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Fate of the Furious (2017) – Episode 211 – Horror News Radio

The Grue-Crew rev up their engines for a brief detour this week as they cover the star-studded over-the-top action film THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS. The cast includes regulars Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, and Nathalie Emmanuel as Dominic Torreto’s lovable rat-pack of street racers turned International spies. It’s Bond on wheels and all about … family. Jason Statham returns in a major way to punch things up while Kurt Russell makes a welcomed appearance and Helen Mirren cameos. Mad Max: Fury Road’s Charlize Theron is on board as Blofeld…er…Cypher, the film’s villain. Sit back and enjoy the ride.

Thomas grabs the wheel in attempts to course correct HNR back into the world of horror, sci-fi, and fantasy with a look at Netflix’s Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return. The Black Saint and Dave ring in with their thoughts on Joel Hodgson’s reigniting the franchise as it looks satirically back a number for forgotten gems…well, maybe not “gems” but…nevermind, they’re bad…oh, so, bad. You know you’re in for a special time when it is “Avalanche” for the win.

Dave pilots this week’s edition of Horror News of the Week with the long-anticipated trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the rumor that Universal is eyeing Bill Condon to direct The Bride of Frankenstein, and the casting of Sam Elliot in The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot. HNR and Gruesome Magazine are heading to a number of horror conventions and film festival in the coming months Crimson Screen Horror Film Festival in May to Dragon Con in September.

Co-hosts 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)

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Episode 211 – The Fate of the Furious (2017)
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Feature Review: The Fate of the Furious (2017)

Yeah, yeah, yeah, it’s not a horror film but the Grue-Crew, on occasion, dive into the action pool to see what else lies in the cinematic wasteland of Hollywood offerings. The Fate of the Furious is just crazy enough to lure HNR’s attention in that direction. Combined with some genre favorites (c’mon Kurt Russell!) and the promise of incredible stunts, it’s too delicious to resist. Well, for everyone save Dave, who still refuses to join Dom’s family. High octane hilarity awaits!

 

What Have You Been Watching: Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return (2017)

Netflix continues to win genre fans’ hearts with the return of Mystery Science Theater 3000. Thomas leads the review of the first four episodes of every madcap, laff-track minute, featuring riffs on everything from Reptilicus to Avalanche. Even Peter Cushing isn’t spared as they skewer his film At the Earth’s Core. Check out how Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return fares and stands up next to the original.

 

Outline of the Episode

  • [00:00:40]: Intro
  • [00:02:36]: Horror News of the Week
    • [00:02:51]: Star Wars: The Last Jedi Teaser
    • [00:09:55]: Bill Condon to Court The Bride of Frankenstein?
    • [00:15:41]: Spike TV’s The Mist!
    • [00:18:42]: Sam Elliot IS The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot
    • [00:23:13]: Phoenix Forgotten Trailer
  • [00:29:38]: Support HNR
  • [00:30:19]: Feature Review – Fate of the Furious
  • [01:08:44]: Announcements
    • [01:08:48]: Gruesome Magazine 2016 Yearbook is Out!
    • [01:09:25]: Convention/Film Festival Appearances!
  • [01:10:37]: What Have You Been Watching – Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return!
  • [01:30:32]: Stump The Saint

NEXT WEEK ON HNR

Pheonix Forgotten (2017)

 

GRUESOME LINKS

Gruesome Magazine Spring 2017 is coming! That’s right, the very first issue of an all-new horror magazine from the Grue-Crew behind Horror News Radio and Gruesome Magazine website will land late February 2017. The tagline “Horror Festival Hits – Independent Films – The Future of Horror” reflects the focus of the magazine on the up’n’coming horror filmmakers and their films in Horror Film Festivals across the globe. Check out the GM page for more details.

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Eps 113 – San Andreas

Dwayne The Rock Johnson stars in this year’s apocalyptic CGI-laden disaster film, SAN ANDREAS from director Brad Peyton and writer Carlton Cuse. Carla Gugino, Alexandra Daddario, Paul Giamatti, Ioan Gruffudd, Hugo Johnstone-Burt and Art Parkinson support the special effects and the Rock as Super-Dad. The film is stupid in so many ways but manages to be awesome regardless of the most insane destruction and impossible feats of heroism…ever. The Black Saint proclaims The Rock is a god.

Dave dishes a new plate of HORROR NEWS OF THE WEEK with the sad news about the passing of Betsy Palmer, the possible casting of Dwayne Johnson as Jack Burton and the retirement of legendary make-up artist Rick Baker. Also, Joseph Perry returns with a third 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: San Andreas (2015) 

When the earth shakes rattling San Francisco in San Andreas, they will feel it on the East Coast. Or so warns Paul Giamatti. The amount of destruction and implausible effects and disaster is exhausting eye candy. The Rock manages to squeeze out a tear or two as he fights to save his daughter, Alexandria Daddario, from a building sinking into tsunami soaked streets. The grue-crew all realize that the movie is preposterous but cannot deny the film’s appeal and entertainment value. The film is fun.

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HNR Contest: Arc Entertainment Private Number DVD Giveaway 

Horror News Radio is teaming up with Arc Entertainmnet to provide a DVD giveaway of their film PRIVATE NUMBER featuring Judd Nelson, Tom Sizemore, Hal Ozsan & Nicholle Tom. Contest is open to US addresses only. The deadline to enter is June 7, 2015. Check out http://horrornewsradio.com/trivia-privatenumber for more information.

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Horror News of the Week for 06/01/2015 

Dave shares the Horror News of the Week with news of the passing of Betsy Palmer, Mrs. Voorhees in the original Friday the 13th. The Rock remains in the news with the announcement that he is in negotiations to produce and star in the remake of Big Trouble in Little China. Blumhouse steps in to wrangle control of Eli Roth’s The Green Inferno announcing the film’s release…finally. Rick Baker, the man behind An American Werewolf in London and many more horror films, is planning on retiring from the business. The trailer for the independent film Volumes of Blood promises a unique anthology film.

HNR T-SHIRTS: Announcing the first HNR HORROR T-SHIRT

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