Two big events are happening this week: the release of Fede Alvarez’s Evil Dead (2013) and the launch of the Official HorrorNews.Net Podcast! That’s right, your favorite horror website, HorrorNews.Net, now has its very own horror podcast.
Co-hosts Doc Rotten, Dave Dreher, Santos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr. and Thomas Mariani join together to recap and review the sequel to the 1981 Sam Raimi classic, Evil Dead. The grue-crew discuss the merits of the film, the success of the movie’s theatrical box office and Jane Levy’s instant rise to scream queen status. The review is surprisingly divisive with not every co-host liking the new film while they all share the same experience in the theater. It’s unanimous, Evil Dead is a brilliant film to see in a crowded theater delivering chills, screams and buckets of blood.
In addition to the review, the grue-crew discuss this week’s news in horror cinema. The first item is the passing of Friday the 13th Part 3 actor Richard Brooker who was the first to portray Jason Voorhees in his iconic hockey mask. Next up is the release of the trailer for the upcoming Carrie (2013) remake featuring Chloe Grace Moretz. Then, Dave has a follow up on Evil Dead picking up big box office. This is followed by two genre related TV shows get their second season, The Following and Bates Motel, with a little sidebar discussion on Hannibal. In internet news, Dave shares ehorrorbargains.com where the site shares free (or nearly and newly free) e-books, including authors such as Dean Koontz, Brian Keene, Joe Hill and Stephen King.
Just like peanut butter & chocolate, death & taxes and blood & guts, Evil Dead (2013) and The Official HorrorNews.Net Podcast are the perfect pairing providing extraordinary discussions for the premiere episode. Connect with the co-hosts on your favorite social networks today, share your thoughts, provide feedback and suggest future topics and films:
Doc Rotten: facebook DoctorRotten, twitter @doc_rotten
Dave Dreher: facebook drehershouseofhorrors, twitter @savinifan
Santos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr.: facebook theblacksainthnn, twitter @tbssaysyou
Thomas Mariani: twitter @notthewhostommy.
Special thanks and a big shout out goes to the band Tear Out Your Heart and Victory Records for allowing HorrorNews.Net to sample music from their single Undead Amthem for the podcast’s intro and outro theme music. Check them out and tell them The Official HorrorNews.Net Podcast sent you their way!