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Film Review: Cursed (2005)

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SYNOPSIS: A werewolf loose in Los Angeles changes the lives of three young adults, who, after being mauled by the beast, learn they must kill their attacker if they hope to change their fate to avoid becoming werewolves too. REVIEW: Wes Craven & Kevin Williamson had themselves a great time from the years 1996-2000. That’s when the duo created (& sadly ran into the ground) a new horror icon, that icon being Ghostface, who was … Continue reading

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Interview: Todd Lincoln – Director (The Apparition)

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Todd Lincoln is something of a “Jack Of All Trades” judging from his bio. He’s contributed to various films as a cinematographer, editor, writer, producer & visual effects technician, but his main focus has always been on writing and directing. Now his first feature film as a director (After directing a slew of shorts), “The Apparition”, has just been released and he is eager for it to make it’s mark on the horror genre. Despite … Continue reading

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Film Review: Piranha 3DD (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: After the events at Lake Victoria, the pre-historic school of blood-thirsty piranhas make their way into a newly opened waterpark. REVIEW: “Josh cut off his penis because something came out of my vagina”! This dear acolytes is my nominee, actually the winner of the “Best line uttered by an actor/actress in a film” this year. And it was uttered in “Piranha 3DD”, the sequel to 2010’s “Piranha 3D” which was itself a remake of … Continue reading

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Film Review: ParaNorman (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: A misunderstood boy who can speak with the dead, takes on ghosts, zombies and grown-ups to save his town from a centuries-old curse. REVIEW: A few months ago I was at the movies with my 11 year old son (Lil’ Black Saint) and we saw the trailer for “ParaNorman“. From that moment forward we anxiously awaited it’s release as it looked like it was going to be a real hoot. But as it got … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Manitou (1978)

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SYNOPSIS: A psychic’s girlfriend finds out that a lump on her back is a growing reincarnation of a 400 year-old demonic Native American spirit. REVIEW: Oh yeah…Now we’re talking movie greatness acolytes! What’s that you say? You’ve never even heard of this movie before? If you’re one of the few that are actually admitting to that then consider yourself drummed out of my army of acolytes that is currently positioning itself to conquer the Earth. … Continue reading

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Interview: Director Bryan Wolford | Kitsie Duncan (Myctophobia)

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There is nothing that the Black Saint loves more than talking with young directors looking to make some waves in the horror genre with their latest productions (OK…I do enjoy making my kids play in traffic a lot too, it relieves tension). They might be awful, they might be amazing but they all come from the blood, sweat and tears of people who believe in what they’re doing. By and large these are filmmakers that … Continue reading

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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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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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