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Feb 21, 2014

In episode five of The Following Fan Podcast, co-hosts Doc Rotten and Dave Dreher face off once again to breakdown the twists and turns of this ever evolving second season of Fox's hit television show,The Following

Horror News TV The Following Fan Podcast
Episode 5 – Reflection

While season one of The Following was certainly a strong debut, season two continues to prove that it is something special and extraordinary, worthy of its own podcast. Co-hosts Doc Rotten and Dave Dreher are taking notice and feel discussion is a must. Join Doc and Dave this and every week as they rundown the episode, offering insight into what the future may hold.

Episode five takes a dark turn as Ryan’s desire to find Joe takes a step towards obsession and we find out more about Joe’s new found “family” and just how crazy they all might be.  Joe has some fun in the “kill room” and Emma frowns a lot.  Dave and Doc disagree a bit on the direction of the show but, in the end, they both agree that season two is much different - and much improved - than season one.

Dave’s “Plot hole of the week” should really be title the “plot hole of the season” and Doc once again amazes and mystifies when he “Puts a name to the face.”

As always we want your feedback so drop us a line at docrotten@horrornewstv.com or dave@horrornewstv.com and we’ll talk next week as we continue to review the show on Horror News TV The Following Fan Podcast.

Feb 21, 2014

Robocop (2014) revisits the territory blazed by Paul Verhoeven in the 1987 original film, except watered down for a PG-13 audience. To be fair, the remake is geared more as a straight-laced action flick with heavy sci-fi overtones and one singularly frightening scene of extraordinary body-horror. What will the grue-crew think?

 

Thomas continues the theme with the Top 5 of the Week bringing his Top 5 Under Appreciated Remakes featuring films like Little Shop of HorrorsDawn of the Dead and 12 Monkeys. Wait. What? Yup, it's a remake.

 

Co-hosts Doc RottenSantos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr., Dave Dreher and Thomas Mariani also tackle the "What You Have Been Watching" segment for this week discussing the hit HBO show, True Detective. Dave closes the show with the Horror News of the Week with updates on Penny DreadfulThe Purge: Anarchy and Beetlejuice 2

 

00:02:22 – Robocop 
Jose Padilha directs the modernization of the campy classic with his film, Robocop (2014). The film shifts its focus away from the camp and the satire to bring a drama heavy action flick with varying success. Vixen, sharing her passion for robot films, sings high praises for the film, opinions shared by Doc. However, Thomas is less than impressed while still finding many elements to enjoy. Dave rides in the middle for what Thomas proclaims to be a very middling film. Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman and Michael Keaton dominate most of the conversation while the comparisons to the original 1987 film are unavoidable.

 

00:41:25 – Top 5 Under Appreciated Remakes 
Thomas takes a look a the history of remakes scouring for a collection of re-imagined films that succeeded but were never given enough respect with his Top 5 Under Appreciated Remakes.

 

  1. Invasion of the Body Snatchers  (1978) 
  2. Little Shop of Horrors  (1986) 
  3. The Blob (1988) 
  4. Twelve Monkeys  (1995) 
  5. Dawn of the Dead  (2004) 

 

01:00:05 - What Have You Been Watching - HBO's True Detective 
Thomas and Dave share how incredible HBO's True Detective has become over the past five weeks. Much of the success of the show rides on the shoulders of its two stars Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, along with its ground breaking multiple time line structure. Highly recommended television.

 

01:11:05 - Horror News of the Week for 02/10/2014  
Dave Dreher starts off the Horror News of the Week with rumors of renewed discussions between Michael Keaton and Tim Burton about returning to Beetlejuice 2. Horror on TV is huge this spring with Dave spotlighting the new Hannibal and Penny Dreadful trailers. Just for Santos, Dave shares news that Jessica Alba has signed to star in a found footage film called The Veil. Chiller TV is releasing a documentary from the team behind Cropsy called Killer Legends. And the trailer for The Purge: Anarchy has the grue-crew curious about the upcoming sequel.

 

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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!

Feb 19, 2014

Welcome to another episode of The Future of Horror, an interview podcast featuring new, upcoming talent in horror, The show is a sister 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.

 

Christine Parker is an indy director out of North Carolina with numerous shorts and three feature films under her belt, including A Fist Full of Brains and A Few Brain More. Christine is both filming and editing her fourth full length movie, Fix It In Post, for her film company Adrenalin Productions. She is joining us today to not only talk about her films but to discuss how crowd funding is changing how film makers like herself can finance their next project. She reveals the preparation necessary to start a crowd funding project and the importance of having an established following, a keen eye on networking and a formulated plan for both the crowd funding endeavors and the film itself.

 

Fix It In Post is currently filming in and around Raleigh, NC. The film is an apocalyptic horror comedy with a dash of zombies, promising to be a hell of a lot of fun. While Christine has already completed her first round of crowd funding at Indigogo, she is continuing her efforts at Go Fund Me in order to raise the money for post production and completing her film score. Like many independent films, Christine is wrapping up the filming of the feature over the weekends through out a nearly year long schedule with the help of fellow NC actors, technicians and effects artists - whom she affectionately calls her extended family. Her partner at Adrenalin Films, Bill Mulligan, not only serves as the co-writer of Fix It In Post but also co-stars in the film, provides the special effects and supports the filming doing every odd job possible. Check out the progress of the film below.

