post

Eps 159 – Hush – Holidays

The Grue-crew dive into a pair of horror films on VOD and streaming on Netflix. First up is the Blumhouse feature HUSH from director Mike Flanagan. The film features Kate Siegel and John Gallagher Jr. starring opposite each other as victim and predator in a tense, home-invasion thriller. Next is an anthology film centered around a years worth of holidays from Vertical Entertainment and XYZ Films called, you guessed it, HOLIDAYS. The eight segments feature directors Dennis Widmyer, Kevin Kolsch, Gary Shore, Nicholas McCarthy, Sarah Adina Smith, Anthony Scott Burns, Scott Stewart, Adam Egypt Mortimer and Kevin Smith.

Dave drives the HORROR NEWS OF THE WEEK segment sharing information about a variety of news from the previous week: ToHo releases a Godzilla trailer, Marvel shares the first teaser for Doctor Strange and Juan Antonio Bayona lands the job directing Jurassic World 2. In addition, the Grue-Crew announce the first HNR convention appearance for 2016: DragonCon (September 2 – 5, Atlanta, GA)!

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)

Horror News Radio
Episode 159 – Hush (2016) – Holidays (2016)
Subscribe – iTunes – Facebook – Stitcher

hush003

  • Featured Review: Hush (2016)
    A deaf woman is stalked by a psychotic killer in her secluded home.

    • d. Mike Flanagan
    • w. Mike Flanagan and Kate Siegel
    • c. Kate Siegel, John Gallagher Jr
    • Thomas Mariani 4 Stars (4 / 5)
    • Doc Rotten 4 Stars (4 / 5)
    • The Black Saint 4 Stars (4 / 5)
    • Dave Dreher 3.5 Stars (3.5 / 5)
    • Vixen 4.25 Stars (4.25 / 5)

holidays-tribeca

  • What Have You Been Watching: Holidays (2016)
    An anthology feature film that puts a uniquely dark and original spin on some of the most iconic and beloved holidays of all time by challenging our folklore, traditions and assumptions.

    • d.w. Anthony Scott Burns, Nicholas McCarthy, Adam Egypt Mortimer, Gary Shore, Kevin Smith, Sarah Adina Smith, Scott Stewart, Kevin Kölsch, and Dennis Widmyer
    • c. Lorenza Izzo, Michael Gross, Seth Green, Clare Grant, Ava Acres, Megan Duffy,
    • Doc Rotten 2 Stars (2 / 5)
    • Thomas Mariani 2.5 Stars (2.5 / 5)
    • The Black Saint 3 Stars (3 / 5)

dragon-con-logo

post

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.

Horror News Radio
Episode 123 – Fantastic Four – The Gift
Subscribe – iTunes – Facebook – Stitcher – Download

the-gift-2015-poster

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.

fantastic-four-banner

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!

hnr-contestpromo-20150810-500

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!

bite-poster

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!

HNR-shirt-lopan-promo HNR-shirt-promo

HNR T-SHIRTS: “Are you ill, Sir?” & “Is it a phantom, a demon or the devil himself?” & “What He Sees Lo Pan Sees”

HNR is proud to announce the HNR HORROR T-SHIRT collection featuring Dracula’s Soul Brother with a killer design from HNR uber-fan Chad Hunt and the Devil’s Dastardly Drive in “Is It A Phantom” design from a groovy 1977 flick. Check them out! And there’s also the uber-cool Horror News Radio t-shirt as well.
http://horrornewsradio.com/blacula
http://horrornewsradio.com/thecar
http://horrornewsradio.com/hnrshirt
http://horrornewsradio.com/lopan

HNR-shirt-Blacula-promo HNR-shirt-thecar-promo

Horror News Radio Feedbackhttp://horrornewsradio.com/feedback

Stump the Saint: http://horrornewsradio.com/trivia

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!

Thanks to the sponsors who are providing kick-ass giveaways for the Mad Monster Party and Scares that Care Weekend II. Be sure to join us at the Scares that Care Weekend II horror convention in July and the Martisville Horrorfest in October!

post

Horror Tees – Spotlight for 5/3/2015 – 5/9/2015

This week on the Horror Tees of the Week, check out the latest designs added to the Horror News Radio Horror T-Shirt Store.

