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Doc Rotten, film critic for HorrorNews.Net, is also the host of the Official HorrorNews.Net Podcast, the Monster Movie Podcast and Shock Treatment: The American Horror Story Fan Podcast. Read more from Doc Rotten at DocRotten.com, Facebook and Twitter.

1970’s Frankenstein’s Monster

One of the most recognizable movie monsters in horror cinema is the Frankenstein Monster. Beginning with Frankenstein (1910) and, more famously, Frankenstein (1931) from Universal, Mary Shelley’s man-made monster has taken many forms. In 1957, Hammer Films jettisoned the creature into the Technicolor age with Curse of Frankenstein. Throughout the Sixties, Hammer Films would produce a variety of Monsters created …

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Film Review: Elysium (2013)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: The Earth is a hive of poverty in 2154 where the wealthy and powerful live in an orbiting space station called Elysium, free from disease and hunger. Where the majority of humanity lives in crowded cities struggling to keep low paying jobs and finding their next meal on the ruined planet below, the population above live …

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Film Review: Robocop (2014)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: When Detroit police officer, Alex Murphy, is critically wounded by a criminal mastermind his only hope of survival is the experimental robo-program at OmniCorp led by Dr. Dennett Norton. CEO Raymond Sellars sees Murphy as an opportunity to introduce his “robot soldier” technology to U.S. soil by putting a man into the suit making him a …

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Film Review: Trophy Heads (2014)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Six famous b-movie scream queens find themselves the target of a sick fan’s obsession with their films. One by one, they are kidnapped and forced to recreate the biggest death scenes of their career. Except this time, their very lives are on the line. REVIEW: Full Moon Studios producer-director Charles Band returns to the horror spotlight …

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Film Review: Maniac (2012)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Fixing mannequins by day and killing women by night, Frank Zito fights his insanity and urge to kill when he meets a young, attractive photographer (Anne) who hires him to provide faceless mannequins for her next exhibit. The closer they become the further into madness Frank slips as he must decide between falling in love with …

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Film Review: The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia (2013)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Andy and Lisa Wyrick (Chad Michael Murray and Abigail Spencer), along with their young daughter Heidi (Emily Alyn Lind) move into a secluded farm house in the Georgia countryside. When Heidi begins to see ghosts of their new home’s previous residents, Lisa realizes her daughter has the ability to see the spirits of the dead who …

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Film Review: Last Breath (2011)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Michael (Ty Jones) and Tina (Mandy Bannon) Johnson are struggling through a strained marriage and a life that is falling apart. They are on the verge of making horrible mistakes that will forever shape the rest of their lives and ruin the life of their young son, Caleb (Alex Neustaedter) Then the unthinkable happens and they …

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Film Review: Julia’s Eyes (2010)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Julia (Belen Rueda) and her husband, Isaac (Lluis Homar), travel to the home of her twin sister, Sara, who has recently committed suicide. Much like her sister, Julia suffers from a rare degenerative eye disorder that threatens to strike her blind, a disorder that can easily be triggered by extreme stress. Julia becomes convinced that Sara …

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Film Review: Dying God (2009)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: A hard-boiled corrupt cop, Sean Fallon (James Horan), must solve the toughest case of his career: a serial killer is brutally raping and murdering the women that work in the roughest part of town, his part of town. He has no choice but to side with pimps, lead by Chance (Lance Henricksen), to hunt down the …

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Film Review: Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)

Rate This MovieSYNOPSIS: The crew of the Starship Enterprise follow Captain James T. Kirk (Chris Pine), First Officer Spock (Zachary Quinto) and Dr. Leonard “Bones” McCoy (Karl Urban) on a desperate mission to capture Commander John Harrison (Benedict Cumberbatch), a Starfleet agent who has gone rogue. Their adventure takes them to the far edges of federation space onto the doorstep …

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Film Review: Furious 7 (2015)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Dominic Toretto, Brian O’Conner and family face down Deckard Shaw, the older, meaner brother of Owen Shaw, who is intent on destroying their lives one by one. With Agent Hobbs and “Mr Nobody” at their side, Dom and Brian must rescue government hacker Ramsey and take down a Somalian terrorist named Jakarde before they can survive …

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