Eps 162 – Captain America: Civil War

It’s hero against hero in Marvel’s CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR as the star spangled hero, Steve Rogers, goes up against Tony Stark (Iron Man) over the Sokovia Accords as the future of the Avengers hangs in the balance. The Grue-crew welcome artist Chad Hunt and award winning filmmaker Christopher G. Moore to the show to discuss the runaway block buster hit, the highlights, the action, the suspense and the surprises – and, of course, the big wink to Star Wars and the introduction of a certain web-head to the MCU. It may not be straight up horror this week, but it is still a hell of a lot of fun!

Dave returns to illuminate the HORROR NEWS OF THE WEEK segment sharing information about Russell Crowe joining Tom Cruise in Universal’s The Mummy, Jared Leto leads the short list for the role of Lestat in the Interview with the Vampire remake and Hèctor Hernández Vicens signs on to direct another version of Day of the Dead. Plenty of WTF moments!

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 Gruesome Magazine)

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Episode 162 – Captain America: Civil War (2016)
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  • Featured Review: Captain America: Civil War (2016)
    Political interference in the Avengers’ activities causes a rift between former allies Captain America and Iron Man.
  • d. Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
  • w. Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely
  • c. Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Renner, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd, Emily VanCamp, Tom Holland, Daniel Bruhl, Frank Grillo, William Hurt, Martin Freeman, Marisa Tomei
  • Thomas Mariani (5 / 5)
  • Doc Rotten (5 / 5)
  • The Black Saint (4.8 / 5)
  • Chad Hunt  (5 / 5)
  • Christopher G. Moore  (5 / 5)


  • Announcements: DragonCon (2016) & Podcast Awards Nominations
    • DragonCon (2016) September 2 – 5, 2016:
      • Look for The Black Saint, Doc Rotten and Bill Mulligan on various panels on the Horror Block
  • Support HNR: Patreon & Horror T-Shirts
  • Horror News of the Week: 05/02/2016
    • Universal’s The Mummy film adds Russell Crowe to the mix as…Dr. Jekyll
    • Another Day of the Day remake is announced with director Hèctor Hernández Vicens at the helm
    • The director of the remake of Interview with the Vampire is looking to cast Jared Leto as Lestat
    • Screen Gems is promising the first studio film featuring Slender Man
    • Arrow Video delivers yet another killer Blu-ray set, “Killer Dames” with The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave and The Red Queen Kills Seven Times
  • Stump the Saint: w/ prizes supplied Gruesome Magazine
    • The winner for April is Yonathan Habtemichael
    • Horror News Radio T-Shirt

Eps 120 – Ant-Man – Creep

In the latest Marvel Cinematic Universe theatrical hit, ANT-MAN, Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) passes his technology and powers to the unlikeliest of heroes, sad-sack criminal Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) in what is essentially Marvel’s heist comedy. The HNR grue-crew dive into the action to see if the latest offering is a minor success or a major flop.

Dave dishes a new plate of HORROR NEWS OF THE WEEK with the news about the giant monster manga offering Attack on Titan, details about Paz De La Huerta’s law suit against the makers of Nurse 3D and a preview of Blumhouse teaming with Soska Sisters to bring horror fans the Hellavator. In the What Have You Been Watching, the grue-crew take a look at the found footage film CREEP.

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! 

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Episode 120 – Ant-Man – Creep
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Review: Ant-Man (2015) 

After the giant, over-the-top access of Avengers: The Age of Ultron, Marvel slides back into phase 1 like mode to bring audiences ANT-MAN. The film has a long history as writer-director Edgar Wright championed long and hard to bring Hank Pym and Scott Lang to the big screen. With Peyton Reed taking over the chair as director at the last minute, the film finally makes its way into theaters this weekend. The film is more intimate and sweet than most Marvel films offering a character driven action comedy with heart. How does the HNR grue-crew respond? Ah, that’s where the fun begins.


What Have You Been Watching: Creep (2014) 

Arriving to Netflix streaming this week is the Patrick Brice/Mark Duplass found footage joint CREEP. The movie follows a film maker hired to chronicle the day in the life of a dying man only to discover the subject of his day’s work is a bit off, a bit twisted, a true…creep. Things quickly escalate as more and more terrifying secrets are revealed. As the grue-crew (outside of Doc) continue to harden their declining opinion on found footage, does the latest Blumhouse offering stand a chance? Perhaps it does…


Horror News of the Week for 07/20/2015 

Dave shares the Horror News of the Week with news of a popular manga inspired film series finally making its way across the seas as the grue-crew examine the trailer for Attack on Titan. Another trailer follows with the body horror sequel Contracted: Phase 2. In bizarre real-life news, actress Paz De La Huerta is suing the producers behind Nurse 3D for actions that she claims is ruining her career. Blumhouse makes the news again as they team with the Soska Twins to produce the GSN TV horror-themed game show Hellavator. SyFy never to be too far behind the pack announces their bringing the boy bands Backstreet Boys & NSYNC together for the horror film Dead 7. Ha!


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