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Eps 72 Afflicted / Life After Beth

Life After Beth (2014) proves that a zombie romcom is a difficult proposition regardless of how fantastic the cast may be. Dane DeHaan, Aubrey Plaza,  John C. Reilly, Molly Shannon and Anna Kendrick cannot save this humorless, lifeless horror comedy from writer/director Jeff Baena. All the pieces are there, they just never assemble into a cohesive whole. Sad.

Afflicted (2013), on the other hand, proves how a well constructed story and a pair of leads with authentic bro-chemistry is capable of reinvigorating the found footage sub genre. Afflicted is the film no one knows about but everyone should. A terrific little film that has the grue-crew united in singing its praises. Check it out!

Dave shares the horror news of the week with bits about TV, film, comics, Blu-ray and home made you tube horror homage. Joseph Perry returns this week with more details from PiFan, the extraordinary fantasy film fest from South Korea.

Co-hosts Doc RottenSantos (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!  This week we announce that it is time to enter for a chance to win Anchor Bay’s The Walking Dead Season 4 Blu-Ray.


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Episode 73 – Life After Beth / Afflicted
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Life After Beth (2014)
Thomas sums it up best during the review, “this year’s biggest disappointment.” Life After Beth is ripe with promise: a great cast, a promising young director, an intriguing premise and a slick spin on horror, romance and comedy. It should be the zombie rom-com to define  a decade. Instead, the chemistry never gels, the zombies never reach their potential and, the biggest crime, the comedy is never funny. Sigh.

Afflicted (2013)
The HNR grue-crew wear their found footage scars as they have endured an onslaught of horror films trying to capture the fire ignited by Paranormal ActivityREC and CloverfieldAfflicted is one of the few films that get it right, a remarkable entry into the sub genre that spins a unique and often scary look at vampires and the horrors of the transformation from human to the undead. Derek Lee and Clif Prowse are pair of writers, directors and actors to keep an eye on. Recommended!

What Have You Been Watching: PiFan 2014 report from Joseph Perry
The Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival is a popular annual event in  South Korea. Joining us from the festival floor is HNR fan turned man-on-the-street reported, Joseph Perry discussing four more films: Nymph from Serbia; Asmodexia from Spain; Baal’s Flowers from Italy; and, Whispers Behind the Wall from Germany.

Horror News of the Week for 08/18/2014
Dave Dreher  shares the Horror News of the Week beginning with news across all mediums. On Television, NBC is bringing The Devil’s Advocate to the small screen. In comics, DC Comics is exploring horror themes in the Batman universe with Gotham by Midnight. Elijah Woods carries the film segment with his latest cinematic effort, Open Windows. On Blu-ray, Scream Factory is releasing their second volume of Vincent Price classics: House on Haunted Hill, The Raven and Dr. Phibes Rises Again. Finally, on the you tube front, Max Landis has recreated the iconic transformation scene from his father’s film American Werewolf in London with a tiny budget and a big imagination. Crazy!

Contest: Anchor Bay Blu-Ray giveaway of The Walking Dead Season 4 
The Black Saint provides the trivia question for Anchor Bay’s Blu-Ray giveaway of The Walking Dead Season 4 coming out August 26, 2014. Anchor Bay is teaming up with Horror News Radio to give away two copies of the blu-ray release. Check out http://horrornewsradio.com/trivia-thewalkingdead for details. Contest ends midnight, August 24, 2014 and is open to US residents only. Good luck!

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Eps 69 – Lucy / Under the Skin

Lucy (2014) embarks on a journey of the mind towing along tons of action and preposterous nonsense. The HNR grue-crew review and rip apart the latest film from direct Luc Besson starring the beautiful and talented Scarlett Johansson. Pretentious, silly and downright goofy fun, it is the Summer hit that had The Black Saint laughing his ass off. The problem is the film is not a comedy.

Dave ramps up the horror news of the week with tons of SDCC news, even more than what was on the SDCC Bonus episode of HNR. Joseph Perry returns with more on PiFan. And Thomas reigns in a review of another Scarlett Johansson film, Under The Skin.

Co-hosts Doc RottenSantos (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!  The show also contains Stump the Stain where The Black Saint answers questions provided by you, the HNR fan!


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Episode 69 – Lucy / Under the Skin
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Lucy (2014)
Yes sir, Morgan Freeman collects a big fat paycheck. Not much else happens in Lucy from Luc Besson and Scarlett Johannson. Well, at least The Black Saint and his offspring found mountains of hilarity in this pretentious mess. The grue-crew bicker back and forth over what is the most offensive part of the film while Santos suggests it is the perfect unintentional comedy. Yikes!

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What Have You Been Watching: PiFan by Joseph Perry
From South Korea, attending the Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival, Horror News Radio man-on-the-street reported Joseph Perry brings short reviews from a handful of genre films presented during the festival: The Demon’s RookWolf CopDark Sea and Video Club.

