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The Void (2017) – Episode 209 – Horror News Radio

For our special anniversary episode of Horror News Radio, the Grue-Crew scoured and scraped for a film worth to be included. They found the film they were looking for in the film THE VOID from directors Jeremy Gillespie and Steven Kostanski. The film unfolds like a classic gore-fest from the Eighties complete with gruesome practical effects and splatter galore. The film is swimming in crimson goo with monsters and mayhem around every dimly lit corner. Ah! A match made in heaven…or…it that elsewhere….?

This episode marks four years since the Grue-Crew first gathered to record the podcast, featuring a review of the Evil Dead remake. A few fans sent in questions and congratulations – and there may a familiar voice heard among them. In the What Have You Been Watching segment David and Doc discuss the season finale of The Walking Dead and the surprising turn of events in Bates Motel.

Dave pilots this week’s edition of Horror News of the Week with a round up of recent trailers from It to Annabelle: Creation to The Mummy. HNR and Gruesome Magazine are heading to a number of horror conventions and film festival in the coming months Crimson Screen Horror Film Festival in May to Dragon Con in September.

Co-hosts Santos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr.Dave Dreher and Thomas Mariani 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 Gruesome Magazine)

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Episode 209 – The Void (2017)
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Feature Review: The Void (2017)

The Black Saint says it best that The Void draws upon the classics in the genre: Hellraiser, John Carpenter’s The Thing, even Halloween II and many others. But, as Thomas agrees, it doesn’t do so to simply reference or homage those classics. The film uses those concepts to build into its own unique and bloody narrative. It is a treat for horror fans, especially those who remember watching classics from the local Mom and Pop VHS shop. Aaron Poole leads the cast which features Ellen Wong, Kathleen Munroe, Kenneth Walsh, Amy Groening, Evan Stern, Stephanie Belding, and Art Hindle. A must see!

What Have You Been Watching: The Walking Dead Season 7 Finale (2017)

Dave Dreher and Doc Rotten reflect on the Seventh season of The Walking Dead as the season finale airs. The expected grand extravaganza ended up being a bit of a whimper as the drop in ratings illustrates. The finale had a moment or two – mostly surrounding Negan – but the end result was a bit of an anticlimactic let down. Dave and Doc quickly turn their attention to the far more successful but no less controversial recent episodes of Bates Motel that weave Marion Crane (Rihanna) into the TV version. For Dave and Doc the variation on the classic “shower scene” was a season highlight while many across the internet have been panning the choice. Regardless, the performances from Eddie Highmore and Vera Farmiga are extraordinary.

Outline of the Episode

  • [00:00:40]: Intro
    • [00:03:00]: Night of Something Strange Swag Bag Winner!
    • [00:04:26]: 4 Year Anniversary Celebration!
  • [00:32:27]: Horror News of the Week
    • [00:32:42]: Stephen King’s It Trailer
    • [00:39:35]: Dimension 404 and Mick Garris
    • [00:44:41]: Annabelle: Creation Trailer
    • [00:50:24]: Empire Box Set
    • [00:56:40]: The Mummy Trailer
  • [01:03:01]: Support HNR
  • [01:03:39]: Feature Review – The Void
  • [01:35:35]: Announcements
    • [01:35:40]: Gruesome Indiegogo Has Completed. Huge thank you for help reaching our goal!
    • [01:36:24]: Convention Appearances
  • [01:37:36]: What Have You Been Watching – The Walking Dead Season 7 Finale
  • [01:43:11]: What Have You Been Watching – Bates Motel
  • [01:46:47]: Stump The Saint

NEXT WEEK ON HNR

To Be Determined

GRUESOME LINKS

Gruesome Magazine Spring 2017 is coming! That’s right, the very first issue of an all-new horror magazine from the Grue-Crew behind Horror News Radio and Gruesome Magazine website will land late February 2017. The tag line “Horror Festival Hits – Independent Films – The Future of Horror” reflects the focus of the magazine on the up’n’coming horror film makers and their films in Horror Film Festivals across the globe. Check out the GM page for more details.

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Eps 164 – Altar – Preacher

The Grue-crew are joined this week by Michael Steinberg, the owner of Found Footage Critic website and co-host of the Found Footage Files podcast. Michael brings a film with him for HNR to screen and review, the found footage flick from writer director Matthew Sconce called ALTAR. The film starts of with a promising extended intro setting up the film. Join Doc, The Black Saint, Thomas and Dave as they welcome Michael to share their thoughts on the film and found footage in general.

Dave returns for the HORROR NEWS OF THE WEEK segment sharing a fresh group of updates and rumors with the reaction for the second Ghostbusters trailer, the promise for season five of Bates Motel and tease that there may be a Neighbors 3: Zombies Rising – no, no there won’t. For the What Have You Been Watching segment, the Grue-crew dive deep into the series premiere for the much anticipated TV series, PREACHER.

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 Gruesome Magazine)

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Episode 164 – Altar (2016) – Preacher (2016)
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  • Featured Review: Altar (2016)
    ALTAR is the terrifying story of a group of former college classmates who get lost driving to a college reunion camp out in the Sierra Nevada mountains. After stopping for the night, they stumble onto something much darker. They must battle to escape the evil they unleashed to not only save their own lives but their souls as well.

