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Oct 9, 2013

Gravity from director Alfonso Cauron is the film review this week and the hardest working actor in Hollywood, Bill Oberst, Jr., joins co-hosts Doc RottenDave DreherSantos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr.Thomas Mariani and Vixen to discuss his upcoming horror films, Coyote, Circus of the Dead and DEAD afterlife. Dave once again delves into the horror news of the week. Plus Doc announces the winners of the latest Horror News Radio sweepstakes.
 

Horror News Radio 
The Official HorrorNews.Net Podcast 

Episode 27 – Interview Bill Oberst, Jr. – Gravity 
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00:03:27 – Interview with Bill Oberst, Jr., Lincoln in Abraham Lincoln vs Zombies and 100′s of other films 
This episode begins with a high energy, bizarre, entertaining interview with Bill Oberst, Jr., and amazing actor who has clocked in an astonishing 100+ films in the past 5 years. Prolific. Intense. Incredibly funny. These are all things that describe Bill Oberst, Jr. and he brings everything to the Horror News Radio interview. He discusses recent films such as Circus of the Dead and Coyote and shares his excitement to be a part of the upcoming HorrorNews.net film, DEAD afterlife from Michael Joy. He also talks about his career, what he looks for in a script and a ton of shocking topics too far out to write into this description.

 

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/horrornews-net-presents-dead-afterlife/x/4152535

 

00:45:52 – Horror News of the Week for 9/30/2013 
Dave Dreher’s horror news of the week begins with a top 10 films of 2013 list from Quentin Tarantino that made its way online this week. The list includes The ConjuringGravity and This is the End. But it is the inclusion of The Lone Ranger that sets the grue-crew off. Holy crud! Penny Dreadfulreleased a series of set photos that Dave wants to discuss but he quickly discovers the crew more interested in panning the trailer for I, Frankenstein. Even more controversial is the news that Showtime did not allow the writers of Dexter to kill off the character on the series finale. Next up is news of the Blu-ray release of Saturn 3 (1980) starring Farrah Fawcett, Kirk Douglas and Harvey Keitel. Last up is the news that Robert (The Walking Dead) Kirkman is announcing a new horror series to be released in 2014.

 

01:05:30 – Gravity from Alfonso Cauron, starring Sandra Bullock and  George Clooney 
In a rare high tide, all five grue-crew members are together in the love and appreciation for Alfonso Cauron’s Gravity – the must-see film of 2013. The film is a beautiful example of art film meets energetic summer cinema. It is the most tense and thrilling 90 minutes ever committed to film while still full of emotion and tension. The cinematography is exquisite and the 3D is amazing. This film is destined to sweep the awards this coming spring.

 

01:26:50 – Listener Feedback 
We are proud to announce the two winners of the two (2) copies of the Fright Night 2: New Blood blu-ray we have to give away. Special thanks to all those who entered, this was our biggest sweepstakes yet. The winners of the Blu-rays are Amy from Round Rock, TX and Joey from Abington VA. Congratulations!

 

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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!

Oct 2, 2013

Director Adam Rifkin joins co-hosts Doc RottenDave DreherSantos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr.Thomas Mariani and Vixen to discuss his upcoming horror film, Director’s Cut, featuring Penn Jillette. “Help make Penn a bad guy” is the tag line of their crowd funding campaign at Fundanything.com/Penn. Vixen offers up the recommendation this week, Prisoners, Doc reviewsFright Night 2: New Blood and Dave once again delves into the horror news of the week. Plus one more week for the exciting giveaway this week.

 

Horror News Radio 
The Official HorrorNews.Net Podcast 

Episode 26 – Interview Adam Rifkin – Director’s Cut – The Prisoners – Fright Night 2 
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00:02:32 – Interview with Adam Rifkin, director of Director’s Cut featuring Penn Jillette 
“Help make Penn a bad guy!” Over at Fundanything.com, Penn Jillette and Adam Rifkin are looking to fund their horror film, Director’s Cut. The film is written by Penn and is to star the Las Vegas star as the villain, the killer, the bad guy. Adam Rifkin joins us this week to discuss the film, how he and Penn met and the challenges of leading a crowd funded project. He also discusses his career including films like Look (Penn’s favorite film) and The Dark Backward.

 

http://www.fundanything.com/Penn
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igZYs5T-jr8

00:56:00 – Horror News of the Week for 9/30/2013 
Dave Dreher’s horror news of the week begins with the news that IMAGE has acquired All Cheerleaders Die for distribution. If you remember, Robert Kurtzman just revealed his involvement in the EFX for this film is our last episode. Next up is news about Horror on TV with new clips and pics from The Following and NBC’s Dracula. Don’t forget, Thomas and Doc will begin hosting the TV Talk Dracula show in October! Dave then reveals there is a promo real of the concept of staging Final Destination 6 in the Dark Ages. Oh, noes. Dave has news of two new videos supporting Gravity that are out of this world and there is this little video that mashes together Breaking Bad with theWalking Dead.

 

01:11:15 – What have you been watching – Prisoners – Fright Night 2: New Blood 
Vixen recommends the Hugh Jackman vehicle Prisoners with an emotional review. And Doc reveals he has seen Fright Night 2: New Blood sharing that the baggage from the title and characters are too much for the film. The ideas are sound and interesting; but, shoved into the world of Fright Night, the film is too frustrating to be enjoyed.

 

01:22:00 – Listener Feedback 
We are proud to announce we have our first 5 star iTunes review from The Captain C. We are so grateful for the review, thank you. We love hearing from you and your fellow listeners!

