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Interview: Leticia Dolera ([REC]3: Genesis) (2012)

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In 2007 directors Paco Plaza and Jaume Balaguero unleashed a film called [REC] to an unsuspecting public. The film took what was beginning to become a tired premise (The “Found Footage” movie) and gave it new life with a most terrifying & unique vision. In 2009 they returned with the expected sequel [REC]2, what wasn’t expected is the way the duo managed to continue the saga right from where the first left off and completely … Continue reading

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Film Review: Headspace (2005)

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SYNOPSIS: 25-year-old Alex Borden is handsome, charming, and intelligent. In fact, he may be too smart for his own good as his life is swiftly becoming a living hell… REVIEW: If there’s one thing that I hate, it’s a horror movie with delusions of grandeur. Don’t get me wrong…I can dig a horror movie with a “Message” every so often but in all honesty if I’m sitting down to see something called “The 12 Toed … Continue reading

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Film Review: You’re Nobody ‘Til Somebody Kills You (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: An action packed and gritty story of two New York City homicide detectives that are forced into the high-stakes world of the hip hop industry. A complex web of murder, sex, money and music unfolds as the homicide detectives track a serial killer with an appetite for some of hip hop’s biggest stars. REVIEW: Before I get any further into the what’s & where’s of this review I want to note that I, The … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Raid: Redemption (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: A SWAT team becomes trapped in a tenement run by a ruthless mobster and his army of killers and thugs. REVIEW: What are the elements of a good action film? What is it we look for when we get ready to watch an action film? Is is the star of the film? The special effects? How about a director with a good reputation for making films in this genre? Are these any of the … Continue reading

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Film Review: Parasitic (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: A group of friends become trapped inside a nightclub with an unseen terror. Unable to escape, one at a time they fall victim to the ravenous, bloodthirsty beast. REVIEW: I have a question for all of my devoted acolytes. Does being a special effects guru who’s done some great work on some big Hollywood films qualify you to be a film director? I ask this question because I’ve just seen a flick called “Parasitic” … Continue reading

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Film Review: Impostor (2001)

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SYNOPSIS: A top-secret government weapons designer is arrested by a clandestine government organization on suspicion of being a clone created by a hostile alien race wanting to take over Earth. REVIEW: “Impostor” was the first of two films based on the work of Philip K. Dick that were released relatively close to each other (The other being Spielberg’s “Minority Report”). It takes place in the year 2079 and the Earth is locked in battle with … Continue reading

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Film Review: The 25th Reich (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: In 1943, five US soldiers are recruited by the OSS for a time travel mission to save the world from the tyranny of Hitler’s 25th Reich. REV IEW: Director/Writer Stephen Amis is someone I just have to meet. After seeing “The 25th Reich” I just wanna be able to pick this man’s brain and figure out what he was thinking while he was making this movie because it had the potential to be a … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: Eight years on, a new terrorist leader, Bane, overwhelms Gotham’s finest, and the Dark Knight resurfaces to protect a city that has branded him an enemy. REVIEW: It’s been four years since the second of director Christopher Nolan’s proposed trilogy of Batman films “The Dark Knight” was released. A masterful film that ended with Batman taking responsibility for the murder of district attorney Harvey Dent even though he didn’t do it. Wayne knew that … Continue reading

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Film Review: Family Demons (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: When an abused teenage girl murders her alcoholic mother, the mother’s vengeful spirit returns to haunt her. Even in death, the mother is hell bent on denying her daughter her freedom. REVIEW: I received a new batch of films to review from the big boss the other day and as I looked through them the title “Family Demons” stood out. I couldn’t tell you why it did but I just felt that I had … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Faculty (1998)

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SYNOPSIS: Students suspect that their teachers are aliens after bizarre occurances. REVIEW: A mash up of “The Breakfast Club” and “Invasion Of The Body Snatchers”, Robert Rodriguez’ “The Faculty” is a fast paced & witty 100 minutes of action that involves the attempted takeover of Earth by parasitic aliens. But rather than start big and begin in a big city like New York or Los Angeles where a lot of other films have had their … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Kindred (1987)

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SYNOPSIS: Amanda’s deathbed request to her son, John, was for him to destroy all the lab notes etc. from her last experiment. She also blurts out he had a brother. A brother she claims is still alive at her home, somewhere….. REVIEW: OK, what do you get when you have a big old spooky house, some comely ladies, a few angry tentacles and a ton of slimy goo? If your answer was “Last New Year’s … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Running Man (1987)

