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Film Review: Killer Yacht Party (2006)

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SYNOPSIS:  This is one VIP list you don’t want to be on! LA club people have a ‘killer’ party on a private yacht, except the boat is haunted by the original owner Samantha who died on the maiden voyage. REVIEW: This will probably be the shortest review that The Black Saint will ever write. I’ve seen a whole bunch of movies in my lifetime. Some good ones..some bad ones & some that straddle the line … Continue reading

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Film Review: Battle: Los Angeles (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: A Marine platoon faces off against an alien invasion in Los Angeles. REVIEW: The Black Saint is a reasonable saint. I am willing to ignore stupid dialogue & plot holes big enough to drive the space shuttle through if the movie is enjoyable. There are lots of “Bad” good movies, you know what I mean. Movies that are bad but enjoyable enough to warrant paying whatever your local bijou is charging for admission. Much … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Frankenstein Syndrome (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: A group of researchers conducting illegal stem cell research discover a cell anomaly that has the potential to regenerate dead tissue. Unable to conduct legal human trials, the researchers turn to corpses to test their serum. REVIEW: As I looked at the title of this film I thought to myself “Oh crap, my editor just sent me another dud”. I mean really…”The Frankenstein Syndrome”? It just sounds cheesy…super duper cheesy actually. Let me take … Continue reading

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Film Review: Super 8 (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: After witnessing a mysterious train crash, a group of friends in the summer of 1979 begin noticing strange happenings going around in their small town, and begin to investigate into the creepy phenomenon. REVIEW: You know, when The Black Saint attends movie screenings, he usually attends private ones in small 30-40 seat screening rooms. I abhor waiting in line for anything. Usually the line leads to me and it’s filled with acolytes seeking absolution. … Continue reading

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Film Review: We Are The Night (2010)

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SYNOPSIS:  A centuries old vampire falls in love with a scruffy pickpocket & transforms her into a creature of the night. REVIEW: Ok, here we are. “Where are we” you ask? Well acolytes, we are in the “Twilight Zone”. I don’t mean the classic Rod Serling series of the 60’s though, I wish it were that easy. No, I mean the pithy, sugary sweet & unfathomably (to me) popular series of “Twilight” films, all stemming … Continue reading

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Film Review: Exorcismus (The Possession of Emma Evans) (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: A family allows their young daughter’s exorcism to be recorded secretly. REVIEW: You know acolytes, I think I’ve made it clear in the past that if there is one thing The Black Saint doesn’t like to watch are films that deal with Satanic possessions. Ever since the summer of 73′ when I first viewed “The Exorcist” (the only time I’ve seen it, I might add) I have avoided films of this ilk. Some scars … Continue reading

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Film Review: Vanishing On 7th Street (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: When a massive power outage plunges the city of Detroit into total darkness, a disparate group of individuals find themselves alone. The entire city’s population has vanished into thin air, leaving behind heaps of empty clothing, abandoned cars and lengthening shadows. Soon the daylight begins to disappear completely, and as the survivors gather in an abandoned tavern, they realize the darkness is out to get them, and only their rapidly diminishing light sources can … Continue reading

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Latin Horror: Cinco De Miedo

The Black Saint was lucky enough to be in attendance last night for an evening of horror shorts. All of them either written, produced or directed by Latinos. Subtitled “Cinco De Miedo (a nice take on Cinco De Mayo), The event was held at the Anthology Film Archives on the lower East side of Manhattan & featured a nice selection of shorts followed by a feature. The whole event was put together by Edwin Pagan … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Green Hornet (2011)

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  SYNOPSIS: Following the death of his father, Britt Reid, heir to his father’s large company, teams up with his late dad’s assistant Kato to become a masked crime fighting team. REVIEW: Hey, hey people! The Black Saint & all of his acolytes hope the new year has been good & grisly to each & every one of you. Despite my extremely busy schedule (gathering new worshippers, punishing those who aren’t on the bandwagon as … Continue reading

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“Priest” 3D screening in NY #3

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Hey there Acolytes! The Black Saint has some pretty awesome news for those of you living in the NYC area. On Tuesday night at 7 p.m. at Sony’s Lincoln Square (68th & Broadway), FANGORIA will be hosting a FREE 3D special presentation on PRIEST, the new Screen Gems postapocalyptic action/horror film. Best of all, acclaimed actor Paul Bettany and director Scott Stewart will be attending to screen exclusive 3D PRIEST footage and participate in a … Continue reading

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Plan Nine – A re-imagining of the infamous Ed Wood classic

