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Podcast: Horror News Radio – Eps 65

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Witching and Bitching (2013 – Las brujas de Zugarramurdi) from director Alex de la Inglesia is destined to become a cult classic. It is a brilliant horror comedy that should not be missed. Doc, Thomas and Santos give the film rave reviews spotlighting many of the film’s biggest highlights. Doc steps in once again for Dave this week to bring the news of the week with new horror trailers, a variety of horror sequel and remake … Continue reading

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Podcast: Horror News Radio – Eps 64

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The Human Race (2013) from director Paul Hough spins a combination of Battle Royale and Saw on its ears creating a terrifying tale that has Santos Ellin Jr. and Vixen singing its praises while Doc and Thomas are far less impressed. Kudos to Eddie McGee for portraying a complex heroic character. “Run or Die!” Doc steps in for Dave this week to bring the news of the week with Robert Englund (returning as Freddy Kruger for … Continue reading

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Film Review: About A Zombie (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: When a family is publicly outed for harboring a zombie after their son, Billy, is infected and turn into a flesh eating monster, a film crew arranges to document the family, their zombie son, the neighbors and a local crime boss who is out to destroy all zombies.

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Podcast: Horror News Radio – Eps 63

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Willow Creek (2013) is a found footage Bigfoot movie from Bobcat Goldthwait and the HNR crew are all over it. Alexie Gilmore and Bryce Johnson star in the film as a couple who travel into the woods near Willow Creek in search of Bigfoot…and find much, much more. Dave ramps up the news of the week with American Horror Story: Freak Show, Dracula Untold and The Following while Thomas and Santos sit back to enjoy the animated critters found in How to Train … Continue reading

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Podcast: Horror News Radio – Eps 62

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Edge of Tomorrow (2014) may have flopped at the weekend box office but the HNR crew are generally enthusiastic about the film, its humor and Emily Blunt. Doug Liman directs and Tom Cruise stars along with Bill Paxton and Brendan Gleeson. Dave ramps up the news of the week with Harbinger Down, The Stand and Rob Zombie while Santos continues with HNR’s newest segment of the show, Stump the Saint, featuring horror trivia questions provided by you, the … Continue reading

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Interview: Actor Andy Gates – Dead Afterlife

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Every actor has a fit, a character mold, that they build their careers on and expand from, at least starting out. The bad guy, the girl next door, the cop, the angel. It is an approach to finding roles and networking that can create a successful and lucritive brand. There is a delicate balance between working a brand and being typecast. Actor Andy Gates joins us to discuss the evolution of his brand as the … Continue reading

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Film Review: Edge of Tomorrow (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: As the world faces an alien invasion, Major William Cage (Tom Cruise) finds himself in hot water as he is shipped off to the front lines deemed a deserter and a coward. On the battlefield he encounters a rarely seen enemy that sets off a series of events resulting in Cage reliving the day over and over again. With only the war-hero Rita Vrataski believing, and understanding, his fate, Cage begins to accept the … Continue reading

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Podcast: Horror News Radio – Eps 61

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Maleficent (2014), starring Angelina Jolie and Sharlto Copley, cast its Disney shadow over the weekend box-office scoring a huge hit and the larger opening for the beautiful and talented Jolie. Taking a look at the classic Sleeping Beauty from the eyes of its antagonist, the Fairy Queen Maleficent, the film examines what is at the heart of the villain. Dave ramps up the news of the week with Summer of Fear, Friday the 13th and more Ant-Man while Santos continues … Continue reading

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Film Review: Maleficent (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: When betrayed and cast aside by her true love who is corrupted by greed and power, the fairy queen Maleficent returns years later to set her vengeance and revenge upon his new born child, Aurora, by placing a horrible curse upon the princess. Following the child into hiding, Maleficent grows attached to the innocent becoming remorseful as Aurora approaches her 16th birthday, only to find it is too late to stop what she started … Continue reading

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Podcast: Horror News Radio – Eps 60

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X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) somehow, miraculously, manages to mix in the X-films (X-Men, X2, The Wolverine) and the First Class X-Men films together while simultaneously negating the negative entries in the franchise (X3 and X-Men Origins). The grue-crew revel in the film’s accomplishments and question some of the time travel shenanigans. Dave ramps up the news of the week with Hannibal Season 3,The Walking Dead and The Overlook Hotel while Santos takes on a new segment of the show, Stump … Continue reading

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Film Review: Alter Ego (2014/2002)

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SYNOPSIS: A model shoot in an abandoned, old school turns horrific when death in the form of murderous dopplegangers begins to hunt down the models and the crew. REVIEW: Alter Ego (A Conjuring School) is being released as a forgotten classic from a master of Japanese horror. That master is director Takashi Shimizu, the maestro behind the Ju-On series and its U.S. counterpart The Grudge. This film first released in 2002 in Japan is finally … Continue reading

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Film Review: Haunter (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: Every morning, young Lisa Johnson wakes up to the same message from her young brother over the intercom calling her to join him in play. Every morning is the same, the day before her sixteenth birthday, a birthday that never comes. Slowly she comes to realize she is trapped in a realm between life and death – and that there are others trapped along with her family, including a horrifying murderer posing as her … Continue reading

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Interview: Directors Brian Netto and Adam Schindler – Delivery: The Beast Within

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Found footage is commonly perceived as an easy route to manufacturing a low budget horror film. But is it? Really? The producer, writer, director team of Brian Netto and Adam Schindler are promoting their first feature, Delivery: The Beast Within. It also happens to be a found footage film. They share their opinions, experiences and decisions in approaching their material with the found footage slant. Welcome to another episode of The Future of Horror, an interview podcast … Continue reading

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Podcast: Horror News Radio – Eps 59

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Godzilla (2014) is the hottest monster film of the summer of 2014 with an epic battle between the King of the Monsters and a pair of kaiju creatures called M.U.T.O. SFX Artist Vincent Guastini (Monsters TV, Dogma, VHS 3: Viral) joins the grue-crew to take a bite out of the mammoth $93 million haul the film earned its opening weekend. Vincent with Dave and Santos at this side roars “I want more Godzilla in my Godzilla movies” … Continue reading

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Interview: Actor Jasper Cole – The Purge 2: Anarchy – Captured – Savage Sistas

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After years in the business as a successful character actor, Jasper Cole is in the process of redefining his brand into what many are calling “Hollywood’s Bad Guy.” Knowing the roles that best suit the look and the talent is only just the beginning of understanding the audition process. Knowing how to approach the role, bringing the confidence of being the role and delivering the audition as if the cameras were rolling on the set … Continue reading

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Podcast: Horror News Radio – Eps 58

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All Cheerleaders Die surprises the grue-crew mixing witchcraft and zombies with a fun, gory horror romp. The film is out on VOD as of May 8, 2014 from writers/directors Lucky (May) McKee and Chris (I Know Who Killed Me) Sivertson featuring Caitlin Stasey, Sianoa Smit-McPhee, Brooke Butler and Thomas Williamson. The films is out on theaters June 13, 2014. Dave ramps up the news of the week with bits about American Horror Story: Freak Show, Cannibal Holocaust and NBC’sConstantine. … Continue reading

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About Doc Rotten

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.