Mother! (2017) – Episode 233 – Horror News Radio

Joining the Grue-Crew this week for the in-depth review of Darren Aronofsky’s Mother! is the one-and-only Caitlin Turner, the JLaw to Thomas’ Bardem. Theories and interceptions abound as the Crew and guest alike try to decipher what the hell Mr. Aronofsky was really trying to tell his audience. Woof! Doc steps in for Dave with Horror News of the Week starting off with the loss of two iconic horror greats: the terrific character actor Harry Dean Stanton of Alien fame and the indelible Famous Monster artist Basil Gogos.  Closing out the show Thomas has a few announcements about Stump the Saint.

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Episode 233 – Mother! ( 2017)
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INTRO [00:00:38]


  1. RIP Harry Dean Stanton
  2. RIP Basil Gogos
  3. Jamie Lee Curtis returning to Halloween for Blumhouse
  4. Pic released of Dave Harbour as new Hellboy, Reboot Gets January 2019 Release
  5. John Landis says Max Landis should not remake An American Werewolf in London


  • Mother! (2017)
  • director: Darren Aronofsky
  • cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris, Michelle Pfeiffer, Brian Gleeson, and Domhnall Gleeson


STUMP THE SAINT [01:47:10]

SUPPORT HNR [01:48:15]

FEEDBACK [01:48:45]

  • Jeff L., Angel G., Jay P., Nick S., and Stephen D. all have great things to share about HNR and the Grue-Crew.
  • 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


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Eps 130 – The Green Inferno

The cannibal horror film from Eli Roth finally ends is long journey to the big screen – courtecy of Blumhouse – as The Green Inferno paints the screen red with gruesome gore and bloodshed. The Grue-Crew grab a seat at the Blumhouse table to see what Mr. Roth serves up ready to devour the film, savoring the best moments and spitting out the less favorable attempts at humor & future film set up. C’mon, a stinger…for The Green Inferno…really? Thankfully, the one-and-only Ormon Grimsby is here to share his thoughts on the film as well.

Dave begins the HORROR NEWS OF THE WEEK segment with news about The Black Mirror returning to Netflix, Meg singing a familiar director and Prometheus 2 gets a new title. In the What Have You Been Watching segment Doc, Thomas and Santos examine the two hour premiere of the FOX horror show, Scream Queens.

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!

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Review: The Green Inferno (2015) 

Who doesn’t love a good, gory-as-hell cannibal film to help choke down a large popcorn and soda at the local cinema? Does Eli Roth deliver that devilish feast of a flick with his latest film The Green Inferno? Does it bring the gut-munching goods? The Grue-crew are here to dine on the Blumhouse Tilt release with special guest-host Ormon Grimsby.


What Have You Been Watching: Scream Queens Season 1 – Episodes 1 & 2 (2015) 

Horror icon Jamie Lee Curtis leads the cast of the latest FOX horror television offering, Scream Queens. From American Horror Story creators Ryan Murphy and Brah Falchuk along with fellow Glee creator Ian Brennan, the horror comedy features Emma Roberts, Skyler Samuels, Lea Michele, Glen Powell, Diago Boneta, Abigail Breslin, Keke Palmer, Nasim Pedrad and Oliver Hudson. The Grue-crew, having endured the two-episode, two-hour premier (Pilot / Hell Week), gather to dish the dirt on this latest horror comedy effort.


Horror News of the Week for 09/28/2015 

Dave shares the Horror News of the Week beginning with Netflix ordering 12 new episodes of Black Mirror for its third season. Eli Roth is now the latest director set to helm the big-screen adaptation of the giant shark novel, MEG. Currently promoting his Sci-Fi Oscar-contenter, The Martian, Ridley Scott is suggesting that his next feature, Prometheus 2, will now go by the name Alien: Paradise Lost. Wesley Snipes is convinced that Marvel is still eyeing him for a return to the Blade franchise. In a recent interview, Nic Cage confesses that he regrets nothing…not even the remake of The Wicker Man.

HNR T-SHIRTS: “Are you ill, Sir?” & “Is it a phantom, a demon or the devil himself?”

HNR is proud to announce the HNR HORROR T-SHIRT collection featuring Dracula’s Soul Brother with a killer design from HNR uber-fan Chad Hunt and the Devil’s Dastardly Drive in “Is It A Phantom” design from a groovy 1977 flick. Check them out! And there’s also the uber-cool Horror News Radio t-shirt as well.

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Thanks to the sponsors who are providing kick-ass giveaways for the Mad Monster Party and Scares that Care Weekend II. Be sure to join us at the Scares that Care Weekend II horror convention in July and the Martisville Horrorfest in October!


Episode 88 – The Pyramid

The final theatrical horror film of 2014 is The Pyramid from director Gregory Levasseur featuring Ashley Hinshaw and Denis (American Horror Story) O’Hare. The film takes a small band of archaeologists and documentary film makers to the deserts of Egypt where they have discovered a three sided Pyramid on unknown origin. They venture into the apex of the mysterious man made marvel only to encounter the unholy horrors that lie beneath. The HNR grue crew review the film.

Doc shares the horror news of the week with news about Marvel’s Doctor Strange, Toho’s Godzilla and Ryan Murphy’s Scream Queens. Doc also desperately tries to champion the season finale of SyFy’s Z Nation.

Co-hosts Doc RottenSantos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr., Dave Dreher, Thomas 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! All this and Stump the Saint too! It’s a perfect world.

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Episode 88 – The Pyramid – Z Nation Season Finale
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Review: The Pyramid (2014) 

Producer Alexandre Aja delivers dangerous mazes, flesh hungry Sphinx creature and Anubis in his latest film The Pyramid. While the film delivers a bevy of gory effects but fails to bring much scares or horror. While Doc and Vixen find enough to entertain them for the 89 minute run time, The Black Saint can’t help but wonder why they remade As Above, So Below. Bwah hah hah.

What Have You Been Watching: Z Nation season finale 

Dave and Doc freely admit they have been following Asylum’s Z Nation airing on SyFy. Despite the low budget and cheesy approach to the show, Z Nation is consistently fun, in their opinion. The Black Saint, Thomas and Vixen refuse to believe them. So sad. Doc shares his thoughts on the finale of the first season of Z Nation.

Horror News of the Week for 12/08/2014 

Doc steps in to bring you the Horror News of the Week with news of who has been cast as Marvel’s Doctor Strange, let’s welcome Benedict Cumberbatch to the fold. Toho announced this week that they will be returning to their hottest property Godzilla in 2016. Jamie Lee Curtis is joining Emma Roberts in Ryan Murphy’s upcoming 2015 horror comedy Scream Queens. It appears that Mrs. Voorhees is returning to the Friday the 13th franchise come November 13, 2015. Tom Holland and Tim Sullivan announce TnT Presents featuring a re-release of Child’s Play.

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