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Film Review: Willow Creek (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: Jim and his girlfriend Kelly are visiting the infamous Willow Creek, the alleged home of the original Bigfoot legend – the tale of huge ape like creatures that roam the forests of North America. It was there that in 1967, the legendary beast was captured on film and has terrified and mystified generations since. Keen to explore more than 50 years of truth, folklore and hoaxes, Kelly goes along for the ride to keep … Continue reading

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Film Review: Varsity Blood (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: A pack of small town jocks and cheerleaders with a dark secret head out to a remote farmhouse for a raucous Halloween pasture party, only to find themselves up for slaughter by someone dressed as their high school mascot, an Indian warrior wielding a lethal fighting ax and a bow and arrow.

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Interview: Doug Jones (Hellboy 1 & 2, Pan’s Labyrinth)

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The youngest of four brothers, Doug Jones was born on the 24th May, 1960, in Indianapolis, Indiana. After attending Bishop Chatard High School, he headed off to Ball State University, where he graduated in 1982 with a Bachelor’s degree in Telecommunications, with a minor in Theatre. He learned mime at school, and has also worked as a contortionist. After a hitch in theater in Indiana, he moved to Los Angeles in 1985, and has not … Continue reading

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Interview: Shane Johnson (The Possession Of Michael King)

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While known mostly as an actor, Shane Johnson has also ventured into producing, writing and animation. Given his passion for one particular project, he taught himself how to animate and has since been developing multiple projects. He’s also ventured into scripted and reality TV as a writer/creator, striking deals with production companies and navigating the maze. He made his feature film debut in 1998 in Saving Private Ryan and has steadily made a name for … Continue reading

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Film Review: Life After Beth (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: A young man’s recently deceased girlfriend mysteriously returns from the dead, but he slowly realizes she is not the way he remembered her. REVIEW: In the tradition of movies like My Boyfriend’s Back, Shaun Of The Dead & Warm Bodies comes Life After Beth, a Zomromcom if you will that asks the question: What would you do if your recently deceased girlfriend comes back from the dead? With a burgeoning hunger for flesh? And … Continue reading

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Film Review: Sin City: A Dame To Kill For (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: Some of Sin City’s most hard-boiled citizens cross paths with a few of its more reviled inhabitants. REVIEW: Weaving together two of Miller’s classic stories with new tales, the town’s most hard boiled citizens cross paths with some of its more notorious inhabitants. Ten years ago, Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller set the world of cinema on its collective ear with their extremely stylized and heavily fetishistic film version of Miller’s comic series of … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Watch (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: Four everyday suburban guys come together as an excuse to escape their humdrum lives one night a week. But when they accidentally discover that their town has become overrun with aliens posing as ordinary suburbanites, they have no choice but to save their neighborhood – and the world – from total extermination. REVIEW: I am not a big fan of comedies. I am even less of a fan of comedies that have some type … Continue reading

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Film Review: Raze (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: In order to protect their families, a group of abducted women are forced to fight each other to the death using their bare hands. REVIEW: In an underground chamber a group of kidnapped women are forced to fight each other to the death to protect their loved ones from being murdered. If they win their fights then they (& their loved ones) live to see another day. But if they lose (& die) then … Continue reading

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Film Review: Hell Baby (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: An expectant couple who moves into the most haunted house in New Orleans call upon the services of the Vatican’s elite exorcism team to save them from a demonic baby. REVIEW: How come nobody told me that 2013 was the year for bad horror film spoofs? We got the putrid “A Haunted House” at the beginning of the year and then “Scary Movie V” stunk up theaters nationwide a few months ago, now comes … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: Peter Parker finds a clue that might help him understand why his parents disappeared when he was young. His path puts him on a collision course with Dr. Curt Connors, his father’s former partner. REVIEW: Why oh why did the “Spider-Man” franchise need a reboot? Was “Spider-Man 3” really that bad? Is the recent success of Marvel franchises like Iron Man, Thor & Captain America responsible for the reasoning here? I haven’t got a … Continue reading

