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The Void (2017) – Episode 209 – Horror News Radio

For our special anniversary episode of Horror News Radio, the Grue-Crew scoured and scraped for a film worth to be included. They found the film they were looking for in the film THE VOID from directors Jeremy Gillespie and Steven Kostanski. The film unfolds like a classic gore-fest from the Eighties complete with gruesome practical effects and splatter galore. The film is swimming in crimson goo with monsters and mayhem around every dimly lit corner. Ah! A match made in heaven…or…it that elsewhere….?

This episode marks four years since the Grue-Crew first gathered to record the podcast, featuring a review of the Evil Dead remake. A few fans sent in questions and congratulations – and there may a familiar voice heard among them. In the What Have You Been Watching segment David and Doc discuss the season finale of The Walking Dead and the surprising turn of events in Bates Motel.

Dave pilots this week’s edition of Horror News of the Week with a round up of recent trailers from It to Annabelle: Creation to The Mummy. 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)

Horror News Radio
Episode 209 – The Void (2017)
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Feature Review: The Void (2017)

The Black Saint says it best that The Void draws upon the classics in the genre: Hellraiser, John Carpenter’s The Thing, even Halloween II and many others. But, as Thomas agrees, it doesn’t do so to simply reference or homage those classics. The film uses those concepts to build into its own unique and bloody narrative. It is a treat for horror fans, especially those who remember watching classics from the local Mom and Pop VHS shop. Aaron Poole leads the cast which features Ellen Wong, Kathleen Munroe, Kenneth Walsh, Amy Groening, Evan Stern, Stephanie Belding, and Art Hindle. A must see!

What Have You Been Watching: The Walking Dead Season 7 Finale (2017)

Dave Dreher and Doc Rotten reflect on the Seventh season of The Walking Dead as the season finale airs. The expected grand extravaganza ended up being a bit of a whimper as the drop in ratings illustrates. The finale had a moment or two – mostly surrounding Negan – but the end result was a bit of an anticlimactic let down. Dave and Doc quickly turn their attention to the far more successful but no less controversial recent episodes of Bates Motel that weave Marion Crane (Rihanna) into the TV version. For Dave and Doc the variation on the classic “shower scene” was a season highlight while many across the internet have been panning the choice. Regardless, the performances from Eddie Highmore and Vera Farmiga are extraordinary.

Outline of the Episode

  • [00:00:40]: Intro
    • [00:03:00]: Night of Something Strange Swag Bag Winner!
    • [00:04:26]: 4 Year Anniversary Celebration!
  • [00:32:27]: Horror News of the Week
    • [00:32:42]: Stephen King’s It Trailer
    • [00:39:35]: Dimension 404 and Mick Garris
    • [00:44:41]: Annabelle: Creation Trailer
    • [00:50:24]: Empire Box Set
    • [00:56:40]: The Mummy Trailer
  • [01:03:01]: Support HNR
  • [01:03:39]: Feature Review – The Void
  • [01:35:35]: Announcements
    • [01:35:40]: Gruesome Indiegogo Has Completed. Huge thank you for help reaching our goal!
    • [01:36:24]: Convention Appearances
  • [01:37:36]: What Have You Been Watching – The Walking Dead Season 7 Finale
  • [01:43:11]: What Have You Been Watching – Bates Motel
  • [01:46:47]: Stump The Saint

NEXT WEEK ON HNR

To Be Determined

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 tag line “Horror Festival Hits – Independent Films – The Future of Horror” reflects the focus of the magazine on the up’n’coming horror film makers and their films in Horror Film Festivals across the globe. Check out the GM page for more details.

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Eps 196 – The Most Anticipated Horror Films of 2017

The Grue-Crew start off the new year by taking a look at the upcoming twelves month to countdown the Most Anticipated Horror Films of 2017 as voted on by the entire Grue-Crew and the Grue-Believers alike. 2016 was a great year for horror with a great number of films that fought for the best of lists just one episodes ago, 2017 looks to be chock full of films looking to shock, frighten, and disgust audiences each and every month.

