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Sep 6, 2014

Considered a horror classic by many genre historians, The Wicker Man (1973) is the film for this episode. Featuring Edward Woodward, Christopher Lee, Britt Eckland and Ingrid Pitt, the film from director Robin Hardy leads its audience on a leisurely paced path to one of the more iconic endings in horror. The Black Saint and Doc Rotten tackle another groovy horror film from the 1970s.

 

Decades of Horror 1970s 
Episode 4 – The Wicker Man (1973) 

 

Joining The Black Saint and Doc Rotten is North Carolina film maker, Bill Mulligan, who lends his thespian, effects making, screen writing talents to the duo's take on The Wicker Man. The show explores the various cuts of the film; the efforts it took to make the film from screenwriter Anthony Shaffer and headliner Christopher Lee; and, all crazy songs scattered throughout the film. Bill, The Black Saint and Doc discuss the horror - or lack of it, the iconic ending and all the...um...forward thinking ways of the pagan Island of Summerisle. Good times!

 

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

Sep 3, 2014

As Above, So Below (2014) fails to make an impression at the box office and leaves Santos underwhelmed. Doc, on the other hand, fights for the film in a heated discussion about the Dowdle Brothers, Perdita Weeks and found footage. The film gets the full-on HNR treatment.

 

Dave shares the horror news of the week with information about Lars Von Trier, Wesley Snipes and Scooby-Doo. Joseph Perry returns this week with more details from PiFan, the extraordinary fantasy film fest from South Korea, and Thomas discusses Doctor Who.

 

Co-hosts Doc RottenSantos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr., Dave Dreher, Thomas Mariani and Vixen, the voice of reason, are back again this week to give you the best in horror as they recap, review and obliterate all that is horror this week!  This week we announce that it is time to enter for a chance to win Anchor Bay Entertainments's The Dead and The Dead 2 giveaway prize pack.

 

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Episode 74 – As Above, So Below 
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As Above, So Below (2014) 
John Erick Dowdle and Drew Dowdle return to found footage with As Above, So Below, a low budget b-movie adventure horror flick set in the catacombs below Paris. The film sparks a lively discussion with the Doc, Thomas and Santos bringing different takes on the film and its successes and failures. Review ends near the 53 minute mark.

 

What Have You Been Watching: Doctor Who 
Thomas weighs in on the introduction of Peter Capaldi as the 12th Doctor. Doc is also watching the BBC America presentation of Doctor Who and champion the second episode while cautioning the confusing approach of the first of this season.

 

What Have You Been Watching: PiFan 2014 report from Joseph Perry 
The Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival is a popular annual event in  South Korea. Joining us from the festival floor is HNR fan turned man-on-the-street reported, Joseph Perry wraps up his coverage of the genre film festival.

 

Horror News of the Week for 09/01/2014 
Dave Dreher  shares the Horror News of the Week beginning with news of the remake of Escape From New York getting ramped up once again. Then he dives into the idea that Lars Von Trier is developing a horror TV show. There's more Hannibal news this week including a new Hannibal Cookbook. Wesley Snipes is ready to return as Blade. The HNR crew are not so eager for that to happen. Artist Travis Falligant takes Scooby Doo face to face with many of modern day horror icons. Hilarity ensues.

 

Contest: Anchor Bay Blu-Ray giveaway of The Dead and The Dead 2 
The Black Saint provides the trivia question for Anchor Bay's Blu-Ray giveaway of The Dead and The Dead 2 coming out September 16, 2014. Anchor Bay is teaming up with Horror News Radio to give away a copy of the blu-ray release The Dead 2 along with the first film, The Dead. Check out http://horrornewsradio.com/trivia-thedead2 for details. Contest ends midnight, September 16, 2014 and is open to US residents only. Good luck!

 

Contest: Anchor Bay Blu-Ray giveaway of The Walking Dead Season 4  
We have a winner! Congratulations to Martina Enriquez who will receive a copy of The Walking Dead Season 4 Blu-ray from Anchor Bay Entertainment.

 

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

Sep 1, 2014

With episode 8, The Strain starts building Abraham's army as Eph, Nora, Jim and Abraham join forces with Vasiliy Fet and Dutch. Tonight's show is tight keeping most of the action centered around a convenience store where our cast is trapped by a swarm of strigoi. All that and more on this week's episode...

HORROR NEWS TV THE STRAIN FAN PODCAST
Season 1 Episode 8 – Creatures of the Night
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The Strain finally gives us an hour of Vasiliy Fet, our favorite exterminator. Creatures of the Night is highlighted by a sensational cameo from Rick Baker in all his ponytail glory. This episode also puts a final resolution to Jim's story-line with a shocking decision from Mr. Fet.  Doc and Dave have lots to discuss as the recap episode 8 of The Strain.

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 bring you our 13 nights of fear with HORROR NEWS TV THE STRAIN FAN PODCAST.

A very special thank you goes to Joe Melluzzo and Night Spirit for giving the podcast permission to use of their new hit song, Fire, in the intro and outro of the show. Check them out and tell them the Horror News TV The Strain Fan Podcast sent you their way! Check out the show notes for links to You TubeiTunesAmazonFacebook and The Night Spirit website. "Night Spirit is a modern metal group that adds a powerful twist to the music and story that will bring you into a different world. Please join Night Spirit at www.Facebook.com/Thenightspirit to connect with us directly, and www.thenightspirit.net for more info on us." - Joe Melluzzo

 

Aug 28, 2014

Sin City: A Dame To Kill For (2014) is Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller's return to Marv, Dwight and Nancy. It is all style over substance in glorious black and white with spectacular 3D and fun performances from Mickey Rourke and Eva Green. But Mr. Miller may have slid too far into seedy life behind Sin City without any meaning. 

 

Doc shares the horror news of the week with news of The Omen on TV, the series finale of True Blood and the trailer for Exists. Joseph Perry returns this week with more details from PiFan, the extraordinary fantasy film fest from South Korea.

 

Co-hosts Doc RottenSantos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr., Dave Dreher, Thomas Mariani and Vixen, the voice of reason, are back again this week to give you the best in horror as they recap, review and obliterate all that is horror this week!  This week we announce that it is time to enter for a chance to win Anchor Bay's The Walking Dead Season 4 Blu-Ray.

