Most Anticipated Horror Films of Fall 2017 – Horror TV Fall 2017 – Episode 221 – Horror News Radio

Award-winning director Christopher G. Moore and Joey Fittos join the Grue-Crew this week for a bloody bucket of gory reviews and previews. First up is a look at a number of genre-related TV shows landing on the small screen. Later, the Grue-Crew forecast the Most Anticipated Horror Films of Fall 2017. Dave drops into the Horror News of the Week with the announcement that the Kevin Bacon led Tremors TV show will head to SyFy, Jane Levy & Glenn Close star in the zombie series Sea Oak, and Ron Howard inherits the mess that is the Han Solo standalone Star Wars film.  Closing out the show Thomas and Santos participate in a battle of wits with this week’s Stump the Saint!

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Episode 220 – Horror on TV (Summer 2017) – Most Anticipated Horror Films (Fall 2017)
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INTRO [00:00:41]

  • Special Guests Christopher G. Moore & Joey Fittos
  • Christopher announces his next project, the short horror film GUT PUNCHED


  1. Blumhouse backs Tremors TV series, sending it to SYFY
  2. Adam Green releases a trailer for a must attend Christmas Party
  3. Jane Levy & Glenn Close are on a ‘Sea Oak’
  4. Han Solo movie turmoil
  5. Relive the War of the Worlds broadcast in Jody Lambert’s ‘Brave New Jersey’

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  • Horror TV Shows (Summer 2017)
    • THE MIST
    • FEAR THE WALKING DEAD (Season 3)
    • PREACHER (Season 2)



  • Most Anticipated Horror Films (Fall 2017)
  • THE DARK TOWER (8/4)
    The last Gunslinger, Roland Deschain (Idris Elba), has been locked in an eternal battle with Walter O’Dim, also known as the Man in Black (Matthew McConaughey), determined to prevent him from toppling the Dark Tower, which holds the universe together. With the fate of the worlds at stake, good and evil will collide in the ultimate battle as only Roland can defend the Tower from the Man in Black

    • d. Nikolaj Arcel
    • c. Idris Elba (as Roland Deschain, the Gunslinger)
    • c. Matthew McConaughey (as Walter O’Dim, the Man in Black)
    Several years after the tragic death of their little girl, a dollmaker and his wife welcome a nun and several girls from a shuttered orphanage into their home, soon becoming the target of the dollmaker’s possessed creation, Annabelle.

    • d. David F. Sandberg
    • c. Stephanie Sigman, Miranda Otto, Anthony LaPaglia
  • DEATH NOTE (Netflix 8/25)
    Light Turner, a bright student who stumbles across a mystical notebook that has the power to kill any person whose name he writes in it. Light decides to launch a secret crusade to rid the streets of criminals. Soon, the student-turned-vigilante finds himself pursued by a famous detective known only by the alias L.

    • d. Adam Wingard
    • c. Margaret Qualley, Lakeith Stanfield, Willem Dafoe
  • IT (9/8)
    When children begin to disappear in the town of Derry, Maine, a group of young kids are faced with their biggest fears when they square off against an evil clown named Pennywise, whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries.

    • d. Andres Muschietti
    • c. Bill Skarsgård, Chosen Jacobs, Finn Wolfhard, Jaeden Lieberher, Sophia Lillis
  • FLATLINERS (9/29)
    Five medical students, obsessed by the mystery of what lies beyond the confines of life, embark on a daring and dangerous experiment: by stopping their hearts for short periods of time, each triggers a near-death experience – giving them a firsthand account of the afterlife. But as their experiments become increasingly dangerous, they are each haunted by the sins of their pasts, brought on by the paranormal consequences of trespassing to the other side.

    • d. Niels Arden Oplev
    • c. Nina Dobrev, Ellen Page, Kiersey Clemons
  • HAPPY DEATH DAY (10/13)
    A college student (Jessica Rothe) relives the day of her murder with both its unexceptional details and terrifying end until she discovers her killer’s identity.

    • d. Christopher B. Landon
    • c. Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, Ruby Modine
  • MOTHER! (10/13)
    Centers on a couple whose relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence.

    • d. Darren Aronofsky
    • c. Ed Harris, Javier Bardem, Jennifer Lawrence, Michelle Pfeiffer
  • GOD PARTICLE (10/27)
    A shocking discovery forces a team of astronauts aboard a space station to fight for survival while their reality has been altered.

    • d. Julius Onah
    • c. Elizabeth Debicki, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Daniel Brühl 
  • JIGSAW (Saw sequel 10/27)
    Bodies are turning up around the city, each having met a uniquely gruesome demise. As the investigation proceeds, evidence points to one man: John Kramer. But how can this be? The man known as Jigsaw has been dead for over a decade.

    • d. Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig
    • c. Laura Vandervoort, Tobin Bell, Matt Passmore 
    A surgeon forms a familial bond with a sinister teenage boy, with disastrous results.

