[Podcast] The Forest — Episode 145 — Horror News Radio

The first theatrical horror film of 2016 is upon us,  Jason Zada’s The Forest sends Natalie Dormer to  Aokigahara Forest – the “suicide forest” – at the foot of Mount Fuji in Japan to look for her lost sister. The premise is promising but the film only delivers jump scare after jump scare, missing an opportunity to break the “January Release” curse. Vixen steps in to defend the film while Thomas…well…does what Thomas does best.

Dave  begins the  HORROR NEWS OF THE WEEK segment with news about the passing of two much beloved legends, Angus Scrimm and David Bowie. In the What Have You Been Watching segment, the grue-crew  review the bloody Alejandro González Iñárritu  film The Revenant.

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!  Oh, and don’t forget – Stump the Saint! (Brought to you by Nightmare Code)

Horror News Radio
Episode 145 —  The Forest  –  The  Revenant
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  • Featured Review: The Forest (2016)
    • Director/Writer:  Jason Zada w/  Nick Antosca, Sarah Cornwell and Ben Ketai
    • Cast:  Natalie Dormer, Eoin Macken, Taylor Kinney, Yukiyoshi Ozawa, Rina Takasaki
    • The Black Saint 2.5 out of 5 stars (2.5 / 5)
    • Vixen 3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)
    • Thomas Mariani 1.5 out of 5 stars (1.5 / 5)
    • Doc Rotten 2.5 out of 5 stars (2.5 / 5)
  • What Have You Been Watching: The Revenant (2015)
    • Director/Writer: Alejandro González Iñárritu w/ Mark L. Smith
    • Cast:  Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Will Poulter, Domhnall Gleeson, Forrest Goodluck, Paul Anderson, Lucas Haas
    • The Black Saint 3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)
    • Thomas Mariani 3 out of 5 stars (3 / 5)
    • Doc Rotten 4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)
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  • Horror News of the Week: 01/11/2016
    • The Grue-crew remember The Tall Man – R.I.P. Angus Scrimm
    • The Grue-crew remember Ziggy Stardust – R.I.P. David Bowie
    • TNT hires M. Night  Shyamalan to reboot Tales from the Crypt
    • James Wan shares the trailer for his next horror film, The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist
    • Rob Zombie announces his next horror film,  The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser
  • Stump the Saint:  w/ prizes supplied by  Nightmare Code
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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.