The Banshee Chapter is the review of the week in which Ted (Silence of the Lambs) Levine plays a Hunter S. Thompson inspired writer who leads the film’s protagonist on a hallucinogenic journey into horror.
Blair Erickson directs this conspiracy theory fueled, found-footage inspired scare fest with enough scares, jumps and screams to test the strongest of hearts.
Co-hosts Doc Rotten, Dave Dreher, Santos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr., Thomas Mariani and Vixen, the Voice of Reason, recap and review The Banshee Chapter, even if Thomas is not impressed. Dave brings the Horror News of the Week in this episode of Horror News Radio. It’s news about Godzilla teaser trailer, Terminator TV & film rumors, Fear Clinic adding Corey Taylor to its cast and a sweepstakes to take home a DVD copy of Lionsgate’s Ritual.
00:03:30 – Review of The Banshee Chapter
To the surprise of Santos and Doc, The Banshee Chapter creeps them the eff out. While they enjoyed the film immensely, Vixen is a little baffled by the ambiguous ending and Thomas ends up generally unimpressed. The film delivers its fair share of scares, horror and intrigue. Aside from Thomas the rest of crew are thrilled with the film. But still, Thomas loves Ted Levine’s role and performance. Yay!
00:39:45 – 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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? This is for US listeners only and the deadly is midnight, December 15, 2013.
00:42:44– What Have You Been Watching: Talk of 3D, Frozen and Hobbits
While the grue-crew wait for Dave to show up with the Horror News of the Week, Doc brings up Disney’s Frozen. The conversation turns to 3D and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Hilarious!
00:48:52 – Horror News of the Week for 12/09/2013
Dave arrives to save the day bringing the Horror News of the Week beginning with the teaser trailer for Godzilla (2014). Following that is a pair of Terminator announcements: the next movie, Terminator: Genesis, is set for 2015 and another TV show is in the works. Heavy Metal invades the news this week with Avenged Sevenfold developing a web series based on their hit single Hail to the King. In similar news, Corey Taylor from Slipknot and Stone Sour has joined the cast of Fear Clinic. CBS films has picked up the script from Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan for a take on the classic Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark books.
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