The Sacrament (2013) has its roots firming grounding in the true story surrounding the Jonestown tragedy from 1978. The similarities have many of the HNR grue-crew scratching their heads wondering what the film’s director Ti West is really up to. The discussion gets heated beginning with an explanation of what happened to covering The Guest.
Doc shares the horror news of the week with news of The Walking Dead companion series, American Horror Story Freak Show and Five Nights at Freddy’s. Doc and Santos discuss Mutantis. Just what the hell is Mutantis?
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! This week we announce that it is time to announce another contest to win a fantastic Halloween mask from Ghoulish Productions and we have the winner of Lionsgate Home Entertainment’s Hannibal Season 2 DVD giveaway prize pack.
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Episode 78 — The Sacrament (2013) – Mutantis (2014)
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The Sacrament (2013)
Ti West is a controversial film maker around the HNR offices. His entries in the anthology films The ABC’s of Death and VHS are responsible for some of the rockiest reviews on the show. While his past films get some love, House of the Devil and The Innkeepers, The Sacrament does not earn many accolades. Even Vixen is hardened by the blatant similarities to Jonestown and the films based on that real life tragedy. Even though Gene Jones does a great job as The Father, the leader of the cult, the story itself never brings anything original to the film. Bah, humbug.
What Have You Been Watching: Mutantis
Doc Rotten and The Black Saint are here to share an experience that defies explanation, the film called Mutantis from Dire Wit Films. Low budget effects, sophomoric humor and a keen sense of self awareness, Mutantis is unlike any film you have ever seen.
Horror News of the Week for 09/29/2014
Doc steps in with the Horror News of the Week with news of The Walking Dead Companion Series with the reveal of the main character descriptions impressing no one. D’oh! Horror TV continues with information about NBC hiring James Wan to direct the show Maidenhead. Keeping the TV theme, Ryan Murphy releases the American Horror Story: Freak Show trailer for the first episode finally providing clues to the story, the tone and characters. The movie news this week is all about why the release of Amityville: The Awakening was postponed. Thomas and The Black Saint step in to talk about the PC game Five Nights at Freddy’s.
Contest: Lionsgate Home Entertainment DVD prize pack of Hannibal Season 2.
This week we announce a winner of the Hannibal Season 2 DVD from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Congratulations to Chip Mullins Jr. who has won the coveted prize. Thank you for listening!
Contest: Ghoulish Productions presents the mask, Blurp Charlie
Horror News Radio is teaming up with Ghoulish Productions out of Atlanta, GA to give away an awesome and gruesome MASK just in time for Halloween! Check out the visual for BLURP CHARLIE! Oh, my! Fantastic! The contest is open until Midnight, Sunday October 19, 2014 (EST) to enter. Just head over to http://horrornewsradio.com/trivia-ghoulish for the change to win this incredible prize. The contest is open to US addresses only. But! Ghoulish Production is also offering an exclusivecoupon for all HNR listeners to save 10% off your entire order, just type in the coupon code HNR to get your discount! Just head over to http://www.ghoulishproductions.com to check out all the kick ass masks.
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