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Film Review: Apocalypse Z (2013)

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A bacteriological weapon developed by the Us Government to create a super soldier – spreads an epidemic in a quiet little town in the middle of Eastern Europe. All citizens have been turned into infected zombies. The plan is to bring an atomic bomb into the city’s nuclear plant to pretend a terrible accident occurred. No one has to know the truth. A team of mercenaries is hired to complete the mission. … Continue reading

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Film Review: Swamp Thing (1982)

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Deep in Florida’s darkest everglades, a brilliant scientist and a sexy government agent have developed a secret formula that could end world hunger and change civilization forever. Little do they know, however, that their arch nemesis is plotting to steal the serum for his own selfish schemes. Looting the lab and kidnapping the agent, the madman douses the scientist with the secret chemicals and leaves him for dead in the swamp. Mutated … Continue reading

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Film Review: Way Down in ChinaTown (2013)

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A writer and director couple aspire to produce a play despite the world slowly coming to an end around them.

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Directed By: Eric Michael Kochmer
Starring: Stephanie Sanditz, Justin Dray, Maria Olsen, Ashli Haynes

Way Down in Chinatown is a rare film that isn’t easily categorized into one specific genre. Surreal, impressionistic, and irrevocably bizarre, Kochmer’s artistic approach to the eccentric is reminiscent of a David Lynch … Continue reading

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Film Review: Death by VHS (2013)

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A battered and mysterious VCR…A bevy of lethal video- tapes… These are the building blocks of horror in “DEATH BY VHS”. A mind blowing descent into madness and death. Five shocking vignettes, designed to take your sanity and devour your soul! Mild curiosity leads to severe consequences when a couple rents a supposedly cursed video cassette recorder. An urban legend renowned for leaving a trail of agonizing and torturous death. Unbelieving, they … Continue reading

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Film Review: 100 Bloody Acres (2012)

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James is heading to a music festival in the bush with girlfriend Sophie and best mate Wes. He plans to propose to her this weekend, unaware (for the moment) that she and Wes have been screwing on the sly. When their car breaks down, friendly local and co-owner of a struggling blood and bone fertilizer business, Reg Morgan stops to offer a lift. But Reg is eyeing off a business opportunity here: … Continue reading

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Film Review: Sharknado (2013)

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When a freak hurricane swamps Los Angeles, thousands of sharks terrorize the waterlogged populace. And when the high-speed winds form tornadoes in the desert, nature’s deadliest killer rules water, land, and air.

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Syfy channel has a way of bringing up the quirky and absurd, though in this case you should be thanking the masterminds “The Asylum” for another helping of sharky nonsense. Yep… they raised the bar with 2009’s “Continue reading

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Film Review: Summer Scars (2007)

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A group of teens are faced with a life-changing experience when they meet a deranged drifter.

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As a viewer, you must be patient with Summer Scars, because even with a running time of just over an hour, it takes a while for things to really warm up. Towards the end things get pretty disturbing though, so most horror fans won’t be disappointed. Perhaps what makes Summer Scars scarier than … Continue reading

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Film Review: Pacific Rim (2013)

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As a war between humankind and monstrous sea creatures wages on, a former pilot and a trainee are paired up to drive a seemingly obsolete special weapon in a desperate effort to save the world from the apocalypse.

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I cannot begin to describe the excitement I felt as this film got closer to it’s release date. As a certified (Some would say “Certifiable”) Ultraman/Gigantor geek of the highest … Continue reading

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Film Review: All Night Long 2: Atrocity (1995) – CAT III

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Introverted Shinichi spends his days carefully putting together a model of a female manga character. The rest of his time he spends communicating with someone called ‘Good Man’ on his computer, who tells him he is the chosen one and promises him good fortune. However while he might be the chosen one – chosen by a rich student and his gang to torture and abuse – this cannot be considered as good … Continue reading

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Film Review: Sadisticum (2008)

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Sadisticum tells the story of a man, for it seems to be only one mission in life, the torture and killing of his fellow men. At the age of 17, he has already killed two people. Then he succeeded to prevent his appetite for many years. He spent half of his life to work with the company and externally adjust. But the emptiness in his life increased steadily, until it happened one … Continue reading

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Film Review: Silent But Deadly (2011)

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Thomas Capper is an unconventional and mysterious serial killer who takes aim at a Hollywood film set, by unleashing his own brand of retribution on the cast and crew.

