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Eps 143 – The Best Horror Films of 2015

This is it, the final episode of 2015 and what better topic to discuss than The Best Horror Films of 2015. Doc, Dave, The Black Saint and Thomas compile their top horror films of the past 12 months and discuss what they loved about them as each dives into their list. A number of films appear on many of the lists – The Final Girls, It Follows and Krampus – while each list has its share of unique treasures and controversial additions. The Black Saint is relieved there is no mention of Area 51.

Dave begins the HORROR NEWS OF THE WEEK segment with news about the passing of Lemmy Kilmister from Motorhead, the troubles of Rob Zombie getting NC-17 rating for his next flick 31 and the reveal of Benedict Cumberbatch as Marvel’s Doctor Strange. In the What Have You Been Watching segment, Doc Rotten finally reviews the “controversial” film Big Game.

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 143 – The Best Horror Films of 2015 – Big Game
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  • Featured Top 10: The Best Horror Films of 2015
    • Dave Dreher
      • 10 The Visit
      • 09 The Gift
      • 08 Goosebumps
      • 07 Tales of Halloween
      • 06 We Are Still Here
      • 05 Bloodsucking Bastards
      • 04 Krampus
      • 03 It Follows
      • 02 The Final Girls
      • 01 Deathgasm
    • The Black Saint
      • 10 Dark Was the Night
      • 09 Landmine Goes Click
      • 08 Spring
      • 07 Last Shift
      • 06 The Diabolical
      • 05 We Are Still Here
      • 04 Digging Up the Marrow
      • 03 Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse
      • 02 Deathgasm
      • 01 Bone Tomahawk
    • Thomas Mariani
      • 10 Yakuza Apocalypse
      • 09 The Voices
      • 08 He Never Died
      • 07 Bone Tomahawk
      • 06 It Follows
      • 05 What We Do In The Shadows
      • 04 The Final Girls
      • 03 Spring
      • 02 Krampus
      • 01 Mad Max: Fury Road
    • Doc Rotten
      • 10 Tales of Halloween
      • 09 Dig Two Graves
      • 08 Crimson Peak
      • 07 Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse
      • 06 Digging Up the Marrow
      • 05 Deathgasm
      • 04 It Follows
      • 03 Wyrmwood
      • 02 The Final Girls
      • 01 Krampus
  • What Have You Been Watching: Big Game (2015)
    • Director/Writer: Jalmari (Rare Exports) Helander
    • Cast: Samuel L. Jackson, Onni Tommila, Ray Stevenson, Victor Garber, Ted Levine, Felicity Huffman and Jim Broadbent
    • Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2088003/
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  • Horror News of the Week: 12/28/2015
    • R.I.P. Ian Fraser “Lemmy” Kilmister of Motorhead
    • Rob Zombie’s 31 gets an NC-17 rating from MPAA, twice
    • FOX releases a 21 minutes preview of the upcoming X-Files season
    • EW Magazine reveals Benedict Cumberbatch as Marvel’s Doctor Strange
    • Dimension Films announces they are no longer in control of the Halloween franchise
  • Stump the Saint: w/ prizes supplied by Diabolique Magazine
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Eps 142 – Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Award winning director, Christopher G. Moore, joins the Grue-crew to discuss the box-office record breaking film from J.J. Abrams, Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Doc and Christopher share their love for the films while Dave, Thomas and the Black Saint are less impressed siting it as being too similar to A New Hope. They still call the film a hit, however, being more engaged with the new characters of Finn (John Boyega), Rey (Daisy Ridley) and Kylo Ren (Adam Driver). The practical effects get a huge thumbs up as well – with BB8 getting much love – and the CGI space battles are highlights for the crew. It should be noted that this episode is HEAVY on the spoilers, so be warned.

Before the excitement starts, Christopher shares his weekend experience with the film which includes being interviewed by a local new team and seeing the film a whopping Eleven times from Thursday through Saturday. For those who are less enthusiastic about HNR covering Non-Horror films, be sure to return next week for the Best Horror Films of 2015.

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 142 – Star Wars: The Force Awakens
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Eps 141 – Worst Horror Films of 2015

It is that time of year once again where the Grue-crew take a look back at the past twelve months, beginning with the Worst Horror Films of 2015. The Black Saint, Dave Dreher, Thomas Mariani and Doc Rotten each compile their list of the genre films that left them miffed during this past year. The Black Saint gets ample opportunity to explain he’s been “Blum’d” while Dave reluctantly disses some film he was looking forward to but failed to impress. Thomas goes after some Hollywood heavy weights, low-budget offerings and an anime-turned-live-action Japanese feature while Doc — well — makes a few controversial choices.