For the What Have You Been Watching segment, Thomas goes solo with his review of the December release Nocturnal Animals.

Horror News of the Week weeps as the Force trembles with the passing of Carrie Fisher, known most famously for portraying Princess/General Leia Organa in the Star Wars films but was also known for being an incredible writer, a script doctor, and a insanely funny wit. She will be greatly missed. In addition R.I.P. to Debbie Reynolds and George Kosana from Night of the Living Dead.

Co-hosts Doc RottenSantos (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)

Horror News Radio
Episode 196 – Nocturnal Animals (2016) – The Most Anticipated Horror Films of 2017
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What Have You Been Watching: Nocturnal Animals (2016)

Thomas Mariani steps in to talk about the surprisingly violent and occasionally scary Tom Ford film Nocturnal Animals. The film has an Oscar-bait cast featuring Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Shannon, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Isla Fisher, Ellie Bamber, Armie Hammer, Karl Glusman, Michael Sheen, and Laura Linney. The script which contains a “story inside a story” mechanism, fields a story where a family vacation turns violent and deadly. Thomas shares his thoughts and recommendations.

Special Feature: The Most Anticipated Horror Films of 2017

For the Special Feature this week, the Grue-crew turn their third eye to the future, discussing the upcoming horror films of 2017. After placing a poll up on Gruesome Magazine, Patreon, and Facebook, the Grue-Crew and the Grue-Believers voted on over two dozen films headed to theatrical release in the coming months. Doc, Thomas, the Black Saint count down the top 10 from that list, revealing their forecasts and predictions on The Most Anticipated Horror Films of 2017.

  • 10) Split – 02/20/2017 – d. M. Night Shyamalan
  • 09) The Belko Experiment – 03/10/2017 – d. Greg McLean
  • 08) A Cure for Wellness – 02/17/2017 – d. Gore Verbinski
  • 07) Get Out – 02/24/2017 – d. Jordan Peele
  • 06) Stephen King’s It – 09/08/2017 – d. Andres Muschietti
  • 05) Stephen King’s The Dark Tower – 07/28/2017 – d. Nicolaj Arcel
  • 04) Alien: Covenant – 05/19/2017 – d. Ridley Scott
  • 03) Cloverfield 3: God Particle – 10/27/2017 – d. Julius Onah
  • 02) War for the Planet of the Apes – 07/14/2017 – d. Matt Reeves
  • 01) Kong: Skull Island – 03/10/2017 – d. Jordan Vogt-Roberts

OUTLINE OF THIS EPISODE

  • [00:00:41]: Intro
    • [00:04:30]: Gruesome Magazine 2016 Yearbook
  • [00:05:08]: Horror News of the Week
    • [00:05:28]: RIP Carrie Fisher & Debbie Reynolds
    • [00:11:24]: RIP George Kosana
  • [00:13:34]: Support HNR
  • [00:14:41]: What Have You Been Watching: Nocturnal Animals (2016)
  • [00:26:30]: Special Feature: Most Anticipated Horror Films of 2017
  • [01:21:06]: StumpTheSaint

NEXT WEEK ON HNR

Underworld: Blood Wars

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Eps 112 – Poltergeist

Two genre films launch into theaters this weekend. The Grue-crew dive into the remake of Poltergeist featuring Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt, Saxon Sharbino, Kyle Catlett, Kennedi Clements, Jared Harris and Jane Adams from director Gil Kenan and producer Sam Raimi. Dave and Thomas crack open the secrets found in the Brad Bird film Tomorrowland featuring George Clooney, Hugh Laurie, Britt Robertson, Raffey Cassidy, Tim McGraw, Kathryn Hahn and Keegan-Michael Key.