 

Horror News Radio
The Official HorrorNews.Net Podcast

Episode 73 – Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
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Sin City: A Dame To Kill For (2014) 
Thomas is livid about having to watch yet another Robert Rodriguez movie and even Santos is saddened to realized something about his darling Jessica Alba. Sin City: A Dame to Kill For drops quietly into the theaters this past weekend landing at number 8...NUMBER 8! Oh, my. The grue-crew stomp all over this disappointing entry. The film is visually stunning but intellectually void.

 

What Have You Been Watching Playing: Silent Hills 
Thomas is all about the playable demo for Silent Hills proclaiming it one of the scariest games he has ever played. He describes some of highlights and shares his anticipation for the upcoming full release on PS4.

 

What Have You Been Watching: PiFan 2014 report from Joseph Perry 
The Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival is a popular annual event in  South Korea. Joining us from the festival floor is HNR fan turned man-on-the-street reported, Joseph Perry discussing two more films: The Babadook and Starry Eyes. 

 

Horror News of the Week for 08/25/2014 
Doc steps in for Dave Dreher to bring the Horror News of the Week for this episode. The news begins with the remembering the recently lost Richard Attenborough (Jurassic Park) who passed at the age of 90. HBO's True Blood ends with it series finale which aired August 24, 2014. Horror on TV continues with the announcement that Damian, an adaptation of The Omen, has a series order for Lifetime while Martin Scorsese has announced that he will direct and produce an adaptation of Shutter Island for HBO called Ashecliffe.

 

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

Aug 26, 2014

With episode 7, The Strain reveals what is up with Lawyer Joan Luss (Leslie Hope) in all her vampire glory. The ending leaves Doc and Dave shocked and excited for future episodes. And that is just one small tasty nugget found in For Services Rendered. All that and more on this week's episode...

HORROR NEWS TV THE STRAIN FAN PODCAST
Season 1 Episode 7 – For Services Rendered
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The Strain continues its trend with a fantastic opening and a killer ending. With episode 7, the writers are finally starting to boil the middle into an intelligent, scary concoction. The dialog this week is witty and sharp with the banter back and forth between a young Abraham Setrakian and Thomas Eichhorst  being the show's highlight. But even still, it is the show's surprise ending that is what will be remembered - just what the heck is going on?  Doc and Dave have lots to discuss as the recap episode 7 of The Strain.

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 bring you our 13 nights of fear with HORROR NEWS TV THE STRAIN FAN PODCAST.

A very special thank you goes to Joe Melluzzo and Night Spirit for giving the podcast permission to use of their new hit song, Fire, in the intro and outro of the show. Check them out and tell them the Horror News TV The Strain Fan Podcast sent you their way! Check out the show notes for links to You TubeiTunesAmazonFacebook and The Night Spirit website.

"Night Spirit is a modern metal group that adds a powerful twist to the music and story that will bring you into a different world. Please join Night Spirit at www.Facebook.com/Thenightspirit to connect with us directly, and www.thenightspirit.net for more info on us." - Joe Melluzzo 

Aug 25, 2014

Haunted Houses are a tough genre to film. They can easily come off hokey or silly. There are some classics though, Haunting, The Amityville Horror and Poltergeist. But many are overlooked and forgotten. One such film is The Legend of Hell House from director John Hough featuring Pamela Franklin, Roddy McDowall, Clive Revill and Gayle Hunnicutt. The Black Saint and Doc Rotten are joined by award winning director Christopher G. Moore to discuss the British classic horror film. 

 

Decades of Horror 1970s
Episode 3 – The Legend of Hell House (1973)

 

Eventhough The Legend of Hell House springs from the mind of Richard Matheson, it lives in the shadows of The Exorcist and The Haunting. One film changed the face of horror overnight while the other is often seen to have done it better years before. This is a shame as The Legend of Hell House in an intelligent and often creepily effective haunted house film taking both a scientific and supernatural look at the forces behind the haunting. Christopher steps in this week to address the differences between the book, Hell House, and the John Hough directed film while Doc shares his love for the acting chops of Roddy McDowell. Santos fondly remembers seeing the film - in the theaters - when it was released. In the end, The Legend of Hell House is a film worth revisiting and reliving.

 

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

Aug 21, 2014

Life After Beth (2014) proves that a zombie romcom is a difficult proposition regardless of how fantastic the cast may be. Dane DeHaan, Aubrey Plaza,  John C. Reilly, Molly Shannon and Anna Kendrick cannot save this humorless, lifeless horror comedy from writer/director Jeff Baena. All the pieces are there, they just never assemble into a cohesive whole. Sad.

 

Afflicted (2013), on the other hand, proves how a well constructed story and a pair of leads with authentic bro-chemistry is capable of reinvigorating the found footage sub genre. Afflicted is the film no one knows about but everyone should. A terrific little film that has the grue-crew united in singing its praises. Check it out!

 

Dave shares the horror news of the week with bits about TV, film, comics, Blu-ray and home made you tube horror homage. Joseph Perry returns this week with more details from PiFan, the extraordinary fantasy film fest from South Korea.

 

Co-hosts Doc RottenSantos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr., Dave Dreher, Thomas Mariani and Vixen, the voice of reason, are back again this week to give you the best in horror as they recap, review and obliterate all that is horror this week!  This week we announce that it is time to enter for a chance to win Anchor Bay's The Walking Dead Season 4 Blu-Ray.

 

Horror News Radio 
The Official HorrorNews.Net Podcast 

Episode 73 – Life After Beth / Afflicted 
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Life After Beth (2014)
Thomas sums it up best during the review, "this year's biggest disappointment." Life After Beth is ripe with promise: a great cast, a promising young director, an intriguing premise and a slick spin on horror, romance and comedy. It should be the zombie rom-com to define  a decade. Instead, the chemistry never gels, the zombies never reach their potential and, the biggest crime, the comedy is never funny. Sigh. 

