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Eps 172 – Ghostbusters (2016)

On this episode of Horror News Radio, the Grue Crew try not to cross the streams as they review Ghostbusters (2016). The latest film from director Paul Feig brings back the beloved property in a reboot fashion with females donning the proton packs and jumpsuits this time. Then, they discuss the Stephen King/Steven Spielberg/John Carpenter/Generally 80s Inspired thrills of Netflix’s new series Stranger Things. Could it be any better?

This week’s Horror News of the Week is present by Dave and discusses new set photos from new Stephen King productions The Dark Tower and It, Ripley finally getting her ending and the scariest cinematic creature known to man… TYLER PERRY’S MADEA! Not only are the Grue-crew going to Dragon*Con this year, Doc and Gruesome Magazine writer Paul Cardullo are heading to GenreBlast Film Festival in Culpepper Virginia this August 19 – 21, 2016.

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 Gruesome Magazine)

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Episode 172 – Ghostbusters (2016) – Stranger Things (Netflix 2016)
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Feature Review: Ghostbusters (2016)

Ghostbusters has had a tough road paved for itself in the last few months. Terrible trailers, internet commenters and the pressure of revisiting a classic have all the benchmarks of something worrisome. But The Grue Crew still rages on as they talk about the comedy, the cast and the spooky effects work on the ghosts? Did “Bustin Make Them Feel Good” or was Ghostbusters “Too Hot To Handle and Too Cold To Hold?” The film, directed by Paul Feig, features Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones in the lead roles.

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What Have You Been Watching: Stranger Things (Netflix Season 1)

The latest genre entry from Netflix has become a major hit over its initial weekend of release. Winona Ryder and David Harbor lead a group of child actors through an Amblin inspired 8 episode season, full of government conspiracies, time portals and 80s nostalgia. The Grue Crew is at various stages of watching, but there’s still plenty to dive into as they discuss the characters, the emotions and the thrills of seeing young kids ride their bikes looking for Stranger Things in the neighborhood. The show is created by Matt Duffer and Ross Duffer.

OUTLINE OF THIS EPISODE

  • [00:00:36] Introduction of the Grue-crew
  • [00:02:42] Gruesome Announcements
    • [00:04:30] Dragon*Con
    • [00:05:55] GenreBlast Film Festival
    • [00:06:22] Wreak Havoc Film Festival
  • [00:07:00] Feature Review: Ghostbusters (2016)
  • [00:57:43] What Have You Been Watching: Stranger Things (Netflix 2016)
  • [01:23:15] Horror News of the Week
    • [01:24:00] Set Photos of Stephen Kings’ The Dark Tower & IT
    • [01:29:30] The Sperig Brothers Directing Saw: Legacy
    • [01:35:04] Sigourney Weaver says Neill Blompkamp’s Potential Alien Sequel Will Give Ripley an Ending
    • [01:42:13] Marcus Dunston’s The Neighbor gets a trailer starring… Bill Engvall
    • [01:44:58] Tyler Perry Fights Ghosts, Zombies and Clowns in Drag for Boo: A Madea Halloween trailer
  • [01:51:48] Stump the Saint
  • [02:01:28] Listener Feedback
  • [02:03:44] What’s Next

 

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Eps 164 – Altar – Preacher

The Grue-crew are joined this week by Michael Steinberg, the owner of Found Footage Critic website and co-host of the Found Footage Files podcast. Michael brings a film with him for HNR to screen and review, the found footage flick from writer director Matthew Sconce called ALTAR. The film starts of with a promising extended intro setting up the film. Join Doc, The Black Saint, Thomas and Dave as they welcome Michael to share their thoughts on the film and found footage in general.

Dave returns for the HORROR NEWS OF THE WEEK segment sharing a fresh group of updates and rumors with the reaction for the second Ghostbusters trailer, the promise for season five of Bates Motel and tease that there may be a Neighbors 3: Zombies Rising – no, no there won’t. For the What Have You Been Watching segment, the Grue-crew dive deep into the series premiere for the much anticipated TV series, PREACHER.

