Death Note (Netflix, 2017) – Defenders (Netflix, 2017) – Episode 230 – Horror News Radio

It’s “Netflix and chill” on HNR this week as the Grue-Crew open the Death Note adaptation from director Adam Wingard and join The Defenders along side Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist. Dave launches into the Horror News of the Week with the passing of the legendary director Tobe Hooper – a sad day for horror fans.  Closing out the show Thomas challenges Dave, Doc, and guest-host Caitlan Turner to a round of Stump the Schmucks!

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

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Episode 230 – Death Note (Netflix, 2017) – The Defenders (Netflix, 2017)
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INTRO [00:00:37]


  1. RIP Tobe Hooper (Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Salem’s Lot, Poltergeist, Lifeforce, and so much more)
  2. The WB announces not one…but TWOJoker movies
  3. The Houses October Built 2 is coming – and we’ve got the trailer to prove it
  4. Vestron Video bringing the 80’s slasher Slaughter High to Blu-ray
  5. Help a horror icon get the Walk of Fame star he deserves – fund raising campaign info for George Romero

SUPPORT HNR [00:31:46]


  • Death Note (Netflix, 2017)
  • director: Adam Wingard w/ Charley Parlapanides, Vlas Parlapanides, & Jeremy Slater
  • cast: Nat Wolff, Lakeith Standfield, Margaret Qualley, Shea Wingham, Jason Liles, Paul Nakauchi, and Willem Dafoe



  • The Defenders (Netflix, 2017)
  • creators: Douglas Petrie, Marco Ramirez
  • cast: Charlie Cox, Krysten Ritter, Mike Colter, Finn Jones, Jessica Henwick, Rosario Dawson, Simone Missick, Scott Glenn, Elodie Yung, Wai Ching Ho, and Sigourney Weaver


FEEDBACK [01:35:00]

  • 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


  • Dragon Con



Eps 181 – Blair Witch (2016)

The surprise sequel of the year, Blair Witch, landed in theaters this weekend taking the second spot at the box office. The  film from Adam Wingard and Simon Barrett, originally announced as The Woods, was revealed at Comic Con this past Spring to be a direct follow up to the granddaddy of all found footage films, The Blair Witch Project. While the initial buzz was extremely positive, the reaction from most of the grue-crew is decidedly less so. One review is powerfully negative, the reviewer gives the film a whopping zero out of five. Oh, man, the heat is on.

Thomas delivers a special installment of Stump the Saint this week as the game-show-esque segment of Horror News Radio celebrates its one year anniversary in its current format. Thomas gathers topics from you, the avid listener on Facebook and Twitter, to generate three trivia questions to toss at The Black Saint in hope to stump him soundly. Be careful, you may get “banned”!

Dave begin the show with the Horror News of the Week discussing a variety of items about the new Re-Animator remake, the upcoming Annabelle 2, and the Netflix original film Little Evil. Doc and Gruesome Magazine writer Paul Cardullo are heading to Wreak Havoc Film Festival in Greensboro, North Carolina this late September/early October. The Knoxville Horror Film Festival is coming October 21-23, 2016 in Knoxville, TN. 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 RottenSantos (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 181 – Blair Witch (2016)
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Feature Review: Blair Witch (2016)

Fan favorite director Adam Wingard and his writing partner Simon Barrett tackle the Blair Witch franchise with the first returning installment in nearly 15 years with the matter-of-fact-ly titled BLAIR WITCH. The found footage film is a direct sequel to The Blair Witch Project (1999) following Heather’s young brother, all grown up, looking for the truth behind what happened to his sibling lost in the woods all those years ago. While he and his friends are mega-prepared with modern technology for a trip into the Burkittsville Maryland forest, he manages to get hopeless lost and subsequently hunted by something hidded in…the woods. But, what will the HNR Grue-crew think of the film?



  • [00:00:40] Introduction of the Grue-crew
  • [00:02:46] Announcements
    • [00:03:10] Introducing: Decades of Horror 1990s
    • [00:04:45] The American Horror Story Fan Podcast returns with My Roanoke Nightmare
    • [00:06:17] Wreak Havoc Horror Film Festival
    • [00:06:39] Knoxville Horror Film Festival
  • [00:07:50] Feature Review: Blair Witch (2016)
  • [00:58:48] Support HNR w/ Patreon
    • [00:59:52] Thanks to Patreon HNR is going to Spooky Empire Oct 7-9, 2016, Orlando, FL
  • [01:02:36] Horror News of the Week
    • [01:03:01] The announced Re-Animator film is a REBOOT not a sequel
    • [01:07:31] Close your eyes, it’s the Annabelle 2 Teaser
    • [01:09:34] Fresh out of Fury Road comes Mad Max: Furiosa
    • [01:14:20] Netflix enlists Adam Scott and Evangeline Lilly for the original film Little Evil
    • [01:17:36] A new director has been announced for Stephen King’s Gerald’
  • [01:22:17] Stump the Saint


Rob Zombie’s 31




Eps 166 – Outcast

Robert Kirkman  (The Walking Dead) returns to TV with another adaptation of one of his comic book horror series properties. Airing on Cinemax is OUTCAST, a tale of Kyle Barnes dealing with his encounters with the supernatural. Fan favorite director, Adam Wingard (You’re Next, The Guest), helms the pilot episode “A Darkness Surrounds Him.” The Grue-crew gather to review the first outing of the series while The Black Saint shares a great story featuring an…egg roll. You don’t want to miss this!

Chad Hunt joins the Grue-crew this week to take a look a TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: OUT OF THE SHADOWS on this week’s What Have You Been Watching segment. The Grue-crew talk about Bebop & Rocksteady, Krang and a whole lot of pizza. The gang praises the CG effects while panning the human characters woefully underdeveloped and unneeded. Still the film is stupid fun.

Co-hosts Doc RottenSantos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr.Dave DreherThomas 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)

Horror News Radio
Episode 166 – Outcast (2016) – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016)
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  • Featured Review: Outcast (2016) s01e01 “A Darkness Surrounds Him”
    Mother was possessed by an evil spirit, he goes to help a priest who performs an exorcism on a young boy.

    • d. Adam Wingard
    • w. Robert Kirkman
    • c. Patrick Fugit (Kyle Barnes), Philip Glenister (Rev. Anderson), Wrenn Schmidt (Megan Holt), David Denman (Mark Holter)


  • What Have You Been Watching: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016)
    An Eye for an Eye. A woman is plunged into a bloody murder mystery when she returns to the small town where she was born and her parents were killed.
    • d. Dave Green
    • w. Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec
    • c. Megan Fox, Will Arnett, Laura Linney, Stephen Amell, Tyler Perry, Brian Tee, Stephen Farrelly (Rocksteady), Gary Anthony Williams (Bebop)