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The Void (2017) – Episode 209 – Horror News Radio

For our special anniversary episode of Horror News Radio, the Grue-Crew scoured and scraped for a film worth to be included. They found the film they were looking for in the film THE VOID from directors Jeremy Gillespie and Steven Kostanski. The film unfolds like a classic gore-fest from the Eighties complete with gruesome practical effects and splatter galore. The film is swimming in crimson goo with monsters and mayhem around every dimly lit corner. Ah! A match made in heaven…or…it that elsewhere….?

This episode marks four years since the Grue-Crew first gathered to record the podcast, featuring a review of the Evil Dead remake. A few fans sent in questions and congratulations – and there may a familiar voice heard among them. In the What Have You Been Watching segment David and Doc discuss the season finale of The Walking Dead and the surprising turn of events in Bates Motel.

Dave pilots this week’s edition of Horror News of the Week with a round up of recent trailers from It to Annabelle: Creation to The Mummy. HNR and Gruesome Magazine are heading to a number of horror conventions and film festival in the coming months Crimson Screen Horror Film Festival in May to Dragon Con in September.

Co-hosts Santos (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)

Horror News Radio
Episode 209 – The Void (2017)
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Feature Review: The Void (2017)

The Black Saint says it best that The Void draws upon the classics in the genre: Hellraiser, John Carpenter’s The Thing, even Halloween II and many others. But, as Thomas agrees, it doesn’t do so to simply reference or homage those classics. The film uses those concepts to build into its own unique and bloody narrative. It is a treat for horror fans, especially those who remember watching classics from the local Mom and Pop VHS shop. Aaron Poole leads the cast which features Ellen Wong, Kathleen Munroe, Kenneth Walsh, Amy Groening, Evan Stern, Stephanie Belding, and Art Hindle. A must see!

What Have You Been Watching: The Walking Dead Season 7 Finale (2017)

Dave Dreher and Doc Rotten reflect on the Seventh season of The Walking Dead as the season finale airs. The expected grand extravaganza ended up being a bit of a whimper as the drop in ratings illustrates. The finale had a moment or two – mostly surrounding Negan – but the end result was a bit of an anticlimactic let down. Dave and Doc quickly turn their attention to the far more successful but no less controversial recent episodes of Bates Motel that weave Marion Crane (Rihanna) into the TV version. For Dave and Doc the variation on the classic “shower scene” was a season highlight while many across the internet have been panning the choice. Regardless, the performances from Eddie Highmore and Vera Farmiga are extraordinary.

Outline of the Episode

  • [00:00:40]: Intro
    • [00:03:00]: Night of Something Strange Swag Bag Winner!
    • [00:04:26]: 4 Year Anniversary Celebration!
  • [00:32:27]: Horror News of the Week
    • [00:32:42]: Stephen King’s It Trailer
    • [00:39:35]: Dimension 404 and Mick Garris
    • [00:44:41]: Annabelle: Creation Trailer
    • [00:50:24]: Empire Box Set
    • [00:56:40]: The Mummy Trailer
  • [01:03:01]: Support HNR
  • [01:03:39]: Feature Review – The Void
  • [01:35:35]: Announcements
    • [01:35:40]: Gruesome Indiegogo Has Completed. Huge thank you for help reaching our goal!
    • [01:36:24]: Convention Appearances
  • [01:37:36]: What Have You Been Watching – The Walking Dead Season 7 Finale
  • [01:43:11]: What Have You Been Watching – Bates Motel
  • [01:46:47]: Stump The Saint

NEXT WEEK ON HNR

To Be Determined

GRUESOME LINKS

Gruesome Magazine Spring 2017 is coming! That’s right, the very first issue of an all-new horror magazine from the Grue-Crew behind Horror News Radio and Gruesome Magazine website will land late February 2017. The tag line “Horror Festival Hits – Independent Films – The Future of Horror” reflects the focus of the magazine on the up’n’coming horror film makers and their films in Horror Film Festivals across the globe. Check out the GM page for more details.

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Eps 157 – The Walking Dead Season 6 Finale

The Walking Dead ends its sixth season with the much anticipated debut of Negan played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan. The 90 minutes finale follows Rick and much of the cast as they race to get Maggie to Hilltop but find themselves in a game of cat and mouse with the Saviors. Negan introduces the crew to Lucille, his trusty baseball bat wrapped in barbed wire. The Grue-crew discuss the show and place their bets on who is on the receiving end of Negan’s mad swings.

