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Film Review: Attack of the Morningside Monster (2014)

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When a body is found in the woods outside the quiet town of Morningside, NJ, Sheriff Tom Haulk and Deputy Klara Austin embark on a desperate race against time to catch the killer, pitting them against friends, enemies and even each other.

REVIEW:

The title alone makes me happy. it sounds like a film that should really stink on ice, which is the kind of film I love.

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Film Review: Sledge (2014)

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Sledge hits you from the beginning with humor and originality. Opening with Assly’s True American Horror television program, the action kicks off instantly with skull crushing deaths from the killer, Adam Lynch. Adam believes he is in a movie and video game that he has created in his head.

REVIEW:

Sledge is, arguably, an interesting movie. Don’t let my words confuse, though: ‘interesting’ doesn’t necessarily mean ‘good’ or ‘bad’. Being totally honest, it … Continue reading

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Film Review: Book of Life (2014)

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Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart, embarks on an adventure that spans three fantastic worlds where he must face his greatest fears.

REVIEW:
Book of Life, a supernatural-tinged animated feature from producer Guillermo del Toro and director Jorge Gutierrez, is pure imagination on a stick, colorful, inventive, touching and funny. The minds behind this film, written by Gutierrez … Continue reading

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Film Review: Kristy (2014)

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When a college girl who is alone on campus over the Thanksgiving break is targeted by a group of outcasts, she must conquer her deepest fears to outwit them and fight back.

REVIEW:

Randomness helps to breathe terror into horror movies in a way that few other things can. The idea that something could happen to anyone, and a person or people just happen to be in the wrong … Continue reading

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Film Review: 100 Degrees Below Zero (2013)

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As deadly weather settles over Europe, it becomes apparent a new ice age awaits. An American Air Force pilot and his new wife must race across the continent to rescue the pilot’s two children.

REVIEW:

100 DEGREES BELOW ZERO is another Asylum Studios (today’s answer to New World Pictures, but nowhere near as cool) flick. This studio takes blockbuster popcorn movies, re-does them, shamelessly, with a third of the budget, and they end … Continue reading

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Film Review: A Good Marriage (2014)

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After 25 years of a good marriage, what will Darcy do once she discovers her husband’s sinister secret?

REVIEW:

Director: Peter Askin
Writer: Stephen King
Stars: Anthony LaPaglia, Joan Allen

Stephen King. We all know him. He’s given us a litany of great tales like Cujo, Creepshow, etc, etc, etc. When I found that A Good Marriage was written by Mr. King, I must admit that I was … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Wizard of Gore (1970)

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A TV talk-show hostess and her boyfriend investigate a shady magician whom has the ability to hypnotize and control the thoughts of people in order to stage gory on-stage illusions using his powers of mind bending.

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Let me paint a picture for you: in the room I do my writing work, I try and keep both my sources of reference and inspiration near at hand. Shelves on horror movies … Continue reading

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Film Review: Abracadaver! (short film) (2008)

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A demented magician hires a new assistant and might make him disappear, forever.

REVIEW:

A title which is also a play on words. A tagline which includes the words ‘demented magician’ in it. This has all the ingredients to be another fascinating addition to the independent horror scene. However, it was actually rather average and I felt that the ‘weirdness’ angle of it was overplayed too much for my liking. The … Continue reading

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Film Review: A Polish Vampire in Burbank (1985)

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A somewhat reluctant vampire is taken out by his sexpot sister for his first “night out on the town.

REVIEW:

Director and Writer: Mark Pirro
Stars: Mark Pirro, Lori Sutton, Bobbi Dorsch, Eddie Deezen

Comedy-Horrors have a special place in my heart. It is my favourite sub-genre of the Horror (and Comedy) genres. In my eyes there are not enough of these in the world, and while there have been some fantastic … Continue reading

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Film Review: Trakked (2014)

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A Sci-Fi Dark Comedy that follows several characters all interlocked by one another, some unknowingly. And those blindly persuaded by the agenda of a young handsome man who charms his way into the hearts of woman.

