Movie Review: Housebound (2014)

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Housebound. Director: Gerard Johnstone. Writer: Gerard Johnstone. Stars: Morgana O'Reilly, Rima Te Wiata, Glen-Paul Waru | How do you solve a problem like Kylie? That is the first question posed by the new and fantastic Kiwi ‘ghost’ chiller, HOUSEBOUND. Sure, Kylie’s not as musical-sounding as “Maria”, but then Kylie Bucknell (Morgana O’Reilly) isn’t much of a perky, … [Read more...]

Movie Review: Avenged (2013)

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Avenged. Director: Michael S. Ojeda. Writers: Michael S. Ojeda, Deon van Rooyen (additional dialogue). Stars: Amanda Adrienne, Tom Ardavany, Ronnie Gene Blevins. production Companies: Cart Before The Horse Productions, Green Dog Films, Raven Banner Entertainment. Just when you’re starting to think the horror films you’re coming across are all going to be just ‘okay’ and … [Read more...]

Movie Review: Digging up the Marrow (2015)

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Digging up the Marrow. Director: Adam Green. Writer: Adam Green. Stars: Ray Wise, Adam Green, Will Barratt. ArieScope Pictures Like his contemporaries, Adam Green is very much a fan of old-school, classic horror. Much of his work tends to reflect this, to the delight of more than a few of his fans. For this reviewer, however, his finished products are erratic in the effort … [Read more...]

Movie Review: The Voices (2015)


If Ed Gein and Henry Lee Lucas created a sitcom together, and David Lynch produced it, exactly what would that look like? Marjane Satrapi, the writer/director of the award-nominated PERSEPOLIS knows, and gives it to us in spades with THE VOICES, which is quite possibly one of the most disturbing first-person views of psychosis since David Cronenberg's underrated SPIDER. The … [Read more...]

Movie Review: The Houses October Built

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Bottom line here: what you see is mostly what you get.  If you happen to be into the ‘found-footage’ genre, and you also like to explore the best and the scariest of the local haunted houses wherever you are, THE HOUSES OCTOBER BUILT is going to feel to you like a two-check payday.  If you happen to dislike one or the other, or even worse - you have an aversion to both things, … [Read more...]