What Have You Been Watching: Under The Skin (2014)
Thomas discusses the sci-fi thriller also starring Scarlett Johansson, Under the Skin. He declares it a much better experience than Scarlett’s Lucy highly recommending the film.

Horror News of the Week for 07/28/2014
Dave Dreher  shares the Horror News of the Week beginning with news from SDCC. While Doc, The Black Saint and special guest director Christopher G. Moore recapped the major news from the con on a special bonus episode of Horror News Radio, Dave brings more little nuggets and tidbits to excite and titillate. See No Evil 2 and Painkiller Jane from the Soska Sisters; the odd VOD life of The Poughkeepsie Tapes; Scream Factory announced 10 new titles, including Escape from New York; and, Constantine, the upcoming fall TV series, gets a killer trailer.

Stump the Saint for the Week of 07/28/2014 
The Black Saint is back and it is time for Stump the Saint. Mick and Floor Hockey Josh return will questions to rack the Black Saint’s mind. Will he triumph? Or, will he be stumped once again?

Contest: Anchor Bay DVD giveaway of The Midnight Game 
The Black Saint provides the trivia question for Anchor Bay’s DVD giveaway of The Midnight Game coming out August 12, 2014. Anchor Bay is teaming up with Horror News Radio to give away two copies of the film. Check out http://horrornewsradio.com/trivia-midnightgame for details. Contest ends midnight, August 10, 2014 and is open to US residents only. Good luck!

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Special thanks and a big shout out goes to the band Tear Out The Heart and Victory Records for allowing HorrorNews.Net to sample music from their single Undead Anthem for the podcast’s intro and outro theme music. Check them out and tell them The Official HorrorNews.Net Podcast sent you their way!

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Eps 68 – The Purge: Anarchy

The Purge: Anarchy (2014) picks up one year after the Purge presented last year except this entry follows Frank Grillo as Seargent Leo Barnes, a man on a mission to purge but runs into two sets of characters in deep doo doo deciding to help them survive the night. Capitalizing on the premise of The Purge, Anarchy takes the action to the streets to the satisfaction of the fans but forgets to bring characterization along with it. Hollow? Maybe. Action packed? You bet. Check out the review from the HNR grue-crew.

Dave ramps up the horror news of the week with bloody bits and pieces about GrizzlyThe Overlook Motel and Mad Max Fury Road. Joseph Perry is now the HNR man-on-the-street in South Korea at the PiFan film festival with his reviews of Dead Snow Red vs Dead, Blood Glacier and other genre films.

Co-hosts Doc RottenSantos (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!  The show also contains Stump the Stain as recorded live at MonsterCon toy and comic convention in Greenville, South Carolina July 18-20, 2014.


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Episode 68 – The Purge: Anarchy
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The Purge: Anarchy (2014)
Thomas reminds his co-hosts that all but Vixen hated on The Purge last year giving the film a screaming 1 out of 5 before the grue-crew jump into their review of the its 2014 sequel, The Purge: Anarchy. Dave perhaps says it the best, “For a film with ‘Anarchy’ in its title, where is all the Anarchy?” Frank Castle…uh…Frank Grillo, rather, takes to the streets on Purge Night handing out violence, gore and death, but does the action hold enough interest to elevate the film and the now successful franchise.

What Have You Been Watching: PiFan by Joseph Perry
From South Korea, attending the Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival, Horror News Radio man-on-the-street reported Joseph Perry brings short reviews from a handful of genre films presented early in the festival: Dead Snow: Dead Vs RedWhat We Do in the Shadows, Blood Glacier (The Station), Darkness by Day, When Animals Dream, Djinn   Zero Theorem.

Horror News of the Week for 07/21/2014
Dave Dreher  shares the Horror News of the Week beginning with news of the death of writer/director John Fasano, the man behind Rock ‘n’ Roll Nightmare and Black Roses. We are finally treated with images from the forthcoming George Miller apocalyptic thriller Mad Max Fury Road. The new trailer for Grizzly is NOT a remake of the 1976 b-movie classic, but a new nature horror film from director David Hackl and stars James Marsden, Thomas Jane and Billy Bob Thornton. In Stephen King news, Mark Romanek is now attached to direct a prequel to The Shining titled The Overlook Hotel. Effects artist Vincent Guastini has released photos and a trailer for his segment from anthology horror film Hellivator Man.

Stump the Saint: Recorded live at MonsterCon in Greenville, SC – July 18-20, 2014 
Doc Rotten and The Black Saint return from the MonsterCon where the duo presented free DVDs and Blu-rays provided by RLJ Entertainment for convention patrons who attempted to Stump the Saint.

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Special thanks and a big shout out goes to the band Tear Out The Heart and Victory Records for allowing HorrorNews.Net to sample music from their single Undead Anthem for the podcast’s intro and outro theme music. Check them out and tell them The Official HorrorNews.Net Podcast sent you their way!

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