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Horror News TV Hannibal Fan Podcast - Episode 8 Su-Zakana

"How do you catch a fish that is no longer hungry?" Jack inquires of Will  as episode 8 opens on the pair fishing on a frozen lake.  "You make him come to you" Will explains ”and I’m a good fisherman.” Join your hosts Dave Dreher and Doc Rotten as Thomas takes this week off. He sure misses some great fun. The guts flow freely and the metaphors build tension to a fever pitch as Doc and Dave discuss it all. Settle in and get ready to be eviscerated.

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Will is a free man and back under the care of the good doctor but who is analyzing who in this cat and mouse game of “who knows what about whom”.  Dr. Bloom and Dr. Lecter continue their “unholy union” and it’s a not a good episode to be a horse.

In easily the most visceral and disturbing episode yet HANNIBAL raises the bar and the gore level for network horror television.  Ride along with Doc and Dave as they breakdown this weeks “must see” episode.


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Future of Horror Episode 14 - Director - Writer Lou Simon - Hazmat

In many cases, working on an independent film requires its creators to wear many hats. It is often a necessity of time, money and creative control to tackle as many roles as possible to get these projects completed reliably, quickly and on time. As the creative force behind White Lotus Productions, Lou Simon finds herself steering the ship as writer, director, producer, editor, anything and everything that she is called upon to do. The results are phenomenal as proven by her recent promising new entry into slasher films, HazMat.

Welcome to another episode of The Future of Horror, an interview podcast featuring new, upcoming talent in horror, The show is a sibling podcast to Horror News Radio, the official HorrorNews.Net podcast. With each episode, the show’s host, Doc Rotten, spotlights a director, an actor, a screenwriter, an effects artists, a film maker conquering hurdles and barriers to get their films made, to follow their passion, to make horror films.

Writer Director Producer Lou Simon joins Doc to discuss her film HazMat available now on VOD outlets such as iTunes, GooglePlay, Vudu and more. She shares how her background outside of film provides her with a unique approach to filming and marketing her projects. She reveals what it takes to create a film that will both satisfy her creative objective and produce a product that will appeal to audiences, investors and distributors: it is show business, after all. She also provides an exclusive peak into her upcoming film Agoraphobia.

You can find out more about Lou Simon and her films, HazMat and Agoraphobia, at these links:

Lou Simon - White Lotus Productions: http://www.whitelotusmovies.com/
HazMat: https://www.facebook.com/hazmatmovie
Agoraphobia: https://www.facebook.com/AgoraphobiaFilm

Thanks for listening to another episode of The Future of Horror podcast, subscribe today on iTunes and leave a comment to help support the show. Hopefully, the show will continue being an interesting, entertaining and enlightening journey into the film industry, from independent films to bigger budgeted studio pictures. As we continue meeting the incredible talent in front and behind the cameras, we will gain a glimpse of what it takes to create the horror films we love to watch: passion, persistence, talent, hard work and, maybe, a little luck and a little help from friends and mentors. Let us know what you think, email The Future of Horror at docrotten@docrotten.com.


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Horror News Radio Episode 54 - Oculus - Top 5 Horror Films about Inanimate Objects

Mike Flanagan is scaring the masses with his latest horror flick, Oculus, featuring Karen Gillan, Branton Thwaites and Katee Sackhoff. The Horror News Radio grue-crew review the film with a heated discussion agreeing on tone, atmosphere and casting while disagreeing on effect, scares and … that ending.

Dave Dreher provides this week’s Horror News of the Week about Kaiju, Walrus suits, Eli Roth and Freddy Krueger while Thomas counts down his top 5 killer inanimate objects in horror films.

Co-hosts Doc RottenSantos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr., Dave Dreher and Thomas Mariani are back again this week to give you the best in horror as they recap, review and obliterate all that is horror this week! Starting this week is a new segment, The Black Saint’s Horror Trivia Contest where one lucky listener will receive the eOne Films Blu-Ray Prize Pack Giveaway:Knights of Badassdom.

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Oculus (2014)
While Doc and Dave agree that Mike Flanagan’s chiller Oculus works as a great introductory horror film for non-horror fans, or a great “date movie,” Santos and Thomas are not as supportive. The review heats up as the two sides discuss the film’s successes and failures. An irritated Santos wants nothing to do with it; however, Dave shares he and his wife enjoyed the film greatly - his wife, who rarely likes horror films, wants to see it again. The film is creepy, full of atmosphere with terrific performances from its cast providing the film with a captivating set up but a divisive conclusion. The film is garnering strong reviews outside of HNR as it comes in at number 3 in the weekend box office, grossing $12 million in the U.S.

