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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 88

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The final theatrical horror film of 2014 is The Pyramid from director Gregory Levasseur featuring Ashley Hinshaw and Denis (American Horror Story) O’Hare. The film takes a small band of archaeologists and documentary film makers to the deserts of Egypt where they have discovered a three sided Pyramid on unknown origin. They venture into the apex of the mysterious man made marvel only ...

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Podcast: Horror News Radio – Eps 87

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“I’ve never seen a more terrifying film than THE BABADOOK. It will scare the hell out of you as it did me.” – William Friedkin. The twitter quote from the director of The Exorcist says it all. The Babadook from Australian writer/director Jennifer Kent provides horror fans one of the more intelligent fright films of recent years. The grue-crew are here to share their thoughts ...

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Top 10 Must See Horror Movies from Film Festivals 2014

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Throughout the year, dozens of horror films – possibly hundreds – are introduced to movie audiences within the confines of Horror Film Festivals both domestic and abroad. Many highly regarded and positively reviewed films grab mega buzz on horror sites and in fright film circles but never get a wide theatrical release or much press surrounding their DVD, VOD and ...

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Podcast: Horror News Radio – Eps 86

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A double feature special Thanksgiving edition of HNR is coming your way reviewing The Guest (2014) and Starry Eyes (2014), two smaller budget VOD films from up and coming directors with lead roles that introduce star making performances. Dan Stevens stars as David in The Guest and Alex Essoe transforms in Starry Eyes. If for no other reason, these films deserve to be seen ...

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Film Review: Billy Club (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: Fifteen years after a gruesome triple homicide devastated their Little League baseball team, four friends reunite to commemorate their dead coach and fallen teammates. A mystery unfolds as the secrets from their past return to haunt them and a vengeful killer, hidden by an antique umpire’s mask, returns to even the score. REVIEW: Baseball finally gets its horror love ...

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Podcast: Horror News Radio – Eps 85

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It is back once again, The ABCs of Death 2, 26 directors in one film each tackling one letter in the alphabet creating an entertaining, challenging or humorous short about…death. The film delivers everything that can be imagined and then some sometimes with shocking, horrifying results. Will The ABCs of Death 2 surpass the original or begin a downward spiral? Dave shares the ...

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Podcast: Horror News Radio – Eps 84

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It is ghost drama versus space drama with reviews of Jessabelle and Interstellar. Director Kevin Greutert and writer Robert Ben Garant team up to bring a southern ghost story that amps up the chills and thrills with Jessabelle. Director Christopher Nolan returns with his epic space exploration film Interstellar. Dave shares the horror news of the week with news about Evil Dead heading ...

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Podcast: Decades of Horror 1970′s Eps 006 – Squirm (1976)

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“…by the billions they came, swarming over the land, sucking the life from anything in their path.” The tag line promises Squirm (1979) will horrify and disgust you with the killer swarm of…worms. Wait? What? Worms? Yeah, worms! Director Jeff Lieberman delivers cinemas singular horror film featuring killer Glycera worms.  The Black Saint and Doc Rotten tackle another groovy horror film ...

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Podcast: Horror News Radio – Eps 83

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This week is a VOD double feature with reviews of Horns from Alexandra Aja starring Daniel Radcliff and the found footage sequel VHS: Viral. The HNR grue-crew dive into the modern gothic fairy tale and another round of shorts inspired by Tales from the Crypt, Tales from the Darkside and The Outer Limits with a gory twist. Dave shares the horror news of the week ...

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Podcast: Horror News Radio – Eps 81

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Exists (2014) director Eduardo Sanchez joins the HNR grue-crew to discuss his found footage Bigfoot movie, his approach to film making and his earlier film The Blair Witch Project. After a brief revisit to his other films, the director dives into how Exists film was made, reveals some secrets behind the Bigfoot and shares his love for horror and monster movies. ...

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Film Review: Ouija (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: A group of friends must confront their most terrifying fears when they awaken the dark powers of an ancient spirit board. REVIEW: Universal Pictures team up with Hasbro to bring the board game “Oujia” to cinematic life much like Battleship (2013) but with a far reduced budget and an equal reduction of imagination, passion and effort. The resulting film, ...

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Film Review: Grace the Possession (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: As Grace heads off to college and experiences a lifestyle far different than the one she had brought up under her grandmother’s strict hand, she begins a traumatic downward spiral that threatens her sanity. The more she explores the true nature of her nightmares and black outs, the more it becomes clear that an outside, supernatural force is responsible. ...

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Film Review: See No Evil 2 (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: A group of friends pays a late-night visit to the city morgue to surprise Amy (Harris) on her birthday. But the surprise is on them when the one-eyed corpse of brutal psychopath Jacob Goodnight (Jacobs) unexpectedly rises from a cold sub-basement slab. Their wild party quickly turns into a terrifying slay-fest as the sadistic mass-murderer resumes his savage rampage ...

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Podcast: Horror News Radio – Eps 80

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Dracula Untold (2014), Extraterrestrial (2014) and The Walking Dead season 5 premiere are all lined up for discussion tonight as the grue-crew review both films and the hit AMC television program. Dave and Doc also provide the weekly Z Nation update. Dave shares the horror news of the week with a barrage of television updates about American Horror Story: Freak Show, The Following, Resident Evil and The Other Dead on Animal Planet. Co-hosts Doc Rotten, Santos (The Black ...

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Film Review: Book of Life (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart, embarks on an adventure that spans three fantastic worlds where he must face his greatest fears. REVIEW: Book of Life, a supernatural-tinged animated feature from producer Guillermo del Toro and director Jorge Gutierrez, is pure imagination on a stick, colorful, inventive, ...

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