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Eps 134 – Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension

The found-footage October favorite Paranormal Activity returns to theaters this past weekend with Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension, adding 3D to the mix to liven up the supernatural offerings. Seriously, this looks to be the perfect cinematic cocktail for HNR host Doc Rotten. But, something horrible happens, the unspeakable – the film sucks beyond belief. Thankfully for Jason Blum, however, Vixen – the voice of reason – remains vigilant for the film and the franchise.

Dave begins the HORROR NEWS OF THE WEEK segment with news about The Walking Dead where the shocking supposed death of one the show’s main cast dominates the news. In the What Have You Been Watching segment Doc Rotten & The Black Saint from the Grue-Crew review The Last Witch Hunter.

Co-hosts Doc RottenSantos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr.Dave DreherThomas 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! Oh, and don’t forget – Stump the Saint! (Brought to you by Diabolique Magazine)

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Episode 134 – Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension – The Last Witch Hunter
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Review: Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension (2015) 

Adding 3D to the jump-scare-filled Paranormal Activity franchise does not offer enough oomph to elevate the film beyond mediocre. Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension is a disaster, proving the age-old Jaws-proven concept of “don’t show your monster.” The Ghost Dimension is stuck in the rinse cycle going over the same set up and payoffs seen in the previous films without adding enough “new” to make it worthwhile. Yes, Doc is crushed. Thomas is validated. And Dave is just pissed. Vixen, however, is okay with it. D’oh.

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What Have You Been Watching: The Last Witch Hunter (2015) 

The Black Saint, who did not see Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension, joins Doc to discuss the latest Vin Diesel vehicle, The Last Witch Hunter from director Brent Eisner. Full of captivating visuals and intriguing ideas, the film is dragged into blandness with an overly complicated plot and a smattering of needless exposition and world building. Dull and lifeless, the film fails to impress Doc and the Saint.

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Horror News of the Week for 10/26/2015 

Dave shares the Horror News of the Week starts off with a lively, heated discussion about this week’s The Walking Dead and the (questionable) fate of one of shows favorite characters. Did they? Didn’t they? Are they jumping the shark? Have they created the greatest cliff-hanger in TV history? Man… Also, in the news, Dave shares information about Mick Garris bringing a promising anthology to theaters in 2016 titled Nightmare Cinema. The Grue-crew discuss the trailer for Nightmare Code. Thomas discusses the animated horror short La Noira. On the documentary front, Diabolique Magazine is behind a retrospective looking back at Hammer Horror: The Warner Bros Years.

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Eps 133 – Crimson Peak – Goosebumps

Guillermo del Toro returns to theaters with his Gothic romance horror ghost story masterpiece Crimson Peak. Visually the film is flawless, exquisite, lush and majestic. The story leaves some of the Grue-crew wondering where all the ghosts are. It is a divisive week on HNR. We know there’s something amiss when Vixen has to hide her eyes only once during the film.

Dave begins the HORROR NEWS OF THE WEEK segment with news about Star Wars: The Force Awakens, The Walking Dead and Night of the Living Dead. One of these is not like the others. In the What Have You Been Watching segment the Grue-Crew review Goosebumps. Ermahgerd!

Co-hosts Doc RottenSantos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr.Dave DreherThomas 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! Oh, and don’t forget – Stump the Saint! (Brought to you by Diabolique Magazine)

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Episode 133 – Crimson Peak – Goosebumps
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Review: Crimson Peak (2015) 

Perhaps the most anticipated horror film of 2015, Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak is striking. The film aims for a very specific look and atmosphere achieving it with ease and confidence. The film struggles at the box office, sadly, because the marketing sold the movie as a full-fledged ghost movie. But, like Edith Cushing states early in the film, it’s a story that has ghosts in it. The result is pure Guillermo del Toro, mixing classic structure with modern cinematography. This week the Grue-crew share their reviews of Crimson Peak.

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What Have You Been Watching: Goosebumps (2015) 

Jack Black leads the cast in Rob Letterman’s Goosebumps that peels back the covers of the fan-favorite horror book series for young readers. All the classic monsters are here led by the notorious and chilling Slappy the Dummy. The main creatures include the Yeti, the Wolfman and a gaggle of angry yard Gnomes. The film is fast, fun and family friendly – a great introduction to young film goers to the world of horror cinema. The Grue-crew have a blast reviewing Goosebumps.