Then, the Grue-crew celebrate the third anniversary of Horror News Radio by answering a number of questions provided by fans on the HNR Facebook Group (please join the fun today!) and reveal some details on how they view horror and their favorite films. It’s an extra long episode with tons of background about the Grue-crew.

Dave drives the HORROR NEWS OF THE WEEK segment sharing information about a gaggle of familiar faces added to the cast of Death House, tons of news from the set of Doctor Strange and a killer new video to promote John Carpenter’s Lost Themes II.

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 157 – The Walking Dead Season 6 Finale – 3RD Year Anniversary of HNR
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  • Featured Review: The Walking Dead Season 6 Finale
    • Jeffrey Dean Morgan debuts as Negan
  • Third Year Anniversary of HNR: Special Q&A with the Grue-Crew
    • Doc leads the Grue-crew in a revealing series of lists from Favorite Horror Films to Favorite Classic Monsters to Favorite Film of the Past Decade and more.
    • The Grue-crew share a variety of feedback and congratulatory comments about surviving three years.
    • The Fans grill the Grue-crew with a barrage of questions from “Who is your favorite director?” to “If you could make your own horror film, what would it be?” to “Is the horror genre in film making getting better or worse as time goes by?”
  • Support HNR: Patreon & Horror T-Shirts
  • Horror News of the Week: 03/14/2016
    • John Carpenter releases a new video to promote Lost Themes II
    • Tons of Doctor Strange news makes Doc and Thomas happy
    • Warner Brothers picks up the rights to adapt Stephen King’s Doctor Sleep
    • Death House, the “Expendables” of horror, adds more familiar cast members
    • The trailer for Swiss Army Man does not disappoint
  • Stump the Saint: w/ prizes supplied Gruesome Magazine
    • March Winner: Galaxia Siandre
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Eps 139 – Victor Frankenstein

Daniel Radcliffe is the hunchback Igor and James McAvoy is the mad scientist in Victor Frankenstein (2015) from director Paul McGuigan. Writer Max Landis takes a “bromance” approach to re-imagining the Mary Shelley classic. While Igor and Victor decide monster needs two sets of lungs and two hearts, the film makers should have kept with a singular focus – the relationship between the title character and Radcliffe’s misshapen sad but optimistic Igor. The Grue-crew share their reaction to the latest theatrical horror film.

Dave begins the HORROR NEWS OF THE WEEK segment with news about Kevin Bacon returning to Tremors, Leonardo DiCaprio grossing out Academy members with The Revenant and Patton Oswalt joins the MST3K reboot. In the What Have You Been Watching segment, the Grue-crew head back to Alexandria to discuss the mid-season finale of The Walking Dead season 6.

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)

Horror News Radio
Episode 139 – Victor Frankenstein – The Walking Dead Mid-Season Finale
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Review: Victor Frankenstein (2015) 

On one hand the chemistry between James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe is extraordinary and worth watching but on the other the film itself, Victor Frankenstein (2015), is as misguided as the monster Frankenstein sets out to create. A terrific first act promises a great movie while the disastrous third act throws all the potential away. And the film pays for this at the box office with an embarrassing 12 place opening. The Grue-crew look at what works and what falls apart in the latest attempt to recapture the monster films of old.

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What Have You Been Watching: The Walking Dead Season 6 Mid-Season Finale

Season six of The Walking Dead has had the Grue-crew discussing it on the podcast far more often than previous seasons for certain. However, the mid-season finale – a typical notable high-point for the show – leaves the Grue-crew a little flat and unimpressed. (Editor’s note: Gruesome Magazine writer Joey Fittos has a different, far more positive, opinion of this episode of TWD – check it out)

Horror News of the Week for 11/30/2015 

Thomas steps in for Dave to share the Horror News of the Week. This week starts off with the release of the first trailer for Captain America: Civil War. We get our first glimpses of The Black Panther but where is Spider-Man. Kevin Bacon is teaming up with Blumhouse to produce and star in a new Tremors TV show. Joel Hodgson is resurrecting Mystery Science Theater 3000 with a successful Kickstarter campaign and a new cast. Academy Voters leave the high-profile screening of Leonardo DiCaprio’s next film early grossed out by blood and gore in The Revenant.

