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Film Review: Area 51 (2015)

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SYNOPSIS: Found footage is the bane of any viewer of horror films. While, conceptually, the idea can be very interesting, most often it is simply an excuse for lazy filmmaking, shaky camera work, poor to non-existent scripting, and a recipe for complete disappointment. Films in the genre that truly shine are a rarity, most fall flat, and Area 51 falls …

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Film Review: Grave Danger (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: A woman is terrorized by a psychotic caller who terrorizes her with terrifying tales of murderous ventriloquist dummies, possessed housewives, and watching strangers. But will she live to tell the tales? REVIEW: “Jim Haggerty’s Grave Danger” is an exercise in the do-it-yourself school of low budget filmmaking. What it lacks in originality, it makes up for in fun and …

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Film Review: Sledgehammer (1983)

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SYNOPSIS: A young boy murders his mother and her lover with a hammer. Ten years later, a wave of teenage murders plagues the same area. REVIEW: The early 80’s saw a wave of horror films produced by filmmakers working with no budget and a camcorder. These efforts, called “Shot-on-Video (SOV) movies”, favored buckets of blood over coherent storytelling and were …

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Film Review: Night Watcher (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: Who says that you can’t meet the right person at a suicide support group? Meet Angie and Brian they are on their first date and in between learning about each others favorite type of food they talk about their parent’s suicides. If that dinner discussion wasn’t enough listen in as they both talk about how both of them have …

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Film Review: Detour (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: 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 …

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Film Review: The Butcher (2007) – CAT III

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SYNOPSIS: Relentlessly gruesome, South Korean filmmaker Kim Jin-Won’s torture flick chronicles the making of a snuff film from two perspectives: that of the sadistic producers and that of the unfortunate “stars.” Their terror captured through vérité-style camera work, the victims are made to endure the agonizing screams of their fellow captives before meeting their own grim fate at the hands …

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