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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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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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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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