 

Another exciting giveaway this week, the grue-crew have two (2) copies of the Fright Night 2: New Blood blu-ray. All you need to do to qualify is send an email to docrotten@horrornews.net with Fright Night 2 in the subject line. Please provide your name and address in the email. The deadline for this giveaway is October 6, 2013. We will announce the winners on episode 27 of Horror News Radio.

 

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/horrornews-net-presents-dead-afterlife/x/4152535
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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!

Sep 25, 2013

FX Legend, Director Robert Kurtzman joins co-hosts Doc RottenDave DreherSantos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr.Thomas Mariani and Vixen to discuss his new Haunted Attraction, Mad FX Lab, and his school the Kurtzman Institute of Art. Thomas offers up the recommendation this week, The East, and Dave once again delves into the horror news of the week. Doc has another exciting giveaway this week as well.

 

Horror News Radio - The Official HorrorNews.Net Podcast 
Episode 25 – Robert Kurtzman Interview – The East 
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00:30:00 – Introducing HORROR NEWS RADIO 
That’s right, after 24 episodes, we finally have an official name, Horror News Radio – the Official HorrorNews.Net Podcast. A special thanks to Dave Dreher, Santos Ellin Jr., Thomas Mariani and Vixen, Doc’s fabulous co-hosts who have worked hard the past 6 months in developing the podcast and providing some of the best entertainment on the ‘Net. Also a shout out to Michael Joy and Michael BoneDigger at HorrorNews.Net for their continued support.

 

00:03:10 – Interview with FX, Director, Horror Legend – Robert Kurtzman 
Robert Kurtzman joins the grue-crew this week to discuss and promote his Haunted Attraction,Robert Kurtzman’s MAD FX LAB, opening this Halloween season in Crestline, Ohio. Robert Kurtzman is one of the originators of K.N.B. EFX Group formed in 1988 along with Gregory Nicotero and Howard Berger. He left K.N.B. in 2003 to begin Creature Corp Studios and Kurtzman Institute of Art, teaching and training the future of Film EFX. Robert shares how the Haunted Attraction began and spotlights a few of the show’s hightlights – and shares how they moved the house in which the attraction is stages was moved from one location to another. Later in the season on October 29, 2013, MAD FX LAB will host a VIP event supporting MAD FX LAB and the Kurtzman Institute of Art. The event also features special guest Robert England, Beki Ingram and David (House) Greathouse from the hit TV show Face Off, director Gary Jones, Chris Hahn, and cast members of SyFy’s Axe Giant, composer Ed Douglas of Mydnight Syndicate and comic book artist Mark Kidwell with autographs, photo ops, music and more – tickets are limited!

 

http://www.madfxlab.com/
http://creaturecorps.net/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Kurtzman
http://www.kurtzmaninstitute.com/

00:58:35 – Horror News of the Week for 9/23/2013 
Dave Dreher’s horror news of the week begins with the announcement that Jamie Lee Curtis is returning to horror on TV with Final Girls on ABC Family. Next up is the season finale of Showtime’s killer hit, Dexter, which contains a teaser for Penny Dreadful. Coming soon from director Neil Marshall is the remake of the hit found footage horror film, Troll Hunter. It is being reported that Sam Raimi is currently working on Army of Darkness 2. Dave shocks the crew with the all-nude Horror Haunted House with the Naked and Scared Challenge.

 

01:20:00 – What have you been watching – The East 
Thomas Mariani returns with the recommendation for the week bringing a review of The East to the crew. The film is directed by Zal Batmanglij and features Brit Marling, Alexander Skarsgard and Ellen Page. The script follows an Eco-terrorist group who is infiltrated by an undercover operative only to discover more than she bargained for. Thomas shares his views on the film and also recommends Brit Marlin’s previouis feature, Another Earth.

 

01:25:00 – Listener Feedback 
Another exciting giveaway this week, the grue-crew have two (2) copies of the Fright Night 2: New Blood blu-ray. All you need to do to qualify is send an email to docrotten@horrornews.net with Fright Night 2 in the subject line. Please provide your name and address in the email. The deadline for this giveaway is October 6, 2013. We will announce the winners on episode 27 of Horror News Radio.

 

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/horrornews-net-presents-dead-afterlife/x/4152535
https://www.facebook.com/groups/HorrorNewsNetPodcast/

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!

Sep 18, 2013

Insidious Chapter 2 is the top film this weekend but co-hosts Doc RottenDave DreherSantos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr.Thomas Mariani and Vixen do not agree on how good or bad the film is. James Wan has delivered a direct follow up to his monster hit, Insidious (2011), but is it too convoluted a successor or is it an incredibly scary follow-up. Check out the podcast to find out. Thomas offers up the recommendation this week, the dark, comedy-horror film, Sightseers, and Dave once again delves into the horror news of the week.

 

The Official HorrorNews.Net Podcast 
Episode 24 – Insidious Chapter 2 
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0:03:10 – What You've Been Watching – Thomas recommends Sightseers
Sightseers is the latest film from director Ben Wheatley who gave us the incredible Kill List (2011) and also provided "U if for Unearthed" for The ABC's of Death. Thomas recently caught the film at a local Florida art house and shares high praise for the film's execution and humor. The film stars Alice Lowe and Steve Oram who also wrote the script. "It has one of the best endings for a film, especially a dark comedy film, in a while, and ending that will perplex the hell out of you" - Thomas.