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Horror News of the Week for 10/19/2015 

Dave shares the Horror News of the Week starts off with the latest trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Sean Cunningham, Kane Hodder and Tom Savini have all lent their names and input to various aspects of the upcoming Friday the 13th video game currently seeking financing through crowdfunding. On TV this week, Carol kicks major ass on this week’s episode of The Walking Dead in what Thomas calls “The best episode of the series.” Could this be? George Romero is planning on releasing another addition of the classic Night of the Living Dead except this one has recently re-discover LOST FOOTAGE. On New Discovery American, Ralph Sarchie is leading the monster-fighting charge on The Demon Files.

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Eps 132 – The Final Girls – The Walking Dead

The surprisingly original and heart-felt horror satire The Final Girls hits VOD this week. The Grue-crew share their thoughts on the meta-referential comedy praising its clever use of cliches, horror movie logic and slick transitions to weave together a fun, entertaining slasher horror film. It may be must-see movie magic from director Todd Strauss-Schulson.

Dave begins the HORROR NEWS OF THE WEEK segment with news about Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Countess Bathory and Gamera. In the What Have You Been Watching segment Vixen leads the review of The Walking Dead Season 6 premiere. There’s a lot of walking dead this week!

Co-hosts Doc RottenSantos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr.Dave DreherThomas 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! Oh, and don’t forget – Stump the Saint!

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Episode 132 – The Final Girls – The Walking Dead Season 6
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Review: The Final Girls (2015) 

The premise for The Final Girls has its young star Taissa Farmiga traveling into the horror film that stars her deceased mother, Malin Akerman. Taissa and her friends must survive the movie to escape and return to the real world. The film makes good on its meta themes and goes well beyond that promise along by making the internal conflict of its lead strong, heartfelt and emotional. In a rare turn, the entire Grue-crew agree, making The Final Girls a must-see winner of 2015.

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What Have You Been Watching: The Walking Dead Season 6 (2015) 

Rick, you crazy bastard. The beginning of Season 6 of the fan favorite zombie apocalypse TV monster, The Walking Dead, sets up a fascinating problem for Rick, Morgan, Darryl and friends to overcome. There’s a hoard of hungry mother-effn zombies trapped in a gorge nearby that places their life in Alexandria at risk. Rick takes charge in the way only Rick can – with tons of conflict and carnage. Wowzers! Vixen steps in to take the lead sharing what she loves and dislikes about this promising season opener.

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Horror News of the Week for 10/12/2015 

Dave shares the Horror News of the Week starts off with the first trailer for the long-gestating adaptation of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. With the Ash vs the Evil Dead premiere only weeks away, star Bruce Campbell teases what he would like to see for already green-lit season two. CBS is prepping an adaptation of the life and crimes of Countess Bathory for next Fall season. Guillermo del Toro teases a desire to make his Mexican wrestler film, Silver, while on the Crimson Peak junkets. Kaiju fans scream in delight after witnessing the awesomeness of the forthcoming Gamera film’s trailer teased at this year’s New York Comic Con.

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Thanks to the sponsors who are providing kick-ass giveaways for the Mad Monster Party and Scares that Care Weekend II. Be sure to join us at the Scares that Care Weekend II horror convention in July and the Martisville Horrorfest in October!

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Eps 131 – Tales of Halloween – The Martian

October is here and with it comes everyone’s favorite holiday, Halloween. Epic Pictures is gathering 11 directors to craft a series of horror tales, all taking place in the same town on the same night. Tales of Halloween is a must-own addition to every horror fan’s Blu-ray collection and the Grue Crew are here to share why….well, all, except one. WTF?

Dave begins the HORROR NEWS OF THE WEEK segment with news about Jaws 19, The Shining prequel and more Mad Max: Fury Road. In the What Have You Been Watching segment Doc and Thomas take a trip to Mars with the latest Ridley Scott masterpiece, The Martian.

Co-hosts Doc RottenSantos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr.Dave DreherThomas 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! Oh, and don’t forget – Stump the Saint!

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This Week on Gruesome Magazine: June (2015) & A Christmas Horror Story (2015) 

Celebrating this week’s awesome content at Gruesome Magazine, Doc Rotten and the Black Saint discuss a pair of films reviewed on the site recently. The first film is June from director L. Gustavo Cooper, featuring a story about a trouble young orphan with a mysterious, dangerous future. The second film is another horror anthology film called A Christmas Horror Story from a trio of directors: Grant Harvey, Steven Hoban and Brett Sullivan. This silly but gory holiday treat features a much-anticipated confrontation between Santa Claus and the monstrous Krampus.

