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October 18th, 2014
Interviewed by: Janel Spiegel
October 16th, 2014
Interviewed by: The Black Saint
October 15th, 2014
Interviewed by: Mike Joy
October 23rd, 2014
Reviewed by: Todd Martin
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October 22nd, 2014
Reviewed by: Horrornews.net
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October 20th, 2014
Reviewed by: Dave Gammon
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Doc Rotten and The Black Saint continue their examination of the horror films of the Seventies with David Cronenberg’sÂ The BroodÂ featuring Oliver Reed, Samantha Eggar and Art Hindle. The director injects a ton of personal subtext into the script causing The Black Saint to believe Cronenberg may be exorcising some personal demons withÂ The Brood. The film, while containing its signature shock ending, is a sign of the kind of films Cronenberg would dive into in the … Continue reading
We’re back! This week we’re talking about some revved up horror punk in The Demonics and a battle of the chins in Maniac Cop from 1988.
The Quiet OnesÂ ushers the return of Hammer Films to the theaters after the success of their last filmÂ The Woman in Black. Doc and Santos dig the Seventies feels and Vixen returns to share her thoughts on the first horror film she has seen where she did not have to cover her eyes. Yeah, there is some debate on how scary it actually is. Sigh.
Doc discusses the slasher filmÂ Camp DreadÂ in this week’s What Have You … Continue reading
In many cases, working on an independent film requires its creators to wear many hats. It is often a necessity of time, money and creative control to tackle as many roles as possible to get these projects completed reliably, quickly and on time. As the creative force behind White Lotus Productions, Lou Simon finds herself steering the ship as writer, director, producer, editor, anything and everything that she is called upon to do. The results … Continue reading
We’re back talking about some Occult, Stoner metal with Bloody Hammers and their self-titled album from 2012. We’re also talking about the Full Moon classic Head of the Family.
The Raid 2Â is pure genius with its action, choreography and direction. The grue-crew each bring oppposing opinions on how successful the film is story-wise but the action itself is in a league all its own. Joining HNR this week is Brian Salisbury, writer and podcast whoâ€™s work you can find on Oneofus.net, Film School Rejects, Movies.com, Fandango and MoviePilot.
Thomas brings upÂ Game of ThronesÂ for the â€śWhat Have You Been Watchingâ€ť segment this week with all … Continue reading
How many thrusts are you worth? This is a question that we find the answer to on this episode of The Corpse Cast! Weâ€™re talking some Swedish Melodic Death Metal with Arch Enemy and then we go into classic slasher territory with Happy Birthday To Me from 1981.
As Fatal Pictures begins work on its fourth horror shortÂ Heir, producer Zach Green and director Richard Powell are bringing back many familiar faces from their first three films, includingÂ WormandÂ Familiar: cinematographer Michael Jari Davidson (Familiar); special effects team The Butchershop; and lead actor Robert Nolan. This specific group of talented film makers make up a tight nit group of artists Zach and Richard trust with their vision. Each individual is committed to creating the best film … Continue reading
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 â€¦ that ending.
Dave Dreher provides this weekâ€™s Horror News of the Week about Kaiju, Walrus suits, Eli Roth and Freddy Krueger while Thomas counts down his top 5 killer inanimate objects … Continue reading
Now that his celebrated and award winning short horror-comedy, Foodie, Â 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 musicÂ to editing to releasing. Each step requires forethought and planning; some things go as planned, others require the film maker to be flexible prepared to scramble at a moments notice to plan B. … Continue reading
We’re back folks and we’re talking some grungy psychobilly and Mexican devilry! This episode we’re talking about Psychobilly Legends The Meteors and their album Hymns for the Hellbound. We’re also talking Here Comes The Devil from 2012.
Cheap Thrills (2013)Â from directorÂ E.L. Katz has the grue-crew in stitches and sweat. It is gruesome and funny â€“ and thought provoking. The Black Saint admitting it is one of the best films he has seen in some time and Thomas liking it even more.Â Pat Healy, Ethan Embry, Sara Paxton andÂ David Koechner star in this Â comedy thriller.
Dave Dreher returns to Horror News Radio to provide this weekâ€™s Horror News of the Week giving the group … Continue reading
Hazmat (2014)Â is only one of the films covered in this episode of Horror News Radio when Doc shares his selection for the â€śWhat Have You Been Watchingâ€ť segment recordedÂ LIVEÂ at theMad Monster PartyÂ in Charlotte, NC. Santos steps in as well to coverÂ PMS Cop (2014)Â to Docâ€™s surprise. Oh, my.
Santos and Doc also take to task a few of the live audience members asking a series of horror trivia questions in order to win one of two … Continue reading
This week’s episode starts off with a bang as Mike is still reeling from a weird experience that he had right before recording started with a certain 711 cashier… Yeah… it’s THAT weird… but it gets weirder as we talk about a Japanese film from 1969 called Horrors of Malformed Men. As if that’s not enough, we also talk about Christian Death’s debut album from 1982 entitled Only Theatre of Pain.
Director Billy Pon is heating up the internet and horror news sites with his sizzling hot marking and promotions for his upcoming killer clown opusÂ Circus of the Dead. After the filming and editing is done, it is time to promote the film, take it to film festivals, send out press releases, push the trailer and do interviews. Some film makers take it the extra mile exploring more experimental or imaginative means of marketing their film. … Continue reading
In Fear (2014) tops the 50th episode of Horror News Radio. And, HNR is teaming up with Anchor Bay to provide a Blu-Ray Prize Pack Giveaway including In Fear and No One Lives to one lucky U.S. HNR listener. Thomas Mariani returns to discuss his trip to Austin, Texas to attend South By Southwest and he shares his Top 5 Claustrophobic Horror Films. Doc Rotten steps in for the under-the-weather Dave Dreher this episode for … Continue reading
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 directorâ€™s film school thesis but he continued to work on the film after graduating.
Welcome to another … Continue reading
Have you ever seen â€śthatâ€ť movie? You knowâ€¦ the one that was unlike anything else youâ€™d ever seen and it may or may not have justâ€¦ BLOWN YOUR MIND? Well, thatâ€™s the kind of movie weâ€™re talking about this week in Episode 102 of the Corpse Cast. We start off with epic fantasy-metal stalwarts Avantasia and end talking about an Indonesian Vampire flickâ€¦
300: Rise of the Empire (2014)Â 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 â€“ which cannot be repeated here. If you have seen the film, you know the one!
Santos … Continue reading
A challenging new method of releasing your Â 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, fromÂ 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
We’re back after a video show recording hiatus and we’re ready to take it to your earholes with a vengeance! This episode we’re talking some New Jersean (is that a word?) Horror Punk in Mister Monster with their crooning stylings and we’re talking environmental horror… complete with fish rape in 1980’s Humanoids from the Deep.