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Film Review: Zombie 90 Extreme Pestilence (1991)

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Two doctors are trying to stop a rampant epidemic of zombieism. They fend off zombies spilling many a gallon of blood in the process.

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The very first movie I reviewed for HorrorNews was Andreas Schnaas’ 1996 release, Goblet of Gore. I may have made some remarks hinting toward the movie not being very good, possibly mentioning poor acting, and lack of a … Continue reading

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Film Review: Curse of Chucky (2013)

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Everyone’s favorite foul-mouthed killer doll is back, and this time he is busy slicing and dicing his way through a group of people gathered together at an old mansion to mourn the loss of a family member.

REVIEW:

I have loved Chucky ever since I first saw Child’s Play at the theater when I was in high school way back in 1988 so when I heard rumblings about Curse of Chucky a … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Colony (2013)

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Forced underground by the next ice age, a struggling outpost of survivors must fight to preserve humanity against a threat even more savage than nature.

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I’m starting to notice that my attention span is growing shorter and shorter. I’ve watched several good films recently where I almost lost patience and shut it down. It turns out, if you stick around long enough with some, you may … Continue reading

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Film Review: Self Storage (2013)

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The friends of a night watchman, at a highly secured self storage facility, are home from college and looking to party.

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I’ve always maintained a soft spot for Eric Roberts.  From the onset of his career in forgotten classics like “The Pope of Greenwich Village” and “Runaway Train,” he’s always possessed a gift for portraying amiable nuts.  Pushing sixty, Roberts seems to be harder at work in the B-movie realm than ever before, his … Continue reading

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Film Review: Scenic Route (2013)

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Tensions rise between lifelong friends Mitchell and Carter after their truck breaks down on an isolated desert road as they start to attack each other’s life decisions with unwavering brutality.

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The road movie is a plot staple that populates every genre from comedy to horror. In the latter this theme has appeared multiple times in many variations from Wolf Creek to Jeepers Creepers but the antagonist is usually an outsider. With … Continue reading

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Film Review: Fright Night 2: New Blood (2013)

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Charlie Brewster lands in Romania along with fellow students “Evil” Ed, his best friend, and Amy, his one-time girlfriend. Charlie soon suspects that his teacher, Gerri Dandrige, is a vampire.

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Film Review: Unsolved (2009)

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Fifteen years after an on campus murder, students re-open the case for a class and uncover a truth more horrifying and closer to home than they ever imagined.

REVIEW:

Murder mysteries are something of a hard sell.  These days, the standard “Whodunnit?” template is rarely utilized as more than a springboard for creative invention.  Both 2000’s “Memento” and “Brick” from 2005 are brilliant examples of where a mystery can artistically take us.  They … Continue reading

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Film Review: The New Kids (1985)

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A brother and sister arrive in a small town to help their relatives run an amusement park, and they find the town is terrorized by a local street gang.

REVIEW:

Director: Sean S. Cunningham
Starring: Shannon Presby, Lori Loughlin and James Spader

Movies like The New Kids aren’t like paintings, which can be interpreted many ways but ultimately can only be seen from one perspective.
No, movies like this … Continue reading

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Film Review: Gangster Empire: Rise of the Mob (2013)

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Violence and corruption pulsed through the soul of the Gangster Empire during the heyday of Prohibition and the Atlantic City Boardwalk.

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This mega documentary comes to us with over 4 1/2 hours of pure old school mafia history. The bluray is divided into 6 parts on 1 bluray that takes us thru the past starting with the early days of Prohibition and leading up to Godfather eras. Of course all your … Continue reading

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Film Review: Jobs (2013)

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The story of Steve Jobs’ ascension from college dropout into one of the most revered creative entrepreneurs of the 20th century.

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Any film about Steve Jobs, tends to get my attention. Even with his same story re-told in different variations, it still is a remarkable one to hear. For me… it hits closer to home living many years just down the street from Apple. Never knowing the man or working for Apple, … Continue reading

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Film Review: Shiver (2012)

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After surviving an attack at the hands of a vicious serial killer known as “The Gryphon” Wendy thinks that her ordeal is over. In reality her problems are only beginning as her attacker soon begins stalking her, determined to stop at nothing to finish what he started and killing anyone who gets in his way. Can Wendy stay one step ahead of him and escape with her life in tact or is … Continue reading

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Film Review: Happiness in Slavery (short film) (music video) (1992)

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One of the many music videos released by the music act Nine Inch Nails, “Happiness in Slavery” was a track on their “Broken” EP released in 1992.

