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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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Film Review: Phantom Of Death (1988)

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SYNOPSIS: Police Comissioner Datti is investigating the murder of a female doctor whose murderer seems to be a thirty-fivish year old man. Soon another murder follows: Pianist Robert Dominici’s girlfriend is found killed. The killer also challenges Datti on the phone and says he can’t be caught since he has a secret which makes him invulnerable. In the meantime the clues seems to point in strange directions… REVIEW: Day 5 of this misbegotten 80’s experiment … Continue reading

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Film Review: Men In Black 3 (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: Agent J travels in time to MIB’s early years in the 1960s, to stop an alien from assassinating his friend Agent K and changing history. REVIEW: When “MIB 3” was rumored to be going into production without a completed script I thought it was going to be just as bad, if not worse than “MIB 2″ which was really just plain awful. Lo & behold, not only is it quite a bit better than … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Jar (1984)

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SYNOPSIS: A motorist who comes upon an auto accident finds a bottle at the scene. The bottle contains a demon who proceeds to possess him. REVIEW: Day 4 of the 80’s experiment and I am fated to watch something called “The Jar“. Oddly enough I vaguely remember this title from way back when I used to work at a video rental joint in Manhattan (Rent N’ Run Video). I remember it looking pretty cheesy but … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Ghost Dance (1980)

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SYNOPSIS: The spirit of a long-dead warrior possesses the body of an Indian medicine man and turns him into a homicidal maniac. REVIEW: Day 3 of the the 80’s experiment. I am bloodied but still I rise to insert the next movie into my DVD player and see what my nefarious editor has demanded I review. Today the movie is something called “The Ghost Dance” and as it begins I’m presented with an interesting dilemma. … Continue reading

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Film Review: Battleship (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: A fleet of ships is forced to do battle with an armada of unknown origins in order to discover and thwart their destructive goals. REVIEW: What is it with Hollywood & Taylor Kitsch all of a sudden? More importantly, what is it with Taylor Kitsch being cast in not one but TWO movies with $200 million dollar budgets this year? Does Hollywood know something we don’t? Maybe they do…maybe they don’t. Last month’s “John … Continue reading

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Film Review: Hell Penitentiary (1985)

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SYNOPSIS: Julia, a famous physician, infiltrates a prison in an attempt to find a witness to her sister’s killing, but instead she becomes the victim of a sadistic warden’s sexual brutality. REVIEW: Day 2 of the 80’s experiment. For those of you who don’t know, here at HNN we’re trying to get into films from wayback in the 70’s & 80’s. Films that you might never have heard of but might want to see after … Continue reading

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Film Review: Dark Shadows (2012)

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SYNOPSIS:  An imprisoned vampire, Barnabas Collins, is set free and returns to his ancestral home, where his dysfunctional descendants are in need of his protection. REVIEW: Sadly I am old enough to remember watching “Dark Shadows” when it originally aired on daytime TV. I wasn’t a real fan of it but my mother was & I would come home from school to find her watching it. I watched along with her every so often but … Continue reading

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Film Review: Greedy Terror (1985)

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SYNOPSIS: A trilogy of horror stories with ironic twists: a teenager tries out a love potion, a waitress gets involved in a kidnapping plot, two brothers plan to cheat an insurance company by faking their death. REVIEW: Here at Horrornews we are striving to keep ahead of the pack by digging deep into the vault and reviewing films from the 70’s & the 80’s that some of you might not be familiar with. Now let … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Avengers (2012)

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SYNOPSIS:  Nick Fury of S.H.I.E.L.D. brings together a team of super humans to form The Avengers to help save the Earth from Loki and his army. REVIEW: I am SUCH a nerd! Although no one has the chutzpah to actually come out and call The Black Saint a nerd, I’ll admit to it with something close to a smile on my face. I have watched every one of the “Superhero” movies released over the last … Continue reading

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Film Review: Underworld Awakening (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: When human forces discover the existence of the Vampire and Lycan clans, a war to eradicate both species commences. The vampire warrioress Selene leads the battle against humankind. REVIEW: I never expected the “Underworld” franchise to get this far. After the 2nd one I truly expected any further entries in the series to go straight to video, despite the success of the series. But much like the “Resident Evil” franchise (Which I thought would … Continue reading

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Interview: Director Xavier Gens (The Divide)

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Director Xavier Gens made quite the splash with his first full length feature “Frontier(s)” in 2007. One of the first of the new wave of unrelenting horror films that came out of France (Along with “Inside”, “Haute Tension” & “Martyrs”), it was the sordid tale of a group of thieves on the run from the law who decide to pick the wrong place to lay low. It had some truly wince inducing scenes in it … Continue reading

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Film Review: We Are What We Are (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: When the head of the family passes away, his wife & 3 children must assume his responsibilities. One of which is procuring meat for the family to eat. Unfortunately for the general populace, they are a family of cannibals, and they are very hungry. REVIEW: So as The Black Saint was waiting to see “The Resident” at a screening last week (great movie by the way), he heard a lot of talk about this … 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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