 

Afflicted (2013)
The HNR grue-crew wear their found footage scars as they have endured an onslaught of horror films trying to capture the fire ignited by Paranormal ActivityREC and CloverfieldAfflicted is one of the few films that get it right, a remarkable entry into the sub genre that spins a unique and often scary look at vampires and the horrors of the transformation from human to the undead. Derek Lee and Clif Prowse are pair of writers, directors and actors to keep an eye on. Recommended! 

 

What Have You Been Watching: PiFan 2014 report from Joseph Perry
The Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival is a popular annual event in  South Korea. Joining us from the festival floor is HNR fan turned man-on-the-street reported, Joseph Perry discussing four more films: Nymph from Serbia; Asmodexia from Spain; Baal's Flowers from Italy; and, Whispers Behind the Wall from Germany.

 

Horror News of the Week for 08/18/2014
Dave Dreher  shares the Horror News of the Week beginning with news across all mediums. On Television, NBC is bringing The Devil's Advocate to the small screen. In comics, DC Comics is exploring horror themes in the Batman universe with Gotham by Midnight. Elijah Woods carries the film segment with his latest cinematic effort, Open Windows. On Blu-ray, Scream Factory is releasing their second volume of Vincent Price classics: House on Haunted Hill, The Raven and Dr. Phibes Rises Again. Finally, on the you tube front, Max Landis has recreated the iconic transformation scene from his father's film American Werewolf in London with a tiny budget and a big imagination. Crazy!

 

Contest: Anchor Bay Blu-Ray giveaway of The Walking Dead Season 4 
The Black Saint provides the trivia question for Anchor Bay's Blu-Ray giveaway of The Walking Dead Season 4 coming out August 26, 2014. Anchor Bay is teaming up with Horror News Radio to give away two copies of the blu-ray release. Check out http://horrornewsradio.com/trivia-thewalkingdead for details. Contest ends midnight, August 24, 2014 and is open to US residents only. Good luck!

  

Doc Rotten: twitter @doc_rotten, letterboxd DocRotten
 
Dave Dreher
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Thomas Mariani
: twitter @notthewhostommy. , letterboxd SilentTom
 
Vixen
: twitter @purevixen44

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

Aug 20, 2014

With episode 6, The Strain releases its monsters out into the streets beefing up the horror elements of the series as the creatures attack during a solar eclipse. Most all the main characters come face to face with the Master's minions and alliances are formed. All that and more on this week's episode...

HORROR NEWS TV THE STRAIN FAN PODCAST
Season 1 Episode 6 – Occultation
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The Strain takes some time to follow four groups as the encounter the vampires assault on New York. Eph begins the show on the run, gets arrested and later escapes when a familiar face returns to munch on the detectives who have Eph incarcerated. Abraham continues to hunt down the victims of the plane catastrophe until he gets outnumbered.  Gus and Jim team up for a mission. And, Vasiliy Fet comes face to face with the virus.  Doc and Dave have lots to discuss as the recap episode 6 of The Strain.

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 bring you our 13 nights of fear with HORROR NEWS TV THE STRAIN FAN PODCAST.

A very special thank you goes to Joe Melluzzo and Night Spirit for giving the podcast permission to use of their new hit song, Fire, in the intro and outro of the show. Check them out and tell them the Horror News TV The Strain Fan Podcast sent you their way! Check out the show notes for links to You TubeiTunesAmazonFacebook and The Night Spirit website.

"Night Spirit is a modern metal group that adds a powerful twist to the music and story that will bring you into a different world. Please join Night Spirit at www.Facebook.com/Thenightspirit to connect with us directly, and www.thenightspirit.net for more info on us." - Joe Melluzzo

Aug 14, 2014

Into the Storm (2014) blows into theaters this weekend and the grue-crew is here to review this disaster...uh...disaster film. The movie is full of CGI effects providing a variety of tornado visuals and storm fueled action and destruction - it is all spectacle, baby, yeah.

 

Dave shares the horror news of the week with the sad announcement of the passing of Marilyn Burns, Menahem Golan and Robin Williams as the crew share fond memories of their film careers and influence. Joseph Perry returns this week with more details from PiFan, a fantasy film fest from South Korea.

 

Co-hosts Doc RottenSantos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr., Dave Dreher, Thomas Mariani and Vixen, the voice of reason, are back again this week to give you the best in horror as they recap, review and obliterate all that is horror this week!  This week we announce that it is time to enter for a chance to win Anchor Bay's The Walking Dead Season 4 Blu-Ray.

 

Horror News Radio 
The Official HorrorNews.Net Podcast 

Episode 71 – Into the Storm 
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Into the Storm (2014)

 

Director Steven Quale (Final Destination 5) returns to direct Into the Storm which is a blend of found footage, traditional disaster flick and a family drama that wears its similarities with Twister on its sleeve. Even Santos catches the direct reference to the Nineties classic as a giant artificial cow flies by. "We've got cows!" The grue-crew dive into the film tearing it a new one for its weak script while praising the special effects and its dumb-fun pacing.

What Have You Been Watching: PiFan 2014 report from Joseph Perry

 The Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival is a popular annual event in  South Korea. Joining us from the festival floor is HNR fan turned man-on-the-street reported, Joseph Perry discussing three more films: Lemon Tree Passage from Australia; Chimeras from Switzerland/Spain; and, Housebound from New Zealand.

 

Horror News of the Week for 08/11/2014

 Dave Dreher  shares the Horror News of the Week beginning with news of the loss of actress Marilyn Burns (Texas Chainsaw Massacre - 1974) and producer Menahem Golan. The grue-crew also react to the news of the death of comedian-actor Robin Williams. Dave tries to lighten the somber tone with a report on the Robert Englund appearing as Freddy event this past weekend followed by the announcement that Eli Roth's The Green Inferno has been pulled completely off the release schedule. Grrrrr. Next up is news that Seth Grahame-Smith is releasing a follow up to his hit historical horror novel Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter early next year titled The Last American Vampire. Finally Dave sends Santos into a tizzy with news of the trailer for It Grows!

 

Contest: Anchor Bay DVD giveaway of The Midnight Game 

 
The Black Saint provides the trivia question for Anchor Bay's DVD giveaway of The Midnight Game coming out August 12, 2014. Anchor Bay is teaming up with Horror News Radio to give away two copies of the film. Two winners have been selected: ISAAC MENDOZA from Monterey Park, California and BILL NORRIS from Eugene, Oregon. Congratulations!

