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The Snowman (2017) — Leatherface (2017) — Episode 238 — Horror News Radio

Halloween comes in hot and cold for The Grue Crew. On one side of the pillow is the cool horrendous-ness of The Snowman, the latest thriller from Tomas Alfredson (Let The Right One In) that has everyone talking… for the wrong reasons. On the other side is Leatherface, the latest prequel for the Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise from the directors of Inside. The scariest surprise of all is that it may just be the better movie of the double feature but by how much? Dave Dreher brings home the Horror News of the Week with the passing of Italian filmmaker Umberto Lenzi, an Amazon zombie comedy series and the Hannibal death scene that was too gory for TV. Or was it just too expensive? Listen to Horror News Radio to find out!

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.

Horror News Radio
Episode 238 — The Snowman ( 2017) — Leatherface (2017)
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INTRO [00:00:39]



  • The Snowman (2017)
  • director: Tomas Alfredson
  • cast: Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Ferguson, J.K. Simmons, Toby Jones, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Val Kilmer


  • The Barn Blu Ray Giveaway
    • Favorite 80s MOVIE MONSTER
    • Submit to media(AT)gruesomemagazine(DOT)com with the subject line “The Barn”
    • Open to U.S. residents only
  • The Snowman Giveaway
    • Favorite WINTER themed horror film
    • Submit to media(AT)gruesomemagazine(DOT)com with the subject line “The Snowman”
    • Open to U.S. and Canada residents only
  • Comet TV Giveaway
    • Favorite line from the ROBOCOP Trilogy
    • Submit to media(AT)gruesomemagazine(DOT)com with the subject line “Robocop”
    • Open to U.S. residents only


  • Leatherface (2017)
  • director: Alexandre Bustillo, Julien Maury
  • cast: Stephen Dorff, Lili Taylor, Sam Strike, Vanessa Grasse, Finn Jones

FEEDBACK [01:29:30]

  • 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


Doc Rotten
Doc Rotten is the founder of Gruesome Magazine. He is also a film critic for Gruesome Magazine and the podcast host & producer for Horror News Radio, Monster Movie Podcast, Decades of Horror: 1970s, The American Horror Story Fan Podcast and Hannibal Fan Podcast. He is also co-host of the Dracula podcast on TV TALK and is a contributing reviewer for HorrorNews.Net and Widescreen Warrior. Doc a lifelong fan of horror films, sci-fi flicks and monster movies first discovering Universal Monsters and Planet of the Apes as a young child in the 1970's searching out every issue of Famous Monster of Filmland (and, later, Fangoria). Favorite films include Jaws, The Car, The Birds, The Tingler, Vampire Circus and The Exorcist. Still a huge fan of horror films from the 70s, Doc continues consuming horror films to this day for the site, for the podcasts and for the fun of it all.