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Film Review: Curve (short film) (2016)

SYNOPSIS: Clinging to a smooth, curved surface high above a sentient abyss, a girl tries to cover the few feet back to safety without losing purchase and falling to her death REVIEW: More short films, Kiddies! Today we have CURVE, a short film from Australia written and directed by Tim Egan. Our story opens on a young woman (Laura Jane …

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Film Review: Bloody Knuckles (2014)

SYNOPSIS: Travis is an underground comic book artist with a penchant for the obscene. When one of his comics insults a Chinatown crime boss, the gangster punishes Travis by removing his drawing hand. A daunted Travis retreats into a life of alcoholic misery. That is, until his hand returns from the grave… REVIEW: I think it’s fair to say that, …

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Film Review: The Lazarus Effect (2015)

SYNOPSIS: 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, …

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Film Review: After Hours (1985)

SYNOPSIS: “A meek word processor impulsively travels to Manhattan’s Soho district to date an attractive but apparently disturbed young woman and finds himself trapped there in a nightmarish surreal vortex of improbable coincidences and farcical circumstances.” (courtesy IMDB) REVIEW: During the mid-eighties, the term Quirky Comedy seemed to make film producers run for their cheque-book without even thinking, with the …

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Film Review: Frenzy (1972)

SYNOPSIS: “In London, a serial-killer is raping women and then strangling them with a neck tie. When the reckless and low-class with bad temper bartender Richard Blaney is fired from the pub Global Public House by the manager Felix Forsythe, he decides to visit his ex-wife Brenda, who owns a successful marriage agency. Her secretary Miss Barling overhears an argument …

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Film Review: Phantasm: Ravager (2016)

SYNOPSIS: Reggie is wandering through the desert seeking out his friend Mike and the evil The Tall Man. Along his journey, he is hunted down by the dangerous spheres and stumbles upon the gorgeous Dawn. Out of the blue, he finds himself in an institution with Mike explaining that he has dementia and then in another dimension. This is the …

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Film Review: Bane (2008)

SYNOPSIS: Four women awake in an underground cell with amnesia. The women soon discover that they are part of an experiment with no obvious purpose. They are visited, one by one, by the SURGEON who cuts a four digit number into their skin with the exact time he will return to kill each of them. The woman must quickly piece …

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Film Review: Kick-Ass 2 (2013)

SYNOPSIS: The costumed high-school hero Kick-Ass joins with a group of normal citizens who have been inspired to fight crime in costume. Meanwhile, the Red Mist plots an act of revenge that will affect everyone Kick-Ass knows. REVIEW: The first “Kick-Ass (2010)” film caught me by surprise way back in 2010. I thought it was an extremely stylized, hyper violent …

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Film Review: Impostor (2001)

SYNOPSIS: A top-secret government weapons designer is arrested by a clandestine government organization on suspicion of being a clone created by a hostile alien race wanting to take over Earth. REVIEW: “Impostor” was the first of two films based on the work of Philip K. Dick that were released relatively close to each other (The other being Spielberg’s “Minority Report”). …

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Film Review: The Survivor (1981)

SYNOPSIS: A 747 carrying three hundred passengers crashes killing everyone on board but the pilot. The sole survivor miraculously walks away unharmed, with no memory of what caused the crash. The victim’s ghosts return to haunt the lone survivor while taking vengeance on anyone who desecrates their memory. REVIEW: 1981’s The Survivor was produced during the 70’s and 80’s heyday …

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Film Review: 13Hrs (2010)

SYNOPSIS: Sarah returns to her home in England to visit her family and friends. What starts out as an awkward reunion soon turns into a nightmare as an uninvited guest crashes the party and starts ripping everyone to pieces. Will Sarah and the others survive the night, or will the creature make sure that this is the last get together …

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Film Review: Giallo (2009)

Giallo (2009)

SYNOPSIS: Adrien Brody stars as Insp. Enzo Avolfi, who trails a sadistic serial killer in this thriller from Italian horror master Dario Argento. As the mutilated bodies of beautiful women litter Milan, Avolfi races to find the latest abductee. When Linda (Emmanuelle Seigner) reports her fashion model sister Celine (Elsa Pataky) missing, Avolfi knows the death clock ticks. Now he …

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Film Review: Into The Woods (2008)

SYNOPSIS: Danielle is stuck in a dead end relationship with a married man. It takes a turn for the worse when he leaves her and then comes back and brutality rapes her. She is an avid runner and has always run away from her fears and lack of a happy successful life.Her life, which has turned upside down, has just …

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Film Review: Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings (1993)

SYNOPSIS: Thrill-seeking teenagers resurrect a demon from his grave and a bloody rampage for revenge begins REVIEW: If horror films have taught us anything it is that being a freak is the worst! You either kill from the get-go (The Hills Have Eyes) or get bullied and teased so bad that you come back as an evil killing machine (ie …

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Film Review: Anna: Scream Queen Killer (2013)

SYNOPSIS: Anna: Scream Queen Killer takes us on a journey into the world of indie grind house film auditions with a twist. Our young actress is desperate to make it in the movies. She is invited to a series of filmed auditions, playing out various scenarios on camera. The problem is, the director is a perverted sicko with only one …

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Film Review: Darkness at the Edge of Town (2014)

SYNOPSIS: When her sister, Aisling, is found murdered in a public bathroom, Cleo Callahan, with the aid of her best friend, Robin O’Riley, attempts to track down the killer and exact her revenge. REVIEW: Insecurity is the Ebola virus of mental states; it causes all other states of mind to bleed out, killing its host, unless the host can permanently …

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