With the beginning of a new year, the cold weather, icy roads and crappy theatrical offerings signal the annual ritual of examining what is coming in the next 12 months for the horror movie fan. That’s right:Â The Most Anticipated Horror Movies of 2105. Unlike 2014, the sheer variety and breadth of offerings promise an eventful and, dare we say it, promising year in terror films. The Grue-Crew start it off with 10 films to look out for.
DaveÂ sharesÂ the horror news of the week with news aboutÂ X-Files,Â HannibalÂ andÂ Scream Queens.Â Doc Rotten and The Black Saint take a look at an early 2015 winner,Â The Atticus Institute.
Co-hostsÂ Doc Rotten,Â Santos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr.,Â Dave Dreher,Â Thomas MarianiÂ andÂ 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!Â This week HNR revealÂ the winner of the vinyl bank giveaway fromÂ Diamond Select ToysÂ and announce a new contest featuring the Blu-Ray ofÂ Zombie Killers: Elephant’s Graveyard.
The Most Anticipated Horror Films of 2015
The Grue-Crew have sifted through dozens of announced horror films for 2015, deciding on these 10 terrorÂ films as the most anticipated horror films of 2015. But that was not enough. No, it was not. Each host is also bringing to the podcast, one spotlight feature that deserves consideration. It is going to be a fantastic year!
- The Lazarus EffectÂ
Dir: David Gelb; Cast: Evan Peters, Olivia Wilde, Mark Duplass, Donald Â Glover
- It FollowsÂ
Dir: David Robert Mitchell; Cast: Maika Monroe
- Insidious: Chapter 3Â
Dir: Leigh Whannell; Cast: Dermot Mulroney, Lin Shaye, Angus Sampson
- Jurassic World
Dir: Colin Trevorrow; Cast: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jake Johnson, Ty Simpkins
Dir: Gil Kenan; Cast: Sam Rockwell, Jared Harris, Rosemarie DeWitt
- Sinister 2Â
Dir: Ciaran Foy; Cast: Shannyn Sossamon, James Ransone
- Victor FrankensteinÂ
Dir: Paul McGuigan; Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, James McAvoy
- Crimson PeakÂ
Dir: Guillermo del Toro; Cast: Jessica Chastain, Charlie Hunnam, Tom Hiddleston
- Tales of HalloweenÂ
Dir: Mike Mendez & Friends; Cast: Adrienne Barbeau, Barry Bostwick, Barbara Crampton
Dir: Michael Dougherty; Cast: Allison Tolman, Emjay Anthony
- Doc Rotten:Â The NightmareÂ from director Rodney Ascher (Room 237)
- The Black Saint:Â Bone TomahawkÂ from director S. Craig Zahler
- Dave Dreher:Â Bloodsucking BastardsÂ from director Brian James Â O’Connell
- Thomas Mariani:Â Mad Max: Fury RoadÂ from director George Miller
- Vixen:Â Ex MachinaÂ from director Alex Garland
Â What Have You Been Watching: The Atticus Institute (2015)Â
Seemingly out of nowhere comes a small, independent found footage possession thriller calledÂ The Atticus Institute. The film is far better than most of the wretched garbage that gets dumped into the theaters in January and yet it is relegated to VOD and DVD. This film is a rare treat, a movie that treats its subject matter with imagination and respect creating a thrilling and engaging horror tale. The Black Saint and Doc Rotten both join in to champion this early 2015 favorite.
HNR Contest:Â Diamond Select Toys / Vinyl Bank Giveaway featuring Alien, The Walking Dead or Metaluna MutantÂ
Horror News Radio is celebrating the new year 2015 with a kick ass giveaway fromÂ Diamond Select Toys. The winner will get to choose one prize from a trio of sensational licensed horror-themes vinyl banks: Michonne fromÂ The Walking Dead; the Metaluna Mutant fromÂ Universal Monsters; or, the Xenomorph Egg fromÂ Alien. The winner has been selected. Congratulations to Dirk Rogers from Hollywood, California who has chosen the Alien Egg as his very own vinyl bank. You rock!
HNR Contest:Â Anchor Bay Entertainment Zombie Killers: Elephant’s Graveyard Blu-Ray GiveawayÂ
Horror News Radio is once again teaming up with Anchor Bay Entertainment to hand out two Blu-Ray copies of Zombie Killers: Elephant’s Graveyard. The film from director B. Harrision Smith and stars Billy Zane, Dee Wallace and Mischa Barton. Entries will be accepted until Midnight (Eastern Standard Time), Â February 1, 2015. All you need to do is complete the The Black Saintâ€™s HNR Horror Trivia Question atÂ this link. The Anchor Bay Entertainment Zombie Killers: Elephant’s Graveyard Blu-RayÂ giveaway is open to US addresses only.
Horror News of the Week for 01/19/2015Â
Doc steps inÂ to bring youÂ the Horror News of the Week with news ofÂ X-FilesÂ making a return to Fox.Â HannibalÂ is pushed back to Summer but adds kick-ass cast members.Â Scream QueensÂ also adds a few new names to its cast, a little less kick-ass. A teacher in Ohio is convicted of a felony for showingÂ ABCs of DeathÂ to her students. The makers ofÂ World War Z IIÂ promise a completely different tale.
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