Eps 149 – Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

The adaptation of the Seth Grahame-Smith parody hit Pride and Prejudice and Zombies stumbles into theaters this weekend making barely a dent in the box office. While the horror-fied version of the Jane Austin classic was a hit with Vixen and Doc Rotten, it did not impress Thomas Mariani and the Black Saint much at all. With Dave stuck in the middle, the discussion gets lively examining the good, the bad and the ugly.

Dave launches the HORROR NEWS OF THE WEEK segment with information about 10 Cloverfield Lane, John Carpenter and The Exorcist. Also a reminder this week about the forthcoming book from Gruesome Magazine written by the Grue-crew called Gruesome Magazine presents Horror Films from 1980.

Co-hosts Doc RottenSantos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr.Dave DreherThomas Mariani and Vixen, the voice of reason, are back again this week to give you the best in horror as they recap, review and obliterate all that is horror this week! Oh, and don’t forget – Stump the Saint! (Brought to you by Horror Pack)

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Episode 149 – Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
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  • Featured Review: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2015)
    • d. Burr Steers
    • c. Lily James, Sam Riley, Jack Huston, Bella Heathcote, Douglas Booth, Charles Dance, Matt Smith and Lena Headey
    • The Black Saint (1 / 5)
    • Vixen  (4.3 / 5)
    • Thomas Mariani (1 / 5)
    • Doc Rotten (3.8 / 5)
    • Dave Dreher (2.5 / 5)
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  • Horror News of the Week: 02/09/2016
    • As far as the grue-crew are concerned, 10 Cloverfield Lane is the best trailer from Super Bowl 50
    • John Carpenter announces first US tour dates – tickets on sale now
    • Creepy unused Lalo Schifrin score for The Exorcist uncovered
    • Lionsgate announces Saw: Legacy
    • Pages from the rejected Gremlins 3 script reveals some possible plot points
  • Stump the Saint: w/ prizes supplied Horror Pack
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Eps 144 – Anticipated Horror Films of 2016

Things are about to get cozy in Minnie’s Haberdashery as we talk The Most Anticipated Horror Films of 2016 and Quentin Tarantino’s gory western The Hateful Eight. First up the Grue-crew, with Vixen returning, take a look at 10 of the most anticipated horror films of the next 12 months, including The Conjuring 2, The Witch, Godzilla: Resurgence and Ghostbusters. The ecclectic collection includes lighter fare such as A Monster Calls to gonzo, balls-deep gore of Bite and Baskin. And what about that Rob Zombie film 31?

Dave begins the HORROR NEWS OF THE WEEK segment with news about Walmart censoring their release of Deathgasm, the Mo Brothers teasing Macabre 2 and Dustan and Melton wrap The Neighbor. In the What Have You Been Watching segment, the grue-crew reviews the bloody Quentin Tarantino film The Hateful Eight.

Co-hosts Doc RottenSantos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr.Dave DreherThomas Mariani and Vixen, the voice of reason, are back again this week to give you the best in horror as they recap, review and obliterate all that is horror this week! Oh, and don’t forget – Stump the Saint! (Brought to you by Diabolique Magazine and Nightmare Code)

