With the beginning of a new year, the cold weather, icy roads and crappy theatrical offerings signal the annual ritual of examining what is coming in the next 12 months for the horror movie fan. That's right: The Most Anticipated Horror Movies of 2105. Unlike 2014, the sheer variety and breadth of offerings promise an eventful and, dare we say it, promising year in terror films. The Grue-Crew start it off with 10 films to look out for.
Dave shares the horror news of the week with news about X-Files, Hannibal and Scream Queens. Doc Rotten and The Black Saint take a look at an early 2015 winner, The Atticus Institute.
Co-hosts Doc Rotten, Santos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr., Dave Dreher, Thomas 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! This week HNR reveal the winner of the vinyl bank giveaway from Diamond Select Toys and announce a new contest featuring the Blu-Ray of Zombie Killers: Elephant's Graveyard.
The Grue-Crew have sifted through dozens of announced horror films for 2015, deciding on these 10 terror films as the most anticipated horror films of 2015. But that was not enough. No, it was not. Each host is also bringing to the podcast, one spotlight feature that deserves consideration. It is going to be a fantastic year!
The Lazarus Effect Dir: David Gelb; Cast: Evan Peters, Olivia Wilde, Mark Duplass, Donald Glover
It Follows Dir: David Robert Mitchell; Cast: Maika Monroe
Jurassic World Dir: Colin Trevorrow; Cast: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jake Johnson, Ty Simpkins
Poltergeist Dir: Gil Kenan; Cast: Sam Rockwell, Jared Harris, Rosemarie DeWitt
Sinister 2 Dir: Ciaran Foy; Cast: Shannyn Sossamon, James Ransone
Victor Frankenstein Dir: Paul McGuigan; Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, James McAvoy
Crimson Peak Dir: Guillermo del Toro; Cast: Jessica Chastain, Charlie Hunnam, Tom Hiddleston
Tales of Halloween Dir: Mike Mendez & Friends; Cast: Adrienne Barbeau, Barry Bostwick, Barbara Crampton
Krampus Dir: Michael Dougherty; Cast: Allison Tolman, Emjay Anthony
Doc Rotten: The Nightmare from director Rodney Ascher (Room 237)
The Black Saint: Bone Tomahawk from director S. Craig Zahler
Dave Dreher: Bloodsucking Bastards from director Brian James O'Connell
Thomas Mariani: Mad Max: Fury Roadfrom director George Miller
Vixen: Ex Machina from director Alex Garland
What Have You Been Watching: The Atticus Institute (2015)
Seemingly out of nowhere comes a small, independent found footage possession thriller called The Atticus Institute. The film is far better than most of the wretched garbage that gets dumped into the theaters in January and yet it is relegated to VOD and DVD. This film is a rare treat, a movie that treats its subject matter with imagination and respect creating a thrilling and engaging horror tale. The Black Saint and Doc Rotten both join in to champion this early 2015 favorite.
HNR Contest: Diamond Select Toys / Vinyl Bank Giveaway featuring Alien, The Walking Dead or Metaluna Mutant
Horror News Radio is celebrating the new year 2015 with a kick ass giveaway from Diamond Select Toys. The winner will get to choose one prize from a trio of sensational licensed horror-themes vinyl banks: Michonne from The Walking Dead; the Metaluna Mutant from Universal Monsters; or, the Xenomorph Egg from Alien. The winner has been selected. Congratulations to Dirk Rogers from Hollywood, California who has chosen the Alien Egg as his very own vinyl bank. You rock!
HNR Contest: Anchor Bay Entertainment Zombie Killers: Elephant's Graveyard Blu-Ray Giveaway
Horror News Radio is once again teaming up with Anchor Bay Entertainment to hand out two Blu-Ray copies of Zombie Killers: Elephant's Graveyard. The film from director B. Harrision Smith and stars Billy Zane, Dee Wallace and Mischa Barton. Entries will be accepted until Midnight (Eastern Standard Time), February 1, 2015. All you need to do is complete the The Black Saint’s HNR Horror Trivia Question at this link. The Anchor Bay Entertainment Zombie Killers: Elephant's Graveyard Blu-Ray giveaway is open to US addresses only.
Horror News of the Week for 01/19/2015
Doc steps in to bring you the Horror News of the Week with news of X-Files making a return to Fox. Hannibalis pushed back to Summer but adds kick-ass cast members. Scream Queensalso adds a few new names to its cast, a little less kick-ass. A teacher in Ohio is convicted of a felony for showing ABCs of Death to her students. The makers of World War Z II promise a completely different tale.
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