Bride of Frankenstein (1935) – Episode 14 – Decades of Horror: The Classic Era

“Sometimes I have wondered whether life wouldn’t be much more amusing if we were all devils, no nonsense about angels and being good.” The Decades of Horror: The Classic Era crew – Chad Hunt, Jeff Mohr and Erin Miskell – are missing their fourth member, Joseph Perry, this week. Filling in for him is Horror News Radio (and Decades of Horror: the 1980s and Decades of Horror: the 1990s) host Thomas Mariani, as we discuss the 1935 gem Bride of Frankenstein.

Decades of Horror: The Classic Era
Episode 14 – Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

After a mob attack upon himself and his creation, Dr. Henry Frankenstein (Colin Clive) is approached by former mentor Dr. Pretorius (Ernest Thesiger) to create a mate (Elsa Lanchester) for his Monster (Boris Karloff). The Monster, meanwhile, continues to elude angry townsfolk who want to destroy him before they get to know him.

A classic of the early horror era, Bride of Frankenstein features iconic performances by both Boris Karloff and Elsa Lanchester. Director James Whale – the same director that brought us Universal’s 1931 hit Frankenstein – returns to offer a continuation of a story of acceptance, loneliness, and creation.

Join our intrepid hosts and guest as we discuss our thoughts on Whale – the man, the myth and the legend – and the direction he decided to go with the sequel to his hit film. We also tackle the censorship issues encountered during the making of Bride of Frankenstein, as well as favorite characters and themes of loneliness, companionship, and morality. This episode’s Grue Crew also expresses their admiration for the score (Franz Waxman), photography (John J.Mescall), makeup (Jack P. Pierce), fantastic supporting cast (Una O’Connor, E.E. Clive, Dwight Frye, O.P. Heggie) and soon-to-be-famous bit players (Walter Brennan, John Carradine).

We plan to release a new episode every other week. Our upcoming and very flexible schedule includes Night of the Living Dead (1968), Jû jin yuki otoko (the original 1955 Japanese version, aka Half Human), and House on Haunted Hill (1959).

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The ABCs of Death 2 – Episode 85 – Horror News Radio

It is back once again, The ABCs of Death 2, 26 directors in one film each tackling one letter in the alphabet creating an entertaining, challenging or humorous short about…death. The film delivers everything that can be imagined and then some sometimes with shocking, horrifying results. Will The ABCs of Death 2 surpass the original or begin a downward spiral?

Dave shares the horror news of the week with news about Universal Monsters and Jurassic World. Between the two monster bits is news of Raimi and Alvarez returning for A Man in the Dark and announcements about Scream and Jack the Ripper on TV.

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! All this and Stump the Saint too! It’s a perfect world.

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Review: The ABCs of Death 2 (2014)

The HNR grue-crew step in to recap and review each of the 26 episode found in The ABCs of Death 2 diving into what they loved, hated, enjoyed and despised. The second whirlwind trip through the alphabet of death comes across far more cohesive and success than the first outing with a few strong winners and fewer losers. Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado (F is for Falling) ,Larry Fessenden (N is for Nexus) , Jen and Sylvia Soska (T is for Torture Porn) ,Steven Kostanski (W is for Wish) and Chris Nash (Z is for Zygote) are only a few of the directors involved with this fascinating experiment in horror cinema.

Horror News of the Week for 11/17/2014

Dave returns to bring you the Horror News of the Week with news of Universal executives announcing that their upcoming Universal Monster revival films will be leaving the horror behind. Boos and hisses ensue. Sam Raimi and Fede Alvarez reunite to develop and release A Man in the Dark. Jack the Ripper is coming to TV with the small screen adaptation of From Hell. MTV’s Scream series continues to struggle with how they will bring Ghostface to the music channel. Jurassic World begins its marketing campaign with the launch of a site describing the background for the 2015 film.

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Golden Age of Horror: The Universal Monster Podcast


Beginning January 2014, Dave Dreher and Doc Rotten are teaming up to bring the classics from the Golden Age of Horror to the forefront. Each month with The Golden Age of Horror podcast will tackle one of the classic horror films from the beginning of horror cinema. Primarily focusing on the Universal Classic, other genre favorites are cataloged to be discussed along the way: King Kong, The Fly, The Thing from Another World and many, many more.