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Film Review: It Follows (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: After a young girl gets involved in a sexual confrontation, she is followed by an unknown force. REVIEW: It’s become something of a regular occurrence for those of us who watch horror films. Every so often, there’s a new one that has the critics falling down over themselves to declare it the scariest new film in decades, or the scariest film since The Exorcist (that one gets batted around a lot). But, as someone … Continue reading

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Film Review: Muck (2015)

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SYNOPSIS: After narrowly escaping an ancient burial ground, a group of friends find themselves trapped between two evils, forcing them to fight, die, or go back the way they came. REVIEW: I watch horror films because I love them. I’ve watched them since I was four years old, nothing in life (besides my kids) brings me joy like a good horror movie. I write about horror films because I want to share my love of … Continue reading

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Film Review: Come Back To Me (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: Sarah & Josh are married suburbanites. After a car accident, Sarah suffers blackouts & ends up pregnant though Josh is sterile. As her life spirals she hides a camera in her home & unlocks a horrific secret with far-reaching consequences. REVIEW: Based on a book (The Resurrectionist) by Wrath James White, Writer/Director Paul Layden’s Come Back To Me is something of an odd bird. It almost seems to be two separate films at times, … Continue reading

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Film Review: Da Sweet Blood Of Jesus (2015)

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SYNOPSIS: Dr. Hess Green becomes cursed by a mysterious ancient African artifact and is overwhelmed with a newfound thirst for blood – but he’s not a vampire. Soon after his transformation he enters into a dangerous romance with Ganja Hightower that questions the very nature of love, addiction, sex, and status. REVIEW: The films of Spike Lee (or should I call them “Joints“?), range through a variety of genres. He’s directed films like Do The … Continue reading

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Film Review: Riddick (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: Left for dead on a sun-scorched planet, Riddick finds himself up against an alien race of predators. Activating an emergency beacon alerts two ships: one carrying a new breed of mercenary, the other captained by a man from Riddick’s past. REVIEW: Nine years after the totally wrongheaded The Chronicles Of Riddick” & thirteen years after Pitch Black, we have a brand spanking new film featuring the continuing adventures of Richard B. Riddick (I like … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Lazarus Effect (2015)

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A group of medical students discover a way to bring dead patients back to life. After a successful, yet unsanctioned, trial on a newly deceased animal, the team is ready to unveil their breakthrough to the world. When the dean of their university learns of their underground experiments, their project is unexpectedly shut down and their materials confiscated. Frank, Zoe and their team take matters into their own hands, launching a rogue attempt to recreate … Continue reading

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Film Review: Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead (2015)

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SYNOPSIS: Barry is a talented mechanic and family man whose life is torn apart on the eve of a zombie apocalypse. His sister, Brooke, is kidnapped by a sinister team of gas-mask wearing soldiers & experimented on by a psychotic doctor. While Brooke plans her escape Barry goes out on the road to find her & teams up with Benny, a fellow survivor – together they must arm themselves and prepare to battle their way … Continue reading

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Film Review: Zombieworld (2015)

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SYNOPSIS: The world is being overrun with zombies, and a lone news reporter is trying to stay on the air long enough to report on the atrocities that are going on around the world REVIEW: I can’t say that I’ve seen too many anthology films that feature zombies in every segment. Actually, the only time I can remember seeing something even remotely similar is a film called Zombiethon (1986) – and that was just a … Continue reading

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Film Review: Digging Up The Marrow (2015)

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Synopsis: A documentary exploring genre based monster art takes an odd turn when the filmmakers are contacted by a man who claims he can prove that monsters are indeed real. If you’re a real fan of genre film making (especially of the last 10 years or so), then the name Adam Green should be quite familiar to you. He’s the writer/director responsible for films like the Hatchet trilogy (2006-2013), Frozen (2010) and Spiral (2007). He’s … Continue reading

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Interview: Damien Leone (Frankenstein vs. The Mummy)

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Writer/Director Demian Leone’s Frankenstein vs. The Mummy is an unabashed love letter to horror fans worldwide. It takes two classic monsters, and puts them together for one slobberknocker of a battle! I genuinely enjoyed watching it, and Mr. Leone graciously sat with me for a short interview to discuss how the project came together. Horrornews.net: What led you to directing Frankenstein vs. The Mummy? Damien Leone: It wasn’t my idea from the start, the concept … Continue reading

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Film Review: Zombie Killers: Elephant’s Graveyard (2015)

