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The Horrible Dr. Hichcock (1962) - Blu-ray Review

The Horrible Dr. Hitchcock - Blu-ray ReviewGothic horror gets its kink on in 1962’s The Horrible Dr. Hichcock. This is one of the movies that you really have to wonder how in the hell it got made. Like ever. Like ever ever. Directed by Riccardo Freda (working as Robert Hampton), the Italian director responsible for The Ghost   ...

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Pride + Prejudice + Zombies - Blu-ray Review

Pride and Prejudice and Zombie - Movie ReviewThe 2009 parody novel by Seth Grahame-Smith gets the big screen treatment (after a series of delays, setbacks, and a cast of changing actors) but the end result – a frenzied mess of stitched together and remarkably sullen clichés regardless of the genre - is simply not ...

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Disco Godfather (1979) - Blu-ray Review

Disco Godfather - Blu-ray Review"Put your weight on it, put your weight on it, put your weight on it,” shouts comedian Rudy Ray Moore as he spins the latest disco record on the dance floor for his patrons.  His tight powder-blue leotard flairs out at the feet and spreads wide across the chest.  Silver jewelry  ...

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The Green Inferno - Blu-ray Review

The Green INferno - Movie ReviewWriter/director Eli Roth (Cabin Fever, Hostel I & II, and Aftershock) might just need to be crowned the new King of Putrid.  A self-confessed connoisseur of gore and Grindhouse alum, Roth’s work in the genre is living proof that the exploitation flick is not forgotten and definitely ...

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Psycho IV: The Beginning (1990) - Blu-ray Review

Psycho IV: The Beginning - Blu-ray ReviewAs fond as I am for Anthony Perkins’ acting talents, I have to say that Psycho IV: The Beginning is a film best suited for those looking to complete the Norman Bates experience only.  It is interesting in that it operates as a prequel and as a third sequel to the horror series at  ...

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The Visit - Blu-ray Review

The Visit - Movie ReviewThere is something insane about spending time with anyone outside of the inner family circle. Think about it. Hell, some people struggle with spending time with their own spouse and children. If we break spending quality time with strangers we call family or friends down to ...

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The Boy Who Cried Werewolf (1973) - Blu-ray Review

The Boy Who Cried Werewolf - Blu-ray ReviewReleased in 1973 as the bottom-half of a double feature, The Boy Who Cried Werewolf never could match wits with its running mate, Sssssss.  Both were creature features.  Both were low budget offerings.  Both were weird enough, yet cult filmmaker Nathan Juran (Attack   ...

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The Boy - Blu-ray Review

The Boy - Movie ReviewIt is simply impossible to write about the events in The Boy without breaking into a serious case of the giggles.  The absurdity of a young woman babysitting a doll in a mansion that just drips with gothic goo is ripe for parody.  The situation knows no bounds and yet   ...

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Hellhole (1985) - Blu-ray Review

hellhole (1985) - blu-ray ReviewI am sure there are some people involved in director Pierre De Moro’s Hellhole that wish the film did not still exist. The truth is that the cinematic sleaze contained in this flick almost didn’t survive the ravages of time. Culled together from the best sources available, Scream  ...

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Sicario - Blu-ray Review

Sicario - Movie ReviewWow.  To think it was just earlier this week that I wrote about how gruesome Eli Roth’s The Green Inferno is and why that graphic repugnance is much needed in our uber-safeguarded world.  Following in step with that line of thought comes director Denis Villeneuve   ...

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The Return of the Living Dead: The Collector’s Edition (1985) - Blu-ray Review

The Return of the Living Dead: Collector's Edition - Blu-ray ReviewThank you, Scream Factory for this updated treat! Operating as neither a sequel to or a part of George A. Romero’s Zombie series, The Return of the Living Dead doesn’t really profess to be much of anything…except a hell of a lot of gory fun.  That doesn’t...

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Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation - Blu-ray Review

Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation - Movie Review2012’s  criminally underrated Jack Reacher featured the debut of the Christopher McQuarrie/Tom Cruise filmmaking team. Though that film was more of a laid back and gritty homage to the classic car-chase films of the ‘70s like Bullitt and The French Connection, McQuarrie and  ...

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The Fantastic Films of Ray Harryhausen (1958-1977) - Blu-ray Review

The Fantastic Films of Ray Harryhausen - Blu-ray ReviewWith a ceremonial crashing of cymbals, Bernard Herrmann’s thunderous score – completely without the use of strings - kicks off the drama and stop-motion wonder in Jason and the Argonauts.  Directed by Don Chaffey (of Pete’s Dragon and One Million Years B.C. fame)   ...

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The Hateful Eight - Blu-ray Review

The Hateful Eight - Movie ReviewQuentin Tarantino does it again! Honestly though, was anyone expecting anything less from the already star studded director?  The Hateful Eight is a prime, albeit stunning example of why Tarantino is one of the few filmmakers in the industry today that treat film as a work of art ...

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Carnival of Souls: Criterion Collection (1962) - Blu-ray Review

Carnival of Souls (1962) - Blu-ray ReviewCentron Corporation.  You’re probably more familiar with their output then you are with their name.  Housed in Lawrence, Kansas, this is the production company that supplied school districts across the United States with hundreds of educational films once viewed via film ...

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