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Total Recall Remake

Riding the remake wave Universal Pictures is remaking Total Recall. In the iconic role of Douglas Quaid that Arnold Schwarzenegger played we get Colin Farrell this time. While not an out right terrible casting decision it is an odd one. I am none too thrilled with the idea of a remake though as the original is remains fantastic to this day. There are so many great lines, scenes, and characters that I find it hard … Continue reading

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Alien Prequel News

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It seems the prequel that Ridley Scott wants to make is back and forth between being made and being put on the back burner. Well Ridley shed some light on the status of this project recently that should put an end to the tug of war rumors that have been coming out.

“We always have movies moving all the time. It’s a bit like the stock exchange, actually—one script will evolve quicker than the others, … Continue reading

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The Walking Dead Success

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The Walking Dead is a breakout hit this season. It started with a huge punch with the 90 minute debut episode drawing in 5.3 million viewers. This is not only AMC’s biggest debut show (and they know hit shows with Breaking Bad and Mad Men) but also the largest demo premier for a cable show this year. It’s held in the second week and AMC is so thrilled with these results that it has renewed … Continue reading

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Top 13 Colorful Horror Movies

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1. The Masque of the Read Death (1964)
Vincent Price, Tarot, Satan, and the Plague. Yes, yes, yes—and yes, this movie is awesome. If there was any color to represent the genre, red would be it; black, maybe, but I think we can agree blood is the cornerstone of our appeal. Red is also my favorite color, so there you go. The Masque of the Red Death can also refer to a story by … Continue reading

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Underworld 4 Gets a Director

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The fourth movie in the Underworld franchise now has a release date and has signed on directors as well. It’s tentatively set for release on January 20, 2012 and the Swedish team of Mans Marlind and Bjorn Stein who are known for their English debut film of Shelter will direct. This was the missing piece to the puzzle as Kate Beckinsale signed on back in September to reprise her role in this film. Now that … Continue reading

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John Dies At The End Update

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Director Don Coscarelli made a big splash with his cult hit phenomenon Bubba Ho-Tep and is looking to make another iconic hit with John Dies At The End. The cast is shaping up to be very cool with Paul Giamatti and Clancy Brown on board but now we also have Hellboy’s Doug Jones and the Tall Man himself Angus Scrimm. These are some fun and interesting actors that should make this film worth watching. John … Continue reading

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Film Review: Vampire Diary (2007)

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While trolling London’s Goth clubs to chronicle a subculture of wannabe vampires, nascent filmmaker Holly (Morven Macbeth) meets and falls for smoldering lesbian Vicki (Anna Walton) — who turns out to be a bona-fide bloodsucker. Though several vampire-style killings arouse Holly’s suspicions about her new love, she soon finds herself drawn into Vicki’s seductive netherworld in this atmospheric tale of horror also starring Kate Sissons.

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Gothic folks everywhere will … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Vampire Assassin (2007)

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After living the life of a free spirited spoiled rich vampire, terrorizing the Eastern European countryside, Veronica is brought before her clan elders and ordered to reign in her “bloodlust” or be ostracized by the rest of the clan

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FILM: THE VAMPIRE ASSASSIN (2007)
FILM: BLOODLUST (2004)

Greetings once again Boils and Ghouls, to another installment of Indie Scares. Tonight we’re going to talk about a pair of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dead Man Holiday – Issue 2-3

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DEAD MAN HOLIDAY #2-3 (COMIC)
Written by Colin Panetta
Art by Colin Panetta, Chris Fillhart, Brandon Dawley, Jeremy Gregory
Published by DEAD MAN HOLIDAY
Publication Date: 2008
Format: B/W
Price: $3.99

Dead Man Holiday is a comic that never wants to stray from the words weird and subversive. The artist and writer, Colin Panetta, states that he hates exposition and wants the reader to figure out … Continue reading

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Film Review: VideoDrome (1983)

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Max Renn is always searching for new bargain basement priced content and erotic movies for his TV station. After viewing a cable-TV program run by media clairvoyant Brian O’Blivion, Max begins to see his life and the future of ‘media’ spin out of control. In a very unusual manner he acquires a new kind of programming for his station. His sado-masochistic girlfriend decides to travel to Pittsburgh PA to audition … Continue reading

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Event Coverage: NYC Horror film festival – Day 1

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NYC Horror Film Festival – Night One.

