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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  • 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
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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

Eps 103 – It Follows – SXSW

The Grue-crew dive into the most talked about horror film of the past few months, IT FOLLOWS. The film, garnering huge buzz by making impressive bank with a limited release, is going wide and deserves to be seen in the theater, in a crowd. Writer-Director David Robert Mitchell works hard to scare the crap out of you. Maika Monroe, from The Guest, stars.

Dave dishes a new plate of HORROR NEWS OF THE WEEK with information about Hannibal, Doctor Strange and The Disciples. Doc Rotten announces that Horror News Radio and HorrorNews.Net will appear at the MAD MONSTER PARTY in Charlotte, NC in March 27-29, 2015. The Black Saint tackles another round of STUMP THE SAINT.

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: Anchor Bay Entertainment returns with a Muck Blu-Ray Giveaway! 

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Review: It Follows (2015) 

Young Jay (Maika Monroe) falls for a new beau succumbing to his charms. After a night of passion, she discovers the boy has passed on to her a curse where a mysterious force – a force that can take on ANY appearance – follows you until it catches you…and kills you. Jay and her friends struggle to find a way to survive. The film embraces its influences mixing them with unique and effectively simple approach to fear and horror. The grue-crew chime in with their take on this modern masterpiece.


What Have You Been Watching: SXSW (2015) 

Co-host Thomas Mariani returns from Austin, Texas and the South By South West (SXSW) 2015 film festival. He shares his adventures, seeing George Miller talk about Road Warrior and Mad Max Fury Road and reviews the horror film, The Final Girls.


HNR Contest:  Anchor Bay Entertainment Muck Blu-Ray 

Horror News Radio and Anchor Bay Entertainment announce the Muck Blu-Ray giveaway. Anchor Bay Entertainment is providing a pair of Blu-Rays for the hit gorefest Muck featuring horror legend Kane Hodder and Playboy Playmate of the Year 2012 Jaclyn Swedberg. Winners are Donnie Hoover from OH and Jeff Durkin from VA. Congrats!

Horror News of the Week for 03/23/2015 

Dave shares the Horror News of the Week beginning with the announcement that actors Jim Carrey and Keanu Reeves are joining the cannibal film The Bad Batch. Bryan Fuller reveals that Vincenzo Natali is directing three episodes of Hannibal season 3 and  Neil Marshall is set to direct the episode titled “The Great Red Dragon.” It appears, to little surprise, that Doctor Strange will be the Marvel’s first horror film. Wes Craven is back in the news with whispers that he will helm the sci-fi horror TV show The Disciples. Jenn and Sylvia Soska, the Twisted Twins, are set to publish their first comic, Kill-Crazy Nymphos ATTACK!


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