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Come On In, Stranger! – A Review of The Guest

A soldier introduces himself to the Peterson family, claiming to be a friend of their son who died in action. After the young man is welcomed into their home, a series of accidental deaths seem to be connected to his presence. Continue reading

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TEST/REPOST: Blu-ray Review – Night of the Demons / Witchboard

Even if you’ve never seen them, if you’re a horror fan, you’ve likely heard something about both Night of the Demons, as well as Witchboard. Witchboard being the lesser known title.  Both film spawned several sequels that ranged from great, … Continue reading

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TEST/REPOST Blu-ray Review The Dead 2

The Ford Brothers’ The Dead is one of the best examples of modern zombie filmmaking. I know it has its detractors, mostly because of the slow-going nature of the film, but I found it to be breathtaking, which isn’t a … Continue reading

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TEST/REPOST: The Battery Blu-ray Review

I was on board with The Battery very early on. In all honesty, all it really took to rope me in was the unveiling of this badass, old school poster. I looked around on the net for reviews, but information … Continue reading

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Pieces of Entertainment – A Review of Pieces of Talent

This story centers around Charlotte, a struggling young actress who can’t catch a break. In an effort to support herself and her hopeless mother, Charlotte holds a job as a cocktail waitress at a seedy, local strip club and hates every minute of it. During a cigarette break late one evening she witnesses an altercation between an overzealous bouncer and an unfortunate passerby, David. David makes movies and given Charlotte’s career interests a friendship quickly develops. Soon enough, David mentions a project he has in the works that she would be perfect for and an excited Charlotte agrees to take part. She has no idea what she has signed up for. Continue reading

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Blu-ray Review – Drive Hard (IMAGE)

Drive Hard centers on a former race car DRIVER turned driver’s training instructor (Jane) who is abducted by a mysterious thief (Cusack) and forced to be the wheelman for a crime that puts both in the sights of the cops and the mob and leads them all on a chase across Australia’s Gold Coast. Continue reading

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Blu-ray Review – The Blob 1988 (Twilight Time) SOLD OUT!

Remake of the 1958 horror sci-fi about a deadly blob which is the spawn of a secret government germ warfare project which consumes everyone in its path. Teenagers try in vain to warn the townsfolk, who refuse to take them seriously, while government agents try to cover up the evidence and confine the creature. Continue reading

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Blu-ray Review – Dolls: Collector’s Edition (Scream Factory)

A precocious girl, her nasty parents, two punk-rock losers and a weak-kneed salesman inadvertently become the guests of two ghoulish senior citizens in their dark, haunted mansion. The old couple makes and collects dolls that, when not sitting still like good little mannequins, creep around in the night, offing the guests one by one! You may laugh at first, but if they turn on you, you’ll regret it…for the rest of your short life! Continue reading

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Scream Factory Brings CANDYMAN FAREWELL TO THE FLESH To Blu-ray On 1/6/15

His myth has endured for generations. His legacy is eternal rage. And now he’s back… with a vengeance! A film by award-winning filmmaker Bill Condon (Gods And Monsters, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn) and based on legendary Clive Barker’s popular short story, CANDYMAN: FAREWELL TO THE FLESH continues the tale of the phantom-like figure who wreaks a terrible fate upon those who chant his name five times while looking into a mirror… Continue reading

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DVD Review: The Taking of Deborah Logan (Millennium)

Mia Medina (Ang) has finally found the perfect subject for her PhD thesis film on Alzheimer’s Disease. For the next several months, cameras will record the everyday life of mother Deborah Logan (Larson) and her daughter Sarah (Ramsay). But as the days progress, strange things begin to happen around Deborah that are not consistent with any findings about Alzheimer’s. It becomes apparent that there’s something besides Alzheimer’s that has taken control of Deborah’s life. It’s an evil that is far worse than the debilitating disease with which she was first diagnosed. Continue reading

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Blu-ray Review – The Doctor and the Devils (Scream Factory)