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 Gruesome Magazine)

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Episode 164 – Altar (2016) – Preacher (2016)
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  • Featured Review: Altar (2016)
    ALTAR is the terrifying story of a group of former college classmates who get lost driving to a college reunion camp out in the Sierra Nevada mountains. After stopping for the night, they stumble onto something much darker. They must battle to escape the evil they unleashed to not only save their own lives but their souls as well.

    • d.w. Matthew Sconce
    • c. Stefanie Estes, Brittany Falardeau, Tim Parrish, Deep Rai, Anchilla deValmont, Michael Wainwright Nicole L. Osborne
    • Thomas Mariani 1.5 Stars (1.5 / 5)
    • Doc Rotten 2.25 Stars (2.25 / 5)
    • The Black Saint 1.5 Stars (1.5 / 5)
    • Dave Dreher 1.5 Stars (1.5 / 5)
    • Michael Steinberg 4.75 Stars (4.75 / 5)
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    • Found Footage Files podcast
  • W. Earl Brown as Sheriff Hugo Root, Ian Colletti as Eugene Root, Lucy Griffiths as Emily, Ruth Negga as Tulip O'Hare, Dominic Cooper as Jesse Custer, Joseph Gilgun as Cassidy, Derek Wilson as Donnie Schenck, Anatol Yusef as DeBlanc, Tom Brooke as Fiore; group - Preacher _ Season 1, Gallery - Photo Credit: Matthias Clamer/AMC

    W. Earl Brown as Sheriff Hugo Root, Ian Colletti as Eugene Root, Lucy Griffiths as Emily, Ruth Negga as Tulip O’Hare, Dominic Cooper as Jesse Custer, Joseph Gilgun as Cassidy, Derek Wilson as Donnie Schenck, Anatol Yusef as DeBlanc, Tom Brooke as Fiore; group – Preacher _ Season 1, Gallery – Photo Credit: Matthias Clamer/AMC

  • What Have You Been Watching: Preacher (2016) s01e01 “Pilot”
    A preacher heads out on a journey to combat the supernatural evil that just decimated his Texas hometown.

    • d. w. Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg and Sam Catlin
    • c. Dominic Cooper (Jesse Custer), Ruth Negga (Tulip O’Hare), Joe Gilgun (Cassidy), Lucy Griffiths (Emily Woodrow), W. Ear Brown (Sherrif Hugo Root), Antatol Yusef (Deblanc), Tom Brook (Fiore), Derek Wilson (Donny Schenck), Ian Colletti (Arseface – Eugene Root)

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Eps 153 – The Other Side of the Door

On this week’s episode, the Grue-crew follow Sarah Wayne Callies to India for her film THE OTHER SIDE OF THE DOOR from director Johannes Roberts. The film introduces a new creature called Myrtu played by Javier Botet and features Jeremy Sisto, Sofia Rosinsky and Suchitra Pillai in supporting roles. The reviews are across the board but not a contentious as the horrific box office receipts as the film places 16 on its opening weekend with a 1.2 million take. Oh, my.

In Dave’s absence, Doc and Thomas tag team the HORROR NEWS OF THE WEEK segment with information about Ghostbusters trailer, The Exorcist TV casting and the Boo! A Madea Halloween teaser. In addition, the Grue-Crew announce the winners of both the Stump the Saint prize and the Grue-believer prize. It’s a great time to be an HNR listener!

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 Horror Pack / Anchor Bay Entertainment)

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Episode 153 – The Other Side of the Door
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  • Featured Review: The Other Side of the Door (2016)
    A family lives an idyllic existence abroad until a tragic accident takes the life of their young son. The inconsolable mother learns of an ancient ritual that will bring him back to say a final goodbye. She travels to an ancient temple, where a door serves as a mysterious portal between two worlds. But when she disobeys a sacred warning to never open that door, she upsets the balance between life and death.

