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SDCC 2015 Special Edition

SDCC (2015) descends upon Southern California once again this year with four days (or more) of big announcements, huge events and Hollywood stars. Horror News Radio takes some time to examine some of the super hero and Star Wars news coming from the world’s largest convention. This year has some crazy heroic highlights: a caped crusader, a Merc with a mouth, a Killing Joke and a Starkiller.

The force continues to be strong for the HNR crew. And to everyone’s surprise, Deadpool steps up to steal the weekend – almost, Jedi aside. Thomas Mariani, Doc Rotten and award winning director Christopher G. Moore to recap and react to the various super hero and Star Wars related news coming out of San Diego Comic-Con 2015.

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The extended geektastic weekend starts off with an incredible new Batman v Superman trailer that provided more tone and characters, including the first look at Wonder Woman in action. WB continues to amaze its captive audience with a trailer for Suicide Squad giving hungry fans a look at Deadshot, Amanda Waller, Harley Quinn and more. Oh, yeah, let’s not forget Jared Leto as The Joker! On the Marvel side of the street, Ryan Reynolds teases and thrills audiences with a crazy red-band trailer for Deadpool. Win!

And, to no one’s surprise, the weekend belongs to Star Wars VII. The main cast are all there including Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford. While a new trailer is not in the cards just yet, director J.J. Abrams amazes with a behind the scene featurette that hits all the right notes. Excellent!

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Episode 87 – The Babadook

“I’ve never seen a more terrifying film than THE BABADOOK. It will scare the hell out of you as it did me.” – William Friedkin. The twitter quote from the director of The Exorcist says it all. The Babadook from Australian writer/director Jennifer Kent provides horror fans one of the more intelligent fright films of recent years. The grue-crew are here to share their thoughts about the film you should see!

Dave shares the horror news of the week with news about Star Wars VII The Force AwakensJurassic World and Paranormal Activity 5. The fifth season of The Walking Dead reaches its mid-season finale with a shocking and emotional ending driving the show to a heated discussion.

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 87 – The Babadook – The Walking Dead Mid-Season Finale
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Review: The Babadook (2014) 

A layered and complex character study, The Babadook is one of the more engrossing and creep-tastic horror films of the festival season and one that should not be missed. Join Doc, The Black Saint, Dave, Thomas and Vixen dive into spoilers as they discuss the various ways you can approach the film from a straight up monster film to an incredibly intelligent psychological drama.

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What Have You Been Watching: The Walking Dead Season 5 Mid-season Finale 

In the mid-season finale, Rick, Daryl and the gang are out to save Carol and Beth from a misguided group of survivors held up in an Atlanta hospital. As the show’s ending draws to a close, a series regular meets their demise; jaws drop and tears fly. How will the HNR crew react? Is the show living up the improved first episodes of this season? Where will the show go from here?

Horror News of the Week for 12/01/2014 

Dave returns to bring you the Horror News of the Week with news of AMC causing a stir on Facebook when they unintentionally spoil the ending of The Walking Dead mid-season finale for the West Coast viewers minutes after the show ended on the East Coast. What were they thinking? Happy Thanksgiving as movie fans are treated to teaser trailers for both Jurassic World and Star Wars VII Th Force Awakens. Marcus Nispel returns with a long gestating film called Backmask. The producers of Paranormal Activity 5 announce that the film will be in glorious 3D. HNR favorite Kevin Bacon joins director Greg McLean (Wolf Creek) for a film called Jungle.

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Episode 86 – The Guest – Starry Eyes

A double feature special Thanksgiving edition of HNR is coming your way reviewing The Guest (2014) and Starry Eyes (2014), two smaller budget VOD films from up and coming directors with lead roles that introduce star making performances. Dan Stevens stars as David in The Guest and Alex Essoe transforms in Starry Eyes. If for no other reason, these films deserve to be seen for these two actors. Check out the reviews for more compelling pros and cons.

Dave shares the horror news of the week with news about Star Wars Episode VII. Seriously, what else do you need? Jurassic World, maybe. Thomas and The Black Saint share their thoughts about the number one film in the theaters this weekend, Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1.

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 86 – The Guest – Starry Eyes
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Review: Starry Eyes (2014) 

Writer/Directors Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer deliver their crowd funded, highly reviewed, low budget feature film Starry Eyes which examines a young woman’s desire to become a star and the crazy lengths she will go to get what she wants. The intimate script mixes elements of Faust, body horror and slasher film tropes into an interesting but uneven film. Alex Essoe is captivating in the starring role.

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Review: The Guest (2014) 

HNR favorites Adam Wingard and Simon Barrett follow up their film, You’re Next, with The Guest about a mysterious stranger who arrives at the home of a family dealing with the loss of the oldest son who died overseas serving his country. Dan Stevens stars as David who has shocking and horrifying secrets. The film is energetic, exciting and bloody. It may become a cult classic.

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What Have You Been Watching: Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 (2014) 

Thomas Mariani and The Black Saint complain that the latest Katniss feature, Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, is overly padded and dull. The Black Saint is particularly concerned that splitting the final book into two features is solely a money grab by the studios and may ultimately sour the franchise. Does Thomas agree?

Horror News of the Week for 11/24/2014 

Dave returns to bring you the Horror News of the Week with news of a pair of high profile trailers coming out the weekend of Thanksgiving 2014. The first is a surprisingly impressive Jurassic World while the other is a little film named Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens. Oh, man! Gravy! More classic monster news with ITV bringing an action packed version of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde to the small screen. Krumpas is coming to the big screen from Trick R Treat director, Michael Dougherty. Goosebumps is coming in 2015 and this weeks reveals the first shots of the variety of monsters in the film. Nature runs amok comes to TV with The Zoo.

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