 

Contest: Anchor Bay Blu-Ray giveaway of The Walking Dead Season 4 

 The Black Saint provides the trivia question for Anchor Bay's Blu-Ray giveaway of The Walking Dead Season 4 coming out August 26, 2014. Anchor Bay is teaming up with Horror News Radio to give away two copies of the blu-ray release. Check out http://horrornewsradio.com/trivia-thewalkingdead for details. Contest ends midnight, August 24, 2014 and is open to US residents only. Good luck!

Doc Rotten: 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

 

Horror News Radiohttp://horrornewsradio.com/feedback

 

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 13, 2014

With episode 5, The Strain continues to be the most horrific, disturbing horror on television today. Horror News TV The Strain Fan Podcast Co-hosts Doc Rotten and Dave Dreher recap and review episode 4, "Runaways," discussing the beginning of Eph and Abraham's hunt of the virus victims, Gabe's hunger and Mr. Fet's shocking discovery in the sewers beneath the city. The show begins to kick royal ass with creatures appearing all over as the main characters begin to realize the monsters at the door. All that and more on this week's episode...

HORROR NEWS TV THE STRAIN FAN PODCAST
Season 1 Episode 5 – Runaways
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The Strain dives into the myth, the visuals and the horror behind the virus driven vampires. Abraham provides some clues to the creatures physiology and biology while the show weaves in glimpses of his past. Eph tries to convince the CDC of the oncoming epidemic only to find himself ridiculed and hunted. By the end of the episode, the plague begins to spread...publicly. Doc and Dave have lots to discuss as the recap episode 5 of The Strain.

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 bring you our 13 nights of fear with HORROR NEWS TV THE STRAIN FAN PODCAST.

A very special thank you goes to Joe Melluzzo and Night Spirit for giving the podcast permission to use of their new hit song, Fire, in the intro and outro of the show. Check them out and tell them the Horror News TV The Strain Fan Podcast sent you their way! Check out the show notes for links to You TubeiTunesAmazonFacebook and The Night Spirit website.

"Night Spirit is a modern metal group that adds a powerful twist to the music and story that will bring you into a different world. Please join Night Spirit at www.Facebook.com/Thenightspirit to connect with us directly, and www.thenightspirit.net for more info on us." - Joe Melluzzo 

Aug 7, 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) strikes gold at the box office. The risk pays off and Marvel has another huge hit. But what do the HNR grue-crew think of it? Will Dave finally like a super-hero movie?

 

Dave shares the horror news of the week with the sad announcement of the passing of legendary make-up effects artists Dick Smith along with bits about Ghostbusters 3 and Z-Nation. Dave also joins Doc in a mini-review of SyFy's Sharknado 2: The Second One.

 

Co-hosts Doc RottenSantos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr., Dave Dreher, Thomas Mariani and Vixen, the voice of reason, are back again this week to give you the best in horror as they recap, review and obliterate all that is horror this week!  There's still time to enter for a chance to win Anchor Bay's The Midnight Game.

 

Horror News Radio
The Official HorrorNews.Net Podcast

Episode 70 – Guardians of the Galaxy
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Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
James Gunn is an mother flippin' genius - he has infused an obscure Marvel property, Guardians of the Galaxy, with his unique brand of humor and comedic tone and created the best space opera to light up theaters since Star Wars. The film is all kinds of awesome and the grue-crew share their favorite moments, their most loved characters and most cherished songs included in the film's sound track. WE ARE GROOT!

 

What Have You Been Watching: Sharknado 2: The Second One (2014)
Only on SyFy can such absolute crap become massively successful success, Asylum returns with Sharknado 2: The Second One. As the title suggest, it's more of the same. The grue-crew are here with chainsaws in hand to protect you from the fin-filled storms of Sharknado 2.

 

Horror News of the Week for 07/28/2014
Dave Dreher  shares the Horror News of the Week beginning with news of the movie industry losing one of the true greats, R.I.P. Dick Smith. Universal is starting to ramp up its fusion of horror icons and Marvel-style universe building with a remake of The Mummy helmed by Alex Kurtzman. Texas Chainsaw Massacre is back with a 40th anniversary 4 disc "Black Maria" edition. Ghostbusters 3 remains in the news with hints that it may become and all-female cast. SyFy launches its Z-Nation media assault with the release of upcoming zombie TV show's trailer.

 

Contest: Anchor Bay DVD giveaway of The Midnight Game 
The Black Saint provides the trivia question for Anchor Bay's DVD giveaway of The Midnight Game coming out August 12, 2014. Anchor Bay is teaming up with Horror News Radio to give away two copies of the film. Check out http://horrornewsradio.com/trivia-midnightgame for details. Contest ends midnight, August 10, 2014 and is open to US residents only. Good luck!

 

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Aug 5, 2014

The Strain continues to be the most horrific, disturbing horror on television today. Horror News TV The Strain Fan Podcast Co-hosts Doc Rotten and Dave Dreher recap and review episode 4, "It's Not For Everyone," discussing the autopsy of Captain Doyle, the betrayal of old man Palmer and the uniting of Eph and Abraham. The show slows down a bit to build character, undermine established relationships, build new ones and provide disgusting insight into the biology of the infected. All that and more on this week's episode... 

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The Strain is not done with Captain Doyle just yet; or, rather, Eph, Nora and Jim continue to dive into the parasites that consumed the pilot's body. It's gruesome, gore and gross - and bloody brilliant! And that's just the beginning, we also have  the continued deterioration of Ansel Barbour and the final conflict with Emma. Doc and Dave have lots to discuss as the recap episode 4 of The Strain.

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 bring you our 13 nights of fear with HORROR NEWS TV THE STRAIN FAN PODCAST.

A very special thank you goes to Joe Melluzzo and Night Spirit for giving the podcast permission to use of their new hit song, Fire, in the intro and outro of the show. Check them out and tell them the Horror News TV The Strain Fan Podcast sent you their way! Check out the show notes for links to You TubeiTunesAmazonFacebook and The Night Spirit website.

