The Dark Tower – 68 Kill – Episode 227 – Horror News Radio

The Grue-Crew head to Mid-world to help the Gunslinger defend The Dark Tower (2017) from the evil Man in Black. Thomas and Doc set their eyes on a cool 68 thousand big ones for the VOD release of 68 Kill (2017). Dave launches into the Horror News of the Week with the passing of Haruo Nakajima, the man in the Godzilla suit. He also discusses the 2 disc collector’s edition of The Dead Next Door and the upcoming remake of Death Wish from Eli Roth, featuring Bruce Willis.  Closing out the show Thomas announces the winner of last month’s Stump the Saint prize!

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Horror News Radio
Episode 227 – The Dark Tower (2017) – 68 Kill (2017)
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INTRO [00:00:38]


  1. RIP Haruo Nakajima, the original man behind Godzilla
  2. LEATHERFACE gets a green band trailer
  3. Zombie opus The Dead Next Door gets 2 disc collector’s edition Blu-ray roll out
  4. Bruce Willis – Eli Roth – Death Wish
  5. GOT Freak Out!

CONTEST [00:31:18]

SUPPORT HNR [00:33:15]


  • The Dark Tower (2017)
  • director: Nikolaj Arcel
  • cast: Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Taylor



  • 68 Kill (2017)
  • director: Trent Haaga
  • cast: Matthew Gray Gubler, AnnaLynne McCord, Alisha Boe

STUMP THE SAINT [01:32:43]

FEEDBACK [01:35:00]

  • 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


  • Annabelle: Creation


Eps 168 – Clown

The Grue-crew gather to take a look at the long delayed US release of the Eli Roth produced flick, CLOWN. The film is from director Jon Watts and features Andy Powers (check out the Gruesome Magazine Interview here), Laura Allan and Peter Stromare. Watts, who also directed Cop Car which Thomas discussed on HNR episode 124, is set to direct Marvel’s first foray into Sony’s Spider-Man cinematic universe with Spider-Man: Homecoming. The effects are strong, the gore is plentiful and the lore is interesting, providing Watts a great venue to expand his short into a feature length film.

Eli Roth appears in Horror News of the Week as David Dreher reveals Roth’s upcoming directorial effort, the remake of Death Wish featuring Bruce Willis. New Line has announced another Conjuring spin off movies featuring The Nun from The Conjuring 2. And the Grue-crew take a look at the career of Anton Yelchin (Star Trek, Fright Night, Green Room) who tragically lost his life this week -far too soon- at the age of 27.

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)

Horror News Radio
Episode 168 – Clown (2016)
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  • Featured Review: Clown (2016)
    A loving father finds a clown suit for his son’s birthday party, only to realize that it is not a suit at all.

    • d. Jon Watts
    • w. Jon Watts and Christopher Ford
    • c. Andy Powers, Laura Allan, Peter Stromare