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Film Review: Horns (2013)

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Ig Perrish is suspected of murdering his girlfriend. To make matters worse, he sprouts a pair of horns, the demonic kind. When the effects of the horns leads to people around him revealing their deepest, darkest secrets, Ig begins to unravel the mysteries behind the tragic events that have changed his life forever.

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Film Review: ABC’s of Death 2 (2014)

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26 different directors teach us the ABC’s of death with brand new bloody vignettes. Each based on a letter of the alphabet.

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Released in 2012, the first ABC’s of Death film was a decidedly mixed bag of both tricks and treats (mostly tricks). But it did have a few memorable entries and it was quite successful. Successful enough to warrant this sequel, which once again features 26 directors lending their particular … Continue reading

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Film Review: Soulmate (2013)

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Struggling to cope with the loss of her husband, Audrey attempts suicide. Within the confines of a remote Welsh cabin she searches for answers until an ominous presence appears that changes everything.

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Directed By: Axelle Carolyn
Starring: Anna Walton, Tom Wisdom, Tanya Myers, Nick Brimble

Inside the horror genre one does not have to look far to find a good old fashioned ghost tale. Arguably the theme is just about as … Continue reading

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Film Review: Red Scream Nosferatu (2009)

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Red Scream Nosferatu is an edgy, blood-drenched revisioning of the classic original vampire film. When Jonothan Harker travels to the castle of Count Orlok on business he instead becomes a prisoner of the Count and the plaything of the Count’s three vampire brides. When Orlok abandons the castle to make Jonothan’s wife Mina his new love, the three brides seek to transform Jonothan into their new master through a … Continue reading

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Film Review: Devoured (2012)

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A young immigrant woman is working in an old New York restaurant earning money to send back home to her young son, who is living with his grandmother; however, malevolent forces are making her job much harder.

REVIEW:

Directed by Greg Olliver, Devoured opens with us joining the New York police department as they are standing over the body of a young dead woman in a restaurant; a picture of a young … Continue reading

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Film Review: Nekromantik (1988)

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Nekromantik is about a middle aged man called Robert Schmadtke who works at a Street Cleaning Agency, that is his job is to take care of the remains of dead bodies in accidents etc. He has a hobby of collecting body parts and conserving them in booze. One day he gets to take care of a rotting corpse. Instead getting the corpse buried, he takes it home to his girlfriend and the fun … Continue reading

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Film Review: Default (2014)

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A news crew is taken hostage on an airplane set to take off from the Seychelles.

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Default is a film played out as a collaboration of recordings from a crew of five journalists, four Somali pirates and the news coverage surrounding the events of those pirates hijacking the crew’s flight home from the Seychelles.

Between the slow piecing together of events from different cameras and the unraveling motives of the pirates … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Houses October Built (2014)

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Beneath the fake blood and cheap masks of countless haunted house attractions across the country, there are whispers of truly terrifying alternatives. Looking to find an authentic, blood-curdling good fright for Halloween, five friends set off on a road trip in an RV to track down these underground haunts. Just when their search seems to reach a dead end, strange and disturbing things start happening and it becomes clear that the haunt … Continue reading

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Film Review: A Haunting at Preston Castle (2012)

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Three friends take a trip to the abandoned remains of Preston Castle, a former correctional institution for boys that is supposedly haunted. Too bad the rumors are true and none of them may ever leave. Based on a true story.

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I went into A Haunting at Preston Castle with some pretty low expectations since I’ve seen a ton of similar movies lately and I’m glad I did because it just wasn’t … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Scribbler (2014)

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A young woman is facing her destructive multiple personalities using an experimental new procedure known as “The Siamese Burn.”

REVIEW:

In most cases where a graphic novel is translated into a film, you end up with something unique. Especially for those of us who have never read the graphic novel. I get the same feeling when I’m viewing those Sin City movies. In other words, the viewer is submerged in a new experience. … Continue reading

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Film Review: Junior (aka A Cut Above) (1985)

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After being released from prison K.C. and Jo move out to the country in hopes of a fresh start only to be terrorized over and over again by a demented redneck named Junior and his backwoods pals.

