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Mar 30, 2014

Doc Rotten and The Black Saint continue their examination of the horror films of the Seventies with David Cronenberg's The Brood featuring Oliver Reed, Samantha Eggar and Art Hindle. The director injects a ton of personal subtext into the script causing The Black Saint to believe Cronenberg may be exorcising some personal demons with The Brood. The film, while containing its signature shock ending, is a sign of the kind of films Cronenberg would dive into in the Eighties with Scanners, Videodrome and The Fly. Doc and The Black Saint take a look at an early entry into the body horror subgenre.

 

Decades of Horror 1970s 
Episode 2 – The Brood (1979) 

 

Decades of Horror 1970s is a monthly podcast taking a look back at the genre films that shaped the co-hosts' love for horror films at an early age. The Black Saint and Doc Rotten re-examine films from the most diverse and bizarre decade of horror in the genre's history, from the decline of Hammer Horror films to the rise of summer blockbusters to exploitations films and grindhouse. Carpenter, Cronenberg, Landis, Hooper, Scott, Coscarelli, Romero, Fulci and Argento are only a few of the great directors that would rise to fame from 1970 to 1979.

 

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

Mar 30, 2014

Now that his celebrated and award winning short horror-comedy, Foodie,  festival circuit run is complete, director Christopher G. Moore is working on his next short, Disengaged. Every independent effort is ripe with its own challenges from production to casting talent to selecting music to editing to releasing. Each step requires forethought and planning; some things go as planned, others require the film maker to be flexible prepared to scramble at a moments notice to plan B. And many independent features, long form or short, also continually deal with the price tag, paying for the film itself - financing the dream.

 

Welcome to another episode of The Future of Horror, an interview podcast featuring new, upcoming talent in horror, The show is a sibling podcast to Horror News Radio, the official HorrorNews.Net podcast. With each episode, the show’s host, Doc Rotten, spotlights a director, an actor, a screenwriter, an effects artists, a film maker conquering hurdles and barriers to get their films made, to follow their passion, to make horror films.

 

Director Christopher G. Moore, buried in the post production work on his follow up short Disengaged, joins Doc to discuss his journey in getting Foodie completed and in front of audiences through festivals and screenings. He shares how he became attached to the project and how one unexpected long shoot has the team scrambling to find a new location at the last minute - and how he triumphed over those hurdles. He also teases his latest project Disengaged with a peak into the film's premise and a few of its secrets. He is also running an IndieGoGo crowd funding campaign to secure the funds to complete the editing of the film.

 

You can find out more about Christopher G. Moore and Foodie and Disengaged at these links:

Christipher G Moore: http://www.cinemafuel.com/
Foodie: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2275695/
Disengaged: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/disengaged-horror-short-from-the-makers-of-foodie

 

Thanks for listening to another episode of The Future of Horror podcast, subscribe today on iTunes and leave a comment to help support the show. Hopefully, the show will continue being an interesting, entertaining and enlightening journey into the film industry, from independent films to bigger budgeted studio pictures. As we continue meeting the incredible talent in front and behind the cameras, we will gain a glimpse of what it takes to create the horror films we love to watch: passion, persistence, talent, hard work and, maybe, a little luck and a little help from friends and mentors. Let us know what you think, email The Future of Horror at docrotten@docrotten.com.

Mar 27, 2014

Join your hosts Thomas Mariani and Dave Dreher as they go it alone this week (Doc is till recovering from Mad Monster Party) and take all the ingredients from the weeks episode, run it over their delicate palettes and then spew forth with a breakdown that is sure to leave you screaming for desert.

HANNIBAL FAN PODCAST
Episode 4 – Takiawase

Episode four of HANNIBAL is a “honey” of a chapter that brings us some of the most disturbing imagery that NBC has put on the air yet.  On top of that – the story is one of the strongest on TV right now.  Will appears to be gaining a friend in Katz who along with Will is beginning to put together the pieces of the puzzle.  Bella Crawford’s sickness takes a turn for the worse but fear not, Dr. Lecter is there to lend a hand.  And we end things on a cliffhanger when Katz get’s a little nosey and the good doctor comes home early.  It’s an episode that is sure to force your brain right out of your head and leave you in a park staring at the sun.

As always we want your feedback so drop us a line at thomas@horrornewstv.com or dave@horrornewstv.com or docrotten@horrornewstv.com and we’ll talk next week as we continue to bring you our recipe for fear with the HANNIBAL FAN PODCAST.

