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Episode 89 – Worst Horror Movies of 2014

It’s time to discuss the worst horror films of the year, the most dreadful crap of 2014. The HNR grue-crew have no problems coming up  with 10 films each that failed to ignite the imagination, compassion, conflict or excitement that cinema has to offer. What films dropped the ball, meandered in their narrative or, worse, were simply dull to the bone? Let’s take a look back at 2014 to call out some of the films that should have done better…

Dave returns to shares the horror news of the week with news about Stephen King’s It, The Rock’s San Andreas and Sony’s rumored ideas behind Men in Black/22 Jump Street, Spider-Man and Ghostbusters.

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.


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Episode 89– The Worst Horror Films of 2014
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Special Content: The Worst Horror Films of 2014

With just a few weeks left in the year, the HNR co-hosts take a moment to remember with malice the worst of 2014. Each host chimes in with their top 10 – or is that bottom 10 – of the most dreadful horror films of the past 12 months.

  • Dave Dreher
    • 10. Sharknado 2 
    • 09. Willow Creek 
    • 08. I, Frankenstein 
    • 07. Life After Beth 
    • 06. Maleficent 
    • 05. VHS: Viral 
    • 04. The Sacrament 
    • 03. The Dead 2 
    • 02. The Purge: Anarchy 
    • 01. Dracula Untold 
  • The Black Saint
    • 10 The Pyramid 
    • 09 As Above, So Below 
    • 08 Life After Beth 
    • 07 I, Frankenstein 
    • 06 Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones 
    • 05 Oculus 
    • 04 The Devil Incarnate 
    • 03 Devil’s Due 
    • 02 20ft Below 
    • 01 Jessabelle 
  • Thomas Mariani
    • 10 Divergent 
    • 09 Lucy 
    • 08 Maleficent 
    • 07 Life After Beth 
    • 06 Winter’s Tale 
    • 05 Sin City: A Dame To Kill For 
    • 04 Devil’s Due 
    • 03 Vampire Academy 
    • 02 The Human Race 
    • 01 I, Frankenstein 
  • Doc Rotten
    • 10 Maleficent 
    • 09 The Amazing Spider-Man 2 
    • 08 Bunnyman Massacre 
    • 07 Sharknado 2 
    • 06 Mutantis 
    • 05 I, Frankenstein 
    • 04 Exorcist Chronicles 
    • 03 Tusk 
    • 02 Legend of Hercules 
    • 01 Ouija 

Even though she is unable to join for the show, Vixen shares her bottom 5: AfflictedVHS: ViralLucySharknado 2 and Tusk.

Horror News of the Week for 12/08/2014 

Dave returns to bring you the Horror News of the Week with the announcement that Stephen King’s It will be heading into production the summer of 2015. That’s right, Pennywise returns! The Rock makes the closest thing to Earthquake (1974) 2.0 with the disaster extravaganza of 2015, San Andreas. The King Kong related film, Kong: Skull Island moves its release date to 2016 and cast the terrific characters actor J.K. Simmons. Rumors from Sony suggest they may cross the 22 Jump Street property with their Men in Black franchise. Just in time for the holidays, take solace in the horror short Something Under the Christmas Tree.

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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!

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JESSABELLE, Sarah Snook (right), 2014. ©Lions Gate/Courtesy Everett Collection

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Episode 84 – Jessabelle – Interstellar

It is ghost drama versus space drama with reviews of Jessabelle and Interstellar. Director Kevin Greutert and writer Robert Ben Garant team up to bring a southern ghost story that amps up the chills and thrills with Jessabelle. Director Christopher Nolan returns with his epic space exploration film Interstellar.

Dave shares the horror news of the week with news about Evil Dead heading to Starz and Human Centipede 3 beginning its marking machine. Thomas Mariani and The Black Saint introduce the grue-crew to Over the Garden Wall.

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.


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Episode 84 – Jessabelle – Interstellar
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Review: Jessabelle (2014) 

The only thing that the grue-crew can agree upon in this week’s horror release Jessabelle is that Sarah Snook makes an impression with the character driven horror film set in the deep south. The Black Saint suggests it is better suited for the Lifetime channel finding very little that is scary or interesting while Doc, Vixen and Dave all seem to like the film quite a bit. Sound the bell, it HNR-nite fights!

