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Episode 89 – Worst Horror Movies of 2014

It’s time to discuss the worst horror films of the year, the most dreadful crap of 2014. The HNR grue-crew have no problems coming up  with 10 films each that failed to ignite the imagination, compassion, conflict or excitement that cinema has to offer. What films dropped the ball, meandered in their narrative or, worse, were simply dull to the bone? Let’s take a look back at 2014 to call out some of the films that should have done better…

Dave returns to shares the horror news of the week with news about Stephen King’s It, The Rock’s San Andreas and Sony’s rumored ideas behind Men in Black/22 Jump Street, Spider-Man and Ghostbusters.

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! It’s a perfect world.


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With just a few weeks left in the year, the HNR co-hosts take a moment to remember with malice the worst of 2014. Each host chimes in with their top 10 – or is that bottom 10 – of the most dreadful horror films of the past 12 months.

  • Dave Dreher
    • 10. Sharknado 2 
    • 09. Willow Creek 
    • 08. I, Frankenstein 
    • 07. Life After Beth 
    • 06. Maleficent 
    • 05. VHS: Viral 
    • 04. The Sacrament 
    • 03. The Dead 2 
    • 02. The Purge: Anarchy 
    • 01. Dracula Untold 
  • The Black Saint
    • 10 The Pyramid 
    • 09 As Above, So Below 
    • 08 Life After Beth 
    • 07 I, Frankenstein 
    • 06 Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones 
    • 05 Oculus 
    • 04 The Devil Incarnate 
    • 03 Devil’s Due 
    • 02 20ft Below 
    • 01 Jessabelle 
  • Thomas Mariani
    • 10 Divergent 
    • 09 Lucy 
    • 08 Maleficent 
    • 07 Life After Beth 
    • 06 Winter’s Tale 
    • 05 Sin City: A Dame To Kill For 
    • 04 Devil’s Due 
    • 03 Vampire Academy 
    • 02 The Human Race 
    • 01 I, Frankenstein 
  • Doc Rotten
    • 10 Maleficent 
    • 09 The Amazing Spider-Man 2 
    • 08 Bunnyman Massacre 
    • 07 Sharknado 2 
    • 06 Mutantis 
    • 05 I, Frankenstein 
    • 04 Exorcist Chronicles 
    • 03 Tusk 
    • 02 Legend of Hercules 
    • 01 Ouija 

Even though she is unable to join for the show, Vixen shares her bottom 5: AfflictedVHS: ViralLucySharknado 2 and Tusk.

Horror News of the Week for 12/08/2014 

Dave returns to bring you the Horror News of the Week with the announcement that Stephen King’s It will be heading into production the summer of 2015. That’s right, Pennywise returns! The Rock makes the closest thing to Earthquake (1974) 2.0 with the disaster extravaganza of 2015, San Andreas. The King Kong related film, Kong: Skull Island moves its release date to 2016 and cast the terrific characters actor J.K. Simmons. Rumors from Sony suggest they may cross the 22 Jump Street property with their Men in Black franchise. Just in time for the holidays, take solace in the horror short Something Under the Christmas Tree.

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JESSABELLE, Sarah Snook (right), 2014. ©Lions Gate/Courtesy Everett Collection

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Eps 42 – Devil’s Due

Devil’s Due not only tries to bring on the apocalypse, the end of the world as we know it, but it also tries to kill off the entire found footage sub-genre. It is so god-awful, it has Thomas in fumes and Santos ranting and Doc nearly in tears, weeping for his beloved cinema-verite. Oh, the horror!

Directors Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, two members of the group Radio Silence, bring their promising talent to the exorcism/Rosemary’s-Baby films. But instead of expanding on the promise they displayed in the final chapter of VHS, “10/31/98,” they rely too heavily on the tricks found in that short stretched out to fill the 90 minutes of Devil’s Due.

Co-hosts Doc RottenSantos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr., Dave Dreher,  and Thomas Mariani rake Devil’s Due over the coals, tearing it apart frame by frame, sequence by sequence. Thankfully, Dave Dreher is here tonight to bring the Horror News of the Week and give the grue-crew some hope for better things: HannibalRavenous and The Quiet Ones.

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00:04:15 – Devil’s Due
January is often the dumping ground of weak-ass horror and genre films. Recently, Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones shows some promise this year may be different (Sorry, Santos), but this week’s release, Devil’s Due makes it hard to argue against this idea. Sigh. The entire cast of HNR are unimpressed with the first full length feature from the guys known as Radio Silence. Devil’s Due is a disaster, but it provides plenty to talk about, no doubt.

00:40:17 – Horror News of the Week for 01/20/2014
Dave Dreher steps in to bring the Horror News of the Weeks starting off with fantastic casting news: Katherine Isabelle is joining the cast of the hit NBC spring TV show Hannibal. Yay! Both Fear Clinic and Cooties pick up distribution deals giving horror fans two promising horror films to look forward to. The teaser for Hammer Film’s The Quiet Ones promises some spectacular ghostly goodness. Scream Factory is in the news – again! – with the announcement of the upcoming Ravenous (1999) Blu-Ray release. And more news is abound for The Conjuring spin-off featuring the Annabelle doll.

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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!