    • d. Yorgos Lanthimos
    • c. Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Raffey Cassidy, Alicia Silverstone, Bill Camp
    • At Cannes, Lanthimos and Filippou won the Best Screenplay award.

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Eps 174 – Viral (2016)

Blumhouse returns to haunt the Black Saint’s nightmares again this week with Viral. The Grue-crew dive into this apocalyptic virus-driven horror-fest from Herny Joost andAriel Schulman. A;sp this week, the Grue-crew has two “What Have You Been Watching” segments for your listening pleasure. Ha! First up is a recap and review of the first season of AMC’s Preacher. Next up is a review of DC’s animated adaptation of Batman: The Killing Joke.

Dave Dreher launches into the Horror News of the Week discussing a variety of news John Carpenter winning a plagiarism lawsuit against Luc Besson, M. Night Shayamalan’s new trailer for Split and the passing of the legendary artist Jack Davis. Not only are the Grue-crew going to Dragon*Con this year, Doc and Gruesome Magazine writer Paul Cardullo are heading to GenreBlast Film Festival in Culpepper Virginia this August 19 – 21, 2016 and to Wreak Havoc Film Festival in late September/early October.

Co-hosts Doc RottenSantos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr.Dave Dreher and Thomas Mariani, 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 174 – Viral (2016) – Preacher Season 1 – Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)
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Viral-05Feature Review: Viral (2016)

Blumhouse strikes again with another teen-centric horror tale this time featuring Sofia Black-D-Elia and Analiegh Tipton in the lead roles. Viral is written by Paranormal Activity’s Christopher Landon and Barbara Marshal and directed by Herny Joost & Ariel Schulman. The tale follows two sisters fighting to survive when a virus outbreak threatens to end all of humanity. Think more along the lines of 28 Days Later than Dawn of the Dead.


What Have You Been Watching: Preacher Season 1 (2016)

Now that the tenth and final episode of Preacher Season 1 has aired, the Grue-crew take a look back at how successful and divergent the film is compared to the popular and influential graphic novels that inspired the AMC series. Dominic Cooper, Joseph Gilgun as Ruth Negga lead the cast as a small town Preacher with the violent and rocky history faces the implications of being handed the “voice of God” known as Genesis. Of course, his sidekick is a vampire, so he has an ace or two up his sleeve.


What Have You Been Watching: Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)

One of the more prominent Batman stories throughout his entire history and catalog is Alan Moore & Brian Bolland’s Batman: The Killing Joke. Bruce Timm and Brian Azzarello team up with director Sam Liu to bring the controversial dark tale to life with the animated adaptation. But the Grue-crew are surprised to discover a considerable amount of new material thrown in to the mix. And the results do not make them happy…Uh, oh. Look for Kevin Conroy to voice Batman, Mark Hammill to voice The Joker and Tara Strong to voice Batgirl.



  • [00:00:30] Introduction of the Grue-crew
  • [00:01:34] Announcements
    • [00:02:49] Genre Blast Film Festival
    • [00:03:12] Dragon*Con
    • [00:04:27] Wreak Havoc Horror Film Festival
    • [00:04:38] Write a Review on iTunes for a Chance to Win Fandango Gift Card
  • [00:05:07] Feature Review: Viral (2016)
  • [00:27:38] What Have You Been Watching: Preacher Season 1 (2016)
  • [00:53:51] What Have You Been Watching: Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)
  • [01:19:05] CONTEST: The Walking Dead Season 6 Blu-ray from Anchor Bay Entertainment
  • [01:20:00] Horror News of the Week
    • [01:20:27] R.I.P. Jack Davis
    • [01:27:30] Phantasm 4K Restoration and Phantasm Ravager coming this Fall
    • [01:34:34] John Carpenter wins: Escape from New Plagiarism
    • [01:39:00] M. Night Shamalayan presents the Split Trailer
    • [01:45:00] American Horror Story Season 6 Teasers
  • [01:50:00] Stump the Saint
  • [01:58:32] What’s Next: Suicide Squad





Eps 164 – Altar – Preacher

The Grue-crew are joined this week by Michael Steinberg, the owner of Found Footage Critic website and co-host of the Found Footage Files podcast. Michael brings a film with him for HNR to screen and review, the found footage flick from writer director Matthew Sconce called ALTAR. The film starts of with a promising extended intro setting up the film. Join Doc, The Black Saint, Thomas and Dave as they welcome Michael to share their thoughts on the film and found footage in general.

Dave returns for the HORROR NEWS OF THE WEEK segment sharing a fresh group of updates and rumors with the reaction for the second Ghostbusters trailer, the promise for season five of Bates Motel and tease that there may be a Neighbors 3: Zombies Rising – no, no there won’t. For the What Have You Been Watching segment, the Grue-crew dive deep into the series premiere for the much anticipated TV series, PREACHER.

