Lucy (2014) embarks on a journey of the mind towing along tons of action and preposterous nonsense. The HNR grue-crew review and rip apart the latest film from direct Luc Besson starring the beautiful and talented Scarlett Johansson. Pretentious, silly and downright goofy fun, it is the Summer hit that had The Black Saint laughing his ass off. The problem is the film is not a comedy.
Dave ramps up the horror news of the week with tons of SDCC news, even more than what was on the SDCC Bonus episode of HNR. Joseph Perry returns with more on PiFan. And Thomas reigns in a review of another Scarlett Johansson film, Under The Skin.
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! The show also contains Stump the Stain where The Black Saint answers questions provided by you, the HNR fan!
Yes sir, Morgan Freeman collects a big fat paycheck. Not much else happens in Lucy from Luc Besson and Scarlett Johannson. Well, at least The Black Saint and his offspring found mountains of hilarity in this pretentious mess. The grue-crew bicker back and forth over what is the most offensive part of the film while Santos suggests it is the perfect unintentional comedy. Yikes!
What Have You Been Watching: PiFan by Joseph Perry
From South Korea, attending the Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival, Horror News Radio man-on-the-street reported Joseph Perry brings short reviews from a handful of genre films presented during the festival: The Demon’s Rook, Wolf Cop, Dark Sea and Video Club.
What Have You Been Watching: Under The Skin (2014)
Thomas discusses the sci-fi thriller also starring Scarlett Johansson, Under the Skin. He declares it a much better experience than Scarlett’s Lucy highly recommending the film.
Horror News of the Week for 07/28/2014
Dave Dreher shares the Horror News of the Week beginning with news from SDCC. While Doc, The Black Saint and special guest director Christopher G. Moore recapped the major news from the con on a special bonus episode of Horror News Radio, Dave brings more little nuggets and tidbits to excite and titillate. See No Evil 2 and Painkiller Jane from the Soska Sisters; the odd VOD life of The Poughkeepsie Tapes; Scream Factory announced 10 new titles, including Escape from New York; and, Constantine, the upcoming fall TV series, gets a killer trailer.
Stump the Saint for the Week of 07/28/2014
The Black Saint is back and it is time for Stump the Saint. Mick and Floor Hockey Josh return will questions to rack the Black Saint’s mind. Will he triumph? Or, will he be stumped once again?
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. Check out http://horrornewsradio.com/trivia-midnightgame for details. Contest ends midnight, August 10, 2014 and is open to US residents only. Good luck!
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