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Mother’s Day (reviewed by Lisa Marie Bowman)

One of the great things about writing about films is that occasionally you both get to watch a film that, despite all of your expectations, turns out to be pretty good and then you get to tell other people about it!  Case in point: Mother’s Day. Mother’s Day opens with two memorable scenes.  In the […]

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Blood Freak (Reviewed by Lisa Marie Bowman)

With Thanksgiving rapidly approaching, now seems like a good time to take a look at the world’s first (and only) turkey-centric horror film.  That film, of course, is the legendary low-budget epic from 1972, Blood Freak. It’s difficult to explain why exactly Blood Freak is a movie that you simply have got to see.  I could tell […]

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The Boogeyman (Reviewed by Lisa Marie Bowman)

Every Halloween, it seems like The Boogeyman pops up somewhere on cable.  No, I’m not talking about that awful film that starred the oldest son from Seventh Heaven.  No, this Boogeyman was released way back in 1980 and it was directed by the infamous Ulli Lommel. A hybrid of Halloween, the Exorcist, and probably every other […]

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The Dead Pit (Reviewed by Lisa Marie Bowman)

Let me set the scene for you: It’s late at night. A woman wakes up from a terrible nightmare and finds herself in a shadowy, white-walled hospital room. She gets out of bed and walks over to the window. Standing outside, staring up at her, is a lone figure in blood-stained surgical scrubs. The figure’s […]

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God Told Me To (Reviewed by Lisa Marie Bowman)

With Halloween rapidly approaching, this seems like the perfect time to tell you about one of my favorite obscure horror films.  This film was first released in 1976.  At the time of that initial theatrical run, the film was called God Told Me To Kill.  That title proved to be rather controversial and the film […]

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Smile (Reviewed by Lisa Marie Bowman)

One of the most often repeated stories about the tribes that live along the Amazon River is that, when they first met “civilized” explorers, they refused to have their pictures taken because they feared that that the camera would steal their souls. Now, I’m not sure if I believe that story.  It sounds like one […]

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Shock (Reviewed by Lisa Marie Bowman)

Though it seems that he’ll never get the credit that he truly deserves, Italian director Mario Bava was truly one of the most influential and important filmmakers of all time.  While he spent most of his long career making genre films, Bava was also an artist who put his own unique stamp on the horror […]

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Deathdream (Reviewed by Lisa Marie Bowman)

Bob Clark’s 1972 film Deathdream opens with American soldier Andy Brooks (played by Richard Backus) on patrol in Vietnam.  When he’s suddenly shot by an unseen sniper, he hears his mother’s voice calling out to him, telling him that he promised to come home.  With the voice filling his head, Andy closes his eyes. Sometime […]

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Nightmares in a Damaged Brain (reviewed by Lisa Marie Bowman)

I have often read about a low-budget horror film that was released in the mid-70s.  The film was advertised as being “a film that could only have been made in South America … where life is cheap!”  The title of that film was Snuff and I’ve never seen it (nor do I have much desire […]

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The Last Resort (reviewed by Lisa Marie Bowman)

The Last Resort is a low-budget horror film from 2009 that tends to show up on Chiller a lot.  It’s a low-budget film about annoying people who, largely as the result of their own stupidity, get trapped in a really bad situation.  It’s a movie that many people dismiss but I’ve always found it to […]

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