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Podcast: Horror News Radio – Eps 26


Director Adam Rifkin joins co-hosts Doc RottenDave DreherSantos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr.Thomas Mariani and Vixen to discuss his upcoming horror film, Director’s Cut, featuring Penn Jillette. “Help make Penn a bad guy” is the tag line of their crowd funding campaign at Fundanything.com/Penn. Vixen offers up the recommendation this week, Prisoners, Doc reviews Fright Night 2: New Blood and Dave once again delves into the horror news of the week. Plus one more week for the exciting giveaway this week.

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Episode 26 – Interview Adam Rifkin – Director’s Cut – The Prisoners – Fright Night 2
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00:02:32 – Interview with Adam Rifkin, director of Director’s Cut featuring Penn Jillette
“Help make Penn a bad guy!” Over at Fundanything.com, Penn Jillette and Adam Rifkin are looking to fund their horror film, Director’s Cut. The film is written by Penn and is to star the Las Vegas star as the villain, the killer, the bad guy. Adam Rifkin joins us this week to discuss the film, how he and Penn met and the challenges of leading a crowd funded project. He also discusses his career including films like Look (Penn’s favorite film) and The Dark Backward.



00:56:00 – Horror News of the Week for 9/30/2013
Dave Dreher’s horror news of the week begins with the news that IMAGE has acquired All Cheerleaders Die for distribution. If you remember, Robert Kurtzman just revealed his involvement in the EFX for this film is our last episode. Next up is news about Horror on TV with new clips and pics from The Following and NBC’s Dracula. Don’t forget, Thomas and Doc will begin hosting the TV Talk Dracula show in October! Dave then reveals there is a promo real of the concept of staging Final Destination 6 in the Dark Ages. Oh, noes. Dave has news of two new videos supporting Gravity that are out of this world and there is this little video that mashes together Breaking Bad with the Walking Dead.

01:11:15 – What have you been watching – Prisoners – Fright Night 2: New Blood
Vixen recommends the Hugh Jackman vehicle Prisoners with an emotional review. And Doc reveals he has seen Fright Night 2: New Blood sharing that the baggage from the title and characters are too much for the film. The ideas are sound and interesting; but, shoved into the world of Fright Night, the film is too frustrating to be enjoyed.

01:22:00 – Listener Feedback
We are proud to announce we have our first 5 star iTunes review from The Captain C. We are so grateful for the review, thank you. We love hearing from you and your fellow listeners!

Another exciting giveaway this week, the grue-crew have two (2) copies of the Fright Night 2: New Blood blu-ray. All you need to do to qualify is send an email to docrotten@horrornews.net with Fright Night 2 in the subject line. Please provide your name and address in the email. The deadline for this giveaway is October 6, 2013. We will announce the winners on episode 27 of Horror News Radio.


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Dave Dreher: facebook drehershouseofhorrors, twitter @savinifan
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Thomas Mariani: twitter @notthewhostommy. , letterboxd SilentTom
Vixen: twitter @purevixen44

Special thanks and a big shout out goes to the band Tear Out The Heart and Victory Records for allowing HorrorNews.Net to sample music from their single Undead Anthem for the podcast’s intro and outro theme music. Check them out and tell them The Official HorrorNews.Net Podcast sent you their way!

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  1. Mick St John

    I did listen to it and I did enjoy it. I got a behind the scenes look at what making a movie is about; what goes into it, how it begins from its first inception (i.e. a phone call, a post) to the final product. It was also an entreating venture into the venue of funding an indie motion picture. A creative soiree ranging from fans, the public, other directors, actors, etc…. demonstrating how and why such methods benefits not only the project but the fans as well (a personal investment even of a dollar or so lends oneself to experience of movie making).
    This podcast was about the industry; what’s new, revised, revisited, etc. The stories were interesting and comments and commentators (i.e. Doc Rotten, Santos, Thomas Mariani, and Vixen) interviewees, provided insight, keen observations, and a buoyant wit which involved brought this listener into the podcast.
    This is one of (if not) the first HORROR NEWS RADIO podcast I’ve enjoyed; it certainly won’t be the last.

    • Mick,

      Thanks for the kind words and I am so glad you enjoyed the Horror News Radio podcast. We had a blast talking to Adam Rifkin and cannot wait to hear how the filming goes for Director’s Cut.

      And, yeah, I agree with you about the behind the scenes look Adam shared with us during the podcast. Very insightful and entertaining.

      Great to have you aboard!


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