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Eps 182 – Rob Zombie’s 31 (2016)

Rob Zombie returns with another grind house exercise in excess with 31. The film features Sheri Moon Zombie, Jeff Daniel Phillips, Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, Meg Foster, Kevin Jackson, and Malcolm McDowell. The grue-crew tackle the film, available now on VOD, with a combination of eager curiosity and unshakable dread. His past film, Lords of Salem, was praised by The Black Saint but panned by Doc and Thomas. How will their reaction to 31 match up to the other films in Zombie’s filmography. Oh, dear…

Thomas reviews the third season premiere of Star Wars Rebels with the hour-long episode “Steps into Shadow.” The 3D CG animation series from Lucasfilm Animation is currently available on Disney XD and features characters such as Ezra Bridger, Kanan Jarrus, Hera Syndulla, Sbaine Wren, and Garazeb “Zeb” Orrelios along with, according to Thomas, a few fan-favorite surprises. If you’re eagerly waiting on Rogue One to debut in December, perhaps Star Wars Rebels is your fix.

Dave dives into the Horror News of the Week with the word on the passing of another horror icon, the Godfather of Gore, Herschell Gordon Lewis. Doc and Gruesome Magazine writer Paul Cardullo are heading to Wreak Havoc Film Festival in Greensboro, North Carolina this late September/early October. The Knoxville Horror Film Festival is coming October 21-23, 2016 in Knoxville, TN. Another announcement for the fall is that Horror News Radio will be at Spooky Empire in Orlando, Florida, October 7 – 9, 2016. Oh, boy! Plan your trip now.

Co-hosts Doc RottenSantos (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)

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Feature Review: Rob Zombie’s 31 (2016)

The madman musician behind House of 1000 Corpses, The Devil’s Rejects, Halloween (2007), Halloween II (2009), and Lords of Salem (2012) returns with 31. And…wow…Thomas is pissed, while The Black Saint and Dave are rather unimpressed and Doc Rotten is…apologetic. The film follows a small band of carnies making their way across country when they are kidnapped by a band of maniacs pitting them against their will against a clan of murderous clowns. They go by the names Sick-Head, Psycho-Head, Schizo-Head, Death-Head and Sex-Head. But none of them compare to the worst of the worst, Doom-Head played with zeal and charisma by the film-stealing Richard Brake. Sheri Moon Zombie, Jeff Daniel Phillips, Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, Kevin Jackson and Meg Foster must survive 12 hours trapped in Malcolm McDowell’s murderworld known as 31.

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What Have You Been Watching: Star Wars Rebels (2016)

Turning to the lighter side of the genre, Thomas takes a loving look at the Star Wars animated property Rebels, now in its third season. While The Force Awakens gets all the hype and Rogue One is stealing the spotlight, this Lucasfilm Animation series, according to young Thomas, is far closer to the spirit of Star Wars than the live action offerings Disney is producing thus far. The stories take place fourteen years after Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith and five years before the opening of Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope.

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OUTLINE OF THIS EPISODE

  • [00:00:44] Introduction of the Grue-crew
  • [00:03:52] Announcements
    • [00:03:58] Wreak Havoc Horror Film Festival
    • [00:04:51] Knoxville Horror Film Festival
    • [00:05:33] NYC Horror Film Festival
  • [00:11:38] Feature Review: Rob Zombie’s 31 (2016)
  • [00:59:16] What Have You Been Watching: Star Wars Rebels
  • [01:07:00] Support HNR w/ Patreon
    • [01:08:46] Thanks to Patreon HNR is going to Spooky Empire Oct 7-9, 2016, Orlando, FL
  • [01:12:18] Horror News of the Week
    • [01:12:18] RIP Herschell Gordon Lewis
    • [01:21:08] Classic Blood Fest I Drink Your Blood coming to blu-ray with all the bells and whistles
    • [01:26:00] John Carpenter rips Rob Zombie a new one
    • [01:34:02] Indie Filmmakers rejoice – The People’s Network debuts with a John Carpenter helmed premiere
  • [01:39:32] Stump the Saint

NEXT WEEK ON HNR

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Episode 83 – Horns – VHS: Viral

This week is a VOD double feature with reviews of Horns from Alexandra Aja starring Daniel Radcliff and the found footage sequel VHS: Viral. The HNR grue-crew dive into the modern gothic fairy tale and another round of shorts inspired by Tales from the Crypt, Tales from the Darkside and The Outer Limits with a gory twist.

