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Film Review: The Thing on the Doorstep (2014)

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A psychological horror film based on the short story by H.P. Lovecraft. Daniel Upton’s relationship with his friend Edward Derby is abruptly changed after Edward becomes romantically involved with Asenath Waite, a hypnotist with an odd reputation. As Edward’s behavior becomes more erratic and events unexplainable, Daniel investigates. Is it madness…or something far more terrifying?

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Originally published in the January 1937 issue of Weird Tales, “The Thing on the … Continue reading

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Film Review: Bad Boy Bubby (1993)

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Bubby has spent thirty years trapped in the same small room, tricked by his mother. One day, he manages to escape, and, deranged and naive in equal measures, his adventure into modern life begins.

REVIEW:

Rolf de Heer’s Bad Boy Bubby is a strange one, indeed. This movie centers around a man named, what else, Bubby (played perfectly by Nicholas Hope in his film debut; he would later go on to star in … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Vortex (2012)

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After a convoy of American soldiers disappears, a special ops team is deployed to rescue them. They soon encounter an army of gigantic scorpions, spiders and snakes that have come to Earth from another dimension.

REVIEW:

With lines like, “I’m getting sick and tired of these big, bad bugs,” you know this is one major cheese fest! I often use the term ‘B-movie magic’…not as an insult, but just to describe a … Continue reading

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Film Review: Lost Time (2014)

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After leaving a doctor visit with the worst news, Valerie Dreyfuss and her sister Melissa come to a stop on a lonely stretch of road. Their car is engulfed by a blinding light….12 hours later Valerie wakes to the horror that her sister is gone, nowhere to be found.

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Film Review: Silent Scream (2005)

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Set in the deep freeze of a northern Michigan winter, when a group of college students volunteer to assist their psychology professor with his research, their weekend retreat turns into a nightmare.

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A group of college students have been assisting their professor in his psychology research, and as a reward, he gives them the keys to his ‘retreat’; a cabin in the cold, snowy Michigan woods. The first group arrive … Continue reading

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Film Review: White Rabbit (2014)

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After a tormented youth is bullied in school he begins to have hallucinations and reflections about the rabbit his father forced him to kill on a hunting expedition. Will Harlon be able to cope with the prophetic voices in his head or will he succumb to his inner demons?

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Directed By: Tim McCann
Starring: Britt Robertson, Sam Trammell, Ryan Lee, Nick Krause

From the opening sequence White Rabbit begins with … Continue reading

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Film Review: Evils of the Night (1985)

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SYNOPSIS:

Sex-hungry teens are kidnapped by auto mechanics, who take them to a rural hospital run by aliens who need their blood as the key to their own longevity.

REVIEW:

Evils of the Night is a stereotypical 80’s exploitation film in which two auto repair mechanics are bought off by aliens to capture youthful and sexually active adults so that they can be drained of blood to keep the aliens young and healthy.

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Film Review: Treehouse (2014)

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A teenage boy discovers the perpetrators of several brutal kidnappings in his home town

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I’m going to start out by saying I didn’t hate this film, but as much as I wanted to give it some love I really couldn’t.

Our story begins with the disappearance of a teenage girl named Elizabeth (Dana Melanie) and her little brother. Elizabeth comes home from school to find a trail of muddy footprints leading … Continue reading

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Film Review: Lord of Illusions (1995)

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During a routine case in L.A., NY private investigator Harry D’Amour stumbles over members of a fanatic cult, who are waiting for the resurrection of their leader Nix. 13 years ago, Nix was calmed down by his best trainee Swann. In the meantime Swann is advanced to a popular illusionist like David Copperfield and is married to the charming Dorothea. She hires D’Amour to protect Swann against the evil cult members. A short … Continue reading

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Film Review: Game Over (2009)

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Tina, a young actress who left the States for Germany-she fell in love, so she left for a man. Two good friends of hers come over to visit Tina for her birthday-but the next 24 hours will be very brutal, as the three are kidnapped by an sadistic maniac. He plays brutal and primitive games with them, and every attempt they make to escape leads them deeper into hell!

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Timo Rose is … Continue reading

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Film Review: Seed 2: The New Breed (2014)

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Coming back from her bachelor party in Las Vegas, Christine and her friends are driving through the hot desert of Nevada. But they are not alone – serial killer Max Seed is back and he brought the whole family.