    • d. Johannes Roberts
    • c. Sarah Wayne Callies, Jeremy Sisto, Sofia Rosinsky, Suchitra Pillai, Logan Creran and Javier Botet
    • The Black Saint 1 Stars (1 / 5)
    • Thomas Mariani 2 Stars (2 / 5)
    • Doc Rotten 3 Stars (3 / 5)
    • Vixen 3.25 Stars (3.25 / 5)
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    Congratulations to Susan Jessup for being the February Patreon winner

  • Horror News of the Week: 03/07/2016
    • The first Ghostbusters trailer gives us a peak at the upcoming Summer blockbuster
    • Dakota Johnson and Tilda Swinton are cast in the upcoming remake of Suspiria
    • Arnold Schwarzenegger teases involvement in the upcoming Predator sequel
    • Geena Davis is cast in the Exorcist TV show along with Alfonso Herrera and Ben Daniels, and Brianne Howey
    • Tyler Perry shocks us with his Boo! A Madea Halloween teaser
  • Stump the Saint: w/ prizes supplied Horror Pack
    • Congratulations to Kayla Overton for being the February Stump the Saint winner!
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Eps 144 – Anticipated Horror Films of 2016

Things are about to get cozy in Minnie’s Haberdashery as we talk The Most Anticipated Horror Films of 2016 and Quentin Tarantino’s gory western The Hateful Eight. First up the Grue-crew, with Vixen returning, take a look at 10 of the most anticipated horror films of the next 12 months, including The Conjuring 2, The Witch, Godzilla: Resurgence and Ghostbusters. The ecclectic collection includes lighter fare such as A Monster Calls to gonzo, balls-deep gore of Bite and Baskin. And what about that Rob Zombie film 31?

Dave begins the HORROR NEWS OF THE WEEK segment with news about Walmart censoring their release of Deathgasm, the Mo Brothers teasing Macabre 2 and Dustan and Melton wrap The Neighbor. In the What Have You Been Watching segment, the grue-crew reviews the bloody Quentin Tarantino film The Hateful Eight.

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 and Nightmare Code)

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Episode 144 – The Most Anticipated Horror Films of 2016 – The Hateful Eight
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  • Featured Top 10: The The Most Anticipated Horror Films of 2015
    • 10) BITE (TBD)
      • Director: Chad Archibald
      • Writer: Jayme Laforest
      • Cast: Elma Begovic, Annette Wozniak, Jordan Gray, Denise Yuen
    • 09) THE OTHER SIDE OF THE DOOR (3/11/2016)
      • Director: Johannes Roberts
      • Producer: Ajexandre Aja
      • Cast: Sarah Wayne Callies, Jeremy Sisto, Javier Botet
    • 08) ROB ZOMBIE’S 31 (TBD)
      • Director: Rob Zombie
      • Cast: Malcolm McDowell, Meg Foster, Sheri Moon Zombie, Judy Geeson, Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, Ginger Lynn, and many many many more
    • 07) PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES (2/5/2016)
      • Director: Burr Steers
      • Story: Seth Grahame-Smith
      • Cast: Lily James, Lena Headey, Matt Smith, Charles Dance, Sam Riley
    • 06) A MONSTER CALLS (10/14/2016)
      • Director: Juan Antonio Bayona
      • Cast: Liam Neeson, Felicity Jones, Sigourney Weaver, Toby Kebbell
    • 05) BASKIN (TBD)
      • Directors: Can Evrenol
      • Cast: Muharrem Bayrak, Mehmet Akif Budak, Fadik Bülbül
    • 04) GODZILLA: RESURGENCE (TBD)
      • Directors: Hideaki Anno, Shinji Higuchi
    • 03) GHOSTBUSTERS (7/15/2016)
      • Director: Paul Fieg
      • Cast: Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones
    • 02) THE CONJURING 2: THE ENFIELD POLTERGEIST (6/10/2016)
      • Director: James Wan
      • Writers: Carey Hayes, Chad Hayes, David Johnson
      • Cast: Patrick Wilson, Vera Famriga, Frances O.Connor
    • 01) THE WITCH (2/26/2016)
      • Director: Robert Eggers
      • Cast: Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie
    • Worth a mention: The Forest, The Boy, Jeruzalem, Southbound, 6 Miranda Drive, Lights Out, When the Bough Breaks, A Man in the Dark, Rings, Amityville: The Awakening, Before I Wake, The BFG, The Purge 3, Patient Zero, A Cure for Wellness, Underworld: Next Generation, Ouija 2, The Strangers 2, Get Out, Don’t Kill It, Viral, Doctor Strange
  • What Have You Been Watching: The Hateful Eight (2015)
    • Director/Writer: Quentin Tarantino
    • Cast: Samuel L. Jackson – Major Marquis Warren, Kurt Russell – John Ruth (The Hangman), Jennifer Jason Leigh – Daisy Domergue, Walton Goggins – Sheriff Chris Mannix, Damian Bichir – Bob, the Mexican, Tim Roth – Oswoldo Mobray, Michael Madsen – Joe Gage,Bruce Dern – General Sandy Smithers, James Parks – O.B. Jackson
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  • Horror News of the Week: 01/04/2016
    • Deathgasm gets censored by Walmart, released as Heavy Metal Apocalypse
    • First look at the “new” Godzilla as images leak from Godzilla: Resurgence
    • The Mo Brothers tease their next feature, Macabre 2
    • While the Halloween sequel may be a bust, Dunstan and Melton wrap work on their next horror feature, The Neighbor
  • Stump the Saint: w/ prizes supplied by Nightmare Code