 

You can find out more about Christing Parker and Fix It In Post 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.

Feb 17, 2014

Welcome to the first episode of The Future of Horror, an interview podcast featuring new, upcoming talent in horror, The show is a sister 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 create horror films.

 

Mike Joy is set to film his first horror script Dead Afterlife. He has a producer behind the film and a director attached. Funding is being secured along with numerous crownfunding campaigns. The film is well on track to begin shooting sometime in the next 12 months. Mike joins Doc to recount what it has taken thus far to realize his dream of becoming a screenwriter and getting his film to the screen. He reveals how key networking was to his success, how believing in your script and sharing it with those you trust led him on a remarkable journey.

 

Just to give you an idea of what is in store for Mike Joy's Dead Afterlife, take a look at the cast. Bill Oberst Jr. (Abraham Lincoln vs Zombies, Children of Sorrow, Circus of the Dead) stars as the antagonist while Andy (Grimm, Alien Rising) Gates lands the lead role as Donald Conlee. Supporting roles go to such famous names as Michael Berryman, Kane Hodder, Bill Moseley and Austin Idol. Jared (12/12/12, Alantic Rim) Cohn is set to direct.

 

You can find out more about Dead Afterlife on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DEADafterlife

 

Thanks for listening to the first episode of The Future of Horror podcast, subscribe today on iTunes and leave a comment to help support the show. Hopefully, the show will be 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.

Feb 14, 2014

Welcome to the first episode of the Decades of Horror 1970s podcast with your hosts The Black Saint and Doc Rotten. Each month, the show will revisit one of the classic - or not so classic - horror films from the Seventies: b-movies, blockbusters, grindhouse gems and z-grade dreck. It's all about the films that shaped a generation of horror fans and the future of horror films as well.

 

For the first episode, The Black Saint has chosen the Rick Baker effects spectacle, The Incredible Melting Man from 1977. The movie was billed as "The First New Horror Creature," whatever that means. While Doc admits he walked out of the film back in 1977, The Black Saint loves the film, loves the cheese and all the zany nonsense. 

 

Decades of Horror 1970s 
Episode 1 – The Incredible Melting Man (1977) 

 

The Incredible Melting Man is a grand example of horror from the 1970s, ambitious, practical effects and out there - striving to reach new ground and make a lasting impression, regardless of how successful it may be at any of those goals. On the special features of the terrific Shout Factory Blu-Ray edition, director William Sachs sighs that most audiences didn't "get" the movie and its message; surprisingly, The Black Saint freely admits he too has no idea what Sachs is talking about with the film, but he still loves all the goofy plot holes and the terrific, gooey effects from legendary artists Rick Baker. 

 

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.

Feb 14, 2014

In episode four of Horror News TV The Following Fan Podcast your hosts Doc Rotten and Dave Dreher breakdown the happenings in this very character driven episode and while the action may be a little subdued it is still a very intense hour.

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.

In episode four we really start getting down and dirty as we delve deeply into the backstory of all the major players. Lily and the twins appear to have ulterior motives for their games as Emma plays along and is rewarded with an amazing reunion. Ryan and Max strike out on their own and one of them ends up in a potentially dangerous situation. Meanwhile Joe reaches out to an old friend who ends up having an interesting tie to the FBI. Does it all sound a bit confusing? Don’t worry Doc and Dave have got your back and explain it all.

Dave’s “Plot hole of the week” revolves around the cult being able to figure things out a little to conveniently as Doc once again blows your 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 Horror News TV The Following Fan Podcast

Feb 12, 2014

Nurse 3D is a campy, trashy but oddly entertaining new release from director Douglas Aarniokoski starring Paz de la Huerta as Abigail Russel a psychotic, murderous nurse with a passion for blood and mayhem. The HNR grue-crew review the gory, R-Rated slasher-fest.

 

Thomas continues the theme with the Top 5 of the Week bringing his Top 5 Homicidal Women in Horror featuring films like Fatal AttractionThe Devil's Rejects and the underrated, under-appreciated Orphan.

 

Co-hosts Doc RottenSantos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr., Dave Dreher and Thomas Mariani also tackle the "What You Have Been Watching" segment for this week discussing the hit animated film, The Lego Movie. Dave closes the show with the Horror News of the Week with updates on The Walking DeadBates Motel and Zombeavers. Wait. What? Zombeavers? Oh, yeah!

 

00:02:22 – Nurse 3D 
Can the HNR crew really take Nurse 3D seriously? Is it the Showgirls of horror? High camp or pure garbage? The grew crew are here to answers those questions and much, much more. Bwah-hah-hah. Nurse 3D is a goofy, satirical horror slasher film with an outrageous (and somewhat frustrating) lead performance from its uber-hot star, Paz de la Huerta.

 

00:28:42 – Top 5 Homicidal Women in Horror 
What better way to celebrate the insanity in Nurse 3D than to revisit some of the most notoriously unstable women in cinema with Thomas Mariani's Top 5 Homicidal Women in Horror.

 

  1. Ophan (2009) - Ester (Isabelle Fuhrman) 
  2. Fatal Attraction (1987) - Alex Forrest (Glenn Glose) 
  3. House of 1,000 Corpses / The Devil's Rejects (2003/2005) - Baby Firefly (Sherri Moon Zombie) 
  4. Single White Female (1992) - Hedra Carlson (Jennifer Jason Leigh) 
  5. Friday the 13th (1999) - Pamela Voorhees (Betsy Palmer) 

 
00:39:35 - What Have You Been Watching - The Lego Movie 
Thomas, Santos and Doc love The Lego Movie far too much to let its release go totally unnoticed. The HNR gang share their thoughts of and appreciation for this delightful, imaginative film.

