“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 …Read More
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, …Read More
Welcome to Horror News Radio Extra, a second HNR podcast each with with festival reviews and convention news. The first episode is our annual recapping of the biggest news from the San Diego International Comic Con held July 21-24, 2016. Originally a comic book convention, the event grew to include and spotlight media from all over. In the past decade or so it has exploded to become THE geek event of the year. The biggest news, trailers and announcement are thrown at the audience and fandom in an overwhelming rate. For those who cannot make it into Hall H, this …Read More
On this episode of Horror News Radio, the Grue Crew try not to cross the streams as they review Ghostbusters (2016). The latest film from director Paul Feig brings back the beloved property in a reboot fashion with females donning the proton packs and jumpsuits this time. Then, they discuss the Stephen King/Steven Spielberg/John Carpenter/Generally 80s Inspired thrills of Netflix’s new series Stranger Things. Could it be any better?
This week’s Horror News of the Week is present by Dave and discusses new set photos from new Stephen King productions The Dark Tower and It, Ripley finally getting her ending and the scariest cinematic creature known to man… TYLER …Read More
On this episode of Horror News Radio, Doc Rotten and Thomas Mariani follow Scorpion Joe into Carnage Park. The latest film from director Mickey Keating brings a solid 70’s grindhouse flavor and great performances from Ashley Bell, Pat Healy and Alan Ruck. The film is tense with a fast pace and quickly puts Keating on the map as a director to watch. His style and approach is seen throughout the film. And we get another cameo from Larry Fassenden. Could it be any better?
This week’s Horror News of the Week is present by Thomas & Doc and discusses Javier Bardem rumored …Read More
“Welcome to Potter’s Bluff” – the tagline for Dead and Buried hides the horror behind an innocuous invitation. Once you arrive to this coastal town, the horror soon begins with one of the more underrated horror films from 1981. Thomas Mariani, Doc Rotten and Christopher G. Moore tackle another gruesome horror film from the 1980s. Guest-host, The Black Saint (Horror News Radio) joins the crew to discuss Dead and Buried.
Decades of Horror 1980s
Episode 86 – Dead and Buried (1981)
Writers Jeff Millar & Alex Ster and Ronald Shusett & Dan O’Bannon (sort of) team up with director Gary Sherman to give its audience an extended Twilight Zone …Read More
Leo Barnes (Frank Grillo) and Dante Bishop (Edwin Hodge) are back again to survive another night of murder and mayhem with The Purge: Election Year. This year, Leo must save Senator Charlie Roan (Elizabeth Mitchell) from the killers sent to assassinate her on purge night. Director James DeMonaco proves “three times a charm” with the best Purge film yet. Still, the Black Saint refuses to witness the madness. Dave, Doc and Thomas recap and review the flick enjoying its horror elements and its not-so-subtle political statements. Have you purged?
“If you hide your farts from your friends, what else are you …Read More
Not many shark films can stand beside Jaws as a great film featuring a killer great white or his finned friends. The Grue-crew wade out to the theaters this weekend to determine if THE SHALLOWS from director Jaume Collet-Serra can claim one of those coveted positions. All indications are that Blake Lively and cinematographer Flavio Martínez Labiano have succeeded where many have failed with a tight taunt thriller.
Thomas chimes in with a thoughtful review of NEON DEMON from acclaimed director Nicolas Winding Refn featuring Elle Fanning as a young model who quickly becomes a threat…and pays the price. Dave takes charge with this latest edition of …Read More
The Grue-crew gather to take a look at the long delayed US release of the Eli Roth produced flick, CLOWN. The film is from director Jon Watts and features Andy Powers (check out the Gruesome Magazine Interview here), Laura Allan and Peter Stromare. Watts, who also directed Cop Car which Thomas discussed on HNR episode 124, is set to direct Marvel’s first foray into Sony’s Spider-Man cinematic universe with Spider-Man: Homecoming. The effects are strong, the gore is plentiful and the lore is interesting, providing Watts a great venue to expand his short into a feature length film.
Eli Roth appears …Read More
“They will make cemeteries their cathedrals and the cities will be your tombs.” – the tagline for Demons only begins to hint at the bizarre story behind Lamberto Bava’s creature feature described in another tagline as “an Orgy of Bloodshed.” All the characteristics of 80s Italian horror films are here: a cast of unusual characters, a nonsensical plot and graphic, bloody special effects. And that’s not the half of it. Thomas Mariani, Doc Rotten and Christopher G. Moore tackle another gruesome horror film from the 1980s. Guest-host, The Black Saint (Horror News Radio) joins the crew to discuss Demons.
Decades of Horror …Read More