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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.

Podcast: Hannibal Fan Podcast – Secondo – In-Depth Review – Season 3 – Episode 3

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“I’m not here for the monster. Not my house, not my fire. I’m here for Will Graham” – Jack Crawford shares with Inspector Rinaldo Pazzi. The much anticipated 3rd season of the hit NBC series, HANNIBAL, continues with “Secondo.” Thomas Mariani, Dave Dreher, Christipher G. Moore and Doc Rotten gather to provide their in-depth reviews of the third episode of Hannibal Season 3 …

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Podcast: Hannibal Fan Podcast – Secondo – First Impressions – Season 3 – Episode 3

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“On my memory palace?  Its door at the center of my mind. And here you are feeling for the latch.” – Dr. Hannibal Lecter. Will Graham heads to the one place Hannibal cannot follow, home. Will meets new cast member Tao Okamoto as Chiyo and her secret hidden in the wine cellar. Thomas Mariani, Dave Dreher, Christipher G. Moore and …

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Podcast: Hannibal Fan Podcast – Primavera – In-Depth Review – Season 3 – Episode 2

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“I met him 20 years ago. Il Mostro, the Monster of Florence” – Inspector Rinaldo Pazzi. The much anticipated 3rd season of the hit NBC series, HANNIBAL, continues with “Primavera.” Thomas Mariani, Dave Dreher, Christipher G. Moore and Doc Rotten gather to provide their in-depth reviews of the second episode of Hannibal Season 3 that aired June 11, 2015. HORROR NEWS TV …

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Podcast: Hannibal Fan Podcast – Primavera – First Impressions – Season 3 – Episode 2

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“This is my design. A valentine written on a broken man.” – Will Graham. After that line, all hell break loose in what may be the most frightening, graphic scene on modern television. With Primavera, Will Graham returns to meet Inspector Rinaldo Pazzi (Fortunato Cerlino) in Italy on the trail of Hannibal Lecter, known by Pazzi as Il Monstro, the …

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Podcast: Hannibal Fan Podcast – Antipasto – In-Depth Review – Season 3 – Episode 1

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“Are you here to twist me into an uncomfortable position?” – Hannibal Lecter as Dr. Fell. The much anticipated 3rd season of the mega-hit NBC series, HANNIBAL, is finally here – “Antipasto.” Thomas Mariani, Dave Dreher, Christipher G. Moore and Doc Rotten gather to provide their in-depth reviewss of the episode of Hannibal that aired June 4, 2015. HORROR NEWS TV HANNIBAL …

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Podcast: Hannibal Fan Podcast – Antipasto – First Impressions – Season 3 – Episode 1

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“My husband has a very sophisticated palate. He’s very particular about how I taste.” – Bedelia Du Maurier. The much anticipated 3rd season of the mega-hit NBC series, HANNIBAL, is finally here – “Antipasto.” Thomas Mariani, Dave Dreher, Christipher G. Moore and Doc Rotten gather to provide their first impressions of the episode of Hannibal that aired June 4, 2015. HORROR NEWS …

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Podcast: Horror News Radio – Eps 114 – Insidious Chapter 3 – We Are Still Here

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Leigh Whannell steps into the director’s chair for the latest James Wan productions, INSIDIOUS CHAPTER 3. Santos starts the reviews off with a surprising positive review of latest film starring Dermot Mulroney, Stefanie Scott, Angus Sampson, Leigh Whannell, Lin Shaye, Tate Berney, Michael Reid MacKay, Steve Coulter and Hayley Kiyoko. For the “What Have You Been Watching” segment, the grue-crew review the …

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Hannibal Il Monstro T-Shirt Giveaway from TeePublic

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Hannibal is the best horror on TV and the third season is raising the bar with every episode. The latest episode, Primavera, contains some of the sickest, creepiest imagery on Network television – ever. The stuff of nightmares. To celebrate, TeePublic is teaming up with Horror News Radio, the official HorrorNews.Net podcast and the Hannibal Fan Podcast to provide an exclusive …

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Podcast: Horror News Radio – Eps 113 – San Andreas

