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A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987) – Episode 102 – Decades of Horror 1980s

“This is it, Jennifer: your big break in TV. Welcome to prime time, bitch!” Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund) literally breaks Jennifer (Penelope Sudrow) through the fourth wall. Signaling Kruger’s breakaway hit into pop culture icon status. What better way to celebrate its 30th anniversary than with a whole Decades of Horror 1980s episode dedicated to it?

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Episode 102 – A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)

After his much-celebrated introduction and decried detour of a second chapter, Freddy Krueger returned to terrify teens and adults alike with a bit more comedic flair in Dream Warriors. After young Kristen Parker (Patricia Arquette) has a near-suicidal panic during a nightmarish visit from Freddy, her mother sends her off to an institution to work out her waking torment. Under the care of Dr. Neil Gordon (Craig Wasson), Kristen meets several other teens with similar sleeping disorders. Among them, the drug-addled Taryn White (Jennifer Rubin); the aggressive shit talker Roland Kincaid (Ken Sagoes); and paralyzed nerd Will Stanton (Ira Heiden). They all share visions of Freddy Krueger and need help getting him out of their dreams. But Dr. Gordon doesn’t seem to believe their shared boogeyman… until a mysterious new intern Nancy Thompson (Heather Langenkamp) reveals her own past with a sweater-wearing demon of her nightmares.

While 1984’s A Nightmare on Elm Street gave us our introduction to Freddy, Dream Warriors gave us the Freddy we all ended up loving for so many years. The jokes, the elaborate dream sequences and the formula for each teen’s descent into the nightmare world all came to light with this third entry. Doc Rotten, Thomas, and Christopher G. Moore talk all about it here. The murders, the dream sequences, and the… character investment? That’s right, our trio dives deep into what separates this from the repetitive sequels that followed and tried very hard to recapture the same energy Dream Warriors pulls off so effortlessly. It helps that people like Wes Craven, Chuck Russell, and Frank Darabont were all there to flesh out the Freddy universe without dragging out the details. Or putting too much emphasis on the jokes and cameos, as later entries would do. It’s a mutual admiration society meeting for this underrated “meat in the Nightmare on Elm Street sandwich.” What the hell does that mean? Listen to find out!

We want to hear from you – the coolest, most gruesome fans:  leave us a message or leave a comment on the site or email the Decades of Horror 1980s podcast hosts at thomasmariani@decadesofhorror.com or docrotten@decadesofhorror.com. We also want to be sure to thank Neon Devils for their killer track “Bone Chillin’” which we use for the intro and outro of this show.

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Fear Clinic – Project Almanac – Episode 96 – Horror News Radio

February 2014 begins with a double feature genre film review as the HNR gang tackle the horror film Fear Clinic and the sci-fi thriller Project Almanac. Dave provides a special report from the set of the Robert Englund – Robert Hall feature while Doc and Thomas face off about the successes and failures of found footage combining with time travel.

Dave shares the horror news of the week with news about Joe Hill’s take on Tales from the Darkside, Kevin Smith’s anthology Holidays and Danny Trejo’s turn fighting lava zombies in The Burning Dead. 

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! Also, hang tight for news of the latest HNR contest teaming up with Anchor Bay Entertainment featuring the Blu-Ray of Zombie Killers: Elephant’s Graveyard and a new giveaway film discussed tonight, Fear Clinic! 


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Review: Fear Clinic (2015) 

Robert Englund stars as the deranged Doctor Andover a “mad” scientist responsible for developing a treatment for handling…fear. But has he pushed his invention too far? Had he awakened something hidden deep in the dark recesses of the human mind? Something that want to be free? The Grue-Crew dive into the lastest horror film from Robert G. Hall (Laid to Rest) with nervous…anticipation.

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Review: Project Almanac (2015) 

Found footage meets time travel meets teen drama in the latest Michael Bay produced sci-fi thriller Project Almanac. To no one’s surprise Doc enjoyed the found footage aspect while Thomas and Santos took issue with this approach. Vixen chimes in to support the lead’s character flaws and troubled decisions but admits that the ending has her confused. The Grue-Crew both love and hate this film, find out why…

HNR Contest: Anchor Bay Entertainment Zombie Killers: Elephant’s Graveyard Blu-Ray Giveaway 

Horror News Radio. teaming up with Anchor Bay Entertainment to hand out two Blu-Ray copies of Zombie Killers: Elephant’s Graveyard, is happy to announce we have two winners: Karin Aaberg from Minnesota and Jeff Hernandez from Ohio.

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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. Entries will be accepted until Midnight (Eastern Standard Time),  February 15, 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.

Horror News of the Week for 02/02/2015 

Dave shares the Horror News of the Week with news of writer Joe Hill bringing Tales from the Darkside back to television on the CW. Holidays is the title of a new horror anthology film from Kevin Smith and friends. Who knows what is truly going on with The Burning Dead featuring Danny Trejo and…lava zombies? More faith-based horror surfaces with a new trailer for Something in the Woods, a bigfoot movie. Nick Carter from Backstreet Boys is directing his first feature, the horror film Dead West from Asylum.

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Horror News Radio Episode 71 – Into The Storm

Into the Storm (2014) blows into theaters this weekend and the grue-crew is here to review this disaster…uh…disaster film. The movie is full of CGI effects providing a variety of tornado visuals and storm fueled action and destruction – it is all spectacle, baby, yeah.

