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Film Review: Psychopaths 2: Zombie Abattoir (short film) (2016)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Zombies vs Gangsters in Edinburgh’s Zombie Containment Centre. Based on a true story. REVIEW: More short films, kiddies! Today we have PSYCHOPATHS 2:ZOMBIE ABATTOIR, directed by Craig Burrows & Mick Franklin When I saw the title, I wondered why it seemed familiar. Then I realized I reviewed the first film in this series, PSYCHOPATHS. That one …

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Film Review: Ghost Stories (2017)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Skeptical professor Phillip Goodman embarks on a trip to the terrifying after finding a file with details of three unexplained cases of apparitions REVIEW: Written and directed by Andy Nyman (The Commuter, Severance) and Jeremy Dyson (The League of Gentlemen), Ghost Stories sees the duo bringing their critically lauded stage show to the big screen and …

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Film Review: The Evil Inside (2011)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Sarah, a mentally-disturbed teen, has a jarring premonition of her friends’ impending deaths one night at a sleepover. As her house guests begin to turn murderously against each other, Sarah must determine whether her visions represent the preventable or the inevitable… or something entirely more sinister REVIEW: I am at a loss.  I cannot bring myself to …

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Film Review: The Survivor (1981)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: A 747 carrying three hundred passengers crashes killing everyone on board but the pilot. The sole survivor miraculously walks away unharmed, with no memory of what caused the crash. The victim’s ghosts return to haunt the lone survivor while taking vengeance on anyone who desecrates their memory. REVIEW: 1981’s The Survivor was produced during the 70’s …

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Film Review: Helter Skelter (1976)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Steve Railsback gives a haunting performance as charismatic cult leader Charles Manson in this graphic three-hour made-for-TV movie about the grisly Sharon Tate/La Bianca murders orchestrated by Manson. Based on Vince Bugliosi’s novel, the movie demonstrates the almost hypnotic pull Manson exerted over his impressionable followers — a devotion that led to the brutal killings in …

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Film Review: Open Water (2003)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Based on the true story of two scuba divers accidentally stranded in shark infested waters after their tour boat has left. REVIEW: Open Water is a 2003 horror movie shot on a shoe-string budget about the true story of Tom and Eileen Lonergan, a vacationing couple that went scuba diving in 1998 in the Bahamas and were …

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Film Review: Jacob’s Wrath (short film) (2016)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Alone in an airport’s bathroom, a father embarks on a dark and twisted daydream that leads him to consider assassinating his daughter’s alleged murderer and the three young men who were present when the tragedy occurred. REVIEW: Ok more short films, kiddies! Today we have JACOB’S WRATH, a Canadian film written and directed by Alexandre Carriere. …

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Film Review: Phantoms (1998)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: 150 dead and 350 missing in the tiny mountain town of Snowfield, Colorado. And that’s only the beginning… REVIEW: “Phantoms” is sort of a guilty pleasure. It’s a film I’ve seen several times, not merely due to the content, but to the fact that it attracted a pretty stellar cast in their earlier careers. I’m pretty …

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