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Best Horror Films of 2017 – The Shape of Water – Episode 247 – Horror News Radio

The best is yet to come. Oh, wait… it’s here! Yes, it’s the end of 2017 and now The Grue Crew of Horror News Radio are here to talk about their Top 10 favorite horror films of the best 12 months. Before all that, Horror News Radio dives deep into Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water. The story of a mute woman (Sally Hawkins) falling for a fish monster (Doug Jones) is full of flights of fantasy, film noir, and horror that has enchanted many. Maybe enough to be talked about multiple times on the Best Of lists? Stayed tuned as The Grue Crew are joined by Jeff Mohr and Christopher G. Moore to look back on the year fondly. I mean, someone has to, right?

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 247 – Best Horror Films of 2017 – The Shape of Water
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INTRO [00:00:40]

FEATURE REVIEW: The Shape of Water [00:03:22]

  • The Shape of Water (2017)
  • director/writer: Guillermo del Toro (written w/ Vanessa Taylor)
  • cast: Sally Hawkins, Doug Jones, Octavia Spencer, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Michael Stuhlbarg

CONTEST [01:00:27]

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ANNOUNCEMENTS [01:02:50]

  • 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.

SPECIAL FEATURE: The Best Horror Films of 2017 [01:02:50]

FEEDBACK/SUPPORT HNR [01:51:39]

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Another WolfCop – Episode 244 – Horror News Radio

They made Another Wolfcop? Yes, time to grab your liquor donuts and favorite Canadian brew of choice for the second lycan officer horror comedy adventure on Horror News Radio. It’s an abbreviated episode of the show, but luckily Doc Rotten and Thomas Mariani have guest Vanessa there to help out. All three are here to to fight off lizard beings and snort some moon rocks. Before all that, our Grue Crew has Horror News of the Week to talk about. Stories include Sabrina The Teenage Witch going satanic, American Gods showrunner shake-ups and the mysteries of what a Guillermo Del Toro run Dark Universe could be. Oh well. A horror fan can dream.

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 244 – Another WolfCop
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INTRO [00:00:39]

HORROR NEWS OF THE WEEK [00:03:52]

ANNOUNCEMENTS [00:29:50]

  • 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 to gruesomemagazine.com/manitou to keep up with this event.

FEATURE REVIEW: ANOTHER WOLFCOP [00:32:54]

  •  Another WolfCop (2017)
  • director: Lowell Dean
  • cast: Leo Fafard, Amy Matysio, Jonathan Cherry, Yannick Bisson, Serena Miller

FEEDBACK/SUPPORT HNR [01:06:49]

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Eps 133 – Crimson Peak – Goosebumps

Guillermo del Toro returns to theaters with his Gothic romance horror ghost story masterpiece Crimson Peak. Visually the film is flawless, exquisite, lush and majestic. The story leaves some of the Grue-crew wondering where all the ghosts are. It is a divisive week on HNR. We know there’s something amiss when Vixen has to hide her eyes only once during the film.

Dave begins the HORROR NEWS OF THE WEEK segment with news about Star Wars: The Force Awakens, The Walking Dead and Night of the Living Dead. One of these is not like the others. In the What Have You Been Watching segment the Grue-Crew review Goosebumps. Ermahgerd!

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 Diabolique Magazine)

Horror News Radio
Episode 133 – Crimson Peak – Goosebumps
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Review: Crimson Peak (2015) 

Perhaps the most anticipated horror film of 2015, Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak is striking. The film aims for a very specific look and atmosphere achieving it with ease and confidence. The film struggles at the box office, sadly, because the marketing sold the movie as a full-fledged ghost movie. But, like Edith Cushing states early in the film, it’s a story that has ghosts in it. The result is pure Guillermo del Toro, mixing classic structure with modern cinematography. This week the Grue-crew share their reviews of Crimson Peak.

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What Have You Been Watching: Goosebumps (2015) 

Jack Black leads the cast in Rob Letterman’s Goosebumps that peels back the covers of the fan-favorite horror book series for young readers. All the classic monsters are here led by the notorious and chilling Slappy the Dummy. The main creatures include the Yeti, the Wolfman and a gaggle of angry yard Gnomes. The film is fast, fun and family friendly – a great introduction to young film goers to the world of horror cinema. The Grue-crew have a blast reviewing Goosebumps.

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Horror News of the Week for 10/19/2015 

Dave shares the Horror News of the Week starts off with the latest trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Sean Cunningham, Kane Hodder and Tom Savini have all lent their names and input to various aspects of the upcoming Friday the 13th video game currently seeking financing through crowdfunding. On TV this week, Carol kicks major ass on this week’s episode of The Walking Dead in what Thomas calls “The best episode of the series.” Could this be? George Romero is planning on releasing another addition of the classic Night of the Living Dead except this one has recently re-discover LOST FOOTAGE. On New Discovery American, Ralph Sarchie is leading the monster-fighting charge on The Demon Files.

Stump the Saint 

Join in as Emcee Thomas Mariani brings this weeks horror trivia questions to The Black Saint – as supplied by you, the HNR fan and listener – in another laugh-fill scream-fest Stump the Saint. Be sure to listen to learn how you too can get involved and enter to win a copy of Diabolique Magazine from our friends and sponsors of Stump the Saint, Diabolique Magazine.

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