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Film Review: Maniac (1980)

SYNOPSIS: Although his mother mistreated him and is now dead, Frank (Joe Spinell), a photographer by day, misses her. In a grotesque act of reminiscence, he kills young women at night and puts their scalps on mannequins masquerading around his New York apartment. He befriends a fellow photographer, but soon his day and night lives begin to meld, blurring the …

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Film Review: Mother’s Day (1980)

SYNOPSIS: Three female friends (Nancy Hendrickson, Deborah Luce and Tiana Pierce) head to the woods to remember their collegiate good times, all the while with no idea they’re being hunted by a dysfunctional hillbilly family. Mother (Beatrice Pons) is teaching her backwoods boys (Holden McGuire and Michael McCleery) how to rape, torture and kill young women — and her adept …

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Trailer: Painless (Insensibles) (2012)

Trailer: Painless (Insensibles) (2012) Set in Catalonia, Painless weaves two stories: in one, starting during the Spanish Civil War and running through to the ’60s, an asylum attempts to rehabilitate children who feel no pain, by teaching them physical suffering. In the second, in the present time, a brilliant neurosurgeon who needs a bone marrow transplant, discovers this dark past …

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Film Review: Crawl (2011)

SYNOPSIS: A mysterious Croatian man is hired by a small town bar owner to kill an acquaintance. Little does he know, the mysterious man has another plan up his sleeve, which includes taking one of his own employees for hostage. REVIEW: Sometimes the prettiest movies are the dullest. Sadly, the debut effort from Australia’s China brothers suffers from this fate. …

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Film Review: Nefarious (short film) (2012)

SYNOPSIS: Two girls subject themselves to a discussion of horror movies, until they are interrupted by an unexpected guest. Quickly, the girls are exposed to a nightmarish world of terror. REVIEW: Nefarious is a 13 minute short film created by Brian Guardiola under Familiar Moon Cinema. It features Mackenzie Weimer as Erin, with Allison played by Shannon Burton. As the …

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Film Review: The Evil Clergyman (1988)

SYNOPSIS: In 1987 Charles Band directed Pulse Pounders, an anthology film comprised of three 30 minute sequels to the biggest hits of Empire Pictures: H.P. Lovecraft’s The Evil Clergyman, a Trancers sequel, and a sequel to The Dungeonmaster. Pulse Pounders was shot and edited in 1988 before circumstances prevented it from being released. In addition the original 35mm negative for …

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The Work of Carlos Gananian (an look at his horror short films)

Carlos Gananian’ short movies deserve respect not only for they amazing production values, but also for being Brazilian movies that take a chance outside of the country’s usual horror themes and scenarios, and instead pay homage to more universal horror themes. They are subtle, silent and introspective little films, and considering that and the fact that the first two are …

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Film Review: Hatchet for the Honeymoon (1970)

SYNOPSIS: John Harrington and his wife, Mildred, run an exclusive salon devoted to wedding apparel for women. Although he seems a harmless fashion designer, John is actually a serial killer, doing in his young customers on their wedding nights. With each murder, John is able to see a bit more of the long-repressed memory of his mother’s death. When he …

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Jack and Diane – More than a Lil Ditty….

Check out some creepy, new stills from JACK AND DIANE, starring Juno Temple, Riley Keough, Cara Seymour, and Kylie Minogue: CREATURE DESIGN – Gabe Bartalos: The animatronic design for the skinless beast in Jack and Diane was based on a skinned polar bear head. Since the creature emerges from within Diane’s sexual frustration it opens the possibilities of a new …

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Film Review: Bait (2012)

SYNOPSIS: Josh and his fiancé Tina are planning on moving away to Singapore after their marriage. When a freak shark attack kills Tina’s brother, Josh is plagued with guilt over not saving his life and his relationship with Tina crumbles. A year later Josh is working at a grocery store when he runs into Tina again. As fate would have …

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‘Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines’ Returns with Even More Gory Bits

THE BACKWOODS OF WEST VIRGINIA ARE DEEPER, DARKER AND DEADLIER THAN EVER… Horror legend Doug Bradley stars in this all-new, unrated chapter of the WRONG TURN franchise available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Copy October 23rd Now that horror fans have the backstory on the Hillbilly Cannibal’s “Bloody Beginnings”, the franchise rejoins the infamous disfigured brothers as they return when …

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