The Grue-Crew start off the new year by taking a look at the upcoming twelves month to countdown the Most Anticipated Horror Films of 2017 as voted on by the entire Grue-Crew and the Grue-Believers alike. 2016 was a great year for horror with a great number of films that fought for the best of lists just one episodes ago, 2017 looks to be chock full of films looking to shock, frighten, and disgust audiences each and every month.
For the What Have You Been Watching segment, Thomas goes solo with his review of the December release Nocturnal Animals.
Horror News of the Week weeps as the Force trembles with the passing of Carrie Fisher, known most famously for portraying Princess/General Leia Organa in the Star Wars films but was also known for being an incredible writer, a script doctor, and a insanely funny wit. She will be greatly missed. In addition R.I.P. to Debbie Reynolds and George Kosana from Night of the Living Dead.
Co-hosts Doc Rotten, Santos (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)
What Have You Been Watching: Nocturnal Animals (2016)
Thomas Mariani steps in to talk about the surprisingly violent and occasionally scary Tom Ford film Nocturnal Animals. The film has an Oscar-bait cast featuring Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Shannon, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Isla Fisher, Ellie Bamber, Armie Hammer, Karl Glusman, Michael Sheen, and Laura Linney. The script which contains a “story inside a story” mechanism, fields a story where a family vacation turns violent and deadly. Thomas shares his thoughts and recommendations.
Special Feature: The Most Anticipated Horror Films of 2017
For the Special Feature this week, the Grue-crew turn their third eye to the future, discussing the upcoming horror films of 2017. After placing a poll up on Gruesome Magazine, Patreon, and Facebook, the Grue-Crew and the Grue-Believers voted on over two dozen films headed to theatrical release in the coming months. Doc, Thomas, the Black Saint count down the top 10 from that list, revealing their forecasts and predictions on The Most Anticipated Horror Films of 2017.
- 10) Split – 02/20/2017 – d. M. Night Shyamalan
- 09) The Belko Experiment – 03/10/2017 – d. Greg McLean
- 08) A Cure for Wellness – 02/17/2017 – d. Gore Verbinski
- 07) Get Out – 02/24/2017 – d. Jordan Peele
- 06) Stephen King’s It – 09/08/2017 – d. Andres Muschietti
- 05) Stephen King’s The Dark Tower – 07/28/2017 – d. Nicolaj Arcel
- 04) Alien: Covenant – 05/19/2017 – d. Ridley Scott
- 03) Cloverfield 3: God Particle – 10/27/2017 – d. Julius Onah
- 02) War for the Planet of the Apes – 07/14/2017 – d. Matt Reeves
- 01) Kong: Skull Island – 03/10/2017 – d. Jordan Vogt-Roberts
OUTLINE OF THIS EPISODE
- [00:00:41]: Intro
- [00:04:30]: Gruesome Magazine 2016 Yearbook
- [00:05:08]: Horror News of the Week
- [00:05:28]: RIP Carrie Fisher & Debbie Reynolds
- [00:11:24]: RIP George Kosana
- [00:13:34]: Support HNR
- [00:14:41]: What Have You Been Watching: Nocturnal Animals (2016)
- [00:26:30]: Special Feature: Most Anticipated Horror Films of 2017
- [01:21:06]: StumpTheSaint
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