REVIEW:

When you sit down to watch Seed 2 (aka Seed 2: The New Breed or Blood Valley: Seed’s Revenge), I advise that you come prepared. The opening scene, as the opening … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Complex (2013)

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A guilt-ridden nursing student moves into an apartment complex with her family and is soon plagued by ghosts and her past.

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Director: Hideo Nakata
Writers: Jun’ya Katô, Ryûta Miyake
Stars: Atsuko Maeda, Hiroki Narimiya, Masanobu Katsumura

Director Hideo Nakata is no stranger to a good old fashioned horror story having directed the Ringu series and Dark Water. I was excited when I learned that The Complex was also directed by … Continue reading

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Film Review: Onus (2013)

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A boy wakes up below a cliff, bloodied, with a gun in his hand, and chained to a man who lies beside him… He stresses hard to remember what happened, and soon the puzzle of the days events come back to him. The story begins.

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Film Review: Monkey Shines (1988)

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A quadriplegic man has a trained monkey help him with his paralysis, until the little monkey begins to develop feelings, and rage, against its new master.

REVIEW:

Directed by George Romero and based on the book by Michael Stewart, Monkey Shines was made in 1988. It tells the story of a disabled man who takes on a trained monkey as a service animal. In real life, this is something that happens. However, in … Continue reading

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Film Review: Super Shark (2011)

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The negligent activities of an oil company in Florida have caused some unintended biological consequences. A giant shark, which walks on land, now terrorizes dwellers on the beach. A marine biologist, a skipper, and a fun-loving disk jockey must stop it before it’s too late.

REVIEW:

Fred Olen Ray, hero of bad cinema, director of classics such as HOLLYWOOD CHAINSAW HOOKERS, BEVERLY HILLS VAMP, and WIZARDS OF THE DEMON SWORD, was there. … Continue reading

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Film Review: Dead Girls (2014)

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Three stories of abused and forsaken girls who return from the dead to take their revenge.

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Film Review: The Eternal Evil of Asia (1995) – CAT III

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During a visit to Thailand, somewhat bizarrely set in the 21st century, a group of four friends, Bon (Kwok-Pong Chan), Kong (Tsui Kam-Kong), Kent and Nam are chased out of a brothel in a dispute over payment for one of the strippers. Fearing for their lives, they come across a deserted house and take sanctuary, only to discover it is the house of Laimi (Ben Ng), a powerful Wizard, who is in … Continue reading

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Film Review: Chemical Peel (2014)

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A bachelorette party turns deadly when a chemical reaction overtakes a valley, but being indoors could be just as deadly as being outside.

REVIEW;

Director: Hank Braxtan
Writers: Dan Sinclair, Hank Braxtan, Arielle Brachfeld, Natalie Victoria
Stars: Natalie Victoria, Arielle Brachfeld, Stephanie Greco, Lacy Fisher

What do you get if you have a house to film in and a fog machine? Well, Chemical Peel, of course. A low budget, minimal … Continue reading

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Film Review: Amy (2013)

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With the psychic power of clairvoyance, an extra-sensory perception, Amy starts witnessing haunting visions as her entire Amish village begins to fall into demonic control. An ominous funeral director, Christopher, uses Amy’s special abilities to seek out the covert leader behind the possession. Amy and Christopher must stop the fall of their village before the Devil takes over Amy’s soul-forcing them to perform a controversial exorcism.

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Film Review: 5150 Elm’s Way (2009)

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5150 ELM’S WAY is located at the end of a quiet street in a small town. When Yannick fell off his bike, he knocked at the door of the Beaulieu residence so he could clean the blood off his hands. But Jack Beaulieu and his family had other plans for Ian. Beaulieu is a righteous psychopath and fanatic chess player who wants to rid the world of evil. And even though Ian … Continue reading

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Film Review: Creepers (2014)

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SYNOPSIS:

Creepers – Horror Anthology Movie Volume Two features four tales of terror from contemporary authors Joe R. Lansdale and Jeff Strand and classic horror writers Edgar Allan Poe and Lafcadio Hearn. Directed by filmmakers Jeremiah Kipp, Gregory Lamberson, Christian Walker and Mike T. Lyddon.

REVIEW:

The genre of horror never ceases to amaze me. We get studio releases all the time that never manage to do more than fill my evening with … Continue reading

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