Dark Was The Night – Episode 122 – Horror News Radio

This week, the grue-crew tackles a Black Saint recommendation, DARK WAS THE NIGHT. The creature feature, from director Jack Heller, features Kevin Durand and Lukas Haas in lead roles playing a sheriff and deputy facing a horrifying, dangerous and hungry threat bearing down on their small town.

Thomas  dishes a new plate of HORROR NEWS OF THE WEEK with the news about the passing of Rowdy Roddy Piper, the new Deadpool trailer and a possible Five Nights at Freddy’s film. In the What Have You Been Watching, Thomas gives us an in-depth look at the latest Tom Cruise flick, MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: ROGUE NATION.

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!

Horror News Radio
Episode 122 — Dark Was the Night  – Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation
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Review: Dark Was the Night  (2015)  

Kevin Durand makes a huge impression on the Grue-crew with his starring role in DARK WAS THE NIGHT. The Black Saint praises the character driven plot and the actors that bring the film to life. Doc and Thomas are less impressed but praise Durand agreeing that they want to see more from this terrific actor. In Doc’s opinion, the creature effect have him longing for the days of Pumpkinhead and the like – perhaps, he’s a bit too curmudgeon.

What Have You Been Watching: Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation  (2015)  

Thomas steps in to discuss the top movie at the box this weekend, Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation. He discusses how the film holds up in comparison to other MI entries and praises the actress Rebecca Ferguson as a break-out star. Thomas also dives into the stunts, Tom Cruise and director Christopher McQuarrie.

Horror News of the Week for 08/04/2015  

Thomas  shares  the Horror News of the Week with news of another genre actor passing, R.I.P. Roddy Rowdy Piper who gave us the greatest line of the Eighties, “I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass…and I’m all out of bubble gum.” In trailer news, the upcoming Deadpool film gets a trailer for its upcoming trailer. Woof! Ridley Scott is reporting that he begins shooting Prometheus 2 in early 2016. Gil Kennan is set to direct the adaptation of the popular horror game, Five Nights at Freddy’s. We’ve been “Blum-ed” again as Frank Grillo returns to The Purge 3.

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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.