- 12 mini-reviews from BIFFF 2011 -

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011 by Vomitron -

  12 mini reviews from BIFFF 2011     BIFFF 2011 poster cr 84x120 thriller reviews sci fi reviews horror fantasy drama comedy action Director: The 29th Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival
Writer:
Vomitron
Publishing year:
2011

  12 mini reviews from BIFFF 2011     BIFFF 2011 minilogo thriller reviews sci fi reviews horror fantasy drama comedy action A brief BIFFF 2011 overview

Your devoted viewer attended 12 theatrical screenings during BIFFF 2011. A mixtures of genres and a variety of topics, with the occasional/obligatory vampires & zombies thrown in the mix. An overview starting with Andy Fetscher‘s second feature ‘Urban Explorer’ and ending with John Carpenter‘s newest ‘The Ward’. Find out & read all about the movies that lie in between, below…

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13 Ghosts

Saturday, April 4th, 2009 by Coventry -

13 Ghosts   13ghosts dvd 82x120 reviews horror Director: William Castle
Writer: Robb White
Release year: 1960

Now you see ‘em… Now you don’t!

13 Ghosts   offscreen 2009 mini logo reviews horror The Zorba family is a about to find out that some inheritances don’t come cheap. Especially when it comes with 13 more souls to feed… Souls of the terrifying kind. Oh well, there’s always the option of putting on your blue glasses and ignore them. Good riddance for the squeamish. And the red viewer will provide all the more fun for ghost fanatics.

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Child of Glass

Sunday, September 16th, 2012 by Perfesser Deviant -

Child of Glass   child of glass tv 1978 uncut version 09bb 69x120 reviews horror Director: John Erman
Writer
: Jim Lawrence based on a book by Richard Peck
Release Year
: 1978

Hey! There was no ghost in the disclosures!

The Armsworth family – mom Emily (Barbara Barrie), dad Joe (Biff McGuire), sister Connie Sue (Denise Nickerson) and brother Alexander (Steve Shaw) – move out to the Dumaine plantation house somewhere in the South. The family likes the place, but the son finds that it came equipped with loony neighbor Amory Timmons (Anthony Zerbe) and ghost girl Inez Dumaine (Olivia Barash). Inez needs Alexander’s help….

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Death Bell

Thursday, August 6th, 2009 by Coventry -

Death Bell   Gosa poster04CR 83x120 reviews horror Director: Yoon Hong-Seung
Writer: Yoon Hong-Seung and Kim Eun-Kyeong
Release Year: 2008
Korean title: Gosa

Saw set in a Seoul school

Death Bell   bifff2009 minilogo reviews horror It’s Saturday in Seoul. Twenty intelligent high school graduates have gathered for some special tutoring to prepare for the university’s entry exam. What they didn’t anticipate, is that their very lives will depend on their correct answers when they find themselves targeted by an anonymous killer, who is about to turn this exam into a merciless game of torture, horror and death.

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Hangman’s Curse

Sunday, September 16th, 2012 by Perfesser Deviant -

Hangmans Curse   Hangmans Curse poster 1 80x120 reviews horror Director: Rafal Zielinski
Writers
: Kathy Mackel & Stan Foster based on a novel by Frank Peretti
Release Year
: 2003

The Holy Ghost vs. The Unholy Ghost.

The Springfield family – father Nate (David Keith), mother Sarah (Mel Harris), sister Elisha (Leighton Meester) and son Elijah (Douglas Smith) – work for the Veritas Project or something solving difficult cases. Now, aside from the fact that the feds would never hire a whole family – especially one in which the parents were such tools that they give their kids identical-sounding names – these folks seem about as professional as an abortionist with blood in his hair. They’re sent in to a school to investigate why the football team is dying after screaming that a former student who hanged himself – Abel Frye (George Humphreys) – is coming for them. Luckily this family of WASPs will help solve a mystery with the help of their dog named Scooby Doo (William Shakesbear). Actually, the dog is named ‘Max’, but this feels about the level of an episode of Scooby Doo with the exception of a distinct lack of Velma for me to lust after.

Velma’s hot, shut up!

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House on Haunted Hill

Friday, February 13th, 2009 by Sterf -

House on Haunted Hill   houseonhauntedhill cover 77x120 full length movies Director: William Castle
Writer: Robb White
Release Year: 1959

First Film With the Amazing New Wonder EMERGO: The Thrills Fly Right Into The Audience!

The above tagline refers to the special gimmick that was used in the theatre when it was first released. At the right time in the film, a plastic skeleton was flown over the audience as if it came out of the movie, effectively breaking the ‘fourth wall’. Or as they described it: “The Amazing New Emergo! The ghost emerges right off the screen and actually SOARS into the audience!“.

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Il fantasma di Sodoma

Friday, November 12th, 2010 by Perfesser Deviant -

Il fantasma di Sodoma   Il fantasma di Sodoma aka Sodomas Ghost poster 84x120 reviews horror Director: Lucio Fulci
Writers
: Lucio Fulci & Carlo Alberto Alfieri
Release Year
: 1988
English title: Sodoma’s Ghost

Over the river and through the woods to Nazi’s house we go.

Students Mark (Claudio Aliotti), John (Sebastian Harrison), Paul (Alan Johnson), Celine (Maria Concetta Salieri), Maria (Jessica Moore), and Anne (Teresa Razzaudi) are on their way to Paris in a junky truck when the driver decides to take a short cut. They end up at this villa that was the scene of some serious Nazi debauchery in the past before it was blown up in an air raid. Unfortunately for all of the kids, the bombing didn’t take and the ghost villa is filled with ghost Nazis and their ghost whores….

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No-Do

Sunday, August 23rd, 2009 by Coventry -

No Do   no do poster02 84x120 reviews horror drama Director: Elio Quiroga
Writer: Elio Quiroga
Release year: 2009
English title:
The Beckoning

Routine ghosts with inventive tricks

No Do   bifff2009 minilogo reviews horror drama After the birth of their new child, Francesca and Pedro movie into their new home. A large house, away from the city… that seems to harbour some dark secrets.

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Nos Miran

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010 by J. Luis Rivera -

Nos Miran   Nos Miran front 83x120 thriller reviews reviews horror drama Director: Norberto López Amado
Writer:
Jorge Guerricaechevarría based on a novel by Javier García Sánchez
Release year:
2002
English title:
They Are Watching Us

A descent into madness: Spanish Gothic Style

Nos Miran   Mr Horror minilogo thriller reviews reviews horror drama Spain’s horror film industry had a huge comeback in the 90′s with directors such as Álex de la Iglesia, Jaume Balagueró and specially, Alejandro Amenábar; a new generation of young directors demonstrating that there was a lot more going on in Spain’s cinema besides Pedro Almodóvar‘s already famous melodramas. The nightmarish nights and the urban decay of Spain’s big cities, the grim and ghostly memories of the country’s troubled past and in particular, that characteristic black humor that Spaniards domain very well. These have become the main ingredients of that tasty mix producing the dark fantasies of Spain’s new horror films.

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The Grudge 3

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009 by Vomitron -

The Grudge 3   dvd cover 84x120 reviews horror Director: Toby Wilkins
Writer: Brad Keene, based on a concept & characters created by Takashi Shimizu
Release year: 2009

Mimic 3 meets Amityville 6 in a J-Horror franchise... or maybe not.

After surviving the vicious spirit attacks in a Chicago apartment building, Jake is placed in a psychiatrical clinic. While most of the tenants have already left the building, the curse lives on in the appartment complex. Back in Tokyo, a Japanese woman believes she holds the key to stopping the vengeful ghost of Kayako once and for all…

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