The Cult of Chucky (2017) – Gerald’s Game (Netflix, 2017) – Episode 236 – Horror News Radio

Special guest Sammie Cassell joins the Grue-Crew this week to review a pair of horror film playing on Netflix this October. The first of the two is the latest film in the Child’s Play series, The Cult of Chucky (2017). The second film is from director Mike Flanagan and legendary author Stephen King, Gerald’s Game (2017). Netflix is killing this season with a gaggle of genre films lining up as the channel gears up for the release of Stranger Things Season 2. Can they knock it out of the park? Dave steps in with a handful of horror news with two new trailers (Castle Rock, Pacific Rim Uprising), details about the third season of Ash vs The Evil Dead, and Joe Lynch tossing aside an R-Rated version of Mayhem for a full-uncut release. Check out more of Sammie Cassell on the Wreak Havoc Film Buffs Podcast.

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Episode 236 – The Cult of Chucky ( 2017) – Gerald’s Game (2017)
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INTRO [00:00:40]


  1. Trailer for Castle Rock introduces us to the Stephen King Universe
  2. Bride of Frankenstein Shuts Down, Gal Gadot replaces Jolie?
  3. Pacific Rim Uprising trailer brings the Jaeger goodness
  4. Ash Vs. Evil Dead S3 details emerge from NYCCC
  5. Joe Lynch tells the MPAA to stick their rating and brings MAYHEM unrated


  • The Cult of Chucky (2017)
  • director: Don Mancini
  • cast:  Fiona Dourif, Brad Dourif, Alex Vincent, Michael Therriault, Jennifer Tilly


  • Gerald’s Game (2017)
  • director: Mike Flanagan
  • cast: Carla Gugino, Bruce Greenwood, Henry Thomas, Carel Stuycken, Chiara Aurelia, Kate Siegel

FEEDBACK [02:03:44]

  • 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



  • Happy Death Day / The Babysitter

Pacific Rim Rising (2017)
(L to R, foreground) Jaeger mechs Saber Athena, Bracer Phoenix, Gipsy Avenger and Guardian Bravo i
Photo Credit: Legendary Pictures/Universal Pictures




Anchor Bay Entertainment Fear Clinic Blu-Ray giveaway

Horror News Radio is teaming up with Anchor Bay Entertainment to giveaway a pair of Blu-rays for the Robert G. Hall directed horror film Fear Clinic. The film stars Robert “Freddy Krueger” Englund, Fiona Dourif and Thomas Dekker. The deadline to enter is Midnight (EST) Sunday, February 15, 2015. All you need to do is complete the The Black Saint’s HNR Horror Trivia Question below. The Anchor Bay Entertainment Fear Clinic giveaway is open to US addresses only.


  Step Into The Fear Chamber Starting February 10, 2015 on Blu-ray™ and DVD

After terrifying audiences from coast to coast – Closing Night Event at ScreamFest 2014 Los Angeles and Opening Night Screening at 2014 New York City Horror Film Festival – Fear Clinic, the latest excursion into unrelenting terror will be released on Blu-ray™ and DVD on February 10, 2015 by Anchor Bay Entertainment. The highly anticipated shocker stars horror icon Robert “Freddy Krueger” Englund, Fiona Dourif, Angelina Armani, Thomas Dekker, as well as Stone Sour and Slipknot lead vocalist Corey Taylor in his acting debut, and is directed by Robert G. Hall (Lightning Bug, Laid to Rest, ChromeSkull: Laid To Rest II).

With blood-chilling special effects by award-winning FX creators Robert Kurtzman and Steve Johnson, Fear Clinic will take viewers on an unforgettable journey into the very soul of terror itself. SRP is $26.99 for the Blu-ray™ and $22.98 for the DVD, with pre-book on January 7.

Co-written by Hall and Aaron Drane, the film is based on the critically acclaimed and fan favorite 2009 series. When trauma-induced phobias begin to re-emerge in five survivors a year after their horrifying tragedy, they return to the “Fear Clinic,” hoping to find the answers they need to get cured.

Dr. Andover (Robert Englund), a fear doctor who runs the clinic, uses his “Fear Chamber” to animate their fears in the form of terrifying hallucinations. However, the good doctor soon begins to suspect that something more sinister may be at work, something that yearns to be more than just an hallucination…


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We all recognize Robert Englund in his signature role as Freddy Kruger. We also know that this still is taken from Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors. And in this film, the teens being monitored in the clinic were given a drug to keep them from dreaming.

What was the name of that drug?

  • A) Sleepitoff
  • B) Hypnocil
  • C) Contrave
  • D) Psychoxin

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