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Sep 4, 2013

The World's End is the third in Edgar Wright's Three Flavors Cornetto trilogy featuring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost in key roles. Co-hosts Doc RottenDave DreherSantos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr.Thomas Mariani and Vixen recap and review the  film addressing the expectations, inspirations and hilarity. Dave returns each and every episode with the horror news of the week and Doc has some site updates with this week's HorrorNews.Net Podcast house cleaning.

 

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Episode 22 – The World's End 
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0:01:58– House Cleaning - Dracula on TVtalk.com - IndieGoGo for Dead Afterlife - Tear Out The Heart 
Doc steps in to begin the show with a trio of updates about the podcast. First up is the news that co-hosts Thomas Mariani and Doc Rotten will be hosting the NBC's Dracula show over at TVtalk.com, an iOS/Android app that has 20 minutes shows recapping and reviewing the fall season. Thomas and Doc will be tackling Bram Stoker's novel turned TV serial from the show runner of Carnivale, Daniel Knauf. Also, the IndieGoGo campaign continues for the HorrorNews.Net presents Dead Afterlife. Check the link below for options in this crowd funding opportunity. Also, Doc gives a shout to Tear Out The Heart for providing the music for the opening and closing of each episode.

 

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00:06:35 - What You've Been Watching - Hell Baby 
Doc introduces a new segment this week where one of the co-hosts will spotlight a horror film or TV show they've endured over the past week in What You've Been Watching. This week Doc shares his experience catching the screener for the horror-comedy film Hell Baby from the creators of Reno 911.

 

0:11:38- The World's End recap and review 
The World's End
 is one of the more anticipated films of the Summer for many of the crew here at HorrorNews.Net Podcast. But, the film surprisingly meets mixed reviews. What? Thomas champions the film while Vixen is disappointed with the overall ending and tone of the film. Simon Pegg and Nick Frost lead the cast in Edgar Wright's third entry into his loosely connected Cornetto trilogy. Catch the review of the film and let us know what you think.

 

0:45:38– Horror news of the week 
Dave Dreher’s horror news of the week begins with news that Time Warner Cable (boo!) has finally brought back Showtime to its cable line up which, in turn, allows fans of Dexter the ability to catch up on missed episodes before the epic finale to the season and the show comes in the next few weeks. The Dexter blackout is over. Next, X-Files may return to theaters with Simon Pegg on board to join the cast. HBO has J.J. Abrams bringing Westworld to the cable channel as an upcoming genre TV show. Ti West's The Sacrament is in the news this week with the release of the film's poster and stills. And, finally, Dave shares the upcoming NECA 8bit Freddy Kruger action figure.

 

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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 23, 2013

Kick-Ass 2 is yet another Summer film that has the grue-crew divided on their opinions with not everyone on board enjoying the return of Kick-Ass, Hit-Girl and Chris D'Amico. Co-hosts Doc RottenDave DreherSantos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr.Thomas Mariani and Vixen recap and review the graphic, brutal and funny super-hero film. We also have Jay Lee, the director of Alyce Kills, joining us to discuss his film out on DVD August, 20, 2013. Dave fires up the crypt-keepers with the horror news of the week and Doc has another contest to share.

 

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Episode 20 – Kick-Ass 2 and Jay Lee - Alyce Kills interview 
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0:02:46 - Kick-Ass 2 recap and review 
Kick-Ass 2
, based on the further adventures of the characters created by Mark Millar and John Romita, Jr., continues to explore what would happen if a teenager decided to become a superhero in the real world, amplifying the violence, consequences and gore. Aaron Taylor-Johnson returns as Kick-Ass and Chloe Grace Moretz reprises her role as Hit-Girl. While Hit-Girl all but owns the movie, the amazonian-sized Mother Russia threatens to steal the entire picture. Brilliant! In a rare turn of events, Santos is the one who praises the film the most from the crew while Vixen cannot hold back her disdain. It's a lively discussion about the film.

 

0:32:22 - Interview with Jay Lee, director of Alyce Kills 
This week we have an Interview with Jay Lee, the director of Alyce Kills; the unrated DVD is out August 20, 2013. The film explores a dark downward spiral of a young woman who tries to cover up the tragic events that lead to the death of her roommate. The more the fingers of lies and deceit close their grip, the more unhinged Alyce becomes until she fully embraces the evil that blossoms in a gory, bloody night of horror. Jay Lee speaks with Doc and Dave about the origins of the film, casting Jane Dornfeld as Alyce and the significance of Alice in Wonderland to the plot.

 

0:54:48 - Horror news of the week 
Dave Dreher’s horror news of the week begins with the extensive Blu-ray documentary collection about Friday the 13th series of films called Crystal Lake Memories. This is followed by the grue-crew trying to make out what the heck The Stranger teaser trailer from J.J. Abrams and Bad Robot is actually all about. Thomas is especially interested in Dave's news about Escape from Tomorrow about a man on the brink of insanity when he receives bad news while visiting a Disney theme park. The extended Nightbreed re-cut from Clive Barker's script gets an official name: Nightbreed the extended director's cut. Look for it soon from Scream Factory. Dave ends the news with the sales trailer and poster from Timur Bekmambetov's Squirrels. Doc steps in with more news about HorrorNews.Net presents Dead Afterlife, including the launch of their IndieGoGo site.

 

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/horrornews-net-presents-dead-afterlife

1:17:25 - HNN Contest to win one of 3 copies of the Absence Blu-ray 
It is time for another crazy contest on the podcast, for this one 3 lucky winners will each win a copy of the Absence Blu-ray. The contest is open until Midnight (EST), Sunday, August 25, 2013 and is open to US addresses only. You have two options to win! The first option is to join the HorrorNews.Net Podcast group, https://www.facebook.com/groups/HorrorNewsNetPodcast/, and complete the poll on the following question: What is your favorite Found Footage horror film? The second way to win is to answer the same question in an email sent to DocRotten@HorrorNews.Net with Absence in the subject line along with your mailing address. Here is the synopsis of the film, Absense: “Expectant mother Liz wakes to discover that her unborn child has disappeared overnight. She travels to the mountains with her husband and brother to escape the attention of prying neighbors and police – and to try to make sense of what happened, where they realize that their ordeal is not yet over.”

