Harbinger Down – Episode 124 – Horror News Radio

Championed as the  practical effects film, HARBINGER DOWN, the monster movie from Alec Gillis (Director) and Tom Woodruff Jr. (Producer) from StudioADI, finally arrives to a limited theatrical run and life on VOD. The Grue-crew, big fans of Eighties monster movie gorefests, love themselves some practical effects horror film and cannot get enough Lance Henriksen. Anticipation is high as they review Harbinger Down.

Dave  dishes a new plate of HORROR NEWS OF THE WEEK with the news about Attack on Titan getting a US theatrical release, What We Do In The Shadows getting a sequel and the CW bringing Friday the 13th to the small screen. Joseph Perry returns with two reviews from the BiFan Internation Film Festival: Cub and Goodnight, Mommy.

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!  Also find out how you can win an HNR fan t-shirt! And, information how you can win a bluray of The Walking Dead the Complete Fifth Season.

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Episode 124 —  Harbinger Down
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Review: Harbinger Down  (2015)  

HARBINGER DOWN  represents a love for bringing practical effects to the big screen, a hands-on physical thing leaving CGI far behind. Effects artists Tom Woodruff Jr. and Alex Gillis, from StudioADI – Academy Award winners for Death Becomes Her and famous for their work on Starship Troopers and Alien films – craft a horror tale where an alien infects a ship trapped in icy waters. The film wears its influences out in the open from Alien to The Thing to The Blob and more. The cringe as they find the effects noteworthy but the script, direction and even the acting – aside from Lance Henriksen – lacking.

What Have You Been Watching:  Cop Car (2015)

Thomas steps up to discuss the thriller Cop Car from the future Spider-Man director Jon Watts. The film pits a corrupt lawman, Kevin Bacon, against a pair of rebellious kids who take off with Bacon’s police car. Thomas recommends the film, not only as a primer for the director and his next high-profile project, but as a competent and exciting film all on its own. And, everything is better with a little Bacon in it, right!

Festival Report: BiFan  (2015) w/ Cub & Goodnight Mommy

International HNR Reported Joseph Perry returns with another BiFan International Film Festival update featuring reviews of two more extraordinary horror movies. This week he digs into Jonas Govaerts’ film Cub – also known as Welp – where a 12-year old scout encounters a monster in the woods. He also shares his opinion of the frightening thriller from Severin Fiala and Veronika Franz, Goodnight Mommy.

Contest: Anchor Bay Entertainment The Walking Dead the Complete Fifth Season

Horror News Radio is teaming up with Anchor Bay Entertainment to giveaway a pair of Blu-rays for the complete Fifth Season of THE WALKING DEAD. The blu-ray release of the hit AMC series hits the streets on August 25, 2015. You can claim your copy from HNR & Anchor Bay. The deadline to enter is Midnight (EST) Sunday, August 30, 2015. All you need to do is complete the Raffle Copter Entry Form  below. Enter once, enter often, enter every day. The Anchor Bay Entertainment The Walking Dead The Complete Fifth Season Blu-ray  giveaway is open to US addresses only. Head over to Horror News Radio to enter today!

Horror News of the Week for 08/17/2015  

Dave returns to  share the Horror News of the Week with news of After Dark films returning to their 8 Films to Die For campaign. Mike Flanagan is set to write and direct Ouija 2. The CW is promising to bring Jason Voorhees and Friday the 13th to the small screen.  Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi confirm that a sequel to What We Do In The Shadows is in the works. The Japanese creature feature Attack on Titan is getting a U.S. release from the director of the upcoming ToHo Godzilla film.

HNR T-SHIRTS:  “Are you ill, Sir?” & “Is it a phantom, a demon or the devil himself?”

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Doc Rotten
Editor-In-Chief / Founder / Podcast Producer at Horror News Radio
Doc Rotten is the founder of Gruesome Magazine. He is also a film critic for Gruesome Magazine and the podcast host & producer for Horror News Radio, Monster Movie Podcast, Decades of Horror: 1970s, The American Horror Story Fan Podcast and Hannibal Fan Podcast. He is also co-host of the Dracula podcast on TV TALK and is a contributing reviewer for HorrorNews.Net and Widescreen Warrior.

Doc a lifelong fan of horror films, sci-fi flicks and monster movies first discovering Universal Monsters and Planet of the Apes as a young child in the 1970's searching out every issue of Famous Monster of Filmland (and, later, Fangoria). Favorite films include Jaws, The Car, The Birds, The Tingler, Vampire Circus and The Exorcist. Still a huge fan of horror films from the 70s, Doc continues consuming horror films to this day for the site, for the podcasts and for the fun of it all.