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Horror News Radio episode 53 – Captain America: The Winter Soldier

“Captain, in Order to build a better world, sometimes means tearing the old one down… And that makes enemies.” – Alexander Pierce.  Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)  from directors Anthony Russo and Joe Russo is destroying the box office with is theatrical release, making it yet another successful super hero film in Marvel Studio’s cinematic universe.  The grue-crew finally seduce brother Dave over to the dark side of comic book fantasy films with this perfect blend of action and spy genres.

Dave Dreher provides this week’s Horror News of the Week as well with stories about  Godzilla,  Bates Motel  and  Stage Fright. In the spirit of Marvel films and Captain America, Thomas lines up his Top 5 nontraditional super hero films including  Super  and  Chronicle.

Co-hosts  Doc Rotten,  Santos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr., and  Dave Dreher  are back again this week to give you the best in horror as they recap, review and obliterate all that is horror this week! Starting this week is a new segment, The Black Saint’s Horror Trivia Contest where one lucky listener will receive the  eOne Films Blu-Ray Prize Pack Giveaway:Knights of Badassdom.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
Santos gives Doc holy hell for spoiling a major reveal from  Captain America: The Winter Soldier  in his review for HorrorNews.Net, but it still did not detract him from enjoying the film emmensely. In fact, the Marvel film earns high praise from every HNR host this week with a few (Doc and Thomas) debating if it tops  The Avengers  as the best film from Marvel thus far. Everything in the film gets its chance to be discussed from Chris Evans as Steve Rogers to Robert Redford to Nick Fury and his awesome car chase to The Winter Soldier himself. It is a great film and a great discussion.

Horror News of the Week for 04/07/2014
Dave Dreher  shares the Horror News of the Week beginning with much love for the extended full trailer for this summer’s sure fire hit,  Godzilla. Genre legend Joe Dante gets a shout out with news of his next film  Burying the Ex. The teaming of SyFy and Asylum on a zombie TV show called  Z Nation  garner much love, hate and humor from the grue-crew this week. Dave and Santos both sing praises for  Stage Fright  which has its first 10 minutes available online. Doc is ecstatic to learn that  Bates Motel  has been renewed for a third season.

Top 10 Nontraditional Super Hero Films
Thomas steps in to collect his top 5 super hero films that represent comic books in an unlikely, unconventional light:

  • Super (2010 – dir. James Gunn)
  • Unbreakable (2000 – dir. M. Night Shyamalan)
  • Darkman (1990 – dir. Sam Raimi)
  • Mystery Men (1999 – dir. Kinka Usher)
  • Chronicle (2012 – dir. Josh Trank)

eOne Films Blu-Ray Prize Pack Giveaway – Knights of Badassdom
Horror News Radio is teaming up with  eOne Films  to provide an awesome Blu-Ray Prize Pack featuring the film  Knights of Badassdom, currently out on VOD and DVD (as of April 2, 2014). The film is from director Joe Lynch and it features Ryan Kwanten (True Blood, Dead Silence), Steve Zahn (Joy Ride) and Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones, X-Men: Days of Future Past).  If you live in the U.S. (sorry U.S. only), you have until Midnight April 13, 2014 to get your name in the hat. Please check out the details here:  horrornewsradio.com/trivia-badass.


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