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Film Review: The Eternal Evil of Asia (1995) – CAT III

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During a visit to Thailand, somewhat bizarrely set in the 21st century, a group of four friends, Bon (Kwok-Pong Chan), Kong (Tsui Kam-Kong), Kent and Nam are chased out of a brothel in a dispute over payment for one of the strippers. Fearing for their lives, they come across a deserted house and take sanctuary, only to discover it is the house of Laimi (Ben Ng), a powerful Wizard, who is in … Continue reading

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Film Review: Chemical Peel (2014)

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A bachelorette party turns deadly when a chemical reaction overtakes a valley, but being indoors could be just as deadly as being outside.

REVIEW;

Director: Hank Braxtan
Writers: Dan Sinclair, Hank Braxtan, Arielle Brachfeld, Natalie Victoria
Stars: Natalie Victoria, Arielle Brachfeld, Stephanie Greco, Lacy Fisher

What do you get if you have a house to film in and a fog machine? Well, Chemical Peel, of course. A low budget, minimal … Continue reading

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Film Review: Amy (2013)

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With the psychic power of clairvoyance, an extra-sensory perception, Amy starts witnessing haunting visions as her entire Amish village begins to fall into demonic control. An ominous funeral director, Christopher, uses Amy’s special abilities to seek out the covert leader behind the possession. Amy and Christopher must stop the fall of their village before the Devil takes over Amy’s soul-forcing them to perform a controversial exorcism.

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Film Review: 5150 Elm’s Way (2009)

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5150 ELM’S WAY is located at the end of a quiet street in a small town. When Yannick fell off his bike, he knocked at the door of the Beaulieu residence so he could clean the blood off his hands. But Jack Beaulieu and his family had other plans for Ian. Beaulieu is a righteous psychopath and fanatic chess player who wants to rid the world of evil. And even though Ian … Continue reading

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Film Review: Creepers (2014)

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Creepers – Horror Anthology Movie Volume Two features four tales of terror from contemporary authors Joe R. Lansdale and Jeff Strand and classic horror writers Edgar Allan Poe and Lafcadio Hearn. Directed by filmmakers Jeremiah Kipp, Gregory Lamberson, Christian Walker and Mike T. Lyddon.

REVIEW:

The genre of horror never ceases to amaze me. We get studio releases all the time that never manage to do more than fill my evening with … Continue reading

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Film Review: Schizoid (1980)

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Someone is killing off the members of a therapy group that advice columnist Julie is a part of. Is it the weird psychiatrist that is leading the group, his mentally unstable daughter, or someone entirely different? Julie better find out as fast as she can because it looks like she’s the next to die.

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Schizoid is one of those movies that sort of flew in under the radar and never really … Continue reading

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Film Review: Devil Fish (1984)

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A marine biologist, a dolphin trainer, a research scientist, and a local sheriff try to hunt down a large sea monster, a shark/octopus hybrid, that is devouring swimmers and fishermen off a south Florida coast.

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Over the past year or two I have enjoyed more and more films of the monster mash up variety. Piranha 3D (2010), Sharknado (2013) and Continue reading

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Film Review: Jessabelle (2014)

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Returning to her childhood home in Louisiana to recuperate from a horrific car accident, Jessabelle comes face to face with a long-tormented spirit that has been seeking her return — and has no intention of letting her escape.

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I’d seen lots of promotional material for Jessabelle over the last few months, so I was admittedly surprised when it got such a quiet, low key release last weekend. Not that I was particularly … Continue reading

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Film Review: Within Hindsight (short film) (2014)

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Within Hindsight is a new short film directed by Derek Cole

4 dead bodies, a serial killer on the loose, 2 detectives are at a dead end for determining who is responsible.

A psychic by the name of “source” is called in to help them with the case. His ability to read the room and place himself within the setting of the murder is much like a movie in play rewound to the time of … Continue reading

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Film Review: Stomping Ground (2014)

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Ben & Annie are a young couple on a weekend trip to Annie’s small North Carolina hometown who, after meeting a charming old friend, embark on an impromptu ‘Bigfoot hunt’ that threatens both their relationship and their lives.

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Film Review: Stonehearst Asylum (2014)

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A recent medical school grad who takes a position at a mental institution soon finds himself taken with one of his colleagues — though he has no initial idea of a recent, horrifying staffing change.