 

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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 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 14, 2013

Elysium, it is either the best or worst science fiction summer film of 2013. Co-hosts Doc RottenDave DreherSantos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr.Thomas Mariani and Vixen debate the good, the bad and god-awful with Neill Blomkamp's follow up to District 9. Before the grue-crew lash, loath and love the film starring Matt Damon, Jodie Foster and Sharlto Copley, the guys (and gal) are joined by Edward Douglas and Gavin Goszka from Midnight Syndicate to discuss their latest CD, Monsters of Legend. After all the thrills settle down, Dave rejuvenates the crypt-keepers with the horror news of the week and Doc has another contest to share.

 

The Official HorrorNews.Net Podcast 
Episode 19 – Elysium and Midnight Syndicate interview 
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Midnight Syndicate is a fan-favorite genre band producing fantastic, creepy Halloween and horror movie inspired music for nearly two decades. Edward Douglas and Gavin Goszka join the grue-crew to pimp their latest and greatest, Monsters of Legend, an instrumental CD inspired by the horror films from Universal Monsters (and Hammer Films, as we learn during the interview). The duo also discuss their inspirations, the horror films that shaped their childhood and what makes or breaks a good horror sound track. Check out more from Midnight Syndicate at their website, http://www.midnightsyndicate.com/, or their Facebook fan page, https://www.facebook.com/MidnightSyndicate.

 

Distict 9 is a favorite among the grue-crew and everyone, except maybe Vixen, admits they were eagerly awaiting Neill Blomkamp's follow up to his impressive debut film. Elysium is that film. It's the story of a future impoverished world where the 99% inhabit Earth in shanty-towns while the fortunate and wealthy 1% live in a virus-free, eutopia in the upper atmosphere called Elysium. After a disastrous accident leaving Max (Matt Damon) irradiated with only 5 days to live, the down-on-his-luck anti-hero must team up with a band of smugglers to break into Elysium. Meanwhile, Sharlto Copley steals every scene and Jodie Foster invents a brand new accent. While the reviews and opinions are divisive, everyone agrees the film is beautifully films with impressive visuals and tone. Be sure to check out the book, Elysium: The Art of the Film (by Mark Salisbury) from Titan Books.

 

Dave Dreher's horror news of the week begins with the sad news of the passing of Karen Black. Mrs. Black is a fondly remembered actress from the Seventies (primarily, but not limited to) in such genre films as Burnt OfferingsDay of the Locust and Trilogy of Terror. Outside of horror, she is known for Easy Rider, Five Easy Pieces, The Great Gatsby (1974) and Airport 1975. Dave's news continues with the news, clips and featurettes coming non-stop from the promotion engine supporting Insidious: Chapter 2. He follows that up with news from TV terror, shows like Dracula, Sleepy Hollow, and (gasp) From Dusk Till Dawn. Next is news that Jeffrey Combs and Stuart Gordon are teaming up to bring Combs' one-man play about Edgar Allan Poe, Nevermore, to the big screen. The last bit for this week is about the Evil Dead bikini, a one-of-a-kind product found on Etsy.

 

It is time for another crazy contest on the podcast, for this one 3 lucky winners will each win a copy of the Absence Blu-ray. The contest is open until Midnight (EST), Sunday, August 25, 2013 and is open to US addresses only. You have two options to win! The first option is to join the HorrorNews.Net Podcast group, https://www.facebook.com/groups/HorrorNewsNetPodcast/, and complete the poll on the following question: What is your favorite Found Footage horror film? The second way to win is to answer the same question in an email sent to DocRotten@HorrorNews.Net with Absence in the subject line along with your mailing address. Here is the synopsis of the film, Absense: "Expectant mother Liz wakes to discover that her unborn child has disappeared overnight. She travels to the mountains with her husband and brother to escape the attention of prying neighbors and police - and to try to make sense of what happened, where they realize that their ordeal is not yet over."

 

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Vixen: twitter @purevixen44

 

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 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 7, 2013

Viktor Frankenstein Lives! Frankenstein’s Army unleashes an legion of monsters upon a Russian battalion in Richard Raaphorst’s low-budget horror film. Co-hosts Doc RottenDave DreherSantos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr.Thomas Mariani and Vixen recap and discuss the film, bizarre creatures and found-footage. After the review, director BJ McDonnell joins the grue-crew to discuss Hatchet III coming out soon on DVD and Blu-ray. Then, Dave brings us the horror news of the week while Doc announced the winner of the TwixtBlu-ray giveaway.

  

The Official HorrorNews.Net Podcast  
Episode 18 – Frankenstein’s Army and BJ McDonnell (Hatchet III) Interview  
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 Frankenstein’s Army is an astonishing film from a director with a clear vision and an obvious love for horror films and movie monsters. The Zombots in the film are visual nightmares, incredible in their production and design. Viktor Frankenstein played by Karel Roden is insane, but brilliant. Director Richard Raaphorst illustrates what can be done with a small budget and big imagination. The grue-crew are somewhat divided on the film’s story, but they all agree the monsters are incredible with Santos suggesting it may end up on his top 10 horror films of the year.

 

BJ McDonnell, director of Hatchet III, joins in to talk about the DVD/Blu-ray release of his film about Adam Green’s modern horror icon, Victor Crowley. BJ shares his experiences filming the low budget slasher film in the Louisiana swamps while keeping the alligators out of the mess hall. He provides insight into the Jason-vs-Jason scene where Kane Hodder as Crowley faces off Derek Mears as Hawes. He even talks about filming the reshoots for Rob Zombie’s The Lords of Salem. It’s a wild and lively conversation with one of the rising stars of modern horror.

