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Eps 50 – In Fear – Top 5 Claustrophobic Horror Movies

In Fear (2014) from director Jeremy Lovering spins a tense little yarn about trust, fear and claustrophobia. The film is gaining positive reviews across the globe with its tight, unique approach to film. Now it is time for the Horror News Radio grue-crew to recap, review and examine the horror thriller.

Thomas Mariani returns to Horror News Radio to provide this week’s Top 5 discussing five of the genre most claustrophobic horror films.

Co-hosts Doc RottenSantos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr., and Dave Dreher are back again this week for another fantastic episode of Horror News Radio, the official HorrorNews.Net podcast. BUT FIRST! Before we get too far into this episode’s fantastic content, BIG NEWS! Announcing, the HNR grue-crew are going on the road with a horror convention tour spring 2014 beginning with The Mad Monster Party in Charlotte, North Carolina, March 21-23. SEE YOU THERE! Be sure to go to their Facebook page and give them a like. Tell ‘em Horror News Radio sent you!

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00:03:55 – What Have You Been Watching: SXSW (2014)
Thomas Mariani invades Texas! Every year music and film fans descend upon Austin, Texas for the South By Southwest Music Film Interactive Festival and Horror News Radio is represented this year by one of its own in the form of its youngest co-host. Thomas shares his adventures, the cool film stars he met and the films that blew his mind. All this and Nicolas Cage.

00:14:55 – In Fear (2014)
This week the grue-crew take a look at the time film in the Anchor Bay Blu-Ray Prize Pack, In Fear. Jeremy Lovering directs the highly praised horror thriller starring Iain De Caestecker (Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Alice Englert (Beautiful Creatures) and Allen Leech (Downton Abbey). But, the well-intention-ed positive reviews, even from HorrorNews.Net itself, do not phase the HNR hosts’ reaction to the film. While the concept of the film and Lovering’s direction impress, the film meanders too far for too long to excite the crew. But, participate in the Prize Pack below for the opportunity to see the film for  yourself.

00:41:40 – Top 5 Claustrophobic Horror Movies
Thomas Mariani leaps of the claustrophobic elements of In Fear to examine 5 horror films that excel in exploring the terror of small places and being trapped in enclosed places. Thomas looks to Santos and Doc to elaborate on his Top 5 Claustrophobic Horror Movie list.

  1. Cube (1997) – dir. Vincenzo Natali
  2. Buried (2010) – dir. Rodrigo Cortes
  3. The Descent  (2005) – dir. Neil Marshall
  4. Panic Room (2002) – dir. David Fincher
  5. Misery (1990) – dir. ROb Reiner

01:01:50 – Horror News of the Week for 03/17/2014
Doc Rotten steps in for the under-the-weather Dave Dreher to bring the Horror News of the Week.American Horror Story season 4 is confirmed to be about a carnival, at least in part. This week’s The Walking Dead is kicking up controversy and praise on social media outlets with Doc suggesting that “I forgive you” has never had such weight on genre television. In Fear director Jeremy Lovering is set to be in charge of the remake of the 1980 ghost story classic, The Changeling. The short list for directors of Marvel’s Dr. Strange film are rumored to be Mark Andrews (Brave), Jonathan Levine (Warm Bodies, All the Boys Love Mandy Lane), and Scott Derrickson (Sinister, The Exorcism of Emily Rose). Diabolique Magazine is urging readers and Hammer fans to sign a petition requesting Warner Brothers to release their classic Hammer horror titles on Blu-ray.

Anchor Bay Blu-Ray Prize Pack Giveaway – In Fear and No One Lives
Horror News Radio is teaming up with Anchor Bay to provide a sweet, sweet Blu-Ray Prize Pack featuring the film In Fear, currently out on VOD and DVD (as of March 11, 2014). The film is from director Jeremy Lovering and it features Alice Englert (Beautiful Creatures), Iain De Caestecker (Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) and Allen Leech (Downton Abbey). The prize pack also comes with a second feature, No One Lives. Wow! That’s incredible! If you live in the U.S. (sorry U.S. only), you have until Midnight March 23, 2014 to get your name in the hat. Please check out the details here: HorrorNewsRadio.com.

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Anchor Bay Blu-ray Prize Pack Giveaway – In Fear (2014) and No One Lives (2013)

Horror News Radio is teaming up with Anchor Bay Films to promote the release of the Sundance Horror Sensation IN FEAR (2014) from director Jeremy Lovering featuring Iain De Caestecker (Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Alice Englert (Beautiful Creatures) and Allen Leech (Grand Piano and Downton Abbey). The film launches on March 11, 2014 on Blu-ray, VOD and DVD from Anchor Bay Films, with exclusive theatrical engagements that begin March 7, 2014.

Official Synopsis:
When young couple Tom (Iain De Caestecker of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”) and Lucy (Alice Englert of Beautiful Creatures) lose their way while driving to a music festival in the remote Irish countryside, they find themselves trapped in a maze of back-roads with only their vehicle for protection, terrorized by an unseen tormentor hell-bent on exploiting their worst nightmares. Driving, lost and tormented in the night, primal anxieties of the dark and the unknown take hold as the couple realizes that they may have to let the evil in, or that it is already there. Allen Leech (“Downton Abbey”) co-stars in this shattering debut feature by writer/director Jeremy Lovering.

If you live in the U.S., this is your chance to participate in a very special Blu-ray Prize Pack Giveaway from Anchor Bay. To do so, all you need to do is complete this short survey about Horror News Radio: http://horrornewsradio.polldaddy.com/s/horror-news-radio-newsletter-survey. The Blu-ray Prize Pack Giveaway features a copy of In Fear and a copy of No One Lives. That’s right! Two fabulous Blu-ray horror flicks in one giveaway! Woot! Horror News Radio has a single set to give away. Enter today! We thank your for your answers, they will help Horror News Radio out in the process. (Never fear. Not interested in filling out a survey, you can email your name and address to docrotten@horrornewsradio.com with “IN FEAR” in the subject line to enter.)

The deadline to participate is 3/23/2014, the giveaway from Anchor Bay is open to U.S. addresses only. Only one entry per person please.

Results will be announced on episode 51 of Horror News Radio.

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