Stump the Saint (Sponsored by Diabolique Magazine)

Join in as Emcee Thomas Mariani brings this weeks horror trivia questions to The Black Saint – as supplied by you, the HNR fan and listener – in another laugh-fill scream-fest Stump the Saint. Be sure to listen to learn how you too can get involved and enter to win a copy of Diabolique Magazine from our friends and sponsors of Stump the Saint, Diabolique Magazine.

HNR T-SHIRTS: “Are you ill, Sir?” & “Is it a phantom, a demon or the devil himself?”

HNR is proud to announce the HNR HORROR T-SHIRT collection featuring Dracula’s Soul Brother with a killer design from HNR uber-fan Chad Hunt and the Devil’s Dastardly Drive in “Is It A Phantom” design from a groovy 1977 flick. Check them out! And there’s also the uber-cool Horror News Radio t-shirt as well.
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Special thanks and a big shout out goes to the band Tear Out The Heart and Victory Records for allowing HorrorNews.Net to sample music from their single Undead Anthem for the podcast’s intro and outro theme music. Check them out and tell them The Official HorrorNews.Net Podcast sent you their way!

Thanks to the sponsors who are providing kick-ass giveaways for the Mad Monster Party and Scares that Care Weekend II. Be sure to join us at the Scares that Care Weekend II horror convention in July and the Martisville Horrorfest in October!

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[Contest] “The Walking Dead: The Complete Fifth Season Limited Edition” Blu-Ray Giveaway from Anchor Bay Entertainment

Horror News Radio and Gruesome Magazine are teaming up with Anchor Bay Entertainment to provide the perfect holiday giveaways, continuing with THE WALKING DEAD: THE COMPLETE FIFTH SEASON LIMITED Blu-Ray. The Limited Edition Blu-ray release of the hit AMC horror television show The Walking Dead fifth season hits the streets on December 1, 2015. You can easily enter to claim your copy from HNR, Gruesome & Anchor Bay. The deadline to enter is Midnight (EST) Sunday, December 13, 2015. All you need to do is complete the Raffle Copter Entry Form below. Enter once, enter often, enter every day. The Anchor Bay Entertainment The Walking Dead The Complete Fifth Season Blu-ray giveaway is open to US addresses only.

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THE WALKING DEAD: THE COMPLETE FIFTH SEASON LIMITED EDITION

Anchor Bay Entertainment is making sure it will be easy to find the perfect holiday gift for all the zombie lovers in your life this year!

On December 1st, in what has become a highly anticipated annual tradition for “Walking Dead” fans the world over, Anchor Bay Entertainment will be releasing THE WALKING DEAD: THE COMPLETE FIFTH SEASON Blu-ray™ + Digital HD Limited Edition set. As with previous limited editions, McFarlane Toys has once again created a striking, must-own packaging concept. This year’s Limited Edition features an “asphalt” walker, one of the many unforgettable images that have made the AMC series a global phenomenon. Handsomely crafted and intricately detailed, the figurine is based on the original walker designed by award-winning SFX make-up Supervisor and Executive Producer, Greg Nicotero. Packaging also includes a collectible 5-disc Blu-ray™ set digipack with exclusive “walker” cover art available only with this set. SRP is $149.99, and available for pre-order now on Amazon.com.

THE WALKING DEAD: THE COMPLETE FIFTH SEASON Blu-ray™ + Digital HD Limited Edition
Bonus Features on the Blu-ray™ + Digital HD include:

  • Audio commentaries featuring Showrunner/Executive Producer/Writer Scott M. Gimple, Executive Producer Gale Anne Hurd, Executive Producer Tom Luse, Executive Producer/Special Effects Make-Up Supervisor /Director Greg Nicotero, Director Julius Ramsay; Actors Lauren Cohan, Chad L. Coleman, Michael Cudlitz, Sonequa Martin-Green, Danai Gurira, Alanna Masterson, Melissa McBride, Josh McDermitt, Norman Reedus, Christian Serratos and Steven Yeun.
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Inside “The Walking Dead”
  • The Making of “The Walking Dead”
  • The Making of Alexandria
  • Beth’s Journey
  • Bob’s Journey
  • Noah’s Journey
  • Tyreese’s Journey
  • A Day in the Life of Michael Cudlitz
  • A Day in the Life of Josh McDermitt
  • Rotters in the Flesh
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Eps 138 – #Horror – Nightmare Code

The Grue-crew bravely tackle a film straight from the New York City Horror Film Festival and currently On Demand called #HORROR from director Tara Subkoff. Featuring Chloe Savigny, Timothy Hutton and a cast of young actors playing a group of twelve year old friends, this very modern film dives into cyber bullying, absentee parents and a variety of other social commentary to tell its tale of bloody terror.

