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Horror News Radio Episode 69 - Lucy / Under the Skin

Lucy (2014) embarks on a journey of the mind towing along tons of action and preposterous nonsense. The HNR grue-crew review and rip apart the latest film from direct Luc Besson starring the beautiful and talented Scarlett Johansson. Pretentious, silly and downright goofy fun, it is the Summer hit that had The Black Saint laughing his ass off. The problem is the film is not a comedy.

Dave ramps up the horror news of the week with tons of SDCC news, even more than what was on the SDCC Bonus episode of HNR. Joseph Perry returns with more on PiFan. And Thomas reigns in a review of another Scarlett Johansson film, Under The Skin.

Co-hosts Doc RottenSantos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr., Dave Dreher, Thomas Mariani and Vixen, the voice of reason, are back again this week to give you the best in horror as they recap, review and obliterate all that is horror this week!  The show also contains Stump the Stain where The Black Saint answers questions provided by you, the HNR fan!

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Lucy (2014)
Yes sir, Morgan Freeman collects a big fat paycheck. Not much else happens in Lucy from Luc Besson and Scarlett Johannson. Well, at least The Black Saint and his offspring found mountains of hilarity in this pretentious mess. The grue-crew bicker back and forth over what is the most offensive part of the film while Santos suggests it is the perfect unintentional comedy. Yikes!

What Have You Been Watching: PiFan by Joseph Perry
From South Korea, attending the Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival, Horror News Radio man-on-the-street reported Joseph Perry brings short reviews from a handful of genre films presented during the festival: The Demon’s RookWolf CopDark Sea and Video Club.

What Have You Been Watching: Under The Skin (2014)
Thomas discusses the sci-fi thriller also starring Scarlett Johansson, Under the Skin. He declares it a much better experience than Scarlett’s Lucy highly recommending the film.

Horror News of the Week for 07/28/2014
Dave Dreher  shares the Horror News of the Week beginning with news from SDCC. While Doc, The Black Saint and special guest director Christopher G. Moore recapped the major news from the con on a special bonus episode of Horror News Radio, Dave brings more little nuggets and tidbits to excite and titillate. See No Evil 2 and Painkiller Jane from the Soska Sisters; the odd VOD life of The Poughkeepsie Tapes; Scream Factory announced 10 new titles, including Escape from New York; and, Constantine, the upcoming fall TV series,gets a killer trailer.

Stump the Saint for the Week of 07/28/2014 
The Black Saint is back and it is time for Stump the Saint. Mick and Floor Hockey Josh return will questions to rack the Black Saint’s mind. Will he triumph? Or, will he be stumped once again?

Contest: Anchor Bay DVD giveaway of The Midnight Game 
The Black Saint provides the trivia question for Anchor Bay’s DVD giveaway of The Midnight Game coming out August 12, 2014. Anchor Bay is teaming up with Horror News Radio to give away two copies of the film. Check out http://horrornewsradio.com/trivia-midnightgame for details. Contest ends midnight, August 10, 2014 and is open to US residents only. Good luck!

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Horror News Radio Episode 69 Special Edition - SDCC 2014

SDCC  (2014) reigns supreme over the weekend of 7-17 through 7-20 where the stars, creators, writers and directors of every active and future project known to nerd was on hand to promote, announce and market their films, TV shows and comics. Comic-con is THE place to be every summer, while the HNR crew could not attend the procedings this year, they are on hand to keep up and report on the news and excitement with this special bonus episode of Horror News Radio.

Co-hosts Doc Rotten and Santos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr. are joined by award winning director Christopher G. Moore to recap and react to the various horror related news coming out of San Diego Comic-Con 2014.

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 The news this year arrives fast and furious, primarily wrapped around superhero films such as Avengers: Age of Ultron and Batman vs Superman; however, the show manages to contain ample amount of news and tidbits from a wide variety of horror related projects, movies and television programming coming our way in the next few months to the next few years.

