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Film Review: Tenebrae (1982)

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SYNOPSIS: An American writer in Rome is stalked by a serial killer bent on harassing him while killing all people associated with his work on his latest book. REVIEW: “Tenebrae” is the story of popular mystery author Peter Neal (Anthony Franciosa) who is visiting Rome on a promotional tour for his latest best seller “Tenebrae”. Upon his arrival he is informed that someone was murdered & pages of his novel were found stuffed down her … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Puppet Monster Massacre (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: A group of teens are challenged to spend a night in the Wagner mansion on the edge of town. Little do they know the owner has concocted a monstrosity in the basement. REVIEW: You know The Black Saint keeps an open mind to all manner of films that I review. I mean I don’t make any assumptions before I see a movie, I take every movie at face value until I see it. When … Continue reading

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Film Review: Dylan Dog: Dead Of Night (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: The adventures of supernatural private eye, Dylan Dog, who is retired but lured back to action when monsters in the Louisiana bayou start to make trouble in an attempt to conquer the Earth. Of course, this is all done in his signature red shirt, black jacket, and blue jeans. REVIEW: Welcome acolytes! It seems to have been eons since I’ve posted a review here at Horrornews.net. Not for lack of desire mind you, I’ve … Continue reading

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Film Review: Cowboys and Aliens (2011)

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SYNOPSIS:  A spaceship arrives in Arizona, 1873, to take over the Earth, starting with the Wild West region. A posse of cowboys are all that stand in their way. REVIEW: The buzz on “Cowboys & Aliens” seemed to herald it as THE Summer blockbuster to see this year. After all how could it go wrong? Daniel Craig (007) and Harrison Ford (Indiana Bones..I mean Jones) playing the two lead roles. A glut of great character … Continue reading

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Film Review: Exit 33 (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: A few miles off EXIT 33, lies IKE’S LAST CHANCE GAS. A secluded sleepy hideaway where Ike prepares a special jerky for customers, and a terrifying secret. Ike and his son are controlled by a mysterious ghost, whose bidding lead Ike to abduct and torture beautiful women travelers. But, there is more to this story than meets the eye… literally! REVIEW: You know acolytes, there ought to be a law preventing individuals with a … Continue reading

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Film Review: Splice (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: Elsa and Clive, two young rebellious scientists, defy legal and ethical boundaries and forge ahead with a dangerous experiment: splicing together human and animal DNA to create a new organism. Named “Dren”, the creature rapidly develops from a deformed female infant into a beautiful but dangerous winged human-chimera, who forges a bond with both of her creators – only to have that bond turn deadly. REVIEW: Director Vincenzo Natali’s (Cube) new Sci-Fi/Horror opus “Splice” … Continue reading

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Film Review: Paranoid Activity 2 (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: Three college friends move into a small rental house in the middle of a cold and dark Alaskan winter. During a house warming party, a psychic medium calls forth a ghostly presence that increasingly becomes hostile toward the three. With very few options on the table, they must decide to confront the hostile presence, or die. REVIEW: Welcome back to my mausoleum acolytes old & new! It has been a sweltering week here in … Continue reading

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Film Review: Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: After being deemed unfit for military service, Steve Rogers volunteers for a top secret research project that turns him into Captain America, a superhero dedicated to defending America’s ideals. REVIEW: Man oh man, is it hot in NYC today. The temp got up to 106 degrees in the city today (114 degrees if you factor in the humidity). The Black Saint is no fan of such sweltering heat. I am not a fan of … Continue reading

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Film Review: Predators (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: Chosen for their ability to kill without conscience, a group of killers, some trained and some who are not, must endeavor the alien race of predators that have set out to target them as prey. Dropped into the vast jungle of a distant world, these human predators must learn just who, or what, they are up against, and that their ability, knowledge and wits are tested to the limits in the battle of survival … Continue reading

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Film Review: Kidnapped (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: Three hooded Eastern-European criminals burst into a home in a Madrid gated community, holding the family hostage in its own home, and forcing the father to empty his credit cards. But the family fights back – brutally. REVIEW: The Black Saint is feeling a little bit under the weather today so I’ve decided to stay in the mausoleum & do some catching up movie-wise. sometimes it’s cool to just sit back & kick up … Continue reading

