Eps 203 – A Cure for Wellness (2017) – The Great Wall (2017) – Horror News Radio

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Visionary director Gore Verbinksi returns to the genre with A Cure For Wellness, a trippy, psychological horror tale about a Wall Street stockbroker (Dane DeHaan) who is sent to retrieve his company’s CEO Roland Pembroke from a wellness center tucked away in the Swiss Alps. The Grue-Crew eagerly dive into the world of cinematographer Bojan Bazelli but fight the boredom of the repetitive, meandering story from screenwriter Justin Haythe.

From the Swiss Alps to the Great Wall of China, the Grue-Crew continue circling the globe with Zhang Yimou’s The Great Wall. Taking place during the Song dynasty and the reign of the …

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Eps 202 – Don’t Knock Twice (2017) – John Wick Chapter 2 (2017) – Horror News Radio

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Katee Sackhoff and Lucy Boynton go up against Javier Botet in Caradog W. James’ Don’t Knock Twice, a film that cements the trend of witch films hitting theaters and VOD over the past year. It provides an interesting series of scares and a healthy dose of atmosphere along with great performances from its leads for a satisfying and creepy tale worth seeking out. The Grue-Crew review the film and reveal their favorite scenes as they struggle with some of the film’s missteps along the way.

Keanu Reeves doesn’t get enough love. His films, while some are iconic, often get dumped upon …

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Eps 101 – My Bloody Valentine (1981) – Decades of Horror 1980s

Posted in Articles, Featured Items, Monster Movie, Podcasts by - Feb 11, 2017
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“Roses are red, violets are blue, one is dead, and so are you.” – The killer from My Bloody Valentine leaves a colorful limerick for Mabel – before throwing her into a dryer set on extra-dead. The Grue-Crew revisit the Canadian slasher film from 1981. Let the fun begin! Thomas Mariani, Doc Rotten and Christopher G. Moore tackle another gruesome horror film from the 1980s.

Decades of Horror 1980s
Episode 101 – My Bloody Valentine (1981)

During the height of the slasher craze, Canadian film makers dropped a few slasher classics into horror fans laps. One of the better ones is My …

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Eps 201 – Rings (2017) – Sadako vs Kayako (2016) – Horror News Radio

Posted in Articles, Featured Items, Horror News Radio, Podcasts by - Feb 09, 2017
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J-Horror returns this week with RINGS (2017) heading to theaters, the third film in The Ring franchise, the U.S. version of Ringu. While the film did challenge Split for the top spot at the box office, Rings horribly under performed and scored poorly at Rotten Tomatoes. Thomas and The Black Saint chime in with there thoughts…and disgust for this boring entry into 2017 horror fare. The Black Saints gives it props for its lead and begrudgingly agrees the beginning is fun. Thomas is just unimpressed with the entire thing. Oh, noes.

Continuing the J-Horror vibe, the Grue-Crew also review the Japanese …

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Eps 200 – Resident Evil: The Final Chapter – The Girl with All the Gifts – Horror News Radio

Posted in Articles, Featured Items, Horror News Radio, Podcasts by - Feb 02, 2017
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It’s zombie vs zombie this week with the theatrical release first in the hot seat. Milla Jovovich returns as Alice for another entry into the Resident Evil franchise, Resident Evil: The Final Chapter. After five years since the last entry,  director Paul. W.S. Anderson double downs on the apocalypse giving Alice three days to stop the Umbrella Corporation or all of humanity dies. Or some nonsense like that. The Grue-crew bury the film but praise the scene chewing performance from Game of Thrones star Iain Glen.

The What Have You Been Watching contains the far superior zombie film with Colm McCarthy and …

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Eps 100 – Dreamscape (1984) – Decades of Horror 1980s

Posted in Articles, Featured Items, Monster Movie, Podcasts by - Jan 30, 2017
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“A woman died, Tommy.” – Dennis Quaid scolds David Patrick Kelly midway through Dreamscape (1984) who replies with dry wit, “Everybody dies…” Dude, that’s cold. The Grue-Crew dive into one of three films in just over a year to explore the horrors surrounding entering peoples dreams…and nightmares. Let the fun begin! Thomas Mariani, Doc Rotten and Christopher G. Moore tackle another gruesome horror film from the 1980s.

Decades of Horror 1980s
Episode 100 – Dreamscape (1984)

The cast alone is worth giving Dreamscape a chance. Dennis Quaid (as Alex Gardner) stars opposite Kate Capshaw as his love interest, Jane DeVries, and David Patrick …

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Eps 199 – Split – Horror News Radio

Posted in Articles, Featured Items, Horror News Radio, Podcasts by - Jan 26, 2017
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M. Night Shyamalan surprises us once again with a twist no one saw coming with his latest Blumhouse Production collaboration, Split. Featuring Anya Taylor-Joy and James McAvoy along with Carrie (1976) actress Betty Buckley, the horror-thriller follows a man with 23 personalities who kidnaps three girls for some nefarious purpose. Most of the film is unraveling the mystery behind what the disturbed young man has in store for his captives, but the ending unwraps the experience and dresses it in an entirely new lights. Gasp, wow, what! The HNR Grue-Crew chime in with their thoughts.

Dave guides the Horror News of the Week …

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Eps 198 – The Bye Bye Man – The Barn – Horror News Radio

Posted in Articles, Featured Items, Horror News Radio, Podcasts by - Jan 19, 2017
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Another week in January 2017 and another genre release. Woot! This week, the film landing in theaters across the States is The Bye Bye Man from director Stacy Title. The PG-13 horror feature sets its sights on establishing a new icon with the titular character. “Don’t Think It. Don’t Say It.” urges the tag line. While the Black Saint finds some fun with his audience for the movie, Doc and Thomas share no love for the early contender for worst picture of 2017. Uh, oh…

A horror film festival favorite, The Barn is up for discussion on the What Have You Been …

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Eps 99 – Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984) – Decades of Horror 1980s

Posted in Articles, Featured Items, Podcasts, Shock Treatment by - Jan 16, 2017
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“He thinks that’s funny. He thinks that’s a funny thing he’s doing.” – Crispen Glover cracks wise in Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter as one of the teens in peril as Jason slaughters his way through the night. Meanwhile, Corey Feldman shaves his head and sharpens his machette to give Mrs. Voorhees’ favorite son a deep cut. Let the fun begin! Thomas Mariani, Doc Rotten and Christopher G. Moore tackle another gruesome horror film from the 1980s.

Decades of Horror 1980s
Episode 99 – Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984)

Despite being followed by eight more films (and counting, supposedly), the …

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Eps 197 – Underworld: Blood Wars – A Monster Calls – Horror News Radio

Posted in Articles, Featured Items, Horror News Radio, Podcasts by - Jan 13, 2017
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The first theatrical release of 2017 is Underworld: Blood Wars – the fifth film in the Underworld franchise – with Kate Beckinsale returning as Selene, the vampire death dealer. Anna Foerster steps into the director’s chair to charge the end of the war between the last of the vampire clans and the Lycans. Fans of the series get what they come for while the general public – and most horror fans – will likely get bored out of their ever-lovin’ minds. Stupid fun, but … oh, so stupid.

For this week’s What Have You Been Watching segment, Thomas Mariani shares his …

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