Venom – Episode 293 – Horror News Radio

James Wan chooses a director for THE CONJURING 3, Disney announces the name of the new Star Wars TV show, and Walking Dead fans bid farewell to actor Scott Wilson. The Grue-Crew, along with guest-host Michelle Iannantuono, review VENOM, the new Sony/Columbia Pictures Spider-man-less Spider-man universe film featuring Tom Hardy as everyone’s favorite anti-hero. 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 293 – Venom
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When Eddie Brock acquires the powers of a Symbiote, he will have to release his alter-ego “Venom” to save his life.

Director: Ruben Fleischer
Cast: Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed





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Next Week on HNR: Bad Times at the El Royale


Eps 111 – Mad Max: Fury Road

Despite amounting to little more than an extended chase scene, George Miller’s MAD MAX: FURY ROAD offers a complex and engaging fully realized apocalyptic world full of imagination and insanity. From Max to Furiosa to Immortan Joe to Nux, the visuals are incredible and the action is something that has never been seen before. “What A Day! What A Lovely Day!”

Dave dishes a new plate of HORROR NEWS OF THE WEEK with information about Fear the Walking Dead, Twin Peaks and Scream Queens. Guest-host director Christopher G. Moore shares his adventures at the Crimson Screen Horror Film Festival in Charleston, South Carolina.

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!

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Episode 111 – Mad Max: Fury Road – Crimson Screen Horror Film Festival
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Review: Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) 

The HNR grue-crew climb aboard Furiosa’s War Machine and speed headlong toward Valhalla screaming the praise of Mad Max: Fury Road. Well, most of the crew, anyways. Doc decides to start the new church of Fury Road while The Black Saint struggles with the plot and character. It’s an exciting – and heated – discussion about the fourth Mad Max movie and George Miller’s crowning achievement in film. Christopher gives the film 500 miles an hour out of 5. Wowzers!


Festival Report: Crimson Screen Horror Film Festival 

The HNR grue-crew start off the segment congratulating guest-host Christopher G. Moore on his Best Screen play win at the Crimson Screen Horror Film Festival, as well as taking home Best Director at the Killuride Film Festival the same weekend. Christopher shares his experience at the show with highlights and praise while Doc gets downright angry at the screening of Headless. Oh, my. Disengaged also won for best effects (Mariah Johnson w/ Angela Pritchett) at Killuride.

Horror News of the Week for 05/18/2015 

Dave shares the Horror News of the Week with tons of TV announcements beginning with David Erikson setting the record straight about Fear the Walking Dead. David Lynch has patched things up with Showtime returning to direct all the episode of the Twin Peaks revival. MTV has released the first full trailer for their upcoming Scream Queens series. In movie news, Nina Forever releases their must-not-miss trailer and Kevin Bacon teases a rumor about returning to Tremors.

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Super Special – Suicide Squad Cast

Marvel and DC have both plotted out the next five years with two or three super hero films coming from each studio every year. Disney has also planned out their Star Wars franchise. The X-Men are still going strong with Bryan Singer returning to the helm. It is difficult to go a few days without some fantastic bit of news about super heroes or space soldiers taking to the big screen in a grand, marvelous way. It’s the dawning of a new era, a new way for fandom to embrace their favorite properties. And now Horror News Radio will help shine the light on what it all means: Thomas Mariani joins Doc Rotten to bring the Horror News Radio Super Specials with special guest hosts. This week they are joined by award winning writer/director Christopher G. Moore and fan-turned-podcaster Joey Fittos.

Horror News Radio Super Special
001 – Suicide Squad Casting Announcement
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The big announcement this week, the first week of December 2014, is the cast for the upcoming 2016 DC film, Suicide Squad, the movie that will follow closely behind Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. For weeks we have been teased with names possibly attached the film and character likely set to appear in the story. The most intriguing of all being the return of The Joker and who may very well play him. Doc and the gang go over the cast announcement and the concept behind Suicide Squad.

  • Jared Leto as The Joker 
  • Will Smith as Deadshot 
  • Tom Hardy as Rick Flag 
  • Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn 
  • Jai Courtney as Boomerang 
  • Cara Delevingne as Enchantress 

Also discussed this episode is the casting of Oscar Isaac as Apocalypse in Bryan Singer’s follow up to his successful X-Men: Days of Future PastX-Men: Apocalypse. Oscar Isaac just happens to be in the the big trailer released over the Holiday weekend as well, Star Wars VII The Force Awakens. Don’t get too excited, the Terminator: Genisys trailer is coming. Dwerp. With the hot announcement of Preacher getting a pilot order from AMC, the gang discuss Gotham, The Flash, Arrow, Constantine and Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD. To wrap things up Thomas recommends the film Birdman.

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