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Eps 135 – Ash vs the Evil Dead

After years of horror movie fans demanding that Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell return to the Evil Dead franchise, fan-favorites characters and Deadites return – but this time to the small screen – with the coming of Ash vs the Evil Dead available for 10 weekly episodes on Starz. Can the demented duo recapture lightning in the bottle? What will Ash Williams be like 30 years after Army of Darkness? The Grue-crew are here to share their reviews of the pilot episode, “El Jefe.”

Dave begins the HORROR NEWS OF THE WEEK segment with news about Nightmare Cinema, Preachers and Halloween Costumes. In the What Have You Been Watching segment Doc Rotten & The Black Saint from the Grue-Crew review Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse.

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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Episode 135 – Ash vs the Evil Dead – Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse
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Review: Ash vs the Evil Dead – Episode 1 “El Jefe” (2015) 

It is rare that a film properly translates so marvelously to the small screen – although, of late, the odds are improving – as Ash vs the Evil Dead manages to accomplish. Sam Raimi returns to write and direct the first episode, El Jefe. In the pilot’s 30 minute premiere, Raimi re-introduces Ash Williams, once again played by Bruce Campbell, as the protector of the Book of the Dead. Campbell slides back into the Ash role with relish and charm – only 30 years later. It is amaze-balls. The Grue-crew champion the show but worry slightly if the remaining nine episodes can keep up the pace and tone.

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What Have You Been Watching: Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse (2015) 

In shocking news, the horror film Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse bombed at the box office with its Halloween release not even cracking the top 10 for the weekend. How does this happen? A lot of it has to do with the release program the distributor set up with a quick lead from theaters to VOD, leading to many theater chains not showing the film. The result is quite unfair to the film as both Doc and The Black Saint praise the film for its comedy and its charming – but insanely gory – coming of age story.

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Horror News of the Week for 11/02/2015 

Dave shares the Horror News of the Week starts off a lively discussion about what the hell is up with the poor cinematic showing for horror films this Halloween (2015). Thomas steps in with a recap of his visit to Halloween Horror Nights. The news begins with the Halloween costume make-up master Rick Baker created for his daughter. The Preacher trailer premiered on the fourth episode of The Walking Dead. Mick Garris finally reveals the five directors signed on for his upcoming horror anthology, Nightmare Cinema.

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Stump the Saint (Sponsored by Diabolique Magazine)

Join in as Emcee Thomas Mariani brings this weeks horror trivia questions to The Black Saint – as supplied by you, the HNR fan and listener – in another laugh-fill scream-fest Stump the Saint. Be sure to listen to learn how you too can get involved and enter to win a copy of Diabolique Magazine from our friends and sponsors of Stump the Saint, Diabolique Magazine.

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Eps 125 – Sinister 2

Bughuul returns in the Blumhouse production, SINISTER 2, from director Ciaran Foy with a script by Scott (Doctor Strange) Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill. James Ransone returns as Deputy So-And-So as he continues his investigation into the boogieman leading him to a family in danger of becoming the monster’s next victims. The Grue-crew share their thoughts on yet another 2015 sequel.

Dave dishes a new plate of HORROR NEWS OF THE WEEK with the news about the return of Norman Bates in literary form, the return of Peter Cushing in CGI form and the return of 80’s shlock with Radioactive Flesh Eating Foilage. Fear the Walking Dead premieres to record numbers as the Grue-crew discuss the pilot episode in the What Have You Been Watching segment while Joseph Perry returns with two reviews from the BiFan Internation Film Festival: Local God and Hellions.

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 find out how you can win an HNR fan t-shirt! And, information how you can win a bluray of The Walking Dead the Complete Fifth Season.

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Review: Sinister 2 (2015) 

While the first Sinister was a surprise his, the follow-up effort, SINISTER 2, from Ciaran Foy struggles to recapture the thrills and chills of the first film. For The Black Saint suffers another round of “Blumhouse strikes again” sharing a strong negative reaction to the film. Thomas, Doc and Vixen are a little more warm to the sequel. James Ransone and Shannyn Sossamon provide the film with strong performances while the first film’s director Scott Derrickson and writer C. Robert Cargill craft a script that gives the film too much of a good thing watering down the mystery of the film’s antagonist, Bughuul.

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What Have You Been Watching: Fear the Walking Dead (2015)

The companion series to the hit AMC series The Walking Dead drew the largest number of any premeire on cable television. Fear the Walking Dead successfully launches the pilot episode of the first season’s six episode run but faces a divisive reaction from fans and critics. The Grue-crew chime in with their thoughts on the show and the future of Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead television universe.

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Festival Report: BiFan (2015) w/ Local God & Hellions

International HNR Reported Joseph Perry returns with another BiFan International Film Festival update featuring reviews of two more extraordinary horror movies. This week he digs into the Uruguay thriller from director Gustavo Hernande, Local God, and the Canadian buzzworthy effort from director Bruce McDonald, Hellions.

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Contest: Anchor Bay Entertainment The Walking Dead the Complete Fifth Season

Horror News Radio is teaming up with Anchor Bay Entertainment to giveaway a pair of Blu-rays for the complete Fifth Season of THE WALKING DEAD. The blu-ray release of the hit AMC series hits the streets on August 25, 2015. You can claim your copy from HNR & Anchor Bay. The deadline to enter is Midnight (EST) Sunday, August 30, 2015. All you need to do is complete the Raffle Copter Entry Form below. Enter once, enter often, enter every day. The Anchor Bay Entertainment The Walking Dead The Complete Fifth Season Blu-ray giveaway is open to US addresses only. Head over to Horror News Radio to enter today!

Horror News of the Week for 08/24/2015 

Dave returns to share the Horror News of the Week with news of the Fear the Walking Dead breaking records. Norman Bates is returning in book form with the upcoming novel, Psycho: Sanitarium. Horror Icon Peter Cushing may be returning from the dead in CGI form to his most celebrated Sci-Fi role, Grand Moff Tarkin in the upcoming Star Wars film, Rogue One. The Grue-crew are universally impressed with the trailer for Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse. The trailer fro Radioactive Flesh Eating Foliage on the other hand…ugh.

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HNR T-SHIRTS: “Are you ill, Sir?” & “Is it a phantom, a demon or the devil himself?”

HNR is proud to announce the HNR HORROR T-SHIRT collection featuring Dracula’s Soul Brother with a killer design from HNR uber-fan Chad Hunt and the Devil’s Dastardly Drive in “Is It A Phantom” design from a groovy 1977 flick. Check them out! And there’s also the uber-cool Horror News Radio t-shirt as well.
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