Mar 26, 2014

Hazmat (2014) is only one of the films covered in this episode of Horror News Radio when Doc shares his movie for the "What Have You Been Watching" segment recorded LIVE at the Mad Monster Party in Charlotte, NC. Santos steps in as well to cover PMS Cop (2014) to Doc's surprise. Oh, my.

 

Santos and Doc also task a few of the live audience to a series of horror trivia questions to win a one of two copies of Hidden Horror provided by the author/editor of the book, Dr. AC. Then Ormon Grimsby stops by for a quick interview and updates on the horror convention. And Santos is thrown for a loop when the girls from The Little Leviathan oddity shop stop by. Oh, Santos.

 

Co-hosts Doc Rotten and Santos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr. are back again this week for another fantastic episode of Horror News Radio, the official HorrorNews.Net podcast. BUT FIRST! Before we get too far into this episode's fantastic content, BIG NEWS! Announcing, the HNR grue-crew are going on the road with a horror convention tour spring 2014. Following their stop at The Mad Monster Party in Charlotte, North Carolina, We are also set to attend Bizarre AC in Atlantic City, NJ on June 13-15 alongside HorrorNews.Net's very own Michael Joy (Dead Afterlife) and we will be at MonsterCon in Greenville, SC on July 18-20. Look for more details and announcements in the coming months!

 

00:01:45 – LIVE at the Mad Monster Party and Trivia Questions
Doc Rotten and Santos Ellin Jr., the Black Saint, are recording live at the Mad Monster Party in Charlotte, NC. The show is packed and the crowd is incredible. Doc and Santos give their impressions of the show and discuss all the fantastic celebs in attendance. Then they kick into the first annual Horror News Radio game show where two contestants answers difficult, mind-numbing trivia questions to win cool-ass prizes: Hidden Horror from Dr. AC.

 

00:16:27 - Thanks to Bombshell Bloodbath, MOLD! and Circus of the Dead - And RLJ Entertainment 
Doc and Santos take some time to thank all the friends of the podcast that provided killer freebies the grue-crew handed out the entire weekend. Brett Mullen, Neil Meschino and Billy Pon provided posters for their films Bombshell BloodbathMOLD! and Circus of the Dead/Doll Boy and RLJ Entertainment supplied over a dozen rocking DVD and Blu-Ray copies. Thank you, this is why the horror community rules!

 

00:21:35 – Ormon Grimsby 
Special guest Ormon Grimsby, the horror host from Raleigh NC, stops in to chat with Doc and Santos about all things Grimsby and Mad Monster Party.

 

00:37:00 – Hazmat (2014) and PMS Cop (2014) 
Doc reviews Hazmat in this week's "What Have  You Been Watching" segment. And Santos reviews the wonderfully titled PMS Cop.

 

01:01:50 - The goth girls from The Little Leviathan 
Doc and Santos are ambushed by a trio of the hottest horror convention honeys from The Little Leviathan booth showing off their unique signatures from Elvira and their affection for Doyle. Doc and Santos may never be the same. Be sure to check out The Little Leviathan, a unique oddities shop in Raleigh, NC, at their site TheLittleLeviathan.com.

 

Anchor Bay Blu-Ray Prize Pack Giveaway - In Fear and No One Lives (Winner
Horror News Radio is teaming up with Anchor Bay to provide a sweet, sweet Blu-Ray Prize Pack featuring the film In Fear, currently out on VOD and DVD (as of March 11, 2014). The film is from director Jeremy Lovering and it features Alice Englert (Beautiful Creatures), Iain De Caestecker (Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) and Allen Leech (Downton Abbey). The prize pack also comes with a second feature, No One Lives. Wow! That's incredible! So, who is the winner?

 

The winner is: Ryan Lindley!

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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!

Mar 20, 2014

Director Billy Pon is heating up the internet and horror news sites with his sizzling hot marking and promotions for his upcoming killer clown opus Circus of the Dead. After the filming and editing is done, it is time to promote the film, take it to film festivals, send out press releases, push the trailer and do interviews. Some film makers take it the extra mile exploring more experimental or imaginative means of marketing their film. Billy Pon is one such film maker.

 

Welcome to another episode of The Future of Horror, an interview podcast featuring new, upcoming talent in horror, The show is a sibling podcast to Horror News Radio, the official HorrorNews.Net podcast. With each episode, the show’s host, Doc Rotten, spotlights a director, an actor, a screenwriter, an effects artists, a film maker conquering hurdles and barriers to get their films made, to follow their passion, to make horror films.

