Film Review: The Color of Pomegranates (1969)
Jun26

Film Review: The Color of Pomegranates (1969)

The Color of Pomegranates is a newer release from The Criterion Collection, directed by Sergei Parajanov. It is an interesting biography of the poet Sayat Nova told through numerous interconnected scenes of metaphoric and poetic imagery. For a film that came out in 1969, it is hard to separate from the more current autobiographical works of Alejandro Jodorowsky. This movie has amazing costumes, set design, and direction. It is a...

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Film Review: CORBIN NASH (2018)
May29

Film Review: CORBIN NASH (2018)

CORBIN NASH (2018) Director: Ben Jagger Writers: Ben Jagger, Dean S. Jagger, Christopher P. Taylor Stars: Dean Jagger, Richard Wagner, Corey Feldman, Malcolm McDowell, Rutger Hauer, Bruce Davison, Courtney Gains, Patrick Brennan Director BEN JAGGER’S CORBIN NASH has the best of intentions, but unfortunately doesn’t manage to rise above the level of even the best episode of BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, in terms of writing. Acting-wise,...

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Film Review: COLD HELL (2017) [aka Die Hölle]
Apr15

Film Review: COLD HELL (2017) [aka Die Hölle]

COLD HELL (2017) [aka Die Hölle] Director: Stefan Ruzowitzky Stars: Violetta Schurawlow, Tobias Moretti, Robert Palfrader So, I couldn’t seem to get out of Germany. No sooner had I moved on from reviewing LIVING SPACE to the next film, I found it still had me stuck in “Deutschland”. But this time, folks, it’s a very GOOD thing. Horror fans may or may not be familiar with the name STEFAN RUZOWITZKY. But you might be familiar with his...

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Film Review: CANNIBALS AND CARPET FITTERS (2017) – MidWest WeirdFest
Mar03

Film Review: CANNIBALS AND CARPET FITTERS (2017) – MidWest WeirdFest

CANNIBALS AND CARPET FITTERS (2017) Before we go any further let me mention the online screener I was sent had this note “Cannibals and Carpet Fitters Screener: this is a work in progress version as the film is still in post production. This screener contains temporary picture grade and incomplete credits.” They shouldn’t have worried, it looks fine. After an amusing and gory prologue involving a couple of lost campers played by Alex...

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Film Review: Contamination (1982)
Feb09

Film Review: Contamination (1982)

Contamination was another “splatteriffic” film that I picked up from this year’s Arrow Video Festive Sale. It was released in 1980 and directed by Luigi Cozzi. He made a Hercules movie and a Godzilla movie. He did some stuff to honor Dario Argento as well. For the most part, though, we only care about him because of this movie. Contamination is an alien exploitation film that will remind you of everything from Hell of the...

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Film Review: CURSE OF THE WITCH’S DOLL (2018)
Feb02

Film Review: CURSE OF THE WITCH’S DOLL (2018)

Even though evil dolls have been around since the beginning of film, it was ANNABELLE that reanimated it. And CURSE OF THE WITCH’S DOLL may well be the film to kill it again. Beginning with a prologue set in 1660 in which a witch is dragged off to her doom as her doll, (with eyes that look oddly plastic given the time period), watches. We then jump ahead to 1942, Adeline (Helen Crevel SURVIVAL INSTINCT) and her daughter Chloe (Layla...

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Film Review: CRUEL SUMMER (2016)
Feb01

Film Review: CRUEL SUMMER (2016)

CRUEL SUMMER (2016) Cruel Summer is a 2016 dramatic thriller, written as a reflection of some horrifying events that took place in the UK in preceding years. The events involved attacks on teenagers with Autism and Asperger’s. Some cases resulted in physical assaults and sadly in another, murder. SYNOPSIS: Young Autism sufferer Danny enjoys the serenity and solitude of camping. That’s all about to change when enraged teens...

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Film Review: The Campus (2018)
Jan31

Film Review: The Campus (2018)

From Gas Money Pictures, comes the newest release from indie horror director, editor, and producer  J. Horton. It centers around a young woman who is punished for the sins of her father. In order to repay his debt to the devil, Morgan (Rachel Amanda Bryant), must re-live multiple violent situations involving death and dismemberment. I’m not gonna lie, the first fifteen or twenty minutes had me fooled. I thought it was going to...

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Film Review: CUTE LITTLE BUGGERS (2017)
Jan20

Film Review: CUTE LITTLE BUGGERS (2017)

You have to give director Tony Jopia (DEADTIME, DAWNING OF THE DEAD) credit for letting us know right from the go just what to expect from CUTE LITTLE BUGGERS. Within the first few minutes we get aliens here to mate with our women, a set of large, bare, silicone enhanced breasts, tentacles, killer rabbits and a bloody impalement. Shakespeare this isn’t. Melchior (Kristofer Dayne CRYING WOLF 3D) returns to his rural English home town...

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Film Review: CAT SICK BLUES (2015)
Jan16

Film Review: CAT SICK BLUES (2015)

CAT SICK BLUES (2015) is an Australian Indie film, focused on the bizarre antics of a serial killer. SYNOPSIS: Suffering a mental breakdown after the death of his cat, introverted loner Ted convinces himself that in order to bring his beloved pet back to life, he needs nine human lives to sacrifice in its place.Constructing a cat costume, complete with mask and razor sharp claws, Ted embarks on a murderous rampage, slashing his way...

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