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  1. Blu-ray Review: "The Slayer" (1982)

    Siblings Eric and Kay, her doctor husband David, her sister-in-law Brooke along with pilot Marsh become stranded on a rugged isle face off against a supernatural beast drawn to Kay who dreams of its killings.

    The story and script were co-written by J. S. Cardone and Bill Ewing; Cardone eventually directed while Ewing produced. Cardone had been, what he called, “the white token of the black film community” writing for folks like Bill Cosby but was working in a liquor store to pay his ...
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  2. Book Review: "Twisted Visions" (2017)

    As a regular reader of horror reference books, there is clearly a wide range of themes, approaches and overall quality. Some books are merely lists, while others are in-depth biographies or deep film-by-film studies. Some wade in the pool of psycho-babble and find meaning where it was never intended. Other books, though well-written, rehash topics that have been tackled again and again (90 years after the fact, can we really say much more about “Dracula”, for example?).

    Probably my ...
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  3. Blu-ray Review: "The Love of a Woman" (1953)

    Marie Prieur, a young doctor, decides to settle down on Ushant, a remote island in the English Channel. Little by little she manages to be accepted by the population. One day she meets André Lorenzi, a handsome engineer, and it is love at first sight. Life is wonderful for a while, but...

    This film is notable for being director Jean Grémillon's final film. Though little known outside of France, Grémillon was a devoted filmmaker from his country's golden age and beyond. He was a classical ...
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  4. Film Review: "Cut Shoot Kill" (2017)

    Serena Brooks (Alexandra Socha), an ambitious young actress, signs on as the star of a horror film with a crew of backwoods filmmakers that have worked together for years. When the cast starts disappearing, Serena has to become her character if she wants to survive.

    Michael Walker could be considered an auteur, though not as well known as many directors who have been given that title. Working outside of the studio system, he has succeeded in both writing and directing his own pictures. ...
  5. Fantasia Film Review: "The Night Watchmen" (2017)

    Three inept night watchmen, aided by a young rookie (Max Gray Wilbur) and a fearless tabloid journalist (Kara Luiz), fight an epic battle for their lives against a horde of hungry vampires… and clowns.

    Where to begin on this one? First of all, it is hilarious, original, quirky, and a true midnight movie. Time will tell if this becomes a cult film, but it seems to have enough elements that repeat viewings are inevitable. Horror fans might be lured in by seeing the names James Remar ...
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