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Film Review: Super Hybrid (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: Late one night, a mysterious car is brought into the Chicago police impound garage after a deadly traffic accident. The on-call mechanics soon discover the car has a mind of its own. With hundreds of horsepower and two tons of reinforced steel at its command, it’s a seemingly unstoppable killing machine capable of outrunning — and outwitting — humans.   REVIEW:   Throughout film history (Well actually, maybe since the early 70’s) there have … Continue reading

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Coming soon: ‘Girl Scout Cookies’

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Hey there acolytes old & young! I have some news on a upcoming film that sounds like it’s going to be a good one for sure! The stars of the movie (the actual girl scouts) are Monique Dupree (Tha Original Gata), Jessica Cameron, Patricia Dunn, Frances Manzo, and Melanie Robel. “Girl Scout Cookies” (the movie) is an action packed horror film that was written and will be directed by award winning film maker Bobby Jones, … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Michael J. Hein

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It is with a heavy heart that I report the passing of Michael J. Hein, director/screenwriter & director of the NYC Horror Film Festival. Details are scarce but it has been reported that he passed away in his sleep over the weekend. I met Michael last fall at the NYC Horror Film Festival. I had only been writing for horrornews.net for a few months when I was asked if I was interested in covering the … Continue reading

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Film Review: 2010: Moby Dick (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: A modern adaptation of the classic novel of the captain of a high tech submarine and his obsessive quest to destroy the enormous prehistoric whale that maimed him. REVIEW: Happy Thanksgiving to all of my faithful readers! It pleases me no end to know that a couple of my acolytes might be reading what I’ve got in store for you on this day of giving thanks. What am I, The Black Saint, giving thanks … Continue reading

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Film Review: Priest (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: A priest disobeys church law to track down the vampires who kidnapped his niece. REVIEW: Once again The Black Saint has seen fit to stop by & give his opinion on the latest films playing at your local bijou. It seems like ages since I’ve posted anything, but in actuality it’s only been a little more than a week. I was lucky enough to attend the Creation “Weekend Of Horrors” in L.A. this past … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Hamiltons (2006)

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SYNOPSIS: Four young adult siblings try to fend for themselves after the mysterious death of their parents. But they harbor some dark secrets which include abducting and killing strangers… REVIEW: Directed by The Butcher Brothers, “The Hamiltons” at first glance reminded me a lot of “An American Family”. Remember that one kiddies? It was basically the first reality show & featured the daily going on’s of the Loud family. It pretty much ruined their lives … Continue reading

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Film Review: Sucker Punch (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: A young girl is institutionalized by her wicked stepfather. Retreating to an alternative reality as a coping strategy, she envisions a plan which will help her & her friends escape from the facility. REVIEW: The Black Saint has a lot of respect for Zack Snyder, I really do. First , he remakes a genre standard “Dawn Of The Dead” & turns it into a winner. Then He goes & turns Frank Miller’s “300” into … Continue reading

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Interview: Director Scott Glosserman (Behind The Mask: The Rise Of Leslie Vernon)

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For years film studios have occasionally released films to a small number of theaters for a week or two in preparation for their DTV release. There are many reasons why this (still) occurs, the studio doesn’t have any faith in the film & wants to make a quick buck & possibly even get a good review or two for the DVD cover. Or the studio realizes it has a total bomb on it’s hands & … Continue reading

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Special Screening Event in L.A.

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Amongst my many frien…I mean Fiends are the people at FANGORIA magazine. A magazine I know all of you are familiar with. I heard about a event coming up in L.A. & thought my West Coast Acolytes might want to attend as it sounds like it’s going to be a blast! Listen up folks!! FANGORIA hosts LA screening night with “INSIDIOUS” creators James Wan & Leigh Whannell FANGORIA will present a free screening of the … Continue reading

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Film Review: Hobo With A Shotgun (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: A hobo turned vigilante blows away crooked cops, pedophile Santas, and other scumbags with a pump-action shotgun while trying to save the life of a prostitute. REVIEW: The town is called “Hope Town”. Or at least it was before the “Hope” was painted over with “Scum” instead. This is where our titular Hobo hops off of a train looking to make collect some cans to cash in for change as he decides to save … Continue reading

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Film Review: Brain Damage (1988)

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SYNOPSIS:Poor Brian…a young man who has it all only to find that a centuries old creature that lives with an elderly couple in his building has something he doesn’t have. Something Brian doesn’t even know he wants…yet. Once he experiences it, he becomes insatiable & the only way to get more of it is to feed the creature the one thing it craves…human brains. REVIEW: The Black Saint has such fond memories of the year … 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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