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Fungicide (2002) – Indie/Horror MOVIE REVIEW

By Chris Summerfield As you are aware I am a huge fan of indie horror and my major reasons being they tend to be more creative and often more diverse than mainstream and there has been plenty of fine examples of this, such as, Rise of the scarecrows, Evil awakening, Monsturd, Thankskilling and of course […]

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Psycho Pike (1992) – Killer Fish HORROR MOVIE REVIEW

By Geno McGahee “This will be the best summer of my life.” – Reg (Douglas Kidd) I love when I stumble upon a horror movie of the past that I haven’t seen. PSYCHO PIKE is a Canadian horror film from 1992 and it immediately reminded me of PSYCHO SCARECROW, and it wasn’t just the similar […]

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Blood Cult (1985) – Shot on Video (SOV) Slasher HORROR MOVIE REVIEW

By Geno McGahee The 1980s gave birth to the video stores and it gave rise to a video market that had never been seen before. The SOV or “shot on video” VHS releases were flooding the market. Filmmakers that could not afford to make movies in the past were now able to and were able […]

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Las Vegas Bloodbath (1989) – Gory Micro-Budget SLASHER HORROR MOVIE REVIEW

By Geno McGahee “I’ll get even with them all.” – Sam Butler (Ari Levin) Ten years ago, I started Scared Stiff Reviews and one of the first reviews that I ever did was for the micro-budget, 1989 slasher “LAS VEGAS BLOODBATH.” Sadly, as the site was updated over time, things were lost including that review, […]

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Feeding Billy (1997) – Friday the 13th – Inspired, Micro-Budget SLASHER HORROR MOVIE REVIEW

By Geno McGahee There is something special about micro-budget films. When a filmmaker makes a film with no money, they are producing with heart and it usually shows. This is certainly the case with the 1997 slasher “FEEDING BILLY.” Written and directed by Dwen Doggett, FEEDING BILLY is obviously inspired by FRIDAY THE 13TH, but […]

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The Dark Side of Midnight (1984) – Serial Killer/slasher HORROR MOVIE REVIEW

By Geno McGahee Why didn’t Wes Olsen make more movies? That was my question after watching the 1984 low budget slasher “THE DARK SIDE OF MIDNIGHT,” a horror/action hybrid movie with all the elements that make a near no budget movie special. We have the bad acting, so bad it’s good dialogue, silly scenarios and, […]

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Evil Awakening (2001) – FRIDAY THE 13TH- INSPIRED SLASHER HORROR MOVIE REVIEW

By Chris Summerfield Every writer/director that are ambitious enough to see their work on the big screen all have to begin somewhere and this one was the first release for, Geno McGahee, the horror writer and director from Massachusetts, USA. The movie is based in Ludlow, where the legend of the Cochwood monster was born, […]

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The Dead of Night (2004) – Invasion of the Mummy Snatchers – HORROR MOVIE REVIEW

By Geno McGahee In the early 2000s, the video stores were still doing good business and I would frequent them weekly. Every Friday night, I would be there and would try to discover the next horror gem. OK, your Fridays may have been cooler than mine…whatever. The films that were released at this time that […]

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Hellspawn (1993) – No Budget Monster HORROR MOVIE REVIEW

By Geno McGahee I am a huge fan of no-budget/micro-budget horror movies. When a filmmaker steps up and makes a film without a budget, typically with their friends, and with less than great equipment, there is usually plenty of heart involved and a story that they feel they need to tell. When I began watching […]

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Prey For the Beast (2007) – MONSTER IN THE WOODS HORROR MOVIE REVIEW

By Geno McGahee The woods are a great setting for a horror movie and then when you throw in a monster, it is usually a winning combination. In the 2007 micro-budget horror film “PREY FOR THE BEAST,” we get a monster, the woods, a boatload of bad acting and a fun factor that makes this […]

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R.O.T.O.R. (1987) – Robocop – Terminator – Maniac Cop – SCI-FI MOVIE REVIEW

By Geno McGahee The 1980s were a very special time for film. You had great films like ROBOCOP, TERMINATOR and MANIAC COP, and the producers of the ultra-low budget film R.O.T.O.R, obviously watched all three, enjoyed them, and then made a film heavily inspired by them. The idea is nothing new because we are fascinated […]

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Black Eyed Children: Let Me In (2015) – FOUND FOOTAGE PARANORMAL HORROR MOVIE REVIEW

By Geno McGahee In 1999, THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT took the world by storm and re-introduced the “found footage” style of horror filmmaking. Since then, the found footage has been a constant and has actually been seen in many to most of the independent horror entries. Justin Synder has obviously been influenced by THE BLAIR […]