Film Review: GERMAN ANGST (2015)
Jul02

Film Review: GERMAN ANGST (2015)

GERMAN ANGST (2015) Directed By: Jorg Buttgereit, Michal Kosakowski, Andreas Marschall Written By: Jorg Buttgereit, Michal Kosakowski & Goran Mimica, Andreas Marschall Stars: Lola Gave, Axel Holst, Matthan Harris, Annika Strauss, Andreas Pape, Milton Welsh, Desiree Giorgietti, Kristina Kostiv, Rudiger Kuhlbrodt There are two distinct reactions I find I have, whenever a film really rocks my world these days.  I can be stunned into...

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Super Short Cinema Stock Up Review: It’s Alive Trilogy (1974-1987)
Jun29

Super Short Cinema Stock Up Review: It’s Alive Trilogy (1974-1987)

One of Scream Factory’s most recent releases is a trilogy from the glory days of horror. The It’s Alive trilogy spans thirteen years (1974-1987), and marked legendary director Larry Cohen’s move from Blaxploitation to horror cinema. These films center around the birth of mutant babies and their population spread throughout the country. The first film is more of a traditional horror film with scares and violence;...

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Film Review: EVEN LAMBS HAVE TEETH (2015)
Jun28

Film Review: EVEN LAMBS HAVE TEETH (2015)

EVEN LAMBS HAVE TEETH (2015) Director: Terry Miles Writer: Terry Miles Stars: Kirsten Prout, Tiera Skovbe, Michael Karl Richards, Patrick Gilmore, Garrett Black, Jameson Parker, Gwynyth Walsh, Chelah Horsdal, Graem Beddoes, Christian Sloan Need another good rape/revenge thriller? Writer/director TERRY MILES is only too happy to oblige with EVEN LAMBS HAVE TEETH.  But be forewarned: these cute little ‘lambs’ are anything but ‘silent’,...

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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: (A) TASTE OF PHOBIA (2017)
Jun25

Film Review: (A) TASTE OF PHOBIA (2017)

(A) TASTE OF PHOBIA (2017) Director(s): VARIOUS Writer(s): VARIOUS Stars: MARICA COTOGNINI, ALESSANDRO PEZZALI, TERRY REILLY, MICHAEL MAGGI, ELISA COLLO, MARTIN W. PAYNE, GUILIO PAMPLIGIONE, ELETTRA CAPUANO, PONTUS WONKAVAARA, EDWIN GARCIA, CLINT BEAVER The thing about horror anthologies that is the most problematic tends to be how wildly uneven the stories can get – especially if different vignettes are handed over to different...

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Film Review: Vigil (1984)
Jun21

Film Review: Vigil (1984)

Vincent Ward is a writer, director, actor, and producer from New Zealand. He has been involved in a few films that cross genres and generations. Among his most well known are What Dreams May Come and The Last Samurai. As far as direction goes, his 1984 and 1988 films Vigil and The Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey were both nominated for the Palme d’Or at Cannes. This film is about growing up and dealing with life and death,...

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Film Review: The Last House on the Left (1972)
Jun20

Film Review: The Last House on the Left (1972)

The Last House on the Left was once an infamous obscurity from Wes Craven’s early days. Today, however, the film has had multiple releases and a remake. This newest release comes from Arrow Video; it is a three disc limited edition set that finally includes the original soundtrack. In case you don’t already know about this film, it was made during a time when the rape/revenge genre was just a niche subgenre of the already...

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Film Review: BLOODY MOON (aka Die Sage des Todes/The Saw Of Death) (1981)
Jun18

Film Review: BLOODY MOON (aka Die Sage des Todes/The Saw Of Death) (1981)

BLOODY MOON (1981) Director: Jess (Jesus) Franco Writer: Rayo Casablanca Stars: Olivia Pascal, Christoph Moosbrugger, Nadja Gerganoff, Alexander Waechter, Jasmin Losensky, Corrina Drews, Ann-Beate Engelke, Peter Exacoustos, Maria Rubio You never know when a movie to review will just seemingly fall into your lap, at the most unexpected time.  This is one I ‘stumbled upon’ at a “Euro-Sleaze” double-feature...

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Film Review: SOUTHBOUND (2015)
Jun16

Film Review: SOUTHBOUND (2015)

SOUTHBOUND (2015) Directors: Roxanne Benjamin (“Siren”), David Bruckner (“The Accident”), Patrick Horvath (“Jailbreak”), Radio Silence (Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Chad Villella, Tyler Gillett, Justin Martinez) (“The Way Out/The Way In”) Writers: Roxanne Benjamin (“Siren”), Matt Bettinelli-Olpin (“The Way Out/The Way In”), David Bruckner (“The Accident”),...

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Film Review: Images (1972)
Jun14

Film Review: Images (1972)

Images is a 1972 film from writer/director/producer Robert Altman. This film stars Susannah York, Rene Auberjonois, and Cathryn Harrison. It is being released under the Arrow Academy label, which caters to important films outside of the cult realm, which was popularized by the Arrow Video label. This film centers around a woman who is trapped within the confines of her home and her mind. While staying in an isolated cabin with her...

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