“I’ve never seen a more terrifying film thanÂ THE BABADOOK. It will scare the hell out of you as it did me.” – William Friedkin. The twitter quote from the director ofÂ The ExorcistÂ says it all.Â The BabadookÂ from Australian writer/director Jennifer Kent provides horror fans one of the more intelligent fright films of recent years. The grue-crew are here to share their thoughts about the film you should see!
DaveÂ sharesÂ the horror news of the week with news aboutÂ Star Wars VII The Force Awakens,Â Jurassic WorldÂ andÂ Paranormal Activity 5. The fifth season ofÂ The Walking DeadÂ reaches its mid-season finale with a shocking and emotional ending drivingÂ the show to a heated discussion.
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: The BabadookÂ (2014)Â
A layered and complex character study, The Babadook is one of the more engrossing and creep-tastic horror films of the festival season and one that should not be missed. Join Doc, The Black Saint, Dave, Thomas and Vixen dive into spoilers as they discuss the various ways you can approach the film from a straight up monster film to an incredibly intelligent psychological drama.
What Have You Been Watching:Â The Walking Dead Season 5 Mid-season FinaleÂ
In the mid-season finale, Rick, Daryl and the gang are out to save Carol and Beth from a misguided group of survivors held up in an Atlanta hospital. As the show’s ending draws to a close, a series regular meets their demise; jaws drop and tears fly. How will the HNR crew react? Is the show living up the improved first episodes of this season? Where will the show go from here?
Horror News of the Week for 12/01/2014Â
Dave returns to bring youÂ the Horror News of the Week with news ofÂ AMC causing a stir on Facebook when they unintentionally spoil the ending ofÂ The Walking DeadÂ mid-season finaleÂ for the West Coast viewers minutes after the show ended on the East Coast. What were they thinking? Happy Thanksgiving as movie fans are treated to teaser trailers for bothÂ Jurassic WorldÂ andÂ Star Wars VII Th Force Awakens.Â Marcus Nispel returns with a long gestating film calledÂ Backmask. The producers ofÂ Paranormal Activity 5Â announce that the film will be in glorious 3D. HNR favorite Kevin Bacon joins director Greg McLean (Wolf Creek) for a film calledÂ Jungle.
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Santos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr.: facebookÂ theblacksainthnn, twitterÂ @tbssaysyou, letterboxdÂ TheBlackSaint
Thomas Mariani: twitterÂ @notthewhostommy. , letterboxdÂ SilentTom
Vixen: twitterÂ @purevixen44
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