Podcast: Horror News Radio – Eps 37

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“I am King Under the Mountain! I am fire… I am DEATH!” – Smaug The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,  as adapted by Peter Jackson, blazes through the screens this holiday season with its collection of hobbits, dwarves, wizards and elves facing down the fire breathing dragon, Smaug.

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Film Review: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: Gandolf the Grey continues to lead Bilbo Baggins, Thorin and the band of dwarves to reclaim Erebor from the fire breathing dragon, Smaug. REVIEW: With The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, director Peter Jackson continues the adventures of the courageous Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, in the second in the trilogy of films adapting J.R.R. Tolkien’s iconic fantasy novel. There is no doubt Jackson is a master story teller, film maker and director with this film being … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Adventures Of Tintin (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: “Having bought a model ship, the Unicorn, for a pound off a market stall Tintin is initially puzzled that the sinister Mr. Sakharine should be so eager to buy it from him, resorting to murder and kidnapping Tintin – accompanied by his marvelous dog Snowy – to join him and his gang as they sail to Morocco on an old cargo ship. Sakharine has bribed the crew to revolt against the ship’s master, drunken … Continue reading

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Podcast: Monster Movie Podcast – Eps 32

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Podcast: Monster Movie Podcast Episode 32 – The Hobbit – Pacific Rim – Bait 3D Welcome to the Monster Movie Podcast. Join us this week for hobbits, dwarves and wizards; kaiju and giant robots; and 3D sharks in a tsunami. Co-hosts Doc Rotten and Thomas M are joined this week by Rafe Telsch, the head guru behind the Widescreen Warrior Weekly Blend Audio Show podcast. Doc, Thomas and Rafe tackle this season’s biggest, most anticipated … Continue reading

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Podcast: Monster Movie Podcast – Eps 27

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Podcast: Monster Movie Podcast Episode 27 – Silent Hill Revelation 3D – The Hobbit – guest Jim Dorey This week on the Monster Movie Podcast, Doc Rotten is joined by a special guest co-host Jim Dorey from MarketSaw.com and Phobia Films to tackle another round of cinematic monsters of mayhem, this time in 3D. We have manic monsters from a demonic mind; elves, hobbits and Gandalf the Grey; and a hoary host of 3D horrors. … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring (2001)

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SYNOPSIS: “An ancient Ring thought lost for centuries has been found, and through a strange twist in fate has been given to a small Hobbit named Frodo. When Gandalf discovers the Ring is in fact the One Ring of the Dark Lord Sauron, Frodo must make an epic quest to the Cracks of Doom in order to destroy it! However he does not go alone. He is joined by Gandalf, Legolas the elf, Gimli the … Continue reading

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Film Review: West of Memphis (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: West of Memphis is an examination of a failure of justice in Arkansas. The documentary tells the hitherto unknown story behind an extraordinary and desperate fight to bring the truth to light. Told and made by those who lived it, the filmmakers’ unprecedented access to the inner workings of the defense, allows the film to show the investigation, research and appeals process in a way that has never been seen before; revealing shocking and … Continue reading

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Key Genre Films 1980s

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How things have changed. In the forties, for instance, one would find it difficult to name twenty good genre films of the decade but, since the late seventies, Hollywood has learned that their baby-booming audiences could not only handle strong horror and science fiction concepts, they craved them. Filmmakers everywhere went into overdrive. Like television today, there wasn’t a production house around that didn’t have at least one genre project in the making. The first … Continue reading

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Film Review: Dead Alive (1992)

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SYNOPSIS: A young man’s mother is bitten by a Sumatran rat-monkey. She gets sick and dies, at which time she comes back to life, killing and eating dogs, nurses, friends, and neighbors. REVIEW: Peter Jackson may be recognized for his mega opus “Lord of the Rings”, but it’s his early roots that most horror fans still remember well. Looking back to his roots, Jackson was pretty in tune with the horror market. The 80’s brought … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Lovely Bones (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: Based on the best selling book by Alice Sebold, The Lovely Bones is the story of a 14-year-old girl from suburban Pennsylvania who is murdered by her neighbor. She tells the story from Heaven, showing the lives of the people around her and how they have changed all while attempting to get someone to find her lost body. REVIEW: The Lovely Bones is the latest eye candy extravaganza by director Peter Jackson. Co-written, produced … Continue reading

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Peter Jackson’s ‘Dead Alive’ Hits Blu-ray

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Come October 4th, 2011, you can add another 1992 horror classic to your blu-ray collection when Dead Alive/Braindead hits the shelves. For it’s 20th year celebration, the disc and or discs should be packed with a ton of extra fun any horror fan to enjoy, however, details on the goodies haven’t been discussed yet. Synopsis Lionel, a Mama’s boy has the unwanted honor of having to look after his overbearingly evil mother. He ends up … Continue reading

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The 13 Best Horror Movie Couples (serial murder edition)

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Every year I like to spend some time and go through my horror film collection and find some to watch when Valentine’s Day is coming up.  Last year I came up with the basic top ten best films to watch on Valentine’s Day.  At first I thought about doing the loners addiction of my list, but I didn’t think that would be appropriate in the spirit of this Hallmark created holiday.   So instead I have … Continue reading

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Film Review: King Kong (1933)

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SYNOPSIS: “In 1933, the bold and successful filmmaker Carl Denham travels by ship with a large crew, his friend Jack Driscoll and the starlet Ann Darrow to an unknown island to shoot a movie. The local natives worship a huge gorilla called Kong and they abduct Ann to offer her in a sacrifice to Kong. Jack Driscoll, who is in love with her, Carl Denham, who aims to capture the animal for an exhibition in … Continue reading

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Film Review: Heavenly Creatures (1994)

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SYNOPSIS: “Based on the true story of Juliet Hulme and Pauline Parker, two close friends who share a love of fantasy and literature, who conspire to kill Pauline’s mother when she tries to end the girls’ intense and obsessive relationship.” (courtesy IMDB) REVIEW: From the time of Oedipus Rex by Sophocles to the more recent Menendez brothers and O.J. Simpson, crimes of the heart are deemed the most evil in nature, yet are always the … Continue reading

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Film Review: Bad Taste (1987)

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SYNOPSIS: “Derek and his friends must investigate the missing people in a small village. Then they find out its human formed aliens that are really big headed monsters that used all the people in the small village into there snack burgers. Now, Derek must save the day and the world with his chainsaw before the meat eaters strikes the whole planet. Will Derek kill all the aliens?” (courtesy IMDB) REVIEW: This week I have a … Continue reading

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