Episode 87 — The Babadook

“I’ve never seen a more terrifying film than THE BABADOOK. It will scare the hell out of you as it did me.” – William Friedkin. The twitter quote from the director of The Exorcist says it all. The Babadook 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!

Dave shares the horror news of the week with news about Star Wars VII The Force Awakens, Jurassic World and Paranormal Activity 5. The fifth season of The Walking Dead reaches its mid-season finale with a shocking and emotional ending driving the show to a heated discussion.

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! All this and Stump the Saint too! It’s a perfect world.

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Episode 87 — The Babadook – The Walking Dead Mid-Season Finale
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Review: The Babadook (2014) 

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: The Walking Dead Season 5 Mid-season Finale 

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 12/01/2014 

Dave returns to bring you the Horror News of the Week with news of AMC causing a stir on Facebook when they unintentionally spoil the ending of The Walking Dead mid-season finale 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 both Jurassic World and Star Wars VII Th Force Awakens. Marcus Nispel returns with a long gestating film called Backmask. The producers of Paranormal Activity 5 announce that the film will be in glorious 3D. HNR favorite Kevin Bacon joins director Greg McLean (Wolf Creek) for a film called Jungle.

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