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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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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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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.

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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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Horror News Radio episode 66 - Deliver Us From Evil - Snowpiercer

Deliver Us From Evil (2014) is the latest horror film from director Scott (Sinister) Derrickson about a cop (Eric Bana) who discovers a strange killer who may be possessed. Dave is ecstatic that the HNR crew is finally getting back to a full-fledged theatrical horror film; however, the box office results do not support that the audience was interested in seeing a blend of The Exorcist and Seven.

Dave ramps up the news of the week with The GuestABCs of Death 2 and Sharknado 2: The Second One while Santos continues with HNR’s popular segment of the show, Stump the Saint, featuring horror trivia questions provided by you, the Horror News Radio listener! Thomas is on board to discuss the controversial film, Snowpiercer (2013).

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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The discussion of Deliver Us From Evil begins on a solid notes with Santos giving it a 3 star review but it quickly runs afoul as the rest chime in less and less favorable experiences. The film from Scott Derrickson is supposedly based on true events where a cop and a priest perform an exorcism on a possessed criminal. The film is atmospheric and looks great but the script is uneven and the acting is a mixed bag with Eric Bana’s New York accent amusing Santos and Thomas.

Horror News of the Week for 07/07/2014
Dave Dreher  shares the Horror News of the Week beginning with news of  The Guest from Adam Wingard and Simon Barrett getting a September 2014 release date. Next up is disturbing news about The ABCs of Death 2 where the Soska Sisters (directors of one of the 26 chapters) released a graphic shot from the film which caused quite a stir on Facebook and other social media outlets. Dave shares the latest found footage trailer with Doc for the film The Expedition. And then follows it up with the trailer for the schlocky Sharnado 2: The Second One. Last up, Dave shares the alien cookie and other tasty genre treats from Christine McConnell, The Horror Baker.

What Have You Been Watching: Snowpiercer (2013)
Thomas steps up to discuss the much delayed film from director Bong Joon-ho, Snowpiercer. The hardest working man in podcasting champions the film siting its cinematography, direction and tone. Santos, however, who also saw the film, shares a different story. Gasp!

Stump the Saint for 07/07/2014
Santos Ellin Jr. is a horror historian, leading the country in horror trivia on the Quiz Up online game. He steps up to challenge you, the HNR listener to stump with trivia. Thus, Stump the Saint is born. The segment continues with three challenging questions from Paul Knoop, Floor Hockey Josh and the crew behind the Monster Movie Podcast. Now it is  your turn, go to http://horrornewsradio.com/trivia to submit your question to Stump the Saint.

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The Future of Horror Episode 19 - Aaron Christensen - Hidden Horror

Sometimes to see the future, you have to examine the past. That is what many bloggers, authors, critic and scholars of the genre accomplish online and in books everyday. One of the brightest, sharpest and prolific out there is Aaron Christensen from Horror 101 with Dr. AC. Aaron joins the Future of Horror on this episode to discuss the hidden gems of horror along with his book Hidden Horror: A Celebration of 101 Underrated and Overlooked Fright Flicks.

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.

Aaron Christensen shares his journey with The Future of Horror, how he discovered blogging and how that lead to his book Hidden Horror. He dives into what makes various themes and monsters interesting and how they touch the fascination and imagination of different genre fans and with the 101 diverse writers that contributes to Hidden Horror.

You can find out more about Aaron Christensen and his book, Hidden Horror, at these links:

Aaron Christensen on Horror 101: http://horror101withdrac.blogspot.com/
Hidden Horror on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hiddenhorrorthebook
Hidden Horror on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Hidden-Horror-Celebration-Underrated-Overlooked/dp/0991127900

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 TV The Strain Season 1 Episode 0 Intro to the Strain

"Night is real. Night is not an absence of light, but in fact, it is daytime that is a brief respite from the looming darkness…" - Guillermo del Toro,  The Strain. The popular horror novel from director Guillermo del Toro and author Chuck Hogan is coming to FX Television on July 13, 2014. Horror News TV, the guys behind the Hannibal fan podcast and the American Horror Story fan podcast are set to discuss and review each episode for the first season of this exciting terror tale of vampires!

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There has never been a better time for Horror on television. The Strain promises to be one of the more frightening of the bunch. Showrunner Carton (Lost, Bates Motel) Cuse joins the authors, Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan, in adapting the novels for the FX Network, the home of American Horror Story. Doc Rotten and Dave Dreher from Horror News Radio and the Hannibal Fan Podcast dive into the information about the series, the cast and crew to get prepared for the first season of The Strain. Starting with Dr. Ephraim Goodweather (Corey Stoll) and including Professor Abraham Setrakian (David Bradley), Doc and Dave do their best to cover it all.

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 recipe for fear with HORROR NEWS TV THE STRAIN FAN PODCAST.


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Monster Movie Podcast Episode 68 - Gremlins 1984

Join us this week as we revisit and remember the excellent of Gremlins (1984) for its 30th Anniversary on episode 68 of the Monster Movie Podcast. The podcast takes a loving and hilarious look back at Gizmo, Spike and Murray Futterman (Dick Miller). “Turn on all the lights, check all the closets and cupboards, look under all the beds, ‘cause you never can tell there just might be a gremlin in your house.”

Thomas Mariani returns once again to celebrate horror comedy at its best with Gremlins (and Gremlins 2: The Next Batch) in order to share his love for a film that has become an annual Christmas holiday viewing. He also has been able to change Doc’s opinion on the sequel forcing him to view the film for this podcast. “Now, was that civilized? No, clearly not. Fun, but in no sense civilized.” - Brain Gremlin.

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It is 1984 and Warner Brothers needs something to face off against Ghostbusters on June 8. They turn to Steven Spielberg (Producer), Joe Dante (Director), Chris Columbus (Writer) and Chris Walas (SPX) to create some killer competition: Gremlins! Doc and Thomas revisit, recap and fondly remember the classic horror comedy from one of the best years in cinema. In addition, they also jump into the polarizing sequel, Gremlins 2: The Next Batch. They also discover angst ridden connections between Gremlins and Fast Times at Ridgemont High & Breaking Bad. “It moved sir!” Be sure to keep this podcast out of bright light. Sunlight will kill it! Do not feed the Monster Movie Podcast after midnight. And whatever you do, DO NOT GET IT WET.

"Would the owner of the car with license number 1AG 401 please remove it from the CLAMP parking garage, your car is old, and dirty." - Building announcement in Gremlins 2: The Next Batch.

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