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Black Mask (short) – 7

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Director – Alex Colonna Cast – Stephen Manley, Nailya Shakirova, Tiffany Rose Thomas, Megli Micek, Ellie Barquist, Jenevieve Serpentine Sorceress Release Year – 2014 Reviewed by John of the Dead Black Mask is an 18 minute short film that I came across on Amazon Prime’s streaming service. It had some good reviews so I gave it a go and was …

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A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night – 8

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Director – Ana Lily Amirpour Cast – Sheila Vand, Arash Marandi, Marshall Manesh, Mozhan Marnò, Dominic Rains, Rome Shadanloo Release Year – 2014 Reviewed by John of the Dead This is a film I wanted to watch back in mid-2014, but there were no theater showings nearby and I had to wait until it hit VOD 9 months later. A …

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Wolfcop – 7

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Director – Lowell Dean Cast – Leo Fafard, Amy Matysio, Sarah Lind, Corinne Conley, Jonathan Cherry, Aidan Devine Release Year – 2015 Reviewed by John of the Dead Every year we have a horror film with an outlandish story heavy in badassery, and Wolfcop is one of those films. Much like Hobo With A Shotgun, we see some good gore …

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V/H/S: Viral – 5

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Director – Marcel Sarmiento, Gregg Bishop, Nacho Vigalondo, Aaron Moorhead, Justin Benson Cast – Emmy Argo, Emilia Ares Zoryan, Justin Welborn, Shane Brady, Dan Caudill, Natalia Ferreiro, Kelly Misek Jr. Release Year – 2014 Reviewed by John of the Dead This anthology series has proved to be a roller coaster for genre fans. V/H/S was enjoyable, with only one bad …

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It Follows – 9

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Director – David Robert Mitchell Cast – Maika Monroe, Keir Gilchrist, Olivia Luccardi, Lili Sepe, Daniel Zovatto, Jake Weary Release Year – 2015 Reviewed by John of the Dead Hype can be both a blessing and a curse. Hype gives small low-budget films the chance to achieve a wider audience via a theatrical release, but it also sends in viewers …

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Animal – 5

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Director – Bret Simmons Cast – Joey Lauren Adams, Elizabeth Gillies, Paul Iacono, Thorsten Kaye, Amaury Nolasco, Keke Palmer, Jeremy Sumpter, Parker Young Release Year – 2014 Reviewed by John of the Dead All my life I have been a sucker for the old-fashioned creature feature, and while they “don’t make them like they used to” I’m still appreciative of …

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Stonehearst Asylum – 7

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Director – Brad Anderson Cast – Kate Beckinsale, Jim Sturgess, David Thewlis, Brendan Gleeson, Ben Kingsley, Michael Caine, Jason Flemyng, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Sinead Cusack, Edmund Kingsley Release Year – 2014 Reviewed by John of the Dead For centuries man has maintained a strong curiosity in the mentally insane, and that curiosity is what lead me to Stonehearst Asylum. Upon …

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Extraterrestrial – 5

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Director – Colin Minihan, Stuart Ortiz Cast – Brittany Allen, Freddie Stroma, Jesse Moss, Melanie Papalia, Anja Savcic, Sean Rogerson, Emily Perkins, Mike Kovac, Fred Keating Release Year – 2014 Reviewed by John of the Dead It does not take much convincing for me to watch an alien film. From The Vicious Brothers, the duo behind the awesome Grave Encounters, …

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Inseminoid – 4

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Director – Norman J. Warren Cast – Robin Clarke, Jennifer Ashley, Stephanie Beacham, Steven Grives, Barrie Houghton, Rosalind Lloyd, Victoria Tennant, Trevor Thomas Release Year – 1982 Reviewed by John of the Dead While looking for some 80s horror sleaze I came across a title that made me do a double take – Inseminoid, AKA Horror Planet. After reading a …

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Digging Up the Marrow – 7

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Director – Adam Green Cast – Ray Wise, Adam Green, Will Barratt, Rileah Vanderbilt, Josh Ethier, Kane Hodder, Tom Holland, Mick Garris, Sarah Elbert, Alex Pardee, Steve Agee, Steven Barton, Dave Brockie, Don Coscarelli, Lloyd Kaufman, Tony Todd, Evan Dickson, Corri English, Joe Lynch, Laura Ortiz Release Year – 2015 Reviewed by John of the Dead It has been five …