Film Review: Halloween (2007)

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SYNOPSIS: After being committed for 17 years, Michael Myers, now a grown man and still very dangerous, escapes from the mental institution (where he was committed as a 10 year old) and he immediately returns to Haddonfield, where he wants to find his baby sister, Laurie. Anyone who crosses his path is in mortal danger. REVIEW: A remake of the 1978 John Carpenter film was inevitable. As a horror genre, films were being rehashed like … Continue reading

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Film Review: Cut and Run (1985)

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SYNOPSIS: A reporter and her cameraman connect a surviving Jonestown leader and a TV exec’s missing son to a drug war where jungle installations are being massacred by an army of natives and a skilled white assassin.

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Film Review: Darklands (1996)

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SYNOPSIS: A reporter investigates ritual profanations and finds himself involved with a Druidic cult. REVIEW: I think the best way to describe this film is to say that it is The Wicker Man meets Rosemary’s Baby (and I’m aware that I’m not the first person to say this). However, it would be an insult to these two movies to place Darklands even in the same league as them. Whereas The Wicker Man was at least … Continue reading

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Film Review: Puppet Master III: Toulon’s Revenge (1991)

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SYNOPSIS: After hearing that Andre Toulon’s puppets have no strings but rather seem to have a life of their own, Dr. Hess, a Gestapo henchman during World War II, sends the Gestapo to the theater to kidnap them. During the melee, Toulon’s wife Elsa is killed and Toulon is whisked away by the Nazis. However, on the way to headquarters the puppets attack the Gestapo and escape with Toulon. Now Toulon begins to plan his … Continue reading

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Film Review: Bad Dreams (1988)

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SYNOPSIS: In the mid-’70s, a cult group called Unity Field commits mass suicide, but a young girl survives. After being in a coma for thirteen years she wakes up in a psyche ward, not remembering the incident. The psychiatrist tries to help her remember, but she begins seeing the leader of the cult talking to her from the grave, and the other members of her therapy group begin to commit suicide around her. Or is … Continue reading

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Film Review: Dark Fields (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: The town of Perseverance has been cursed for generations because of the transgressions of the White Man against a Native American shaman and his people. To keep the curse at bay each generation is required to do something unthinkable. Who will be strong enough to end the cycle of atrocity? REVIEW: Directed by Douglas Schulze Written by Kurt Eli Mayre and Douglas Schulze Starring: David Carradine, Dee Wallace, Richard Lynch Dark Fields is a … Continue reading

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Film Review: Laid to Rest (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: Amnesiac wakes up in a coffin and is stalked for fun by a spree killer in a silver-plated skull mask who videotapes his gory adventures. REVIEW: Director: Robert Hall Cast: Bobbie Sue Luther, Kevin Gage, Lena Headey, Thomas Dekker, Johnathon Schaech, Sean Whalen, Richard Lynch, Nick Principe, Anthony Fitzgerald The Examination: The nearly-washed-up stalk ‘n slash motif gets an elevated upgrade in this tech-oriented chiller with solid performances and nervously realistic gore. You have … Continue reading

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