Hello again acolytes & those of you who haven’t seen the light as of yet. The Black Saint is back after a short hiatus with news & reviews from the NYC Horror Film Festival taking place at the fabulous Tribeca Cinemas from Nov.10 – 14th. There are lots of new films to be seen & tons of shorts as well. All of them dealing with our favorite genre, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dead of Night – Devil Slayer – Issue 1-4

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DEAD OF NIGHT: DEVIL-SLAYER #1-4 (TPB)
Author Briane Keen
Published by Marvel Comics
Publication Date: 2009
Format: Color – 96 pages
Price: $14.00

In the interest of full disclosure, I should start this off by admitting that I have never read any of the original Devil-Slayer books or any of the ones in which the character was featured. Truth be told, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies – Author Steve Hockensmith

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PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES: DAWN OF THE DREADFULS
Written by Steve Hockensmith
Published by Quirk Classics
Publication Date: 2010
Format: B&W – 288 Pages
Price: $12.95

The zombies have returned to wreak havoc on the Bennet Family! Or, let me rephrase: the zombies have returned for Mr. Bennet, leaving the father more than eager to ready his daughters for their first bloody battle with the undead. … Continue reading

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Film Review: Witchmaster General (2009)

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An evil Voodoo Witchdoctor runs a murder-for-hire business. He’ll do away with your unfaithful wife, your unappreciative boss, or your back-stabbing friend – but the price is your soul! |

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Starring: Phil Lewis, Colleen Marie, Vic Martino
Director: Jim Haggerty
Writer: Jim Haggerty

WitchMaster General starts out warmly, as a seemingly loving couple are enjoying a romantic afternoon in the park. You come to … Continue reading

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Film Review: Magic (1978)

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Acclaimed director Richard Attenborough helms this unconventional horror-thriller that reveals Anthony Hopkins’s penchant for creepiness years before his Oscar-winning turn as Dr. Hannibal Lecter. After bombing in his first solo performance, a magician’s assistant (Hopkins) holes up with a ventriloquist’s dummy named Fats and eventually hones his act into something spectacular. But when Fats starts talking back, his master’s at his mercy.

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First of all, I need to get … Continue reading

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Film Review: Winter of Frozen Dreams (2008)

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When promising biochemistry student Barbara Hoffman (Thora Birch) drops out of college, she slides into a twisted world of prostitution, blackmail and murder, dragging her fiancé Jerry (Brendan Sexton III) along for the ride, in this thriller based on a true story. But when Jerry leads a local detective (Keith Carradine) to a naked body buried in the snow, will his crisis of conscience be Barbara’s undoing?

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Film Review: Virus Undead (2008)

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Flocks of wild birds darken the sky – some birds fall dead, while others attack innocent people …

Assistant doctor Robert is driving with two friends to his hometown – where the mansion of his grandfather stands. His grandfather is also one of the innocent victims of the birds. At a gas station he unexpectedly runs into his former love Marlene. He invites her with her best girlfriend to … Continue reading

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Film Review: Magic Man (2009)

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In order to see magic idol Krell Darius perform his world-famous magic act, a beautiful aspiring young-magician, Tatiana, travels from New York to Las Vegas with her closest friends, BFFs, Elena and Vera. As the layers of illusion unfold, so too do the dark windows into Tatiana’s past

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When one wants to see the best magicians in the world where do they go? Las Vegas of course. So it’s … Continue reading

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Dai Of The Dead: #1 Zombies, Worms, And Other Ways To Start An Awesome Column!

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Hello my Freaks and Minx!!!

It’s has been a while since I have done this so please excuse me if I am rusty for these first few column editions. I will get back into the swing of things, I promise. I do have to say it is so awesome to have you guys back with me on a regular basis and not just through FB! Did you miss me as much as I have missed … Continue reading

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Film Review: Unholy Reunion (2008)

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Twenty years ago Adkov Telmig was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility for parole for killing his wife, her lover, and countless others. That was the last society ever saw of him… Until now. Fast forward to the present day. State Supreme Court Justice Daniel Davis and his wife Julie have just celebrated the law school graduation of their daughter Rebecca. Now only the State Bar exam stands … Continue reading

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Film Review: How I Survived the Zombie Apocalypse (short) (2009)

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A single mother and her son struggle to stay alive in a shattered and brutal land where the undead roam the Earth

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A 10 minute short directed by Christian Cantamessa feels like a really cool episode plucked straight out of a top notch zombie film. I’ve seen my share of these things, and there is definitely a movie waiting to happen wit this short. A mother … Continue reading

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