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Horror News Radio 2015 – A Year in Review

The past year is well behind us now, but what a year it was! Horror News Radio reached new heights thanks to the Grue-crew that join Doc Rotten each week and to the the amazing listeners that look forward to every review, each What Have You Been Watching segment, the latest Horror News of the Week and more silly horror-themed fun with Stump the Saint. Dave Dreher, The Black Saint, Thomas Mariani and Vixen, the voice of reason make each Monday night the best night of the week (w/ a special thanks to Christopher G. Moore for joining in whenever we needed him). The year also saw the launch of Gruesome Magazine from the HNR grue-crew with friends Joseph Perry, Joey Fittos, Tj Fowler, Bill Mulligan, Chad Hunt and Jeff Mohr. I hope you enjoy this look back at the HNR episode over the past twelve months and look forward to the future episodes of 2016.


01) January


  • Episode 92 – recorded 1/5/2015
    • Review:  The Woman in Black: Angel of Death
    • What Have You Been Watching: Pieces of Talent
    • Horror News of the Week: David Cronenberg states that all online critics suck. D’oh!
  • Episode 93 – recorded 1/12/2015
    • Review:  [REC]4: Apocalypse
    • What Have You Been Watching: The Scarehouse
    • Horror News of the Week: the announcement of Tales of Halloween including all the talent behind the film.
  • Episode 94 – recorded 1/17/2015
    • The Most Anticipated Horror Films of 2015
    • What Have You Been Watching: The Atticus Institute
    • Horror News of the Week:  X-Files returning to FOX.
  • Episode 95 – recorded 1/21/2015
    • Review:  Everly
    • Horror News of the Week: the casting of Lauren Cohen in the upcoming horror film, The Boy.

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02) February


  • Episode 96 – recorded 2/2/2015
    • Review:  Fear Clinic
    • What Have You Been Watching: Project Almanac
    • Horror News of the Week: the CW ordering a Tales of the Darkside  reboot – whatever happened to that, dwerp.
  • Episode 97 – recorded 2/9/2015
    • Review:  Jupiter Ascending
    • What Have You Been Watching:  Zombie Killers: Elephant’s Graveyard
    • Horror News of the Week: Adam Wingard returns to horror with The Woods.
  • Episode 98 – recorded 2/16/2015
    • Review:  What We Do in the Shadows
    • What Have You Been Watching: Kingsman: The Secret Service
    • Horror News of the Week: del Toro releases the trailer and poster for Crimson Peak
  • Episode 99 – recorded 2/23/2015
    • Review:  Wyrmwood
    • What Have You Been Watching: Late Phases
    • Horror News of the Week: Neil Blomkamp’s Alien reboot gets green lit

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03) March


  • Episode 100  – recorded 3/2/2015
    • Review:  The Lazarus Effect
    • What Have You Been Watching: The Voices
    • Horror News of the Week: R.I.P. Leonard Nimoy
  • Episode 101  – recorded 3/9/2015
    • Review:  Chappie
    • What Have You Been Watching: Housebound
    • Horror News of the Week: The Russo Brothers to direct Channing Tatum in a companion Ghostbusters film ( what happened to this? )
  • Episode 102  – recorded 3/16/2015
    • Review:  Muck
    • What Have You Been Watching: Valley of the Sasquatch
    • Horror News of the Week: Jessica Lange leaves American Horror Story
  • Episode 103  – recorded 3/23/2015
    • Review:  It Follows
    • What Have You Been Watching: SXSW
    • Horror News of the Week: Jim Carrey and Keanu Reeves cast in cannibal flick Bad Batch
  • Episode 104  – recorded 3/30/2015
    • Review:  Digging Up the Marrow
    • What Have You Been Watching: Mad Monster Party 2015
    • Horror News of the Week: The Walking Dead Season 5 finale draws big audiencehnr-100-promo-500hnr-101-promo-500hnr-102-promo-500hnr-103-promo-500hnr-104-promo-500

