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An American Werewolf in London - Episode 70 Monster Movie Podcast

Join us this week as we revisit An American Werewolf in London from director John Landis and effects artist, Academy Award winner, Rick Baker. One of two phenomenal, influential werewolf films of 1981, An American Werewolf in London goes on to win the first Academy Award for Best Make-Up and forever connect the lyrics to Blue Moon to werewolves.

"The undead surround me. Have you ever talked to a corpse? It’s boring! I’m lonely! Kill yourself, David, before you kill others." - Jack’s corpse to David.

Thomas Mariani returns once again to join Doc Rotten in celebrating classic monster movies from the past. An American Werewolf in London is one of Thomas’ favorite horror films and a must discuss film for Monster Movie Podcast. Thomas and Doc relive the film, it’s highlights, the special effects, the music and John Landis.

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An American Werewolf in London is a classic, a must see horror film and one of top examples of horror comedies of all time. Director John Landis is on top of his game with a script he honed for 10 plus years bringing a perfect blend of genres, pacing and timing. Then there is the special effects, the full body transformation of David into the werewolf, brightly lite, all practical and riveting. The film also ties in brilliant use of music, Blue Moon, Bad Moon Rising and Moondance. Despite the music and the laughs, the film is also scary with vicious attacks on the moors and in the London tubes.

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The Dead 2 - The Den - Episode 75 Horror News Radio

The Dead 2 (2014) is not only the swag in the prize pack from Anchor Bay Entertainment in this week’s trivia contest, it is also the topic of this week’s review. It’s zombie action set in India from The Ford Brothers who brought the horror community The Dead

 

Dave shares the horror news of the week with previews of The Walking DeadAmerican Horror Story: Freak Show and Carver. Santos prepares for another round of STUMP THE SAINT and Doc joins Dave in reviewing The Den.

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!  This week we announce that it is time to enter for a chance to win Anchor Bay Entertainments’s The Dead and The Dead 2 giveaway prize pack.

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Drawing their inspiration from the lumbering ghouls in George Romero’s Night of the Living Dead and Dawn of the Dead, the Ford Brothers return to their own franchise with The Dead 2. The film, set in India, follows an American who races to reunite with this loved ones as zombies rise to take over the world. Santos, Dave and Thomas gather in one corner while Doc stands alone in the other as the grue-crew review the film.

What Have You Been Watching: The Den 
Dave steps up with the “What Have You Been Watching” content this week with the found footage film, The Den, currently playing on Netflix. The film follows a researcher studying the behavior of online video chatters until she runs across a patron of The Den who is brutally murdered in front of her. Dave shares how much he enjoyed the film.

Horror News of the Week for 09/08/2014 
Dave Dreher  shares the Horror News of the Week beginning with news of AMC greenlighting a companion series of The Walking Dead. The director of Room 237 is returning with Nightmare recreating nightmares from those experiencing night terrors. The Soska Sisters guest star in the Canadian horror film, Blackburn. The extended teaser for American Horror Story: Freak Show finally reveals the characters from season 4. And, finally, the trailer for Carver is released, the Halloween horror film from 14 year old director Emily DiPrimio.

Contest: Anchor Bay Blu-Ray giveaway of The Dead and The Dead 2 
The Black Saint provides the trivia question for Anchor Bay’s Blu-Ray giveaway of The Dead and The Dead 2 coming out September 16, 2014. Anchor Bay is teaming up with Horror News Radio to give away a copy of the blu-ray release The Dead 2 along with the first film, The Dead. Check out http://horrornewsradio.com/trivia-thedead2 for details. Contest ends midnight, September 16, 2014 and is open to US residents only. Good luck!

Contest: Anchor Bay Blu-Ray giveaway of The Walking Dead Season 4  
We have a winner! Congratulations to Will Griesmer who will receive a copy of The Walking Dead Season 4 Blu-ray from Anchor Bay Entertainment.

