Podcast: Horror News Radio – Eps 46

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Robocop (2014) revisits the territory blazed by Paul Verhoeven in the 1987 original film, except watered down for a PG-13 audience. To be fair, the remake is geared more as a straight-laced action flick with heavy sci-fi overtones and one singularly frightening scene of extraordinary body-horror. What will the grue-crew think? Thomas continues the theme with the Top 5 of the Week bringing his Top 5 Under Appreciated Remakes featuring films like Little Shop of Horrors, Dawn of … Continue reading

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Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) Movie Poster (Version 04)

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Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) Movie Poster (Version 04)

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Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) Movie Poster (Version 03)

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Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) Movie Poster (Version 03)

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Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) Movie Poster (Version 02)

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Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) Movie Poster (Version 02)

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Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) Movie Poster (Version 01)

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Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) Movie Poster (Version 01)

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Film Review: Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)

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SYNOPSIS: When filmy spores fall from space and take root in San Francisco, the city is beautifully transformed by spectacular and exotic flowers. But these lovely extraterrestrial blossoms have gruesome plans for their earthly admirers: to slowly clone their bodies and then dispose of the originals! “A first-rate suspense thriller” (Newsday), this sci-fi adventure is a “chilling” (Leonard Maltin), “dazzling” (The New York Times) and “stunning” (Cosmopolitan) thrill ride that will send your pulse rate … Continue reading

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Invasions Of The Body Snatchers

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In 1955 author Jack Finney published a novel entitled The Body Snatchers, first serialised in Collier’s Magazine the year before. It describes the fictional town of Santa Mira, California being invaded by seeds that have drifted to Earth from space. The seeds replace sleeping people with perfect physical duplicates grown from plantlike pods, while their human victims turn to dust. The duplicates live only five years, and they cannot sexually reproduce. Consequently, if unstopped, they … Continue reading

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Film Review: Invasion Of The Body Snatchers (1956)

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SYNOPSIS: “Held by the police as a raving lunatic, Dr. Miles Bennell recounts to a psychiatrist the events that have turned his life upside down. He returned to his small town the previous Thursday, having been called back from a medical conference by his nurse, who was being flooded with patients. He arrives to find that most have canceled their appointments, but the few cases he does have all have the same story: someone close … Continue reading

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‘INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS’ Actress Dana Wynter Dead at 79

Actress Dana Wynter died of congestive heart failure on Thursday, May 5 at the Ojai Valley Community Hospital Continuing Care Center, she was 79 years old. Best known for her portrayal of the tragic, and sleepy, Becky Driscoll in Don Siegel’s sci-fi cult horror classic INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS, Wynter was born on June 8th, 1931 in Berlin, Germany. The daughter of renowned surgeon Dr. Peter Wynter and Jutta Oarda, Wynter once aspired to … Continue reading

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The horror genre gets blueray treatment

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Check out the latest release dates for the following horror movies, some classic and some more recent. Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho (1960) 50th Anniversary Edition – Oct 19, 2010   Plot Marion Crane goes on the run after stealing $40,000 from one of her employer’s clients. Taking a wrong turn in a storm, Marion arrives at the isolated Bates Motel, run by the twitchy Norman, who is constantly at the beck and call of his unseen … Continue reading

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Scream for your Life! – A whole lotta horror coming your way!

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TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX AND MGM HOME ENTERTAINMENT PREPARE FOR THE SCARIEST DAY OF ALL – HALLOWEEN WITH MOVIES THAT WILL MAKE YOU SCREAM FOR YOUR LIFE! Arriving On Blu-ray and DVD September 14th Street Date: September 14, 2010 Enjoy the newest Blu-ray and DVD releases of the films that have frightened audiences for generations, with an assortment of classic and modern titles that are guaranteed to scare even the bravest of viewers. Among the most … Continue reading

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