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Interview: Director Neil Meschino (MOLD! | Maggots)

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MOLD!, from Neil Meschino, is a spectacular micro-budget horror film that made a big impression when it played at the Nevermore Film Festival in Durham, NC a few years back. The film is pure imagination, spirit and love for film on screen. It is often silly and over-the-top, but the energy is undeniable. And the film is the director’s film school thesis but he continued to work on the film after graduating. Welcome to another … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Penny Dreadful Picture Show (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: In an old rundown movie theater, a supernatural sweetie, Penny Dreadful settles in to watch a trio of short films with her horror movie cohorts, the zombie love-sick Ned and her furry friend Wolfboy. Penny has set up three blind dates to find herself the love of her life who must first endure a frightening, gore-filled fright film: “Slash-in-the-Box,” “The Morning After” and “The Slaughter House.”

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Podcast: Horror News Radio – Eps 49

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300: Rise of the Empire (2014) is hacking and slashing its gory way through the competition at the box office this weekend. The film is spectacular in its graphics, style and star Eva Green. While the grue-crew is not in 100 percent agreement, the conversation gets into the crazed violent, abundance of bloodshed and one specific line of dialog – which cannot be repeated here. If you have seen the film, you know the one! Santos … Continue reading

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Interview: Producer Debbie Jo Hess (Horror Hotel Web Series)

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A challenging new method of releasing your  short film or brilliant new genre idea is through a WEB SERIES. But what does it take to create and launch such a beast. Producer Debbie Jo Hess, from Horror Hotel Web Series, joins Doc this week to discuss how she, along with her husband and son, set out with a group of Atlanta film makers to launch a new horror web series, a collection of short films much … Continue reading

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Film Review: Cabin Fever: Patient Zero (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: Marcus’ best friends plan a last minute bachelor party getaway to a remote island. Instead of a night of drinking and partying, the group encounter a deadly virus that consumes their flesh. Desperate for help, struggling to survive, they discover a research facility tucked away on the island and a mysterious man named Porter who may very well be…patient zero.

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Interview: Bill Oberst Jr. (Coyote – Children of Sorrow – Circus of the Dead)

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Getting work as an actor can be a tough proposition, making a name for yourself in independent films or Hollywood is even harder. But this is the dream of every actor in the business. And for those who target the horror genre, they may even want to become the next Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Lon Chaney, Peter Cushing or Christopher. With over 100 films to his IMDb credit in six years, the guest on this … Continue reading

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Podcast: Horror News Radio – Eps 48

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Patrick: Evil Awakens (2014) is a modern retelling of the 1979 Aussie hit, Patrick. In the remake, Sharni Vinson steps into the lead role as the nurse taking care of the titular character who lies in a coma at a private psychiatric hospital. If you have seen the original, you know that Patrick holds a deadly, terrifying secret. The grue-crew get the opportunity to view and recap the film on this episode of Horror News Radio. … Continue reading

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Interview: Trevor Juenger (Coyote)

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Low budget film making allows its creator free reign with no boundaries or rules. Some directors, like Trevor Jeunger (Coyote), take advantage of this and make remarkable films, ones that feel dangerous where the audience is insecure about where and how far the director will take the story and his/her imagination. This freedom to go rogue is liberating for independent horror and few take as hard a look into the human psyche as the guest … Continue reading

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Podcast: The Following Fan Podcast Eps 6 – Fly Away

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In episode six of Horror News TV The Following Fan Podcast, your hosts Doc Rotten and Dave Dreher join the hunt as Ryan gets ever closer to his prey and things start to get a bit messy for Joe and his “family.” Horror News TV The Following Fan Podcast Episode 6 – Fly Away While season one of The Following was certainly a strong debut, it seems that season two just might be something special … Continue reading

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Podcast: Monster Movie Podcast – Eps 65

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Join us this week as we follow Donald Pleasence and Victor Wong on a metaphysical journey that will question our beliefs, our perception of reality and what is…evil. We are covering John Carpenter’s Prince of Darkness on episode 65 of the Monster Movie Podcast. Throughout 2014, Raleigh, North Carolina horror host Ormon Grimsby is bringing a classic film from the Eighties straight the Doc Rotten’s door. This month, Ormon and Doc are revisiting the second … Continue reading

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Review: Bombshell Bloodbath (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: Doctor Carter risks everything with each step he takes in resurrecting his recently deceased wife as he infuses his formula, Injection C-900, into the corpses stolen from the local graveyard. Every attempt only succeeds in creating hungry, flesh-eating zombies, driving the doctor closer to madness with every failure. After his daughter, Cara, tragically contracts the virus during a scientific experiment gone horribly wrong, she and her sister must take extreme measures to secure more … Continue reading