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Review: Tales of Halloween (2015) 

The October Society team up to create a new Halloween themed horror anthology that potentially rivals Trick R Treat. Tales of Halloween features 10 tales from 11 directors (David Parker, Darren Lynn Bousman, Adam Gierasch, Axelle Carolyn, Lucky McKee, Paul Solet, John Skipp & Andrew Kasch , Mike Mendez, Ryan Schifrin and Neil Marshall) and an expansive cast that features a number of familiar horror icons and fan favorites. Look close and you will catch roles and cameos from the likes of Barry Bostwick, Adrienne Barbeau, Ben Woolf, James Duval, Kristina Klebe. Lin Shaye, Sam Witwer, Caroline Williams. Joe Dante, John Landis, Barbara Crampton, Adam Green, Mick Garris, Stuart Gordon, James Wan, Mike Mendez. Drew Struzan and Lisa Marie.

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What Have You Been Watching: The Martian (2015) 

Director Ridley Scott finally catches Thomas’ favor with his latest Sci-Fi epic, The Martian. Doc Rotten joins in to help Thomas share how incredible this film is and urge that it should not be missed. “I’m going to science the shit out of it.” is destined to be an iconic movie moment. Touching, astounding and inspiring, The Martian is one of the year’s very best.

Horror News of the Week for 10/5/2015 

Dave shares the Horror News of the Week starts of with a little update about the future of the Mad Max: Fury Road sequels from George Miller. From Miller to King, Dave lets the Grue-crew know about the upcoming The Shining prequel. Not good, not good. Universal gets high marks for releasing a Jaws 19 trailer to celebrate the anniversary of Back to the Future II. A&E promises to bury contestants alive in an up-and-coming horror-esque game show. No effn way! Entertainment Earth is releasing two games based on Cthulhu. Wow!

HNR T-SHIRTS: “Are you ill, Sir?” & “Is it a phantom, a demon or the devil himself?”

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Eps 130 – The Green Inferno

The cannibal horror film from Eli Roth finally ends is long journey to the big screen – courtecy of Blumhouse – as The Green Inferno paints the screen red with gruesome gore and bloodshed. The Grue-Crew grab a seat at the Blumhouse table to see what Mr. Roth serves up ready to devour the film, savoring the best moments and spitting out the less favorable attempts at humor & future film set up. C’mon, a stinger…for The Green Inferno…really? Thankfully, the one-and-only Ormon Grimsby is here to share his thoughts on the film as well.

Dave begins the HORROR NEWS OF THE WEEK segment with news about The Black Mirror returning to Netflix, Meg singing a familiar director and Prometheus 2 gets a new title. In the What Have You Been Watching segment Doc, Thomas and Santos examine the two hour premiere of the FOX horror show, Scream Queens.

Co-hosts Doc RottenSantos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr.Dave DreherThomas 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! Oh, and don’t forget – Stump the Saint!

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Episode 130 – The Green Inferno
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Review: The Green Inferno (2015) 

Who doesn’t love a good, gory-as-hell cannibal film to help choke down a large popcorn and soda at the local cinema? Does Eli Roth deliver that devilish feast of a flick with his latest film The Green Inferno? Does it bring the gut-munching goods? The Grue-crew are here to dine on the Blumhouse Tilt release with special guest-host Ormon Grimsby.

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What Have You Been Watching: Scream Queens Season 1 – Episodes 1 & 2 (2015) 

Horror icon Jamie Lee Curtis leads the cast of the latest FOX horror television offering, Scream Queens. From American Horror Story creators Ryan Murphy and Brah Falchuk along with fellow Glee creator Ian Brennan, the horror comedy features Emma Roberts, Skyler Samuels, Lea Michele, Glen Powell, Diago Boneta, Abigail Breslin, Keke Palmer, Nasim Pedrad and Oliver Hudson. The Grue-crew, having endured the two-episode, two-hour premier (Pilot / Hell Week), gather to dish the dirt on this latest horror comedy effort.

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Horror News of the Week for 09/28/2015 

Dave shares the Horror News of the Week beginning with Netflix ordering 12 new episodes of Black Mirror for its third season. Eli Roth is now the latest director set to helm the big-screen adaptation of the giant shark novel, MEG. Currently promoting his Sci-Fi Oscar-contenter, The Martian, Ridley Scott is suggesting that his next feature, Prometheus 2, will now go by the name Alien: Paradise Lost. Wesley Snipes is convinced that Marvel is still eyeing him for a return to the Blade franchise. In a recent interview, Nic Cage confesses that he regrets nothing…not even the remake of The Wicker Man.

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Thanks to the sponsors who are providing kick-ass giveaways for the Mad Monster Party and Scares that Care Weekend II. Be sure to join us at the Scares that Care Weekend II horror convention in July and the Martisville Horrorfest in October!