Podcast: The Official HorrorNews.Net Podcast – Eps 19

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Elysium, it is either the best or worst science fiction summer film of 2013. Co-hosts Doc Rotten, Dave Dreher, Santos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr., Thomas Mariani and Vixen debate the good, the bad and god-awful with Neill Blomkamp’s follow up to District 9. Before the grue-crew lash, loath and love the film starring Matt Damon, Jodie Foster and Sharlto Copley, the guys (and gal) are joined by Edward Douglas and Gavin Goszka from Midnight Syndicate to discuss their latest CD, … Continue reading

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Film Review: House of 1000 Corpses (2003)

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SYNOPSIS: Two young couples wandering across the backwoods of Texas stumble across more urban legends than they hoped for. Their misguided tour takes them to the back roads of America searching for townships where legends of serial killers run wild. They end up as prisoners of a bizarre and sadistic inbred family of serial killers. It is here a local legend known as Dr. Satan is finally located. “House of 1000 Corpses” is bizarre and … Continue reading

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Film Review: Ooga Booga (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: Ooga Booga follows an innocent African American boy who is brutally murdered by dirty cops, but his soul is magically transferred into an action figure named Ooga Booga. With on his tribal spear and old girlfriend to help he takes to the streets and trailer parks to find the men that ended his once bright future. REVIEW: I’ve always admired the vast and spotty career of Charles Band.  He and the production company he … Continue reading

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Film Review: Eternal Evil (1985)

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SYNOPSIS: A dissatisfied Montreal director of TV commercials is taught to astrally project himself by a mysterious woman. But soon he finds that he does it against his will when he sleeps, and while he does it, he commits savage acts against those in his life. REVIEW: George Mihalka struck gold with his miner slasher in My Bloody Valentine, and he returned to horror again a couple of years later with Eternal Evil, also known … Continue reading

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Film Review: Mommy’s Little Monster (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: A Light in the Darkness concerns Taylor Melnick (Matt Terzian), a former mental patient who is discharged after four years in a sanitarium. He returns to his hometown and runs head-first into his own psychoses, then decides to seek violent revenge against the town for the treatment he received, axe-in-hand. Geoffrey Lewis, Troy Beyer and the legendary Karen Black co-star REVIEW: There are certain actors that can be frequently seen in the horror genre … Continue reading

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The Ganzfeld Experiment (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: In a world where past meets present and the present gets lost in time, reality is blurred for 5 College psychology students who are pushing all boundaries during an ESP experiment over a lost weekend… Memories, dreams, past, future…Can they forget what they cannot remember??? – For those 5 students a new kind of terror awaits. Senses are dazed as they meet their destiny. The present collides with a past shared secret in an … Continue reading

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Film Review: Some Guy Who Kills People (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: Some Guy Who Kills People is about Ken Boyd, a lonely man fresh out of the loony bin, who sets out to kill those he deems responsible for his miserable life. REVIEW:

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Film Review: Burnt Offerings (1976)

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SYNOPSIS: “Haunted house chiller from Dan Curtis has Oliver Reed and Karen Black as summer caretakers moving into Gothic house with their young son. The catch? The house rejuvenates a part of itself with each death that occurs on its premises.” (courtesy IMDB) REVIEW: One of the oldest possession themes of all is the house or building possessed of evil, from The Turn Of The Screw by Henry James (1898) to The Haunting Of Hill … Continue reading

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Film Review: Evil Spirits (1990)

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SYNOPSIS: A strange woman runs a boardinghouse whose tenants–mostly misfits and others who won’t be missed–begin dying off or simply disappearing. She still cashes their government benefit checks even after they’re gone, and it turns out that disappearing tenants aren’t the only weird things that are going on in that house REVIEW: Director – Gary Graver Starring – Karen Black, Arte Johnson, Virginia Mayo You know you’re going to be in for a wacky time … Continue reading

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Living Dolls

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My old friend Sigmund Freud claimed that most children fantasise about dolls coming to life, and psychologist Ernst Jentsch theorised that uncanny feelings arise when there is an intellectual uncertainty about whether an object is alive or not, and also when an object that one knows to be inanimate resembles a living being enough to generate confusion about its nature. Robot engineer Masahiro Mori expanded on Freud and Jentsch’s theories to develop the ‘Uncanny Valley’ … Continue reading

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