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Episode 79 – Annabelle – Gone Girl

Annabelle (2014) scares up some solid box office but struggles to gain ample praise from the HNR grue-crew. The film dives into the back story of the creepy-as-all-get-out doll from The Conjuring. Watch your basements!

Dave shares the horror news of the week with news of Twin Peaks, ABC’s of Death 2 and Adam Green’s Happy Halloween. Did we mention, Twin Peaks? Thomas discusses Gone Girl from director David Fincher.

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!  This week we announce that it is time to remind you about the contest to win a fantastic Halloween mask from Ghoulish Productions.


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Episode 79 – Annabelle – Gone Girl
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Annabelle (2014) 
Expanding the story behind the possessed doll introduced in the intro to The ConjuringAnnabelle tries hard to scare and entertain audiences across the globe. Gauging from the week end box office, the film seems to have struck a chord with horror and film fans. The blandest of bland main characters lumber along until a demon enters into the picture to spice things up. A few good, well orchestrated scenes a great horror film does not make. The grue-crew discuss the successes and failures found in Annabelle.

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What Have You Been Watching: Gone Girl
Thomas Mariani jumps in with a review of David Fincher’s latest film, Gone Girl. The film receives high praise from Thomas who dances around all the plot twists and surprises in the film. He cautiously discusses deserved Oscar nods and shares it is NOT a date movie!

Horror News of the Week for 10/06/2014
Dave returns to bring you the Horror News of the Week with news of the return of Twin Peaks from David Lynch coming to Showtime in 2016. Annabelle has drawn out Don Mancini to proclaim he wants to make Chuck vs Annabelle. Yeah, right. Vampires and Werewolves attack in Joe Dante’s Ombre Amore and no one really cares. The marketing behind ABC’s of Death 2 are stirring up a stink with 26 NSFW pictures from the film, one for each segment. Director Adam Green return with another Happy Halloween short.

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Contest: Ghoulish Productions presents the mask, Blurp Charlie
Horror News Radio is teaming up with Ghoulish Productions out of Atlanta, GA to give away an awesome and gruesome MASK just in time for Halloween! Check out the visual for BLURP CHARLIE! Oh, my! Fantastic! The contest is open until Midnight, Sunday October 19, 2014 (EST) to enter. Just head over to http://horrornewsradio.com/trivia-ghoulish for the change to win this incredible prize. The contest is open to US addresses only. But! Ghoulish Production is also offering an exclusivecoupon for all HNR listeners to save 10% off your entire order, just type in the coupon code HNR to get your discount! Just head over to http://www.ghoulishproductions.com to check out all the kick ass masks.

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Eps 42 – Devil’s Due

Devil’s Due not only tries to bring on the apocalypse, the end of the world as we know it, but it also tries to kill off the entire found footage sub-genre. It is so god-awful, it has Thomas in fumes and Santos ranting and Doc nearly in tears, weeping for his beloved cinema-verite. Oh, the horror!

Directors Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, two members of the group Radio Silence, bring their promising talent to the exorcism/Rosemary’s-Baby films. But instead of expanding on the promise they displayed in the final chapter of VHS, “10/31/98,” they rely too heavily on the tricks found in that short stretched out to fill the 90 minutes of Devil’s Due.

Co-hosts Doc RottenSantos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr., Dave Dreher,  and Thomas Mariani rake Devil’s Due over the coals, tearing it apart frame by frame, sequence by sequence. Thankfully, Dave Dreher is here tonight to bring the Horror News of the Week and give the grue-crew some hope for better things: HannibalRavenous and The Quiet Ones.

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00:04:15 – Devil’s Due
January is often the dumping ground of weak-ass horror and genre films. Recently, Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones shows some promise this year may be different (Sorry, Santos), but this week’s release, Devil’s Due makes it hard to argue against this idea. Sigh. The entire cast of HNR are unimpressed with the first full length feature from the guys known as Radio Silence. Devil’s Due is a disaster, but it provides plenty to talk about, no doubt.

