Two genre films launch into theaters this weekend. The Grue-crew dive into the remake of Poltergeist featuring Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt, Saxon Sharbino, Kyle Catlett, Kennedi Clements, Jared Harris and Jane Adams from director Gil Kenan and producer Sam Raimi. Dave and Thomas crack open the secrets found in the Brad Bird film Tomorrowland featuring George Clooney, Hugh Laurie, Britt Robertson, Raffey Cassidy, Tim McGraw, Kathryn Hahn and Keegan-Michael Key.
Dave dishes a new plate of HORROR NEWS OF THE WEEK with otherworldly news about Stephen King’s It, Cooties and Empire of the Dead. Also, Joseph Perry returns with a second report from the Jeonju International Film Festival with a new set of horror movie reviews from abroad.
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! Doc announces a new contest as HNR teams up with Arc Entertainment for a Private Number DVD giveaway.
Review: Poltergeist (2015)
The remake that no one wanted – except maybe Doc – finally makes its way into the theaters this weekend. It’s Poltergeist, baby. To everyone’s surprise no one really hates the film but the film fails to make a lasting impression. The grue-crew tear apart the Sam Raimi produced 2015 version of the Spielberg/Hooper classic. Clowns, trees and angry ghosts now go face to face with Jared Harris. #ThisHouseIsClean
HNR Contest: Arc Entertainment Private Number DVD Giveaway
Horror News Radio is teaming up with Arc Entertainmnet to provide a DVD giveaway of their film PRIVATE NUMBER featuring Judd Nelson, Tom Sizemore, Hal Ozsan & Nicholle Tom. Contest is open to US addresses only. The deadline to enter is June 7, 2015. Check out https://horrornewsradio.com/trivia-privatenumber for more information.
What Have You Been Watching: Tomorrowland (2015)
Thomas and Dave chime in with a review of Brad Bird’s Tomorrowland. While the film has ample amounts of optimism and feel-good chest thumping, it wobbles to an explosive and slightly unsatisfying conclusion. Thomas shares all the dirt on the latest film from one of his favorite directors while Dave loves the opening scene regardless of the finale.
Horror News of the Week for 05/25/2015
Dave shares the Horror News of the Week with news of that director Cary Fukunaga exits the latest attempt to translate Stephen Kings’s It to cinema. George Romero is poised to take his comic Empire of the Dead to TV. Michael Rooker joins the James Gunn produced and written horror film The Belko Experiment. The trailer for Cooties is finally here. Speaking of trailers, the trailer for Bunny the Killer Thing is also here and it may burn out your retina. Beware.
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