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DirectorÂ Mark (Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance) Neveldine tackles the exorcism sub-genre with the theatrical release THE VATICAN TAPES featuring Michael Pena, Dougray Scott and Olivia Taylor Dudley. The film cranks up the final minutes of the movie but it is too little too late for a cinematic turkey of a horror film. Somewhere Pazuzu laughs until his side hurts.
DaveÂ dishes a new plate of HORROR NEWS OF THE WEEK with the news about the Vicious Brothers taking the reigns of Simon Barrett’s next script TEMPLEÂ while JURASSIC WORLDÂ 2 secures a release date in 2018. In the What Have You Been Watching, the grue-crew take a look at the Adam Sandler fantasyÂ film PIXELS.
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 Plus, a special report from Doc Rotten about the HNR visit to SCARES THAT CARE WEEKEND II.
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Episode 1201 — The Vatican Tapes – Pixels
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Review: The Vatican TapesÂ (2015)Â
Upon reviewing video footage from the States, the Vatican becomes convinced the Anti-Christ is possessing the body of a young American named Angela. THE VATICAN TAPES attempts to spin a unique yarn in the Exorcist vein and falls on its underdeveloped face. The grue-crew unanimously and unceremoniously trounce the latest theatrical horror offering.
What Have You Been Watching: PixelsÂ (2015)Â
Originally swearing he would never see another Adam Sandler film, Thomas Mariani manages to catch a screening of Sandler’s PIXELS directed by Chris Columbus. Infuriated, the young co-host and film critic destroys the film while curmudgeon The Black Saint attempts to share how the film was entirely up his alley providing low-brow, silly fun.
Horror News of the Week for 07/27/2015Â
DaveÂ sharesÂ the Horror News of the Week with news of TEMPLE being directed by the Vicious Brothers and written by Simon Barrett. Universal proudly announces that JURASSIC WORLD 2 will be coming our way in 2018. THE VISITORS Â is promising to be a modern effects-driven masterpiece equivalent of John Carpenter’s The Thing. We shall see. The new X-FILES TV show is stoking the fire with some new pics and info about the show. Fox is providing a special advanced screening of their new TV horror show, SCREAMS QUEENS.
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