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Film Review: Battle: Los Angeles (2011)

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A Marine platoon faces off against an alien invasion in Los Angeles.

REVIEW:

The Black Saint is a reasonable saint. I am willing to ignore stupid dialogue & plot holes big enough to drive the space shuttle through if the movie is enjoyable. There are lots of “Bad” good movies, you know what I mean. Movies that are bad but enjoyable enough to warrant paying whatever your local bijou is … Continue reading

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Film Review: A Mannequin in Static (2009)

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Haunted by the stigma of their complicated pasts, seventeen year old Alex and his mother Anne are starting new lives together. Hidden from the truth, Alex finds himself feeling disconnected from the physical world he lives in, and begins finding places to live inside his head through the stories he writes.

Life begins to take a pleasant turn when Alex finds himself falling for his new best friend, Ashley. … Continue reading

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Film Review: Alien 2: On Earth (1980)

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Ultra-low budget and very violent rip-off of “Alien”. A space module lands back to Earth after a failed mission, but the astronauts have been replaced by hideous creatures that can penetrate into people’s bodies and make them explode. A group of speleologists are attacked by the monsters inside an underground cave, but the survivors are in for a surprise when they finally manage to escape the trap

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Film Review: The Frankenstein Syndrome (2010)

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A group of researchers conducting illegal stem cell research discover a cell anomaly that has the potential to regenerate dead tissue. Unable to conduct legal human trials, the researchers turn to corpses to test their serum.

REVIEW:

As I looked at the title of this film I thought to myself “Oh crap, my editor just sent me another dud”. I mean really…”The Frankenstein Syndrome”? It just sounds cheesy…super duper cheesy … Continue reading

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Film Review: Little Shop of Horrors (1986)

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Plant yourself in front of the tube and veg out with Frank Oz’s horticultural horror flick. Gawky Seymour Krelborn (Rick Moranis), looking for a way to save his job in a ramshackle, skid row flower shop, purchases a curious exotic plant hoping it will make business bloom. And it does. There’s just one problem: The little creeper possesses a rapacious appetite for fresh human plasma … and it’s mushrooming out … Continue reading

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Film Review: Super 8 (2011)

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After witnessing a mysterious train crash, a group of friends in the summer of 1979 begin noticing strange happenings going around in their small town, and begin to investigate into the creepy phenomenon.

REVIEW:

You know, when The Black Saint attends movie screenings, he usually attends private ones in small 30-40 seat screening rooms. I abhor waiting in line for anything. Usually the line leads to me and it’s filled … Continue reading

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Film Review: Stripperland (2011)

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In this parody of “Zombieland,” we follow a group of survivors trying to stay alive after the zombie apocalypse takes place. These zombies are a little different though, as they are all female strippers who enjoy tearing people apart and devouring them (when they’re not busy dancing to Hip Hop music and trying to earn tips). Zombies have never looked so good.

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Film Review: Dahmer vs. Gacy (2011)

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A secret government lab run by Dr. Hess (Art LaFleur) has been trying to create the ultimate killer using the DNA of infamous killers Jeffrey Dahmer (Ford Austin) and John Wayne Gacy (Randal Malone), but there’s one big problem: they’ve escaped! Bloody mayhem stretches across the United States as they go on the ultimate killing spree. Trying to stop the maniacal madness is Ringo (Ford Austin), a … Continue reading

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Film Review: Lesbian Vampire Killers (2009)

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Two luckless friends (played by James Corden and Mathew Horne) head to a hamlet in the Welsh countryside for a hiking holiday, only to find all the women of the village enslaved by an ancient vampire curse. Armed with crucifixes, axes and anything else they can add to their arsenal, the duo prepares to fight for their lives. Paul McGann and Silvia Colloca also star in this bitingly funny tale … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Last House on the Left (2009)

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While vacationing at their summer home, Emma and John Collingwood (Monica Potter and Tony Goldwyn) show kindness to a group of strangers, unaware that the same men just assaulted their daughter (Sara Paxton). Once they learn the truth, they set out on a no-holds-barred plan for revenge that can only end in bloodshed. Dennis Iliadis directs this updated remake of Wes Craven’s 1972 horror classic by the same name.

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Film Review: Darkness (Leif Jonkers) (1993)

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Teenagers step up the plate and defend their small town from a vampire menace created by the strong blood sucker Liven in this early 90’s low budget gore fest.