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Film Review: Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: A depressed musician reunites with his lover, but their romance which has already endured several centuries is disrupted by the arrival of her uncontrollable younger sister. REVIEW: A new Jim Jarmusch film is cause for excitement for fans who like his extremely laid back, no rush style of film making. Before I go any further with this review let me state that I’m not one of those fans. I did enjoy Ghost Dog (1999), … Continue reading

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Film Review: Into The Storm (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: Storm trackers, thrill-seekers, and everyday townspeople document an unprecedented onslaught of tornadoes touching down in the town of Silverton. REVIEW: The Black Saint has a tradition that has come to bite me in the ass in recent years. What I’ve done since I was 16 years old is see whatever movie opens on my birthday. This has led me to see some delightful films that I never would’ve thought to watch otherwise (The Spongebob … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Possession Of Michael King (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: Michael King doesn’t believe in God or the Devil. Following the sudden death of his wife, he decides to make a film about the search for the existence of the supernatural, making himself the center of the experiment, allowing demonologists, necromancers, and various practitioners of the occult to try the deepest and darkest spells and rituals they can find on him, in the hopes that when they fail, he’ll once and for all have … Continue reading

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Interview: C.J.Thomason (Aftermath) (2014)

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Actor C.J. Thomason has come a long way in the last few years. From his debut in The Brotherhood 2: Young Warlocks (2001) to last year’s The Monkey’s Paw, he’s made his face one that’s recognizable & getting more & more familiar with each role he takes on. Currently he can be seen in the just released Aftermath, a truly dark and unforgiving tale of a group of people, from different walks of life, who … Continue reading

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Film Review: Septic Man (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: A sewage worker gets trapped inside a septic tank during a water contamination crisis and undergoes a hideous transformation. To escape, he must team up with a docile Giant and confront the murdering madman known as Lord Auch.

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Film Review: Ginger Snaps (2000)

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SYNOPSIS: One of the Fitzgerald sisters, suburban goth girl outcasts, gets bitten by something in the woods (and it ain’t a neighborhood dog). REVIEW: What do lycanthropy & menstruation have in common? An odd question for sure but as presented in the film “Ginger Snaps”, the answer is pretty damn scary. It’s been a dog’s age (Pun unintended) since I’ve seen this flick and I forgot how great it is. The plot tells the story … Continue reading

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Interview: Director Peter Engert (Aftermath)

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Director Peter Engert’s latest film, Aftermath, was something he wasn’t expecting to direct! He came onto the project after the previous director left (Because of “Creative Differences“), but there was a long slow haul to get the film in the can & distributed. The beauty of this story is that Aftermath is one hell of a good movie that combines good acting with a very downbeat, but engrossing, script. But none of this would’ve worked … Continue reading

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Film Review: Afflicted (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: Two best friends see their trip of a lifetime take a dark turn when one of them is struck by a mysterious affliction. Now, in a foreign land, they race to uncover the source before it consumes him completely. REVIEW: It’s no secret that I’m not what you might call an aficionado of films in the found footage genre. There have been a few decent enough ones since The Blair Witch Project debuted back … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Raid 2 (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: Only a short time after the first raid, Rama goes undercover with the thugs of Jakarta and plans to bring down the syndicate and uncover the corruption within his police force REVIEW: It’s nearly impossible for me to put into words how anxious and excited I was to see The Raid 2. After the incredible intensity & jaw dropping fight scenes of the first film the sequel had its work cut out for it. … Continue reading

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Film Review: Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species. REVIEW: In 2011, director Rupert Wyatt did what some thought would be impossible, he resurrected the Planet Of … Continue reading

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Film Review: Transformers: Age Of Extinction (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: A mechanic and his family join the Autobots as they are targeted by a bounty hunter from another world. REVIEW:

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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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