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Book Review: The Nightmare Girl – Author Jonathan Janz

The Nightmare Girl – by Jonathan Janz
Samhain Publishing, 2015
301 pages

You ever feel like no matter what good you do for someone, no matter how hard you try, you just can’t win? Well, let me introduce you to Joe Crawford. Joe was on his way home with his wife and young daughter when he realized he had to stop for gas. While pumping, he couldn’t help but notice a very … Continue reading

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Book Review: Skullcrack City – Author Jeremy Robert Johnson

Skullcrack City – by Jeremy Robert Johnson
Lazy Fascist Press, 2015
344 pages

Let me start off by making something abundantly clear – I am a huge fan of Jeremy Robert Johnson’s writing. My first encounter with this three-named serial killer of words was within the pages of The Bizarro Starter Kit (Orange), where I read his novella Extinction Journals (this is the same place I first found the work of D. … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Lazarus Effect (2015)

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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, Zoe and their team take matters into their own hands, launching a rogue attempt … Continue reading

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Bloody Sushi-western SAMURAI AVENGER: THE BLIND WOLF Surfaces Under Synapse Films

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Movies Unjustly ignored on its release, director Kurando Mitsutake’s tale of a modern day blind swordsman assassin turns Japanese genre conventions upside down. Fans have long requested this wild mix of Tarantino and ZATOICHI in HD, and Synapse Films has pulled out all the stops to create an awesome special edition for release only on Blu-ray.

The New Action Classic from the Director of GUN WOMAN Finally Comes to Blu-ray from Synapse … Continue reading

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Film Review: Pernicious (2014)

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It was supposed to be an adventure of a lifetime as three young girls spend the summer in Thailand. But their adventure quickly becomes a nightmare when the trio unleashes the spirit of a murdered child with only one thing on her mind – revenge.

REVIEW:

Upon finishing my initial viewing of James Cullen Bressack’s new film, Pernicious, I didn’t really have any strong feelings one way or the other. It didn’t grab … Continue reading

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Film Review: Robotrix (1991)

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At an expo showcasing the latest android models from around the world, a fight erupts between the stoic German cyborg and the aggressive American model. Things quickly get out of control, but the situation is defused by the Hong Kong android Eve R27. A visiting oil sheik is very impressed, and invites Eve’s crew to join his team, which is developing a “robot legion”. A crazed Japanese scientist kidnaps the sheik’s … Continue reading

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Film Review: Muzan-E (1999)

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A young female reporter is investigating the disappearance of an adult film actress, Mai Tsurumi, who is rumored to have met her end in a snuff movie. The reporter interviews various people working in the porn trade, including a researcher, director, producer and a couple of actors. She even visits the set of an adult video, witnessing the grotesque workings of a fetish porn production firsthand. Eventually, her crew gets … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Horror Convention Massacre (2007)

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SYNOPSIS:

A crazed killer takes out a bunch of unsuspecting victims at a horror film convention.

REVIEW:

love horror conventions and have been to a lot of them over the past 15 years or so. One of my favorites is without a doubt Cinema Wasteland that is held twice a year in Strongsville, Ohio and it just so happens that it is where The Horror Convention Massacre was filmed. I thought that it … Continue reading

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Film Review: Gnome Alone (2015)

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When Zoe inherits the magical protection of a bewitched Gnome, she quickly realizes that he isn’t your garden variety gnome, when he begins eliminating her enemies in extravagant displays of revenge.

REVIEW:

What a wasted opportunity.

You would expect a film about a killer gnome going out exacting revenge for his unsuspecting master to be a grand campy time. Starring that guy (Verne Troyer) from Austin Powers i.e. mini me. Gnome Alone … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Phantom of the Opera (1989)

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SYNOPSIS:

A darker version of the classic Gaston Leroux novel. A young soprano becomes the obsession of a horribly disfigured composer who has plans for those oppose himself or the young singer.

REVIEW:

There are certain stories that people enjoy so much that they are retold many, many times in different forms. They may be told in the form of the written word, or the spoken word. They could be performed in movies, … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Inside (2012)

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A group of girls are terrorized by violent vagrants before succumbing to a horrific supernatural evil.

REVIEW:

Some nights just don’t go the way you plan them. And some nights go so far wrong, it’s best to forget they ever happened. This is one of those nights. It’s Sian’s 21st birthday, and her friends have planned a low-rent night out by hosting a party for her and their friends in an abandoned warehouse.

