Eps 145 – The Forest

The first theatrical horror film of 2016 is upon us, Jason Zada’s The Forest sends Natalie Dormer to Aokigahara Forest – the “suicide forest” – at the foot of Mount Fuji in Japan to look for her lost sister. The premise is promising but the film only delivers jump scare after jump scare, missing an opportunity to break the “January Release” curse. Vixen steps in to defend the film while Thomas…well…does what Thomas does best.

Dave begins the HORROR NEWS OF THE WEEK segment with news about the passing of two much beloved legends, Angus Scrimm and David Bowie. In the What Have You Been Watching segment, the grue-crew review the bloody Alejandro González Iñárritu  film The Revenant.

Co-hosts Doc Rotten, Santos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr., Dave Dreher, Thomas 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 Nightmare Code)

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Episode 145 — The Forest - The Revenant
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  • Featured Review: The Forest (2016)
    • Director/Writer: Jason Zada w/ Nick Antosca, Sarah Cornwell and Ben Ketai
    • Cast: Natalie Dormer, Eoin Macken, Taylor Kinney, Yukiyoshi Ozawa, Rina Takasaki
    • The Black Saint 2.5 out of 5 stars (2.5 / 5)
    • Vixen 3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)
    • Thomas Mariani 1.5 out of 5 stars (1.5 / 5)
    • Doc Rotten 2.5 out of 5 stars (2.5 / 5)
  • What Have You Been Watching: The Revenant (2015)
    • Director/Writer: Alejandro González Iñárritu w/ Mark L. Smith
    • Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Will Poulter, Domhnall Gleeson, Forrest Goodluck, Paul Anderson, Lucas Haas
    • The Black Saint 3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)
    • Thomas Mariani 3 out of 5 stars (3 / 5)
    • Doc Rotten 4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)
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  • Horror News of the Week: 01/11/2016
    • The Grue-crew remember The Tall Man – R.I.P. Angus Scrimm
    • The Grue-crew remember Ziggy Stardust – R.I.P. David Bowie
    • TNT hires M. Night Shyamalan to reboot Tales from the Crypt
    • James Wan shares the trailer for his next horror film, The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist
    • Rob Zombie announces his next horror film, The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser
  • Stump the Saint: w/ prizes supplied by Nightmare Code
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