Dave begins the HORROR NEWS OF THE WEEK segment with news about a 4K restoration of the 1979 classic Phantasm, the first look at the new ToHo Godzilla: Resurgence and the first trailer from Summer 2016’s sci-fi feature Independence Day: Resurgence. In the What Have You Been Watching segment, the Grue-crew cover a Black Saint recommended film Dead Body.

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 141 – The Worst Horror Films of 2015 – Dead Body
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  • Contest Announcement: Winner of November’s Diabolique Magazine during Stump the Saint.
    • Congratulations: Kevin Clark
  • Featured Top 10: The Worst Horror Films of 2015
    • Dave Dreher
      • 10 Terminator: Genisys;
      • 9 Cooties
      • 8 Harbinger Down
      • 7 The Lazarus Effect
      • 6 Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension
      • 5
      • 4 I-Lived
      • 3 Area 51
      • 2 The Gallows
      • 1 Muck
    • The Black Saint
      • 10 The Woman in Black: Angel of Death
      • 9 Harbinger Down
      • 8 Contracted: Phase II
      • 7 Indigenous
      • 6 The Nightmare
      • 5 The Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence)
      • 4
      • 3 Muck
      • 2 The Gallows
      • 1 Area 51
    • Thomas Mariani
      • 10 [REC] 4: Apocalypse
      • 9 The Boy Next Door
      • 8 Knock Knock
      • 7 Terminator Genisys
      • 6 Attack on Titan 1
      • 5 Lumberjack Man
      • 4 Cooties
      • 3
      • 2 The Gallows
      • 1 Area 51
    • Doc Rotten
      • 10 A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night
      • 9 Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension
      • 8 The Lazarus Effect
      • 7 The Vatican Tapes
      • 6 Fear Clinic
      • 5 Harbinger Down
      • 4 I-Lived
      • 3 Muck
      • 2
      • 1 Headless
  • Contest Announcement: The Walking Dead The Complete Fifth Season Limited Edition
    • Congratulations: Winner – Jeff Hernandez
    • Thank you to Anchor Bay Entertainment for providing the awesome giveaway
  • What Have You Been Watching: Dead Body (2015)
  • Support HNR: Patreon & Horror T-Shirts
  • Horror News of the Week: 12/174/2015
    • Horror Rules the Golden Globes w/ Mad Max: Fury Road, American Horror Story and more…
    • JJ Abrams is spearheading the restoration of the Don Coscarelli classic Phantasm (1979)
    • ToHo is sharing the first look at Godzilla: Resurgence
    • The first trailer is out for Independence Day: Resurgence but where is Will Smith
  • Stump the Saint: w/ prizes supplied by Diabolique Magazine

 

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Eps 140 – Krampus

December is upon us and winter is whistling down from the north. This years horror fans are treated to a holiday gift from director Michael Dougherty, his yule-time instant classic Krampus. The grue-crew review and rave about the effect heavy monster fest.

Dave begins the HORROR NEWS OF THE WEEK segment with news about a few horror icons being added to the gaming classic Mortal Combat X, actor Zach Galligan mentioning some interesting tidbits about the upcoming Gremlins 3 and director Zack Snyder launches a new trailer for his upcoming DC superhero smorgasbord, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

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 140 – Krampus
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Eps 139 – Victor Frankenstein

Daniel Radcliffe is the hunchback Igor and James McAvoy is the mad scientist in Victor Frankenstein (2015) from director Paul McGuigan. Writer Max Landis takes a “bromance” approach to re-imagining the Mary Shelley classic. While Igor and Victor decide monster needs two sets of lungs and two hearts, the film makers should have kept with a singular focus – the relationship between the title character and Radcliffe’s misshapen sad but optimistic Igor. The Grue-crew share their reaction to the latest theatrical horror film.

Dave begins the HORROR NEWS OF THE WEEK segment with news about Kevin Bacon returning to Tremors, Leonardo DiCaprio grossing out Academy members with The Revenant and Patton Oswalt joins the MST3K reboot. In the What Have You Been Watching segment, the Grue-crew head back to Alexandria to discuss the mid-season finale of The Walking Dead season 6.

