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Dec 31, 2015

"Is it a phantom, a demon, or the Devil himself?" - the tagline for the cult classic, so-bad-it-is-good, Jaws-on-land Seventies horror film The Car (1977) promises something satanic behind the wheel of the custom 971 Lincoln Continental Mark III black coupe. There's nowhere to run, nowhere to hide, no way to stop... The Car. The Black Saint and Doc Rotten tackle another groovy horror film from the 1970s.

 

Decades of Horror 1970s 
Episode 27 – The Car (1977) 

 

Decades of Horror started 2015 with The Black Saint's favorite flick, The Manitou, we end the end taking a look at Doc's most cherish thriller Universal's and Elliot Silverstein's The Car, featuring James Brolin, Kathleen Lloyd, John Marley, R.G. Armstrong, John Rubinstein and Ronnie Cox. The film is designed as a semi-rip-off of Jaws with a killer car stalking its victims in the desert outside of Santa Ynez. This film is remembered for its George Barris' car design - the man behind the Batmobile and theMunster's Drag-u-la. Santos agrees with director Silverstein that the film just isn't scary, but Doc is adamant that the film remains a terrific, fun flick from his childhood - and the Black Saint concedes that he did have a fun time watching The Car.

 

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.

Dec 30, 2015

This is it, the final episode of 2015 and what better topic to discuss than The Best Horror Films of 2015. Doc, Dave, The Black Saint and Thomas compile their top horror films of the past 12 months and discuss what they loved about them as each dives into their list. A number of films appear on many of the lists - The Final Girls, It Follows and Krampus - while each list has its share of unique treasures and controversial additions. The Black Saint is relieved there is no mention of Area 51.

Dave begins the HORROR NEWS OF THE WEEK segment with news about the passing of Lemmy Kilmister from Motorhead, the troubles of Rob Zombie getting NC-17 rating for his next flick 31 and the reveal of Benedict Cumberbatch as Marvel's Doctor Strange. In the What Have You Been Watching segment, Doc Rotten finally reviews the "controversial" film Big Game.

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

Horror News Radio
Episode 143 – The Best Horror Films of 2015 - Big Game
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  • Featured Top 10: The Best Horror Films of 2015
    • Dave Dreher
      • 10 The Visit
      • 09 The Gift
      • 08 Goosebumps
      • 07 Tales of Halloween
      • 06 We Are Still Here
      • 05 Bloodsucking Bastards
      • 04 Krampus
      • 03 It Follows
      • 02 The Final Girls
      • 01 Deathgasm
    • The Black Saint
      • 10 Dark Was the Night
      • 09 Landmine Goes Click
      • 08 Spring
      • 07 Last Shift
      • 06 The Diabolical
      • 05 We Are Still Here
      • 04 Digging Up the Marrow
      • 03 Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse
      • 02 Deathgasm
      • 01 Bone Tomahawk
    • Thomas Mariani
      • 10 Yakuza Apocalypse
      • 09 The Voices
      • 08 He Never Died
      • 07 Bone Tomahawk
      • 06 It Follows
      • 05 What We Do In The Shadows
      • 04 The Final Girls
      • 03 Spring
      • 02 Krampus
      • 01 Mad Max: Fury Road
    • Doc Rotten
      • 10 Tales of Halloween
      • 09 Dig Two Graves
      • 08 Crimson Peak
      • 07 Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse
      • 06 Digging Up the Marrow
      • 05 Deathgasm
      • 04 It Follows
      • 03 Wyrmwood
      • 02 The Final Girls
      • 01 Krampus
  • What Have You Been Watching: Big Game (2015)
    • Director/Writer: Jalmari (Rare Exports) Helander
    • Cast: Samuel L. Jackson, Onni Tommila, Ray Stevenson, Victor Garber, Ted Levine, Felicity Huffman and Jim Broadbent
    • Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2088003/
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  • Horror News of the Week: 12/28/2015
    • R.I.P. Ian Fraser "Lemmy" Kilmister of Motorhead
    • Rob Zombie's 31 gets an NC-17 rating from MPAA, twice
    • FOX releases a 21 minutes preview of the upcoming X-Files season
    • EW Magazine reveals Benedict Cumberbatch as Marvel's Doctor Strange
    • Dimension Films announces they are no longer in control of the Halloween franchise
  • Stump the Saint: w/ prizes supplied by Diabolique Magazine

 

Dec 24, 2015

Award winning director, Christopher G. Moore, joins the Grue-crew to discuss the box-office record breaking film from J.J. Abrams, Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Doc and Christopher share their love for the films while Dave, Thomas and the Black Saint are less impressed siting it as being too similar to A New Hope. They still call the film a hit, however, being more engaged with the new characters of Finn (John Boyega), Rey (Daisy Ridley) and Kylo Ren (Adam Driver). The practical effects get a huge thumbs up as well - with BB8 getting much love - and the CGI space battles are highlights for the crew. It should be noted that this episode is HEAVY on the spoilers, so be warned.

