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Film Review: The Life Zone (2011)


SYNOPSIS: Three pregnant women are abducted by an anti-abortion group who bombard them with pro-life propaganda and intend to imprison them until they give birth. REVIEW: Generally speaking, very few English language films dare to push an unequivocal political or moral message; Ken Loach being one of the better known directors whose films fall into that select category. In my …

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Film Review: The Ghostmaker (2011)


SYNOPSIS: After Kyle, a flunking college student finds a fifteenth century coffin with the ability to create the death experience; he attains a new lease on life. Will Kyle be inspired to get his life in order or will his obsession with the box consume his very existence? REVIEW: Directed By: Mauro Borrelli Starring: Aaron Dean Eisenberg, Liz Fenning, J. …

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Film Review: The Forest (1982)


SYNOPSIS: When two couples go camping they are terrorized by a crazy old bastard that lives in a cave and enjoys killing and eating people. REVIEW: As most of you know by now, I really, really love slasher flicks. I especially love the slasher flicks from the 1980’s as this was the golden age of the slasher film in my …

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Film Review: The Possession (Dibbuk Box) (2012)


SYNOPSIS: A young girl buys an antique box at a yard sale, unaware that inside the collectible lives a malicious ancient spirit. The girl’s father teams with his ex-wife to find a way to end the curse upon their child. REVIEW: It’s something of a dare for The Black Saint to sit through any films that deal with demonic possession. …

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Film Review: The Hounds (2011)


SYNOPSIS: When four friends decide to spend the weekend camping in the local woods they discover a shallow grave; but the following morning the corpse has disappeared… REVIEW: One of increasing number of low budget horror movies, THE HOUNDS is what I would call a semi-pro feature. Shot on video and bypassing movie theaters altogether in favour of DVD and …

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Film Review: Baron Blood (1972)


SYNOPSIS: In director Mario Bava’s sumptuous Technicolor Gothic horror classic, an American student Peter Kleist travels to Austria on summer holiday to learn more about his family roots. By reciting an incantation on a piece of ancient parchment, he succeeds in scaring up a genuine ancestor – Baron Otto von Kleist, a 16th century sadistic nobleman whose appetite for cruelty …

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Film Review: Animus (2013)


SYNOPSIS: A group of students making a documentary about a reputedly haunted abandoned mental institution discovers there is more than a grain of truth in the rumours. REVIEW: Let’s face it, ANIMUS is not going to win any prizes for originality: the ‘abandoned asylum’ thing has been done several times in the last couple of years alone and the ‘making …

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