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Film Review: The Carpenter (1988)

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A charming (and slightly psychotic) carpenter working on a house starts killing off anyone who messes with the unhappily married woman (who is recovering from a nervous breakdown) who lives there that he has become smitten with.

REVIEW:

At first sight this movie would appear to be a slasher flick about a crazy carpenter dispatching his victims in a number of brutal ways with all of the tools of his trade at … Continue reading

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DVD Review: Kickin’ it Shaolin Style – 12 Movie Set

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Kickin’ it Shaolin Style – 12 Movie Set

Martial Arts imported straight from the 70,80s and 90s, you cant beat an after noon of wall to wall Shaolin style kung-fu bolting at you. Mill Creek Entertainment has made that experience affordable and ass-kicking with this 12 movie collection set.

Shaolin style better known by its name of Wu-tang focuses of kung fu that originates out of the Shaolin Monastery. It has been … Continue reading

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Film Review: Dead Souls (2012)

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Johnny Petrie learns on his 18th birthday that he was adopted after inheriting a farm in Maine. Eager to start a new life, Johnny leaves home so he can began afresh in this “new” dwelling. However, Johnny soon discovers that the farm, which has been abandoned for eighteen years since his natural family died, harbors a horrifying history about the deaths of said natural family.

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Making its debut nestled within the … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Eugenist (2013)

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A group of teens get locked inside an abandoned public school only to realize they’re not alone. Lurking in the shadows are countless flesh eating zombies relentless on devouring their prey. Will the youths be able to escape the clutches of the undead or will they succumb to the forces of yet another sinister mad man’s diabolical plot in The Eugenist?

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Directed By: Tariq Nasheed
Starring: Abbey Kochman, Emily Brooks, … Continue reading

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Film Review: Psycho Cop 2 (1993)

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A demented, Satan-worshipping cop crashes a bachelor party that is taking place in a high-rise office building after hours and goes about killing anyone unfortunate enough to cross his path.

REVIEW:

I’ll admit it, I was wrong about Psycho Cop 2 (aka Psycho Cop Returns). I used to see it at the video store all the time when I was younger but never checked it out because I was certain that it … Continue reading

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Film Review: Kidnapped (1974)

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A brutal tale of abduction and psychological torment, Kidnapped involves a gang of criminals who, when their robbery goes wrong, take a woman, man, and sick child hostage and embark on a tension-fueled getaway. In a departure from his more audacious visual style, Bava keeps the action claustrophobic and the tension wound tight, building to an unexpected (and unforgettable) finale.

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In Mario Bava’s distinguished career, Kidnapped may stand out more than … Continue reading

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Film Review: Frankenstein’s Army (2013)

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Toward the end of World War II, Russian soldiers pushing into eastern Germany stumble across a secret Nazi lab, one that has unearthed and begun experimenting with the journal of one Dr. Victor Frankenstein. The scientists have used the legendary Frankenstein’s work to assemble an army of super-soldiers stitched together from the body parts of their fallen comrades — a desperate Hitler’s last ghastly ploy to escape defeat.

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“Frankenstein’s Army” arrives … Continue reading

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Film Review: Portrait of a Zombie (2012)

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When son, Billy, becomes a zombie the family chooses to take care of him in the home much to the chagrin of the neighbors and the local crime boss.

REVIEW:

There are currently two subgenres that’s have been done to death the last few years, the zombie film and the mock documentary. The two have been combined before with mixed results but for the first time, it was done … Continue reading

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Film Review: Europa Report (2013)

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An international crew of astronauts undertakes a privately funded mission to search for life on Jupiter’s fourth largest moon.

REVIEW:

At a time when the found footage films have been done to death, one comes along that does away with any preconceptions I may have had of the gimmick and hits the audience with a healthy dose of mystery, beauty, and fear. This is all accomplished in the vast openness of space. … Continue reading

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Film Review: No One Lives (2012)

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A young couple struggling with trust issues and a souring relationship encounters a band of rough necks in a local pub. When a pair of the criminal crew goes rogue, kidnapping the girl and leaving the man for dead, they unknowingly awaken an evil they are unprepared to handle. Ruthless, vicious and deadly, the man traps, tortures and murders the kidnappers one-by-one. It comes down to killer versus killer where no one … Continue reading

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Film Review: Compulsion (2013)

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The lives of two neighbours within an apartment complex couldn’t be more different than night and day. Once the ice is broken a common bond unites them in their obsessive compulsive disorders. Will their collective obsessions bring them closer together or tear their worlds apart in Compulsion?