 

For Circus of the Dead, director Billy Pon not only does the interviews, releases trailers, he also spends a great deal of time and effort gaining and supporting a fan base on social media. He is scheduling a high profile advance screening of the film at the Texas Frightmare Weekend, the southwest's premier horror convention in Dallas, Texas, on May 2-4, 2014. He is also producing a variety of original promotional materials to give the curious just a taste of what is in store. He is coming up with fascinating items such as coloring books, old fashioned candy cigarettes and a view master disc. Billy Pon joins Doc  on the Future of Horror to share his thoughts and imagination on how to market and promote his horror films.

 

You can find out more about Billy Pon and Circus of the Dead at these links:

Billy Pon: https://www.youtube.com/user/bloodybill666
Circus of the Dead: https://www.facebook.com/circusofthedeadmovie
IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2782232/

 

Thanks for listening to another episode of The Future of Horror podcast, subscribe today on iTunes and leave a comment to help support the show. Hopefully, the show will continue being an interesting, entertaining and enlightening journey into the film industry, from independent films to bigger budgeted studio pictures. As we continue meeting the incredible talent in front and behind the cameras, we will gain a glimpse of what it takes to create the horror films we love to watch: passion, persistence, talent, hard work and, maybe, a little luck and a little help from friends and mentors. Let us know what you think, email The Future of Horror at docrotten@docrotten.com.

Mar 19, 2014

In Fear (2014) from director Jeremy Lovering spins a tense little yarn about trust, fear and claustrophobia. The film is gaining positive reviews across the globe with its tight, unique approach to film. Now it is time for the Horror News Radio grue-crew to recap, review and examine the horror thriller.

 

Thomas Mariani returns to Horror News Radio to provide this week's Top 5 discussing five of the genre most claustrophobic horror films.

 

Co-hosts Doc RottenSantos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr., and Dave Dreher are back again this week for another fantastic episode of Horror News Radio, the official HorrorNews.Net podcast. BUT FIRST! Before we get too far into this episode's fantastic content, BIG NEWS! Announcing, the HNR grue-crew are going on the road with a horror convention tour spring 2014 beginning with The Mad Monster Party in Charlotte, North Carolina, March 21-23. SEE YOU THERE! Be sure to go to their Facebook page and give them a like. Tell 'em Horror News Radio sent you!

 

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00:03:55 – What Have You Been Watching: SXSW (2014) 
Thomas Mariani invades Texas! Every year music and film fans descend upon Austin, Texas for the South By Southwest Music Film Interactive Festival and Horror News Radio is represented this year by one of its own in the form of its youngest co-host. Thomas shares his adventures, the cool film stars he met and the films that blew his mind. All this and Nicolas Cage.

 

00:14:55 – In Fear (2014) 
This week the grue-crew take a look at the time film in the Anchor Bay Blu-Ray Prize Pack, In Fear. Jeremy Lovering directs the highly praised horror thriller starring Iain De Caestecker (Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Alice Englert (Beautiful Creatures) and Allen Leech (Downton Abbey). But, the well-intention-ed positive reviews, even from HorrorNews.Net itself, do not phase the HNR hosts' reaction to the film. While the concept of the film and Lovering's direction impress, the film meanders too far for too long to excite the crew. But, participate in the Prize Pack below for the opportunity to see the film for  yourself.

 

00:41:40 – Top 5 Claustrophobic Horror Movies 
Thomas Mariani leaps of the claustrophobic elements of In Fear to examine 5 horror films that excel in exploring the terror of small places and being trapped in enclosed places. Thomas looks to Santos and Doc to elaborate on his Top 5 Claustrophobic Horror Movie list.

 

  1. Cube (1997) - dir. Vincenzo Natali 
  2. Buried (2010) - dir. Rodrigo Cortes 
  3. The Descent  (2005) - dir. Neil Marshall 
  4. Panic Room (2002) - dir. David Fincher 
  5. Misery (1990) - dir. Rob Reiner 

01:01:50 - Horror News of the Week for 03/17/2014
Doc Rotten steps in for the under-the-weather Dave Dre her to bring the Horror News of the Week. American Horror Story season 4 is confirmed to be about a carnival, at least in part. This week's The Walking Dead is kicking up controversy and praise on social media outlets with Doc suggesting that "I forgive you" has never had such weight on genre television. In Fear director Jeremy Lovering is set to be in charge of the remake of the 1980 ghost story classic, The Changeling. The short list for directors of Marvel's Dr. Strange film are rumored to be Mark Andrews (Brave), Jonathan Levine (Warm Bodies, All the Boys Love Mandy Lane), and Scott Derrickson (Sinister, The Exorcism of Emily Rose). Diabolique Magazine is urging readers and Hammer fans to sign a petition requesting Warner Brothers to release their classic Hammer horror titles on Blu-ray.

