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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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Interview: Tony Todd (2011)

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The Black Saint knows that he doesn’t need to tell any of you who Tony Todd is. He has been a genre stalwart for years on both the big screen and on television. He also shows no signs of letting up anytime soon! His latest film “Final Destination 5″ is opening nationwide tomorrow and he was kind enough to speak with me for a bit about how he got into acting & where he wants … Continue reading

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Film Review: Fright Night (2011)

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SYNOPSIS:  A teenager suspects that his new neighbor is a vampire. REVIEW: I suppose that most, if not all of you reacted the same way The Black Saint did when this remake of the beloved 80’s classic was announced. Basically there was a loud “WHY”? that echoed across the land & on the web as well. I could not find one person who thought messing with the original was a good idea. I found a … Continue reading

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Interview: Dustin Wayde Mills (Puppet Monster Massacre – 2011)

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The Black Saint spends a fair amount of time trolling the web on a daily basis looking for something different, something that excites me. Every so often I find just such a tidbit. A month or so ago I lucked upon a trailer for a film called “Puppet Monster Massacre” & I knew I had to own it, quality be damned! But much to my surprise and delight, I purchased a really good, funny movie … Continue reading

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Film Review: Final Destination 5 (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: Survivors of a suspension-bridge collapse learn there’s no way you can cheat Death. REVIEW: You know when The Black Saint first heard that there was going to be a fourth & final “Final Destination” I was pretty stoked. I thought the franchise had pretty much run it’s course and was losing steam. Much to my surprise, it was actually pretty good & it was filmed in 3D which was utilized properly for once. It … Continue reading

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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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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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