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Interview: Caity Lotz (The Machine, The Pact)

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Actress Caity Lotz should be no stranger to fans of genre entertainment. She’s currently playing the dual role of Sarah Lance/Black Canary on TV’s ARROW and has appeared in 2012′s well regarded “The Pact“. She’s also appeared in “Bring It On: All Or Nothing” (2006) & “Battle Of The Year” (2013). Currently she’s got the title role in the latest film from director Caradog W. James, “The Machine“. I managed to snag her for a … Continue reading

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Film Review: EvilSpeak (1981)

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SYNOPSIS: A military cadet who happens to be a social outcast taps into a way to summon demons and cast spells on his tormentors through his computer. REVIEW:

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Interview: John Jarratt (Wolf Creek 2)

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Here are some things I’ll bet you didn’t know about John Jarratt. He graduated from NIDA (The Australian National Drama School) in 1973. He co-hosted a television show called Better Homes And Gardens with his then wife, Noni Hazelhurst, from their home in the mid 90′s. He was Quentin Tarantino’s first choice to play Stuntman Bob in Death Proof (2007), but Robert Rodriguez urged QT to cast Kurt Russell instead. Tarantino ended up writing a … Continue reading

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Film Review: Alien Abduction (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: A vacationing family encounters an alien threat in this thriller based on the real-life Brown Mountain Lights phenomenon in North Carolina. REVIEW: I was in a particularly good mood before I sat down to watch Alien Abduction, another entry in the found footage canon of films that I abhor so mightily. And why was I in a good mood you ask? Because I had watched a film called Afflicted a few days earlier and … Continue reading

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Film Review: Wolf Creek 2 (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: The outback once more becomes a place of horror as another unwitting tourist becomes the prey for crazed, serial-killing pig-shooter Mick Taylor. REVIEW: Back in 2005, director Greg McLean told us the story of Mick Taylor and his predilection for slaughtering tourists who happened to wander near his home in Wolf Creek. The first film was a taut, nerve wracking exercise in horror that left audiences stunned at its brutality. Here we are nearly … Continue reading

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Film Review: I, Frankenstein (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: Frankenstein’s creature finds himself caught in an all-out, centuries old war between two immortal clans. REVIEW: After being shuffled between two different release dates (& missing both of them) last year, the cinematic powers that be have decided to do what they were really planning to do all along and release I, Frankenstein to theaters in the cinematic graveyard otherwise known as…January. And in doing so they’ve succeeded in making January 2014 one of … Continue reading

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Film Review: Psychotic State (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: David Coleman, a bipolar twenty-six year old man is one of those people that the world likes to pick on. David is bullied and abused by everyone around him, including his adopted father. When David gets fired from his job after a run in with a couple of bullies, he loses his medical benefits and stops taking his medication. This causes David to go into a psychotic state and in a twisted idea of … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Machine (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: Two computer programmers fall in love as they create the first ever piece of self-aware artificial intelligence, which is designed to help humanity. But things go wrong when the Ministry Of Defense steals their breakthrough and teaches it to become a robotic weapon. REVIEW: It’s sort of a Tinseltown axiom to make movies about computers/robots with advanced A.I. every so often. Way back since Fritz Lang’s Metropolis (1927) and all the way up to … Continue reading

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Film Review: Big Bad Wolves (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: A series of brutal murders puts the lives of three men on a collision course: The father of the latest victim now out for revenge, a vigilante police detective operating outside the boundaries of law, and the main suspect in the killings – a religious studies teacher arrested and released due to a police blunder. REVIEW: A suspected child murderer is captured by a vigilante cop & beaten to a pulp in order to … Continue reading

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Interview: Lou Simon – Director (Hazmat)

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Filmmaker Lou Simon has a really pretty voice for a guy. But that’s because “she” ain’t a “he”! Hailing from Cuba but now working out of Florida, Ms. Simon is getting ready to start production on her third directorial venture, “Agoraphobia”. But right now she’s out promoting her latest release, “Hazmat”, which tells the story of a television show very similar to the SYFY channel’s “Scare Tactics” and the chaos that ensues when one of … Continue reading

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Film Review: Stage Fright (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: A snobby musical theater camp is terrorized by a blood-thirsty killer who hates musical theater. REVIEW: Although the words “Horror” & “Musical” aren’t exactly bosom buddies there have been a few memorable films that dared to combine the two and attempt to make something memorable. Although most would immediately assume that “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” (1975) is the great granddaddy of the sub genre, I would consider Ray Dennis Steckler’s “The Incredibly Strange … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Talisman (short film) (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: A nomadic drifter is contracted by a hideous creature to deliver a sacred item – The Talisman – to an abandoned warehouse where he encounters an eternal, evil force that reveals his fateful destiny.

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Film Review: Nurse 3D (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: By day Abby Russell is a dedicated nurse, someone you wouldn’t hesitate to trust your life with. But by night, her real work begins…using her smoldering sexuality she lures cheating men to their brutal deaths and exposes them for who they really are. When a younger nurse starts to suspect Abby’s actions and compromises her master plan, Abby must find a way to outsmart her long enough to bring the cheater you’d least expect … Continue reading

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Film Review: Cheap Thrills (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: A scheming couple put a struggling family man and his old friend through a series of increasingly twisted dares over the course of an evening at a local bar. REVIEW: Echoing classic episodes of Alfred Hitchcock Presents & Tales From The Crypt, director E.L. Katz‘ black comedy Cheap Thrills is a nasty little thriller that serves as a spotlight of sorts on the nature of greed, competition & the depths of human depravity. Considering … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Dinosaur Experiment (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: Fossil Ridge, once believed to be a cattle ranch is discovered to be a breeding ground for vicious prehistoric velociraptors. When the bloodthirsty dinosaurs escape, the townspeople must fight to survive the deadly raptors. REVIEW: I’m not too sure what’s going on here but The Dinosaur Experiment was released late last year as Raptor Ranch and that’s about the only thing that’s changed about it since I refuse to believe that anything on display … Continue reading

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Film Review: PMS Cop (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: Mary, a police officer, is forced into an evil pharmaceutical company’s drug trial for a PMS inhibitor known as Corybantic after being caught on television beating a rapist. After a tragic event Mary suffers a horrific side effect, and with her new found superhuman strength, she begins to systematically take out her vengeance on everyone in her path! Will Mary fight against her inner urge to destroy or could she become the first of … 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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