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Richard Sopko

Central NJ based pop culture writer. Pedagogue of trash culture and vice. He has the appearance of an Edward Gorey drawn scarecrow on his way to a funeral. Click here to go to Facebook Click here to go to Instagram Posts about cult films and book collecting. Give a follow!

Hellraiser Franchise Movies Overview (Part 1)

Welcome to the Hellraiser Franchise Movies Overview (Part 1) Starting in March, every month at HorrorNews.Net will feature a new Bump in the Night column by Richard Sopko. Each one highlighting a franchise, monster, or phenomenon, the column will be a chance to revisit some of horror’s beloved icons. Join the conversation with your own memories, thoughts, and most of …

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Film Review: Ghosts in the Machine (House of VHS) (2016)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Six European’s on a holiday in the French countryside attempt to navigate the English language. Also, there’s something about a magic VHS player. REVIEW: Directed by: Gautier Cazenave Starring: Isabell McCann, Florie Auclerc-Vialens, Ruy Buchholz, Morgan Lamorte, Delphine Lanniel, Petur Oskar Sigur Bad movies are supposed to be fun; VHS built its legend around schlock theater …

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Film Review: Pig Pen (2016)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: A child wanders around Baltimore after getting kicked out of his house by his mother’s abusive boyfriend. He, much like a raccoon, eats trash and steals baby food. Unlike most raccoons, at least in my limited experience, he is exposed to constant violence and despair. REVIEW: Director: Jason M. Koch Starring: Lucas Koch, Vito Trigo, Nicolette …

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Film Review: Halloweed (2016)

SYNOPSIS: After his serial killer father is put to death, Trent Modine and his stepbrother Joey, seek a new start. They land in Mooseheart, a town with potent weed and legends of a Candy Corn Killer. REVIEW: Starring: Simon Rex, Shannon Brown, Michelle Mueller I don’t smoke marijuana. Therefore, ‘Halloweed’ is not a movie that had any intention of ever …

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Film Review: Attack of the Lederhosen Zombies (2016)

SYNOPSIS: Zombie action in the Alps: a group of young snowboarder is stuck in a remote mountain ski resort, where an all-night aprés-ski party soon turns into a hellish nightmare of zombie mayhem. REVIEW: Director: Dominik Hartl Starring: Laurie Calvert, Gabriela Marcinkova, Oscar Dyekjær Giese ‘An Austrian horror’ is a phrase that has a prominent place in the annals of …

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Film Review: Shock (2016)

SYNOPSIS: A private investigator and recovering drug addict struggles with his inability to believably deliver a line reading. Elsewhere, a psychiatric ward’s employees are being murdered by a bright blue orc from Lord of the Rings, wearing an ill-fitting suit with the sleeves cut off, like a pro-wrestler with an office job. REVIEW: Directors: Moziko Wink, Markiss McFadden Starring: Mohammed …

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Film Review: Skyquake (2015)

SYNOPSIS: Since 2012 reports of strange sounds coming from the sky have flooded social media, now Adam, a recluse, struggling with his own demons, believes whatever is causing them has followed him home. REVIEW: Director: Sandy Robson Starring: Aidan Kokotilo-Moen, John Prowse, Sandy Robson, Bronwen Smith Skyquake is writer, director, and star, Sandy Robson’s first film. He is primarily a …

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Film Review: Killer Ink (2015)

SYNOPSIS: A group of irritating teenagers travel to the top vacation spot in the world, Vilnius, Lithuania. After a night of dancing awkwardly at a nightclub they fall victim to a tattoo artist and his apprentice. Proving there’s more than one way to skin vaguely attractive white people, the artist uses their flesh as a canvas for his sacred art. …

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