Suspiria (2018) – Episode 297 – Horror News Radio

NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, THE WALKING DEAD, and LEPRECHAUN RETURNS top the horror news of the week. The Grue-Crew review SUSPIRIA (2018) from director Luca Guadagnino which promises to be a divisive and challenging horror film, possibly one that will be discussed for years and years. Join Dave Dreher, Doc Rotten, Christopher G. Moore, and Vanessa Thompson as we discuss Horror News of the Week and review the latest horror offerings.

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FEATURE TOPIC: Suspiria (2018)

A darkness swirls at the center of a world-renowned dance company, one that will engulf the artistic director, an ambitious young dancer, and a grieving psychotherapist. Some will succumb to the nightmare. Others will finally wake up.

Director: Luca Guadagnino
Cast: Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton, Doris Hick





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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)

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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.


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.


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.

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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Horror Tees – Spotlight for 4/26/2015 – 5/2/2015

This week on the Horror Tees of the Week, check out the latest designs added to the Horror News Radio Horror T-Shirt Store.

The latest killer t-shirts spotlight a variety of genre designs including Batman v Superman, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Doctor Who, Gremlins, Alien and Night of the Living Dead. See more here:

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Episode 81 – Exists – Interview director Eduardo Sanchez

Exists (2014) director Eduardo Sanchez joins the HNR grue-crew to discuss his found footage Bigfoot movie, his approach to film making and his earlier film The Blair Witch Project. After a brief revisit to his other films, the director dives into how Exists film was made, reveals some secrets behind the Bigfoot and shares his love for horror and monster movies. It is a great interview with a talented director with an authentic appreciation and passion for the genre. And, he knows his Bigfoot.

Dave shares the horror news of the week with a new FOX TV show from Ryan Murphy called Scream Queens while the MTV Scream show will NOT include Ghostface from the movies. Dwerp.

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!  This week we announce the winner of the contest to win a fantastic Halloween mask from Ghoulish Productions.

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Film Review: Exists (2014) – Interview with director Eduardo Sanchez

Finally, we have a Bigfoot movie with some mighty pissed off Bigfoot in it. And all it right in the World. Doc, Dave, Santos and Vixen agree the film is incredible, worth the watch and may make it onto a few top 10 of 2014 lists. Director Eduardo Sanchez joins the show for a look at some behind the scene discussion about Exists, Bigfoot and the horror genre.

Horror News of the Week for 10/20/2014

Dave returns to bring you the Horror News of the Week with news of Ryan Murphy inventing Comedy Horror – oh, my – with his latest, upcoming TV show Scream Queen to some groan from the grue-crew. The reaction is mixed about the announcement that George Romero is backing his son’s (Cameron) directorial take on a prequel to Night of the Living Dead. Eli Roth is producing a remake of his film Cabin Fever – with the same script. More groans. MTV reveals that there will be no Ghostface in their Scream TV show. Groans continue. As much as we love Scream Factory, it saddens us greatly to discuss the recent screw ups, the one with Nightbreed in particular.

Contest: Ghoulish Productions presents the mask, Blurp Charlie

Horror News Radio is teaming up with Ghoulish Productions out of Atlanta, GA to give away an awesome and gruesome MASK just in time for Halloween! Check out the visual for BLURP CHARLIE! Oh, my! Fantastic! We have a winner! CONGRATULATIONS to Blake Erskine from South Carolina! Ghoulish Production is also offering an exclusive coupon for all HNR listeners to save 10% off your entire order, just type in the coupon code HNR to get your discount! Just head over to to check out all the kick ass masks.

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