REVIEW:

After a chance meeting in a public park, surveillance-specialist April (Pamela Sutch) begins a hesitant relationship with children’s entertainer, Troy (Eric Annunziato). After only a few brief dates, he shows up on her doorstep, claiming … Continue reading

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Film Review: FilmGore (1983)

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A bloody collection of film clips from many of the most violent films ever made. Driller killers, Plasmatic Perverts and Sadistic Slashers are just a few of the disturbed individuals starring in this morbid collage.

REVIEW:

In what feels like a throwback to the video store days, when we judged the VHS tapes almost solely on their covers (and sometimes decided how much we loved the movie without having even … Continue reading

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Film Review: American Nightmare (1983)

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A man investigates the disappearance of his sister with the help of her roommate. He uncovers a trail of prostitution, incest, blackmail…and murder.

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Film Review: Chupacabra vs. the Alamo (2013)

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Chupacabras have come from Mexico to San Antonio, Texas through drug cartel tunnels. A DEA investigation of some brutal killings turns to a brawl at none other than the Alamo, as chupacabras are discovered to be the menace.

REVIEW:

Erik Estrada plays Carlos Seguin, a tough-as-nails DEA agent who happens also to be a single father. He “grew up on the street.” He “knows what’s out there.” But even his world is … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Mirror (2014)

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Three intrepid flatmates who purchase the supposedly haunted antique on eBay and set up round the clock cameras in the hopes of capturing evidence of something going bump in the night.

REVIEW:

Director & Writer: Edward Boase
Stars: Jemma Dallender, Joshua Dickinson, Nate Fallows

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Film Review: Dead Within (2014)

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Six months after the outbreak, a man and woman have survived by isolating themselves in a remote cabin. Starved for resources, they must confront the horrors that threaten them from outside and from within.

REVIEW:

One of the main things you hear about real estate is the phrase “Location, location, location.” This sentiment is equally true of the film industry. The look and feel of a movie is only as strong as the … Continue reading

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Film Review: I Am a Ghost (2012)

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Emily goes about her daily household routine of cleaning, cooking, and eating, without too much excitement in her life until she realizes that something isn’t quite right about her house. Oh yeah, Emily also has one other problem; she’s a ghost.

REVIEW:

Written and directed by H.P. Mendoza, I Am a Ghost tells the story of Emily (Anna Ishida), who is, you guessed it, a ghost. We watch Emily … Continue reading

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Film Review: Grave Halloween (2013)

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Suicide forest is just a name – isn’t it? Miko intends to find out, even if it means uncovering the sad truth about her mothers suicide

REVIEW:

Aokigahara, known as the Suicide Forest, lies at the northwest base of Mount Fuji in Japan. It historically boasts the country’s largest suicide rate (approximately 100 per year), and is credited by some sources with holding the number two slot worldwide. Not surprising, the area … Continue reading

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Film Review: Ghost Bride (2013)

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Supernatural thriller from New Zealand filmmaker David Blyth following the romance between Chinese immigrant Jason Chen and Kiwi girl Skye. When Chen proposes to Skye, tensions arise from his parents and the woman they wanted him to wed, Mei Ling. But the traditional Chinese culture clash is nothing compared to the conflict of two worlds: the living and the dead.

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Film Review: Death Bed -The Bed That Eats (1977)

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A truly unusual shocker about a killer bed that devours its users

REVIEW:

Every now and then you come across an odd movie or 2. Some films take all kinds of directions to fill the viewers time with abstract visions and fantastical scenery. “Death Bed: The Bed That Eats” is not that kind of movie. I was at the half way point in this one when I began to wonder … Continue reading

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Film Review: Witching & Bitching (2013)

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SYNOPSIS:

A gang of escaping jewelry thieves get trapped by a coven of witches.

REVIEW:

Imagine if you will, a film that opens with a jewelry heist and the robbers are: Jesus Christ, A 6 ft tall green toy soldier, The Invisible Man, Minnie Mouse & Spongebob Squarepants. Then imagine that Jesus brings along his 10 yr old son (Who’s pretty handy with a pistol) along with him to the heist. Imagine a bit … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Devil’s Business (2011)

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Two hitmen – Pinner, a cynical middle-aged veteran and Cully, a young novice – are sent to murder a former associate of their boss. As they wait for their target to come home, they tell stories to pass the time, but when they discover a sacrificial altar they realise all is not as it seems. As they descend into the darkness, they must face the sum of all their fears and the … Continue reading

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