Stump the Saint: HNR Trivia


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!

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Eps 59 – Godzilla (2014)

Godzilla (2014) is the hottest monster film of the summer of 2014 with an epic battle between the King of the Monsters and a pair of kaiju creatures called M.U.T.O. SFX Artist Vincent Guastini (Monsters TV, Dogma, VHS 3: Viral) joins the grue-crew to take a bite out of the mammoth $93 million haul the film earned its opening weekend. Vincent with Dave and Santos at this side roars “I want more Godzilla in my Godzilla movies” as Doc and Vixen try to champion the film. It’s up to young maverick Thomas Mariani to keep things in check. Yeah, it’s trouble. The best kind!

Dave ramps up the news of the week with bits about HalloweenRob Zombie’s 31 and Stephen King’s Gerald’s Game.

Co-hosts Doc RottenSantos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr., Dave Dreher, Thomas Mariani and Vixen are back again this week to give you the best in horror as they recap, review and obliterate all that is horror this week!  The Black Saint’s Horror Trivia Contest continues this week with the Insight Editions’ latest book Godzilla: The Art of Destruction.

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Episode 59 – Godzilla (2014) with guest host SFX Artist Vincent Guastini
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Godzilla (2014)
Years in the making from the announcement of Gareth Edwards (Monsters)  taking on the directing chores to hints of Godzilla’s design at Comic Con 2013 to this year’s incredibly effective marketing campaign, Godzilla (2014) is the ultimate example of a roller coaster ride of nervous anticipation. Will a U.S. backed studio get Godzilla right? The film is out and killing it at the box office to cheers and jeers. SFX Artist Vincent Guastini joins the regular crew to review and recap the film tackling the plot, the design of Godzilla, the other kaiju and the epic battle of San Francisco.

Horror News of the Week for 05/19/2014
Dave Dreher  shares the Horror News of the Week beginning with news of the monster sized 15 disc Blu-Ray set of Halloween series of films. Doc is excited to hear that Oculus director Mike Flanagan is pegged to direct the adaptation of the Stephen King novel, Gerald’s Game. Sean Cunningham is creatively letting bits and pieces of his plans for the Friday the 13th TV series out and about. In TV news, CBS is pimping their show Stalker and TNT is jumping into the genre business with The Shop which follows the characters introduced in Firestarter by Stephen King. Rob Zombies is beginning the marketing on his next feature called 31.

Insight Editions Book Giveaway – Godzilla: The Art of Destruction (2014)
Horror News Radio is teaming up with Insight Editions  to provide a monster book giveaway for their film Godzilla: The Art of Destruction. The book launches May 13, 2014. Entries will be accepted until Midnight (Eastern Standard Time), May 25, 2014. All you need to do is complete the The Black Saint’s HNR Horror Trivia Question at this address: The book giveaway is open to US addresses only.

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Dave Dreher: facebook drehershouseofhorrors, twitter @savinifan
Santos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr.: facebook theblacksainthnn, twitter @tbssaysyou, letterboxd TheBlackSaint
Thomas Mariani: twitter @notthewhostommy. , letterboxd SilentTom
Vixen: twitter @purevixen44

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