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One of the taglines for this movie was – Boobs and Blood…’Nuff said – and this is pretty much a perfect summary of the film Silent But Deadly. Indeed, a pair of boobs comes out in under a minute of screen time … Continue reading

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Film Review: Bloody Reunion (2006)

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Mrs Park (Oh Mi-Hee) is a former elementary school teacher, who is in poor health and confined to a wheel chair, cared for by one of her ex-students, Nam Mi-Ja (Seo Young-Hee). Mi-Ja invites some of her old classmates to a (bloody) reunion in order to try and cheer Mrs Park up. However one by one the classmates are brutally murdered by a killer who covers her/his features with a handmade … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Tenth Victim (1965)

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“A campy futuristic tale where people hunt one another for sport. In this film, Victim and Hunter run around Italy trying to score a kill in front of the movie crews they arranged so they could make commercials from the footage.” (courtesy IMDB)

REVIEW:
“What do they call The Hunger Games in France? Battle Royale with cheese!” When the film adaptation of Suzanne Collins‘ novel The Hunger Games (2012) was released … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes (1939)

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“Professor Moriarity has a scheme for stealing the crown jewels from the Tower of London. To get Holmes involved, he persuades a gaucho flute player to murder a girl.” (courtesy IMDB)

REVIEW:
The Hound Of The Baskervilles (1939), based on the novel by Arthur Conan Doyle, was directed by Sidney Lanfield and produced by 20th Century Fox studios. Starring Basil Rathbone as the world’s greatest detective Sherlock Holmes and … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Terminator (1984)

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“A cyborg is sent from the future on a deadly mission. He has to kill Sarah Connor, a young woman whose life will have a great significance in years to come. Sarah has only one protector – Kyle Reese – also sent from the future. The Terminator uses his exceptional intelligence and strength to find Sarah, but is there any way to stop the seemingly indestructible cyborg?” (courtesy IMDB)

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Film Review: The Hound Of The Baskervilles (1939)

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“Sherlock Holmes is approached by Doctor Mortimer to assist in protecting the life of his best friend’s nephew who is that very day returning to England from Canada. Mortimer’s friend, Sir Charles Baskerville, recently died and although the coroner ruled it to be a natural death, the Doctor knows he was being chased by a legendary dog, the Hound of the Baskervilles, that has plagued the Baskerville family for years. Sir Henry … Continue reading

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Film Review: Street Trash (1987)

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When a liquor store owner finds a case of “Viper” in his cellar, he decides to sell it to the local hobos at one dollar a bottle, unaware of its true properties. The drinks causes its consumers to melt, very messily. Two homeless lads find themselves up against the effects of the toxic brew, as well as going head to head with “Bronson” a Vietnam vet with sociopathic tendencies, and the owner of … Continue reading

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Film Review: 23:59 (2011)

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An army recruit was found dead during a 24km road march. After the death of the recruit, strange things began to happen, haunting all the soldiers in the barracks.

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Originally released in Singapore a few years ago, writer/director Gilbert Chan’s “23:59″ is just arriving on our shores thanks to the good people at Magnet Releasing and while it’s not the scariest flick I’ve seen this year it still managed to raise … Continue reading

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Film Review: Silver (Shirubaa) (1999) – CAT III

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Based upon the manga by Hisao Mali, Silver centres around the exploits of Jun Shirogane (Shinobu Kandori), a karate expert and undercover police officer who conventionally has also undergone FBI training in the US. After her family who worked for the Secret Service are brutally murdered, she agrees to infiltrate a group of criminals known as the ‘Viper’s Nest’. The fact that she is also a karate expert gives her an upper … Continue reading

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Film Review: Malibu Shark Attack (2009)

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When a tsunami floods Malibu, it brings with it a hunting pack of deep-water, prehistoric goblin sharks that go after the lifeguards in their half-submerged station on stilts and a team of construction workers stranded in a flooded house.

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Originally airing on the SYFY channel a few years back Malibu Shark Attack is one of many films that just makes you wonder what substances were being ingested by … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Lone Ranger (2013)

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Returning to his home in Colby, Texas, lawyer John Reid comes face to face with outlaw Butch Cavendish who all but destroys everything he holds dear when the Cavendish Gang ambushes a posse of Texas Rangers. The attack results in the death of John’s brother Dan and the other Rangers while the recently deputized John Reid survives with the help of Tonto and a mystical white horse. Tonto convinces Reid to join … Continue reading

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