REVIEW:

Director: Leif Jonker
Starring: Gary Miller, Randall Aviks, Michael Gisick
“It’s bleedin’ time baby!”

Vampires have come a long way over the course of the last hundred years; one could easily put in two different “vampire” films … Continue reading

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Film Review: Left Bank (Linkeroever) (2008)

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Marie is a dedicated track athlete. One day, she suddenly collapses due to an infection in her immune system, and is forced to rest. She meets Bobby , a handsome archer and soon moves into his apartment in Left Bank district of the Belgian port town of Antwerp. The Left Bank itself is a district just outside Antwerp where exiles and lepers used to live in medieval times. Life seems … Continue reading

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Film Review: We Are The Night (2010)

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 A centuries old vampire falls in love with a scruffy pickpocket & transforms her into a creature of the night.

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Ok, here we are. “Where are we” you ask? Well acolytes, we are in the “Twilight Zone”. I don’t mean the classic Rod Serling series of the 60’s though, I wish it were that easy. No, I mean the pithy, sugary sweet & unfathomably (to me) popular series of … Continue reading

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Film Review: Skew (2011)

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Three friends head out on a long road trip to attend a friend’s wedding. Right off the bat it is obvious there is some tension between Simon and Eva, and he seems to make things worse by bringing along a video camera and filming absolutely everything that happens during the trip. To his horror he realizes that when he films some people their faces appear distorted as he looks at … Continue reading

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Film Review: Law Abiding Citizen (2009)

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A frustrated man decides to take justice into his own hands after a plea bargain sets one of his family’s killers free. He targets not only the killer but also the district attorney and others involved in the deal

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As cinema evolves, the lines between horror and action films seem to blur even more. Law Abiding Citizen, a big budget release stars top liners Gerard Butler as Clyde … Continue reading

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Film Review: Legion (2010)

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An out-of-the-way diner becomes the unlikely battleground for the survival of the human race. When God loses faith in humankind, he sends his legion of angels to bring on the Apocalypse. Humanity’s only hope lies in a group of strangers trapped in a desert diner with the Archangel Michael (Bettany).

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Legion, another one bred from the “war in heaven angels aren’t what they are cracked … Continue reading

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Film Review: Legend of The Bog (2009)

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When a ‘bog body’ a 2000 year old murder victim preserved in a peat bog is disturbed by developers in rural Ireland, an archaeologist, a hunter and their helpers face the task of sending him back where he came from.

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Legend of the Bog, without even getting into the film quickly paints memories of the 1972 docudrama “The Legend of Boggy Creek”. Which from … Continue reading

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Film Review: Lights, Camera, Dead (2008)

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Lights Camera Dead is the tale of die hard filmmaker Ryan Black and ever so pretentious screenwriter Steven Dydimus, who will stop at nothing to complete their self- proclaimed zombie masterpiece “The Music Box.” On production day 666, a fed up cast and crew quit bringing the film to a screaming halt.

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I’m a real zombie for movies about “making a horror movie” and this one has a nice … Continue reading

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Film Review: Exorcismus (The Possession of Emma Evans) (2010)

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A family allows their young daughter’s exorcism to be recorded secretly.

REVIEW:

You know acolytes, I think I’ve made it clear in the past that if there is one thing The Black Saint doesn’t like to watch are films that deal with Satanic possessions. Ever since the summer of 73′ when I first viewed “The Exorcist” (the only time I’ve seen it, I might add) I have avoided films of … Continue reading

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Film Review: Necrosis (2009)

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In 2009, six friends arrive at an isolated cabin to enjoy a long weekend in the snow. An epic snowstorm interrupts their vacation, trapping them on the mountain and resurrecting the haunting ghosts of the Donner Party.

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Who says adding 80’s pop icons in horror films isn’t cool? At least it seems to be this year with Tiffany from “I think we’re alone Now” co-starring in a horror … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Tomb (Ligeia) (2009)

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Successful writer and scholar Jonathan Merrick falls under the spell of the irresistible, bewitchingly beautiful Ligeia. She’s fighting a fatal illness and she will stop at nothing to defeat death, her one true enemy. She steals other people’s souls and on her quest to immortality she tricks Jonathan into supporting her work, breaking him apart from his fiancĂ© Rowena and pulling him into her dark, mysterious world. They settle down … Continue reading

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