 

Dave chimes in with the Horror News of the Week starting off with the bizarre and confusing trailer for the upcoming release Fright Night 2, the sequel to the Colin Farrell reboot of the classic Fright Night film. None of the stars are returning but some of the dead characters are – Evil Ed. What is going on? Next up is another release of the classic from 1973, The Exorcist. This time in Blu-ray and with a 40th Anniversary annotation. American Horror Story: Coven announces its premiere date, October 9, 2013. There’s a Pet Semetarydocumentary in the works: Unearthed and Untold: The Path to Pet SemetarySharknado is in the news again this week. The film was recently released theatrically for a single midnight showing across the US in 200 theaters, but only draws a couple hundred thousand in return.

 

CONTEST: The Official HorrorNews.Net Podcast has another contest  winner to announce. Matt Metzger of Conway, Arizona is the proud owner of the TWIXT giveaway. Congratulations! Also, if you haven’t heard already, you can join the grue-crew on Facebook on the HorrorNews.Net Podcast group. Join up today. Woot! https://www.facebook.com/groups/HorrorNewsNetPodcast/

 

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Vixen: twitter @purevixen44

 

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 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 2, 2013

Snikt! The Wolverine brings the merry Marvel mutants back to the forefront with the second solo outing for Hugh Jackman as Logan. Co-hosts Doc RottenDave DreherSantos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr.Thomas Mariani and Vixen recap and discuss the film, the cast and the director, James Mangold. After the review, screenwriter (and HorrorNews.Net Manager) Mike Joy joins the grue-crew to discuss his upcoming film, DEAD afterlife. And don’t forget to hang around as Doc announces another contest.

 

The Official HorrorNews.Net Podcast 
Episode 17 – The Wolverine 

 

Wolverine has been featured in three X-men films (X-Men, X2, X-Men: Last Stand), starred in a solo feature (X-Men Origins: Wolverine) and made an impressive cameo in X-Men: First Class. He is also set to appear in the next X-film, X-Men: Days of Future Past, due out Summer 2014. (How many times can Doc write X-Men? Woot!) Combined with The Wolverine, that makes an impressive 7 appearances as everyone’s favorite Canadian adamantium-laced mutant. Dialing back the over-the-top action (at least until the third act), The Wolverine concentrates on the character. It deals with the man coming to terms with his own immortality and his taking the life of the woman he loves, Jean Grey. From there, Logan ends up in Japan based on a popular 1980′s comic book mini-series written by Chris Claremont and illustrated by Frank Miller. How does the adaptation compare? How does Jackman do returning to the role yet again? Is Muriko his one true love? All that and bloody claws on this episode of the Official HorrorNews.Net Podcast.

 

Mike Joy, HorrorNews.Net site manager, chimes in this week with a special interview talking about his upcoming film, DEAD afterlife. Mike shares his insight on the beginnings of developing a script for a horror film, how individuals get attached to the film (director, actors, distributors) and the challenges of financing a low budget film. The film is set to star Bill Oberst, Jr., Michael Berryman, Bill Moseley, Kane Hodder and Austin Idol. The interview gives you a rare peak behind the curtain with the film as it is just being developed. Big things in store for Mike Joy and HorrorNews.Net.

 

CONTEST: The Official HorrorNews.Net Podcast has another contest to win fun, creepy, horror prizes. This time around it is the Blu-ray for Francis Ford Coppola’s horror film, Twixt. Described as “an homage to his lifelong love of the horror genre,” Twixt, out now on DVD and Blu-ray from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, tells the tale of Hall Baltimore investigating a small-town murder that involves nightmares, ghosts and horrifying revelations. HorrorNews.Net Podcast has a copy to give away to one lucky listener. All you have to do is email an answer to the question below along with your name and address to docrotten@horrornews.net with “Twixt” in the subject line. CONTEST ENDS Midnight Sunday, August 4, 2013. The WINNER will be announced with episode 18.

 

Which actor portrays Hall Baltimore in the film, Twixt
A) Val Kilmer 
B) Ethan Hawke 
C) Kurt Russel 
D) Jeff Bridges 

 

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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 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!

Jul 24, 2013

The Conjuring scares up boffo-box this weekend, smashing records and trouncing the competition. Co-hosts Doc RottenDave DreherSantos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr.Thomas Mariani and Vixen recap and discuss the film, the cast and the director, James Wan. #ScaryAsHell Indeed! Dave steps in to bring the horror news of the week and Doc announces another contest.

 

The Official HorrorNews.Net Podcast 
Episode 16 – The Conjuring 

 

Ed and Lorraine Warren are the original ghost hunters seen as the experts in paranormal activity back to the 60′s and 70′s. James Wan’s The Conjuring shares one of their most frightening tales, untold for over fourty years. The result is one of the scariest films of this decade. The grue-crew dissect and discuss the film in length with a spoiler-filled review (but they don’t give everything away, no sir). Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga are wonderful as the Warrens and Lili Taylor is extraordinary as the matriarch of a family haunted by restless spirits and unexplained demonic forces. Scary as hell only begins to describe The Conjuring.

 

Dave steps in to calm their nerves with the horror news of the week. First up is the Emmy Nominations including a best actress nod to Vera Farmiga as Norma Bates in Bates Motel. But the big announcement is the 17 nominations for American Horror Story: Asylum. Insane! Next up is the announcement of Anchor Bay Entertainment and Trancas International Blu-ray release of the 35th anniversary of John Carpenter’s Halloween. Amazing! NBC sneaks in with another trailer for the October 25th premiere of their Dracula TV series starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers as the fanged count. The trailer is full of blood, violence and late 19th century costumes. Exciting! In YouTube land, Dave shares a information about a video that compares Oz, the Great and Powerful with Army of Darkness, frame by frame, beat by beat. Uncanny! Last is news of all about SyFy’s Sharknado - more showing of the original while the sequel takes the sharks to Manhatten. Incredible!