The video itself is an all black and white music controversial video that was included in the NIN’s “Closure” video compilation release. It’s original version (un-edited) was banned due to its extreme graphic nature. Trent Reznor, the creation force behind NIN has commented in reports that the video … Continue reading

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Film Review: Ilsa: She Wolf of the SS (1975)

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Ilsa is an evil Nazi warden at a death camp that conducts “medical experiments”. Ilsa’s goal is to prove that women can withstand more pain and suffering than men and therefore should be allowed to fight on the front lines

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If you looked up “exploitation film” in a dictionary that has lots of pictures and pop-culture references, you might find a picture of the movie poster for Ilsa: She … Continue reading

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Film Review: Ilsa, the Wicked Warden (1977)

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Ilsa, now a vicious warden, runs a mental-hospital for young women. A girl deliberately “checks” in to the hospital to find out what has happened to her sister who stayed there. Meanwhile Ilsa and one of the guards are forcing the inmates to have sex with male prisoners, filming them and selling it as p*rnoflicks

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Film Review: Guinea Pig 3: He Never Dies (1986) – CAT III

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Hideshi, a typical salary man, is not having a good week. His beautiful girlfriend, Kyoko, is sleeping with a colleague, Nakamura, and his boss at the computer company where he works has been berating him for not doing a good job. He locks himself in his flat, and not even his boss bothers to ring him up to see if everything is alright. The solution seems simple, suicide, but as befits a Guinea … Continue reading

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Film Review: Gravity (2013)

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Dr. Ryan Stone and Astronaut Matt Kowalski are left adrift in space when debris from a detonated satellite destroys their Space Shuttle. With only their wits and ingenuity to arm them, they race against time to navigate to a nearby Space Station with the barest of technology at their disposal and little hope to returning home.

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Gravity, from Alfonso Cauron, is a stunning, masterful slice of cinema, a must see. The … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Bell Witch Haunting (2013)

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Based on true events. The Robertson County Sheriff’s Department has released footage found on the bodies of the Sawyer family’s cell phones and video cameras. What was first thought to be a murder-suicide is now believed to be the return of a centuries-old demon responsible for America’s most famous paranormal event

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Considering the multitude of titles that have surfaced under the “found footage” moniker in recent years, a section dedicated solely to … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Amazing Colossal Man (1957)

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Lt. Col. Glenn Manning is inadvertently exposed to a plutonium bomb blast at Camp Desert Rock. Though burned over 90% of his body, he survives, and begins to grow in size.

REVIEW:

Shortly before his death in 1924, famed Science Fiction Author Homer Eon Flint (The Man in the Moon and The Lord of Death) wrote a short fiction novel named “The Nth Man.” it was published (or serialized) in the “Amazing … Continue reading

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Film Review: Frankenstein Unbound (1990)

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“The ultimate weapon which was meant to be safe for the mankind produces global side effects including time slides and disappearances. The scientist behind the project and his car are zapped from the year 2031 to 1817 Switzerland where he finds Doctor Victor Frankenstein and his contemporaries.” (courtesy IMDB)

REVIEW:
If there’s one person for whom ‘Living Legend’ is applicable in the department of genre films, it must be my old … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Amphibian Man (1962)

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“People living in a seaside town are frightened by reports about an unknown creature in the ocean. Nobody knows what it is, but it’s really the son of Doctor Salvator. The doctor performed surgery on his son and now young Ichthyander can live underwater. This gives him certain advantages, but creates a lot of problems.” (courtesy IMDB)

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Directed by Luc Besson, The Big Blue (1988) became the most financially successful … Continue reading

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Film Review: Slink (2013)

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In the rural town of Wickenhaven, a psychotic tanning salon owner is responsible for the disappearances of many young, innocent girls, while his wife, an exotic purse designer, is willing to overlook his evil nature.

REVIEW:

Slink, the word brings the imagination into full force.  What could it mean, a slasher film where they slink around, methodically stalking their pray? Could it be the name of an interstellar conquer coming to enslave … Continue reading

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