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Dec 31, 2013

American Mary, You're Next, The Conjuring and Maniac are just a few of the genre films of 2013 that thrilled, scared and entertained of the grue-crew throughout the past twelve months. These are the best horror,  sci-fi and fantasy films 2013 has to offer.

 

Co-hosts Doc RottenSantos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr., Dave Dreher,  and Thomas Mariani take a look back at the best films of 2013 each presenting their personal top 10 for the year. You're Next and The Conjuring make all four lists with Maniac placing on three of them. Some of last week's most disappointing films return this week to be on another host's best. Ha! Doc starts the ball rolling with the What Have You Been Watching segment with Haunter and Dave bring the final Horror News of the Week for 2013.

 

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Episode 39 – The Best Genre Films of 2013 
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00:05:10 – What Have You Been Watching: Haunter (2013) 
Wrapping up 2013, Doc takes in Haunter from director Vincenzo Natali, a sensational ghost tale that has a lovely young spirit realizing the horrible truth about her life - or unlife - but decides to save the life of a young still living teen girl. Abigail Breslin stars Lisa Johnson who has only a ghost of a chance in defeating the big bad haunter played by Stephen McHattie. Doc surprises his co-host as he announces that Haunter is also number ten on his list of best for the year. 

00:09:25 – The Best Genre Films of 2013 
As 2013 comes to a close, Doc, Thomas and Santos take a look back at the best of year, the most exciting, thrilling and influential genre films of 2013. Cutting to the chase here are the films discussed: 

Thomas Mariani 

  • 10) Warm Bodies 
  • 09) John Dies at the End  
  • 08) The Conjuring 
  • 07) Maniac 
  • 06) You're Next 
  • 05) Sightseers 
  • 04) Pacific Rim 
  • 03) This is the End 
  • 02) The World's End 
  • 01) Gravity 

 

The Black Saint 

  • 10) Banshee Chapter 
  • 09) The Lords of Salem 
  • 08) Frankenstein's Army 
  • 07) You're Next 
  • 06) Jug Face 
  • 05) Contracted 
  • 04) The Conjuring 
  • 03) The Seasoning House 
  • 02) Found 
  • 01) American Mary 

 

Dave Dreher 

  • 10) Macabre 
  • 09) Nailbiter 
  • 08) Frankenstein's Army 
  • 07) Contracted 
  • 06) Maniac 
  • 05) V/H/S/2 
  • 04) Big Ass Spider! 
  • 03) The Conjuring 
  • 02) You're Next 
  • 01) American Mary 

 

Doc Rotten

  • 10) Haunter 
  • 09) V/H/S/2 
  • 08) Stoker 
  • 07) Maniac 
  • 06) Pacific Rim 
  • 05) You're Next 
  • 04) This is the End 
  • 03) Evil Dead 
  • 02) The Conjuring 
  • 01) Gravity 

 

01:11:00 - Horror News of the Week for 12/30/2013 
Dave returns this week to proudly bring his final Horror News of the Week for 2013. Doc is happy to hear that the trailer for Dead Snow 2: Dead vs Red has been released. The next installment to the Amityville Horror franchise gets its January 2015 release date and a new name: Amityville. SyFy is promoting its new genre show, Helix, with a dozen or so short trailers confusing everyone on the podcast. Dave shares news of Fear Clinic including his interviewing the director and teases set visit articles on the way. Last up is True Blood loses one of is supporting cast with the exit of Luke Grimes. 

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Special thanks and a big shout out goes to the band Tear Out The Heart and Victory Records for allowing HorrorNews.Net to sample music from their single Undead Anthem for the podcast’s intro and outro theme music. Check them out and tell them The Official HorrorNews.Net Podcast sent you their way!

 

Dec 25, 2013

The Lone Ranger, Carrie, The Purge and Evil Dead (what!?) are just a few of the genre films of 2013 that face the wrath of the grue-crew.

 

Co-hosts Doc RottenSantos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr. and Thomas Mariani take a look back at the films of 2013 with a focus on the films that angered, disappointed or just simply bored them to no end. Some are surprising. Some are controversial. And, some are terribly, horribly obvious. Before they get into things, Doc shares his What Have You Been Watching film for this week: Open Grave (2013). Doc also steps in for the missing Dave Dreher to bring the horror news of the week with the trailer for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, the release date for The Raid 2 and the casting of Ant Man.

 

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00:05:24 – What Have You Been Watching: Open Grave (2013) 
Imagine waking up in a vast open pit full of dead bodies, your own body feeling as if it is nears death and with no recollection of who  you are or how you got there. That is the opening premise of Open Grave. Doc caught the film for HorrorNews.Net and shares just a bit of the story, the characters and the scares.