 

00:08:30 – Insidious Chapter 2 recap and review 
Insidious Chapter 2 may be the number one film for the box office on its release weekend, bringing in a whopping $41 million, but Thomas says it is far from number one in his eyes. And he is not alone, Santos also struggles to find much to like about the film. Doc and Vixen attempt to defend the film, but take it on the chin over and over. Most of the cast returns for the sequel including Lynn Shaye, Patrick Wilson and Rose Byrne. The film begins immediately after the ending of the first film leaving the question who killed Elise. The Lambert family move into the home of Barbara Hershey and soon the spirits begin to show their frightening faces once again. At the same time, Specs and Tucker investigate the home of Elise for clues to the afterlife.

 

00:58:40 – Horror News of the Week for 9/16/2013 
Dave Dreher’s horror news of the week begins with news of the third Insidious film being announced. With the incredible opening the $5 million budget film had, Insidious 3 is a no-brainer. Dave follows this up with news of the Halloween pitch video that has recently resurfaced. Would it have been better than Rob Zombie's Halloween films? Dave then highly recommends the Friday the 13th Blu-Ray set sharing that it is well worth the price: "This is the one." Danielle Harris and Kathrine Isabelle join the Soska Twins on See No Evil 2. Finally, Dave shares that the trailer for I Spit On Your Grave 2 is out.

 

01:20:00 – Listener Feedback 
The HorrorNews.Net Presents Dead Afterlife indiegogo project continues with an introduction of a new perk: $1000 to name the cemetery where much of the film is set. This is your change to be immortalized. Then Doc invites every one to join the Official HorrorNews.Net Podcast Facebook group.

 

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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!

Sep 11, 2013

Riddick is the top film this weekend but co-hosts Doc RottenDave DreherSantos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr.Thomas Mariani and Vixen all dump on the third film in the Riddick franchise. Ugh. But, before we get to that, Tom Savini and Rick Danford are here to talk about their upcoming project, Tom Savini’s Death Island. Vixen offers up her recommendation this week, the micro-budget film, Coyote, and Dave delves into the horror news of the week.

 

The Official HorrorNews.Net Podcast 
Episode 23 – Riddick – Tom Savini interview about Death Island 
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00:02:40– Tom Savini – Rick Danford – Death Island 
Tom Savini returns to the HorrorNews.Net Podcast to talk about his upcoming directorial effort, Tom Savini’s Death Island along with Rick Danford. The project is only just beginning and now is the time to join in on the ground floor. Tom and Rick have their IndieGoGo campaign up and are looking for you, the horror fan, the Savini fan, to participate. Check out the IndieGoGo link and the youtube video below. In the podcast, Tom shares some of the frightening plot points including his unique approach to film zombies for Death Island. Tom also discusses a fear of spiders which brings out the fear of dolls and clowns all before getting into a heated discussion with Santos about the merits of World War Z. It’s a “can’t miss” interview.

 

Tom Savini’s Death Island on IndieGoGo

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/tom-savini-s-death-island–2/x/4152535

HorrorNews.Net presents Dead Afterlife

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00:46:00 – What You’ve Been Watching – Coyote 
Vixen steps in this week with her recommendation for the micro-budget film, Coyote, from director Trevor Juenger. The film also features the acting chops of Bill Oberst, Jr. who provides an intense performance. Vixen gets into what about Coyote appears to her so greatly. Pay attention, this film deserves it. “I was completely blown away.” – Vixen.

 

00:50:04 – Riddick recap and review 
Riddick
 may be the number one film for the box office on its release weekend, but Santos says it is far from number one in his eyes. And he is not alone, the grue-crew struggles to find much to like about the film. Still, the review delves into the plot, acting and action of Riddick.

 

1:04:30 – Horror News of the Week for 9/2/2013 
Dave Dreher’s horror news of the week begins with the Robocop trailer. Dave and Vixen are excited about while the rest of the grue-crew…not so much. Next up is news of the premiere of Eli Roth’s The Green Inferno: great early reviews online and an early announcement of a sequel already in the works. Then it seems that John Landis is getting back into the werewolf game producing the upcoming horror film, Bad Vibes. Dave ends the news with casting news for the Showtime spring 2014 series Penny Dreadful. Then Doc jumps in to announce that Dave Dreher will also be joining Doc and Thomas on the TV Talk network; Dave with be co-hosting the TV talk show about The Blacklist.

 

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!

Sep 4, 2013

The World's End is the third in Edgar Wright's Three Flavors Cornetto trilogy featuring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost in key roles. Co-hosts Doc RottenDave DreherSantos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr.Thomas Mariani and Vixen recap and review the  film addressing the expectations, inspirations and hilarity. Dave returns each and every episode with the horror news of the week and Doc has some site updates with this week's HorrorNews.Net Podcast house cleaning.

 

The Official HorrorNews.Net Podcast 
Episode 22 – The World's End 
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0:01:58– House Cleaning - Dracula on TVtalk.com - IndieGoGo for Dead Afterlife - Tear Out The Heart 
Doc steps in to begin the show with a trio of updates about the podcast. First up is the news that co-hosts Thomas Mariani and Doc Rotten will be hosting the NBC's Dracula show over at TVtalk.com, an iOS/Android app that has 20 minutes shows recapping and reviewing the fall season. Thomas and Doc will be tackling Bram Stoker's novel turned TV serial from the show runner of Carnivale, Daniel Knauf. Also, the IndieGoGo campaign continues for the HorrorNews.Net presents Dead Afterlife. Check the link below for options in this crowd funding opportunity. Also, Doc gives a shout to Tear Out The Heart for providing the music for the opening and closing of each episode.

 

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/horrornews-net-presents-dead-afterlife

http://www.tvtalk.com

00:06:35 - What You've Been Watching - Hell Baby 
Doc introduces a new segment this week where one of the co-hosts will spotlight a horror film or TV show they've endured over the past week in What You've Been Watching. This week Doc shares his experience catching the screener for the horror-comedy film Hell Baby from the creators of Reno 911.

