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Film Review: After (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: When two bus crash survivors awake to discover that they are the only people left in their town, they work together to unravel the truth behind the strange events. REVIEW: It is always nice to see a film that successfully combines a variety of genres, and After does just that – with elements of sci-fi, horror and romance all ...

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Film Review: Oculus (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: Siblings Tim and Kaylie Russells are reunited after being separated for 10 years. They revisit and investigate the horrifying night they last saw each other: the night their parents died. Kaylie begs Tim to fulfill a promise they made to each other as their family was ripped apart. Together they return to their family home to face their fears, to uncover ...

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Film Review: Poseidon Rex (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: Amidst an underwater treasure hunt, a revived dinosaur emerges from the sea floor to terrorize a small island off the coast of Belize. REVIEW: CGI dinosaurs, Caribbean accents, big breasts, six-pack abs, drug dealing, explosions, assault rifles, buried treasure, deep sea diving: these are just a few things to expect from Poseidon Rex, the new creature feature by Mark ...

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Podcast: Horror News Radio – Eps 53

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“Captain, in Order to build a better world, sometimes means tearing the old one down… And that makes enemies.” – Alexander Pierce. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) from directors Anthony Russo and Joe Russo is destroying the box office with is theatrical release, making it yet another successful super hero film in Marvel Studio’s cinematic universe. The grue-crew finally seduce brother Dave ...

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Film Review: The Machine (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: Two computer programmers fall in love as they create the first ever piece of self-aware artificial intelligence, which is designed to help humanity. But things go wrong when the Ministry Of Defense steals their breakthrough and teaches it to become a robotic weapon. REVIEW: It’s sort of a Tinseltown axiom to make movies about computers/robots with advanced A.I. every ...

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Film Review: Ghost Shark (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: When rednecks on a fishing trip kill a great white shark, its spirit comes back for revenge, and soon turns its sights on the town of Smallport. Teenage Ava, her younger sister Cicely and friend Blaise witness the start of the ghost shark’s rampage but the authorities don’t believe their story. With the help of a crotchety lighthouse keeper ...

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Film Review: Evil Never Dies (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: Harry Payne, a reformed gangster, has retired to the country town Norfolk just in time for a slew of disturbing, occult-related murders. REVIEW: Harry Payne (Tony Scannell) has just served ten years in prison for the murder of his boss and best friend, Eugene McCann (P.H. Moriarity). Judging by all the tremulous, violent flashback sequences, you’d guess that Harry’s ...

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Film Review: Ultimo Mondo Cannibale (1977)

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SYNOPSIS An oil prospector escapes from capture by a primitive cannibal tribe in the Philippine rain forest and heads out to locate his missing companion and their plane to return home. REVIEW: You already know Cannibal Holocaust, director Ruggero Deodato’s most (in)famous film to date, but did you know that he actually had a “cannibal trilogy,” Cannibal Holocaust (1980) being ...

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Film Review: Big Bad Wolves (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: A series of brutal murders puts the lives of three men on a collision course: The father of the latest victim now out for revenge, a vigilante police detective operating outside the boundaries of law, and the main suspect in the killings – a religious studies teacher arrested and released due to a police blunder. REVIEW: A suspected child ...

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Film Review: Stitch (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: Parents grieving the loss of their young daughter head to the deep desert for a healing ritual, where they unexpectedly release sinister forces. REVIEW: There are times when a film suffers from its own ambition when the people behind the project simply aim too high. In the world of low budget film making it is essential to work within ...

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Film Review: Chasing the Devil (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: Patrick McCord doesn’t accept the explanation of his sister’s mysterious death as suicide, and instead teams up with a team of paranormal investigators to delve deeper into the inexplicable circumstances that surround what he believes to be murder. REVIEW: Demonic possession has been getting a lot of play in Redbox kiosks and Netflix queues these days.  Since “The Exorcist” ...

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Film Review: Stage Fright (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: A snobby musical theater camp is terrorized by a blood-thirsty killer who hates musical theater. REVIEW: Although the words “Horror” & “Musical” aren’t exactly bosom buddies there have been a few memorable films that dared to combine the two and attempt to make something memorable. Although most would immediately assume that “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” (1975) is the ...

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Film Review: Jurassic Park (1993)

SYNOPSIS: “On Isla Nublar, a new park has just been built with genetically engineered dinosaurs. Tragedy strikes when one of the workers is killed by a velociraptor. The founder of the park John Hammond (Richard Attenborough) requests paleontologist Doctor Alan Grant (Sam Neill) and his assistant, Doctor Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern) to come to the park and ensure that it ...

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