The Official HorrorNews.Net Podcast has another contest to win fun, creepy, horror prizes. This time around it is the Blu-ray for Francis Ford Coppola’s horror film, Twixt. Described as “an homage to his lifelong love of the horror genre,” Twixt (out now on DVD and Blu-ray from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, tells the tale of Hall Baltimore investigating a small-town murder that involves nightmares, ghosts and horrifying revelations. HorrorNews.Net Podcast has a copy to give away to one lucky listener. All you have to do is email an answer to the question below along with your name and address to docrotten@horrornews.net with “Twixt” in the subject line.

Which actor portrays Hall Baltimore in the film, Twixt?
A) Val Kilmer
B) Ethan Hawke
C) Kurt Russel
D) Jeff Bridges

Doc Rotten: facebook DoctorRotten, 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

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!

Jul 16, 2013

Pacific Rim is the topic this week as co-hosts Doc RottenDave DreherSantos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr.Thomas Mariani and Vixen climb aboard Gipsy Danger, Crimson Typhoon and Striker Eureka  to battle cinema's most dangerous Kaiju: Onibaba, Knifehead, Leatherback, Otachi, Scunner, Raiju, Sydney and Slattern. It's giant monsters battling giant robots, baby, in 3D IMAX on the big screen. Wahoo! But, do all of the grue-crew agree? Tempers rise, opinions sail and someone mentions Grown Ups 2. WTF? Dave steps in to save the day with the horror news of the week and Doc shares a handful of listener feedback.

 

The Official HorrorNews.Net Podcast 
Episode 15 – Pacific Rim

 

Pacific Rim is a homage to Godzilla, Ultraman and Transformers among many other Sci-fi, giant monster-giant robot films. Still, somehow, Dave finds a way to compare it to Starship TroopersPacific Rim is large, loud and entertaining as hell, but still the grue-crew is divided on how successful the film is. It's Dave and Santos in one corner and Vixen and Thomas in the other with Doc caught in the middle. Still, the film is a blast and SHOULD NOT BE MISSED, especially in IMAX 3D.

 

David drops the horror news knowledge on us this week beginning with the social network phenomenon that is Sharknado. The little crappy film that could. Santos sings its praises as one of the best worst films ever. Next up is news about the director and cast additions to DEAD afterlife from HorrorNews.Net's own Mike Joy. Jared Cohn is signed to direct (Bikini Spring Break, Hold Your Breath, 12/12/12) and the cast now includes Michael Berryman, Bill Oberst Jr.,  Bill Moseley, Kane Hodder and Austin Idol. Dave jumps into a trio of horror TV news with True Blood renewed for season 7, The Following keeps a key member on its cast despite their obvious death scene, and Siberia is scaring up some fans across the 'net. Then the grue-crew discuss the poor box office for Pacific Rim and all the cool early news coming out of the SDCC for 2013.

 

To the grue-crew's delight, the listeners of the Official HorrorNews.Net Podcast have shared their thoughts. Luis Angel Rodriguez from Texas and Joan Sherwood from Facebook both write in to share how much they enjoy the show. Wow! Thanks, guys. Jen and Sylvia Soska respond to episode 13 covering their film, American Mary, reaching out to Santos and praising Vixen's female perspective. Rock on! And, finally, T.J. Fowler is back with another entertaining voice mail from Finland all about V/H/S/2. Keep it up!

 

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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!

Jul 11, 2013

American Horror Story: Asylum star Naomi Grossman (Pepper) and The Collection star Josh Stewart spend some time with Doc Rotten. It is interview week as co-hosts Dave DreherSantos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr.Thomas Mariani and Vixen take a breather preparing for Pacific Rim and The Conjuring over the next few weeks. Doc Rotten provides two interviews for episode 14 gathered at the Blood at the Beach horror convention this past spring in Virginia Beach, VA. Pay close attention and you may hear a little from Vixen in there as well.

 

The Official HorrorNews.Net Podcast 
Episode 14 - Interviews with Naomi Grossman and Josh Stewart

 

Naomi Grossman's popularity burst upon the scene with her first appearance in the premiere episode of American Horror Story: Asylum as the microcephalia inflicted inmate, Pepper. Her character is so popular that Pepper has become a bit of a cultural phenomenon with her face being tattooed onto people's body parts (check out the podcast for details!) and posters created suggesting Pepper for President. Much of Pepper's appeal comes directly from the performance of the actor hidden beneath the make-up: Naomi Grossman. Her attention to detail, expressive features and comedic timing add up to one of the most surprising and entertaining highlights found within the popular TV show.

 

Josh Stewart is the star of both The Collector and its sequel, The Collection, playing petty crook turned hero, Arkin O'Brien. Josh's career also includes roles in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button from David Fincher and The Dark Knight Rises from Christopher Nolan. But it is in the two Collector films from director Marcus Dunstan where the talented actor has had his most prominent exposure to horror fans. In the podcast, Josh shares his experiences preparing for the physical demands of facing the film's antagonist, taking hard knocks and getting a little too close to a room full of fire.

 

Check back with the grue-crew in the coming weeks as we tackle this Summer's biggest, most anticipated genre treats: Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim, James Wan's The Conjuring and James Margold's The Wolverine. We also have some guests lined up including the writer of the upcoming HorrorNews.Net horror film, DeadAlive. Be sure to check the crew out on Facebook, Twitter and back here with the Official HorrorNews.Net Podcast.

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Jul 4, 2013

American Mary, from directors Jen Soska and Sylvia Soska (Twisted Twins), is the topic this week as co-hosts Doc RottenDave DreherSantos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr.Thomas Mariani and Vixen discuss the independent feature. Dave steps in to illuminate the podcast with this week’s horror movie news. We have a winner of the Stoker BluRay contest and much, much more.

