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Film Review: Billy Club (2014)

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Fifteen years after a gruesome triple homicide devastated their Little League baseball team, four friends reunite to commemorate their dead coach and fallen teammates. A mystery unfolds as the secrets from their past return to haunt them and a vengeful killer, hidden by an antique umpire’s mask, returns to even the score.

REVIEW:

Baseball finally gets its horror love with Drew Rosas and Sick Sommer’s slasher throwback Billy Club. The film begins … Continue reading

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Film Review: Big Driver (2014)

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A famous mystery writer sets out for revenge after a brutal attack.

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In Stephen King’s revenge tale, Big Driver, our hero Tess makes a disparaging comment about the output of cable channel, Lifetime. She relates on what’s happened to her within the story and fears that it will make up the narrative of one of their true story movies of the week. And as such, cheapen and lighten the horrific ordeal … Continue reading

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Film Review: Dial: Help (1988)

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The spirits of deceased phone operators that worked at a dating hotline haunt a woman and kill those around her.

REVIEW:

Dial Help is a weird little movie and I’m not entirely sure how I felt about it. On one hand I thought that it had a pretty original premise but at the same time it was just a little too hokey for me at times. It was a little hard to … Continue reading

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Film Review: Dr. Leprosy’s Visceral (2011)

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A murder takes place in the violent underworld.

REVIEW:

Dr. Leprosy’s Visceral is a homemade, shot on video horror movie about a guy who kills people. After doing some research, it turns out that Dr. Leprosy is a guy who has a YouTube channel where he does horror movie reviews and the occasional rant about video games or kids or cable companies. He may also have a band, or at least make … Continue reading

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Film Review: Carnival of Souls (1998)

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A young girl witnesses the rape and murder of her mother by her circus clown boyfriend who she thinks has now come back for her as an adult.

REVIEW:

Director: Adam Crossman
Starring: Bobbie Phillips, Larry Miller, Shawnee Smith

Our movie opens with a young girl who hears strange noises coming from somewhere in the house. Upon investigation, she finds her mother struggling with her boyfriend who is attempting to rape … Continue reading

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Film Review: Torture Dungeon (1970)

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In Medival England, a sadistic duke plots to kill off all the heirs to the throne of England so he can claim he title crown for himself.

REVIEW:

To be honest I haven’t seen many exploitation films. More recent exercises in the genre – Black Dynamite and Grindhouse are both in my top favourite films. However these films replicate the exploitation feel and look but still have a modern take in it’s … Continue reading

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Film Review: Phobia (2013)

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After a car accident kills his wife, Johnathan MacKinlay developed agoraphobia (the fear of going outside) and keeps himself secluded in his apartment when he becomes aware of a violent home-invader and also starts having visions of his dead wife.

REVIEW:

Directed by Rory Douglas Abel
Starring Michael Jefferson, Emma Dubery

Johnathan MacKinlay (Michael Jeffereson) has a problem. He can’t leave his apartment. He suffers from agoraphobia after a car accident … Continue reading

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Film Review: Open Windows (2014)

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A jilted fan is pulled into a a world of cat-and-mouse danger after accepting an invitation to spy on his favorite actress via computer.

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Film Review: Starry Eyes (2013)

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Starry Eyes utilizes the same approach genre films from the 1970’s used, where the horror stems from the character and what they are going through and where the horror represents the internal working of a character

REVIEW:

What would you do to be a star? We live in a time where fame seems to be the number one currency. We have men and women filming themselves having sex, hoping to be the next … Continue reading

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Film Review: Patrick (1978)

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A comatose hospital patient harasses and kills though his powers of telekinesis to claim his private nurse as his own.

REVIEW:

“One thing’s for certain: Patrick never does anything on purpose.”

The 1978 thriller, Patrick, was a milestone in Richard Franklin’s cinematic career. Its success allowed for such cult classics as Road Games and Psycho 2, though Franklin never had a celebrated career like Peter Weir or such contemporaries. This film is … Continue reading

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Film Review: Zombie Games: The Knackery (2009)

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Contestants enter into battle against one another on a popular reality TV show called The Knackery. Of course, there’s a twist to this violent program: the producers unleash hordes of zombies onto the set in order to make things more challenging for the contestants.

REVIEW:

THE KNACKERY has an ethic, a grindhouse purism, which is both commendable and impressive. The really bad horror movies—the ones that bore us to death—the ones no … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Sleeping Room (2014)

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A psychological gothic tale of Victorian revenge.