The latest killer t-shirts spotlight a variety of genre designs including Aliens, the Sith from Star Wars, the Bride of Frankenstein, Godzilla, Beetlejuice and Hannibal. See more here:

20150503-alien 20150503-Beetlejuice 20150503-bride 20150503-godzilla 20150503-hannibal 20150503-starwars

post

Episode 91 – The Best Horror Films of 2014

It’s time to discuss the best horror films of the year, the top of the heap for 2014. The HNR grue-crew, who have often declared that 2014 was a rough year for horror, are happy to focus on the films that succeeded, entertained or impressed. Let’s take a look back at 2014 to call out some of the films that made the crew scream, jump or smile.

Dave returns to shares the horror news of the week with news about Ash vs the Evil DeadHannibal and Phantasm Ravager.

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.


Horror News Radio
The Official HorrorNews.Net Podcast 

Episode 91 – The Best Horror Films of 2014
Subscribe – iTunes – Facebook – Stitcher

Special Content: The Best Horror Films of 2014 

It is the end of the year and time to reflect on the best of 2014. Each host chimes in with their top 10 of the most sensational horror films of the past 12 months.

  • Dave Dreher
    • 10. Afflicted
    • 09. Jessabelle
    • 08. The Town That Dreaded Sundown
    • 07. The Human Race
    • 06. Tusk
    • 05. Dead Snow 2
    • 04. Exists
    • 03. Guardians of the Galaxy
    • 02. The Babadook
    • 01. Horns
  • The Black Saint
    • 10 Don’t Blink
    • 09 The Human Race
    • 08 Wer
    • 07 The Town That Dreaded Sundown
    • 06 Bag Boy Lover Boy
    • 05 Exists
    • 04 What We Do In The Shadows
    • 03 The Scarehouse
    • 02 Afflicted
    • 01 Only Lovers Left Alive
  • Thomas Mariani
    • 10 Grand Piano
    • 09 The One I Love
    • 08 Afflicted
    • 07 Under the Skin
    • 06 Only Lovers Left Alive
    • 05 Captain America: The Winter Soldier
    • 04 Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
    • 03 The Babadook
    • 02 Gone Girl
    • 01 Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Vixen
    • 10 Willow Creek
    • 09 Jessabelle
    • 08 Starry Eyes
    • 07 The Purge: Anarchy
    • 06 Honeymoon
    • 05 Godzilla
    • 04 Horns
    • 03 The Human Race
    • 02 The Babadook   
    • 01 Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Doc Rotten
    • 10 Jessabelle
    • 09 Godzilla
    • 08 Horns
    • 07 Dead Snow 2: Dead vs Red
    • 06 What We Do In The Shadows
    • 05 Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
    • 04 Afflicted
    • 03 Exists
    • 02 The Babadook
    • 01 Guardians of the Galaxy

What Have You Been Watching: Into The Woods (2014)

Thomas  and Doc spend a little time talking fairy tales, wolves and giants in the Disney musical fantasy, Into the Woods.

Horror News of the Week for 12/29/2014 

Dave returns to bring you the Horror News of the Week with Bruce Campbell answering a butt-ton of questions about the upcoming Ash vs Evil Dead TV show. For the holidays, Don Coscarelli released an Xmas Phantasm Ravager promo. Criterion takes Anthony Hopkins back to Hannibal days revealing the masks that could have been. Salma Hayek stars in Everly. And Dave shares his love for Merry Crush Monday.

Doc Rotten: 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 

Horror News Radiohttp://horrornewsradio.com/feedback

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!

Check out this episode!

 

babaDOOK Guardians-of-the-Galaxy-Groot-and-Drax Horns-Main-Poster-final petyr

post

Episode 88 – The Pyramid

The final theatrical horror film of 2014 is The Pyramid from director Gregory Levasseur featuring Ashley Hinshaw and Denis (American Horror Story) O’Hare. The film takes a small band of archaeologists and documentary film makers to the deserts of Egypt where they have discovered a three sided Pyramid on unknown origin. They venture into the apex of the mysterious man made marvel only to encounter the unholy horrors that lie beneath. The HNR grue crew review the film.

Doc shares the horror news of the week with news about Marvel’s Doctor Strange, Toho’s Godzilla and Ryan Murphy’s Scream Queens. Doc also desperately tries to champion the season finale of SyFy’s Z Nation.

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! All this and Stump the Saint too! It’s a perfect world.


