[Podcast] Viral (2016) – Batman: The Killing Joke (2016) – Preacher Season 1 – Episode 174 – Horror News Radio

http://traffic.libsyn.com/docrotten/HNN174-Viral-PreacherSeason1.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBlumhouse returns to haunt the Black Saint’s nightmares again this week with Viral. The Grue-crew dive into this apocalyptic virus-driven horror-fest from Herny Joost andAriel Schulman. A;sp this week, the Grue-crew has two “What Have You Been Watching” segments for your listening pleasure. Ha! First up is a recap and review of the first season of AMC’s Preacher. Next up is a review of DC’s animated adaptation of Batman: The […]

“Preacher” S01E10: Call And Response

We’ve reached the end folks. Well, the end for now anyway. After ten episodes, Preacher Season 1 has completed its run. The series started on tough terrain, with meandering based around far lesser versions of the characters we have now. Then, we slowly but surely got a closer thematic adaptation of the source material. Still, Preacher had a lot resting on this finale. This 10th episode would be crucial in terms of getting firm confirmation on where we’re heading […]

“Preacher” S01E09: Finish The Song

Despite having a literal vampire as one of the major characters, Preacher rarely feels like a horror television show. This week, Sam Caitlin and his staff made up for lost time. This is definitely the goriest episode of Preacher, but also the most horror atmosphere driven. There’s a burnt up vampire, more than a few bodies and even a visit to Hell itself. Yet, none of this is without purpose. The bloodshed here represents a purifying bath that […]

“Preacher” S01E08: El Valero

AMC hasn’t been afraid to use explicit gore since The Walking Dead became their highest rated show. Yet, it’s rare that said use of gore has more than a passive affect of killing a zombie or shooting anyone in the head. This week, Preacher kicked itself off with a simple yet powerful use of gore. In a flashback, the entire Quincannon family fall to their death while on a skiing trip. Odin, horrified, asks for the help of […]

“Preacher” S01E07: He Gone

“Plot matters,” Cassidy says as he delivers another nasty blow to The Coen Brothers’ style of filmmaking. It’s a mantra that Preacher has finally decided to follow in the second half of its first season. “He Gone” continues the trend by making it perfectly clear that Jesse Custer’s done it now. After expelling Eugene “Arseface” Root to hell in the previous episode of Preacher, Jesse tries in vain to keep things moving along with his sermon even as a […]

“Preacher” S01E06 – Sundowner

“Genesis? What like the band? Terrible name,” Cassidy says after hearing the name of Jesse’s otherworldly power. After five or so episodes sidestepping the central aspect of the comic’s plot, Preacher gets to finally putting a name on the divine entity that has possessed its titular creature. The aftermath of demon and angel sex backstory is confirmed by DeBlanc and Fiore, while also affirming that Preacher may just have firmly found their footing. After their talk in the diner, […]

“Preacher” S01E05: The South Will Rise Again

Last week, I begged Preacher to actually do something. After a few solid episodes of zilch happening of interest, “The South Will Rise Again” starts with quite a bang. We return to the Old West setting with our mysterious Cowboy, who rides into Ratwater searching for medicine to help his ailing daughter. The Cowboy witnesses the type of debauchery that would turn any man grey. He leaves with his medicine, but turns back to save a family heading […]

“Preacher” S01E04: Monster Swamp

Preacher is definitely not going to leave Annville any time soon. It’s something the pilot promised right off the bat, but “Monster Swamp” seems to have confirmed that the action will not be leaving this dirt covered hole in the middle of Texas as much as it will be coming directly to it… eventually. Much like AMC’s The Walking Dead, Preacher has the progression speed of a snail moving through molasses. Preacher is definitely taking the “slow and steady wins the race” […]

“Preacher” S01E03: The Possibilities

Forward momentum seems to be a constant cocktease on Preacher. In “The Possibilities,” we get total confirmation of a step forward in the story yet at the same time a step backward for our lead. It’s this kind of back and forth that makes me incredibly worried for the future of the series. One can see that Preacher is starting to take risks with their storytelling and potentially expand into dangerous territory, yet we’re still tied to the […]

“Preacher” S01E02: See

The second chapter in the televised Preacher adaptation starts off on a rather confident note, one I was worried they wouldn’t really get to on the series as it was one of the more bizarre aspects of the comics. It’s 1881 and a stoic cowboy wanders from his house, wife and ailing daughter to the lonesome trail in search of a doctor. He comes across a bunch of settlers, who welcome him into their circle for dinner. Much of this […]

[Podcast] Altar – Preacher – Episode 164 – Horror News Radio

http://traffic.libsyn.com/docrotten/HNN164-Altar-Preacher.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThe Grue-crew are joined this week by Michael Steinberg, the owner of Found Footage Critic website and co-host of the Found Footage Files podcast. Michael brings a film with him for HNR to screen and review, the found footage flick from writer director Matthew Sconce called ALTAR. The film starts of with a promising extended intro setting up the film. Join Doc, The Black Saint, Thomas and Dave as they […]

“Preacher” S01E01: Pilot

Preacher, one of the most celebrated comic book series of the late 20th/early 21st century, is hard to adapt. For years, there have been feeble attempts to capture the 66 issue series (not including one shots or a Saint of All Killers mini-seires) by acclaimed author Garth Ennis, from the likes of a film produced by Kevin Smith for Miramax and an HBO series by Mark Steven Johnson. All of those labored in development hell, mainly […]

[Podcast] Ash vs the Evil Dead – Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse – Episode 135 – Horror News Radio

http://traffic.libsyn.com/docrotten/HNN135-AshVsTheEvilDead.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadAfter years of horror movie fans demanding that Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell return to the Evil Dead franchise, fan-favorites characters and Deadites return – but this time to the small screen – with the coming of Ash vs the Evil Dead available for 10 weekly episodes on Starz. Can the demented duo recapture lightning in the bottle? What will Ash Williams be like 30 years after Army of Darkness? […]