Gross. Disgusting. Sick. Demented. And quite possibly the best horror comedy of the year. Well, at least for most of the Grue-crew. This week HNR covers the film festival favorite – awarded best horror film at the New York City Horror Film in 2016 – NIGHT OF SOMETHING STRANGE. The cast and crew behind this hilarious abomination deserve props for pushing the envelopes as far as possible and getting the most out of their budget. The film is stuffed full of practical effects and gallons of blood…and other unmentionable liquids. Joining the crew to discuss the film is award winning film …Read More
“You can’t tame what’s meant to be wild, Doc. It just ain’t natural.” – John Carradine sets the cast straight with his witty and biting dialog provided by writer John Sayles for Joe Dante’s horror classic The Howling. Yes, the “other” werewolf film from 1981 – a bit unfair comparison, certainly, because this film truly stands on its own. Rob Bottin brings his own unique approach to the transformation scene rivaling all other wolf-man films. Let the fun begin! Thomas Mariani, Doc Rotten and Christopher G. Moore tackle another gruesome horror film from the 1980s.
Decades of Horror 1980s
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Not long ago, The Black Saint enthusiastically recommended Bryan Bertino’s latest horror film, THE MONSTER. Catching the Grue-crew’s attention, Santo’s sanction became HNR’s schedule. And the world is better for it. The movie, featuring Zoe Kazan and Ella Ballentine in the lead roles, deserves a theatrical release denied it as the film is available on DirectTV and on VOD with a quick release to DVD and Blu-ray. While the film is economic in scope, it is grand in its characterizations and emotional impact. And it also just happens to have a terrific monster. Recommended.
The weekend box office was dominated by the return of the …Read More
For the final chapter of season six, American Horror Story focuses on the “final girl” Lee Harris played by Adina Porter. Expanding on its “found footage” themes, the show segments out the story with a Paleyfest reunion, a court room documentary, a Lana Winters interview show, and a ghosthunters rip off called Spirit Chasers. All this before Lee Harris faces her ultimate sacrifice. Doc Rotten, Christopher G. Moore, Dave Dreher and Derek Tatum recap and review the latest episode of American Horror Story: Roanoke with Chapter Ten. The season wraps with “Chapter 10” – find out how well it concluded on …Read More
As Halloween 2016 sets sail, the Grue-crew turn to a thinking man’s Sci-fi mindbender for this week’s episode of HNR. Acclaimed director Denis Villleneuve brings his film ARRIVAL into theaters this weekend with a thoughtful look at aliens landing on Earth with a little time-traveling mumbo-jumbo for good measure. Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner and Forest Whitaker lead the cast Meanwhile Thomas and Santos share their impression of Netflix’s BLACK MIRROR Season 3. Six episodes of some of the best sci-fi/horror television this side of The Twilight Zone.
Dave returns to guide the Horror News of the Week with casting news for Nosferatu, …Read More
“It is in your nature to do one thing correctly: Tremble.” – It’s the first adaptation of a Thomas Harris novel featuring Hannibal Lecter, known in the screenplay as Lecktor. Manhunter brings Red Dragon to life. For Hannibal fans, both the TV show and the Silence of the Lambs series, Brian Cox is Hannibal the Cannibal in 1986. 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 96 – Manhunter (1986)
Even since the end of the hit and masterful Hannibal TV series featuring Mads Mikkelsen as …Read More
By the end of Return to Roanoke: Three Days of Hell chapter 9 the second arc of American Horror Story Season 6 wraps, revealing its final girl. But, it is not all neat and tidy. This final girl is also…the big bad! What?! Yes, American Horror Story continues to give its horror tropes an added twist this season as Lee, who is a confessed murderer and now possessed by the witch is in cahoots with The Butch, slaughtering the remaining cast, is the last survivor. Doc Rotten, Christopher G. Moore, Dave Dreher and Derek Tatum recap and review the latest episode of American …Read More
Horror director Scott Derrickson (Sinister, The Exorcism of Emily Rose) tackles Marvel’s first supernatural property with Doctor Strange (2016). Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Dr. Stephen Strange, a successful but arrogant surgeon who suffers crippling injuries in a car accident and turns to the mystic arts to heal. Instead, he finds himself facing demons from the Dark Dimension. Light on the scares, heavy on the sci-fi, superhero thrills, Doctor Strange amazes with its incredible special effects and stunning visuals. Gruesome Magazine contributor Chad Hunt joins the grue-crew to review the latest from the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Dave returns to guide the Horror News …Read More
The cast dwindles as the body count rises, before the end of Return to Roanoke: Three Days of Hell chapter 8 only three will remain. The Polks have Lee, Audrey, and Monet captured as Cain Polk puts it into perspective, “Momma says fear and exhaustion gives the jerky a sweet tang.” Chilling! Doc Rotten, Christopher G. Moore, Dave Dreher and Derek Tatum recap and review the latest episode of American Horror Story: Roanoke with Chapter Eight. The format continues to impress and the speculation begins to grow as the story shifts gears into Return to Roanoke: Three Days of Hell.
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The grue-crew encounter a number of trippy, zonked out horror films each year, but The Similars from director Isaac Ezban may be the most original, Twilight Zone infused masterpiece of the bunch for 2016. The film takes an interesting, deceptively simple premise and presents it in a uniquely fascinating and artistic fashion that manages to mix sci-fi, horror and comedy into a wonderful modern should-be-classic. You may never look at the other people in the train station the same way ever again.
For the What Have You Been Watching segment, the grue-crew dive into The Unspoken from writer-director Sheldon Wilson. The …Read More