Dave shares the horror news of the week with the sad announcement of the passing of Marilyn Burns, Menahem Golan and Robin Williams as the crew share fond memories of their film careers and influence. Joseph Perry returns this week with more details from PiFan, a fantasy film fest from South Korea.

Co-hosts Doc RottenSantos (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’s The Walking Dead Season 4 Blu-Ray.


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Into the Storm (2014)
Director Steven Quale (Final Destination 5) returns to direct Into the Storm which is a blend of found footage, traditional disaster flick and a family drama that wears its similarities with Twister on its sleeve. Even Santos catches the direct reference to the Nineties classic as a giant artificial cow flies by. “We’ve got cows!” The grue-crew dive into the film tearing it a new one for its weak script while praising the special effects and its dumb-fun pacing.

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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 discussing three more films: Lemon Tree Passage from Australia; Chimeras from Switzerland/Spain; and, Housebound from New Zealand.

Horror News of the Week for 08/11/2014
Dave Dreher  shares the Horror News of the Week beginning with news of the loss of actress Marilyn Burns (Texas Chainsaw Massacre – 1974) and producer Menahem Golan. The grue-crew also react to the news of the death of comedian-actor Robin Williams. Dave tries to lighten the somber tone with a report on the Robert Englund appearing as Freddy event this past weekend followed by the announcement that Eli Roth’s The Green Inferno has been pulled completely off the release schedule. Grrrrr. Next up is news that Seth Grahame-Smith is releasing a follow up to his hit historical horror novel Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter early next year titled The Last American Vampire. Finally Dave sends Santos into a tizzy with news of the trailer for It Grows!

Contest: Anchor Bay DVD giveaway of The Midnight Game 
The Black Saint provides the trivia question for Anchor Bay’s DVD giveaway of The Midnight Game coming out August 12, 2014. Anchor Bay is teaming up with Horror News Radio to give away two copies of the film. Two winners have been selected: ISAAC MENDOZA from Monterey Park, California and BILL NORRIS from Eugene, Oregon. Congratulations!

Contest: Anchor Bay Blu-Ray giveaway of The Walking Dead Season 4 
The Black Saint provides the trivia question for Anchor Bay’s Blu-Ray giveaway of The Walking Dead Season 4 coming out August 26, 2014. Anchor Bay is teaming up with Horror News Radio to give away two copies of the blu-ray release. Check out http://horrornewsradio.com/trivia-thewalkingdead for details. Contest ends midnight, August 24, 2014 and is open to US residents only. Good luck!

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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 RottenSantos (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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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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Horror News Radio Episode 64 – The Human Race – Game of Thrones

The Human Race (2013) from director Paul Hough spins a combination of Battle Royale and Saw on its ears creating a terrifying tale that has Santos Ellin Jr. and Vixen singing its praises while Doc and Thomas are far less impressed. Kudos to Eddie McGee for portraying a complex heroic character. “Run or Die!”

Doc steps in for Dave this week to bring the news of the week with Robert Englund (returning as Freddy Kruger for one night only) , Paranormal Activity 5 and Z Nation while Thomas revisits season four of  Game of Thrones in this week’s What  Have  You Been Watching segment. Doc and Santos also recap the highlights from the season seven premiere of True Blood.

Co-hosts Doc RottenSantos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr., 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 the MonsterCon toy and comic convention in Greenville, South Carolina July 18-20, 2014.


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“If you are lapped twice, you die. If you step off the path, you die. If you touch the grass, you will die!” The tag line sets up the story at its base, 80 strangers from a single city block are transported to a mysterious track where they must keep running to survive. The Human Race thrills Santos and Vixen with its gory thrills (exploding heads!) and interesting characters while Thomas is frustrated by the script, the redundant kills and the overplayed soundtrack. The HNR grue-crew go at, love it or hate it, the discussion is lively.

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Horror News of the Week for 06/23/2014
Dave Dreher may be out this week but Doc steps in to  shares the Horror News of the Week beginning with news of  Robert Englund appearing in full Freddy Kruger make-up for one weekend only for the Flashback Weekend this fall (Oct 2014). Silent Night, Deadly Night gets a 30th anniversary BluRay from Anchor Bay this September. The director behind the upcoming Dr. Strange from Marvel, Scott Derrickson, is set to direct a feature length version of Outer Limits. Doc is devastated the Paranormal Activity 5 is being pushed back to 2016 but is thrilled that the upcoming Friday the 13th film will be in 3D. The grue-crew take another look at the Z Nation TV show from SyFy and Asylum.

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What Have You Been Watching: Game of Thrones & True Blood
Thomas is all about season 4 of Game of Thrones as he and Doc revisit the highlights of the year. Doc is all about “The Mountain and the Viper” as Santos watches the scene in the background for the very first time. OMG! Oh, the bloody gore of it all. While Game of Thrones gets high praises, the season 7 premiere of True Blood gets a far less enthusiastic review from Doc.

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Stump the Saint for 06/23/2014
Santos faces three horror movie trivia questions from the Horror News Radio listeners again this week in the Stump the Saint segment. Mick St. John, Jason Hawkins and Joseph Perry supplies this week’s challenging trivia with nods towards Scooby Doo, Ruth Gordon and a mysterious Satan film from the late 70’s/early 80’s.

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