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Film Review: Blood For Irina (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: Irina is dying. She desperately searches for blood during her last days on Earth while living in a run down motel. REVIEW: The film is ostensibly about a vampire who’s at the end of her existence and her final days on Earth. She lives alone in a dilapidated motel, how she ended up here is never disclosed. The motel manager tries to protect her for some ungodly reason and there’s a shabby looking prostitute … Continue reading

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Film Review: Night Of The Tentacles (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: A young artist sells his soul to Satan for the new heart he so desperately needs. How was he to know that his new heart comes replete with tentacles and a hunger for human flesh? REVIEW: In the past I have bemoaned the relative low cost of video cameras & their ability to make any schlub with an idea for a movie think that they are Directors.The only thing they really need besides the … Continue reading

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Film Review: Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: Catching up with Hansel and Gretel 15 years after their incident involving a gingerbread house, the siblings have evolved into bounty hunters who hunt witches. REVIEW: It is friggin’ cold in NY acolytes, incredibly and painfully cold. It’s too cold to tell any jokes on how cold it is! Yet I trundled to a downtown theater to catch a screening of “Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters” because that’s just the kind of black saint … Continue reading

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Interview: Ian Wolfley – Director (Bug Chaser)

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I saw an amazing short film at last years NYC Horror Film Festival that was called “BUG CHASER”. No, it isn’t the story of a exterminator running around after insects of all sorts. So what is it about then? The term BUG CHASER (As it’s used in this film) refers to “One who is deliberately having unprotected sex in order to be infected with HIV, particularly if his lover has it”. Director Ian Wolfley’s short … Continue reading

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Film Review: Death Tube 2 (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: Somebody is playing a sick game with other people’s lives, live on the internet on a web based show called “Death Tube”. And to make it even sicker, people can comment on the deaths while watching from their computers. Now eight captured people must co-operate if they want to escape their imminent deaths..live on the internet. REVIEW: He calls himself “Ponchiki” & he’s a happy looking animated teddy bear wearing a beanie. He’s also … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Resurrection (Opstandelsen) (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: Simon’s three siblings gather at his funeral – where all hell breaks loose as the undead rise from their graves, driving the siblings down into the deep dark catacombs below the church. Surrounded by death, they now have to face Simon and his congregation of zombies in order to escape the house of God in one piece? REVIEW: Yup, that’s it. That synopsis is the entire story, kit & kaboodle! The film opens in … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Rite (2011)

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SYNOPSIS:  An American priest travels to Italy to study at an exorcism school where he is introduced to a mysterious exorcist. REVIEW: So much snow on the ground dear readers. Some would say too much snow. I am one of those people. The skies have been very angry over NY as of late and all they do is block out the Sun (which I don’t mind) & drop these cursed flakes of frozen precipitation all … Continue reading

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Film Review: John Dies at the End (2012)

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SYNOPSIS A new street drug that sends its users across time and dimensions has one drawback: some people return as no longer human. Can two college dropouts save humankind from this silent, otherworldly invasion? REVIEW: It’s a brand new year and with it comes new hope for some better horror films to quench my thirst for blood, guts, mayhem & nubile young women being chased by monsters, psychos, slashers…take your pick. And the first film … Continue reading

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Film Review: House at the End of the Street (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: A mother and daughter move to a new town and find themselves living next door to a house where a young girl murdered her parents. When the daughter befriends the surviving son, she learns the story is far from over. REVIEW: “House At The End Of The Street” (HATEOTS from now on) has a really generic 70′s grindhouse kind of title and I was thoroughly convinced it was going to be a turkey, giblets … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Possession (Dibbuk Box) (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: A young girl buys an antique box at a yard sale, unaware that inside the collectible lives a malicious ancient spirit. The girl’s father teams with his ex-wife to find a way to end the curse upon their child. REVIEW: It’s something of a dare for The Black Saint to sit through any films that deal with demonic possession. I was subjected to “The Exorcist” at the tender age of 9 and my psyche … Continue reading

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The Black Saint’s Ten Best Films Of 2012 (And a few that really sucked…)

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I know. I know that it’s been a while since you’ve seen anything new here on HNN from your pal The Black Saint. I hear the cries from the huddled masses…”WHY HAVE YOU SO FORSAKEN US”? My loyal acolytes were left on a ship with no rudder for awhile and for that I must apologize. Apparently the tendons in my hands aren’t in as good a shape as they should be & I had to … Continue reading

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Film Review: Total Recall (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: A factory worker, Douglas Quaid, begins to suspect that he is a spy after visiting Rekall – a company that provides its clients with implanted fake memories of a life they would like to have led – goes wrong and he finds himself on the run. REVIEW: Colin Farrell is once again the star in a remake of a film that didn’t need to be remade. Last year it was “Fright Night” which really … Continue reading

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Interview: Patrick Rea – Director (Nailbiter)

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Film director Patrick Rea has been operating under the radar for a while now. He has been directing features & shorts exclusively in the state of Kansas where he lives. But with the upcoming release of his latest feature “Nailbiter”, He’s not going to be under the radar much longer! Horrornews has described “Nailbiter” as “An independent gem definitely worth checking out” and I think that’s small praise for what was a really exciting film … Continue reading

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Film Review: Waxwork (1988)

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SYNOPSIS: Come one, come all to the mysterious waxwork museum that’s come to town! A special showing will be taking place at midnight tonight and you are invited! Just remember, you can step inside the hall of horrors but can you pay the price…? REVIEW: A crazy mash-up of quite a few horror classics linked together by a story that puts them all under one roof, Director Anthony Hickox hits a solid double with “Waxwork“. … Continue reading

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Film Review: Basket Case 3: The Progeny (1992)

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SYNOPSIS: The saga continues as Duane recovers from his delusional breakdown to find his freakish basket-bound brother Belial will soon become a father. But not everything is joyous as the once tight knit brothers no longer seem to trust each other. REVIEW: Filmed back to back with “Basket Case 2″, director Frank Henenlotter’s third entry of the franchise picks up exactly where the second one left us. Namely with poor Duane (Kevin Van Hentenryck) re-attaching … Continue reading

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Film Review: Bloody Christmas (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: Police are searching for a child murderer in a small town. Meanwhile Rich Tague a former 80′s action movie star, is attempting to figure out the meaning of Christmas as he plays Santa on a Public Access T.V show & at the local mall. He fantasizes about murdering everyone that has crossed him. Can he resist his sinister urge to slay innocents on Christmas? REVIEW: I’m not all that much a fan of Christmas … 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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