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Film Review: Hands Of The Ripper (1971)

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The infant daughter of Jack the Ripper is witness to the brutal murder of her mother by her father. Fifteen years later she is a troubled young woman who is seemingly possessed by the spirit of her father. She continues his murderous killing spree subconsciously but has no recollection of the events afterwards as they are triggered by either bright lights or certain physical movements. A sympathetic psychiatrist is convinced he can … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Coma-Brutal Duel (Das komabrutale Duell) (1999)

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When a man is killed by a drunk driver, his son vows vicious vengeance. He hires the Eightlets Mafia to kill the director and his family. With Heiko beaten to a pulp and his parents brutally murdered, it looks as though our tale will have a quick resolution. Not so: Heiko awakens from his coma and the vendetta continues where it left off.

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I’ll be honest: I’ve written … Continue reading

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Film Review: Tears of Kali (2004)

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A trilogy of terrible tales, all relating to a mysterious Indian cult and the repercussions of their teachings upon our modern world. The sinister Taylor-Eriksson group may not have the greatest of cult name (no, they can’t top up your bloody phone!) but their Gods are just as scary as any Cthulu fanatics or Scientology fiends. Apart from maybe Tom Cruise, obviously.

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Film Review: Not Of This Earth (1957)

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“An alien agent from the distant planet Davanna is sent to Earth via a high-tech matter transporter. There he terrorizes Southern California in an attempt to acquire blood for his dying race, the result of a devastating nuclear war.” (courtesy IMDB)

REVIEW:
For more than half a century, my old friend Roger Corman has been somewhat of a maverick in the film industry. He’s been a writer, a director, a producer, … Continue reading

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Film Review: Sherlock Holmes And The Voice Of Terror (1942)

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“When Nazi saboteurs jeeringly predict to the nation of new depredations via their radio Voice of Terror, the Intelligence Inner Council summons Sherlock Holmes (Basil Rathbone) to help in the crisis. Holmes and his companion, Doctor Watson (Nigel Bruce), are visited the first night of their investigation – a man falls dying from a knife wound on their doorstep. His last word leads Holmes into the slums where he encounters Kitty (Evelyn … Continue reading

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Film Review: Bread and Circus (2003)

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One man’s courage and will to break loose from the system, and the ability of one individual to bring down the kingdom.

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There are some movies that I find myself at a loss for words to describe, and Bread And Circus is one of them. To say it is simply a Norwegian horror movie would be selling it short, but it certainly has more than its fair share of blood and … Continue reading

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Film Review: Escape From New York (1981)

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“The year is 1997. New York City has been turned into a maximum security prison colony, when the American crime rate grows high. New York City is surrounded by a wall and the bridge is mined making sure no convict escapes from New York. Snake Plissken, a one-eyed former soldier turned bank robber arrives at New York after being sentenced to life imprisonment in New York City. Bob Hauk, police … Continue reading

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Film Review: R.I.P.D. (2013)

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Boston police officer Nick Walker (Ryan Reynolds) finds himself on the wrong end of his corrupt partner’s gun barrel when he decides to turn in evidence the pair lifted at a recent bust. Upon realizing he did not survive the fatal shot to his face, Walker avoids judgment when the R.I.P.D. (Rest in Peace Department) recruits him to hunt down the dead that have escaped hell to return to Earth as monsters, … Continue reading

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Film Review: A Study In Terror (1965)

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“Jack The Ripper is on the loose killing prostitutes in London’s Whitechapel district and Sherlock Holmes, assisted by his friend Doctor Watson, is on the case. From the pathologist’s findings. Holmes concludes that the man had some medical training, most likely as a surgeon. Various clues lead him to the son of an aristocrat who was studying medicine but has since vanished since marrying a prostitute. His investigation leads him to a … Continue reading

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Film Review: Prank (2013)

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In the Summer before their senior year, three teens tried to execute the perfect prank on their bully. Instead, they executed him.

REVIEW:

It is becoming increasingly difficult to be a supporter of found footage films, or at least films that use first person filming as their primary trope. There are still some good examples being produced but ultimately a new approach is required to maintain the audiences interest. Prank from writer … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Demented (2013)

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Six college friends unite for a weekend getaway where they find themselves fighting for their lives after a terrorist attack turns the local residents into rage infused zombies.

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There is no denying that we are upon the day and age of zombie/crazy viral style films (28 Days Later, Crazies, World War Z…..). In fact they come out so often these days that I begin to anticipate another run of the same … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Conjuring (2013)

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Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse. Forced to confront a powerful entity, the Warrens find themselves caught in the most terrifying case of their lives.

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James Wan has come a long way from “Saw” (2004), a long way indeed. Although he’s already established himself as a true master of the genre since then with films like “Dead Silence” … Continue reading

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Film Review: It! The Terror from Beyond Space (1958)

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The first manned expedition to Mars is decimated by an unknown life form…which stows away on the rescue ship.

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The late director Edward L. Cahn, ( Girls in Prison / 1956 ) who passed away in 1963, has an amazing filmography that is astounding and completely diverse. Starting back in the 1930′s doing crime dramas and thrillers, Cahn rose through the ranks with standout films like Radio Patrol and I Cheated … Continue reading

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Film Review: Apocalypse Z (2013)

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A bacteriological weapon developed by the Us Government to create a super soldier – spreads an epidemic in a quiet little town in the middle of Eastern Europe. All citizens have been turned into infected zombies. The plan is to bring an atomic bomb into the city’s nuclear plant to pretend a terrible accident occurred. No one has to know the truth. A team of mercenaries is hired to complete the mission. … Continue reading

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Film Review: Swamp Thing (1982)

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Deep in Florida’s darkest everglades, a brilliant scientist and a sexy government agent have developed a secret formula that could end world hunger and change civilization forever. Little do they know, however, that their arch nemesis is plotting to steal the serum for his own selfish schemes. Looting the lab and kidnapping the agent, the madman douses the scientist with the secret chemicals and leaves him for dead in the swamp. Mutated … Continue reading

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Film Review: Way Down in ChinaTown (2013)

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A writer and director couple aspire to produce a play despite the world slowly coming to an end around them.

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Directed By: Eric Michael Kochmer
Starring: Stephanie Sanditz, Justin Dray, Maria Olsen, Ashli Haynes

Way Down in Chinatown is a rare film that isn’t easily categorized into one specific genre. Surreal, impressionistic, and irrevocably bizarre, Kochmer’s artistic approach to the eccentric is reminiscent of a David Lynch … Continue reading

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