Annabelle: Creation – Episode 228 – Horror News Radio

The Grue-Crew hug their dollies tight as they witness Annabelle: Creation.  Dave launches into the Horror News of the Week with the first trailer for mother!, whispers of a Hannibal TV revival, and plans for The Munsters returning to NBC.  Closing out the show Thomas challenges The Black Saint to a double round of Stump the Saint!

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.

Horror News Radio
Episode 228 – Annabelle: Creation (2017)
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INTRO [00:00:40]

CONTEST [00:04:40]


  1. 4 minute IT clip makes Annabelle: Creation even better.
  2. mother! Trailer
  3. Robert Hall is ready to be Laid To Rest once again
  4. The Munsters to return to NBC once again
  5. Is Hannibal on the road to a revival?

SUPPORT HNR [00:27:07]


  • Annabelle: Creation (2017)
  • director: David F. Sandberg
  • cast: Anthony LaPaglia, Miranda Otto, Stephanie Sigman, Talitha Bateman, and Lulu Wilson


STUMP THE SAINT [01:29:23]

FEEDBACK [01:43:07]

  • 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


  • The Bad Batch and What Happened to Monday



Most Anticipated Horror Films of Fall 2017 – Horror TV Fall 2017 – Episode 221 – Horror News Radio

Award-winning director Christopher G. Moore and Joey Fittos join the Grue-Crew this week for a bloody bucket of gory reviews and previews. First up is a look at a number of genre-related TV shows landing on the small screen. Later, the Grue-Crew forecast the Most Anticipated Horror Films of Fall 2017. Dave drops into the Horror News of the Week with the announcement that the Kevin Bacon led Tremors TV show will head to SyFy, Jane Levy & Glenn Close star in the zombie series Sea Oak, and Ron Howard inherits the mess that is the Han Solo standalone Star Wars film.  Closing out the show Thomas and Santos participate in a battle of wits with this week’s Stump the Saint!

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.

Horror News Radio
Episode 220 – Horror on TV (Summer 2017) – Most Anticipated Horror Films (Fall 2017)
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INTRO [00:00:41]

  • Special Guests Christopher G. Moore & Joey Fittos
  • Christopher announces his next project, the short horror film GUT PUNCHED


  1. Blumhouse backs Tremors TV series, sending it to SYFY
  2. Adam Green releases a trailer for a must attend Christmas Party
  3. Jane Levy & Glenn Close are on a ‘Sea Oak’
  4. Han Solo movie turmoil
  5. Relive the War of the Worlds broadcast in Jody Lambert’s ‘Brave New Jersey’

SUPPORT HNR [00:35:06]


  • Horror TV Shows (Summer 2017)
    • THE MIST
    • FEAR THE WALKING DEAD (Season 3)
    • PREACHER (Season 2)



  • Most Anticipated Horror Films (Fall 2017)
  • THE DARK TOWER (8/4)
    The last Gunslinger, Roland Deschain (Idris Elba), has been locked in an eternal battle with Walter O’Dim, also known as the Man in Black (Matthew McConaughey), determined to prevent him from toppling the Dark Tower, which holds the universe together. With the fate of the worlds at stake, good and evil will collide in the ultimate battle as only Roland can defend the Tower from the Man in Black

    • d. Nikolaj Arcel
    • c. Idris Elba (as Roland Deschain, the Gunslinger)
    • c. Matthew McConaughey (as Walter O’Dim, the Man in Black)
    Several years after the tragic death of their little girl, a dollmaker and his wife welcome a nun and several girls from a shuttered orphanage into their home, soon becoming the target of the dollmaker’s possessed creation, Annabelle.

    • d. David F. Sandberg
    • c. Stephanie Sigman, Miranda Otto, Anthony LaPaglia
  • DEATH NOTE (Netflix 8/25)
    Light Turner, a bright student who stumbles across a mystical notebook that has the power to kill any person whose name he writes in it. Light decides to launch a secret crusade to rid the streets of criminals. Soon, the student-turned-vigilante finds himself pursued by a famous detective known only by the alias L.

    • d. Adam Wingard
    • c. Margaret Qualley, Lakeith Stanfield, Willem Dafoe
  • IT (9/8)
    When children begin to disappear in the town of Derry, Maine, a group of young kids are faced with their biggest fears when they square off against an evil clown named Pennywise, whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries.

    • d. Andres Muschietti
    • c. Bill Skarsgård, Chosen Jacobs, Finn Wolfhard, Jaeden Lieberher, Sophia Lillis
  • FLATLINERS (9/29)
    Five medical students, obsessed by the mystery of what lies beyond the confines of life, embark on a daring and dangerous experiment: by stopping their hearts for short periods of time, each triggers a near-death experience – giving them a firsthand account of the afterlife. But as their experiments become increasingly dangerous, they are each haunted by the sins of their pasts, brought on by the paranormal consequences of trespassing to the other side.

    • d. Niels Arden Oplev
    • c. Nina Dobrev, Ellen Page, Kiersey Clemons
  • HAPPY DEATH DAY (10/13)
    A college student (Jessica Rothe) relives the day of her murder with both its unexceptional details and terrifying end until she discovers her killer’s identity.