 

Before the excitement starts, Christopher shares his weekend experience with the film which includes being interviewed by a local new team and seeing the film a whopping Eleven times from Thursday through Saturday. For those who are less enthusiastic about HNR covering Non-Horror films, be sure to return next week for the Best Horror Films of 2015.

 

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

 

Horror News Radio
Episode 142 – Star Wars: The Force Awakens
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Dec 20, 2015

For the tenth episode of Hotel, She Gets Revenge, the show begins by following Liz and her reaction to an elderly couple who end their lives in their hotel room. Liz declares it "beautiful" before breaking down in front of Iris. She and Iris make a pact while the Countess deals with Natasha, Donovan deals with Rudy and Alex convinces John to help deal with the vampire children. Oh, my! All this an more...

Welcome to The American Horror Story Fan Podcast: Hotel. This the unofficial podcast about the hit FX Horror Television show American Horror Story by fans for fans as brought to you by HorrorNewsTV.com, DocRotten.com and GruesomeMagazine.com. Now in its fifth highly anticipated season, the award winning genre show is set to push even more boundaries and break even more unimaginable taboos with Hotel. The theme this season surrounds the occupants and guests of the cryptic, noir-ish Hotel Cortez. Returning to co-host the fan podcast are Doc Rotten and Thomas Mariani. They are being joined by fellow Hannibal Fan Podcast co-hosts Dave Dreher and Christopher G. Moore for this season.

 

The American Horror Story Fan Podcast: Hotel 
Episode 10 – She Gets Revenge 

 

Doc and Dave tackle the final episode of Hotel for 2015 - leaving three more episode in January 2016 - as Dave declares She Gets Revenge the best episode of the season. The best part of the show is Denis O'Hare and his character Liz Taylor. Her reuniting with her son, whom she hasn't seen in 30 years, is touching and emotional. The Lowe family get to tie up loose ends as they puts differences aside to clean up Alex's big mess and leave the hotel with Holden in tow. But not without being noticed as Sally promises she will kills John Lowe. The Countess continues her struggle to get her life in order as she is forced to deal with Will Drake, Natasha and Rudy. Oh, let's don't forget James March fires up the grill - damn. Good times!

Dec 16, 2015

It is that time of year once again where the Grue-crew take a look back at the past twelve months, beginning with the Worst Horror Films of 2015. The Black Saint, Dave Dreher, Thomas Mariani and Doc Rotten each compile their list of the genre films that left them miffed during this past year. The Black Saint gets ample opportunity to explain he's been "Blum'd" while Dave reluctantly disses some film he was looking forward to but failed to impress. Thomas goes after some Hollywood heavy weights, low-budget offerings and an anime-turned-live-action Japanese feature while Doc -- well -- makes a few controversial choices.

 

Dave begins the HORROR NEWS OF THE WEEK segment with news about a 4K restoration of the 1979 classic Phantasm, the first look at the new ToHo Godzilla: Resurgence and the first trailer from Summer 2016's sci-fi feature Independence Day: Resurgence. In the What Have You Been Watching segment, the Grue-crew cover a Black Saint recommended film Dead Body.

 

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

 