  • EVIL DEAD TV: Bruce Campbell and Sam Raimi announce intention to do an Evil Dead television show
  • HANNIBAL: All the tasty details on Season 3
  • WALKING DEAD: The trailer and anticipation for Season 5
  • GODZILLA 2: Gareth Edwards officially announced to return for the sequel along with a few well known monsters
  • SKULL ISLAND: King Kong will return to the big screen on November 4, 2016
  • HORNS: Trailer spills the details
  • TUSK: Finally, Kevin Smith fans are rewarded with a trailer for his upcoming horror film

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Horror News TV The Strain Fan Podcast Episode 3 - Gone Smooth

The threat of the vampire virus gains a face in this week’s episode of The Strain. Horror News TV The Strain Fan Podcast Co-hosts Doc Rotten and Dave Dreher recap and review episode 3, Gone Smooth, talking about the gore, the characters and the monsters. Eph, Nora and Jim witness the full affects of the strain on its victims when they confront a mindless, hungry, transformed Captain Doyle who is now a blood sucking, tentacle tossing monster.

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Captain Doyle is not the only one who changes this week in Gone Smooth. The show opens with Eichhorst doing his best Anton Phibes impersonation putting on his ‘human’ face. But it is the visual shocker of rock star Gabriel Bolivar’s finale reveal that leaves the Fan podcast horrified. Doc and Dave have lots to discuss as the recap episode 3 of The Strain.

As always we want your feedback so drop us a line at dave@horrornewstv.com or docrotten@horrornewstv.com and we’ll talk next week as we continue to bring you our 13 nights of fear with HORROR NEWS TV THE STRAIN FAN PODCAST.

A very special thank you goes to Joe Melluzzo and Night Spirit for giving the podcast permission to use of their new hit song, Fire, in the intro and outro of the show. Check them out and tell them the Horror News TV The Strain Fan Podcast sent you their way! Check out the show notes for links to You TubeiTunesAmazonFacebook and The Night Spirit website.

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Horror News TV The Strain Fan Podcast Episode 2 - The Box

Dr. Ephraim Goodweather and Nora continue their investigation into the mysterious deaths aboard the Regis Air flight in this week’s episode of The Strain. Horror News TV The Strain Fan Podcast Co-hosts Doc Rotten and Dave Dreher recap and review episode 2, The Box, talking about the gore, the characters and the monsters.

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The second episode of The Strain improves on its character building skills as the horror takes a back seat allowing Eph and Nora to get a good amount of screen time. There is still time for horror and grue however with Gabe liking blood off the floor, Eph taking a close look at the gross-looking parasitic worms and Emma the baby vampire snacks while taking a bath. Doc and Dave have lots to discuss as the recap episode 2 of The Strain.

As always we want your feedback so drop us a line at dave@horrornewstv.com or docrotten@horrornewstv.com and we’ll talk next week as we continue to bring you our 13 nights of fear with HORROR NEWS TV THE STRAIN FAN PODCAST.

A very special thank you goes to Joe Melluzzo and Night Spirit for giving the podcast permission to use of their new hit song, Fire, in the intro and outro of the show. Check them out and tell them the Horror News TV The Strain Fan Podcast sent you their way! Check out the show notes for links to You TubeiTunesAmazonFacebook and The Night Spirit website.

"Night Spirit is a modern metal group that adds a powerful twist to the music and story that will bring you into a different world. Please join Night Spirit at www.Facebook.com/Thenightspirit to connect with us directly, and www.thenightspirit.net for more info on us.” - Joe Melluzzo


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Horror News Radio episode 68 - The Purge: Anarchy

The Purge: Anarchy (2014) picks up one year after the Purge presented last year except this entry follows Frank Grillo as Seargent Leo Barnes, a man on a mission to purge but runs into two sets of characters in deep doo doo deciding to help them survive the night. Capitalizing on the premise of The Purge, Anarchy takes the action to the streets to the satisfaction of the fans but forgets to bring characterization along with it. Hollow? Maybe. Action packed? You bet. Check out the review from the HNR grue-crew.

Dave ramps up the horror news of the week with bloody bits and pieces about GrizzlyThe Overlook Motel and Mad Max Fury Road. Joseph Perry is now the HNR man-on-the-street in South Korea at the PiFan film festival with his reviews of Dead Snow Red vs Dead, Blood Glacier and other genre films.

Co-hosts Doc RottenSantos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr., Dave Dreher, Thomas Mariani and Vixen, the voice of reason, are back again this week to give you the best in horror as they recap, review and obliterate all that is horror this week!  The show also contains Stump the Stain as recorded live at MonsterCon toy and comic convention in Greenville, South Carolina July 18-20, 2014.

