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Film Review: Blacula (1972)

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SYNOPSIS: An ancient African prince, turned into a vampire by Dracula himself, finds himself in modern Los Angeles. REVIEW: Before we begin, I would like to point out that this movie is quite a bit before my time. Blacula was created in 1972, I didn’t come into this world until the mid to late 80s. This movie is older than ...

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Film Review: Berserker (1987)

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SYNOPSIS: A group of friends go camping out in the woods only to be stalked by some loon running around in a bear skin. REVIEW: I don’t know about anyone else who watched this movie, but the entire time I was sitting through it I kept thinking about Silent Bob’s Russian cousin from Clerks singing his song called Berserker. I ...

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Film Review: Crazy Murder (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: The film follows a severely mentally ill homeless man over the course of a year in the streets of New York City as he commits a string of senseless murders and disgusting acts. With very little dialog and subtle background music, as Crazy Murder unfolds the viewer is subjected to disgusting nails-on-chalkboard visuals and senseless acts REVIEW: Crazy Murder is a ...

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Book Review: Pathogen – Authors E.L. Loraine and Timothy Frasier

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A scientist named Lexy and a group of survivors struggle to stay alive during a zombie outbreak. What caused the outbreak and why doesn’t the government seem to want a cure? Will Lexy and her cohorts discover the answers to these questions before it’s too late? REVIEW: I read Timothy Frasier’s book Dark Frequencies a few months ago and absolutely ...

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Film Review: Girly (1970)

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SYNOPSIS: A wealthy, fatherless British clan kidnaps bums and hippies and forces them to participate in an elaborate role-playing game in which they are the perfect family; those who refuse or attempt escape are ritualistically murdered. REVIEW: Girly is a bloodless, fully dressed, sober good time (yes it is possible) A group of adults play house like children, taking the ...

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Film Review: Dysmorphia (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: Struggling siblings discover their dead uncle’s secret stash of lost horror films on videotape. The “tapes” feature demented solicitors, gruesome dares, parental murder, demonic technology, monstrous grapefruit and more. The siblings eagerly watch each of the shocking, bizarre, comedic and bloody horror films, but little do they realize that something very ghoulish and gruesome is about to happen to ...

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Film Review: The Lazarus Effect (2015)

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A group of medical students discover a way to bring dead patients back to life. After a successful, yet unsanctioned, trial on a newly deceased animal, the team is ready to unveil their breakthrough to the world. When the dean of their university learns of their underground experiments, their project is unexpectedly shut down and their materials confiscated. Frank, Zoe ...

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Film Review: Pernicious (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: It was supposed to be an adventure of a lifetime as three young girls spend the summer in Thailand. But their adventure quickly becomes a nightmare when the trio unleashes the spirit of a murdered child with only one thing on her mind – revenge. REVIEW: Upon finishing my initial viewing of James Cullen Bressack’s new film, Pernicious, I ...

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Film Review: Robotrix (1991)

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SYNOPSIS: At an expo showcasing the latest android models from around the world, a fight erupts between the stoic German cyborg and the aggressive American model. Things quickly get out of control, but the situation is defused by the Hong Kong android Eve R27. A visiting oil sheik is very impressed, and invites Eve’s crew to join his team, which ...

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Film Review: Muzan-E (1999)

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SYNOPSIS: A young female reporter is investigating the disappearance of an adult film actress, Mai Tsurumi, who is rumored to have met her end in a snuff movie. The reporter interviews various people working in the porn trade, including a researcher, director, producer and a couple of actors. She even visits the set of an adult video, witnessing the grotesque ...

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Film Review: Gnome Alone (2015)

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SYNOPSIS: When Zoe inherits the magical protection of a bewitched Gnome, she quickly realizes that he isn’t your garden variety gnome, when he begins eliminating her enemies in extravagant displays of revenge. REVIEW: What a wasted opportunity. You would expect a film about a killer gnome going out exacting revenge for his unsuspecting master to be a grand campy time. ...

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Film Review: The Inside (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: A group of girls are terrorized by violent vagrants before succumbing to a horrific supernatural evil. REVIEW: Some nights just don’t go the way you plan them. And some nights go so far wrong, it’s best to forget they ever happened. This is one of those nights. It’s Sian’s 21st birthday, and her friends have planned a low-rent night ...

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Film Review: Dig Two Graves (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: A girl’s obsession with her brother’s disappearance leads her on a nightmarish journey through a small town’s Gothic landscape where she is faced with a deadly proposition. How far will she go to save the people she loves? REVIEW: Making a big impression at the 16th Annual Nevermore Film Festival in Durham, North Carolina in 2105, Dig Two Graves ...

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Film Review: Buzzard (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: Paranoia forces small-time scam artist Marty to flee his hometown and hide out in a dangerous Detroit. With nothing but a pocket full of bogus checks, his Power Glove, and a bad temper, the horror metal slacker lashes out. REVIEW: With his second feature, Buzzard, director Joel Potrykus takes his audience on a journey of one man’s battle with ...

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