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The Disappeared - Episode 9 Horror News TV The Strain Fan Podcast

With episode 9, The Strain continues to position Abraham, Eph and Nora into position for a battle royale against The Master and his vampire horde. Biggest shock this week: The Master revealed, finally! All that and more on this week’s episode…

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The Strain ends on a high note going full tilt creature feature as The Master steps out of the shadows in an important flash back. Getting to this scene, however, has Dave about ready to shot his television set. And he has lots to say about how off this episode is. And why is Eph always making such stupid decisions. C’mon, dude. Doc and Dave have lots to discuss as the recap episode 9 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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The Wicker Man (1973) - Episode 4 Decades of Horror

Considered a horror classic by many genre historians, The Wicker Man (1973) is the film for this episode. Featuring Edward Woodward, Christopher Lee, Britt Eckland and Ingrid Pitt, the film from director Robin Hardy leads its audience on a leisurely paced path to one of the more iconic endings in horror. The Black Saint and Doc Rotten tackle another groovy horror film from the 1970s.

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Episode 4 – The Wicker Man (1973) 

Joining The Black Saint and Doc Rotten is North Carolina film maker, Bill Mulligan, who lends his thespian, effects making, screen writing talents to the duo’s take on The Wicker Man. The show explores the various cuts of the film; the efforts it took to make the film from screenwriter Anthony Shaffer and headliner Christopher Lee; and, all crazy songs scattered throughout the film. Bill, The Black Saint and Doc discuss the horror - or lack of it, the iconic ending and all the…um…forward thinking ways of the pagan Island of Summerisle. Good times!

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As Above So Below - Episode 74 Horror News Radio

As Above, So Below (2014) fails to make an impression at the box office and leaves Santos underwhelmed. Doc, on the other hand, fights for the film in a heated discussion about the Dowdle Brothers, Perdita Weeks and found footage. The film gets the full-on HNR treatment.

 

Dave shares the horror news of the week with information about Lars Von Trier, Wesley Snipes and Scooby-Doo. Joseph Perry returns this week with more details from PiFan, the extraordinary fantasy film fest from South Korea, and Thomas discusses Doctor Who.

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!  This week we announce that it is time to enter for a chance to win Anchor Bay Entertainments’s The Dead and The Dead 2 giveaway prize pack.

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John Erick Dowdle and Drew Dowdle return to found footage with As Above, So Below, a low budget b-movie adventure horror flick set in the catacombs below Paris. The film sparks a lively discussion with the Doc, Thomas and Santos bringing different takes on the film and its successes and failures. Review ends near the 53 minute mark.

What Have You Been Watching: Doctor Who 
Thomas weighs in on the introduction of Peter Capaldi as the 12th Doctor. Doc is also watching the BBC America presentation of Doctor Who and champion the second episode while cautioning the confusing approach of the first of this season.

What Have You Been Watching: PiFan 2014 report from Joseph Perry 
The Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival is a popular annual event in  South Korea. Joining us from the festival floor is HNR fan turned man-on-the-street reported, Joseph Perry wraps up his coverage of the genre film festival.

Horror News of the Week for 09/01/2014 
Dave Dreher  shares the Horror News of the Week beginning with news of the remake of Escape From New York getting ramped up once again. Then he dives into the idea that Lars Von Trier is developing a horror TV show. There’s more Hannibal news this week including a new Hannibal Cookbook. Wesley Snipes is ready to return as Blade. The HNR crew are not so eager for that to happen. Artist Travis Falligant takes Scooby Doo face to face with many of modern day horror icons. Hilarity ensues.

Contest: Anchor Bay Blu-Ray giveaway of The Dead and The Dead 2 
The Black Saint provides the trivia question for Anchor Bay’s Blu-Ray giveaway of The Dead and The Dead 2 coming out September 16, 2014. Anchor Bay is teaming up with Horror News Radio to give away a copy of the blu-ray release The Dead 2 along with the first film, The Dead. Check out http://horrornewsradio.com/trivia-thedead2 for details. Contest ends midnight, September 16, 2014 and is open to US residents only. Good luck!

Contest: Anchor Bay Blu-Ray giveaway of The Walking Dead Season 4  
We have a winner! Congratulations to Martina Enriquez who will receive a copy of The Walking Dead Season 4 Blu-ray from Anchor Bay Entertainment.

