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Doc Rotten, film critic for HorrorNews.Net, is also the host of the Official HorrorNews.Net Podcast, the Monster Movie Podcast and Shock Treatment: The American Horror Story Fan Podcast. Read more from Doc Rotten at DocRotten.com, Facebook and Twitter.

Film Review: Ex Machina (2015)

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SYNOPSIS: A young programmer is selected to participate in a breakthrough experiment in artificial intelligence by evaluating the human qualities of a breathtaking female A.I. REVIEW: Ex Machina is the best, most intelligent, imaginative and inventive Frankenstein telling to date, a Modern Prometheus for the new millennia. While not an adaptation of the Mary Shelley literary classic, the comparisons are ...

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Podcast: Horror News Radio – 20 Must See Films: Summer Preview 2015

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This year promises to break all kinds of record bringing an incredible and diverse collection of films to the big screen. 2015 is going to rock. The Horror News Radio grue-crew dive into a special episode to spotlight 20 of the most anticipated films of the Summer of 2015 from Josh Whedon’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, George Miller’s Mad Max: ...

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Podcast: Horror News Radio – Eps 105 – Wolfcop

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The HNR grue-crew dive into the ludicrous lupine lampoon, WOLFCOP, and review the box office smash from James Wan, FURIOUS 7. Currently available on Netflix, the horror comedy Wolfcop features a blend of Wolf-man meets Troma. The man behind Insidious and The Conjuring goes Hollywood driving the Fast the the Furious franchise into its seventh installment with Furious 7. Dave ...

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Podcast: Horror News Radio – Eps 104 – Digging Up the Marrow – Mad Monster Party Charlotte

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Director Adam Green enlists Ray Wise to chase monsters in this week’s HNR main review, DIGGING UP THE MARROW. The found footage mockumentary blended monster mash takes a Meridian-like exploration into a horror director’s attempt to document a nutty fan’s claims of monsters living in a hole in a nearby graveyard. What he discovers may cost him his life. Dave ...

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Podcast: Horror News Radio – Eps 103 – It Follows – SXSW

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The Grue-crew dive into the most talked about horror film of the past few months, IT FOLLOWS. The film, garnering huge buzz by making impressive bank with a limited release, is going wide and deserves to be seen in the theater, in a crowd. Writer-Director David Robert Mitchell works hard to scare the crap out of you. Maika Monroe, from The Guest, ...

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Mad Monster Party Charlotte – March 27-29, 2015

HorrorNews.Net and Horror News Radio are attending the MAD MONSTER PARTY inCharlotte, NC on March 27th-29th, 2015. Mad Monster Party is one of the best Horror Conventions on the East Coast with killer guests, thrilling film festival, fabulous after hour parties and events and surprises galore. It is an weekend you do NOT want miss! The guest list is insane. ...

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Podcast: Horror News Radio – Eps 102 – Muck – Valley of the Sasquatch

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This week on Horror News Radio the retro 80’s gore-fest MUCK and the Bigfoot film VALLEY OF THE SASQUATCH. Writer-Director Steve Wolsh ushers his effects heavy horror film Muck to VOD and Blu-Ray courtesy Anchor Bay Entertainment this week and into the hands of the Grue-crew. Uh, oh. Writer-Director John Portanova takes a unique look at the Bigfoot creature as he follows a fractured family ...

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Interview: Director Joe Stauffer and Actress Kristi Ray – Pieces of Talent

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Pieces of Talent is one of the few films that has the distinction of being heartily recommended to Doc Rotten and the crew of Horror News Radio by a fan of the show. The film is impressive receiving a positive review on a recent episode. Covering the 16th Annual Nevermore Film Festival for HorrorNews.Net, Doc seizes the opportunity to sit down ...

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Podcast: Monster Movie Podcast episode 77 – Nevermore Film Festival

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Join us this week as we take a look at ten horror films screened at the 16th Annual Nevermore Film Festival in Durham, North Carolina. The festival, which plays at the Carolina Theater, is one of the best, more intimate, horror festivals on the circuit bringing many unseen and low budget, independent genre films to the big screen. This year’s ...

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Podcast: Horror News Radio – Eps 101 – Chappie – Housebound

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Episode 101 offers another double dose of reviews from the Grue-crew with the theatrical release CHAPPIE and the New Zealand horror comedy HOUSEBOUND. Chappie comes our way from director Neill Blomkamp featuring Sharlto Copley, Dev Patel, Hugh Jackman, Sigouurney Weaver, Ninja and Yo-Landi Visser. Housebound, currently available on Netflix, is from director Gerard Johnstone and features Morana O’Reilly, Rima Te ...

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Podcast: Horror News Radio – Eps 100 – The Lazarus Effect – The Voices

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For episode 100 of Horror News Radio, the Grue-crew brave the latest Blumhouse theatrical PG-13 horror film, THE LAZARUS EFFECT. To even things out, Thomas saves the day with the What Have You Been Watching segment featuring the Ryan Reynolds’ dark horror comedy, THE VOICES. Dave shares a special tribute to the late Leonard Nimoy in this edition of HORROR NEWS ...

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Podcast: Horror News Radio – Eps 99 – Wyrmwood – Late Phases

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The HNR grue-crew tackle a pair of low budget winners, the Australian zombie film Wyrmwood and the werewolf film Late Phases. Each film has its own personality and bring interesting approaches and twists to their respective sub-genres. And look for the influences in both films from Sam Raimi to George Miller to John Landis. Dave shares the horror news of the week ...

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Film Review: Valley of the Sasquatch (2015)

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SYNOPSIS: A fractured family battles against a tribe of angry Sasquatch. REVIEW: Making it’s debut at the Nevermore Film Festival at the historic Carolina Theater in Durham, North Carolina, Valley of the Sasquatch succeeds in entertaining its audience with a better-than-average entry in the Bigfoot sub-genre – which is unusually over saturated of late – with a tale that is ...

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Podcast: Horror News Radio – Eps 98 – What We Do In The Shadows

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The Grue-crew dive into two reviews for episode 98: the horror comedy What We Do In The Shadows and the spy satire Kingsman The Secret Service. Writers-directors Jemain Clement and Taika Waititi bring out the manic mundane in everyday life of 4 flat mates in rural New Zealand in What We Do In The Shadows with great success while Matthew Vaughn brings another graphic ...

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Podcast: Horror News Radio – Eps 97 – Jupiter Ascending – Zombie Killers

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The HNR Grue-Crew balance the zany sci-fi train-wreck Jupiter Ascending against the rollicking horror film Zombie Killers: Elephant’s Graveyard on this week’s episode. On one side we have Channing Tatum, Mila Kunis and Eddie Redmayne; while on the other, we have Billy Zane, Dee Wallace and Mischa Barton. Who comes out ahead, The Wachowskis or Harrison Smith? Dave shares the horror news of the week with ...

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Film Review: Kingsman The Secret Service (2015)

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SYNOPSIS: A spy organization recruits an unrefined, but promising street kid into the agency’s ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius. REVIEW: Director Matthew Vaughn continues to weave his magical and highly entertaining touch in his translating comic book properties from page to screen with his latest bombastic blast, Kingsman The Secret Service. ...

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Podcast: Horror News Radio – Eps 96 – Fear Clinic

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February 2014 begins with a double feature genre film review as the HNR gang tackle the horror film Fear Clinic and the sci-fi thriller Project Almanac. Dave provides a special report from the set of the Robert Englund – Robert Hall feature while Doc and Thomas face off about the successes and failures of found footage combining with time travel. Dave shares the ...

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