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Film Review: 20 ft. Below: The Darkness Descending (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: Below the streets of New York is a dark and dangerous world hidden in the shadows of abandoned subway tunnels and miles of forgotten infrastructure. When a young documentary filmmaker goes into these tunnels to uncover the unseen stories of the people living below our feet, she finds out that there is more to be afraid of than the dark. A mysterious figure, living beyond the reach of the law, has declared war on … Continue reading

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Film Review: Knights Of Badassdom (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: Live-action role players conjure up a demon from Hell by mistake and they must deal with the consequences. REVIEW: This flick was shot/completed over 3 years ago and has gained a near mythic reputation since then. Every fanboy/geek worth his/her salt has been waiting for it and it’s just seeing (a very limited) release now and it’s available on VOD as well. But is it really worth the long wait?

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Film Review: Unidentified (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: After an ill-fated weekend of gambling in Las Vegas, four friends on the run from a loan shark find themselves stranded in the Nevada desert. But debt troubles may be the least of their worries when the group discovers that something unearthly may be stalking them. REVIEW: In this day and age found footage films are essentially a dime a dozen with quite a few of them seeing DTV release every month and a … Continue reading

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Film Review: Tales From The Quadead Zone (1987)

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SYNOPSIS: Bobby’s mother reads two spooky tales to the ghost of her dead son. The first tells of a family and their food shortage issues. The second story features a zombie clown from Hell. When we finally return to Shirley, she kills her hot-headed boyfriend, and there’s a bloody finale as the cops arrive. REVIEW: The legend of Chester Novell Turner is a strange & compelling one indeed. Way…WAY back in 1984 he came upon … Continue reading

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Film Review: Son Of Ghostman (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: A recently dumped and unemployed man in his 30s decides to moonlight as the ‘son’ of his childhood hero, a bygone local celebrity Horror Host named Ghostman. When his videos go viral, he must settle an old score with a high school rival and figure out where his life is headed, all while keeping his identity secret from a new woman in town he’s fallen for. REVIEW: I have to admit that when I … Continue reading

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Film Review: Daddy’s Little Girl (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: In a time when stranger danger is ever present, a single father learns that it’s the ones you trust most who have to be watched the closest. REVIEW: We’ve all heard it before, a news report detailing the abuse of a child that enraged us no end. And I’m betting that most, if not all, of us thought the same thought afterwards, “If it was my child I’d make that person slowly suffer before … Continue reading

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Film Review: Here Comes The Devil (2012)

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  SYNOPSIS: A couple’s son and daughter inexplicably reappear after being lost overnight on a desolate, cave-riddled mountainside. Becoming withdrawn and beginning to exhibit strange behavior, their parents quickly assume something sinister happened to them while missing and alone. But after hearing an ominous local legend… the concerned mother and father begin to realize that their children may have fallen prey to something inhuman – and that this dark, unstoppable evil has now returned home … Continue reading

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Film Review: Witchboard (1986)

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SYNOPSIS: A woman develops an interest in her friend Brandon’s Ouija Board when he brings it by her party. She becomes obsessed with it and accidentally unleashes an evil spirit that wants to possess her body. REVIEW: Back in 1986 a gallon of gas cost about $.93, a dozen eggs cost $.87 and Ronald Reagan was president. The average price of a movie ticket was $3.71 and you could use those shekels to see movies … Continue reading

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Film Review: Devil’s Due (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: After a mysterious, lost night on their honeymoon, a newlywed couple finds themselves dealing with an earlier-than-planned pregnancy. While recording everything for posterity, the husband begins to notice odd behavior in his wife that they initially write off to nerves, but, as the months pass, it becomes evident that the dark changes to her body and mind have a much more sinister origin. REVIEW: I was hoping against hope that maybe…just maybe Devil’s Due … Continue reading

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Film Review: Vikingdom: The Blood Eclipse (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: Forgotten King Elrick battles back from hell and beyond to retrieve the mystical artifact, Odin’s Horn, before the Mighty Thor and his army can unleash its powers to conquer the world. REVIEW: What happens when Thor (Conan Stevens) gets pissed off over the idea that Scandinavia has become awash with the notion of Christianity, forgetting about the Norse gods they worshipped before? He transforms himself into human form and gathers together an army to … Continue reading

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Interview: Ray Wise (Big Ass Spider) (2013)

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One of the pre-eminent character actors of this generation, Ray Wise is a familiar and friendly face to all genre film fans. With appearances in films ranging from Swamp Thing (1982), Robocop (1987), Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (1992), Powder (1995), Dead End & Jeepers Creepers II (2003), One Missed Call (2008), Infestation (2009), X-Men: First Class (2011), Excision (2012) and countless TV appearances, his face is one that a lot of us have … Continue reading

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Interview: Barbara Crampton (You’re Next (2013)

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She’s gorgeous, she’s talented, she’s charismatic…she’s Barbara Crampton! After making her first film appearance in Brian De Palma’s Body Double (1984) she made a much bigger (& bloodier) splash in director Stuart Gordon’s seminal shocker Re-Animator (1985). She continued on to appear in films such as From Beyond (1986), Castle Freak (1995) & Space Truckers (1996) all directed by Mr. Gordon. She’s also appeared in films as varied as Chopping Mall (1986), Trancers II (1991), … Continue reading

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Film Review: Riddick (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: Left for dead on a sun-scorched planet, Riddick finds himself up against an alien race of predators. Activating an emergency beacon alerts two ships: one carrying a new breed of mercenary, the other captained by a man from Riddick’s past. REVIEW: Nine years after the totally wrongheaded The Chronicles Of Riddick” & thirteen years after Pitch Black, we have a brand spanking new film featuring the continuing adventures of Richard B. Riddick (I like … Continue reading

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Film Review: Big Ass Spider (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: A giant alien spider escapes from a military lab and rampage the city of Los Angeles. When a massive military strike fails, it is up to a team of scientists and one clever exterminator to kill the creature before the city is destroyed. REVIEW: Although I’m not particularly afraid of spiders, I’m not necessarily a big fan of em’ either. I’ve seen some hella big spiders in my time but they’re not interested in … Continue reading

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The Black Saint’s 10 Best Movies Of The Year

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It’s been such a long year for this old saint. I can honestly say I’ve seen more films this year than ever before and while that might sound awesome to most of you, in actuality it can be something of a chore. Think about it for a hot minute or so, you get to watch nearly every movie released this year but how many of them do you actually have a good time watching? I … Continue reading

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Interview: Richard Schenkman – Director (Mischief Night) (2013)

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Throughout his career Richard Schenkman has been at the helm of a host of films encompassing different genres. He’s directed romantic comedies (The Pompatus Of Love – 1995), Dramas w/ a Sci Fi bend to them (The Man From Earth – 2007) & horror films (Abraham Lincoln Vs. Zombies -2012). His latest film, MISCHIEF NIGHT, is a home invasion thriller in which a girl suffering from psychosomatic blindness finds herself alone at home under siege … 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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