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Podcast: Horror News Radio – Eps 99 – Wyrmwood – Late Phases

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The HNR grue-crew tackle a pair of low budget winners, the Australian zombie film Wyrmwood and the werewolf film Late Phases. Each film has its own personality and bring interesting approaches and twists to their respective sub-genres. And look for the influences in both films from Sam Raimi to George Miller to John Landis.

Dave shares the horror news of the week … Continue reading

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Film Review: Dig Two Graves (2014)

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A girl’s obsession with her brother’s disappearance leads her on a nightmarish journey through a small town’s Gothic landscape where she is faced with a deadly proposition. How far will she go to save the people she loves?

REVIEW:
Making a big impression at the 16th Annual Nevermore Film Festival in Durham, North Carolina in 2105, Dig Two Graves is exquisite and captivating, a haunting and darkly beautiful tale of … Continue reading

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Film Review: Buzzard (2014)

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Paranoia forces small-time scam artist Marty to flee his hometown and hide out in a dangerous Detroit. With nothing but a pocket full of bogus checks, his Power Glove, and a bad temper, the horror metal slacker lashes out.

REVIEW:

With his second feature, Buzzard, director Joel Potrykus takes his audience on a journey of one man’s battle with paranoia with long shots allowing often collaborator Joshua Burge to expose every pore of … Continue reading

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Exclusive First Stills for Necrostorm’s INFIDUS

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Stills just sent over for Necrostorm’s upcoming feature Infidus

Revenge isn’t fair… and Blood follows Blood

In the suburbs of Rome, two disparate lives with only desire for vengeance and redemption in common find their destinies intertwined. Massimo’s mind is plagued with images of his wife’s violent death at the hands of a criminal gang involved in the production of snuff films. With every memory of the woman he loved replaced by unforgettable images of … Continue reading

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BRUCE LEE ENTERTAINMENT To Create Biopic of Iconic Action Martial Artist

Shannon Lee, daughter of legendary martial artist Bruce Lee, announced today that his legacy will be brought to the screen in a new feature film, the first to be made with his family’s full involvement in the production. Lee’s company Bruce Lee Entertainment has partnered with Lawrence Grey and Janet Yang to produce a definitive biopic of the iconic Hollywood and Chinese star.

“There have been projects out there involving my father, but they’ve … Continue reading

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ENTER THE DANGEROUS MIND – An Obsessive Thriller from Well Go USA

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From the filmmaking team of Youssef Delara and Victor Teran (Bedrooms) comes the thriller ENTER THE DANGEROUS MIND, starring Jake Hoffman (The Wolf of Wall Street), Nikki Reed (Twilight franchise), Thomas Dekker (A Nightmare on Elm Street), Jason Priestley (“Beverly Hills, 90210”), Gina Rodriguez (“Jane the Virgin”) and Scott Bakula (“NCIS: New Orleans”).  Debuting on Blu-ray™ and DVD April 14 from Well Go USA Entertainment and Amplify, the film … Continue reading

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Film Review: Girl House (2014)

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SYNOPSIS:

A beautiful young college student needing money for tuition moves into a house that streams content to an X-rated website. One of the “devoted” fans turns psycho after he hears the girls’ true thoughts and feelings about him and invades the house with deadly results.

REVIEW:

Director: Trevor Matthews
Writer: Nick Gordon
Stars: Ali Cobrin, Adam DiMarco and Slaine

Kylie Atkins, played by the homely Ali Corbin, needs … Continue reading

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Film Review: Vampire’s Kiss (1988)

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After an encounter with a neck-biter, a publishing executive thinks that he’s turning into a vampire.

REVIEW:

There have been rumors circulating over the past few years that Nicolas Cage is a vampire. The evidence presented for this case is one photograph from 1870 of a man who looks eerily similar to the movie star. Looking at the picture, it is hard to deny the fact that there is a resemblance between the … Continue reading

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Film Review: Splash Area (2012)

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Halloween night. A night filled with fancy dress costumes, candy, screams and blood. And then there’s the ‘trick-or-treaters’.

REVIEW:

Splash Area is an indie film from the UK. After watching it, I did a bit of research and found some interesting facts about the production that I must mention first –

1) this film was made for 500 British pounds. In American money, that’s less than 800 dollars.

2) This film won two … Continue reading

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Leonard Nimoy Dies at Age 83

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We lost an icon today. Not just an icon, but a cultural touchstone for so many of us.

Leonard Nimoy died at home on February 27, 2015 from final complications of COPD. He was 83 years old. He had been diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in early 2014. He had quit smoking 30 years ago, but the damage was already done.

If you grew up during the 1960s, then you know Leonard … Continue reading

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