 

Anchor Bay Blu-Ray Prize Pack Giveaway - In Fear and No One Lives 
Horror News Radio is teaming up with Anchor Bay to provide a sweet, sweet Blu-Ray Prize Pack featuring the film In Fear, currently out on VOD and DVD (as of March 11, 2014). The film is from director Jeremy Lovering and it features Alice Englert (Beautiful Creatures), Iain De Caestecker (Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) and Allen Leech (Downton Abbey). The prize pack also comes with a second feature, No One Lives. Wow! That's incredible! If you live in the U.S. (sorry U.S. only), you have until Midnight March 23, 2014 to get your name in the hat. Please check out the details here: HorrorNewsRadio.com.

 

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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!

Mar 18, 2014

HANNIBAL season 2 continues to impress with its third episode, Hassun. This episode goes courtroom drama with the familiar Hannibal flair, including death and dismemberment. Shocking! Join your hosts Thomas Mariani, Dave Dreher and Doc Rotten every week as we will take all the ingredients from the weeks episode, run it over our delicate palettes and then spew forth with a breakdown that is sure to leave you screaming for desert.

HORROR NEWS TV HANNIBAL FAN PODCAST
Episode 3 – Hassun

Any show that has Hannibal Lecter checking out his own ass has to be brilliant. You know it! The nightmare stag take the stand like only a Wendigo can as Hannibal spins his devious little web. A copy-cat killer continues to muck with the proceedings with some of the grossest displays of horror on cable television, much less network television. And, then, in the middle of horror and murder, Will Graham and Alana Bloom share a special, quiet, touching moment.  Surprises are numerous and tension is guaranteed and it’s all makes this episode of the  HORROR NEWS TV HANNIBAL FAN PODCAST a must listen event!

As always we want your feedback so drop us a line at thomas@horrornewstv.com or dave@horrornewstv.com or docrotten@horrornewstv.com and we’ll talk next week as we continue to bring you our recipe for fear with the HORROR NEWS TV HANNIBAL FAN PODCAST.

Mar 17, 2014

MOLD!, from Neil Meschino, is a spectacular micro-budget horror film that made a big impression when it played at the Nevermore Film Festival in Durham, NC a few years back. The film is pure imagination, spirit and love for film on screen. It is often silly and over-the-top, but the energy is undeniable. And the film is the director's film school thesis but he continued to work on the film after graduating.

 

Welcome to another episode of The Future of Horror, an interview podcast featuring new, upcoming talent in horror, The show is a sibling podcast to Horror News Radio, the official HorrorNews.Net podcast. With each episode, the show’s host, Doc Rotten, spotlights a director, an actor, a screenwriter, an effects artists, a film maker conquering hurdles and barriers to get their films made, to follow their passion, to make horror films.

 

Director Neil Meschino is now working past MOLD! onto his second feature MAGGOTS. He joins Doc on this episode to share the lessons learned from his first feature, how he envisioned early on taking his first film to the big screen, the trials and triumphs he encountered along the way. He shares how what he learned filming MOLD! is being applied to his current work and we get into what choosing the correct location may do to a film.

 

You can find out more about Neil Meschino and MOLD! (and Maggots) at these links:

 

Thanks for listening to another episode of The Future of Horror podcast, subscribe today on iTunes and leave a comment to help support the show. Hopefully, the show will continue being an interesting, entertaining and enlightening journey into the film industry, from indepentent films to bigger budgeted studio pictures. As we continue meeting the incredible talent in front and behind the cameras, we will gain a glimpse of what it takes to create the horror films we love to watch: passion, persistence, talent, hard work and, maybe, a little luck and a little help from friends and mentors. Let us know what you think, email The Future of Horror at docrotten@docrotten.com.

Mar 13, 2014

Shockumentary is a fascinating new term that describes the docu-thriller, documentary blended with found footage film Mortal Remains from Cryptic Pictures and directors Mark Ricche and Christian Stavrakis. Explore how the blend of Blair Witch Project and Cropsey offers these film makers a signature style all their own. The duo share their journey from concept to script to filming to film festival, including launching a Kickstarter campaign for a private screening.

 

Welcome to another episode of The Future of Horror, an interview podcast featuring new, upcoming talent in horror, The show is a sibling podcast to Horror News Radio, the official HorrorNews.Net podcast. With each episode, the show’s host, Doc Rotten, spotlights a director, an actor, a screenwriter, an effects artists, a film maker conquering hurdles and barriers to get their films made, to follow their passion, to make horror films.

