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Remembering the Black Saint – Episode 235 – Horror News Radio

On this special episode of HNR, the extended Grue-Crew share their memories and thoughts of Santos Ellin, Jr. (The Black Saint) who we suddenly lost on Thursday, September 21, 2017. For over 4 and a half years Santos joined Doc, Dave, & Thomas on HNR providing his views on horror films, his wit, and his laughter. Through his generosity, his spirit, and his kind heart (hidden under that gruff exterior), Santos had a profound effect on many of the Grue-Crew family, friends, filmmakers, and fans. Tonight we spend some time reflecting on those past years sharing touching moments, bursts of surprise and laughter he provided, and the warm hugs he shared with the horror community. The Grue-Crew include Joseph Perry, Chad Hunt, Joey Fittos, Adam Thomas, Jeff Mohr, Jerry Chandler, Bill Mulligan, and Sammie Cassell; family and filmmakers include Ivan Ellin, Lou Simon, and Patrick Rea.  Fans and listeners include Jeff Larrimore, NJ Horror, Andy L., Daphne Monary-Ernsdorff, Andrew Gillis, Dallas Nostromo, Brian S., Christine Collingwood, EJ Hardin, Carrie Cook, Damian Osoteo, Tim Colley, Carlo Villafuerte, Joshua J. Hardway, Yonathan Habtemichael, Sam Brutuxan, and Martin Avalos.

RIP Santos Ellin, Jr.

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 235 – Remembering The Black Saint
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NEXT WEEK

The Cult of Chucky and Gerald’s Game

 

For those who did not know, yes, there was a day when Santos jumped out of a perfectly fine airplane.

Santos and Ernest Borgnine

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The Black Saint and HorrorNews.Net

Santos and Adrienne Barbeau

Santos and Wes Craven

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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

Stump the Saint: HNR Trivia

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Here’s your chance to get included in the popular Horror News Radio segment STUMP THE SAINT! Each week on the podcast, one to three questions will be read live to the show’s co-host The Black Saint (Santos Ellin Jr.). The questions will be based on your suggestions. Segment host Thomas Mariani is determined to stump the Saint with your help. He needs your favorites horror films to craft his deviously tricky Stump the Saint questions and get the chance to be entered in a monthly raffle for a free HNR T-Shirt!

All you have to do is:

  1. Start following the HNR Facebook group, Facebook page and Twitter account or even Thomas’s own twitter!
  2. Look for when we’ll bring out the call for a favorite horror film in some category (ie “Favorite Horror Comedy”)!
  3. Respond either in the comments of the FB post or in a separate tweet with your answer and the hashtag “#StumpTheSaint” in order to be entered in the T-Shirt giveaway! Important reminder; the giveaway is open to US addresses only!
  4. Thomas will take your suggestions, craft questions around three of them and read those aloud (along with the names of those who submitted those suggestions)! It’s that simple!

stumpTheSaintWho is The Black Saint and why is he a trivia master? Santos Ellin Jr., Horror News Radio co-host, is a writer (lead theatrical reviewer) for HorrorNews.Net and a contributor to Fangoria magazine. He is a long time fan of horror films, catching many classic – and not-so-classic – horror films in the theaters from the Sixties onward. He is also a judge at the New York Horror Film Festival and the Macabre Faire Film Festival. He never gets these questions in advance, always having to come up with the answers on the air to varied and hilarious results! So join in on the fun!

HNR Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/horrornewsradio
HNR Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/HorrorNewsNetPodcast/
HNR Twitter: https://twitter.com/HorrorNewsRadio
Thomas’ twitter: https://twitter.com/NotTheWhosTommy

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