Eps 177 – Train to Busan (2016) – Horror News Radio

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The Grue-crew board the horror express known as Train to Busan. The South Korean horror film is an incredible new entry into the zombie sub-genre that gets the HNR gang very excited to discuss how successful it is on this episode. If only Joseph Perry were here. Ha! Also, this episode, Thomas settles in to recap and review the animated extravaganza Kubo and the Two Strings. It’s Asian zombies in one film and a Japanese samuri beetle, a Moon King and a wooden monkey on the other. Bizarre!

Dave launches into the Horror News of the Week discussing a variety of news about a Lost Boys …

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Eps 004 – AntiBirth – Interview: Derek Tatum from Dragon*Con Horror Track – HNR Extra

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Each year the Fantasia International Film Festival descends upon Montreal, Quebec, Canada, providing genre fans with a copious amount of films, feature length and short films alike. This year Gruesome Magazine will be covering a number of the films being presented at the 2016 festival. Tonight, Thomas Mariani joins Doc Rotten to discuss one of those films, the body horror gore-fest from writer/director Danny Perez, ANTIBIRTH.

Interviewed this week is Derek Tatum, the director of Dragon*Con Horror Track. Taking place in Atlanta, Georgia over the holiday weekend of September 2 – 5, 2016, Dragon*Con is one of the largest and longest running conventions on the …

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Eps 176 – The Mind’s Eye (2016) – Horror News Radio

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Director Joe (Almost Human) Begos returns with an independent horror opus and love letter to all things David Cronenberg. The film is called The Mind’s Eye and the influence of Scanners, Firestarter and their ilk is readily apparent. The Grue-crew dive into their thoughts about the film and their appreciation for the practical special effects. Thomas steps in with a surprise What Have You Been Watching segment topic, Pete’s Dragon. A childhood Disney favorite gets a modern upgrade, providing Thomas a rare opportunity to praise a remake.

Dave launches into the Horror News of the Week discussing a variety of news about Brad Pitt and …

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Eps 003 – Bed of the Dead – Nathan Ludwig – HNR Extra

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Each year the Fantasia International Film Festival descends upon Montreal, Quebec, Canada, providing genre fans with a copious amount of films, feature length and short films alike. This year Gruesome Magazine will be covering a number of the films being presented at the 2016 festival. Tonight, Paul Cardullo joins Doc Rotten to discuss one of those films, the Canadian horror masterpiece from director Jeff Maher, BED OF THE DEAD.

Interviewed this week is Nathan Ludwig, the festival director of GenreBlast Film Festival. The festival is held in Culpeper, Virginia from August 19 – 21, 2016. This is the festival’s first year. Nathan discusses the …

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Eps 88 – Aliens (1986) – Decades of Horror 1980s

Posted in Articles, Featured Items, Monster Movie, Podcasts by - Aug 13, 2016
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“I say we take off and nuke the entire site from orbit. It’s the only way to be sure.” – Hicks (Michael Biehn) agrees with Ripley (Signourney Weaver) in Aliens as they surviving marines search for the best plan in dealing with the swarming, unstoppable xenomorphs. James Cameron delivers a kick-ass sequel to Ridley Scott’s highly successful Alien (1979) in a rare case of where the franchise gets even better the second time around. Thomas Mariani, Doc Rotten and Christopher G. Moore tackle another gruesome horror film from the 1980s. To make sure this episode is a super special event, Chris Rotten “Son of Rotten” …

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Eps 175 – Suicide Squad (2016) – Horror News Radio

Posted in Articles, Featured Items, Horror News Radio, Podcasts by - Aug 10, 2016
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This week on HNR, the Grue-crew fan through Amanda Waller’s files on “the worst of the worst” with their review of David Ayer’s Suicide Squad. The DC Extended Universe delivers its third film which follows the events in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice where many of DC’s villains are gathered together to defeat a new threat out to destroy the Earth. Will Smith as Deadshot and Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn lead the cast while Jared Leto’s version of The Joker dances around the edges. Award winning director Christopher G. Moore joins the crew to determine why “Gozer” is …

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Eps 174 – Viral (2016) – Batman: The Killing Joke (2016) – Preacher Season 1 – Horror News Radio

Posted in Articles, Featured Items, Horror News Radio, Podcasts by - Aug 04, 2016
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Blumhouse returns to haunt the Black Saint’s nightmares again this week with Viral. The Grue-crew dive into this apocalyptic virus-driven horror-fest from Herny Joost andAriel Schulman. A;sp this week, the Grue-crew has two “What Have You Been Watching” segments for your listening pleasure. Ha! First up is a recap and review of the first season of AMC’s Preacher. Next up is a review of DC’s animated adaptation of Batman: The Killing Joke.

Dave Dreher launches into the Horror News of the Week discussing a variety of news John Carpenter winning a plagiarism lawsuit against Luc Besson, M. Night Shayamalan’s new trailer for Split and …

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Eps 002 – The Wailing – Sammie Cassell – HNR Extra

Posted in Articles, Featured Items, Horror News Radio, Podcasts by - Aug 02, 2016
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Each year the Fantasia International Film Festival descends upon Montreal, Quebec, Canada, providing genre fans with a copious amount of films, feature length and short films alike. This year Gruesome Magazine will be covering a number of the films being presented at the 2016 festival. Tonight, Paul Cardullo joins Doc Rotten to discuss one of those films, the South Korean horror masterpiece from director Na Hong-jin, THE WAILING.

Interviewed this week is up-and-coming horror actor Sammie Cassell also known as Sammie The Comic Book Man. Sammie is the topic of a documentary from director Dan Sellers about how Mr. Cassell uses his …

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Eps 87 – Return of the Living Dead (1985) – Decades of Horror 1980s

Posted in Articles, Featured Items, Monster Movie, Podcasts by - Jul 28, 2016
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“Do you ever fantasize about being killed? Do you ever wonder about all the different ways of dying you know, violently, and wonder, like, what would be the most horrible way to die?” – Trash’s quote within Return of the Living Dead sets the tone for the film, exposes what to expect and is the first thing the character does to make Linnea Quigley an instant scream queen. Known for its sense of humor, its many quotable lines and establishing that zombies like to eat “Braiiinnns,” Return of the Living Dead is one of the true gems of the decade. Thomas Mariani, Doc Rotten and …

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Eps 173 – Lights Out (2016) – Star Trek Beyond (2016) – Horror News Radio

Posted in Articles, Featured Items, Horror News Radio, Podcasts by - Jul 27, 2016
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On this episode the Grue-crew examine director David F. Sandberg’s feature length debut Lights Out. The film, described as Jump Scare: The Movie by Thomas Mariani, is expanded from its short film origins by Eric Heisserer to tell the tale of Diana and Sophie as they haunt the lives of Teresa Palmer and Gabriel Bateman. If the dark is too scary a place to venture, then follow the Grue-crew to the deep reaches of outer space with Justin Lin’s Star Trek Beyond. The space opera is perhaps the most “Star Trek” Star Trek film of the recent batch featuring the new versions of Kirk, …

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