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Eps 163 – The Darkness – Bite

From the director of Wolf Creek and Rogue, comes THE DARKNESS a ghostly tale featuring Kevin Bacon, Radha Mitchell, David Mazouz and …wait for it… Paul Reiser! The film is a horrendous flop forcing The Black Saint, Doc Rotten and Thomas Mariani to search long and hard for anything…seriously, anything…positive to say about the feature film hitting theaters this past weekend.

Doc drives the HORROR NEWS OF THE WEEK segment sharing a massive amount of information about Insidious 4, The Exorcist TV show, a Maniac Cop remake, a Kevin Smith two-for and a troubled romance for Gareth Edwards and Godzilla 2. For the What Have You Been Watching segment, the Grue-crew dive deep into the icky, sticky, gooey body horror feature, BITE.

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 163 – The Darkness (2016) – Bite (2016)
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  • Featured Review: The Darkness (2016)
    A family returns from a Grand Canyon vacation, haunted by an ancient supernatural entity they unknowingly awakened and engages them in a fight for their survival.
  • d. Greg McLean
  • w. Shayne Armstrong and Shane Krause
  • c. Kevin Bacon, Radha Mitchell, David Mazouz, Lucy Fry, Jennifer Morrison, Ming-Na Wen and Paul Reiser
  • Thomas Mariani 1.5 Stars (1.5 / 5)
  • Doc Rotten 1.0 Stars (1.0 / 5)
  • The Black Saint 0.5 Stars (0.5 / 5)

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  • What Have You Been Watching: Bite (2016)
    While on her bachelorette party getaway, Casey, the bride to be, gets a seemingly harmless bite from an unknown insect. After returning home with cold feet, Casey tries to call off her wedding but before she’s able to, she starts exhibiting insect like traits. Between her physical transformation and her wedding anxiety, Casey succumbs to her new instincts and begins creating a hive that not only houses her translucent eggs, but feeds on the flesh of others. As her transformation becomes complete, Casey discovers that everything can change with a single bite.

    • d. Chad Archibald
    • w. Jayme LaForest
    • c. Elma Begovic, Annette Wozniak, Denise Yuen, Jordan Gray, Lawrene Denkers
    • Thomas Mariani 2.0 Stars (2.0 / 5)
    • Doc Rotten 2.25 Stars (2.25 / 5)
    • The Black Saint 1.75 Stars (1.75 / 5)

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Eps 153 – The Other Side of the Door

On this week’s episode, the Grue-crew follow Sarah Wayne Callies to India for her film THE OTHER SIDE OF THE DOOR from director Johannes Roberts. The film introduces a new creature called Myrtu played by Javier Botet and features Jeremy Sisto, Sofia Rosinsky and Suchitra Pillai in supporting roles. The reviews are across the board but not a contentious as the horrific box office receipts as the film places 16 on its opening weekend with a 1.2 million take. Oh, my.

In Dave’s absence, Doc and Thomas tag team the HORROR NEWS OF THE WEEK segment with information about Ghostbusters trailer, The Exorcist TV casting and the Boo! A Madea Halloween teaser. In addition, the Grue-Crew announce the winners of both the Stump the Saint prize and the Grue-believer prize. It’s a great time to be an HNR listener!

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 Horror Pack / Anchor Bay Entertainment)

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Episode 153 – The Other Side of the Door
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  • Featured Review: The Other Side of the Door (2016)
    A family lives an idyllic existence abroad until a tragic accident takes the life of their young son. The inconsolable mother learns of an ancient ritual that will bring him back to say a final goodbye. She travels to an ancient temple, where a door serves as a mysterious portal between two worlds. But when she disobeys a sacred warning to never open that door, she upsets the balance between life and death.