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Jul 31, 2014

Lucy (2014) embarks on a journey of the mind towing along tons of action and preposterous nonsense. The HNR grue-crew review and rip apart the latest film from direct Luc Besson starring the beautiful and talented Scarlett Johansson. Pretentious, silly and downright goofy fun, it is the Summer hit that had The Black Saint laughing his ass off. The problem is the film is not a comedy.

 

Dave ramps up the horror news of the week with tons of SDCC news, even more than what was on the SDCC Bonus episode of HNR. Joseph Perry returns with more on PiFan. And Thomas reigns in a review of another Scarlett Johansson film, Under The Skin.

 

Co-hosts Doc RottenSantos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr., Dave Dreher, Thomas Mariani and Vixen, the voice of reason, are back again this week to give you the best in horror as they recap, review and obliterate all that is horror this week!  The show also contains Stump the Stain where The Black Saint answers questions provided by you, the HNR fan!

 

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Lucy (2014) 
Yes sir, Morgan Freeman collects a big fat paycheck. Not much else happens in Lucy from Luc Besson and Scarlett Johannson. Well, at least The Black Saint and his offspring found mountains of hilarity in this pretentious mess. The grue-crew bicker back and forth over what is the most offensive part of the film while Santos suggests it is the perfect unintentional comedy. Yikes!

 

What Have You Been Watching: PiFan by Joseph Perry 
From South Korea, attending the Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival, Horror News Radio man-on-the-street reported Joseph Perry brings short reviews from a handful of genre films presented during the festival: The Demon's RookWolf CopDark Sea and Video Club.

 

What Have You Been Watching: Under The Skin (2014)
Thomas discusses the sci-fi thriller also starring Scarlett Johansson, Under the Skin. He declares it a much better experience than Scarlett's Lucy highly recommending the film.

 

Horror News of the Week for 07/28/2014 
Dave Dreher  shares the Horror News of the Week beginning with news from SDCC. While Doc, The Black Saint and special guest director Christopher G. Moore recapped the major news from the con on a special bonus episode of Horror News Radio, Dave brings more little nuggets and tidbits to excite and titillate. See No Evil 2 and Painkiller Jane from the Soska Sisters; the odd VOD life of The Poughkeepsie Tapes; Scream Factory announced 10 new titles, including Escape from New York; and, Constantine, the upcoming fall TV series, gets a killer trailer.

 

Stump the Saint for the Week of 07/28/2014  
The Black Saint is back and it is time for Stump the Saint. Mick and Floor Hockey Josh return will questions to rack the Black Saint's mind. Will he triumph? Or, will he be stumped once again?

 

Contest: Anchor Bay DVD giveaway of The Midnight Game  
The Black Saint provides the trivia question for Anchor Bay's DVD giveaway of The Midnight Game coming out August 12, 2014. Anchor Bay is teaming up with Horror News Radio to give away two copies of the film. Check out http://horrornewsradio.com/trivia-midnightgame for details. Contest ends midnight, August 10, 2014 and is open to US residents only. Good luck!

 

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Jul 29, 2014

SDCC  (2014) reigns supreme over the weekend of 7-17 through 7-20 where the stars, creators, writers and directors of every active and future project known to nerd was on hand to promote, announce and market their films, TV shows and comics. Comic-con is THE place to be every summer, while the HNR crew could not attend the procedings this year, they are on hand to keep up and report on the news and excitement with this special bonus episode of Horror News Radio.

 

Co-hosts Doc Rotten and Santos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr. are joined by award winning director Christopher G. Moore to recap and react to the various horror related news coming out of San Diego Comic-Con 2014.

 

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 The news this year arrives fast and furious, primarily wrapped around superhero films such as Avengers: Age of Ultron and Batman vs Superman; however, the show manages to contain ample amount of news and tidbits from a wide variety of horror related projects, movies and television programming coming our way in the next few months to the next few years.

 

  • EVIL DEAD TV: Bruce Campbell and Sam Raimi announce intention to do an Evil Dead television show 
  • HANNIBAL: All the tasty details on Season 3 
  • WALKING DEAD: The trailer and anticipation for Season 5 
  • GODZILLA 2: Gareth Edwards officially announced to return for the sequel along with a few well known monsters 
  • SKULL ISLAND: King Kong will return to the big screen on November 4, 2016 
  • HORNS: Trailer spills the details 
  • TUSK: Finally, Kevin Smith fans are rewarded with a trailer for his upcoming horror film 

 

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Jul 28, 2014

The threat of the vampire virus gains a face in this week's episode of The Strain. Horror News TV The Strain Fan Podcast Co-hosts Doc Rotten and Dave Dreher recap and review episode 3, Gone Smooth, talking about the gore, the characters and the monsters. Eph, Nora and Jim witness the full affects of the strain on its victims when they confront a mindless, hungry, transformed Captain Doyle who is now a blood sucking, tentacle tossing monster.

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Captain Doyle is not the only one who changes this week in Gone Smooth. The show opens with Eichhorst doing his best Anton Phibes impersonation putting on his 'human' face. But it is the visual shocker of rock star Gabriel Bolivar's finale reveal that leaves the Fan podcast horrified. Doc and Dave have lots to discuss as the recap episode 3 of The Strain.

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 bring you our 13 nights of fear with HORROR NEWS TV THE STRAIN FAN PODCAST.

A very special thank you goes to Joe Melluzzo and Night Spirit for giving the podcast permission to use of their new hit song, Fire, in the intro and outro of the show. Check them out and tell them the Horror News TV The Strain Fan Podcast sent you their way! Check out the show notes for links to You TubeiTunesAmazonFacebook and The Night Spirit website.

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Jul 25, 2014

Dr. Ephraim Goodweather and Nora continue their investigation into the mysterious deaths aboard the Regis Air flight in this week's episode of The Strain. Horror News TV The Strain Fan Podcast Co-hosts Doc Rotten and Dave Dreher recap and review episode 2, The Box, talking about the gore, the characters and the monsters.

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The second episode of The Strain improves on its character building skills as the horror takes a back seat allowing Eph and Nora to get a good amount of screen time. There is still time for horror and grue however with Gabe liking blood off the floor, Eph taking a close look at the gross-looking parasitic worms and Emma the baby vampire snacks while taking a bath. Doc and Dave have lots to discuss as the recap episode 2 of The Strain.