Top 5 Killer Inanimate Objects in Horror Films
Jumping off the haunted mirror in Oculus, Thomas leaps in to collect his top 5 killer inanimate objects in horror films:

  • House (1977)
  • Rubber (2010)
  • Christine (1983)
  • Death Bed: The Bed That Eats People (1977)
  • Maximum Overdrive (1986)

Horror News of the Week for 04/14/2014
Dave Dreher  shares the Horror News of the Week beginning with Doc’s request to check out the “Muto” roar of the opposing kaiju from Godzilla (2014). Thomas is curious about the rumors that Johnny Depp may be secretly starring in Kevin Smith’s horror opus, Tusk (2015). Dave is horrified with the sudden and maddening closure of FearNet by Comcast. Boo. Hiss. The documentary Never Sleep Again is getting a book treatment. And Netflix announces the second season of Eli Roth’s Hemlock Grove.

Anchor Bay Entertainment DVD Giveaway - Death Do Us Part (2014)
Horror News Radio is teaming up with Anchor Bay Entertainment to provide a killer DVD giveaway for their film Death Do Us Part (2014) from director Nicholas Humphries featuring Kennedy Jamieson and Ryan Harris. The film launches April 15, 2014 on VOD and DVD. Entries will be accepted until Midnight (Eastern Standard Time), April 27, 2014. All you need to do is complete the The Black Saint’s HNR Horror Trivia Question at this address: http://horrornewsradio.com/trivia-deathdouspart. The DVD giveaway is open to US addresses only.

eOne Films Blu-Ray Prize Pack Giveaway - Knights of Badassdom
Horror News Radio is teaming up with eOne Films to provide an awesome Blu-Ray Prize Pack featuring the film Knights of Badassdom, currently out on VOD and DVD (as of April 2, 2014). The film is from director Joe Lynch and it features Ryan Kwanten (True Blood, Dead Silence), Steve Zahn (Joy Ride) and Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones, X-Men: Days of Future Past). We have a winner selected: Jayme Isaacs. Congrats!

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Special thanks and a big shout out goes to the band Tear Out The Heart and Victory Records for allowing HorrorNews.Net to sample music from their single Undead Anthem for the podcast’s intro and outro theme music. Check them out and tell them The Official HorrorNews.Net Podcast sent you their way!


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Horror News TV Hannibal Fan Podcast - Episode 7 - Yakimono

"You and I are part of his design" Will Graham consoles Miriam Lass in Season 2, Episode 7 - Yakimono. But its the designs Hannibal has on poor Frederick Chilton that shock viewers to the core. Join your hosts Thomas Mariana, Dave Dreher and Doc Rotten as the design begins to take shape and its players are pitted against each other with devastating effect. Bang!

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Now that Jack Crawford has rescued Miriam Lass, the FBI try to put the pieces together on a trail to the true identity of the Chesapeake Ripper. Will Graham is set free, the charges against him dropped. Dr. Chilton however is far less fortunate, but no less manipulated, as he discovers a horrifying display of carnage in his guest room. Thomas, Dave and Doc welcome back director Christopher G. Moore to discuss the latest episode of NBC’s hit television series, Hannibal. Theories, speculations and reveals abound.

As always we want your feedback so drop us a line at thomas@horrornewstv.com or dave@horrornewstv.com or docrotten@horrornewstv.com and we’ll talk next week as we continue to bring you our recipe for fear with HORROR NEWS TV HANNIBAL FAN PODCAST.


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Future of Horror Episode 13 - Zach Green - Worm - Familiar - Heir

As Fatal Pictures begins work on its fourth horror short Heir, producer Zach Green and director Richard Powell are bringing back many familiar faces from their first three films, including Worm and Familiar: cinematographer Michael Jari Davidson; special effects team The Butchershop; and lead actor Robert Nolan. This specific group of talented film makers make up a tight nit group of artists Zach and Richard trust with their vision. Each individual is committed to creating the best film possible as evident by a history of award wining films, a successful Kickstarter crowd funding campaign and advanced early buzz on the script.