Dave begins the HORROR NEWS OF THE WEEK segment with news about who is back in The Walking Dead, who wants to remake House and who is being sought to star in The Bride of Frankenstein. In the What Have You Been Watching segment, the Grue-crew review a found-footage film about the unknown horror living in the facial network software in Nightmare Code.

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)

Horror News Radio
Episode 138 – #Horror – Nightmare Code
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Review: #Horror (2015) 

Tara Subkoff’s feature horror film #Horror recently debuted at the New York City Horror Film Festival before releasing this past week on a number of Video on Demand outlets. The Black Saint and the Grue-crew take a look at the film reviewing it with strong reactions. Even the returning Vixen, the voice of reason, is hard pressed to find something…positive…to say. Oh, yeah, she likes the artwork.

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What Have You Been Watching: Nightmare Code (2015) 

Director Mark Netter continues this week’s theme of modern horror with a tale that centers around an evil programmed deep within the bowels of a facial recognition software program. The crew are far more receptive to the horrors of the Nightmare Code.

Horror News of the Week for 11/23/2015 

Dave returns to share the Horror News of the Week. This week starts off with a spirited reaction to the latest episode of The Walking Dead, featuring the fate of Glenn and his deadly encounter with the zombie horde. Sean S. Cunningham is looking to remake the Eighties classic goofball horror House with a female lead. Universal is seeking to sign Angelina Jolie to star in the remake of the classic The Bride of Frankenstein. Tippi Hedren returns to the genre – and Bodega Bay – in the trailer for The Ghost and the Whale. And prepare for the holiday season with some kick-ass horror themed Christmas Ornaments.

Stump the Saint (Sponsored by Diabolique Magazine)

Join in as Emcee Thomas Mariani brings this weeks horror trivia questions to The Black Saint – as supplied by you, the HNR fan and listener – in another laugh-fill scream-fest Stump the Saint. Be sure to listen to learn how you too can get involved and enter to win a copy of Diabolique Magazine from our friends and sponsors of Stump the Saint, Diabolique Magazine.

HNR T-SHIRTS: “Are you ill, Sir?” & “Is it a phantom, a demon or the devil himself?”

HNR is proud to announce the HNR HORROR T-SHIRT collection featuring Dracula’s Soul Brother with a killer design from HNR uber-fan Chad Hunt and the Devil’s Dastardly Drive in “Is It A Phantom” design from a groovy 1977 flick. Check them out! And there’s also the uber-cool Horror News Radio t-shirt as well.
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Thanks to the sponsors who are providing kick-ass giveaways for the Mad Monster Party and Scares that Care Weekend II. Be sure to join us at the Scares that Care Weekend II horror convention in July and the Martisville Horrorfest in October!

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Eps 137 – The Hallow – NYCHFF

The Grue-crew venture off to Ireland to encounter the monsters hiding in the woods in Corin Hardy’s creature feature The Hallow. Joseph Mawle and Bojana Novakovic star as a young couple who have recently moved into a remote Irish countryside only to trespass upon and encounter a gaggle of deadly creatures known as the Hallow. Cool stuff!

Thomas begins the HORROR NEWS OF THE WEEK segment with news about the passing of horror icon Gunnar Hansen, the casting of Jeffery Dean Morgan in The Walking Dead and the announcement of a life size Alien egg from Neca. In the What Have You Been Watching segment The Black Saint returns from the New York City Horror Film Festival to share the weekend events, the films and the best of show winners.

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)

Horror News Radio
Episode 137 – The Hallow – New York City Horror Film Festival
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Review: The Hallow (2015) 

This week’s main review is geared for fans of creature feature films. The Hallow introduces a collection of horrifying beasts that live hidden deep in the Irish woods who only come out when their land is trespassed upon. If they do happen to venture out from the confines of their wooded canopies, beware! They mean you all kinds of harm. The Grue-crew recap and review this intriguing and unique horror feature.

