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Eps 195 – The Best Horror Films of 2016

The Grue-Crew are at again, counting down the best horror films of the year. 2016 was a bastard of a year stealing the most talented from us way too soon and shaking up politics and popular opinion. Yet, horror films ruled supreme winning at the box office and surprising horror fans on Blu-ray and VOD. The Black Saint, Dave Dreher, Thomas Mariani and Doc Rotten gather one last time for the year to reveal their top ten films which include high profile theatrical releases, hit foreign films, and challenging low-budget independent films. The lists are full of curiosities and expected hits alike with Train to Busan and The Conjuring 2 racking up the most notices.

And still 2016 has one last terrific entry for horror fans with the December release of The Autopsy of Jane Doe from director Andre Ovredal featuring Emile Hirsch and Brian Cox in the lead roles. The film manages to do what many films cannot – provide a thrilling mystery and a rewarding twist. The direction, the acting, and the cinematography combine to bring one last atmospheric, scary horror film to fans. The only disappointing thing about the film is that is was denied a theatrical release.

Dave guides the Horror News of the Week with a trio of trailers. First up is the Alien: Covenant trailer released on Christmas day, for some reason. Next is a clip from the upcoming film Beyond Skyline, and who cares. Last up is the awkward IMAX trailer for The Mummy missing much of its audio track, and it’s is so much better for it, for all the wrong reasons.

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)

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Episode 195 – The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016) – The Best Horror Films of 2016
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Feature Review: The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016)

2016 ends on a great note with the film The Autopsy of Jane Doe, which ends up on many of the best of the year lists. The film is from the director of Trollhunters, Andre Ovredal, following a mortician and his son as the perform an autopsy on an unknown victim of a horrific crime scene. Emile Hirsch and Brian Cox are fantastic, and convincing, as the father and son, providing horror some of the best performances of the year. The story behind the death of “Jane Doe” is enthralling, capturing the audience’s attention and never letting go. Gruesome and frightening, the Grue-Crew have a great time recapping and reviewing this late addition to the horror films of 2016.

Special Feature: The Best Horror Films of 2016

The Grue-Crew dive into their best of lists for 2016 with fandom delight and enthusiastic glee. 2016 is a great year for horror films. The only drawback is how difficult to keep the top list to only ten films. Dave, The Black Saint, Thomas and Doc all get their opportunity to plead their cases for their top 10 list, some films repeat in nearly each list, while others a small surprises and, perhaps, questionable inclusions. So, here it is, the Best Horror Films of 2016.

  • Dave Dreher
    • 10) Volumes of Blood: Horror Stories
    • 09) Fender Bender
    • 08) Hush
    • 07) 10 Cloverfield Lane
    • 06) The Monster
    • 05) The Autopsy of Jane Doe
    • 04) Beyond the Gates
    • 03) Night of Something Strange
    • 02) Nina Forever
    • 01) Train to Busan
  • Santos Ellin, Jr. (The Black Saint)
    • 10) Found Footage 3D
    • 09) The Autopsy of Jane Doe
    • 08) The Similars
    • 07) Lights Out
    • 06) Don’t Breathe
    • 05) Ouija: Origin of Evil
    • 04) Night of Something Strange
    • 03) The Conjuring 2
    • 02) Train to Busan
    • 01) The Monster
  • Thomas Mariani
    • 10) Trash Fire
    • 09) Demon
    • 08) The Invitation
    • 07) Don’t Breathe
    • 06) I Am Not a Serial Killer
    • 05) 10 Cloverfield Lane
    • 04) The Witch
    • 03) The Conjuring 2
    • 02) Green Room
    • 01) Train to Busan
  • Doc Rotten
    • 10) The Autopsy of Jane Doe
    • 09) Sadako vs Kayako
    • 08) The Shallows
    • 07) Lights Out
    • 06) Ouija: Origin of Evil
    • 05) Night of Something Strange
    • 04) Dry Blood
    • 03) The Wailing
    • 02) Train to Busan
    • 01) The Conjuring 2

