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Film Review: 13 Eerie (2013)

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Six ambitious forensic undergrads are pitted against one another on a scientific expedition to a remote island, vying to win an esteemed trainee position with the FBI. Unbeknownst to everyone, the site was formally used as an illegal biological testing grounds for life-term criminals who were left for dead. But are they really dead or just waiting for some new flesh to munch on?

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Another week…another “Zombies On The Rampage” movie … Continue reading

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Film Review: Germ Z (2013)

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The military’s attempt to shoot down an orbiting satellite unleashes a space-borne epidemic on a remote, small town.

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The deputy sheriff of the sleepy town known as Preacher’s Mill meets in the woods for a early morning tryst with a ginger haired jogging lady. At the same two become one in the biblical sense, a meteor of unknown origin slams to Earth, knocking out a satellite (that the military is trying … Continue reading

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Film Review: Batman (1989)

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The Dark Knight of Gotham City begins his war on crime with his first major enemy being the clownishly homicidal Joker

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“Batman” had long been a fan favorite among comic book readers. It was announced that in 1989 a “revived Batman” film would arrive on the talents of director/visionary Tim Burton. Tim had just finished his film “Beetlejuice” which was well received. So fans were anxious to see … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Trouble with Barry (2013)

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Barry Montenegro, a ruthless, cynical, politically incorrect, and quite possibly sociopathic Hollywood actor becomes the prime suspect when a series of brutal murders rocks his latest production.

REVIEW:

Barry, Barry, Barry…so many troubles you have!

The Barry of the title is a self absorbed, out, but not too flaming gay actor whose multiple brushes with the law and party hardy, irresponsible lifestyle has left his career struggling for breath on the beaches … Continue reading

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Film Review: Snuff (1976)

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A cult leader named Satan runs amok during the summer of love, bullying his motorbike-riding hippy followers into murdering and torturing anyone who gets in their way. Then the director calls “cut” and the crew, to relax, murders one of the actresses. Or do they? No. But can we ever be sure of that? Yes, we can. No actresses were harmed in the making of this movie. Or were they? For the … Continue reading

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Film Review: Shogun’s Sadism: The Joys of Torture 2 (1976) – CAT III

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While marketed as a sequel to Shogun’s Sadism: The Joys of Torture, The Joys of Torture 2 is neither directed by Teruo Ishii and does not seem to be an official sequel. However it is set, as is the former, during the Japanese Edo era and takes its inspiration from the horrific and grotesque forms of torture used during the period, and is composed of two separate tales set 200 years apart. … Continue reading

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Film Review: Castle Freak (1995)

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A recovering alcoholic and his grieving wife and daughter inherit an enormous Italian castle left to them by his estranged mother. What she left out of the will is that they’ve also inherited the sexually frustrated monster living in the basement. There’s always a catch.

REVIEW:

It was while watching Castle Freak that I was struck with a sudden realization – that Stuart Gordon might just be my favourite horror director … Continue reading

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Film Review: Before Dawn (2012)

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An estranged couple’s vacation to save their troubled relationship goes awry when they find themselves under attack from the walking dead

REVIEW:

Zombies are everywhere, friends.  I don’t speak of an actual infestation, though due to the skyrocketing fame of our undead once-brethren, I have friends who not only believe an outbreak is imminent, but I suspect are looking forward to the event.  Personally, given the choice, I could live without it.  A … Continue reading

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Film Review: Comedown (2012)

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Six inner city youths break into a derelict tower block to set up a pirate radio mast but soon realise they are not the only occupants when they find themselves being picked off one by one

REVIEW:

Another week, another tower block movie. This one treads much the same ground as its contemporaries and despite being competently made has little to distinguish itself from the rest. Lloyd (Jacob Anderson) has just been … Continue reading

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Film Review: Entity (2012)

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SYNOPSIS:

A documentary film team take a psychically gifted woman to a former Soviet research facility where horrific experiments were carried out on people suspected of possessing extra-sensory abilities.

REVIEW:

Competent direction and good acting aren’t quite enough to save this decent little movie from drowning in the ocean of similarly-themed recent horror films. In other words, there isn’t anything wrong with it other than the fact that it comes so late in … Continue reading

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Film Review: Three Extremes (2004)

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A sequel to Three, Three Extremes is based around the common theme of the ‘monster’. In Fruit Chan’s, not for vegetarians, Dumplings, the secret to eternal youth lies out of special dumplings made out of the crushed bones and ground down flesh of aborted foetuses. The monster in Park Chan-wook’s Cut is a deranged fan of a famous director who tortures the wife and son of the director while the director looks … Continue reading

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Film Review: Inside Amy (1975)

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On the surface Charlie seems to have it all. A good job, money, the respect of his peers, and most of all, a beautiful wife named Amy who adores him. Behind closed doors though, Charlie is having some sexual dysfunction and thinks that the best way to overcome it is for him and Amy to swing with other couples. Unfortunately Amy ends up enjoying swinging a lot more than Charlie and it … Continue reading

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Film Review: E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

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“While visiting the Earth at night, a group of alien botanists is discovered and disturbed by an approaching human task force. Because of the more than hasty take-off, one of the visitors is left behind. The little alien finds himself all alone on a very strange planet. Fortunately, the extra-terrestrial soon finds a friend and emotional companion in ten-year-old Elliott, who discovered him looking for food in his family’s garden … Continue reading

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Film Review: House Of Ghosts (2012)

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“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 thing they ever do?” (courtesy IMDB)

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Film Review: Hearts Of Darkness – A Filmmaker’s Apocalypse (1991)

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SYNOPSIS:
“Documents the sensational events surrounding the making of Apocalypse Now and Francis Ford Coppola’s struggle with nature, governments, actors and self-doubt. Includes footage and sound secretly recorded by Eleanor Coppola, wife of Francis.” (courtesy IMDB)

REVIEW:
Eleanor Coppola taped and filmed her husband, often without his knowledge, on the set of Apocalypse Now (1979) while everything fell apart around him – Martin Sheen‘s heart attack, a devastating typhoon, the … Continue reading

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Film Review: Curandero: Dawn of the Demon (2005)

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A Mexican curandero – a kind of spiritual troubleshooter – helps a detective to track down a vicious gang leader who dabbles in black magic.

REVIEW:

Unusual but incomprehensible, this horror / action movie scores high on originality but low on execution, marred as it is by a mangled narrative and flat performances. Carlos Gutierrez (Carlos Gallardo) is a curandero, an important figure in Mexican communities. Blessed with the gift of foresight, … Continue reading

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