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RIP Santos Ellin Jr. – Episode 234 – Horror News Radio

It’s a somber mood for The Grue Crew this episode. Our Gruesome family received some devastating news this past week. Our brother in pods Santos “The Black Saint” Ellin Jr. passed on September 21st, 2017. A loyal host of the show since it started back in 2013, Santos was not just a fun voice and a bitter commenter. He was family. For this special episode of Horror News Radio, Doc Rotten, Dave Dreher, Thomas Mariani and Christopher G. Moore pay tribute to their favorite curmudgeon and try to make sense of all this sadness.

Next week, the entire HNR Grue-Crew would love to hear from you, the listeners, the fans about this untimely passing. You can always reach out via email at media(AT)gruesomemagazine(DOT)com, feedback(AT)horrornewsradio(DOT)com or find us on Twitter: Doc Rotten | Dave Dreher | Christopher G. Moore | Thomas Mariani  or come to the Horror News Radio Facebook Group to help others in this harsh time.

Horror News Radio
Episode 234 – RIP Santos Ellin Jr.
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Santos Ellin, Jr., Chad Hunt, and Doc Rotten at Mad Monster Party Charlotte 2014

Joey Fittos, Doc Rotten, Santos Ellin, Jr., and Christopher G. Moore at Monster-Mania 2017

Doc Rotten, Christopher G. Moore, Santos Ellin, Jr. (center), Joey Fittos, Mary Fittos at Monster-Mania 2017

Doc Rotten, Thomas Mariani, and Santos Ellin, Jr. at DragonCon 2016

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Mother! (2017) – Episode 233 – Horror News Radio

Joining the Grue-Crew this week for the in-depth review of Darren Aronofsky’s Mother! is the one-and-only Caitlin Turner, the JLaw to Thomas’ Bardem. Theories and interceptions abound as the Crew and guest alike try to decipher what the hell Mr. Aronofsky was really trying to tell his audience. Woof! Doc steps in for Dave with Horror News of the Week starting off with the loss of two iconic horror greats: the terrific character actor Harry Dean Stanton of Alien fame and the indelible Famous Monster artist Basil Gogos.  Closing out the show Thomas has a few announcements about Stump the Saint.

As always, the HNR Grue-Crew would love to hear from you, the listeners, the fans. You can always reach out via email at feedback(AT)horrornewsradio(DOT)com or find us on Twitter: Doc Rotten | Dave Dreher | The Black Saint | Thomas Mariani. Also, like us on Facebook and join the Horror News Radio Facebook Group.

Horror News Radio
Episode 233 – Mother! ( 2017)
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SHOW NOTES

INTRO [00:00:38]

HORROR NEWS OF THE WEEK [00:03:35]

  1. RIP Harry Dean Stanton
  2. RIP Basil Gogos
  3. Jamie Lee Curtis returning to Halloween for Blumhouse
  4. Pic released of Dave Harbour as new Hellboy, Reboot Gets January 2019 Release
  5. John Landis says Max Landis should not remake An American Werewolf in London

FEATURE REVIEW [00:43:15]

  • Mother! (2017)
  • director: Darren Aronofsky
  • cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris, Michelle Pfeiffer, Brian Gleeson, and Domhnall Gleeson

ANNOUNCEMENTS [01:46:45]

STUMP THE SAINT [01:47:10]

SUPPORT HNR [01:48:15]

FEEDBACK [01:48:45]

  • Jeff L., Angel G., Jay P., Nick S., and Stephen D. all have great things to share about HNR and the Grue-Crew.
  • 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

NEXT WEEK

  • Friend Request
  • Kingsman: The Golden Circle

 

 

 

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It (2017) – Episode 232 – Horror News Radio

Director Andy Mushietti and star Bill Skarsgard have done the impossible – they’ve have delivered a kick-ass, box-office juggernaut with their remake of Stephen King’s It bringing Pennywise back to the forefront of horror fans’ collective nightmares. The Grue-Crew are joined by award-winning director Christopher G. Moore and welcome back The Black Saint to discuss the film. Christopher and Doc also share their experiences at the recent GenreBlast Film Festival. Dave launches into the Horror News of the Week a pair of trailers for Insidious: The Last Key and Gerald’s Game.  Closing out the show Thomas has a few announcements about Stump the Saint.

As always, the HNR Grue-Crew would love to hear from you, the listeners, the fans. You can always reach out via email at feedback(AT)horrornewsradio(DOT)com or find us on Twitter: Doc Rotten | Dave Dreher | The Black Saint | Thomas Mariani. Also, like us on Facebook and join the Horror News Radio Facebook Group.

