Film Review: The Black Room (2016)
Aug16

Film Review: The Black Room (2016)

The Black Room is a film that I thought was going to be awful. It stars hot girls and CGI. It’s from a director that has made some realy goofy stuff in the past. It had softcore porn meets SyFy creature feature written all over it. Luckily enough, it was actually pretty decent. I’m just not quite sure if I feel this way because it wasn’t as bad as I prejudged, or it was actually good. Starring Natasha Henstridge, Dominique Swain, and...

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Film Review: CUT SHOOT KILL (2017)
Aug15

Film Review: CUT SHOOT KILL (2017)

Film Review: Review by: Jay Kay As streaming platforms and more distribution companies pop up, the need and increase in horror film content grows. CUT SHOOT KILL is another piece of horror content that takes the basic slasher formula, adds a few clever twists, well-constructed gore makeup and excellent cinematography but still fades into the bloody forest of horror film history. Let’s be honest, who am I to criticize the creators,...

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Film Review: Diamond Cartel (2017)
Aug14

Film Review: Diamond Cartel (2017)

Diamond Cartel is a film from MVD Entertainment and Cleopatra Records. It stars Michael Madsen and Peter O’toole. It is a film that will blow your mind, just not in a good way. When you view the cover of this film, you will think it has Kill Bill written all over it. I think that was the point too. It does, in fact, seem to have taken a huge amount of influence from Tarantino. Its plot screams True Romance, while its structure in time...

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Artsploitation Decks the Halls with a RED CHRISTMAS
Aug13

Artsploitation Decks the Halls with a RED CHRISTMAS

Artsploitation has unwrapped a gift for all the bad boys and girls with the upcoming limited release of the Australian horror film Red Christmas. Veteran television director and actor Craig Anderson makes his feature debut with Red Christmas, combining the banal horror of family gatherings with the issues of abortion, feminism, ethics, religion and privacy, with a blood-splattered twist on what happens when secrets refuse to stay...

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Film Review: REPLACE (2017) Fantasia 2017
Aug13

Film Review: REPLACE (2017) Fantasia 2017

It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Richard Stanley, so when I read that REPLACE, which he co-wrote with director Norbert Keil, was playing at Fantasia this year it went right onto my need to see list. And while it wasn’t quite what I was expecting, it is a great updating of an old plot. Kira (Rebecca Forsythe WE ARE YOUR FRIENDS) has what seems like an ideal life until she begins to suffer memory losses and a strange condition...

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Film Review: JUNK HEAD (2017) Fantasia 2017
Aug11

Film Review: JUNK HEAD (2017) Fantasia 2017

One of the joys of film festivals is discovering something that is totally off your radar. Takahide Hori’s JUNK HEAD is a fine example of that. Screening for the first time outside of Japan at Fantasia 2017 this entirely stop motion animated film is a maniacally surreal trip into the future. Expanded from a 2013 short of the same name, JUNK HEAD is set centuries from now after experimentation and mutation has rendered man immortal but...

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Film Review: PUNK FU ZOMBIE (2017) Fantasia 2017
Aug09

Film Review: PUNK FU ZOMBIE (2017) Fantasia 2017

In 2048 Quebec has become an independent nation. It is also under zombie attack. But it has been prophesied that a savior will arise to defeat the undead hordes, that savior being the son of the man who gave Quebec it’s freedom. But he just wants to smoke weed and play video games… With PUNK FU ZOMBIE Gabriel Claveau set out to make a tribute to the low budget so bad they’re good films of the VHS era and revitalize...

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Film Review: THE NIGHT WATCHMEN (2017) Fantasia 2017
Aug07

Film Review: THE NIGHT WATCHMEN (2017) Fantasia 2017

As one half of The Butcher Brothers and on his own, Mitchell Altieri has written and directed films ranging from the PROM NIGHT remake to HOLY GHOST PEOPLE, THE HAMILTONS and its sequel THE THOMPSONS, but he’s never had that one film that would put him firmly in the spotlight. THE NIGHT WATCHMEN should finally change that. After a circus troupe is killed in Romania by a mysterious illness their bodies are returned to their native...

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Film Review: THE HONOR FARM (2017) Fantasia 2017
Aug05

Film Review: THE HONOR FARM (2017) Fantasia 2017

Since it premiered at SXSW Karen Skloss’s debut feature THE HONOR FARM has received very polarized responses, many finding it a brilliant and subversive take on horror cliches while others have just found it dull. After seeing it as part of this year’s Fantasia 2017, I can understand both responses although I found it very enjoyable. Lucy (Olivia Applegate FOLLOW) and Annie (Katie Folger ZERO CHARISMA) are heading to the prom, with...

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Film Review: Doberman Cop (1977)
Aug04

Film Review: Doberman Cop (1977)

Arrow Video has set their sights on some of the more obscure works of Sonny Chiba. After reviewing Wolf Guy, I was thinking I needed to watch more of his stuff. He has tons of it after all. Most of my experience with his films has been on VHS, old school TV, and low quality Mill Creek/Echo Bridge so-called DVDs. These negative experiences have definitely had me pumped about some Blu-ray upgrades. Director Kinji Fukasaku has famously...

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