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Horror News TV The Strain Fan Podcast Episode 8 - Creatures of the Night

With episode 8, The Strain starts building Abraham’s army as Eph, Nora, Jim and Abraham join forces with Vasiliy Fet and Dutch. Tonight’s show is tight keeping most of the action centered around a convenience store where our cast is trapped by a swarm of strigoi. All that and more on this week’s episode…

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The Strain finally gives us an hour of Vasiliy Fet, our favorite exterminator. Creatures of the Night is highlighted by a sensational cameo from Rick Baker in all his ponytail glory. This episode also puts a final resolution to Jim’s story-line with a shocking decision from Mr. Fet.  Doc and Dave have lots to discuss as the recap episode 8 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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Sin City A Dame To Kill For - Episode 73 - Horror News Radio

Sin City: A Dame To Kill For (2014) is Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller’s return to Marv, Dwight and Nancy. It is all style over substance in glorious black and white with spectacular 3D and fun performances from Mickey Rourke and Eva Green. But Mr. Miller may have slid too far into seedy life behind Sin City without any meaning. 

 

Doc shares the horror news of the week with news of The Omen on TV, the series finale of True Blood and the trailer for Exists. Joseph Perry returns this week with more details from PiFan, the extraordinary fantasy film fest from South Korea.

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!  This week we announce that it is time to enter for a chance to win Anchor Bay’s The Walking Dead Season 4 Blu-Ray.

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Sin City: A Dame To Kill For (2014) 
Thomas is livid about having to watch yet another Robert Rodriguez movie and even Santos is saddened to realized something about his darling Jessica Alba. Sin City: A Dame to Kill For drops quietly into the theaters this past weekend landing at number 8…NUMBER 8! Oh, my. The grue-crew stomp all over this disappointing entry. The film is visually stunning but intellectually void.

What Have You Been Watching Playing: Silent Hills 
Thomas is all about the playable demo for Silent Hills proclaiming it one of the scariest games he has ever played. He describes some of highlights and shares his anticipation for the upcoming full release on PS4.

What Have You Been Watching: PiFan 2014 report from Joseph Perry 
The Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival is a popular annual event in  South Korea. Joining us from the festival floor is HNR fan turned man-on-the-street reported, Joseph Perry discussing two more films: The Babadook and Starry Eyes. 

Horror News of the Week for 08/25/2014 
Doc steps in for Dave Dreher to bring the Horror News of the Week for this episode. The news begins with the remembering the recently lost Richard Attenborough (Jurassic Park) who passed at the age of 90. HBO’s True Blood ends with it series finale which aired August 24, 2014. Horror on TV continues with the announcement that Damian, an adaptation of The Omen, has a series order for Lifetime while Martin Scorsese has announced that he will direct and produce an adaptation of Shutter Island for HBO called Ashecliffe.

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Horror News TV The Stain Fan Podcast Episode 7 - For Services Rendered

With episode 7, The Strain reveals what is up with Lawyer Joan Luss (Leslie Hope) in all her vampire glory. The ending leaves Doc and Dave shocked and excited for future episodes. And that is just one small tasty nugget found in For Services Rendered. All that and more on this week’s episode…

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The Strain continues its trend with a fantastic opening and a killer ending. With episode 7, the writers are finally starting to boil the middle into an intelligent, scary concoction. The dialog this week is witty and sharp with the banter back and forth between a young Abraham Setrakian and Thomas Eichhorst  being the show’s highlight. But even still, it is the show’s surprise ending that is what will be remembered - just what the heck is going on?  Doc and Dave have lots to discuss as the recap episode 7 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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The Legend of Hell House (1973) - Episode 3 Decades of Horror 1970s

Haunted Houses are a tough genre to film. They can easily come off hokey or silly. There are some classics though, Haunting, The Amityville Horror and Poltergeist. But many are overlooked and forgotten. One such film is The Legend of Hell House from director John Hough featuring Pamela Franklin, Roddy McDowall, Clive Revill and Gayle Hunnicutt. The Black Saint and Doc Rotten are joined by award winning director Christopher G. Moore to discuss the British classic horror film. 

