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Private Property: Limited Edition (1960) - Blu-ray Review

Private Property - Limited Edition - Blu-ray ReivewWith funding provided by the Packard Humanities Institute, the members of the UCLA Film & Television Archive have worked tirelessly to restore a small black-and-white crime potboiler that was thought long lost due to the unforgiving ravages of time.  The edgy film is a prophetic  ...

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31 - Blu-ray Review

31 - Movie ReviewZombie is not finished with Halloween just yet, Boils and Ghouls. Rob Zombie’s 31 is not nearly as good as you’ll want it to be.  It’s also not as bad as other critics are suggesting it is.  The film does EXACTLY what it needs to do, but without establishing any real purpose  ...

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Deathrow Gameshow (1987) - Blu-ray Review

Deathrow Gameshow - Blu-ray Review“Get me off this FUCKING show,” mutters one contestant on the television game show Live or Die.  With contests like Dance of the Seven Boners and one involving transporting two heavy gas canisters through rings of fire, it is the most controversial show to ever be filmed  ...

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Hobgoblins (1988) - Blu-ray Review

Hobgoglins (1988) - Blu-ray ReviewReputation Road, here we come!  With that sentence, a young man’s wildest sexual fantasies come true.  Overlooking Los Angeles from high in the hills, Kyle’s (Steven Boggs) attempts to get laid finally come to fruition thanks to the support of those zany fantasy-fulfilling  ...

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Waxwork/Waxwork II: Lost In Time: Vestron Video Collector’s Series (1988 -1992) - Blu-ray Review

Carrie: Collector's Edition - Blu-ray Review and DetailsNow, THIS is how you successfully pull off a B-movie. The Waxwork series of movies - Waxwork & Waxwork II: Lost in Time – were made during a very special time in the horror genre, all thanks to the video market. Celluloid magic was everywhere and distribution deals  ...

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The Pit (1981) - Blu-ray Review

The Pit (1981) - Blu-ray ReviewWhen Canadians do horror, good things tend to happen. The Pit, directed by Lew Lehman, is a great example of that statement.   Released in 1981, this low budget horror film tells the tale of a weird kid who stumbles upon something stranger than himself deep in the  ...

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Child's Play: Collector's Edition (1988) - Blu-ray Review

Child's Play: Collector's Edition - Blu-ray Review and DetailsThere are few moments in the 1980’s output of horror titles as effective as the opening minutes of Tom Holland’s Child’s Play.  Serial-killer Charles Lee Ray (Brad Dourif), wearing a righteous brown trench coat, is being chased through the dingy streets of south Chicago  ...

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Carrie: Collector's Edition (1976) - Blu-ray Review

Carrie: Collector's Edition - Blu-ray Review and DetailsTo this day, there remains something insanely special about director Brian De Palma’s Carrie.  It is based on the once-discarded novel by Stephen King, but was painstakingly adapted for the screen by Lawrence D. Cohen.  Cohen got everything about King’s first novel right  ...

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The Hills Have Eyes (1977) - Blu-ray Review

The Hills Have Eyes (1977) - Blu-ray ReviewI am not a huge fan of Horror maestro Wes Craven.  I tend to check out of the whole adoration club when the discussion turns to his most recent offerings.  Yes, Scream included.  I just think that, of all the names in horror, his filmography is one of the spottiest.  ...

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The Astro-Zombies (1968) - Blu-ray Review

Astro Zombies - Blu-ray ReviewTo the outside eye, The Astro-Zombies is probably not regarded as the greatest of monster flicks.  Clocking in at 91-minutes, the b-grade entertainment at the center of this Mad Scientist tale is far too long.  Several scenes meander in and out of all rational thought as  ...

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