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The Purge: Anarchy (2014)
Thomas reminds his co-hosts that all but Vixen hated on The Purge last year giving the film a screaming 1 out of 5 before the grue-crew jump into their review of the its 2014 sequel, The Purge: Anarchy. Dave perhaps says it the best, “For a film with ‘Anarchy’ in its title, where is all the Anarchy?” Frank Castle…uh…Frank Grillo, rather, takes to the streets on Purge Night handing out violence, gore and death, but does the action hold enough interest to elevate the film and the now successful franchise.

What Have You Been Watching: PiFan by Joseph Perry
From South Korea, attending the Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival, Horror News Radio man-on-the-street reported Joseph Perry brings short reviews from a handful of genre films presented early in the festival: Dead Snow: Dead Vs RedWhat We Do in the Shadows, Blood Glacier (The Station), Darkness by Day, When Animals Dream, Djinn  Zero Theorem.

Horror News of the Week for 07/21/2014
Dave Dreher  shares the Horror News of the Week beginning with news of the death of writer/director John Fasano, the man behind Rock ‘n’ Roll Nightmare and Black Roses. We are finally treated with images from the forthcoming George Miller apocalyptic thriller Mad Max Fury Road. The new trailer for Grizzly is NOT a remake of the 1976 b-movie classic, but a new nature horror film from director David Hackl and stars James Marsden, Thomas Jane and Billy Bob Thornton. In Stephen King news, Mark Romanek is now attached to direct a prequel to The Shinning titled The Overlook Hotel. Effects artist Vincent Guastini has released photos and a trailer for his segment from anthology horror film Hellivator Man.

Stump the Saint: Recorded live at MonsterCon in Greenville, SC - July 18-20, 2014 
Doc Rotten and The Black Saint return from the MonsterCon where the duo presented free DVDs and Blu-rays provided by RLJ Entertainment for convention patrons who attempted to Stump the Saint.

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Horror News Radio Episode 67 - Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014) is the best example of a sequel done right! It perfectly expands and extends the marvelous Rise of the Planet of the Apes and intelligently provides the audience with a remarkable blend of action, drama, conflict and spectacle. The grue-crew gather to discuss the film and push for recognition of Andy Sirkis’ Oscar-worthy performance as Caesar.

Dave ramps up the news of the week with reaction to the teaser trailer for Horns and news of Suburban Gothic. Thomas shares his mixed review of The Strain in this week’s What You Have Been Watching segment while Doc champions the show and Santos despises it. Oh, the drama!

Co-hosts Doc RottenSantos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr., Dave Dreher, Thomas Mariani and Vixen, the voice of reason, are back again this week to give you the best in horror as they recap, review and obliterate all that is horror this week!  Be on the lookout for the HNR crew at MonsterCon toy and comic convention in Greenville, South Carolina July 18-20, 2014.

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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)
Director Matt Reeves accomplishes with the sequel Dawn of the Planet of the Apes what most other sequels never even approach, he makes a better film. Empires Strikes Back, The Godfather II, the list that includes these films is incredibly short. To no one’s surprise, Doc, Dave, Santos, Thomas and Vixen all praise the film for its remarkable effects, it’s incredible performance from Andy Sirkis and it’s deceptively simple story that is thoroughly engrossing, compelling and fascinating. Check out this great discussion.

Horror News of the Week for 07/14/2014
Dave Dreher  shares the Horror News of the Week beginning with news the first teaser trailer from Alex Aja’s adaptation of Joe Hill’s Horns. Then the grew-crew have issues with the changes to Robert Englund’s “final” public appearance in Freddy make-up from A Nightmare on Elm Street. Speaking of Matt Reeves, Dave reveals his intentions to film The Invisible Woman. Director Richard Bates (Excision) is back in the news with the trailer for his upcoming film Suburban Gothic. The El Rey Network TV show, From Dusk Till Dawn, is getting its own haunted house treatment within this year’s Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios theme parks.

What Have You Been Watching: The Strain (FX - Season 1 - 7/13/2014)
Thomas chimes in with his opinions on the hit FX television adaptation of The Strain from Guillermo del Toro, Chuck Hogan and showrunner Carlton Cuse. Thomas provides a mixed review harping on the weak character development but enjoying the more graphic horror elements. Santos pretty much poops on the whole show while Doc suggests everyone listen to he and Dave reviewing each episode on the Horror News TV The Strain Fan Podcast.

