Big Bad WolvesÂ Â clobbers the cast of HNR this week leaving them shocked at what they’ve seen. The Israeli film, which topped Quentin Tarantino’s top of 2013 list, is an impressive psychological thriller containing gruesome effects and violence and intense dialog. The film should not be missed.
Thomas continues the theme with the Top 5 of the Week bringing an eclectic group of films comprising the Top 5 Unconventional Revenge Films. He casts asides classics like Deathwish, Kill Bill and I Spit on Your Grave for obscure but incredible films like The Skin I Live In and Takashi Miike’s Audition. Oh, Â my, you know this is going to be good!
Co-hostsÂ Doc Rotten,Â Santos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr.,Â Dave Dreher,Â Â Thomas MarianiÂ and Vixen, the voice of reason, return with heavy hearts to tackle Dave’s horror news of the week as Hollywood looses a great, a master and “The Extreme.”
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00:02:22 —Â Big Bad Wolves
From Israel comes a vicious little film calledÂ Big Bad WolvesÂ that is a real attention getter, for certain. “Bring me the blow torch!” Chills, baby, chills. This film is heavy on the Quentin Tarantino influence which caught the director’s notice prompting him to place the film on his top 10 films of 2013 list. Santos worries that Mr. Tarantino may be blowing smoke in our faces; he is thankful that QT is not and loves the film! In fact so do Thomas, Doc and Vixen. Intense, gruesome and surprisingly funny,Â Big Bad WolvesÂ is a big hit with the grue-crew.
00:25:53 —Â Top 5: Unconventional Revenge Films
Thomas bring with him an incredible list of films this week banking off the revenge angle found in tonight’s main feature,Â Big Bad Wolves.Â He not only takes a look at revenge flick from the past few decades, but he also singles out the most Unconventional Revenge Films from the list. The list includes a film from the Japanese maverick, Takshi Miike, the humblingÂ Audition. It also contains an early film fromÂ The Dark KnightÂ andÂ InceptionÂ director, Christopher Nolan, the mind alteringÂ Memento. Santos slides in one of his favorites from the Eighties,Â Ms. 45Â and Doc questions ifÂ The CrowÂ should be included. But it is Thomas’ favorite,Â The Skin I Live In,Â that has everyone talking.
- The Skin I Live InÂ (2011) — Dir: Pedro Almodovar
- Ms. 45Â (1981)Â – Dir: Abel Ferrara
- MementoÂ (2000)Â – Dir: Christopher Nolan
- The CrowÂ (1994)Â – Dir: Alex Proyas
- AuditionÂ (1999)Â – Dir: Takashi Miike
00:48:01 -Â Horror News of the Week for 02/03/2014
Dave Dreher wraps up the show with another titillating round of Horror News of the Week.Â Sadly, the news starts off with the shocking news of the sudden death of acclaimed actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman. It is an incredibly sad loss which has the HNR crew fondly remember many of the actors past accomplishments in film. Peyton Manning and the Browns continue to put Doc in stitches while Dave shares all the horror icons that appeared in the Radio Shack super bowl commercial. David S. Goyer is returning to horror with the cinematic adaptation ofÂ The Breach. In remake news, a modern revision of the Aussie hit,Â Patrick, is finally coming to the States. And, last but not least, the El Ray network have released a trailer and promotional materials for their TV show,Â From Dusk Till Dawn, that have definitely caught David’s eye. Woot!
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