Horror News Radio
The Official HorrorNews.Net Podcast 

Episode 88 – The Pyramid – Z Nation Season Finale
Subscribe – iTunes – Facebook – Stitcher

Review: The Pyramid (2014) 

Producer Alexandre Aja delivers dangerous mazes, flesh hungry Sphinx creature and Anubis in his latest film The Pyramid. While the film delivers a bevy of gory effects but fails to bring much scares or horror. While Doc and Vixen find enough to entertain them for the 89 minute run time, The Black Saint can’t help but wonder why they remade As Above, So Below. Bwah hah hah.

What Have You Been Watching: Z Nation season finale 

Dave and Doc freely admit they have been following Asylum’s Z Nation airing on SyFy. Despite the low budget and cheesy approach to the show, Z Nation is consistently fun, in their opinion. The Black Saint, Thomas and Vixen refuse to believe them. So sad. Doc shares his thoughts on the finale of the first season of Z Nation.

Horror News of the Week for 12/08/2014 

Doc steps in to bring you the Horror News of the Week with news of who has been cast as Marvel’s Doctor Strange, let’s welcome Benedict Cumberbatch to the fold. Toho announced this week that they will be returning to their hottest property Godzilla in 2016. Jamie Lee Curtis is joining Emma Roberts in Ryan Murphy’s upcoming 2015 horror comedy Scream Queens. It appears that Mrs. Voorhees is returning to the Friday the 13th franchise come November 13, 2015. Tom Holland and Tim Sullivan announce TnT Presents featuring a re-release of Child’s Play.

Doc Rotten: 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

Horror News Radiohttp://horrornewsradio.com/feedback

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!

Check out this episode!

post

Eps 59 – Godzilla (2014)

Godzilla (2014) is the hottest monster film of the summer of 2014 with an epic battle between the King of the Monsters and a pair of kaiju creatures called M.U.T.O. SFX Artist Vincent Guastini (Monsters TV, Dogma, VHS 3: Viral) joins the grue-crew to take a bite out of the mammoth $93 million haul the film earned its opening weekend. Vincent with Dave and Santos at this side roars “I want more Godzilla in my Godzilla movies” as Doc and Vixen try to champion the film. It’s up to young maverick Thomas Mariani to keep things in check. Yeah, it’s trouble. The best kind!

Dave ramps up the news of the week with bits about HalloweenRob Zombie’s 31 and Stephen King’s Gerald’s Game.

Co-hosts Doc RottenSantos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr., Dave Dreher, Thomas Mariani and Vixen are back again this week to give you the best in horror as they recap, review and obliterate all that is horror this week!  The Black Saint’s Horror Trivia Contest continues this week with the Insight Editions’ latest book Godzilla: The Art of Destruction.


Horror News Radio
The Official HorrorNews.Net Podcast

Episode 59 – Godzilla (2014) with guest host SFX Artist Vincent Guastini
Subscribe – iTunes – Facebook Group

Godzilla (2014)
Years in the making from the announcement of Gareth Edwards (Monsters)  taking on the directing chores to hints of Godzilla’s design at Comic Con 2013 to this year’s incredibly effective marketing campaign, Godzilla (2014) is the ultimate example of a roller coaster ride of nervous anticipation. Will a U.S. backed studio get Godzilla right? The film is out and killing it at the box office to cheers and jeers. SFX Artist Vincent Guastini joins the regular crew to review and recap the film tackling the plot, the design of Godzilla, the other kaiju and the epic battle of San Francisco.

Horror News of the Week for 05/19/2014
Dave Dreher  shares the Horror News of the Week beginning with news of the monster sized 15 disc Blu-Ray set of Halloween series of films. Doc is excited to hear that Oculus director Mike Flanagan is pegged to direct the adaptation of the Stephen King novel, Gerald’s Game. Sean Cunningham is creatively letting bits and pieces of his plans for the Friday the 13th TV series out and about. In TV news, CBS is pimping their show Stalker and TNT is jumping into the genre business with The Shop which follows the characters introduced in Firestarter by Stephen King. Rob Zombies is beginning the marketing on his next feature called 31.

Insight Editions Book Giveaway – Godzilla: The Art of Destruction (2014)
Horror News Radio is teaming up with Insight Editions  to provide a monster book giveaway for their film Godzilla: The Art of Destruction. The book launches May 13, 2014. Entries will be accepted until Midnight (Eastern Standard Time), May 25, 2014. All you need to do is complete the The Black Saint’s HNR Horror Trivia Question at this address: http://horrornewsradio.com/trivia-godzilla. The book giveaway is open to US addresses only.

