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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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The Black Saint’s Ten Worst Films Of The Year – 2014

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2014 hasn’t exactly been a banner year for horror films. As a matter of fact, I can safely say that it’s been one of the worst years for theatrical horror that I can remember. To compile a list of the worst films of the year was actually kind of hard since there were (In my opinion), so many films to choose from. But rather than pick on the low hanging fruit (AKA: Low budget films/Indies), … Continue reading

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Film Review: What We Do In The Shadows (2014)

SYNOPSIS: Meet Viago, Deacon, Petyr and Vladislav – three flatmates who are just trying to get by and overcome life’s obstacles – like being immortal vampires who must feast on human blood. Hundreds of years old, the vampires are finding that beyond sunlight catastrophes, hitting the main artery, and not being able to get a sense of their wardrobe without a reflection, modern society has them struggling with the mundane like paying rent, keeping up … Continue reading

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Film Review: Le Fear II: Le Sequel (2015)

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SYNOPSIS: After the disaster of Le Fear, director Carlos Revalos decides to make a sequel with a bigger budget. What could go wrong? Simply everything! REVIEW: Writer/Director Carlos Revalos (Kyri Saphiris) has a brand new script that he’s looking to turn into a film. It’s a horror film featuring vampires, and he’s managed to secure a promise of 10 million pounds from producer Dirk Heinz (Andrew Tiernan) to help finance the film. All Carlos has … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Scarehouse (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: When two friends open a Halloween fun house on Devil’s Night it is all fun and games until their former sorority sisters begin to arrive. These six sisters are confronted by their past as the night spins out of control. REVIEW: It all begins with the two main protagonists, Elaina (Kimberly Sue-Murray) & Corey (Sarah Booth), preparing up the titular setting. Intercut with this are shots of a old video featuring a group of … Continue reading

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Film Review: Bag Boy Lover Boy (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: Meet Albert, an oddball hotdog vendor who is shocked to find himself suddenly becoming the bizarre muse of enigmatic NYC photographer Ivan Worthington. But shocks come his way, even more so when, amidst his role in Ivan’s disturbing photographs for which he poses, Albert finds out just how difficult it is to succeed in the art world, leading him to take some disturbing photographs of his own that suit his very unique – and … Continue reading

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Film Review: Call Girl Of Cthulu (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: When a virginal artist falls in love with a call girl, she turns out to be the chosen bride of the alien god Cthulhu. To save her, he must stop an ancient cult from summoning their god and destroying mankind. REVIEW: Carter Wilcox (David Phillip Carollo) is a nebbish in the purest sense of the word. So much so that despite the fact that has a sexually adventurous, yet protective roommate named Erica (Nicolette … Continue reading

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Film Review: Disengaged (short film) (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: A determined young woman faces the daunting task of taking care of her neighbors after a post-apocalyptic event leaves them frozen in place. REVIEW:

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Film Review: The Pyramid (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: An archaeological team attempts to unlock the secrets of a lost pyramid only to find themselves hunted by an insidious creature. REVIEW: It seems odd that a horror movie like The Pyramid would open in December, smack dab in the middle of a slew of prestige films looking for award consideration. Could it be that director Gregory Levassuer & screenwriters Daniel Meersand/Nick Simon believe that their film is worthy of some kind of notice … Continue reading

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Film Review: Tales Of Poe (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: A terrifying new anthology film comprised of three stories based on the work of Edgar Allan Poe, REVIEW: The stories of Edgar Allan Poe had a towering influence on horror cinema through the years. Indeed, his short story The Gold Bug was turned into a film in 1910, and his stories have influenced generations of filmmakers over the decades since then. Some would say that without Poe, Roger Corman would never had been as … Continue reading

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Film Review: Jessabelle (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: Returning to her childhood home in Louisiana to recuperate from a horrific car accident, Jessabelle comes face to face with a long-tormented spirit that has been seeking her return — and has no intention of letting her escape. REVIEW: I’d seen lots of promotional material for Jessabelle over the last few months, so I was admittedly surprised when it got such a quiet, low key release last weekend. Not that I was particularly looking … Continue reading

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Film Review: Zombeavers (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: A group of college kids staying at a riverside cabin for a weekend of sex & debauchery are menaced by a swarm of deadly zombie beavers. It all turns gruesome as the beavers close in on the kids, and they are soon fighting for their lives in a desperate attempt to fend off the hoard of beavers that attack them in and around their cabin.

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Film Review: Wolves (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: Cayden Richards is a young, handsome eighteen-year-old with an edge. Forced to hit the road after the death of his parents, he finds his way to an isolated town to hunt down the truths of his ancestry. But in the end, who’s hunting whom? REVIEW: The second of 3 werewolf films released this November (Wolfcop & Iron Wolf being the other two), Wolves aims its claws at the young adult audience. The same audience … Continue reading

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Film Review: Interstellar (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: A group of explorers make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage. REVIEW: In the world of Interstellar, the population refers to itself as a “Caretaker Generation”, whose duty it is to improve sustainability for future generations. Current corn farmer (& former pilot) Cooper decries this choice, claiming that “We’re explorers, not caretakers”. The big problem is … Continue reading

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Film Review: Wolfcop (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: As a series of strange and violent events start happening, an alcoholic policeman realizes that he has been turned into a werewolf as part of a larger plan, so he investigates with the help of his partner and his friend. REVIEW: The month of October arrived with a few new werewolf themed movies for all of us to grouse over (I use the word “Grouse“, because all we’re gonna do is compare them to … Continue reading

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Film Review: Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: If the worst day of your life consisted of accidentally killing your girlfriend with an axe, chain-sawing your own arm off, and watching in horror as your closest friends were devoured by a zombified Nazi battalion, you’d have to assume that things couldn’t get much worse. In Martin’s case, that was only the beginning. REVIEW: At the end of Dead Snow, Director Tommy Wirkola left Martin (Co-writer Vegar Hoel) in a pretty awful situation. … Continue reading

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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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