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Raw – Wonder Woman – Episode 218 – Horror News Radio

Special guest Caitlin Turner joins the Grue-Crew to tackle the French horror film Raw which caused quite a stir at a recent horror film festival. At TIFF last year, audience members were made ill watching this film. Imagine how excited The Black Saint is to see this film. Find out how it fares with his review. For the WHYBW segment, the Grue-Crew turn their attention to the latest DCEU entry Wonder Woman. Does the box office champion bode well for the future of the DC cinematic heroes? Dave dives into the Horror News of the Week with Adam Wingard helming the upcoming Godzilla vs King Kong film, The Mist getting a new bug-filled trailer, and the Dark Universe is set to unleash Dracula, The Phantom of the Opera, and the Hunchback of Notre Dame.  Closing out the show Thomas and Santos participate in a battle of wits with this week’s 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 218 – Raw (2017) – Wonder Woman (2017)
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SHOWNOTES

INTRO [00:00:39]

HORROR NEWS OF THE WEEK [00:04:27]

SUPPORT HNR [00:27:12]

FEATURE REVIEW [00:27:53]

  • Raw (2017)
  • Director: Julia Ducournau
  • Cast: Garance Marillier, Ella Rumpf, Rabah Nait Oufella

ANNOUNCEMENTS [00:49:36]

WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN WATCHING [00:52:45]

  • Wonder Woman (2017)
  • Director: Patty Jenkins w/ s. Allan Heinberg
  • Cast: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Connie Neilsen, Danny Huston, David Thewlis, Said Taghmaoui, Ewen Bremner, Elena Anaya (Dr. Poison)

STUMP THE SAINT [01:40:49]

  • May Winner: Adrian Cardenas

FEEDBACK [01:50:26]

  • 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

  • The Mummy & It Comes at Night

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Fate of the Furious (2017) – Episode 211 – Horror News Radio

The Grue-Crew rev up their engines for a brief detour this week as they cover the star-studded over-the-top action film THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS. The cast includes regulars Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, and Nathalie Emmanuel as Dominic Torreto’s lovable rat-pack of street racers turned International spies. It’s Bond on wheels and all about … family. Jason Statham returns in a major way to punch things up while Kurt Russell makes a welcomed appearance and Helen Mirren cameos. Mad Max: Fury Road’s Charlize Theron is on board as Blofeld…er…Cypher, the film’s villain. Sit back and enjoy the ride.

Thomas grabs the wheel in attempts to course correct HNR back into the world of horror, sci-fi, and fantasy with a look at Netflix’s Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return. The Black Saint and Dave ring in with their thoughts on Joel Hodgson’s reigniting the franchise as it looks satirically back a number for forgotten gems…well, maybe not “gems” but…nevermind, they’re bad…oh, so, bad. You know you’re in for a special time when it is “Avalanche” for the win.

Dave pilots this week’s edition of Horror News of the Week with the long-anticipated trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the rumor that Universal is eyeing Bill Condon to direct The Bride of Frankenstein, and the casting of Sam Elliot in The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot. HNR and Gruesome Magazine are heading to a number of horror conventions and film festival in the coming months Crimson Screen Horror Film Festival in May to Dragon Con in September.

Co-hosts 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)

Horror News Radio
Episode 211 – The Fate of the Furious (2017)
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Feature Review: The Fate of the Furious (2017)

Yeah, yeah, yeah, it’s not a horror film but the Grue-Crew, on occasion, dive into the action pool to see what else lies in the cinematic wasteland of Hollywood offerings. The Fate of the Furious is just crazy enough to lure HNR’s attention in that direction. Combined with some genre favorites (c’mon Kurt Russell!) and the promise of incredible stunts, it’s too delicious to resist. Well, for everyone save Dave, who still refuses to join Dom’s family. High octane hilarity awaits!

 

What Have You Been Watching: Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return (2017)

Netflix continues to win genre fans’ hearts with the return of Mystery Science Theater 3000. Thomas leads the review of the first four episodes of every madcap, laff-track minute, featuring riffs on everything from Reptilicus to Avalanche. Even Peter Cushing isn’t spared as they skewer his film At the Earth’s Core. Check out how Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return fares and stands up next to the original.

 

Outline of the Episode

  • [00:00:40]: Intro
  • [00:02:36]: Horror News of the Week
    • [00:02:51]: Star Wars: The Last Jedi Teaser
    • [00:09:55]: Bill Condon to Court The Bride of Frankenstein?
    • [00:15:41]: Spike TV’s The Mist!
    • [00:18:42]: Sam Elliot IS The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot
    • [00:23:13]: Phoenix Forgotten Trailer
  • [00:29:38]: Support HNR
  • [00:30:19]: Feature Review – Fate of the Furious
  • [01:08:44]: Announcements
    • [01:08:48]: Gruesome Magazine 2016 Yearbook is Out!
    • [01:09:25]: Convention/Film Festival Appearances!
  • [01:10:37]: What Have You Been Watching – Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return!
  • [01:30:32]: Stump The Saint

NEXT WEEK ON HNR

Pheonix Forgotten (2017)

 

GRUESOME LINKS

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 tagline “Horror Festival Hits – Independent Films – The Future of Horror” reflects the focus of the magazine on the up’n’coming horror filmmakers and their films in Horror Film Festivals across the globe. Check out the GM page for more details.

