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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: Book of Life (2014)

Rate This Movie 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 …

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Film Review: Hollows Grove (2014)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: A young filmmaker documents his ghost-hunting, reality show friends as their routine investigation of an abandoned orphanage turns into a nightmare from which they can’t escape. REVIEW: “Found Footage,” words that are beginning to draw mixed reactions from many horror fans these days, often more negative than anything else. With so many film makers taking a …

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Film Review: Horns (2013)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Ig Perrish is suspected of murdering his girlfriend. To make matters worse, he sprouts a pair of horns, the demonic kind. When the effects of the horns leads to people around him revealing their deepest, darkest secrets, Ig begins to unravel the mysteries behind the tragic events that have changed his life forever.

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Podcast: Horror News Radio – Eps 79

Annabelle (2014) scares up some solid box office but struggles to gain ample praise from the HNR grue-crew. The film dives into the back story of the creepy-as-all-get-out doll from The Conjuring. Watch your basements! Dave shares the horror news of the week with news of Twin Peaks, ABC’s of Death 2 and Adam Green’s Happy Halloween. Did we mention, Twin Peaks? Thomas discusses Gone Girl from …

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Podcast: Horror News Radio – Eps 78

The Sacrament (2013) has its roots firming grounding in the true story surrounding the Jonestown tragedy from 1978. The similarities have many of the HNR grue-crew scratching their heads wondering what the film’s director Ti West is really up to. The discussion gets heated beginning with an explanation of what happened to covering The Guest. Doc shares the horror news of the week with …

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Podcast: Horror News Radio – Eps 77

Tusk (2014) is Kevin’s Smith second horror comedy with the script germinating from the SModcast podcast: episode 259 The Walrus and The Carpenter. The film may be a bit uneven and controversial but the performance by Michael Parks as Howard Howe has a number of the grue-crew saying he should be considered for an Academy Award…but realize, sadly, it never will. Dave shares the …

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Podcast: Horror News Radio – Eps 76

Honeymoon (2014) spins the tale of a pair of newly weds heading to a mountain cabin for a week of bliss but discover something terrifyingly horrible instead. The Black Saint discovers a temporary cure for insomnia. Dwerp! Dave (scratch that, Thomas) shares the horror news of the week with news of remake after remake after remake. Doc subjects the entire cast to the premiere …

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Podcast: Decades of Horror 1970′s Eps 004 – The Wicker Man (1973)

Considered a horror classic by many genre historians, The Wicker Man (1973) is the film for this episode. Featuring Edward Woodward, Christopher Lee, Britt Eckland and Ingrid Pitt, the film from director Robin Hardy leads its audience on a leisurely paced path to one of the more iconic endings in horror. The Black Saint and Doc Rotten tackle another groovy horror film …

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Podcast: Horror News Radio – Eps 75

The Dead 2 (2014) is not only the swag in the prize pack from Anchor Bay Entertainment in this week’s trivia contest, it is also the topic of this week’s review. It’s zombie action set in India from The Ford Brothers who brought the horror community The Dead.  Dave shares the horror news of the week with previews of The Walking Dead, American Horror Story: Freak Show and Carver. Santos …

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Podcast: Decades of Horror 1970′s Eps 003 – The Legend of Hell House (1973)

Haunted Houses are a tough genre to film. They can easily come off hokey or silly. There are some classics though, Haunting, The Amityville Horror and Poltergeist. But many are overlooked and forgotten. One such film is The Legend of Hell House from director John Hough featuring Pamela Franklin, Roddy McDowall, Clive Revill and Gayle Hunnicutt. The Black Saint and Doc Rotten are joined by award winning …

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Film Review: The Last Showing (2014)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: After giving his life to cinema as a projectionist, Stuart is left to work the remainder of his career as a concession attendant, biding his time until retirement. Bitter, he plots an intricate revenge scheme against his manager and a pair of lovers locked in the theater after hours. REVIEW: Starring the ever popular Robert Englund …

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Podcast: Horror News Radio – Eps 74

As Above, So Below (2014) fails to make an impression at the box office and leaves Santos underwhelmed. Doc, on the other hand, fights for the film in a heated discussion about the Dowdle Brothers, Perdita Weeks and found footage. The film gets the full-on HNR treatment. Dave shares the horror news of the week with information about Lars Von Trier, Wesley Snipes and Scooby-Doo. Joseph …

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