Eps 37 – The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – Horror News Radio

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Eps 37 – The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – Horror News Radio
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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug  is the review of the week as the grue-crew examine the adventures of dwarves, wizards, hobbits and elves facing the terrors of giant spiders, murderous orcs and ferocious, fire breathing dragons.

Peter Jackson brings the second film in the trilogy of films based on J.R.R Tolkein’s classic Middle-Earth novel, The Hobbit. This chapter focuses on the discovery and battle with the dragon under the mountain, the incredible Smaug.

Co-hosts Doc RottenDave DreherSantos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr.Thomas Mariani and Vixen, the Voice of Reason, recap and review The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, even if Santos slept through the best part. What? Dave brings the Horror News of the Week with gruesome goodies on The Following, Stephen King and The ABCs of Death 2.

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00:03:40 – Review of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Every year, for his birthday, Horror News Radio host Santos Ellin Jr., the Black Saint, goes to see the big theatrical release of that weekend. Again this year, that film is another film in the trilogy of The Hobbit movies, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. And just like last  year, Santos gets a good nap. What? Yes, the adventures of the wandering Hobbit put your favorite New York podcast host to sleep. Sigh. On the other side, Doc shares his love for the film, the 3D and the high frame rate experience while Thomas counters most everything Doc loves. Still, everyone agrees the film has its moments, including the incredible execution of the dragon Smaug. But, that ending. Woof!

01:04:44 – Horror News of the Week for 12/16/2013
Dave jumps into the mix to bring the Horror News of the Week. He begins with news about the viral promotional materials for the upcoming second season of The Following starring Kevin Bacon. It seems Stephen King has another book coming out on the heels of Doctor Sleep, titled Mr. Mercedes. There’s also another TV show in the works: Grand Central. There’s a new online VOD service called Horror Inc. that Dave recommends checking out. The trailer for John Schneider’s all star horror slasher film Smothered is now available. The 26th episode of The ABCs of Death 2 has been chosen, giving director Robert Boocheck the coveted spot in the film with M is for Masticate.

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01:25:19– RLJ Entertainment Holiday Horror Giveaway Pack
It’s the holiday season and here is your chance to walk away with four horror films from RLJ Entertainment, some of their best genre films from 2013: The Colony, The Last Will and Testament of Rosalind Leigh, Scavengers and Stranded. Entering is simple, you have two ways to get you’re name in the pot. One way is to go to the Horror News Radio Facebook Group and complete the online Poll, “What is your favorite modern horror franchise.” Another way, if you are not the socialite, is to send an email directly to Doc at docrotten @ horrornewsradio [dot] com with RLJ Entertainment Gift Pack in the subject line and the answer to the above poll question in the body along with your name and address.

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This post was written by Doc Rotten

Doc Rotten is a film critic for Gruesome Magazine and podcast host for Horror News Radio, Monster Movie Podcast, Decades of Horror: 1970s, Decades of Horror 1980s, The American Horror Story Fan Podcast, Hannibal Fan Podcast and The Future of Horror. He was also co-host Dracula on TV TALK and was a contributing reviewer for HorrorNews.Net and Widescreen Warrior.

He is also a lifelong fan of horror films, sci-fi flicks and monster movies first discovering Universal Monsters and Planet of the Apes as a young child in the 1970’s searching out every issue of Famous Monster of Filmland (and, later, Fangoria). Favorite films include Jaws, The Car, The Birds, The Tingler, Vampire Circus and The Exorcist.