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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Review: Victor Frankenstein (2015) 

On one hand the chemistry between James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe is extraordinary and worth watching but on the other the film itself, Victor Frankenstein (2015), is as misguided as the monster Frankenstein sets out to create. A terrific first act promises a great movie while the disastrous third act throws all the potential away. And the film pays for this at the box office with an embarrassing 12 place opening. The Grue-crew look at what works and what falls apart in the latest attempt to recapture the monster films of old.

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What Have You Been Watching: The Walking Dead Season 6 Mid-Season Finale

Season six of The Walking Dead has had the Grue-crew discussing it on the podcast far more often than previous seasons for certain. However, the mid-season finale – a typical notable high-point for the show – leaves the Grue-crew a little flat and unimpressed. (Editor’s note: Gruesome Magazine writer Joey Fittos has a different, far more positive, opinion of this episode of TWD – check it out)

Horror News of the Week for 11/30/2015 

Thomas steps in for Dave to share the Horror News of the Week. This week starts off with the release of the first trailer for Captain America: Civil War. We get our first glimpses of The Black Panther but where is Spider-Man. Kevin Bacon is teaming up with Blumhouse to produce and star in a new Tremors TV show. Joel Hodgson is resurrecting Mystery Science Theater 3000 with a successful Kickstarter campaign and a new cast. Academy Voters leave the high-profile screening of Leonardo DiCaprio’s next film early grossed out by blood and gore in The Revenant.

Stump the Saint (Sponsored by Diabolique Magazine)

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[Contest] “The Walking Dead: The Complete Fifth Season Limited Edition” Blu-Ray Giveaway from Anchor Bay Entertainment

Horror News Radio and Gruesome Magazine are teaming up with Anchor Bay Entertainment to provide the perfect holiday giveaways, continuing with THE WALKING DEAD: THE COMPLETE FIFTH SEASON LIMITED Blu-Ray. The Limited Edition Blu-ray release of the hit AMC horror television show The Walking Dead fifth season hits the streets on December 1, 2015. You can easily enter to claim your copy from HNR, Gruesome & Anchor Bay. The deadline to enter is Midnight (EST) Sunday, December 13, 2015. All you need to do is complete the Raffle Copter Entry Form below. Enter once, enter often, enter every day. The Anchor Bay Entertainment The Walking Dead The Complete Fifth Season Blu-ray giveaway is open to US addresses only.

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THE WALKING DEAD: THE COMPLETE FIFTH SEASON LIMITED EDITION

Anchor Bay Entertainment is making sure it will be easy to find the perfect holiday gift for all the zombie lovers in your life this year!

On December 1st, in what has become a highly anticipated annual tradition for “Walking Dead” fans the world over, Anchor Bay Entertainment will be releasing THE WALKING DEAD: THE COMPLETE FIFTH SEASON Blu-ray™ + Digital HD Limited Edition set. As with previous limited editions, McFarlane Toys has once again created a striking, must-own packaging concept. This year’s Limited Edition features an “asphalt” walker, one of the many unforgettable images that have made the AMC series a global phenomenon. Handsomely crafted and intricately detailed, the figurine is based on the original walker designed by award-winning SFX make-up Supervisor and Executive Producer, Greg Nicotero. Packaging also includes a collectible 5-disc Blu-ray™ set digipack with exclusive “walker” cover art available only with this set. SRP is $149.99, and available for pre-order now on Amazon.com.

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Bonus Features on the Blu-ray™ + Digital HD include:

  • Audio commentaries featuring Showrunner/Executive Producer/Writer Scott M. Gimple, Executive Producer Gale Anne Hurd, Executive Producer Tom Luse, Executive Producer/Special Effects Make-Up Supervisor /Director Greg Nicotero, Director Julius Ramsay; Actors Lauren Cohan, Chad L. Coleman, Michael Cudlitz, Sonequa Martin-Green, Danai Gurira, Alanna Masterson, Melissa McBride, Josh McDermitt, Norman Reedus, Christian Serratos and Steven Yeun.
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Inside “The Walking Dead”
  • The Making of “The Walking Dead”
  • The Making of Alexandria
  • Beth’s Journey
  • Bob’s Journey
  • Noah’s Journey
  • Tyreese’s Journey
  • A Day in the Life of Michael Cudlitz
  • A Day in the Life of Josh McDermitt
  • Rotters in the Flesh