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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: Horror News Radio – 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 ...

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


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


“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.Β 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


Henry Hobson directs Arnold SchwarzeneggerΒ andΒ Abigail Breslin in the slow burnΒ zombie drama MAGGIE dividing the Grue-crew betweenΒ enjoying the film and being bored to tears.Β Justin Bensonand Β 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. DocΒ dishes a new plate ...

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


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


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


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


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)


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


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 106 – A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night


The Grue-crew dive into the indy art-house horror film A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONG AT NIGHT featuring an Iranian vampire preying upon the people of Bad City. In TV News, the attention turns to the season 5 premiere of the uber-popular GAME OF THRONES on HBO. It is an interesting dramatic turn for Horror News Radio. Dave dishes a new ...

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Podcast: Horror News Radio – Eps 105 – Wolfcop


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


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


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-DirectorΒ David Robert Mitchell works hard to scare the crap out of you.Β 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


This week on Horror News Radio the retro 80’s gore-festΒ MUCKΒ and theΒ Bigfoot film VALLEY OF THE SASQUATCH. Writer-Director Steve Wolsh ushersΒ his effects heavy horror film Muck to VOD and Blu-Ray courtesyΒ 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


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 receivingΒ 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


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


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


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. DaveΒ shares a special tribute to the late Leonard Nimoy in this edition of HORROR NEWS ...

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