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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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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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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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