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Film Review: Grave Encounters 2 (2012)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: As film student Alex Wright (Richard Harmon) becomes obsessed with the film Grave Encounters and the disappearance of its cast, including Lance Preston (Sean Rogerson), he begins receiving contact from from an unknown blog follower, “Death Awaits 666.” The more Alex uncovers about those events, the more he wants to film a documentary about the hospital …

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Film Review: Vampire Diary (2007)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: While trolling London’s Goth clubs to chronicle a subculture of wannabe vampires, nascent filmmaker Holly (Morven Macbeth) meets and falls for smoldering lesbian Vicki (Anna Walton) — who turns out to be a bona-fide bloodsucker. Though several vampire-style killings arouse Holly’s suspicions about her new love, she soon finds herself drawn into Vicki’s seductive netherworld in …

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Film Review: Greystone Park (2012)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: In October 2009, the filmmakers went into an abandoned psychiatric hospital to explore the ‘haunted’ institution, famous for its radical treatment of patients with mental illness. Electroshock, insulin therapy, and lobotomies were commonplace. Once inside, the filmmakers quickly discovered that they were not alone; this story is based on their experiences… REVIEW: Called by 2 names, …

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Film Review: Re-cut (2010)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Following the discovery of the murder of two twin girls in their family’s barn, a former reality TV-star is dispatched by a TV-news station to uncover the mystery behind their gruesome deaths. REVIEW: Director – Fritz Manger Starring – Ross Kohn, Meredith Phillips, Austin Basis The idea of the actual existence of “snuff films” is one …

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Film Review: Apollo 18 (2011)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Decades-old found footage from NASA’s abandoned Apollo 18 mission, where two American astronauts were sent on a secret expedition, reveals the reason the U.S. has never returned to the moon. REVIEW:  If you found yourself confused with the footage aspect and adverts, rest assured this film is just fiction. It also is entirely shot in POV …

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Film Review: Alien: Origin (2012)

Alien: Origin (2012)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: A movie created from “found footage” of a lost military expedition that exposes the origins of life on earth. REVIEW: My first thought when hearing the title “Alien: Origin” from the folks over at The Asylum I assumed it would be some sort of “Prometheus” mockbuster. Instead, I just sat through a film that ran just …

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Film Review: Chronicle (2012)

Rate This MovieSYNOPSIS: Three high school friends gain superpowers after making an incredible discovery. Soon, though, they find their lives spinning out of control and their bond tested as they embrace their darker sides. REVIEW: Found footage style cam has gotten inventive. “Chronicle” is the latest in this style that while using the trademark “carry-a-camera-around” look and feel is actually …

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Film Review: Area 407 (2012)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Survivors of an airplane crash find themselves within the borders of a government testing area and pursued by predators. REVIEW: “Area 407” is the latest arrival in the cinema verite game. In many ways, the film is to the level that I “expected” “Chernobyl Diaries” to be. But as they say, Chernobyl Diaries” didn’t live up …

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