Trailer: The Brood (1979)

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Trailer: The Brood (1979) A man tries to uncover an unconventional psychologist’s therapy techniques on his institutionalized wife, while a series of brutal attacks committed by a brood of mutant children coincides with the husband’s investigation.

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Trailer: Scanners (1981)

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Trailer: Scanners (1981) A scientist sends a man with extraordinary psychic powers to hunt others like him.

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Trailer: A History of Violence (2005)

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Trailer: A History of Violence (2005) A mild-mannered man becomes a local hero through an act of violence, which sets off repercussions that will shake his family to its very core.

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Trailer: Rabid (1977)

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Trailer: Rabid (1977) 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.

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Trailer: Spider (2002)

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Trailer: Spider (2002) A mentally-disturbed man takes residence in a halfway house. His mind gradually slips back into the realm created by his illness, where he replays a key part of his childhood.

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Trailer: A Dangerous Method (2011)

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Trailer: A Dangerous Method (2011) A look at how the intense relationship between Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud gives birth to psychoanalysis.

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Film Review: Naked Lunch (1991)

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SYNOPSIS: After developing an addiction to the substance he uses to kill bugs, an exterminator accidentally murders his wife and becomes involved in a secret government plot being orchestrated by giant bugs in an Islamic port town in Africa. REVIEW: “Naked Lunch” is so bizarre that it instantly falls into a cult film category without even trying. Director writer David Cronenberg brings to the screen a William S. Burroughs influence that was deemed un-filmable. “Naked … Continue reading

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Key Genre Films 1980s

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How things have changed. In the forties, for instance, one would find it difficult to name twenty good genre films of the decade but, since the late seventies, Hollywood has learned that their baby-booming audiences could not only handle strong horror and science fiction concepts, they craved them. Filmmakers everywhere went into overdrive. Like television today, there wasn’t a production house around that didn’t have at least one genre project in the making. The first … Continue reading

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Film Review: Produce Your Own Damn Movie! (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: In the same vein as “Make Your Own Damn Movie”, Lloyd is back again to give you more insight into the filmmaking world by showing you how to produce your own damn movie! Learn all you need to know about being a producer through this informative documentary. REVIEW: Lloyd Kaufman is back again with more hours of footage, all to the benefit of…… showing the world how its done. His humor and personal character … Continue reading

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Film Review: Shivers (1975)

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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 through wanton orgiastic abandon, and the complex begins suffering an attrition problem.” (courtesy IMDB) REVIEW: … Continue reading

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Film Review: Fast Company (1979)

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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 his creepy body-horror films Shivers (1975) and Rabid (1977), and just before his first real … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Dead Zone (1983)

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SYNOPSIS: “After awakening from a five-year coma – the result of a serious car accident on his way home from an outing with his girlfriend – high school teacher Johnny Smith finds that he has developed the ability to foretell events. When a nurse is bathing him, he realizes that her house is on fire, endangering her daughter. When his doctor and confidant, Dr. Sam Weizak, touches him he has flashbacks to the trauma Weizak … Continue reading

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Film Review: Spider (2002)

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SYNOPSIS: Set in East End London of the 1960s and 1980s. A mentally-disturbed man takes up quarters in a halfway house after his release from a sanatorium. His mind gradually slips back into the realm created by his mental illness. He then begins to revisit his past and a key part of his childhood. Spider (the character) stops taking his medication and his childhood haunts begin to return. He attempts to sustain his delusional account … Continue reading

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Film Review: NightBreed (1990)

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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 Barker directs the film, which is based on his novel Cabal. REVIEW: In Calgary, a … Continue reading

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Film Review: Scanners (1981)

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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 to the dominate the minds of others and they can inflict enormous pain and suffering … Continue reading

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Trailer: The Fly (1986)

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Trailer: The Fly (1986) A brilliant but eccentric scientist begins to transform into a giant man/fly hybrid after one of his experiments goes horribly wrong.

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