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Film Review: Killer Nun (1979)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Sister Gertrude (Anita Ekberg) is a nurse assigned to a geriatric sanitarium. This once dedicated nun recently underwent neurosurgery and since the operation she’s struggled with morphine addiction and hallucinations. To feed her drug habit, Sister Gertrude emotionally manipulates Sister Mathieu (Paola Morra), a younger, sexually infatuated nun, into stealing morphine. Sister Gertrude’s behavior grows more …

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Film Review: The Brood (1979)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: An eccentric psychiatrist who practices innovative techniques to penetrate the psychological blocks in a man’s wife who is under his care. The husband “Oliver Reed” tries to uncover a suspicious psychiatrist’s therapy techniques being used on his institutionalized ex-wife. Through bodily manifestation the psychiatrist helps the wife to give birth to her living incarnations from the …

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Film Review: Zombie (1979)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: After a New York harbor patrolman is murdered at the hands of a flesh-hungry ghoul aboard an abandoned yacht, Anne (Tisa Farrow) — the daughter of the ship’s missing owner — teams with a newspaper reporter (Ian McCulloch) for a private investigation. Clues eventually lead them to a Caribbean island where the dead refuse to stay …

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Film Review: Human Experiments (1979)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: A demented prison doctor performs gruesome shock therapy experiments on inmates. REVIEW: Written by: Gregory Goodell & Richard Rothstein Directed by: Gregory Goodell Starring: Linda Haynes, Geoffrey Lewis, Ellen Travolta, Aldo Ray QUICK FIX: Country music warbler Rachel can’t seem to catch a break…she worms her way into an off-key, cat’s humping sounding performance in a …

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Film Review: The Psychotronic Man (1979)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS After a paranormal encounter, a Chicago barber develops uncontrollable telekinetic powers. In a fit of psychotronic rage, he kills an elderly man, becoming the target of a citywide manhunt. REVIEW: I’m a huge admirer of independent horror films, particularly regional ones by the likes of Don Dohler (The Alien Factor) or Charles B. Pierce (Legend of …

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Film Review: Crocodile (1979)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: A gigantic mutant crocodile appears off the coast of Thailand slaughtering everything in its path. All hope seems lost until a pair of renegade doctors team up with a local fisherman to destroy the beast. REVIEW: Today’s film buffs associate Thailand with chilling films like Shutter (2004) Alone (2007) or smack-tastic classics like Ong Bak (2003) …

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Film Review: Phantasm (1979)

Rate This MovieSYNOPSIS: Often considered one of the icons of 1970s independent horror cinema, director Don Coscarelli’s classic nail-biter follows two boys who, in pursuit of an odd-looking grave robber, may wind up as the newest members of a freshly dead slave race. Jody (Bill Thornbury) and Mike (A. Michael Baldwin) discover that the creature (Angus Scrimm) stealing cadavers walks …

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Film Review: Malabimba (1979)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Bimba’s mother has just been murdered mysteriously and the family is holding a seance to contact her spirit. As soon as the mystic finds her spirit things go crazy REVIEW: A group of people gather in the family castle for a séance, hoping to contact Andrea’s (Enzo Fisichella) recently deceased wife, Daniela. The medium (Elisa Mainardi, …

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