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What Have You Been Watching: New York City Horror Film Festival (2015) 

The New York City Horror Film Festival screened this past weekend at Times Scares in the heart of New York City. Santo Ellin Jr., The Black Saint, is here to share his adventures at the festival – along with seeing fellow American Horror Story Fan Podcast co-host Christopher G. Moore and his film Knob Goblins. He talks about some of his favorites from the festival and announces the winners from the weekend.

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Horror News of the Week for 11/16/2015 

Thomas steps in for Dave to share the Horror News of the Week. This week starts off with the sad news of the passing of Leatherface himself, the iconic horror legend Gunnar Hansen, who brought the masked madman to life in the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre. In TV news, Jeffery Dean Morgan is now cast as villainous and monstrous Negan on The Walking Dead. Neca is releasing a life size egg and face-hugger from Aliens and it looks amaze-balls.

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Stump the Saint (Sponsored by Diabolique Magazine)

Join in as Emcee Thomas Mariani brings this weeks horror trivia questions to The Black Saint – as supplied by you, the HNR fan and listener – in another laugh-fill scream-fest Stump the Saint. Be sure to listen to learn how you too can get involved and enter to win a copy of Diabolique Magazine from our friends and sponsors of Stump the Saint, Diabolique Magazine.

HNR T-SHIRTS: “Are you ill, Sir?” & “Is it a phantom, a demon or the devil himself?”

HNR is proud to announce the HNR HORROR T-SHIRT collection featuring Dracula’s Soul Brother with a killer design from HNR uber-fan Chad Hunt and the Devil’s Dastardly Drive in “Is It A Phantom” design from a groovy 1977 flick. Check them out! And there’s also the uber-cool Horror News Radio t-shirt as well.
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Special thanks and a big shout out goes to the band Tear Out The Heart and Victory Records for allowing HorrorNews.Net to sample music from their single Undead Anthem for the podcast’s intro and outro theme music. Check them out and tell them The Official HorrorNews.Net Podcast sent you their way!

Thanks to the sponsors who are providing kick-ass giveaways for the Mad Monster Party and Scares that Care Weekend II. Be sure to join us at the Scares that Care Weekend II horror convention in July and the Martisville Horrorfest in October!

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[Contest] “Fear the Walking Dead: The Complete First Season” Blu-Ray Giveaway from Anchor Bay Entertainment

Horror News Radio and Gruesome Magazine are teaming up with Anchor Bay Entertainment to provide the perfect holiday giveaways, beginning with FEAR THE WALKING DEAD: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON Blu-Ray. The Blu-ray release of the hit AMC The Walking Dead spin-off series hits the streets on December 1, 2015. You can easily enter to claim your copy from HNR, Gruesome & Anchor Bay. The deadline to enter is Midnight (EST) Sunday, November 29, 2015. All you need to do is complete the Raffle Copter Entry Form below. Enter once, enter often, enter every day. The Anchor Bay Entertainment Fear the Walking Dead The Complete First Season Blu-ray giveaway is open to US addresses only.

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FEAR THE WALKING DEAD: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON

Living in the same universe as “The Walking Dead”, “Fear the Walking Dead” is a gritty drama that explores the onset of the undead apocalypse through the lens of a fractured family. Set in Los Angeles, a city where people come to escape, shield secrets, and bury their pasts, a mysterious outbreak threatens to disrupt what little stability high school guidance counselor Madison Clark (Kim Dickens, Gone Girl) and English teacher Travis Manawa (Cliff Curtis, Missing) have managed to assemble. The everyday pressure of blending two families while dealing with resentful, escapist, and strung out children takes a back seat when society begins to break down. A forced evolution, a necessary survival of the fittest takes hold, and the dysfunctional family must either reinvent themselves or embrace their darker histories.
Bonus Features include:

  • A Look at the Series
  • The Characters of FEAR THE WALKING DEAD
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Eps 134 – Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension

The found-footage October favorite Paranormal Activity returns to theaters this past weekend with Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension, adding 3D to the mix to liven up the supernatural offerings. Seriously, this looks to be the perfect cinematic cocktail for HNR host Doc Rotten. But, something horrible happens, the unspeakable – the film sucks beyond belief. Thankfully for Jason Blum, however, Vixen – the voice of reason – remains vigilant for the film and the franchise.