Dave dishes a new plate of HORROR NEWS OF THE WEEK with otherworldly news about Stephen King’s It, Cooties and Empire of the Dead. Also, Joseph Perry returns with a second 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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Episode 112 – Poltergeist (2015) – Tomorrowland
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Review: Poltergeist (2015) 

The remake that no one wanted – except maybe Doc – finally makes its way into the theaters this weekend. It’s Poltergeist, baby. To everyone’s surprise no one really hates the film but the film fails to make a lasting impression. The grue-crew tear apart the Sam Raimi produced 2015 version of the Spielberg/Hooper classic. Clowns, trees and angry ghosts now go face to face with Jared Harris. #ThisHouseIsClean

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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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What Have You Been Watching: Tomorrowland (2015) 

Thomas and Dave chime in with a review of Brad Bird’s Tomorrowland. While the film has ample amounts of optimism and feel-good chest thumping, it wobbles to an explosive and slightly unsatisfying conclusion. Thomas shares all the dirt on the latest film from one of his favorite directors while Dave loves the opening scene regardless of the finale.

Horror News of the Week for 05/25/2015 

Dave shares the Horror News of the Week with news of that director Cary Fukunaga exits the latest attempt to translate Stephen Kings’s It to cinema. George Romero is poised to take his comic Empire of the Dead to TV. Michael Rooker joins the James Gunn produced and written horror film The Belko Experiment. The trailer for Cooties is finally here. Speaking of trailers, the trailer for Bunny the Killer Thing is also here and it may burn out your retina. Beware.

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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.

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Eps 109 – Avengers: Age of Ultron

The Black Saint’s most anticipated film of 2015 is here, AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON. Director Christopher G. Moore joins the Grue-crew to review the second gathering of the heroes of the Marvel cinematic universe. The Black Widow. Captain America. Hawkeye. The Hulk. Iron Man. Thor. The gather again to face the villainy of Ultron and his robot army who threatens the extinction of mankind. While the film is a box office hit, the film is examined exposing its flaws and celebrating its successes.

Dave dishes a new plate of HORROR NEWS OF THE WEEK with information about who is playing Pennywise in the It remake, the cast of the upcoming DC film Suicide Squad and Nazi Zombies ride flying sharks in Sky Sharks. Yes, flying sharks! Piloted by Nazi Zombies. Also, Doc announces the winner of the contest from the cool cats at Ghoulish Productions featuring a kick-ass Vampire mask giveaway.

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 fun continues with the latest HNR REACHT Horror Poll! 


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Episode 109 – Avengers: Age of Ultron
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Review: Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) 

The cast is incredible, packed full of heroes, villains and guest stars. The action is exhausting filling nearly every frame of the latest Marvel film. Avengers: Age of Ultron is king of the box office as Iron Man, Captain America and the gang battle Ultron as played by James Spader. The film also introduces Scarlett Witch, Quicksilver and the Vision and features guest segments with War Machine, the Falcon and Nick Fury. Nothing is left out and the Grue-crew sift through it all ending with the Infinity Gauntlet and Thanos. Woot!

HNR Contest: Ghoulish Productions Viper the Vampire Mask Giveaway 

Horror News Radio teams up with Ghoulish Productions to give away a kick-ass Viper the Vampire mask. It is time to prepare for Halloween 2015 by entering to win this extraodinary full face mask, scare your friends and neighbors. Woot! The winner of this awesome mask from Ghoulish Productions is Scott Dodson. Congratulations!

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Horror News of the Week for 05/04/2015 

Dave shares the Horror News of the Week with some more trailer news with the release of THE NIGHTMARE documentary. Frightening! For the upcoming remake of Stephen King’s IT, the film makers have cast Will Poulter from Maze Runner as Pennywise. DC has release a promo image finally revealing the cast for the upcoming 2016 film SUICIDE SQUAD. Mix Nazi Zombies and flying sharks gives audiences SKY SHARKS. Yes, that is a thing. Join the cause to save the small bridge from the mall in DAWN OF THE DEAD.

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Thanks to the sponsors who are providing kick-ass giveaways for the Mad Monster Party.