 

Directors Mark Ricche and Christian Stavrakis from Cryptic Pictures join Doc this week to discuss their film Mortal Remains explaining their unique, captivating approach to its documentary style. While they provide valuable insight in pitching and filming anything close to a documentary film, Ricche and Stavrakis explain who the subject of their films is: Karl Atticus a troubled and controversial film maker from the late 60's who adapted the works of underground writer Vernon Blake. The film makers blend fact and fiction into a new sub-genre of horror, a Shockumentary.

 

You can find out more about Cryptic Pictures (Mark Ricche and Christian Stavrakis) and Mortal Remains at these links:

 

Thanks for listening to another episode of The Future of Horror podcast, subscribe today on iTunes and leave a comment to help support the show. Hopefully, the show will continue being an interesting, entertaining and enlightening journey into the film industry, from indepentent films to bigger budgeted studio pictures. As we continue meeting the incredible talent in front and behind the cameras, we will gain a glimpse of what it takes to create the horror films we love to watch: passion, persistence, talent, hard work and, maybe, a little luck and a little help from friends and mentors. Let us know what you think, email The Future of Horror at docrotten@docrotten.com.

Mar 13, 2014

300: Rise of the Empire (2014) is hacking and slashing its gory way through the competition at the box office this weekend. The film is spectacular in its graphics, style and star Eva Green. While the grue-crew is not in 100 percent agreement, the conversation gets into the crazed violent, abundance of bloodshed and one specific line of dialog - which cannot be repeated here. If you have seen the film, you know the one!

 

Santos Ellin Jr. steps in for Thomas, who is off to SXSW, to provide this week's Top 5 discussing five of his favorite horror movie quotes. The man has a thing for colorful language, so the list is entertaining as ...well, you know. Dave, as always, has the Horror News of the Week and does not disappoint!

 

Co-hosts Doc RottenSantos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr., and Dave Dreher are back again this week for another fantastic episode of Horror News Radio, the official HorrorNews.Net podcast. BUT FIRST! Before we get too far into this episode's fantastic content, BIG NEWS! Announcing, the HNR grue-crew are going on the road with a horror convention tour spring 2014 beginning with The Mad Monster Party in Charlotte, North Carolina, March 21-23. SEE YOU THERE! Be sure to go to their Facebook page and give them a like. Tell 'em Horror News Radio sent you!

 

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00:03:50 – 300: Rise of the Empire 
While the film is all about the beefy men behind Greece and the 300, it is Eva Green as Artemisia that wins all the praise and love from the HNR crew. She is spectacular and the best thing in 300: Rise of the Empire. Santos is also all about the over-the-top bloodshed and action the film offers while Dave is impressed with the 3D. Doc, however, has issues but admits it may be more about the screening experience than that actual film. You need to listen to understand that debacle. The grue-crew review the film in all its 3D gory mayhem.

 

00:40:30 – Top 5 Horror Quotes 
The Black Saint steps in for Thomas to bring his Top 5 for the week jumping on the crew's favorite line from the film bringing his Top 5 horror movie quotes. Santos relishes the opportunity to re-enact each and every quote and then puts Doc and Dave on the spot to drop their favorite as well.

 

  1. Dead Alive (1992) - "I kick ass for the Lord!" 
  2. John Carpenter's The Thing (1982) - "You gotta be f@%king kidding..." 
  3. They Live  (1988) - "I came here to kick ass and chew bubble gum. And I am all out of bubble gum." 
  4. Child's Play 3  (1991) - "Don't f@%k with the Chuck!" 
  5. Phantasm  (1979) - "BOY!" 

 

00:46:17 - Horror News of the Week for 03/10/2014 
Dave Dreher starts off the Horror News of the Week with the teaser trailer for Fear Clinic from director Robert Hall. Sticking with trailers, up next is the red band delight that is Stage Fright from director Jerome Sable featuring Minnie Driver and Meat Loaf. The action-packed TV spot and kick ass stills for The Raid 2 excite the crew. It looks like a 4K transfer of the original 1974 Texas Chainsaw Massacre is on its way to theaters this fall. And, last but not least, Mondo has release a spectacular exclusive poster to promote this summer's Godzilla.

 

01:01:30 - Anchor Bay Blu-Ray Prize Pack Giveaway - In Fear and No One Lives 
Horror News Radio is teaming up with Anchor Bay to provide a sweet, sweet Blu-Ray Prize Pack featuring the film In Fear, currently out on VOD and DVD (as of March 11, 2014). The film is from director Jeremy Lovering and it features Alice Englert (Beautiful Creatures), Iain De Caestecker (Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) and Allen Leech (Downton Abbey). The prize pack also comes with a second feature, No One Lives. Wow! That's incredible! If you live in the U.S. (sorry U.S. only), you have until Midnight March 23, 2014 to get your name in the hat. Please check out the details here: HorrorNewsRadio.com.