Welcome to another episode of The Future of Horror, an interview podcast featuring new, upcoming talent in horror, The show is a sibling podcast to Horror News Radio, the official HorrorNews.Net podcast. With each episode, the show’s host, Doc Rotten, spotlights a director, an actor, a screenwriter, an effects artists, a film maker conquering hurdles and barriers to get their films made, to follow their passion, to make horror films.

Producer Zach Green joins Doc to provide a peak behind the curtain into the world of producing one of their films, what it takes to see the project from its conception all the way through to completion including appearing on Fearnet’s online short library. Zach shares the emotions and logic behind handing off the editorial duties to someone else, a skill he is both educated for and personally reveres. He speaks to the talent behind Fatal Pictures films beginning with his friend and co-owner Richard Powell and continuing on to actors Robert Nolan and Bill Oberst  Jr. He reveals how early networking benefits a film before it even before the director steps behind the camera building strong relationships both with professionals and with fans.

You can find out more about Zach Green and his films, Worm, Familiar and Heir, at these links:

Zach Green / Fatal Pictures: http://fatalpictures.com
Fatal Pictures Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/pages/Fatal-Pictures/192817417422570 
Heir on Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1192170048/heir-the-final-short-from-fatal-pictures

Thanks for listening to another episode of The Future of Horror podcast, subscribe today on iTunes and leave a comment to help support the show. Hopefully, the show will continue being an interesting, entertaining and enlightening journey into the film industry, from independent films to bigger budgeted studio pictures. As we continue meeting the incredible talent in front and behind the cameras, we will gain a glimpse of what it takes to create the horror films we love to watch: passion, persistence, talent, hard work and, maybe, a little luck and a little help from friends and mentors. Let us know what you think, email The Future of Horror at docrotten@docrotten.com.


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Horror News Radio episode 53 - Captain America: The Winter Soldier

"Captain, in Order to build a better world, sometimes means tearing the old one down… And that makes enemies." - Alexander Pierce. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)from directors Anthony Russo and Joe Russo is destroying the box office with is theatrical release, making it yet another successful super hero film in Marvel Studio’s cinematic universeThe grue-crew finally seduce brother Dave over to the dark side of comic book fantasy films with this perfect blend of action and spy genres.

Dave Dreher provides this week’s Horror News of the Week as well with stories about GodzillaBates Motel and Stage Fright. In the spirit of Marvel films and Captain America, Thomas lines up his Top 5 nontraditional super hero films including Super and Chronicle.

Co-hosts Doc RottenSantos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr., and Dave Dreher are back again this week to give you the best in horror as they recap, review and obliterate all that is horror this week! Starting this week is a new segment, The Black Saint’s Horror Trivia Contest where one lucky listener will receive the eOne Films Blu-Ray Prize Pack Giveaway:Knights of Badassdom.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
Santos gives Doc holy hell for spoiling a major reveal from Captain America: The Winter Soldier in his review for HorrorNews.Net, but it still did not detract him from enjoying the film emmensely. In fact, the Marvel film earns high praise from every HNR host this week with a few (Doc and Thomas) debating if it tops The Avengers as the best film from Marvel thus far. Everything in the film gets its chance to be discussed from Chris Evans as Steve Rogers to Robert Redford to Nick Fury and his awesome car chase to The Winter Soldier himself. It is a great film and a great discussion.

Horror News of the Week for 04/07/2014
Dave Dreher  shares the Horror News of the Week beginning with much love for the extended full trailer for this summer’s sure fire hit, Godzilla. Genre legend Joe Dante gets a shout out with news of his next film Burying the Ex. The teaming of SyFy and Asylum on a zombie TV show called Z Nation garner much love, hate and humor from the grue-crew this week. Dave and Santos both sing praises for Stage Fright which has its first 10 minutes available online. Doc is ecstatic to learn that Bates Motel has been renewed for a third season.

Top 10 Nontraditional Super Hero Films
Thomas steps in to collect his top 5 super hero films that represent comic books in an unlikely, unconventional light:

  • Super (2010 - dir. James Gunn)
  • Unbreakable (2000 - dir. M. Night Shyamalan)
  • Darkman (1990 - dir. Sam Raimi)
  • Mystery Men (1999 - dir. Kinka Usher)
  • Chronicle (2012 - dir. Josh Trank)

eOne Films Blu-Ray Prize Pack Giveaway - Knights of Badassdom
Horror News Radio is teaming up with eOne Films to provide an awesome Blu-Ray Prize Pack featuring the film Knights of Badassdom, currently out on VOD and DVD (as of April 2, 2014). The film is from director Joe Lynch and it features Ryan Kwanten (True Blood, Dead Silence), Steve Zahn (Joy Ride) and Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones, X-Men: Days of Future Past). If you live in the U.S. (sorry U.S. only), you have until Midnight April 13, 2014 to get your name in the hat. Please check out the details here: horrornewsradio.com/trivia-badass.

