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: Dreamscape (1984)

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SYNOPSIS: A young psychic on the run from himself is recruited by the government to save the US president whose mind is trapped inside the dreamworld. REVIEW: “Dreamscape” for those who remember, was one of the cooler movies to come out of the 1984 releases. The film combined science fiction and horror basing its premise on the study of dream research. Directed by Joseph Ruben, I’ve always considered it one of actor Dennis Quaid’s more … Continue reading

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Film Review: Trick or Treats (1982)

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SYNOPSIS: Several years after his wife had him committed in an insane asylum a man breaks out on Halloween night and terrorizes his son and the young woman who is babysitting him for the evening. REVIEW: What do you get when you take Halloween and Nightmare in a Damaged Brain and get rid of all the elements that make each movie great? You get Trick or Treats. I first saw it back in February of … Continue reading

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Film Review: In the Mouth of Madness (1994)

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SYNOPSIS: John Trent (Sam Neil), an insurance investigator, embarks on a case to track down popular missing horror writer Sutter Kane (Jurgen Prochnow). Trent is true sceptic but slowly he has no choice but to believe what is really happening – that himself and all he sees in the world around him are being written by Kane. REVIEW: Director / creator John Carpenter is known for many great contributions to the horror genre. While I … Continue reading

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Film Review: Prince of Darkness (1987)

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SYNOPSIS: A research team finds a mysterious cylinder in a deserted church. If opened, it could mean the end of the world. REVIEW: Prince of Darkness (1987), one of Carpenter’s more darker films, of which one would assume a vampire king of sorts, actually refers to Satan and his darker leader. Darker leader? Now there’s an interesting concept….an evil force that Satan serves. In fact “his” father, of whom the film refers to is called … Continue reading

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Film Review: They Live (1988)

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SYNOPSIS: A drifter discovers a pair of sunglasses that allow him to wake up to the fact that aliens have taken over the Earth. REVIEW: “I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass… and I’m all out of bubblegum. “Brother, life’s a bitch… and she’s back in heat.” They Live”, is a title that almost demands attention with the single satisfaction of well known Director John Carpenter behind it. It features all his … Continue reading

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