 

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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!

Mar 12, 2014

HANNIBAL season 2 continues to impress with its second episode, Sakisuke. "Hello. I love your work," may be the simplest and creepiest line of the season. Shivers. Join your hosts Thomas Mariani, Dave Dreher and Doc Rotten every week as we will take all the ingredients from the weeks episode, run it over our delicate palettes and then spew forth with a breakdown that is sure to leave you screaming for desert.

HORROR NEWS TV HANNIBAL FAN PODCAST
Episode 2 – Sakizuke

Sakisuke show us that Veal Oso Bucco can be a very scary mean! Hannibal, what have you done?  Hannibal surprises the serial killer with an eye toward art weaving a wicked surprise into the mad man's human tapestry. Dr. Du Maurier gives Lecter a nervous pink slip and bails quickly from the scene. Will Graham, still in prison, starts to untangle is own mess laying the ground work to trap Hannibal in his own game.  Surprises are numerous and tension is guaranteed and it’s all makes this episode of the  HORROR NEWS TV HANNIBAL FAN PODCAST a must listen event!

As always we want your feedback so drop us a line at thomas@horrornewstv.com or dave@horrornewstv.com or docrotten@horrornewstv.com and we’ll talk next week as we continue to bring you our recipe for fear with the HORROR NEWS TV HANNIBAL FAN PODCAST.

Mar 10, 2014

A challenging new method of releasing your  short film or brilliant new genre idea is through a WEB SERIES. But what does it take to create and launch such a beast? Producer Debbie Jo Hess, from Horror Hotel Web Series, joins Doc this week to discuss how she, along with her husband Al and son Ricky, set out with a group of Atlanta film makers to launch a new horror web series, a collection of short films much in the vein of The Twilight ZoneBoris Karloff's Thriller or Alfred Hitchcock Presents.

 

Welcome to another episode of The Future of Horror, an interview podcast featuring new, upcoming talent in horror. The show is a sibling podcast to Horror News Radio, the official HorrorNews.Net podcast. With each episode, the show’s host, Doc Rotten, spotlights a director, an actor, a screenwriter, an effects artists, a film maker conquering hurdles and barriers to get their films made, to follow their passion, to make horror films.

 

With titles like Tilt, Guillotine, Houdini's Hand, Tesla's Tooth, Invader and Bookworm, Debbie Jo Hess is guiding Horror Hotel Web Series into a bold, new direction in genre film making, gathering notice and awards along the way. Season one consists of six fantastic horror and science fiction short films that pave a new way to watch genre content. The collection can be watched online at the Horror Hotel website or on a DVD available at Amazon; and, soon, the web series will be available on demand through Roku channels and similar On Demand devices connecting the internet directly to your television set. Debbie shares how the concept came about, what challenges they faced and how they have been and continue to plan on promoting Horror Hotel.

 

You can find out more about Debbie Jo Hess and Horror Hotel Web Series at these links:

 

Thanks for listening to another episode of The Future of Horror podcast, subscribe today on iTunes and leave a comment to help support the show. Hopefully, the show will continue being an interesting, entertaining and enlightening journey into the film industry, from indepentent films to bigger budgeted studio pictures. As we continue meeting the incredible talent in front and behind the cameras, we will gain a glimpse of what it takes to create the horror films we love to watch: passion, persistence, talent, hard work and, maybe, a little luck and a little help from friends and mentors. Let us know what you think, email The Future of Horror at docrotten@docrotten.com.

Mar 8, 2014

"You took from me, I take from you." Lily chills Ryan and Mike Weston's blood in the latest installment of THE FOLLOWING, season 2, episode 7, Sacrifice.

In episode seven of Horror News TV The Following Fan Podcast your hosts Doc Rotten and Dave Dreher once again get together to breakdown the twists and turns of this ever evolving second season of THE FOLLOWING

Horror News TV The Following Fan Podcast
Episode 7 – SACRIFICE

While season one of THE FOLLOWING was certainly a strong debut it seems that season two just might be something special and as such worthy of its own podcast.  Your hosts Doc Rotten and Dave Dreher have certainly taken notice and feel discussion is a must.  Join us this and every week as we rundown the episode and offer insight into what the future may hold.