 

00:10:25 – The Most Disappointing Genre Films of 2013 
As 2013 comes to a close, Doc, Thomas and Santos take a look back at the worst of year, the most disappointing genre films, the movies that drove their delicate sensibilities to the very edge. Cutting to the chase here are the films discussed:

 

Thomas Mariani 

  • Machete Kills 
  • Carrie 
  • Escape from Tomorrow 
  • The Purge 
  • Insidious Chapter 2 
  • The Lords of Salem 
  • Texas Chainsaw 3D 
  • The Last Exorcism Part II 
  • After Earth 
  • The Lone Ranger 

 

The Black Saint 

  • The Sigil/The Taint/Infected/Night of the Naked Dead 
  • Storage 24 
  • Scavengers 
  • Carrie 
  • The Purge 
  • Insidious Chapter 2 
  • A Haunted House 
  • World War Z 
  • R.I.P.D. 
  • Evil Dead (2013) 

 

Doc Rotten 

  • No One Lives 
  • R.I.P.D. 
  • Fright Night 2: New Blood 
  • Carrie 
  • Contracted 
  • Oldboy 
  • Texas Chainsaw 3D 
  • Evidence 
  • The Amityville Asylum 
  • The Lone Ranger 

 

01:17:00 - Horror News of the Week for 12/23/2013 
Doc steps in for lead news writer, Dave Dreher, this week to bring the Horror News of the Week. It all begins with the teaser trailer for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Next up is the casting of the lead in Edgar Wright's Ant-Man movie for Marvel. A pair of films received updates to their release schedule, one good news, the other not-so-much. The Raid 2 gets a collective hurrah from the crew with the announcement of its March 28, 2014 release date. On the flip side, the crew wonder what is up with Eli Roth's The Green Inferno being pushed back to September 5, 2014. And there's further news on the spin off to 2013's monster hit, The Conjuring, that will focus on the creepy as hell doll, Annabelle.

 

01:36:14– RLJ Entertainment Holiday Horror Giveaway Pack 
It's the holiday season and here is your chance to walk away with four horror films from RLJ Entertainment, some of their best genre films from 2013: The Colony, The Last Will and Testament of Rosalind Leigh, Scavengers and Stranded. Entering is simple, you have two ways to get you're name in the pot. One way is to go to the Horror News Radio Facebook Group and complete the online Poll, "What is your favorite modern horror franchise." Another way, if you are not the socialite, is to send an email directly to Doc at docrotten @ horrornewsradio [dot] com with RLJ Entertainment Gift Pack in the subject line and the answer to the above poll question in the body along with your name and address. You have until midnight December 28, 2013 (USA listeners only) to get your name in the running. Good luck!

 

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Thomas Mariani: twitter @notthewhostommy. , letterboxd SilentTom
Vixen: twitter @purevixen44

 

Special thanks and a big shout out goes to the band Tear Out The Heart and Victory Records for allowing HorrorNews.Net to sample music from their single Undead Anthem for the podcast’s intro and outro theme music. Check them out and tell them The Official HorrorNews.Net Podcast sent you their way!

Dec 18, 2013

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug  is the review of the week as the grue-crew examine the adventures of dwarves, wizards, hobbits and elves facing the terrors of giant spiders, murderous orcs and ferocious, fire breathing dragons.

 

Peter Jackson brings the second film in the trilogy of films based on J.R.R Tolkein's classic Middle-Earth novel, The Hobbit. This chapter focuses on the discovery and battle with the dragon under the mountain, the incredible Smaug.

 

Co-hosts Doc RottenDave DreherSantos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr.Thomas Mariani and Vixen, the Voice of Reason, recap and review The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, even if Santos slept through the best part. What? Dave brings the Horror News of the Week with gruesome goodies on The Following, Stephen King and The ABCs of Death 2.

 

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00:03:40 – Review of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug 
Every year, for his birthday, Horror News Radio host Santos Ellin Jr., the Black Saint, goes to see the big theatrical release of that weekend. Again this year, that film is another film in the trilogy of The Hobbit movies, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. And just like last  year, Santos gets a good nap. What? Yes, the adventures of the wandering Hobbit put your favorite New York podcast host to sleep. Sigh. On the other side, Doc shares his love for the film, the 3D and the high frame rate experience while Thomas counters most everything Doc loves. Still, everyone agrees the film has its moments, including the incredible execution of the dragon Smaug. But, that ending. Woof!