 

0:11:38- The World's End recap and review 
The World's End
 is one of the more anticipated films of the Summer for many of the crew here at HorrorNews.Net Podcast. But, the film surprisingly meets mixed reviews. What? Thomas champions the film while Vixen is disappointed with the overall ending and tone of the film. Simon Pegg and Nick Frost lead the cast in Edgar Wright's third entry into his loosely connected Cornetto trilogy. Catch the review of the film and let us know what you think.

 

0:45:38– Horror news of the week 
Dave Dreher’s horror news of the week begins with news that Time Warner Cable (boo!) has finally brought back Showtime to its cable line up which, in turn, allows fans of Dexter the ability to catch up on missed episodes before the epic finale to the season and the show comes in the next few weeks. The Dexter blackout is over. Next, X-Files may return to theaters with Simon Pegg on board to join the cast. HBO has J.J. Abrams bringing Westworld to the cable channel as an upcoming genre TV show. Ti West's The Sacrament is in the news this week with the release of the film's poster and stills. And, finally, Dave shares the upcoming NECA 8bit Freddy Kruger action figure.

 

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!

Aug 27, 2013

You’re Next has descended upon audiences providing screams, laughs and mayhem. Co-hosts Doc RottenDave DreherSantos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr.Thomas Mariani and Vixen recap and review the  film with Thomas declaring it an instant cult classic. We also have Alan Tuskes, one of the FX artists on You’re Next, on board with the inside scoop on the gore and make-up. Dave fires up the crypt-keepers with the horror news of the week and Doc has the winners of the latest contest.

 

The Official HorrorNews.Net Podcast 
Episode 21 – You’re Next and Alan Tuskes – FX Artist You’re Next interview 
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0:02:24– Interview with Alan Tuskes, FX artist on You’re Next 
This week we have an Interview with Alan Tuskes who, along with Lino Stavole and A.J. Venuto, is responsible for the make-up FX in this week’s horror flick, You’re Next. Alan shares his experience with the film, how immediate the effects were and the challenges they faced. Alan is from the Kurtsman Instintute, http://www.kurtzmaninstitute.com, and the Creature Corps FX studio, http://www.creaturecorps.net/.

  

0:31:52- You’re Next recap and review 
You’re Next
 is an insane mix of Friday the 13th with The Strangers with Motel Hell. It is a terrific audience participation film and the grue-crew are here to share their reaction to the movie.  Sharni Vinson makes for one of the more incredible and exciting final girls in horror in years. Director Adam Wingard and writer Simon Garrett have a cult classic on their hands. In a rare event, the entire cast of hosts on HorrorNews.Net podcast all agree on You’re Next. Listen to the podcast to find out why.

 

0:58:03– Horror news of the week 
Dave Dreher’s horror news of the week begins with news of the first sign of the Apocalypse. That’s right HorrorNews.Net podcast co-hosts Doc Rotten and Santos (The Black Saint) Ellin, Jr. joined forces to appear at the same location, at the same time. Somehow, the world survived and everyone at The Grandin Theater in Roanoke, Virginia got to see the premiere of Plan 9 from director John Johnson. Next up, Vixen goes postal on the crew when Dave brings up the casting of Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne as Batman meets Superman in Man of Steel 2. Next up is discussion about the opening credits for American Horror Story secretly revealing the story lines for each season according to show creator, Ryan Murphy. Scream Factory is releasing two John Carpenter classics:Body Bags and Assault on Precinct 13. Last up is news that Horror Starlets Cerina Vincent, Brook Lewis, Anne McDaniels and more are teaming up with Bowling for Boobies to raise money for breast cancer awareness.

 

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/horrornews-net-presents-dead-afterlife

1:27:43– Announcement: Contest winners for one of 3 copies of the Absence Blu-ray 
It is time to announce the 3 lucky winners of the Absence Blu-rays. The contest promoted heavily on the HorrorNews.Net Podcast Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/HorrorNewsNetPodcast/) asked interested parties to complete the poll on the following question: What is your favorite Found Footage horror film? The surprise winner of that poll was Trollhunter! Here is the synopsis of the film, Absense: “Expectant mother Liz wakes to discover that her unborn child has disappeared overnight. She travels to the mountains with her husband and brother to escape the attention of prying neighbors and police – and to try to make sense of what happened, where they realize that their ordeal is not yet over.” Congratulations to the three winners: Joan Sherwood, Oliver Sloan and Mikie Michelle.

 

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
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Aug 23, 2013

Kick-Ass 2 is yet another Summer film that has the grue-crew divided on their opinions with not everyone on board enjoying the return of Kick-Ass, Hit-Girl and Chris D'Amico. Co-hosts Doc RottenDave DreherSantos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr.Thomas Mariani and Vixen recap and review the graphic, brutal and funny super-hero film. We also have Jay Lee, the director of Alyce Kills, joining us to discuss his film out on DVD August, 20, 2013. Dave fires up the crypt-keepers with the horror news of the week and Doc has another contest to share.

 

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Episode 20 – Kick-Ass 2 and Jay Lee - Alyce Kills interview 
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0:02:46 - Kick-Ass 2 recap and review 
Kick-Ass 2
, based on the further adventures of the characters created by Mark Millar and John Romita, Jr., continues to explore what would happen if a teenager decided to become a superhero in the real world, amplifying the violence, consequences and gore. Aaron Taylor-Johnson returns as Kick-Ass and Chloe Grace Moretz reprises her role as Hit-Girl. While Hit-Girl all but owns the movie, the amazonian-sized Mother Russia threatens to steal the entire picture. Brilliant! In a rare turn of events, Santos is the one who praises the film the most from the crew while Vixen cannot hold back her disdain. It's a lively discussion about the film.

