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Apr 28, 2016

The Grue-crew wildly disagree about the Asylum film ZOOMBIES but have the best time discussing the shlock-fest on this episode of HNR. The Black Saint is all about it, calling it one of his favorite for 2016 while Vixen, of all people, steals the night with the best quote ever: "So much awful packed Into 1 movie." The film is bonkers with zombie gorillas, koalas and giraffes - yes, zombie giraffes! When a flesh eating monkey throws bloody eyeballs at the camera like it's flinging monkey-poo, you know you have a winner.

Dave drives the HORROR NEWS OF THE WEEK segment sharing information about the Twin Peaks cast, the Friday the 13th game and the j-horror trailer for Sadako vs Kayako. In addition, the Grue-Crew announce that The Black Saint will join Doc Rotten and Bill Mulligan at the first HNR convention appearance for 2016: DragonCon (September 2 - 5, Atlanta, GA)! Oh, yeah, Doc and Thomas discuss...Game of Thrones.

Co-hosts Doc RottenSantos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr.Dave DreherThomas Mariani and Vixen, the voice of reason, are back again this week to give you the best in horror as they recap, review and obliterate all that is horror this week! Oh, and don't forget - Stump the Saint! (Brought to you by Gruesome Magazine)

Apr 27, 2016

For this special edition of Horror News Radio, foreign correspondent Joseph Perry (South Korea) joins Doc Rotten to discuss SQFFT, a horror film festival Joseph recently attended in Nagoya, Japan. The festival is unique in a variety of ways from the films it presents to the film makers behind them to the venue itself. Joseph dives into 10 short horror films that caught his attention. They range from a psycho-killer piece set in the Seventies to a Gothic period piece from Australia to science fiction - horror blend from Canada. And so much more. He also shares some fun stories about the venue that could only happen at SQFFT.

Scream Queen Filmfest Tokyo (SQFFT) is "a film festival dedicated to showcase and promote female filmmakers in the horror genre." Launched in 2013 and held annually in Tokyo with tour screenings around Japan throughout the year, including Osaka and the Nagoya tour stops. Joseph attended the one in Nagoya. The call for submissions is now open for 4th annual edition, running October 22-28, 2016 at Uplink Factory theater in Tokyo. Check out the website at http://www.sqfft.jp/, their Facebook account at http://www.facebook.com/ScreamQueenFilmfestTokyo, and their Twitter @SQFFT.

 

  • Slut [USA; seventies-set psycho killer]: writer/director Chloe Okuno; Molly McIntyre as Maddy; James Gallo as stranger; Kasia Pilewicz as Jolee
    • Currently available to watch on Crypt TV's Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/CryptTV/videos/1665118480395362/?fref=nf
  • Little Lamb [Australia; period piece gothic thriller]: Writer/director/editor Heidi Lee Douglas; Georgia Lucy as Louisa; James Grim as Mr. Black
  • Serpent's Lullaby [Canada/USA; atmospheric horror] Director Patricia Chica; Jenimay Walker stars
  • Substance [USA; science fiction/horror] director Barbara Stepansky; Najarra Townsend as Summer; Stephanie Lovey Underwood as Mallory; Camillia Sanes Monet as Mallory's mom Julia; Andy Earle as Parker
  • The Last Bastard [Canada; dark drama] Writer/director Ashley Fester; Tom Edwards and Janice Ryan as Mr. and Mrs. Reynolds; Brynn Huber as Abigail Tate
  • Tritch [Australia; Shanghai-set ghost drama]: Writer/director Natalie James; Jenevieve Chang as Mai
  • Fish Out of Water [Canada; science fiction/horror]: writer/director Kirsten Carthew; Mira Hall as Woman; Ella Bertelsen as Girl
  • Grillz [Australia; horror comedy]: Director Lucy Gouldthorpe, Melanie Irons as Milla
  • Pink [Australia; supernatural drama]: writer/director Lynne Vincent McCarthy; Brendan Donoghue as Leon; Olive Fitzgerald as girl

 

Apr 21, 2016

The Grue-crew dive into a pair of horror films on VOD and streaming on Netflix. First up is the Blumhouse feature HUSH from director Mike Flanagan. The film features Kate Siegel and John Gallagher Jr. starring opposite each other as victim and predator in a tense, home-invasion thriller. Next is an anthology film centered around a years worth of holidays from Vertical Entertainment and XYZ Films called, you guessed it, HOLIDAYS. The eight segments feature directors Dennis Widmyer, Kevin Kolsch, Gary Shore, Nicholas McCarthy, Sarah Adina Smith, Anthony Scott Burns, Scott Stewart, Adam Egypt Mortimer and Kevin Smith.