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Eps 198 – The Bye Bye Man

Another week in January 2017 and another genre release. Woot! This week, the film landing in theaters across the States is The Bye Bye Man from director Stacy Title. The PG-13 horror feature sets its sights on establishing a new icon with the titular character. “Don’t Think It. Don’t Say It.” urges the tag line. While the Black Saint finds some fun with his audience for the movie, Doc and Thomas share no love for the early contender for worst picture of 2017. Uh, oh…

A horror film festival favorite, The Barn is up for discussion on the What Have You Been Watching segment. The low budget film lives and breathes its Eighties VHS classic influences with a fun romp, full of gore and mayhem. The film also introduces three new horror creatures to enjoy, The Boogeyman, Hallowed Jack, and The Candycorn Scarecrow. The film is written and directed by Justin M. Seaman.

Dave guides the Horror News of the Week with the sad news of the passing of William Peter Blatty, the man who wrote The Exorcist and directed the best Exorcist sequel, The Exorcist III. 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)

Horror News Radio
Episode 197 – The Bye Bye Man (2017) – The Barn (2016)
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Feature Review: The Bye Bye Man (2017)

Let’s just get this out of the way: the Grue-crew slaughter this film. Even Doc labels it “a blemish on the face of horror.” Thomas just laughs at the damn thing. However, the Black Saint finds some fun in the film siting the jubilant, teen-age crowd as raising the fun factor for the film. Regardless, he still calls The Bye Bye Man a “bad” film. Head-scratching ensures as the Grue-Crew try to figure out how – and why – Carrie-Anne Moss and Faye Dunaway are in the picture. What?

What Have You Been Watching: The Barn (2016)

If you have not yet made your way to a Horror Film Festival in the past few years, you may not realize what treasures can be unearthed within their schedules. We’ve mentioned a number of them over the past nearly 200 episodes – such as recently championed gore-fest Night of Something Strange. This week, we introduce another such future classic, Justin M. Seaman’s The Barn. The film caters heavily to fans of the VHS horror boom in the 1980s, features enthusiastic performances and contains terrific creature designs & gore effects.

OUTLINE OF THIS EPISODE

  • [00:00:40]: Intro
    • [00:02:32]: Nevermore Film Festival
  • [00:03:41]: Horror News of the Week
    • [00:03:59]: RIP William Peter Blatty
    • [00:09:08]: The trailer for The XX debuts
    • [00:12:47]: The cannibal film Raw gets a release date
    • [00:16:23]: Jason Harry Pagan & Andrew Deutschman are writing House on Haunted Hill
    • [00:23:56}: The Mist is coming to Spike TV
  • [00:29:49]: Support HNR
  • [00:30:19]: Feature Review – The Bye Bye Man
  • [01:14:08]: What Have You Been Watching – The Barn
  • [01:36:48]: Stump The Saint
  • [01:43:01]: Listener Feedback

NEXT WEEK ON HNR

M. Night Shyamalan’s Split 

GRUESOME LINKS

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.

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Eps 129 – Cooties

Elijah Wood, Rainn Wilson, Alison Pill, Jack McBrayer and Leigh Whannell lead the cast for the horror comedy Cooties from directors Jonathan Milott and Cary Murnion. The Grue-crew gleefully watch as the film follows a group of teachers trapped inside their school as their students turn into flesh-eating zombies out to kill them all. Is it funny? Is it scary? Guest-host, Christopher G. Moore is on hand to share his thoughts as well.

Dave begins the HORROR NEWS OF THE WEEK segment with news about a potential Mist TV show, a possible Jordon Peel horror film (Get Out) from Blumhouse and the Kickstarter future of the horror game Allison Road. Joseph Perry returns with three more reviews from the BiFan Internation Film Festival: The Stranger (Chile), American Burger (Sweden) and I Survived a Zombie Holocaust (New Zealand).

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! Oh, and don’t forget – Stump the Saint!

Horror News Radio
Episode 129 – Cooties
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 Review: Cooties (2015) 

In a curious turn, the thoughts from the Grue-crew – and special guest-host Christopher G. Moore – about the new horror comedy Cooties are all across the board from loving it to absolutely hating it. Arguably more so than horror, comedy is extremely subjective with the Jonathan Milott and Cary Murnion directed film appealing to Christopher who gives it a 4.0. On the other end lies Thomas Mariani, giving the film a 0.5. Insane. This is the review you want to listen to.

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Festival Report: BiFan (2015) w/ The Stranger (Chile), American Burger (Sweden) and I Survived a Zombie Holocaust (New Zealand)

International HNR Reported Joseph Perry returns with another BiFan International Film Festival update featuring reviews of three more extraordinary horror movies. This week he digs into The Stranger from Chile, American Burger from Sweden and I Survived a Zombie Holocaust from New Zealand.

Horror News of the Week for 09/21/2015 

Dave shares the Horror News of the Week beginning with of birthday boy Stephen King’s novella The Mist getting a potential TV treatment. Christopher steps in to share news about the kickstarter for the horror game Allison Road. Comedian Jordon Peele is teaming up with Blumhouse to direct the genre film Get Out! Jack the Ripper and H. G. Wells face off again as Time After Time heads to television. The real-life alien-abduction story of Betty and Barney Hill comes to life in the feature film based on their lives called Captured.

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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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