve’s crew to join his team, which is developing a “robot legion”. A crazed Japanese scientist kidnaps the sheik’s … Continue reading

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Film Review: Muzan-E (1999)

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A young female reporter is investigating the disappearance of an adult film actress, Mai Tsurumi, who is rumored to have met her end in a snuff movie. The reporter interviews various people working in the porn trade, including a researcher, director, producer and a couple of actors. She even visits the set of an adult video, witnessing the grotesque workings of a fetish porn production firsthand. Eventually, her crew gets … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Horror Convention Massacre (2007)

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A crazed killer takes out a bunch of unsuspecting victims at a horror film convention.

REVIEW:

love horror conventions and have been to a lot of them over the past 15 years or so. One of my favorites is without a doubt Cinema Wasteland that is held twice a year in Strongsville, Ohio and it just so happens that it is where The Horror Convention Massacre was filmed. I thought that it … Continue reading

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Film Review: Gnome Alone (2015)

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When Zoe inherits the magical protection of a bewitched Gnome, she quickly realizes that he isn’t your garden variety gnome, when he begins eliminating her enemies in extravagant displays of revenge.

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What a wasted opportunity.

You would expect a film about a killer gnome going out exacting revenge for his unsuspecting master to be a grand campy time. Starring that guy (Verne Troyer) from Austin Powers i.e. mini me. Gnome Alone … Continue reading

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