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Franchise Mayhem featuring ‘Ringu’ & Friends

Whatever happened to a simple, straight-forward film series with each film picking up where the last one left off like the passing of a baton? I’ve spoken to more than one person who is apprehensive about seeing Avengers: Infinity War because they haven’t watched all of the 18 films preceding it. At the very least,

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Bloody Masks – A Review of ‘Lowlife’

Small-time crime boss Teddy (Mark Burnham) runs a organ-harvesting business and a sex-slave ring out of the basement of his fast food restaurant. His muscle is a luchador named El Monstruo (Ricardo Adam Zarate), who has failed to live up to the folk hero legacy of his forefathers. The luchador and his wife Kaylee (Santana Dempsey)

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No Escape – A Review of ‘Beauty and the Dogs’

Following a university party that young Mariam (Mariam Al Ferjani) organized, she is raped by police officers. In the aftermath, she seeks aid, for which she finds little except for a stranger named Youssef (Ghanem Zrelli) who is keen on getting her medical treatment and helping her report the crime. As the night progresses, so does the

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Blood & Asphalt – A Review of Shudder Exclusive ‘Cold Hell’

“You’re only good at throwing punches and taking hits.” Taxi driver Özge (Violetta Schurawlow) sees the best and worst Vienna has to offer on a nightly basis, but nothing that prepares her for witnessing the grisly aftermath of her neighbor’s murder. She catches a glimpse of the killer (Sammy Sheik) and, unlucky for her, he catches

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Last House on the Reich – A Review of ‘Living Space’

When Brad (Leigh Scully) and Ashley (Georgia Chara), a couple of Americans travelling through Germany, experience car troubles in the middle of the night, they take refuge in an abandoned farmhouse. They quickly discovered the house’s previous resident, a Nazi general (Andy McPhee), haunts the grounds. As the night progresses, the odds of getting out of

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