Film Review: Borderland (2007)

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SYNOPSIS: A weekend getaway turns into a hellish encounter for three college buddies in this unnerving shocker based on a true story. Setting off to chase skirts and get soused, Phil (Rider Strong), Ed (Brian Presley) and Henry (Jake Muxworthy) head south of the border, where Phil soon finds himself held captive by Satanic drug smugglers looking for a human sacrifice. Sean Astin delivers a disturbingly sadistic performance in a career-altering turn. REVIEW: I feel … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Deaths of Ian Stone (2007)

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SYNOPSIS: In this byzantine psychological thriller directed by Dario Piana, working stiff Ian Stone (Mike Vogel) finds himself trapped in a bizarre reality: Every day he dies a horrific death at the hands of a killer, only to be resurrected and murdered again. Can Ian get to the bottom of the mystery and break the recurring cycle of death and rebirth? Christina Cole, Michael Feast and Jaime Murray also star. REVIEW: I have never enjoyed … Continue reading

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Film Review: Mulberry Street (2006)

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SYNOPSIS: A mysterious virus creates pandemonium as it spreads through the Big Apple in this eerie creature feature that gives new meaning to the term rat race. On a scorching day in Manhattan, the denizens of a tumbledown tenement on Mulberry Street grouse about the heat, but as night falls, they find themselves battling a horde of mutants turning powerless New Yorkers into a bloodthirsty new species. Nick Damici, Kim Blair and Bo Corre star. … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Broken (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: Gina McVey is a successful radiologist who witnesses an exact lookalike of herself drive past her in Gina’s Jeep. She follows this stranger to make sure, but the outcome of this meeting sparks a series of events that only exacerbate her confusion. REVIEW: Written & directed by Sean Ellis Starring: Lena Headey, Ulrich Thomsen That synopsis was more difficult to write than you may think. I normally get it from the web (always crediting … Continue reading

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Film Review: Autopsy (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: A night of partying in town turns deadly for a group of five friends, when they get into a car accident and hit a man in the middle of the road. It turns out the man is a patient at the local hospital, as an ambulance soon arrives on the scene and takes the friends and the patient there for a medical check-up. It soon appears, however, that the staff at the hospital have … Continue reading

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Film Review: Voices (2007)

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SYNOPSIS: This creepy, supernatural thriller revolves around the paranoid belief that those dearest to you may want you dead. REVIEW: “Voices” arrived on the tail end of the After Dark HorrorFest III. It also is the only Asian horror entry in this series. While “Voices” has a pretty strong story base, it also was not high on the scale of fear factor releases. Unlike many from the Asian horror sector it doesn’t rely on the … Continue reading

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Film Review: Dying Breed (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: Eight years ago, Nina’s (Mirrah Foulkes) sister disappeared in the Australian backcountry while searching for the mythical Tasmanian tiger. With only one clue — a photograph of a mysterious paw print — in hand, Nina sets out to continue her sister’s work. But something else awaits Nina and her team: cannibalistic descendents of a 19th-century psycho known as “the Pieman.” Leigh Whannell (Saw) and Nathan Phillips co-star in this savage thriller. REVIEW: Presented in … Continue reading

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Film Review: Perkins 14 (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: Ronald Perkins builds an army of 14 people brainwashed through cult-like methods to protect him from his parents’ killers. When Perkins is imprisoned, the police unwittingly unleash his followers on a small town and they’ve only got one thing on their mind: “Kill for Mr. Perkins.” REVIEW: “Do you miss anything?” Right off the bat, I want to warn you all that the synopsis I have seen in other places is extremely off from … Continue reading

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Film Review: From Within (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: When a rash of mysterious suicides strikes the idyllic burg of Grovetown, it galvanizes the faith of the largely Christian community, which staunchly clings to its evangelical beliefs. Convinced that the deaths are the work of something far more sinister than sheer fate, teenagers Lindsay (Elizabeth Rice) and Aidan (Thomas Dekker) band together to unearth the real culprits … and uncover a shocking revelation. REVIEW: “You’re not gonna like this.” I want to make … Continue reading

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Film Review: Butterfly Effect: Revelation (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: When he discovers that he has the ability to travel through time, teenager Sam Reed (Chris Carmack) uses his newfound power to unravel the mystery surrounding his girlfriend’s (Rachel Miner) untimely death. Despite his noble intentions, Chris inadvertently disrupts the space-time continuum and unleashes the wrath of a psychopathic serial killer. Directed by Seth Grossman, this sci-fi thriller also stars Daniel Spink and Richard Wilkinson REVIEW: “Sometimes you can’t fix things. Sometimes they’re just … Continue reading

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After Dark Blu-ray collections coming!

DOUBLE FEATURES TO DIE FOR!AFTER DARK FAVORITES HIT BLU-RAY DISC WITH THE BEST OF HORRORFEST AFTER DARK HORRORFEST BLU-RAY DOUBLE FEATURES: VOLUMES 1-4 THE GRAVEDANCERS/WICKED LITTLE THINGS: UNRATED DIRECTOR’S CUT BORDERLAND: UNRATED DIRECTOR’S CUT/CRAZY EIGHTS THE BROKEN / THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT 3: REVELATIONS THE GRAVES / ZOMBIES OF MASS DESTRUCTION  Street Date: 1/4/11 Blu-ray Disc SRP: $19.99 each This January marks the month of 1,000 screams with “The Best of Horrorfest” – After Dark fan … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Reeds (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: A weekend boating trip through the Norfolk Broads becomes a terrifying, deadly ordeal for six 20-something year old friends. Aboard the Corsair Star, a small cruiser rented from the local marina operator, the boating party loses its bearings and cuts through the vast reedy tidewater in search of the main channel. After the first casualty by a freak accident, the boat runs aground. Every effort to preserve themselves and find a way out fails, … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Final (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: A group of high school outcasts get revenge on the students that torment them REVIEW: The final is one of the After Dark “8 films to die for” series offerings of 2010. Directed by Joey Stewart, The Final is actually one of the better contributions of this series I’ve seen so far. The film takes a familiar notion of teenagers in high school who had to deal with being bullied all their lives. With … Continue reading

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8 Films to Die For – After Dark Fest 2010

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The horror community is always a bit on edge. Coming January 29th are the next series of films from Afterdark and this grouping seems to be a better than the last set. First on the plate is a little knee slap of a film called “Lake Mungo”. Of course, in normal society, a “mungo” is something of a sideshow freak, a moron, a political figure if you will. Not so in this helping of monstrous … Continue reading

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