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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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Interview: Blair Erickson – Director (Banshee Chapter)

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First time director Blair Erickson has managed to do what a lot of other far more established directors failed to do this year, he scared the bejeezus outta me with his debut feature BANSHEE CHAPTER! The kind of film that just really gets under your skin and freaks you out, BANSHEE CHAPTER is the story of a young woman looking to get to the bottom of the disappearance of her boyfriend after he experimented with … Continue reading

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Film Review: Anna: Scream Queen Killer (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: Anna: Scream Queen Killer takes us on a journey into the world of indie grind house film auditions with a twist. Our young actress is desperate to make it in the movies. She is invited to a series of filmed auditions, playing out various scenarios on camera. The problem is, the director is a perverted sicko with only one thing on his mind. As the actress progresses through an ever more bizarre series of … Continue reading

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Film Review: Banshee Chapter (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: Journalist Anne Roland explores the disturbing links behind her friend’s sudden disappearance, an ominous government research chemical, and a disturbing radio broadcast of unknown origin. REVIEW: If I’ve never mentioned it before I’ll mention it now: The Black Saint is really sick and tired of found footage movies & their ilk. The Blair Witch Project went & created a damned cottage industry when it went and made a bajillion dollars on a micro budget. … Continue reading

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Film Review: Contracted (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: A young girl has a one-night stand with a random stranger and contracts, what she thinks is, a sexually-transmitted disease – but is actually something much worse. REVIEW: Samantha (Najarra Townsend) has all kinds of personal problems. She’s a former drug addict working hard to stay clean, she lives with her over protective mother (Caroline Williams), is in a decidedly one sided lesbian relationship & works as a waitress for very little money. One … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Ballad Of Skinless Pete (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: Dr. Peter Peele has just discovered what he believes to be the cure for cancer. Unable to get funding to further his research and against the advice of his friend Dr. Alice Cross, he decides to test it on himself. Although initially effective, the cure has some unfortunate side effects that turn him into a flesh eating monster.

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Film Review: As Night Falls (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: 10 year old Amelia’s parents think it’s time for her to go to sleep permanently, leaving her broken body in a silent shallow grave. 50 years later, Mommy and Daddy are back from hell, intent on wreaking the same deadly discipline on anyone not in bed by nightfall. Sisters Holly and Elizabeth are losing their minds, and their friends are losing their heads. Something evil has crashed the party…but no one knows what they … Continue reading

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Film Review: 4 Dead Girls: The Soul Taker (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: Four girls move into their first off-campus house only to find that the owner is a soul-eater who needs to consume their souls in order to survive. REVIEW: The contentious relationship between myself and the head honcho at Horrornews.net is only growing uglier because of his insistence in demanding that I sit through & review movies like 4 Dead Girls: The Soul Taker (previously known as The Rental). If he thinks the Black Saint … Continue reading

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Film Review: I Am ZoZo (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: I Am ZoZo is a psychological thriller about five young people who play with a Ouija board on Halloween and attract the attention of a malevolent demon. The film is based on real experiences with an ancient and malevolent spirit called ZoZo that attaches itself to people exclusively through Ouija boards. REVIEW: In the world of DTV (Direct To Video) film releases, cover artwork is really important. A dog of a film can get … Continue reading

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Film Review: Stalled (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: A janitor gets trapped in a women’s restroom and encounters an all-out attack by a horde of zombies. REVIEW: You might not know this but scientific studies have concluded that there’s a new zombie film released somewhere on earth approximately every 4.7 days. Now I don’t know about any of you but I’m thinking that pretty much every idea for a film featuring a zombie apocalypse of some sort has been produced at this … Continue reading

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Film Review: Birth Of The Living Dead (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: A documentary that shows how George A. Romero gathered an unlikely team of Pittsburghers to shoot his seminal film: Night of the Living Dead. REVIEW: Larry Fessenden and his Glass Eye production company are all over the place as of late. The latest from Glass Eye is a bit of a departure from their usual fare, it’s a documentary on the making of George A. Romero’s seminal horror classic Night Of The Living Dead. … Continue reading

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Film Review: G.H.O.S.T. (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: Maya – the young producer of a ghost hunting show – is about to see her show get cancelled and her efforts to save it include taking her team to a haunted opera house in the Deep South. What will the G.H.O.S.T. team do when they realize that the hunters have become the haunted? REVIEW: General Haunting Observation & Search Team is what G.H.O.S.T. stands for and that’s the name of the show that … Continue reading

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Film Review: Night Of The Naked Dead (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: Sometimes the Dead have unfinished business. A storm from hell brings mysterious strangers . . . who come with secrets. Emma is a struggling romance writer. David is a traumatized war veteran struggling with his past and sleeping in his van. They face an evil and terrifying menace as the strangers appear. Veronica arrives naked. Coby has blood on him. Then the Others come. Sex and murder, lust and deadly vengeance make this a … Continue reading

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Film Review: Ridge War Z (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: The last surviving veterans of the worst battle of a zombie war recount their horrific memories to an author who is writing a book about they’re experiences. REVIEW: The fact that I actually asked my editor for some new movies to screen still amazes me. In the past he’s made me watch some truly heinous films, so many that I was sure that the man just flat out hated me. But some time ago … Continue reading

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Film Review: Tales From Mutantville (2012)

SYNOPSIS: Muticia the Movie Goddess welcomes viewers to her Movie Morgue for a special screening of the horror anthology Tales From Mutantville comprised of Indigo Child, Family Fiend and Scarecrow At Midnight. REVIEW: Horror anthology films have been something of a mixed bag throughout the decades. For every Dead Of Night (1945) & Tales From The Crypt (1973) there’s a Creepshow III (2006) or The Monster Club (1981) to make us regret wasting our time/money. … Continue reading

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Film Review: Machete Kills (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: The U.S. government recruits Machete to battle his way through Mexico in order to take down an arms dealer who looks to launch a weapon into space.

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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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