 

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Episode 13 – American Mary

 

Katharine Isabelle stars as Mary Mason in American Mary from the dynamic, talented team behind Dead Hooker in a Trunk, Jen and Sylvia SoskaAfter sharing praises for the film with the grue-crew and providing HorrorNews.Net with a great interview with the Twisted Twins (read the interview here and part 2 here), Santos easily convinced everyone to tackle American Mary with this episode. The result is a splendid example of love of cinema and love of horror with a rocking thriller. One by one, the crew examine what the film is trying to say and reveal with Isabelle's Mary Mason as she spirals down a dark, grisly path.

 

David drops the horror news knowledge on us this week beginning with a new clip from the film Absence, a low budget film getting strong buzz wrapped in mystery. Next up is news about two BluRay releases that get Doc all excited. Warner Brothers is releasing the classic 1953 Vincent Price film, House of Wax in all its 3D glory. And Millennium Entertainment is releasing Hammer's Dracula, Prince of Darkness starring Christopher Lee. Showtime has the season premiere of Dexter season 8 up on their site and HorrorNews.Net has the link to watch it for free, courtesy of the cable network. Last, but not least, is the news of the documentary about famous poster artist Drew Struzan (Drew - the Man Behind the Poster) which is set to premiere at SDCC 2013.

 

Congratulations to Stephen Nettles from Romeoville, Illinios for winning the Stoker Blu-Ray. He was randomly chosen from listeners of the podcast who shared links to the past few podcasts on Facebook and Twitter. Thank you to Stephen (and all the other contestants) for sharing the word on the Official HorrorNews.Net Podcast. Keep your eyeballs peeled for future contests. In the meantime be sure to share your thoughts about the podcast and the movies at Speakpipe (see link below) or reach us on Facebook and Twitter.

 

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Jun 25, 2013

"BRAINS!" zombies, zombies, zombies!

 

World War Z is the topic this week as co-hosts Doc RottenDave DreherSantos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr. and Thomas Mariani deconstruct, defend and destroy the watered down zombie-action blockbuster featuring the talents of Brad Bitt. ... Dave steps in to re-animate the podcast with this week’s horror movie news. There’s one more week remaining for the Stoker BluRay contest, catch the details and enter to win.

 

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Episode 12 – World War Z 

 

World War Z is based on the novel from Max Brooks. Dave and Thomas quickly point out that the movie has very little to do with the book outside the name to much their chagrin. Dave shares his distaste for the matter while Thomas decides he is decidedly in the middle. Santos rants and raves while Doc faces off defending the film "as a summer action flick." The debate gets heated. The review is spoiler heavy and touches upon just about every aspect of the movie, from the director to Brad Pitt to the missing Matthew Fox to the zombies themselves.

 

David drops the horror news knowledge on us this week beginning with sad news of the passing of legendary horror/sci-fi author Richard Matheson. The prolific writer is responsible for classic horror entries from some of the best Twilight Zone episode to Kolchak: The Night Stalker to The Legend of Hell House to I Am Legend and so much more. Sad, sad news. Next up is the announcement that the Italian band Goblin is touring the States this October (2013) - the band provided music for Dawn of the Dead (1978), Susperia (1977) and more. Next is news and discussion about the found-footage Bigfoot movie, Willow Creek, from the unique director Bobcat Goldthwait. Last news from Dave is announcements from Brad Fuller about the second season of Hannibal. Then Doc jumps in with the rumors of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson starring in Terminator 5 - if true, can he salvage this troubled franchise as well?

 

If you are a fan of Stoker (or have yet to experience what all the fuss is about), then the next podcast contest is for you where you can score the Blu-Ray coming out this June. Winning the Blu-Ray is easy. All you have to do is link to the  podcast posting on HorrorNews.Net ( http://horrornews.net/73466/podcast-the-official-horrornews-net-podcast-eps-12 ) on your favorite Social Network: Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest; and, then send us the link to your posting (along with your name and address) to docrotten@horrornews.net. You’ve got two weeks, until July 1st, 2013. Spread the word and reap the rewards.

 

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Jun 19, 2013

It's the end of the word and the apocalypse has never been funnier! This is the End is the topic this week as co-hosts Doc RottenDave DreherSantos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr., Thomas Mariani and Vixen all give the film high praise and adoration. Could it be the most absurd horror comedy in decades? Will Michael Cera gets his revenge? The gang cover the jokes, the scares and the actors as well, who shamelessly take jabs at their own personas. Dave steps in to bring the podcast back down to reality with this week's horror movie news. There's a new contest and some listener feedback.

 

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Episode 11 - This is the End 

 

With This is the End, Jay Burachel and Seth Rogen lead an all-star cast dubbed "The New Doobie Brothers" by Rolling Stone magazine: James Franco, Jonah Hill, Craig Robinson and Danny McBride. The reckoning arrives leaving the cast behind to face the hell that erupts upon Earth. Cameos to beat all cameos and gags to destroy all gags, This is the End nearly gets a perfect score all around from the grue-crew.

 

David drops the horror news knowledge on us this week beginning with news that HorrorNews.Net will be producing their own horror film called Dead Afterlife. Check the site, indiegogo and future podcasts for more news as the project progresses. The Conjuring is showing up on TV sets across the nation as the marketing campaign begins. The first of two James Wan directed horror films this year. Wan's partner in crime, Leigh Whannell is bringing Cooties to the screens next year where Elijah Wood and his fellow teachers must face off a terrifying group of devilish students. The creators behind Black Devil Doll are campaigning to bring the concept to TV. And finally, Rob Zombie brings his horror ideas to theme parks with Great American Nightmare in LA this fall which leads into a conversation about Game of Thrones and True Blood.

