The Good, The Bad and The Insidious: What’s in a sequel

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Insidious Chapter 2 is enjoying remarkable box office success on its opening weekend, bringing in a whopping $42 million on a small $5 million budget. Incredible. The reviews have been mixed as best, however. At the time of this writing, the film has a 37% on Rotten Tomatoes, a 39% on Metacritic and a B+ on CinemaScore. Listening to episode 24 of the Official HorrorNews.Net Podcast, you will hear hosts The Black Saint and Thomas … Continue reading

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Film Review: Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: The haunted Lambert family seeks to uncover the mysterious childhood secret that has left them dangerously connected to the spirit world.

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Podcast: The Official HorrorNews.Net Podcast – Eps 16

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The Conjuring scares up boffo-box this weekend, smashing records and trouncing the competition. Co-hosts Doc Rotten, Dave Dreher, Santos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr., Thomas Mariani and Vixen recap and discuss the film, the cast and the director, James Wan. #ScaryAsHell Indeed! Dave steps in to bring the horror news of the week and Doc announces another contest. The Official HorrorNews.Net Podcast Episode 16 – The Conjuring (105min, 48.52MB) Direct Download Ed and Lorraine Warren are the original ghost hunters seen as … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Conjuring (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse. Forced to confront a powerful entity, the Warrens find themselves caught in the most terrifying case of their lives. REVIEW: James Wan has come a long way from “Saw” (2004), a long way indeed. Although he’s already established himself as a true master of the genre since then with films like “Dead Silence” (2007) & … Continue reading

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New Trailer For THE CONJURING Tells The Facts

If you’ve been following our coverage of THE CONJURING then you already know that this one is based on real events but in case you didn’t believe us, a new trailer has come out that runs down the facts of the film. Before there was Amityville, there was Harrisville. Based on a true story described in the book House of Darkness, House of Light: The True Story by Andrea Perron, The Conjuring tells the horrifying … Continue reading

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Film Review: Prometheus (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: A team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race. REVIEW: There are three films that the Black Saint was really looking forward to seeing this summer. “The Avengers” (Seen it four times so far & it is just Awesome)!, “The Dark Knight … Continue reading

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Film Review: Passengers (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: After a plane crash, a young therapist, Claire, is assigned by her mentor to counsel the flight’s five survivors. When they share their recollections of the incident — which some say include an explosion that the airline claims never happened — Claire is intrigued by Eric, the most secretive of the passengers. Just as Claire’s professional relationship with Eric — despite her better judgment — blossoms into a romance, the survivors begin to disappear … Continue reading

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The Warren Files (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: A family encounters spirits living among them in their New England farmhouse.

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Film Review: Insidious (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: A family looks to prevent evil spirits from trapping their comatose child in a nether realm called The Further. REVIEW: The definition for the word “Insidious” is basically “Intended to entrap”. And that is exactly what James Wan’s latest offering “Insidious” did to The Black Saint. I found myself entrapped, beguiled & plain flat out spooked throughout this marvelously entertaining film. I think you’ll be as well. Let’s get one thing out of the … Continue reading

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