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Eps 179 – Dragon Con (2016)

The Grue-crew have been transformed. The Black Saint, Thomas Mariani and Doc Rotten – along with Decades of Horror friends Bill Mulligan and award-winning director Christopher G. Moore made their way to Dragon Con 2016 to participate on a number of the panels scattered throughout the Horror Track. Aside from Christopher G. Moore, a frequent Con goer who covered DragonCon 2015 for HNR and the Hannibal Fan Podcast, it was the first trip for the rest of us. Tonight, the crew share their journey.

Thomas steps in to give his thoughts on the latest genre bending flick from director Kevin Smith, the head-scratching adventure Yoga Hosers. While Thomas has been known to crap on awful films mercilessly, he has never yet given a film a zero. Oh, man! Santos chimes in on the second crap-fest of the week, Morgan which tanked at the box office failing to crack the top ten. Horror is in desperate need of a Blair Witch now!

Dave returns to announce the Horror News of the Week discussing a variety of items about Shin Godzilla‘s October release date, Amazon getting the TV series based on Tremors featuring Kevin Bacon and the crew react to the trailer for the “expendables of horror,” Death House. Doc and Gruesome Magazine writer Paul Cardullo are heading to Wreak Havoc Film Festival in Greensboro, North Carolina this late September/early October. Another announcement for the fall is that Horror News Radio will be at Spooky Empire in Orlando, Florida, October 7 – 9, 2016. Oh, boy! Plan your trip now.

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 179 – Dragon Con (2016) – Yoga Hosers (2016) – Morgan (2016)
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Convention Report: Dragon Con (2016)

The Grue-crew have discovered their new home away from home. Dragon Con 2016 was amazing with great panels, fantastic guest, spectacular friend (old and new) and the most incredible Cosplay on the planet. Horror News Radio, Decades of Horror and Gruesome Magazine were represented in full as Doc Rotten, The Black Saint, Thomas Mariani, Bill Mulligan and Christopher G. Moore descended down on to the Horror Track. The track is managed by the tireless and inspiring Derek Tatum, setting up panels on Preacher, The Shining, American Horror Story, Ash vs the Evil Dead, Bates Motel, Lucio Fulci, Modern Horror Classics, Phantom of the Paradise, Hammer Films of the 1970s and the legacy of the Blind Dead. If you are a horror fan, the Dragon Con Horror Track is THE place to be.

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Feature Review: Yoga Hosers (2016)

Kevin Smith returns continuing his Canadian adventures with Yoga Hosers featuring Lily-Rose Depp, Harley Quinn Smith and Johnny Depp. Thomas Mariani steps in to warn each and every HNR fan to think twice before stepping into this heaping pile of manure. Yeah, that’s right, he did not like it. But, just how much did he not like it. Oh, dear God. It’s brutal.

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Feature Review: Morgan (2016)

While Yoga Hosers is a smaller release by comparison, Morgan landed in 2000 theaters this weekend to a paltry $2 million box office. Thud. The film tanked, hard. The Black Saint is the only crew member to suffer through the film. He is here to share his thoughts – in his usual Black Saint style.

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OUTLINE OF THIS EPISODE

  • [00:00:41] Introduction of the Grue-crew
  • [00:03:22] Announcements
    • [00:03:36] Wreak Havoc Horror Film Festival
    • [00:03:46] Spooky Empire
    • [00:05:02] iTunes Feedback Winner – PsykoMyk
  • [00:08:15] Convention Report: DragonCon (2016)
  • [00:54:12] Feature Review: Yoga Hosers (2016)
  • [01:11:49] Feature Review: Morgan (2016)
  • [01:16:00] Support HNR w/ Patreon
  • [01:17:36] Horror News of the Week
    • [01:18:30] Tom Holland and Vinnie Guastini united to bring horror fans Rock Paper Dead
    • [01:22:13] The trailer for Death House has landed – the “Expendables of Horror” is here
    • [01:27:15] PAX West released a trailer for the Friday the 13th game and it slays
    • [01:32:18] Kevin Bacon returns to Tremors for a TV series on … Amazon
    • [01:34:39] Shin Godzilla (Godzilla Resurgence) hits US theaters in October
  • [01:37:56] Stump the Saint Winner for August – M. Hatfield

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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)

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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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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 123 – Fantastic Four – The Gift

This week, the grue-crew shine the light on a smaller theatrical release, THE GIFT. Written and directed by co-star Joel Edgerton leads Jason Bateman and Rebecca Hall on an intimate character set piece full of lies, suspense and…revenge. Vixen returns to lead the Grue-crew review.

Dave dishes a new plate of HORROR NEWS OF THE WEEK with the news about a possible A Nightmare on Elm Street reboot, a grittier then ever Godzilla ToHo film and Kevin Bacon wants to return to Tremors. In the What Have You Been Watching, Thomas, Dave and Doc gives you an in-depth look at the latest incarnation of the FANTASTIC FOUR.

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! Also find out how you can win an HNR fan t-shirt! And, information how you can win a bluray of The Walking Dead the Complete Fifth Season.

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Episode 123 – Fantastic Four – The Gift
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Review: The Gift (2015) 

THE GIFT is a pleasant Summer surprise, a nifty little thriller from writer/director/co-star Joel Edgerton that challenges Se7en for the line “What’s in the box?” Husband and wife Jason Bateman and Rebecca Hall welcome awkward friend Edgerton into their home…and their lives. Once they decide, after a strange encounter in Edgerton’s home, to part ways – an action that exposes his creepy disposition as something far more frightening. The Grue-crew champion the film and the acting chomps of Bateman, Hall and Edgerton.

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What Have You Been Watching: Fantastic Four (2015) 

While the Marvel cinematic universe has revolutionized the superhero genre, FOX continues to struggle to fully realize the FANTASTIC FOUR franchise. Director Josh Trank (Chronicle) steps in to harbinger the 2015 version featuring Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara and Jamie Bell as Reed Richards, Johnny Storm, Sue Storm and Ben Grimm as they venture into another dimension to gain powers beyond their imagination. Somewhere along the line, however, everything falls apart resulting in one of the worst films of 2015, superheroes or otherwise. It is a real stinker!

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Contest: Anchor Bay Entertainment The Walking Dead the Complete Fifth Season

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. Head over to Horror News Radio to enter today!

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Horror News of the Week for 08/10/2015 

Dave returns to share the Horror News of the Week with news of another A Nightmare on Elm Street is on its way – and Freddy may be all CGI. What? ToHo is promising that their next Godzilla entry will return to the horror behind the giant scaled monster. From TIFF, the gore-fest flick Bite is garnering much buzz as its audience screams, barfs and falls out during the screening. Images from the set of the upcoming Ghostbusters films reveal that Bill Murray will cameo in the film. Kevin Bacon is spending his time suggesting he is ready to return to the Tremors franchise. Woot!

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

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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Horror Tees – Spotlight for 2/22/2015 – 2/28/2015

This week on the Horror Tees of the Week, check out the latest designs added to the Horror News Radio Horror T-Shirt Store.

The latest killer t-shirts include a meld of Spongebob Squarepants & Boba Fett, Alien, Tremors (hell, yeah!), Hammer Horror, The Walking Dead – an awesome Bob-B-Q reference – and Plan 9 from Outer Space (the top pick of the week) . Click here to find more creative horror designs.

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