    • d. Johannes Roberts
    • c. Sarah Wayne Callies, Jeremy Sisto, Sofia Rosinsky, Suchitra Pillai, Logan Creran and Javier Botet
    • The Black Saint 1 Stars (1 / 5)
    • Thomas Mariani 2 Stars (2 / 5)
    • Doc Rotten 3 Stars (3 / 5)
    • Vixen 3.25 Stars (3.25 / 5)
  • Support HNR: Patreon & Horror T-Shirts
    Congratulations to Susan Jessup for being the February Patreon winner

  • Horror News of the Week: 03/07/2016
    • The first Ghostbusters trailer gives us a peak at the upcoming Summer blockbuster
    • Dakota Johnson and Tilda Swinton are cast in the upcoming remake of Suspiria
    • Arnold Schwarzenegger teases involvement in the upcoming Predator sequel
    • Geena Davis is cast in the Exorcist TV show along with Alfonso Herrera and Ben Daniels, and Brianne Howey
    • Tyler Perry shocks us with his Boo! A Madea Halloween teaser
  • Stump the Saint: w/ prizes supplied Horror Pack
    • Congratulations to Kayla Overton for being the February Stump the Saint winner!
    • Anchor Bay Entertainment
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Eps 149 – Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

The adaptation of the Seth Grahame-Smith parody hit Pride and Prejudice and Zombies stumbles into theaters this weekend making barely a dent in the box office. While the horror-fied version of the Jane Austin classic was a hit with Vixen and Doc Rotten, it did not impress Thomas Mariani and the Black Saint much at all. With Dave stuck in the middle, the discussion gets lively examining the good, the bad and the ugly.

Dave launches the HORROR NEWS OF THE WEEK segment with information about 10 Cloverfield Lane, John Carpenter and The Exorcist. Also a reminder this week about the forthcoming book from Gruesome Magazine written by the Grue-crew called Gruesome Magazine presents Horror Films from 1980.

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 Horror Pack)

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  • Featured Review: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2015)
    • d. Burr Steers
    • c. Lily James, Sam Riley, Jack Huston, Bella Heathcote, Douglas Booth, Charles Dance, Matt Smith and Lena Headey
    • The Black Saint 1.0 Stars (1.0 / 5)
    • Vixen 4.25 Stars (4.25 / 5)
    • Thomas Mariani 1.0 Stars (1.0 / 5)
    • Doc Rotten 3.75 Stars (3.75 / 5)
    • Dave Dreher 2.50 Stars (2.50 / 5)
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  • Horror News of the Week: 02/09/2016
    • As far as the grue-crew are concerned, 10 Cloverfield Lane is the best trailer from Super Bowl 50
    • John Carpenter announces first US tour dates – tickets on sale now
    • Creepy unused Lalo Schifrin score for The Exorcist uncovered
    • Lionsgate announces Saw: Legacy
    • Pages from the rejected Gremlins 3 script reveals some possible plot points
  • Stump the Saint: w/ prizes supplied Horror Pack
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Eps 147 – The Boy

This week on Horror News Radio we try to follow Brahms’ rules as we babysit The Boy. Lauren Cohan steps out of the dangerous world of The Walking Dead to become a nanny in England looking after an 8 year old boy, except that boy turns out to be a life-sizes porcelain doll. The grue-crew are initially delighted as she begins to suspect there is more to the doll, to Brahms, fearing a spirit may actually reside within the creepy bastard. Things really perk up when she successfully convinces Malcolm (Rupert Evans) of her suspicions. Then…well…then…the third act arrives and the grue-crew are livid. Found out why!

Dave begins the HORROR NEWS OF THE WEEK segment with information about The Exorcist coming to FOX as an episode television show, Universal’s The Mummy gaining a star in Tom Cruise and The Joker making an impression (as does Harley Quinn) with the latest Suicide Squad trailer. Also announced this week is the forthcoming book from Gruesome Magazine written by the Grue-crew called Gruesome Magazine presents Horror Films from 1980.

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 Nightmare Code)

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Episode 147 – The Boy
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