Beware “friends” wearing silly masks, as they may just want to drink your blood!  Joe, Emma and Mandy find that out the hard way this week as they continue to attempt to hide from Ryan and the FBI.  Also Lily is still around and she certainly kicks things up a few notches this episode.  Everything builds to one of the most shocking conclusions of the season so far and takes the show to a whole new level.

Dave’s “Plot hole of the week” gets re-titled to “The BS moment of the week” as Doc once again blows Dave’s mind when he “Puts a name to the face”.

As always we want your feedback so drop us a line at dave@horrornewstv.com or docrotten@horrornewstv.com and we’ll talk next week as we continue to follow THE FOLLOWING.

Mar 7, 2014

Getting work as an actor can be a tough proposition, making a name for yourself in independent films or Hollywood is even harder. But this is the dream of every actor in the business. And for those who target the horror genre, they may even want to become the next Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Lon Chaney, Peter Cushing or Christopher. With over 100 films to his IMDb credit in six years, the guest on this episode, Bill Oberst Jr., is well on his way to achieving that goal with his well deserved success as the go-to actor for cinematic mayhem.

 

Welcome to another episode of The Future of Horror, an interview podcast featuring new, upcoming talent in horror, The show is a sibling podcast to Horror News Radio, the official HorrorNews.Net podcast. With each episode, the show’s host, Doc Rotten, spotlights a director, an actor, a screenwriter, an effects artists, a film maker conquering hurdles and barriers to get their films made, to follow their passion, to make horror films.

 

Actor Bill Oberst Jr. is known for many of the roles he has tackled since he descended upon the horror genre in 2007. For some, the role that is best remembered is his performance in the Emmy Award winning film Take This Lollipop or his performance as Honest Abe in Abraham Lincoln vs Zombies or as the sheriff in A Haunting in Salem. With his intense expressions, imposing body language and demented delivery, Bill is known for his a number of different roles: the historical figures, the quiet monster and, thanks to films like Coyote, the manic mad man. He is now set to begin his college lecture tour called Still Waiting for my Close-Up: How I Made 100 Movies Without Really Trying kicking off March 18, 2014 at the Baldwin Hall Auditorium on the Truman University campus in Missouri.

 

You can find out more about Bill Oberst Jr. and his films CoyoteChildren of Sorrow and Circus of the Dead at these links:

 
Thanks for listening to another episode of The Future of Horror podcast, subscribe today on iTunes and leave a comment to help support the show. Hopefully, the show will continue being an interesting, entertaining and enlightening journey into the film industry, from indepentent films to bigger budgeted studio pictures. As we continue meeting the incredible talent in front and behind the cameras, we will gain a glimpse of what it takes to create the horror films we love to watch: passion, persistence, talent, hard work and, maybe, a little luck and a little help from friends and mentors. Let us know what you think, email The Future of Horror at docrotten@docrotten.com.
 
Mar 5, 2014

Patrick: Evil Awakens (2014) is a modern retelling of the 1979 Aussie hit, Patrick. In the remake, Sharni Vinson steps into the lead role as the nurse taking care of the titular character who lies in a coma at a private psychiatric hospital. If you have seen the original, you know that Patrick holds a deadly, terrifying secret. The grue-crew get the opportunity to view and recap the film on this episode of Horror News Radio.

 

Santos Ellin Jr. steps in for Thomas, who is off to SXSW, to provide this week's Top 5 discussing five obscure films that deserve a remake. Dave is back again with the Horror News of the Week discussing the Godzilla trailer, the next Terminator film and more information about the possible remake of Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds.

 

Co-hosts Doc RottenSantos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr., Dave Dreher and Vixen are back again this week for another fantastic episode of Horror News Radio, the official HorrorNews.Net podcast. BUT FIRST! Before we get too far into this episode's fantastic content, BIG NEWS! Announcing, the HNR grue-crew are going on the road with a horror convention tour spring 2014 beginning with The Mad Monster Party in Charlotte, North Carolina, March 21-23. SEE YOU THERE! Be sure to go to their Facebook page and give them a like. Tell 'em Horror News Radio sent you!

 

00:06:00 – Patrick: Evil Awakens 
The HNR grue-crew often share their love for actress Sharni Vinson who impressed in You're Next. She is back with Patrick: Evil Awakens, a remake of the Richard Franklin film from 1979. Going into the film, the crew is a little nervous of what they will find wondering if Patrick is a good choice to be remade. Thankfully, the response is unanimous, each host giving the film high marks enjoying the modern take, gorier, more frightening and with a great cast. Dave even compares the direction to Brian de Palma. What? Yes, he did.

