Podcast: Horror News Radio – Eps 62

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Edge of Tomorrow (2014) may have flopped at the weekend box office but the HNR crew are generally enthusiastic about the film, its humor and Emily Blunt. Doug Liman directs and Tom Cruise stars along with Bill Paxton and Brendan Gleeson. Dave ramps up the news of the week with Harbinger Down, The Stand and Rob Zombie while Santos continues with HNR’s newest segment of the show, Stump the Saint, featuring horror trivia questions provided by you, the … Continue reading

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Film Review: Edge of Tomorrow (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: As the world faces an alien invasion, Major William Cage (Tom Cruise) finds himself in hot water as he is shipped off to the front lines deemed a deserter and a coward. On the battlefield he encounters a rarely seen enemy that sets off a series of events resulting in Cage reliving the day over and over again. With only the war-hero Rita Vrataski believing, and understanding, his fate, Cage begins to accept the … Continue reading

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Film Review: Night Warning (1982)

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SYNOPSIS: An orphaned teenager finds himself being dominated by his aunt who’s hell-bent on keeping him with her…at all costs. REVIEW: Director: William Asher Starring: Jimmy McNichol, Susan Tyrell, Julia Duffy and Bo Svenson ‘Psycho for Laymen’. This is probably the best way to sum up Night Warning, although it isn’t necessarily as bad as it sounds. It examines a perverse relationship between mother and son, oozing slowly into the very uncomfortable arena of incest, … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Colony (2013)

SYNOPSIS: Forced underground by the next ice age, a struggling outpost of survivors must fight to preserve humanity against a threat even more savage than nature. REVIEW: I’m starting to notice that my attention span is growing shorter and shorter. I’ve watched several good films recently where I almost lost patience and shut it down. It turns out, if you stick around long enough with some, you may find yourself rewarded. Another thing I’ve noticed … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Terminator (1984)

SYNOPSIS: “A cyborg is sent from the future on a deadly mission. He has to kill Sarah Connor, a young woman whose life will have a great significance in years to come. Sarah has only one protector – Kyle Reese – also sent from the future. The Terminator uses his exceptional intelligence and strength to find Sarah, but is there any way to stop the seemingly indestructible cyborg?” (courtesy IMDB) REVIEW: After seeing Star Wars … Continue reading

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Film Review: Frailty (2001)

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SYNOPSIS: “Fenton Meeks comes forth to tell the FBI that his brother Adam may be the serial killer who calls himself God’s Hands, who the FBI has been searching for. The film uses flashbacks to show Meeks’ childhood with a father who believed he was on a mission from God to destroy demons that inhabit human bodies. Fenton saw his dad as evil, while Adam saw him as a hero.” (courtesy IMDB) REVIEW: What an … Continue reading

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Film Review: Near Dark (1987)

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SYNOPSIS: A young man reluctantly joins a travelling “family” of evil vampires, when the girl he’d tried to seduce is part of that group. REVIEW: One of the top vampire themed films ever created, “Near Dark” often sits in a class of its own. Far from the traditional aspects, void of romanticism, and even more of a cult film than some of the more predictable vampire films, “Near Dark” is a creation that has lasted … Continue reading

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Film Review: Aliens (1986)

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SYNOPSIS: The planet from Alien has been colonized, but contact is lost. This time, the rescue team has impressive firepower, but will it be enough? REVIEW: Ahh…1986, what a fine year it was. I had a cool fiance, a good job AND “Aliens” the first official sequel to “Alien” was released (No need to mention all of the Italian ripoff films with “Alien” in the title). And what expectations it brought along with it! No … Continue reading

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Film Review: Mortuary (1983)

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SYNOPSIS: Convinced that her father’s death was not accidental, a beautiful girl decides to investigate to find out the truth, aided by her boyfriend. Her sleuthing draws her to a local mortuary, where many secrets will be revealed. REVIEW: Director – Howard Avedis Starring – Mary Beth McDonough, David Wallace, Bill Paxton, Lynda Day George From low-budget producer and director Howard Avedis comes this serviceable if not somewhat strange horror movie from the early eighties. … Continue reading

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Film Review: Boxing Helena (1993)

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SYNOPSIS: “A top surgeon is besotted with a beautiful woman who once ditched him. Unable to come to terms with life without her, he tries to convince her that they need each other. She has other ideas, but an horrific accident leaves her at his mercy. The plot is bizarre and perhaps sick at times, ending abruptly and with a twist.” (courtesy IMDB) REVIEW: It may start out looking like a remake of The Brain … Continue reading

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Film Review: Slipstream (1989)

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SYNOPSIS: “In the future, natural disasters (earthquakes, floods) have ravaged the Earth, leaving the Earth as a world where pockets of communities live within canyons whilst a violent wind known as the Slipstream rules the Earth and the only means of transport are airplanes. Matt Owens is a daredevil adventurer who kidnaps Byron, a fugitive wanted for murder, who is the prisoner of law officer Will Tasker so he can claim the bounty for himself. … Continue reading

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