Film Review: Dead Still (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: Upon the death of his great grandfather, Brandon Davis a wedding photographer inherits an antique camera famous for taking Victorian death photography. After photographing his subjects they start to die from horrible, bizarre deaths. REVIEW: Upon discovering the subject of the movie I was pretty eager to watch this film. It is a subject that a few before this have dabbled in and explored. None with outrageous success however. I personally find the subject … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Pirates (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: On the eve of the founding of the Joseon Dynasty, an unprecedented robbery shocks the nation-in-waiting: a whale has swallowed the Emperor’s Royal Seal, and a bounty placed on its retrieval. Now, every infamous gang of thieves, thugs, pirates, and government agents take to the seas, battling the elements, creatures of the deep, and each other to possess the mother of all rewards. REVIEW: Korean action comedy, “The Pirates” lands on bluray per Well … Continue reading

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Film Review: A Cry From Within (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: Overcoming the heartache and tragic loss of a child a family relocates from New York City to the country. The house they’ve chosen soon begins to reveal a most ominous presence. Will the apparition get their new cohabitants to hear their Cry From Within? REVIEW: Aka Sebastien Directed by: Zach Miller, Deborah Twiss Starring: Eric Roberts, Deborah Twiss, Cathy Moriarty, James McCaffrey, Sydney McCann, Matthew McCann A special commendation should be given to Ms. … Continue reading

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Film Review: Late Night Double Feature (2014) – Review 2

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SYNOPSIS: A double bill of 1950s-style B-movie shorts from writer/director Christopher R. Mihm, the king of “new old, good bad” movies. REVIEW: Where to begin! This one kind of left me a bit speechless and asking myself what the hell did I just watch! Seriously, everything about it is very ‘different’ to anything else I have seen recently. This actually turned out to be a good thing! I will be honest, I was not expecting … Continue reading

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Film Review: It Follows (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: After a young girl gets involved in a sexual confrontation, she is followed by an unknown force. REVIEW: It’s become something of a regular occurrence for those of us who watch horror films. Every so often, there’s a new one that has the critics falling down over themselves to declare it the scariest new film in decades, or the scariest film since The Exorcist (that one gets batted around a lot). But, as someone … Continue reading

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Film Review: Altar (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: A family of four moves in temporarily to a house on the British moors. They have the intention of renovating it, but, they find, it’s the site of an old ritualistic killing. Naturally, the house is haunted. REVIEW: Meg Hamilton (Olivia Williams) restores historic houses. That’s what brings her and her family to the Radcliffe house, a crumbling mansion, isolated in the British moors. Her husband, Alec (Matthew Modine) is a struggling artist, who’s … Continue reading

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Film Review: Something Wicked (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: A year after losing her parents in an automobile accident things go from bad to worse for Christine. Not only is she being stalked by a mysterious hooded man but she is also receiving messages from her deceased parents that seem to be trying to warn her about something. Is it all really happening or is it all just in her head?  REVIEW: I wasn’t too familiar with Something Wicked other than the fact … Continue reading

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Film Review: Witching Hour (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: When two college roommates purchase an old clock, strange things begin to happen to one of the girls. Logan begins to see things. Hear things. Believe things that aren’t true. Her friend, Dee, who is deaf, seems unaffected. Is it true what the shop owner said about the clock? Is it haunted? Possessed by demons? As time ticks by, both girls spiral into darkness as the clock tries to show them its dark and … Continue reading

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Film Review: Cut! (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: Nothing is as it seems as an ex-con and aspirant filmmaker set out to manufacture a horror film by scaring real people; however, when it goes too far and someone actually dies, the pair decide that killing for real on film is the way to make a truly terrifying movie. REVIEW: One of the most affecting aspects of horror that can be milked without ever losing its creep factor is the concept of snuff … Continue reading

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Film Review: Cannibal Fog (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: First bite gives you focus, third bite gives you pleasure, fifth bite – Cannibal Fog. REVIEW: Cannibal Fog is a Swedish film by writer/director Jonas Wolcher about cannibals, this I do know for sure. Now, there are a lot of foreign language horror films where not a word of English is spoken throughout the entire running time, but someone who did not understand the native language could still understand the general premise. This occurs … Continue reading

