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Review – The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence)

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As promised, Tom Six returns with The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence), the third and supposed last entry into the series that has become a cult sensation. Where the first was a meager introduction into a mad German scientist’s twisted experiment through the use of three unwilling volunteers, the series itself has spawned into something greater, attempting to achieve the goal of out doing the previous with each incarnation. Even the follow-up added more bodies to the creation in a far darker, largely bizarre tale that threw the first out the film’s score of consistent reality. Upon the announcement of one more romp through this heinous world, questions were posed regarding whether this would directly follow the second and stay in continuity, or if it would further distance itself from the past two with a higher victim count for the sake of a longer being of the film’s name sake. For 2015, Six Entertainment Company teams up with IFC Midnight once more for what is geared to be the most over-the-top and brutal entry yet. But does it surpass its predecessors, or is it just a climactic cash grab that doesn’t need to exist?

Review – Chainsaw Killer

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Chainsaw Killer is a new shot on video Horror/Slasher flick from SRS Cinema. It was written and directed by Mark Polonia, Feeders, Splatter Farm, Snow Sharks) who presents an old-school analog romp through the regions of New York and Pennsylvania to tell the tale of a tape collector that stops at nothing to obtain a VHS that only one copy has been released of due to a factory recall. Shot through 2014 and finally released on DVD a year later, this feature length film is now available for the masses craving another taste of this always growing subculture of independent film making. But does the movie issued by the production company behind releases like Horno and Evil Dead Inbred Rednecks stand as a testament to the glory days of limited straight-to-VHS releases, or is it basically a waste of eighty minutes?

Review – The Devil Incarnate

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Back in 2013, writer and producer L. Gustavo Cooper started working on his first full-length film Copiii: The 1st Appearance. Prior to it, his work included two short films titled Velvet Road and M is for Music. This time around, Gustav was joined by Jon Bosworth and Coe Douglas to put the finishing touches on the story. Finally, Image Films and RLJ Entertainment picked up the flick, which eventually went under the name The Devil Incarnate. But, is this worth checking out, or is it an unimpressive boring train-wreck?

Review – Frankenstein vs. The Mummy

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When it comes to remakes and reboots, Hollywood definitely has the market cornered. So, when it comes to original ideas, many flock to the underground production companies and distributors for a breath of fresh air. Writer/Director Damien Leone and Ruthless Picture present a coupling of two legendary works of literature for a brand new full-length feature, Frankenstein vs. The Mummy, which was picked up for distribution through RLJ Entertainment and Image Entertainment. But is this re-imagining of classic gothic Horror one worth checking out, or is this sacrilege to both of the original tales it takes from?

HI-8: Horror Independent 8

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In keeping with the spirit of the underground, Nightfall Pictures and Twisted Illusions bring together eight of the Horror film underground’s most well known film makers for a brand new anthology collection. Originally put together in 2013, this set of Horror and Science Fiction themed short stories, eight in total with an overlapping ninth, all depict various takes on the styles as a whole. This is where HI-8: Horror Independent 8 comes to life. However, it wasn’t until 2014 that the film was picked up for distribution through Wild Eye Releasing, the perfect home for such a love letter to this recently resurrected style film making. But does this collection stand out, or is it nothing but a generic “shot on video” cash grab meant to play off the success of recent releases like The ABC’s of Death and VHS?