Insidious The Last Key – Episode 249 – Horror News Radio

The insidious Insidious franchise returns with The Last Key, the fourth installment in the series that James Wan started back in 2010. Now, Adam Robitel (The Taking of Deborah Logan) takes the reigns as Elise (Lin Shaye) revisits her childhood home and the ghosts of her past. Both literally AND figuratively. Horror News Radio takes on the first theatrical horror film of January. More of the same dumping ground or does this one surprise? Listen to find out as The Grue Crew are joined by Joey Fittos. After that, they take a look at The Houses October Built 2, where we see plenty of diverse haunts and eventually get to something of a plot. Dave Dreher starts things off with Horror News of the Weekfeaturing congrats to Guillermo del Toro for his Golden Globe win, hilarity over the upcoming unintentional comedy of 2018 Truth or Dare and another George R.R. Martin adaptation that’ll hopefully be as gory as Game of Thrones. Plus, a contest winner is announced!

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Episode 249 – Insidious: The Last Key
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INTRO [00:00:39]


FEATURE REVIEW: Insidious The Last Key [00:25:29]

  • Insidious The Last Key (2018)
  • director: Adam Robitel
  • cast: Lin Shaye, Leigh Whannell, Angus Sampson, Kirk Acevedo, Bruce Davison, Spencer Locke, Caitlin Gerard, Josh Stewart


    • Winner: BRIAN BEDARD
  • 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, 2018. We will have more details as we get closer to the dates. Head over here to keep up with this event.

WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN WATCHING: The Houses October Built 2 [00:55:44]

  • The Houses October Built (2017)
  • director: Bobby Roe
  • cast: Brandy Schaefer, Zack Andrews, Mickey Roe, Bobby Roe, Jeff Larson


  • Patrons at Patreon who donate as low as $1 can vote for an exclusive HNR podcast and one Decades of Horror episode every month! Up now is the poll for the HNR exclusive show for January and the poll for Decades of Horror: The Classic Era!
  • 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



Eps 114 – Insidious 3 – We Are Still Here

Leigh Whannell steps into the director’s chair for the latest James Wan productions, INSIDIOUS CHAPTER 3. Santos starts the reviews off with a surprising positive review of latest film starring Dermot Mulroney, Stefanie Scott, Angus Sampson, Leigh Whannell, Lin Shaye, Tate Berney, Michael Reid MacKay, Steve Coulter and Hayley Kiyoko. For the “What Have You Been Watching” segment, the grue-crew review the buzz-worthy festival and current VOD hit, WE ARE STILL HERE. The film from director Ted Geoghegan stars Barbara Crampton, Andrew Sensenig, Lisa Marie, Larry Fessenden, Monte Markham and Susan Gibney,

Dave dishes a new plate of HORROR NEWS OF THE WEEK with the sad news about the passing of Richard Johnson, the dissing of Uwe Boll and a new approach to getting Stephen King’s The Stand to TV and theaters. Also, Joseph Perry returns with a special review of San Andreas as seen in a 4D theater in South Korea.

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! Doc announces the winners of the latest contest as HNR teams up with Arc Entertainment for a Private Number DVD giveaway.

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Review: Insidious: Chapter 3 (2015) 

The Black Saint is known for being very public about his negative opinion about looking forward to seeing this film. Imagine the Grue-crew’s surprise when he reveals he enjoyed the latest chapter in the Insidious franchise, INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 3. The story may be about the new family (Dermot Mulroney, Stefanie Scott) and their supernatural encounters, but the film belongs to Lin Shaye’s Elise. Scary with new threats without leaving familiar haunted faces behind, the film offers scares and shocks that offer a fun Summer horror film.


What Have You Been Watching: We Are Still Here (2015) 

Ted Geoghegan’s first full-length horror feature, WE ARE STILL HERE, is garnering rave reviews online and in film festivals – and new fans. The gory haunted house feature continues to get high praises from the HNR Grue-crew – well, most of them anyway. Uh. Oh. The biggest shock is the amount of blood shed throughout the film. It is great to see Barbara Crampton in another horror film along with familiar faces Larry Fassenden and Monte Markham.

HNR Contest: Arc Entertainment Private Number DVD Giveaway 

Horror News Radio is teaming up with Arc Entertainment to provide a DVD giveaway of their film PRIVATE NUMBER featuring Judd Nelson, Tom Sizemore, Hal Ozsan & Nicholle Tom. The winners are Bill Norris and Jeff Mohr.

Horror News of the Week for 06/08/2015 

Dave shares the Horror News of the Week with news of the passing of Richard Johnson, the star of such classic horror films as The Haunting, Fulci’s Zombie and Beyond the Door. The production team behind the latest efforts to film Stephen King’s The Stand are looking to do an 8 episode Showtime series followed by a feature film. Scream Factory is preparing a Larry Fassenden collection featuring his films No Telling, Habit, Wendigo and The Last Winter. MTV has released a trailer for their television series of Scream revealing the new look for the Ghostface killer. Uwe Boll rattles the internet attacking horror fans for not supporting his latest crowd funding efforts. Yup.


HNR T-SHIRTS: Announcing the first HNR HORROR T-SHIRT

HNR is proud to announce the first HNR HORROR T-SHIRT featuring Dracula’s Soul Brother with a killer design from HNR uber-fan Chad Hunt. Check it out! ARE YOU ILL, SIR?

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