 

0:32:22 - Interview with Jay Lee, director of Alyce Kills 
This week we have an Interview with Jay Lee, the director of Alyce Kills; the unrated DVD is out August 20, 2013. The film explores a dark downward spiral of a young woman who tries to cover up the tragic events that lead to the death of her roommate. The more the fingers of lies and deceit close their grip, the more unhinged Alyce becomes until she fully embraces the evil that blossoms in a gory, bloody night of horror. Jay Lee speaks with Doc and Dave about the origins of the film, casting Jane Dornfeld as Alyce and the significance of Alice in Wonderland to the plot.

 

0:54:48 - Horror news of the week 
Dave Dreher’s horror news of the week begins with the extensive Blu-ray documentary collection about Friday the 13th series of films called Crystal Lake Memories. This is followed by the grue-crew trying to make out what the heck The Stranger teaser trailer from J.J. Abrams and Bad Robot is actually all about. Thomas is especially interested in Dave's news about Escape from Tomorrow about a man on the brink of insanity when he receives bad news while visiting a Disney theme park. The extended Nightbreed re-cut from Clive Barker's script gets an official name: Nightbreed the extended director's cut. Look for it soon from Scream Factory. Dave ends the news with the sales trailer and poster from Timur Bekmambetov's Squirrels. Doc steps in with more news about HorrorNews.Net presents Dead Afterlife, including the launch of their IndieGoGo site.

 

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1:17:25 - HNN Contest to win one of 3 copies of the Absence Blu-ray 
It is time for another crazy contest on the podcast, for this one 3 lucky winners will each win a copy of the Absence Blu-ray. The contest is open until Midnight (EST), Sunday, August 25, 2013 and is open to US addresses only. You have two options to win! The first option is to join the HorrorNews.Net Podcast group, https://www.facebook.com/groups/HorrorNewsNetPodcast/, and complete the poll on the following question: What is your favorite Found Footage horror film? The second way to win is to answer the same question in an email sent to DocRotten@HorrorNews.Net with Absence in the subject line along with your mailing address. Here is the synopsis of the film, Absense: “Expectant mother Liz wakes to discover that her unborn child has disappeared overnight. She travels to the mountains with her husband and brother to escape the attention of prying neighbors and police – and to try to make sense of what happened, where they realize that their ordeal is not yet over.”

 

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Aug 14, 2013

Elysium, it is either the best or worst science fiction summer film of 2013. Co-hosts Doc RottenDave DreherSantos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr.Thomas Mariani and Vixen debate the good, the bad and god-awful with Neill Blomkamp's follow up to District 9. Before the grue-crew lash, loath and love the film starring Matt Damon, Jodie Foster and Sharlto Copley, the guys (and gal) are joined by Edward Douglas and Gavin Goszka from Midnight Syndicate to discuss their latest CD, Monsters of Legend. After all the thrills settle down, Dave rejuvenates the crypt-keepers with the horror news of the week and Doc has another contest to share.

 

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Episode 19 – Elysium and Midnight Syndicate interview 
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Midnight Syndicate is a fan-favorite genre band producing fantastic, creepy Halloween and horror movie inspired music for nearly two decades. Edward Douglas and Gavin Goszka join the grue-crew to pimp their latest and greatest, Monsters of Legend, an instrumental CD inspired by the horror films from Universal Monsters (and Hammer Films, as we learn during the interview). The duo also discuss their inspirations, the horror films that shaped their childhood and what makes or breaks a good horror sound track. Check out more from Midnight Syndicate at their website, http://www.midnightsyndicate.com/, or their Facebook fan page, https://www.facebook.com/MidnightSyndicate.

 

Distict 9 is a favorite among the grue-crew and everyone, except maybe Vixen, admits they were eagerly awaiting Neill Blomkamp's follow up to his impressive debut film. Elysium is that film. It's the story of a future impoverished world where the 99% inhabit Earth in shanty-towns while the fortunate and wealthy 1% live in a virus-free, eutopia in the upper atmosphere called Elysium. After a disastrous accident leaving Max (Matt Damon) irradiated with only 5 days to live, the down-on-his-luck anti-hero must team up with a band of smugglers to break into Elysium. Meanwhile, Sharlto Copley steals every scene and Jodie Foster invents a brand new accent. While the reviews and opinions are divisive, everyone agrees the film is beautifully films with impressive visuals and tone. Be sure to check out the book, Elysium: The Art of the Film (by Mark Salisbury) from Titan Books.

 

Dave Dreher's horror news of the week begins with the sad news of the passing of Karen Black. Mrs. Black is a fondly remembered actress from the Seventies (primarily, but not limited to) in such genre films as Burnt OfferingsDay of the Locust and Trilogy of Terror. Outside of horror, she is known for Easy Rider, Five Easy Pieces, The Great Gatsby (1974) and Airport 1975. Dave's news continues with the news, clips and featurettes coming non-stop from the promotion engine supporting Insidious: Chapter 2. He follows that up with news from TV terror, shows like Dracula, Sleepy Hollow, and (gasp) From Dusk Till Dawn. Next is news that Jeffrey Combs and Stuart Gordon are teaming up to bring Combs' one-man play about Edgar Allan Poe, Nevermore, to the big screen. The last bit for this week is about the Evil Dead bikini, a one-of-a-kind product found on Etsy.