Dave drives the HORROR NEWS OF THE WEEK segment sharing information about a variety of news from the previous week: ToHo releases a Godzilla trailer, Marvel shares the first teaser for Doctor Strange and Juan Antonio Bayona lands the job directing Jurassic World 2. In addition, the Grue-Crew announce the first HNR convention appearance for 2016: DragonCon (September 2 - 5, Atlanta, GA)!

Co-hosts Doc RottenSantos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr.Dave DreherThomas Mariani and Vixen, the voice of reason, are back again this week to give you the best in horror as they recap, review and obliterate all that is horror this week! Oh, and don't forget - Stump the Saint! (Brought to you by Gruesome Magazine)

Horror News Radio
Episode 159 – Hush (2016) – Holidays (2016)
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  • Featured Review: Hush (2016)
    A deaf woman is stalked by a psychotic killer in her secluded home.
    • d. Mike Flanagan
    • w. Mike Flanagan and Kate Siegel
    • c. Kate Siegel, John Gallagher Jr
    • Thomas Mariani [usr 4]
    • Doc Rotten [usr 4]
    • The Black Saint [usr 4]
    • Dave Dreher [usr 3.5]
    • Vixen [usr 4.25]

 

  • What Have You Been Watching: Holidays (2016)
    An anthology feature film that puts a uniquely dark and original spin on some of the most iconic and beloved holidays of all time by challenging our folklore, traditions and assumptions.
    • d.w. Anthony Scott Burns, Nicholas McCarthy, Adam Egypt Mortimer, Gary Shore, Kevin Smith, Sarah Adina Smith, Scott Stewart, Kevin Kölsch, and Dennis Widmyer
    • c. Lorenza Izzo, Michael Gross, Seth Green, Clare Grant, Ava Acres, Megan Duffy,
    • Doc Rotten [usr 2]
    • Thomas Mariani [usr 2.5]
    • The Black Saint [usr 3]

 

Apr 18, 2016

"You have one choice, boy: sex or the saw. Sex is, well... nobody knows. But the saw... the saw is family." - this dialog from Texas Chainsaw Massacre II illustrates the different take on the Sawyer family director Tobe Hooper has in mind for the sequel to grimy drive-in hit from 1974. Chop-Top joins Drayton and Leatherface as they encounter a pair ready for their blood rampage in DJ Stretch Brock and Lieutenant 'Lefty' Enright. Thomas Mariani and Doc Rotten tackle another gruesome horror film from the 1980s.

Decades of Horror 1980s
Episode 81 – Texas Chainsaw Massacre II (1986)

A dozen years after the original film changed the face of horror, Tobe Hooper returns to Texas enlisting L.M. Kit Carson to script a tale of gruesome horror and the darkest of humor while the Godfather of Gore, Tom Savini, is on board to supply the bloody special effects. Bill Moseley turns in a career defining performance as Chop-Top while Bill Johnson provides a softer but no less deadly side to Leatherface as he falls for the DJ who recorded their latest kill. Caroline Williams plays Stretch who fights to the bitter end to survive the Sawyer family giving horror the most versatile scream queen ever. Dennis Hopper has Stretch's back as Lefty Enright, a driven Lieutenant hell-bent on eradicating the family responsible for a slew of murders including the death of his nephew, Franklin. Gory, hilarious, exhilarating and unique, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre II is one of the few horror films released to theaters with an NC-17 rating (or unrated). NC Director Christopher G. Moore joins Thomas and Doc to discuss the epic chainsaw battles in this 1986 under-appreciated classic.

Apr 14, 2016

Director Karyn Kusama (Jennifer's Body) returns with a surprisingly effective and engrossing horror thriller titled THE INVITATION. Logan Marshall-Green and Emayatzy Corinealdi star as a couple drawn into a mysterious series of events at a dinner party with old friends -- and some new ones. Fan favorite character actor John Carroll Lynch is on hand to keep things exciting...and bloody. The Grue-crew share their thoughts and make recommendations.

Dave drives the HORROR NEWS OF THE WEEK segment sharing information about a variety of trailers set loose on the genre community: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Suicide Squad and The Bye Bye Man. In addition, the Grue-Crew tackle two more films with the return of What Have You Been Watching segment covering Hardcore Henry and Midnight Special.

