Film Review: Venom (2005)

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SYNOPSIS: A weird tow truck driver is possessed by evil spirits after being bitten by a bunch of cursed snakes. He then goes on a killing spree, butchering anyone unfortunate enough to come into contact with him. REVIEW: Not to be confused with the superior 1981 film of the same name (or the awesome Spider-Man villain)Venom is a pretty hokey flick that wants desperately to be like an ‘80’s slasher flick. It fails miserably in … Continue reading

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Film Review: Hostel Part II (2007)

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SYNOPSIS: Three American college students studying abroad are lured to a Slovakian hostel, and discover the grim reality behind it. REVIEW: Eli Roth is widely known for writing and directing demented films heavily depicting violence and gore and thoroughly shocking viewers. With Hostel II, he has done it yet again, this time pushing the horror even farther, by taking a small portion away. Beth (Lauren German), along with best friend Whitney (Bijou Phillips) and emotionally … Continue reading

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Film Review: Bully (2001)

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SYNOPSIS: Bully is a 2001 drama film, based on actual events, starring Brad Renfro, Rachel Miner, Bijou Phillips, Nick Stahl, and Michael Pitt. The screenplay was written by David McKenna (under the pseudonym Zachary Long) and Roger Pullis, who adapted the book Bully: A True Story of High School Revenge (ISBN 0-380-72333-6) by Jim Schutze. The story concerns the plot to murder the title character, in revenge for his continual abuse and psychological torture of … Continue reading

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Film Review: It’s Alive (2008) Remake

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SYNOPSIS: It’s Alive is a remake of the 1974 film of the same name except that beyond the killer baby motif absolutely nothing is the same as the original. Directed by Josef Rusnak (The Thirteenth Floor) and written by Larry Cohen (Q, It’s Alive III, Phonebooth), Paul Sopocy (new Thundercats?!) and James Portolese (JCVD’s Until Death) this is a re-imagining of a film that really didn’t need to see the light of day. It’s Alive … Continue reading

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