Eps 99 – Wyrmwood – Late Phases

The HNR grue-crew tackle a pair of low budget winners, the Australian zombie film Wyrmwood and the werewolf film Late Phases. Each film has its own personality and bring interesting approaches and twists to their respective sub-genres. And look for the influences in both films from Sam Raimi to George Miller to John Landis.

Dave shares the horror news of the week with the skinny about a possible Alien sequel from Neill Blomkamp, Judith O’Dea in a Night of the Living Dead re-imagining and Bruce Campbell has more to share about the upcoming Ash vs the Evil Dead TV showHNR proudly brings another horror fan to the forefront with this week’s Listener Spotlight about Chad Hunt.

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! Also, the prizes keep coming: HNR teams up with Dr. AC featuring the incredible book Hidden Horror and Magnolia Home Entertainment joins in to announce the winner of the DVD giveaway for the horror anthology The ABCs of Death 2! 

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Review: Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead (2014) 

Described as a mix between Dawn of the Dead and Mad Max, Wyrmwood is receiving high praise around the internet. The grue-crew chime in on their reactions to all the zany zombie action from director Kiah Roache-Turner. The highlight of the film is easily the addition of Bianca Bradey as Brooke who goes through unimaginable transformation during the film. The action is fast paced and the gore if plentiful.


Review: Late Phases (2014) 

Dave starts off the review of Late Phases with a quick report from the Cleveland Wizard Comic Con where effects artist supreme Robert Kurtzman brought some of the werewolf heads to display. Doc and Vixen report on their catching the film at the recent Nevermore Film Festival in Durham, North Carolina. The grue-crew sum up the film as a werewolf film, as a character piece and as a kick-ass horror film.


HNR Contest:  Hidden Horror: A Celebration of 101 Underrated and Overlooked Fright Flicks Book Giveaway 

Dr. AC teams up with Horror News Radio to provide two copies of the Rando Hatton 2014 Awards best book winner Hidden Horror: A Celebration of 101 Underrated and Overlooked Fright Flicks. The fantastic reference material brings 101 authors together to discuss an under-appreciated “hidden” horror film that influenced their love for the genre. Entries will be accepted until Midnight (Eastern Standard Time),  March 8, 2015. All you need to do is complete the The Black Saint’s HNR Horror Trivia Question at this link. The Anchor Bay Entertainment Fear Clinic Blu-Ray giveaway is open to US addresses only.


HNR Contest: Magnolia Home Entertainment ABCs of Death 2 DVD Giveaway 

Horror News Radio is teaming up with Magnolia Home Entertainment to hand out a DVD copy of ABCs of Death 2. 26 new directors, 26 new ways to die. Congratulations to the winner of the DVD, Jeff Hernandez from Ohio.

Horror News of the Week for 02/23/2015 

Dave shares the Horror News of the Week with news about Neill Blomkamp receiving a green light for his vision for the next Alien sequel. Next he shares information about the synopsis and casting for the upcoming Ash vs. the Evil Dead TV series. Actress Judith O’Dea is returning to the Night of the Living Dead property for the independent feature from director Matt Cloude. And, yes, she is reprising the role of Barbara. What is all this nonsense about the trailer for the muck-fest Alien Tampon? Zack Snyder finally reveals the look of Jason Momoa as Aquaman for the upcoming Batman vs Superman.

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Dr. AC’s Hidden Horror paperback giveaway

Horror News Radio is teaming up with Aaron Christensen (Dr. AC) and Kitley’s Krypt Publishing to giveaway two copies of the hit horror movie reference book Hidden Horror: A Celebration of 101 Underrated and Overlooked Fright Flicks. The book contains 101 authors each recounting a favorite little known horror film providing a personal account as to the film’s impact and influence. It is a must have! The deadline to enter is Midnight (EST) Sunday, March 8, 2015. All you need to do is complete the The Black Saint’s HNR Horror Trivia Question below. The Hidden Horror: A Celebration of 101 Underrated and Overlooked Fright Flicks giveaway is open to US addresses only.



