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Film Review: Dollhouse (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: a group of street teens break into a lavish home on the coast in Ireland. As they commence their onslaught of anarchy, partying and destruction it is revealed one of the pack has a secret that will dramatically change the course of not only their evening but perhaps the rest of their lives. REVIEW: Directed By: Kristen Sheridan Starring: …

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Film Review: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986)

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SYNOPSIS: A radio host is victimized by the cannibal family as a former Texas Marshall hunts them. REVIEW: Throughout the 80’s and well into the 90’s the production team of Menahem Golan & Yoram Globus were quite familiar to genre fans worldwide. Their company, The Cannon Group, was responsible for quite a few horror/sci-fi/fantasy/action films during this period. They even …

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Film Review: Harlequin (aka Dark Forces) (1980)

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SYNOPSIS: A modern-day politician is faced with an incomprehensible in this mystical-fantasy. Senator Rast is a very powerful man. But his is nothing compared to the extraordinary power of the enigmatic stranger who mysteriously comes to “visit” him. Possessing uncanny magical prowess and miraculous psychic abilities, the peculiar, but seemingly benevolent, visitor quickly gains a spell-binding hold over the senator …

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Film Review: The Boost (1988)

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SYNOPSIS: Lenny Brown moves to California to find his fortune in tax shelter investments. When the federal government changes the tax laws, poor Lenny finds himself $700,000 in hock with nowhere to turn. His friend, Joel, introduces him to cocaine to give Lenny that needed “boost”. What ensues next is a descent into drug addiction and insanity as Lenny tries …

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Film Review: Near Death (2004)

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SYNOPSIS: Three people researching a book about the murder of a famous actress travel to a house inhabited by ghouls. When they discover the truth behind the actress’ disappearance, they must fight for their lives to end her curse.  REVIEW: Directed by Joe Castro, the man who brought us Terror Toons, Near Death explores exactly how small of a budget …

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Film Review: Afterdeath (2015)

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SUMMARY: Five young people wake up dead. Washed up by the tide they scramble to an abandoned beach house, soon realising that the perpetual night and blasts of pain suggest this is some version of hell. Between in-fighting and attacks by a demonic shadow creature, they recall the collapse of the nightclub that brought them here – and begin seeing …

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Film Review: Southbound (2015)

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SYNOPSIS: Five interlocking tales of terror follow the fates of a group of weary travellers who confront their worst nightmares – and darkest secrets – over one long night on a desolate stretch of desert highway. REVIEW: Anthologies are a hit and miss style. The use of multiple segments means that some of the stories will be better than others. …

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Film Review: The Dark Place (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: Keegan returns to California’s wine valley to make peace with his estranged family, and finds a mystery that endangers the lives of the people he loves. REVIEW: Written and directed by Jody Wheeler (In the Closet, Judas Kiss) and produced by Blue Seraph Productions (Begging for Shorts, Something Like Summer), The Dark Place is a drama/mystery film targeted at …

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