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The line between sanity and madness is a thin one. Only sixty years ago the treatment for mental ‘illnesses’ such as homosexuality and women’s hysteria was barbaric. In the last few years asylums have become quite … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Spider Labryinth (1988)

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1988-Color-English Dubbed-Widescreen-Warning-not intended for viewers under 18 years-contains scenes of violence and sexual situations. Handsome Professor Alan Whitmore is assigned by his university to go to Budapest to seek out Professor Roth who has been investigating an ancient religion. Once there, he is met by Professor Roths’ beautiful assistant, Genevieve Weiss. But Professor Whitmore soon finds himself at the center of mysterious cult involving secrets, murder, and a monstrous mind controlling spider … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Taking of Deborah Logan (2014)

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A film crew is making a documentary about Sarah Logan and her mother, Deborah, who is suffering from Alzheimer’s. The crew soon realizes that something else is wrong with Deborah and when they realize what it is, it may be too late.

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Director: Adam Robitel
Starring: Jill Larson, Anne Ramsay, Michelle Ang

The Taking of Deborah Logan tells the story of Sarah Logan (Anne Ramsay) who is trying her best … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Dark Half (1993)

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A writer is being haunted by a man who he thought was only in his imagination; however, this man could be something so much worse.

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Directed by George Romero
Starring Timothy Hutton, Amy Madigan, and Michael Rooker

Based on the novel The Dark Half written by Stephen King, this movie opens in 1968 as we see a young boy named Thad Beaumont writing what he wants to be his first … Continue reading

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Film Review: Zombeavers (2014)

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A group of college kids staying at a riverside cabin for a weekend of sex & debauchery are menaced by a swarm of deadly zombie beavers. It all turns gruesome as the beavers close in on the kids, and they are soon fighting for their lives in a desperate attempt to fend off the hoard of beavers that attack them in and around their cabin.

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Film Review: Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings (1993)

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Thrill-seeking teenagers resurrect a demon from his grave and a bloody rampage for revenge begins

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If horror films have taught us anything it is that being a freak is the worst! You either kill from the get-go (The Hills Have Eyes) or get bullied and teased so bad that you come back as an evil killing machine (ie Carrie). Never having seen the original Pumpkinhead (which I believe has hit cult … Continue reading

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Film Review: Wolves (2014)

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Cayden Richards is a young, handsome eighteen-year-old with an edge. Forced to hit the road after the death of his parents, he finds his way to an isolated town to hunt down the truths of his ancestry. But in the end, who’s hunting whom?

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The second of 3 werewolf films released this November (Wolfcop & Iron Wolf being the other two), Wolves aims its claws at the young adult audience. The same … Continue reading

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Film Review: Shallow Ground (2004)

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A naked teenage boy covered in blood appears at a remote sheriff’s station one year after the brutal unsolved murder of a local girl. Now Sheriff Jack Shepherd, guilt ridden over the girl’s murder, must confront his own demons as he desperately searches for the boy’s true identity and possible victims. Little does Jack realize that he has started down a path that will bring him face to face with an … Continue reading

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Film Review: Shame the Devil (2013) – Review 2

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When a London detective finds his murder investigation becomes a little too personal he travels to New York for answers in this Truth or Die chiller.

REVIEW:

Directed By: Paul Tarter
Starring: Simon Phillips, Juliette Bennett, Will de Meo, Doug Bradley

The subgenre of satanic based horror has been prevalent since the dawn of scary films. There’s something about the religion based conflict of ancient good versus evil that resonates with … Continue reading

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Film Review: Life After Beth (2014)

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Zach’s girlfriend, Beth, comes back from the dead. He resumes his relationship with her, but all is not well, he soon finds.

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LIFE AFTER BETH is a hip, feel-good romantic comedy . . . with zombies. Comparisons to WARM BODIES will inevitably be made, but that’s beside the point. Beth (Aubrey Plaza) has died. No one is taking it as hard as Zach (Dane DeHaan). He’s devastated. He can’t move … Continue reading

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Film Review: Dangerous Encounters of the First Kind (1980) – CAT III

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A group of three disenfranchised young men, Lung (Lung Tin Sang), Ko (Che Bin Law) and Paul (Albert Au) set off a bomb in a movie theatre. Fleeing from the scene of the crime, they run into the beautiful but dangerous Wan-chu (Lin Chen Chi), who spends her days torturing animals and arguing with her neighbours. Wan-chu threatens to turn the gang into the Police and blackmails them into committing … Continue reading

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