Podcast: The Official HorrorNews.Net Podcast – Eps 08

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It’s all about Maniac: Joe Spinell versus Elisha Wood as co-hosts Doc Rotten, Dave Dreher, Santos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr., Thomas Mariani and Vixen discuss the William Lustig 1980 classic and the fascinating new remake from Franck Khalfoun. Then Dave Dreher surprises the entire cast by introducing special effects legend Tom Savini as special guest host to discuss secrets and stories behind the making of the original Maniac, Tom’s career and his thoughts about remakes, zombies and … Continue reading

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Film Review: Maniac (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: Fixing mannequins by day and killing women by night, Frank Zito fights his insanity and urge to kill when he meets a young, attractive photographer (Anne) who hires him to provide faceless mannequins for her next exhibit. The closer they become the further into madness Frank slips as he must decide between falling in love with Anne or giving in to his homicidal tendencies. REVIEW: In the Alexandre (High Tension, Piranha) Aja and Gregory … Continue reading

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The Splat Pack (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: A look back at the first decade of 21st Century horror films and the filmmakers that re-energized the genre.

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Film Review: High Tension (2003)

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SYNOPSIS: Two college friends, Marie and Alexa, encounter loads of trouble (and blood) while on vacation at Alexa’s parents’ country home when a mysterious killer invades their quiet getaway. REVIEW: As the name implies, High Tension (2003) is certainly not a misnomer. It is a terrifyingly suspenseful film and absolutely one of the best to come out in a long time. But beware, once the gory action starts, relatively soon enough, you will spend the … Continue reading

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Horns (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: A 26-year-old man wakes up with a massive hangover and discovers horns sprouting from his head. He becomes convinced that their existence is tied to the unsolved murder of his girlfriend.

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Film Review: Mirrors (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: This creepy supernatural thriller from director Alexandre Aja stars Kiefer Sutherland as troubled security guard Ben Carson, who discovers malevolent spirits living within the mirrors of a fire-ravaged department store. When their murderous nature comes to light, Ben turns to his estranged wife (Paula Patton) to help him save their family — and himself. The supporting cast includes Amy Smart and Jason Flemyng. REVIEW: I had a good day today. I took a chance … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Hills Have Eyes (2006)

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SYNOPSIS: Traveling across the American Southwest en route to California, an unsuspecting suburban family is being tracked by a group of hill dwellers whose social skills have failed to evolve. If their vehicle breaks down, or if they stop to stretch their legs, their vacation could end in tragedy. Kathleen Quinlan, Aaron Stanford, Vinessa Shaw, Emilie de Ravin and Dan Byrd co-star in this remake of the 1977 Wes Craven classic. REVIEW: I think Hills … Continue reading

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