The surprisingly original and heart-felt horror satire The Final Girls hits VOD this week. The Grue-crew share their thoughts onÂ 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 theÂ HORROR NEWS OF THE WEEK segment with news about Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Countess Bathory and
Gamera.Â 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-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 Oh, and don’t forget – Stump the Saint!
Review: The Final GirlsÂ (2015)Â
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.
What Have You Been Watching: The Walking Dead Season 6Â (2015)Â
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.
Horror News of the Week for 10/12/2015Â
Dave shares the Horror News of the WeekÂ 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.
Stump the SaintÂ
Join in as Emcee Thomas Mariani brings this weeks horror trivia questions to The Black Saint – as supplied by you, the HNR fan and listener – in another laugh-fill scream-fest Stump the Saint. Be sure to listen to learn how you too can get involved and enter to win a copy of Diabolique Magazine from our friends and sponsors of Stump the Saint, Diabolique Magazine.
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