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Film Review: Theater of the Deranged II (2013)

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Five short stories are presented by psychic ghost hunter Damien Shadows.

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It’s great that we have horror anthologies to satisfy a craving we have for our short attention spans. Some of them are great while others just end up being a waste of time. With anthologies, there’s also the chance to end up with something that’s a complete mixed bag of elements. Theater of the … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Lords of Salem (2012)

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Heidi, a radio DJ, is sent a box containing a record — a “Gift from the Lords.” The sounds within the grooves trigger flashbacks of her town’s violent past. Is Heidi going mad, or are the Lords back to take revenge on Salem, Massachusetts?

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Rob Zombie’s filmography is still on the short side as he’s only directed five movies (Including this one) up till now yet his films have always attracted a … Continue reading

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Film Review: Tunnel Vision (2013)

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When a jury fails to convict the serial killer who savagely murdered his family, one man must rise above his desire for revenge and descend into the deranged world of a sadistic predator to uncover the truth and finally get justice. What begins as a classic revenge tale takes a dramatic turn into a haunting land of horror and murder.

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I’m not really sure what … Continue reading

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Film Review: Absence (2013)

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Doctors are baffled when an expectant mother wakes to find her nearly-to-term pregnancy apparently disappear overnight. Police investigate the situation as a missing child, and only her husband and brother trust her version of events.

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Absence is just another found footage horror film that has a few really solid moments but ends up being mostly a waste of time. It feels very much like The … Continue reading

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Film Review: Abandoned Mine (2013)

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Five school friends seek adventure on Halloween night in an abandoned, haunted mine, only to find to their horror that the ghostly rumors may be true as they fight for survival.

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Ask me if you heard this one? 5 friends walk into a haunted mine………

Every time I hear mine or cave mentioned in the context of a film premise, I’m quickly reminded of the 80’s film “The … Continue reading

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Film Review: Hard Rock Zombies (1985)

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A hard rock band travels to the tiny and remote town of Grand Guignol to perform. Peopled by hicks, rubes, werewolves, murderous dwarves, sex perverts, and Hitler, the town is a strange place but that doesn’t stop the band’s lead singer from falling in love with a local girl named Cassie. After Nazi sex perverts kill the band to satisfy their lusts, Cassie calls the rockers back from the grave to save … Continue reading

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Film Review: A Virgin Among the Living Dead (1973)

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After losing her mother at an early age and being raised at a boarding school, Cristina Reiner is notified of her father’s death and summoned to Monserrat Mansion for the reading of his will. Other members of her strange, accursed family are found there awaiting the imminent demise of Cristina’s ailing stepmother, whom she has never met. When Death finally visits the castle in the person of an elegantly attired Queen of … Continue reading

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Film Review: A Chance in Hell (short film) (2011)

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A Chance in Hell is set in the winter of 1944 in Nazi-occupied Germany. US soldiers stumble upon a secret Nazi facility that has been overrun by creatures that were

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The Americans never cease to enjoy using the Nazis as a backdrop for all manner of evil doings in their movies, and the short film A Chance in Hell is certainly no exception. The story revolves around a scientific experiment … Continue reading

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Film Review: Paranoia (1998)

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Years after seeing her entire family brutally murdered in front of her Jana leans that the psychopath responsible is getting out of prison. Of course he sets his sights on her as soon as he is released and makes it his mission to finish what he started decades earlier by killing her as well.

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Every once in a while I like to take a break from the hardcore horror films … Continue reading

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Film Review: Alien Resurrection (1997)

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“It is two hundred years since Ellen Ripley died on Fiorina 161. Ripley’s former employers, the Weyland-Yutani company has dissolved and now the United Systems Military has assumed the task of breeding and harnessing the deadly aliens. With blood samples taken from her previous life, scientists clone a new Ripley in order to extract the queen alien inside of her. The new Ripley, known as number 8, acquires physical and emotional traits … Continue reading

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Film Review: Mara (2012)

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In the dark woods of Sweden, five young people are all alone in an old isolated summer cottage. What should have been a nice relaxing weekend soon becomes a living nightmare, as the party is haunted by something evil from the past.

