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Review: ALYCE

Starring Jade Dornfeld, Tamara Feldman, James Duval, Eddie Rouse     Directed by Jay Lee     In ALYCE, we meet our titular lead (Jade Dornfeld) as she sifts through the mundane remnants of her boring existence.  Something is missing in the 20-something's life but she can't put her finger on just what that is exactly.

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Review: THE WOMAN (2011)

Starring Pollyanna McIntosh, Sean Bridgers, Angela Bettis, Lauren Ashley Carter, Zach Rand     Directed by Lucky McKee     Social satire or straight-up horror movie? Misogynistic or an attack on misogyny itself? These are just a few of the questions that THE WOMAN has raised with audiences and critics since its debut during the Sundance

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FROM THE VAULT: The Horror Chick Rediscovers EVENT HORIZON (1997)

Starring Sam Neill, Laurence Fishburne, Kathleen Quinlan, Joely Richardson, Richard T. Jones, Sean Pertwee
 
Directed by Paul W.S. Anderson
 
I know I saw EVENT HORIZON when it first came out for rental sometime in late 1998 but for the life of me, it's a flick that I hadn't really

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Review: DAWNING

By Sharon Foss     Chris (Jonas Goslow) and Aurora (Najarra Townsend) are going to visit their father (David Coral) and stepmother (Christine Kellogg-Darrin) in Minnesota. Relationships seem strained between Chris and his father, especially when Chris is confronted about quitting college. The tension only accelerates as Aurora’s beloved dog comes back from

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Review: THE ANNIVERSARY AT SHALLOW CREEK

By Sharon Foss     Attention romantics! What will you do for love? Will you do something special on your anniversary? You will after The Anniversary at Shallow Creek!     Medical students Sam and Paige want a romantic getaway, so they plan a weekend at Sam’s uncle’s cabin. A few friends decide to tag along

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Review: SUPER HYBRID (Blu-Ray)

    Starring Oded Fehr, Shannon Beckner, Ryan Kennedy, Melania Papalia     Directed by Eric Valette     Distributed by Anchor Bay Entertainment     In SUPER HYBRID, we meet a mysterious black car as its slinking through the streets of Chicago, luring drunken idiots inside its mysterious chamber and then promptly devouring them. After a traffic incident, the car

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Review: MANIAC COP (Blu-Ray)

Starring Tom Atkins, Bruce Campbell, Robert Z'Dar, Laurene Landon, Richard Roundtree   Directed by William Lustig   Distributed by Synapse Films     It's hard to believe it but I've never experienced MANIAC COP until now and honestly, I couldn't think of a better introduction than the recent Blu-Ray release of the flick.     In MANIAC COP, we find

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FROM THE VAULT: SALEM’S LOT

Starring David Soul, James Mason, Bonnie Bedelia, Lance Kerwin, Lew Ayres, Fred Willard, Reggie Nalder       Directed by Tobe Hooper       As a horror-loving child, there was one vampire that managed to terrorize me like no other- Barlow from SALEM’S LOT.  The freakish blue skin, the haunted yellow-tinged eyes and the teeth that never

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Review: THE CROW (Blu-Ray)

Starring Brandon Lee, Ernie Hudson, Michael Wincott, Rochelle Davis
   
Directed by Alex Proyas
   
Distributed by Lionsgate Home Entertainment
     
As a teenager of the 90s, THE CROW Soundtrack was pretty much THE soundtrack of that

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Review: HOUSE OF BLACK WINGS (2011)

Review By Sharon Foss     Why should House of Black Wings be on your list of must-sees? First, it’s an independent film with limited resources, yet it is done quite well. Second, it’s local to some (Chicago), including me, and I will always support that. It also highlights the strengths of young

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