Eps 178 — Don’t Breathe (2016)

The number one movie in theaters this weekend (August 28, 2016) is DON’T BREATHE, the horror film from director Fede Alverez (Evil Dead). The Grue-crew are on hand to discuss their reaction to the tense thriller from Ghost House Pictures featuring Stephen Lang, Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette and Daniel Zovatto. They dive into the elements that work, the surprises that shock and the zingers that make Thomas question what the hell is wrong with Doc. Ha! Fun times!

Doc steps in to announce the Horror News of the Week discussing a variety of items about the final reveal of the Rings trailer, the tease of Doug Liman direction DC’s Dark Universe and the loss of the endlessly talented Gene Wilder, the man who gave us Willy Wonka and Frederick Frankenstein. Not only are the Grue-crew going to Dragon*Con this year THIS WEEKEND, Doc and Gruesome Magazine writer Paul Cardullo are heading to Wreak Havoc Film Festival in Greensboro, North Carolina this late September/early October. Another announcement for the fall is that Horror News Radio will be at Spooky Empire in Orlando, Florida, October 7 – 9, 2016. Oh, boy! Plan your trip now.

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)

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Episode 178 — Don’t Breathe (2016)
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Feature Review: Don’t Breathe (2016)

On a special side note, Don’t Breathe is the second film from Fede Alverez covered on Horror News Radio by the Grue-crew. The first one was his first film Evil Dead which we covered on the very first episode of the show. It took 178 episodes to get to his second feature. The film is out now in theaters and the question is “Does it deliver?” The answer is what you are wanting to hear. Doc, Santos and Thomas dive into the film, discussing the acting chops of Stephen Lang, the directing slieght of hand of Fede Alverez and the shocking surprises hiding in the dark, frightening basement. Take a deep breath, here we go!



  • [00:00:40] Introduction of the Grue-crew
  • [00:01:47] Announcements
    • [00:02:19] Dragon*Con
    • [00:04:02] Wreak Havoc Horror Film Festival
    • [00:04:25] Spooky Empire
    • [00:06:52] iTunes Feedback
  • [00:09:41] Feature Review: Don’t Breathe (2016)
  • [01:14:38] Conteset: Announcing the winners of The Walking Dead The Complete Sixth Season contest from Anchor Bay Entertainment
  • [01:15:00] Support HNR w/ Patreon
  • [01:15:38] Horror News of the Week
    • [01:16:08] R.I.P. Gene Wilder
    • [01:28:59] TNT orders a Let the Right One In TV series
    • [01:36:24] The Rings trailer is finally here
    • [01:44:04] Doug Liman to direct Dark Universe (DCEU) formally known as “Justice League Dark”
    • [01:50:10] Thor Ragnarok gets the What We Do In The Shadows treatment
  • [01:55:12] Stump the Saint