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Eps 141 – Worst Horror Films of 2015

It is that time of year once again where the Grue-crew take a look back at the past twelve months, beginning with the Worst Horror Films of 2015. The Black Saint, Dave Dreher, Thomas Mariani and Doc Rotten each compile their list of the genre films that left them miffed during this past year. The Black Saint gets ample opportunity to explain he’s been “Blum’d” while Dave reluctantly disses some film he was looking forward to but failed to impress. Thomas goes after some Hollywood heavy weights, low-budget offerings and an anime-turned-live-action Japanese feature while Doc — well — makes a few controversial choices.

Dave begins the HORROR NEWS OF THE WEEK segment with news about a 4K restoration of the 1979 classic Phantasm, the first look at the new ToHo Godzilla: Resurgence and the first trailer from Summer 2016’s sci-fi feature Independence Day: Resurgence. In the What Have You Been Watching segment, the Grue-crew cover a Black Saint recommended film Dead Body.

Co-hosts Doc RottenSantos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr.Dave DreherThomas 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! Oh, and don’t forget – Stump the Saint! (Brought to you by Diabolique Magazine)

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Episode 141 – The Worst Horror Films of 2015 – Dead Body
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  • Contest Announcement: Winner of November’s Diabolique Magazine during Stump the Saint.
    • Congratulations: Kevin Clark
  • Featured Top 10: The Worst Horror Films of 2015
    • Dave Dreher
      • 10 Terminator: Genisys;
      • 9 Cooties
      • 8 Harbinger Down
      • 7 The Lazarus Effect
      • 6 Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension
      • 5
      • 4 I-Lived
      • 3 Area 51
      • 2 The Gallows
      • 1 Muck
    • The Black Saint
      • 10 The Woman in Black: Angel of Death
      • 9 Harbinger Down
      • 8 Contracted: Phase II
      • 7 Indigenous
      • 6 The Nightmare
      • 5 The Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence)
      • 4
      • 3 Muck
      • 2 The Gallows
      • 1 Area 51
    • Thomas Mariani
      • 10 [REC] 4: Apocalypse
      • 9 The Boy Next Door
      • 8 Knock Knock
      • 7 Terminator Genisys
      • 6 Attack on Titan 1
      • 5 Lumberjack Man
      • 4 Cooties
      • 3
      • 2 The Gallows
      • 1 Area 51
    • Doc Rotten
      • 10 A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night
      • 9 Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension
      • 8 The Lazarus Effect
      • 7 The Vatican Tapes
      • 6 Fear Clinic
      • 5 Harbinger Down
      • 4 I-Lived
      • 3 Muck
      • 2
      • 1 Headless
  • Contest Announcement: The Walking Dead The Complete Fifth Season Limited Edition
    • Congratulations: Winner – Jeff Hernandez
    • Thank you to Anchor Bay Entertainment for providing the awesome giveaway
  • What Have You Been Watching: Dead Body (2015)
  • Support HNR: Patreon & Horror T-Shirts
  • Horror News of the Week: 12/174/2015
    • Horror Rules the Golden Globes w/ Mad Max: Fury Road, American Horror Story and more…
    • JJ Abrams is spearheading the restoration of the Don Coscarelli classic Phantasm (1979)
    • ToHo is sharing the first look at Godzilla: Resurgence
    • The first trailer is out for Independence Day: Resurgence but where is Will Smith
  • Stump the Saint: w/ prizes supplied by Diabolique Magazine

 

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Eps 129 – Cooties

Elijah Wood, Rainn Wilson, Alison Pill, Jack McBrayer and Leigh Whannell lead the cast for the horror comedy Cooties from directors Jonathan Milott and Cary Murnion. The Grue-crew gleefully watch as the film follows a group of teachers trapped inside their school as their students turn into flesh-eating zombies out to kill them all. Is it funny? Is it scary? Guest-host, Christopher G. Moore is on hand to share his thoughts as well.

