Posts Tagged "synapse"

Effects (1980)

About five years ago I rented Effects on dvd, released by Synapse. I saw that it starred Joe Pilato (Day of the Dead), Tom Savini, and oddly John Harrison (score, Creepshow) and was filmed outside Pittsburgh. It’s a Romero film without Romero at the helm, made by alums of his films. I watched it and […]

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The Creep Behind the Camera (2017)

Before I get into the review proper for this one it’s important to point out that this film is based on the making of The Creeping Terror. For those that don’t know (I didn’t), the Creeping Terror was a super cheap monster movie released in 1964 and quickly forgotten until in 1993 Mystery Science Theater […]

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Curtains (1983)

Curtains has been on many many wish lists over the last 15 years, since DVDs became widely available. Every year one horror magazine or another puts out a top 10 list of forgotten or lost films that have yet to make the jump to dvd. Curtains is almost always on those lists. Many people grew […]

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The Odd Angry Shot (1979)

I’ve had a special place in my cinematic heart for Australian films ever since I saw The Road Warrior as a wee lad. I always keep my ears and eyes open Ozploitation flicks. I knew I had to see The Odd Angry Shot, Australia’s Vietnam war film. Set during the Vietnam war, the film begins […]

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Red Scorpion

Full disclosure. As a kid I loved Dolph Lundgren. I rented every one of his films from my local Mom & Pop video store. All I really remember was that most of them left me wondering why I loved him in the first place. Red Scorpion wasn’t one of those films. I rented it and […]

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Document of the Dead (2012)

Growing up as a young horror fan, I discovered Dawn of the Dead in those pre-internet days via a friend’s brother. I couldn’t believe what i was watching. It was gory, it was powerful, it was long and it had depth. It was a horror/political/epic/siege film. I loved it. About a decade later the super […]

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Hammer House of Horror

I’m not the biggest fan of Hammer flicks. Sure, once or twice a year the moon aligns with the stars and I feel like watching a creaky old gothic flick with lots of heaving bosoms and excellent scenery chewing, but by and large i’m a kid of the 80s/90s. I do however enjoy horror tv […]

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Thou Shalt Not Kill…Except (1985)

Like many horror fans, I cut my teeth on the Evil Dead Trilogy. I was obsessed with the films and showed them to anyone I could.  There’s something special about those flicks. Charismatic Bruce Campbell, the unique storyline, the mix of humor and gore, humor and horror. They’re just the perfect gateway into cult horror. […]

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