Decades of Horror 1970s
Episode 3 – The Legend of Hell House (1973)

Eventhough The Legend of Hell House springs from the mind of Richard Matheson, it lives in the shadows of The Exorcist and The Haunting. One film changed the face of horror overnight while the other is often seen to have done it better years before. This is a shame as The Legend of Hell House in an intelligent and often creepily effective haunted house film taking both a scientific and supernatural look at the forces behind the haunting. Christopher steps in this week to address the differences between the book, Hell House, and the John Hough directed film while Doc shares his love for the acting chops of Roddy McDowell. Santos fondly remembers seeing the film - in the theaters - when it was released. In the end, The Legend of Hell House is a film worth revisiting and reliving.

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Horror News Radio Episode 72 - Afflicted and Life After Beth

Life After Beth (2014) proves that a zombie romcom is a difficult proposition regardless of how fantastic the cast may be. Dane DeHaan, Aubrey Plaza,  John C. Reilly, Molly Shannon and Anna Kendrick cannot save this humorless, lifeless horror comedy from writer/director Jeff Baena. All the pieces are there, they just never assemble into a cohesive whole. Sad.

Afflicted (2013), on the other hand, proves how a well constructed story and a pair of leads with authentic bro-chemistry is capable of reinvigorating the found footage sub genre. Afflicted is the film no one knows about but everyone should. A terrific little film that has the grue-crew united in singing its praises. Check it out!

Dave shares the horror news of the week with bits about TV, film, comics, Blu-ray and home made you tube horror homage. Joseph Perry returns this week with more details from PiFan, the extraordinary fantasy film fest from South Korea.

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!  This week we announce that it is time to enter for a chance to win Anchor Bay’s The Walking Dead Season 4 Blu-Ray.

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Episode 73 – Life After Beth / Afflicted
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Life After Beth (2014)
Thomas sums it up best during the review, “this year’s biggest disappointment.” Life After Beth is ripe with promise: a great cast, a promising young director, an intriguing premise and a slick spin on horror, romance and comedy. It should be the zombie rom-com to define  a decade. Instead, the chemistry never gels, the zombies never reach their potential and, the biggest crime, the comedy is never funny. Sigh. 

Afflicted (2013)
The HNR grue-crew wear their found footage scars as they have endured an onslaught of horror films trying to capture the fire ignited by Paranormal ActivityREC and CloverfieldAfflicted is one of the few films that get it right, a remarkable entry into the sub genre that spins a unique and often scary look at vampires and the horrors of the transformation from human to the undead. Derek Lee and Clif Prowse are pair of writers, directors and actors to keep an eye on. Recommended! 

What Have You Been Watching: PiFan 2014 report from Joseph Perry
The Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival is a popular annual event in  South Korea. Joining us from the festival floor is HNR fan turned man-on-the-street reported, Joseph Perry discussing four more films: Nymph from Serbia; Asmodexia from Spain; Baal’s Flowers from Italy; and, Whispers Behind the Wall from Germany.

Horror News of the Week for 08/18/2014
Dave Dreher  shares the Horror News of the Week beginning with news across all mediums. On Television, NBC is bringing The Devil’s Advocate to the small screen. In comics, DC Comics is exploring horror themes in the Batman universe with Gotham by Midnight. Elijah Woods carries the film segment with his latest cinematic effort, Open Windows. On Blu-ray, Scream Factory is releasing their second volume of Vincent Price classics: House on Haunted Hill, The Raven and Dr. Phibes Rises Again. Finally, on the you tube front, Max Landis has recreated the iconic transformation scene from his father’s film American Werewolf in London with a tiny budget and a big imagination. Crazy!

Contest: Anchor Bay Blu-Ray giveaway of The Walking Dead Season 4 
The Black Saint provides the trivia question for Anchor Bay’s Blu-Ray giveaway of The Walking Dead Season 4 coming out August 26, 2014. Anchor Bay is teaming up with Horror News Radio to give away two copies of the blu-ray release. Check out http://horrornewsradio.com/trivia-thewalkingdead for details. Contest ends midnight, August 24, 2014 and is open to US residents only. Good luck!

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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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