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CONDUIT– Review

Conduit – Review
By Lynn Sorel
Rating: 5 out of 10

Synopsis: Wounded by a recent divorce and haunted by a tragic event in his childhood, Eddie returns to his hometown hoping to pick up the pieces of his broken life. Unable to cope, he attempts suicide and winds up in therapy, where desperate to fill the void in his heart he falls for Amy, a mysterious and young wild flower. But something dark and sinister lurks in Amy’s past, will her love save Eddie or will it devour his soul?

Our Thoughts: Conduit is a supernatural horror film. However, it it is ultimately the story of broken people and the way their tragedies consume their lives. read more

WHERE THE DEVIL DWELLS – Review

WHERE THE DEVIL DWELLS – Review

By Lynn Sorel

Rating: 7 out of 10

Synopsis: The year is 1989 and satanic paranoia runs rampant in America. Just out of the Sunnyvale Psychiatric Hospital, Lenard Vasquez, son of allegedly-slain serial killer Oren Butcher Vasquez, is remanded under house arrest with intensive supervision by Don Miller, a sadistic sheriff who abides by his own set of rules. Soon after moving in, Lenard is tormented by ominous signs that may be the design of a dangerous cult. Lenard s mental illness may never allow him to find out for sure. He enlists the help of a local student, Mitzi, to help him for the duration of his sentence. But when Lenard s father threatens to come back into his life and resume killing, he has to grapple with the question of what is real and how he will survive.  read more

‘Krampus’ Blu-ray – Review

With Krampus coming to Blu-ray next week, we thought it was a good time to re-post our review of the film and review the Blu-ray.

‘Krampus’ Blu-ray – Review

By Lynn Sorel

Blu-ray Rating: 10 out of 10

The Blu-ray release of Krampus includes the DVD and a Digital HD copy of the film, along with some great bonus features, many of which you can’t get on the DVD release of the film, including a special “Krampus Comes Alive!” featurette, which is an insider look at how the creatures of the film were created.  read more

‘Excess Flesh’ – Review

 

‘Excess Flesh’ – Review

By Lynn Sorel

Rating: 7 out of 10

 

Synopsis: Jill is obsessed with her new roommate Jennifer, a promiscuous and sexy hotshot in the LA Fashion scene. New to the city and recently single, Jill is unable to keep up as she binges and purges to stay thin; eventually hating herself and everyone around her. Her jealousy and rage spiral out of control. Jennifer has everything, and Jill wants to be just like her. If Jill can t be Jennifer, she must destroy her.  read more

‘The Before Time’ – Review

‘The Before Time’ – Review

By Lynn Sorel

Rating: 5 out of 10

 

Synopsis: The headless bodies of eight Hispanic men have been discovered in the desert near Esperanza, Arizona, fanning racial tensions in the already divided community. The story is a ratings hit for the local news stations, spurring an independent producer to propose a reality series based on the grizzly story. The show pits two rival new crews against each other to find answers about the murders. They discover that truth is not only stranger than fiction, it’s more dangerous. Something wants to keep them them from digging deeper, and rapidly the teams lose their resources, their bearings, and their lives.  read more

’10 Cloverfield Lane’ – Review

’10 Cloverfield Lane’ – Review

By Lynn Sorel

Rating: 9 out of 10

 

Synopsis: After getting in a car accident, a woman is held in a shelter with two men, who claim the outside world is affected by a widespread chemical attack. 

 

Our Thoughts: ’10 Cloverfield Lane’ is exactly what J.J. Abrams said it is – a “spiritual successor” to 2008’s ‘Cloverfield.’ It is not a direct sequel, and the story picks up in a different state where, aside from it taking place in the same universe, the only obvious direct tie to the other film is the location name, which includes the word ‘Cloverfield.’ read more

‘You Are Not Alone’ – Review

‘You Are Not Alone’ – Review

By Lynn Sorel

Rating: 7 out of 10

 

Synopsis: Natalie is a college graduate visiting her hometown over the 4th of July. The night she arrives, she is stalked by a sociopathic killer. 

 

Our Thoughts: ‘You Are Not Alone’ is a truly unique horror film. Using first person POV to tell the story, you are seeing the story from the point of view of the final girl for the first time in horror.  

 

Natalie comes home for the 4th of July weekend and is having fun with her friends. Meanwhile, the story of a killer on the loose is all over the news. The first half is a bit of a slow burn, but enjoyable none-the-less, as thee characters are developed. read more

UFOlogy #1 Review

By Anna Greenberg

 

UFOlogy #1

Writers: James Tynion IV and Noah J. Yuenkel

Artist: Matthew Fox

Publisher: Boom! Studios

Release Date: April 1, 2015

Rating: 7 out of 10

 

Synopsis:

Becky Finch never wanted to be special. She just wanted to be a normal high school student in the small, Midwestern town of Mukawgee. Malcolm Chamber wanted something more. A destiny. An answer from the stars. When Becky is marked by an alien’s touch, she’ll stumble into a mystery she never wanted. A mystery that almost ripped apart their parents’ lives 12 years ago. She’ll need the help of her eccentric young classmate, Malcolm, as she finds the power within herself to uncover the truth. read more