 

01:04:44 - Horror News of the Week for 12/16/2013 
Dave jumps into the mix to bring the Horror News of the Week. He begins with news about the viral promotional materials for the upcoming second season of The Following starring Kevin Bacon. It seems Stephen King has another book coming out on the heels of Doctor Sleep, titled Mr. Mercedes. There's also another TV show in the works: Grand Central. There's a new online VOD service called Horror Inc. that Dave recommends checking out. The trailer for John Schneider's all star horror slasher film Smothered is now available. The 26th episode of The ABCs of Death 2 has been chosen, giving director Robert Boocheck the coveted spot in the film with M is for Masticate.

 

01:25:19– RLJ Entertainment Holiday Horror Giveaway Pack 
It's the holiday season and here is your chance to walk away with four horror films from RLJ Entertainment, some of their best genre films from 2013: The Colony, The Last Will and Testament of Rosalind Leigh, Scavengers and Stranded. Entering is simple, you have two ways to get you're name in the pot. One way is to go to the Horror News Radio Facebook Group and complete the online Poll, "What is your favorite modern horror franchise." Another way, if you are not the socialite, is to send an email directly to Doc at docrotten @ horrornewsradio [dot] com with RLJ Entertainment Gift Pack in the subject line and the answer to the above poll question in the body along with your name and address.

 

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Thomas Mariani: twitter @notthewhostommy. , letterboxd SilentTom
Vixen: twitter @purevixen44

 

Special thanks and a big shout out goes to the band Tear Out The Heart and Victory Records for allowing HorrorNews.Net to sample music from their single Undead Anthem for the podcast’s intro and outro theme music. Check them out and tell them The Official HorrorNews.Net Podcast sent you their way!

Dec 12, 2013

The Banshee Chapter is the review of the week in which Ted (Silence of the Lambs) Levine plays a Hunter S. Thompson inspired writer who leads the film's protagonist on a hallucinogenic  journey into horror.

 

Blair Erickson directs this conspiracy theory fueled, found-footage inspired scare fest with enough scares, jumps and screams to test the strongest of hearts.

 

Co-hosts Doc RottenDave DreherSantos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr.Thomas Mariani and Vixen, the Voice of Reason, recap and review The Banshee Chapter, even if Thomas is not impressed. Dave brings the Horror News of the Week in this episode of Horror News Radio. It's news about Godzilla teaser trailer, Terminator TV & film rumors, Fear Clinic adding Corey Taylor to its cast and a sweepstakes to take home a DVD copy of Lionsgate's Ritual.

 

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00:03:30 – Review of The Banshee Chapter 
To the surprise of Santos and Doc, The Banshee Chapter creeps them the eff out. While they enjoyed the film immensely, Vixen is a little baffled by the ambiguous ending and Thomas ends up generally unimpressed. The film delivers its fair share of scares, horror and intrigue. Aside from Thomas the rest of crew are thrilled with the film. But still, Thomas loves Ted Levine's role and performance. Yay!

 

00:39:45 - Sweepstakes - Ritual DVD 
Horror News Radio has a DVD copy of Liongate's Ritual to send out to one select listener. Send in an email to docrotten@horrornews.net with Ritual in the subject line, your name and address in the body along with the answer to this following question to be entered. The question: What is your favorite Horror Film of 2013? This is for US listeners only and the deadly is midnight, December 15, 2013.

 

00:42:44– What Have You Been Watching: Talk of 3D, Frozen and Hobbits 
While the grue-crew wait for Dave to show up with the Horror News of the Week, Doc brings up Disney's Frozen. The conversation turns to 3D and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Hilarious!

 

00:48:52 – Horror News of the Week for 12/09/2013 
Dave arrives to save the day bringing the Horror News of the Week beginning with the teaser trailer for Godzilla (2014). Following that is a pair of Terminator announcements: the next movie, Terminator: Genesis, is set for 2015 and another TV show is in the works. Heavy Metal invades the news this week with Avenged Sevenfold developing a web series based on their hit single Hail to the King. In similar news, Corey Taylor from Slipknot and Stone Sour has joined the cast of Fear Clinic. CBS films has picked up the script from Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan for a take on the classic Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark books.

 

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Santos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr.: facebook theblacksainthnn, twitter @tbssaysyou, letterboxd TheBlackSaint
Thomas Mariani: twitter @notthewhostommy. , letterboxd SilentTom
Vixen: twitter @purevixen44

 

Special thanks and a big shout out goes to the band Tear Out The Heart and Victory Records for allowing HorrorNews.Net to sample music from their single Undead Anthem for the podcast’s intro and outro theme music. Check them out and tell them The Official HorrorNews.Net Podcast sent you their way!

Dec 4, 2013

Oldboy is the review of the week - the latest film from Spike Lee, and the remake of the 2003 Korean film from Chan-wook Park.