Horror News Radio 
Episode 141 – The Worst Horror Films of 2015 - Dead Body 
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  • Contest Announcement: Winner of November's Diabolique Magazine during Stump the Saint.
    • Congratulations: Kevin Clark
  • Featured Top 10: The Worst Horror Films of 2015
    • Dave Dreher
      • 10 Terminator: Genisys;
      • 9 Cooties
      • 8 Harbinger Down
      • 7 The Lazarus Effect
      • 6 Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension
      • 5
      • 4 I-Lived
      • 3 Area 51
      • 2 The Gallows
      • 1 Muck
    • The Black Saint
      • 10 The Woman in Black: Angel of Death
      • 9 Harbinger Down
      • 8 Contracted: Phase II
      • 7 Indigenous
      • 6 The Nightmare
      • 5 The Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence)
      • 4
      • 3 Muck
      • 2 The Gallows
      • 1 Area 51
    • Thomas Mariani
      • 10 [REC] 4: Apocalypse
      • 9 The Boy Next Door
      • 8 Knock Knock
      • 7 Terminator Genisys
      • 6 Attack on Titan 1
      • 5 Lumberjack Man
      • 4 Cooties
      • 3
      • 2 The Gallows
      • 1 Area 51
    • Doc Rotten
      • 10 A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night
      • 9 Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension
      • 8 The Lazarus Effect
      • 7 The Vatican Tapes
      • 6 Fear Clinic
      • 5 Harbinger Down
      • 4 I-Lived
      • 3 Muck
      • 2
      • 1 Headless
  • Contest Announcement: The Walking Dead The Complete Fifth Season Limited Edition
    • Congratulations: Winner - Jeff Hernandez
    • Thank you to Anchor Bay Entertainment for providing the awesome giveaway
  • What Have You Been Watching: Dead Body (2015)
    • Director: Bobbin Ramsey
    • Writers: Ian Bell, Ramon Isao
    • Cast: Cooper Hopkins, Spencer Hamp, Nathan Pringle, Leah Pfenning, Jay Myers
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  • Horror News of the Week: 12/174/2015
    • Horror Rules the Golden Globes w/ Mad Max: Fury Road, American Horror Story and more...
    • JJ Abrams is spearheading the restoration of the Don Coscarelli classic Phantasm (1979)
    • ToHo is sharing the first look at Godzilla: Resurgence
    • The first trailer is out for Independence Day: Resurgence but where is Will Smith
  • Stump the Saint: w/ prizes supplied by Diabolique Magazine
Dec 12, 2015

For the ninth episode of Hotel, She Wants Revenge, the show shifts focus back to The Countess and a number of subplots surrounding her character. Fans are also treated to a number of loose ends dropped back into the story: Valentino, Iris' affliction, Liz's anger, The Countess' baby and the vampire children. Oh, my! All this an more...

 

Welcome to The American Horror Story Fan Podcast: Hotel. This the unofficial podcast about the hit FX Horror Television show American Horror Story by fans for fans as brought to you by HorrorNewsTV.com, DocRotten.com and GruesomeMagazine.com. Now in its fifth highly anticipated season, the award winning genre show is set to push even more boundaries and break even more unimaginable taboos with Hotel. The theme this season surrounds the occupants and guests of the cryptic, noir-ish Hotel Cortez. Returning to co-host the fan podcast are Doc Rotten and Thomas Mariani. They are being joined by fellow Hannibal Fan Podcast co-hosts Dave Dreher and Christopher G. Moore for this season.

 

The American Horror Story Fan Podcast: Hotel 
Episode 9 – She Wants Revenge 

 

Doc, Dave and Christopher are thankful that American Horror Story is returning its attention back to Lady Gaga's The Countess and her upcoming wedding to the new hotel owner, Will Drake. "I will be a bride on Wednesday and a widow by Thursday," she assures a jealous Donovan, adding " and a very rich widow." While The Countess plays most of the characters of this season, Donovan leads Ramona into the Hotel Cortez to slay The Countess while she is drugged, Liz is furious with The Countess for killing his one, true love and Alex Lowe tracks down the vampires kids pleading that they stop their killing spree. Good times!

Dec 11, 2015

December is upon us and winter is whistling down from the north. This years horror fans are treated to a holiday gift from director Michael Dougherty, his yule-time instant classic Krampus. The grue-crew review and rave about the effect heavy monster fest.

 

Dave begins the HORROR NEWS OF THE WEEK segment with news about a few horror icons being added to the gaming classic Mortal Combat X, actor Zach Galligan mentioning some interesting tidbits about the upcoming Gremlins 3 and director Zack Snyder launches a new trailer for his upcoming DC superhero smorgasbord, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

 

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

 

Horror News Radio 
Episode 140 – Krampus 
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Dec 5, 2015

For the eighth episode of Hotel, The 10 Commandments Killer, the show reveals the identity - to no one's surprise - of the 10 Commandments Killer. We discover what John Lowe has been up to over the past 5 years, how James March has been involved and what lead the Countess to abduct Lowe's son, Holden. The entire episode focuses on John Lowe with only glimpses of March, the Countess, Liz Taylor and Iris. Oh, my! All this an more...