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

Horror News Radiohttp://horrornewsradio.com/feedback

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!

Check out this episode!

hnr-59-promo-500

post

Eps 58 – All Cheerleaders Die – Top 5 Godzilla Films

All Cheerleaders Die surprises the grue-crew mixing witchcraft and zombies with a fun, gory horror romp. The film is out on VOD as of May 8, 2014 from writers/directors Lucky (May) McKee and Chris (I Know Who Killed Me) Sivertson featuring Caitlin Stasey, Sianoa Smit-McPhee, Brooke Butler and Thomas Williamson. The films is out on theaters June 13, 2014.

Dave ramps up the news of the week with bits about American Horror Story: Freak ShowCannibal Holocaust and NBC’s Constantine. Doc steps in with the Top 5 Godzilla Films featuring King Kong, Mecha-Godzilla and Hedora, the Smog Monster.

Co-hosts Doc RottenSantos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr., Dave Dreher, Thomas Mariani and Vixen are back again this week to give you the best in horror as they recap, review and obliterate all that is horror this week!  The Black Saint’s Horror Trivia Contest continues this week with the Insight Editions’ latest book Godzilla: The Art of Destruction. We also have winners of the Anchor Bay Entertainment Blu-Ray Giveaway: Mr. Jones.


Horror News Radio
The Official HorrorNews.Net Podcast

Episode 58 – All Cheerleaders Die – Top5 Godzilla Films
Subscribe – iTunes – Facebook Group

All Cheerleaders Die (2014)
While the grue-crew agree the proceedings take a while to kick into action, All Cheerleaders Die is a blast giving the show one its most evenly keeled ratings yet. The story surprises with its mix of magic and supernatural and the actors really liven up the film, especially Sianoa Smit-McPhee and Tom Williamson. Santos reveals from an interview he had with the creative team of McKee and Sivertson that a trilogy is planned, for which Santos and Doc are immediately anticipating. Check out the discussion and the film.

Horror News of the Week for 05/12/2014
Dave Dreher  shares the Horror News of the Week beginning with news of NBC’s Constatine getting picked up for a full season and premiering a kick-ass trailer for the show. Next up Dave turns Vixen’s stomach with the announcement of the Cannibal Holocaust deluxe Blu-Ray. Everyone is excited about the promise of the fourth season of Ryan Murphy’s and Brad Falchuk’s hit horror show, American Horror Story: Freak Show. The idea of a killer clown that kills clowns much like Dexter is awesome news. Stephen King’s Mr. Mercedes already has a film deal, this surprises no one. James Wan is sharing via Twitter that Leigh Whannell is the director of Insidious: Chapter 3.

Top 5 Godzilla Films
Doc can hardly contain his excitement for the forthcoming Godzilla (2014) film, so he whips up a Top 5 Godzilla Films list with the help of the grue-crew.

  • King Kong vs Godzilla (1963) – Vixen
  • Godzilla, King of the Monsters (1956) – Dave
  • Invasion of the Astro-Monsters (1965) – Santos
  • Godzilla vs Mecha-Godzilla (1974) – Thomas
  • Godzilla vs Hedora, The Smog Monster (1971) – Doc

Insight Editions Book Giveaway – Godzilla: The Art of Destruction (2014)
Horror News Radio is teaming up with Insight Editions  to provide a monster book giveaway for their film Godzilla: The Art of Destruction. The book launches May 13, 2014. Entries will be accepted until Midnight (Eastern Standard Time), May 25, 2014. All you need to do is complete the The Black Saint’s HNR Horror Trivia Question at this address: http://horrornewsradio.com/trivia-godzilla. The book giveaway is open to US addresses only.

Anchor Bay Entertainment Blu-Ray Giveaway – Mr. Jones (2014)
Horror News Radio is teaming up with Anchor Bay Entertainment to provide a killer DVD giveaway for their film Mr. Jones (2014) from director Karl Mueller featuring Sarah Jones and Jon Foster. The film launches May 6, 2014 on VOD and Blu-Ray. We have our winners: Kristin Theckston from New Jersey and Bill Cassinelli from Maine. Congratulations!

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

Horror News Radiohttp://horrornewsradio.com/feedback

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!

Check out this episode!

hnr-58-promo-500-godzillahnr-58-promo-500