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Interview: Peter Dukes – The Beast – Little Reaper

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It takes more than just a great product to get your film seen, a film maker must get their film out there in front of people, get it seen, by both audiences and professionals alike, including news venues, colleges and potential distributors. “Beat the streets,” if you will. Director Peter Dukes joins Doc Rotten on this episode of The Future of Horror to illustrate how being persistent, believing in your work and networking has strong benefits and … Continue reading

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Podcast: Horror News Radio – Eps 47

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Knights of Badassdom (2014) from director Joe Lynch is a film with a troubled past, surviving struggles and hardships on its journey to VOD and DVD release. Despite its languishing release date, the film remains in the minds of fan anticipating its release. The HNR grue-crew tackle Knights to see if the film was worth the wait, to see if it lives up to the hype and the suspense. Thomas continues the theme with the Top … Continue reading

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Interview: Jamie McRoberts (Mutantville Productions, Mad Monster Party)

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Welcome to another episode of The Future of Horror, an interview podcast featuring new, upcoming talent in horror, The show is a sibling podcast to Horror News Radio, the official HorrorNews.Net podcast. With each episode, the show’s host, Doc Rotten, spotlights a director, an actor, a screenwriter, an effects artists, a film maker conquering hurdles and barriers to get their films made, to follow their passion, to make horror films. Jamie McRoberts is an independent film director out … Continue reading

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Podcast: The Following Fan Podcast Eps 5 – Reflection

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In episode five of The Following Fan Podcast, co-hosts Doc Rotten and Dave Dreher face off once again to breakdown the twists and turns of this ever evolving second season of Fox’s hit television show,The Following Horror News TV The Following Fan Podcast Episode 5 – Reflection

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TV Review: American Horror Story: Coven (TV Series) (Season 3) (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: When Zoe Benson, a young teen, accidentally awakens hidden powers genetically handed down from the time of Salem and before, she is whisked away to Miss Robichaux’s Academy for Exceptional Young Ladies. The academy is run by Cordelia Foxx, the daughter of the supreme, Fiona Goode. Along with her fellow classmates, Nan, Queenie and Madison, Zoe suddenly finds herself immersed in a world of witches, voodoo and the supernatural. REVIEW: With two distinctly different … Continue reading

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Podcast: Decades of Horror 1970’s Eps 001 – The Incredible Melting Man (1977)

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Welcome to the first episode of the Decades of Horror 1970s podcast with your hosts The Black Saint and Doc Rotten. Each month, the show will revisit one of the classic – or not so classic – horror films from the Seventies: b-movies, blockbusters, grindhouse gems and z-grade dreck. It’s all about the films that shaped a generation of horror fans and the future of horror films as well. For the first episode, The Black Saint has … Continue reading

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Podcast: Horror News Radio – Eps 46

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Robocop (2014) revisits the territory blazed by Paul Verhoeven in the 1987 original film, except watered down for a PG-13 audience. To be fair, the remake is geared more as a straight-laced action flick with heavy sci-fi overtones and one singularly frightening scene of extraordinary body-horror. What will the grue-crew think? Thomas continues the theme with the Top 5 of the Week bringing his Top 5 Under Appreciated Remakes featuring films like Little Shop of Horrors, Dawn of … Continue reading

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Interview: Christine Parker – Director (Fix It In Post)

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Welcome to another episode of The Future of Horror, an interview podcast featuring new, upcoming talent in horror, The show is a sister podcast to Horror News Radio, the official HorrorNews.Net podcast. With each episode, the show’s host, Doc Rotten, spotlights a director, an actor, a screenwriter, an effects artists, a film maker conquering hurdles and barriers to get their films made, to follow their passion, to make horror films. Christine Parker is an indy director out of … Continue reading

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Interview: Mike Joy – Screenwriter (Dead Afterlife)

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Welcome to the first episode of The Future of Horror, an interview podcast featuring new, upcoming talent in horror, The show is a sister podcast to Horror News Radio, the official HorrorNews.Net podcast. With each episode, the show’s host, Doc Rotten, spotlights a director, an actor, a screenwriter, an effects artists, a film maker conquering hurdles and barriers to get their films made, to follow their passion, to make horror films. Mike Joy is set … Continue reading

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Podcast: The Following Fan Podcast Eps 4 – Family Affair

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In episode four of Horror News TV The Following Fan Podcast your hosts Doc Rotten and Dave Dreher breakdown the happenings in this very character driven episode and while the action may be a little subdued it is still a very intense hour. Horror News TV The Following Fan Podcast Episode 4 – Family Affair (54.40min, 31.80MB) Direct Download While season one of The Following was certainly a strong debut it seems that season two just might be something … 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.