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Dwayne The Rock Johnson stars in this year’s apocalyptic CGI-laden disaster film, SAN ANDREAS from director Brad Peyton and writer Carlton Cuse. Carla Gugino, Alexandra Daddario, Paul Giamatti, Ioan Gruffudd, Hugo Johnstone-Burt and Art Parkinson support the special effects and the Rock as Super-Dad. The film is stupid in so many ways but manages to be awesome regardless of the most insane destruction …

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Podcast: Horror News Radio – Eps 112 – Poltergeist

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Two genre films launch into theaters this weekend. The Grue-crew dive into the remake of Poltergeist featuring Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt, Saxon Sharbino, Kyle Catlett, Kennedi Clements, Jared Harris and Jane Adams from director Gil Kenan and producer Sam Raimi. Dave and Thomas crack open the secrets found in the Brad Bird film Tomorrowland featuring George Clooney, Hugh Laurie, Britt Robertson, …

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Podcast: Horror News Radio – Eps 111 – Mad Max: Fury Road

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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 …

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Podcast: Decades of Horror 1970s – Episode 17 – Disaster Films – Airport – The Poseidon Adventure – Earthquake – The Towering Inferno

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Airport from 1970 was not the first “disaster film” but it was a monster box office hit that ignited a series of disaster films throughout the Seventies until the spoof Airplane (1980) would put it all to rest 10 years later. With the release of San Andreas (2015), Decades of Horror ’70 takes a look at four of the major …

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Podcast: Horror News TV Hannibal Fan Podcast – Countdown to Season 3 Part 1

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“You have a very good butcher.” – Guest at party. “I do indeed” – Hannibal Lecter. The trailer for Season 3 highlights dozens of chilling and exciting moments from the upcoming and much anticipated 3rd season of the mega-hit NBC series, HANNIBAL. Thomas Mariani, Dave Dreher, Christipher G. Moore and Doc Rotten gather to begin a two part countdown building up …

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Podcast: Horror News Radio – Eps 110 – Maggie – Spring

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Henry Hobson directs Arnold Schwarzenegger and Abigail Breslin in the slow burn zombie drama MAGGIE dividing the Grue-crew between enjoying the film and being bored to tears. Justin Bensonand  and Aaron Moorhead’s SPRING succeeds far better with a romantic journey into creature feature, tentacle-filled mayhem. The insanity of Summer blockbusters takes a quick break this week for some quieter horror exploration. Doc dishes a new plate …

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Podcast: Horror News Radio – Eps 109 – Avengers: Age of Ultron

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The Black Saint’s most anticipated film of 2015 is here, AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON. Director Christopher G. Moore joins the Grue-crew to review the second gathering of the heroes of the Marvel cinematic universe. The Black Widow. Captain America. Hawkeye. The Hulk. Iron Man. Thor. The gather again to face the villainy of Ultron and his robot army who threatens …

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Podcast: Horror News Radio – Eps 108 – Ex Machina

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The HNR Grue-crew try to replicate the greatness of the under-the-knee clap featured in Oscar Isaac’s dance scene from this week’s featured review EX MACHINA. Alex Garland’s sci-fi thriller is stirring up tons of positive reviews from critics nationwide but finds the hosts of Horror News Radio surprisingly divided. Doc tries to convince the crew that the film is nothing …

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Film Review: Avengers: Age of Ultron – Exhilarating, Exhausting and Fun

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SYNOPSIS: When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and it is up to the Avengers to stop the villainous Ultron from enacting his terrible plans. REVIEW: Avengers: Age of Ultron packs a punch and delivers a satisfying, rousing good time at the theater. But is also dances dangerous close to collapsing under its own …

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Podcast: Horror News Radio – Eps 107 – Unfriended – Daredevil

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Found footage gets anti-social in the new theatrical release, Unfriended. The film hits for its target audience but leaves the Grue-crew a little cold. The same cannot be said for Netflix’s Marvel TV series Daredevil however. Marvel is no longer content with DC holding the best in TV moniker as they best everything on the small screen with their gritty …

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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 – 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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