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Film Review: The Giant Spider Invasion (1975)

SYNOPSIS: Giant spiders from another dimension invade Wisconsin. REVIEW: There are good movies, there are bad movies, there are bad movies that are so bad that they are good, and there is the Giant Spider Invasion. Make no mistake, this 70’s B-movie is a fun time and is enjoyable to watch, mostly because it just doesn’t take itself too seriously. …

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Film Review: Zombie Night (2003)

SYNOPSIS: Helmed by director David J. Francis and packing a visceral wallop, this postapocalyptic horror flick stars Danny Ticknovich, Sandra Segovic, Dwayne Moniz and Andrea Ramolo. In World War III’s nightmarish atomic aftermath, any survivors exposed to the chemical residue left behind soon begin to mutate into flesh-eating ghouls. Facing overwhelming odds, can the quick defeat the undead in the …

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Film Review: House Hunting (2013)

SYNOPSIS: Two families go to an open house and can’t leave. REVIEW: Orchestrating an effective haunted house movie is a tricky egg to crack.  Singular focus on atmosphere could lead to a rather tedious experience, as displayed by the classics “The Amityville Horror” and “The Haunting of Hill House.”  On the flip side, concentration aimed in the singular direction of special …

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Film Review: The Tunnel (2011)

SYNOPSIS: Natasha is a journalist who is searching for a big story and she finds just that when she starts investigating an abandoned project by the city of Sydney. It appears that the city was attempting to use the abandoned train tunnels under the city to build water recycling plants in order to solve the cities water crisis. After viewing …

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Film Review: The Lost Coast Tapes (2012)

SYNOPSIS: After a “Bigfoot Hunter” claims to possess the body of a dead Sasquatch, a disgraced investigative journalist stakes his comeback — and the lives of his documentary film crew — on proving the find to be a hoax. It seems like reality TV and fiction are crossing over all the time. So much perhaps that the casual TV viewer …

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Film Review: Raze (2013)

SYNOPSIS: In order to protect their families, a group of abducted women are forced to fight each other to the death using their bare hands. REVIEW: In an underground chamber a group of kidnapped women are forced to fight each other to the death to protect their loved ones from being murdered. If they win their fights then they (& …

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Film Review: Perfect Life (2010)

SYNOPSIS: About college students that experience horrifying visions from the past while undergoing a fraternity initiation. REVIEW: I hate to say it but there was absolutely nothing perfect about “Perfect Life”. I will take that back. It was the perfect aid I needed to help me fall asleep. Maybe I would even go out on a limb and call it …

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Film Review: Red Room 2 (New Red Room: The Broken Dolls ) (2000) – CAT III

SYNOPSIS: Daisuke Yamanouchi directs this shocking film that depicts a card game in which the winners dole out increasingly violent and perverse punishments to the losers. Just how creatively cruel can the winners get? And how much abuse will the losers take before they quit the twisted game? Miyuki Katô, Salmon Sakeyama, Yuka Takahashi, Yuuken Yoshida and Yukio Kokago star. …

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Film Review: Looper (2012)

SYNOPSIS: In 2074, when the mob wants to get rid of someone, the target is sent 30 years into the past, where a hired gun awaits. Someone like Joe, who one day learns the mob wants to ‘close the loop’ by transporting back Joe’s future self. REVIEW: Maryland native Rian Johnson who brought us “Brick” and “The Brothers Bloom” writes …

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Serial Killer Films Compendium (F-O)

The following article is the second part of a three-part list of films featuring serial killers. I’ve deliberately avoided movies concerning ‘spree killers’, ‘obsessed fans’, and movies that contain supernatural elements. It is not intended to be a complete list nor terribly insightful, but a simple rundown of the best, worst and most interesting serial killer titles to be found, …

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Film Review: Ghost Town (1988)

SYNOPSIS: Young bride to be Kate Barrett is kidnapped off of a desert road. It is up to Deputy Langley, a cop who would rather have target practice while listening to his “heavy metal hearing aid” than actual police work, to find the young woman. Once Langley tracks down Kate however he learns about just who kidnapped her and the …

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Film Review: Edward Scissorhands (1990)

SYNOPSIS: “A kind inventor is almost finished piecing together his latest creation when fate prevents him from completing his most important project. Edward may seem dangerous, with scissors instead of hands, but when a compassionate Avon lady comes calling, it’s clear that things are going to be changing for him after having been alone in the large empty mansion. What …

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Film Review: Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)

SYNOPSIS: John Connor is now in his 20’s, and a female terminator, called T-X or Terminatrix, is after him. Another T-101 is sent back through time to protect John once again on the verge of the rise of the machines. REVIEW: Director Jonathan Mostow, who brought us the Kurt Russell vehicle “Breakdown” (no pun intended) and the exciting “U-571” directs …

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Film Review: Are you Scared 2 (GeoHunt) (2008)

SYNOPSIS: Four geocaching gamers’ search for treasure turns into a deadly game of survival as they become unwilling participants in a twisted reality show webcast hosted by a demented and relentless game master. With no GPS to lead them to safety, they must find a way out of a death trap rigged with cameras that track their every move. Tony …

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Film Review: Vampyres (2015)

SYNOPSIS: Faithful to the sexy, twisted 1974 cult classic by Joseph Larraz, Vampyres is an English-language remake pulsating with raw eroticism, wicked sado-masochism and bloody, creative gore. Victor Matellano (Wax (2014, Zarpazos! A Journey through Spanish Horror, 2013) directs this tale set in a stately English manor inhabited by two older female vampires and with their only cohabitant being a …

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