Eps 109 – Fright Night (1985) – Decades of Horror 1980s

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“Welcome to Fright Night. For Real!” Jerry Dandridge (Chris Sarandon) welcomes a few guests into his home. Shame they welcomed him into their own. Fright Night is one of the more beloved examples of vampire films in the 1980s. Respecting the older examples while adding more than a few hallmarks that entered vampire lexicon in the years that followed. Fright Night was an auspicious debut for director/writer Tom Holland. How does this film-of-its-era hold up to modern scrutiny? There’s only one way to find out… via your ear-holes!

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Episode 109 – Fright Night (1985)

Fright Night has a love for the classics. …

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Eps 217 – Hounds of Love – Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales – Horror News Radio

Posted in Articles, Featured Items, Horror News Radio, Podcasts by - Jun 01, 2017
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The Grue-Crew tackle the controversial and challenging Australian horror film Hounds of Love from writer/director Ben Young. For the What Have You Been Watching segment, they review the latest Captain Jack Sparrow adventure Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell Now Tales. Dave dives into the Horror News of the Week with a short film from Neill Blomkamp titled Oats Vol. 1, an X-Men spinoff film that will be an all-out horror film, and a crazy combination of “sports” & “horror” dubbed “sporror” – not kidding, sigh.  Closing out the show Thomas and Santos participate in a battle of wits …

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Eps 216 – Alien: Covenant – Twin Peaks – Horror News Radio

Posted in Articles, Featured Items, Horror News Radio, Podcasts by - May 26, 2017
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The Alien franchise returns to theaters this past weekend with Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant. While it is a direct sequel to Prometheus, featuring fan-favorite David (Michael Fassbender), the film suggests a new origin for the xenomorph species….and a plethora of gory, gruesome special effects! For the What Have You Been Watching segment, Thomas visits David Lynch’s Twin Peaks The Return on Showtime. Dave dives into the Horror News of the Week with the Sony announcement that Tom Hardy is Venom, George Romero is shopping Road of the Dead, and Universal has relabeled its upcoming monster franchise Dark Universe.  Closing out the …

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Eps 108 – Fade to Black (1980) – Decades of Horror 1980s

Posted in Articles, Featured Items, Horror News Radio by - May 23, 2017
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“See you in the movies!” Eric Binford (Dennis Christopher) loves movies. The classic black and white films of old. Gangsters. Dashing cowboys. Universal Monsters. All are welcome in his escapist fantasies of the theater or his own memorability filled room to hide from reality. Sound a bit familiar? Yes, the protagonist of Fade to Black is a bit too close to home in certain ways to the average movie buff. But there’s one line of his we haven’t crossed yet… hopefully: Murder! But at least he has some cosplay appropriate attire to do it in.

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Eps 215 – Don’t Kill It – Stake Land II: The Stakelander – Horror News Radio

Posted in Articles, Featured Items, Horror News Radio, Podcasts by - May 18, 2017
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The Grue-Crew catch a pair of VOD horror offerings this week with Mike Mendez’ Don’t Kill It as the feature review and Dan Berk & Robert Olsen’s Stake Land 2: The Stakelander in the What Have You Been Watching segment. What they find, despite both being written by the Berk & Olsen team, is that mileage varies. One of the films lands on the positive side of the draw while the other dips into a less favorable reaction. At least there’s plenty of Dolph Lundgren! Dave sadly shares the Horror News of the Week with the passing of two legendary …

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Eps 214 – Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) – Horror News Radio

Posted in Articles, Featured Items, Horror News Radio, Podcasts by - May 11, 2017
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A bunch of a-holes gathers to discuss Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. The Grue-Crew are joined by American Gods Fan Podcast host Christopher G. Moore and Decades of Horror The Classic Era host Chad Hunt to share their love for the continuing adventures of Starlord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket Raccoon, and Baby Groot. “I’m Mary Poppins, y’all!” Yondu steals the movie. There is no doubt Marvel has another huge hit on their hands. Dave grabs the Horror News of the Week reigns with a trio of movie trailers including It, The Dark Tower, and Blade Runner 2049. Closing out the show Thomas and Santos …

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Eps 107 – The Keep (1983) – Decades of Horror 1980s

Posted in Articles, Featured Items, Monster Movie, Podcasts by - May 09, 2017
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“Obey me! Or I will return you to the diseased state I found you in… and then I will slay BOTH of you!” Radu Molasar (Michael Carter) warns Dr. Theodore Cuza (Ian McKellan) not to question his judgement. Or else! Why he’s suggesting he’s going to return him to his earlier state and then kill him instead of just doing the latter is up for debate. One of many things that will make you scratch your head in The Keep. With a troubled production and relative obscurity, The Keep isn’t that fondly looked upon. In fact, there’s only one true fan of The Keep… …

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Eps 213 – Colossal (2017) – Horror News Radio

Posted in Articles, Featured Items, Horror News Radio, Podcasts by - May 05, 2017
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The Grue-Crew clash over the Nacho Vigalondo film Colossal, a killer Kaiju film with a kick-ass twist. It is also one of the most original films you will see this year. Thomas surprises everyone else on the podcast with a positive review of the Blumhouse film that snuck into theaters this weekend, Sleight from writer/director J.D. Dillard. Dave grabs the Horror News of the Week reigns with the sad news of the passing of legendary director Jonathan Demme, the man who gave horror fans Silence of the Lambs. He also shares news of M. Night Shyamalan’s next film, the sequel to …

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Eps 212 – Phoenix Forgotten (2017) – Horror News Radio

Posted in Articles, Featured Items, Horror News Radio, Podcasts by - Apr 27, 2017
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The Grue-Crew gather to see if the Phoenix can rise from the ashes and not be Forgotten on the 212th episode of Horror News Radio. Co-hosts Doc Rotten, The Black Saint, Dave Dreher, and Thomas Mariani ponder why Phoenix Forgotten even got a theatrical release and take a look at the Shudder Exclusive We Are The Flesh. Dave steers the Horror News of the Week segment with mentions of a King Kong Skull Island TV series and the announced release date – finally – for the Friday the 13th game. Thomas challenges The Black Saint to another round of Stump …

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Eps 106 – Poltergeist (1982) – Decades of Horror 1980s

Posted in Articles, Featured Items, Monster Movie, Podcasts by - Apr 25, 2017
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“They’re Here.” Carol Anne Freeling (Heather O’Rourke) becomes an iconic character in the history of horror. Poltergeist sent shockwaves through audiences when it premiered 35 years ago. Taking the traditional suburban landscape and sending ghosts through it. Giving a whole generation fears of trees, TV sets and clowns. The nightmare fuel is palpable to this day, as Poltergeist still has the type of imagery that resonates. Now, Poltergeist is getting the Decades of Horror treatment, as the show celebrates its one-year anniversary with another Tobe Hooper film. Well… whether or not it’s that is up for debate.

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Episode 106 – Poltergeist (1982)

Poltergeist has a pretty solid …

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