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 bring you our 13 nights of fear with HORROR NEWS TV THE STRAIN FAN PODCAST.

A very special thank you goes to Joe Melluzzo and Night Spirit for giving the podcast permission to use of their new hit song, Fire, in the intro and outro of the show. Check them out and tell them the Horror News TV The Strain Fan Podcast sent you their way! Check out the show notes for links to You TubeiTunesAmazonFacebook and The Night Spirit website.

"Night Spirit is a modern metal group that adds a powerful twist to the music and story that will bring you into a different world. Please join Night Spirit at www.Facebook.com/Thenightspirit to connect with us directly, and www.thenightspirit.net for more info on us." - Joe Melluzzo

Jul 24, 2014

The Purge: Anarchy (2014) picks up one year after the Purge presented last year except this entry follows Frank Grillo as Seargent Leo Barnes, a man on a mission to purge but runs into two sets of characters in deep doo doo deciding to help them survive the night. Capitalizing on the premise of The Purge, Anarchy takes the action to the streets to the satisfaction of the fans but forgets to bring characterization along with it. Hollow? Maybe. Action packed? You bet. Check out the review from the HNR grue-crew.

Dave ramps up the horror news of the week with bloody bits and pieces about GrizzlyThe Overlook Motel and Mad Max Fury Road. Joseph Perry is now the HNR man-on-the-street in South Korea at the PiFan film festival with his reviews of Dead Snow Red vs Dead, Blood Glacier and other genre films.

Co-hosts Doc RottenSantos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr., Dave Dreher, Thomas Mariani and Vixen, the voice of reason, are back again this week to give you the best in horror as they recap, review and obliterate all that is horror this week!  The show also contains Stump the Stain as recorded live at MonsterCon toy and comic convention in Greenville, South Carolina July 18-20, 2014.

 

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The Purge: Anarchy (2014) 
Thomas reminds his co-hosts that all but Vixen hated on The Purge last year giving the film a screaming 1 out of 5 before the grue-crew jump into their review of the its 2014 sequel, The Purge: Anarchy. Dave perhaps says it the best, "For a film with 'Anarchy' in its title, where is all the Anarchy?" Frank Castle...uh...Frank Grillo, rather, takes to the streets on Purge Night handing out violence, gore and death, but does the action hold enough interest to elevate the film and the now successful franchise.

 

What Have You Been Watching: PiFan by Joseph Perry 
From South Korea, attending the Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival, Horror News Radio man-on-the-street reported Joseph Perry brings short reviews from a handful of genre films presented early in the festival: Dead Snow: Dead Vs RedWhat We Do in the Shadows, Blood Glacier (The Station), Darkness by Day, When Animals Dream, Djinn   Zero Theorem.

 

Horror News of the Week for 07/21/2014 
Dave Dreher  shares the Horror News of the Week beginning with news of the death of writer/director John Fasano, the man behind Rock 'n' Roll Nightmare and Black Roses. We are finally treated with images from the forthcoming George Miller apocalyptic thriller Mad Max Fury Road. The new trailer for Grizzly is NOT a remake of the 1976 b-movie classic, but a new nature horror film from director David Hackl and stars James Marsden, Thomas Jane and Billy Bob Thornton. In Stephen King news, Mark Romanek is now attached to direct a prequel to The Shinning titled The Overlook Hotel. Effects artist Vincent Guastini has released photos and a trailer for his segment from anthology horror film Hellivator Man.

 

Stump the Saint: Recorded live at MonsterCon in Greenville, SC - July 18-20, 2014  
Doc Rotten and The Black Saint return from the MonsterCon where the duo presented free DVDs and Blu-rays provided by RLJ Entertainment for convention patrons who attempted to Stump the Saint.

 

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Jul 17, 2014

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014) is the best example of a sequel done right! It perfectly expands and extends the marvelous Rise of the Planet of the Apes and intelligently provides the audience with a remarkable blend of action, drama, conflict and spectacle. The grue-crew gather to discuss the film and push for recognition of Andy Sirkis' Oscar-worthy performance as Caesar.

 

Dave ramps up the news of the week with reaction to the teaser trailer for Horns and news of Suburban Gothic. Thomas shares his mixed review of The Strain in this week's What You Have Been Watching segment while Doc champions the show and Santos despises it. Oh, the drama!

 

Co-hosts Doc RottenSantos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr., Dave Dreher, Thomas Mariani and Vixen, the voice of reason, are back again this week to give you the best in horror as they recap, review and obliterate all that is horror this week!  Be on the lookout for the HNR crew at MonsterCon toy and comic convention in Greenville, South Carolina July 18-20, 2014.

 

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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)  
Director Matt Reeves accomplishes with the sequel Dawn of the Planet of the Apes what most other sequels never even approach, he makes a better film. Empires Strikes Back, The Godfather II, the list that includes these films is incredibly short. To no one's surprise, Doc, Dave, Santos, Thomas and Vixen all praise the film for its remarkable effects, it's incredible performance from Andy Sirkis and it's deceptively simple story that is thoroughly engrossing, compelling and fascinating. Check out this great discussion.

 

Horror News of the Week for 07/14/2014 
Dave Dreher  shares the Horror News of the Week beginning with news the first teaser trailer from Alex Aja's adaptation of Joe Hill's Horns. Then the grew-crew have issues with the changes to Robert Englund's "final" public appearance in Freddy make-up from A Nightmare on Elm Street. Speaking of Matt Reeves, Dave reveals his intentions to film The Invisible Woman. Director Richard Bates (Excision) is back in the news with the trailer for his upcoming film Suburban Gothic. The El Rey Network TV show, From Dusk Till Dawn, is getting its own haunted house treatment within this year's Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios theme parks.

 

What Have You Been Watching: The Strain (FX - Season 1 - 7/13/2014) 
Thomas chimes in with his opinions on the hit FX television adaptation of The Strain from Guillermo del Toro, Chuck Hogan and showrunner Carlton Cuse. Thomas provides a mixed review harping on the weak character development but enjoying the more graphic horror elements. Santos pretty much poops on the whole show while Doc suggests everyone listen to he and Dave reviewing each episode on the Horror News TV The Strain Fan Podcast.

