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  1. Blu-ray Review: "Land of the Dead" (2005)

    Years after the initial zombie outbreak ("Night of the Living Dead") a group of Pittsburgh survivors (maybe the last people on earth, for all we know) are holed up in the city surrounded by zombies... and on the inside, controlled by a very powerful man (Dennis Hopper) who will do anything to maintain his wealth and status.

    George Romero stresses that this is not a sequel in any strict sense, seeing as no characters return. And indeed, one could skip the first three films ...
  2. Blu-ray Review: "Dawn of the Dead" (2004)

    A nurse, a policeman, a young married couple, a salesman, and other survivors of a worldwide plague that is producing aggressive, flesh-eating zombies, take refuge in a mega Milwaukee shopping mall.

    Production company Strike Entertainment (who had connections to distributor Universal) pulled out all the stops for this film. Being a fan of the original George A. Romero film, as we all are, I initially had my doubts about this one. As it turns out, however, by avoiding much of the original ...
  3. Film Festival Movie Review: "They Remain" (2017)

    Two scientists who share a romantic history are tasked with investigating unnatural animal behavior on the site of a Manson Family-style cult's compound.

    Laird Barron is the author of several books, including “The Croning”, “The Imago Sequence”, “Occultation”, “The Light Is the Darkness”, and “The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All”. Despite this impressive list of titles, “They Remain” is the first film to be adapted from Barron’s work.

    In horror, there is something ...
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  4. Film Festival Movie Review: "Poor Agnes" (2017)

    A serial killer (Lora Burke) and her next victim form an unexpected relationship.

    While I typically do not write reviews in the first person, this one warrants it because I was affected so directly. The film had me hooked in under three minutes by the delivery of narration, the music and its overall tone. Even before I understood who Agnes was or what her role in the story would be, I felt that I wanted to know. And this hook had me wriggling on the line for the duration of the film. ...
  5. Movie Review: "Indivisible" (2016)

    Dasy and Viola (Angela and Marianna Fontana) are twin sisters on the verge of turning 18. They are blessed with beautiful voices and are sought after to sing at weddings, communions and baptisms. Their real draw is another trait which cloaks them in fascinating charm: they are conjoined twins.

    Let us reflect for a moment on the broad history of conjoined twins in film. We have Tod Browning's "Freaks" (1932) and Harry Fraser's "Chained for Life" (1952), both starring ...
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