Eps 163 — The Darkness – Bite

From the director of Wolf Creek and Rogue, comes THE DARKNESS a ghostly tale featuring Kevin Bacon, Radha Mitchell, David Mazouz and …wait for it… Paul Reiser! The film is a horrendous flop forcing The Black Saint, Doc Rotten and Thomas Mariani to search long and hard for anything…seriously, anything…positive to say about the feature film hitting theaters this past weekend.

Doc drives the HORROR NEWS OF THE WEEK segment sharing a massive amount of information about Insidious 4, The Exorcist TV show, a Maniac Cop remake, a Kevin Smith two-for and a troubled romance for Gareth Edwards and Godzilla 2. For the What Have You Been Watching segment, the Grue-crew dive deep into the icky, sticky, gooey body horror feature, BITE.

Co-hosts Doc Rotten, Santos (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! Oh, and don’t forget – Stump the Saint! (Brought to you by Gruesome Magazine)

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Episode 163 — The Darkness (2016) — Bite (2016)
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  • Featured Review: The Darkness (2016)
    A family returns from a Grand Canyon vacation, haunted by an ancient supernatural entity they unknowingly awakened and engages them in a fight for their survival.
  • d. Greg McLean
  • w. Shayne Armstrong and Shane Krause
  • c. Kevin Bacon, Radha Mitchell, David Mazouz, Lucy Fry, Jennifer Morrison, Ming-Na Wen and Paul Reiser
  • Thomas Mariani 1.5 out of 5 stars (1.5 / 5)
  • Doc Rotten 1 out of 5 stars (1 / 5)
  • The Black Saint 0.5 out of 5 stars (0.5 / 5)


  • What Have You Been Watching: Bite (2016)
    While on her bachelorette party getaway, Casey, the bride to be, gets a seemingly harmless bite from an unknown insect. After returning home with cold feet, Casey tries to call off her wedding but before she’s able to, she starts exhibiting insect like traits. Between her physical transformation and her wedding anxiety, Casey succumbs to her new instincts and begins creating a hive that not only houses her translucent eggs, but feeds on the flesh of others. As her transformation becomes complete, Casey discovers that everything can change with a single bite.

    • d. Chad Archibald
    • w. Jayme LaForest
    • c. Elma Begovic, Annette Wozniak, Denise Yuen, Jordan Gray, Lawrene Denkers
    • Thomas Mariani 2 out of 5 stars (2 / 5)
    • Doc Rotten 2.3 out of 5 stars (2.3 / 5)
    • The Black Saint 1.8 out of 5 stars (1.8 / 5)