Film Review: Communion (1989)

SYNOPSIS: “Whitley Strieber goes with his family and some friends to his holiday home in the forest. They experience some weird occurrences, are they UFO activity? Whitley is abducted and then faces a horrible dilemma; was I abducted or am I going mad? He sees a psychiatrist who tries to use hypnotic regression to discover the truth.” (courtesy IMDB) REVIEW: Best-selling author Whitley Strieber began his career with a bang with the popular horror novels … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Beast Within (1982)

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SYNOPSIS: 17 years after being brutally raped & impregnated by a creature on her honeymoon, Caroline MacCleary’s son is changing into something…but why and more importantly…what? REVIEW: Oh yeah, The Black Saint remembers the build up before this one was released way back in 82′. The tagline was “We dare you to watch the last 30 minutes of this film without screaming, covering your eyes, or running from your seat” Now how could anyone who … Continue reading

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Film Review: Mad Dog Morgan (1976)

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SYNOPSIS: The true story of Irish outlaw Daniel Morgan, who is wanted, dead or alive, in Australia during the 1850s. REVIEW: Director – Philippe Mora Starring – Dennis Hopper, Jack Thompson, David Gulpilil When I first saw that I had a western film to review I thought there might be some kind of mix-up. Then I saw that it was being re-released by Troma Films. Yep, Mr. Lloyd Kaufman is responsible. Okay, that’s cool but … Continue reading

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Philippe Mora

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Depending on my critical faculties or level of intoxication, director Philippe Mora is either the unjustly neglected surrealist auteur of Australian cinema, or the nation’s very own Ed Wood Junior. Consider the wild array of evidence presented on a recently-released DVD simply titled Philippe Mora Triple (the distributors decided not to use the word Threat at the end). Where else could you find Dennis Hopper as a drunken Irish bushranger, Oscar-winner Alan Arkin as a … Continue reading

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