OUTLINE OF THIS EPISODE

  • [00:00:40] Intro
  • [00:05:25]: Horror News of the Week
    • [00:05:41]: Alien: Covenant Trailer
    • [00:11:41]: Beyond Skyline Trailer
    • [00:16:28]: The Mummy Trailer: Sound Effects Cut
  • [00:21:27]: Support HNR
  • [00:22:12]: Feature Review – The Autopsy of Jane Doe
  • [01:01:56]: Special Feature – Top Ten Horror Films of 2016
    • [01:02:29]: Dave’s List
    • [01:09:31]: Santos’ List
    • [01:16:36]: Thomas’ List
    • [01:34:00]: Doc’s List
  • [01:47:54]: StumpTheSaint

NEXT WEEK ON HNR

The Most Anticipated Horror Films of 2017

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Eps 168 – Clown

The Grue-crew gather to take a look at the long delayed US release of the Eli Roth produced flick, CLOWN. The film is from director Jon Watts and features Andy Powers (check out the Gruesome Magazine Interview here), Laura Allan and Peter Stromare. Watts, who also directed Cop Car which Thomas discussed on HNR episode 124, is set to direct Marvel’s first foray into Sony’s Spider-Man cinematic universe with Spider-Man: Homecoming. The effects are strong, the gore is plentiful and the lore is interesting, providing Watts a great venue to expand his short into a feature length film.

Eli Roth appears in Horror News of the Week as David Dreher reveals Roth’s upcoming directorial effort, the remake of Death Wish featuring Bruce Willis. New Line has announced another Conjuring spin off movies featuring The Nun from The Conjuring 2. And the Grue-crew take a look at the career of Anton Yelchin (Star Trek, Fright Night, Green Room) who tragically lost his life this week -far too soon- at the age of 27.

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)

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Episode 168 – Clown (2016)
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  • Featured Review: Clown (2016)
    A loving father finds a clown suit for his son’s birthday party, only to realize that it is not a suit at all.

    • d. Jon Watts
    • w. Jon Watts and Christopher Ford
    • c. Andy Powers, Laura Allan, Peter Stromare

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Eps 167 – The Conjuring 2

For most of the podcast, the Grue-crew – along with guest-host Christopher G. Moore – shares their love for the hit summer horror film of 2106, The Conjuring 2. James Wan returns to the genre to give fans one of the better horror films of past few decades. The film is full of startling images, horrific jumps, nightmarish creatures and brilliant direction. Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga return as Ed and Lorraine Warren while Madison Wolfe makes an impressive turn as the possessed Janet.

For the What Have You Been Watching segment, things take a 180 turn as Thomas and Doc review the film Warcraft. While the film contains great special effects, the story and the acting are atrocious – some of the worst seen this year. It’s a bunch of nonsense and HNR shares their thoughts. Meanwhile, Dave returns with Horror News of the Week and Santos endures a double length edition of Stump the Saint.

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 167 – The Conjuring 2 (2016) – Warcraft (2016)
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  • Featured Review: The Conjuring 2 (2016)
    Lorraine and Ed Warren travel to north London to help a single mother raising four children alone in a house plagued by malicious spirits.

    • d. James Wan
    • w. Carey & Chad Hayes
    • c. Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Madison Wolfe, Frances O’Connor, Simon McBurney

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  • What Have You Been Watching: Warcraft (2016)
    The peaceful realm of Azeroth stands on the brink of war as its civilization faces a fearsome race of invaders: orc warriors fleeing their dying home to colonize another. As a portal opens to connect the two worlds, one army faces destruction and the other faces extinction. From opposing sides, two heroes are set on a collision course that will decide the fate of their family, their people, and their home.
    • d. Duncan Jones
    • w. Charles Leavitt and Chris Metzen
    • c. Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Ben Foster, Dominic Cooper, Toby Kebbell, Clancy Brown, Daniel Wu

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Eps 144 – Anticipated Horror Films of 2016

Things are about to get cozy in Minnie’s Haberdashery as we talk The Most Anticipated Horror Films of 2016 and Quentin Tarantino’s gory western The Hateful Eight. First up the Grue-crew, with Vixen returning, take a look at 10 of the most anticipated horror films of the next 12 months, including The Conjuring 2, The Witch, Godzilla: Resurgence and Ghostbusters. The ecclectic collection includes lighter fare such as A Monster Calls to gonzo, balls-deep gore of Bite and Baskin. And what about that Rob Zombie film 31?