Review: Interstellar (2014) 

Matthew McConaughy joins Anne Hathaway and Wes Bentley to explore deep space in hopes to save humanity in Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar. The Black Saint and Thomas Mariani discuss the film’s sound design, spectacular special effects and emotional human drama. Even though it may not be Nolan’s best film, Interstellar is still a film to seek out and enjoy.

What Have You Been Watching:  Over the Garden Wall 

The Cartoon Network astounds Thomas Mariani and The Black Saint with its 10 episode animated min-series Over the Garden Wall. The vocal talent is extraordinary and the execution is surprisingly emotional and bent. Thomas and The Black Saint recommend the miniseries with The Black Saint suggesting it would make a terrific film with the 10 episode consumed in one showing.

Horror News of the Week for 11/10/2014 

Dave returns to bring you the Horror News of the Week with news of Sam Raimi, Bruce Campbell and the Evil Dead making the leap to cable television with Ash vs. the Evil Dead heading to Starz. The Walking Dead barely slipped by controversy as this week’s episode was nearly heavily censored. There is a documentary heading our way about legendary producer Debra Hill. Human Centipede 3 begins to market the film with a sound bite. Dario Argento is after funding for his next horror epic The Sandman.

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Thomas Mariani: twitter @notthewhostommy. , letterboxd SilentTom
Vixen: twitter @purevixen44

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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!

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Eps 55 – The Raid 2 – Game of Thrones

The Raid 2 is pure genius with its action, choreography and direction. The grue-crew each bring oppposing opinions on how successful the film is story-wise but the action itself is in a league all its own. Joining HNR this week is Brian Salisbury, writer and podcast who’s work you can find on Oneofus.net, Film School Rejects, Movies.com, Fandango and MoviePilot.

Thomas brings up Game of Thrones for the “What Have You Been Watching” segment this week with all its characters, dragons and weddings discussed. Dave chimes in with the Horror News of the Week about GodzillaJessabelle and True Blood.

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!  The Black Saint’s Horror Trivia Contest continues this week with the Anchor Bay Entertainment DVD Giveaway: Death Do Us Part.


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Episode 55 – The Raid 2 – Game of Thrones
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The Raid 2 (2014)
Rama (Iko Uwais) returns to kick serious ass with Gareth Evans’ action thriller The Raid 2. The action and thrills are breathtaking with neck breaking speed and agility. It is astounding to watch. Brian Salisbury, from Oneofus.net and Film School Rejects, joins the grue-crew to discuss the pacing, the plot and the characters in depth and detail. Everyone loves Hammer Girl and try to figure out if the film has more in common with Kill Bill or Bruce Lee’s Game of Death.

Check out more from Brian Salisbury at Film School Rejects and Junkfood Cinema.

Horror News of the Week for 04/21/2014
Dave Dreher  shares the Horror News of the Week beginning with more Godzilla news and footage from Wonder Con. Dave has the hots for the new Santanico Pandemonium from El Rey’s hit television show From Dusk Til Dawn. The next genre entry from Bluhouse, Jessabelle, get its poster, stills and trailer. Dave is impressed by the trailer for the final season of HBO’s True Blood. And, he is equally impressed with the the line of Jason Voorhees Horror Buddies from Horror Decor.

What Have You Been Watching: Game of Thrones
Red Weddings, Purple Weddings and Ned Stark top the discussion about Game of Thrones asThomas and Doc ramble and recap the first three seasons. Meanwhile, Santos, a bit lost, wonders when Billy Idol is going to appear singing White Wedding. Sigh. Dragons, betrayals, death, White Walkers and nudity all make their way into the extended GoT rap. Wow!

Anchor Bay Entertainment DVD Giveaway – Death Do Us Part (2014)
Horror News Radio is teaming up with Anchor Bay Entertainment to provide a killer DVD giveaway for their film Death Do Us Part (2014) from director Nicholas Humphries featuring Kennedy Jamieson and Ryan Harris. The film launches April 15, 2014 on VOD and DVD. Entries will be accepted until Midnight (Eastern Standard Time), April 27, 2014. All you need to do is complete the The Black Saint’s HNR Horror Trivia Question at this address: http://horrornewsradio.com/trivia-deathdouspart. The DVD giveaway is open to US addresses only.

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Vixen: twitter @purevixen44

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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!

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