 

It is time for another crazy contest on the podcast, for this one 3 lucky winners will each win a copy of the Absence Blu-ray. The contest is open until Midnight (EST), Sunday, August 25, 2013 and is open to US addresses only. You have two options to win! The first option is to join the HorrorNews.Net Podcast group, https://www.facebook.com/groups/HorrorNewsNetPodcast/, and complete the poll on the following question: What is your favorite Found Footage horror film? The second way to win is to answer the same question in an email sent to DocRotten@HorrorNews.Net with Absence in the subject line along with your mailing address. Here is the synopsis of the film, Absense: "Expectant mother Liz wakes to discover that her unborn child has disappeared overnight. She travels to the mountains with her husband and brother to escape the attention of prying neighbors and police - and to try to make sense of what happened, where they realize that their ordeal is not yet over."

 

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Aug 7, 2013

Viktor Frankenstein Lives! Frankenstein’s Army unleashes an legion of monsters upon a Russian battalion in Richard Raaphorst’s low-budget horror film. Co-hosts Doc RottenDave DreherSantos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr.Thomas Mariani and Vixen recap and discuss the film, bizarre creatures and found-footage. After the review, director BJ McDonnell joins the grue-crew to discuss Hatchet III coming out soon on DVD and Blu-ray. Then, Dave brings us the horror news of the week while Doc announced the winner of the TwixtBlu-ray giveaway.

  

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 Frankenstein’s Army is an astonishing film from a director with a clear vision and an obvious love for horror films and movie monsters. The Zombots in the film are visual nightmares, incredible in their production and design. Viktor Frankenstein played by Karel Roden is insane, but brilliant. Director Richard Raaphorst illustrates what can be done with a small budget and big imagination. The grue-crew are somewhat divided on the film’s story, but they all agree the monsters are incredible with Santos suggesting it may end up on his top 10 horror films of the year.

 

BJ McDonnell, director of Hatchet III, joins in to talk about the DVD/Blu-ray release of his film about Adam Green’s modern horror icon, Victor Crowley. BJ shares his experiences filming the low budget slasher film in the Louisiana swamps while keeping the alligators out of the mess hall. He provides insight into the Jason-vs-Jason scene where Kane Hodder as Crowley faces off Derek Mears as Hawes. He even talks about filming the reshoots for Rob Zombie’s The Lords of Salem. It’s a wild and lively conversation with one of the rising stars of modern horror.

 

Dave chimes in with the Horror News of the Week starting off with the bizarre and confusing trailer for the upcoming release Fright Night 2, the sequel to the Colin Farrell reboot of the classic Fright Night film. None of the stars are returning but some of the dead characters are – Evil Ed. What is going on? Next up is another release of the classic from 1973, The Exorcist. This time in Blu-ray and with a 40th Anniversary annotation. American Horror Story: Coven announces its premiere date, October 9, 2013. There’s a Pet Semetarydocumentary in the works: Unearthed and Untold: The Path to Pet SemetarySharknado is in the news again this week. The film was recently released theatrically for a single midnight showing across the US in 200 theaters, but only draws a couple hundred thousand in return.

 

CONTEST: The Official HorrorNews.Net Podcast has another contest  winner to announce. Matt Metzger of Conway, Arizona is the proud owner of the TWIXT giveaway. Congratulations! Also, if you haven’t heard already, you can join the grue-crew on Facebook on the HorrorNews.Net Podcast group. Join up today. Woot! https://www.facebook.com/groups/HorrorNewsNetPodcast/

 

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Aug 2, 2013

Snikt! The Wolverine brings the merry Marvel mutants back to the forefront with the second solo outing for Hugh Jackman as Logan. Co-hosts Doc RottenDave DreherSantos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr.Thomas Mariani and Vixen recap and discuss the film, the cast and the director, James Mangold. After the review, screenwriter (and HorrorNews.Net Manager) Mike Joy joins the grue-crew to discuss his upcoming film, DEAD afterlife. And don’t forget to hang around as Doc announces another contest.

 

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Episode 17 – The Wolverine 

 

Wolverine has been featured in three X-men films (X-Men, X2, X-Men: Last Stand), starred in a solo feature (X-Men Origins: Wolverine) and made an impressive cameo in X-Men: First Class. He is also set to appear in the next X-film, X-Men: Days of Future Past, due out Summer 2014. (How many times can Doc write X-Men? Woot!) Combined with The Wolverine, that makes an impressive 7 appearances as everyone’s favorite Canadian adamantium-laced mutant. Dialing back the over-the-top action (at least until the third act), The Wolverine concentrates on the character. It deals with the man coming to terms with his own immortality and his taking the life of the woman he loves, Jean Grey. From there, Logan ends up in Japan based on a popular 1980′s comic book mini-series written by Chris Claremont and illustrated by Frank Miller. How does the adaptation compare? How does Jackman do returning to the role yet again? Is Muriko his one true love? All that and bloody claws on this episode of the Official HorrorNews.Net Podcast.

 

Mike Joy, HorrorNews.Net site manager, chimes in this week with a special interview talking about his upcoming film, DEAD afterlife. Mike shares his insight on the beginnings of developing a script for a horror film, how individuals get attached to the film (director, actors, distributors) and the challenges of financing a low budget film. The film is set to star Bill Oberst, Jr., Michael Berryman, Bill Moseley, Kane Hodder and Austin Idol. The interview gives you a rare peak behind the curtain with the film as it is just being developed. Big things in store for Mike Joy and HorrorNews.Net.

 

CONTEST: The Official HorrorNews.Net Podcast has another contest to win fun, creepy, horror prizes. This time around it is the Blu-ray for Francis Ford Coppola’s horror film, Twixt. Described as “an homage to his lifelong love of the horror genre,” Twixt, out now on DVD and Blu-ray from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, tells the tale of Hall Baltimore investigating a small-town murder that involves nightmares, ghosts and horrifying revelations. HorrorNews.Net Podcast has a copy to give away to one lucky listener. All you have to do is email an answer to the question below along with your name and address to docrotten@horrornews.net with “Twixt” in the subject line. CONTEST ENDS Midnight Sunday, August 4, 2013. The WINNER will be announced with episode 18.