 

00:49:01 - Horror News of the Week for 02/10/2014 
Dave Dreher starts off the Horror News of the Week with the return of AMC's The Walking Dead. The whole gang chimes in on what they thought of the hit zombie TV's shows first show of its second half of season 4. IFC Midnight is releasing a found footage film called The Den. The trailer has caught Dave's imagination. Stephen King shows up a lot in HNR News and this week it is all about The Cell. Horror is terrorizing TV across the dials, Dave spotlights the full trailer for season 2 of Bates Motel. Then Doc cannot believe his ears, there is a movie called Zombeavers? Woot!

 

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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!

Feb 8, 2014

Welcome to The American Horror Story Fan Podcast: Coven. This week, co-hosts Doc Rotten and Thomas Mariani provide a spoiler filled review of American Horror Story: Coven starring Jessica Lange, Taissa Farmiga, Kathy Bates, Sarah Paulson, Lily Rabe, Evan Peters, Denis O’Hare and Emma Roberts. The final episode of the fan podcast for season 3, Coven, is a thought provoking recap of the characters and shocking events that made up Coven featuring witches, voodoo, ghosts, zombies, a Minotaur and Papa Legba.

Doc and Thomas revisit the third season of American Horror Story going character by character, examining their story arcs and highlights, from the great supporting characters like The Axeman, Marie Laveau and Delphine LaLaurie to the witches of the coven themselves: Cordelia, Zoe, Queenie, Nan, Madison and Fiona Goode.

After the recap, Thomas provides his favorite Crazy Moment of the Week of the seaon and Doc shares his favorite Outrageous Theory of the Week. Out of all the nutty things that show creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk could possibly shove into a single episode, what could Thomas possibly settle upon? And what theory could possibly come out of Doc’s warped mind to shed any light into the Coven’s bewitching voodoo ways? Listen to the podcast and find out.

Feb 6, 2014

In episode three of FOLLOW THE FOLLOWING your hosts Doc Rotten and Dave Dreher lead you on a dark journey featuring  Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon) and Joe Carroll (James Purefoy). The episode is full of twists, turns and plenty of shocking surprises, so many that it make trust a hard commodity to come by.

While season one of FOX’s hit television show, THE FOLLOWING, was certainly a strong debut, it seems that season two just might be something special, more than 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 the host of FOLLOW THE FOLLOWING rundown the episode and offer insight into what the future may hold.

Episode three is a turning point for Joe Carroll as his attempt to hide unrecognized falls apart at the seams but he does manage to pick up a new acolyte at the end of the day.

Ryan and Lily seem destined to be together and not even the FBI is going to keep them apart much to the dismay of Mike Weston and company. Luke and Mark are still creepy and Emma joins the team when her old team takes a dive.

Surprises come fast and furious this week, so strap in and pay attention; you are not going to want to miss a second of the fun.

Dave’s “Plot hole of the week” almost ruins the episode for him and Doc once again rocks your world when he “Puts a name to the face” to one of the best new characters introduced in season two.

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

Feb 5, 2014

Big Bad Wolves  clobbers the cast of HNR this week leaving them shocked at what they’ve seen. The Israeli film, which topped Quentin Tarantino’s top of 2013 list, is an impressive psychological thriller containing gruesome effects and violence and intense dialog. The film should not be missed.

 

Thomas continues the theme with the Top 5 of the Week bringing an eclectic group of films comprising the Top 5 Unconventional Revenge Films. He casts asides classics like Deathwish, Kill Bill and I Spit on Your Grave for obscure but incredible films like The Skin I Live In and Takashi Miike’s Audition. Oh,  my, you know this is going to be good!

 

Co-hosts Doc RottenSantos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr., Dave Dreher,  Thomas Mariani and Vixen, the voice of reason, return with heavy hearts to tackle Dave’s horror news of the week as Hollywood looses a great, a master and “The Extreme.”

 

00:02:22 – Big Bad Wolves 
From Israel comes a vicious little film called Big Bad Wolves that is a real attention getter, for certain. “Bring me the blow torch!” Chills, baby, chills. This film is heavy on the Quentin Tarantino influence which caught the director’s notice prompting him to place the film on his top 10 films of 2013 list. Santos worries that Mr. Tarantino may be blowing smoke in our faces; he is thankful that QT is not and loves the film! In fact so do Thomas, Doc and Vixen. Intense, gruesome and surprisingly funny, Big Bad Wolves is a big hit with the grue-crew.

 

00:25:53 – Top 5: Unconventional Revenge Films 
Thomas bring with him an incredible list of films this week banking off the revenge angle found in tonight’s main feature, Big Bad Wolves. He not only takes a look at revenge flick from the past few decades, but he also singles out the most Unconventional Revenge Films from the list. The list includes a film from the Japanese maverick, Takshi Miike, the humbling Audition. It also contains an early film from The Dark Knight and Inception director, Christopher Nolan, the mind altering Memento. Santos slides in one of his favorites from the Eighties, Ms. 45 and Doc questions if The Crow should be included. But it is Thomas’ favorite, The Skin I Live In, that has everyone talking.

