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Film Review: Play Hooky (2014)

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SYNOPSIS:

Seniors play hooky from high school and get trapped in an abandoned Psychiatric Facility famous for hauntings, witchcraft and demonic possession.

REVIEW:

Stop me if you’ve heard this one.

A group of mildly attractive teens ditches class to drink some booze and smoke a bit of the wacky weed. Their party pad plans fall through, and the remaining option for a locale is the abandoned mental institution on the outskirts of town. … Continue reading

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Film Review: John Wick (2014)

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SYNOPSIS
An ex-hitman comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that took everything from him.

REVIEW
John Wick, the latest action film from Keanu (The Matrix) Reeves, is a bizarre mix of Pulp Fiction, Deathwish, Lethal Weapon and Scarface. But not. The film is very similar to a very many action and gangster film that proceeds it; yet, it becomes something very much of its own identity. The film … Continue reading

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Film Review: Speak No Evil (2013)

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A single mother fights to protect her daughter from demonically possessed children and a town gone mad.

REVIEW:

In a tiny, rural trailer park in Nowhere, Arizona, something is seriously wrong with the children. I mean…SERIOUSLY wrong.

Our story opens with Anna (Gabrielle Stone) and her daughter Joey (Olivia Cavender) packing up and leaving the family home, leaving dear daddy Dale (Mario Guzman) behind. This is usually how an episode of murder … Continue reading

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Film Review: House Of The Living Dead (1974)

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SYNOPSIS:
“A mad scientist (Mark Burns) is conducting hideous occult experiments at the family estate of Brattling Manor, monkeying about with things man was not meant to know, including the transfer and containment of living souls. It’s only a matter of time before he begins to experiment on the souls of human beings – including his own family.” (courtesy IMDB)

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The first graphic novel to feature the famous Hellboy, created by … Continue reading

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Film Review: Don’t Blink (2014) – Review 2

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A group of friends head to an out of the way resort for a weekend of fun and relaxation. When they get there no one is around and it isn’t long before members of the group start to literally disappear. Will anyone survive and figure out what is going on or all of them destined to vanish into thin air?

REVIEW:

I really enjoyed Don’t Blink and thought that it was one … Continue reading

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Film Review: Dolls (1987)

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SYNOPSIS:

A group of people stop by a mansion during a storm and discover two magical toy makers, and their haunted collection of dolls.

REVIEW:

Stop motion is a dying art form, so any time I can see a great old example of it I get pretty excited. I certainly wasn’t expecting to see it in Dolls, which, let’s be honest, from the premise sounds a little silly. Sure large collections of dolls can … Continue reading

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Film Review: Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night 2 (1987)

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Back in the 50’s prom queen Mary Lou Maloney died during the prom after a prank went horribly wrong. Now she’s back and she isn’t happy.

REVIEW:

Even though it doesn’t really have anything to do with the original Prom Night (other than the fact that it takes place at the same high school) I have always been a big fan of Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night 2. As a matter of … Continue reading

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Film Review: Lucifer’s Night (2014)

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Seven years ago, a man convinced Lucifer was within him brutally murdered his wife and child. Now, Eric and Hayley move into the same house after years of being left unsold on the market. They think they got a good deal with the house, a bargain in fact. But what they don’t know is that evil still lurks within the house and is awaiting more souls to take.

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Film Review: Automata (2014)

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SYNOPSIS:

Jacq Vaucan, an insurance agent of ROC robotics corporation, routinely investigates the case of manipulating a robot. What he discovers will have profound consequences for the future of humanity.

REVIEW:

Director: Gabe Ibáñez
Writers: Gabe Ibáñez, Igor Legarreta, Javier Sánchez Donate
Stars: Antonio Banderas, Birgitte Hjort Sørensen, Dylan McDermott, Robert Forster

Automata is Spaniard effort set in 2044AD, a time when Earth has been ravaged by solar radiation. Now a … Continue reading

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Film Review: Mockingbird (2014)

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SYNOPSIS:

A couple are given a camera and a set of instructions which they must follow or else someone will die.

REVIEW:

Upon finding a video camera on his doorstep, father and husband, Tom (Todd Stashwick) begins filming his family, under the impression that the camera is part of an entry to a competition that his wife signed up for. We are then introduced to a lonely college girl, (Alexandra Lydon) who … Continue reading

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Film Review: Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead (2014)

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If the worst day of your life consisted of accidentally killing your girlfriend with an axe, chain-sawing your own arm off, and watching in horror as your closest friends were devoured by a zombified Nazi battalion, you’d have to assume that things couldn’t get much worse. In Martin’s case, that was only the beginning.

