Tom Holland interview is up now and look for Roger Jackson’s interview to be posted soon. As well as many others on the Radio of Horror YouTube page.
Archive for July, 2015
Tonight on the show we have Voice Actor Roger Jackson best known as the voice of Ghost Face from the SCREAM franchise ( as well as Mojo JOJO from the Power Puff Girls, and several Video Games like Star Wars, Border Lands and Wolf Among Us) . We also have Nick from the BOSTON COMIC CON on the show to talk about next weekends convention.
Hel and I spin some tunes from The Devil Dogs album BIGger BEEF BONANZA!, a record I borrowed from Coney Island Hotdog here in Worcester Ma. We also discuss comics and upcoming horror
Wolfenstein the Old Blood
A prequel to 2014’s The New Order brings us back to the dreaded Castle of Nazi Occult lore.The game has gone into the more sci-fi genre this time, rather than the supernatural horror genre Wolfenstein is known for, thru the first five chapters, the last three t becomes a horror game again. In the new order the Nazi have won WW2 and its set in a cyber-techno steam punk 1960s. The Old blood is the prequel to that story. Set in 1946 and taking place just before the prologue of the New Blood. You play William BJ Blazkowicz (voiced by veteran voice actor Brian Bloom) who has been the series hero since Wolfenstein 3D in 1992. It’s your normal first person shooter combat and nothing new that you didn’t see in Wolfenstein the New Order. You never get tired of killing Nazi scum bags. It’s an 8 chapter game for 19.99 and available on the PS4 Steam and Xbox 1. Enemies are not the brightest groups you deal with. Having played Destiny you hope Bethesda games improves the enemy AI for the upcoming Doom4 using the Id tech 5 software.
This game has very little in the way of story and you go from one mission to the next killing Nazis and progressing to get to Deaths head (not to be confused with the Marvel comic character of the same name). In the New Order BJ had a lot more inner monologue and gets to know the resistance and even gets to have sex with Anya the resistance fighter a few times in the game. The game is more like B movie camp and that’s not a bad thing but it’s not great when the action never slows down but for 19.99 it’s a long game with pacing staying the same thru out. It will lead you to the final mission that BJ hopes he can retire from. That’s where we pick up his story in The New Order. When you get a chance to take a nap as was in The New Order you can travel to the original game in a dream sequence and play Wolfenstein 3D. Enemies have cyber back packs that if you shoot will explode. Giant Juggernauts that looks like a Nazi Iron Man Mach 1 armor and killer Cyber men guard Dogs. You can easily dispatch enemies with a lead pipe in stealth mode as to not alert more guards. A quick stab happy attack and back to stealth. Shamblers ugly bloody Nazi Zombies become a pyro technique foe to recon with in Chapters 6-8, after the more cyber steam punk techno Nazi enemies.
Mick Gordon composed the soundtrack for this and the New Order. You will notice through the game clues and nods to great WW2 era films like The Dirty Dozen and Where Eagles Dance and Inglorious Bastards. This game does not require you to but the New Order to play it. It’s a stand-alone expansion which you can pick up the card at a local store containing a code or down load it by itself.
When the sitcom Holliston suffered both the death of cast member and the folding of its network in 2014, the show’s future seemed grim. Holliston, which centers around the misadventures of two aspiring filmmakers, is set to return for a third season next year. Original cast members Adam Green (who is also the show’s creator, writer, and showrunner), Joe Lynch, Laura Ortiz, Corri English, and Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider will all appear.
The 10-episode season will premiere in the summer of 2016 on the GeekNation digital network, where real-life film directors Green (Hatchet, Digging Up the Marrow) and Lynch (Everly) already have a hugely successful podcast, The Movie Crypt. “It’s almost embarrassing to admit,” says Green in the official release announcing the deal with GeekNation, “but there we were on a quest to find a new outlet for Holliston where we could continue to creatively make the show our way, but also have it distributed on a platform where absolutely anyone who wants to watch it can easily find and enjoy it…and the answer was literally right in front of our noses the entire time.”
I have Met Adam and Joe and both have been on Radio of Horror
Thanks to EW for posting this news
On the show tonight it’s HORROR DIRECTORS NIGHT
First up from Fright Night and Child’s Play its legendary director TOM HOLLAND
Then from Dark was the Night we have Jack Heller. We will be discussing GIANT ANT movies like THEM in honor of ANTMAN coming out this weekend. Sophie’s back as well so I will not be in the studio alone
Some new horror movies coming our way.
DARK WAS THE NIGHT – RLJE/Image Entertainment
IN THEATERS, ON VOD AND iTUNES: July 24, 2015
DIRECTED BY: Jack Heller
WRITTEN BY: Tyler Hisel
CAST: Kevin Durand (The Strain), Lukas Haas
SYNOPSIS: Maiden Woods is a remote and quiet town of decent hard-working people, but something stirs in the dark woods surrounding this isolated community. After a logging company decimates an area of the forest, a rash of increasingly violent and unexplainable events transpires. Sheriff Paul Shields (Kevin Durand) and his deputy (Lukas Haas) struggle to confront their own personal demons while facing down a new breed of raw terror that is possibly older than humanity itself… And much, much hungrier.
I will have the director Jack on the show with me SUNDAY NIGHT.
