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Film Review: Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: An origin story set in present day San Francisco, where man’s own experiments with genetic engineering lead to the development of intelligence in apes and the onset of a war for supremacy. REVIEW: I think it’s safe to say that The Black Saint was feeling at best, dubious when he heard of this reboot of the “Planet Of The Apes” series. I mean Tim Burton gave it the old college try & he flubbed … Continue reading

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Interview: Gary Streiner (Night Of The Living Dead)

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Hey there acolytes young & old. Been awhile huh? Well, to be honest with all of you The Black Saint has been experiencing some physical difficulties as of late. When you get as old as I am…these things happen. But I have a nice little interview for you here. The gentleman’s name is Gary Streiner and if the name is familiar to you it’s probably because he’s the younger brother of Russell Streiner of “Night … Continue reading

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Film Review: Mothman (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: A group of friends band together to hide the truth about a mutual friend’s tragic death. They soon discover that an evil entity is in pursuit of them. REVIEW: Does anyone remember a film called “The Mothman Prophecies” from a few years back? It starred Richard Gere & Laura Linney and it purported to tell the true story of the town of Point Pleasant, West Virginia and some supernatural occurrences that took place there … Continue reading

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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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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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