 

  1. The Skin I Live In (2011) – Dir: Pedro Almodovar 
  2. Ms. 45 (1981) - Dir: Abel Ferrara 
  3. Memento (2000) - Dir: Christopher Nolan 
  4. The Crow (1994) - Dir: Alex Proyas 
  5. Audition (1999) - Dir: Takashi Miike 

 

00:48:01 - Horror News of the Week for 02/03/2014 
Dave Dreher wraps up the show with another titillating round of Horror News of the Week. Sadly, the news starts off with the shocking news of the sudden death of acclaimed actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman. It is an incredibly sad loss which has the HNR crew fondly remember many of the actors past accomplishments in film. Peyton Manning and the Browns continue to put Doc in stitches while Dave shares all the horror icons that appeared in the Radio Shack super bowl commercial. David S. Goyer is returning to horror with the cinematic adaptation of The Breach. In remake news, a modern revision of the Aussie hit, Patrick, is finally coming to the States. And, last but not least, the El Ray network have released a trailer and promotional materials for their TV show, From Dusk Till Dawn, that have definitely caught David’s eye. Woot!

 

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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!

Feb 3, 2014

Join us this week as we face down one wickedly sick Momma Voorhees in the granddaddy of all slasher films, Friday the 13th (1980). Camp Crystal Lake has attracted a new group of camp counselors to resurrect the grounds long closed after a series of horrific murders and given the nickname Camp Blood. Unbeknownst to them the killer still lurks in the woods and begins killing them off one by one.

Sean S. Cunningham’s simply plotted but intensely paced gory shocker with FX work from Tom Savini changed the face of horror films starting the slasher craze only hinted at from its inspiration, Halloween (1978).

“Kill her, Mommy! Kill her! Don’t let her get away, Mommy! Don’t let her live!”
” I won’t, Jason.  I won’t!”

Joining Doc on this episode is the co-host of Horror News Radio, the host of Follow the Following fan podcast and the lead news writer for HorrorNews.Net, the one and only Dave Dreher. The two dive right into the details of the classic slasher flick reliving the film’s release, seeing it for the first time, the marketing, the trailer and the magazines that covered it at the time Famous Monsters of Filmland and early issues of Fangoria. Friday the 13th (1980) started a long-running slasher craze with a series of extraordinary effects from the godfather of gore, Tom Savini, who just came of the zombie masterpiece,Dawn of the Dead (1978). The film stars Betsy Palmer, Adrienne King, Harry Crosby, Walt Gorney and a very young Kevin (The Following) Bacon.

After recapping, reviewing and reliving the film, Doc and Dave count down the top 5 kills from the Friday the 13th series.

  1. Kevin Bacon gets an arrow through the neck
  2. Marcie gets  a hatchet to the head
  3. Jason dies sliding down the business end of a machete
  4. Jason violently, effortlessly rips a victim off a door frame he is nailed to
  5. Jason slams a victim tucked in a sleeping bag up against a tree

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Feb 1, 2014

Welcome to The American Horror Story Fan Podcast: Coven. This week, co-hosts Doc Rotten and Thomas Mariani provide a spoiler filled review of American Horror Story: Coven episode 13 starring Jessica Lange, Taissa Farmiga, Kathy Bates, Sarah Paulson, Lily Rabe, Evan Peters, Denis O’Hare and Emma Roberts. The thirteenth episode of Coven is titled “The Seven Wonders” opening with Stevie Nicks belting out the Fleetwood Mac song The Seven Wonders as the young witches – Misty Day, Zoe, Madison and Queenie – prepare to take on the trail of the Seven Wonders.

Another season of American Horror Story comes to a close with “The Seven Wonders.” And the show brings its share of surprises, twists and turns. The whole show is about who will become the next supreme now that Fiona Goode is dead, at the hands of the Axeman. To become a supreme, a young witch must pass and survive each of the Seven Wonders: Telekinesis, Concilium, Transmutation, Divination, Vitalum Vitalis, Descensum, and Pyrokinesis. Who will become the next supreme?

After the recap, Thomas provides his Crazy Moment of the Week and Doc shares his Outrageous Theory of the Week. Out of all the nutty things that show creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk could possibly shove into a single episode, what could Thomas possibly settle upon? And what theory could possibly come out of Doc’s warped mind to shed any light into the Coven’s bewitching voodoo ways? Listen to the podcast and find out.

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 and Thomas 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.

Jan 31, 2014

In episode two of FOLLOW THE FOLLOWING your hosts Doc Rotten and Dave Dreher go deep inside the episode as Ryan Hardy gets drawn deeper into the world of “The Carrollers” and Joe Carroll rediscovers the joy of the kill.

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.

As episode two opens we are drawn into the world of Joe Carroll, now going by the name of Darryl as he carves out a life of hiding. We join back up with Luke and Mark as they once again go on the hunt and begin a cat and mouse game with Ryan and the lone survivor of the subway attack with whom Ryan has grown fond.

Meanwhile back at the trailer things have gotten intense with Joe/Daryl when he needs to kill to protect his secret. To say things quickly spiral out of control would be the understatement of the week. It’s an action packed episode and Doc and Dave lead you through it all.

Two new features also get introduced this week as Dave points out the “Plot hole of the Week” and Doc amazes all when he “Put’s a name to the Face”.