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Horror News TV Hannibal Fan Podcast episode 6 - Futamono

Abel Gideon is schooled by Will Graham on Hannibal Lecter suffering dire consequences in Season 2, Episode 6 - Fukamono. Oh, Abel, what has happened to you? Join your hosts Thomas Mariana, Dave Dreher and Doc Rotten as tensions grow to a fever pitch, suspicions begin to evolve into fact and the team breaks it all down as – “This is our design.”

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In the wake of Dr. Lecter’s near fatal attack last week, tensions are at an all time high making trust a hard commodity to come by as old alliances begin to crumble; however, a new romance blossoms as does this episode’s latest victim.  Through it all, Dr. Lecter checks his recipes planning a lavish dinner party. At the end of the day, the show provides an intimate dinner for two that will haunt your dreams.  The crew takes it all in, breaks it all down and attempts to prepare you for the craziness that is yet to come.

As always we want your feedback so drop us a line at thomas@horrornewstv.com or dave@horrornewstv.com or docrotten@horrornewstv.com and we’ll talk next week as we continue to bring you our recipe for fear with HORROR NEWS TV HANNIBAL FAN PODCAST.


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Future of Horror Episode 12 - Actress Athena Baumeister - Little Reaper - Seventy Nine - Monster and Me

With two feature movies, multiple short films and commercials already behind her, young actress Athena Baumeister is on the path to achieving her goals, dreams and passions. A triple threat, in addition to acting, she writes, directs and sings. In a business where learning to deal with rejection is a big part of getting started, Athena is sharing how she handled the trials and triumphs of getting into the business at a very young age, landing leads with talent, personality and intelligence.

Welcome to another episode of The Future of Horror, an interview podcast featuring new, upcoming talent in horror, The show is a sibling podcast to Horror News Radio, the official HorrorNews.Net podcast. With each episode, the show’s host, Doc Rotten, spotlights a director, an actor, a screenwriter, an effects artists, a film maker conquering hurdles and barriers to get their films made, to follow their passion, to make horror films.

Actress Athena Baumeister is the kind of talent that catches the audience’s attention immediately, directing her first short films at the age of 12 and landing leads in shorts and films by the time she graduates high school in films suchs as Little ReaperMonster & Me and Seventy-Nine. A fan of Quentin Tarantino, Tim Burton and Alfred Hitchcock, Athena reveals her influences and future projects, even hinting that she is attracted to roles in upcoming horror films including the remake of The Birds. A multi-talented and incredibly smart young actress - graduating early from high school preparing for both a life in college and a career in film, Athena is well on her way to becoming a successful and resourceful talent in film.

You can find out more about Athena Baumeister and her films, Little Reaper and Seventy Nine, at these links:

Athena Baumeister: http://www.athenabaumeister.com/
Little Reaper: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9d9JD3gvrTw
Seventy Nine: https://www.facebook.com/79themovie

Thanks for listening to another episode of The Future of Horror podcast, subscribe today on iTunes and leave a comment to help support the show. Hopefully, the show will continue being an interesting, entertaining and enlightening journey into the film industry, from independent films to bigger budgeted studio pictures. As we continue meeting the incredible talent in front and behind the cameras, we will gain a glimpse of what it takes to create the horror films we love to watch: passion, persistence, talent, hard work and, maybe, a little luck and a little help from friends and mentors. Let us know what you think, email The Future of Horror at docrotten@docrotten.com.


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Horror News Radio Episode 52 - Cheap Thrills - The Walking Dead Season 4 Finale

Cheap Thrills (2013) from director Joe Lynch has the grue-crew in stitches and sweat. It is gruesome and funny - and thought provoking. The Black Saint admitting it is one of the best films he has seen in some time and Thomas liking it even more. Pat Healy, Ethan Embry, Sara Paxton and David Koechner star in this  comedy thriller.