Based on Dylan Thomas’ original screenplay, this shocking horror-thriller stars Timothy Dalton as Thomas Rock, a brilliant young anatomy professor in 1820s Edinburgh. At first accepting only the cadavers provided him for study – those of a few hanged criminals per year – Rock eventually recruits two grave robbers (Jonathan Pryce and Stephen Rea) to secure a better supply of corpses. Coming to the gory conclusion that they will earn more the “fresher” the corpses, the two begin committing murder and delivering warm bodies to the doctor’s lecture chambers. Also starring Julian Sands, Patrick Stewart and Twiggy, The Doctor and the Devils brings classic chills from start to finish! Continue reading

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Don’t Let Him In! – A Review of The Babadook

A single mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son’s fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her. Continue reading

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Toronto After Dark 2014 – These Zombies Are Gassy – A Review of Wyrmwood

Barry is a talented mechanic and family man whose life is torn apart on the eve of a zombie apocalypse. His sister, Brooke, is kidnapped by a sinister team of gas-mask wearing soldiers & experimented on by a psychotic doctor. While Brooke plans her escape Barry goes out on the road to find her & teams up with Benny, a fellow survivor – together they must arm themselves and prepare to battle their way through hordes of flesh-eating monsters in a harsh Australian bushland. Continue reading

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Blu-Ray Review – Nightbreed: The Director’s Cut (Scream Factory)

For the first time on home video, you can experience Clive Barker’s original director’s cut of Nightbreed with over 40 minutes of new footage, all mastered in high definition from the original camera negative! Continue reading

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Decompressing Exhumed Films’ 24 Hour Horror-Thon Part VIII

A recap of my first experience with Exhumed Films’ 24 Hour Horror-Thon Continue reading

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The Devil’s In The Detail – A Review of The Demon’s Rook

  To prepare myself for viewing The Demon’s Rook, I sat down and watched writer/director James Sizemore’s short film “Goat Witch”. From that, I took away that even if Rook was terrible, I was going to be in for some … Continue reading

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Blu-ray Review: Squirm – Collector’s Edition (Scream Factory)

On October 28, 2014, SCREAM FACTORY™ is proud to present SQUIRM Collector’s Edition Blu-ray on home entertainment shelves everywhere. Arriving for the first time on Blu-ray™, this highly anticipated release contains insightful bonus content, as well as a collectible cover featuring newly rendered retro-style artwork, a reversible cover wrap with original theatrical key art. A must-have for creature horror enthusiasts and movie collectors, SQUIRM Collector’s Edition is priced to own at $29.93 SRP. Continue reading

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Blu-ray Review: The Vincent Price Collection II (Scream Factory)

On October 21, 2014, collectors, classic film aficionados and horror enthusiasts will relish the 4-Disc Blu-ray™ release of Scream Factory’s THE VINCENT PRICE COLLECTION Volume II, perfectly timed for Halloween and this year’s holiday gifting season. This extraordinary collector’s set is an essential movie collection for every home entertainment library and brings together SEVEN Vincent Price masterpiece classics, featuring the first-ever Blu-ray movie presentation of THE HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL (1959), THE RETURN OF THE FLY (1959), THE COMEDY OF TERRORS (1963), THE RAVEN (1963), THE LAST MAN ON EARTH (1964), THE TOMB OF LIGEIA (1964) and DR. PHIBES RISES AGAIN (1972). Brimming with a bevy of chilling bonus content including audio commentaries with producer/director Roger Corman, actor Brett Halsey, film historians, original theatrical trailers, rare photos and archival materials, this highly-anticipated Blu-ray collection also includes a 32-page collector’s book, featuring an essay by author and film historian David Del Valle. Continue reading

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Toronto After Dark 2014 – Movie Review: Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead

The gruesome army of awakened Nazi Zombies from fan favourite DEAD SNOW once again return to terrorize the Norwegian countryside! In this crowd-pleasing zombie action comedy follow-up, Martin, the sole survivor of the first movie, must join forces with an American zombie hunter (cult favourite FREAKS AND GEEKS’ Martin Starr) and a reanimated squad of dead Russians if he is to try to defeat the undead Nazi horde and their evil commander! Continue reading

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Toronto After Dark 2014 – Movie Review: ABCs of Death 2

At the heart of the ABCs of Death series is something I absolutely cherish about horror cinema; the ability to take a short story and convey an idea that terrifies (or if we’re lucky grosses out). It strips out the … Continue reading

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