04) April


  • Episode 105 – recorded 4/6/2015
    • Review: Wolf Cop
    • What Have You Been Watching: Furious 7
    • Horror News of the Week: R.I.P. Robert Z’Dar & Tom Towles
  • Episode 106 – recorded 4/13/2015
    • Review:  A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
    • What Have You Been Watching: Game of Thrones
    • Horror News of the Week: R.I.P. Richard A. Dysart & Geoffrey Lewis
  • Episode 107 – recorded 4/17/2015
    • Review: Unfriended
    • What Have You Been Watching: Daredevil
    • Horror News of the Week: James Wan to remake The Entity
  • Episode 108 – recorded 4/23/2015
    • Review: Ex Machina
    • Horror News of the Week: DC and WB release the first image of Jared Leto as The Joker from Suicide Squad

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05) May


  • Episode 109 – recorded 5/4/2015
    • Review: Avengers: Age of Ultron
    • Horror News of the Week: Will Poulter is cast as Pennywise in a proposed remake of Stephen King’s It
  • Episode 110 – recorded 5/11/2015
    • Review: Maggie
    • What Have You Been Watching: Spring
    • Horror News of the Week: The trailer for MTV’s Scream features Stab
  • Episode 111 – recorded 5/18/2015
    • Review: Mad Max: Fury Road
    • What Have You Been Watching: Crimson Screen Horror Film Festival
    • Horror News of the Week: After leaving the show…again…David Lynch returns to Twin Peaks for Showtime
  • Episode 112 – recorded 5/25/2015
    • Review: Poltergeist
    • What Have You Been Watching: Tomorrowland
    • Horror News of the Week: George Romero’s Empire of the Dead will be shambling to TV

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06)  June


  • Episode 113  – recorded 6/1/2015
    • Review: San Andreas
    • Horror News of the Week: R.I.P. Betsy  Palmer
  • Episode 114  – recorded 6/8/2015
    • Review: Insidious: Chapter 3
    • What Have You Been Watching: We Are Still Here
    • Horror News of the Week: R.I.P. Richard Johnson
  • Episode 115  – recorded 6/15/2015
    • Review: Jurassic World
    • What Have You Been Watching: Game of Thrones (Season Finale)
    • Horror News of the Week: R.I.P. Christopher Lee
  • Episode 116  – recorded 6/22/2015
    • Review: The Nightmare
    • What Have You Been Watching: Inside Out
    • Horror News of the Week: Hannibal series concludes
  • Episode 117  – recorded 6/29/2015
    • Review: I-Live
    • Horror News of the Week: R.I.P. Patrick Macnee

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07) July


  • Episode 118 – recorded 7/6/2015
    • Review:  Terminator: Genisys
    • Horror News of the Week: The Cujo remake has been renamed  C.U.J.O.
  • Episode 119 – recorded 7/13/2015
    • Review:  The Gallows
    • Horror News of the Week: A fever of trailers from SDCC including the first look at Ash vs the Evil Dead
  • Episode 120 – recorded 7/20/2015
    • Review: Ant-Man
    • What Have You Been Watching: Creep
    • Horror News of the Week: Paz De La Huerta sues, claming Nurse 3D ruined her career (yup!)
  • Episode 121 – recorded 7/27/2015
    • Review: The Vatican Tapes
    • What Have You Been Watching: Pixels
    • Horror News of the Week: The Vicious Brothers and Simon Barrett team-up for Temple

