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Movie Review: Wake

I think everyone knows by now: we are going to Bloody Night Con in three weeks. For those of you, who don’t know: Bloody Night Con is a fan convention organized by KLZ Events and it revolves around The Vampire Diaries and its spin off The Originals. One of the guests attending is Ian Somerhalder, who is mostly known for playing the role of Damon Salvatore in The Vampire Diaries. But as you may know I like to prepare myself as good as I can, when I go to a convention, so I decided to try and watch the actors in some other roles. When I was browsing through Ian Somerhalder’s filmography I stumbled upon Wake (2009). It’s an independent romantic comedy/drama and Ian plays Tyler, one of the lead roles. The movie is directed by Ellie Kanner and besides Ian Somerhalder it stars: Bijou Phillips (as Carys Reitman), Danny Masterson (as Shane), Jane Seymour (as Mrs. Reitman) and David Zayas (as Det. Grayson).

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Kingsday Special: "Royal" Movie Tips

Today is "Kingsday" in The Netherlands; it's the day we celebrate the birthday of our King: Willem Alexander. Throughout The Netherlands there are music festivals, jumble/garage sales and parties. To celebrate this day with you we want to give you some "royal" tips. We will talk about some movies with the word King in it (of course we will only talk about movies/series we watched ourselves). So without further ado...here are our Kingsday Tips!

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Movie review: The Dark Tapes

A few weeks ago we were asked by Michael McQuown if we wanted to review the movie The Dark Tapes. He is the writer and co-director of the movie. The movie was a big success on the festival circuit.It was nominated for 61 awards from 30 festivals. The movie has also been nominated for a Rondo Hatton Award for Best Independent Feature. 

 

We checked out the trailer of the movie and discussed it within our team. We liked the trailer and were interested. We love watching horror movies and this one looked promising. So Sigmund and Carola watched the movie. 

 

It's a bit hard to describe the movie without giving away too much. But here we go! The Dark tapes is a horror anthology and consists of 1 main story and 3 smaller stories. It's a found footage movie where handheld camera's and webcams are being used. 

 

Let's start with the second story (The Hunters and the Hunted), since the first one is the main story. This story is about a couple who just bought a new house. They're very happy with their new home. But soon they realize that not everything is as great as it seemed to be.. Strange noises. Strange voices. Strange things happen. They get scared and decide it's time to find some help! 

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Movie review: The Sex Addict

A while ago, a request landed in our mailbox! We were asked to review the movie The Sex Addict! We all took a look at the trailer and Liv and I decided we would watch the movie and write a review. We'll start by telling you a bit more about this movie! It's an Indie feature film and mostly improvised. The movie is already available for pre order and will be released on DVD, blu-ray, VOD and Itunes on April 28th. The Sex Addict is written and directed by Amir Mo. 

 

Amir also plays main protagonist Rex. Rex is a sex addict. In the movie, he's followed by Suzanna Murphy (Valerie Tosi) for a documentary about sex addicts. Suzanna is a phd student and wants to be a sex therapist. That's why she's doing a documentary on sex addicts. 

 

The movie starts with Suzanna. She's going to meet Rex for the first time. The only thing she knows is that he's a sex addict. She's excited to start with her documentary. However, she's also a bit suspicious. She was going to meet a sex addict.. Armed with a rape whistle, unshaven armpits and a camera she heads out to meet Rex. 

 What she gets is a boy.. I was surprised and thought, 'Is that Rex'? Luckily, Suzanna is not that naive and send him away with the words 'Goodbye Disney'. At that point, we get to meet Rex. Besides a sex addict, he's also a bit strange, hotheaded and arrogant. Suzanna and Rex start the documentary adventure and they're in for a lot of surprises. 

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Getting to know Linnea Quigley

As you might have seen already, we visited Weekend of Hell last weekend! As usual, we had a great time. One of the guests at Weekend of Hell was Linnea Quigley. Linnea is an American Film producer, actress, model, singer and author! She's also well known as 'scream queen' in many many horror movies. One of her best known roles is the one as Trash in The Return of the Living Dead. I've also seen her as Heather in Savage Streets (together with Linda Blair).  But there's so much more! Just to name a few: Don't Go Near the Park, Creepozoids, Night of the Demons, Nightmare on Elm Street 4: the Dream Master, Corpses are Forever, Zombiegeddon, Where the Dead Go to Die, Nightmare Sisters and lots and lots more! Of course we attended her panel at Weekend of Hell and I have to say it was great! She's a lovely person. She told very enthusiastically about her roles. And even showed us some typical screams... 

 

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