Eps 73 – Sin City A Dame to Kill For – Horror News Radio

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Sin City: A Dame To Kill For (2014) is Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller’s return to Marv, Dwight and Nancy. It is all style over substance in glorious black and white with spectacular 3D and fun performances from Mickey Rourke and Eva Green. But Mr. Miller may have slid too far into seedy life behind Sin City without any meaning. 

Doc shares the horror news of the week with news of The Omen on TV, the series finale of True Blood and the trailer for Exists. Joseph Perry returns this week with more details from PiFan, the extraordinary fantasy film fest from South Korea.

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Eps 72 – Life After Beth – Afflicted – Horror News Radio

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Life After Beth (2014) proves that a zombie romcom is a difficult proposition regardless of how fantastic the cast may be. Dane DeHaan, Aubrey Plaza,  John C. Reilly, Molly Shannon and Anna Kendrick cannot save this humorless, lifeless horror comedy from writer/director Jeff Baena. All the pieces are there, they just never assemble into a cohesive whole. Sad.

Afflicted (2013), on the other hand, proves how a well constructed story and a pair of leads with authentic bro-chemistry is capable of reinvigorating the found footage sub genre. Afflicted is the film no one knows about but everyone should. A terrific little film that has the …

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Eps 71 – Into The Storm – Horror News Radio

Posted in Articles, Featured Items, Horror News Radio, Podcasts by - Aug 14, 2014
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Into the Storm (2014) blows into theaters this weekend and the grue-crew is here to review this disaster…uh…disaster film. The movie is full of CGI effects providing a variety of tornado visuals and storm fueled action and destruction – it is all spectacle, baby, yeah.

Dave shares the horror news of the week with the sad announcement of the passing of Marilyn Burns, Menahem Golan and Robin Williams as the crew share fond memories of their film careers and influence. Joseph Perry returns this week with more details from PiFan, a fantasy film fest from South Korea.

Co-hosts Doc Rotten, Santos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr., Dave Dreher, Thomas Mariani and Vixen, …

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Eps 70 – Guardians of the Galaxy – Horror News Radio

Posted in Articles, Featured Items, Horror News Radio, Podcasts by - Aug 08, 2014
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Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) strikes gold at the box office. The risk pays off and Marvel has another huge hit. But what do the HNR grue-crew think of it? Will Dave finally like a super-hero movie?

Dave shares the horror news of the week with the sad announcement of the passing of legendary make-up effects artists Dick Smith along with bits about Ghostbusters 3 and Z-Nation. Dave also joins Doc in a mini-review of SyFy’s Sharknado 2: The Second One.

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 …

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Eps 69 – Lucy – Horror News Radio

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Lucy (2014) embarks on a journey of the mind towing along tons of action and preposterous nonsense. The HNR grue-crew review and rip apart the latest film from direct Luc Besson starring the beautiful and talented Scarlett Johansson. Pretentious, silly and downright goofy fun, it is the Summer hit that had The Black Saint laughing his ass off. The problem is the film is not a comedy.

Dave ramps up the horror news of the week with tons of SDCC news, even more than what was on the SDCC Bonus episode of HNR. Joseph Perry returns with more on PiFan. And Thomas …

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Bonus Edition – SDCC 2014 – Horror News Radio

Posted in Articles, Featured Items, Horror News Radio, Podcasts by - Jul 29, 2014
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SDCC  (2014) reigns supreme over the weekend of 7-17 through 7-20 where the stars, creators, writers and directors of every active and future project known to nerd was on hand to promote, announce and market their films, TV shows and comics. Comic-con is THE place to be every summer, while the HNR crew could not attend the procedings this year, they are on hand to keep up and report on the news and excitement with this special bonus episode of Horror News Radio.

Co-hosts Doc Rotten and Santos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr. are joined by award winning director Christopher G. Moore to recap and react to the various …

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Eps 68 – The Purge: Anarchy – Horror News Radio

Posted in Articles, Featured Items, Horror News Radio, Podcasts by - Jul 24, 2014
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The Purge: Anarchy (2014) picks up one year after the Purge presented last year except this entry follows Frank Grillo as Seargent Leo Barnes, a man on a mission to purge but runs into two sets of characters in deep doo doo deciding to help them survive the night. Capitalizing on the premise of The Purge, Anarchy takes the action to the streets to the satisfaction of the fans but forgets to bring characterization along with it. Hollow? Maybe. Action packed? You bet. Check out the review from the HNR grue-crew.

Dave ramps up the horror news of the week with bloody …

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Eps 67 – Dawn of the Planet of the Apes – Horror News Radio

Posted in Articles, Featured Items, Horror News Radio, Podcasts by - Jul 17, 2014
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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014) is the best example of a sequel done right! It perfectly expands and extends the marvelous Rise of the Planet of the Apes and intelligently provides the audience with a remarkable blend of action, drama, conflict and spectacle. The grue-crew gather to discuss the film and push for recognition for Andy Sirkis’ Oscar-worthy performance.

Dave ramps up the news of the week with reaction to the teaser trailer for Horns and news of Suburban Gothic. Thomas shares his mixed review of The Strain in this week’s What You Have Been Watching segment while Doc …

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Eps 69 – Planet of the Apes from 1968 to 1973 the original five films – Monster Movie Podcast

Posted in Articles, Featured Items, Monster Movie, Podcasts by - Jul 12, 2014
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Join us this week as we revisit and remember the original Planet of the Apes franchise, the first five classic sci-fi films. Planet of the Apes (1968), Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970), Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971), Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972) and Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973). Relive the the gripping stories, the incredible make-up and the memorable lines such as “Take your stinking paws off me, you damn dirty ape!” It’s all here along with a healthy dose of love for Roddy McDowall (Cornelius and Caesar).

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Eps 66 – Deliver Us From Evil – Horror News Radio

Posted in Articles, Featured Items, Horror News Radio, Podcasts by - Jul 11, 2014
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Deliver Us From Evil (2014) is the latest horror film from director Scott (Sinister) Derrickson about a cop (Eric Bana) who discovers a strange killer who may be possessed. Dave is ecstatic that the HNR crew is finally getting back to a full-fledged theatrical horror film; however, the box office results do not support that the audience was interested in seeing a blend of The Exorcist and Seven.

Dave ramps up the news of the week with The Guest, ABCs of Death 2 and Sharknado 2: The Second One while Santos continues with HNR’s popular segment of the show, Stump the Saint, featuring horror trivia questions …

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