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Directed By: Egidio Coccimiglio
Starring: Heather Graham, Carrie-Ann Moss, Kevin Dillon, Joe Montegna

From the opening credits Compulsion utilizes vivid cinematography highlighting an … Continue reading

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Film Review: When Worlds Collide (1951)

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“David Randall is a carefree ladies man and skilled pilot who finds he has been let in on the greatest and most terrible secret in the world when he is paid to deliver some mysterious pictures from one eminent astronomer to another. The recipient, Doctor Hendron, confirms the awful findings of the sender: the star Bellus will collide with Earth and wipe out all of humanity. Despite widespread disbelief, two philanthropists give … Continue reading

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Film Review: Freddy vs. Jason (2003)

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Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees return to terrorize the teenage population. Except this time, they’re out to get each other, too.

REVIEW:

I remember the idea sounding a bit like a “cinematic con” to gather a few franchise ticket sales. However I was curious like the rest of us and threw dough some dough for P-corn and the film to see how the 2 Mega icons battled it out. It was in … Continue reading

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Film Review: Trance (2013)

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An art auctioneer who has become mixed up with a group of criminals partners with a hypnotherapist in order to recover a lost painting.

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Another hypnotically engaging film by the maestro himself, Danny Boyle. “Trance“, I found to be of a slightly different slice than Boyle’s rather eclectic choice of film creations. Probably closer to the arena of films like “The Beach” and ” Shallow Grave”, “Trance” is one of the … Continue reading

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Film Review: Nomads (1986)

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A French anthropologist moves to Los Angeles and is followed by the evil spirits of an extinct tribe he once uncovered.

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Nomads is a strange concoction of surrealism, often involved with the supernatural but deeply rooted in the ‘80s punk and bad-boy scene. Directed by John McTiernan (who directed Predator Flax (Leslie-Anne Down) who cares for a seemingly mentally ill patient down by the beaches. He raves in French, … Continue reading

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Film Review: Godzilla (1954)

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“Japan is thrown into a panic after several ships explode and are sunk. At first, the authorities think its either underwater mines or underwater volcanic activity. The authorities soon head to Odo Island, close to where several of the ships were sunk. One night, something comes onshore and destroys several houses and kills several people. A later expedition to the island led by paleontologist Professor Kyôhei Yamane, his daughter Emiko, … Continue reading

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Film Review: Black Sabbath (1963)

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A beautiful woman is terrorized by call from an ex-lover who has escaped from prison for the pleasure of killing her… A family becomes a feeding ground when their father returns home wounded after ridding the countryside of a hideous vampire… A nurse is haunted by reproaches from the Beyond after stealing a ring from the finger of a dead medium! Join Boris Karloff as he hosts (and stars in) this trilogy … Continue reading

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Film Review: Detour (2013)

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After a catastrophic mudslide traps Jackson Alder inside his SUV several feet beneath the earth he grapples for survival while the sands of time are swiftly running out against any chance in possible rescue.

REVIEW:

Directed By: William Dickerson
Starring: Neil Hopkins, Brea Grant, John Forest

Detour is a claustrophobic expose that will grind on your nerves, suffocating your senses into terrifying oblivion. Audiences with phobias of confined places … Continue reading

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Film Review: Blutnacht 2 – Die Ruckkehr Des Damon (2002)

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It’s been 20 years since the bloodbath in the woods took away many lives. Now the demons are back in the woods and six young friends will face them as they have to spend a night in the woods when their car has broken down.

REVIEW:

Blutnacht 2 – Die Ruckkehr Des Damon (Blood Night 2 – Return of the Demon) is a German horror film that opens with the theme from … Continue reading

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Film Review: Detention of the Dead (2012)

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A group of oddball high school students find themselves trapped in detention with their classmates having turned into a horde of Zombies.

REVIEW:

If you’re going to make a comedy-horror film with zombies then you need to be pretty confident you can deliver. When Shaun Of the Dead was released in 2004 it raised the bar not just for this genre but for any comedy with a darker edge. Now we … Continue reading

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Film Review: Twixt (2011)

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Hall Baltimore (Val Kilmer) is a successful writer struggling with his own personal demons. His personal life and professional career are slipping through his fingers as he desperately searches for a path towards rescue. A recent tragedy has put his mental state and his marriage in jeopardy; his complacency with his own writing has left him uninspired. He is at a crossroads as he arrives in a small town on a book tour … Continue reading

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