Dr. AC is back, with a brand new compendium of essays from the brightest and bloodiest aficionados around the globe. 101 informed enthusiasts pay homage to their favorite overlooked creature features, moldy oldies and trashy treats, showcasing silent classics (The Man Who Laughs, The Hands of Orlac) and trippy mind-benders (Possession, The Tenant), schlocky shockers (The Gore Gore Girls, The Horror of Party Beach) and foreign freakouts (Ichi the Killer, Santa Sangre). You’ll be combing your queue and video shelves to track down every last one! Discover the Horror…HIDDEN HORROR.


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In Sam Raimi's landmark debut film, The Evil Dead (1981), there's a scene during which a torn poster for another landmark horror film is briefly seen on a wall.

What was the name of that film?

  • A) The Exorcist
  • B) Jaws
  • C) Rosemary's Baby
  • D) The Hills Have Eyes

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Eps 51 – LIVE at the Mad Monster Party Charlotte

Hazmat (2014) is only one of the films covered in this episode of Horror News Radio when Doc shares his movie for the “What Have You Been Watching” segment recorded LIVE at the Mad Monster Party in Charlotte, NC. Santos steps in as well to cover PMS Cop (2014) to Doc’s surprise. Oh, my.

Santos and Doc also task a few of the live audience to a series of horror trivia questions to win a one of two copies of Hidden Horror provided by the author/editor of the book, Dr. AC. Then Ormon Grimsby stops by for a quick interview and updates on the horror convention. And Santos is thrown for a loop when the girls from The Little Leviathan oddity shop stop by. Oh, Santos.

Co-hosts Doc Rotten and Santos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr. are back again this week for another fantastic episode of Horror News Radio, the official HorrorNews.Net podcast. BUT FIRST! Before we get too far into this episode’s fantastic content, BIG NEWS! Announcing, the HNR grue-crew are going on the road with a horror convention tour spring 2014. Following their stop at The Mad Monster Party in Charlotte, North Carolina, We are also set to attend Bizarre AC in Atlantic City, NJ on June 13-15 alongside HorrorNews.Net’s very own Michael Joy (Dead Afterlife) and we will be at MonsterCon in Greenville, SC on July 18-20. Look for more details and announcements in the coming months!

00:01:45 – LIVE at the Mad Monster Party and Trivia Questions
Doc Rotten and Santos Ellin Jr., the Black Saint, are recording live at the Mad Monster Party in Charlotte, NC. The show is packed and the crowd is incredible. Doc and Santos give their impressions of the show and discuss all the fantastic celebs in attendance. Then they kick into the first annual Horror News Radio game show where two contestants answers difficult, mind-numbing trivia questions to win cool-ass prizes: Hidden Horror from Dr. AC.

00:16:27 – Thanks to Bombshell Bloodbath, MOLD! and Circus of the Dead – And RLJ Entertainment
Doc and Santos take some time to thank all the friends of the podcast that provided killer freebies the grue-crew handed out the entire weekend. Brett Mullen, Neil Meschino and Billy Pon provided posters for their films Bombshell BloodbathMOLD! and Circus of the Dead/Doll Boy and RLJ Entertainment supplied over a dozen rocking DVD and Blu-Ray copies. Thank you, this is why the horror community rules!

00:21:35 – Ormon Grimsby
Special guest Ormon Grimsby, the horror host from Raleigh NC, stops in to chat with Doc and Santos about all things Grimsby and Mad Monster Party.

00:37:00 – Hazmat (2014) and PMS Cop (2014)
Doc reviews Hazmat in this week’s “What Have  You Been Watching” segment. And Santos reviews the wonderfully titled PMS Cop.

01:01:50 – The goth girls from The Little Leviathan
Doc and Santos are ambushed by a trio of the hottest horror convention honeys from The Little Leviathan booth showing off their unique signatures from Elvira and their affection for Doyle. Doc and Santos may never be the same. Be sure to check out The Little Leviathan, a unique oddities shop in Raleigh, NC, at their site

Anchor Bay Blu-Ray Prize Pack Giveaway – In Fear and No One Lives (Winner)
Horror News Radio is teaming up with Anchor Bay to provide a sweet, sweet Blu-Ray Prize Pack featuring the film In Fear, currently out on VOD and DVD (as of March 11, 2014). The film is from director Jeremy Lovering and it features Alice Englert (Beautiful Creatures), Iain De Caestecker (Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) and Allen Leech (Downton Abbey). The prize pack also comes with a second feature, No One Lives. Wow! That’s incredible! So, who is the winner?

The winner is: Ryan Lindley!



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