00:40:17 – Horror News of the Week for 01/20/2014
Dave Dreher steps in to bring the Horror News of the Weeks starting off with fantastic casting news: Katherine Isabelle is joining the cast of the hit NBC spring TV show Hannibal. Yay! Both Fear Clinic and Cooties pick up distribution deals giving horror fans two promising horror films to look forward to. The teaser for Hammer Film’s The Quiet Ones promises some spectacular ghostly goodness. Scream Factory is in the news – again! – with the announcement of the upcoming Ravenous (1999) Blu-Ray release. And more news is abound for The Conjuring spin-off featuring the Annabelle doll.

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Eps 39 – The Top 10 Best Genre Films of 2013

American Mary, You’re Next, The Conjuring and Maniac are just a few of the genre films of 2013 that thrilled, scared and entertained of the grue-crew throughout the past twelve months. These are the best horror,  sci-fi and fantasy films 2013 has to offer.

Co-hosts Doc RottenSantos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr., Dave Dreher,  and Thomas Mariani take a look back at the best films of 2013 each presenting their personal top 10 for the year. You’re Next and The Conjuring make all four lists with Maniac placing on three of them. Some of last week’s most disappointing films return this week to be on another host’s best. Ha! Doc starts the ball rolling with the What Have You Been Watching segment with Haunter and Dave bring the final Horror News of the Week for 2013.

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00:05:10 – What Have You Been Watching: Haunter (2013)
Wrapping up 2013, Doc takes in Haunter from director Vincenzo Natali, a sensational ghost tale that has a lovely young spirit realizing the horrible truth about her life – or unlife – but decides to save the life of a young still living teen girl. Abigail Breslin stars Lisa Johnson who has only a ghost of a chance in defeating the big bad haunter played by Stephen McHattie. Doc surprises his co-host as he announces that Haunter is also number ten on his list of best for the year.

00:09:25 – The Best Genre Films of 2013
As 2013 comes to a close, Doc, Thomas and Santos take a look back at the best of year, the most exciting, thrilling and influential genre films of 2013. Cutting to the chase here are the films discussed:

Thomas Mariani

  • 10) Warm Bodies
  • 09) John Dies at the End
  • 08) The Conjuring
  • 07) Maniac
  • 06) You’re Next
  • 05) Sightseers
  • 04) Pacific Rim
  • 03) This is the End
  • 02) The World’s End
  • 01) Gravity

The Black Saint

  • 10) Banshee Chapter
  • 09) The Lords of Salem
  • 08) Frankenstein’s Army
  • 07) You’re Next
  • 06) Jug Face
  • 05) Contracted
  • 04) The Conjuring
  • 03) The Seasoning House
  • 02) Found
  • 01) American Mary

Dave Dreher

  • 10) Macabre
  • 09) Nailbiter
  • 08) Frankenstein’s Army
  • 07) Contracted
  • 06) Maniac
  • 05) V/H/S/2
  • 04) Big Ass Spider!
  • 03) The Conjuring
  • 02) You’re Next
  • 01) American Mary

Doc Rotten

  • 10) Haunter
  • 09) V/H/S/2
  • 08) Stoker
  • 07) Maniac
  • 06) Pacific Rim
  • 05) You’re Next
  • 04) This is the End
  • 03) Evil Dead
  • 02) The Conjuring
  • 01) Gravity

01:11:00 – Horror News of the Week for 12/30/2013
Dave returns this week to proudly bring his final Horror News of the Week for 2013. Doc is happy to hear that the trailer for Dead Snow 2: Dead vs Red has been released. The next installment to the Amityville Horror franchise gets its January 2015 release date and a new name: Amityville. SyFy is promoting its new genre show, Helix, with a dozen or so short trailers confusing everyone on the podcast. Dave shares news of Fear Clinic including his interviewing the director and teases set visit articles on the way. Last up is True Blood loses one of is supporting cast with the exit of Luke Grimes.

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