Raw – Wonder Woman – Episode 218 – Horror News Radio

Special guest Caitlin Turner joins the Grue-Crew to tackle the French horror film Raw which caused quite a stir at a recent horror film festival. At TIFF last year, audience members were made ill watching this film. Imagine how excited The Black Saint is to see this film. Find out how it fares with his review. For the WHYBW segment, the Grue-Crew turn their attention to the latest DCEU entry Wonder Woman. Does the box office champion bode well for the future of the DC cinematic heroes? Dave dives into the Horror News of the Week with Adam Wingard helming the upcoming Godzilla vs King Kong film, The Mist getting a new bug-filled trailer, and the Dark Universe is set to unleash Dracula, The Phantom of the Opera, and the Hunchback of Notre Dame.  Closing out the show Thomas and Santos participate in a battle of wits with this week’s Stump the Saint!

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 | The Black Saint | Thomas Mariani. Also, like us on Facebook and join the Horror News Radio Facebook Group.

Horror News Radio
Episode 218 – Raw (2017) – Wonder Woman (2017)
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INTRO [00:00:39]


SUPPORT HNR [00:27:12]


  • Raw (2017)
  • Director: Julia Ducournau
  • Cast: Garance Marillier, Ella Rumpf, Rabah Nait Oufella



  • Wonder Woman (2017)
  • Director: Patty Jenkins w/ s. Allan Heinberg
  • Cast: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Connie Neilsen, Danny Huston, David Thewlis, Said Taghmaoui, Ewen Bremner, Elena Anaya (Dr. Poison)

STUMP THE SAINT [01:40:49]

  • May Winner: Adrian Cardenas

FEEDBACK [01:50:26]

  • 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


  • The Mummy & It Comes at Night


Eps 198 – The Bye Bye Man

Another week in January 2017 and another genre release. Woot! This week, the film landing in theaters across the States is The Bye Bye Man from director Stacy Title. The PG-13 horror feature sets its sights on establishing a new icon with the titular character. “Don’t Think It. Don’t Say It.” urges the tag line. While the Black Saint finds some fun with his audience for the movie, Doc and Thomas share no love for the early contender for worst picture of 2017. Uh, oh…

A horror film festival favorite, The Barn is up for discussion on the What Have You Been Watching segment. The low budget film lives and breathes its Eighties VHS classic influences with a fun romp, full of gore and mayhem. The film also introduces three new horror creatures to enjoy, The Boogeyman, Hallowed Jack, and The Candycorn Scarecrow. The film is written and directed by Justin M. Seaman.

Dave guides the Horror News of the Week with the sad news of the passing of William Peter Blatty, the man who wrote The Exorcist and directed the best Exorcist sequel, The Exorcist III. 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 – The Bye Bye Man (2017) – The Barn (2016)
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Feature Review: The Bye Bye Man (2017)

Let’s just get this out of the way: the Grue-crew slaughter this film. Even Doc labels it “a blemish on the face of horror.” Thomas just laughs at the damn thing. However, the Black Saint finds some fun in the film siting the jubilant, teen-age crowd as raising the fun factor for the film. Regardless, he still calls The Bye Bye Man a “bad” film. Head-scratching ensures as the Grue-Crew try to figure out how – and why – Carrie-Anne Moss and Faye Dunaway are in the picture. What?

What Have You Been Watching: The Barn (2016)

If you have not yet made your way to a Horror Film Festival in the past few years, you may not realize what treasures can be unearthed within their schedules. We’ve mentioned a number of them over the past nearly 200 episodes – such as recently championed gore-fest Night of Something Strange. This week, we introduce another such future classic, Justin M. Seaman’s The Barn. The film caters heavily to fans of the VHS horror boom in the 1980s, features enthusiastic performances and contains terrific creature designs & gore effects.


  • [00:00:40]: Intro
    • [00:02:32]: Nevermore Film Festival
  • [00:03:41]: Horror News of the Week
    • [00:03:59]: RIP William Peter Blatty
    • [00:09:08]: The trailer for The XX debuts
    • [00:12:47]: The cannibal film Raw gets a release date
    • [00:16:23]: Jason Harry Pagan & Andrew Deutschman are writing House on Haunted Hill
    • [00:23:56}: The Mist is coming to Spike TV
  • [00:29:49]: Support HNR
  • [00:30:19]: Feature Review – The Bye Bye Man
  • [01:14:08]: What Have You Been Watching – The Barn
  • [01:36:48]: Stump The Saint
  • [01:43:01]: Listener Feedback


M. Night Shyamalan’s Split 


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.