 

Before the grue-crew dive into the deviant manipulations guiding the life of Josh Brolin's Joe Doucett, we cover the mid-season finale of AMC's The Walking Dead. It is an episode full of zombie shocks and jaw-dropping twists.

 

Co-hosts Doc RottenDave DreherSantos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr.Thomas Mariani and Vixen, the Voice of Reason, recap and review Oldboy and the mid-season finale of The Walking Dead in the What Have You Been Watching segment while Dave brings the Horror News of the Week in this episode of Horror News Radio. It's news about The Strain, The Wolf Man on TV and a sweepstakes to take home a DVD copy of Lionsgate's Ritual.

 

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Episode 35 – Old Boy / The Walking Dead 
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00:02:40 – What Have You Been Watching: The Walking Dead 
The entire grue-crew are floored by the mid-season finale of The Walking Dead on AMC. Shocking! Amazing! Great horror television! The crew do get into spoilers about deaths and what may be coming up on the second half of this season. Santos is tore up over the death of a featured character and Vixen is surprised by another death while the entire crew debate if one character's fate is foretold or shrouded in mystery.

 

00:34:00– Horror News of the Week for 12/02/2013 
Dave brings you the Horror News of the Week beginning with news begins with the viral commercial for The Strain which played during the Walking Dead mid-season finale. But a bit of confusion about what the rat clip actually is sets up a conversation riot. Next we all are saddened by the the death of Fast & Furious actor Paul Walker. The success of Dracula has led to NBC greenlighting a Wolf Man series. Wolf Man is not the only recent movie heading to television, Frank Darabont is bringing The Mist to the airwaves. The final item in tonight's news is confirmation that there will be a Child's Play 7.

 

00:58:30 – Review of Spike Lee's Oldboy (2013) 
Oldboy from Spike Lee remakes the 2003 classic Korean film. The film gets a mixed to positive review from the crew with attention paid to the shocking twist and the graphic violent fight scenes. While Santos has issues with Sharlto Copley, Vixen objects to Joe's final decision in the story and Doc never gets engaged with Brolin's lead character in the first place, calling it "the best film I hated this year." Thomas steps in to correct everyone. Ha!

 

01:28:08 - Sweepstakes - Ritual DVD 
Horror News Radio has a DVD copy of Liongate's Ritual to send out to one select listener. Send in an email to docrotten@horrornews.net with Ritual in the subject line, your name and address in the body along with the answer to this following question to be entered. The question: What is your favorite Horror Film of 2013?

 

Doc Rotten: facebook DoctorRotten, twitter @doc_rotten, letterboxd DocRotten
Dave Dreher: facebook drehershouseofhorrors, twitter @savinifan
Santos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr.: facebook theblacksainthnn, twitter @tbssaysyou, letterboxd TheBlackSaint
Thomas Mariani: twitter @notthewhostommy. , letterboxd SilentTom
Vixen: twitter @purevixen44

 

Special thanks and a big shout out goes to the band Tear Out The Heart and Victory Records for allowing HorrorNews.Net to sample music from their single Undead Anthem for the podcast’s intro and outro theme music. Check them out and tell them The Official HorrorNews.Net Podcast sent you their way!

Nov 27, 2013

Contracted has the grue-crew squirming in their seats as the lead character, Samantha, contracts an STD that has her hemorrhaging blood, losing teeth and fingernails and...wait for it...pissing maggots.

 

As the stomach turns.

 

As Thomas shares, most people have a deep rooted fear of the human body, more specifically what can go wrong with the human body: Body Horror, Cronenberg style.

 

Co-hosts Doc RottenDave DreherSantos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr.Thomas Mariani and Vixen, the Voice of Reason, recap and review Contracted while Dave brings the Horror News of the Week in this episode of Horror News Radio. It's news about another Day of the Day remake, Jason Blum's Haunted Houses coming to TV and Zoe Bell in Raze.

 

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00:02:50 – Review of Contracted (2013) 
Santos brings Contracted from the New York Horror Film Festival to the Horror News Radio grue. The film has the everyone at odds as Dave and Thomas enjoy the film for its imagination, gore and concept while Vixen and Doc have too much difficulty dealing with all the stupid characters, decisions and plot devices. Regardless, the film is riveting, captivating its audience until the final frame. The film preys on the fears of body horror with blood, sores, bleeding eyes and vomit. It's nasty.