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

Jan 31, 2014

For the inaugural episode of FOLLOW THE FOLLOWING Doc Rotten and co-host Dave Dreher introduce you to the hit FOX series THE FOLLOWING starring Kevin Bacon and James Purefoy. Starting off its second season in grand style and adding some new characters to the mix THE FOLLOWING could be the genre show of the season.

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.

We begin this episode with a quick flashback to the end of season one where the cliffhanger ending is quickly disposed of and we find ourselves at the one-year anniversary of Joe Carroll’s (James Purefoy) death. Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon) has moved past the traumatic events and seems well on the road to recovery until a vicious subway attack by a group of folks wearing creepy Joe Carroll masks pulls Hardy back into the nightmare.

Doc and Dave discuss the events as well as the new characters added for this season.

Both agree that the addition of Sam Underwood in the role of psychotic twins Luke and Mark may just be the casting coup of the season.

As the episode progresses the surprises mount and Doc and Dave share it all with you.

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

Jan 29, 2014

I, Frankenstein  tanked at the box office this weekend, but that does not stop the grue-crew from recapping and reviewing the overblown, dull adaptation of the graphic novel presented as if it were an extension of the Underworld films. Aaron Eckhart is cast as the Frankenstein Monster in the film directed by Stuart Beattie. Co-hosts Doc RottenSantos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr., Dave DreherThomas Mariani and Vixen, the voice of reason, rally together having survived the droll I, Frankenstein as they slam the film.

 

Thomas introduces a new segment to show this week with his Top 5 of the Week. For episode 43, he brings the grue-crew’s favorite Frankenstein Monsters: the top 5 Frankenstein films to watch instead of I, Frankenstein. Hell, yeah – of course, Boris Karloff is on the list, but the others will likely surprise you!

 

Santos finally convinces the crew to watch Found, a film he has been championing since judging the New York Horror Film Festival in November. To his great pleasure, Dave shares his love for this film; Thomas and Doc, however, share their reservations.

 

00:04:15 – I, Frankenstein 
Based on the graphic novel by Kevin Grevioux (who also stars in the film), Stuear Beattie’s directorial effort,I, Frankenstein struggles to impress the grew-crew winning only the faintest praise from Doc and Vixen, “I didn’t hate it.” The film mixes the Frankenstein Monster with Demons and Gargoyles in the style of the Underworld movies. It has all this including Miranda Otto and Bill Nighy as opposing heads of supernatural clans, yet the film fails to elicite all that much excitement. Yet, Santos admits the film looks great and he has a little crush on Yvonne Strahovski.

 

00:25:30 – Top 5: Frankenstein Monsters 
This week brings a new segment to the show, a Top 5 of the Week. Thomas champions the top 5 Frankenstein Monsters to watch instead of I, Frankenstein. Drawn the from decades of horror and the collective, diverse favorites from the HNR grue-crew, Thomas starts off with the classic, iconic Boris Karloff but quickly dives into fondly remembered and surprisingly obscure collection of Frankenstein Monsters in horror cinema.

 

  1. Boris Karloff – Frankenstein (1931), Bride of Frankenstein (1935) and Son of Frankenstein (1939) 
  2. Peter Boyle – Young Frankenstein (1973) 
  3. Tom Noonan – Monster Squad (1987) 
  4. Clancy Brown – The Bride (1985) 
  5. Koji Furuhata – Frankenstein Conquers the World (1965) 

 

00:34:50 What Have You Been Watching: Found 
Santos is finally able to share the independent shocker, Found, with the HNR crew this week, quickly converting Dave into a follower. The film is a shocking tale of a young boy who discovers his brother may be a serial killer. The film gets bizarre quick in an intense and sometimes perverse character study. Doc and Thomas are impressed but not a high on the final product. Regardless of the opinion, the film is hard to forget, visceral and entirely engaging.

 

00:50:10 - Horror News of the Week for 01/27/2014 
Dave Dreher wraps up the show with another fascinating round of Horror News of the Week. Dead Snow: Dead vs Red makes another appearance on the show with the release of its first full trailer, terrific reviews from Sundance Film Festival and a distribution deal is signed. Gory goodness! Dave hands the floor over to Thomas to discuss the new trailer from the latest Terry Gilliam film, Zero Theorem as the grue-crew try to figure out what the heck it is all about. Scream Factory is in the news again with its upcoming release of Dog SoldiersAmerican Horror Story: Coven ends this week with Dave inviting theories and thoughts from the HNR crew. As you know, Doc loves 3D and Doc loves found footage; Dave makes his day with the news of a new film titled Found Footage 3D.

 

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Jan 24, 2014

Welcome to The American Horror Story Fan Podcast: Coven. This week, co-hosts Doc Rotten and Thomas Mariani provide a spoiler filled review of American Horror Story: Coven episode 12 starring Jessica Lange, Taissa Farmiga, Kathy Bates, Sarah Paulson, Lily Rabe, Evan Peters, Denis O’Hare and Emma Roberts. The twelfth  episode of Coven is titled “Go to Hell” which contains a casket full of surprises, gore and horror. Fiona!? What happened? Why, baby, why?

