The Meg – Scares That Care – Episode 282 -Horror News Radio

Simon Pegg and Nick Frost tease us with Slaughterhouse Rulez. American Horror Story: Apocalypse continues to ramp up its cast. Universal Halloween Horror Nights add Poltergeist to its mazes. And, Christopher, Vanessa, and Doc discuss the giant shark summer schlockfest The Meg. Join Dave Dreher, Doc Rotten, Christopher G. Moore, and Vanessa Thompson as we discuss Horror News of the Week and review the latest horror offerings.

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Episode 282 – The Meg
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After escaping an attack by what he claims was a 70-foot shark, Jonas Taylor must confront his fears to save those trapped in a sunken submersible.

Director: Jon Turteltaub
Cast: Jason Statham, Bingbing Li, Rainn Wilson



Doc Rotten, Vanessa Thompson, and Christopher G. Moore discuss their adventures at the Scares That Care Weekend just last week.



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Eps 129 – Cooties

Elijah Wood, Rainn Wilson, Alison Pill, Jack McBrayer and Leigh Whannell lead the cast for the horror comedy Cooties from directors Jonathan Milott and Cary Murnion. The Grue-crew gleefully watch as the film follows a group of teachers trapped inside their school as their students turn into flesh-eating zombies out to kill them all. Is it funny? Is it scary? Guest-host, Christopher G. Moore is on hand to share his thoughts as well.

Dave begins the HORROR NEWS OF THE WEEK segment with news about a potential Mist TV show, a possible Jordon Peel horror film (Get Out) from Blumhouse and the Kickstarter future of the horror game Allison Road. Joseph Perry returns with three more reviews from the BiFan Internation Film Festival: The Stranger (Chile), American Burger (Sweden) and I Survived a Zombie Holocaust (New Zealand).

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!

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Episode 129 – Cooties
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 Review: Cooties (2015) 

In a curious turn, the thoughts from the Grue-crew – and special guest-host Christopher G. Moore – about the new horror comedy Cooties are all across the board from loving it to absolutely hating it. Arguably more so than horror, comedy is extremely subjective with the Jonathan Milott and Cary Murnion directed film appealing to Christopher who gives it a 4.0. On the other end lies Thomas Mariani, giving the film a 0.5. Insane. This is the review you want to listen to.

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Festival Report: BiFan (2015) w/ The Stranger (Chile), American Burger (Sweden) and I Survived a Zombie Holocaust (New Zealand)

International HNR Reported Joseph Perry returns with another BiFan International Film Festival update featuring reviews of three more extraordinary horror movies. This week he digs into The Stranger from Chile, American Burger from Sweden and I Survived a Zombie Holocaust from New Zealand.

Horror News of the Week for 09/21/2015 

Dave shares the Horror News of the Week beginning with of birthday boy Stephen King’s novella The Mist getting a potential TV treatment. Christopher steps in to share news about the kickstarter for the horror game Allison Road. Comedian Jordon Peele is teaming up with Blumhouse to direct the genre film Get Out! Jack the Ripper and H. G. Wells face off again as Time After Time heads to television. The real-life alien-abduction story of Betty and Barney Hill comes to life in the feature film based on their lives called Captured.

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