Star Wars: The Last Jedi – Episode 246 – Horror News Radio

Reach out. Can you feel that? Is that… Horror News Radio?! Oh yes it is! Of course, Horror News Radio is known to stray off the titular path of the genre, but this is a pretty special movie to do that for. Star Wars The Last Jedi has fans as divided as the two sides of The Force. Some say it’s the best entry in the saga yet. Others are demanding it be removed from the Star Wars canon. Where does The Grue Crew lie? Well, take a listen as Doc Rotten and Thomas Mariani are joined by Christopher G. Moore and Joey Fittos to discuss the new chapter in a galaxy far far away. Of course, there’s some Horror News of the Week before that. Dave Dreher is out this week, but Doc & company still give the news its fair due. There’s Fox being bought by Disney, horror repping at the Golden Globes and a long lost Mike Flanagan film finally being accessible. Listen in on this extended Horror News Radio episode!

As always, the HNR Grue-Crew would love to hear from you, the listeners, the fans. You can always reach out via email at feedback(AT)horrornewsradio(DOT)com or find us on Twitter: Doc Rotten | Dave Dreher | Thomas Mariani. Also, like us on Facebook and join the Horror News Radio Facebook Group.

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Episode 246 – Star Wars: The Last Jedi
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  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)
  • director/writer: Rian Johnson
  • cast: Daisy Ridley, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Andy Serkis, Oscar Isaac, Carrie Fisher, John Boyega, Kelly Marie Tran, Laura Dern


  • It’s December and 2017 is coming to a close. In the coming weeks, we will be doing our popular “Best and Worst of the Year” episodes. We want to hear from you. Head over to here to share your favorite … and not so favorite… films of 2017.
  • In February, we will be working with the Nevermore Film Festival in Durham, NC to present THE MANITOU on the Big Screen in honor of Santos Ellin Jr. / the Black Saint. Anyone who can make it to the Festival the weekend of February 23 – 25, 20i18. We will have more details as we get closer to the dates. Head over here to keep up with this event.


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[Podcast] Nails – Coco – Episode 243 – Horror News Radio

The Grue Crew needs some rubbing alcohol after Nails digged into them. Horror News Radio tackles this Irish horror film about a hospital bound woman (Shauna MacDonald of The Descent) haunted by a ghost. Thomas and guest Chad Hunt then celebrate the release of Coco, Pixar’s latest film focused around Dia de Los Muertos and talking skeletons singing their rib cages out. Muy Bueno! Dave and Doc Rotten even manage to sneak in a few bites at Attack of the Killer Donuts! Before all of that though, Dave’s got Horror News of the Week to unveil. Including stories about KISS teaming up with Ash to slay Deadites, Jason Voorhees hunting down Cheech & Chong and a new Children of the Corn film that we totally needed!

As always, the HNR Grue-Crew would love to hear from you, the listeners, the fans. You can always reach out via email at feedback(AT)horrornewsradio(DOT)com or find us on Twitter: Doc Rotten | Dave Dreher | Thomas Mariani. Also, like us on Facebook and join the Horror News Radio Facebook Group.

Horror News Radio
Episode 243 – Nails – Coco
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INTRO [00:00:37]



  • Nails (2017)
  • director: Dennis Bartok (w/ Tom Abrams)
  • cast: Shauna Macdonald, Ross Noble, Leah McNamara, Richard Foster-King


  • CONTEST: Comet TV Teen Wolf Swag Bag Giveaway
    • Winner: Ashley Kolpak
    • Teen Wolf, Wolfcop, American Werewolf in London, Howling, House of Frankenstein, Dog Soldiers


  • Coco (2017)
  • director: Lee Unkrich, Adrian Molina
  • cast: Anthony Gonzalez, Gael Garcia Bernal, Benjamin Bratt


  • Patrons who donate as low as $1 have until November 29th to vote for the last Decades of Horror 1990s and Beyond episode on the Gruesome Magazine Patreon Page.
  • 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


  • Attack of the Killer Donuts (2017)
  • director: Scott Wheeler
  • cast: Justin Ray, Kassandra Voyagis, Michael Swan, C. Thomas Howell



Eps 61 – Maleficent

Maleficent (2014), starring Angelina Jolie and Sharlto Copley, cast its Disney shadow over the weekend box-office scoring a huge hit and the larger opening for the beautiful and talented Jolie. Taking a look at the classic Sleeping Beauty from the eyes of its antagonist, the Fairy Queen Maleficent, the film examines what is at the heart of the villain.

Dave ramps up the news of the week with Summer of Fear, Friday the 13th and more Ant-Man 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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Episode 61 – Maleficent
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Maleficent (2014)
The grue-crew drag Dave kicking and screaming (or rather snoring, ha!) into watching the latest high profile live-action fantasy offering from the Disney powerhouse, Maleficent. Angelina Jolie scores big with her incredible performance as the title character. But the entire crew is hard pressed to praise much else, except maybe the cinematography and effects work.


Horror News of the Week for 06/02/2014
Dave Dreher  shares the Horror News of the Week beginning with news of Blumhouse locking in three future dates for a mysterious trilogy of films, perhaps co-chaired by Universal Studios. Let the speculation begin. Scream Factory is launching a Summer of Fear celebration this season with a trio of films broadcast online. Rumor mills are buzzing about Edgar Wright moving off of Ant-Man and onto the remake of Kolchak: The Night Stalker. Yeah. Right. Mr. Mercedes has the right stuff with a gaggle of familiar faces from previous Stephen King’s work weighing in. The Friday the 13th re-remake gets pushed back to November 13th, 2015.

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 Adam Thomas, Joaquin Espino and Floor Hockey Josh From Canada. Now it is  your turn, go to to submit your question to Stump the Saint.


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