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08) August


  • Episode 122- recorded 8/3/2015
    • Review: Dark Was the Night
    • What Have You Been Watching: Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation
    • Horror News of the Week: R.I.P. Rowdy Roddy Piper
  • Episode 123  – recorded 8/10/2015
    • Review: The Gift
    • What Have You Been Watching: Fantastic Four
    • Horror News of the Week: ToHo announces a new Godzilla film for 2016, promising scariest ever
  • Episode 124  – recorded 8/17/2015
    • Review: Harbinger Down
    • What Have You Been Watching: Cop Car
    • Horror News of the Week: Sequels announced – What We Do in the Shadows 2 and, gasp, Ouija 2
  • Episode 125  – recorded 8/25/2015
    • Review: Sinister 2
    • What Have You Been Watching: Fear the Walking Dead
    • Horror News of the Week: the trailer for Radioactive Flesh Eating Foliage gets the Black Saint all excited
  • Episode 126 – recorded 8/31/2015
    • Review: Final Girl
    • What Have You Been Watching: Cub
    • Horror News of the Week: R.I.P. Wes Craven

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09) September


  • Episode 127- recorded 9/6/2015
    • Review: Bloodsucking Bastards
    • What Have You Been Watching: Area 51
    • Horror News of the Week: Marcus Dunstan to direct Halloween Returns
  • Episode 128- recorded 9/14/2015
    • Review: The Visit
    • What Have You Been Watching: Dragon Con 2015
    • Horror News of the Week: WB announces a King Kong vs Godzilla film
  • Episode 129- recorded 9/21/2015
    • Review: Cooties
    • Horror News of the Week: Jordon Peele and Blumhouse team-up for Get Out
  • Episode 130- recorded 9/28/2015
    • Review: The Green Inferno
    • What Have You Been Watching: Scream Queens  
    • Horror News of the Week: Netflix orders 12-episodes 3rd season of Black Mirror

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10) October


  • Episode 131  – recorded 10/5/2015
    • Review: Tales of Halloween
    • What Have You Been Watching: The Martian  
    • Horror News of the Week: HNR Announces Gruesome Magazine
  • Episode 132 – recorded 10/12/2015
    • Review: The Final Girls
    • What Have You Been Watching: The Walking Dead Season 6
    • Horror News of the Week: Gamera trailer wows the NYCC crowd
  • Episode 133 – recorded 10/19/2015
    • Review: Crimson Peak
    • What Have You Been Watching: Goosebumps
    • Horror News of the Week: Night of the Living Dead work print found with lost footage
  • Episode 134 – recorded 10/26/2015
    • Review: Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension
    • What Have You Been Watching: The Last Witch Hunter
    • Horror News of the Week: Did The Walking Dead just kill off Glenn???!!!

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11) November


  • Episode 135 – recorded 11/2/2015
    • Review:  Ash vs the Evil Dead
    • What Have You Been Watching:  Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse
    • Horror News of the Week:  AMC debuts the Preacher trailer
  • Episode 136 – recorded 11/9/2015
    • Review: Spectre
  • Episode 137 – recorded 11/16/2015
    • Review:  The Hallow
    • What Have You Been Watching:  New York City Horror Film Festival
    • Horror News of the Week:  R.I.P. Gunnar Hansen
  • Episode 138 – recorded 11/23/2015
    • Review: #Horror
    • What Have You Been Watching: The Nightmare Code
    • Horror News of the Week: Universal is courting Angelina Jolie for the lead of The Bride of Frankenstein
  • Episode 139 – recorded 11/30/2015
    • Review: Victor Frankenstein
    • What Have You Been Watching: The Walking Dead Season 6 mid-season finale
    • Horror News of the Week: Kevin Bacon is returning to Perfection for the Tremors TV series

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12) December


  • Episode 140 – recorded 12/7/2015
    • Review: Krampus
    • Horror News of the Week: WB kicks it into high gear with the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice full trailer
  • Episode 141 – recorded 12/14/2015
    • The Worst Horror Films of 2015
    • What Have You Been Watching: Dead Body
    • Horror News of the Week: ToHo teases Godzilla: Resurgence
  • Episode 142 – recorded 12/21/2015
    • Review: Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Episode 143 – recorded 12/28/2015
    • The Best Horror Films of 2015
    • What Have You Been Watching: Big Game
    • Horror News of the Week: R.I.P.  Ian Fraser “Lemmy” Kilmister

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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.
Doc Rotten
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.
http://www.docrotten.com