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Killing Ground — Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets — Episode 225 — Horror News Radio

First up for the Grue-Crew is the slow burn into survival horror Killing Ground from writer/director Damien Power. The Grue-Crew want to love Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets but just can’t do it on pretty colors alone. Dave launches into the Horror News of the Week with the loss of the character actor John Heard and a barrage of SDCC 2017 Horror announcements.  Closing out the show Thomas and Santos participate in a battle of wits with this week’s Stump the Saint!

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Horror News Radio
Episode 225 — Killing Ground (2017) — Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planet (2017)
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INTRO [00:00:39]

CONTEST [00:02:37]


  1. RIP John Heard (C.H.U.D., Cat People, Home Alone)
  2. Stranger Things Season 2 trailer sends shivers down the spine
  3. Dark Universe Wants… CHANNING TATUM FOR VAN HELSING?!
  4. Blumhouse reboots Todd McFarlane’s SPAWN… from director Todd McFarlane?!?!

SUPPORT HNR [00:28:59]


  • Killing Ground (2017)
  • director: Damien Power
  • cast: Harriet Dyer, Tiarnie Coupland, Aaron Pedersen



  • Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planet (2017)
  • director: Luc Besson
  • cast: Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevigne, Clive Owen, Rihanna, Ethan Hawke, Herbie Hancock, Kris Wu, Sam Spruell, Alain Chabat, Rutger Hauer, John Goodman

STUMP THE SAINT [01:26:47]

FEEDBACK [01:33:34]

  • Feedback from Mike Hatfield
  • Thanks to Tear Out the Heart and Victory Records for use of the song Undead Anthem for the intro and outro of the HNR podcast


  • Kuso and Atomic Blonde

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.