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Horror News TV The Strain Fan Podcast Episode 1 - Night Zero

It is Night Zero for Dr. Ephraim Goodweather and his CDC colleagues when an airline direct from Berlin lands at JFK airport and stops cold on the runway with no signs of movement or life. Horror News TV The Strain Fan Podcast Co-hosts Doc Rotten and Dave Dreher ride along with Eph, Nora and Jim as they investigate the mysterious strain that infected and killed all but four of the crew and passengers aboard the quarantined flight. 

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The first episode of the hit FX horror TV show, The Strain, starts off with its mystery in full tilt as a mysterious creature infects an entire airplane. Writers Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan spin a scary, gory and intriguing premiere episode. Along with Dr. Goodweather and the CDC, the show introduces us to Professor Abraham Setrakian (David Bradley) and the evil duo of Eldritch Palmer (Johnathan Hyde) and Thomas Eichhorst (Richard Sammel). The pilot contains graphic scenes including beating hearts, hungry parasites and a shrouded vampires who sucks blood and beats in heads. And the most chilling moment is the realization that “love” will drive them (the infected) home.

As always we want your feedback so drop us a line at dave@horrornewstv.com or docrotten@horrornewstv.com and we’ll talk next week as we continue to bring you our 13 nights of fear with HORROR NEWS TV THE STRAIN FAN PODCAST.

A very special thank you goes to Joe Melluzzo and Night Spirit for giving the podcast permission to use of their new hit song, Fire, in the intro and outro of the show. Check them out and tell them the Horror News TV The Strain Fan Podcast sent you their way! Check out the show notes for links to You TubeiTunesAmazonFacebook and The Night Spirit website.

"Night Spirit is a modern metal group that adds a powerful twist to the music and story that will bring you into a different world. Please join Night Spirit at www.Facebook.com/Thenightspirit to connect with us directly, and www.thenightspirit.net for more info on us.” - Joe Melluzzo




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Monster Movie Podcast - Planet of the Apes (1968 - 1973) the original five films

Join us this week as we revisit and remember the original Planet of the Apes franchise, the first five classic sci-fi films. Planet of the Apes (1968), Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970), Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971), Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972) and Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973). Relive the the gripping stories, the incredible make-up and the memorable lines such as “Take your stinking paws off me, you damn dirty ape!” It’s all here along with a healthy dose of love for Roddy McDowall (Cornelius and Caesar).

"Beware the beast Man, for he is the Devil’s pawn. Alone among God’s primates, he kills for sport or lust or greed. Yea, he will murder his brother to possess his brother’s land. Let him not breed in great numbers, for he will make a desert of his home and yours. Shun him; drive him back into his jungle lair, for he is the harbinger of death." - Cornelius 

Thomas Mariani returns once again to join Doc Rotten to celebrate classic monster movies from the past. To examine the Planet of the Apes films, The Black Saint (Santo Ellin Jr.) from HorrorNews.Net steps in to round out the panel of horror and sci-fans examining the original 5 films about George Taylor, Zira, Cornelius, Dr. Zaius and the lovely Nova.

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The original Planet of the Apes (1968) represents a remarkable achievement in sci-fi films with its incredible make-up for the apes that populate the desolate future of mankind. Shocking for its time, the film is now a classic with its scenes, characters and lines at the top of the minds of audiences and fans world wide. Before Star Wars and perhaps even more than Star Trek, Planet of the Apes sparks a marketing a machine of sequels and merchandise that would delight kids and adults of the early Seventies. Roddy McDowall is the star of four of the five films and the TV series from 1974 where he would play three distinctly separate simian characters. From Planet of the Apes to Battle for the Planet of the Apes, the original franchise is a must-see collection of films. In preparation for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014), Doc, Thomas and The Black Saint revisit the films and their impact and influence on the Monster Movie Podcast.

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PLANET OF THE APES (1968)
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BENEATH THE PLANET OF THE APES (1970)
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ESCAPE THE PLANET OF THE APES (1971)
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CONQUEST OF THE PLANET OF THE APES (1972)
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BATTLE FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES (1973)

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