Dave Dreher returns to Horror News Radio to provide this week’s Horror News of the Week giving the group an opportunity to weigh in on the season 4 finale of The Walking Dead. It is a heated discussion to whether the last show of the zombie hit until October is a success or a utter failure.

Co-hosts Doc RottenSantos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr., and Dave Dreher are back again this week to give you the best in horror as they recap, review and obliterate all that is horror this week! Starting this week is a new segment, The Black Saint’s Horror Trivia Contest where one lucky listener will receive the eOne Films Blu-Ray Prize Pack Giveaway:Knights of Badassdom.

Cheap Thrills (2013)
If nothing else, Cheap Thrills has something to say about the value of the dollar, what a desperate man will do to earn enough dough to pay his rent, support his family, to find just an ounce of security - not matter how fleeting. Pat Healy plays Craig who is in danger of being evicted from his home, along with his family, and loses his job - all in one short, depressing day. When he and his friend encounter a strange wealthy essentric couple, joining them on a night of drinking, drug and dangerous games, the wager get violent when it comes to … well, that would be telling. The grue-crew eagerly dive into this terrific film to discuss its surprises, gore and goofball humor.

Horror News of the Week for 03/31/2014
Dave Dreher returns to share the Horror News of the Week beginning with the Season 4 finale of AMC’s The Walking Dead. Then he shares the sad news of the death of GWAR lead singer, Dave Brockie as the age of 50. NBC gives the thriller Charles Mansion based series, Aquarius featuring David Duchovny, a green light. This week’s biggest surprise is the sudden announcement and trailer for Phantasm V: Ravager. Dave wraps up the news with the news of just how they will explain Arnold Schwarzenegger’s age in Terminator: Genesis.

eOne Films Blu-Ray Prize Pack Giveaway - Knights of Badassdom
Horror News Radio is teaming up with eOne Films to provide an awesome Blu-Ray Prize Pack featuring the film Knights of Badassdom, currently out on VOD and DVD (as of April 2, 2014). The film is from director Joe Lynch and it features Ryan Kwanten (True Blood, Dead Silence), Steve Zahn (Joy Ride) and Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones, X-Men: Days of Future Past). If you live in the U.S. (sorry U.S. only), you have until Midnight April 13, 2014 to get your name in the hat. Please check out the details here: horrornewsradio.com/trivia-badass.

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Future of Horror Episode 11 Christopher G Moore | Foodie | Disengaged

Now that his celebrated and award winning short horror-comedy, Foodie,  festival circuit run is complete, director Christopher G. Moore is working on his next short, Disengaged. Every independent effort is ripe with its own challenges from production to casting talent to selecting music to editing to releasing. Each step requires forethought and planning; some things go as planned, others require the film maker to be flexible prepared to scramble at a moments notice to plan B. And many independent features, long form or short, also continually deal with the price tag, paying for the film itself - financing the dream.

Welcome to another episode of The Future of Horror, an interview podcast featuring new, upcoming talent in horror, The show is a sibling podcast to Horror News Radio, the official HorrorNews.Net podcast. With each episode, the show’s host, Doc Rotten, spotlights a director, an actor, a screenwriter, an effects artists, a film maker conquering hurdles and barriers to get their films made, to follow their passion, to make horror films.

Director Christopher G. Moore, buried in the post production work on his follow up short Disengaged, joins Doc to discuss his journey in getting Foodie completed and in front of audiences through festivals and screenings. He shares how he became attached to the project and how one unexpected long shoot has the team scrambling to find a new location at the last minute - and how he triumphed over those hurdles. He also teases his latest project Disengaged with a peak into the film’s premise and a few of its secrets. He is also running an IndieGoGo crowd funding campaign to secure the funds to complete the editing of the film.

You can find out more about Christopher G. Moore and Foodie and Disengaged at these links:

Christipher G Moore: http://www.cinemafuel.com/
Foodie: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2275695/
Disengaged: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/disengaged-horror-short-from-the-makers-of-foodie

Thanks for listening to another episode of The Future of Horror podcast, subscribe today on iTunes and leave a comment to help support the show. Hopefully, the show will continue being an interesting, entertaining and enlightening journey into the film industry, from independent films to bigger budgeted studio pictures. As we continue meeting the incredible talent in front and behind the cameras, we will gain a glimpse of what it takes to create the horror films we love to watch: passion, persistence, talent, hard work and, maybe, a little luck and a little help from friends and mentors. Let us know what you think, email The Future of Horror at docrotten@docrotten.com.


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