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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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The Nun (Reviewed by Lisa Marie Bowman)

When talking about the 2005 Spanish horror film The Nun, it’s best to admit one thing from the start.  This film has got an absolutely terrible ending. It seems to be the unwritten rule of modern horror that every movie has to have a “shocking” twist that’s revealed during the film’s final 10 minutes.  Occasionally, […]

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The Devil Inside (Reviewed by Lisa Marie Bowman)

As a film reviewer, I usually try to introduce my readers to good films that they might otherwise miss.  However, sometimes, you see a film that’s so bad, bland, and/or boring that you simply have to speak up to prevent anyone else from wasting their time watching it. The Devil Inside is one such film. […]

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The Black Cat (Reviewed by Lisa Marie Bowman)

For my first horror review of October, I want to tell you about a movie that was directed by one of my favorite Italian filmmakers, Lucio Fulci.  That movie is the unjustly neglected Gato nero, or the Black Cat. In The Black Cat (loosely — and I do mean loosely — based on Edgar Allan Poe’s short story), the great […]

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Dracula A.D. 1972 (Reviewed by Lisa Marie Bowman)

I don’t know about you but I love the old school Hammer horror films from the 60s and 70s.  These are the films where iconic actors like Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing played characters like Dracula and Baron Von Frankenstein.  At the time they were released, they were considered to be quite risque but, seen […]