Dave begins the HORROR NEWS OF THE WEEK segment with news about a potential Mist TV show, a possible Jordon Peel horror film (Get Out) from Blumhouse and the Kickstarter future of the horror game Allison Road. Joseph Perry returns with three more reviews from the BiFan Internation Film Festival: The Stranger (Chile), American Burger (Sweden) and I Survived a Zombie Holocaust (New Zealand).

Co-hosts Doc RottenSantos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr.Dave DreherThomas 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! Oh, and don’t forget – Stump the Saint!

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 Review: Cooties (2015) 

In a curious turn, the thoughts from the Grue-crew – and special guest-host Christopher G. Moore – about the new horror comedy Cooties are all across the board from loving it to absolutely hating it. Arguably more so than horror, comedy is extremely subjective with the Jonathan Milott and Cary Murnion directed film appealing to Christopher who gives it a 4.0. On the other end lies Thomas Mariani, giving the film a 0.5. Insane. This is the review you want to listen to.

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Festival Report: BiFan (2015) w/ The Stranger (Chile), American Burger (Sweden) and I Survived a Zombie Holocaust (New Zealand)

International HNR Reported Joseph Perry returns with another BiFan International Film Festival update featuring reviews of three more extraordinary horror movies. This week he digs into The Stranger from Chile, American Burger from Sweden and I Survived a Zombie Holocaust from New Zealand.

Horror News of the Week for 09/21/2015 

Dave shares the Horror News of the Week beginning with of birthday boy Stephen King’s novella The Mist getting a potential TV treatment. Christopher steps in to share news about the kickstarter for the horror game Allison Road. Comedian Jordon Peele is teaming up with Blumhouse to direct the genre film Get Out! Jack the Ripper and H. G. Wells face off again as Time After Time heads to television. The real-life alien-abduction story of Betty and Barney Hill comes to life in the feature film based on their lives called Captured.

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Eps 112 – Poltergeist

Two genre films launch into theaters this weekend. The Grue-crew dive into the remake of Poltergeist featuring Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt, Saxon Sharbino, Kyle Catlett, Kennedi Clements, Jared Harris and Jane Adams from director Gil Kenan and producer Sam Raimi. Dave and Thomas crack open the secrets found in the Brad Bird film Tomorrowland featuring George Clooney, Hugh Laurie, Britt Robertson, Raffey Cassidy, Tim McGraw, Kathryn Hahn and Keegan-Michael Key.

Dave dishes a new plate of HORROR NEWS OF THE WEEK with otherworldly news about Stephen King’s It, Cooties and Empire of the Dead. Also, Joseph Perry returns with a second report from the  Jeonju International Film Festival with a new set of horror movie reviews from abroad.

Co-hosts Doc RottenSantos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr.Dave DreherThomas 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! Doc announces a new contest as HNR teams up with Arc Entertainment for a Private Number DVD giveaway.


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Review: Poltergeist (2015) 

The remake that no one wanted – except maybe Doc – finally makes its way into the theaters this weekend. It’s Poltergeist, baby. To everyone’s surprise no one really hates the film but the film fails to make a lasting impression. The grue-crew tear apart the Sam Raimi produced 2015 version of the Spielberg/Hooper classic. Clowns, trees and angry ghosts now go face to face with Jared Harris. #ThisHouseIsClean

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What Have You Been Watching: Tomorrowland (2015) 

Thomas and Dave chime in with a review of Brad Bird’s Tomorrowland. While the film has ample amounts of optimism and feel-good chest thumping, it wobbles to an explosive and slightly unsatisfying conclusion. Thomas shares all the dirt on the latest film from one of his favorite directors while Dave loves the opening scene regardless of the finale.

Horror News of the Week for 05/25/2015 

Dave shares the Horror News of the Week with news of that director Cary Fukunaga exits the latest attempt to translate Stephen Kings’s It to cinema. George Romero is poised to take his comic Empire of the Dead to TV. Michael Rooker joins the James Gunn produced and written horror film The Belko Experiment. The trailer for Cooties is finally here. Speaking of trailers, the trailer for Bunny the Killer Thing is also here and it may burn out your retina. Beware.

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