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Film Review: The Ones Below (2015)

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SYNOPSIS: After giving birth to her first child, a woman (Clémence Poésy) starts to believe that her downstairs neighbors have sinister intentions. REVIEW: The Ones Below is a slow burn. No, strike that. The Ones Below is a leisurely, gradual, protracted, dawdling, painstakingly slow burn. In fact, it burns about as slowly as anything could possibly burn. It doesn’t spark, …

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Film Review: Killbillies (2015)

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SYNOPSIS: After a night of carousing, the amateur photo model Zina heads for a fashion shoot in the nature, accompanied by the ambitious Mia, apathetic Dragica and snobby photographer Blitcz. On the idyllic location, a supposedly ordinary fashion shoot soon turns into a fierce fight for survival. REVIEW: Let’s face facts here – the horror scene is at its strongest …

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Film Review: The Guy Knows Everything (short film) (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: The story follows bar pals who face off in a game of sports trivia, when a stranger, with a penchant for whiskey, ups the stakes with a seemingly unending knowledge beyond sports into their personal lives. With the clock ticking towards a midnight deadline, will the group survive using their wits alone before the money and time runs REVIEW: …

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Film Review: Eddie The Sleepwalking Cannibal (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: Lars (Thure Lindhardt), a struggling painter, resorts to getting a full time teaching position when he suffers from a mental block prohibiting his creative side from producing his next masterpiece. He ends up taking residence is a secluded countryside at a small school. There he meets Eddie (Dylan Smith), a mute that is under the school’s care but without …

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Film Review: Shutter (2004)

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SYNOPSIS: A young photographer and his girlfriend discover mysterious shadows in their photographs after a tragic accident. They soon learn that you can not escape your past. REVIEW:  Within the smattering of Asian horror releases that arrived like a tidal wave of fear, “Shutter” (2004) was one of ones that carried a well known legacy of being frightful. Its later …

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Film Review: Bug (2006)

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SYNOPSIS: Based on a play by Tracy Letts, this claustrophobic thriller from Exorcist director William Friedkin focuses on the love story between a man (Michael Shannon) and a woman (Ashley Judd) convinced that the government is implanting insects in its citizens. Harry Connick Jr. plays the woman’s abusive ex-husband in this nightmare tale of paranoia that takes place in an …

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Film Review: Devoured (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: A young immigrant woman is working in an old New York restaurant earning money to send back home to her young son, who is living with his grandmother; however, malevolent forces are making her job much harder. REVIEW: Directed by Greg Olliver, Devoured opens with us joining the New York police department as they are standing over the body …

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Film Review: Zombies (2016)

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SYNOPSIS: When the world is in shambles, plagued by a zombie outbreak, only the strong will survive, but just how much determination will it take? Will Luke and his crew have enough ambition and ammunition to stay alive long enough to save the human race? REVIEW: You gotta give credit where credit is due, at least they call the zombies …

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Film Review: Vampyres (2015)

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SYNOPSIS: Faithful to the sexy, twisted 1974 cult classic by Joseph Larraz, Vampyres is an English-language remake pulsating with raw eroticism, wicked sado-masochism and bloody, creative gore. Victor Matellano (Wax (2014, Zarpazos! A Journey through Spanish Horror, 2013) directs this tale set in a stately English manor inhabited by two older female vampires and with their only cohabitant being a …

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Film Review: The Double Born (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: A woman is tortured by the sudden disappearance of her only child years before. Obsessed with having another baby, she is devastated and driven to emotional crisis when discovering her new husband is infertile. Gripped by despair, the woman begins to resign herself to the bitter likelihood of never having another child. Striking up a friendship with two discarded …

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Film Review: Hitchcock (2012)

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  SYNOPSIS: A love story between influential filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock and wife Alma Reville during the filming of _Psycho_ in 1959 REVIEW: To drearily refer to Alfred Hitchcock as great director is akin to stating that Leonardo DaVinci had a couple of good ideas. Not only the most influential film maker in modern American cinema, Hitchcock was a sheer force …

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Film Review: Chocolate, Strawberry, Vanilla (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: A black comedy/drama about a lonely ice-cream van driver, Warren Thompson, and his unhealthy obsession with television soap starlet, Katey George. REVIEW: Australia and New Zealand seem to be the hot spots for genre fare these days. With films like THE BABADOOK, WOLF CREEK 2, and HOUSEBOUND, this particular geographic location appears to be overflowing with talented filmmakers who …

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Film Review: Territories (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: Five friends return home from a marriage in Canada to the United States. Not far from the border, two customs officers stop them to check their identity. REVIEW: Director – Olivier Abbou Starring – Roc LaFortune, Sean Devine, Nicole Leroux Cripes, it’s not even safe to travel to Canada. What is this world coming to? “Territories” falls into the …

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Film Review: Honeymoon (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: A newlywed couple finds their lake-country honeymoon descend into chaos after Paul finds Bea wandering and disoriented in the middle of their first night. REVIEW: How well does one truly know a significant other?  Is the length of a courtship through engagement and the exchanging of vows an ample amount of time to base the remainder of one’s existence …

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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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