Another season of American Horror Story is coming to a close as Coven airs its penultimate episode, “Go to Hell.” And the show literally goes to hell, twice! This episode is full of shocking turns and surprise deaths. It also has a brilliant cat fight as Misty Day whoops ass on Madison. Then there’s Papa Legba and the Axeman. And more. It’s another great episode of American Horror Story: Coven.

After the recap, Thomas provides his Crazy Moment of the Week and Doc shares his Outrageous Theory of the Week. Out of all the nutty things that show creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk could possibly shove into a single episode, what could Thomas possibly settle upon? And what theory could possibly come out of Doc’s warped mind to shed any light into the Coven’s bewitching voodoo ways? Listen to the podcast and find out.

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 and Thomas 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.

Jan 23, 2014

Devil’s Due not only tries to bring on the apocalypse, the end of the world as we know it, but it also tries to kill off the entire found footage sub-genre. It is so god-awful, it has Thomas in fumes and Santos ranting and Doc nearly in tears, weeping for his beloved cinema-verite. Oh, the horror!

 

Directors Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, two members of the group Radio Silence, bring their promising talent to the exorcism/Rosemary’s-Baby films. But instead of expanding on the promise they displayed in the final chapter of VHS, “10/31/98,” they rely too heavily on the tricks found in that short stretched out to fill the 90 minutes of Devil’s Due.

 

Co-hosts Doc RottenSantos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr., Dave Dreher,  and Thomas Mariani rake Devil’s Due over the coals, tearing it apart frame by frame, sequence by sequence. Thankfully, Dave Dreher is here tonight to bring the Horror News of the Week and give the grue-crew some hope for better things: HannibalRavenous and The Quiet Ones.

 

00:04:15 – Devil’s Due 
January is often the dumping ground of weak-ass horror and genre films. Recently, Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones shows some promise this year may be different (Sorry, Santos), but this week’s release,Devil’s Due makes it hard to argue against this idea. Sigh. The entire cast of HNR are unimpressed with the first full length feature from the guys known as Radio Silence. Devil’s Due is a disaster, but it provides plenty to talk about, no doubt.

 

00:40:17 - Horror News of the Week for 01/20/2014 
Dave Dreher steps in to bring the Horror News of the Weeks starting off with fantastic casting news: Katherine Isabelle is joining the cast of the hit NBC spring TV show Hannibal. Yay! Both Fear Clinic andCooties pick up distribution deals giving horror fans two promising horror films to look forward to. The teaser for Hammer Film’s The Quiet Ones promises some spectacular ghostly goodness. Scream Factory is in the news – again! – with the announcement of the upcoming Ravenous (1999) Blu-Ray release. And more news is abound for The Conjuring spin-off featuring the Annabelle doll.

 

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Jan 23, 2014

Arguably the start of the Universal Monster craze, Dracula released in 1931 stars Bela Lugosi as Bram Stoker’s lead vampire, Dracula. Tod Browning directs the first vampire film with Dracula in the title, a film that frightened audiences with its initial release. Dracula begins the Golden Age of Horror podcast with hosts Dave Dreher and Doc Rotten as they cover the films from the beginning of the horror genre.

 

Originally set to be a reunion for director Tod Browning and star Lon Chaney, Sr., Dracula is a film that started as a monumental epic from Universal producer Carl Laemmle, Jr. Sadly, Chaney succumbs to throat cancer before filming can begin and is replaced by the stage actor who played the title role on Broadway, Bela Lugosi. Edward Van Sloan signs on to play Van Helsing and David Manners is given the role of John Harker with Helen Chandler as Mina and Frances Dade as Lucy. Dwight Frye makes a lasting impression as Renfield driven mad by Dracula’s influence, eating flies, bugs and rats. His laugh alone is chilling. But it is Lugosi who owns the film and sets the film firmly into the halls of horror history.

 

Dave Dreher, the lead news writer for HorrorNews.Net, is joined by Doc Rotten from Monster Movie Podcast and the American Horror Story Fan podcast to begin a journey through the origins of terror cinema, the Golden Age of Horror. Starting off by concentrating on the Universal Films, the podcast will stretch out to cover other films of the 20s through the 50s such as The Fly, King Kong, The Uninvited, The Thing from Another World and House of Wax and many, many more. Both co-hosts are huge fans of the early films of the genre having watched the films when they were children in the age when Shock Theater was on weekend television, usually paired with a horror host and are both contributors to HorrorNews.Net and other online horror outlets.

 

Be sure to contact us with any questions, suggestions or reaction. Let us know what your favorite Universal Horror film is and what films you want the Golden Age of Horror to cover in future episodes. What is your most cherished memory with these classic films? What was the first Horror Film you watched? Or send us photos of your coolest horror collectible or memorabilia. As always, thanks for listening and welcome to the show.

 

A very special thanks to Midnight Syndicate for allowing us to user their song “It’s Lives!” from their spectacular CD, The Monsters of Legend. It’s the perfect soundtrack for the life of any horror film fan, with 21 terrifying tracks. Check out the details at MidnightSyndicate.com – they even have a limited collector’s edition 12″ vinyl cut of it. You’ll love it!

 

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Jan 18, 2014

Join us this week as we face down a trio of horrifying Halloween masks: The Witch, The Skull and The Pumpkin. That’s right! It’s the infamous Michael-Myers-less Halloween sequel, Halloween III Season of the Witch from director Tommy Lee Wallace featuring Tom Adkins.

“The Night No One Comes Home!”

