Film Review: One Dark Night (1983)

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SYNOPSIS: As part of an initiation into a club called the Sisters, a young girl must spend the night in a mausoleum. REVIEW: At a quick glance, One Dark Night might be mistakenly lumped in with Phantasm (1979) as more evil funeral home fun. Given its general premise, it could also be assumed that this is another low budget slasher knock-off. Again, that would be a mistake. One Dark Night is truly one of those … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Black Hole (1979)

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SYNOPSIS: A research vessel finds a missing ship, commanded by a mysterious scientist, on the edge of a black hole. REVIEW: Walt Disney’s “The Black Hole” is probably my favorite post Star Wars movie that plays in line as a sort of rip off but really isn’t. It’s pretty much a forgotten classic among Sci-Fi films of the late 1970’s. It was Disney’s first PG motion picture and it is deep, gripping and has at … Continue reading

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Film Review: Sometimes They Come Back (1991)

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SYNOPSIS: Based on stories by horror master Stephen King, this chilling pair of features follows two men beset by vengeful spirits. In Sometimes They Come Back, schoolteacher Jim Norton (Tim Matheson) must confront the literal ghosts of his past. In the sequel, John Porter (Michael Gross) returns home after a long absence and stays to help his town fight a sinister battle. Hilary Swank co-stars. REVIEW: Sometimes They Come Back is a TV mini-series from … Continue reading

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Film Review: Friday the 13th – Part 6 (1986)

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SYNOPSIS: As a child, Tommy (Thom Mathews) killed Jason Voorhees, the demented serial killer whose exploits landed many a corpse at the bottom of Crystal Lake. Years later, Tommy is losing sleep over a nagging question: Is Jason really dead? When Tommy and a friend visit the cemetery to dig up the murderer’s grave, they find a well-rested Jason ready to spill blood again. Rocker Alice Cooper sings the title tune, “He’s Back (The Man … Continue reading

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Film Review: Nightmares in Red, White and Blue (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: An exploration of the appeal of horror films, with interviews of many legendary directors in the genre. REVIEW: Nightmares in Red, White and Blue: The Evolution of the American Horror Film In a film such as this that pays tribute to the horror genre and thousands of clips, it really requires an expert editor at the helm. The editor in this case happens to be one in the same as the director…Andrew Monument. It’s … Continue reading

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