Cargo – Crimson Screen Horror Film Festival – Episode 268 – Horror News Radio

The Grue-Crew take a look at the Martin Freeman zombie tale Cargo, Christopher shares his adventures at the Crimson Screen Horror Film Festival, and Dave drops a plethora of horror news in our laps. Join Dave Dreher, Doc Rotten, Christopher G. Moore, and Vanessa Thompson – along with special guest host Whitney Collazo, as we discuss Horror News of the Week and review the latest horror offerings.

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Episode 268 – Cargo – Crimson Screen Horror Film Festival
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FEATURE TOPIC: Cargo (Netflix)

After an epidemic spread all over Australia, a father searches for someone willing to protect his daughter.

Directors: Ben Howling, Yolanda Ramke
Cast: Martin Freeman, Anthony Hayes, Susie Porter



Crimson Screen Horror Film Festival: Christopher G. Moore discusses his trip to Charleston, South Carolina

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Black Panther – Dead Shack – Episode 255 – Horror News Radio

The Grue Crew along with guest Yonathan Habtemichael return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe for a tour through Wakanda as they discuss Black Panther. After making a splash in Captain America: Civil War, Prince T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) has to take the reins of his father and the title of Black Panther in the film that’s blowing up the box office. Then, The Grue Crew sees a faded sign on the side of the road and head over to the Dead Shack, baby! This independent zombie comedy is streaming on Shudder, but the question is… did we really shudder during it? Tune in for more! Dave Dreher gives us Horror News of the Week! This includes killer teddy bears, the return of Fangoria and Netflix gobbling up more films for us to consume! Plus, Thomas Mariani presents another round of Phantom Factor and Doc Rotten makes some big announcements. All for your ear holes!

As always, the HNR Grue-Crew would love to hear from you, the listeners, the fans. You can always reach out via email at feedback(AT)horrornewsradio(DOT)com or find us on Twitter: Doc Rotten | Dave Dreher | Thomas Mariani. Also, like us on Facebook and join the Horror News Radio Facebook Group.

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Episode 255 – Black Panther – Dead Shack
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INTRO [00:00:40]


FEATURE REVIEW: Black Panther [00:32:17]

  • Black Panther (2018)
  • director: Ryan Coogler
  • cast: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Sterling K. Brown, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, Andy Serkis


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WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN WATCHING: Dead Shack [01:29:07]

  • Dead Shack (2018)
  • director: Peter Ricq
  • cast: Gabriel LaBelle, Lizzie Boys, Matthew Nelson-Mahood, Lauren Holly, Donavon Stinson, Valerie Tian

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Eps 37 – The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug  is the review of the week as the grue-crew examine the adventures of dwarves, wizards, hobbits and elves facing the terrors of giant spiders, murderous orcs and ferocious, fire breathing dragons.

Peter Jackson brings the second film in the trilogy of films based on J.R.R Tolkein’s classic Middle-Earth novel, The Hobbit. This chapter focuses on the discovery and battle with the dragon under the mountain, the incredible Smaug.

Co-hosts Doc RottenDave DreherSantos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr.Thomas Mariani and Vixen, the Voice of Reason, recap and review The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, even if Santos slept through the best part. What? Dave brings the Horror News of the Week with gruesome goodies on The Following, Stephen King and The ABCs of Death 2.

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00:03:40 – Review of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Every year, for his birthday, Horror News Radio host Santos Ellin Jr., the Black Saint, goes to see the big theatrical release of that weekend. Again this year, that film is another film in the trilogy of The Hobbit movies, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. And just like last  year, Santos gets a good nap. What? Yes, the adventures of the wandering Hobbit put your favorite New York podcast host to sleep. Sigh. On the other side, Doc shares his love for the film, the 3D and the high frame rate experience while Thomas counters most everything Doc loves. Still, everyone agrees the film has its moments, including the incredible execution of the dragon Smaug. But, that ending. Woof!

01:04:44 – Horror News of the Week for 12/16/2013
Dave jumps into the mix to bring the Horror News of the Week. He begins with news about the viral promotional materials for the upcoming second season of The Following starring Kevin Bacon. It seems Stephen King has another book coming out on the heels of Doctor Sleep, titled Mr. Mercedes. There’s also another TV show in the works: Grand Central. There’s a new online VOD service called Horror Inc. that Dave recommends checking out. The trailer for John Schneider’s all star horror slasher film Smothered is now available. The 26th episode of The ABCs of Death 2 has been chosen, giving director Robert Boocheck the coveted spot in the film with M is for Masticate.

01:25:19– RLJ Entertainment Holiday Horror Giveaway Pack
It’s the holiday season and here is your chance to walk away with four horror films from RLJ Entertainment, some of their best genre films from 2013: The Colony, The Last Will and Testament of Rosalind Leigh, Scavengers and Stranded. Entering is simple, you have two ways to get you’re name in the pot. One way is to go to the Horror News Radio Facebook Group and complete the online Poll, “What is your favorite modern horror franchise.” Another way, if you are not the socialite, is to send an email directly to Doc at docrotten @ horrornewsradio [dot] com with RLJ Entertainment Gift Pack in the subject line and the answer to the above poll question in the body along with your name and address.

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