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Film Review: XX (2017)

SYNOPSIS: XX is a new horror anthology with a gender twist – all segments will be helmed by female directors and will star female leads. The directors have been given free creative rein within budget and time constraints, but all of the segments themselves will involve the horror genre. REVIEW: With more women establishing themselves in the roles of screenwriters …

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Film Review: City of Blood (1987)

SYNOPSIS: After several prostitutes are brutally murdered by an apparent serial killer a troubled medical examiner is determined to get to the bottom of things and figure out who is responsible for the homicides. Unfortunately for him though, it appears as though the serial killer may be something not quite human and he may be more than a little out …

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Film Review: Ben (1972)

SYNOPSIS: “A lonely boy named Danny Garrison befriends Ben, the rat leader of the swarm of trained/telepathic rats found in Willard (1971). Ben becomes the boy’s best friend, protecting him from bullying and keeping his spirits up in the face of a heart condition. However, things gradually take a downward turn as Ben’s swarm becomes violent, resulting in several deaths. …

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Film Review: Death Race (2008)

SYNOPSIS: “In 2012, amid economic chaos and high unemployment, Americans by the millions watch criminals with life sentences race armored cars on Terminal Island. Two-thirds of the combatants die but the winner may earn his freedom. On the day he loses his job, steelworker Jensen Ames is arrested for his wife’s murder. Sent to Terminal Island, he’s offered an out …

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Film Review: Witchmaster General (2009)

SYNOPSIS: An evil Voodoo Witchdoctor runs a murder-for-hire business. He’ll do away with your unfaithful wife, your unappreciative boss, or your back-stabbing friend – but the price is your soul! | REVIEW: WitchMaster General Starring: Phil Lewis, Colleen Marie, Vic Martino Director: Jim Haggerty Writer: Jim Haggerty WitchMaster General starts out warmly, as a seemingly loving couple are enjoying a …

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Film Review: Hour of the Wolf (1968)

SYNOPSIS: While vacationing on a remote Scandanavian island with his younger pregnant wife, an artist has a emotional breakdown while confronting his repressed desires. REVIEW: “Now you are yourself, but not yourself; an ideal state for a meeting between lovers.” Often touted as Ingmar Bergman’s only “horror” film, Hour of the Wolf actually doesn’t stray from Bergman’s characteristic themes of …

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Film Review: Nine Dead (2010)

SYNOPSIS: Nine strangers face the mind-bender of a lifetime when a hooded madman locks them in a basement and announces that he will slay one of them every 10 minutes until they uncover the mysterious connection they all share. But starting without a single clue, can any of them solve the puzzle in less than 90 minutes? This horror-suspense film …

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Film Review: Evil Remains (2004)

SYNOPSIS: A graduate student preparing his thesis on mythology leads his friends on a research expedition to an old plantation estate on the outskirts of the Big Easy. The site is reputed to mysteriously cause madness and death to all who enter it. REVIEW: Every town has their fair share of legends and mythology. There are ghost stories so closely …

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Film Review: My Pure Joy (2011)

SYNOPSIS: On the outside Adam appears to be a normal teenager, but underneath…his mind has been so rotted by trauma from his past and the gory films he watches, that he has blurred the lines between reality and pretend! This prompts Adam to start killing people in similar ways to films he watches, making sure to put his own little …

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Film Review: Legion – The Final Exorcism (2006)

SYNOPSIS: Legion: The Final Exorcism (aka Costa Chica: Confession of an Exorcist): Michael San Chica is an ex-priest. He is also an investigator documenting true events of demonic possession. When Michael comes to the rescue of the newly possessed Tatiana McMurter, daughter of a Baptist minister, he discovers that he has encountered this demon before… A demon he vowed to …

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Film Review: The Pirates (2014)

SYNOPSIS: On the eve of the founding of the Joseon Dynasty, an unprecedented robbery shocks the nation-in-waiting: a whale has swallowed the Emperor’s Royal Seal, and a bounty placed on its retrieval. Now, every infamous gang of thieves, thugs, pirates, and government agents take to the seas, battling the elements, creatures of the deep, and each other to possess the …

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Film Review: FilmGore (1983)

SYNOPSIS: A bloody collection of film clips from many of the most violent films ever made. Driller killers, Plasmatic Perverts and Sadistic Slashers are just a few of the disturbed individuals starring in this morbid collage. REVIEW: In what feels like a throwback to the video store days, when we judged the VHS tapes almost solely on their covers (and …

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Film Review: Dead of Nite (2013)

SYNOPSIS: When an investigative team arrives on the scene of the ill-fated Jericho Manor to record an episode for their internet show Seeing is Believing they soon realize there is something more sinister on hand than any of them could have bargained for. REVIEW: “It’s not just ghosts that go bump in the night…” Directed By: SJ Evans Starring: Tony …

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Film Review: The Bell Witch Legend (2008)

SYNOPSIS:The Bell Witch is a ghost story of American Southern Folklore. It’s a tale of a sinister spirit who haunted the Bell family in Robertson County, Tennessee for a period of four years. The haunting’s involved spectral creatures, disembodied voices, unbelievable violence, and even resulted in the death of John Bell… all at the hands of the infamous Bell Witch. …

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