A double feature special Thanksgiving edition of HNR is coming your way reviewingÂ The GuestÂ (2014) andÂ Starry EyesÂ (2014), two smaller budgetÂ VOD films from up and coming directors with lead roles that introduce star making performances. Dan Stevens stars as David in The Guest andÂ Alex Essoe transforms in Starry Eyes. If for no other reason, these films deserve to be seen for these two actors. Check out the reviews for more compelling pros and cons.
DaveÂ sharesÂ the horror news of the week with news aboutÂ Star Wars Episode VII. Seriously, what else do you need?Â Jurassic World, maybe. Thomas and The Black Saint share their thoughts about the number one film in the theaters this weekend,Â Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1.
Co-hostsÂ Doc Rotten,Â Santos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr.,Â Dave Dreher,Â 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! All this and Stump the Saint too! It’s a perfect world.
Review: Starry Eyes (2014)Â
Writer/DirectorsÂ Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer deliver their crowd funded, highly reviewed, low budget feature film Starry Eyes which examines a young woman’s desire to become a star and the crazy lengths she will go to get what she wants. The intimate script mixes elements of Faust, body horror and slasher film tropes into an interesting but uneven film. Alex Essoe is captivating in the starring role.
Review: The GuestÂ (2014)Â
HNR favoritesÂ Adam Wingard and Simon Barrett follow up their film, You’re Next, with The Guest about a mysterious stranger who arrives at the home of a family dealing with the loss of the oldest son who died overseas serving his country. Dan Stevens stars as David who has shocking and horrifying secrets. The film is energetic, exciting and bloody. It may become a cult classic.
What Have You Been Watching: Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1Â (2014)Â
Thomas Mariani and The Black Saint complain that the latest Katniss feature, Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, is overly padded and dull. The Black Saint is particularly concerned that splitting the final book into two features is solely a money grab by the studios and may ultimately sour the franchise. Does Thomas agree?
Horror News of the Week for 11/24/2014Â
Dave returns to bring youÂ the Horror News of the Week with news of a pair of high profile trailers coming out the weekend of Thanksgiving 2014. The first is a surprisingly impressiveÂ Jurassic WorldÂ while the other is a little film namedÂ Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens. Oh, man! Gravy! More classic monster news with ITV bringing an action packed version ofÂ Dr. Jekyll and Mr. HydeÂ to the small screen. Krumpas is coming to the big screen from Trick R Treat director, MichaelÂ Dougherty.Â GoosebumpsÂ is coming in 2015 and this weeks reveals the first shots of the variety of monsters in the film. Nature runs amok comes to TV withÂ The Zoo.
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