 

00:48:30– Horror News of the Week for 11/25/2013 
Dave brings you the Horror News of the Week beginning with news of another remake of George Romero's Day of the Dead. Next up is horror producer Jason Blum from Blumhouse Productions is returning to television bringing a new show surrounding haunted houses. Details are lost in mystery at the time of the podcast, but interest is high. Wilmer Valderrama joins Robert Rodriguez' TV version of From Dusk Til Dawn much to Vixen's surprise. IFC Midnight has purchased the Zoe Bell film, Raze, for release early in 2014. The documentary Playing with Fear has created a 3 minute short about the evolution of horror gaming in efforts to raise money with the crowd funding efforts.

 

01:02:10 – What Have You Been Watching: Day of the Doctor 
Day of the Doctor leaves Thomas and Doc giddy as school kids with the 50th anniversary, 799th episode of the phenomenal BBC series, Doctor Who. David Tennant, the tenth Doctor, joins Matt Smith, the current eleventh Doctor to stand along side John Hurt as the War Doctor, who is responsible for destroying all of the Time Lords. The show is rich in science fiction, entertainment and emotionally gripping story. Vixen and Santos only recall the Tom Baker episodes from the 1970s - boy, are they in for a surprise!

 

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Santos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr.: facebook theblacksainthnn, twitter @tbssaysyou, letterboxd TheBlackSaint
Thomas Mariani: twitter @notthewhostommy. , letterboxd SilentTom
Vixen: twitter @purevixen44

 

Special thanks and a big shout out goes to the band Tear Out The Heart and Victory Records for allowing HorrorNews.Net to sample music from their single Undead Anthem for the podcast’s intro and outro theme music. Check them out and tell them The Official HorrorNews.Net Podcast sent you their way!

Nov 20, 2013

Macabre bathes its audience in blood. Buckets and buckets of blood. Shareefa Daanish creates a frightening new monster in Dara, the stone-faced, ice-queen of terror: The Mother of all Horror.

 

Chainsaws, decapitations, astonishing gore and bloodied baby skulls are just the beginning. Kimo Stamboel and Timo Tjahjanto (co-director of the Save Haven segment of VHS2) direct this 2009 Indonesian gore-fest getting its US release in 2013.

 

Co-hosts Doc RottenDave Dreher and Santos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr. recap and review Macabre while Dave brings the Horror News of the Week in this episode of Horror News Radio. It's news about Lizzie Borden, Hammer on Blu-Ray and Kevin Smith's Tusk.

 

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Episode 33 – Macabre 
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00:03:00 – What Have You Been Watching - New York Horror Film Festival 
Santos shares his incredible weekend as a featured judge for 2013's New York Horror Film Festival. He has Doc and Dave in stitches with his description of his favorite horror short, Fist of Jesus. He also recommends Found and Contracted. And he reveals that the highlight of the weekend was meeting co-host Vixen, the voice of reason, for the first time who joined Santos at the Festival.

 

00:15:26 – Review of Macabre (2013) 
Macabre leaves the grue-crew amazed, astonished at the gore and terrified by Dara, the mother of all horror. Dave reveals he knew he was in for something incredible the moment Adjie slips in a floor full of bloody baby skulls. Doc brings a gory, blood-drenched foreign film to the grue-crew that has a horrific family who terrorize a young couple and their three friends. Santos compares the gore level to that of Peter Jackson's Dead Alive while Dave and Doc are reminded of Texas Chainsaw Massacre and other gore favorites. If you love your horror with ample amounts of red, Macabre is a film that should not be missed.

 

00:52:03 – Horror News of the Week for 11/118/2013 
Dave brings you the Horror News of the Week beginning with the announcement that Joe Hill is bringing Tales from the Darkside back to the small screen on the CW network. Does the idea of Christina Ricci swinging a sharpened ax excite you? If so, then, Lifetime's Lizzie Border Took An Ax may be the film for you. Kevin Smith reveals some of the details for his upcoming horror film, Tusk. Scream Factory announces the upcoming releases of the popular werewolf films, Ginger Snaps and Dog Soldiers. Millennium Entertainment is releasing the Blu-ray for Hammer's Frankenstein Created Woman.

 

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Santos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr.: facebook theblacksainthnn, twitter @tbssaysyou, letterboxd TheBlackSaint
Thomas Mariani: twitter @notthewhostommy. , letterboxd SilentTom
Vixen: twitter @purevixen44

 

Special thanks and a big shout out goes to the band Tear Out The Heart and Victory Records for allowing HorrorNews.Net to sample music from their single Undead Anthem for the podcast’s intro and outro theme music. Check them out and tell them The Official HorrorNews.Net Podcast sent you their way!

Nov 13, 2013

Thor The Dark World lights up the box office taking in over 86 million in the U.S alone - over 300 million globally in its first two weeks.

