Top 8 Up And Coming Genre Directors – Episode 273 – Horror News Radio

We get a glimpse as “Crazy Evil” with the Nicolas Cage film Mandy. Vanessa squeals with glee as Shudder announces Joe Bob Briggs is returning to TV with The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs on Friday, July 13. The world bids a fond farewell to a prolific, influential, and often controversial genre writer Harlan Ellison. And, the Grue-Crew discuss 8 directors that have directed genre films within the last 18 month and have impressed us to include them in the top up and coming genre directors.  Join Dave Dreher, Doc Rotten, Christopher G. Moore, and Vanessa Thompson as we discuss Horror News of the Week and review the latest horror offerings.

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Horror News Radio
Episode 273 – Top 8 Up and Coming Genre Directors
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FEATURE TOPIC: Top 8 Up and Coming Genre Directors

  • Ari Aster – Hereditary
  • Coralie Fargeat – Revenge
  • Ryan Prows – Lowlife
  • David Bruckner – The Ritual
  • Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead – The Endless
  • Jordan Peele – Get Out
  • S. Craig Zahler – Brawl in Cell Block 99
  • John Krasinski – A Quiet Place


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Eps 152 – Southbound

The Grue-Crew are joined by director Andy Mitton who, along with co-director Jesse Holland, directed the supernatural thriller WE GO ON. The film is the followup to their hit film YELLOWBRICKROAD and features the tale of Miles Grissom searching for the answer to the burning question: Is there life after death? Andy shares how the film grew from page to screen, the joys of working with amazing talent such as Annette O’Toole and John Glover and the challenges of working with friends Clark Freeman and family Laura Heisler.

After the interview, the Grue-Crew dive into the latest horror anthology film to hit the big screen (in limited theaters) SOUTHBOUND, from the teams behind the V/H/S series. The movie features five short tales of interconnected Twilight Zone inspired chills and thrills with titles such as The Way Out, Siren, The Accident, Jailbreak and The Way In.

Dave launches the HORROR NEWS OF THE WEEK segment with information about the new anthology novel Horror of the Living Dead from George Romero, John Russo and others and a slew of new Blu-ray releases from Scream Factory including SSSSSSS and Jeepers Creepers. In addition, the Grue-Crew are saddened by the passing of the king of character actors, George Kennedy. R.I.P., sir.

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 Horror Pack)

Horror News Radio
Episode 152 – Southbound
Interview w/ Andy Mitton, d. We Go On
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  • Featured Review: Southbound (2016)
    • d. Roxanne Benjamin,David Bruckner,Patrick Horvath,Radio Silence
    • c. Chad Villella as Mitch, Matt Bettinelli-Olpin as Jack, Fabianne Therese as Sadie, Hannah Marks as Ava, Nathalie Love as Kim, Kate Beahan as Cait, Susan Burke as Betty, Tyler Tuione as Warren, Gerald Downey as Daryl, Larry Fessenden as The D.J, Dana Gould as Raymond Kensington, Hassie Harrison as Jem, Davey Johnson as Dale, Tipper Newton as Jesse, Maria Olsen as Sandy, Kristina Pesic as Sutter, Matt Peters as Al
    • The Black Saint (3 / 5)
    • Thomas Mariani (3 / 5)
    • Doc Rotten (4 / 5)
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  • Horror News of the Week: 02/29/2016
    • George Kennedy passes at the age of 91
    • Scream Factory unleashes SSSSSSS, The Crush, Raising Cain and Jeepers Creepers I & II
    • George Romero and John Russo contribute to the new anthology novel Horror of the Living Dead
  • Stump the Saint: w/ prizes supplied Horror Pack

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Los Angeles, CA – The chilling WE GO ON, the second feature film from YELLOWBRICKROAD creators Jesse Holland and Andy Mitton, will have its World Premiere at the Cinequest Film Festival in San Jose, California on Saturday March 5th at 9:30pm.  Additional screenings are on Sunday, March 6th at 1:30pm, and Saturday, March 12 at midnight.

Official Cinequest Trailer​ for WE GO ON