Special guest host, Ormon Grimsby returns to the Monster Movie Podcast bringing with him one of his beloved favorites from the 1980′s. He also drops some mask knowledge about Don Post and some little hidden nuggets found in the film like actor Dick Warlock and Jamie Lee Curtis as a voice over actress. Speaking of the 1980′s, the Monster Movie Podcast is going to be featuring horror films and monster films from the Eighties all 2014 as the show becomes part of the Decades of Horror Podcast Network, beginning with this very episode. Let us know what your favorite monster from the decade is.

Halloween III Season of the Witch represents the perfect idea gone wrong. John Carpenter and Debra Hill decide to create a franchise where every Halloween a new horror film is released feature monsters and terror surrounding the beloved holiday: a new terrifying story each and every year, an annual event to delight horror fans across the globe. What the delivered, however, was a film drop into an existing franchise that featured a well-known, popular knife wielding maniac named Michael Myer. The film which was initially pans by critics and fans alike is now considered a cult classic and is loved by scores of horror fans who are able to look at it without the stigma of being a part of the Halloween franchise. Doc Rotten and Ormon Grimsby take a fresh look at the film attempting to review the film on its own merits.

We want to hear from you, our valued listeners: click on the Send Voicemail link on the DocRotten.com site and leave us a message or leave a comment on the site or email the Monster Movie Podcast at podcast@docrotten.com.

Jan 17, 2014

Welcome to The American Horror Story Fan Podcast: Coven. This week, co-hosts Doc Rotten and Thomas Mariani provide a spoiler filled review of American Horror Story: Coven episode 11 starring Jessica Lange, Taissa Farmiga, Kathy Bates, Sarah Paulson, Lily Rabe, Evan Peters, Denis O’Hare and Emma Roberts. The eleventh episode of Coven is titled “Protect the Coven” which spotlights the return of Delphine and her perverse fascination with blood. In addition we are treated with the awesome Jazz hits of the Axeman! Sweet!

The show starts off with the shocking return of Queenie and Delphine – at the funeral of Nan who was murdered last week. Delphine plots her revenge on Marie with the help of the ghostly Spalding, but with a twist. Bwah hah hah. Maria however is joining Fiona and the Axeman in destroying the Delphi group in a bloody, violent mess. It’s another great episode of American Horror Story: Coven.

After the recap, Thomas provides his Crazy Moment of the Week and Doc shares his Outrageous Theory of the Week. Out of all the nutty things that show creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk could possibly shove into a single episode, what could Thomas possibly settle upon? And what theory could possibly come out of Doc’s warped mind to shed any light into the Coven’s bewitching voodoo ways? Listen to the podcast and find out.

 

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 and Thomas 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.

Jan 15, 2014

The Top 10 Most Anticipated Horror Films of 2104 contains a number of high profile horror and genre films. Who isn't excited about Godzilla? If you loved Rise of the Planet of the Apes, then the promise of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes should have you giddy with glee.  And for the hard core horror fans, Eli Roth's cannibal epic The Green Inferno is right up your alley. The list also has a few low budget surprises too.

 

But! Before we get to the list, the grue-crew has a special guest on board, director Blair Erickson is here to discuss his horror film The Banshee Chapter, currently available on VOD and coming in February on DVD/BluRay. He sticks around to discuss Spike Jonze's Her in this week's What Have You Been Watching Segment.

 

Co-hosts Doc RottenSantos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr., Dave Dreher, Thomas Mariani and Vixen are all astonished at the knowledge Blair Erickson drops on the crew and share his love for Spike Jonze's celebrated, Golden Globe winning Her - well, most everyone. Woot! The top ten has the crew excited for the coming year, with Godzilla topping the list. Dave brings the Horror News of the Week with word on the Friday the 13th reboot, the Walking Dead spin off and a possible True Blood film.

 

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00:03:47 – Interview: Blair Erickson, director of The Banshee Chapter  
Horror News Radio covered The Banshee Chapter in episode 36. Now, the director, Blair Erickson joins the crew to discuss the making of the film, the conspiracy theories and influences behind the film and a secret or two about the film. It's an incredible interview with a bright new name in horror.

 

00:49:18 - What Have You Been Watching: Spike Jonze's Her 
Blair Erickson sticks around to discuss one of his favorites films with the crew in the What You Have Been Watching segment, Spike Jonze's Her. It's a complete love fest for the film as Dave, Thomas, Vixen and Blair go over all the highlights of the film praising its story, message, themes, acting and directing with Dave especially high on the film's script. Doc, however, is an odd duck and did not like the film as much and gets a mighty trouncing for it. Haha!

 

01:11:56- The Top 10 Most Anticipated Horror Films of 2014 
Looking into the schedule for 2014, the grue-crew select the top 10 most anticipated horror films of the year.

 

  • Oculus 
  • The Quiet Ones 
  • Godzilla 
  • The Sacrament 
  • Deliver Us From Evil 
  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 
  • The Green Inferno 
  • Poltergeist (NOTE: two days after recording the Nov. 14th date is pushed to Feb 13, 2015) 
  • Horns 
  • Dead Snow: Red vs Dead 

 

01:45:18- Horror News of the Week - 01/13/2014 
Dave caps off the night with the horror news of the week. No one is in favor of a Friday the 13th film without Jason Voorhees, even if Doc is in favor of the found footage angle. Again, the entire crew would prefer to stick to the main Walking Dead story line instead of diluting it with a spin off - at least, at this point. The Clown trailer looks fantastic! There's a new trailer and artwork for the El Rey TV show based on From Dusk Til Dawn. And what is this rumor of a True Blood film in 2016?

