Podcast: Monster Movie Podcast – Eps 69

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As the grue-crew from Horror News Radio prepare for the awesomeness that is Rise of the Planet of the Apes, HNR hosts Doc Rotten, Thomas Mariani and The Black Saint gather together for Ninety minutes of Ape talk recapping and remembering the original five Planet of the Apes Films. They discuss the first Ape franchise which began in 1968 with Charlton Heston in Planet of the Apes and ended with Roddy McDowell in Battle for … Continue reading

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Film Review: Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species. REVIEW: In 2011, director Rupert Wyatt did what some thought would be impossible, he resurrected the Planet Of … Continue reading

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Top 10 Genre Time Travel Movies

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Time travel films easily rank among my favorite through out the genres. Most of the time these movies are presented in a science fiction film foundation (but not all of the time). A film like the comedy “Groundhog Day” is proof of that. With over 200 films created that deal with time travel, trying to create a “top 10 list” is a rather difficult task. Though as they say, things are subjective. I feel these 10 … Continue reading

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Rise of the Planet of the Apes DVD Giveaway

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Horrornews.net and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment are bringing you the chance to win a copy of the upcoming DVD release, “Rise of the Planet of the Apes”. This contest is for residents of the United States and Canada ONLY. All you need to do to enter is email joyhorror@horrornews.net and put in your subject line, “Rise of the Planet of the Apes Giveaway”. In the body of the email please fill out your full … Continue reading

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Key Genre Films 1960s

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Throughout the sixties, Hammer studios continued with their blood-and-thunder remakes, including The Curse Of The Werewolf (1960), The Two Faces Of Doctor Jekyll (1960), The Brides Of Dracula (1960), The Phantom Of The Opera (1962), Kiss Of The Vampire (1964), The Evil Of Frankenstein (1964) and Dracula Prince Of Darkness (1966). Hammer also delved into other aspects of fantasy over the next few years: Science fiction in Five Million Years To Earth (1967), lesbian vampires … Continue reading

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Film Review: Planet Of The Apes (2001)

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SYNOPSIS: “It is the year 2029: Astronaut Leo Davidson boards a pod cruiser on a Space Station for a routine reconnaissance mission. But an abrupt detour through a space-time wormhole lands him on a strange planet where talking apes rule over the human race. With the help of a sympathetic chimpanzee activist named Ari and a small band of human rebels, Leo leads the effort to evade the advancing Gorilla Army led by General Thade … Continue reading

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Film Review: Battle For The Planet Of The Apes (1973)

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SYNOPSIS: “After conquering the oppressive humans in Conquest Of The Planet Of The Apes, Caesar must now keep the peace among the humans and apes. Gorilla General Aldo views things differently, and tries to cause an ape civil war. In the meantime, other human survivors learn of the ape city, and decide they want to take back civilization for themselves, thus setting the stage of warring ape factions and humans.” (courtesy IMDB) REVIEW: Largely derided … Continue reading

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Film Review: Conquest Of The Planet Of The Apes (1972)

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SYNOPSIS: “Fourth feature in the simian series has apes domesticated and turned into work slaves in the near future. Along comes Ceasar, son of Cornelius and Zira who died in the third film, who leads his chimp brothers in rebellion against the human oppressors, thus creating the time loop that leads to the first film.” (courtesy IMDB) REVIEW: The fourth film in the Planet Of The Apes (1968) series was entitled Conquest Of The Planet … Continue reading

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Film Review: Escape From The Planet Of The Apes (1971)

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SYNOPSIS: “Cornelius and Zira, the simian ape couple from the first two ape films, flee from their doomed planet (after the events in Beneath The Planet Of The Apes) in the same spaceship used by Taylor in the first film, and travel back through the same space/time porthole and land on late 20th Century Earth where they are received with fascination and fear from the people they meet.” (courtesy IMDB) REVIEW: With the planet flambĂ©ed … Continue reading

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Film Review: Beneath The Planet Of The Apes (1970)

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SYNOPSIS: “Astronaut Brent is sent to rescue Taylor but crash-lands on the Planet of the Apes, just like Taylor did in the original film. Taylor has disappeared into the forbidden zone so Brent and Nova try to follow and find him. He discovers a cult of humans that fear the apes’ latest military movements and finds himself in the middle. Tension mounts to a climactic battle between ape and man deep in the bowels of … Continue reading

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Theatrical Screening of all five Damn Dirty Ape movies

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In July Exhumed Films Wants You to GO APE! Sunday, July 31 — Show starts at 11:00 am — Tickets: $20 Exhumed Films proudly presents one of the greatest sci-fi series of all time: all five PLANET OF THE APES films, together for one special screening! The 1968 original-starring Charlton Heston and written by “Twilight Zone” creator Rod Serling-changed the face of science-fiction forever, and spawned four sequels – as well as a live-action tv … Continue reading

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Film Review: Planet Of The Apes (1968)

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SYNOPSIS: “Taylor and two other astronauts come out of deep hibernation to find that their ship has crashed. Escaping with little more than clothes they find that they have landed on a planet where men are pre-lingual and uncivilized while apes have learned speech and technology. Taylor is captured and taken to the city of the apes after damaging his throat so that he is silent and cannot communicate with the apes.” (courtesy IMDB) REVIEW: … Continue reading

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