 

00:34:34 - Horror News of the Week for 02/24/2014 
Dave Dreher starts off the Horror News of the Week with the announcement that Vincent D'Onofrio has joined the cast for Jurassic World. With all the remake talk is it really that surprising that word of the remake of The Birds is resurfacing. Terminator: Genesis news is up next where the creative team behind the script are saying it resembles Back to the Future 2. What? The Godzilla trailer is just too damn good to not bring up this week. Roar, baby, roar! And, of course, everything is better with a little Bacon and Dave shares the commercial Kevin Bacon stars in where he reprises many of his famous roles including Friday the 13th (1980). Wow! Finally, Bacon owns up. Yay!

 

00:51:50 – Top 5 Horror Films Needing a Remake 
The Black Saint steps in for Thomas to bring his Top 5 for the week. Sticking to the theme of remakes with the film Patrick: Evil Awakens, Santos compiles his Top 5 horror films that deserve a remake in the eyes of the HNR Grue-crew.

 

  1. Fiend Without A Face (1958) 
  2. Phase IV (1974) 
  3. Let's Scare Jessica To Death  (1971) 
  4. Chosen Survivors  (1974) 
  5. The Flesh Eaters  (1964) 

 

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Mar 4, 2014

HANNIBAL season 3 kicks of with a bang with its premiere episode, Kaiseki. Join your hosts Thomas Mariani, Dave Dreher and Doc Rotten every week as we will take all the ingredients from the weeks episode, run it over our delicate palettes and then spew forth with a breakdown that is sure to leave you screaming for desert.

HORROR NEWS TV HANNIBAL FAN PODCAST
Episode 1 – Kaiseki

 Season two starts off with punches flying – literally!  Easily one of the best season openers ever HANNIBAL shows that it is in this game to win.  Will is still in prison for the events that ended last season but his delusions remain but are they delusions or glimpses of the truth?  Meanwhile when some workers attempt to clear what they suspect may be dead beavers from a lake they are surprised when in fact it is a number of immaculately preserved bodies that open the door to a new serial killer and in Will’s absence the FBI turns to Hannibal to help solve the case.  Surprises are numerous and tension is guaranteed and it’s all makes this episode of the  HORROR NEWS TV HANNIBAL FAN PODCAST a must listen event!

As always we want your feedback so drop us a line at thomas@horrornewstv.com or dave@horrornewstv.com or docrotten@horrornewstv.com and we’ll talk next week as we continue to bring you our recipe for fear with the HORROR NEWS TV HANNIBAL FAN PODCAST.

Mar 3, 2014

Low budget film making allows its creator free reign with no boundaries or rules. Some directors, like Trevor Jeunger (Coyote), take advantage of this and make remarkable films, ones that feel dangerous where the audience is insecure about where and how far the director will take the story and his/her imagination. This freedom to go rogue is liberating for independent horror and few take as hard a look into the human psyche as the guest on this episode, Trevor Jeunger.

 

Welcome to another episode of The Future of Horror, an interview podcast featuring new, upcoming talent in horror, The show is a sibling podcast to Horror News Radio, the official HorrorNews.Net podcast. With each episode, the show’s host, Doc Rotten, spotlights a director, an actor, a screenwriter, an effects artists, a film maker conquering hurdles and barriers to get their films made, to follow their passion, to make horror films.

 

Director Trevor Jeunger is currently filming his follow up to his critically embraced film, Coyote. The film which stars fan favorite Bill Oberst Jr. is currently ramping up to a VOD/DVD release through Wild Eye Releasing. For the interview, Trevor reveals how the film Coyote came to be, his approach to the story and the themes and how Bill Oberst Jr. became involved as the lead. He also describes the very Cronenbergian visual elements that are scattered throughout his films and his appreciation of Dario Argento and Alejandro Jodorowsky. Trevor tops off his interview with his thoughts and views on the current state of independent films, where the freedoms and unbridled themes are being squandered by many artists trying to copy the successes of mass media urging his fellow directors to take advantage of their imaginations and limitless possibilities before them. It's a fascinating interview that should not be missed.

 

You can find out more about Trevor Juenger and Coyote at these links:

 
Thanks for listening to another episode of The Future of Horror podcast, subscribe today on iTunes and leave a comment to help support the show. Hopefully, the show will continue being an interesting, entertaining and enlightening journey into the film industry, from indepentent films to bigger budgeted studio pictures. As we continue meeting the incredible talent in front and behind the cameras, we will gain a glimpse of what it takes to create the horror films we love to watch: passion, persistence, talent, hard work and, maybe, a little luck and a little help from friends and mentors. Let us know what you think, email The Future of Horror at docrotten@docrotten.com.
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