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Film Review: Attitude for Destruction (2008)


SYNOPSIS: A rock horror film; an epic tale of Sunset Strip-era metal, murder and mayhem. The GUNS N’ ROSES-esque band HOLLYWOOD ROSES, fronted by vocalist DRAKE, is on the verge of super-stardom and courting a major record deal with Diamond Star Records. One small problem – the label doesn’t want Drake in the band. So, the remaining band members do ...

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Film Review: S&Man (2006)


SYNOPSIS: Exploring the parallels between film making and voyeurism, director J.T. Petty aims his camera at the world of underground horror films, interviewing scream queens and scholars and finding one auteur whose snuff series seems all too convincing. This thought-provoking documentary constantly compels viewers to question whether the grisly images they’re watching are the real deal or elaborate fakes — ...

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Film Review: Fetish Dolls Die Laughing (2012)


SYNOPSIS: Do you remember, as a child, when your parents teased you with the “Tickle Monster”? It turns out that he’s more real (and even more malevolent) than you could have ever imagined! With seedy photographer Billy Tagg (Michael McGovern) serving as the ancient entity’s latest vessel, the Tickle Monster torments his way through a catalog of Billy’s beautiful bondage ...

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Film Review: Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984)

SYNOPSIS: “In the year 1984, rocket bombs and rats prey on the inhabitants of the crumbling metropolis of London. Far away on the Malabar Front, a seemingly interminable war rages against Eastasia. The Ministry of Truth broadcasts ceaselessly to the population via its inescapable network of telescreens. These devices, which pervade all aspects of peoples’ lives, are also capable of ...

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Film Review: Pro Wrestlers Vs. Zombies (2014)


SYNOPSIS: Famous Wrestlers are pitted against hordes of undead when they unknowingly walk into a death trap. REVIEW: Director and Writer: Cody Knotts Stars: Roddy Piper, Shane Douglas, Jim Duggan, Adrienne Fischer PWvZ is a film made by lovers of wrestling for lovers of wrestling and/or z-grade horror fans with little care for acting, dialog or story. The story in ...

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Film Review: Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon (2006)


SYNOPSIS: A self-promoting serial killer who dreams of being the most infamous slasher of all time hires a documentary film crew to follow him as he launches a reign of terror on a small town. Preparing tirelessly for his murderous debut, Leslie Vernon (Nathan Baesel) shares his bloody ambitions with director Taylor Gentry (Angela Goethals) and her crew. Directed by ...

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Film Review: Don’t Go in the House (1980)


SYNOPSIS: A disturbed young man who was burned as a child by his sadistic mother stalks women with a flamethrower. REVIEW: β€œDon’t Go in the House” has historically been christened a β€œvideo nasty,” or a film that was censored and/or banned in the UK in the 1980’s due to it’s graphic nature. Despite its 1980 completion, it was only first ...

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Film Review: Negative Image (2011) (Short Film)


SYNOPSIS: Winner of Best Short at Shriekfest 2011. Negative Image tells the story of a paranormal journalist who is determined to capture an entity on film in order to regain the front page of his magazine REVIEW: As we are told, the only “true” photographs are those which originate from negatives, everything else is a “lie”. This subtle narrative makes ...

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Film Review: Stranded (2013)


SYNOPSIS: Four isolated astronauts on board a bio-dome space craft, experience a ghostly intercession after a meteor storm, leading to paranoia, fear and death. REVIEW: Director – Roger Christian Starring – Christian Slater, Brendan Fehr, Amy Matysio Stranded is a typical sci-fi B-movie. Nothing too terribly great, nothing too terribly bad. What’s kind of fascinating is the impressive roster that ...

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