The Grue-crew dive into two reviews for episode 98: the horror comedy What We Do In The Shadows and the spy satire Kingsman The Secret Service. Writers-directors Jemain Clement and Taika Waititi bring out the manic mundane in everyday life of 4 flat mates in rural New Zealand in What We Do In The Shadows with great success while Matthew Vaughn brings another graphic novel to the big screen with Kingsman The Secret Service.
Dave shares the horror news of the week with the skinny about Crimson Peak, Friday the 13th and Stephen King's 11/22/63. HNR proudly brings another horror fan to the forefront with this week's Listener Spotlight about Todd Martin.
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! Also, the prizes keep coming: HNR teams up with Anchor Bay Entertainment featuring the Blu-Ray of Fear Clinicand Magnolia Home Entertainment joins in to provide a new DVD giveaway for the horror anthology The ABCs of Death 2!
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Review: What We Do In The Shadows (2014)
No surprise here: Dave, Thomas and Doc all sing praises for the vampire horror comedy What We Do In The Shadows. The grue-crew dive into what makes this film hit the high moments with laughs and silly fun. Thomas spotlights co-director Jemain Clement in the role of Vladislav while Doc appreciates the understated comedy of Stu (as played by Stuart Rutherford). David, of course, adores the Nosferatu look and feel of the elder vampire, Petyr. Find out why you should see this film.
Review: Kingsman The Secret Service (2015)
Colin Firth kills it as the suave but deadly Harry Hart in Matthew Vaughn's Kingsman The Secret Service as they take a satiric stab at every concept buried in the tropes of James Bond, Jason Bourne and Jack Bauer. Doc has admiration for Gazelle as played by Sofia Boutella. Thomas patiently waits for Doc to finish stammering about the effects and the comedy to discuss Samuel L. Jackson as the film's villain, the billionaire named Valentine.
HNR Contest: Anchor Bay Entertainment Fear Clinic Blu-Ray Giveaway
Horror News Radio is once again teaming up with Anchor Bay Entertainment to hand out two Blu-Ray copies of Fear Clinic. The film from director Robert G. Hall and stars Robert Englund, Fiona Dourif and Thomas Dekker. Here are the two winners: Adam Thomas from Michigan and Myk Saiten from Ohio.
HNR Contest: Magnolia Home Entertainment ABCs of Death 2 DVD Giveaway
Horror News Radio is teaming up with Magnolia Home Entertainment to hand out a DVD copy of ABCs of Death 2. 26 new directors, 26 new ways to die. Entries will be accepted until Midnight (Eastern Standard Time), February 22, 2015. All you need to do is complete the The Black Saint’s HNR Horror Trivia Question at this link. The Anchor Bay Entertainment Fear Clinic Blu-Ray giveaway is open to US addresses only and only to ages 18 and over.
Horror News of the Week for 02/16/2015
Dave shares the Horror News of the Week with news about the trailer for Guillermo del Toro's Crimson Peak. Ignoring the fact that the film came out fifteen years ago, director Russ Gomm brings a documentary about The Blair Witch Projectto screens and film festivals in 2015. On the sequel front, the producers behind the upcoming Friday the 13th sequel discuss how the script will tackle the supernatural underpinnings to Jason Voorhees. James Franco headlines Stephen King's 11/22/63. Who make up the new supergroup The Hollywood Vampires? Why Alice Cooper, Joe Perry and...Johnny Depp.
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