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Film Review: Executions (1995)

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SYNOPSIS: A documentary examines the history and scope of all the different types of executions around the world in an attempt to end the “barbaric practice.” REVIEW: Full disclosure: I’m a proponent of the death penalty, at least in general. If that offends you, feel free to stop reading now. That being said, I also am not here to spread …

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Film Review: Skare (2007)

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SYNOPSIS: A woman who runs a meat production business helps a fleeing mental patient escape. He assists in her business, but soon learns that the business is not as clean as it seems. REVIEW: Skare is a low budget British flick that actually got made twice. The director originally filmed it in 2001 on 16mm film, but it got lost in …

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Film Review: Hippocampus M 21th (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: A collection of short films about perversion and bizarre sexuality, Hippocampus M 21th pushes the boundaries of fetish and propriety. REVIEW: Have you ever watched Fear Factor and gotten to the really gross challenges and though to yourself, hey, I’d really like to try that completely naked? Yeah, me neither. The ridiculously named Hippocampus M 21th is a series of bizarre vignettes …

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Film Review: Luciferous (2015)

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SYNOPSIS: A real family is targeted and manipulated by a malicious force determined to prove that every man, woman and child is at risk of malevolent possession. REVIEW: Hollywood horror films are essentially dead. We only get a few a year and they all follow formula which in turn makes them rather dull. Over the past few years, I’ve really …

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Film Review: Don’t Grow Up (2015)

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SYNOPSIS: The story about a group of youths who can’t face the thought of growing up because anyone who does becomes a rampaging zombie. REVIEW: Not everyone will enjoy French director Thierry Poiraud’s English language debut DON’T GROW UP. It’s almost like an adolescent’s 28 DAYS LATER but not nearly as action-packed or suspenseful. It’s interesting in the sense we …

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Film Review: Schramm (1993)

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SYNOPSIS: Journey into the twisted mind of a serial killer with this exploration of the true-life German “Lipstick Killer.” Suspected of murdering more than a dozen women, psychopath Lothar Schramm (Florian Koerner von Gustorf) paints the lips of the women he’s killed and rapes them after death. With shocking images of brutal violence, filmmaker Jörg Buttgereit imagines Schramm’s life flashing …

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