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Film Review: Jacob (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: As a developmentally teen Jacob Kell grapples with coping in a broken home, his abusive, drunken step-father and obstacles in his personal affliction. Can his adoring younger sister Sissy be the only key to keeping the unearthly voices that beckon his devotion? REVIEW: Directed By: Larry Wade Carell Starring: Grace Powell, Dylan Horne, Krystn Caldwell, Larry Wade Carell Jacob …

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Film Review: F (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: A group of teachers must defend themselves from a gang of murderous kids when their school comes under siege after hours. REVIEW: This is a fairly brief feature length film and it wastes absolutely no time in launching straight into the story, which is something I admire. Although plot development is undeniably important, I can’t help but respect a …

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Film Review: Cargo (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: A young Russian woman, smuggled into America by human traffickers, and a notorious Egyptian transporter, hired to drive her from the Mexican border to New York City, form an unlikely bond that transforms them and threatens to derail the traffickers’ plans. REVIEW: Human trafficking has reached epic proportions in the U.S. Living in a small town you just kind …

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Film Review: Kenneyville (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: There is something seriously wrong with Kenneyville. When, a young woman, KIM (Kelsey Oluk), from Toronto goes missing and police mysteriously drop the case earlier than expected, two private detectives are hired to find her. With undercover aliases, CHARLIE (Dany Gehshan) and KELLY (Vanessa Broze) head to the small town of Kenneyville for answers after discovering significant clues. Upon …

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Film Review: Spirit Hunters (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: When spirited cinematographer, Morgan, and his sidekick sound-man, Cricket, head off to a remote ranch in Idaho to film a reality TV show about investigating paranormal activity, the duo find themselves entangled in a mystery involving corruption, murder and – maybe, just maybe – a few ghosts. REVIEW: Spirit Hunters (a.k.a. End of the Road on IMDB) has some …

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Film Review: Svengali (1931)

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SYNOPSIS: “Svengali is a singing teacher, pianist and general music impresario living in Paris. He has special talents as he is able to mesmerize others through his music and through his strong hypnotic powers. He uses these talents specifically to seduce his female students for his own evil monetary gains. He discards them just as easily when they are no …

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Film Review: Homecoming (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: When Mike (Matt Long) returns to his hometown with his new girlfriend Elizabeth (Jessica Stroup), they are welcomed with open arms from everyone, except for Shelby (Mischa Barton) who still thinks she’s Mike’s true love. When Shelby tries to make a move on Mike, and finds out Mike has another girlfriend – she cracks. Shelby hits Elizabeth with a …

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Film Review: The Last Witch Hunter (2015)

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Synopsis: The modern world holds many secrets, but the most astounding secret of all is that witches still live amongst us; vicious supernatural creatures intent on unleashing the Black Death upon the world. Armies of witch hunters battled the unnatural enemy across the globe for centuries, including Kaulder, a valiant warrior who managed to slay the all-powerful Queen Witch, decimating …

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Film Review: Pay the Ghost (2015)

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SYNOPSIS: A professor frantically searches for his son who was abducted during a Halloween parade. (source: IMDB) REVIEW: Direct to DVD movies with (former) big name actors attached are perpetually impossible to illicit any kind of excitement from anybody who understands the usual outcome of these B-grade (or lower) movies. When I was assigned Pay The Ghost, the feature adaptation …

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Film Review: A Christmas Horror Story (2015)

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SYNOPSIS: Interwoven stories that take place on Christmas Eve, as told by one festive radio host: A family brings home more than a Christmas tree, a student documentary becomes a living nightmare, a Christmas spirit terrorizes and Santa finds himself fighting against a horde of possessed elves. REVIEW: It’s that time of the year again! Where the masses are hypnotized …

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Film Review: Cooties (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: A mysterious virus hits an isolated elementary school, transforming the kids into a feral swarm of mass savages. An unlikely hero must lead a motley band of teachers in the fight of their lives. REVIEW: Directors: Jonathan Milott, Cary Murnion Writers: Leigh Whannell, Ian Brennan Stars: Elijah Wood, Rainn Wilson, Alison Pill, Leigh Whannell Review: As some of you …

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Film Review: The Caretakers (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: A supreme vampire’s caretaker is in the process of mentoring two new apprentices, while Rachel, a newly created hybrid vampire, and her inexperienced caretaker blunder through victim after victim, drawing attention to themselves. Fearing she will be caught up in the unwanted attention, the vampire searches for Rachel to keep the hybrid’s recklessness from drawing attention back to herself. …

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