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Film Review: Street Trash (1987)

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When a liquor store owner finds a case of “Viper” in his cellar, he decides to sell it to the local hobos at one dollar a bottle, unaware of its true properties. The drinks causes its consumers to melt, very messily. Two homeless lads find themselves up against the effects of the toxic brew, as well as going head to head with “Bronson” a Vietnam vet with sociopathic tendencies, and the owner of … Continue reading

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Film Review: 23:59 (2011)

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An army recruit was found dead during a 24km road march. After the death of the recruit, strange things began to happen, haunting all the soldiers in the barracks.

REVIEW:

Originally released in Singapore a few years ago, writer/director Gilbert Chan’s “23:59″ is just arriving on our shores thanks to the good people at Magnet Releasing and while it’s not the scariest flick I’ve seen this year it still managed to raise … Continue reading

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Film Review: Silver (Shirubaa) (1999) – CAT III

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Based upon the manga by Hisao Mali, Silver centres around the exploits of Jun Shirogane (Shinobu Kandori), a karate expert and undercover police officer who conventionally has also undergone FBI training in the US. After her family who worked for the Secret Service are brutally murdered, she agrees to infiltrate a group of criminals known as the ‘Viper’s Nest’. The fact that she is also a karate expert gives her an upper … Continue reading

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Film Review: Malibu Shark Attack (2009)

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When a tsunami floods Malibu, it brings with it a hunting pack of deep-water, prehistoric goblin sharks that go after the lifeguards in their half-submerged station on stilts and a team of construction workers stranded in a flooded house.

REVIEW:

Originally airing on the SYFY channel a few years back Malibu Shark Attack is one of many films that just makes you wonder what substances were being ingested by … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Lone Ranger (2013)

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Returning to his home in Colby, Texas, lawyer John Reid comes face to face with outlaw Butch Cavendish who all but destroys everything he holds dear when the Cavendish Gang ambushes a posse of Texas Rangers. The attack results in the death of John’s brother Dan and the other Rangers while the recently deputized John Reid survives with the help of Tonto and a mystical white horse. Tonto convinces Reid to join … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Rambler (2013)

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A quiet drifter leaves prison, finds home on the road.

REVIEW:

With a title sounding more like a western, you might expect to see Clint Eastwood leading the trail in this one. However wonderfully abstract things sometimes come in small packages. Rather, the film takes a direction that mirrors films like Martin Scorsese’s 1985 “After Hours” or “The Big Empty”, of which … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Missouri Strain (short film) (2013)

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A family threatened by a nationwide biological apocalypse flees everyday city life to survive.

REVIEW:

What with the recent success of World War Z (an intelligent, realistic zombie movie featuring Brad Pitt, with an estimated budget of $400,000,000), it is tricky for a short film like The Missouri Strain to pack much of a punch. The similarity between the story lines for both of these … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013)

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When a street magician’s stunts begins to make their show look stale, superstar magicians Burt Wonderstone and Anton Marvelton look to salvage on their act – and their friendship – by staging their own daring stunt.

REVIEW:

Magic seems to be a genre focal point this time of year with the recent “Now you See Me” arriving at box offices and … Continue reading

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Film Review: Beyond the Basement Door (short film) (2012)

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What needs to be locked away?

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

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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 – and turn it into something a bit more sinister … Continue reading

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Film Review: Witchfinder (short film) (2013)

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A small community lives in fear of the Satanic evil that festers within the dark forests that surround their small village. One night, a love-struck villager ventures into the oppressive woods in search of forbidden magic and ancient rites. To aid them, the townsfolk enlist the aid of William Thatcher Blake, a witch hunter whose arrival stirs a cauldron of terror that threatens to engulf them all in a bloody pit of … Continue reading

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Film Review: Axe Giant: The Wrath Of Paul Bunyan (2013)

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Young adults at a first-time offenders’ boot camp discover the legend of the giant lumberjack Paul Bunyan is real, but is much more horrifying than they could have imagined.

REVIEW:

There are many films in the horror genre that attempt to parody themselves. I don’t mean in a lazy Scary Movie way but by being so over the top as to make the audience chuckle as well as cringe, … Continue reading

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Film Review: Stoker (2013)

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After the death of her father, a privileged and disturbed teen meets her Uncle Charlie who changes the direction of her life forever as she slowly unravels her family’s dark, hidden mysteries.

REVIEW:

Stoker is a captivating and disturbing family portrait of horror and understated violence. Director Chan-wook Park (Oldboy, Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, Thirst), along with cinematographer Chung-hoon Chung, makes his State-side film debut with Stoker providing a mesmerizing … Continue reading

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Film Review: Rapture-Palooza (2013)

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Two teens battle their way through a religious apocalypse on a mission to defeat the Antichrist.

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Straight off the goofy train and chock full of vulgar innuendos, “Rapture-Palooza” takes a stab at the end of the world scenario AND the rapture. Easy enough, those who lacked faith in God were left behind to exist in a wacky world full of mayhem under thru rule of the antichrist.

Now before you get … Continue reading

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Film Review: 6 Souls (2010)

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Cara (Julianne Moore) is a forensic psychiatrist who doesn’t believe that Multiple Personality Syndrome exists. Her father (who is also a psychiatrist) then introduces her to his newest patient, a young man who has a split personality (a few of them, actually). Cara soon learns that all of the personalities that supposedly lurk inside him are were once real people who are murder victims, so she goes on an investigation to the … Continue reading

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