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Eps 123 – Fantastic Four – The Gift

This week, the grue-crew shine the light on a smaller theatrical release, THE GIFT. Written and directed by co-star Joel Edgerton leads Jason Bateman and Rebecca Hall on an intimate character set piece full of lies, suspense and…revenge. Vixen returns to lead the Grue-crew review.

Dave dishes a new plate of HORROR NEWS OF THE WEEK with the news about a possible A Nightmare on Elm Street reboot, a grittier then ever Godzilla ToHo film and Kevin Bacon wants to return to Tremors. In the What Have You Been Watching, Thomas, Dave and Doc gives you an in-depth look at the latest incarnation of the FANTASTIC FOUR.

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! Also find out how you can win an HNR fan t-shirt! And, information how you can win a bluray of The Walking Dead the Complete Fifth Season.

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Episode 123 – Fantastic Four – The Gift
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Review: The Gift (2015) 

THE GIFT is a pleasant Summer surprise, a nifty little thriller from writer/director/co-star Joel Edgerton that challenges Se7en for the line “What’s in the box?” Husband and wife Jason Bateman and Rebecca Hall welcome awkward friend Edgerton into their home…and their lives. Once they decide, after a strange encounter in Edgerton’s home, to part ways – an action that exposes his creepy disposition as something far more frightening. The Grue-crew champion the film and the acting chomps of Bateman, Hall and Edgerton.

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What Have You Been Watching: Fantastic Four (2015) 

While the Marvel cinematic universe has revolutionized the superhero genre, FOX continues to struggle to fully realize the FANTASTIC FOUR franchise. Director Josh Trank (Chronicle) steps in to harbinger the 2015 version featuring Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara and Jamie Bell as Reed Richards, Johnny Storm, Sue Storm and Ben Grimm as they venture into another dimension to gain powers beyond their imagination. Somewhere along the line, however, everything falls apart resulting in one of the worst films of 2015, superheroes or otherwise. It is a real stinker!

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Contest: Anchor Bay Entertainment The Walking Dead the Complete Fifth Season

Horror News Radio is teaming up with Anchor Bay Entertainment to giveaway a pair of Blu-rays for the complete Fifth Season of THE WALKING DEAD. The blu-ray release of the hit AMC series hits the streets on August 25, 2015. You can claim your copy from HNR & Anchor Bay. The deadline to enter is Midnight (EST) Sunday, August 30, 2015. All you need to do is complete the Raffle Copter Entry Form below. Enter once, enter often, enter every day. The Anchor Bay Entertainment The Walking Dead The Complete Fifth Season Blu-ray giveaway is open to US addresses only. Head over to Horror News Radio to enter today!

