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Episode 89 — Worst Horror Movies of 2014

It’s time to discuss the worst horror films of the year, the most dreadful crap of 2014. The HNR grue-crew have no problems coming up  with 10 films each that failed to ignite the imagination, compassion, conflict or excitement that cinema has to offer. What films dropped the ball, meandered in their narrative or, worse, were simply dull to the bone? Let’s take a look back at 2014 to call out some of the films that should have done better…

Dave returns to shares the horror news of the week with news about Stephen King’s It, The Rock’s San Andreas and Sony’s rumored ideas behind Men in Black/22 Jump Street, Spider-Man and Ghostbusters.

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! It’s a perfect world.

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Episode 89— The Worst Horror Films of 2014
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With just a few weeks left in the year, the HNR co-hosts take a moment to remember with malice the worst of 2014. Each host chimes in with their top 10 – or is that bottom 10 – of the most dreadful horror films of the past 12 months.

  • Dave Dreher
    • 10. Sharknado 2 
    • 09. Willow Creek 
    • 08. I, Frankenstein 
    • 07. Life After Beth 
    • 06. Maleficent 
    • 05. VHS: Viral 
    • 04. The Sacrament 
    • 03. The Dead 2 
    • 02. The Purge: Anarchy 
    • 01. Dracula Untold 
  • The Black Saint
    • 10 The Pyramid 
    • 09 As Above, So Below 
    • 08 Life After Beth 
    • 07 I, Frankenstein 
    • 06 Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones 
    • 05 Oculus 
    • 04 The Devil Incarnate 
    • 03 Devil’s Due 
    • 02 20ft Below 
    • 01 Jessabelle 
  • Thomas Mariani
    • 10 Divergent 
    • 09 Lucy 
    • 08 Maleficent 
    • 07 Life After Beth 
    • 06 Winter’s Tale 
    • 05 Sin City: A Dame To Kill For 
    • 04 Devil’s Due 
    • 03 Vampire Academy 
    • 02 The Human Race 
    • 01 I, Frankenstein 
  • Doc Rotten
    • 10 Maleficent 
    • 09 The Amazing Spider-Man 2 
    • 08 Bunnyman Massacre 
    • 07 Sharknado 2 
    • 06 Mutantis 
    • 05 I, Frankenstein 
    • 04 Exorcist Chronicles 
    • 03 Tusk 
    • 02 Legend of Hercules 
    • 01 Ouija 

Even though she is unable to join for the show, Vixen shares her bottom 5: Afflicted, VHS: Viral, Lucy, Sharknado 2 and Tusk.

Horror News of the Week for 12/08/2014 

Dave returns to bring you the Horror News of the Week with the announcement that Stephen King’s It will be heading into production the summer of 2015. That’s right, Pennywise returns! The Rock makes the closest thing to Earthquake (1974) 2.0 with the disaster extravaganza of 2015, San Andreas. The King Kong related film, Kong: Skull Island moves its release date to 2016 and cast the terrific characters actor J.K. Simmons. Rumors from Sony suggest they may cross the 22 Jump Street property with their Men in Black franchise. Just in time for the holidays, take solace in the horror short Something Under the Christmas Tree.

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JESSABELLE, Sarah Snook (right), 2014. ©Lions Gate/Courtesy Everett Collection

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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.