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“Hounds of Love” Is An Uncomfortable Watch, But An Unforgettable Film

Most films that start out with an attractive, young woman being abducted focus largely on one thing… pushing the boundaries of violence and gore. While the premise itself is terrifying, in large part because it happens so...
 
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“Another Evil” Is The Horror Comedy You Didn’t Know You Needed

Writer and first time, feature director Carson D. Mell (who has written for such shows as “Eastbound and Down” and “Silicon Valley”) brings a very unique and entertaining style, to his debut film “...
 
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Netflix Recommendation: “Burlesque: Heart Of The Glitter Tribe”

Of the many things that make Portland one of the most unique cities in the U.S., one is certainly the amount of adult entertainment. The strip club scene in Portland is an undeniable calling card, in a city full of them. There ...
 
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“Space Babes From Outer Space” Is Something New (But Equally Awesome) From Brian K. Williams And Scott Schirmer

Holy Asteroids! Space Women!!! Bandit pictures takes a break from it’s focus on original, unflinchingly raw horror, to bring something a little lighter (and bustier) to their fans. Brian Williams and Scott Schirmer are th...
 
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“Buster’s Mal Heart” Is A Beautiful, Trippy Sophomore Effort From Sarah Adina Smith

  In 2014, Sarah Adina Smith made a splash in the indie world with her directorial debut “The Midnight Swim”. It took just that one film for Smith to showcase her talent, in both writing and directing, and anno...
 
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Throwback Thursday Review: “When a Stranger Calls” (1979)

Back in 2014, I had the pleasure of meeting, and chatting with, Fred Walton. I knew him as the director of a couple of all time horror classics, but what I didn’t know was that he lived a quiet, coffee-centered existence ...
 
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“Gifted” Is A Touching, Heartfelt Drama

Back in 2009, Marc Webb directed one of the better relationship dramedies of the 21st century in “500 Days of Summer”. Since then, he has done a few music videos, some tv (including one of my favorite episodes of &#...
 
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“Frankenstein Created Bikers” Is Everything You Could Ask For In An Exploitation Flick

Thank the grindhouse gods! The Impalers are back from the dead and badder than ever, in writer/director James Bickert‘s new film “Frankenstein Created Bikers”. The horror genre has seen more than its fair shar...
 
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Netflix Recommendation: “Backcountry” Is A Terrifying Man Vs. Nature Thriller

I once wrote a college paper, for my analysis of film class, on how “Jaws” was the scariest movie of all time. Not because of the usual horror elements like horrific gore, or a masked killer stalking a bunch of terr...
 
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Throwback Thursday Review: “The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking” (1988)

  If you grew up in the 80s, chances are you rented a lot of movies. The decade was chock full of great kid/family flicks that had me and my friends scanning the walls of the local Blockbuster Video, every weekend, for som...
 
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