Film Review: Creepers (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: Creepers – Horror Anthology Movie Volume Two features four tales of terror from contemporary authors Joe R. Lansdale and Jeff Strand and classic horror writers Edgar Allan Poe and Lafcadio Hearn. Directed by filmmakers Jeremiah Kipp, Gregory Lamberson, Christian Walker and Mike T. Lyddon. REVIEW: The genre of horror never ceases to amaze me. We get studio releases all the time that never manage to do more than fill my evening with 2 hours … Continue reading

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Film Review: Psycho Street (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: Four Twisted Tales that lead to a Dead End. REVIEW: It was in late 2010 when I had my first exposure to the film “Psycho Street”. I was at the HorrorHound Weekend show in Cincinnati, Ohio and they were having a short film festival. Most of the shorts were forgettable with the exception of three. “Meth”, “United Monster Talent Agency”, and “Hypochondriac” were all distinctly different, with “Hypochondriac” being the funniest and most outrageous. … Continue reading

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Film Review: Lewis (short film) (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: It’s little Aubrey’s 8th birthday and she is going to the countryside to celebrate with her mother- only this year Aubrey has invited her imaginary friend LEWIS and when LEWIS comes to a party all hell breaks loose! REVIEW: Imagine if you will a film that echoes in the traditions and look of “Rosemary’s Baby” but has the visceral nature of “House of the Devil“. It’s having the experience of watching short films that … Continue reading

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Film Review: Sculpture (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: Sculpture is a psychological horror gore-fest that tells the story of Ashley Steele, an aspiring artist who returns home after the death of her father only to find the haunting memories of her repressed childhood await her. She is commissioned to create a life-size sculpture of the perfect man, and uses body builders from her brother’s gym as models, but soon finds herself spiraling down a path of unspeakable psychopathic terror and murder as … Continue reading

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Film Review: Prison of The Psychotic Damned (2007)

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SYNOPSIS: Five ghost hunters, led by professor Rayna Bloom (Susan Adriensen), investigates undead activity in a spooky terminal in Buffalo’s rough East Side neighborhood. But our heroes find more than they bargain for in this claustrophobic horror thriller. Along for the gory ride are Rayna’s cameraman (Jim Vaughn), a psychic (Demona Bast), a trust-fund goth princess (Melantha Blackthorne) and Rayna’s pal Nessie (Noel Francomano). REVIEW: “That would be showing, that would be telling.” –Kansas “The … Continue reading

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Vamps: Susan Adriensen

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BIO: Susan recently completed her first feature movie, Under the Raven’s Wing, which was released on Halloween 2007 at the Full Moon Film Festival. It has also been accepted at the Fright Night Film Festival and the Dark Carnival Film Festival where she was also on a discussion panel for Women-in-Horror.

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Interview: Susan Adriensen (Blood Shed, Pink Eye)

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The Insomniac was lucky enough to get a chance to talk to the lovely, talented and very busy Susan Adriensen who acts, writes and directs. She also is one of our horror vamps, so you can see how lovely she is for yourself. Thank you so much for joining us Susan. You are welcome Mr. Insomniac and I must say you are more handsome than I have ever dreamed* (Susan never said this but I … Continue reading

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