Film Review: Species (1995)

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SYNOPSIS: A message from outer space contains instructions on how to modify human DNA. REVIEW: “Species” is a hard film to be ambivalent about for many people. It’s been my experience that whenever I mention Species in some circles that I usually get a “Oh God that movie sucked.” or I get “Damn, that movie was so awesome! That Sil chick was hot!” Yeah, those kinds of responses. I don’t think I’ve ever been in … Continue reading

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Film Review: Mr. Brooks (2007)

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SYNOPSIS: A psychological thriller about a man who is sometimes controlled by his murder-and-mayhem-loving alter ego. REVIEW: While gore for fear sake certainly does have a place in film, psychological horror stands alone, typically being considerably much more frightening and leaving a lasting impression. When the film is loaded with some of Hollywood’s best actors, this aspect is emphasized even more. Hitchcock was a master at creating that increasingly tense feeling deep within the screener, … Continue reading

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Film Review: After Midnight (1989)

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SYNOPSIS: Horror anthology about a college professor (Zada) teaching a course called “The Psychology of Fear”. He brings his students (including psychic McWhirter) to his home, one dark and stormy night to tell scary stories. The first involves a young couple whose car breaks down by an old, abandoned house. The second has four trendy teenage girls getting lost in a bad part of town, and chased by a pack of vicious dogs. Last, we … Continue reading

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