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SYNOPSIS: A young militia is all that stands between a horde of zombies and their rural town that’s been decimated by the fracking industry. REVIEW: Although I’m pretty sure that there’s been at least 5 new films featuring zombies in them already released this year, Zombie Killers: Elephant’s Graveyard is the first one I’ve seen in 2015. As we all know (or should know anyway), January/February are pegged as the months when studios clear off … Continue reading

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Film Review: Adverse Effects (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: Daniel is a young man suffering from low self-esteem, who is incapable of defending himself from the abuses of employers and of society in general. He is medicated with antidepressants to make his monotonous life more bearable; however, far from helping him, the medication worsens his condition with hallucinations and psychotic thoughts of vengeance that lead him to a state of total confusion between reality and his imagination. REVIEW: The drug is called Lubiomil … Continue reading

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Image Entertainment & Dread Central Present “Zombieworld”

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The good folks at Image Entertainment have teamed up with Dread Central to being us Zombieworld, and it’ll be available on DVD & digital download on February 24th. Here’s the official announcement and a short synopsis on this sure to be gruesome flick! Image Entertainment, an RLJ Entertainment brand, in association with Dread Central announce the DVD and digital download release of Zombieworld. The no-holds-barred, post-apocalyptic film will be available on DVD for an SRP … Continue reading

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Film Review: Everly (2015)

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SYNOPSIS: A woman faces down assassins sent by her ex, a mob boss, while holed up in her apartment. REVIEW: Everly, the new film from director Joe Lynch (Wrong Turn 2 (2007), Knights Of Badassdom (2013)), opens with what I’m assuming is the aftermath of a violent gang rape. It’s here that we’re introduced to the title character as she drags herself, in the nude, to the bathroom. She closes the door behind her, reaches … Continue reading

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Film Review: Frankenstein vs. The Mummy (2015)

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SYNOPSIS: The mummy of a cursed pharaoh and a reanimated corpse terrorize a medical university. Only an Egyptologist and a college professor, the deranged Dr. Frankenstein, may be able to stop the creatures before it’s too late. REVIEW: Over the decades, there have been a few films that tried to punch up tired horror franchises by pitting their villains up against each other. Films like Frankenstein Meets The Wolfman (1943) and Abbott & Costello Meet … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Atticus Institute (2015)

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SYNOPSIS: In the fall of 1976, a small psychology lab in Pennsylvania became the unwitting home to the only government-confirmed case of possession. The U.S. military assumed control of the lab under orders of national security and, soon after, implemented measures aimed at weaponizing the entity. The details of the inexplicable events that occurred are being made public after remaining classified for nearly forty years. REVIEW: The word mockumentary is usually heard in conjunction with … Continue reading

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Film Review: Black Rock (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: Three childhood friends set aside their personal issues and reunite for a girls’ weekend on a remote island off the coast of Maine. One wrong move turns their weekend getaway into a deadly fight for survival. REVIEW: Feeling a whole lot like a female version of “DELIVERANCE”, Director (& star) Katie Aselton’s “BLACK ROCK” tries very hard to separate itself from the standard “Women in Distress” film that you’re more than familiar with already. … Continue reading

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Film Review: Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: The haunted Lambert family seeks to uncover the mysterious childhood secret that has left them dangerously connected to the spirit world.

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Tales Of Halloween – Cast, Cameos & Vignettes

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Eleven renowned horror movie genre directors have joined forces with Epic Pictures under the name The October Society to create a series of interconnected stories each with a unique Halloween theme for Tales of Halloween. The directors include Darren Lynn Bousman (Saw II, III & IV), Axelle Carolyn (Soulmate), Adam Gierasch (Night of the Demons), Andrew Kasch (Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy), Neil Marshall (The Descent), Lucky McKee (All Cheerleaders Die, The Woman), … Continue reading

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Film Review: [REC] 4: Apocalypse (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: Television reporter Ángela is rescued from the building where the virus first took hold, and taken to an oil tanker to be examined. However, it is unknown to the soldiers on the ship that she possibly carries the seed of the mysterious demonic virus.

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The Black Saint’s Ten Best Films Of 2014

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2014 is just about over, and it’s time to gather together my list of (What I think) are the ten best horror films of the year. Mind you, I said horror films – not films in general. To be honest with all of you, the two best films I’ve seen this year have nothing to do with horror at all. Those films are Life Itself, a documentary detailing the fascinating life (& death) of Roger … 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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