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Film Review: The Darkest Dawn (2016)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: The story of two sisters, as Britain descends into an alien apocalypse. REVIEW: There’s a switcheroo played out in The Darkest Dawn, the second feature from British director Drew Casson. A switcheroo that undermines the film and its characters. In particular, the women. It’s a switcheroo that could have been easily been avoided. But let’s start …

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Film Review: Eat (2014)

Rate This MovieSYNOPSIS: Novella McClure is like most struggling actresses in Los Angeles: she’s in her early 30s, her fake name sounded cooler ten years ago, and she hasn’t landed a role in three years. To top it all off, she’s developed a disturbing habit of eating her own flesh. Novella desperately tries to hide her strange condition from her …

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Film Review: The Bride (1985)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: After years of research, the doctor finally succeeds in creating the perfect woman, who gets the name “Eva”. REVIEW: In the classic documentary – rockumentary, if you will – This is Spinal Tap, we learn that Tap’s bassist, Derek Smalls, has a small part in an Italian horror called Roma ’79. A very small part in …

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Film Review: Revenge (2017)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Never take your mistress on an annual guys’ getaway, especially one devoted to hunting – a violent lesson for three wealthy married men. REVIEW: Jen sits alone in a bedroom. Alone despite the man who sits with her, needling her for reasons as to why she does not find him sexually attractive. In spite of herself, …

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Film Review: The Grinn (2017)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: A man awakens in an empty house that he is unable to leave. Battling fatigue, injury and amnesia, and guided only by a cryptic voice on his phone, he begins piecing together fractured memories of the events that led him to be trapped. With a terrifying presence confining him inside the house, he ultimately discovers a …

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Film Review: Deathgasm (2015)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Two teenage boys unwittingly summon an ancient evil entity known as The Blind One by delving into black magic while trying to escape their mundane lives. REVIEW: Deathgasm is the feature film debut of New Zealander Jason Lei Howden, and what a debut it is. Initially one of several ideas Howden was toying with during the …

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Film Review: Aegri Somnia (2008)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Edgar is living in the shadow of his wife’s sudden death. Haunted by vivid hallucinations and a faceless city threatening to swallow him whole, Edgar’s world begins to unravel as his nightmares become a reality and Edgar is left with a choice: prison or paradise. REVIEW: Aegri Somnia translates from Latin to ‘a sick man’s dreams’, …

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