Hey Acolytes old & new, The Black Saint is here to hip all of you to an upcoming release from Darkstone Entertainment. A re-imagining of the infamous Ed Wood classic “Plan Nine From Outer Space” to be called simply “Plan Nine”!! “Plan Nine” is in the words of it’s director John Johnson, “A serious minded retelling of the original story, paying homage to the spirit of Wood’s original film without resorting to camp or parody. … Continue reading

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Interview: Gerard Lough (The Boogeyman, Deviant)

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Hey there acolytes of mine! The Black Saint has a special treat for all of you on this fine day. Gerard Lough is a filmmaker that comes to us all the way from Ireland with a highly acclaimed short called “The Boogeyman” which is based on the short story of the same name by Stephen King. He is also hard at work with his first full feature film to be called “Deviant”. I was lucky … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Legend Of Boggy Creek (1972)

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SYNOPSIS: A documentary-style drama which questions the existence of a monster in an Arkansas swamp. REVIEW: Ahhh. The smell of the swampy marshlands in Foulke, Arkansas where “The Legend Of Boggy Creek” takes place. The film, directed by Charles Pierce, is a sort of documentary style piece recounting the year where our narrator (Vern Stierman) tells of the summer that a scantly seen, Bigfoot like creature terrorized the town of Foulke (pop. 300). But before … Continue reading

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Film Review: Son of Terror (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: We are witnesses to a step by step transformation of a tortured soul as he becomes his alter ego, a murderous fiend who kills without quarter. The war between good and evil in his mind propels him into a hell of his own design. REVIEW: You know acolytes, The Black Saint loves him some horror movies. I like em’ big budgeted, small budgeted, no budgeted. I like them when they look bad & I … Continue reading

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Film Review: Insidious (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: A family looks to prevent evil spirits from trapping their comatose child in a nether realm called The Further. REVIEW: The definition for the word “Insidious” is basically “Intended to entrap”. And that is exactly what James Wan’s latest offering “Insidious” did to The Black Saint. I found myself entrapped, beguiled & plain flat out spooked throughout this marvelously entertaining film. I think you’ll be as well. Let’s get one thing out of the … Continue reading

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Film Review: Primal (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: Six friends go on a anthropologic journey to study a remote ancient rock painting. Their excitement vanishes when one of them becomes delirious after skinny-dipping in the waterhole. Feverish bleeding & confused she physically and mentally regresses to a vicious predatory state. She has gone primal. Her lover and friends realize they are the prey as she savagely hunts them down. Their only hope of survival is through a cave where one of them … Continue reading

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Film Review: Paul (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: Two sci-fi geeks take a pilgrimage to America’s UFO heartland. While there, they accidentally meet an alien who brings them on an insane road trip that alters their universe forever. For the past 60 years, an alien named Paul (voiced by Seth Rogen) has been hanging out at a top-secret military base. When he discovers he’s been taken prisoner, the space-traveling smart ass decides to escape the compound and hop on the first vehicle … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Last Lovecraft: Relic Of Cthulhu (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: Jeff is an ordinary guy that is stuck at a dead end job with a boring life, but when a strange old man gives him an Ancient relic and tells him that he is the last bloodline of H.P. Lovecraft, He and his friends embark on an mission to protect the relic piece from falling into the hands of those that wish to reunite the relic and release Cthulhu back into the world. REVIEW: … Continue reading

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Film Review: Drive Angry 3D (2011)

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SYNOPSIS:  A man escapes from Hell on a mission to rescue his granddaughter from being sacrificed by a Satanic cult. REVIEW: What is it with Nicholas Cage these days? I know he has had some financila troubles as of late & he might need the money but he seems to have a new movie out every other month or so. And they aren’t the prestige parts that he received after winning his Oscar for “Leaving … Continue reading

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Top 15 favorite horror movies of the 70’s – Black Saint – part 2

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The Black Saint has been very busy as of late. What with dealing with gale force winds buffeting my mausoleum & some uncommonly warm weather for February, I was in a bit of a tizzy for awhile. Then I had to figure out whether I wanted to eat or pay the mortgage on the mausoleum. I decided on food. I figure my acolytes will all chip in on the whole mortgage brouhaha. They better if … Continue reading

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Top 15 favorite horror movies of the 70’s – Black Saint – part 1

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As I peruse the varied articles posted here on Horrornews.net I am constantly amazed at the amount of information that is disseminated each & everyday. I’m especially intrigued by the “Lists” columns. There are so many categories of lists that I never would have thought of posted weekly, And all of them are very entertaining & informative. I thought about what I could contribute to this long line of lists and I decided to make … 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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