Every Unearthed Films Release, Ranked and Rated: Part 2 of 5 (#36-#50)
Apr10

Every Unearthed Films Release, Ranked and Rated: Part 2 of 5 (#36-#50)

Numbers thirty-six through fifty make up most of the three star reviews. Number thirty-five actually received three stars, with thirty-four starting off the series of 3.5 star reviews. Number thirty-seven also marks the middle of road, being the halfway point between one and seventy-five. So this is the part of the list where we abandon all fear of cliches, and break on through to the other side. Philosophy of a Knife and Android of...

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Film Review: Basket Case (1982)
Mar14

Film Review: Basket Case (1982)

In case you didn’t already own Basket Case in one of its numerous formats, Arrow Video is putting out the best edition yet. Frank Henenlotter’s cult-splatter-indie-classic Basket Case is one of my favorite fucked up movies of all time. I remember when I first this movie on VHS. I was pretty young, so I saw it as one of the scariest and goriest films I’d ever seen. For years, I thought it was one of the most...

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Film Review: POE 4: The Black Cat (2018)
Mar11

Film Review: POE 4: The Black Cat (2018)

Domiziano Christopharo, Chris Milewski, and Brace Beltempo are the directors behind the fourth and final POE anthology. I have covered the entire series on the site, despite the fact that I’m usually not a fan of the anthology structure. These, however, have all managed to satisfy my need for horror and gore, without boring me like many of your standard and stereotypical anthology films. This anthology deals with multiple...

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Film Review: BLOOD FEAST (2016)
Feb26

Film Review: BLOOD FEAST (2016)

I was so excited to see the Blood Feast remake on the shelf at my local Best Buy. Seeing names like Marcel Walz and Megan Nicholson gave me a feeling of victory. I saw the underground being represented at the national level. Sadly, the film didn’t have the underground feel that one would expect from the work of some of the best in splatter that Canada and Europe have to offer. First off, the cast is highly recognizable. There is...

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Film Review: BLACK CREEK (2017)
Feb12

Film Review: BLACK CREEK (2017)

The quality of Writer/Director JAMES CROW’S third feature made in that capacity, BLACK CREEK (2017), ironically seems somewhat to mirror the plot of the movie. Every time the halfway decent storyline tries to rise into existence, the grade-school level acting of the majority of the cast keeps killing it. Over…and over…and over…and over again. Maybe I’m not getting it because it wasn’t intended for someone from my...

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Film Review: Blood Rage (1987)
Feb05

Film Review: Blood Rage (1987)

Blood Rage is a one of the hidden gems from Arrow Video that I picked up at this year’s festive sale. Gore fiends and low-budget cult collectors from back in the day know all about this film. Some, however, need some education. Blood Rage was shot in Jacksonville, Florida in the early eighties and released in 1987. Directed by John Grissmer and starring Louise Lasser and Mark Soper, this was a film that seemed like it would get some...

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Netflix: The Good, The Bad, and The Kinda-Almost-Decent (Part 2)
Jan19

Netflix: The Good, The Bad, and The Kinda-Almost-Decent (Part 2)

Believe the Hype: Raw has been talked about glowingly by many people. I just watched it and I have to say that I’m pretty impressed. This film has an oddly realistic feel that I found far more disturbing than I expected going in. The few negative reviews that I read saw the film as exploitative, relying on shock value. I disagree. This film has a dirty low-budget look with convincing gore effects and performances. Strangely enough, I...

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Netflix: The Good, The Bad, and The Kinda-Almost-Decent (Part 1)
Jan18

Netflix: The Good, The Bad, and The Kinda-Almost-Decent (Part 1)

Worse Than Expected: XX was an anthology film that I recently checked out on Netflix. I don’t know why I thought this anthology was going to be good. I guess it was the concept. The perspective shift to female protagonists in films created by females was intriguing. However, I quickly realized that they weren’t as original as they were marketed to be. Aside from one good gore scene per segment, the films did nothing to intrigue me....

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Film Review: BUCKOUT ROAD (2017)
Dec12

Film Review: BUCKOUT ROAD (2017)

Films based on urban legends are a staple of the genre, films based on three of them aren’t so common. BUCKOUT ROAD combines three urban legends from the same stretch of highway in Westchester County, New York. Located a mere twenty miles from the town of Sleepy Hollow, (yes that’s a real place), Buckout Road is claimed to be the most haunted stretch of blacktop on Earth. Matthew Currie Holmes weaves a trio of these hauntings into an...

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Film Review: BONEHILL ROAD (2017)
Nov28

Film Review: BONEHILL ROAD (2017)

Of all the classic monsters probably the most poorly used has been the werewolf. While there’s been some wonderful films like those of Spain’s Paul Naschy to genuine classics like DOG SOLDIERS and AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON lyncanthropes have tended to be featured in dull films or as supporting characters in films like the UNDERWORLD franchise. However 2017 has seen indie filmmakers give the character a well needed boost,...

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