Co-hosts Doc RottenSantos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr.Dave DreherThomas Mariani and Vixen, the voice of reason, are back again this week to give you the best in horror as they recap, review and obliterate all that is horror this week! Oh, and don't forget - Stump the Saint! (Brought to you by Gruesome Magazine)

Horror News Radio
Episode 158 – The Invitation – Hardcore Henry – Midnight Special
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  • Featured Review: The Invitation (2016)
    While attending a dinner party at his former home, a man thinks his ex-wife and her new husband have sinister intentions for their guests.
    • d. Karyn Kusama
    • w. Phil Hay, Matt Mandredi
    • c. Logan Marshall-Green, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Michiel Hulsman

 

  • What Have You Been Watching: Hardcore Henry (2016)
    Hardcore Henry is an action film told from a first person perspective: You remember nothing. Mainly because you've just been brought back from the dead by your wife (Haley Bennett). She tells you that your name is Henry. Five minutes later, you are being shot at, your wife has been kidnapped, and you should probably go get her back. Who's got her? His name's Akan; he's a powerful warlord with an army of mercenaries, and a plan for world domination. You're also in an unfamiliar city of Moscow, and everyone wants you dead. Everyone except for a mysterious British fellow called Jimmy. He may be on your side, but you aren't sure. If you can survive the insanity, and solve the mystery, you might just discover your purpose and the truth behind your identity. Good luck, Henry. You're likely going to need it...
    • d. Ilya Naishuller
    • w. Ilya Naishuller, Will Stewart
    • c. Sharlto Copley, Tim Roth, Haley Bennett

 

Apr 11, 2016

"You haven't seen Kung fu until you've seen the 7 BROTHERS and 1 SISTER take DRACULA" - the US tagline for Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires promises a mishmash of horror, kung-fu and blacksploitation with the alternate title The 7 Brothers meet Dracula. However, this cult-class Hammer film is now known and loved under its original title and without the cuts and edits the US version suffered. The Black Saint and Doc Rotten tackle another groovy horror film from the 1970s.

Decades of Horror 1970s
Episode 33 – Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires (1974)

Horror aficionado Bill Mulligan joins Decades of Horror to tackle another Hammer film from the Seventies, Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires. This film, one of Hammer's last, may be the studio's most bizarre film as they team up with China's Shaw Brothers to blend their Gothic horror with kung-fu action. Peter Cushing is back as Professor Van Helsing but Christopher Lee is no where to be seen as Dracula. Instead, we are treated to John Forbes-Robertson taking up the role in the only Hammer Dracula appearance that does not have Lee as the Lord of the Undead. David Chiang as Hsi Ching and his Kung-fu siblings join Van Helsing and his son to take on the 7 Golden Vampire providing the film with fangs, blood, boobies and big action battles galore. Good times!

We want to hear from you - the coolest, grooviest fans:  leave us a message or leave a comment on the site or email the Decades of Horror 1970s podcast hosts at theblacksaint@decadesofhorror.com or docrotten@decadesofhorror.com.

Apr 9, 2016

The Walking Dead ends its sixth season with the much anticipated debut of Negan played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan. The 90 minutes finale follows Rick and much of the cast as they race to get Maggie to Hilltop but find themselves in a game of cat and mouse with the Saviors. Negan introduces the crew to Lucille, his trusty baseball bat wrapped in barbed wire. The Grue-crew discuss the show and place their bets on who is on the receiving end of Negan's mad swings.

Then, the Grue-crew celebrate the third anniversary of Horror News Radio by answering a number of questions provided by fans on the HNR Facebook Group (please join the fun today!) and reveal some details on how they view horror and their favorite films. It's an extra long episode with tons of background about the Grue-crew.

Dave drives the HORROR NEWS OF THE WEEK segment sharing information about a gaggle of familiar faces added to the cast of Death House, tons of news from the set of Doctor Strange and a killer new video to promote John Carpenter's Lost Themes II.

Co-hosts Doc RottenSantos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr.Dave DreherThomas Mariani and Vixen, the voice of reason, are back again this week to give you the best in horror as they recap, review and obliterate all that is horror this week! Oh, and don't forget - Stump the Saint! (Brought to you by Gruesome Magazine)

Horror News Radio
Episode 157 – The Walking Dead Season 6 Finale - 3RD Year Anniversary of HNR
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  • Featured Review: The Walking Dead Season 6 Finale
    • Jeffrey Dean Morgan debuts as Negan
  • Third Year Anniversary of HNR: Special Q&A with the Grue-Crew
    • Doc leads the Grue-crew in a revealing series of lists from Favorite Horror Films to Favorite Classic Monsters to Favorite Film of the Past Decade and more.
    • The Grue-crew share a variety of feedback and congratulatory comments about surviving three years.
    • The Fans grill the Grue-crew with a barrage of questions from "Who is your favorite director?" to "If you could make your own horror film, what would it be?" to "Is the horror genre in film making getting better or worse as time goes by?"
  • Support HNR: Patreon & Horror T-Shirts
  • Horror News of the Week: 03/14/2016
    • John Carpenter releases a new video to promote Lost Themes II
    • Tons of Doctor Strange news makes Doc and Thomas happy
    • Warner Brothers picks up the rights to adapt Stephen King's Doctor Sleep
    • Death House, the "Expendables" of horror, adds more familiar cast members
    • The trailer for Swiss Army Man does not disappoint
  • Stump the Saint: w/ prizes supplied Gruesome Magazine
    • March Winner: Galaxia Siandre
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