 

Welcome to The American Horror Story Fan Podcast: Hotel. This the unofficial podcast about the hit FX Horror Television show American Horror Story by fans for fans as brought to you by HorrorNewsTV.com, DocRotten.com and GruesomeMagazine.com. Now in its fifth highly anticipated season, the award winning genre show is set to push even more boundaries and break even more unimaginable taboos with Hotel. The theme this season surrounds the occupants and guests of the cryptic, noir-ish Hotel Cortez. Returning to co-host the fan podcast are Doc Rotten and Thomas Mariani. They are being joined by fellow Hannibal Fan Podcast co-hosts Dave Dreher and Christopher G. Moore for this season.

 

The American Horror Story Fan Podcast: Hotel 
Episode 8 – The 10 Commandments Killer 

 

The gang is all together once again to share their thoughts on the latest episode of American Horror Story: Hotel, but why - oh, God, why - did it have to be an episode dedicated solely to Wes Bentley's John Lowe. Do they not know how much Thomas and Christopher have been panning this role...and actor. The show reveals one of the weakest mysteries of its history as it slowly has John Lowe come to grips that he is, in fact, the very killer he is looking for. Spoilers: John Lowe is a pawn of James March, picking up the killings that madman started in the 1920's. Be forewarned, reception of this episode is particularly harsh - but well founded.

 

We also want to hear from you! The American Horror Story Fan Podcast is designed with the fan in mind and listener feedback is encouraged. That’s right, we want to hear from you! To help you out, we have a Speakpipe account set up for you to leave your Voice Messages. Click on this link and leave Doc, Thomas, Dave and Christopher your thoughts. What are your theories? What was the craziest moment of the show? Who’s your favorite character? Which character do you despise the most? The service is free and no number is required, all you need is a PC and mic.

Dec 2, 2015

Daniel Radcliffe is the hunchback Igor and James McAvoy is the mad scientist in Victor Frankenstein (2015) from director Paul McGuigan. Writer Max Landis takes a "bromance" approach to re-imagining the Mary Shelley classic. While Igor and Victor decide monster needs two sets of lungs and two hearts, the film makers should have kept with a singular focus - the relationship between the title character and Radcliffe's misshapen sad but optimistic Igor. The Grue-crew share their reaction to the latest theatrical horror film.

 

Dave begins the HORROR NEWS OF THE WEEK segment with news about Kevin Bacon returning to Tremors, Leonardo DiCaprio grossing out Academy members with The Revenant and Patton Oswalt joins the MST3K reboot. In the What Have You Been Watching segment, the Grue-crew head back to Alexandria to discuss the mid-season finale of The Walking Dead season 6.

 

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

 

Horror News Radio 
Episode 139 – Victor Frankenstein - The Walking Dead Mid-Season Finale 
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Review: Victor Frankenstein (2015)  

On one hand the chemistry between James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe is extraordinary and worth watching but on the other the film itself, Victor Frankenstein (2015), is as misguided as the monster Frankenstein sets out to create. A terrific first act promises a great movie while the disastrous third act throws all the potential away. And the film pays for this at the box office with an embarrassing 12 place opening. The Grue-crew look at what works and what falls apart in the latest attempt to recapture the monster films of old.

 

What Have You Been Watching: The Walking Dead Season 6 Mid-Season Finale 

Season six of The Walking Dead has had the Grue-crew discussing it on the podcast far more often than previous seasons for certain. However, the mid-season finale - a typical notable high-point for the show - leaves the Grue-crew a little flat and unimpressed. (Editor's note: Gruesome Magazine writer Joey Fittos has a different, far more positive, opinion of this episode of TWD - check it out)

 

Horror News of the Week for 11/30/2015  

Thomas steps in for Dave to share the Horror News of the Week. This week starts off with the release of the first trailer for Captain America: Civil War. We get our first glimpses of The Black Panther but where is Spider-Man. Kevin Bacon is teaming up with Blumhouse to produce and star in a new Tremors TV show. Joel Hodgson is resurrecting Mystery Science Theater 3000 with a successful Kickstarter campaign and a new cast. Academy Voters leave the high-profile screening of Leonardo DiCaprio's next film early grossed out by blood and gore in The Revenant.

 

Stump the Saint (Sponsored by Diabolique Magazine) 

Join in as Emcee Thomas Mariani brings this weeks horror trivia questions to The Black Saint - as supplied by you, the HNR fan and listener - in another laugh-fill scream-fest Stump the Saint. Be sure to listen to learn how you too can get involved and enter to win a copy of Diabolique Magazine from our friends and sponsors of Stump the Saint, Diabolique Magazine.

 

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