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- March 26th, 2015Interviewed by: Todd Martin
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Exclusive Interview with Horror Legend, Michael Berryman on Wednesday, March 25th at 9pm EST courtesy of Horrornews.net and in conjunction with Silver Screams Podcast & The Totally Driven Entertainment Radio Network.
Michael Berryman in an in-depth conversation talks about his film roles in One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, The Hills Have Eyes, The Devil’s Rejects, DEAD afterlife, and more.
This week on Horror News Radio the retro 80â€™s gore-festÂ MUCKÂ and theÂ Bigfoot film VALLEY OF THE SASQUATCH. Writer-Director Steve Wolsh ushersÂ his effects heavy horror film Muck to VOD and Blu-Ray courtesyÂ 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 into the forests of the American Northwest.
DaveÂ shares dishes a new plate of HORROR NEWS … Continue reading
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 receivingÂ a positive review on a recent episode. Covering the 16th Annual Nevermore Film Festival for HorrorNews.Net, Doc seizes the opportunity to sit down with the director and lead actress of this award winning independent horror feature, Joe Stauffer … Continue reading
Join us this week as we take a look at ten horror films screened at the 16th Annual Nevermore Film Festival in Durham, North Carolina. The festival, which plays at the Carolina Theater, is one of the best, more intimate, horror festivals on the circuit bringing many unseen and low budget, independent genre films to the big screen. This yearâ€™s group contains found footage, home invasion, werewolves, Sasquatch creatures, Spanish demon heavy metal puppets of … Continue reading
Episode 101 offers another double dose of reviews from the Grue-crew with the theatrical release CHAPPIE and the New Zealand horror comedy HOUSEBOUND. Chappie comes our way from director Neill Blomkamp featuring Sharlto Copley, Dev Patel, Hugh Jackman, Sigouurney Weaver, Ninja and Yo-Landi Visser. Housebound, currently available on Netflix, is from director Gerard Johnstone and features Morana O’Reilly, Rima Te Wiata and Glen-Paul Waru.
For episode 100 of Horror News Radio, the Grue-crew brave the latest Blumhouse theatrical PG-13 horror film, THE LAZARUS EFFECT. To even things out, Thomas saves the day with the What Have You Been Watching segment featuring the Ryan Reynolds’ dark horror comedy, THE VOICES.
DaveÂ shares a special tribute to the late Leonard Nimoy in this edition of HORROR NEWS OF THE WEEK and The Black Saint prepares for the returnÂ ofÂ STUMP THE SAINT. Doc Rotten … Continue reading
The HNR grue-crew tackle a pair of low budget winners, the Australian zombie film Wyrmwood and the werewolf film Late Phases. Each film has its own personality and bring interesting approaches and twists to their respective sub-genres. And look for the influences in both films from Sam Raimi to George Miller to John Landis.
DaveÂ sharesÂ the horror news of the week … Continue reading
The Grue-crew dive into two reviews for episode 98: the horror comedyÂ What We Do In The ShadowsÂ and the spy satireÂ Kingsman The Secret Service. Writers-directorsÂ Jemain Clement and Taika Waititi bring out the manic mundane in everyday life of 4 flat mates in rural New Zealand in What We Do In The Shadows with great success while Matthew Vaughn brings another graphic novel to the big screen with Kingsman The Secret Service.
The HNR Grue-Crew balance the zany sci-fi train-wreckÂ Jupiter AscendingÂ against the rollicking horror filmÂ Zombie Killers: Elephant’s GraveyardÂ on this week’s episode. On one side we have Channing Tatum, Mila Kunis and Eddie Redmayne; while on the other, we have Billy Zane, Dee Wallace and Mischa Barton. Who comes out ahead, The Wachowskis or Harrison Smith?
DaveÂ sharesÂ the horror news of the week with … Continue reading
February 2014 begins with a double feature genre film review as the HNR gang tackle the horror film Fear Clinic and the sci-fi thriller Project Almanac. Dave provides a special report from the set of the Robert Englund – Robert Hall feature while Doc and Thomas face off about the successes and failuresÂ of found footage combining with time travel.
