The Quiet Ones ushers the return of Hammer Films to the theaters after the success of their last film The Woman in Black. Doc and Santos dig the Seventies feels and Vixen returns to share her thoughts on the first horror film she has seen where she did not have to cover her eyes. Yeah, there is some debate on how scary it actually is. Sigh.
Doc discusses the slasher film Camp Dread in this week’s What Have You Been Watching segment while Dave checks in with the Horror News of the Week with news about Friday the 13th and Penny Dreadful.
Co-hosts Doc Rotten, Santos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr., Dave Dreher and Thomas Mariani are back again this week to give you the best in horror as they recap, review and obliterate all that is horror this week! The Black Saint’s Horror Trivia Contest continues this week with the Anchor Bay Entertainment Blu-Ray Giveaway: Mr. Jones.
The Quiet Ones (2014)
What the heck happened? A great idea and a great cast squandered for a mediocre horror film – although The Quiet Ones is a tight, entertaining little thriller. The scares are forced and few and far between but the acting is terrific with Jared Harris and Olivia Cooke getting most of the recognition. But what happened to the scares? Listen to the grue-crew investigate during the podcast to find out.
Horror News of the Week for 04/28/2014
Dave Dreher shares the Horror News of the Week beginning with his favorite horror icon making it to serial television, Jason Voorhees with a Friday the 13th show. The trailer for As Above, So Below may have been the scariest thing about The Quiet Ones – d’oh. Kevin Smith returns to horror with his Tusk cast in tow to create Anti-Claus, as holiday horror anthology. Maybe. Santos nearly throws up with the disclaimer that Universal’s Dracula Untold described as a “family fantasy film.” Oh, dear. Showtime is presenting the first episode of their horror show Penny Dreadful a full month ahead of its premiere date.
What Have You Been Watching: Camp Dread
Danielle Harris and Eric Roberts lead the cast for Harrison Smith’s slasher film, Camp Dread. Doc steps in with this week’s What Have You Been Watching segment to review the film trying to convince Santos he needs to give it a try if not for Roberts deliriously campy delivery then for the twist ending.
Anchor Bay Entertainment Blu-Ray Giveaway – Mr. Jones (2014)
Horror News Radio is teaming up with Anchor Bay Entertainment to provide a killer DVD giveaway for their film Mr. Jones (2014) from director Karl Mueller featuring Sarah Jones and Jon Foster. The film launches May 6, 2014 on VOD and Blu-Ray. Entries will be accepted until Midnight (Eastern Standard Time), May 11, 2014. All you need to do is complete the The Black Saint’s HNR Horror Trivia Question at this address: http://horrornewsradio.com/trivia-mrjones. The Blu-Ray giveaway is open to US addresses only.
Anchor Bay Entertainment DVD Giveaway – Death Do Us Part (2014) – Winners Announced
Horror News Radio is teaming up with Anchor Bay Entertainment to provide a killer DVD giveaway for their film Death Do Us Part (2014) from director Nicholas Humphries featuring Kennedy Jamieson and Ryan Harris. The film launches April 15, 2014 on VOD and DVD. We have two (2) winners randomly selected: congratulations to Mick St. John from St Louis, MO and Jesse Percy from Alliance, OH.
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