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Film Review: Greystone Park (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: In October 2009, the filmmakers went into an abandoned psychiatric hospital to explore the ‘haunted’ institution, famous for its radical treatment of patients with mental illness. Electroshock, insulin therapy, and lobotomies were commonplace. Once inside, the filmmakers quickly discovered that they were not alone; this story is based on their experiences… REVIEW: Called by 2 names, “Greystone Park” and …

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Film Review: Evil Things (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: On January 9th 2009, 5 college students left New York City for a weekend in the country. 48 hours later, all 5 students simply vanished without a trace. There were no leads and no evidence…until now. REVIEW: In the recent wake of Paranormal Actively style films, comes a new entry with the intriguing title of “Evil Things”. “Evil Things” …

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Film Review: Silence, Ca Tue! (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: A young director disgusted by the financing system of the movie industry decides to shoot a feature movie made from live scenes without any financial support in order to denounce the difficulties to achieve a cinematographic project in Belgium. The rivalries between the cast members, the excesses and the frustrations will slowly lead him to a surrealistic disaster. REVIEW: …

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Film Review: The Bucks County Massacre (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: “The Bucks County Massacre” was compiled from video footage found at the scene of a horrible crime. The editors would like to express their sympathies to the families of the victims. They would also like to express their gratitude to the local authorities for their involvement and cooperation on this project. The public release of “The Bucks County Massacre” …

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Film Review: Paranormal Incident (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: The infamous Odenbrook Sanitarium closed after a mass suicide occurred within its walls. Sixty years later, six college students armed with cameras and recording equipment venture into the asylum to prove the existence of the paranormal. Thrills turn into nightmares as members of the group go missing without a sound, cell phones mysteriously vanish, corridors turn into mazes, walls …

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Film Review: Alien: Origin (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: A movie created from “found footage” of a lost military expedition that exposes the origins of life on earth. REVIEW: My first thought when hearing the title “Alien: Origin” from the folks over at The Asylum I assumed it would be some sort of “Prometheus” mockbuster. Instead, I just sat through a film that ran just under ninety minutes …

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Film Review: Area 407 (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: Survivors of an airplane crash find themselves within the borders of a government testing area and pursued by predators. REVIEW: “Area 407” is the latest arrival in the cinema verite game. In many ways, the film is to the level that I “expected” “Chernobyl Diaries” to be. But as they say, Chernobyl Diaries” didn’t live up to expectations. “Area …

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Film Review: Chronicle (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: Three high school friends gain superpowers after making an incredible discovery. Soon, though, they find their lives spinning out of control and their bond tested as they embrace their darker sides. REVIEW: Found footage style cam has gotten inventive. “Chronicle” is the latest in this style that while using the trademark “carry-a-camera-around” look and feel is actually a bigger …

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Film Review: Deserted House (aka The Haunted House Project) (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: Over the past 42 years, six people have gone missing, eight people have died “accidently” and eleven cases of murder have occurred in a deserted house. 3 members of an abandoned house exploring club and 3 staff members of a broadcasting company go into the deserted house. All of them disappear. REVIEW: By now, you would think with all …

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Film Review: Apollo 18 (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: Decades-old found footage from NASA’s abandoned Apollo 18 mission, where two American astronauts were sent on a secret expedition, reveals the reason the U.S. has never returned to the moon. REVIEW:  If you found yourself confused with the footage aspect and adverts, rest assured this film is just fiction. It also is entirely shot in POV found footage style …

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Film Review: Lunopolis (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: Two documentary filmmakers accidentally uncover the greatest moon secret the world has never known, and the powerful organization determined to keep it that way. REVIEW: In the course of film reviewing, every now and then you come across something that is different, to something that is simply remarkable. I found this something in my recent viewing of a new …

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Film Review: Grave Encounters (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: Lance Preston and the crew of “Grave Encounters”, a ghost-hunting reality television show, are shooting an episode inside the abandoned Collingwood Psychiatric Hospital, where unexplained phenomena has been reported for years. All in the name of good television, they voluntarily lock themselves inside the building for the night and begin a paranormal investigation, capturing everything on camera. They quickly …

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Film Review: Evidence (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: Ryan is making a documentary on his friend, Brett, about camping for the first time. However, once they begin camping, they discover that there is a mysterious figure that is hunting them. REVIEW: By now your probably wondering what more could filmmakers possible come up with in regards to a handheld camera and cinema verite premise? The interesting thing …

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Film Review: Re-cut (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: Following the discovery of the murder of two twin girls in their family’s barn, a former reality TV-star is dispatched by a TV-news station to uncover the mystery behind their gruesome deaths. REVIEW: Director – Fritz Manger Starring – Ross Kohn, Meredith Phillips, Austin Basis The idea of the actual existence of “snuff films” is one that has been …

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Film Review: Meadowoods (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: In a sleepy and uneventful small town, three college students, bored and desperate to make their mark, plot a savage and merciless murder. Electing to keep a video journal to memorialize their bizarre pact, they plot in secret, devising a homemade death chamber that will allow them to see, hear, feel, and linger over their intended victim’s torment and …

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Film Review: Unaware (2011)

SYNOPSIS: A young couple, Joe and Lisa, travel to Texas to visit Joe’s grandfather Roy; however, when they arrive unannounced, they find Roy is not home and will not be returning for a few days. Instead of leaving to stay elsewhere, Joe has other plans convincing Lisa to stay at the home for the weekend. When the visit should take …

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