Film Review: The Doctor and the Devils (1985)

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SYNOPSIS: Grave robbers supply a doctor with bodies to test on. REVIEW: Considering that it was directed by Freddie Francis, certainly one of the greatest minds of my lifetime, I can’t believe I’ve missed this movie until now! Whenever you hate (or love) a film, writing a review for it is always easy. You can blather on incessantly about how great (or awful) it is and all the many reasons why. Interestingly, this film really isn’t … Continue reading

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Film Review: Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983)

SYNOPSIS: “In a small anywhere town in any state in America, two young boys – quiet Will Halloway and somewhat rebellious Jim Nightshade – enjoy the ever-shortening days of autumn. When the boys hear about a strange traveling carnival from a lightning rod salesman, they decide to see what it is all about – but Will is fearful, as most carnivals end their tours after Labor Day. When the ominous Mister Dark, the Illustrated Man, … Continue reading

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Film Review: Brazil (1985)

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SYNOPSIS: “In a highly structured and bureaucratic state, the government has installed extreme and highly counterproductive measures for which to track down terrorists. A ‘bug’ in the system mixes up the last name of a terrorist (Tuttle) and an innocent man (ironically enough Buttle). Thus, the wrong man (Buttle) is arrested and killed while Tuttle continues to roam free. Sam Lowry, an average man with a mother who ‘knows people’ is assigned to investigate the … Continue reading

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Film Review: Stigmata (1999)

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SYNOPSIS: An ordinary young woman is affected by mysterious wounds called Stigmata. When a Catholic Priest comes to investigate the so called “miracle”, he discovers this woman may be possessed by someone…or something…and a message originating from the time of Jesus Christ REVIEW: Both controversy and psychological horror clash spiritually in the film Stigmata. Although it is not so much the horror aspect, lending a soft and non-frightening influence to The Exorcist that is the … Continue reading

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Film Review: Breaking Glass (1980)

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SYNOPSIS: A rock singer is determined to rise to the top of the profession, letting nothing stand in the way of that goal. REVIEW: We open to a single traveler midway in subway transit. Then without notice she breaks into a partial music video sing along. This non-traditional opening sets the stage for one of music greatest cult film creations. Hazel O’Connor might have stayed under the radar, but this 1980 smash punk rock style … Continue reading

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