 

Which actor portrays Hall Baltimore in the film, Twixt
A) Val Kilmer 
B) Ethan Hawke 
C) Kurt Russel 
D) Jeff Bridges 

 

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Jul 24, 2013

The Conjuring scares up boffo-box this weekend, smashing records and trouncing the competition. Co-hosts Doc RottenDave DreherSantos (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.

 

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Episode 16 – The Conjuring 

 

Ed and Lorraine Warren are the original ghost hunters seen as the experts in paranormal activity back to the 60′s and 70′s. James Wan’s The Conjuring shares one of their most frightening tales, untold for over fourty years. The result is one of the scariest films of this decade. The grue-crew dissect and discuss the film in length with a spoiler-filled review (but they don’t give everything away, no sir). Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga are wonderful as the Warrens and Lili Taylor is extraordinary as the matriarch of a family haunted by restless spirits and unexplained demonic forces. Scary as hell only begins to describe The Conjuring.

 

Dave steps in to calm their nerves with the horror news of the week. First up is the Emmy Nominations including a best actress nod to Vera Farmiga as Norma Bates in Bates Motel. But the big announcement is the 17 nominations for American Horror Story: Asylum. Insane! Next up is the announcement of Anchor Bay Entertainment and Trancas International Blu-ray release of the 35th anniversary of John Carpenter’s Halloween. Amazing! NBC sneaks in with another trailer for the October 25th premiere of their Dracula TV series starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers as the fanged count. The trailer is full of blood, violence and late 19th century costumes. Exciting! In YouTube land, Dave shares a information about a video that compares Oz, the Great and Powerful with Army of Darkness, frame by frame, beat by beat. Uncanny! Last is news of all about SyFy’s Sharknado - more showing of the original while the sequel takes the sharks to Manhatten. Incredible!

The Official HorrorNews.Net Podcast has another contest to win fun, creepy, horror prizes. This time around it is the Blu-ray for Francis Ford Coppola’s horror film, Twixt. Described as “an homage to his lifelong love of the horror genre,” Twixt (out now on DVD and Blu-ray from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, tells the tale of Hall Baltimore investigating a small-town murder that involves nightmares, ghosts and horrifying revelations. HorrorNews.Net Podcast has a copy to give away to one lucky listener. All you have to do is email an answer to the question below along with your name and address to docrotten@horrornews.net with “Twixt” in the subject line.

Which actor portrays Hall Baltimore in the film, Twixt?
A) Val Kilmer
B) Ethan Hawke
C) Kurt Russel
D) Jeff Bridges

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Jul 16, 2013

Pacific Rim is the topic this week as co-hosts Doc RottenDave DreherSantos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr.Thomas Mariani and Vixen climb aboard Gipsy Danger, Crimson Typhoon and Striker Eureka  to battle cinema's most dangerous Kaiju: Onibaba, Knifehead, Leatherback, Otachi, Scunner, Raiju, Sydney and Slattern. It's giant monsters battling giant robots, baby, in 3D IMAX on the big screen. Wahoo! But, do all of the grue-crew agree? Tempers rise, opinions sail and someone mentions Grown Ups 2. WTF? Dave steps in to save the day with the horror news of the week and Doc shares a handful of listener feedback.

 

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Episode 15 – Pacific Rim

 

Pacific Rim is a homage to Godzilla, Ultraman and Transformers among many other Sci-fi, giant monster-giant robot films. Still, somehow, Dave finds a way to compare it to Starship TroopersPacific Rim is large, loud and entertaining as hell, but still the grue-crew is divided on how successful the film is. It's Dave and Santos in one corner and Vixen and Thomas in the other with Doc caught in the middle. Still, the film is a blast and SHOULD NOT BE MISSED, especially in IMAX 3D.

 

David drops the horror news knowledge on us this week beginning with the social network phenomenon that is Sharknado. The little crappy film that could. Santos sings its praises as one of the best worst films ever. Next up is news about the director and cast additions to DEAD afterlife from HorrorNews.Net's own Mike Joy. Jared Cohn is signed to direct (Bikini Spring Break, Hold Your Breath, 12/12/12) and the cast now includes Michael Berryman, Bill Oberst Jr.,  Bill Moseley, Kane Hodder and Austin Idol. Dave jumps into a trio of horror TV news with True Blood renewed for season 7, The Following keeps a key member on its cast despite their obvious death scene, and Siberia is scaring up some fans across the 'net. Then the grue-crew discuss the poor box office for Pacific Rim and all the cool early news coming out of the SDCC for 2013.

 

To the grue-crew's delight, the listeners of the Official HorrorNews.Net Podcast have shared their thoughts. Luis Angel Rodriguez from Texas and Joan Sherwood from Facebook both write in to share how much they enjoy the show. Wow! Thanks, guys. Jen and Sylvia Soska respond to episode 13 covering their film, American Mary, reaching out to Santos and praising Vixen's female perspective. Rock on! And, finally, T.J. Fowler is back with another entertaining voice mail from Finland all about V/H/S/2. Keep it up!

 

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Jul 11, 2013

American Horror Story: Asylum star Naomi Grossman (Pepper) and The Collection star Josh Stewart spend some time with Doc Rotten. It is interview week as co-hosts Dave DreherSantos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr.Thomas Mariani and Vixen take a breather preparing for Pacific Rim and The Conjuring over the next few weeks. Doc Rotten provides two interviews for episode 14 gathered at the Blood at the Beach horror convention this past spring in Virginia Beach, VA. Pay close attention and you may hear a little from Vixen in there as well.

