This week, the grue-crewÂ shine the light on a smaller theatrical release, THE GIFT. Written and directed by co-star Joel Edgerton leads Jason Bateman and Rebecca Hall on an intimate character set piece full of lies, suspense and…revenge. Vixen returns to lead the Grue-crew review.
DaveÂ dishes a new plate of HORROR NEWS OF THE WEEK with the news about a possible A Nightmare on Elm Street reboot, a grittier then ever Godzilla ToHo film and Kevin Bacon wants to return to Tremors. In the What Have You Been Watching, Thomas, Dave and Doc gives youÂ an in-depth look at the latest incarnation of the FANTASTIC FOUR.
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 Also find out how you can win an HNR fan t-shirt! And, information how you can win a bluray of The Walking Dead the Complete Fifth Season.
THE GIFT is a pleasant Summer surprise, a nifty little thriller from writer/director/co-star Joel Edgerton that challenges Se7en for the line “What’s in the box?” Husband and wife Jason Bateman and Rebecca Hall welcome awkward friend Edgerton into their home…and their lives. Once they decide, after a strange encounter in Edgerton’s home, to part ways – an action that exposes his creepy disposition as something far more frightening. The Grue-crew champion the film and the acting chomps of Bateman, Hall and Edgerton.
What Have You Been Watching: Fantastic FourÂ (2015)Â
While the Marvel cinematic universe has revolutionized the superhero genre, FOX continues to struggle to fully realize the FANTASTIC FOUR franchise. Director Josh Trank (Chronicle) steps in to harbinger the 2015 version featuringÂ Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara and Jamie Bell as Reed Richards, Johnny Storm, Sue Storm and Ben Grimm as they venture into another dimension to gain powers beyond their imagination. Somewhere along the line, however, everything falls apart resulting in one of the worst films of 2015, superheroes or otherwise. It is a real stinker!
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Horror News Radio is teaming up with Anchor Bay Entertainment to giveaway a pair of Blu-rays for the complete Fifth Season of THE WALKING DEAD. The blu-ray release of the hit AMC series hits the streets on August 25, 2015. You can claim your copy from HNR & Anchor Bay. The deadline to enter is Midnight (EST) Sunday, August 30, 2015. All you need to do is complete the Raffle Copter Entry FormÂ below. Enter once, enter often, enter every day. The Anchor Bay Entertainment The Walking Dead The Complete Fifth Season Blu-rayÂ giveaway is open to US addresses only. Head over to Horror News Radio to enter today!
Horror News of the Week for 08/10/2015Â
Dave returns toÂ share the Horror News of the Week with news of another A Nightmare on Elm Street is on its way – and Freddy may be all CGI. What? ToHo is promising that their next Godzilla entry will return to the horror behind the giant scaled monster. From TIFF, the gore-fest flick BiteÂ is garnering much buzz as its audience screams, barfs and falls out during the screening. Images from the set of the upcoming Ghostbusters films reveal that Bill Murray will cameo in the film. Kevin Bacon is spending his time suggesting he is ready to return to the Tremors franchise. Woot!
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