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HNR Guest: Blair Erickson – Eps 41 – 01/16/2014

The HNR gang are fortunate to have rising star Blair Erickson, director of Banshee Chapter on Horror News Radio episode 41. Incredibly talented and scary intelligent, Blair discusses the story behind his feature film, the influences, the paranoia and the conspiracies. He also shares the movie was filmed in 3D but is being release in 2D. He also discusses how much of Hunter S. Thompson actually made it into the film. It is an incredible discussion about the film and film making in general – great stuff!

Then, he surprises the grue-crew as his sticks around for some extra fun to share his opinions on the Golden Globe winning film, Spike Jonze’s Her. The is set to be part of the What You Have Been Watching segment but turns into a lively round table about the film, sci-fi and the fantastic script behind the film.

Blair Erickson is a great guest on Horror News Radio and worth the listen – check it out. Listen to it here or below.

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Episode 41 – The Top 10 Most Anticipated Horror Films of 2014
Interview: Blair Erickson, director of The Banshee Chapter
(123min, 71.93MB)
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Eps 41 – The Top 10 Most Anticipated Horror Films of 2014 – Blair Erickson

The Top 10 Most Anticipated Horror Films of 2104 contains a number of high profile horror and genre films. Who isn’t excited about Godzilla? If you loved Rise of the Planet of the Apes, then the promise of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes should have you giddy with glee.  And for the hard core horror fans, Eli Roth’s cannibal epic The Green Inferno is right up your alley. The list also has a few low budget surprises too.

But! Before we get to the list, the grue-crew has a special guest on board, director Blair Erickson is here to discuss his horror film The Banshee Chapter, currently available on VOD and coming in February on DVD/BluRay. He sticks around to discuss Spike Jonze’s Her in this week’s What Have You Been Watching Segment.

Co-hosts Doc RottenSantos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr., Dave Dreher, Thomas Mariani and Vixen are all astonished at the knowledge Blair Erickson drops on the crew and share his love for Spike Jonze’s celebrated, Golden Globe winning Her – well, most everyone. Woot! The top ten has the crew excited for the coming year, with Godzilla topping the list. Dave brings the Horror News of the Week with word on the Friday the 13th reboot, the Walking Dead spin off and a possible True Blood film.

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Episode 41 – The Top 10 Most Anticipated Horror Films of 2014
Interview: Blair Erickson, director of The Banshee Chapter
(123min, 71.93MB)
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00:03:47 – Interview: Blair Erickson, director of The Banshee Chapter 
Horror News Radio covered The Banshee Chapter in episode 36. Now, the director, Blair Erickson joins the crew to discuss the making of the film, the conspiracy theories and influences behind the film and a secret or two about the film. It’s an incredible interview with a bright new name in horror.

00:49:18 – What Have You Been Watching: Spike Jonze’s Her
Blair Erickson sticks around to discuss one of his favorites films with the crew in the What You Have Been Watching segment, Spike Jonze’s Her. It’s a complete love fest for the film as Dave, Thomas, Vixen and Blair go over all the highlights of the film praising its story, message, themes, acting and directing with Dave especially high on the film’s script. Doc, however, is an odd duck and did not like the film as much and gets a mighty trouncing for it. Haha!

01:11:56- The Top 10 Most Anticipated Horror Films of 2014
Looking into the schedule for 2014, the grue-crew select the top 10 most anticipated horror films of the year.

  • Oculus
  • The Quiet Ones
  • Godzilla
  • The Sacrament
  • Deliver Us From Evil
  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
  • The Green Inferno
  • Poltergeist (NOTE: two days after recording the Nov. 14th date is pushed to Feb 13, 2015)
  • Horns
  • Dead Snow: Red vs Dead

01:45:18- Horror News of the Week – 01/13/2014
Dave caps off the night with the horror news of the week. No one is in favor of a Friday the 13th film without Jason Voorhees, even if Doc is in favor of the found footage angle. Again, the entire crew would prefer to stick to the main Walking Dead story line instead of diluting it with a spin off – at least, at this point. The Clown trailer looks fantastic! There’s a new trailer and artwork for the El Rey TV show based on From Dusk Til Dawn. And what is this rumor of a True Blood film in 2016?

Doc Rotten: facebook DoctorRotten, twitter @doc_rotten, letterboxd DocRotten
Dave Dreher: facebook drehershouseofhorrors, twitter @savinifan
Santos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr.: facebook theblacksainthnn, twitter @tbssaysyou, letterboxd TheBlackSaint
Thomas Mariani: twitter @notthewhostommy. , letterboxd SilentTom
Vixen: twitter @purevixen44

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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Eps 36 – The Banshee Chapter

The Banshee Chapter is the review of the week in which Ted (Silence of the Lambs) Levine plays a Hunter S. Thompson inspired writer who leads the film’s protagonist on a hallucinogenic  journey into horror.

Blair Erickson directs this conspiracy theory fueled, found-footage inspired scare fest with enough scares, jumps and screams to test the strongest of hearts.

Co-hosts Doc RottenDave DreherSantos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr.Thomas Mariani and Vixen, the Voice of Reason, recap and review The Banshee Chapter, even if Thomas is not impressed. Dave brings the Horror News of the Week in this episode of Horror News Radio. It’s news about Godzilla teaser trailer, Terminator TV & film rumors, Fear Clinic adding Corey Taylor to its cast and a sweepstakes to take home a DVD copy of Lionsgate’s Ritual.

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Episode 36 – The Banshee Chapter
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00:03:30 – Review of The Banshee Chapter
To the surprise of Santos and Doc, The Banshee Chapter creeps them the eff out. While they enjoyed the film immensely, Vixen is a little baffled by the ambiguous ending and Thomas ends up generally unimpressed. The film delivers its fair share of scares, horror and intrigue. Aside from Thomas the rest of crew are thrilled with the film. But still, Thomas loves Ted Levine’s role and performance. Yay!

00:39:45 – Sweepstakes – Ritual DVD
Horror News Radio has a DVD copy of Liongate’s Ritual to send out to one select listener. Send in an email to docrotten@horrornews.net with Ritual in the subject line, your name and address in the body along with the answer to this following question to be entered. The question: What is your favorite Horror Film of 2013? This is for US listeners only and the deadly is midnight, December 15, 2013.

00:42:44– What Have You Been Watching: Talk of 3D, Frozen and Hobbits
While the grue-crew wait for Dave to show up with the Horror News of the Week, Doc brings up Disney’s Frozen. The conversation turns to 3D and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Hilarious!

00:48:52 – Horror News of the Week for 12/09/2013
Dave arrives to save the day bringing the Horror News of the Week beginning with the teaser trailer for Godzilla (2014). Following that is a pair of Terminator announcements: the next movie, Terminator: Genesis, is set for 2015 and another TV show is in the works. Heavy Metal invades the news this week with Avenged Sevenfold developing a web series based on their hit single Hail to the King. In similar news, Corey Taylor from Slipknot and Stone Sour has joined the cast of Fear Clinic. CBS films has picked up the script from Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan for a take on the classic Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark books.

Doc Rotten: facebook DoctorRotten, twitter @doc_rotten, letterboxd DocRotten
Dave Dreher: facebook drehershouseofhorrors, twitter @savinifan
Santos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr.: facebook theblacksainthnn, twitter @tbssaysyou, letterboxd TheBlackSaint
Thomas Mariani: twitter @notthewhostommy. , letterboxd SilentTom
Vixen: twitter @purevixen44

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!