    • d.w. Matthew Sconce
    • c. Stefanie Estes, Brittany Falardeau, Tim Parrish, Deep Rai, Anchilla deValmont, Michael Wainwright Nicole L. Osborne
    • Thomas Mariani (1.5 / 5)
    • Doc Rotten (2.3 / 5)
    • The Black Saint (1.5 / 5)
    • Dave Dreher (1.5 / 5)
    • Michael Steinberg (4.8 / 5)
    • Found Footage Critic website
    • Found Footage Files podcast
  • W. Earl Brown as Sheriff Hugo Root, Ian Colletti as Eugene Root, Lucy Griffiths as Emily, Ruth Negga as Tulip O'Hare, Dominic Cooper as Jesse Custer, Joseph Gilgun as Cassidy, Derek Wilson as Donnie Schenck, Anatol Yusef as DeBlanc, Tom Brooke as Fiore; group - Preacher _ Season 1, Gallery - Photo Credit: Matthias Clamer/AMC

    W. Earl Brown as Sheriff Hugo Root, Ian Colletti as Eugene Root, Lucy Griffiths as Emily, Ruth Negga as Tulip O’Hare, Dominic Cooper as Jesse Custer, Joseph Gilgun as Cassidy, Derek Wilson as Donnie Schenck, Anatol Yusef as DeBlanc, Tom Brooke as Fiore; group – Preacher _ Season 1, Gallery – Photo Credit: Matthias Clamer/AMC

  • What Have You Been Watching: Preacher (2016) s01e01 “Pilot”
    A preacher heads out on a journey to combat the supernatural evil that just decimated his Texas hometown.

    • d. w. Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg and Sam Catlin
    • c. Dominic Cooper (Jesse Custer), Ruth Negga (Tulip O’Hare), Joe Gilgun (Cassidy), Lucy Griffiths (Emily Woodrow), W. Ear Brown (Sherrif Hugo Root), Antatol Yusef (Deblanc), Tom Brook (Fiore), Derek Wilson (Donny Schenck), Ian Colletti (Arseface – Eugene Root)

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Eps 45 – Nurse 3D | Top 5 Homicidal Women in Horror

Nurse 3D is a campy, trashy but oddly entertaining new release from director Douglas Aarniokoski starring Paz de la Huerta as Abigail Russel a psychotic, murderous nurse with a passion for blood and mayhem. The HNR grue-crew review the gory, R-Rated slasher-fest.

Thomas continues the theme with the Top 5 of the Week bringing his Top 5 Homicidal Women in Horror featuring films likeFatal AttractionThe Devil’s Rejects and the underrated, under-appreciated Orphan.

Co-hosts Doc RottenSantos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr., Dave Dreher and Thomas Mariani also tackle the “What You Have Been Watching” segment for this week discussing the hit animated film, The Lego Movie. Dave closes the show with the Horror News of the Week with updates on The Walking DeadBates Motel and Zombeavers. Wait. What? Zombeavers? Oh, yeah!

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00:02:22 – Nurse 3D
Can the HNR crew really take Nurse 3D seriously? Is it the Showgirls of horror? High camp or pure garbage? The grew crew are here to answers those questions and much, much more. Bwah-hah-hah. Nurse 3D is a goofy, satirical horror slasher film with an outrageous (and somewhat frustrating) lead performance from its uber-hot star, Paz de la Huerta.

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00:28:42 – Top 5 Homicidal Women in Horror
What better way to celebrate the insanity in Nurse 3D than to revisit some of the most notoriously unstable women in cinema with Thomas Mariani’s Top 5 Homicidal Women in Horror.

  1. Ophan (2009) – Ester (Isabelle Fuhrman)
  2. Fatal Attraction (1987) – Alex Forrest (Glenn Glose)
  3. House of 1,000 Corpses / The Devil’s Rejects (2003/2005) – Baby Firefly (Sherri Moon Zombie)
  4. Single White Female (1992) – Hedra Carlson (Jennifer Jason Leigh)
  5. Friday the 13th (1999) – Pamela Voorhees (Betsy Palmer)

00:39:35 – What Have You Been Watching – The Lego Movie
Thomas, Santos and Doc love The Lego Movie far too much to let its release go totally unnoticed. The HNR gang share their thoughts of and appreciation for this delightful, imaginative film.

00:49:01 – Horror News of the Week for 02/10/2014
Dave Dreher starts off the Horror News of the Week with the return of AMC’s The Walking Dead. The whole gang chimes in on what they thought of the hit zombie TV’s shows first show of its second half of season 4. IFC Midnight is releasing a found footage film called The Den. The trailer has caught Dave’s imagination. Stephen King shows up a lot in HNR News and this week it is all about The Cell. Horror is terrorizing TV across the dials, Dave spotlights the full trailer for season 2 of Bates Motel. Then Doc cannot believe his ears, there is a movie called Zombeavers? Woot!

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