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Interview: Michael Ironside (Extraterrestrial)

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It goes without saying that Michael Ironside is a genre icon of the highest order. He’s been entertaining audiences worldwide for years now with his indelibly menacing voice in hundreds of films and TV shows and shows no sign of slowing down. He’s appeared in memorable films like Scanners (1981), Visiting Hours (1982), Spacehunter: Adventures In The Forbidden Zone (1983), Extreme Prejudice (1987), Watchers (1988), Total Recall (1990), Free Willy (1993), Starship Troopers & The … Continue reading

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Interview: Colin Minihan, Stuart Ortiz (The Vicious Brothers)

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Professionally known as The Vicious Brothers, Colin Minihan & Stuart Ortiz are two of the rising names in genre film making. They’ve written and directed the outstanding Grave Encounters (2011) and wrote its sequel, Grave Encounters 2 (2012). Currently they’re out promoting their latest film, Extraterrestrial and took some time to sit with Horrornews.net to talk about it. Horrornews.net: Before I ask you about your new film, I have to ask this question: What’s the … Continue reading

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Interview: Brittany Allen (Extraterrestrial)

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Actress Brittany Allen has been a fixture on television since 1999, having appeared in a multitude of series and movies like What Katy Did (1999), Prom Queen: The Mark Hall Story (2004), All My Children (2009-10), Defiance (2013) and Dead Before Dawn 3D (2012). She can currently be seen as April in the latest film from The Vicious Brothers, “Extraterrestrial”. Currently on a press junket to promote her new film, she took a few minutes … Continue reading

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Film Review: Witching & Bitching (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: A gang of escaping jewelry thieves get trapped by a coven of witches. REVIEW: Imagine if you will, a film that opens with a jewelry heist and the robbers are: Jesus Christ, A 6 ft tall green toy soldier, The Invisible Man, Minnie Mouse & Spongebob Squarepants. Then imagine that Jesus brings along his 10 yr old son (Who’s pretty handy with a pistol) along with him to the heist. Imagine a bit further … Continue reading

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Interview: Bobby Roe, Zack Andrews – The Houses October Built (2014)

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Currently available on VOD, and soon to be seen on selected screens across the country, Writer/Director Bobby Roe’s The Houses October Built is a combination slow burn/found footage movie that surprised me with its atmosphere & overall sense of impending doom. Roe and co-writer/producer/actor Zack Andrews are on the road, currently promoting their latest film and sat down with me to speak about it. Horrornews.net: I have a problem with found footage films in general … Continue reading

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Film Review: ABC’s of Death 2 (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: 26 different directors teach us the ABC’s of death with brand new bloody vignettes. Each based on a letter of the alphabet. REVIEW: Released in 2012, the first ABC’s of Death film was a decidedly mixed bag of both tricks and treats (mostly tricks). But it did have a few memorable entries and it was quite successful. Successful enough to warrant this sequel, which once again features 26 directors lending their particular talents to … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Houses October Built (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: Beneath the fake blood and cheap masks of countless haunted house attractions across the country, there are whispers of truly terrifying alternatives. Looking to find an authentic, blood-curdling good fright for Halloween, five friends set off on a road trip in an RV to track down these underground haunts. Just when their search seems to reach a dead end, strange and disturbing things start happening and it becomes clear that the haunt has come … Continue reading

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Film Review: Goal Of The Dead (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: Returning to his hometown for the first time since his big money move to the professional leagues, Sam Lorit expects a joyful homecoming and a routine cup-game victory. But with the zombie outbreak fueling bitter rivalries, the players and their entourage are dragged into a brutal game for their lives. REVIEW: I am not a fan of soccer. I find the sport boring, a bit vacuous even. Perhaps I’m just jealous of the athletes … Continue reading

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Film Review: Annabelle (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: A couple begin to experience terrifying supernatural occurrences involving a vintage doll shortly after their home is invaded by satanic cultists. REVIEW: Ever since Ananbelle was announced, there hasn’t been a day when someone hasn’t needled me ever so slightly as to its impending arrival. Why you ask? Because it’s no secret that I have an aversion to dolls, especially creepy looking ones that talk and attempt to kill their owners for some god … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Devil Incarnate (2014) Review 2

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SYNOPSIS: A newlywed couple encounter the remains of an ancient curse, only to reawaken its dark legacy. REVIEW:

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Film Review: Don’t Blink (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: Ten people arrive at a secluded mountain resort to find it completely deserted. With no gas for the return trip, the visitors are forced to stay and investigate the mystery surrounding the abandoned lodge. REVIEW: First time writer/director, Travis Oates, hits one out of the park with his debut feature, Don’t Blink. A deceptively simple story about a group of ten friends who get together for a weekend getaway at a mountain resort, only … Continue reading