DaveÂ sharesÂ the … Continue reading
Out of nowhere comesÂ EVERLY, anÂ energetic, imaginative gory turn at the action/thriller genre as Joe Lynch directs Salma Hayek as a female version of John Wick – sort of. Despite not being a true horror film, this crazy movie has inventive characters and shocking gore that is destined to entertain the horror fan.
DaveÂ sharesÂ the horror news of the week with news … Continue reading
Once The Black Saint placed The Scarehouse on his Best Horror Films of 2014 on the Horror News Radio podcast, Doc RottenÂ knew this film would soon make a huge impression. Reaction was immediate, with the show’s co-hosts and its listeners. Soon the entire Grue-Crew was reviewing the film for episode 93. While certainly not the only remarkable element about The Scarehouse, the film’s casting remains one of its key attractions. It has an … Continue reading
With the beginning of a new year, the cold weather, icy roads and crappy theatrical offerings signal the annual ritual of examining what is coming in the next 12 months for the horror movie fan. That’s right:Â The Most Anticipated Horror Movies of 2105. Unlike 2014, the sheer variety and breadth of offerings promise an eventful and, dare we say it, promising year in terror films. The Grue-Crew start it off with 10 films to look … Continue reading
“Evil Does Not Die…It Waits…to be Re-Born.” The tag line for The ManitouÂ (1978) promises the birth of a modern horror classic monster. The re-release of William Girdler’s film reveals a number of its more prominent influences, “Possession marked The Exorcist. Demonaic Pregenacy arupted Rosemary’s Baby. Warnings followed The Omen. And The Manitou has it all combined!” The Black Saint and Doc Rotten tackle another groovy horror film from the 1970s.
Decades … Continue reading
“Below the crypt lies death’s waiting room…the Vault of Horror.” Milton Subotsky and Amicus return with another horror anthology The Vault of Horror, a direct follow up to Tales from the Crypt (1972). Roy Ward Baker steps in to take the director reigns from Freddie Francis bringing his own distinct but similar style with improved angles and composition with a more humorous tint. The blu ray also brings the film to the States for the … Continue reading
Fans of theÂ [REC]Â series rejoice, Doc, The Black Saint, Dave, Thomas and Vixen review the fourth in the franchise,Â [REC] 4: Apocalypse. Angela returns to the series as she is taken aboard an oil tanker to be examined and probed. Will the film live up to the first two films – classics in their own right – or, will it tumble likeÂ [REC] 3Â (even though Doc enjoys the hell out of that film)?
“You were cruel and mean right from the start, now you can truly say you have no heart.” Peter Cushing as Arthur Grimsdyke leaves a horrifying Valentines card for his murderers in Poetic Justice, one of the fantastic stories in the classic Amicus Anthology film Tales from the Crypt (1972). Inspired by the EC Comics in the fifties, Milton Subotsky pens a memorable, creepy tome featuring a deadly Santa, an antique with a deadly touch, … Continue reading
“She Is Young, She Is Beautiful, She is Next…She’s Living in the Gateway to Hell” The tag line for The SentinelÂ (1977) gives away the darkest secret of the big budgeted, big release horror film from Michael Winner based on the hit novel from Jeffrey Konvitz. The cast is insane and the effects are from the legendary Dick Smith. Â The Black Saint and Doc Rotten tackle another groovy horror film from the 1970s.
Hammer Films returns with the first theatrical horror film for 2015,Â The Woman in Black 2: Angel of DeathÂ continuing the creepy ghost tale started in The Woman in Black a few years back. The grue-crew jump into the deep end of the marsh to wade threw the jump scares and creepy athosphere to bring you their reviews of the film from director Tom Harper starring Phoebe Fox.
It’s time to discuss the bestÂ horror films of the year, theÂ top of the heap forÂ 2014. The HNR grue-crew, who have often declared that 2014 was a rough year for horror, are happy to focus on the films that succeeded, entertained or impressed. Let’s take a look back at 2014 to call out some of the films thatÂ made the crew scream, jump or smile.
Peter Jackson is finally done with his Middle Earth epic series of films withÂ The Hobbit: Battle of the Five ArmiesÂ as the adaptation of The Hobbit fromÂ J. R. R. Tolkien. For horror fans, keep on the look out for another appearance of horror legend Christopher Lee. The HNR crew chime in with widely opposing views about how successful and enjoyable the film may be. Join HNR for a lively spoiler filled review.