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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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Film Review: There’s Nothing Out There (1990)

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SYNOPSIS: Seven teens decide to spend their spring break at an isolated cabin in the woods. One of them, Mike, is an expert on horror films & starts noticing that certain “rules” that regard horror films are being broken. Of course, all of the others mock him but something is out there in the forest & it is watching them…with mayhem on it’s mind. REVIEW: The Black Saint is a big fan of Wes Craven’s … Continue reading

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Film Review: Grim (2010 )

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SYNOPSIS: Young Nicholas Grim is forced to witness the brutal murder of his parents by Armed Militant Forces in Texas. Now an adult, Grim vows to avenge his family and uncover their killer’s motives. REVIEW: Good day to you my acolytes & those who are soon to be acolytes. Your accommodations in my acolyte barracks is ready & awaiting your souls for indoctrination into my ever expanding army. The time is coming, sooner than all … Continue reading

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Film Review: Hatchet II (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: Marybeth escapes the clutches of the deformed, swamp-dwelling iconic killer Victor Crowley. After learning the truth about her family’s connection to the hatchet-wielding madman, Marybeth returns to the Louisiana swamps along with an army of hunters to recover the bodies of her family and exact the bloodiest revenge against the bayou butcher. REVIEW: Hey acolytes, what’s up? I seem to be in a cheery mood today but don’t let that fool you. I will … Continue reading

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Film Review: Animal Kingdom (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: The story of seventeen year-old J (Josh) as he navigates his survival amongst an explosive criminal family run by a deceptively cruel matriarch and the detective who thinks he can save him. REVIEW: It’s been a long time since I’ve offered my blessings to all of my fervent acolytes here on horrornews.net. The Black Saint would offer his apologies to all of you but as I was about to apologize I remembered, “I’m The … Continue reading

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Film Review: Monsters (2010)

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SYNOPSIS:  Six years ago NASA discovered the possibility of alien life within our solar system. A probe was launched to collect samples, but crashed upon re-entry over Central America. Soon after, new life forms began to appear & grow. In an effort to stem the destruction that resulted, half of Mexico was guaranteed as an INFECTED ZONE. Today,the Americans & Mexican military still struggle to contain the massive creatures…. REVIEW Ok my (un)friendly acolytes, It’s … Continue reading

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Film Review: Let Me In (2010)

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SYNPOPSIS: A bullied young boy befriends a young female vampire who lives in secrecy with her guardian. REVIEW: OK, my children. Here is a review that the Black Saint endured hell & high water to get to you. Hell is ok…high water, not so good. But it matters not because I like to give you guys the lowdown on what I think is going to be interesting anyway & “Let Me In” a remake of … Continue reading

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Film Review: SAW VII 3D – The Final Chapter (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: As a deadly battle rages over Jigsaw’s brutal legacy, a group of Jigsaw survivors gathers to seek the support of self-help guru and fellow survivor Bobby Dagen, a man whose own dark secrets unleash a new wave of terror. REVIEW: You know kiddies, I remember a time a few years ago when I & most of American horror fans went to see a movie called “Saw“. I thought it was intelligent, thrilling & had … Continue reading

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Film Review: Killing Zoe (1993)

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SYNOPSIS: An American safe-cracker (Zed) meets up with an old friend (Eric) in Paris. Eric and his gang have planned to rob a bank in the city which is open on Bastille day. Unfortunately, Zed is trapped in a situation beyond his control when heroin abuse, poor planning and a escort named Zoe all conspire to turn the robbery into something Zed wasn’t prepared for… REVIEW: It’s f*cking miserably cold here in NY where The … Continue reading

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Film Review: Buried (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: Paul is a U.S. contractor working in Iraq. After an attack by a group of Iraqis he wakes to find he is buried alive inside a coffin. With only a lighter and a cell phone it’s a race against time to escape this claustrophobic death trap. REVIEW: A hale & hearty hello to all of my followers on this second evening of the Harvest Moon. It’s getting close to The Black Saint’s favorite time … Continue reading

