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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: Furious 7 (2015)

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SYNOPSIS: Dominic Toretto, Brian O’Conner and family face down Deckard Shaw, the older, meaner brother of Owen Shaw, who is intent on destroying their lives one by one. With Agent Hobbs and “Mr Nobody” at their side, Dom and Brian must rescue government hacker Ramsey and take down a Somalian terrorist named Jakarde before they can survive Shaw. REVIEW: Furious …

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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: 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: Dig Two Graves (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: A girl’s obsession with her brother’s disappearance leads her on a nightmarish journey through a small town’s Gothic landscape where she is faced with a deadly proposition. How far will she go to save the people she loves? REVIEW: Making a big impression at the 16th Annual Nevermore Film Festival in Durham, North Carolina in 2105, Dig Two Graves …

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Film Review: Buzzard (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: Paranoia forces small-time scam artist Marty to flee his hometown and hide out in a dangerous Detroit. With nothing but a pocket full of bogus checks, his Power Glove, and a bad temper, the horror metal slacker lashes out. REVIEW: With his second feature, Buzzard, director Joel Potrykus takes his audience on a journey of one man’s battle with …

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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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Film Review: Project Almanac (2015)

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SYNOPSIS: A group of teens discover secret plans of a time machine, and construct one. However, things start to get out of control. REVIEW: Project Almanac confidently blends time travel, teen adventure drama and found footage into an entertaining lightweight cinema fare. While it never takes advantage of its own premise and stumbles in its third act, the movie has …

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Podcast: Horror News Radio – Eps 95 – Everly (2015)

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Out of nowhere comes EVERLY, an energetic, imaginative gory turn at the action/thriller genre as Joe Lynch directs Salma Hayek as a female version of John Wick – sort of. Despite not being a true horror film, this crazy movie has inventive characters and shocking gore that is destined to entertain the horror fan. Dave shares the horror news of the week with news …

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Interview: Director Gavin Michael Booth – The Scarehouse

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Once The Black Saint placed The Scarehouse on his Best Horror Films of 2014 on the Horror News Radio podcast, Doc Rotten knew this film would soon make a huge impression. Reaction was immediate, with the show’s co-hosts and its listeners. Soon the entire Grue-Crew was reviewing the film for episode 93. While certainly not the only remarkable element about The …

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Film Review: Predestination (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: The life of a time-traveling Temporal Agent. On his final assignment, he must pursue the one criminal that has eluded him throughout time. REVIEW: The Spierig Brothers are back with a science fiction mind bender called Predestination starring Ethan Hawke, previously seen in their epic vampire film Daybreakers. With Sarah (Jessebelle) Snook and Noah (Game of Thrones) Taylor in …

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Film Review: Dracula Untold (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: The prince of Transylvania, Vlad Tepes, must choose between his duty and his people when the Turks demand 1000 of his boys for their army. Facing unbeatable odds, Vlad takes a dark path that will change his life forever. REVIEW: Universal is ready to create their own franchise driven cinematic universe targeting the Universal Monsters as a supernatural “Avengers” …

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Film Review: The Remaining (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: Friends gather at a wedding, but the celebration is shattered by terrifying apocalyptic events forcing them to examine life, love and faith as they must choose between redemption and survival. REVIEW: Director Casey La Scala, along with co-writer Chris Dowling, bring horror to faith-based features in their latest offering, The Remaining. The film tackles the apocalypse after the coming …

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