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Review-I saw Junior (also known as Hot Water as well as A Cut Above) back when in the day when I was in middle school and didn’t really like it (I was a … Continue reading

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Film Review: Jamie Marks is Dead (2014)

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In a wintry small town, the body of a teenager named Jamie Marks is found by the river. Adam, the star of his cross-country team, becomes fascinated with Jamie-a boy nobody really knew or interacted with, except occasionally to bully him. When Jamie’s ghost begins to appear both to Adam and Gracie, the classmate who discovered the body, Adam is caught between two worlds. He has a budding romance with Gracie, but … Continue reading

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Film Review: Dose of Reality (2013)

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2AM, closing time: A cocky bar manager with a shady past and a young handsome bartender discover a beautiful woman bloodied and unconscious in the bathroom of a late night lounge. When she awakens, Tony, Matt and the mysterious Rose are plunged into a stirring evening of dangerous role playing in an ever-escalating game of cat and mouse that forces them to face the dark shadows of themselves. As we begin to … Continue reading

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Film Review: After School Massacre (2014)

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After being fired, a high school educator goes on a killing spree, stalking his former female students at their slumber party.

REVIEW:

After School Massacre is an exceptionally terrible shot-on-video film in which a disgruntled high school teacher’s aide goes on a killing spree after the Dean fires him for being tricked into accepting a student’s friend request on Facebook.

In the vein of typical slasher fare, the film surrounds a group … Continue reading

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Film Review: Zero (short film) (2014)

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A young mother must come to terms with letting go the thing she loves the most, her only son. She must do the deed herself for he is subject zero.

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Film Review: The Machine (short film) (2014)

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The Machine, is a gothic ghost story that follows two hard-pressed vagrants who break into an old farmhouse one night. The film will be directed by Zack Gross (The Blame Game, Bagmen, Harborview), Produced by Zach Griffin (Macabre, The Zach and Zack Podcast) and written by Henry Leeker (Macabre).

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Film Review: She’s Having a Baby! (short film) (2012)

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Jenny wants a baby and she will go to any lengths to get one.

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This one comes from the twisted minds of Australian brothers Robert and Chris Smellin, who wrote, produced and directed it. It tells the thrilling story of a crazy woman who is determined to have a baby and will go to any means necessary to do this. Sorry fellas – this time round it’s you … Continue reading

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Film Review: Antidote (Viscera) (2013)

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In a post-apocalyptic plague-ridden world, a man and woman face unimaginable horrors when he suddenly becomes infected, and the only possible cure slowly drives him mad.

REVIEW:

Viscera, also known as Antidote, is a 2013 film written and directed by Craig and Pete DiFolco in which two lovers attempt to survive the awkwardly brought about zombie apocalypse after one of the two becomes infected.

While the story itself is simple the film is … Continue reading

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Film Review: Devil’s Tower (2014)

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When Sid’s friend goes missing, he and new girl Sarah investigate disappearances in their tower block. Uncovering the secret of a vengeful ghost possessing a horde of zombies, they must fight for their lives – and their souls.

REVIEW:

Devil’s Tower is an odd film to review. I use the word ‘odd’ not to indicate that it’s a ‘bad’ movie, per se, but just to note that I have a … Continue reading

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Film Review: Programmed to Kill (1987)

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After CIA agents capture a dangerous terrorist they decide to turn her into an even more dangerous cyborg so she can hunt down and kill her fellow terrorist. Unfortunately something goes wrong and she starts killing off the people responsible for turning her into a cyborg (as well as anyone else who gets in her way).

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Film Review: House On Haunted Hill (1959)

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“Eccentric millionaire Fredrick Loren and his fourth wife, Annabelle, have invited five people to the house on Haunted Hill for a ‘Haunted House’ party. Whoever will stay in the house for one night will earn ten thousand dollars each. As the night progresses, all the guests are trapped inside the house with ghosts, murderers, and other terrors.” (courtesy IMDB)

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This week I’m discussing one of my favourite films … Continue reading

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