Dave shares the horror news of the week with news about John Carpenter and Leatherface. Joseph Perry returns with his third Busan Report and The Black Saint tackles the return of Stump the Saint!

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!


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Review: Horns (2014) 

Daniel Radcliff continues to explore the horror and fantasy genre after his years as Harry Potter with Horns playing a man who is accused of killing his girlfriend, Juno Temple, finds that he grows a pair of horns and decides to solve the murder on his own facing his own demons and those of his friends and surrounding community. Director Alexandre Aja delivers his most emotional work yet and the HNR crew share their thoughts on the film, the direction and the power behind the script inspired by the book from Joe Hill.

Review: VHS: Viral (2014) 

The popular found footage anthology franchise continues with VHS: Viral providing three new shorts and another wonky, confusing wrap around story. As with most anthology films, the movie is a good as its best short and as bad as its worst with VHS: Viral being the most uneven of the series yet, but still strong enough to have the HNR grue-crew looking forward to a fourth entry.

What Have You Been Watching: Busan Internation Film Festival 

Joseph Perry returns with another thrilling report from overseas, this week is the third report from the Busan International Film Festival. Joseph share his impression on two kick ass horror films, Creep and It Follows.

Horror News of the Week for 11/03/2014 

Dave returns to bring you the Horror News of the Week with news of the next Texas Chainsaw Massacre film Leatherface will be directed by the team behind Inside, Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury. Eleven directors line up for a new feature announced for October 2015 titled Tales of Halloween with talent such as Neil Marshall, Darren Bousman, Mike Mendez and more. John Carpenter releases a new album of original soundtrack music called Lost Themes. Now that Rob Zombie has releases a synopsis of his next feature 31, the inspiration from Marvel’s X-Men comic character Arcade and his Murderworld is painfully obvious. Pepsi ups its marketing with some Halloween fanfare. Good times!

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Eps 59 – Godzilla (2014)

Godzilla (2014) is the hottest monster film of the summer of 2014 with an epic battle between the King of the Monsters and a pair of kaiju creatures called M.U.T.O. SFX Artist Vincent Guastini (Monsters TV, Dogma, VHS 3: Viral) joins the grue-crew to take a bite out of the mammoth $93 million haul the film earned its opening weekend. Vincent with Dave and Santos at this side roars “I want more Godzilla in my Godzilla movies” as Doc and Vixen try to champion the film. It’s up to young maverick Thomas Mariani to keep things in check. Yeah, it’s trouble. The best kind!

Dave ramps up the news of the week with bits about HalloweenRob Zombie’s 31 and Stephen King’s Gerald’s Game.

Co-hosts Doc RottenSantos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr., Dave Dreher, Thomas Mariani and Vixen 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 Black Saint’s Horror Trivia Contest continues this week with the Insight Editions’ latest book Godzilla: The Art of Destruction.


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Godzilla (2014)
Years in the making from the announcement of Gareth Edwards (Monsters)  taking on the directing chores to hints of Godzilla’s design at Comic Con 2013 to this year’s incredibly effective marketing campaign, Godzilla (2014) is the ultimate example of a roller coaster ride of nervous anticipation. Will a U.S. backed studio get Godzilla right? The film is out and killing it at the box office to cheers and jeers. SFX Artist Vincent Guastini joins the regular crew to review and recap the film tackling the plot, the design of Godzilla, the other kaiju and the epic battle of San Francisco.

Horror News of the Week for 05/19/2014
Dave Dreher  shares the Horror News of the Week beginning with news of the monster sized 15 disc Blu-Ray set of Halloween series of films. Doc is excited to hear that Oculus director Mike Flanagan is pegged to direct the adaptation of the Stephen King novel, Gerald’s Game. Sean Cunningham is creatively letting bits and pieces of his plans for the Friday the 13th TV series out and about. In TV news, CBS is pimping their show Stalker and TNT is jumping into the genre business with The Shop which follows the characters introduced in Firestarter by Stephen King. Rob Zombies is beginning the marketing on his next feature called 31.

Insight Editions Book Giveaway – Godzilla: The Art of Destruction (2014)
Horror News Radio is teaming up with Insight Editions  to provide a monster book giveaway for their film Godzilla: The Art of Destruction. The book launches May 13, 2014. Entries will be accepted until Midnight (Eastern Standard Time), May 25, 2014. All you need to do is complete the The Black Saint’s HNR Horror Trivia Question at this address: http://horrornewsradio.com/trivia-godzilla. The book giveaway is open to US addresses only.

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