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Film Review: Housebound (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: Kylie Bucknell is forced to return to the house she grew up in when the court places her on home detention. Her punishment is made all the more unbearable by the fact she has to live there with her mother Miriam – a good natured blabbermouth who’s convinced that the house is haunted. Kylie dismisses Miriam’s superstitions as nothing more than a distraction from a life occupied by boiled vegetables & small-town gossip. However, … Continue reading

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Film Review: Tusk (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: When podcaster Wallace Bryton goes missing in the backwoods of Manitoba while interviewing a mysterious seafarer named Howard Howe, his best friend Teddy and girlfriend Allison team with an oddball ex-cop to look for him. REVIEW: As I was watching Kevin Smith’s latest film, Tusk, I began to wonder who came onto the Hollywood scene first: Smith or Quentin Tarantino? I had this thought because a lot of the dialog here is Tarantino-esque in … Continue reading

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Film Review: No Good Deed (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: An unstable escaped convict terrorizes a woman who is alone with her two children. REVIEW: There are times when I go to a movie, unaware of what it’s all about, and I’m genuinely surprised at its quality. There are times that I go to a movie, knowing exactly what it’s all about, and its quality is dubious at best. Then there are times when I go to see movies like No Good Deed, and … Continue reading

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Interview: Katherine Isabelle (Hannibal, See No Evil 2, American Mary)

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You all know Katherine Isabelle for her work in films like the Ginger Snaps trilogy (2000 – 2004), Freddy Vs. Jason (2003), Ogre (2008), 30 Days Of Night: Dark Days (2010) and countless other film & television roles. But it was in 2012 that she struck a particular nerve with horror fans around the world with her starring role in Jen & Sylvia Soska’s American Mary, where she played Mary Mason, a medical student who … Continue reading

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Film Review: As Above, So Below (2014)

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Synopsis: When a team of explorers ventures into the catacombs that lie beneath the streets of Paris, they uncover the dark secret that lies within this city of the dead. Sneaking onto theaters this weekend with little to no fanfare, As Above, So Below is yet another entry in my least favorite horror sub genre – found footage films. I have complained in the past on their overall amateurism, but the fact that they’re so … Continue reading

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Interview: Gavin Brown (Found)

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Only 13 years old when he began work on Found, young actor Gavin Brown immediately settled into the role of Marty, a boy who discovers some very unusual secret about his family. It’s what he does with this information and what it all leads to that makes Found one of the best horror films of the last decade. He’s since gone on to film two other films and he took a moment to speak to … Continue reading

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Film Review: Willow Creek (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: Jim and his girlfriend Kelly are visiting the infamous Willow Creek, the alleged home of the original Bigfoot legend – the tale of huge ape like creatures that roam the forests of North America. It was there that in 1967, the legendary beast was captured on film and has terrified and mystified generations since. Keen to explore more than 50 years of truth, folklore and hoaxes, Kelly goes along for the ride to keep … Continue reading

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Film Review: Varsity Blood (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: A pack of small town jocks and cheerleaders with a dark secret head out to a remote farmhouse for a raucous Halloween pasture party, only to find themselves up for slaughter by someone dressed as their high school mascot, an Indian warrior wielding a lethal fighting ax and a bow and arrow.

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Interview: Doug Jones (Hellboy 1 & 2, Pan’s Labyrinth)

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The youngest of four brothers, Doug Jones was born on the 24th May, 1960, in Indianapolis, Indiana. After attending Bishop Chatard High School, he headed off to Ball State University, where he graduated in 1982 with a Bachelor’s degree in Telecommunications, with a minor in Theatre. He learned mime at school, and has also worked as a contortionist. After a hitch in theater in Indiana, he moved to Los Angeles in 1985, and has not … Continue reading

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Interview: Shane Johnson (The Possession Of Michael King)

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While known mostly as an actor, Shane Johnson has also ventured into producing, writing and animation. Given his passion for one particular project, he taught himself how to animate and has since been developing multiple projects. He’s also ventured into scripted and reality TV as a writer/creator, striking deals with production companies and navigating the maze. He made his feature film debut in 1998 in Saving Private Ryan and has steadily made a name for … Continue reading

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About The Black Saint

Those of you who don't know of The Black Saint & have yet to commit yourselves to him body, mind & soul will find yourselves in a most uncomfortable position when my army of acolytes is complete & ready to wreak havok upon this pitiful blue ball we live on. Oh, I really like horror movies as well & will take on all comers in a horror trivia contest. Bring it on!
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