As Above, So Below (2014) fails to make an impression at the box office and leaves Santos underwhelmed. Doc, on the other hand, fights for the film in a heated discussion about the Dowdle Brothers, Perdita Weeks and found footage. The film gets the full-on HNR treatment.
Dave shares the horror news of the week with information about Lars Von Trier, Wesley Snipes and Scooby-Doo. Joseph Perry returns this week with more details from PiFan, the extraordinary fantasy film fest from South Korea, and Thomas discusses Doctor Who.
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 we announce that it is time to enter for a chance to win Anchor Bay Entertainments’s The Dead and The Dead 2 giveaway prize pack.
As Above, So Below (2014)
John Erick Dowdle and Drew Dowdle return to found footage with As Above, So Below, a low budget b-movie adventure horror flick set in the catacombs below Paris. The film sparks a lively discussion with the Doc, Thomas and Santos bringing different takes on the film and its successes and failures. Review ends near the 53 minute mark.
What Have You Been Watching: Doctor Who
Thomas weighs in on the introduction of Peter Capaldi as the 12th Doctor. Doc is also watching the BBC America presentation of Doctor Who and champion the second episode while cautioning the confusing approach of the first of this season.
What Have You Been Watching: PiFan 2014 report from Joseph Perry
The Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival is a popular annual event in South Korea. Joining us from the festival floor is HNR fan turned man-on-the-street reported, Joseph Perry wraps up his coverage of the genre film festival.
Horror News of the Week for 09/01/2014
Dave Dreher shares the Horror News of the Week beginning with news of the remake of Escape From New York getting ramped up once again. Then he dives into the idea that Lars Von Trier is developing a horror TV show. There’s more Hannibal news this week including a new Hannibal Cookbook. Wesley Snipes is ready to return as Blade. The HNR crew are not so eager for that to happen. Artist Travis Falligant takes Scooby Doo face to face with many of modern day horror icons. Hilarity ensues.
Contest: Anchor Bay Blu-Ray giveaway of The Dead and The Dead 2
The Black Saint provides the trivia question for Anchor Bay’s Blu-Ray giveaway of The Dead and The Dead 2 coming out September 16, 2014. Anchor Bay is teaming up with Horror News Radio to give away a copy of the blu-ray release The Dead 2 along with the first film, The Dead. Check out http://horrornewsradio.com/trivia-thedead2 for details. Contest ends midnight, September 16, 2014 and is open to US residents only. Good luck!
Contest: Anchor Bay Blu-Ray giveaway of The Walking Dead Season 4
We have a winner! Congratulations to Martina Enriquez who will receive a copy of The Walking Dead Season 4 Blu-ray from Anchor Bay Entertainment.
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