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Eps 70 Guardians of the Galaxy

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) strikes gold at the box office. The risk pays off and Marvel has another huge hit. But what do the HNR grue-crew think of it? Will Dave finally like a super-hero movie?

Dave shares the horror news of the week with the sad announcement of the passing of legendary make-up effects artists Dick Smith along with bits about Ghostbusters 3 and Z-Nation. Dave also joins Doc in a mini-review of SyFy’s Sharknado 2: The Second One.

Co-hosts Doc Rotten, Santos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr., Dave Dreher, Thomas 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!  There’s still time to enter for a chance to win Anchor Bay’s The Midnight Game.

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Episode 70 — Guardians of the Galaxy
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Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
James Gunn is an mother flippin’ genius – he has infused an obscure Marvel property, Guardians of the Galaxy, with his unique brand of humor and comedic tone and created the best space opera to light up theaters since Star Wars. The film is all kinds of awesome and the grue-crew share their favorite moments, their most loved characters and most cherished songs included in the film’s sound track. WE ARE GROOT!

Guardians of the Galaxy

What Have You Been Watching: Sharknado 2: The Second One (2014)
Only on SyFy can such absolute crap become massively successful success, Asylum returns with Sharknado 2: The Second One. As the title suggest, it’s more of the same. The grue-crew are here with chainsaws in hand to protect you from the fin-filled storms of Sharknado 2.

Horror News of the Week for 07/28/2014
Dave Dreher  shares the Horror News of the Week beginning with news of the movie industry losing one of the true greats, R.I.P. Dick Smith. Universal is starting to ramp up its fusion of horror icons and Marvel-style universe building with a remake of The Mummy helmed by Alex Kurtzman. Texas Chainsaw Massacre is back with a 40th anniversary 4 disc “Black Maria” edition. Ghostbusters 3 remains in the news with hints that it may become and all-female cast. SyFy launches its Z-Nation media assault with the release of upcoming zombie TV show’s trailer.

Contest: Anchor Bay DVD giveaway of The Midnight Game 
The Black Saint provides the trivia question for Anchor Bay’s DVD giveaway of The Midnight Game coming out August 12, 2014. Anchor Bay is teaming up with Horror News Radio to give away two copies of the film. Check out http://horrornewsradio.com/trivia-midnightgame for details. Contest ends midnight, August 10, 2014 and is open to US residents only. Good luck!

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Doc Rotten
Doc Rotten is the founder of Gruesome Magazine. He is also a film critic for Gruesome Magazine and the podcast host & producer for Horror News Radio, Monster Movie Podcast, Decades of Horror: 1970s, The American Horror Story Fan Podcast and Hannibal Fan Podcast. He is also co-host of the Dracula podcast on TV TALK and is a contributing reviewer for HorrorNews.Net and Widescreen Warrior. Doc a lifelong fan of horror films, sci-fi flicks and monster movies first discovering Universal Monsters and Planet of the Apes as a young child in the 1970's searching out every issue of Famous Monster of Filmland (and, later, Fangoria). Favorite films include Jaws, The Car, The Birds, The Tingler, Vampire Circus and The Exorcist. Still a huge fan of horror films from the 70s, Doc continues consuming horror films to this day for the site, for the podcasts and for the fun of it all.