Month: December 2017

SYNOPSIS: A writer is being haunted by a man who he thought was only in his imagination; however, this man could be something so much worse. REVIEW: Directed by George RomeroStarring Timothy Hutton, Amy Madigan, and Michael Rooker Based on the novel The Dark Half written by Stephen King, this movie opens in 1968 as
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While reflecting on 2017, I still maintain the most horrifying screen experiences occurred while watching the news. However, there were some sick and brilliantly crafted horror films released this year, and it seems the genre is starting to finally receive the credit it has deserved all along. The films on this list are not necessarily
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SYNOPSIS: A young psychiatric intern unearths secrets about the mental health facility in which he works. REVIEW: Director: William ButlerWriters: William Butler, Aaron StrongoniStars: Joshua Leonard, Jordan Ladd, Natasha Lyonne, Lance Henriksen Madhouse is a horror/thriller which straddles the fine line between cliché and, er, non-cliché. Utilizing a cast of horror regulars, Director, William Butler
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SYNOPSIS: A group of friends stumble onto the killing grounds of a cannibalistic loner who then mercilessly stalks down the party, one-by-one. When only a small group remains, they decide to take a stand against the murderer and fight for their lives. REVIEW: German director/gorehound Andreas Schnaas is at it again, this time paying homage
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SYNOPSIS: “After teenagers Steve Andrews and his girlfriend Jane Martin see a meteorite crash nearby, they set off to investigate. They come across an old man who seems to have some type of gelatinous matters stuck to his hand. They take him to Doctor Hallen who isn’t sure what the substance is but Steve becomes
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SYNOPSIS: “In the early 21st century, the USA is in the wake of the Second Civil War. The whole country is in a constant state of emergency. What was formerly called the American Congress now rules the country with fascistic methods. There is only one free city left, Steel Harbour, a coastal California industrial town
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“Hangman” is available On Ultra VOD November 24th, and in theaters and On Demand December 22nd. Director Johnny Martin spoke with Horrornews.net for an exclusive about his new film “Hangman” starring Al Pacino, Karl Urban, Brittany Snow, Joe Anderson and Sarah Shahi. Hi Johnny Johnny- Hi, where are you calling from? Pennsylvania! Johnny- Is it
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SYNOPSIS: In a direct continuation of the original Ringu film, a young woman investigates the disappearance of her mentor after a mysterious video appears that seems to cause the deaths of those who view it. REVIEW: Ringu 2 is not a film that wastes a lot of time with early exposition when it comes to
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SYNOPSIS: A small construction crew on an island is terrorized when some strange spirit-like being takes over a large bulldozer, and goes on a killing rampage. REVIEW: If memory serves me correctly, the 1970s brought us many nature runs amok movies. Jaws, Piranha, Gator, and Grizzly are all examples of movies that were trying to
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SYNOPSIS: Bradley Thomas is a hard working man. After him and his wife’s miscarriage they admit the spark isn’t there anymore and decide to have a baby. After being fired from his job, he turns to his friend who hires him as a drug dealer. A trade goes bad and he ends up in prison,
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SYNOPSIS: A young couple deliberately moves into a haunted house to contact the other side. Until their conduit, a painted black mirror proves to contain a malevolent presence hell-bent on bringing harm to their new family. REVIEW: It’s always a refreshing sojourn for me, as a reviewer, to head back to that old chestnut formula
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SYNOPSIS: After a bloodied and distraught janitor trudges through a local pub on Christmas Eve, the unlikely pact of the bartender, patron and policeman join forces with him to stop the reanimated army of Cadavers wandering the halls of a nearby university. REVIEW: “Never Leave A Mess Unclean” Directed By: Joel ZerullStarring: Daniel Rairdin-Hale, Hanlon
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SYNOPSIS: A sorority house is terrorized by a stranger who makes frightening phone calls and then murders the sorority sisters during Christmas break. REVIEW: What can be said about the original Black Christmas that hasn’t been said before? Probably not much but I’m sure the obvious statements such as the “FIRST” slasher movie to turn
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SYNOPSIS: “Rejected by the Whos as a child and living in spiteful seclusion for most of his life, the Grinch has always hated the citizens of Whoville. That especially goes for Christmas with the Whos noise, phony sentiment and wasteful materialism. When little Cindy Lou Who’s attempt to transcend the festivities’ empty commercialism by inviting
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SYNOPSIS: We follow a serial killer and his victims as they all prepare for Christmas in their own ways. This year it doesn’t matter if you have been naughty or nice, Santa is coming to town no matter what, and he knows where you live. REVIEW: I’ll be honest, I’m super impressed that there are
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SYNOPSIS: Interwoven stories that take place on Christmas Eve, as told by one festive radio host: A family brings home more than a Christmas tree, a student documentary becomes a living nightmare, a Christmas spirit terrorizes and Santa finds himself fighting against a horde of possessed elves. REVIEW: It’s that time of the year again!
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SYNOPSIS: On a quiet suburban street, a babysitter must defend a twelve-year-old boy from intruders, only to discover it’s far from a normal home invasion. REVIEW: In the land of the horror film, no holiday is safe from evil, terror, killers, and monsters of various origins. Christmas, with all of its images of love, peace,
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SYNOPSIS: Five years after the murder of his wife and disappearance of his daughter, former police officer Jeremy Duffin is brought back to help in the hunt for a yuletide monster that punishes children that have been “naughty.” As the monster becomes more erratic and unpredictable, Jeremy learns the truth about the disappearance of his
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SYNOPSIS: A family is terrorized by a homicidal stranger on Christmas. REVIEW: I’ve heard a lot about Red Christmas in recent weeks and while some of it was good some of it was also bad so I went into it with mixed feelings. In a lot of ways I enjoyed it but at the same
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It’s entirely possible that you’re not going to run out, rent and line these up for Christmas day. And it’s also pretty likely that quite a few of these titles are just simply beyond renting anyways. Most likely an old VHS rental local might do the trick. However, it’s always nice to know what your
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The last of our list rounding off a smattering of sick and repulsively get under your skin films for underground horror enthusiasts. Titles will get added as discovered. S&MAN (2006) – J.T. PettySADISTICUM (2008) – Sebastian RadtkeSADOMASTER LOCURA GENERAL (2011) – Germán MagariñosSALO: 120 DAYS OF SODOM (1975) – Pier Paolo PasoliniSANDIK (THE CHEST) (SHORT
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