Film Review: Arachnophobia (1990)

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SYNOPSIS: South American killer spider hitches a lift to the US in a coffin and starts to breed and kill. REVIEW: Whilst this can hardly be defined as a horror film (it actually ended up being marketed as a ‘thrill-omedy’), there were still several moments which genuinely made my skin crawl. There’s just something about spiders which are inherently scary for many people, and so Arachnophobia did not have to try too hard to unsettle … Continue reading

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Film Review: Warlock: The Armageddon (1993)

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SYNOPSIS: The Son of Satan attempts to bring his father to Earth with the aid of some mystic stones. REVIEW: The Warlock, easily one of my favorite wizard horror figures, is a guilty pleasure for me. Seeing this film no less than 8 times, I knew if was due time for me to review the movie, and thus making it 9. The first film which I reviewed here, was the introduction of this Julian Sands … Continue reading

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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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Film Review: Gothic (1986)

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SYNOPSIS: Story of the night that Mary Shelley gave birth to the horror classic “Frankenstein.” Disturbed drug induced games are played and ghost stories are told one rainy night at the mad Lord Byron’s country estate. Personal horrors are revealed and the madness of the evening runs from sexual fantasy to fiercest nightmare. Mary finds herself drawn into the sick world of her lover Shelley and cousin Claire as Byron leads them all down the … Continue reading

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Film Review: Warlock (1989)

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SYNOPSIS: A warlock flees from the 17th to the 20th century, with a witch-hunter in hot pursuit. REVIEW: The 1989 movie entry of “Warlock” put actor Julian Sands on the map with one of his most memorable (and my personal favorite) roles to date. Somewhat of a newcomer at the time, Sands might be remembered from a previous gig in the film “Gothic”. Those who embraced the performance of Sands in the 80’s would come … Continue reading

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Film Review: Boxing Helena (1993)

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SYNOPSIS: “A top surgeon is besotted with a beautiful woman who once ditched him. Unable to come to terms with life without her, he tries to convince her that they need each other. She has other ideas, but an horrific accident leaves her at his mercy. The plot is bizarre and perhaps sick at times, ending abruptly and with a twist.” (courtesy IMDB) REVIEW: It may start out looking like a remake of The Brain … Continue reading

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