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Film Review: More Brains! A Return To The Living Dead (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: A documentary detailing the making of the 1985 classic “Return Of The Living Dead” as told by those who worked on the film. REVIEW: I remember the day I saw “Return Of The Living Dead” like it was yesterday. Partly because I had just had my heart broken by some filthy tramp who took up over a year of my life. I was so downtrodden afterwards that I made my way over to Times … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Caller (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: Troubled divorcee Mary Kee is tormented by a series of sinister phone calls from a mysterious woman. When the stranger reveals she’s calling from the past, Mary tries to break off contact. But the caller doesn’t like being ignored, and looks for revenge in a unique and terrifying way… REVIEW:

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Film Review: The Howling: Reborn (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: On the eve of his high school graduation, Will Kidman finally looks up from his books to catch the eye of the girl he’s longed for the last four years – the mysterious Eliana Wynter. He’s always been the shy kid, flying under the radar, but when he discovers a dark secret from his past – that he is heir to a powerful line of werewolves – he finds he has a choice to … Continue reading

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Film Review: Paranormal Activity 3 (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: In 1988, young sisters Katie and Kristi befriend an invisible entity who resides in their home. REVIEW: Has it really been four years since the “Paranormal Activity” franchise began? It seems like I saw the first entry just last year but it was back in 2007 when director Oren Peli made a whole lot of people fearful of using their camcorders as they slept. Three years later, we got a dose of some more … Continue reading

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Gerald Lough’s “The Boogeyman” to open Waterford Film Festival

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Attention all of my acolytes in the U.K.! Horrornews.net is proud to announce that director Gerald Lough’s short film “The Boogeyman” has been chosen to be the opening film at the Waterford Film Festival on Friday November 4th. If you’ll recall, I interviewed Mr. Lough in regards to this short which is based on a short story by Stephen King from his “NIGHT SHIFT” Collection. It is a chilling little tale & it’s a f*cking … Continue reading

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Interview: Buddy Giovinazzo – Writer/Director (Combat Shock, Life Is Hot In Cracktown)

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You know back when I was just getting my mind around becoming The Black Saint in the 80’s, I spent nearly all of my free time on the famed strip known as “The Deuce” here in NYC. Forty second street between 7th & 8th avenue was just a hotbed of sleazy, filthy, depraved drug addled fools. And then there were people like me, people who soaked up that atmosphere like they were sponges. There were … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Thing (2011)

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SYNOPSIS:  At an Antarctica research site, the discovery of an alien craft leads to a confrontation between graduate student Kate Lloyd and scientist Dr. Sander Halvorson. REVIEW: Here it is! What is probably the most anticipated horror film of the fall, if not the year, has finally arrived. Director Matthijs van Heijningen Jr’s “Prequel” to John Carpenter’s remake of the 1951 Howard Hawks original (Whew! Try saying that three times quickly) hits multiplexes all over … Continue reading

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Film Review: Real Steel (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: Set in the near future, where robot boxing is a top sport, a struggling promoter feels he’s found a champion in a discarded robot. During his hopeful rise to the top, he discovers he has an 11-year-old son who wants to know his father. REVIEW: I took my son (The growing darker saint) to see this with me today. I had a feeling he might dig it, he digs robots, he digs fighting robots, … Continue reading

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Interview: Tom Provost Director (The Presence 2011)

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Described on Horrornews.net as “The most innovative ghost story I’ve ever seen”, director Tom Provost’ “The Presence” is just that and more. It combines elements of drama, suspense, romance & a few “Bumps in the night” into a smartly told tale of a woman (Mira Sorvino) who retreats to an old cabin her grandmother owned to do some work. Unfortunately for her there is an apparition (Shane West) who is inhabiting the cabin when she … Continue reading

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Film Review: Attack The Block (2011)

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 SYNOPSIS:  A teen gang in South London defend their block from an alien invasion. REVIEW: Man oh man acolytes, did I see a good one last night! I’m not even going to go through my usual demands of you as I usually do at the start of a review. I’m just going to get right to it. And “It” is a little banger called “Attack The Block”. “Attack The Block” tells the tale of a … Continue reading

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Film Review: Followed Home (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: A group of friends head out for a mountain retreat only to witness a gruesome murder at a near by cabin. They head home wanting to forget the experience… but are followed home by the murder. REVIEW: There ought to be a law. The Black Saint is thinking about petitioning the govt. to find out if it is in any way possible to criminalize the use of video cameras in order to make a … Continue reading

