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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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FANGORIA Launches Kickstarter campaign for THE FACILITY

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The good people at FANGORIA ENTERTAINMENT have launched their first Kickstarter campaign for the film “THE FACILITY” and they’re looking for a few fans to help make this production a reality. Check out the official announcement below! In case you missed it—and shame on you if you did!—FANGORIA Entertainment is producing THE FACILITY, a gritty fright flick with a budget to be raised on Kickstarter.com. And, yes, sir, yes, ma’am, you can be part of … Continue reading

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Film Review: Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: Twenty years ago the town of Newt, Texas, exacted vengeance on the Sawyer family for their role in assisting and concealing murders committed by the chainsaw-wielding maniac Jeb Sawyer, aka “Leatherface”. The entire family was presumed killed when Burt Hartman led the townspeople to burn down their farmhouse, but the Sawyer infant survived and was secretly taken away by two of the vigilante townies, Gavin and Arlene, and raised as their daughter, Heather. It’s … Continue reading

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Interview: Steven Kostanski – Director (Manborg)

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As a member of Canadian Film Collective ASTRON 6, Writer/Director Steven Kostanski is responsible for unleashing last year’s demented “FATHER’S DAY”. If you haven’t caught up to it just yet it’s the tender tale of a man who is frantically hunting down the maniac who murdered his father, Chris Fuchman AKA The Father’s Day Killer. If you think about his last name you can figure out what it is that Chris does to his victims … Continue reading

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Film Review: Mama (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: Annabel and Lucas are faced with the challenge of raising his young nieces that were left alone in the forest for 5 years…. but how did they survive all alone in the wilderness? And were they really alone? REVIEW: January & February are the months during which Hollywood dumps the films that have either been laying around for a few years or newer films that they just know suck the big one and want … Continue reading

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Film Review: Oblivion (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: A veteran assigned to extract Earth’s remaining resources begins to question what he knows about his mission and himself. REVIEW: I dig Sci-Fi films, I really do. I’ve seen good ones, bad ones & all the ones in between. And I was all ready to enjoy “OBLIVION” which was written & directed by Joseph Kosinski (“TRON: LEGACY”) & stars Tom Cruise, I really was. The promos for it looked fantastic with jaw dropping visuals … Continue reading

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Film Review: 13 Eerie (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: Six ambitious forensic undergrads are pitted against one another on a scientific expedition to a remote island, vying to win an esteemed trainee position with the FBI. Unbeknownst to everyone, the site was formally used as an illegal biological testing grounds for life-term criminals who were left for dead. But are they really dead or just waiting for some new flesh to munch on? REVIEW: Another week…another “Zombies On The Rampage” movie to watch! … 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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