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Mara is a little Swedish film that can really play on your psychosis, trying to make you decipher what’s real or what’s just in the main character’s nightmares. At … Continue reading

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Film Review: Byzantium (2012)

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Two mysterious women seek refuge in a run-down coastal resort. Clara meets lonely Noel, who provides shelter in his deserted guesthouse, Byzantium. Schoolgirl Eleanor befriends Frank and tells him their lethal secret. They were born 200 years ago and survive on human blood. As knowledge of their secret spreads, their past catches up on them with deathly consequence.

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Film Review: The Fantastic Four (1994)

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In this Marvel Comic adaption, four astronauts get bombarded with cosmic rays when an accident occurs. The four of them acquire special powers, and decide to form a superhero group called the Fantastic Four. They then fight their arch-enemy Dr. Doom

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Produced under the wing of B-movie maven Roger Corman, 1994’s “The Fantastic Four” attempt would fulfill the realization of seeing the team come to life for the first time in this … Continue reading

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Film Review: Starman (1984)

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“Having accepted an invitation to visit Earth (sent in the one of the Voyager space probes in the 1970s) an alien receives a rude reception when his ship is fired upon and disabled. He has only three days to get to the giant crater near Winslow, Arizona where he will be rescued or else he will die. Taking human form, he seeks the assistance of the recently widowed Jenny Hayden. Initially terrified, … Continue reading

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Film Review: Killing Season (2013)

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Each Benjamin Ford, an American Colonel and Emil Kovac, a Serbian soldier is haunted with memories of the Bosnian war. Several years later an inability to cope with the terror brings the two sworn adversaries together for one epic final showdown.

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Directed By: Mark Steven Johnson
Starring: Robert DeNiro, John Travolta, Milo Ventimiglia

I’ll be the first to go out on a limb and state that I think Killing Season … Continue reading

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Film Review: Bad Milo (2013)

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A horror comedy centered on a guy who learns that his unusual stomach problems are being caused by a demon living in his intestines.

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Film Review: Gallowwalkers (2012)

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A cursed gunman (Snipes) whose victims come back from the dead recruits a young warrior to help in the fight against a gang of zombies.

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It’s difficult to know where to begin with writing a review of the film Gallowwalkers, mainly because there are so many problems with it. It would probably be easier for me to point out the parts which didn’t suck! Wait…there weren’t any. Therefore, this has become … Continue reading

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Film Review: 5 Souls (2011)

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When a disgraced architect awakens from a coma, he is confronted by an agent of evil with a proposition; kill five people to reconcile his life’s misdeeds and live, or decline the offer and die. As he proceeds with his grim assignment and begins collecting the fifth and final soul, he learns that his pact may have eternally horrifying consequences

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Film Review: X2 (2003)

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The X-Men band together to find a mutant assassin who has made an attempt on the President’s life, while the Mutant Academy is attacked by military forces.

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Coming off the highly successful debut X-men release (I actually paid to see it in the theatres 3X), arrives this worthy and rather visually exiting follow up X2. You might even say a franchise knows it will draw in crowds when it can minimize … Continue reading

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Film Review: Evidence (2013)

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A detective hunts down a killer using video footage shot by the victims of a massacre at an abandoned gas station.

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I actually thought that the premise for Evidence, although entirely farcical given that if you were running for your life you would not make the decision to film your terrified struggles, was an interesting one which had potential to make a great film. For this reason, I did want to … Continue reading

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Film Review: Kick-Ass 2 (2013)

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The costumed high-school hero Kick-Ass joins with a group of normal citizens who have been inspired to fight crime in costume. Meanwhile, the Red Mist plots an act of revenge that will affect everyone Kick-Ass knows.

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The first “Kick-Ass (2010)” film caught me by surprise way back in 2010. I thought it was an extremely stylized, hyper violent & enjoyable adaptation of Mark Millar’s original comic. Although it … Continue reading

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