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Film Review: Digging Up the Marrow (2014) – Review 2


SYNOPSIS: An odd guy named William Dekker contacts filmmaker Adam Green with claims that monsters really do exist. Despite the urgings of others Green agrees to investigate and document these claims, but when everything is said and done he may just end up regretting his decision. REVIEW: Review- I’ve always been a huge fan of Adam Green and his work. ...

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Film Review: Nikos the Impaler (2003)


SYNOPSIS: Due to a botched robbery attempt, a ruthless Romanian barbarian is somehow resurrected in modern day New York and begins wreaking havok on a small Manhattan art-house. Chaos ensues as the patrons of the establishment band together to fight for their lives. REVIEW: Andreas Schnaas makes horror movies for people who love horror movies, and one of those people ...

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Film Review: Elevator to the Gallows (1958)


SYNOPSIS: A self-assured business man murders his employer, the husband of his mistress, which unintentionally provokes an ill-fated chain of events. REVIEW: “Without your voice, I’d be lost in a land of silence.” Ascenseur pour l’echafaud was Louis Malle’s debut film and certainly one of the strongest cinematic inaugurations of the medium. Typically, a filmmaker’s first feature film is his ...

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Film Review: Zombie Killers: Elephant’s Graveyard (2015)


SYNOPSIS: A young militia is all that stands between a horde of zombies and their rural town that’s been decimated by the fracking industry. REVIEW: Although I’m pretty sure that there’s been at least 5 new films featuring zombies in them already released this year, Zombie Killers: Elephant’s Graveyard is the first one I’ve seen in 2015. As we all ...

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Film Review: Kuroneko (1968)


SYNOPSIS: Two women are raped and killed by samurai soldiers. Soon they reappear as vengeful ghosts who seduce and brutally murder the passing samurai. REVIEW: “Fires everywhere in war, sparks fell even here.” Kaneto Shindo is a filmmaker well-acquainted with ghostly folk tales (Onibaba, Akuto) but he has also made a career out of high drama (Children of Hiroshima, Sorrow ...

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Film Review: Through a Glass Darkly (1961)


SYNOPSIS: A young woman, Karin, has recently returned to the family island after spending some time in a mental hospital. On the island with her is her lonely brother and kind, but increasingly desperate husband (‘Max von Sydow’). They are joined by Karin’s father (‘Gunnar Björnstrand’), who is a world-traveling author that is estranged to his children. The film depicts ...

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Film Review: Mimic 2 (2001)


SYNOPSIS: When a c**kroach-spread plague threatened to decimate the child population of New York City in the original Mimic, biologist Susan Tyler and her research associates developed a crossbreed species of insect, the “Judas Breed” and introduced them into the environment, where they were to spread a toxin, lethal to the c**kroaches. The plan worked until the bugs evolved to ...

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Film Review: The Long Island Cannibal Massacre (1980)


SYNOPSIS: A series of horrible murders prompts a massive police investigation. Inspector James Cameron, a two-fisted roughneck with his own philosophy on handling crime, heads the investigation. A group of lepers living in the Long Island wastelands have created a terror network, killing and feeding off the flesh of innocent victims. Their leader has mutated into an invulnerable monster; he ...

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