Peter Jackson is finally done with his Middle Earth epic series of films withÂ The Hobbit: Battle of the Five ArmiesÂ as the adaptation of The Hobbit fromÂ J. R. R. Tolkien. For horror fans, keep on the look out for another appearance of horror legend Christopher Lee. The HNR crew chime in with widely opposing views about how successful and enjoyable the film may be. Join HNR for a lively spoiler filled review.
DocÂ sharesÂ the horror news of the week with news about Billie Whitelaw, Justin Lin directingÂ Star Trek 3Â andÂ Hannibal Season 3. Thomas is excited to discuss the UK hit holiday genre specialÂ The Black Mirror Christmas Special.
Co-hostsÂ Doc Rotten,Â Santos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr.,Â Dave Dreher,Â 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!
Review: The Hobbit: Battle of the Five ArmiesÂ (2014)Â
The final film in The Hobbit trilogy picks up directly where The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug left off with the dragon hammering down on Lake Town where Luke Evans takes down the beast. But his victory comes too late, and the townsfolk follow him to the foot of The Lonely Mountain where Thorin suffers from “dragon sickness” guarding his treasure. Before it all ends, there are orcs, goblins, a dwarf princeÂ on a giant pig, elves, bats, mountain worms and – to The Black Saint’s surprise and elationÂ – large eagles dropping bears into the battle.
What Have You Been Watching:Â The Black Mirror Christmas SpecialÂ
Thomas is thrilled to review the latest holiday special to the highly regarded UK “Twilight Zone” anthology series, The Black Mirror Christmas Special.Â Jon Hamm leads the cast in a show that explores theÂ sinister side of technology in fascinating and inventive ways. Check it out with Thomas’ highest recommendation.
Horror News of the Week for 12/22/2014Â
Doc steps inÂ to bring youÂ the Horror News of the Week with news ofÂ Hannibal Season 3Â recasting a key supporting – or, is that guest – role: Mason Verger. Michael Pitt is out and Joe Anderson is in. Sad news follows with the passing of Billie Whitelaw who made a lasting impression as Mrs. Baylock inÂ The OmenÂ (1976). Last up is news that Justin Lin fromÂ The Fast and the FuriousÂ franchise is now in the director’s chair forÂ Star Trek 3.
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