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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 54

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Mike Flanagan is scaring the masses with his latest horror flick,Oculus, featuring Karen Gillan, Branton Thwaites and Katee Sackhoff. The Horror News Radio grue-crew review the film with a heated discussion agreeing on tone, atmosphere and casting while disagreeing on effect, scares and … that ending. Dave Dreher provides this week’s Horror News of the Week about Kaiju, Walrus suits, …

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Film Review: Oculus (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: Siblings Tim and Kaylie Russells are reunited after being separated for 10 years. They revisit and investigate the horrifying night they last saw each other: the night their parents died. Kaylie begs Tim to fulfill a promise they made to each other as their family was ripped apart. Together they return to their family home to face their fears, to uncover …

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Podcast: Horror News Radio – Eps 53

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“Captain, in Order to build a better world, sometimes means tearing the old one down… And that makes enemies.” – Alexander Pierce. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) from directors Anthony Russo and Joe Russo is destroying the box office with is theatrical release, making it yet another successful super hero film in Marvel Studio’s cinematic universe. The grue-crew finally seduce brother Dave …

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Interview: Director Christopher G. Moore – Foodie and Disengaged

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Now that his celebrated and award winning short horror-comedy, Foodie,  festival circuit run is complete, director Christopher G. Moore is working on his next short, Disengaged. Every independent effort is ripe with its own challenges from production to casting talent to selecting music to editing to releasing. Each step requires forethought and planning; some things go as planned, others require the …

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Film Review: Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: After defeating the alien invasion with the Avengers, Captain American/Steve Rogers slowly grows accustomed to the brave, new world around him making new friends in Sam Wilson and the Black Widow and finally learning to trust Nick Fury. When an old enemy reveals itself, with plans to remove millions of its enemies in one quick precision attack, it is …

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HorrorNews.Net & Horror News Radio attending The Mad Monster Party Charlotte, NC March 21-23, 2014

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HorrorNews.Net and Horror News Radio is set to descend upon Charlotte, North Carolina the weekend of March 21-23, 2014 in order to participate in The Mad Monster Party horror convention. It promises to be three days of monstrous fun! The guest list is insane, the events are incredible and the film festival will not be outdone. All HorrorNews.Net readers and …

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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,” …

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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 …

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