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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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Film Review: Sin Reaper (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: Young Samantha Walker has been tortured by nightmarish visions for years. With the help of Dr. Hoffman, she faces her unknown past by taking his advice and traveling to Germany where she begins to seek out the true roots of her ancestral past. Her journey leads to a former German convent and after she breaks in to the convent at night her life becomes a horrible struggle as a masked monk starts the merciless … Continue reading

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Film Review: Sexcula (1974)

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SYNOPSIS: A young woman inherits a mansion and discovers a centuries old diary which details the exploits of Dr. Fellatingstein, who has created a man to satisfy her insatiable desires but he doesn’t seem up to the task. She summons a relative, Countess Sexula, to assist her in her quest for sexual satisfaction. Oh yeah…there’s an ape in here as well. REVIEW: What did I do? All I did was say “Sure” to a request … Continue reading

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Interview: Kane Hodder (Hatchet III) (2013)

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   If the name Kane Hodder isn’t familiar to you then you’re probably looking at the wrong website. Kane has been involved in the film business since 1974 as a extra and performing stunts on film since 1977. But it was in 1988 that his name became memorable to horror fans worldwide when he took on the role of Jason Voorhees in “FRIDAY THE 13th PART VII: THE NEW BLOOD”. His singular take on Jason … Continue reading

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Interview: BJ McDonnell – Director (Hatchet III)

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One of Hollywood’s finest cameramen, BJ McDonnell has worked on blockbuster films such as “BATTLE L.A.” (2011), “THE LORDS OF SALEM” (2012), “ABRAHAM LINCOLN VAMPIRE HUNTER” (2012), “JACK REACHER” (2013) & “STAR TREK: INTO DARKNESS” (2013). He’s also worked as the camera operator on director Adam Green’s first two “HATCHET” films (2006/2010) which made him the perfect choice to helm the third entry in the series, “HATCHET III”, which sees release this week in theaters … Continue reading

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Film Review: Hatchet III (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: A search and recovery team heads into the haunted swamp to pick up the pieces and Marybeth learns the secret to ending the voodoo curse that has left Victor Crowley haunting and terrorizing Honey Island Swamp for decades. REVIEW: The last time we saw Victor Crowley he had a problem with his face, it was blasted away! That was how “HATCHET II” had ended, with Marybeth (Danielle Harris) having shot off Victor’s mug in … Continue reading

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TV Review: The Twilight Zone: The Complete Second Season (1960/2013)

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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. REVIEW: THE TWILIGHT ZONE remains television’s most treasured anthology program. The brainchild of writer and narrator Rod Serling — inspired by the pulp comics, novels and sci-fi films of his youth — the series introduced its own special brand of weirdness … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Purge (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: A family is held hostage for harboring the target of a murderous syndicate during the Purge, a 12-hour period in which any and all crime is legalized. REVIEW: I first heard of this film 2-3 months ago and I distinctly remember thinking what an absolutely awful idea it was for a film. Then again, the idea of an ancient Indian Medicine man reincarnating himself thru the back of Susan Strasberg’s neck (THE MANITOU) makes … Continue reading

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Film Review: After Earth (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: A crash landing leaves a father & son stranded on Earth, 1,000 years after events forced humanity’s escape. With his father injured, the boy must embark on a perilous journey to signal for help. REVIEW: What would a summer blockbuster film season be without at least one film that tells the story of humanity leaving Earth due to some calamity that ruins the planet? Those of you who like this hackneyed plot line got … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Unbroken (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: Sarah Campbell is starting her life over again after a messy divorce leaves her alone for the first time in years. Having to live in a dumpy apartment complex with some interesting people is the least of her worries when strange things begin to happen including visions of a little boy in her mirrors. Sarah also starts to have nightmares about being murdered and tossed into a shallow grave by a “shadowy figure”. Her … Continue reading

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Film Review: Visible Scars (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: Seventeen years ago, Mike Gillis killed a new mother of twin girls and took the babies to a house in the woods, claiming them as his own to appease his wife’s desire for kids. One day a fire in the house causes it to collapse on Mike and the twins. In the present day, Stacy Walker flees to her uncle’s old secluded cabin in those same woods to escape her abusive boyfriend. That first … Continue reading

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Film Review: Aftershock (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: In Chile, a group of travelers who are in an underground nightclub when a massive earthquake hits quickly learn that reaching the surface is just the beginning of their nightmare. REVIEW: The gorgeous scenery of Chile is the backdrop for “AFTERSHOCK”, the new film from producer Eli Roth and director Nicolás LĂłpez in which a vacation full of wine, women and song turns into a life and death struggle for six people when an … Continue reading

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Musician/Filmmaker Voltaire directing adaptation of “Oh My Goth!”

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Aurelio Voltaire is directing a film version of his comic book “Oh My Goth!”: An irreverent, comedic trip through horror & science fiction. Details regarding Voltaire and the film below: Monsters, rock and roll, comedy and sex! On behalf of musician and filmmaker Aurelio Voltaire, we’re excited to announce his upcoming full length film as director: An adaptation of his comic book “OH MY GOTH!” featuring his musical talents! When the reanimated skeletons of Necronus, … Continue reading

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Interview: Author Jameson Hesse (Whisper Of Crows)

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I have a stack of unread books nearly three feet high sitting on the floor near my already jam packed bookcase. This isn’t because I don’t like to read, far from it…I love to read! It’s fundamental isn’t it? It’s just that time is indeed a precious resource & over the decades I’ve found that I have very little of it to spread around. So, over the last few years, reading books has fallen by … 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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