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Film Review: Scanners (1981)

SYNOPSIS: “Darryl Revok is the most powerful of all the scanners, and is the head of the underground scanner movement for world domination. Scanners have great psychic power, strong enough to control minds, and can inflict enormous pain and damage on their victims. Doctor Paul Ruth finds a scanner that Revok hasn’t, and converts him to their cause – to …

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Horror Happens Radio Show Moves to its New Live Tuesday Time Slot

Starting this Tuesday and every Tuesday going forward on http://HGRNJ.org / HomeGrownRadioNJ, THE HORROR HAPPENS RADIO SHOW is moving to its new 4 hour time slot of 3:00 to 7:00 PM EST! The 2X Rondo Nominated Horror Streaming Horror Talk Radio Program celebrates another week of “Women in Horror Guest Conversations” heard on the HomeGrownRadioNJ website and via the TuneIn App. Listen to more …

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Film Review: Ape Sodom (short film) (2016)

SYNOPSIS: Three degenerates navigate the descending hierarchy of post-consumerist enlightenment REVIEW: More short films, kiddies! Today we have APE SODOM, a short from Canada written and directed by Maxwell McCabe-Lokos. This is his directorial debut. Our story follows an unnamed man (played by writer/director Maxwell McCabe-Lokos) rooting through a garbage dump. Among the treasures he finds is a copy of …

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Film Review: Dead Ringers (1988)

SYNOPSIS: Twin gynecologists take full advantage of the fact that nobody can tell them apart, until their relationship begins to deteriorate over a woman. REVIEW: “I’ve often thought that there should be beauty contests for the insides of bodies.” Cronenberg’s 1988 film is a harrowing character study involving not a single protagonist but two. Specifically, twins Stewart and Cyril Marcus …

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Film Review: Rabid (1977)

SYNOPSIS: A young woman develops a taste for human blood after undergoing experimental plastic surgery, and her victims turn into rabid, blood-thirsty zombies who proceed to infect others, which turns into a city-wide epidemic. REVIEW: Rarely is an ex-adult film star ever seen in a normal role. Typically this is primarily due to lack of acting ability and being pigeon …

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Film Review: Fast Company (1979)

SYNOPSIS: “Standard ‘good guys versus bad guys’ drag-racing movie. Nice scene of the driver’s view during a funny car run.” (thanks to IMDB for that detailed synopsis) REVIEW: He might deny it on the audio commentary, but this seventies exploitation movie rates as one hell of an anomaly in the career of Canadian auteur David Cronenberg. Made after he’d delivered …

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Film Review: Scanners (1981)

SYNOPSIS: Of all the billions of individuals on earth 237 are “Scanners”. They have the most horrendous powers ever created and they are winning the final confrontation for world domination. Darryl Revok is generally considered the most powerful of all the Scanners, and is the head of the underground Scanner movement. These abnormal humans have great psychic power, strong enough …

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Film Review: eXistenZ (1999)

SYNOPSIS: Allegra Geller, the foremost game designer in the world, is testing her new virtual reality game named eXistenZ with a special test group. EXistenZ comes with an organic chasse and cord that resembles an umbilical cord that taps into the human mind. The game designer who created this virtual-reality game is also on hand to pre-test with the group. …

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Film Review: Shivers (1975)

SYNOPSIS: “A scientist living in an apartment complex kills a girl and uses acid to destroy her internal organs, and then kills himself. While investigating, a doctor discovers that the scientist was doing experiments on the use of genetically engineered parasites as organ transplants. Soon, other people in the complex begin showing signs of carrying the parasites, spreading the things …

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Film Review: NightBreed – Directors Cut (1990)

SYNOPSIS: Aaron (Craig Sheffer) is haunted by nightmares of Midian, a mythical underground of monsters. But his therapy involves a serial-killing psychiatrist (David Cronenberg) who pins his own crimes on his patient. When Aaron dies as a result of his doctor’s deception, he enters the underworld and joins the Nightbreed — and then leads the species in a revolution. Clive …

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