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Film Review: Audition (1999)

SYNOPSIS: “In Tokyo, Shigeharu Aoyama is a widower that grieves the loss of his wife and raises his son Shigehiko Aoyama alone. Seven years later, the teenage Shigehiko asks why his middle-aged father does not remarry and Shigeharu meets his friend Yasuhisa Yoshikawa, who is a film producer, and tells his intention. However, Shigeharu has difficulties to approach to available …

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Film Review: Freeze Me (2000)

SYNOPSIS: A woman who has fled her hometown to escape a violent encounter in her past is tracked down by her assailants five years later and must resort to her own brand of violence in order to survive. REVIEW: As someone who generally tends to avoid rape-revenge films, this was an oft-uncomfortable viewing experience for me. But it was also …

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Film Review: The Seventh Curse (1986)

SYNOPSIS: Professor, adventurer and author Doctor Yuan Chen discovers he’s been afflicted with always fatal “Seventh Curse” for interfering with a Thai tribes blood sacrifice. Now he must return to the dark jungles to find a cure. But he’ll have to endure car crashes, booby traps, little demons, big demons, and savage natives— and that’s just reel one! REVIEW: My …

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Film Review: The Green Slime (1968)

SYNOPSIS:   Cells from an alien life form are accidently brought aboard the space station Gamma-3. They quickly grow into an army of deadly creatures with electrified tentacles hell bent on killing the crew. REVIEW: Here’s some fun “elevator pitches” for science fiction movies. How about having astronauts land on an asteroid that’s on a collision course with earth? Wait, …

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Film Review: 3 A.M. 3D (2012)

SYNOPSIS: A trio of creepy stories from Thailand that includes a tale about a haunted wig, one about a mortician in training falling in love with the ghost of a dead woman, and two jokesters learning that there are dire consequences for playing pranks on certain people.  REVIEW: I wasn’t very familiar with 3 A.M. before I watched it but since I …

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Film Review: Attack of the Killer Donuts (2016)

SYNOPSIS: A chemical accident turns ordinary donuts into blood thirsty killers. Now it’s up to Johnny, Michelle and Howard to save their sleepy town from…Killer Donuts.  REVIEW: Attack of the Killer Donuts Director Scott Wheeler is known for his work on Martian Land (2015), Avalanche Sharks (2014) and Sink Hole (2013). I saw “Attack of the Killer Tomatoes” in the …

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Film Review: Be My Guest (2009)

SYNOPSIS: A peaceful family vacation on the mountainside turns deadly when a man’s disgruntled ex-employee arrives seeking a bloody revenge. REVIEW: South Korean films hold a very special place in my heart for their predilection toward genre-bending. Films like Madeo (2009) and The Wailing (2016) exquisitely blend elements of drama, horror, intrigue, and light comedy, offering film experiences that feel …

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Film Review: Arbor Demon (2016) – Review 2

SYNOPSIS: An adventurous woman with a secret from her husband insists the couple go camping to reconnect. Something in the woods wipes out a group of hunters nearby, preventing the couple from leaving their tent. Secrets and supernatural stories come to light, and they must determine if the real threat is inside or outside their enclosure. REVIEW: Y’know, somewhere, sometime, …

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