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Film Review: Foreclosure (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: The story of a broken family striving to stay together while a curse and the ghosts of a haunted house try to tear them apart. REVIEW: Haunted houses are the new zombies. Though there remains no foreseeable shortage of the undead baddies gracing our screens anytime soon, isolated homesteads with dark histories are as abundant now as they were in the William Castle days of Illusion-O Vision. Coincidentally, many of our current celluloid ghost stories … Continue reading

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Film Review: Crazy Murder (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: The film follows a severely mentally ill homeless man over the course of a year in the streets of New York City as he commits a string of senseless murders and disgusting acts. With very little dialog and subtle background music, as Crazy Murder unfolds the viewer is subjected to disgusting nails-on-chalkboard visuals and senseless acts REVIEW: Crazy Murder is a severely disturbing film that deals with the high percentage of homeless people that are dealing … Continue reading

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Film Review: Damned on Earth (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: The ordinary Hell official Amon is assigned with a strange task by Luzifer: Together with the chaotic, sex-crazed Samsaveel, he is in charge of stopping Belial, Prince of Hell, who’s gone out of control. In order to claim the thrones of Heaven and Hell, he uses a female body as a host, outwits Amon and Samsaveel and kills an angel. With this murder, he sparks a terrible war, because the forces of Heaven and … Continue reading

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Film Review: Dysmorphia (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: Struggling siblings discover their dead uncle’s secret stash of lost horror films on videotape. The “tapes” feature demented solicitors, gruesome dares, parental murder, demonic technology, monstrous grapefruit and more. The siblings eagerly watch each of the shocking, bizarre, comedic and bloody horror films, but little do they realize that something very ghoulish and gruesome is about to happen to them. REVIEW: There seems to have been a resurgence of horror anthology films. In the … Continue reading

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Film Review: Pernicious (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: 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 me … Continue reading

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Film Review: Ejecta (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: Bill Cassidy, alias Spider Nevi, blogs about an alien abduction and attracts the attention of a documentary filmmaker named Joe Sullivan. While in the interview process, Bill and Joe see inexplicable phenomena in the sky before a monumental solar ejecta. They must soon flee through the woods, as they have witnessed the arrival of a hostile alien being. REVIEW: Harry Dean Stanton look alike Julian Richings plays Bill Cassidy, also known as Spider Nevi, … Continue reading

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Film Review: Fear Clinic (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: A doctor has invented a “fear chamber,” a device used to cure people of their crippling phobias. REVIEW: Robert Englund is Dr. Andover, a scientist who, to be sure, goes against the grain. He operates the Fear Clinic, an experimental medical facility which houses his invention: the fear chamber. “Everyone is scared of something,” Englund says, and uses his invention to alleviate peoples’ deepest fears. He hooks them up to a face mask, slaps … Continue reading

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Film Review: Poker Night (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: When you become a detective in Warsaw Indiana – you go to Poker Night, where you play against some of the best cops in the business. They tell you stories about their time on the job – their successes and failures. When new Detective Stan Jeter leaves the game, he is caught by a vicious psychopath and locked in a basement. Using the stories he heard at Poker Night, he must match wits against … Continue reading

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Film Review: Don’t Look Back (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: Nora Clark is a children’s book writer whose life is at a crossroads. After moving back into the house she inherited from her grandmother, Nora comes to grips with the traumatic memories from her childhood, and takes in an inquisitive, seductive new roommate, Peyton, who is not entirely whom she appears to be. REVIEW: On the face of it, Don’t Look Back feels like a throwback to those thrillers of 90s. Films like Single … Continue reading

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Film Review: Aliens Night (short film) (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: Tells the story of an attempt by some aliens to abduct a girl who will fight hard to save her life. REVIEW: Short films are awesome. Compact stories with little to no background information that force you to draw conclusions for yourself. A few shorts have been sent my way for review and I’m very excited about that. Unfortunately, it’s difficult to review a short film without ruining it for the next viewer. But … Continue reading

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Film Review: Left Behind (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: A small group of survivors are left behind after millions of people suddenly vanish and the world is plunged into chaos and destruction. REVIEW: What would you do if you were left behind with Nicholas Cage while all the ‘true’ souls had been taken to heaven. Probably have a party because Cage is awesome and every loser/weirdo in the film Left Behind are the ones who are taken. I mean why wouldn’t you want … Continue reading

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