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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 110 – Maggie – Spring

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

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 – 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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Film Review: Furious 7 (2015)

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

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

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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