 

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Jul 14, 2014

It is Night Zero for Dr. Ephraim Goodweather and his CDC colleagues when an airline direct from Berlin lands at JFK airport and stops cold on the runway with no signs of movement or life. Horror News TV The Strain Fan Podcast Co-hosts Doc Rotten and Dave Dreher ride along with Eph, Nora and Jim as they investigate the mysterious strain that infected and killed all but four of the crew and passengers aboard the quarantined flight. 

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The first episode of the hit FX horror TV show, The Strain, starts off with its mystery in full tilt as a mysterious creature infects an entire airplane. Writers Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan spin a scary, gory and intriguing premiere episode. Along with Dr. Goodweather and the CDC, the show introduces us to Professor Abraham Setrakian (David Bradley) and the evil duo of Eldritch Palmer (Johnathan Hyde) and Thomas Eichhorst (Richard Sammel). The pilot contains graphic scenes including beating hearts, hungry parasites and a shrouded vampires who sucks blood and beats in heads. And the most chilling moment is the realization that "love" will drive them (the infected) home.

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 bring you our 13 nights of fear with HORROR NEWS TV THE STRAIN FAN PODCAST.

A very special thank you goes to Joe Melluzzo and Night Spirit for giving the podcast permission to use of their new hit song, Fire, in the intro and outro of the show. Check them out and tell them the Horror News TV The Strain Fan Podcast sent you their way! Check out the show notes for links to You TubeiTunesAmazonFacebook and The Night Spirit website.

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Jul 12, 2014

Join us this week as we revisit and remember the original Planet of the Apes franchise, the first five classic sci-fi films. Planet of the Apes (1968), Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970), Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971), Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972) and Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973). Relive the the gripping stories, the incredible make-up and the memorable lines such as "Take your stinking paws off me, you damn dirty ape!" It's all here along with a healthy dose of love for Roddy McDowall (Cornelius and Caesar).

"Beware the beast Man, for he is the Devil's pawn. Alone among God's primates, he kills for sport or lust or greed. Yea, he will murder his brother to possess his brother's land. Let him not breed in great numbers, for he will make a desert of his home and yours. Shun him; drive him back into his jungle lair, for he is the harbinger of death." - Cornelius 

Thomas Mariani returns once again to join Doc Rotten to celebrate classic monster movies from the past. To examine the Planet of the Apes films, The Black Saint (Santo Ellin Jr.) from HorrorNews.Net steps in to round out the panel of horror and sci-fans examining the original 5 films about George Taylor, Zira, Cornelius, Dr. Zaius and the lovely Nova.

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The original Planet of the Apes (1968) represents a remarkable achievement in sci-fi films with its incredible make-up for the apes that populate the desolate future of mankind. Shocking for its time, the film is now a classic with its scenes, characters and lines at the top of the minds of audiences and fans world wide. Before Star Wars and perhaps even more than Star Trek, Planet of the Apes sparks a marketing a machine of sequels and merchandise that would delight kids and adults of the early Seventies. Roddy McDowall is the star of four of the five films and the TV series from 1974 where he would play three distinctly separate simian characters. From Planet of the Apes to Battle for the Planet of the Apes, the original franchise is a must-see collection of films. In preparation for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014), Doc, Thomas and The Black Saint revisit the films and their impact and influence on the Monster Movie Podcast.

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BENEATH THE PLANET OF THE APES (1970)
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ESCAPE THE PLANET OF THE APES (1971)
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CONQUEST OF THE PLANET OF THE APES (1972)
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BATTLE FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES (1973)

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Jul 11, 2014

Deliver Us From Evil (2014) is the latest horror film from director Scott (Sinister) Derrickson about a cop (Eric Bana) who discovers a strange killer who may be possessed. Dave is ecstatic that the HNR crew is finally getting back to a full-fledged theatrical horror film; however, the box office results do not support that the audience was interested in seeing a blend of The Exorcist and Seven.

 

Dave ramps up the news of the week with The GuestABCs of Death 2 and Sharknado 2: The Second One while Santos continues with HNR's popular segment of the show, Stump the Saint, featuring horror trivia questions provided by you, the Horror News Radio listener! Thomas is on board to discuss the controversial film, Snowpiercer (2013).

 

Co-hosts Doc RottenSantos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr., Dave Dreher, Thomas Mariani and Vixen, the voice of reason, are back again this week to give you the best in horror as they recap, review and obliterate all that is horror this week!  Be on the lookout for the HNR crew at MonsterCon toy and comic convention in Greenville, South Carolina July 18-20, 2014.

 

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Deliver Us From Evil (2014) 
The discussion of Deliver Us From Evil begins on a solid notes with Santos giving it a 3 star review but it quickly runs afoul as the rest chime in less and less favorable experiences. The film from Scott Derrickson is supposedly based on true events where a cop and a priest perform an exorcism on a possessed criminal. The film is atmospheric and looks great but the script is uneven and the acting is a mixed bag with Eric Bana's New York accent amusing Santos and Thomas.

 

Horror News of the Week for 07/07/2014 
Dave Dreher  shares the Horror News of the Week beginning with news of  The Guest from Adam Wingard and Simon Barrett getting a September 2014 release date. Next up is disturbing news about The ABCs of Death 2 where the Soska Sisters (directors of one of the 26 chapters) released a graphic shot from the film which caused quite a stir on Facebook and other social media outlets. Dave shares the latest found footage trailer with Doc for the film The Expedition. And then follows it up with the trailer for the schlocky Sharnado 2: The Second One. Last up, Dave shares the alien cookie and other tasty genre treats from Christine McConnell, The Horror Baker.

 

What Have You Been Watching: Snowpiercer (2013) 
Thomas steps up to discuss the much delayed film from director Bong Joon-ho, Snowpiercer. The hardest working man in podcasting champions the film siting its cinematography, direction and tone. Santos, however, who also saw the film, shares a different story. Gasp!

 

Stump the Saint for 07/07/2014 
Santos Ellin Jr. is a horror historian, leading the country in horror trivia on the Quiz Up online game. He steps up to challenge you, the HNR listener to stump with trivia. Thus, Stump the Saint is born. The segment continues with three challenging questions from Paul Knoop, Floor Hockey Josh and the crew behind the Monster Movie Podcast. Now it is  your turn, go to http://horrornewsradio.com/trivia to submit your question to Stump the Saint.