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Film Review: Contagion (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: A thriller centered on the threat posed by a deadly disease and an international team of doctors contracted by the CDC to deal with the outbreak. REVIEW: I hate Steven Soderburgh, I really do. Why do I hate him so much you ask? Because after I walked out of the theater where I saw his latest thriller “Contagion”, I went straight to the bathroom & washed my hands twice with very hot water. Because … Continue reading

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Film Review: 30 Days To Die (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: A group of girls trapped in an institution suffer the wrath of a serial killer on the loose. This campy thriller pays homage to Friday the 13th. REVIEW: Holy crap! I’m on a f*cking roll with these so called “Movies” as of late. “30 Days To Die” is an insipidly made, clumsily acted, terribly written movie about a group of girls “Trapped” in an institution that is besieged by a serial killer. I put … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Killing Strain (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: A man-made virus, ‘The Killing Strain’, an out-of-control swine flu, turns infected humans into raging monsters. As it rapidly spreads, a group of uninfected survivors must make life-or-death decisions before the U.S. military firebombs the area in a desperate attempt contain the contagion. The survivors are unaware that the virus has already reached their group by infecting one of them. And now the merciless metamorphic process has begun… REVIEW: The Black Saint can sum … Continue reading

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Film Review: Chromeskull: Laid To Rest 2 (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: The sequel to the 2009 horror hit “Laid to Rest.” It brings back ChromeSkull, who barely escaped death in the first movie and is hell-bent on continuing where he left off… and forging a new path of terror and destruction. REVIEW: When The Black Saint first saw the original “Laid To Rest”, I wasn’t expecting much. It was an unheralded, low budget film that didn’t seem to hold much promise besides a very cool … Continue reading

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Film Review: Mail Order (2011) (Short Film)

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SYNOPSIS: A woman seeks revenge on the man who filmed her being tortured for profit. REVIEW:   Producer: Rhoda Jordan Writer/Director: Eric Jordan Music: Bilvox Neidlinger Editor: Randy Stoudt Based on a short story by Jack Ketchum, “Mail Order” is the story of Howard, who makes his money from selling S & M tapes. It opens with him on the phone in his apartment bemoaning the fact that it isn’t as easy as it used … Continue reading

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Film Review: Smoke (short film)

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SYNOPSIS: The story of a person who became the captive of surrealistic madness. REVIEW: Directed by Grzegorz Cieiecki Written by Grzegorz Cieiecki Stars: Katarznya Dalek, Grzegorz Golaszewski & Hubert Jarczak My favorite person in the world (My Boss) asked me if I would take on some shorts for review. I thought to myself “Why not”? I’ve reviewed them before & discovered that there is some fantastic talent out there making some incredibly entertaining short films. … Continue reading

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Film Review: Adverse Reactions (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: Daniel is a young man suffering from low self-esteem, who is incapable of defending himself from the abuses of employers and of society in general. He is medicated with antidepressants to make his monotonous life more bearable; however, far from helping him, the medication worsens his condition with hallucinations and psychotic thoughts of vengeance that lead him to a state of total confusion between reality and his imagination. REVIEW: The drug is called Lubiomil … Continue reading

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Film Review: Red State (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: Set in Middle America, a group of teens receive an online invitation for sex, though they soon encounter fundamentalists with a much more sinister agenda. REVIEW: The Black Saint was never really much of a Kevin Smith fan, Not that the man isn’t talented. None of his films (Besides “Dogma”) have ever struck me as particularly entertaining. And yes, I am including “Clerks” when I say this. I just don’t get the cult behind … Continue reading

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Film Review: Creature (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: In the back country of Louisiana, a group of friends unearth a terrible secret that unleashes a monster from the depths of the swamp. REVIEW: When a movie starts out with an attractive woman disrobing by a body of water & then diving in sans clothing, only to be attacked by an Alligator & have her legs chewed off this can mean one of two things. One is that since the woman is completely … Continue reading

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Film Review: X-Men: First Class (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: Before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Before they were archenemies, they were closest of friends, working together, with other Mutants (some familiar, some new), to stop the greatest threat the world has ever known. In the process, a rift between them opened, which began the eternal war between Magneto’s Brotherhood Of Evil Mutants and Professor … 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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