Mayhem – The Killing of a Sacred Deer – Episode 241 – Horror News Radio

If you’re listening to Horror News Radio to get through the workday, we hope for the best. Being in a cubicle farm, Wishing to just tear down those meager walls and throw a paperweight at someone’s face. Just wanna cause some Mayhem, right? Well, the latest Joe Lynch flick might just be for you! Listen as The Grue Crew are joined by award-winning director AND cosplayer Christopher G. Moore to discuss the office madness. Thomas also weighs in with the latest arthouse horror of The Killing of A Sacred Deer. Dave Dreher is sitting out, but Doc Rotten is here to provide some news about sending the Dark Universe to its crypt, the first set photos from M. Night Shyamalan’s Glass and a new trilogy of Star Wars films on the horizon. You know somebody will need to change their undergarments soon!

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 241 – Mayhem – Killing of a Sacred Deer
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INTRO [00:00:39]



  • Mayhem (2017)
  • director: Joe Lynch
  • cast: Steven Yeun, Samara Weaving, Steven Brand, Caroline Chikezie, Kerry Fox, Dallas Roberts


  • CONTEST: Comet TV Teen Wolf Swag Bag Giveaway
    • Email “Favorite Werewolf Film” to w/ “Comet TV” in the subject line by Midnight, November 26, 2017.

WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN WATCHING: Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) [01:25:24]

  • Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017)
  • director: Yorgos Lanthimos
  • cast: Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Barry Keoghan, Raffey Cassidy, Sunny Suljic


  • 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.
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Episode 95 – Everly 2015

Out of nowhere comes EVERLY, an energetic, imaginative gory turn at the action/thriller genre as Joe Lynch directs Salma Hayek as a female version of John Wick – sort of. Despite not being a true horror film, this crazy movie has inventive characters and shocking gore that is destined to entertain the horror fan.

Dave shares the horror news of the week with news about Knock KnockDigging Up the Marrow and Westworld.

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! Also, hang tight for news of the latest HNR contest teaming up with Anchor Bay Entertainment featuring the Blu-Ray of Zombie Killers: Elephant’s Graveyard. Also returning this week, Stump the Saint!

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Episode 95 – Everly
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Review: Everly (2015) 

Everly is one of the best universally reviewed films in recent episodes by the entire grue-crew. The film contains kick-ass action, wacky characters and a break-neck pace making the film an early favorite for 2015. Joe Lynch nails the film in gore, tone and humor. Salma Hayek heats up the screen, oh, my. “Bonzai, ball” – Everly. “That not a ball!” – killer, chasing dog down the hall. [[ BOOM ]] See it! You’ll love it!


HNR Contest: Anchor Bay Entertainment Zombie Killers: Elephant’s Graveyard Blu-Ray Giveaway 

Horror News Radio is once again teaming up with Anchor Bay Entertainment to hand out two Blu-Ray copies of Zombie Killers: Elephant’s Graveyard. The film from director B. Harrision Smith and stars Billy Zane, Dee Wallace and Mischa Barton. Entries will be accepted until Midnight (Eastern Standard Time),  February 1, 2015. All you need to do is complete the The Black Saint’s HNR Horror Trivia Question at this link. The Anchor Bay Entertainment Zombie Killers: Elephant’s Graveyard Blu-Ray giveaway is open to US addresses only.


Horror News of the Week for 01/26/2015 

Dave shares the Horror News of the Week with news of Laura Cohen from The Walking Dead landing the lead role in the upcoming horror haunted/killer doll flick, The Boy. Eli Roth is in the news as his latest film, Knock Knock, garners some positive press and reviews at Sundance Film Festival this week. Spectravision from Elisha Wood is developing a new horror flick called The Greasy Strangler. The trailer for Digging Up the Marrow has the grue-crew interested. HBO is promoting the upcoming Westworld series with the first look of Ed Harris as the Man in Black.

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Eps 47 – Knights of Badassdom | Top 5 Horror Comedies

Knights of Badassdom (2014) from director Joe Lynch is a film with a troubled past, surviving struggles and hardships on its journey to VOD and DVD release. Despite its languishing release date, the film remains in the minds of fan anticipating its release. The HNR grue-crew tackle Knights to see if the film was worth the wait, to see if it lives up to the hype and the suspense.

Thomas continues the theme with the Top Horror Comedies of the week talking about Gremlins, a comedic Leatherface and the always brilliant Tom Atkins. Doc steps in to discuss the premiere showing of a low budget independent feature from North Carolina director Brett Mullen called Bombshell Bloodbath. Dave ends the show with the Horror News of the Week with information about GodzillaGuardians of the Galaxy and a loving tribute to Harold Ramis.

Co-hosts Doc RottenSantos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr., Dave Dreher and Thomas Mariani are back again this week for another fantastic episode of Horror News Radio, the official HorrorNews.Net podcast.

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00:02:32 – Knights of Badassdom
Director Joe Lynch teams up with writers Kevin Dreyfuss and Matt Wall to film a horror comedy about LARPing. What? Yup. LARPing. The film, Knights of Badassdom, centers around a band of live action role-players who stumble across a long-lost tomb from the Middle Ages with spells that raise a killer, blood-thirsty succubus. The films stars fan favorites Ryan (True Blood) Kwanten, Steve (Diary of a Wimpy Kid) Zahn, Peter (Game of Thrones) Dinklage, Summer (Serenity/Firefly) Glau and Jimmi (White House Down / House of Cards) Simpson.

00:32:11 – Top 5 Horror Comedies
Thomas takes a look a the history of laughter mixed with terror, gore and scares that both delight and devour its audiences. Thomas presents his Top 5 Horror Comedies.

  1. House  (1986)
  2. Gremlins (1984)
  3. Night of the Creeps  (1986)
  4. Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2  (1986)
  5. The Frighteners  (1996)


00:50:25 – What Have You Been Watching – Bombshell Bloodbath
Doc is thrilled to share his experience at the Greensboro, North Carolina premiere of Brett Mullen’sBombshell Bloodbath, a promising independent film. The film has a heavy Italian cinema influence from the story structure to the cinematography to the music from Umberto. The film is full of zombie gore and zany antics and Doc sings high praises for the film and the director.

01:00:25 – Horror News of the Week for 02/24/2014
Dave Dreher starts off the Horror News of the Week with sad news relating the death of comic legend Harold Ramis, most famously known as Dr. Egon Spengler in Ghostbusters (1984). The gang shares their fond memories of seeing his many films over the years. Dave can barely contain Doc’s excitement as Thomas begins to talk about the Guardians of the Galaxy trailer from Marvel Entertainment and James (Slither) Gunn. Not to be one-and-done, Dave follows this up with news about Godzilla, the full shot is finally out there, the roar is now fully realized and the trailer is coming (it’s here!). Bates Motel on A&E is getting its own “after-show” much like The Talking Dead. Dave is thoroughly creeped out by the icky, spider-y chills in the poster released for Utero. Yuck!

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