Reviews


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BLOOD LAKE (1987)
REVIEW BY TONY MASIELLO

A group of six friends head out to a country lake house for some rest, relaxation, partying and water skiing. Little do they know that in a nearby shed a killer is lurking and stalking them one by one.

There isn't much of a plot to Blood Lake, it follows the typical 80's slasher formula: Group of isolated teens go out for a party weekend and are dispatched by a vengeful killer ....





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NIGEL THE PSYCHOPATH (1994)
REVIEW BY TONY MASIELLO

When young Nigel's father died, he was told it's okay because his dad is in a much happier place now. Nigel takes this quite literally and the next thing you know he is killing everyone in sight to help them find that happy place. Wearing a gas mask and equipped with his trusty rake, Nigel goes on a rampage of happiness across the Virginia countryside as he is pursued by the police and his brother Chubby.





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HORRORGIRL (1995)
REVIEW BY TONY MASIELLO

Horrorgirl is a weird, noisy, industrial goth band led by the sultry Creatura (Ghetty Chasun, star of Gorotica and Red Lips) that is just dying to get a break. They're behind on their rent and their landlord wants to evict them. They have a gun totting pizza boy who wants the money for the pizza they stole from him. Oh, and their new guitarist / keyboardist Fang has just died via electric shock - watch out for those dixie cups of water when rocking.




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SLEDGEHAMMER (1983)
REVIEW BY MATT HILL

“Flesh tears, bones shatter, the nightmare has begun.” This is what we call a “fucking awesome tagline.” The super cool illustrated artwork showing a theatrical mask being cracked down the middle by a crudely drawn sledgehammer is the icing on the cake. This is the kind of movie where, once you gaze at the cover artwork, notice the title, along with the bloodsoaked, bizarre graphic – you have no choice. You simply have to either rent or purchase that film.






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PIECES OF DARKNESS (1989)
REVIEW BY JOHNNY DICKIE

 Among the many companies from the 1980's to distribute low budget and shot on video films to unsuspecting, and most times, disappointed cinema buffs looking for a new grade A horror thriller from their local video store shelves, not many others approached marketing their products quite like Legacy home video. Whole other video labels used lurid and grotesque drawings and pictures to ensnare horror hounds into watching, or at least renting their low-fi video epics, Legacy had another approach in mind.






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WNUF HALLOWEEN SPECIAL (2013)
REVIEW BY TONY MASIELLO

Remember the days when Halloween programing would dominate the airwaves every October? Just about every program on the tube would have some kind of special showcasing the magical night of ghosts, ghoul's, candy and tummy aches. Unfortunately those days are long gone but thanks to filmmaker Chris LaMartina and the fine folks at Camp Motion Pictures you can relive those hauntingly good times again with the WNUF Halloween Special.









THE PARANORMAL (1998)
REVIEW BY TONY MASIELLO

Kyle Jennings (Director Todd Norris) is a parapsychologist who has a theory that all paranormal activity radiates an energy signal of 12 and 17. He and his fellow researchers are trying to get a grant to continue their work but are rejected by the mean spirited Doctor Cass Charbonneau (Lisa Winegar), a scientist whose specialty is the study of alternate dimensions.












BLOOD RED PLANET (2000)
REVIEW BY TONY MASIELLO

A strange planetoid has entered the galaxy and starts orbiting Mars. This causes the weather patterns to go crazy resulting in catastrophic carnage around the globe, as well as a loss of contact with the lunar base on the Moon. A spaceship, Omega 1, is sent to investigate and figure out what the hell is going on. When they arrive on the lunar base they discover that everyone is dead and decide to blow it up in the hopes of containing whatever it was that caused the lunar massacre.






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AMERKILL (1999)
REVIEW BY TONY MASIELLO

In the Summer of 1999 in the small town of Woodridge Valley 47 mutilated bodies were found and the killer was never apprehended. All that was known of the killers identity was he wore a Jester's outfit. Keith, Etahn (Director Chris LaMartina) and their group of filmmaking friends are on summer vacation and working on their latest SOV opus "It Came From Uranus" when a masked Jester starts killing off their peers.





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B-MOVIES IN THE '90's AND BEYOND (2018)
REVIEW BY TONY MASIELLO

Something very sad happened recently in the world of independent cinema. After almost 30 years of bringing great micro-budget movies to the masses, Tempe Video has decided to close shop. Lead by filmmaker J.R. Bookwalter, Tempe Video was one of the most important independent production companies / distributors of the 90's.






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PLAYGORE (2011)
REVIEW BY TONY MASIELLO

It's no secret I'm a huge fan of Hugh Gallagher's work. Not only did he make one of the best SOV trilogies of the 90's (The Gore Trilogy) but he was also the publisher of one of the best independent horror magazines of the 90's, Draculina. So when I started the S.O.V. The True Independents project, Hugh was one of the first filmmakers I contacted to be part of the it.