Film Review: Demonoid: The Messenger of Death (1981)

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SYNOPSIS: A British woman visits her husband at the Mexican mine he is attempting to reopen and discovers that the workers refuse to enter the mine fearing an ancient curse. The couple enter the mine to prove there is no danger and inadvertently release a demon which possess people’s left hands and forces them to behave in a suitably diabolical manner. The only way for a possessed person to free themselves from this torment is … Continue reading

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Podcast: Decades of Horror 1970′s Eps 002 – The Brood (1979)

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Doc Rotten and The Black Saint continue their examination of the horror films of the Seventies with David Cronenberg’s The Brood featuring Oliver Reed, Samantha Eggar and Art Hindle. The director injects a ton of personal subtext into the script causing The Black Saint to believe Cronenberg may be exorcising some personal demons with The Brood. The film, while containing its signature shock ending, is a sign of the kind of films Cronenberg would dive into in the … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Brood (1979)

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SYNOPSIS: An eccentric psychiatrist who practices innovative techniques to penetrate the psychological blocks in a man’s wife who is under his care. The husband “Oliver Reed” tries to uncover a suspicious psychiatrist’s therapy techniques being used on his institutionalized ex-wife. Through bodily manifestation the psychiatrist helps the wife to give birth to her living incarnations from the darkest inner impulses of her mind. Meanwhile a series of brutal attacks are being committed by a brood … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Exterminator (1980)

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SYNOPSIS: A man’s best friend is killed on the streets of New York. The man (Robert Ginty) then transforms into a violent killer, turning New York into a great war zone and Christopher George is the only one to stop him. REVIEW: It’s great to see some of the lost gems arriving on DVD, better yet on Blu-ray. Synapse Films has restored this violent classic with their new release which features both DVD and BR … Continue reading

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Film Review: Curtains (1983)

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SYNOPSIS: A group of actresses up for a highly-coveted movie role go to the director of the film’s mansion (which is in the middle of nowhere) to audition for the part. It isn’t all fun and games though, as the tensions arise within the group so does the body count. You see, a masked killer has targeted the group and is killing them off one-by-one. Is the killer a complete stranger or is it one … Continue reading

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Film Review: All The Kind Strangers (1974)

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SYNOPSIS: “A couple traveling through a backwoods area are held by a a group of orphans who want them to become their parents. Unfortunately, the kids have a habit of killing adults who refuse that particular honor.” (courtesy IMDB) REVIEW: This week I’m discussing something a little different. No, not a good film, you’ve already had that chance. No, this week’s film is another in that peculiar genre, the made-for-television movie, as opposed to the … Continue reading

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