REVIEW:

In 2013, The Conjuring was released into theaters. It was a movie about a haunted house that captured the attention of the theater-going audiences. They loved the ghostly tale. But that mainstream horror flick is not the only recent movie that was based upon hauntings and ghosts. Many movies are released every year that are about spirits threatening the people living in a place, or … Continue reading

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Film Review: Debug (2014)

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Six young computer hackers sent to work on a derelict space freighter, are forced to match wits with a vengeful artificial intelligence that would kill to be human.

REVIEW:

You know what dates a movie more than anything? A sole narrative centered on computers. Look at them: Hackers, Sneakers, Demon Seed. 15 years on and The Matrix looks every bit like the student’s night down at a rock club in the 90s that … Continue reading

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Film Review: Prince of the Night (aka Nosferatu in Venice) (1988)

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Professor Paris Catalano visits Venice hoping to find the vampire, Nosferatu in the year 1786

REVIEW:

Directed by Augusto Caminito, Mario Caiano,
Starring Klaus Kinski, Christopher Plummer, Donald Pleasance, and Barbara De Rossi

A sequel of sorts to Werner Herzog’s Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979), this movie tells the story of Nosferaut (in lieu of Dracula) going to Venice in what seems to be his attempt to finally find peace in death … Continue reading

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Film Review: Queens of the Ring (2013)

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A woman-who was recently released from prison-tries to reconnect with her estranged son (who is a huge wrestling fan) by becoming a professional wrestler.

REVIEW:

Review-I’ve loved professional wrestling for the biggest majority of my life, and as a matter of fact I would put it right up there with horror films, comic books, and video games on my list of things that I am really into. There was a point in … Continue reading

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Film Review: American Guinea Pig: Bouquet of Guts and Gore (2014)

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Japan’s darkest secret has become America’s newest nightmare

REVIEW:

If you’re reading this review, you’re no doubt already familiar with the legendary Guinea Pig films from Japan. If not, long story short, they’re a group of hardcore gore films from Japan, made in the 1980’s, definitely not for the squeamish, that pretty set new standards for how disturbing and depraved a horror film can be. The story of Charlie … Continue reading

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Film Review: A Gun for Jennifer (1997)

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A woman comes to New York City from Ohio to escape an abusive husband and gets entangled with murderous female vigilantes who prey on abusive men.

REVIEW:

A Gun for Jennifer is a different kind of rape revenge movie than what most exploitation fans might expect; it focuses far more on the second part of the equation, the revenge. With most of the films in the subgenre, … Continue reading

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Film Review: Late Phases (2014)

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A blind army veteran moves into a retirement community where people and animals have been mysteriously dying off.

REVIEW:

Director: Adrián García Bogliano
Starring: Nick Damici, Ethan Emby, Lance Guest, Tina Louise

Ambrose (Nick Damici) is a blind Vietnam vet who is moving into a retirement community and already picking out headstones for his own funeral. His son, Will (Ethan Embry) helps him move but seems more in a hurry to … Continue reading

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Film Review: Mondo Cannibal (2004)

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SYNOPSIS:

The network where the famous anchorwoman Grace Forsyte works, is collapsing and she would do everything to regain the favour of the audience, therefore she convinces her professional team to go to the Amazon jungle for a sensational scoop about the cannibals

REVIEW:

Combining the sensational brutality of mondo documentaries with the jungle adventures that saturated silver screens during Hollywood’s golden age, the cannibal genre was born. Italian directors flocked to the rainforests throughout … Continue reading

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Film Review: Tales Of Poe (2014)

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A terrifying new anthology film comprised of three stories based on the work of Edgar Allan Poe,

REVIEW:

The stories of Edgar Allan Poe had a towering influence on horror cinema through the years. Indeed, his short story The Gold Bug was turned into a film in 1910, and his stories have influenced generations of filmmakers over the decades since then. Some would say that without Poe, Roger Corman would never had been … Continue reading

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Film Review: Recompence (short film) (2010)

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SYNOPSIS:

A girl wakes up in the middle of the woods with no memory of what has happened prior to that. She is injured and confused when she starts seeing a shape, or figure, that is following her.

REVIEW:

Shot in black and white this 27 minute dialog-less somber haunting piece explores the art of contrast and shadows. Stark whites and deep blacks provide a colder and more focused visual that intentionally draws … Continue reading

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