 

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Episode 14 - Interviews with Naomi Grossman and Josh Stewart

 

Naomi Grossman's popularity burst upon the scene with her first appearance in the premiere episode of American Horror Story: Asylum as the microcephalia inflicted inmate, Pepper. Her character is so popular that Pepper has become a bit of a cultural phenomenon with her face being tattooed onto people's body parts (check out the podcast for details!) and posters created suggesting Pepper for President. Much of Pepper's appeal comes directly from the performance of the actor hidden beneath the make-up: Naomi Grossman. Her attention to detail, expressive features and comedic timing add up to one of the most surprising and entertaining highlights found within the popular TV show.

 

Josh Stewart is the star of both The Collector and its sequel, The Collection, playing petty crook turned hero, Arkin O'Brien. Josh's career also includes roles in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button from David Fincher and The Dark Knight Rises from Christopher Nolan. But it is in the two Collector films from director Marcus Dunstan where the talented actor has had his most prominent exposure to horror fans. In the podcast, Josh shares his experiences preparing for the physical demands of facing the film's antagonist, taking hard knocks and getting a little too close to a room full of fire.

 

Check back with the grue-crew in the coming weeks as we tackle this Summer's biggest, most anticipated genre treats: Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim, James Wan's The Conjuring and James Margold's The Wolverine. We also have some guests lined up including the writer of the upcoming HorrorNews.Net horror film, DeadAlive. Be sure to check the crew out on Facebook, Twitter and back here with the Official HorrorNews.Net Podcast.

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Jul 4, 2013

American Mary, from directors Jen Soska and Sylvia Soska (Twisted Twins), is the topic this week as co-hosts Doc RottenDave DreherSantos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr.Thomas Mariani and Vixen discuss the independent feature. Dave steps in to illuminate the podcast with this week’s horror movie news. We have a winner of the Stoker BluRay contest and much, much more.

 

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Episode 13 – American Mary

 

Katharine Isabelle stars as Mary Mason in American Mary from the dynamic, talented team behind Dead Hooker in a Trunk, Jen and Sylvia SoskaAfter sharing praises for the film with the grue-crew and providing HorrorNews.Net with a great interview with the Twisted Twins (read the interview here and part 2 here), Santos easily convinced everyone to tackle American Mary with this episode. The result is a splendid example of love of cinema and love of horror with a rocking thriller. One by one, the crew examine what the film is trying to say and reveal with Isabelle's Mary Mason as she spirals down a dark, grisly path.

 

David drops the horror news knowledge on us this week beginning with a new clip from the film Absence, a low budget film getting strong buzz wrapped in mystery. Next up is news about two BluRay releases that get Doc all excited. Warner Brothers is releasing the classic 1953 Vincent Price film, House of Wax in all its 3D glory. And Millennium Entertainment is releasing Hammer's Dracula, Prince of Darkness starring Christopher Lee. Showtime has the season premiere of Dexter season 8 up on their site and HorrorNews.Net has the link to watch it for free, courtesy of the cable network. Last, but not least, is the news of the documentary about famous poster artist Drew Struzan (Drew - the Man Behind the Poster) which is set to premiere at SDCC 2013.

 

Congratulations to Stephen Nettles from Romeoville, Illinios for winning the Stoker Blu-Ray. He was randomly chosen from listeners of the podcast who shared links to the past few podcasts on Facebook and Twitter. Thank you to Stephen (and all the other contestants) for sharing the word on the Official HorrorNews.Net Podcast. Keep your eyeballs peeled for future contests. In the meantime be sure to share your thoughts about the podcast and the movies at Speakpipe (see link below) or reach us on Facebook and Twitter.

 

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Jun 25, 2013

"BRAINS!" zombies, zombies, zombies!

 

World War Z is the topic this week as co-hosts Doc RottenDave DreherSantos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr. and Thomas Mariani deconstruct, defend and destroy the watered down zombie-action blockbuster featuring the talents of Brad Bitt. ... Dave steps in to re-animate the podcast with this week’s horror movie news. There’s one more week remaining for the Stoker BluRay contest, catch the details and enter to win.

 

The Official HorrorNews.Net Podcast 
Episode 12 – World War Z 

 

World War Z is based on the novel from Max Brooks. Dave and Thomas quickly point out that the movie has very little to do with the book outside the name to much their chagrin. Dave shares his distaste for the matter while Thomas decides he is decidedly in the middle. Santos rants and raves while Doc faces off defending the film "as a summer action flick." The debate gets heated. The review is spoiler heavy and touches upon just about every aspect of the movie, from the director to Brad Pitt to the missing Matthew Fox to the zombies themselves.

 

David drops the horror news knowledge on us this week beginning with sad news of the passing of legendary horror/sci-fi author Richard Matheson. The prolific writer is responsible for classic horror entries from some of the best Twilight Zone episode to Kolchak: The Night Stalker to The Legend of Hell House to I Am Legend and so much more. Sad, sad news. Next up is the announcement that the Italian band Goblin is touring the States this October (2013) - the band provided music for Dawn of the Dead (1978), Susperia (1977) and more. Next is news and discussion about the found-footage Bigfoot movie, Willow Creek, from the unique director Bobcat Goldthwait. Last news from Dave is announcements from Brad Fuller about the second season of Hannibal. Then Doc jumps in with the rumors of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson starring in Terminator 5 - if true, can he salvage this troubled franchise as well?

 

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