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House at the End of the Street (Frank’s Take).

September 23, 2012 | By More
House at the End of the Street (Frank’s Take).

Well folks…what is in store for you in the hackneyed horror flick ‘House At The End Of The Street ? The answer: nothing much that your ordinary generic and flatly delivered frightfest has not demonstrated countless times before. A basic boo-enhanced thriller that has all the scary element of a misshaped mushroom pizza topping, ‘House […]

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[REC] 3: Genesis (Frank’s take).

September 12, 2012 | By | Reply More
[REC] 3: Genesis (Frank’s take).

The banal bloodbath of the creepy continuation in the [REC] movie series is extended as it does not disappoint in the cheesy realm of shapeless shock cinema. The nonsensical and nauseating [REC] 3: Genesis is the tedious third installment emanating from the 2007 Spanish horror show that surprisingly gave a refreshing gruesomeness to the perverse […]

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The Possession (Frank’s Take).

September 1, 2012 | By More
The Possession (Frank’s Take).

One has to give credit to Danish filmmaker Ole Bornedal’s (“Nightwatch”) The Possession for its distinctive spin on an old familiar theme spotlighting an impressionable little girl under the influence of a demonic curse. Secondly, the audience is reminded that this horror showcase is “based on a true story” as if to justify its authentic […]

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ParaNorman (Frank’s Take).

August 30, 2012 | By | Reply More
ParaNorman (Frank’s Take).

There are not many slick stop-motion animated features to boast about recently until the arrival of freakish and fun-loving monster fable ParaNorman. Highly sophisticated in its ghoulish gumption, ParaNorman is indeed a goose-bump treat for the kiddies as well as their grown-up counterparts that will rejoice in the Gothic-style antics of humor, hokey-minded horror and […]

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Detention (DVD review).

August 29, 2012 | By | Reply More
Detention (DVD review).

A fast-talking, fast-action comedy horror for teen-agers, the movie is set in a grossly dysfunctional American high school called Grizzly Lake. In fact, a grizzly bear plays a large part in the proceedings. Guess what, he’s really a time machine! This could give you a clue to the nature of the movie but, on top […]

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The Apparition (Frank’s Take).

August 28, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Apparition (Frank’s Take).

The poltergeist puff piece The Apparition would not put a decent scare into Casper the Friendly Ghost. This generic boofest is set in the predictable confines of suburbia and ill-advisedly looks to capitalize on the Paranormal Activities phenomenon. Merely a derivative goose-bump ghost ride, The Apparition is the callow concoction of first-time feature film director-writer […]

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Crux (Frank’s Take).

August 28, 2012 | By | Reply More
Crux (Frank’s Take).

Writer-director Bryan Boykins delivers a timely message about the fragile state of mankind and the sacrificial stakes facing an individual who has lost his way in the favor of the all-mighty dollar in the thought-provoking spiritual fantasy drama Crux. Penetrating, imaginative and insightful, Crux is a message movie about humanistic priorities and the importance of what wealth really is […]

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The Lovecraft Anthology Volume II edited by Dan Lockwood

August 27, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Lovecraft Anthology Volume II edited by Dan Lockwood

HP Lovecraft has undergone something of a renaissance of late. Alan Moore’s recent ‘Neonomicon’ series introduced the author to a new generation of readers by placing his work and mythos at the centre of an investigation into a cult. While that series created a new angle to look at the author from, it’s important not […]

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Yours Truly, Jack The Ripper by Robert Bloch

August 27, 2012 | By | Reply More
Yours Truly, Jack The Ripper by Robert Bloch

A love letter to the most famous yet unknown serial killer of all time, ‘Yours Truly, Jack The Ripper’ is an anthology of author Robert Bloch’s writings on the 19th Century Victorian murderer. With his 1940s short story about ‘Saucy Jack’, Bloch imagines the serial killer as an immortal being, forced to sacrifice others in […]

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