REVIEW:

At the end of Dead Snow, Director Tommy Wirkola left Martin (Co-writer Vegar Hoel) in … Continue reading

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Film Review: Ouija (2014)

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SYNOPSIS:

A group of friends must confront their most terrifying fears when they awaken the dark powers of an ancient spirit board.

REVIEW:

Universal Pictures team up with Hasbro to bring the board game “Oujia” to cinematic life much like Battleship (2013) but with a far reduced budget and an equal reduction of imagination, passion and effort. The resulting film, Ouija, represents everything that is wrong with modern horror. … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Hunted (2013)

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SYNOPSIS:

Chasing their dream of landing their own hunting show, two hunters head into the dense, secluded mountains of West Virginia only to realize they are not alone.

REVIEW:

The Hunted is a 2013 film written, directed and starring Josh Stewart in which a hunter and his friend travel into the woods to film a hunting show that is as exciting as it sounds even as things take a turn for the worse.

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Film Review: The Babadook (2014)

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SYNOPSIS:

A single mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son’s fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her.

REVIEW:

The buzz around The Babadook should not be taken lightly. This film which screened at Sundance blew me away in its inventive and thrilling style. Director Jennifer Kent with little to no budget has made one of the best….maybe even … Continue reading

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Film Review: Revelation Trail (2013)

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A frontier preacher’s life is destroyed when a gruesome power consumes the land; he now must make the choice to give in to ruin, or find his purpose in the fight against the mysterious undead. Joined by the town lawman (who has entirely different personal demons to confront), the two men learn the extremes they’re willing to go to in order to make it to the next day, as well as the … Continue reading

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Film Review: 1334 (2012)

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SYNOPSIS:

1334, a ghost story that reveals the haunting disturbances that began to plague the ones left behind following the completion of PIG (1998) and the death of Rozz Williams, where reality turns into darkness, with the effect upon no return, based on true occurrences.

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Film Review: Raw Force (1982)

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SYNOPSIS:

A group of people are stranded on an island full of precious jade. But danger lurks in the form of all kinds of crazy crap that you have to see to believe.

REVIEW:

If you were looking for me back in the early 80’s, then you’d probably find me in Times Square. Throughout the 70’s and well into the 80’s, Times Square was the place to go to if you wanted to … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Red House (2014)

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When Shelby (Kate French) inherits a house from her grandfather she rallies her closest friends to check things out. It doesn’t take long after arriving in the remote home to realize something terribly is awry. Strange noises in the attic and the disappearance of her friends forecloses her dream of settling in. Will she unravel the sinister secret that lurks in the shadows or will she be forever imprisoned within The Red … Continue reading

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Film Review: Motivational Growth (2013)

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Ian Folivor, a depressed and reclusive 30-something, finds himself taking advice from a growth in his bathroom after a failed suicide attempt. The Mold, a smooth talking fungus who was born of the filth collecting in a corner of Ian’s neglected bathroom, works to win Ian’s trust by helping him clean himself up and remodel his lifestyle. With The Mold’s help, Ian attracts the attention of a neighbor he’s been ogling through … Continue reading

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Film Review: Refuge (2013)

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SYNOPSIS:

Refuge is a suspense-thriller about a family struggling to survive in the wake of a great catastrophic event.

REVIEW:

The post-apocalyptic worlds that are set up in different movies, television shows, and books are fascinating. They are able to include modern amenities while also creating a dependence upon items that do not require replenishment. Weapons tend to revert to blunt items rather than guns which need ammunition. Travel necessitates vehicles that don’t … Continue reading

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Film Review: P.O.E. Project of Evil (P.O.E. 2) (2012)

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SYNOPSIS:

Following up the successful “P.O.E.: Poetry of Eerie”, some of the original filmmakers regrouped for this newest experiment which aims to bring the tales of Edgar Allen Poe to life through the distinct lens of Italian horror with spoken English. While the original film’s focus was the poetic and macabre dimension of the infamous Boston author, this sequel focuses instead on the bloody, violent and disturbing. Stories include ‘The Pit and the Pendulum’, … Continue reading

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