 

If you are a fan of Stoker (or have yet to experience what all the fuss is about), then the next podcast contest is for you where you can score the Blu-Ray coming out this June. Winning the Blu-Ray is easy. All you have to do is link to the  podcast posting on HorrorNews.Net ( http://horrornews.net/73231/podcast-the-official-horrornews-net-podcast-eps-11 ) on your favorite Social Network: Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest; and, then send us the link to your posting (along with your name and address) to docrotten@horrornews.net. You've got two weeks, until July 1st, 2013. Spread the word and reap the rewards.

 

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Jun 13, 2013

Utopian future meets A Clockwork Orange home invasion with The Purge as co-hosts Doc RottenDave DreherSantos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr., Thomas Mariani and Vixen discuss the latest horror thriller to take the top spot in the weekend box office. James DeMonaco's film starring Ethan Hawke and Lena Headly grabs an impressive 34 million its opening weekend making it a surprise summer blockbuster. "Who'da'thunk'it?" So, what does the grue-crew think of The Purge? After that series of shocking revelations, Dave steps in with horror movie news for this week.

 

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Episode 10 - The Purge 

 

In the near future (2022), the United States has become a peace zone due to the initiation of "The Purge" where once a year, for twelve hours, all crime is legal and condoned, even murder. That is the interesting set up for The Purge starring Ethan Hawke and Lena Headly. A family is put on edge when the young son allows a strange refuge in their home during the purge causing conflicts in the home between the parents and the loner and outside the home when a group of lunatic strangers show up to claim their prize. Hand over the scourge or die along side him. Vixen stands alone defender her love for this surprise box office hit where she claims the social commentary makes the flm. The rest of the crew, not so much.

 

Dave steps in the bring in some peace with the horror news of the week. Ghostbusters gets the Room 237 treatment with the upcoming Aussie documentary Spook Central. James Wan premiered the teaser trailer for the fall horror sequel Insidious Chapter 2. Coming to Blu-ray from Warner Brothers is John Carpenter's In the Mouth of Madness. Max (Chronicle) Landis lets loose some facts about his version of Frankenstein coming fall 2014 starring Daniel Radcliffe as Igor. Bill Moseley, Kane Hodder and Roddy Piper, starring as versions of themselves, lead the cast of Smothered where the titanic trio are invited to the home of a fan only to find themselves hunted by a maniac.

 

During the feedback, Doc shares his review of the book A Life in Film: Peter Cushing by David Miller from Titan Publishing featuring the films and career of the famous Hammer horror icon.

 

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Check out the Spook Central trailer here.

Jun 5, 2013

Found footage meets horror anthology again with V/H/S/2 as co-hosts Doc RottenDave DreherSantos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr., Thomas Mariani and Vixen discuss the sequel coming out June 6 on VOD and in July in a theater near you from Magnet Releasing. An impressive gathering of young horror directors unite to film a series of shorts that include zombies, aliens, ghosts, demons and a satanic cult. The grue-crew examine each of the four segments and the wrap-around story. After they recover from that exhausting debate, Dave jumps in with this week's horror news.

 

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Episode 9 –  V/H/S/2 

 

Based on the original anthology concept from horror fan turned producer Brad Miska, V/H/S/2 has a pair of private detectives breaking into a house looking for their client's missing son but finding a series of horrifying films on VHS tapes...and so much more. The wrap around story, Tape 49, is directed by Simon Barrett.  Adam Wingard directs and stars in the first segment, Clinical Trials Phase 1, which turns out to be Vixen's favorite. Eduardo Sanchez and Gregg Hale tackle the next segment, A Ride in the Park, where a biker with a GoPro camera encounters the living dead. Gareth Evans and Timo Tjanjanto team up to direct the third segment, Safe Haven, where a documentary team attempt to expose the secrets of a notorious cult and their charismatic leader. This ends up the favorite of the entire group. Jason Eisener heads up the last segment, Alien Abduction Slumber Party, where a sleep over ends up in dire straights and bright lights. It's a relatively spoiler free rant on each chapter.

 

Dave starts off this week's horror news with Horror Decor's VHS pillow - a terrific addition to any horror collector's treasures. Next up is news that Terminator 5 is set to return to James Cameron's possession and that he might step up to direct the next sequel. Another high profile director is in the next news item: the makers of The Walking Dead have admitted to approaching George Romero to direct an episode of the hit AMC series only to have him decline. Adrian Garcia Bogliano's anticipated but oddly cast upcoming horror flick Late Phases is up next. What does the film have in common with Gilligan's Island? Listen to find out! Hannibal gets the green light for season two for the last bit of news this week to Doc's delight.

 

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May 22, 2013

Co-hosts Doc RottenDave DreherSantos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr. and Thomas Mariani boldly go where no HorrorNews.Net podcaster has gone before…deep into space with J.J. Abrams and his latest feature Star Trek Into Darkness with the return of Captain Kirk, Spock, Bones McCoy and the crew of the Enterprise facing the deadly threat of John Harrison also known as…[shut your mouth]. Ah! Spoilers abound as the grue-crew review the sci-fi instant classic. Also, welcome aboard the latest addition to the podcast crew, the lovely Vixen. That’s right, the HorrorNews.Net Podcast now has a female perspective.

 

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Episode 7 – Star Trek Into Darkness 

 

J.J. Abrams returns to the Star Trek franchise one last time before space-jumping over to Disney’s take on the Star Wars universe. Back to the fold are Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, John Cho and Anton Yelchin as the crew of the Starship Enterprise. In their sophomore adventure, Kirk and Spock lead the crew on a mission to locate and detain John Harrison (Benedict Cumberbatch), a rogue Starfleet agent who has blown up the archives and murdered a number of high ranking Starfleet officials. The chase takes them right onto the doorstep of the Klingon Empire with Harrison hiding in a remote area of the planet Kronos. The grue-crew recap and review Star Trek Into Darkness discussing its merits as a Star Trek film, its handling of Star Trek cannon and its thinly veiled secrets – yes, the crew dive into spoiler territory.

