Most Anticipated Horror Films of 2018 – Beyond Skyline – Episode 248 – HNR

Happy New Year, Grue Believers! To celebrate, Horror News Radio is going Beyond… Skyline! Yes, the sequel no one asked for is here and it’s better than you’d think. Well, it’s at least better than the first one. Join Frank Grillo and the guys from The Raid as they kick major alien ass. Afterward, The Grue Crew look towards the future and countdown The Most Anticipated Horror Films of 2018, as voted on by you! There are ghastly ghosts, returning slashers and even… a few horror bent superheroes?! Hey, it’s 2018. Anything can happen at this point! Dave Dreher makes his triumphant return after being sick over the holidays with Horror News of the Week! There’s an animated King of the Monsters, giant sharks and Nic Cage swinging a sledgehammer at children. What’s not to love? Joining the Crew for all of this is South Korea correspondent & co-host of Decades of Horror: The Classic Era Joseph Perry! What a way to ring in 2018!

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.

Horror News Radio
Episode 248 – Most Anticipated Horror Films of 2018 – Beyond Skyline
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INTRO [00:00:40]



  • Beyond Skyline (2017)
  • director/writer: Liam O’Donnell
  • cast: Frank Grillo, Bojana Novakovic, Jonny Weston, Iko Uwais, Yayan Ruhian, Antonio Fargas


  • 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, 20i18. We will have more details as we get closer to the dates. Head over here to keep up with this event.

SPECIAL FEATURE: Most Anticipated Horror Films of 2018 [00:54:00]


  • 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!
  • 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

New Grue Crew art courtesy of artist Jellykoe. Find more of their art here



Eps 197 – Underworld: Blood Wars

The first theatrical release of 2017 is Underworld: Blood Wars – the fifth film in the Underworld franchise – with Kate Beckinsale returning as Selene, the vampire death dealer. Anna Foerster steps into the director’s chair to charge the end of the war between the last of the vampire clans and the Lycans. Fans of the series get what they come for while the general public – and most horror fans – will likely get bored out of their ever-lovin’ minds. Stupid fun, but … oh, so stupid.

For this week’s What Have You Been Watching segment, Thomas Mariani shares his thoughts on the J.A. Boyona feature A Monster Calls. The films features Lewis MacDougall, Felicity Jones, Signourney Weaver, Tobey Kebbell, and Liam Neeson (voicing the monster). What we learn this week is that Thomas does not like to manipulated, his tears must be earned. Shame on you, A Monster Calls, shame on you.

Dave guides the Horror News of the Week with  the trailer for Don’t Knock Twice, the announcement that The Cult of Chucky is on its way, and Drew Barrymore leads the cast for Santa Clarita Diet. As the year begins, HNR sets its eyes on a number of horror film festivals to attend throughout the year. Up first is Nevermore Horror Film Festival in Durham, NC on February 24 – 26, 2017.

Co-hosts Doc RottenSantos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr.Dave Dreher and Thomas Mariani 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)

Horror News Radio
Episode 197 – Underworld: Blood Wars (2017) – A Monster Calls (2017)
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Feature Review: Underworld: Blood Wars (2017)

Thomas Mariani reviews Underworld: Blood Wars on Gruesome Magazine, the home of Horror News Radio, mirroring what Doc thinks of the film but giving it far more praise than either The Black Saint or Dave Dreher are willing to grant the werewolf vs vampire flick. While Kate Beckinsale still looks fabulous in the Selene outfit, she seems to be over the role while her co-star Theo James seems lost. Charles Dance, like much of the cast, collects a check but Lara Pulver seems to be having a grand time in her villainous turn. If you’re a fan, you’ll enjoy the film well enough…maybe.

What Have You Been Watching: A Monster Calls (2016)

Thomas Mariani earns his “busiest man in podasting” as he leads the What Have You Been Watching review once again discussing the J.A. Boyona film, A Monster Calls. The director of The Orphanage stops offs to hang with Liam Neeson and Sigourney Weaver long enough to crank out A Monster Calls before moving on to tackle Jurassic World 2. While Thomas likes much of the film, he lets the film provoke his darker side as A Monster Calls manipulates him into shedding a tear. Bah, humbug.


  • [00:00:39]: Intro
  • [00:03:00]: Horror News of the Week
    • [00:03:16]: Don’t Knock Twice Trailer
    • [00:05:52]: Predator casting
    • [00:10:27]: The Cult of Chucky Announcement
    • [00:15:00]: Santa Clarita Diet Commercials
    • [00:18:37]: The Lure horror musical
  • [00:21:36]: Support HNR
  • [00:22:15]: Feature Review – Underworld: Blood Wars
  • [00:54:54]: What Have You Been Watching – A Monster Calls
  • [01:08:37]: Stump The Saint


The Bye Bye Man / The Barn


Gruesome Magazine Spring 2017 is coming! That’s right, the very first issue of an all-new horror magazine from the Grue-Crew behind Horror News Radio and Gruesome Magazine website will land late February 2017. The tag line “Horror Festival Hits – Independent Films – The Future of Horror” reflects the focus of the magazine on the up’n’coming horror film makers and their films in Horror Film Festivals across the globe. Check out the GM page for more details.


Horror Tees – Spotlight for 3/01/2015 – 3/07/2015

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 include Star Wars, Dr. Zaius from Planet of the Apes, two Jason Voorhees from Friday the 13th series, Predator and Alien (the top pick of the week) . Click here to find more creative horror designs.

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Horror Tees – Spotlight for 2/15/2015 – 2/21/2015

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 include a Planet of the Apes / Star Wars mash up, a collection of cinema’s classic slashers, horror’s little darlings, a call to “join the Empire,” Oogie’s Casino and the Predator’s Hunting Club (the top pick of the week) . Click here to find more creative horror designs.

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