Horror News Radio
Episode 232 – It ( 2017)
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SHOW NOTES

INTRO [00:00:40]

HORROR NEWS OF THE WEEK [00:04:51]

  1. “IT” has the highest grossing opening weekend ever for a genre film
  2. Trailer and Key art reveal for Insidious – The Last Key
  3. Kinky turns deadly in trailer debut for Gerald’s Game

FEATURE REVIEW [00:24:17]

  • It (2017)
  • director: Andy Muschietti w/ Chase Palmer & Cary Fukunaga and Gary Dauberman
  • cast: Jaeden Lieberher (Bill), Jeremy Ray Taylor (Ben), Sophia Lillis (Beverly), Finn Wolfhard (Richie), Chosen Jacobs ( Mike), Jack Dylan Grazer (Eddie), Wyatt Oleff (Stanley), Nicolas Hamilton (Henry Bowers), and … Bill Skarsgard as Pennywise

ANNOUNCEMENTS [01:28:53]

WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN WATCHING [01:29:32]

  • GenreBlast Film Festival
  • Feature Films: Camino, Dead Bullet, Future, Family Possessions, Guardians, Happy Hunting, Hot, Indiana, Lilith’s Awakening, and She’s Allergic to Cats

STUMP THE SAINT [01:35:02]

FEEDBACK [01:35:44]

  • 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

SUPPORT HNR [01:35:55]

NEXT WEEK

  • Mother!

 

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Dragon Con 2017 – Twin Peaks Finale – Episode 231 – Horror News Radio

The Grue Crew – or what’s left of them – is pretty out of it after another exhaustive weekend at DragonCon in Atlanta. Yes, the massive convention was enough to wipe out Doc Rotten, but Thomas Mariani steps in just in time along with fellow DragonCon Horror Track contributors Christopher G. Moore and Bill Mulligan! The three discuss all the panels they attended, as well as the gorgeous cosplays and drunken antics. Tales of crowded parade routes, meeting heroes and flirting with Grand Duchesses? All this and more is discussed here on Horror News Radio! Be sure to stick around to hear Thomas gab about the recent Twin Peaks finale and a truncated Horror News of the Week about another big shake up for Star Wars! It’s an unusual episode of Horror News Radio, but it’ll be one for the books!

As always, the HNR Grue-Crew would love to hear from you, the listeners, the fans. You can always reach out via email at feedback(AT)horrornewsradio(DOT)com or find us on Twitter: Doc Rotten | Dave Dreher | The Black Saint | Thomas Mariani. Also, like us on Facebook and join the Horror News Radio Facebook Group.

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Episode 231 – DragonCon 2017 – Twin Peaks: The Return Finale (2017)
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SHOW NOTES

INTRO [00:00:38]

HORROR NEWS OF THE WEEK [00:03:41]

  1. Colin Trevorrow Exits Star Wars Episode IX

DRAGON CON 2017 CONVENTION REPORT [00:22:33]

  • PANELS:
    • FRIDAY 09/01
      • 11: 30 AM – A Conversation with Felix Silla – Bill Mulligan
      • 4:00 PM – 1987: The Year in Horror – Bill, Christopher G. Moore, Thomas Mariani, Mari Mancusi, David Maynor
      • 10:00 PM – Decades of Horror: Near Dark (LIVE EPISODE!) – Bill, Doc, Thomas (M), Christopher and special guest C. Robert Cargill
      • 11:30 PM – George Romero & Tobe Hooper Tribute – Doc, Christopher, Thomas, Bill Mulligan, Derek Tatum
    • SATURDAY 09/02
      • 11:30 AM – Hammer: The Frankenstein Legacy – Doc, Bill, Blake Smith
      • 1:00 PM – Bates Motel – Christopher, Doc, Abbey White, Valerie Hampton
      • 2:30 PM – The Friday the 13th Legacy – Chris, Phantom Troublemaker, Mari Mancusi, Clay Gilbert
      • 4:00 PM – Godzilla: An American Odyssey – Bill (M), Doc, Thomas, Clay Gilbert and special guest Matt Frank!
      • 5:30 PM – Suspiria – Bill, Thomas, Blake Smith, Shannon Strucci
      • 7:00 PM – The Exorcist (TV) – Doc, Fr. Bryan Small, Melissa F. Olson, Erika Annabelle Pratte
      • 10:00 PM – Lifeforce: Behind the FX – Christopher – Moderator, FX guy Nick Maley
    • SUNDAY 09/03
      • 2:30 PM – Ash vs. Evil Dead – Bill, Thomas, Christopher, Catherine Scully, David Maynor
      • 4:00 PM – Nightmare on Elm Street 3 – Doc, Thomas, Christopher, John Ichabod Anderson, & Phantom Troublemaker
      • 8:30 PM – Coming to America: American Gods panel – Thomas, Carol Malcolm, Damian Allen, Erika Pratte, Wendy Hembrock, John G. Hartness, Fr. Bryan Small
    • MONDAY 09/04
      • 1:00 PM – American Horror Story – Doc, Derek Tatum, Mari Mancusi

WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN WATCHING [01:33:49]

  • Twin Peaks: The Return (2017)
  • Directed by David Lynch, Written by David Lynch and Mark Frost
  • cast: Kyle MacLachlan, Sheryl Lee, Laura Dern, David Lynch, Naomi Watts, Robert Forster, Dana Ashbrook, Jim Belushi, Miguel Ferrer

NEXT WEEK

  • Stephen King’s It