A CHRISTMAS HORROR STORY
Starring William Shatner and George Buza
Directed by Steven Hoban (Darknet), Grant Harvey (She Made Me Do It) and Brett Sullivan (Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed), the film stars William Shatner (Star Trek) and George Buza (X-Men). The film will premiere on July 20, 2015 at this year’s Fantasia Film Festival. Mark Ward, RLJ Entertainment’s Chief Acquisitions Officer, made the announcement today.
“A CHRISTMAS HORROR STORY brings a scary twist to the traditional Christmas tale,” said Ward. “With the legendary William Shatner and horribly fantastic creatures, genre fans will never see this happy holiday the same way again.”
“We are so happy that Mark Ward and his helper elves at RLJ Entertainment, are releasing this film in the US,” said Hoban. “We couldn’t have hoped for better accomplices in our efforts to bring terrifying fun to the holidays.”
CHRISTMAS: a time of Joy, Peace and Goodwill, unless you happen to live in the town of Bailey Downs. Here, on Christmas Eve, joy is corrupted when a malevolent spirit traps three teens in a school basement intent on recreating a twisted version of the Nativity story. Peace is shattered when a family returns from a snowy forest with the perfect Christmas tree only to find something is terrifyingly wrong with their seven-year-old son. And goodwill is perverted when a not-so-nice family is hunted down by Krampus, the demonic anti-Santa Claus of Nordic mythology. Even Santa Claus himself is drawn into the horror when he has to fight off a horde of howling Zombie Elves before making his rounds. This Christmas, the creatures are stirring and they’re coming for you whether you’re naughty or nice.
THE CURSE OF DOWNERS GROVE
IN THEATERS AND DIGITAL HD: August 21, 2015
AVAILABLE ON VOD, DVD AND BLU-RAY: September 1, 2015
DIRECTOR: Derick Martini
WRITER: Derick Martini and Bret Easton Ellis
CAST: Bella Heathcote, Lucas Till, Penelope Mitchell, Tom Arnold, Kevin Zegers
SYNOPSIS: The town of Downers Grove looks like your average suburban neighborhood — but Downers Grove has a disturbing secret…. For the past eight years, one senior from every high school graduating class has met a bizarre death right before graduation day. And this year, Chrissie Swanson (Bella Heathcote) has a terrible feeling that she is going to be the one to die. Can Chrissie survive the curse of Downers Grove or will she, like those seniors before her, fall prey to the town’s deadly secret?
DISTRIBUTOR: Anchor Bay Entertainment
The film stars BELLA HEATHCOTE (Dark Shadows, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies), LUCAS TILL (X-Men franchise, Walk The Line), PENELOPE MITCHELL (Netflix’s Hemlock Grove, CW’s “The Vampire Diaries”), with TOM ARNOLD (True Lies, Soul Plane) and KEVIN ZEGERS (The Mortal Instruments,CW’s “Gossip Girl”).
THE CURSE OF DOWNERS GROVE is directed by DERICK MARTINI (Lymelife) and is co-written by DERICK MARTINI and BRET EASTON ELLIS (American Psycho, The Rules of Attraction, Less Than Zero).
Tim Seeley current writer on Grayson (the Spy adventures of the former Nightwing, Robin, Batman) have been so great I have not had time to read them, but I want to it combines James Bond with everything we love about Dick Grayson.
Tim is best known for creating Cassie Hack the Goth girl with attitude who runs all over the country with her side kick Vlad hunting down serial killers. Now he is tackling a new genre the Horror of the Marvel Universe.
While the vampires of the Marvel Universe don’t often cross paths with super heroes, there is one relentless champion they fear — if they’re smart. His name is Blade, but he’s also known as the Daywalker. He possesses superhuman strength, rapid healing and has declared war on all vampires who inhabit the Marvel U. That war has spanned decades and it’s one he’s fought both alone and with the aid of various allies like MI:13 or the Mighty Avengers.
This October, the Daywalker’s vendetta against the supernatural becomes a family affair as writer Tim Seeley and artist Logan Faerber kick off an all-new “Blade” ongoing series, where the title character teams with his teenage daughter, a seemingly normal high school student named Fallon Grey.
With the series announced today at Comic-Con International in San Diego, CBR News spokeexclusively with Seeley about his take on the title character, the similarities and differences between new character Fallon and pop culture’s most famous female vampire slayer, Buffy Summers, and how the series will pit father and daughter against monsters even more terrifying than vampires.
Tim says in a interview with Comic Book Resources
“It feels like those twelve years of writing teenage girls fighting monsters is finally being recognized. It’s like Marvel is saying, “Congratulations on your double PHD in ‘Adolescent Female Angst and Monster Stabbery.’ Have a job!”
As far as the Marvel Horror Universe goes, I’m really trying to delve into the vibe of the 70s Marvel Monster magazines — updating and tweaking that sleazy/sinister/sexy feel they had for a modern comics audience.”
He goes on to say how he was a big fan of Satana and other horror figures of the Marvel Universe.
Blade’s daughter will be 16 years old and work along side her father, fighting monster but not Vampires they don’t want to do another Blade vs Vampire story or Deacon Frost, which has been done over and over again. That’s not to say he wont come up against Vampires at some point, just not right away.
Marvel has had several Blade Comic Book series all which have been cancelled in a year the last running during the Civil War story line and was cancelled after 12 issues. He is a great character but has never had great sales. Even during the height of his popularity of the movies with Wesley Snipes he could not keep a series going.
Time will tell if Fallon Grey Blade’s daughter and Tim can keep Blade afloat. The book launches this October in time for Halloween.