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Episode 144 – The Most Anticipated Horror Films of 2016 – The Hateful Eight
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  • Featured Top 10: The The Most Anticipated Horror Films of 2015
    • 10) BITE (TBD)
      • Director: Chad Archibald
      • Writer: Jayme Laforest
      • Cast: Elma Begovic, Annette Wozniak, Jordan Gray, Denise Yuen
    • 09) THE OTHER SIDE OF THE DOOR (3/11/2016)
      • Director: Johannes Roberts
      • Producer: Ajexandre Aja
      • Cast: Sarah Wayne Callies, Jeremy Sisto, Javier Botet
    • 08) ROB ZOMBIE’S 31 (TBD)
      • Director: Rob Zombie
      • Cast: Malcolm McDowell, Meg Foster, Sheri Moon Zombie, Judy Geeson, Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, Ginger Lynn, and many many many more
      • Director: Burr Steers
      • Story: Seth Grahame-Smith
      • Cast: Lily James, Lena Headey, Matt Smith, Charles Dance, Sam Riley
    • 06) A MONSTER CALLS (10/14/2016)
      • Director: Juan Antonio Bayona
      • Cast: Liam Neeson, Felicity Jones, Sigourney Weaver, Toby Kebbell
    • 05) BASKIN (TBD)
      • Directors: Can Evrenol
      • Cast: Muharrem Bayrak, Mehmet Akif Budak, Fadik Bülbül
      • Directors: Hideaki Anno, Shinji Higuchi
    • 03) GHOSTBUSTERS (7/15/2016)
      • Director: Paul Fieg
      • Cast: Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones
      • Director: James Wan
      • Writers: Carey Hayes, Chad Hayes, David Johnson
      • Cast: Patrick Wilson, Vera Famriga, Frances O.Connor
    • 01) THE WITCH (2/26/2016)
      • Director: Robert Eggers
      • Cast: Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie
    • Worth a mention: The Forest, The Boy, Jeruzalem, Southbound, 6 Miranda Drive, Lights Out, When the Bough Breaks, A Man in the Dark, Rings, Amityville: The Awakening, Before I Wake, The BFG, The Purge 3, Patient Zero, A Cure for Wellness, Underworld: Next Generation, Ouija 2, The Strangers 2, Get Out, Don’t Kill It, Viral, Doctor Strange
  • What Have You Been Watching: The Hateful Eight (2015)
    • Director/Writer: Quentin Tarantino
    • Cast: Samuel L. Jackson – Major Marquis Warren, Kurt Russell – John Ruth (The Hangman), Jennifer Jason Leigh – Daisy Domergue, Walton Goggins – Sheriff Chris Mannix, Damian Bichir – Bob, the Mexican, Tim Roth – Oswoldo Mobray, Michael Madsen – Joe Gage,Bruce Dern – General Sandy Smithers, James Parks – O.B. Jackson
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  • Horror News of the Week: 01/04/2016
    • Deathgasm gets censored by Walmart, released as Heavy Metal Apocalypse
    • First look at the “new” Godzilla as images leak from Godzilla: Resurgence
    • The Mo Brothers tease their next feature, Macabre 2
    • While the Halloween sequel may be a bust, Dunstan and Melton wrap work on their next horror feature, The Neighbor
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Eps 132 – The Final Girls – The Walking Dead

The surprisingly original and heart-felt horror satire The Final Girls hits VOD this week. The Grue-crew share their thoughts on the meta-referential comedy praising its clever use of cliches, horror movie logic and slick transitions to weave together a fun, entertaining slasher horror film. It may be must-see movie magic from director Todd Strauss-Schulson.

Dave begins the HORROR NEWS OF THE WEEK segment with news about Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Countess Bathory and Gamera. In the What Have You Been Watching segment Vixen leads the review of The Walking Dead Season 6 premiere. There’s a lot of walking dead this week!

Co-hosts Doc RottenSantos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr.Dave DreherThomas Mariani and Vixen, the voice of reason, are back again this week to give you the best in horror as they recap, review and obliterate all that is horror this week! Oh, and don’t forget – Stump the Saint!

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Episode 132 – The Final Girls – The Walking Dead Season 6
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Review: The Final Girls (2015) 

The premise for The Final Girls has its young star Taissa Farmiga traveling into the horror film that stars her deceased mother, Malin Akerman. Taissa and her friends must survive the movie to escape and return to the real world. The film makes good on its meta themes and goes well beyond that promise along by making the internal conflict of its lead strong, heartfelt and emotional. In a rare turn, the entire Grue-crew agree, making The Final Girls a must-see winner of 2015.


What Have You Been Watching: The Walking Dead Season 6 (2015) 

Rick, you crazy bastard. The beginning of Season 6 of the fan favorite zombie apocalypse TV monster, The Walking Dead, sets up a fascinating problem for Rick, Morgan, Darryl and friends to overcome. There’s a hoard of hungry mother-effn zombies trapped in a gorge nearby that places their life in Alexandria at risk. Rick takes charge in the way only Rick can – with tons of conflict and carnage. Wowzers! Vixen steps in to take the lead sharing what she loves and dislikes about this promising season opener.


Horror News of the Week for 10/12/2015 

Dave shares the Horror News of the Week starts off with the first trailer for the long-gestating adaptation of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. With the Ash vs the Evil Dead premiere only weeks away, star Bruce Campbell teases what he would like to see for already green-lit season two. CBS is prepping an adaptation of the life and crimes of Countess Bathory for next Fall season. Guillermo del Toro teases a desire to make his Mexican wrestler film, Silver, while on the Crimson Peak junkets. Kaiju fans scream in delight after witnessing the awesomeness of the forthcoming Gamera film’s trailer teased at this year’s New York Comic Con.

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Join in as Emcee Thomas Mariani brings this weeks horror trivia questions to The Black Saint – as supplied by you, the HNR fan and listener – in another laugh-fill scream-fest Stump the Saint. Be sure to listen to learn how you too can get involved and enter to win a copy of Diabolique Magazine from our friends and sponsors of Stump the Saint, Diabolique Magazine.

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