Eps 162 – Captain America: Civil War

It’s hero against hero in Marvel’s CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR as the star spangled hero, Steve Rogers, goes up against Tony Stark (Iron Man) over the Sokovia Accords as the future of the Avengers hangs in the balance. The Grue-crew welcome artist Chad Hunt and award winning filmmaker Christopher G. Moore to the show to discuss the runaway block buster hit, the highlights, the action, the suspense and the surprises – and, of course, the big wink to Star Wars and the introduction of a certain web-head to the MCU. It may not be straight up horror this week, but it is still a hell of a lot of fun!

Dave returns to illuminate the HORROR NEWS OF THE WEEK segment sharing information about Russell Crowe joining Tom Cruise in Universal’s The Mummy, Jared Leto leads the short list for the role of Lestat in the Interview with the Vampire remake and Hèctor Hernández Vicens signs on to direct another version of Day of the Dead. Plenty of WTF moments!

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)

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Episode 162 – Captain America: Civil War (2016)
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  • Featured Review: Captain America: Civil War (2016)
    Political interference in the Avengers’ activities causes a rift between former allies Captain America and Iron Man.
  • d. Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
  • w. Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely
  • c. Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Renner, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd, Emily VanCamp, Tom Holland, Daniel Bruhl, Frank Grillo, William Hurt, Martin Freeman, Marisa Tomei
  • Thomas Mariani (5 / 5)
  • Doc Rotten (5 / 5)
  • The Black Saint (4.8 / 5)
  • Chad Hunt  (5 / 5)
  • Christopher G. Moore  (5 / 5)


  • Announcements: DragonCon (2016) & Podcast Awards Nominations
    • DragonCon (2016) September 2 – 5, 2016:
      • Look for The Black Saint, Doc Rotten and Bill Mulligan on various panels on the Horror Block
  • Support HNR: Patreon & Horror T-Shirts
  • Horror News of the Week: 05/02/2016
    • Universal’s The Mummy film adds Russell Crowe to the mix as…Dr. Jekyll
    • Another Day of the Day remake is announced with director Hèctor Hernández Vicens at the helm
    • The director of the remake of Interview with the Vampire is looking to cast Jared Leto as Lestat
    • Screen Gems is promising the first studio film featuring Slender Man
    • Arrow Video delivers yet another killer Blu-ray set, “Killer Dames” with The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave and The Red Queen Kills Seven Times
  • Stump the Saint: w/ prizes supplied Gruesome Magazine
    • The winner for April is Yonathan Habtemichael
    • Horror News Radio T-Shirt

Eps 53 – Captain America: The Winter Soldier

“Captain, in Order to build a better world, sometimes means tearing the old one down… And that makes enemies.” – Alexander Pierce. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) from directors Anthony Russo and Joe Russo is destroying the box office with is theatrical release, making it yet another successful super hero film in Marvel Studio’s cinematic universeThe grue-crew finally seduce brother Dave over to the dark side of comic book fantasy films with this perfect blend of action and spy genres.

Dave Dreher provides this week’s Horror News of the Week as well with stories about GodzillaBates Motel and Stage Fright. In the spirit of Marvel films and Captain America, Thomas lines up his Top 5 nontraditional super hero films includingSuper and Chronicle.

Co-hosts Doc RottenSantos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr., and Dave Dreher are back again this week to give you the best in horror as they recap, review and obliterate all that is horror this week! Starting this week is a new segment, The Black Saint’s Horror Trivia Contest where one lucky listener will receive the eOne Films Blu-Ray Prize Pack Giveaway:Knights of Badassdom.

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
Santos gives Doc holy hell for spoiling a major reveal from Captain America: The Winter Soldier in his review for HorrorNews.Net, but it still did not detract him from enjoying the film emmensely. In fact, the Marvel film earns high praise from every HNR host this week with a few (Doc and Thomas) debating if it tops The Avengers as the best film from Marvel thus far. Everything in the film gets its chance to be discussed from Chris Evans as Steve Rogers to Robert Redford to Nick Fury and his awesome car chase to The Winter Soldier himself. It is a great film and a great discussion.

Horror News of the Week for 04/07/2014
Dave Dreher  shares the Horror News of the Week beginning with much love for the extended full trailer for this summer’s sure fire hit, Godzilla. Genre legend Joe Dante gets a shout out with news of his next filmBurying the Ex. The teaming of SyFy and Asylum on a zombie TV show called Z Nation garner much love, hate and humor from the grue-crew this week. Dave and Santos both sing praises for Stage Fright which has its first 10 minutes available online. Doc is ecstatic to learn that Bates Motel has been renewed for a third season.

Top 10 Nontraditional Super Hero Films
Thomas steps in to collect his top 5 super hero films that represent comic books in an unlikely, unconventional light:

  • Super (2010 – dir. James Gunn)
  • Unbreakable (2000 – dir. M. Night Shyamalan)
  • Darkman (1990 – dir. Sam Raimi)
  • Mystery Men (1999 – dir. Kinka Usher)
  • Chronicle (2012 – dir. Josh Trank)

eOne Films Blu-Ray Prize Pack Giveaway – Knights of Badassdom
Horror News Radio is teaming up with eOne Films to provide an awesome Blu-Ray Prize Pack featuring the film Knights of Badassdom, currently out on VOD and DVD (as of April 2, 2014). The film is from director Joe Lynch and it features Ryan Kwanten (True Blood, Dead Silence), Steve Zahn (Joy Ride) and Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones, X-Men: Days of Future Past). If you live in the U.S. (sorry U.S. only), you have until Midnight April 13, 2014 to get your name in the hat. Please check out the details here:



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