Gross. Disgusting. Sick. Demented. And quite possibly the best horror comedy of the year. Well, at least for most of the Grue-crew. This week HNR covers the film festival favorite – awarded best horror film at the New York City Horror Film in 2016 – NIGHT OF SOMETHING STRANGE. The cast and crew behind this hilarious abomination deserve props for pushing the envelopes as far as possible and getting the most out of their budget. The film is stuffed full of practical effects and gallons of blood…and other unmentionable liquids. Joining the crew to discuss the film is award winning film maker Christopher G. Moore.
Jumping from the found footage short including in the first V/H/S film to a full length feature film, SiREN lands on Chiller in December 2016. Gregg Bishop takes over the directing reins featuring a new set of characters encountering the Lily character from “Amateur Night.” This time, however, she is a captured beast of the mysterious Mr. Nix. When she is set free all hell breaks loose. Of course, Doc loves the film while the rest of the crew consider it rather…meh. Catch it on Chiller soon and decide for yourself.
Dave guides the Horror News of the Week with sad news of the passing of Fritz Weaver, Ron Glass, and Florence Henderson. The team behind Horror Pack provides their support and a chance to take a complimentary Horror Pack home. And Doc is set to visit the Walker Stalker Charlotte convention December 17 & 18, 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Co-hosts Doc Rotten, Santos (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! Oh, and don’t forget – Stump the Saint! (Brought to you by Gruesome Magazine)
Feature Review: Night of Something Strange (2016)
Movies don’t get much more disgusting and deranges as Night of Something Strange from director Jonathan Straiton and his cast and crew. The film is truly the “WTF” movie of the year. Just when you think you’ve seen the worst, it tops itself with something even more…shocking. The Grue-crew debate the comedy, some describing it as the best of the year, while others pledging they’ll put it on their worst of the year list. Christopher G. Moore joins the show to chime in with his thoughts on the film as well.
What Have You Been Watching: SiREN (2016)
Many of the Grue-crew enjoyed the V/H/S films quite a bit – for what they were. With the announcement of taking one of the shorts and stretching it out to be a feature film, the Grue-crew are a bit trepedacious about how successful the results may be. The first short to be turned into a film is SiREN, inspired by the short “Amateur Night” from the first anthology film. Expanding on the concept of the succubus demon, SiREN introduces a slew of new characters and contains whispers of originality and promise. How successful it is on delivering on that promise is much of the conversation tonight.
OUTLINE OF THIS EPISODE
- [00:00:39]: Intro
- [00:04:45] Announcements
- [00:04:55]: Walker Stalker Charlotte
- [00:06:39]: Horror News of the Week
- [00:07:16]: RIP Fritz Weaver, Florence Henderson and Ron Glass
- [00:11:35]: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story gets a new teaser, advance tickets trip up Fandango
- [00:20:26]: Official one sheet for Alien: Covenant released
- [00:25:44]: Anne Rice regains rights to The Vampire Chronicles – taking Lestat to TV
- [00:29:11]: Apple Presents: Frankie’s Holiday
- [00:30:42]: Support HNR on Patreon
- [00:31:41]: Horror Pack Presents…
- [00:33:30]: Feature Review: Night of Something Strange
- [01:24:48]: What Have You Been Watching: SiREN
- [01:53:38]: StumpTheSaint
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