Dave begins the HORROR NEWS OF THE WEEK segment with news about The Walking Dead where the shocking supposed death of one the show’s main cast dominates the news. In the What Have You Been Watching segment Doc Rotten & The Black Saint from the Grue-Crew review The Last Witch Hunter.

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)

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Episode 134 – Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension – The Last Witch Hunter
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Review: Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension (2015) 

Adding 3D to the jump-scare-filled Paranormal Activity franchise does not offer enough oomph to elevate the film beyond mediocre. Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension is a disaster, proving the age-old Jaws-proven concept of “don’t show your monster.” The Ghost Dimension is stuck in the rinse cycle going over the same set up and payoffs seen in the previous films without adding enough “new” to make it worthwhile. Yes, Doc is crushed. Thomas is validated. And Dave is just pissed. Vixen, however, is okay with it. D’oh.

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What Have You Been Watching: The Last Witch Hunter (2015) 

The Black Saint, who did not see Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension, joins Doc to discuss the latest Vin Diesel vehicle, The Last Witch Hunter from director Brent Eisner. Full of captivating visuals and intriguing ideas, the film is dragged into blandness with an overly complicated plot and a smattering of needless exposition and world building. Dull and lifeless, the film fails to impress Doc and the Saint.

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Horror News of the Week for 10/26/2015 

Dave shares the Horror News of the Week starts off with a lively, heated discussion about this week’s The Walking Dead and the (questionable) fate of one of shows favorite characters. Did they? Didn’t they? Are they jumping the shark? Have they created the greatest cliff-hanger in TV history? Man… Also, in the news, Dave shares information about Mick Garris bringing a promising anthology to theaters in 2016 titled Nightmare Cinema. The Grue-crew discuss the trailer for Nightmare Code. Thomas discusses the animated horror short La Noira. On the documentary front, Diabolique Magazine is behind a retrospective looking back at Hammer Horror: The Warner Bros Years.

Stump the Saint (Sponsored by Diabolique Magazine)

Join in as Emcee Thomas Mariani brings this weeks horror trivia questions to The Black Saint – as supplied by you, the HNR fan and listener – in another laugh-fill scream-fest Stump the Saint. Be sure to listen to learn how you too can get involved and enter to win a copy of Diabolique Magazine from our friends and sponsors of Stump the Saint, Diabolique Magazine.

HNR T-SHIRTS: “Are you ill, Sir?” & “Is it a phantom, a demon or the devil himself?”

HNR is proud to announce the HNR HORROR T-SHIRT collection featuring Dracula’s Soul Brother with a killer design from HNR uber-fan Chad Hunt and the Devil’s Dastardly Drive in “Is It A Phantom” design from a groovy 1977 flick. Check them out! And there’s also the uber-cool Horror News Radio t-shirt as well.
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Stump the Saint: http://horrornewsradio.com/trivia

Special thanks and a big shout out goes to the band Tear Out The Heart and Victory Records for allowing HorrorNews.Net to sample music from their single Undead Anthem for the podcast’s intro and outro theme music. Check them out and tell them The Official HorrorNews.Net Podcast sent you their way!

Thanks to the sponsors who are providing kick-ass giveaways for the Mad Monster Party and Scares that Care Weekend II. Be sure to join us at the Scares that Care Weekend II horror convention in July and the Martisville Horrorfest in October!

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Eps 132 – The Final Girls – The Walking Dead

The surprisingly original and heart-felt horror satire The Final Girls hits VOD this week. The Grue-crew share their thoughts on the meta-referential comedy praising its clever use of cliches, horror movie logic and slick transitions to weave together a fun, entertaining slasher horror film. It may be must-see movie magic from director Todd Strauss-Schulson.

Dave begins the HORROR NEWS OF THE WEEK segment with news about Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Countess Bathory and Gamera. In the What Have You Been Watching segment Vixen leads the review of The Walking Dead Season 6 premiere. There’s a lot of walking dead this week!

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!

