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 theÂ 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-CrewÂ reviewÂ The Last Witch Hunter.
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! (Brought to you by Diabolique Magazine)
Review: Paranormal Activity: The Ghost DimensionÂ (2015)Â
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 conceptÂ 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.
What Have You Been Watching: The Last Witch HunterÂ (2015)Â
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.
Horror News of the Week for 10/26/2015Â
Dave shares the Horror News of the WeekÂ starts off withÂ 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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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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