 

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Jan 9, 2014

Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones is the first theatrical horror film of 2014 and a spin off title for the successful (at least financially) franchise, Paranormal Activity. With The Marked Ones, the series heads across town to Oxnard, California providing a Latin themed variation on the popular found footage haunts.

 

Co-hosts Doc RottenSantos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr., Dave Dreher,  and Vixen takes sides in loving and hating what is essentially Paranormal Activity 4.5 giving a SPOILER FILLED recap and review of the Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones. Dave begins the new year off with the Horror News of the Week featuring the announcement of a Starship Troopers remake, updates on the Robocop remake and tons of shout outs to Bill Oberst, Jr.

 

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00:03:41 – Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones 
In his review of Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones for HorrorNews.Net, Doc highlights the keyword "fun" saying the film is a return to form. Vixen agrees and Dave is on basically on board; however, Santos is ready to call "BS!" His poor reaction to the film ignites a terrific conversation about the good, the bad and the ugly in the film. You don't want to miss this.

 

00:41:15 - Horror News of the Week for 12/30/2013 
Dave shines a magical bright New Years light on the first Horror News of the Week for 2014. He starts off with a ton of news for HNR favorite, Bill Oberst Jr., with announcements about Circus of the Dead and Children of Sorrow. The ghost tale Cassadaga is up next with an impressive 12 minute making of video supporting the film's DVD/BluRay release. Santos, hell, the entire crew, is shocked with the announcement of a remake of Starship Troopers - and just wait to hear the blasphemous spin they may be taking. Robocop has released a ton of images for the film which is giving some of the cast hope that the film may be good, but not everyone. Oh, Santos. Netflix is adding 47 new horror films to its roster and Dave has a few highlights.

 

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Dec 31, 2013

American Mary, You're Next, The Conjuring and Maniac are just a few of the genre films of 2013 that thrilled, scared and entertained of the grue-crew throughout the past twelve months. These are the best horror,  sci-fi and fantasy films 2013 has to offer.

 

Co-hosts Doc RottenSantos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr., Dave Dreher,  and Thomas Mariani take a look back at the best films of 2013 each presenting their personal top 10 for the year. You're Next and The Conjuring make all four lists with Maniac placing on three of them. Some of last week's most disappointing films return this week to be on another host's best. Ha! Doc starts the ball rolling with the What Have You Been Watching segment with Haunter and Dave bring the final Horror News of the Week for 2013.

 

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00:05:10 – What Have You Been Watching: Haunter (2013) 
Wrapping up 2013, Doc takes in Haunter from director Vincenzo Natali, a sensational ghost tale that has a lovely young spirit realizing the horrible truth about her life - or unlife - but decides to save the life of a young still living teen girl. Abigail Breslin stars Lisa Johnson who has only a ghost of a chance in defeating the big bad haunter played by Stephen McHattie. Doc surprises his co-host as he announces that Haunter is also number ten on his list of best for the year. 

00:09:25 – The Best Genre Films of 2013 
As 2013 comes to a close, Doc, Thomas and Santos take a look back at the best of year, the most exciting, thrilling and influential genre films of 2013. Cutting to the chase here are the films discussed: 

Thomas Mariani 

  • 10) Warm Bodies 
  • 09) John Dies at the End  
  • 08) The Conjuring 
  • 07) Maniac 
  • 06) You're Next 
  • 05) Sightseers 
  • 04) Pacific Rim 
  • 03) This is the End 
  • 02) The World's End 
  • 01) Gravity 

 

The Black Saint 

  • 10) Banshee Chapter 
  • 09) The Lords of Salem 
  • 08) Frankenstein's Army 
  • 07) You're Next 
  • 06) Jug Face 
  • 05) Contracted 
  • 04) The Conjuring 
  • 03) The Seasoning House 
  • 02) Found 
  • 01) American Mary 

 

Dave Dreher 

  • 10) Macabre 
  • 09) Nailbiter 
  • 08) Frankenstein's Army 
  • 07) Contracted 
  • 06) Maniac 
  • 05) V/H/S/2 
  • 04) Big Ass Spider! 
  • 03) The Conjuring 
  • 02) You're Next 
  • 01) American Mary 

 

Doc Rotten

  • 10) Haunter 
  • 09) V/H/S/2 
  • 08) Stoker 
  • 07) Maniac 
  • 06) Pacific Rim 
  • 05) You're Next 
  • 04) This is the End 
  • 03) Evil Dead 
  • 02) The Conjuring 
  • 01) Gravity 

 

01:11:00 - Horror News of the Week for 12/30/2013 
Dave returns this week to proudly bring his final Horror News of the Week for 2013. Doc is happy to hear that the trailer for Dead Snow 2: Dead vs Red has been released. The next installment to the Amityville Horror franchise gets its January 2015 release date and a new name: Amityville. SyFy is promoting its new genre show, Helix, with a dozen or so short trailers confusing everyone on the podcast. Dave shares news of Fear Clinic including his interviewing the director and teases set visit articles on the way. Last up is True Blood loses one of is supporting cast with the exit of Luke Grimes. 

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