Robert Kurtzman Interview – The Night Eats the World – Episode 300 – Horror News Radio

For our 300th episode, we are honored to interview Robert Kurtzman, the legendary effects artist who also oversaw the effects for THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE. The Grue-Crew also review THE NIGHT EATS THE WORLD (2018) from director Dominique Rocher, due to a troll-worthy recommendation from the one-and-only Stephen King. 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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INTERVIEW: Robert Kurtzman

The Grue-Crew discuss the effects that went into the phenomenal NETFLIX horror TV show, THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE with the legendary effects artist Robert Kurtzman. He also shares some memories and behind-the-scenes secrets from his long list of effects credits, including Evil Dead 2, Intruder, Army of Darkness, From Dusk Till Dawn, and John Dies at the End.


  • R.I.P. Nicolas Roeg, director of Don’t Look Now, The Witches, and more
  • Friday the 13th stars team up for the indie film – 13 FANBOY
  • We get our first solid look at David Harbour as HELLBOY
  • THE WALKING DEAD kills off another main character – amid controversy – and gets scary again.

FEATURE TOPIC: The Night Eats the World (La Nuit a dévoré le monde)

The morning after a party, a young man wakes up to find Paris invaded by zombies.

Director: Dominique Rocher
Cast: Anders Danielsen Lie, Golshifteh Farahani, Denis Lavant





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Anchor Bay Entertainment Fear Clinic Blu-Ray giveaway

Horror News Radio is teaming up with Anchor Bay Entertainment to giveaway a pair of Blu-rays for the Robert G. Hall directed horror film Fear Clinic. The film stars Robert “Freddy Krueger” Englund, Fiona Dourif and Thomas Dekker. The deadline to enter is Midnight (EST) Sunday, February 15, 2015. All you need to do is complete the The Black Saint’s HNR Horror Trivia Question below. The Anchor Bay Entertainment Fear Clinic giveaway is open to US addresses only.


  Step Into The Fear Chamber Starting February 10, 2015 on Blu-ray™ and DVD

After terrifying audiences from coast to coast – Closing Night Event at ScreamFest 2014 Los Angeles and Opening Night Screening at 2014 New York City Horror Film Festival – Fear Clinic, the latest excursion into unrelenting terror will be released on Blu-ray™ and DVD on February 10, 2015 by Anchor Bay Entertainment. The highly anticipated shocker stars horror icon Robert “Freddy Krueger” Englund, Fiona Dourif, Angelina Armani, Thomas Dekker, as well as Stone Sour and Slipknot lead vocalist Corey Taylor in his acting debut, and is directed by Robert G. Hall (Lightning Bug, Laid to Rest, ChromeSkull: Laid To Rest II).

With blood-chilling special effects by award-winning FX creators Robert Kurtzman and Steve Johnson, Fear Clinic will take viewers on an unforgettable journey into the very soul of terror itself. SRP is $26.99 for the Blu-ray™ and $22.98 for the DVD, with pre-book on January 7.

Co-written by Hall and Aaron Drane, the film is based on the critically acclaimed and fan favorite 2009 series. When trauma-induced phobias begin to re-emerge in five survivors a year after their horrifying tragedy, they return to the “Fear Clinic,” hoping to find the answers they need to get cured.

Dr. Andover (Robert Englund), a fear doctor who runs the clinic, uses his “Fear Chamber” to animate their fears in the form of terrifying hallucinations. However, the good doctor soon begins to suspect that something more sinister may be at work, something that yearns to be more than just an hallucination…


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We all recognize Robert Englund in his signature role as Freddy Kruger. We also know that this still is taken from Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors. And in this film, the teens being monitored in the clinic were given a drug to keep them from dreaming.

What was the name of that drug?

  • A) Sleepitoff
  • B) Hypnocil
  • C) Contrave
  • D) Psychoxin

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Eps 31 – Ender’s Game

Ender’s Game is finally here, 28 years in the making. Gavin Hood directs Asa Butterfield, Harrison Ford and Ben Kingsley in the teen friendly Sci-Fi adventure.

Horror News Radio co-hosts Doc RottenDave DreherSantos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr.Thomas Mariani and Vixen have mixed feelings on the results. Some of it works for most all the grue-crew while many have issues with the pacing, the characters and, in Dave’s case, the film altogether. Doc tries to defend Ender’s Game with only moderate success.

Dave continues with the Horror News of the Week and shares his visit to Robert Kurtzman’s Mad FX Studio for a Halloween party where the guest of honor was none other than Freddy Kruger himself, Robert Englund.

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00:04:00 – Review of Ender’s Game (2013)
The grue-crew venture into Sci-Fi territory this week as they review Ender’s Game from Gavin Hood. It does have aliens – well, almost. It does have bloodshed – uh, no, not really. Gasp, the horror in Ender’s Game is the realization of the effects of Harrison Ford’s character’s manipulation of the young cast. It is devastating, an emotional hit to the gut. While Dave zoned out pretty quickly, Doc and Vixen generally liked it while both Santos and Thomas had stronger issues.

00:47:56 – What Have You Been Watching: Dave meets Robert Englund
Dave was fortunate to attend a special Halloween event at Robert Kurtzman’s Mad FX Studio to support his school the Kurtzman Institute of Art. The guest of honor was Robert Englund the talented madman who plays Freddy Kruger – and is featured in over 140 films. Dave shares the event and his meeting of the modern horror icon.

00:52.31– Horror News of the Week for 11/04/2013
Dave rocks the horror news of the week beginning with news that Samuel L. Jackson has joined fellow 1408 co-star John Cusack for the screen adaptation of Stephen King’s Cell to be directed by Paranormal Activity 2’s Tod Williams. A pair of directors are up next with George Romero commenting about the lack of zombies in The Walking Dead and David Cronenberg cutting Stanley Kubrick below the knees for the lack of horror in The Shining. Thomas is not terribly interested in hearing about Eli Roth’s The Green Inferno which had footage premiere this week. Michael Biehn finally released a trailer for his film Hidden in the Woods that is truly disturbing. And the Archie comics are going un-dead with Afterlife with Archie.

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