Film Review: Book of Life (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart, embarks on an adventure that spans three fantastic worlds where he must face his greatest fears. REVIEW: Book of Life, a supernatural-tinged animated feature from producer Guillermo del Toro and director Jorge Gutierrez, is pure imagination on a stick, colorful, inventive, touching and funny. The minds behind this film, written by Gutierrez and Douglas Langdale, weave … Continue reading

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Film Review: Cronos (1993)

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SYNOPSIS:  “In 1536, fleeing from the Inquisition, the alchemist Huberto Fulcanelli disembarked in Veracruz, Mexico. Appointed official watchmaker to the viceroy, Fulcanelli was determined to perfect an invention which would provide him with the key to eternal life. He was to name it the Cronos device. Four hundred years later, one night in 1937, part of the vault in a building collapsed. Amongst the victims was a man of strange skin, the colour of marble … Continue reading

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Film Review: 13 Sins (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: A cryptic phone call sets off a dangerous game of risks for Elliot, a down-on-his luck salesman. The game promises increasing rewards for completing 13 tasks, each more sinister than the last. REVIEW: Since Richard Connell warped the man vs. man plot archetype in his 1924 short story “The Most Dangerous Game,” the thematic device of have-nots being treated as disposable, unwilling entertainment for those who have remains fertile ground for genre artists.  Direct … Continue reading

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Film Review: Crave (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: A depressed, oddball freelance photographer named Aiden escapes from his lonely existence fantasizing about saving damsels in distress and killing people that he thinks deserve it. After falling for his sexy neighbor Virginia (who he has a one night stand with) his life seems to have purpose. Thanks to her he thinks that he’s finally going to get the happy ending that he’s always wanted, but unfortunately she already has a boyfriend.  As his … Continue reading

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Film Review: Alien Resurrection (1997)

SYNOPSIS: “It is two hundred years since Ellen Ripley died on Fiorina 161. Ripley’s former employers, the Weyland-Yutani company has dissolved and now the United Systems Military has assumed the task of breeding and harnessing the deadly aliens. With blood samples taken from her previous life, scientists clone a new Ripley in order to extract the queen alien inside of her. The new Ripley, known as number 8, acquires physical and emotional traits from both … Continue reading

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Podcast: The Official HorrorNews.Net Podcast – Eps 15

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Pacific Rim is the topic this week as co-hosts Doc Rotten, Dave Dreher, Santos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr., Thomas Mariani and Vixen climb aboard Gipsy Danger, Crimson Typhoon and Striker Eureka  to battle cinema’s most dangerous Kaiju: Onibaba, Knifehead, Leatherback, Otachi, Scunner, Raiju, Sydney and Slattern. It’s giant monsters battling giant robots, baby, in 3D IMAX on the big screen. Wahoo! But, do all of the grue-crew agree? Tempers rise, opinions sail and someone mentions Grown Ups 2. WTF? … Continue reading

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Film Review: Pacific Rim (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: As a war between humankind and monstrous sea creatures wages on, a former pilot and a trainee are paired up to drive a seemingly obsolete special weapon in a desperate effort to save the world from the apocalypse. REVIEW: I cannot begin to describe the excitement I felt as this film got closer to it’s release date. As a certified (Some would say “Certifiable”) Ultraman/Gigantor geek of the highest order there is nothing that … Continue reading

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Film Review: Blade II (2002)

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SYNOPSIS: “A rare mutation has occurred within the vampire community. The Reaper. A vampire so consumed with an insatiable bloodlust that they prey on vampires as well as humans, transforming victims who are unlucky enough to survive into Reapers themselves. Now their quickly expanding population threatens the existence of vampires, and soon there won’t be enough humans in the world to satisfy their bloodlust. Blade, Whistler (yes, he’s back) and an armory expert named Scud … Continue reading

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Angry Little God (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: A guy is offered a chance to will a substantial cash prize if he can complete 13 challenges.

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Film Review: Killer By Nature (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: Horrific murders which once lived only in a young man’s nightmares suddenly begin occurring in chilling reality in his hometown. REVIEW: Director – Douglas S. Younglove Starring – Zachary Ray Sherman, Ron Perlman, Armand Assante Nature versus nurture. A debate that has graced numerous horror films in the past and is brought to the forefront once again here. And while the territory of theme is familiar, Killer By Nature manages to keep the viewer … Continue reading

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Film Review: Bad Ass (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: A Vietnam veteran who becomes a local hero after saving a man from attackers on a city bus decides to take action when his best friend is murdered and the police show little interest in solving the crime. REVIEW: Danny Trejo doing what he does best…kicking ass! While the film keeps to the classic Bronson style premise, it does its best to show a compassionate side to Trejo’s character who has had his share … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Last Winter (2006)

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SYNOPSIS: When strange things start happening at an Arctic oil-drilling outpost, workers fear their cabin is haunted by ancient spirits, and the unexplained events spark a feud between an oil company representative (Ron Perlman) and an eco-activist (James LeGros). Larry Fessenden’s supernatural thriller adds a terrifying new layer to global warming and the perils of oil production. Connie Britton, Kevin Corrigan, Zach Gilford and Jamie Harrold co-star. REVIEW: My dad is not a big fan … Continue reading

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Film Review: Hellboy (2004)

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SYNOPSIS: A demon, raised from infancy after being conjured by and rescued from the Nazis, grows up to become a defender against the forces of darkness. REVIEW: With the rush of superhero films raking in the audiences, it was only a matter of time before director Guillermo del Toro got on board with his own adaptation. Hellboy though is unlike many of its hero film genre movies in that it bases itself in a supernatural … Continue reading

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Film Review: Bunraku (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: The story of a a young man who has spent his life searching for revenge only to find himself up against a bigger challenge than he originally bargained for. REVIEW: Director – Guy Moshe Starring – Josh Hartnett, Demi Moore, Woody Harrelson I can’t remember the comedian’s name, I believe it might have been George Carlin or Bill Cosby but they did a routine on how violence is just a part of man’s nature. … Continue reading

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Film Review: Conan the Barbarian (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: The tale of Conan the Cimmerian and his adventures across the continent of Hyboria on a quest to avenge the murder of his father and the slaughter of his village. REVIEW: In the spirit of remakes, it’s always good when one comes along that really ups the anty for the franchise. I remember clearly the day when Arnold Schwarzenegger brought his version of Conan to the big screen. It was a pretty cool day … Continue reading

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Film Review: Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: In this continuation to the adventure of the demon superhero, an evil elf breaks an ancient pact between humans and creatures, as he declares war against humanity. He is on a mission to release The Golden Army, a deadly group of fighting machines that can destroy the human race. As Hell on Earth is ready to erupt, Hellboy and his crew set out to defeat the evil prince before The Golden Army can destroy … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Mutant Chronicles (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: In a futuristic world where earth has been divided into four warring “Corporations,” a frightening new breed of NecroMutant threatens to destroy the global population. But is Brother Samuel, the leader of an age-old monastic order, the prophesized Deliverer who’s destined to destroy the undying beasts and save the planet? Seizing the chance to realize his destiny, Samuel rounds up an army of recruits who can help him do the job. REVIEW: Mutant Chronicles … Continue reading

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Film Review: Season Of The Witch (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: Two knights of the crusade are enlisted to transport a suspected witch to a monastery where she will be put on trial for being suspected of bringing the black plague upon the land, killing thousands. But they end up with a lot more than they can handle from the young girl and end up in a fight for their lives. REVIEW: “Do you ever get the feeling god has too many enemies”? “Being his … Continue reading

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