Eps 199 – Split

M. Night Shyamalan surprises us once again with a twist no one saw coming with his latest Blumhouse Production collaboration, Split. Featuring Anya Taylor-Joy and James McAvoy along with Carrie (1976) actress Betty Buckley, the horror-thriller follows a man with 23 personalities who kidnaps three girls for some nefarious purpose. Most of the film is unraveling the mystery behind what the disturbed young man has in store for his captives, but the ending unwraps the experience and dresses it in an entirely new lights. Gasp, wow, what! The HNR Grue-Crew chime in with their thoughts.

Dave guides the Horror News of the Week with the sad news of the passing of genre character actor Miguel Ferrer (Night Flier, Robocop). Also up for discussion is the teaser for Colossal and the upcoming Netflix show The Discovery. As the year begins, HNR sets its eyes on a number of horror film festivals to attend throughout the year. Up first is Nevermore Horror Film Festival in Durham, NC on February 24 – 26, 2017.

Co-hosts Doc RottenSantos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr.Dave Dreher and Thomas Mariani are back again this week to give you the best in horror as they recap, review and obliterate all that is horror this week! Oh, and don’t forget – Stump the Saint! (Brought to you by Gruesome Magazine)

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Episode 199 – Split (2017)
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Feature Review: Split (2017)

Wow! Okay, did not see that coming. Split may be one of the more engaging and surprising horror films to come out in January in quite some time. At least, in a good way. M. Night Shyamalan continues his successful relationship with Blumhouse Productions releasing his latest film cementing his return to form. With Split, he provides star James McAvoy a wide variety of roles to dive into as Kevin, a man with 23 personalities. Anya Taylor-Joy balances the broad extremes of McAvoy’s character with a quiet, reserved, dedicated performance as Casey Cook, Kevin’s captive. But, when you think Shyamalan, you think “twist” – and the talented mad man pulls a good one with Split with a surprise ending that ages well as more thought is given to the implications of that twist. Inspired and exhilarating, Split is the topic this week.


  • [00:00:40]: Intro
    • [00:03:19]: Days of the Dead
    • [00:04:12]: Nevermore Film Festival
  • [00:05:27]: Horror News of the Week
    • [00:05:49]: RIP Miguel Ferrer
    • [00:10:50]: Netflix to share The Discovery
    • [00:13:29]: A Phantasm Box Set is coming our way
    • [00:17:23]: Cameron Says “I’ll Be Back” for Terminator
    • [00:20:49]: Colossal dances its way into our hearts
  • [00:24:50]: Support HNR
  • [00:25:35]: Split
  • [01:21:11]: Stump The Saint


Resident Evil: The Final Chapter 


Gruesome Magazine Spring 2017 is coming! That’s right, the very first issue of an all-new horror magazine from the Grue-Crew behind Horror News Radio and Gruesome Magazine website will land late February 2017. The tag line “Horror Festival Hits – Independent Films – The Future of Horror” reflects the focus of the magazine on the up’n’coming horror film makers and their films in Horror Film Festivals across the globe. Check out the GM page for more details.


Eps 128 – The Visit

M. Night Shyamalan returns to the horror genre with the Blumhouse produced found-footage film THE VISIT – and only Doc Rotten is happy about it. Well, maybe he has a few other Grue-Crew co-hosts on his side. Or, not. And, just how funny is this horror film really anyways…

Dave begins the HORROR NEWS OF THE WEEK segment with news rumors of a US King Kong vs Godzilla film in the works. Can it be so? Also, the Grue-Crew discuss the awesome POV action trailer for Hardcore. Joseph Perry returns with four more reviews from the BiFan Internation Film Festival: Why Horror?, Extraordinary Tales, Yakuza Apocalypse and Night Fare.

Co-hosts Doc RottenSantos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr.Dave DreherThomas 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! 

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Episode 128 – The Visit
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 Review: The Visit (2015) 

The Grue-crew contemplate the results of mixing found-footage, creepy old crazy people and weather-worn director M. Night Shyamalan for the Blumhouse film THE VISIT. “Yahtzee!” Ah, things don’t go as well as planned for poor Doc Rotten who once again likes a film that Thomas and The Black Saint…absolutely despise. At least this week, he has guest-host Christopher G. Moore to back him up – and maybe Vixen as well.

Convention Report: Dragon Con (2015)

Christopher G. Moore steps in from the Hannibal Fan Podcast to share his visit to Dragon Con 2015. He has all the skinny on the horror track, the Hannibal happenings and the cosplay

Festival Report: BiFan (2015) w/ Why Horror?, Extraordinary, Yakuza Apocalypse and Night Fare

International HNR Reported Joseph Perry returns with another BiFan International Film Festival update featuring reviews of four more extraordinary horror movies. This week he digs into Why Horror? from Canada, Extraordinary Tales from Luxembourg, Belgium, Spain & USA, Yakuza Apocalypse from Japan and Night Fare from France.


Horror News of the Week for 09/14/2015 

Dave shares the Horror News of the Week beginning with the move of Kong: Skull Island from Universal to Warner Brothers – could this set up a King Kong vs Godzilla slugfest? Next up is the trailer debut for the much anticipated Michael Dougherty film Krampus. More sequel news is next with the announcement that Jeepers Creepers 3 is going into production early 2016. Another trailer drops, this one is Hardcore – a POV action thriller that is insane. Nathan Thomas Milliner’s The Confession of Fred Krueger impresses audiences at its Horror Hound Weekend premiere.

HNR T-SHIRTS: “Are you ill, Sir?” & “Is it a phantom, a demon or the devil himself?”

HNR is proud to announce the HNR HORROR T-SHIRT collection featuring Dracula’s Soul Brother with a killer design from HNR uber-fan Chad Hunt and the Devil’s Dastardly Drive in “Is It A Phantom” design from a groovy 1977 flick. Check them out! And there’s also the uber-cool Horror News Radio t-shirt as well.

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