Film Review: Kidnapped (1974)

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SYNOPSIS: A brutal tale of abduction and psychological torment, Kidnapped involves a gang of criminals who, when their robbery goes wrong, take a woman, man, and sick child hostage and embark on a tension-fueled getaway. In a departure from his more audacious visual style, Bava keeps the action claustrophobic and the tension wound tight, building to an unexpected (and unforgettable) finale. REVIEW: In Mario Bava’s distinguished career, Kidnapped may stand out more than any other … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Emperor Caligula: The Untold Story (1982)

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SYNOPSIS: Mad Roman emperor Caligula Caesar continues his despotic reign, torturing, murdering and raping his citizens almost at random, while also attempting to fend off various assassination efforts and trying to have a good time, despite it all. Meanwhile, a young woman infiltrates Cal’s harem, in the hope of sneaking in a cheeky little assassination while she’s there. But can she do so without falling for the emperor’s surprising charms? REVIEW: Asterix the Gaul this … Continue reading

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Film Review: Anthropophagus (1980)

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SYNOPSIS: A group of friends on a sailing trip end up trapped on an abandoned island, and just when they think that things couldn’t get any worse they discover that a crazy, vicious killer has wiped out (and eaten) all of the people who had previously inhabited the island. Unfortunately the crazed killer is still on the island and he’s still hungry. Will anyone make it off the island alive? REVIEW: Antropophagus refers to someone … Continue reading

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Film Review: Absurd (1981)

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SYNOPSIS: Priest comes to small town to help get rid of a monster whose blood coagulates very fast. This creates problems as the monster is very hard to kill and then decides to go on a killing spree of its own REVIEW: Absurd is one of those horror films that use the premise of a hard to kill demon in human skin. The problem is that it is not actually a demon at all, simply … Continue reading

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