Pacific Rim is the topic this week as co-hosts Doc Rotten, Dave Dreher, Santos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr., Thomas Mariani and Vixen climb aboard Gipsy Danger, Crimson Typhoon and Striker Eureka to battle cinema’s most dangerous Kaiju: Onibaba, Knifehead, Leatherback, Otachi, Scunner, Raiju, Sydney and Slattern. It’s giant monsters battling giant robots, baby, in 3D IMAX on the big screen. Wahoo! But, do all of the grue-crew agree? Tempers rise, opinions sail and someone mentions Grown Ups 2. WTF? Dave steps in to save the day with the horror news of the week and Doc shares a handful of listener feedback.
Pacific Rim is a homage to Godzilla, Ultraman and Transformers among many other Sci-fi, giant monster-giant robot films. Still, somehow, Dave finds a way to compare it to Starship Troopers. Pacific Rim is large, loud and entertaining as hell, but still the grue-crew is divided on how successful the film is. It’s Dave and Santos in one corner and Vixen and Thomas in the other with Doc caught in the middle. Still, the film is a blast and SHOULD NOT BE MISSED, especially in IMAX 3D.
David drops the horror news knowledge on us this week beginning with the social network phenomenon that is Sharknado. The little crappy film that could. Santos sings its praises as one of the best worst films ever. Next up is news about the director and cast additions to DEAD afterlife from HorrorNews.Net‘s own Mike Joy. Jared Cohn is signed to direct (Bikini Spring Break, Hold Your Breath, 12/12/12) and the cast now includes Michael Berryman, Bill Oberst Jr., Bill Moseley, Kane Hodder and Austin Idol. Dave jumps into a trio of horror TV news with True Blood renewed for season 7, The Following keeps a key member on its cast despite their obvious death scene, and Siberia is scaring up some fans across the ‘net. Then the grue-crew discuss the poor box office for Pacific Rim and all the cool early news coming out of the SDCC for 2013.
To the grue-crew’s delight, the listeners of the Official HorrorNews.Net Podcast have shared their thoughts. Luis Angel Rodriguez from Texas and Joan Sherwood from Facebook both write in to share how much they enjoy the show. Wow! Thanks, guys. Jen and Sylvia Soska respond to episode 13 covering their film, American Mary, reaching out to Santos and praising Vixen’s female perspective. Rock on! And, finally, T.J. Fowler is back with another entertaining voice mail from Finland all about V/H/S/2. Keep it up!
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