Colossal (2017) – Episode 213 – Horror News Radio

The Grue-Crew clash over the Nacho Vigalondo film Colossal, a killer Kaiju film with a kick-ass twist. It is also one of the most original films you will see this year. Thomas surprises everyone else on the podcast with a positive review of the Blumhouse film that snuck into theaters this weekend, Sleight from writer/director J.D. Dillard. Dave grabs the Horror News of the Week reigns with the sad news of the passing of legendary director Jonathan Demme, the man who gave horror fans Silence of the Lambs. He also shares news of M. Night Shyamalan’s next film, the sequel to Unbreakable and Split titled Glass, coming our way January 2019 and the announcement that David Fincher is all but signed on the dotted line to direct Brad Pitt in World War Z 2. Who knew that would be a thing? Thomas and Santos participate in a battle of wits with this week’s Stump the Saint!

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Episode 213 – Colossal (2017)
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INTRO [00:00:37]


SUPPORT HNR [00:38:32]


  • Colossal (2017)
  • Director: Nacho Vigalondo. Cast: Anne Hathaway, Jason Sudeikis, Tim Blake Nelson, Austin Stowell, Dan Stevens



  • Sleight (2017)
  • Director/Writer: J.D. Dillard w/ co-writer Alex Theurer. Cast: Jacob Latimore, Sychelle Gabriel, Dule Hill

STUMP THE SAINT [01:38:48]

FEEDBACK [01:48:16]

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  • 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

NEXT WEEK [01:50:20]

  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Episode 79 – Annabelle – Gone Girl

Annabelle (2014) scares up some solid box office but struggles to gain ample praise from the HNR grue-crew. The film dives into the back story of the creepy-as-all-get-out doll from The Conjuring. Watch your basements!

Dave shares the horror news of the week with news of Twin Peaks, ABC’s of Death 2 and Adam Green’s Happy Halloween. Did we mention, Twin Peaks? Thomas discusses Gone Girl from director David Fincher.

Co-hosts Doc RottenSantos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr., Dave Dreher, Thomas 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!  This week we announce that it is time to remind you about the contest to win a fantastic Halloween mask from Ghoulish Productions.

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Episode 79 – Annabelle – Gone Girl
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Annabelle (2014) 
Expanding the story behind the possessed doll introduced in the intro to The ConjuringAnnabelle tries hard to scare and entertain audiences across the globe. Gauging from the week end box office, the film seems to have struck a chord with horror and film fans. The blandest of bland main characters lumber along until a demon enters into the picture to spice things up. A few good, well orchestrated scenes a great horror film does not make. The grue-crew discuss the successes and failures found in Annabelle.


What Have You Been Watching: Gone Girl
Thomas Mariani jumps in with a review of David Fincher’s latest film, Gone Girl. The film receives high praise from Thomas who dances around all the plot twists and surprises in the film. He cautiously discusses deserved Oscar nods and shares it is NOT a date movie!

Horror News of the Week for 10/06/2014
Dave returns to bring you the Horror News of the Week with news of the return of Twin Peaks from David Lynch coming to Showtime in 2016. Annabelle has drawn out Don Mancini to proclaim he wants to make Chuck vs Annabelle. Yeah, right. Vampires and Werewolves attack in Joe Dante’s Ombre Amore and no one really cares. The marketing behind ABC’s of Death 2 are stirring up a stink with 26 NSFW pictures from the film, one for each segment. Director Adam Green return with another Happy Halloween short.


Contest: Ghoulish Productions presents the mask, Blurp Charlie
Horror News Radio is teaming up with Ghoulish Productions out of Atlanta, GA to give away an awesome and gruesome MASK just in time for Halloween! Check out the visual for BLURP CHARLIE! Oh, my! Fantastic! The contest is open until Midnight, Sunday October 19, 2014 (EST) to enter. Just head over to for the change to win this incredible prize. The contest is open to US addresses only. But! Ghoulish Production is also offering an exclusivecoupon for all HNR listeners to save 10% off your entire order, just type in the coupon code HNR to get your discount! Just head over to to check out all the kick ass masks.

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