 

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Jul 10, 2014

Sometimes to see the future, you have to examine the past. That is what many bloggers, authors, critic and scholars of the genre accomplish online and in books everyday. One of the brightest, sharpest and prolific out there is Aaron Christensen from Horror 101 with Dr. AC. Aaron joins the Future of Horror on this episode to discuss the hidden gems of horror along with his book Hidden Horror: A Celebration of 101 Underrated and Overlooked Fright Flicks.

 

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.

 

Aaron Christensen shares his journey with The Future of Horror, how he discovered blogging and how that lead to his book Hidden Horror. He dives into what makes various themes and monsters interesting and how they touch the fascination and imagination of different genre fans and with the 101 diverse writers that contributes to Hidden Horror.

 

You can find out more about Aaron Christensen and his book, Hidden Horror, at these links:

Aaron Christensen on Horror 101: http://horror101withdrac.blogspot.com/
Hidden Horror on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hiddenhorrorthebook
Hidden Horror on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Hidden-Horror-Celebration-Underrated-Overlooked/dp/0991127900

 

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.

Jul 8, 2014

"Night is real. Night is not an absence of light, but in fact, it is daytime that is a brief respite from the looming darkness…" - Guillermo del Toro,  The Strain. The popular horror novel from director Guillermo del Toro and author Chuck Hogan is coming to FX Television on July 13, 2014. Horror News TV, the guys behind the Hannibal fan podcast and the American Horror Story fan podcast are set to discuss and review each episode for the first season of this exciting terror tale of vampires!

HORROR NEWS TV THE STRAIN FAN PODCAST
Season 1 Episode 0– Intro to The Strain
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There has never been a better time for Horror on television. The Strain promises to be one of the more frightening of the bunch. Showrunner Carton (Lost, Bates Motel) Cuse joins the authors, Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan, in adapting the novels for the FX Network, the home of American Horror Story. Doc Rotten and Dave Dreher from Horror News Radio and the Hannibal Fan Podcast dive into the information about the series, the cast and crew to get prepared for the first season of The Strain. Starting with Dr. Ephraim Goodweather (Corey Stoll) and including Professor Abraham Setrakian (David Bradley), Doc and Dave do their best to cover it all.

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 bring you our recipe for fear with HORROR NEWS TV THE STRAIN FAN PODCAST.

Jul 5, 2014

Join us this week as we revisit and remember the excellent of Gremlins (1984) for its 30th Anniversary on episode 68 of the Monster Movie Podcast. The podcast takes a loving and hilarious look back at Gizmo, Spike and Murray Futterman (Dick Miller). "Turn on all the lights, check all the closets and cupboards, look under all the beds, 'cause you never can tell there just might be a gremlin in your house."

Thomas Mariani returns once again to celebrate horror comedy at its best with Gremlins (and Gremlins 2: The Next Batch) in order to share his love for a film that has become an annual Christmas holiday viewing. He also has been able to change Doc's opinion on the sequel forcing him to view the film for this podcast. "Now, was that civilized? No, clearly not. Fun, but in no sense civilized." - Brain Gremlin.

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Episode 68 – Gremlins (1984)
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It is 1984 and Warner Brothers needs something to face off against Ghostbusters on June 8. They turn to Steven Spielberg (Producer), Joe Dante (Director), Chris Columbus (Writer) and Chris Walas (SPX) to create some killer competition: Gremlins! Doc and Thomas revisit, recap and fondly remember the classic horror comedy from one of the best years in cinema. In addition, they also jump into the polarizing sequel, Gremlins 2: The Next Batch. They also discover angst ridden connections between Gremlins and Fast Times at Ridgemont High & Breaking Bad. "It moved sir!" Be sure to keep this podcast out of bright light. Sunlight will kill it! Do not feed the Monster Movie Podcast after midnight. And whatever you do, DO NOT GET IT WET.

"Would the owner of the car with license number 1AG 401 please remove it from the CLAMP parking garage, your car is old, and dirty." - Building announcement in Gremlins 2: The Next Batch.

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Jul 3, 2014

Witching and Bitching (2013 - Las brujas de Zugarramurdi) from director Alex de la Inglesia is destined to become a cult classic. It is a brilliant horror comedy that should not be missed. Doc, Thomas and Santos give the film rave reviews spotlighting many of the film's biggest highlights.

 

Doc steps in once again for Dave this week to bring the news of the week with new horror trailers, a variety of horror sequel and remake announcements and a couple of upcoming horror movie blu-ray sets.

 

Co-hosts Doc RottenSantos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr. and Thomas Mariani are back again this week to give you the best in horror as they recap, review and obliterate all that is horror this week!  Be on the lookout for the HNR crew at the MonsterCon toy and comic convention in Greenville, South Carolina July 18-20, 2014.

 

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Episode 65 –  Witching and Bitching 
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Witching and Bitching (2013) 
This crazy film begins with a heist where the thieves are dressed as Jesus Christ, a green toy soldier and even Spongebob Squarepants, Insanity! The script follows two of them on the run with a 10 year old boy in tow. The plan is to escape Spain by traveling into France, but one town stands in the way: Zugarramurdi. This town is, of course, populated solely by witches, and this coven has their eyes set on the our lively groups of crooks. Doc, Thomas and Santos highly recommend the film.

 

Horror News of the Week for 06/30/2014 
Dave Dreher may be out this week but Doc steps in to  shares the Horror News of the Week beginning with news of Jamie Lee Curtis reuniting with Steve Miner for an all-new commentary track for Halloween H2O on the forthcoming Halloween Blu-ray collection. Santos cringes as Doc shares news of the Exorcist: The Complete Anthology Blu-Ray coming September 23, 2014. Guillermo del Toro announces that Pacific Rim 2 has the release date of April 7, 2017. A swarm of horror trailers has descended down upon the grue-crew with Into The Storm, Dracula Untold, Life After Beth and The Guest. Looking into the future, the discussion turns to remakes of The Omen, Audition and Predator.

 

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