The Vatican Tapes – Episode 121 – Horror News Radio

Director  Mark (Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance) Neveldine tackles the exorcism sub-genre with the theatrical release THE VATICAN TAPES featuring Michael Pena, Dougray Scott and Olivia Taylor Dudley. The film cranks up the final minutes of the movie but it is too little too late for a cinematic turkey of a horror film. Somewhere Pazuzu laughs until his side hurts.

Dave  dishes a new plate of HORROR NEWS OF THE WEEK with the news about the Vicious Brothers taking the reigns of Simon Barrett’s next script TEMPLE  while JURASSIC WORLD  2 secures a release date in 2018. In the What Have You Been Watching, the grue-crew take a look at the Adam Sandler fantasy  film PIXELS.

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!  Plus, a special report from Doc Rotten about the HNR visit to SCARES THAT CARE WEEKEND II.

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Review: The Vatican Tapes  (2015)  

Upon reviewing video footage from the States, the Vatican becomes convinced the Anti-Christ is possessing the body of a young American named Angela. THE VATICAN TAPES attempts to spin a unique yarn in the Exorcist vein and falls on its underdeveloped face. The grue-crew unanimously and unceremoniously trounce the latest theatrical horror offering.

What Have You Been Watching: Pixels  (2015)  

Originally swearing he would never see another Adam Sandler film, Thomas Mariani manages to catch a screening of Sandler’s PIXELS directed by Chris Columbus. Infuriated, the young co-host and film critic destroys the film while curmudgeon The Black Saint attempts to share how the film was entirely up his alley providing low-brow, silly fun.

Horror News of the Week for 07/27/2015  

Dave  shares  the Horror News of the Week with news of TEMPLE being directed by the Vicious Brothers and written by Simon Barrett. Universal proudly announces that JURASSIC WORLD 2 will be coming our way in 2018. THE VISITORS  is promising to be a modern effects-driven masterpiece equivalent of John Carpenter’s The Thing. We shall see. The new X-FILES TV show is stoking the fire with some new pics and info about the show. Fox is providing a special advanced screening of their new TV horror show, SCREAMS QUEENS.

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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.