 

Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman return as Thor and Jane Foster while Tom Hiddleston steals the film and all of the Marvel Universe as the ever-popular Loki. All of Asgard may fall to Malekith while the god of thunder tries to win the heart of a beautiful woman from Midgard.

 

Co-hosts Doc RottenDave DreherSantos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr.Thomas Mariani and Vixen recap and review Thor The Dark World while Dave brings the Horror News of the Week in this episode of Horror News Radio. It's news about Bigfoot, all-female directed horror and Annabelle, the devil doll from Hell.

 

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00:02:37 – Review of The the Dark World (2013) 
The grue-crew dramatically leap right into the review of the latest Marvel Studios megaplex monster, Thor the Dark World. While everyone blasts the villain of the film, the dark elf Malekith, as a weak excuse for a cinematic bad guy with a confusing, convoluted and unmotivated drive to return the universe to the darkness, they love the relationship between Thor and Loki. Director Alan Taylor strikes superhero gold with the Thunder God's latest adventure in Asgard.

 

00:45:56– Horror News of the Week for 11/11/2013 
"You gotta eat lightning and crap thunder, Dreher," Thomas belts as Santos wakes up Dave in order to bring you the Horror News of the Week beginning with the found-footage bigfoot film Willow Creek. Another Dark Sky film is up next with the anthology horror film, XX, featuring a collection of female directors. Marvel Studios and Netflix sign a deal to bring four 13 episode series to the online outlet include DaredevilJessica JonesLuke Cage and Iron Fist. Next, Dave shares that Warner Brothers will be producing a variety of properties off their hit The Conjuring film, including a film about Annabelle. Up last is news about a film called The Neighbor by Marcus Dunstsn and Patrick Melton.

 

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Nov 6, 2013

Ender's Game is finally here, 28 years in the making. Gavin Hood directs Asa Butterfield, Harrison Ford and Ben Kingsley in the teen friendly Sci-Fi adventure.

 

Horror News Radio co-hosts Doc RottenDave DreherSantos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr.Thomas Mariani and Vixen have mixed feelings on the results. Some of it works for most all the grue-crew while many have issues with the pacing, the characters and, in Dave's case, the film altogether. Doc tries to defend Ender's Game with only moderate success.

 

Dave continues with the Horror News of the Week and shares his visit to Robert Kurtzman's Mad FX Studio for a Halloween party where the guest of honor was none other than Freddy Kruger himself, Robert Englund.

 

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00:04:00 – Review of Ender's Game (2013) 
The grue-crew venture into Sci-Fi territory this week as they review Ender's Game from Gavin Hood. It does have aliens - well, almost. It does have bloodshed - uh, no, not really. Gasp, the horror in Ender's Game is the realization of the effects of Harrison Ford's character's manipulation of the young cast. It is devastating, an emotional hit to the gut. While Dave zoned out pretty quickly, Doc and Vixen generally liked it while both Santos and Thomas had stronger issues.

 

00:47:56 – What Have You Been Watching: Dave meets Robert Englund 
Dave was fortunate to attend a special Halloween event at Robert Kurtzman's Mad FX Studio to support his school the Kurtzman Institute of Art. The guest of honor was Robert Englund the talented madman who plays Freddy Kruger - and is featured in over 140 films. Dave shares the event and his meeting of the modern horror icon.

 

00:52.31– Horror News of the Week for 11/04/2013 
Dave rocks the horror news of the week beginning with news that Samuel L. Jackson has joined fellow 1408 co-star John Cusack for the screen adaptation of Stephen King's Cell to be directed by Paranormal Activity 2's Tod Williams. A pair of directors are up next with George Romero commenting about the lack of zombies in The Walking Dead and David Cronenberg cutting Stanley Kubrick below the knees for the lack of horror in The Shining. Thomas is not terribly interested in hearing about Eli Roth's The Green Inferno which had footage premiere this week. Michael Biehn finally released a trailer for his film Hidden in the Woods that is truly disturbing. And the Archie comics are going un-dead with Afterlife with Archie.

 

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Nov 2, 2013

It’s "Hell on Earth" as Clifton Collins and Clancy Brown lead the cast in Hellbenders, featuring a group of sinning priests and pastors who are ready to take on the devil in ways normal clergy cannot.

 

Horror News Radio co-hosts Doc RottenDave DreherSantos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr.Thomas Mariani and Vixen rant and trash the latest Horror comedy to tackle the exorcists and possession sub-genre themes

 

Dave continues with the Horror News of the Week while Thomas shares his visit to Universal Studios' Halloween Horror Nights and Doc reveals the winner of the latest Horror News Radio sweepstakes.