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Episode 132 – The Final Girls – The Walking Dead Season 6
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Review: The Final Girls (2015) 

The premise for The Final Girls has its young star Taissa Farmiga traveling into the horror film that stars her deceased mother, Malin Akerman. Taissa and her friends must survive the movie to escape and return to the real world. The film makes good on its meta themes and goes well beyond that promise along by making the internal conflict of its lead strong, heartfelt and emotional. In a rare turn, the entire Grue-crew agree, making The Final Girls a must-see winner of 2015.

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What Have You Been Watching: The Walking Dead Season 6 (2015) 

Rick, you crazy bastard. The beginning of Season 6 of the fan favorite zombie apocalypse TV monster, The Walking Dead, sets up a fascinating problem for Rick, Morgan, Darryl and friends to overcome. There’s a hoard of hungry mother-effn zombies trapped in a gorge nearby that places their life in Alexandria at risk. Rick takes charge in the way only Rick can – with tons of conflict and carnage. Wowzers! Vixen steps in to take the lead sharing what she loves and dislikes about this promising season opener.

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Horror News of the Week for 10/12/2015 

Dave shares the Horror News of the Week starts off with the first trailer for the long-gestating adaptation of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. With the Ash vs the Evil Dead premiere only weeks away, star Bruce Campbell teases what he would like to see for already green-lit season two. CBS is prepping an adaptation of the life and crimes of Countess Bathory for next Fall season. Guillermo del Toro teases a desire to make his Mexican wrestler film, Silver, while on the Crimson Peak junkets. Kaiju fans scream in delight after witnessing the awesomeness of the forthcoming Gamera film’s trailer teased at this year’s New York Comic Con.

Stump the Saint 

Join in as Emcee Thomas Mariani brings this weeks horror trivia questions to The Black Saint – as supplied by you, the HNR fan and listener – in another laugh-fill scream-fest Stump the Saint. Be sure to listen to learn how you too can get involved and enter to win a copy of Diabolique Magazine from our friends and sponsors of Stump the Saint, Diabolique Magazine.

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Anchor Bay Entertainment The Walking Dead Season 5 Giveaway

Horror News Radio is teaming up with Anchor Bay Entertainment to giveaway a pair of Blu-rays for the complete Fifth Season of THE WALKING DEAD. The blu-ray release of the hit AMC series hits the streets on August 25, 2015. You can claim your copy from HNR & Anchor Bay. The deadline to enter is Midnight (EST) Sunday, August 30, 2015. All you need to do is complete the Raffle Copter Entry Form below. Enter once, enter often, enter every day. The Anchor Bay Entertainment The Walking Dead The Complete Fifth Season Blu-ray giveaway is open to US addresses only.

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ANCHOR BAY ENTERTAINMENT BRINGS HOME THE TERROR AGAIN WITH AMC’S “THE WALKING DEAD: THE COMPLETE FIFTH SEASON”

EXPERIENCE IT ON BLU-RAY™ + DIGITAL HD AND DVD AUGUST 25, 2015

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – Five years ago, a man awoke from a coma in a hospital. For sheriff’s deputy Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln), what should have been a cause of celebration became the flash point for five years of unceasing horror, unrelenting personal sacrifice…and one of the most popular TV shows ever broadcast. On August 25th, Anchor Bay Entertainment gives home entertainment fans their annual Walker fix with THE WALKING DEAD: THE COMPLETE FIFTH SEASON Blu-ray™ + Digital HD and DVD releases. Each 5-disc set presents all sixteen gripping episodes from the series that has single-handedly redefined the zombie genre. True to the tradition of the previously released seasons, THE WALKING DEAD: THE COMPLETE FIFTH SEASON arrives jam-packed with three hours of insightful and provocative bonus features that give viewers yet another inside glimpse into creating the fallen world of the Walkers and the souls brave – and crazy – enough to attempt survival. SRP is $79.99 for the Blu-ray™ + Digital HD, $69.98 for the DVD, with pre-book on July 22nd.

Fans can also look forward to THE WALKING DEAD: THE COMPLETE FIFTH SEASON Limited Edition. Once again, legendary collectibles creator McFarlane Toys has created another must-have unique package for the Blu-ray™ + Digital HD discs. Artwork and release date will be announced shortly.

Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics, AMC’s “The Walking Dead” continues to grow in global popularity and audience viewership. The fifth season also saw the introduction of such notable characters from the graphic novel as Father Gabriel Stokes (Seth Gilliam) and the cannibalistic Hunters.