Eps 188 – Doctor Strange (2016)

Horror director Scott Derrickson (Sinister, The Exorcism of Emily Rose) tackles Marvel’s first supernatural property with Doctor Strange (2016). Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Dr. Stephen Strange, a successful but arrogant surgeon who suffers crippling injuries in a car accident and turns to the mystic arts to heal. Instead, he finds himself facing demons from the Dark Dimension. Light on the scares, heavy on the sci-fi, superhero thrills, Doctor Strange amazes with its incredible special effects and stunning visuals. Gruesome Magazine contributor Chad Hunt joins the grue-crew to review the latest from the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Dave returns to guide the Horror News of the Week with casting news for Stranger Things Season 2 and information about Max Landis directing the remake of An American Werewolf in London. The Black Saint is all set for the upcoming New York City Horror Film Festival extravaganza November 10-13, 2016. And Doc shares his visit to the Sick Chicks Flicks Horror Film Festival on Saturday, November 5, 2016 in Cary, North Carolina. What a great fall season for horror flicks!

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 188 – Doctor Strange (2016)
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Feature Review: Doctor Strange (2016)

Marvel strikes gold once again with its 14th Marvel Cinematic Universe feature Doctor Strange. The film, directed by Scott Derrickson, owned the box office its opening weekend taking in $85 million. The Marvel super hero formula proves it remains strong and popular. At least this time around, horror fans, the film does deal with supernatural elements of alternate dimensions and otherworldly demons. The film benefits from a great cast, led by Benedict Cumberbatch, and amazing special effects. The grue-crew reveal how much they loved the film – well, all except one.



  • [00:00:39] Introduction of the Grue-crew
  • [00:03:40] Announcements
    • [00:03:50] NYC Horror Film Festival
  • [00:07:20] Horror News of the Week
    • [00:07:49] Sean Astin and Paul Reiser join the cast of Stranger Things Season 2
    • [00:11:11] Scream Factory announces two treats: Black Christmas and Dreamscape
    • [00:16:00] Comic conventions hit the high seas with the Fan2Sea Comic Con Cruise
    • [00:18:58] Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jackie Chan, & Rutger Hauer join the Russian film Viy 2
    • [00:23:45] Max Landis is set to direct the remake of An American Werewolf in London
  • [00:32:04] Support HNR on Patreon
  • [00:33:11] Horror Pack
  • [00:33:45] Feature Review: Doctor Strange
  • [01:47:19] Film Festival Report: Sick Chick Flicks Horror Film Festival
  • [01:48:28] Stump the Saint


Arrival, Shut In, and the Netflix TV show Black Mirror Season 3




Eps 66 – Deliver Us From Evil – Snowpiercer

Deliver Us From Evil (2014) is the latest horror film from director Scott (Sinister) Derrickson about a cop (Eric Bana) who discovers a strange killer who may be possessed. Dave is ecstatic that the HNR crew is finally getting back to a full-fledged theatrical horror film; however, the box office results do not support that the audience was interested in seeing a blend of The Exorcist and Seven.

Dave ramps up the news of the week with The GuestABCs of Death 2 and Sharknado 2: The Second One while Santos continues with HNR’s popular segment of the show, Stump the Saint, featuring horror trivia questions provided by you, the Horror News Radio listener! Thomas is on board to discuss the controversial film, Snowpiercer (2013).

Co-hosts Doc RottenSantos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr., Dave Dreher, Thomas 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!  Be on the lookout for the HNR crew at MonsterCon toy and comic convention in Greenville, South Carolina July 18-20, 2014.

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Deliver Us From Evil (2014)
The discussion of Deliver Us From Evil begins on a solid notes with Santos giving it a 3 star review but it quickly runs afoul as the rest chime in less and less favorable experiences. The film from Scott Derrickson is supposedly based on true events where a cop and a priest perform an exorcism on a possessed criminal. The film is atmospheric and looks great but the script is uneven and the acting is a mixed bag with Eric Bana’s New York accent amusing Santos and Thomas.

Horror News of the Week for 07/07/2014
Dave Dreher  shares the Horror News of the Week beginning with news of  The Guest from Adam Wingard and Simon Barrett getting a September 2014 release date. Next up is disturbing news about The ABCs of Death 2 where the Soska Sisters (directors of one of the 26 chapters) released a graphic shot from the film which caused quite a stir on Facebook and other social media outlets. Dave shares the latest found footage trailer with Doc for the film The Expedition. And then follows it up with the trailer for the schlocky Sharnado 2: The Second One. Last up, Dave shares the alien cookie and other tasty genre treats from Christine McConnell, The Horror Baker.

What Have You Been Watching: Snowpiercer (2013)
Thomas steps up to discuss the much delayed film from director Bong Joon-ho, Snowpiercer. The hardest working man in podcasting champions the film siting its cinematography, direction and tone. Santos, however, who also saw the film, shares a different story. Gasp!

Stump the Saint for 07/07/2014
Santos Ellin Jr. is a horror historian, leading the country in horror trivia on the Quiz Up online game. He steps up to challenge you, the HNR listener to stump with trivia. Thus, Stump the Saint is born. The segment continues with three challenging questions from Paul Knoop, Floor Hockey Josh and the crew behind the Monster Movie Podcast. Now it is  your turn, go to to submit your question to Stump the Saint.



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