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Eps 67 – Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014) is the best example of a sequel done right! It perfectly expands and extends the marvelous Rise of the Planet of the Apes and intelligently provides the audience with a remarkable blend of action, drama, conflict and spectacle. The grue-crew gather to discuss the film and push for recognition of Andy Sirkis’ Oscar-worthy performance as Caesar.

Dave ramps up the news of the week with reaction to the teaser trailer for Horns and news of Suburban Gothic. Thomas shares his mixed review of The Strain in this week’s What You Have Been Watching segment while Doc champions the show and Santos despises it. Oh, the drama!

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!  Be on the lookout for the HNR crew at MonsterCon toy and comic convention in Greenville, South Carolina July 18-20, 2014.


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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)
Director Matt Reeves accomplishes with the sequel Dawn of the Planet of the Apes what most other sequels never even approach, he makes a better film. Empires Strikes Back, The Godfather II, the list that includes these films is incredibly short. To no one’s surprise, Doc, Dave, Santos, Thomas and Vixen all praise the film for its remarkable effects, it’s incredible performance from Andy Sirkis and it’s deceptively simple story that is thoroughly engrossing, compelling and fascinating. Check out this great discussion.

Horror News of the Week for 07/14/2014
Dave Dreher  shares the Horror News of the Week beginning with news the first teaser trailer from Alex Aja’s adaptation of Joe Hill’s Horns. Then the grew-crew have issues with the changes to Robert Englund’s “final” public appearance in Freddy make-up from A Nightmare on Elm Street. Speaking of Matt Reeves, Dave reveals his intentions to film The Invisible Woman. Director Richard Bates (Excision) is back in the news with the trailer for his upcoming film Suburban Gothic. The El Rey Network TV show, From Dusk Till Dawn, is getting its own haunted house treatment within this year’s Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios theme parks.

What Have You Been Watching: The Strain (FX – Season 1 – 7/13/2014)
Thomas chimes in with his opinions on the hit FX television adaptation of The Strain from Guillermo del Toro, Chuck Hogan and showrunner Carlton Cuse. Thomas provides a mixed review harping on the weak character development but enjoying the more graphic horror elements. Santos pretty much poops on the whole show while Doc suggests everyone listen to he and Dave reviewing each episode on the Horror News TV The Strain Fan Podcast.

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Eps 35 – OldBoy – The Walking Dead

Oldboy is the review of the week – the latest film from Spike Lee, and the remake of the 2003 Korean film from Chan-wook Park.

Before the grue-crew dive into the deviant manipulations guiding the life of Josh Brolin’s Joe Doucett, we cover the mid-season finale of AMC’s The Walking Dead. It is an episode full of zombie shocks and jaw-dropping twists.

Co-hosts Doc RottenDave DreherSantos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr.Thomas Mariani and Vixen, the Voice of Reason, recap and review Oldboy and the mid-season finale of The Walking Dead in the What Have You Been Watching segment while Dave brings the Horror News of the Week in this episode of Horror News Radio. It’s news about The Strain, The Wolf Man on TV and a sweepstakes to take home a DVD copy of Lionsgate’s Ritual.

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00:02:40 – What Have You Been Watching: The Walking Dead
The entire grue-crew are floored by the mid-season finale of The Walking Dead on AMC. Shocking! Amazing! Great horror television! The crew do get into spoilers about deaths and what may be coming up on the second half of this season. Santos is tore up over the death of a featured character and Vixen is surprised by another death while the entire crew debate if one character’s fate is foretold or shrouded in mystery.

00:34:00– Horror News of the Week for 12/02/2013
Dave brings you the Horror News of the Week beginning with news begins with the viral commercial for The Strain which played during the Walking Dead mid-season finale. But a bit of confusion about what the rat clip actually is sets up a conversation riot. Next we all are saddened by the the death of Fast & Furious actor Paul Walker. The success of Dracula has led to NBC greenlighting a Wolf Man series. Wolf Man is not the only recent movie heading to television, Frank Darabont is bringing The Mist to the airwaves. The final item in tonight’s news is confirmation that there will be a Child’s Play 7.

00:58:30 – Review of Spike Lee’s Oldboy (2013)
Oldboy from Spike Lee remakes the 2003 classic Korean film. The film gets a mixed to positive review from the crew with attention paid to the shocking twist and the graphic violent fight scenes. While Santos has issues with Sharlto Copley, Vixen objects to Joe’s final decision in the story and Doc never gets engaged with Brolin’s lead character in the first place, calling it “the best film I hated this year.” Thomas steps in to correct everyone. Ha!

01:28:08 – Sweepstakes – Ritual DVD
Horror News Radio has a DVD copy of Liongate’s Ritual to send out to one select listener. Send in an email to docrotten@horrornews.net with Ritual in the subject line, your name and address in the body along with the answer to this following question to be entered. The question: What is your favorite Horror Film of 2013?

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