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 164 – Altar (2016) – Preacher (2016)
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  • Featured Review: Altar (2016)
    ALTAR is the terrifying story of a group of former college classmates who get lost driving to a college reunion camp out in the Sierra Nevada mountains. After stopping for the night, they stumble onto something much darker. They must battle to escape the evil they unleashed to not only save their own lives but their souls as well.

    • d.w. Matthew Sconce
    • c. Stefanie Estes, Brittany Falardeau, Tim Parrish, Deep Rai, Anchilla deValmont, Michael Wainwright Nicole L. Osborne
    • Thomas Mariani (1.5 / 5)
    • Doc Rotten (2.3 / 5)
    • The Black Saint (1.5 / 5)
    • Dave Dreher (1.5 / 5)
    • Michael Steinberg (4.8 / 5)
    • Found Footage Critic website
    • Found Footage Files podcast
  • W. Earl Brown as Sheriff Hugo Root, Ian Colletti as Eugene Root, Lucy Griffiths as Emily, Ruth Negga as Tulip O'Hare, Dominic Cooper as Jesse Custer, Joseph Gilgun as Cassidy, Derek Wilson as Donnie Schenck, Anatol Yusef as DeBlanc, Tom Brooke as Fiore; group - Preacher _ Season 1, Gallery - Photo Credit: Matthias Clamer/AMC

    W. Earl Brown as Sheriff Hugo Root, Ian Colletti as Eugene Root, Lucy Griffiths as Emily, Ruth Negga as Tulip O’Hare, Dominic Cooper as Jesse Custer, Joseph Gilgun as Cassidy, Derek Wilson as Donnie Schenck, Anatol Yusef as DeBlanc, Tom Brooke as Fiore; group – Preacher _ Season 1, Gallery – Photo Credit: Matthias Clamer/AMC

  • What Have You Been Watching: Preacher (2016) s01e01 “Pilot”
    A preacher heads out on a journey to combat the supernatural evil that just decimated his Texas hometown.

    • d. w. Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg and Sam Catlin
    • c. Dominic Cooper (Jesse Custer), Ruth Negga (Tulip O’Hare), Joe Gilgun (Cassidy), Lucy Griffiths (Emily Woodrow), W. Ear Brown (Sherrif Hugo Root), Antatol Yusef (Deblanc), Tom Brook (Fiore), Derek Wilson (Donny Schenck), Ian Colletti (Arseface – Eugene Root)



Eps 135 – Ash vs the Evil Dead

After years of horror movie fans demanding that Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell return to the Evil Dead franchise, fan-favorites characters and Deadites return – but this time to the small screen – with the coming of Ash vs the Evil Dead available for 10 weekly episodes on Starz. Can the demented duo recapture lightning in the bottle? What will Ash Williams be like 30 years after Army of Darkness? The Grue-crew are here to share their reviews of the pilot episode, “El Jefe.”

Dave begins the HORROR NEWS OF THE WEEK segment with news about Nightmare Cinema, Preachers and Halloween Costumes. In the What Have You Been Watching segment Doc Rotten & The Black Saint from the Grue-Crew review Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse.

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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Episode 135 – Ash vs the Evil Dead – Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse
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Review: Ash vs the Evil Dead – Episode 1 “El Jefe” (2015) 

It is rare that a film properly translates so marvelously to the small screen – although, of late, the odds are improving – as Ash vs the Evil Dead manages to accomplish. Sam Raimi returns to write and direct the first episode, El Jefe. In the pilot’s 30 minute premiere, Raimi re-introduces Ash Williams, once again played by Bruce Campbell, as the protector of the Book of the Dead. Campbell slides back into the Ash role with relish and charm – only 30 years later. It is amaze-balls. The Grue-crew champion the show but worry slightly if the remaining nine episodes can keep up the pace and tone.


What Have You Been Watching: Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse (2015) 

In shocking news, the horror film Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse bombed at the box office with its Halloween release not even cracking the top 10 for the weekend. How does this happen? A lot of it has to do with the release program the distributor set up with a quick lead from theaters to VOD, leading to many theater chains not showing the film. The result is quite unfair to the film as both Doc and The Black Saint praise the film for its comedy and its charming – but insanely gory – coming of age story.


Horror News of the Week for 11/02/2015 

Dave shares the Horror News of the Week starts off a lively discussion about what the hell is up with the poor cinematic showing for horror films this Halloween (2015). Thomas steps in with a recap of his visit to Halloween Horror Nights. The news begins with the Halloween costume make-up master Rick Baker created for his daughter. The Preacher trailer premiered on the fourth episode of The Walking Dead. Mick Garris finally reveals the five directors signed on for his upcoming horror anthology, Nightmare Cinema.


Stump the Saint (Sponsored by Diabolique Magazine)

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.

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