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Film Review: Jaws (1975)

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SYNOPSIS: The people of the small island town of Amity are being attacked by a giant Great White shark during their busy summer season when tourists flood the town. Three men (The Police Chief, a Marine Biologist & a grizzled fisherman) set out to hunt it down & kill it before it can claim any more victims in it’s razor sharp teeth. REVIEW: You know faithful acolytes, there are only a few things that actually … Continue reading

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Film Review: Season Of The Witch (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: Two knights of the crusade are enlisted to transport a suspected witch to a monastery where she will be put on trial for being suspected of bringing the black plague upon the land, killing thousands. But they end up with a lot more than they can handle from the young girl and end up in a fight for their lives. REVIEW: “Do you ever get the feeling god has too many enemies”? “Being his … Continue reading

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Interview: Ashley Bell (The Last Exorcism)

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This week sees the DVD/BluRay debut of “The Last Exorcism” from Lionsgate films. To celebrate the launch of the film The Black Saint got to speak to one of the film’s stars (& Independent Spirit Award nominee for Beat Supporting Actress), Miss Ashley Bell. If you haven’t seen the film yet now is your chance to see a truly terrifying & riveting performance by Ashley as Nell Sweetzer. A young girl who may or may … Continue reading

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Film Review: Night Of The Living Heads (2010)

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SYNOPSIS:  A mysterious strain of marijuana has hit the streets in a quiet, suburban neighborhood. Dave, the local pothead plans to throw a party with large amounts of the mysterious weed, known as “Voodoo”. Can everybody handle this high caliber chronic or will they fall victim to the night of the living heads? REVIEW: Ok people, the saint is in a foul mood today. Actually I’m usually in a foul mood but today it’s even … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Last Exorcism (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: A shyster reverend with financial problems decides to answer the plea of a farmer & remove his daughter from under the influence of a demonic possession. He decides to bring a film crew along with him to chronicle the exorcism for financial gain. REVIEW: A great & grand f*ck you to all of my acolytes & minions today! It is I The Black Saint back with a review of “The Last Exorcism”. A film … Continue reading

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2010 – The Saint asks…were there 10 good horror films this year?

You know folks, I’ve been watching all kinds of movies for ages. Dramas, comedies, romances(ugh..but sometimes you gotta go where your date wants to go), family films, etc…But for me there really is just one genre I pay attention to & that is horror, with a generous dollop of sci-fi on the side. But although I’ve seen literally hundreds of horror films in 2010, I can’t really think of 10 genuinely great ones. I’ve seen … Continue reading

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Film Review: Outcast (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: Petronella has fallen in love. Unfortunately the boy she loves, Fergal is, along with his mother, being stalked by a murderous creature. At the same time Fergal’s mother, Mary is also being hunted by two men who want to enact revenge for something she did many years earlier. Who will get to Fergal & Mary first? The mysterious creature…or the two mystery men? REVIEW: I’m baack! I think I’m trying to pick up all … Continue reading

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Film Review: Tron:Legacy (2010)

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SYNOPSIS:  Kevin Flynn, cyber genius disappeared without a trace over 20 years ago. His son Sam Flynn has found him in the Grid. The cyber world Kevin created just prior to his disappearance. Now Sam has gone into the cyber world to find his father & stop his virtual doppelganger, Clu , from escaping the cyber world with his army of digital warriors to achieve his ultimate goal…taking over the real world. Our world. REVIEW: … Continue reading

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Interview: Stevan Mena (Director: Bereavement, Malevolence)

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Sappy, sodden holidays to all of you! The Black Saint has returned from out of my mausoleum to regale you with an interview with a man who is sure to be a mover & a shaker in the future of Horror films. His name you ask? The man’s name is Stevan Mena & if you’ve been following my reviews you’ll know that I thought his “Bereavement” is one of the best if not the best … 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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