 

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Episode 30 – Hellbenders 
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00:04:00 – Review of Hellbenders (2013) 
The grue-crew are thoroughly disappointed with J.T. Petty's latest horror comedy. The notion of a group of priests whose sole function is to sin as much as possible so they can be called on to drag a demon back to hell should the need arise could be the stuff of horror dreams but the Horror News Radio co-hosts all seem to agree the director J.T. Petty misses a great opportunity with the adaptation of his graphic novel Hellbenders. Speckled with a handful of decent performances and a fun scene or two the film comes across as a great idea rather than a great film. The crew all agrees that they like the idea behind Hellbenders but each has issues that they discuss in depth.

 

00:39:28– Horror News of the Week for 10/28/2013 
It’s news time and Dave is ready to update everyone on all the horror happenings of the week and first up is the R rated trailer for the new found footage paranormal spook-fest Skinwalker Ranch. While Dave is looking forward to this one everyone else seems a little less excited about it. Causing a little more excitement is the news that Clive Barker is taking over the reins of the remake of Hellraiser and he is insisting Doug Bradley come along for the ride. Then is to the small screen as Dave brings the gang up to speed on a new Vampire special airing on NBC and drops the news that all eight seasons of Dexter are heading to Netflix. We end the news segment discussing SNL and the hilarious fake trailer they made for a Wes Anderson horror film.

 

00:58:15 – What Have You Been Watching: Universal Studios' Halloween Horror Nights 
Thomas is back from his trip to Orlando, Florida as he does what every horror fan in America wishes they could do: visit Universal Studios to participate in the park's annual Halloween Horror Nights. Thomas relates his trip through the many movie themed houses and mazes.

 

01:05:03 – Sweepstakes for American Horror Story: Asylum Blu-ray 
As if all this was not enough, Doc chimes in with the contest winner. The prize? A copy of the American Horror Story: Asylum Blu-ray! Congratulations to Christopher Santiago from Bronx, New York.

 

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Oct 24, 2013

This week, Carrie White goes all super-supernatural on the grue-crew with the release of the Carrie remake from Kimberly Peirce, starring Chloe Grace Moretz.

 

Horror News Radio co-hosts Doc RottenDave DreherSantos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr.Thomas Mariani and Vixen rant and trash the remake of the Brian De Palma classic wondering what the hell the studio was really trying to accomplish. Instead of a thrilling retelling of the classic Stephen King story, they deliver a mediocre rehash of the familiar film from 1976.

 

Afterwards, Dave and Santos both share some horror documentaries they've been watching and Dave continues with the Horror News of the Week.

 

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Episode 29 – Carrie 
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00:03:00 – Review of Carrie (2013) 
What the hell happened? Carrie (2013) is not brilliant film Doc was hoping for. Thomas starts off by giving Doc grief about ever being excited for the remake of King's tale about a troubled teenage girl who discovers she has telekinesis powers. Carrie (1976) is one of the top 20 horror films of all time on many lists, but the remake struggles to come anywhere close to the original - or the grue-crew's expectations. The biggest complaint is how close to the remake the sticks to the Brian De Palma's film. Vixen offers a glimmer of hope suggesting Julianne Moore's performance was stellar and engaging. Santos, however, who reviews the film on HorrorNews.Net has far less positive comments. Sigh.

 

00:46:10 – What Have You Been Watching: Birth of the Living Dead & Crystal Lake Memories 
In this weeks "What have you been watching" segment, Dave starts off with the film, Birth of the Living Dead. The film is a documentary about the making of George Romero's classic Night of the Living Dead (1968). Santos follows with the review of Crystal Lake Memories. This is a documentary all about the making of the Friday the 13th film series.

 

00:58:20– Horror News of the Week for 10/21/2013 
Once again diligent Dave Dreher brings the Horror News of the Week beginning with a pair of Blu-ray releases, Nosferatu and Slumber Party Massacre. The teaser trailer for the short film adaptation of Stephen King's Grey Matter is out. Bruce Campbell has suggested, in his usual snarky manner, that Army of Darkness 2 is in pre-production with both Sam Raimi and Bruce involved. Thomas is livid about the news of Tim Burton working on the sequel, Beetleguice 2. Last up, David shares the "Living with Jigsaw" short.

 

01:26:19 – Sweepstakes for American Horror Story: Asylum Blu-ray 
As if all this was not enough, Doc chimes in with a contest to win a copy of the American Horror Story: Asylum Blu-ray (US and Canada ONLY ). The sweepstakes end at Midnight (EST) on October 27, 2013, so get your entries in quickly.

