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Film Review: Blood Lake: Attack of the Killer Lampreys (2014)

SYNOPSIS: After chomping through the fish population, thousands of starved lampreys begin attacking the citizens of a sleepy lake town, and the community scrambles to stay alive. REVIEW: I have made no secret of my love for the films of The Asylum, so if you really hate films like Sharknado, Two Headed Shark Attack, and Supercroc, I should tell you …

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Film Review: Olga (short film) (2016)

SYNOPSIS: When Olga, a young woman with a troubled past, finds the man who killed her parents before her eyes, it’s time for him to get what’s coming to him. REVIEW: Yet another short film, kiddies! This time we have OLGA, a short film from Canada by Olaf Svenson. This film is in French with English subtitles. OLGA premiered at …

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Film Review: Parasites (2016)

SYNOPSIS: Genre vet Robert Miano (Donnie Brasco) headlines as Wilco, the leader of a band of bloodthirsty vagrants who rule the underpasses and alleyways of downtown LA. When he and his men come across a trio of lost college boys (centered around newcomer Sean Samuels), all hell breaks loose. The industrial barbarianism of downtown Los Angeles is equal parts player …

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Film Review: The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017)

SYNOPSIS: A teenager’s attempts to bring a brilliant surgeon into his dysfunctional family take an unexpected turn. REVIEW: With films like Dogtooth and The Lobster in his stable, Yorgos Lanthimos likes to push his audience to understand and get beyond the parameters of their comfort zones. In doing so, he draws you in and then seemingly keeps you at an …

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Film Review: Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory (2011)

SYNOPSIS: A further investigation into the arrest of three teenagers who were wrongfully convicted of killing three young boys in Arkansas and spent nearly 20 years in prison before being released because DNA evidence proved their innocence REVIEW: Starring: Jason Baldwin, Jessie Misskelley Jr., Damien Echols, Johnny Depp, Natalie Maines, Joe Berlinger, Bruce Sinofsky and Eddie Vedder Directed by: Joe …

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Film Review: Snuff 102 (2007)

SYNOPSIS: Snuff 102 is an Argentinean underground hardcore gore film directed by filmmaker Mariano Peralta. The film was premiered at the Mar del Plata International Film Festival in 2007, creating a commotion among the audience. Some of them claimed scenes in the film were real. A young reporter begins to unravel the secrets of an underground myth… snuff films. Soon …

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Film Review: Fright Flick (2011)

SYNOPSIS: Director Isreal Luna weaves this hair-raising tale of a low-budget film crew being stalked by a vicious slasher. The director is a hack who’s obsessed with the lead actress, the producer is forced to swallow his pride instead of getting credit where credit is due, and the supporting actress is jealous that she didn’t land the lead. REVIEW: Written …

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Film Review: The Worm Eaters (1977)

SYNOPSIS: Herman Ungar has a way with his worms. He keeps watch over them and is able to communicate with them. In the small town that Herman resides in, the mayor is trying to force him off his property. Once Herman is, in fact, forcibly evicted, he decides to exact revenge. Herman implants worms in the food of all sorts …

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Film Review: Inferno (1980)

SYNOPSIS: One of the Italian horror mastermind’s finest films, Inferno. In this chilling mystery, the tenants of a Manhattan apartment are terrorized by deadly spirits — among other equally gruesome things, they’re decapitated, clawed to death by cats, burned and attacked by a knife-wielding killer. This semi-sequel to Argento’s 1977 film Suspiria is stylish, violent and classy all at the …

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Film Review: Beast Within (aka Virus Undead) (2008)

SYNOPSIS: Terror catapults onto the screen as a new form of avian flu turns its unsuspecting victims into voracious zombies. Pleasure-seeking 20-somethings partying in a remote mansion must then battle the flesh-eating monsters and the infected birds. Armed with flamethrowers, brawn and scientific know-how, the friends barricade themselves against the horrors of the night, but will any of them live …

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Film Review: Anna (2013)

SYNOPSIS: John Washington, a “memory detective,” is assigned a seemingly simple case: he must make Anna Greene, a disturbed sixteen-year-old on a hunger strike, eat. Difficulties ensue, though, as he finds Anna could be much more dangerous than she seems. REVIEW: What if a sixteen-year-old girl was a diabolical genius? For real, imagine what that would be like. For real. …

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Film Review: Red White and Blue (2010)

SYNOPSIS: Film follows the cool, emotionless Erica, who dives into bed with any man she meets. When she is offered a job in a DIY store in Austin, she discovers the kindness of strangers, but also the gruesome shadowy side of it. REVIEW: It doesn’t happen very often, though it is possible for a film to just leave me completely …

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Film Review: Come Back To Me (2014)

SYNOPSIS: Sarah and Josh are a young married couple who, after a car accident, has their lives start spiraling out of control when Sarah starts having what seems to be night terrors, and soon after becomes pregnant even though Josh claims to be sterile. Sarah hides a camera and soon realizes a horrible secret that is beyond her grasp of …

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Film Review: Drive Thru (2007)

SYNOPSIS: Nothing ever happens in the tiny Orange County, Calif., town of Blanca Carne, but that’s about to change. Hella Burger’s evil mascot, Horny the Clown (Van De La Plante), is on a murderous rampage. Tired of seeing her friends slaughtered by Horny’s meat cleaver, 17-year-old Mackenzie (Leighton Meester) decides to put an end to his killing spree. Nicholas D’Agosto, …

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Film Review: Shelley (2016)

SYNOPSIS: Louise and Kasper want to become parents but Louise is unable to have children. She seals a pact with her Romanian maid, Elena, to bear Louise’s child, but things don’t turn out as they planned REVIEW: I’ve been watching horror flicks since I was a kid. Having been born in the late ‘70s, this means I grew up with …

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