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Sean Leonard

Sean is an established punk rock drummer, a just-starting-but-already published fiction writer, a passable horror movie actor (by actor, we mean extra), and, of course, a horror writer/reviewer. But more than any of that, he's a fan at heart. If you watch a horror movie with him, he'll drive you crazy connecting actors and writers and directors to other actors and writers and directors. He lives in Kentucky with his horror-loving wife, his soon-to-be horror loving stepson (he has such sights to show him...once he gets older), and his dogs who could go either way on most horror movies, and yes, he does recognize that he is one lucky s.o.b.

Film Review: Dis (2017)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: An ex-soldier with a criminal past takes refuge in the woods. A demonic figure seeks the seed of killers and the blood of the damned to feed his mandrake garden. DIS is an infernal descent into the root of the mandrake legend and a man who wanders too close to that legend and the unnamable terror …

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Film Review: The Hornet’s Sting and the Hell It’s Caused (2014)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: An inconspicuous keen connoisseur of debasement and hardened bondage specialist executes innocently eager models for profit, nevertheless, her latest quarry won’t go down without a fight. REVIEW: The Hornet’s Sting and the Hell It’s Caused (2014) is a bare-bones, stripped down, shot on video slasher film, featuring a minimal amount of settings and focused on very …

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Film Review: Savage Man Savage Beast (1975)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Bizarre rituals, animals being killed, and people being killed and eaten by each other and animals REVIEW: Savage Man Savage Beast, aka Zumbalah, aka Ultime Grida Dalla Savana, aka Savage Temptation, aka The Great Hunting, aka (simply and appropriately) Deathshow, is one of the more influential early “shockumentary” films. Seen as a nature documentary in which …

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Film Review: Alucarda (1977)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: A young girl’s arrival at a convent after the death of her parents marks the beginning of a series of events that unleash an evil presence on the girl and her mysterious new friend, an enigmatic figure known as Alucarda. Demonic possession, Satan worship, and vampirism follows REVIEW: Alucarda, la hija de las tinieblas (Alucarda, daughter …

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Film Review: Naciye (2015)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: On their first night at a new, secluded house, a couple (Esin Harvey, Gorkem Mertsoz) encounter the mysterious woman (Derya Alabora – A Most Wanted Man, When We Leave) who claims it to be her home. REVIEW: The fact that Naciye is writer/director Lutfu Emre Cicek’s first feature length film kind of blows my mind. He’s …

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Film Review: Maniacal (2018)

Rate This Movie REVIEW:  Maniacal is another in the line of independent horror anthologies put together by the fine folks at Trash Arts Films. What stands out right away about this one is the set-up: rather than just featuring film after film, or having a “host” in between segments to introduce each new story, Maniacal employs a wraparound that functions …

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Film Review: The Hornet’s Disciple and the Scars She Left (2018)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Bondage. Captivity, Humiliation, Murder. In “The Hornet’s Disciple and the Scars She Left” Rose is a model and photographer who lures desperate women to their dooms with the promise of money, a stable lifestyle, and sometimes even sexual gratification. Freya is a “down on her luck” drifter who falls under Rose’s spell, and is subjected to …

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