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Horror News of the Week for 08/10/2015 

Dave returns to share the Horror News of the Week with news of another A Nightmare on Elm Street is on its way – and Freddy may be all CGI. What? ToHo is promising that their next Godzilla entry will return to the horror behind the giant scaled monster. From TIFF, the gore-fest flick Bite is garnering much buzz as its audience screams, barfs and falls out during the screening. Images from the set of the upcoming Ghostbusters films reveal that Bill Murray will cameo in the film. Kevin Bacon is spending his time suggesting he is ready to return to the Tremors franchise. Woot!

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Eps 101 – Chappie – Housebound

Episode 101 offers another double dose of reviews from the Grue-crew with the theatrical release CHAPPIE and the New Zealand horror comedy HOUSEBOUND. Chappie comes our way from director Neill Blomkamp featuring Sharlto Copley, Dev Patel, Hugh Jackman, Sigouurney Weaver, Ninja and Yo-Landi Visser. Housebound, currently available on Netflix, is from director Gerard Johnstone and features Morana O’Reilly, Rima Te Wiata and Glen-Paul Waru.

Dave shares dishes a new plate of HORROR NEWS OF THE WEEK with information about The Walking Dead, Ghostbusters and Nightmare City. Doc Rotten announces that Horror News Radio and HorrorNews.Net will appear at the MAD MONSTER PARTY in Charlotte, NC in March 27-29, 2015.

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! Also, the prizes keep coming: Anchor Bay Entertainment returns with a Muck Blu-Ray Giveaway and HNR teams up with Dr. AC featuring the incredible book Hidden Horror! 


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Review: Chappie (2015) 

With the news that director Neill Blomkamp has signed on to do the next ALIEN film, all eyes are on his current theatrical release CHAPPIE. The grue-crew dive into their review of their film noting a variety of issue with the script, dialog and characters – even if Doc nervously calls it a guilty pleasure. Thomas digs into nearly every aspect of the film from Die Antwoord involvement to Hugh Jackman’s character’s motivation while Santos admits he at least enjoyed the effects for the Chappie robot.

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Review: Housebound (2014) 

The film that has been mentioned in many recent episodes is finally under the scrutiny of the Grue-crew. While The Black Saint mumbles about being forced to endure the film for a fourth time, the rest of the crew enjoy the film, the leads and the surprise endings. A festival favorite, HOUSEBOUND is now available on Netflix.

HNR Contest:  Hidden Horror: A Celebration of 101 Underrated and Overlooked Fright Flicks Book Giveaway 

Dr. AC teams up with Horror News Radio to provide two copies of the Rando Hatton 2014 Awards best book winner Hidden Horror: A Celebration of 101 Underrated and Overlooked Fright Flicks. The fantastic reference material brings 101 authors together to discuss an under-appreciated “hidden” horror film that influenced their love for the genre. The winners of this incredible book are Jason Curtis and Daniel Morrell. Congrats!

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HNR Contest:  Anchor Bay Entertainment Muck Blu-Ray 

Horror News Radio and Anchor Bay Entertainment announce the Muck Blu-Ray giveaway. Anchor Bay Entertainment is providing a pair of Blu-Rays for the hit gorefest Muck featuring horror legend Kane Hodder and Playboy Playmate of the Year 2012 Jaclyn Swedberg. Entries will be accepted until Midnight (Eastern Standard Time),  March 22, 2015. All you need to do is complete the The Black Saint’s HNR Horror Trivia Question at this link. The Anchor Bay Entertainment Muck Blu-Ray giveaway is open to US addresses only.

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Horror News of the Week for 03/09/2015 

Dave shares the Horror News of the Week with the news that AMC has ordered two season of The Walking Dead companion series. Bruce Campbell is going up against Lucy Lawless in the upcoming Ash vs the Evil Dead series. The Russo Brothers and Channing Tatum may be teaming up to create a second Ghostbusters film in a new Ghostbusters Universe. Tom Savini has begun a crowd funding campaign for the remake of Nightmare City. SXSW is coming with films like The Corpse of Anna Fritz, Deathgasm, Nightmare and We Are Still Here.

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