 

Experience the chilling new incarnation of TV’s most daringly provocative series. The sins of the past haunt the present at the notorious Briarcliff home for the criminally insane, ruled with an iron fist by Sister Jude. Forbidden desire and terrifying evil lurk around every corner…from alien abduction to demonic possession to a skin-wearing psychopath known as “Bloody Face.” Emmy® winner Jessica Lange leads an exceptional ensemble cast, including Zachary Quinto, James Cromwell and Sarah Paulson. “It’s genuinely, unrelentingly horrific and creepy” (Time Magazine) and a “totally addictive” (The Washington Post) show.

 

Special Features: Deleted Scenes; The Orderly; What is American Horror Story: Asylum?; Welcome to Briarcliff Manor; The Creatures

 

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Who rules Briarcliff with an iron fist? A: Sister Jude B: Sister Christian C: Twisted Sister D: Danny Rand

  

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Oct 17, 2013

This week, join the grue-crew fending off giant spiders and battling rouge government agents as Big Ass Spider and Machete Kills get their moments in the Horror News Radio Spotlight.

 

Director Mike Mendez joins co-hosts Doc RottenDave DreherSantos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr.Thomas Mariani and Vixen to discuss his big bug opus Big Ass Spider, the cast, the film and the big ass spider - and a little bit about Sly Stallone.

 

Dave once again discusses all the horror news worth talking about while Doc announces another spectacular contest sure to blow your mind! And there's more news about HorrorNews.net presents DEAD afterlife.

 

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Episode 28 – Machete Kills - Interview Mike Mendez, director Big Ass Spider 
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00:02:13 – Interview with Mike Mendez, director of Big Ass Spider 
The episode opens with director Mike Mendez taking us behind the scenes of his big bug horror/comedy Big Ass Spider. The crew discusses the films New York Comic Con panel and the fact that any film can be fixed by casting Lin Shaye in it. Mike relates the long road he had to travel to bring his giant spider to the screen. It’s a fun, fascinating look under the covers of a sure to be indie classic.

 

00:38:12 – Horror News of the Week for 10/14/2013 
After the crew chats with Mike it’s time for news and Dave is up to the challenge and seeks everyone’s opinion on the record breaking debut of The Walking Dead Season Four as well as opening a discussion on what the first episode of the new season revealed. Next up is the casting of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in a new disaster flick, the earth shaking San Andreas. Next is a lively discussion on Spike Lee’s retelling of Oldboy as a new clip was released and the team gets into the merits of this one getting remade and for the final story of the night Dave points out the fact that Amazon is now selling 100 classic horror themes for $1.09, just in time for the haunt season.

 

00:57:10 – Reviews of Machete Kills and Big Ass Spider 
Once the crew recovers from all that new found knowledge it’s time to take on Machete Kills and everyone seems to have an opinion on this Robert Rodriguez directed sequel. Danny Trejo returns as the ex federal agent turned vigilante and as you would expect the action is high, the ladies are naked and plot is non-existent. Machete Kills did mpt fare well at the box office and it does not do much better with the grue-crew. On the other side of the coin, Big Ass Spider is brought up for review and it weaves a web the team is happy to get caught up in.

 

01:26:19 – Sweepstakes for American Horror Story: Asylum Blu-ray 
As if all this was not enough, Doc chimes in with a contest to win a copy of the American Horror Story: Asylum Blu-ray (US and Canada ONLY ). Experience the chilling new incarnation of TV’s most daringly provocative series. The sins of the past haunt the present at the notorious Briarcliff home for the criminally insane, ruled with an iron fist by Sister Jude. Forbidden desire and terrifying evil lurk around every corner…from alien abduction to demonic possession to a skin-wearing psychopath known as “Bloody Face.” Emmy® winner Jessica Lange leads an exceptional ensemble cast, including Zachary Quinto, James Cromwell and Sarah Paulson. “It’s genuinely, unrelentingly horrific and creepy” (Time Magazine) and a “totally addictive” (The Washington Post) show. 

 

Special Features: Deleted Scenes; The Orderly; What is American Horror Story: Asylum?; Welcome to Briarcliff Manor; The Creatures

 

Answer the poll on our Facebook Group page OR send your answer to docrotten@horrornews.net

 
Who rules Briarcliff with an iron fist? A: Sister Jude B: Sister Christian C: Twisted Sister D: Danny Rand

  

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Vixen: twitter @purevixen44

 

Special thanks and a big shout out goes to the band Tear Out The Heart and Victory Records for allowing HorrorNews.Net to sample music from their single Undead Anthem for the podcast’s intro and outro theme music. Check them out and tell them The Official HorrorNews.Net Podcast sent you their way!

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