Logan (2017) – Episode 205 – Horror News Radio

The X-Men franchise goes raw once again with the R-Rated Logan from director James Mangold. Last year we were treated to Deadpool, this years brings Wolverine as we’ve longed to see him since debuting seventeen years ago. Hugh Jackman reprises the role of James Howlett one last time with Patrick Stewart in tow as Professor X. The Grue-crew champion the film’s gritty, violent tone and praise the performances. Give Stewart a Supporting Oscar, now, please.

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! Oh, and don’t forget – Stump the Saint! (Brought to you by Gruesome Magazine)

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Episode 205 – Logan (2017)
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Feature Review: Logan (2017)

X-Men fans are treated to the most mature super hero film to reach theaters in some time. Deadpool was more raunchy and the DC films are missing the mark, James Mangold’s Logan nails the delivery. The story is gripping, the conflicts are dire, and the stakes are more personable. The film doesn’t skimp on gory action – plenty crimson enough to satisfy horror fans with decapitations and dismemberment galore. Jackman and Stewart give their best performances as Logan and Xavier while Dafne Keen makes an impressive debut as Laura Kinney, X-23. Oddly enough, the best super hero film is one that plays less like a super hero film than all the rest. Go figure.

Outline of the Episode

  • [00:00:40]: Intro
  • [00:04:19]: Horror News of the Week
    • [00:04:34]: A Trilogy of Trailers delights cinephiles
      • Guardians of the Galaxy vol 2.
      • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
      • Alien: Covenant
    • [00:12:10]: The Wonderful Horror of Oz is coming our way
    • [00:16:17]: Mindhunter by David Fincher on Netflix
    • [00:18:31]: Rock Paper Dead is the latest feature from Tom Holland
    • [00:21:35]: The Untold Horror documentary explores unmade horror films
  • [00:27:22]: Support HNR
  • [00:28:07]: Logan (2017)
  • [01:23:31]: Announcements
    • [01:23:34]: Horror Pack Winner!
    • [01:24:12]: Gruesome Magazine goes to Print!
    • [01:25:10]: HNR heads to the Mad Monster Party Carolina!
    • [01:25:53]: Other Appearances!
  • [01:27:20]: Stump The Saint


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Gruesome Magazine Spring 2017 is coming! That’s right, the very first issue of an all-new horror magazine from the Grue-Crew behind Horror News Radio and Gruesome Magazine website will land late February 2017. The tag line “Horror Festival Hits – Independent Films – The Future of Horror” reflects the focus of the magazine on the up’n’coming horror film makers and their films in Horror Film Festivals across the globe. Check out the GM page for more details.


Eps 60 – X-Men: Days of Future Past

X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) somehow, miraculously, manages to mix in the X-films (X-Men, X2, The Wolverine) and the First Class X-Men films together while simultaneously negating the negative entries in the franchise (X3 and X-Men Origins). The grue-crew revel in the film’s accomplishments and question some of the time travel shenanigans.

Dave ramps up the news of the week with Hannibal Season 3, The Walking Dead and The Overlook Hotel while Santos takes on a new 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, Thomas Mariani and Vixen are back again this week to give you the best in horror as they recap, review and obliterate all that is horror this week!  The Black Saint’s Horror Trivia Contest continues this week with the winner of the Insight Editions’ latest book Godzilla: The Art of Destruction.

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Episode 60 – X-Men: Days of Future Past
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X-Men Days of Future Past (2014)
The gang’s all here, just about every single character in the X-Men series is included in the latest X-Men film, X-Men: Days of Future Past. Based on a famous two-part story from the early 1980’s from Chris Claremont and John Byrne, Bryan Singer’s return to franchise mixes time travel with all the favorites to produce one of the genres best films. All this and they succeed in making Quicksilver awesome! Gadzooks!


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Horror News of the Week for 05/26/2014
Dave Dreher  shares the Horror News of the Week beginning with news of Hannibal Season 3 as Brian Fuller reveals some details. Rumor is that Alfonso (Gravity) Cauron may direct the Shining prequel, The Overlook Hotel. Don’t hold your breath. Who knew that Skyline was successful enough to generate a sequel? Beyond Skyline is coming our way. D’oh. The Walking Dead is getting a traveling show. Okay. Sure. And Thomas is livid that Edgar Wright has been removed as director of Marvel’s Ant-Man film. Duck. Cover.


What Have You Been Watching: Delivery: The Beast Within (2014)
Doc steps in to discuss Delivery: The Beast Within with a quick review and a little snippet from The Future of Horror podcast which has an interview with the producer and director of the film, Brian Netto and Adam Schindler. Check out the entire interview at

NEW THIS WEEK: Stump the Saint for 05/26/2014
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 begins here with three challenging questions from Mickey Brewer, TJ Fowler and Christoher G. Moore. Now it is  your turn, go to to submit your question to Stump the Saint.

Insight Editions Book Giveaway – Godzilla: The Art of Destruction (2014)
Horror News Radio is teaming up with Insight Editions  to provide a monster book giveaway for their film Godzilla: The Art of Destruction. The book launches May 13, 2014. The winner of the this prize pack giveaway is Mick Sprouse. Congratulations!

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