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Film Review: Torture Chamber (2013)

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A shocking family portrait. A boy oozing blood and saliva, bound by ropes and handcuffs, imprisoned in an animal cage. A deeply religious mother who believes her son is controlled by the devil. A Catholic priest devoted to saving his family, who tries to cure his deranged younger brother – but 13-year-old Jimmy Morgan is possessed by an evil too powerful to be exorcised by any religion.

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Creator, director Dante Tomaselli has … Continue reading

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Film Review: Cadavericon (short film) (2002)

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“Cadavericon” (besides wearing a title that leaves little to the imagination as to what the film is about) is a short black & white piece created as part of Marian Dora’s short film collective for 2002. The piece could easily be mistaken for a documentary film that demonstrates the procedure morticians go thru to prep a body for funeral service.

A recent corpse lays naked upon a table as he is lifted, washed, … Continue reading

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Film Review: Backcountry (2014)

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An urban couple go camping in the woods and find themselves lost in the territory of a predatory black bear.

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One of the most prevalent knock-off genres of “Jaws” since its release in 1975 has been the Killer Bear Flick.  Second only to Aquatic Creatures Eating Tourists, it was a natural progression that the likes of “Grizzly” and “Claws” would be hot on the classic’s heels, depicting the lumbering woodland mammals as … Continue reading

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Film Review: Caribbean Sunrise (short film) (2002)

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“Caribbean Sunrise” is a 3 minute short by Marian Dora created in 2002. The piece as a standalone doesn’t offer very much but where it does is in its subtle migration from travel video to death scene.

Opening on a scene of a Caribbean paradise showing sunsets, palm tress, and warm winded ocean scenes one might think that they’ve stumbled upon a travel advertisement. In fact I tend to believe the piece was set up … Continue reading

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Film Review: Provokation (short film) (2002)

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“Provokation” is a 15 minute German short film created by extreme filmmaker Marian Dora. While being one of his earlier shorts, “Provokation” is indeed closer to being a case of “taking things too far” than any type of artistic offering. My viewing of this hard to watch short ended mostly on the question of “why” rather than being impressed on any creative level. The listing for the movie was also absent of … Continue reading

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Film Review: Visions of Ecstasy (short film) (1989)

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REVIEW:

Visions of Ecstasy created by director/writer Nigel Wingrove has some history behind it.

The film itself, if stepping outside of the controversial tones, sort of reminded me of those late night Showtime erotica shorts. The piece is simply a category “nunploitation” film, but where it pushed the envelope lies within the blasphemous elements of the piece.

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Film Review: Thanatomorphose (2012)

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Thanatomorphose is an hellenic word meaning the visible signs of an organism’s decomposition caused by death. One day, a young and beautiful girl a wakes up and finds her flesh rotting.

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Film Review: Bermuda Tentacles (2014)

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The president, being flown over the Bermuda Triangle, is forced to be jettisoned in his escape pod after lightning hits Air Force One.  A Special Forces unit is then sent on a rescue mission to bring the president back home safely before he runs out of air.

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Being a SyFy original, I knew what to expect.  Horrible acting, bad writing, awful CGI, off tune music score was all on deck for … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Wicksboro Incident (2003)

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A documentary team and a retired government engineer go to the site of what was once Wicksboro, Texas to investigate a population which completely vanished in the 1950’s. They believe alien invaders were responsible for the mass disappearance, and set out to prove it on film.

REVIEW:

THE WICKSBORO INCIDENT opens flashing a few courier-fonted title screens and a close-up interview with a retired electrical engineer named Lloyd. Lloyd explains the research … Continue reading

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Film Review: Discopath (2013)

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The mid-70’s: a timid young New Yorker leads an uneventful life until he is fatefully exposed to the pulsating rhythms of a brand-new genre of music: disco. Unable to control his murderous impulses that stem from a traumatic childhood experience, Duane Lewis transforms into a dangerous serial killer exiled to Montreal.

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Film Review: Last House on Dead End Street (1977) – Review 2

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An odd young man (who obviously has a ton of mental problems) decides to get together with a group of his weird friends and make movies in an old abandoned building. What kind of movies? Why snuff films, of course!

REVIEW:

Have you ever watched a movie and afterward wonder to yourself What the Hell did I just watch? That is exactly what I did tonight after watching Last House on Dead … Continue reading

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Film Review: Invasion of the Blood Farmers (1972)

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A druidic cult wreaks havoc on a small town in upstate New York. They capture victims and drain them of their blood for a ritual intended to maintain the life-force of their ancient queen.

