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Film Review: Hannibal (2001)

SYNOPSIS: Anthony Hopkins returns as one of the great villains in screen history, Hannibal “The Cannibal” Lecter, in this riveting sequel to The Silence of the Lambs. Lecter’s only surviving victim, the hideously scarred Mason Verger (Gary Oldman), tries to draw the serial gourmet out of hiding using the one person he cares about: Clarice Starling (Julianne Moore). Can the …

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Film Review: The Watcher in the Woods (1980)

SYNOPSIS: No sooner does an all-American family takes possession of a baronial English manor when all manner of peculiar things occurring, including signs that point to the disappearance of a young girl during a solar eclipse decades before. Bette Davis headlines and Lynn-Holly Johnson co-stars in this suspenseful take on haunted houses. REVIEW: Written by: Brian Clemens, Harry Spalding and …

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Film Review: Karla (2006)

SYNOPSIS: Director Joel Bender’s disquieting psychological drama stars Misha Collins as Paul Bernardo and Laura Prepon as Karla Homolka, a notorious husband-and-wife team who abducts, sexually abuses and kills three young women. Unfolding from Karla’s point of view, the film — based on a true story — explores whether she was a willing accomplice to the crimes or merely a …

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Film Review: SAW III (2006)

SYNOPSIS: Jeff is an anguished man, who grieves and misses his young son that was killed by a driver in a car accident. He has become obsessed for revenge against the man and reckless with his wife and daughter. When Dr. Lynn Denlon, who has troubles with her marriage, is abducted by the deranged Jigsaw’s apprentice Amanda, she is brought …

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Film Review: Murder Collection Vol. 1 (2009)

SYNOPSIS: ToeTag Pictures are proud to announce the release of their latest film, Murder Collection: Volume 1. Directed by Fred Vogel, the film revives an early 1990’s Internet clip show, Murder, which was notorious for streaming videos of actual killings. After gaining popularity, the infamous show was discovered by authorities and shut down forcing the host, Balan, into obscurity. Over …

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Film Review: Murder Set Pieces (2004)

SYNOPSIS: Sin City makes an appropriate setting for this over-the-top slasher/sexploitation flick from writer-director Nick Palumbo. When a Las Vegas fashion photographer (Sven Garrett) develops a penchant for murder, the body count rises swiftly and steadily as the shutterbug killer manages to deceive just about everyone he encounters — everyone, that is, but an 11-year-old girl — in this film …

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TV Review: Friday the 13th (TV series) (Season 1) (1987)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Unrelated to the classic horror film franchise, this series revolves around cousins Ryan (John D. LeMay) and Micki (Louise Robey), who inherit an antique shop from their Uncle Vendredi and soon find that, due to their uncle’s pact with the devil, the wares are all cursed. Now, with the help of Vendredi’s business partner, Jack, the …

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Serial Killers, Psychos and Sociopaths on the Silver Screen and In Your Neighborhood

Monsters are real… They live inside of us and sometimes they win.” – Stephen King There are many hideous killers in hockey, clown or Halloween masks lurking around every corner. Killers such as Jason Voorhees, Michael Myers and as obscure as he may be, Trevor Moorehouse have stalked the screen for decades and continue to rise from the grave every …

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Book Review: Devil’s Knot – The True Story of the West Memphis 3 – Author Mara Leveritt

DEVIL’S KNOT : THE TRUE STORY OF THE WEST MEMPHIS THREE Written by Mara Leveritt Published by Atria Books Publication Date: 2003 Format: B&W – 404 pages Price: $15.00 Hell-o, True Crime buffs (and false imprisonment Fighters). This review is for a novel that I hold near and dear to my heart. I am a big part in the battle …

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Film Review: Bone Sickness (2004)

SYNOPSIS: Kristen is caring for her Terminally ill husband who is suffering from a degenerative bone disease. With no cure available she turns to a friend to help find an alternative form of medicine that has unimaginable side effects. REVIEW: Written by: Brian Paulin Directed by: Brian Paulin Starring: Darya Zabinski, Ruby Larocca, Rich George, Brian Paulin, Kevin Barbare and …

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Film Review: Henry Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: One of the most notorious films of the 1980s still terrifies. Serial killer Henry serves as mentor to dim-witted fellow killer Otis and as the object of his sister’s affections. Trouble is, Henry’s heart is too hard for friendship to penetrate. Disturbing, chilling and full of knockout power, this cult classic includes a half-hour interview with …

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Magazine Review: Ultra Violent Magazine – Issue 7

ULTRA VIOLENT MAGAZINE #7 Edited by Scott Gabbey Published by Ultra Violent Magazine Publication Date: Unknown Format: B&W Price: $6.00 Hell-o, information sucking leeches of the Horror literary world. This is a special coinciding review of Ultra Violent Magazine to go along with the movie review of Murder-Set-Pieces. You’ll see many other magazine, comic and book reviews from me in …

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Film Review: Atrocity Circle (2005)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: After medical student Brandon (Chris Workman) helps a sexual assault victim in the emergency room, the aspiring doctor’s repressed memories surface and drive him to seek revenge on the brutes who raped a friend years earlier. But meting out rough justice proves harder than he imagined when Brandon finds the culprits — who’ve become bone fide …

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