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Film Review: Clean Break (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: A psycho girlfriend, Tracy, moves in with her boyfriend Scott and his two roommates, Cam and Dan, only to start targeting them when they get in the way of her plans for the perfect relationship. REVIEW: CLEAN BREAK is the second feature from writer Corey Brown and director Tricia Lee, both writing and helming thriller SILENT RETREAT. Using a …

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Film Review: Cruel History of Women’s Torture (1976) – CAT III

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SYNOPSIS: An anthology film consisting of five different episodes of violation, torture and genital mutilation throughout Japanese history. REVIEW: Cruel History of Women’s Torture, under any of its similar monikers and literal translations of the original Japanese title, treads a similar path to Teruo Ishii’s notorious The Joy of Torture (1968). Both films adopt the portmanteau structure of Japanese horror …

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Film Review: They Might Be Giants (1971)

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  SYNOPSIS: “They Might be Giants chronicles the adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson in modern-day New York City. The fact that Sherlock Holmes is a psychotic paranoid and Doctor Watson is a female psychiatrist fascinated by his case is almost beside the point. Doctor Watson follows Holmes across Manhattan and is, against her better judgment, drawn into the …

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Film Review: Clinger (2015)

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SYNOPSIS: When her possessive high school boyfriend dies in a gruesome accident, Fern Petersen’s life is thrown into turmoil. Things go from bad to worse when he returns as a love-sick ghost to kill her so they can be together for eternity. REVIEW: Clinger stars Fern Peterson (Jennifer Laporte) who, in her senior year of high school, is hoping to …

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Film Review: Bordello of Blood (1996)

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SYNOPSIS: The cryptkeeper returns to tell the story of a funeral parlor that moonlights as a vampire bordello. REVIEW: Bordello of Blood stars Dennis Miller as Rafe Guttman; a private investigator hired to search for Caleb (Corey Feldman), the missing brother of Catherine (Erika Eleniak). And by hired, what I really mean is he needles and harasses Catherine into letting …

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Film Review: Pod (2015)

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SYNOPSIS: A family intervention goes horrifically awry within the snowy confines of an isolated lake house. REVIEW: Mickey Keating’s Pod opens in a snowy woodland; there, we see Martin (played by Brian Morvant), who walks between the trees, gun in hand and dog at his heel. Things go awry, however, when his dog runs off, only to be found in …

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Film Review: Ghost Story (1981)

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SYNOPSIS: “Four successful elderly gentlemen, members of the Chowder Society, share a gruesome fifty-year-old secret. When one of Edward Wanderley’s twin sons dies in a bizarre accident, the group begins to see a pattern of frightening events developing.” (courtesy IMDB) REVIEW: Ghost Story (1981) is another film about a cohesive social group (not religious zealots this time, but four upper-class …

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Film Review: The Heirloom (Zhaibian) (2005

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SYNOPSIS: Twenty years ago, an inexplicable mass suicide occurred in the millionaire Yang household, where the entire family hanged themselves at the exact same time. Only one member survived. To this day, the case remains unsolved. Now, a distant relative inherits the house and moves in with his fiancee. Mysterious events begin to disturb their lives and force them to …

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Film Review: Broken (2006)

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SYNOPSIS: After dating a wonderful man, Hope comes back home, sees her daughter Jennifer and goes to sleep. She wakes-up in the woods with a psychopath, fighting to survive for more than forty days and asking information about her daughter to the stranger. REVIEW: The variety of movies coming out of Dimension Extreme Films really is a mixed bag, isn’t …

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Film Review: Chillerama (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: It’s the closing night at the last drive-in theater in America and Cecil B. Kaufman has planned the ultimate marathon of lost film prints to unleash upon his faithful cinephile patrons. Four films so rare that they have never been exhibited publicly on American soil until this very night! With titles like Wadzilla, I Was A Teenage Werebear, The …

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Film Review: Westworld (1973)

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SYNOPSIS: An unforeseen robot malfunction creates havoc and terror for unsuspecting vacationers at a futuristic, adult-themed amusement park called Westworld. REVIEW: “Delos is the vacation of the future, today” says a stiff and plain looking interviewer at the start of Micheal Crichton’s Science Fiction film “Westworld” released in 1973 Starring James Brolin (Ha, I almost put “Josh” instead), Richard Benjamin …

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Film Review: Psycho Killer (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: a seasoned detective who comes face to face with the ‘Juggernaut’ a serial killer who’s complete, relentless desires are carrying out on young women. After the detectives partner is taken by this psychotic killer the detective sets out to find justice only to discover darker horrors and deeper evils that are carried out by the ‘Juggernaut’ REVIEW: From time …

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Film Review: House Of Ghosts (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: “Writer-director Christopher R. Mihm pays tribute to the works of William Castle, the master of classic horror. Rich socialites have a tradition of throwing exclusive dinner parties. This time, they’ve booked a spiritual medium who promises to open a portal to the great beyond. Can the group survive the night or will ignoring the medium’s warning be the last …

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Film Review: Alien Raiders (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: With guns blazing, furious assailants besiege a small-town supermarket, killing several employees and shoppers and taking others hostage. But the real horror begins when the survivors realize that something even more sinister lurks in the aisles. As police barricade the perimeter, an anxious standoff reveals the shocking truth. Carlos Bernard, Mathew St. Patrick and Rockmond Dunbar star in this …

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Film Review: The Taking (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: Two strangers must discover a way to escape a sinister family who wishes to sacrifice their souls to an evil presence. REVIEW: Allow me to make myself perfectly clear here.  I love existentialism in film.  From the roots of Bergman, Godard and Kurosawa up to the contemporaries, I can’t get enough of this crap.  Considering some of the stinkers I’ve had to …

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