Film Review: Open House (1987)

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SYNOPSIS: Someone is killing off nubile real estate agents. A psychologist doing a therapy talk show begins getting calls from the perpetrator, and cooperates with the police to try and stop him. Unfortunately, his lover is a real estate agent, and when it becomes clear that the madman is getting information for his kills from her discarded home listings, they both become endangered. REVIEW: Open House is one of those 80s slasher movies that attempts … Continue reading

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Film Review: Escape From New York (1981)

SYNOPSIS: “The year is 1997. New York City has been turned into a maximum security prison colony, when the American crime rate grows high. New York City is surrounded by a wall and the bridge is mined making sure no convict escapes from New York. Snake Plissken, a one-eyed former soldier turned bank robber arrives at New York after being sentenced to life imprisonment in New York City. Bob Hauk, police commissioner who runs the … Continue reading

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Film Review: Swamp Thing (1982)

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SYNOPSIS: Deep in Florida’s darkest everglades, a brilliant scientist and a sexy government agent have developed a secret formula that could end world hunger and change civilization forever. Little do they know, however, that their arch nemesis is plotting to steal the serum for his own selfish schemes. Looting the lab and kidnapping the agent, the madman douses the scientist with the secret chemicals and leaves him for dead in the swamp. Mutated by his … Continue reading

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Film Review: Alice Jacobs is Dead (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: Dr. Ben Jacobs saved the world. The drug he created allowed mankind to fight back against the Z-virus, which nearly destroyed civilization entirely. Now, in the aftermath of the crisis, he’s trying to cure the last victims of the virus. But what will happen when he brings his mysterious work home? REVIEW:  In this tasty short by filmmaker Alex Horwitz, we are given yet another aspect in the end of world zombie phase. It … Continue reading

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Film Review: Creepshow (1982)

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SYNOPSIS: “Five tales of terror are presented. The first deals with a demented old man returning from the grave to get the Father’s Day cake his murdering daughter never gave him. The second is about a not-too-bright farmer discovering a meteor that turns everything into plant-life. The third is about a vengeful husband burying his wife and her lover up to their necks on the beach. The fourth is about a creature that resides in … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Fog (1980)

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SYNOPSIS: “One hundred years ago, on April 21st, the wealthy leper Blake bought the vessel Elizabeth Dane and moved with his friend from a leper colony to California to build a town for them to live with more comfort. However, while crossing a fog in Spivey Point, they were misguided by a campfire onshore, steering the course of the vessel toward the light and crashing her against the rocks. On the present days, on the … Continue reading

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Interview: Adrienne Barbeau (The Fog, Creepshow)

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RW: What would you say has been the most challenging role for you? AB: Oh that would have to be portraying Judy Garland because she‘s so well known. The audience is tough but it was fun. There’s no singing. I can’t do it. It’s well written so I felt I just had to be a part of it. RW: Of all the directors you had worked with who would you say you enjoyed the most? … Continue reading

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Real Queens Of Scream

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A Scream Queen is an actress who has become associated with horror films, either through an appearance in a notable entry in the genre, as a frequent victim, or through constant appearances as the female protagonist. She belongs to the Damsel-In-Distress family of fictional characters. Long before the term was invented, the Scream Queen has always been a classic figure in world literature, art and film. She is almost inevitably a young nubile woman, who … Continue reading

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Love Bites: Adrienne Barbeau’s new book!

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With her customary wit and dead-on satire, Barbeau skewers Hollywood and vamp lit alike, casting the paparazzi as werewolves and certain Hollywood “monsters” as the genuine article. Ovsanna Moore is a Hollywood siren, horror film legend, and cut-throat producer. She also happens to be a 450-year-old vampyre. In the follow-up to the much acclaimed Vampyres of Hollywood, Adrienne Barbeau paints a wonderfully sly portrait of cinematic vampyres, as well as the nature of celebrity and … Continue reading

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