  

In this week’s horror news, Dave starts off with the iOS app called Haunting Melissa. This app provides access to an iOS app series of ghost story short films called Haunting Melissa. Next up, Kurt Russell returns to the genre in a horror western called Bone Tomahawk. In horror TV news, NBC has picked up a LOST inspired series called Siberia and FOX has begun promoting this fall’s Sleepy Hollow. Dave closes with yet another spin about the ongoing attempts to get a Ghostbusters 3 movie off the ground. Is Bill Murray involved or not?!

 

As we welcome new co-host Vixen to the crew, we also share some listener feedback as T.J. from Finland lays into the gang about sticking to horror in the show’s content. Do you agree with T.J.? If so (or if NOT!), be sure to send us some feedback and voice your opinion. Leave us Listener Feedback with the Speakpipe link below or a comment on the blog entry.

 

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May 15, 2013

Co-hosts Doc RottenDave DreherSantos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr. and Thomas Mariani welcome director Patrick Rae to the podcast to discuss his film Nailbiter coming out May 28, 2013 on DVD/BluRay. The guys also talk about this week’s limited theatrical/VOD releasse of Eli Roth’s Aftershock. Dave brings the news and Doc shares his visit to the Blood at the Beach III convention in Virginia Beach, VA. And, we have a winner for the Krampus: The Christmas Devil poster contest.

 

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Episode 6 – Patrick Rae (Director, Nailbiter) and reviews of Aftershock (Eli Roth)

 

Patrick Rae, the director of Nailbiter, joins the grue-crew this week to discuss the upcoming release of his latest horror film. When a family is forced off the road during a tornado warning, then take refuge a seemingly abandoned country home where they encounter creatures hidden in the storm. Patrick shares his experience making the film and preparing the film for release along with his first short films that appeared in Fangoria’s Blood Drive DVD.

 

Aftershock from Eli Roth (who also stars), directed by Nicolás López, came out this weekend. While it is widely available on VOD, it had an dismally small theatrical release. Still, Dave, Santos and Thomas were able to catch the film, sharing their thoughts and reactions to the disaster-horror film.

 

The news this weeks starts off with the sad news of the passing of special effects master Ray Harryhausen. Next up is news about the Gremlins remake. TV news takes up the next two slots. First up is the trailer of NBC’s Dracula featuring Jonathan Rhys Meyers which looks dead sexy. This is followed by further news about casting in American Horror Story: Coven, the third season of the popular series. Then Doc steps in to round out the news for the week recounting his misadventures at the Blood at the Beach III horror convention in Virginia Beach, VA.

 

We have a winner of the contest for a signed poster for the upcoming flick Krampus: The Christmas Devil where HNN fans left their best, funniest, craziest Tag Line for the film. Congratulations to Travis Eddings of Fayetteville, Arkansas who had not only the the winning entry but a total of 5 tag lines in his submission, a full house of imagination.

 

  • ‘Twas the Fright Before Christmas 
  • The Gift that Keeps on Killing 
  • You’re All He Wants For Christmas 
  • It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Terror 
  • Do You Fear What I Fear? 

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May 8, 2013

It’s super hero week at the Official HorrorNews.Net Podcast where co-hosts Doc RottenDave DreherSantos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr. and Thomas Mariani discuss the this summer’s first blockbuster, the mammoth box office hit, Iron Man 3. Robert Downey Jr. returns as Tony Stark in the first of phase 2 in Marvel Studios elaborate cinematic universe. After the lively (in one corner, we have Doc; in the other, we have Santos), Dave steps in to tackle this week’s horror news, May’s HNN Podcast contest and contact information.

 

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Episode 5 – Iron Man 3 

 

May is the beginning of the summer cinema season with Iron Man 3 launching the festivities with tremendous response from the audiences. Marvel Studios enlists Shane (Lethal Weapon, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang) Black to direct Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle and Jon Favreau returning in their roles of Tony Stark, Pepper Potts, James Rhodes and Happy Hogan. Guy Pearce and Ben Kingsley step up as this film’s villains to take a mighty swing at Iron Man and the Iron Patriot. Opinions vary for the grue-crew; but, in the end, everyone agrees the film is fun and entertaining.

 

The news from Dave Dreher this weeks begins with talk of Synapse’s BluRay release of Hammer Films’ Hands of the Ripper. Next up is Kickstarter discussion as Fangoria steps into the ring to reach out to finance their upcoming horror film, The Facility. Dave then shares the announcement that the AIP library is now up for remakes with 10 titles announced including the cheesy but fantastic War of the Colossal Beast . Eli Roth is back in the news this week with his latest effort (as actor and producer), Aftershock, a bloody, scary disaster film. Last up is discussion of the resurgence of Bigfoot films from Bobcat Goldthwait’s Willow Creek, Eduardo (The Blair Witch Project) Sánchez’ Exists and the horror-comedy Love in the Time of Monsters.

 

Also, don’t forget the contest to win a signed poster for the upcoming flick Krampus: The Christmas Devil is still running with only a few weeks left for fans to leave their best, funniest, craziest Tag Line for the film. Check out the trailer below, let your mind create pure insanity and send it into the crew at docrotten at horrornews dot net or any of the social media contacts below. Krampus: the Christmas DevilIMDB and Youtube.

 

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May 3, 2013

It’s documentary week at the Official HorrorNews.Net Podcast where co-hosts Doc RottenDave DreherSantos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr. and Thomas Mariani discuss the films Room 237 and My Amityville Horror. In one film, the interviewees try to convince the audience that Stanley Kubrick tried to hide hidden messages into the film The Shining. In the other, Daniel Lutz shares his experiences surviving the terror of the events described within The Amityville Horror. Afterwhich, Dave jumps in with this week’s news.

 

Stanley Kubrick’s adaptation of The Shining is thought of as one of the classic horror films and, by many, one of the most frightening. In Room 237 a collection of mega-fans share their theories on many discovered hidden items in the film. Do they spell out Kubrick’s confession of faking the lunar landings? Or do they illustrate the something far more sinister? Santos quickly calls them all out while still enjoying the film.

