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Film Review: The Night Of The Hunter (1955)

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“Harry Powell marries and murders widows for their money, believing he is helping God do away with women who arouse men’s carnal instincts. Arrested for auto theft, he shares a cell with condemned killer Ben Harper and tries to get him to reveal the whereabouts of the $10,000 he stole. Only Ben’s nine-year-old son, John and four-year-old daughter, Pearl know the money is in Pearl’s doll and they have sworn to their … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Tingler (1959)

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“The coroner and scientist Doctor Warren Chapin is researching the shivering effect of fear with his assistant David Morris. Doctor Warren is introduced to Ollie Higgins, the relative of a criminal sentenced to the electric chair, while making the autopsy of the corpse, and he makes a comment about the tingler-effect to him. Ollie asks for a lift to Doctor Warner, and introduces his deaf-mute wife Martha Higgins, who manages a theater … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Crone (2013)

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The Crone is part of a Japanese horror project which also includes Norio Tsuruta’s Talk to the Dead and Koji Shiraishi’s Cult. Ayane, Nanami, and Mayuko are members of a new 3-member idol group called “Jersey Girl”. One day they’re invited to appear on a television show about the paranormal where they’ll visit an abandoned nursing home in the mountains to see which one of them is the bravest and document their experiences. … Continue reading

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Film Review: Paranormal Activity The Marked Ones (2014)

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Shortly after Jesse and Hector graduate high school, the teens witness fellow classmate Oscar racing from the apartment of Anna, a neighbor who is rumored to be a bruja. When the suspected witch is later discovered dead, Jesse and Hector, along with Marisol, investigate the woman’s apartment only to discover pictures of Jesse lying in a ritualistic black magic alter. Soon after, Jesse wakes with a bite mark on his arm followed … Continue reading

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Film Review: Riddick (2013)

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Left for dead on a sun-scorched planet, Riddick finds himself up against an alien race of predators. Activating an emergency beacon alerts two ships: one carrying a new breed of mercenary, the other captained by a man from Riddick’s past.

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Nine years after the totally wrongheaded The Chronicles Of Riddick” & thirteen years after Pitch Black, we have a brand spanking new film featuring the … Continue reading

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Film Review: Neighbors (1981)

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A quiet man’s peaceful suburban lifestyle is threatened by the new, obnoxious couple that moves in next door.

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One of the rare cult gems that, to this day, has never really been given the respect that it deserves. It took forever for it to get picked on DVD, which means it probably will take even longer for a blu-ray to materialize. Those who lived in the 80’s will most likely remember this … Continue reading

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Film Review: Savaged (2013)

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A deaf girl is brutalized by a murderous gang who are then hunted by her when the bloodthirsty spirit of an Apache warrior inhabits her lifeless body.

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I haven’t been floored by a film in quite some time. It’s even more amazing to me since it was the first film I’ve watched in 2014 and I have to say this New Year is off to … Continue reading

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Film Review: Shame the Devil (2013)

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A London detective tracking a serial killer finds the killers “truth or die” methods take him to New York to solve the case.

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Serial killer films are a dime a dozen. You can’t just make a film like that and expect people to flock to it. The planets have to align if anyone is to give a damn about the film or the characters who … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Devil’s Dozen (2013)

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The Devil’s Dozen is a supernatural horror/thriller where twelve strangers find themselves in a life or death game where sins are judged and every choice a testament to their character. The innocent must strive to maintain their integrity, while the guilty can only hope their deaths lead to the truly innocent walking out alive.

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At one time or another, most actors would like to … Continue reading

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Film Review: Bela Kiss Prologue (2013)

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Bela Kiss was one of the the most brutal serial killers, who killed 23 young women during the beginning of the first World War. The blood-drained bodies were found in metal barrels, conserved in alcohol.

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The story of serial killer Bela Kiss is an intriguing one. If you’re at all like me, I went through a phase where I became really interested in these … Continue reading

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Film Review: Uninvited (1988)

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A cute little kitty with a killer mutant living inside of it hitches a ride on a private yacht and goes about killing anyone who pisses it off.

