Dwayne The Rock Johnson stars in this year's apokalyptic CGI-laden disaster film, SAN ANDREAS from director Brad Peyton and writer Carlton Cuse. Carla Gugino, Alexandra Daddario, Paul Giamatti, Ioan Gruffudd, Hugo Johnstone-Burt and Art Parkinson support the special effects and the Rock as Super-Dad. The film is stupid in so many ways but manages to be awesome regardless of the most insane destruction and impossible feats of heroism...ever. The Black Saint proclaims The Rock is a god.
Dave dishes a new plate of HORROR NEWS OF THE WEEK with the sad news about the passing of Betsy Palmer, the possible casting of Dwayne Johnson as Jack Burton and the retirement of legendary make-up artist Rick Baker. Also, Joseph Perry returns with a third report from the Jeonju International Film Festival with a new set of horror movie reviews from abroad.
Co-hosts Doc Rotten, Santos (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! Doc announces a new contest as HNR teams up with Arc Entertainment for a Private Number DVD giveaway.
When the earth shakes rattling San Francisco in San Andreas, they will feel it on the East Coast. Or so warns Paul Giamatti. The amount of destruction and implausible effects and disaster is exhausting eye candy. The Rock manages to squeeze out a tear or two as he fights to save his daughter, Alexandria Daddario, from a building sinking into tsunami soaked streets. The grue-crew all realize that the movie is preposterous but cannot deny the film's appeal and entertainment value. The film is fun.
Horror News Radio is teaming up with Arc Entertainmnet to provide a DVD giveaway of their film PRIVATE NUMBER featuring Judd Nelson, Tom Sizemore, Hal Ozsan & Nicholle Tom. Contest is open to US addresses only. The deadline to enter is June 7, 2015. Check out http://horrornewsradio.com/trivia-privatenumber for more information.
Dave shares the Horror News of the Week with news of the passing of Betsy Palmer, Mrs. Voorhees in the original Friday the 13th. The Rock remains in the news with the announcement that he is in negotiations to produce and star in the remake of Big Trouble in Little China. Blumhouse steps in to wrangle control of Eli Roth's The Green Inferno announcing the film's release...finally. Rick Baker, the man behind An American Werewolf in London and many more horror films, is planning on retiring from the business. The trailer for the independent film Volumes of Blood promises a unique anthology film.
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