Dave begins the HORROR NEWS OF THE WEEK segment with news about Walmart censoring their release of Deathgasm, the Mo Brothers teasing Macabre 2 and Dustan and Melton wrap The Neighbor. In the What Have You Been Watching segment, the grue-crew reviews the bloody Quentin Tarantino film The Hateful Eight.

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 Diabolique Magazine and Nightmare Code)

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Episode 144 – The Most Anticipated Horror Films of 2016 – The Hateful Eight
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  • Featured Top 10: The The Most Anticipated Horror Films of 2015
    • 10) BITE (TBD)
      • Director: Chad Archibald
      • Writer: Jayme Laforest
      • Cast: Elma Begovic, Annette Wozniak, Jordan Gray, Denise Yuen
    • 09) THE OTHER SIDE OF THE DOOR (3/11/2016)
      • Director: Johannes Roberts
      • Producer: Ajexandre Aja
      • Cast: Sarah Wayne Callies, Jeremy Sisto, Javier Botet
    • 08) ROB ZOMBIE’S 31 (TBD)
      • Director: Rob Zombie
      • Cast: Malcolm McDowell, Meg Foster, Sheri Moon Zombie, Judy Geeson, Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, Ginger Lynn, and many many many more
    • 07) PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES (2/5/2016)
      • Director: Burr Steers
      • Story: Seth Grahame-Smith
      • Cast: Lily James, Lena Headey, Matt Smith, Charles Dance, Sam Riley
    • 06) A MONSTER CALLS (10/14/2016)
      • Director: Juan Antonio Bayona
      • Cast: Liam Neeson, Felicity Jones, Sigourney Weaver, Toby Kebbell
    • 05) BASKIN (TBD)
      • Directors: Can Evrenol
      • Cast: Muharrem Bayrak, Mehmet Akif Budak, Fadik Bülbül
    • 04) GODZILLA: RESURGENCE (TBD)
      • Directors: Hideaki Anno, Shinji Higuchi
    • 03) GHOSTBUSTERS (7/15/2016)
      • Director: Paul Fieg
      • Cast: Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones
    • 02) THE CONJURING 2: THE ENFIELD POLTERGEIST (6/10/2016)
      • Director: James Wan
      • Writers: Carey Hayes, Chad Hayes, David Johnson
      • Cast: Patrick Wilson, Vera Famriga, Frances O.Connor
    • 01) THE WITCH (2/26/2016)
      • Director: Robert Eggers
      • Cast: Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie
    • Worth a mention: The Forest, The Boy, Jeruzalem, Southbound, 6 Miranda Drive, Lights Out, When the Bough Breaks, A Man in the Dark, Rings, Amityville: The Awakening, Before I Wake, The BFG, The Purge 3, Patient Zero, A Cure for Wellness, Underworld: Next Generation, Ouija 2, The Strangers 2, Get Out, Don’t Kill It, Viral, Doctor Strange
  • What Have You Been Watching: The Hateful Eight (2015)
    • Director/Writer: Quentin Tarantino
    • Cast: Samuel L. Jackson – Major Marquis Warren, Kurt Russell – John Ruth (The Hangman), Jennifer Jason Leigh – Daisy Domergue, Walton Goggins – Sheriff Chris Mannix, Damian Bichir – Bob, the Mexican, Tim Roth – Oswoldo Mobray, Michael Madsen – Joe Gage,Bruce Dern – General Sandy Smithers, James Parks – O.B. Jackson
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  • Horror News of the Week: 01/04/2016
    • Deathgasm gets censored by Walmart, released as Heavy Metal Apocalypse
    • First look at the “new” Godzilla as images leak from Godzilla: Resurgence
    • The Mo Brothers tease their next feature, Macabre 2
    • While the Halloween sequel may be a bust, Dunstan and Melton wrap work on their next horror feature, The Neighbor
  • Stump the Saint: w/ prizes supplied by Nightmare Code

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