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Review: Bruiser (2000)

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The most disappointing thing about Bruiser, the new film by George Romero, is that it's been so long since his last film. The Dark Half was released in '93 to mixed reviews. After so much down time, one would expect him to return to film with energy and excitement. Unfortunately, Bruiser is a listless film, by a director who seems to be just going through the motions.(read more...)

Review: Mark of the Vampire (1935)

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Let me just say first off, that many of the reviews you’ll read for this film talk about how the trick ending ruins the film. I used to agree with this school of thought, but after I watched this film again I changed my mind. I’m getting ahead of myself, let me give you my review first. I really like Mark of the Vampire (MGM, 1935). It’s one of my favorite "vampire" movies.(read more...)

Review: Howling II: Your Sister is a Werewolf (1985)

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One of the worst sequels in horror history and probably one of the worst movies ever made, Howling II: Your Sister is a Werwolf bears no resemblance to the original Joe Dante/John Sayles collaboration, other than the fact that they both have werewolves. Well, even that might be pushing it. The original had wonderfully done transformation scenes with incredible make-up work; the sequel has what appears to be guys in bear suits. And not even realistic bear suits. This time around reporter Annie McEnroe and supernatural expert Christopher Lee aid Reb Brown in finding his sister's killer, who, of course, turns out to be a werewolf.(read more...)

Review: The Raven (1935)

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I am writing this review from Richmond, VA, Poe’s hometown. He was born in Boston and he lived in New York and Maryland, but he considered Richmond his hometown. He grew up here and he began writing his stories here, so actually you could call Richmond the birthplace of American horror. There are more movies based on Poe’s works than any other American author. I find that ironic because Poe’s work is pretty much unfilmable. Filmmakers solved this problem by making films based solely on a plot device, title, or event from Poe’s works. There are very few direct adaptations of Poe’s work. Universal’s The Raven (1935) is no exception.(read more...)

Review: Fiend Without a Face (1958)

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Boy, there's just something about 50s films that warms the cockles of the heart. The plots that are completely out of the realm of reality...the cheesy acting...the even cheesier special effects...the paranoid anti-nuclear messages...it's some good stuff.(read more...)

Review: Ginger Snaps (2000)

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I love an original take on a classic subgenre. As a film reviewer, I'm quickly nearing that point where everything I see needs something new about it or I become bored. I'm sorry, but there are only so many haunted house stories/vampire epics/werewolf tales one can take before it all becomes, well, stale. Thankfully, this film from Canada has breathed fascinating new life into lycanthropy.(read more...)

Review: Desecration (1999)

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Usually when I get a screener tape, its a super-indie film that 99% of horror fans will never see ever, but that probably deserve more than they're getting. With Desecration, the story is a little different. The film is easily available from Image Entertainment...and it may hold the very future of the genre in its director, Dante Tomaselli.(read more...)

Review: Cannibal Man (1972)

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Cannibal Man, the infamous 1971 film by controversial Spanish director Eloy de la Igelsia, was never released theatrically in the U.S. It has been available as an import or a bootleg, and gained reputation not only for its brutal violence, but also for its provocative themes. With Anchor Bay's recent release of the film on DVD and video, the American audience at last has a chance to admire a lost minor classic of European exploitation.(read more...)

Review: Phenomena (1985)

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Phenomena, by Italian director Dario Argento, originally played in the United States in a shortened form as Creepers. It has finally been released in America, by Anchor Bay on DVD and VHS. Presented widescreen and full-length, we can finally judge it as its author intended. Creepers was filled with plot holes and logic gaps that left its audience scratching its head. With the all the missing footage restored, Phenomena will leave its audience utterly bewildered.(read more...)

Review: Pieces (1982)

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Pieces (aka Mil gritos tiene la noche) was released in 1983, accompanied by a grisly ad campaign that promised "It's exactly what you think it is!" Infamous when it played theaters, it became a cult item in video stores during the 1980's, propped up next to other Carter-era gems such as Driller Killer, Toolbox Murders, and Three on a Meathook. While most of such bottom-feeding, low budget horror schlock from the Grainy Seventies, have fallen into desevered obscurity, Pieces has enjoyed a long shelf-life and warm memories from genre fans.(read more...)

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