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Eps 56 – The Quiet Ones

The Quiet Ones ushers the return of Hammer Films to the theaters after the success of their last film The Woman in Black. Doc and Santos dig the Seventies feels and Vixen returns to share her thoughts on the first horror film she has seen where she did not have to cover her eyes. Yeah, there is some debate on how scary it actually is. Sigh.

Doc discusses the slasher film Camp Dread in this week’s What Have You Been Watching segment while Dave checks in with the Horror News of the Week with news about Friday the 13th and Penny Dreadful.

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 Blu-Ray Giveaway: Mr. Jones.


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Episode 56 – The Quiet Ones – Camp Dread
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The Quiet Ones (2014)
What the heck happened? A great idea and a great cast squandered for a mediocre horror film – although The Quiet Ones is a tight, entertaining little thriller. The scares are forced and few and far between but the acting is terrific with Jared Harris and Olivia Cooke getting most of the recognition. But what happened to the scares? Listen to the grue-crew investigate during the podcast to find out.

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Horror News of the Week for 04/28/2014
Dave Dreher  shares the Horror News of the Week beginning with his favorite horror icon making it to serial television, Jason Voorhees with a Friday the 13th show. The trailer for As Above, So Below may have been the scariest thing about The Quiet Ones – d’oh.  Kevin Smith returns to horror with his Tusk cast in tow to create Anti-Claus, as holiday horror anthology. Maybe. Santos nearly throws up with the disclaimer that Universal’s Dracula Untold described as a “family fantasy film.” Oh, dear. Showtime is presenting the first episode of their horror show Penny Dreadful a full month ahead of its premiere date.

What Have You Been Watching: Camp Dread
Danielle Harris and Eric Roberts lead the cast for Harrison Smith’s slasher film, Camp Dread. Doc steps in with this week’s What Have You Been Watching segment to review the film trying to convince Santos he needs to give it a try if not for Roberts deliriously campy delivery then for the twist ending.

Anchor Bay Entertainment Blu-Ray Giveaway – Mr. Jones (2014)
Horror News Radio is teaming up with Anchor Bay Entertainment to provide a killer DVD giveaway for their film Mr. Jones (2014) from director Karl Mueller featuring Sarah Jones and Jon Foster. The film launches May 6, 2014 on VOD and Blu-Ray. Entries will be accepted until Midnight (Eastern Standard Time), May 11, 2014. All you need to do is complete the The Black Saint’s HNR Horror Trivia Question at this address: http://horrornewsradio.com/trivia-mrjones. The DVD giveaway is open to US addresses only

Anchor Bay Entertainment DVD Giveaway – Death Do Us Part (2014) – Winners Announced
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. We have two (2) winners randomly selected: congratulations to Mick St. John from St Louis, MO and Jesse Percy from Alliance, OH.

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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 41 – The Top 10 Most Anticipated Horror Films of 2014 – Blair Erickson

The Top 10 Most Anticipated Horror Films of 2104 contains a number of high profile horror and genre films. Who isn’t excited about Godzilla? If you loved Rise of the Planet of the Apes, then the promise of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes should have you giddy with glee.  And for the hard core horror fans, Eli Roth’s cannibal epic The Green Inferno is right up your alley. The list also has a few low budget surprises too.

But! Before we get to the list, the grue-crew has a special guest on board, director Blair Erickson is here to discuss his horror film The Banshee Chapter, currently available on VOD and coming in February on DVD/BluRay. He sticks around to discuss Spike Jonze’s Her in this week’s What Have You Been Watching Segment.

Co-hosts Doc RottenSantos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr., Dave Dreher, Thomas Mariani and Vixen are all astonished at the knowledge Blair Erickson drops on the crew and share his love for Spike Jonze’s celebrated, Golden Globe winning Her – well, most everyone. Woot! The top ten has the crew excited for the coming year, with Godzilla topping the list. Dave brings the Horror News of the Week with word on the Friday the 13th reboot, the Walking Dead spin off and a possible True Blood film.

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Episode 41 – The Top 10 Most Anticipated Horror Films of 2014
Interview: Blair Erickson, director of The Banshee Chapter
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00:03:47 – Interview: Blair Erickson, director of The Banshee Chapter 
Horror News Radio covered The Banshee Chapter in episode 36. Now, the director, Blair Erickson joins the crew to discuss the making of the film, the conspiracy theories and influences behind the film and a secret or two about the film. It’s an incredible interview with a bright new name in horror.

00:49:18 – What Have You Been Watching: Spike Jonze’s Her
Blair Erickson sticks around to discuss one of his favorites films with the crew in the What You Have Been Watching segment, Spike Jonze’s Her. It’s a complete love fest for the film as Dave, Thomas, Vixen and Blair go over all the highlights of the film praising its story, message, themes, acting and directing with Dave especially high on the film’s script. Doc, however, is an odd duck and did not like the film as much and gets a mighty trouncing for it. Haha!

01:11:56- The Top 10 Most Anticipated Horror Films of 2014
Looking into the schedule for 2014, the grue-crew select the top 10 most anticipated horror films of the year.

  • Oculus
  • The Quiet Ones
  • Godzilla
  • The Sacrament
  • Deliver Us From Evil
  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
  • The Green Inferno
  • Poltergeist (NOTE: two days after recording the Nov. 14th date is pushed to Feb 13, 2015)
  • Horns
  • Dead Snow: Red vs Dead

01:45:18- Horror News of the Week – 01/13/2014
Dave caps off the night with the horror news of the week. No one is in favor of a Friday the 13th film without Jason Voorhees, even if Doc is in favor of the found footage angle. Again, the entire crew would prefer to stick to the main Walking Dead story line instead of diluting it with a spin off – at least, at this point. The Clown trailer looks fantastic! There’s a new trailer and artwork for the El Rey TV show based on From Dusk Til Dawn. And what is this rumor of a True Blood film in 2016?

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