REVIEW:

What, you ask, is a blood farmer? Well. I’m here to tell you. Blood farmers dress a lot like normal farmers: overalls, plaid, straw hats. You’ll know one when you see one, though. Their artificially colored, silver … Continue reading

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Film Review: I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)

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Four teens share an ominous pact one fateful July 4th evening. After accidentally colliding with a mysterious stranger crossing a barren, secluded portion of highway, they dispose of the body rather than face their responsibilities and report the tragic incident. Now on the anniversary of wicked indiscretion a mysterious force has returned with redemption in mind and terrifying taunts of I Know What You Did Last Summer.

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Directed By: Jim Gillespie
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Film Review: Kuru (2011)

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Following the tragic loss of their unborn baby, Ethan and Claire decide to take a break in their relationship. While Ethan goes to visit his family back in the US, a depressed Claire remains home alone to sort her head out. But while sorting through some belongings, she discovers a mysterious wooden box in the loft, inside of which is something even more unexpected…something that she soon wishes she hadn’t … Continue reading

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Film Review: Evil Feed (2013)

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A group of young martial artists infiltrate an underground pit fighting ring where the loser is chopped up and served in a Chinese restaurant.

REVIEW:

We have gore, blood, good jams, and boobs in the first two minutes of this fucker. Do I really need to say any more?

oh, I do…ok, then…

You’ve heard all the stories about chinese restaurants, right? No stray animals around them at all…you know where I’m going … Continue reading

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Film Review: Honeymoon Horror (1982)

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Imagine every newlywed’s fantasy, a rustic secluded lover’s paradise- Honeymoon Island. What starts as a weekend of love, turns into a nightmare of blood and terror for three young innocent couples. What lurks in the shadows of Honeymoon Lodge? Is it the caretaker, or perhaps something more fiendish and deadly? Honeymoon Island, where newlyweds joined in holy matrimony spend their wedding night screaming in terror!

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Groan,Groo-aan! Grooo-aaannn!! No, a zombie hasn’t … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Last Showing (2014)

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After giving his life to cinema as a projectionist, Stuart is left to work the remainder of his career as a concession attendant, biding his time until retirement. Bitter, he plots an intricate revenge scheme against his manager and a pair of lovers locked in the theater after hours.

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Starring the ever popular Robert Englund in a terrific role for the horror icon, The Last Showing is a fantastic … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Ghastly Love Of Johnny X (2012)

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“A truly mad concoction, blending fifties juvenile delinquents, sci-fi melodrama, song-and-dance, and a touch of horror, everything in just the right combination to create an engaging big screen spectacle! This curious and curiously entertaining story involves one Jonathan Xavier and his devoted misfit gang who, incidentally, have been exiled to Earth from the far reaches of outer space. Johnny’s former girlfriend Bliss has left him and stolen his Resurrection Suit, a cosmic, … Continue reading

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Film Review: At the Devil’s Door (2014)

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Leigh (Catalina Sandino Moreno) is a struggling real estate agent determined to rise to the top. After taking on a challenge to sell a house in record time that has a questionable history she encounters a runaway girl that is the alleged daughter of one of the previous owners. An unknown force swiftly makes its presence interweaving Leigh’s sister Vera (Naya Rivera) into the fray. Will she be able to rise … Continue reading

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Film Review: Cannibal Campout (1988)

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SYNOPSIS:

Four teens drive their van deep into the woods for an intimate party when they are attacked by a trio of backwoods cannibals.

REVIEW:

“Soup’s On”

When you think of cannibal movies from the 1980’s, you may think of Cannibal Holocaust, Cannibal Ferox, or even Anthropophagus, but you may not think of Cannibal Campout.   Most likely, this would be due to the fact that this is an ultra-low budget independent film created by … Continue reading

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Film Review: Red Riding Hood (2003)

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This evocative chiller from director Giacomo Cimini follows the fortunes of a young 12yr-old girl named Jenny (Francesca). Abandoned in Rome by her careless mother, Jenny has to fend for herself, with only her friend George (Simone) to help her. But their plans soon turn evil, with Jenny and George unleashing some diabolical activities on the citizens of the Italian city, with much bloodletting ensuing.

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