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SYNOPSIS: A wrongly-convicted man must try to survive a public execution gauntlet staged as a TV game show. REVIEW: Arnold Schwarzenegger was just on the cusp of superstardom when this film about a dystopian future in which enemies of the state are forced to participate in a televised game show where they are mercilessly hunted down by a group of highly stylized assassins. When it was released it was an entertaining bit of nonsense but … Continue reading

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Film Review: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, discovers vampires are planning to take over the United States. He makes it his mission to eliminate them. REVIEW: Now this was a movie The Black Saint was anxious to see! Based on the Seth Grahame-Smith novel of the same name (He also wrote the screenplay), “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” (ALVH for the rest of this review) tells the story of how young Mr. Lincoln … Continue reading

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Film Review: Hunter’s Blood (1986)

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SYNOPSIS: Five “city boys” travel to the country to relax by doing some hunting, drinking Bud, and generally having good time. However, the local inbred backwoods psychos turn the hunters to be the hunted, and they need all the ammo and wits they have to get out of the woods alive. REVIEW: Ever see “Deliverance”? “Southern Comfort”? “Rituals” maybe? More importantly did you like them? If so, then “Hunter’s Blood” is right up your alley. … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Blob (1988)

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SYNOPSIS: A strange lifeform consumes everything in its path as it grows and grows. REVIEW: The Black Saint has always thought that the Blob was one of (If not THE) scariest movie monsters ever created. I mean think about it for a few seconds: A faceless, shapeless mass of goo that is in fact intelligent. Intelligent enough to know that it needs to eat & what it needs to eat is us! As a child … Continue reading

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Film Review: Wolfen (1981)

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SYNOPSIS: A New York cop investigates a series of brutal deaths that resemble animal attacks. REVIEW: 1981 was the year of the “Werewolf” in Hollywood as no less than three major films were released that year that featured menaces of the lupine variety. First out of the gate was Joe Dante’s classic “The Howling” which featured Rob Bottin’s amazing creature transformation effects and is considered a true horror classic. Secondly we got to experience Rick … Continue reading

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Interview: Bill Moseley (The Tortured) 2012

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I really don’t think I need to explain to anyone reading this who Bill Moseley is. He is one of the most stalwart icons of horror cinema acting right now. The man has seemingly been in EVERYTHING since way back in 1982 when he got his first small role in a film called “Endangered Species”. Of course, his next film was the one in which he started his streak of unforgettable roles in horror films. … Continue reading

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Interview: Jesse Thomas Cook – Director (Monster Brawl)

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It’s no big secret that I see a lot of movies. I see good ones, bad ones and all the ones in between. But the most fun that I’ve had watching a movie this year (Besides “The Avengers”) was when I saw one called “Monster Brawl” a while back. The premise is simple: Some of the greatest monsters of all time are brought together to duke it out for supremacy…in a wrestling ring! Sounds silly? … Continue reading

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Film Review: Pieces Of Darkness (1989)

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SYNOPSIS: An anthology film consisting of three stories that feature deceit, murder & terror! REVIEW: Hahahahahahahahaha! I am hysterical with madness! My editor has finally achieved his nefarious dream of driving The Black Saint insane! Oh, make no mistake acolytes…I fought the good fight. I suffered through dreck like “Greedy Terror” & The Rites Of Magick” and I soldiered on as a good Black Saint should. But enough is enough, my back is officially broken … Continue reading

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Interview: Carles Torrens – Director (Apartment 143: Emergo)

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Director Carlos Torrens has just seen his first full length feature “Apartment 143 (Emergo)” released to both theaters & VOD. The latest addition to the “Found Footage” canon, It tells the story of a team of parapsychologists who set out to investigate a series of anomalous phenomena taking place in a newly occupied apartment. Telephone calls with no caller, mysterious shadows, extraordinary light emissions, flying objects, and exploding light bulbs, are some of the events … Continue reading

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Film Review: Spasms (1983)

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SYNOPSIS: A gigantic serpent is captured on a remote island and shipped to an American college for experimentation. A British millionaire and an American scientist find themselves in hot pursuit of the beast when it escapes from captivity and starts to kill innocent people. REVIEW: I don’t even know how many days have gone by since this misbegotten 80’s experiment began. What I do know is that it’s been going for way too long now. … 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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