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TV Review: The Twilight Zone: The Complete Fifth Season (1960-1964)

SYNOPSIS: Rod Serling’s seminal anthology series focused on ordinary folks who suddenly found themselves in extraordinary, usually supernatural, situations. The stories would typically end with an ironic twist that would see the guilty punished. REVIEW:

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Film Review: The Seasoning House (2012) Review 2

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SYNOPSIS: An orphaned deaf mute is enslaved to care for young girls who are prostituted to the military. She moves between the walls and crawlspaces, showing the captives little kindnesses when she can. When fate brings the men that murdered her family and exiled her to the whore house, a chain of grisly events begin that will end her captivity, free the girls still alive in the house and grant her revenge on the soldiers … Continue reading

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Film Review: Butcher Boys (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: A birthday celebration at an upscale restaurant sets in motion events that bring Sissy, her brother, Mikey, and friends, Kenny and Barbie, face to face with the macabre world of the Butcher Boys. Inspired by Jonathan Swift’s cannibalistic tale A Modest Proposal, the Butcher Boys are international predators who deal in human flesh – dead or alive. Their hunting grounds are the cities of the world.

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Film Review: The Lords of Salem (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: Heidi, a radio DJ, is sent a box containing a record — a “Gift from the Lords.” The sounds within the grooves trigger flashbacks of her town’s violent past. Is Heidi going mad, or are the Lords back to take revenge on Salem, Massachusetts? REVIEW: Rob Zombie’s filmography is still on the short side as he’s only directed five movies (Including this one) up till now yet his films have always attracted a rather … Continue reading

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Film Review: Bad Milo (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: A horror comedy centered on a guy who learns that his unusual stomach problems are being caused by a demon living in his intestines.

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Film Review: Kick-Ass 2 (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: The costumed high-school hero Kick-Ass joins with a group of normal citizens who have been inspired to fight crime in costume. Meanwhile, the Red Mist plots an act of revenge that will affect everyone Kick-Ass knows. REVIEW: The first “Kick-Ass (2010)” film caught me by surprise way back in 2010. I thought it was an extremely stylized, hyper violent & enjoyable adaptation of Mark Millar’s original comic. Although it wasn’t a massive hit domestically, … Continue reading

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TV Review: The Twilight Zone: The Complete Fourth Season (1960-1964)

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SYNOPSIS: Rod Serling’s seminal anthology series focused on ordinary folks who suddenly found themselves in extraordinary, usually supernatural, situations. The stories would typically end with an ironic twist that would see the guilty punished.

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Film Review: You’re Next (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: When the Davison family comes under attack during their wedding anniversary getaway, the gang of mysterious killers soon learns that one of victims harbors a secret talent for fighting back. REVIEW: An unexpected mĂ©lange of “The Strangers“, “Straw Dogs“ and “Home Alone“, director Adam Wingard’s “You’re Next” is one of the most bracing and exciting films of the year! As written by Simon Barrett, it tells the story of an anniversary celebration gone terribly … Continue reading

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Film Review: Do Not Disturb (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: Holed up in a seedy hotel, Hollywood screenwriter Don Malek is writing about a bloodthirsty serial killer but he’s doing all of the research himself, by actually committing the murders! REVIEW: I’m just gonna come out and say it, “Do Not Disturb” is one of the oddest movies I’ve seen this year. A really strange amalgamation of a serial killer flick and a character drama that feels like it’s being made up as it … Continue reading

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Interview: Steven C. Miller – Director (Under The Bed)

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In 2005, immediately after graduating film school at Full Sail University, Steven C. Miller moved from Florida to Hollywood where he and two close friends raised the money to fund his feature film debut. “Automaton Transfusion” The no-budget cult phenomenon (which Miller also wrote and edited) was shot in 9 days and had a budget of under 30k. In October 2007, “Automaton Transfusion” premiered at the “ScreamFest” horror festival at the famous Mann’s Chinese Theater. … Continue reading

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Film Review: Hands Of The Ripper (1971)

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SYNOPSIS: The infant daughter of Jack the Ripper is witness to the brutal murder of her mother by her father. Fifteen years later she is a troubled young woman who is seemingly possessed by the spirit of her father. She continues his murderous killing spree subconsciously but has no recollection of the events afterwards as they are triggered by either bright lights or certain physical movements. A sympathetic psychiatrist is convinced he can cure her … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Conjuring (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse. Forced to confront a powerful entity, the Warrens find themselves caught in the most terrifying case of their lives. REVIEW: James Wan has come a long way from “Saw” (2004), a long way indeed. Although he’s already established himself as a true master of the genre since then with films like “Dead Silence” (2007) & … Continue reading

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Film Review: Pacific Rim (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: As a war between humankind and monstrous sea creatures wages on, a former pilot and a trainee are paired up to drive a seemingly obsolete special weapon in a desperate effort to save the world from the apocalypse. REVIEW: I cannot begin to describe the excitement I felt as this film got closer to it’s release date. As a certified (Some would say “Certifiable”) Ultraman/Gigantor geek of the highest order there is nothing that … Continue reading

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Film Review: 23:59 (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: An army recruit was found dead during a 24km road march. After the death of the recruit, strange things began to happen, haunting all the soldiers in the barracks. REVIEW: Originally released in Singapore a few years ago, writer/director Gilbert Chan’s “23:59″ is just arriving on our shores thanks to the good people at Magnet Releasing and while it’s not the scariest flick I’ve seen this year it still managed to raise a hair … Continue reading

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Film Review: Malibu Shark Attack (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: When a tsunami floods Malibu, it brings with it a hunting pack of deep-water, prehistoric goblin sharks that go after the lifeguards in their half-submerged station on stilts and a team of construction workers stranded in a flooded house. REVIEW: Originally airing on the SYFY channel a few years back Malibu Shark Attack is one of many films that just makes you wonder what substances were being ingested by the cast & crew as … Continue reading

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Interview: Directors Jen and Sylvia Soska Part 2 (American Mary)

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Interview: Directors Jen & Sylvia Soska Part 2 (American Mary) The Black Saint can be such a klutz sometimes! The tape recorder that I used to record my interview with the fabulous Soska twins, Jen and Sylvia, had mysteriously vanished before I could completely document our entire discussion. I held out as long as I could but I had to eventually submit the interview incomplete but today the little vanishing micro recorder suddenly turned up … Continue reading

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Film Review: Birdemic 2: The Resurrection (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: A platoon of eagles and vultures attack Hollywood, California. Why do the eagles and vultures attack? And who will survive?

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Film Review: World War Z (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: United Nations employee Gerry Lane traverses the world in a race against time to stop the Zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments, and threatening to destroy humanity itself.

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Interview: Directors Jen and Sylvia Soska (American Mary)

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Jen and Sylvia Soska are twin sisters who kick all kinds of cinematic ass! Having been involved in acting since they were kids they have been in the film business for a long time and after having funding pulled from a film project that they were working on while in film school they simply forged ahead and finished it on their own with their own money. The resulting short film got them a lot of … Continue reading

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Film Review: Man Of Steel (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind. REVIEW: It’s been seven years since Hollywood attempted to resuscitate Superman and bring him … Continue reading

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Film Review: Black Rock (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: Three childhood friends set aside their personal issues and reunite for a girls’ weekend on a remote island off the coast of Maine. One wrong move turns their weekend getaway into a deadly fight for survival. REVIEW: Feeling a whole lot like a female version of “DELIVERANCE”, Director (& star) Katie Aselton’s “BLACK ROCK” tries very hard to separate itself from the standard “Women in Distress” film that you’re more than familiar with already. … 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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