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I have always loved cats (my wife and I have two) and when I first heard of this movie back in the late 80’s I knew that I had to see it because I thought that it sounded kickass. How could you go wrong … Continue reading

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Film Review: Children of a Darker Dawn (2012)

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The world has been devastated by a virus that has decimated the adult population leaving small children and teenagers to roam the scarred landscape attempting to form some kind of society with dramatic and violent results

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Artful horror is rarely ever uplifting material.  Jim Mickle’s “We Are What We Are” and Jeremy Gardner’s “The Battery” were the two most beautifully rendered films I’ve had the pleasure of reviewing this past year, but … Continue reading

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Film Review: Big Ass Spider (2013)

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A giant alien spider escapes from a military lab and rampage the city of Los Angeles. When a massive military strike fails, it is up to a team of scientists and one clever exterminator to kill the creature before the city is destroyed.

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Although I’m not particularly afraid of spiders, I’m not necessarily a big fan of em’ either. I’ve seen some hella big spiders in my time but they’re not … Continue reading

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Film Review: Voodoo Possession (2014)

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Down on his luck Aiden (who has never quite gotten over witnessing a traumatizing event when he was a child) heads to Haiti with a film crew to document the happenings at a mental hospital and to find his missing brother. Once there he stumbles across the terrifying secret of the hospital and its inhabitants. Will he be able to find his brother and make it back home alive or … Continue reading

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Film Review: Total Recall (1990)

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“The year is 2084. Douglas Quaid is a construction worker, every night Doug has been having horrible nightmares about the planet Mars and it has become very obsessive for Doug. Doug goes to Rekall Inc. a company that sales false memories of ideal holidays. When Doug has a false memory of a holiday on Mars implanted, it all goes terribly wrong. Doug has lost his memory and he is being … Continue reading

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Film Review: Open Grave (2013)

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A wounded man suffering from amnesia, awakens in a large open grave full of dead bodies. Upon his escape he encounters a group of fellow “lost” individuals; he does not know who is friend, who is foe or if he himself is good…or evil. As memories slowly return, he may not want to know the whole truth.

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Open Grave begins with an incredible, shocking and … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Blood Let (2013)

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Gus, the resident manager of The Royal Vista Apartments, finds himself face to face with the supernatural as many of the tenants begin turning up dead. When the owner pressures him to rent the now empty apartments, Gus mistakenly rents the vacancies to a pair of vampires.

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Film Review: Melancholia (2011)

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Two sisters find their already strained relationship challenged as a mysterious new planet threatens to collide into the Earth.

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Director Lars von Trier has a style that not all may agree with. Though in his latest effort titled Melancholia, he does achieve taking you on a journey that has you contemplating and guessing every step of the way. I’m often at war in my own views as to what … Continue reading

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Film Review: Art of Darkness (2012)

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Hard times have fallen upon the Richards, Liz and Ben. A miscarriage, dwindling bank accounts topped off with financial and emotional insecurity threaten to drive a wedge in marital bliss. Liz (Emily Baxter) reluctantly agrees to take a questionable modelling job. Once in the confines of a late night photo session on the outskirts of any rural town she fears for her life. Trapped in the basement of her photographer she struggles to … Continue reading

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Film Review: Toad Road (2012)

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A portrait of contemporary youth culture, where the lines between reality and fiction are blurred with often frightening results.

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From out of the Artsploitation Films collective of releases arrives a somewhat hallucinary film titled” Toad Road”. The film was acquired by SpectreVision, an Elijah Wood company. While it seems that the release has had a pretty good response on the film circuit, it still is an acquired taste for today’s film viewers. … Continue reading

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Film Review: Devil’s Pass (2013)

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A group of student filmmakers from the U.S. set off to Russia to unravel the mystery of several missing mountain climbers over fifty years prior.

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Directed By: Renny Harlin Starring: Gemma Atkinson, Matt Stokoe, Richard Reid, Holly Goss, Luke Albright Upon the opening credits Dyatlov Pass possesses all of the crucial components of a spine tingling chiller. The viewer is susceptible to a borage of grisly images of decayed corpses … Continue reading

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