Month: August 2017

SYNOPSIS: A tale of sadness , grief, and the despair of loneliness REVIEW: A slow burner horror film can be one of the greatest in the genre. A sense of dread and anticipation helps create the suspense that leads to the final moments of a horror film allowing a wonderful climax of chaos and terror.
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SYNOPSIS: While living in complete isolation in the desert of southern California, a long forgotten shock-rock musician reflects on his dark past of drug abuse, violence, and self destruction. REVIEW: If you’ve ever had to remind yourself that what you’re watching is just a movie in order to stomach a violent scene or disturbing imagery
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SYNOPSIS: Jenny Bilson, a high school senior, is the perfect student, a wonderful daughter to a veteran police detective and an all American Dream. But the one mistake she is unaware of making is about to haunt her in a very violent way, as her past returns for revenge. REVIEW: Ditch Day Massacre is Director
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SYNOPSIS: A vacation to the Ozarks turns upside-down when bull sharks somehow infiltrate Arkansas’ freshwater lakes and wreak havoc on a town’s big fireworks festival. REVIEW: Director: Misty TalleyWriter: Marcy Holland, Greg MitchellStarring: Allisyn Ashley Arm, Dave Davis, Ross Britz, Thomas Francis Murphy, Michael Papajohn, Laura Cayouette, and Ashton Leigh Ozark Sharks, also known as
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SYNOPSIS: Emma, a college student with a crippling fear of clowns, must come face to face with her worst fear when an evil spirit in the body of a clown is summoned terrorizing the town she calls home. REVIEW: Lon Chaney is attributed with the quote: “There’s nothing funny about a clown in the moonlight.”
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Urban legends have been a part of our society since the first man crawled from the primordial soup. It’s only natural that we create things, no matter how outlandish or asinine, to explain things we can’t (or don’t) understand. And that, folks, is how organized religion came to pass. But we’re not here to talk
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Urban legends have been a part of our society since the first man crawled from the primordial soup. It’s only natural that we create things, no matter how outlandish or asinine, to explain things we can’t (or don’t) understand. And that, folks, is how organized religion came to pass. But we’re not here to talk
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SYNOPSIS: A determined young woman and a damaged occultist risk their lives and souls to perform a dangerous ritual that will grant them what they want. REVIEW: Grief is something that can drive people to do some rather crazy things, which is probably why it makes a good motivation for characters in horror films. When
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SYNOPSIS: Members of a film crew learn to their dismay that the horror film that they are working on is actually a snuff film. REVIEW: I knew pretty much nothing about Effects before I watched it (to be honest I had never even heard of it) but I thought that it sounded like it had
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SYNOPSIS: When a film student and her two friends go to Kern County to shoot a documentary, they stumble upon a mysterious family and learn why Pandora’s box should never have been opened. REVIEW: Fracking is an environmental issue that never gets as much attention as it deserves. It’s a danger to the environment, but
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SYNOPSIS: A team of young superheroes and their robots fight to protect their futuristic city from a bumbling gang of evil-doers – in order to do so, they must collect the four miraculous and sacred Skull Stones before they fall into the wrong hands! REVIEW: Yatterman (2009) is a Japanese live-action film based on an
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SYNOPSIS: On her way home from a stay at a mental institution after a traumatic rape, a woman realizes that someone is deliberately trying to drive her insane. REVIEW: Adequate. There’s a word you just don’t hear very often. I used to know a gentleman who used that word to occasionally describe movies that he’d
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What makes horror such a great genre for movies, television, literature, and anything else you can think of? In a word: versatility. Horror isn’t always defined by gore and death, but rather the feeling of doom, gloom, and dread. It can be funny just as well as terrifying. Our little niche of cinematic and media
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Nicholas- Hi Janel! Hi Nicholas, How are you? Nicholas- I am well. How are you doing? I am doing well. Thank you! First off, “Union Furnace” was awesome. You did an amazing job. Nicholas- That’s great! Thank you. Tell us how you got involved with the film, “Union Furnace” and why did you decide to
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SYNOPSIS: Three years ago, twenty-two year old “girl-next door” Rachel barely survived a brutal massacre that left all of her friends murdered. Time has passed, and Rachel has moved on, but unfortunately her close friends are spending Spring Break in a secluded house in the woods, and they have cordially invited her to join. She
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SYNOPSIS: A dark comedy about one man’s overreaction! Roma’s (Anthony Michael Hall) perfect life unravels when his foreman goes missing and he chooses to fire the wrong guy. REVIEW: Aftermath is a mystery of a film in itself. There is so little information about it on the internet that one would think it doesn’t exist.
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SYNOPSIS: Every seven years in an unsuspecting town, The Tournament takes place. A battle royale between 30 of the world’s deadliest assassins. The last man standing receiving the $10,000,000 cash prize and the title of Worlds No 1, which itself carries the legendary million dollar a bullet price tag. REVIEW: Tournament is a blast!. Much
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SYNOPSIS: This is another look at the occult as inspired by Roger Corman and his view of the dark side. Jealous witch Erica uses her powers to influence her unwitting husband Larry and his colleagues, who all work for a big law firm. REVIEW: Within five minutes of Sorceress, directed by Jim Wynorski (Sorority House
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SYNOPSIS: An anthropologist goes to Haiti after hearing rumors about a drug used by black magic practitioners to turn people into zombies. REVIEW: Wade Davis, a Harvard-educated anthropologist, traveled to Haiti in the early eighties to research the Vodou religion and its practices. His specific focus was concentrated on zombies, and the assortment of ingredients
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SYNOPSIS: A chronic philanderer falls victim to an extortion scheme when he is abducted by four masked strangers demanding retribution for his sins. REVIEW: I love it when things go wrong for the protagonist in films and maybe that’s why Fargo and National Lampoon’s Vacation are some of my favourite time killers. There’s something about
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SYNOPSIS: Velora is abducted by Ridley, a crazy dude who is adept with a sniper rifle. Will she escape before he tires of her and kills her? REVIEW: Directed by Jon BennellStarring: James Ray, Kathleen Benner, Michael Harrelson Professional sports organizations have sources from which they farm new talent, talent that excels among an otherwise
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SYNOPSIS: Irina is dying. She desperately searches for blood during her last days on Earth while living in a run down motel. REVIEW: The film is ostensibly about a vampire who’s at the end of her existence and her final days on Earth. She lives alone in a dilapidated motel, how she ended up here
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