 

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Episode 4 – Room 237 & My Amityville Horror 

 

In My Amityville Horror, the effects of surviving the world’s most famous haunting is documented with a series of interviews with a surviving member of the Lutz family. The film is fascinating but Santos once again calls them all out. Brilliant!

 

Dave steps in with this week’s horror news beginning with the season finale of The Following featuring Kevin Bacon. The show is already renewed and Dave discusses the successes and failures in the final episode of season one. Up next is news of Scream Factory’s Vincent Price BluRay collection release featuring many of  his Poe films and The Abominable Dr. Phibes. The grue-crew are all jazzed to get this set but Doc wonders where is the BluRay for The Tingler. Dave continues with news about the upcoming seasons of True Blood and Dexter. Then the conversation turns to the astounding Wondercon trailer for Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim. Wow! Dave’s recommendation for this week is the trailer for Kane Hodder’s upcoming film Sickle.

 

Also, don’t forget the contest to win a signed poster for the upcoming flick Krampus: The Christmas Devil is still running with only a few weeks left for fans to leave their best, funniest, craziest Tag Line for the film. Check out the trailer below, let your mind create pure insanity and send it into the crew at docrotten at horrornews dot net or any of the social media contacts below. Krampus: the Christmas DevilIMDB and Youtube.

 

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Apr 24, 2013

Join the HorrorNews.Net Grue-Crew to celebrate, recap and review Rob Zombie’s The Lords of Salem. Join co-hosts Doc RottenDave Dreher and Santos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr. as they discuss Zombie’s latest opus and a pair of VOD horror television shows, Hemlock Grove on Netflix and Zombieland on Amazon. Dave drops this weeks horror news and Doc shares the current HorrorNews.Net podcast contest. This is episode 3, recorded April 22, 2013.

 

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Episode 3 – Rob Zombie’s The Lord of Salem 

 

Rob Zombie returns to the theater with his latest directorial effort, the horror film The Lords of Salem. The movie features a stellar cast including Sheri Moon Zombie, Meg Foster, Judy Geeson, Patricia Quinn, Dee Wallace and Bruce Davidson. The story deals with the curse of the witch Margaret Morgan on the town of Salem and its effects on a beautiful, young DJ, Hiedi Hawthorne. The film features a bevy of Zombie driven visuals from giant bigfoot like creatures to mummified priests and, of course, a coven of witches. Listen as Doc and Santos debate how successful Rob Zombie is with the film and how wonderful and frightening Meg Foster is as Margaret Morgan.

 

Discussing a new trend in horror television, the grue-crew circle the VOD horror content on Netflix and Amazon with the TV series Hemlock Grove from Eli Roth and Zombieland from the writers of the feature film. Hemlock Grove takes it serious with a town full of bizarre characters and creatures while Zombieland goes the zombie-comedy route mixing gore and hilarity. After delving into each series, the topic shifts to the impact such content has on the future of horror television.

 

In this episode’s news section, Dave discusses Dexter’s final season and the possibility of a spin off series. Will it feature Deb in all her cursing glory? We can only hope! Next is information on the sequel I Spit on Your Grave Too. The BluRay specs are in from Scream Factory for John Carpenter’s The Fog. And Dave ends his segment with fascinating updates about the release of Still Screaming, a documentary about Wes Craven’s Scream franchise.

 

Also, don’t forget the contest to win a signed poster for the upcoming flick Krampus: The Christmas Devil is still running with only a few weeks left for fans to leave their best, funniest, craziest Tag Line for the film. Check out the trailer below, let your mind create pure insanity and send it into the crew at docrotten at horrornews dot net or any of the social media contacts below. Krampus: the Christmas DevilIMDB and Youtube.

 

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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!

Apr 17, 2013

The grue-crew is back for the second episode of The Official HorrorNews.Net Podcast. This week is all about Dark Feed from the writers of John Carpenter’s The Ward. Join co-hosts Doc RottenDave DreherSantos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr. and Thomas Mariani as they recap and review the film. In addition, Dave has a spooktacular interview with the directors, Mike and Shawn Rasmussen.

 

Once Dave has hold of the reins, he doesn’t let go, he follows his review with a look at this weeks Horror News. Up first is the 3D/BluRay/DVD release of Texas Chainsaw 3D featuring a commentary of the film from the actors of the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Dave ruins Doc’s and Thomas’ day by sharing the 64% drop in box office for Evil Dead (2013) from last week’s take. Santos and Dave rub in the told-you-so’s. Next is Scream Factory’s top notch BluRay release of John Carpenter’s The Fog. And last up is news about Tommy Wirkola’s Dead Snow: War of the Dead, the sequel to the gory comedy hit, Dead Snow.

 

The Official HorrorNews.Net Podcast 
Episode 2 – Dead Feed 

 

This week has a pair of firsts for the show. First up is the premiere Contest for the podcast. The prize is a signed copy of the poster for the upcoming horror film, Krampus: The Christmas Devil provided especially for the podcast by the film’s producer Matt Chassin. Thanks, Matt! Listen to the podcast to find out how to win this awesome giveaway. Then, the show has its first official feedback, this week is from Mike Joy from HorrorNews.Net with a special announcement for Thomas Mariani that you will not want to miss. Oh, my.

 

Wrapping things up, Doc, Dave, Santos and Thomas discuss the cinematic career of rocker Rob Zombie in anticipation of next week’s release of his 2013 feature The Lords of Salem.

 

So, how do you contact the grue-crew from The Official HorrorNews.Net podcast. One way is to leave the podcast a 90 second voice mail via Speak Pipe. Click the link below to share your love of horror or give the guys hell. You can also reach any of the co-hosts through their links below or leave a comment in the comments section at the bottom of the page.

 

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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!

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