    • d. Christopher B. Landon
    • c. Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, Ruby Modine
  • MOTHER! (10/13)
    Centers on a couple whose relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence.

    • d. Darren Aronofsky
    • c. Ed Harris, Javier Bardem, Jennifer Lawrence, Michelle Pfeiffer
  • GOD PARTICLE (10/27)
    A shocking discovery forces a team of astronauts aboard a space station to fight for survival while their reality has been altered.

    • d. Julius Onah
    • c. Elizabeth Debicki, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Daniel Brühl 
  • JIGSAW (Saw sequel 10/27)
    Bodies are turning up around the city, each having met a uniquely gruesome demise. As the investigation proceeds, evidence points to one man: John Kramer. But how can this be? The man known as Jigsaw has been dead for over a decade.

    • d. Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig
    • c. Laura Vandervoort, Tobin Bell, Matt Passmore 
    A surgeon forms a familial bond with a sinister teenage boy, with disastrous results.

    • d. Yorgos Lanthimos
    • c. Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Raffey Cassidy, Alicia Silverstone, Bill Camp
    • At Cannes, Lanthimos and Filippou won the Best Screenplay award.

STUMP THE SAINT [01:40:56]

FEEDBACK [01:50:26]

  • 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


  • Arbor Demon and Baby Driver


The Void (2017) – Episode 209 – Horror News Radio

For our special anniversary episode of Horror News Radio, the Grue-Crew scoured and scraped for a film worth to be included. They found the film they were looking for in the film THE VOID from directors Jeremy Gillespie and Steven Kostanski. The film unfolds like a classic gore-fest from the Eighties complete with gruesome practical effects and splatter galore. The film is swimming in crimson goo with monsters and mayhem around every dimly lit corner. Ah! A match made in heaven…or…it that elsewhere….?

This episode marks four years since the Grue-Crew first gathered to record the podcast, featuring a review of the Evil Dead remake. A few fans sent in questions and congratulations – and there may a familiar voice heard among them. In the What Have You Been Watching segment David and Doc discuss the season finale of The Walking Dead and the surprising turn of events in Bates Motel.

Dave pilots this week’s edition of Horror News of the Week with a round up of recent trailers from It to Annabelle: Creation to The Mummy. HNR and Gruesome Magazine are heading to a number of horror conventions and film festival in the coming months Crimson Screen Horror Film Festival in May to Dragon Con in September.

Co-hosts 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)

Horror News Radio
Episode 209 – The Void (2017)
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Feature Review: The Void (2017)

The Black Saint says it best that The Void draws upon the classics in the genre: Hellraiser, John Carpenter’s The Thing, even Halloween II and many others. But, as Thomas agrees, it doesn’t do so to simply reference or homage those classics. The film uses those concepts to build into its own unique and bloody narrative. It is a treat for horror fans, especially those who remember watching classics from the local Mom and Pop VHS shop. Aaron Poole leads the cast which features Ellen Wong, Kathleen Munroe, Kenneth Walsh, Amy Groening, Evan Stern, Stephanie Belding, and Art Hindle. A must see!

What Have You Been Watching: The Walking Dead Season 7 Finale (2017)

Dave Dreher and Doc Rotten reflect on the Seventh season of The Walking Dead as the season finale airs. The expected grand extravaganza ended up being a bit of a whimper as the drop in ratings illustrates. The finale had a moment or two – mostly surrounding Negan – but the end result was a bit of an anticlimactic let down. Dave and Doc quickly turn their attention to the far more successful but no less controversial recent episodes of Bates Motel that weave Marion Crane (Rihanna) into the TV version. For Dave and Doc the variation on the classic “shower scene” was a season highlight while many across the internet have been panning the choice. Regardless, the performances from Eddie Highmore and Vera Farmiga are extraordinary.

Outline of the Episode

  • [00:00:40]: Intro
    • [00:03:00]: Night of Something Strange Swag Bag Winner!
    • [00:04:26]: 4 Year Anniversary Celebration!
  • [00:32:27]: Horror News of the Week
    • [00:32:42]: Stephen King’s It Trailer
    • [00:39:35]: Dimension 404 and Mick Garris
    • [00:44:41]: Annabelle: Creation Trailer
    • [00:50:24]: Empire Box Set
    • [00:56:40]: The Mummy Trailer
  • [01:03:01]: Support HNR
  • [01:03:39]: Feature Review – The Void
  • [01:35:35]: Announcements
    • [01:35:40]: Gruesome Indiegogo Has Completed. Huge thank you for help reaching our goal!
    • [01:36:24]: Convention Appearances
  • [01:37:36]: What Have You Been Watching – The Walking Dead Season 7 Finale
  • [01:43:11]: What Have You Been Watching – Bates Motel
  • [01:46:47]: Stump The Saint


To Be Determined


Gruesome Magazine Spring 2017 is coming! That’s right, the very first issue of an all-new horror magazine from the Grue-Crew behind Horror News Radio and Gruesome Magazine website will land late February 2017. The tag line “Horror Festival Hits – Independent Films – The Future of Horror” reflects the focus of the magazine on the up’n’coming horror film makers and their films in Horror Film Festivals across the globe. Check out the GM page for more details.