Every Unearthed Films Release, Ranked and Rated: Part 4 of 5 (#11-#20)
Apr12

Every Unearthed Films Release, Ranked and Rated: Part 4 of 5 (#11-#20)

The top twenty releases from Unearthed Films are truly must-own films for the collector of independent, underground, and extreme horror. Many of these are modern releases, showing the growing quality of the label with multi-disc releases and wild special editions. There are still some classics in the top twenty though. Some are going to be tough to find, making some of these older releases excellent collector pieces. The newest...

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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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Double Film Review: The Dance of Reality & Endless Poetry (2013-2017)
Jan14

Double Film Review: The Dance of Reality & Endless Poetry (2013-2017)

It is pretty common to see a bunch of “best of” and “worst of” lists during the first week of a new year. I usually do them. This year, however, I am completely worn out from the vast amounts of cinematic negativity on the internet. I have just been waiting for that one guy to make two lists consisting of no titles, and then going on to explain why he hates everything…even the stuff he has yet to see. The...

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Film Review: EUTHANIZER aka ARMOMURHAAJA (2017)
Dec11

Film Review: EUTHANIZER aka ARMOMURHAAJA (2017)

Sometimes you have misgivings about a movie before you see it, sometimes those misgivings are unjustified and you end up watching a great film. Other times your instincts are quite right and you spend your time watching something you really wish you had avoided. Teemu Nikki’s “EUTHANIZER“, which ran as part of this year’s Saskatoon Fantastic Film Festival is one I wish I’d heeded my instincts about. Veijo (Matti Onnismaa)...

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Film Review: THE EVIL IN US (2016)
Sep06

Film Review: THE EVIL IN US (2016)

Hollywood takes a lot of abuse these days for constantly recycling the same themes and plots, and to a certain degree it’s true with all of the remakes, reboots and rip offs out there. But sometimes there’s something to be said for the comfort of a familiar tale told well, case in point THE EVIL IN US, writer/director Jason William Lee’s feature length debut. Starting with the grim discovery of dead and apparently partially eaten...

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Film Review: ERIK THE CONQUEROR (1961)
Sep01

Film Review: ERIK THE CONQUEROR (1961)

Arrow Video, and most fans of horror history, have a great love for director Mario Bava. Films like Black Sabbath, Blood and Black Lace, and Kill Baby, Kill are cult classics in the world of horror and exploitation film. His later works, like Rabid Dogs, Baron Blood, and Bay of Blood seem to be getting more notice due to their availability on streaming services. Yes, I just gave streaming services a positive nod. So now that that...

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Film Review: EFFECTS (1980)
Aug17

Film Review: EFFECTS (1980)

Effects is a super low budget gore fest that was created by the friends of George Romero. These friends also tend to be fairly well known in the world of horror. The cast and story behind this film alone make it worth checking into. Even the story behind the American Genre Film Archive is worth giving the people behind this release a shot at some underground glory. Tom Savini (Dawn of the Dead), Joe Pilato (Day of the Dead), and John...

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