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Horror News Radio Episode 67 – Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes  (2014) is the best example of a sequel done right! It perfectly expands and extends the marvelous  Rise of the Planet of the Apes  and intelligently provides the audience with a remarkable blend of action, drama, conflict and spectacle. The grue-crew gather to discuss the film and push for recognition of  Andy Sirkis’ Oscar-worthy performance as Caesar.

Dave ramps up the news of the week with reaction to the teaser trailer for  Horns  and news of  Suburban Gothic. Thomas shares his mixed review of  The Strain  in this week’s What You Have Been Watching segment while Doc champions the show and Santos despises it. Oh, the drama!

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!  Be on the lookout for the HNR crew at  MonsterCon  toy and comic convention in Greenville, South Carolina July 18-20, 2014.

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Episode 67 — Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)
Director Matt Reeves accomplishes with the sequel  Dawn of the Planet of the Apes  what most other sequels never even approach, he makes a better film. Empires Strikes Back, The Godfather II, the list that includes these films is incredibly short. To no one’s surprise, Doc, Dave, Santos, Thomas and Vixen all praise the film for its remarkable effects, it’s incredible performance from Andy Sirkis and it’s deceptively simple story that is thoroughly engrossing, compelling and fascinating. Check out this great discussion.

Horror News of the Week for 07/14/2014
Dave Dreher  shares the Horror News of the Week beginning with news the first teaser trailer from Alex Aja’s adaptation of Joe Hill’s  Horns. Then the grew-crew have issues with the changes to Robert Englund’s “final” public appearance in Freddy make-up from  A Nightmare on Elm Street. Speaking of Matt Reeves, Dave reveals his intentions to film  The Invisible Woman. Director Richard Bates (Excision) is back in the news with the trailer for his upcoming film  Suburban Gothic. The El Rey Network TV show,  From Dusk Till Dawn, is getting its own haunted house treatment within this year’s Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios theme parks.

What Have You Been Watching: The Strain (FX – Season 1 – 7/13/2014)
Thomas chimes in with his opinions on the hit FX television adaptation of  The Strain  from Guillermo del Toro, Chuck Hogan and showrunner Carlton Cuse. Thomas provides a mixed review harping on the weak character development but enjoying the more graphic horror elements. Santos pretty much poops on the whole show while Doc suggests everyone listen to he and Dave reviewing each episode on the  Horror News TV The Strain Fan Podcast.


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