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Film Review: Deadly Blessing (1981)

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SYNOPSIS: This film is set in Amish Country, at a local farm, where a woman’s husband is mysteriously killed by his own tractor! REVIEW: Directed by the legendary Wes Craven, “Deadly Blessing” is much tamer fare after making the now classics, “The Hills Have Eyes” and “The Last House On the Left.”Perhaps the pressures of making his first seven figure …

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Film Review: Animals (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: Syd Jarrett (Marc Blucas) is an unsuspecting, down-and-out man in a washed-up hick town whose life is turned upside down when the drop-dead gorgeous Nora (Nicki Aycox) walks through the door of the local bar. Jarrett’s passion for Nora leads him peripherally into a sub-culture of animals where he encounters Vic (Naveen Andrews), a renegade whose animal instincts are …

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Film Review: Neon Maniacs (1986)

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SYNOPSIS: A group of teenagers in San Francisco discover a nest of homicidal monsters living in a tower of the Golden Gate Bridge, but when they try to tell authorities, no one believes them. REVIEW: Once upon a time, back in the 1980s, the Return of the Living Dead-type horror-comedy experienced a moderate revival, although the Abbott and Costello Meet… …

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Film Review: The S From Hell (short film) (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: Built around interviews with survivors still traumatized from viewing the logo after shows like Bewitched or The Monkees, the film brings their stories to life with animation, found footage, and reenactments. REVIEW: This quirky and light-hearted short film uses a pseudo documentary technique to try to turn something innocent – like a logo and the sound of a synthesiser …

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Film Review: Patient Zero (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: Two young scientists are swept up in a government plot to suppress the truth about a biological disaster at a genetic research facility. REVIEW: The distributor, Hannover House, has been marketing Patient Zero as a prequel to Humans vs. Zombies (also directed by Brian T. Jaynes), and although I haven’t seen the original film, I found Patient Zero a …

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Film Review: Alien Showdown: The Day the Old West Stood Still (2013)

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SYNOPSIS:  In the mid 1800’s, vigilante cowboy Reinhard is running from the law, when an alien lands on earth. Reinhard must not only protect himself from getting murdered by greedy bounty hunters, but he also has to figure out how to stop the murderous alien from finding sources for survival and calling it’s convoy of aliens to help take over …

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Film Review: Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: As Freddy Krueger is reborn for a new generation, it’s time to return to where it all began. Join star Heather Langenkamp for a rare journey down Elm Street, with film clips, rare photos, storyboards, and more treasures from the entire series. Cast and crew discuss their deepest nightmares, making the series and its impact on pop culture. Among …

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Film Review: The Haunting in Connecticut (2009)

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  SYNOPSIS: Based on a true story, The Haunting in Connecticut charts one family’s real-life encounter with the dark forces of the supernatural. When the Campbell family moves to upstate Connecticut, they soon learn that their charming Victorian home has a disturbing history: not only was the house a transformed funeral parlor where inconceivable acts occurred, but the owner’s clairvoyant …

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Film Review: The Harsh Light of Day (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: After witnessing his wife’s brutal murder, Daniel Shergold makes the ultimate sacrifice and accepts the help of a dark and mysterious stranger in order to reap vengeance on those responsible. REVIEW: It never ceases to amaze me that vampire-centered films still happen to be some of the most original stories, even with decades of trademarks and stereotypes behind them. …

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