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Thor Ragnarok – Creep 2 – Episode 240 – Horror News Radio

What?! Horror News Radio covering another superhero movie?! I know some of you may be pretty Thor about that, but there’s still plenty of fun to be had as The Grue Crew chums around Sakaar for Thor: Ragnarok. Taika Waititi – the Kiwi director behind What We Do In the Shadows – puts his distinctive humorous stamp on the Marvel formula with charm and gusto anyone can appreciate. Hell, even Dave Dreher had fun with it! There’s still a bit of horror thrown into the mix, though. Peachfuzz returns as Creep 2 is discussed, with one Grue Crew member finding it to be a big surprise for the year. Mr. Dreher also provides Horror News of the Week revolving around Ash vs Evil Dead, a redux of The Twilight Zone and a new take on Pet Sematary!

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 | Thomas Mariani. Also, like us on Facebook and join the Horror News Radio Facebook Group.

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Episode 240 – Thor Ragnarok – Creep 2
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SHOW NOTES

INTRO [00:00:39]

HORROR NEWS OF THE WEEK [00:02:47]

FEATURE REVIEW: THOR RAGNAROK [00:24:16]

  • Thor Ragnarok (2017)
  • director: Taika Waititi
  • cast: Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum

CONTEST: CONTEST WINNERS! [01:21:40]

  • CONTEST: THE BARN BLU-RAY GIVEAWAY WINNER
    media@gruesomemagazine.com What is your favorite 80s Movie Monster?

    • Jeff Larrimore
    • From Beyond, Curse II: The Bite, Monster Squad, Pumpkinhead, Night of the Creeps, CHUD, Jason Voorhees, The Thing, The Gate
  • CONTEST: COMET TV SWAG BAG WINNER
    media@gruesomemagazine.com What is your favorite line from the Robocop trilogy

    • Bill Norris
    • I’d buy that for a dollar, Come quietly or there will be trouble, Dead or Alive You’re Coming with Me
  • CONTEST: THE SNOWMAN SWAG BAG WINNER
    media@gruesomemagazine.com Subject: Snowman What is your favorite WINTER themed horror film?

    • Hghlndr3000
    • The Shining (multiples), The Thing (multiples), Dead Snow

WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN WATCHING: Creep 2 (2017) [01:24:11]

  • Creep 2 (2017)
  • director: Patrick Brice
  • cast: Mark Duplass, Desiree Akhavan, Karan Soni

FEEDBACK/SUPPORT HNR [01:38:58]

  • Patrons who donate as low as $1 have until November 15th to vote for the subject of our Patreon Exclusive Podcast at our Patreon Page.
  • 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

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The Devil’s Candy (2017) – Episode 210 – Horror News Radio

The Grue-Crew settle down to tackle the latest film from director Sean Byrne titled The Devil’s Candy. The film universally surprised the crew with its heavy metal sensibilities and strong family core brilliantly blended with a horrific tale of madness, murder, and possession. Featuring Ethan Embry, Shiri Appleby, Kiara Glasco, and Pruitt Taylor Vince, The Devil’s Candy hits hard and fast with a quick paced 79 minutes. Highly recommended, a review to grab your attention.

For this episode’s What Have You Been Watching Segment, the Grue head over to Netflix to take in a sci-fi thriller from director Charlie McDowell and writer Justin Lader. The film is The Discovery. The premise is strong where a group of scientist proves the existence of the afterlife but the film drives off course for its over-explained finale. Regardless, the ideas are fascinating and the cast is rich featuring Robert Redford, Jason Segel, Rooney Mara, and Jesse Plemons.

Dave pilots this week’s edition of Horror News of the Week with the trailer for Thor Ragnarok, the announcement of a Haunting TV series from Mike Flanagan, and unearthed alternate endings for The Blair Witch Project. 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)

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Episode 210 – The Devil’s Candy (2017)
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Feature Review: The Devil’s Candy (2017)

The first three months of 2017 are already promising enough with films like Split, Get Out, and The Void claiming spots in the Grue-crew’s top 10 for the year. The film this week, The Devil’s Candy, is a last minute substitute feature review when the original choice was discovered to be unavailable. Wow! What a fortuitous alternative. The Devil’s Candy is yet another strong contender for the best of the year with great performances from its cast, a killer soundtrack, and shocking tale of horror. Check this one out!

 

What Have You Been Watching: The Discovery (2017)

With a cast like this, expectations are high for The Discovery. Certainly, Robert Redford, Mary Steenburgen, and Rooney Mara are fantastic, Jason Segel and Jesse Plemons are no slouches either. But the film, directed by Charlie McDowell, despite its incredibly fascinating setup, drops the ball, in the end, leaving the Crew a little underwhelmed. Yet, the journey was not entirely fruitless. The divisive film gets put through the wringer this week.

 

Outline of the Episode

  • [00:00:40]: Intro
    • [00:02:09]: Cinema Wasteland Report By Dave
    • [00:03:46]: We Go On Contest Winners!
  • [00:05:01]: Horror News of the Week
    • [00:05:18]: Thor Ragnarok Trailer
    • [00:12:59]: A Haunting of Hill House Series for Netflix
    • [00:21:27]: SyFy Grindhouse Show
    • [00:25:45]: Nails Trailer
    • [00:28:04]: The Blair Witch Project Alternate Endings Unearthed
  • [00:31:34]: Support HNR
  • [00:32:06]: Feature Review – The Devil’s Candy
  • [01:07:39]: Announcements
  • [01:08:52]: What Have You Been Watching – The Discovery
  • [01:33:11]: Stump The Saint
  • [01:41:08]: Listener Feedback

NEXT WEEK ON HNR

Fate of the Furious (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.