Get Out (2017) – Episode 204 – Horror News Radio

Emmy Award-winning comedic actor and first-time writer/director Jordan Peele gets his first bite at feature filmmaking with  Get Out, a racially charged horror/comedy about a young man (Daniel Kaluuya) taking a trip with his girlfriend (Allison Williams) to meet her parents, only for horror to be lurking in their secluded house. The Grue Crew has a spirited conversation about the topic, all without the help of their fearless leader. Yes, for the first time in over 200 episodes, Doc Rotten is out sick and the children will come out and play… or kill each other. Whatever comes first.

The remaining crew also dive into the female-driven horror anthology XX. Five segments from five different female directors, all centered around women dealing with a variety of horror. Children who won’t eat. A secret that could ruin their child’s birthday. Camping with the opposite sex. A son with an absent father who has far darker ties than she has let on. Plus, it’s all wrapped in a package of spooky stop-motion! What’s not to love?

Dave guides the Crew through Horror News of the Week, lead off with the remembering the dearly departed Bill Paxton. HNR continues its trek through film festivals and conventions, the next stop being Mad Monster Party in Rock Hill, SC March 24th – 26, 2017!

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)

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Feature Review: Get Out (2017)

Meeting your girlfriend’s family is tough for anyone. It’s even worse when they’re a bunch of crazy white people. The Grue Crew may be short one Doc, but award winning filmmaker Christopher G. Moore is there to spread all sort of love for Jordan Peele’s Get Out. The crew commends the clear displays of love for horror, the daring racial themes and masterful balance of horror with humor to both alleviate and strengthen the tension. Yet, there’s still plenty of discourse here, mainly over the extensive praise that’s been lauded on the film and the concept of hype backlash. Santos and Thomas go head to head… even though they both really enjoyed the movie. Must be an HNR episode!

What Have You Been Watching: XX (2017)

XX isn’t just the correct chromosome pattern for the directors of this horror anthology. It’s harbinger of the many deaths that take place over this horror anthology. Directors Karyn Kusama, Roxanne Benjamin, Sofia Carrillo, Jovanka Vuckovic and Annie Clark (or St. Vincent, for indie rock music fans) have crafted five segments all themed around women and horror. Santos and Thomas discuss the foibles and charms of this horror anthology, arguing over which ones work and which ones don’t. There’s an unevenness like most horror anthologies, but the nuggets of pure gold are worth searching for!

photo credit: Mark Mann

Outline of the Episode

  • [00:00:40]: Intro
  • [00:05:19]: Horror News of the Week
    • [00:05:35]: RIP Bill Paxton
    • [00:13:14]: Alien: Covenant releases a prologue short film “The Last Supper”
    • [00:20:40]: Vera Farmiga and Kyle Chandler Join Godzilla: King of the Monsters
    • [00:25:26]: Netflix’s Bright Releases a Trailer
    • [00:32:48]: Tobe Hooper’s original version of The Thing is revealed
  • [00:41:19]: Support HNR
  • [00:42:28]: Get Out
  • [01:35:20]: Announcements
    • [01:35:23]: Gruesome Magazine! Indiegogo!
    • [01:36:13]: Mad Monster Party!
    • [01:36:33]: Other Convention Appearances!
  • [01:38:10]: XX
  • [01:53:39]: Stump The Saint!




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.


Eps 62 – Edge of Tomorrow

Edge of Tomorrow (2014) may have flopped at the weekend box office but the HNR crew are generally enthusiastic about the film, its humor and Emily Blunt. Doug Liman directs and Tom Cruise stars along with Bill Paxton and Brendan Gleeson.

Dave ramps up the news of the week with Harbinger DownThe Stand and Rob Zombie while Santos continues with HNR’s newest segment of the show, Stump the Saint, featuring horror trivia questions provided by you, the Horror News Radio listener!

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!  Be on the lookout for the HNR crew at the Bizarre AC horror convention in Atlantic City, New Jersey June 13-15, 2014 and MonsterCon toy and comic convention in Greenville, South Carolina July 18-20, 2014.

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Edge of Tomorrow (2014)
Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt headline the sci-fi epic from director Doug Liman, Edge of Tomorrow, fascinating and thrilling the HNR crew in the process. Well, except Dave who did not get to see it and Santos who was not satisfied with the ending in the slightest. Live. Die. Repeat.


Horror News of the Week for 06/09/2014
Dave Dreher  shares the Horror News of the Week beginning with news of The Fault in Our Stars director Josh Boone tackling the 3hr feature film adaptation of Stephen King’s The Stand. The sequel that will not go away, this week brings more rumblings about Ghostbusters 3. Dave is far more interested in the news of Pacific Rim 2 even if Santos is not amused. The trailer for Harbinger Down promises some awesome practical effects ala Carpenter’s The Thing. Rob Zombie continues to makes the news with the announcement of bringing his nightmare road show to Phoenix.


Stump the Saint for 06/02/2014
Santos Ellin Jr. is a horror historian, leading the country in horror trivia on the Quiz Up online game. He steps up to challenge you, the HNR listener to stump with trivia. Thus, Stump the Saint is born. The segment continues with three challenging questions from Peter V., TJ Fowler and Christopher G. Moore. Now it is  your turn, go to to submit your question to Stump the Saint.

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