Alien: Covenant – Twin Peaks the Return – Episode 216 – Horror News Radio

The Alien franchise returns to theaters this past weekend with Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant. While it is a direct sequel to Prometheus, featuring fan-favorite David (Michael Fassbender), the film suggests a new origin for the xenomorph species….and a plethora of gory, gruesome special effects! For the What Have You Been Watching segment, Thomas visits David Lynch’s Twin Peaks The Return on Showtime. Dave dives into the Horror News of the Week with the Sony announcement that Tom Hardy is Venom, George Romero is shopping Road of the Dead, and Universal has relabeled its upcoming monster franchise Dark Universe.  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 216 – Alien: Covenant (2017) – Twin Peaks: The Return (2017)
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  • Alien: Covenant (2017)
  • Director: Ridley Scott / w. Jack Paglen & Michael Green and John Logan & Dante Harper
  • Cast: Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride, Demian Bichir, Carmen Ejogo, Jussie Smollett, Callie Hernandez, Amy Seimetz, Nathaniel Dean, Alexander England, w/ Javier Botet, James Franco, Guy Pearce, & Noomi Rapace



  • Twin Peaks: The Return (2017)
  • Creator: Mark Frost & David Lynch
  • Cast: Kyle MacLachlan, Sheryl Lee, Kimmy Robertson, Russ Tamblyn, Madchen Amick, Dana Ashbrook, Ray Wise, Grace Zabriskie, Everette McGill, Amy Shiels

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Eps 131 – Tales of Halloween – The Martian

October is here and with it comes everyone’s favorite holiday, Halloween. Epic Pictures is gathering 11 directors to craft a series of horror tales, all taking place in the same town on the same night. Tales of Halloween is a must-own addition to every horror fan’s Blu-ray collection and the Grue Crew are here to share why….well, all, except one. WTF?

Dave begins the HORROR NEWS OF THE WEEK segment with news about Jaws 19, The Shining prequel and more Mad Max: Fury Road. In the What Have You Been Watching segment Doc and Thomas take a trip to Mars with the latest Ridley Scott masterpiece, The Martian.

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!

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Episode 130 – The Green Inferno
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This Week on Gruesome Magazine: June (2015) & A Christmas Horror Story (2015) 

Celebrating this week’s awesome content at Gruesome Magazine, Doc Rotten and the Black Saint discuss a pair of films reviewed on the site recently. The first film is June from director L. Gustavo Cooper, featuring a story about a trouble young orphan with a mysterious, dangerous future. The second film is another horror anthology film called A Christmas Horror Story from a trio of directors: Grant Harvey, Steven Hoban and Brett Sullivan. This silly but gory holiday treat features a much-anticipated confrontation between Santa Claus and the monstrous Krampus.


Review: Tales of Halloween (2015) 

The October Society team up to create a new Halloween themed horror anthology that potentially rivals Trick R Treat. Tales of Halloween features 10 tales from 11 directors (David Parker, Darren Lynn Bousman, Adam Gierasch, Axelle Carolyn, Lucky McKee, Paul Solet, John Skipp & Andrew Kasch , Mike Mendez, Ryan Schifrin and Neil Marshall) and an expansive cast that features a number of familiar horror icons and fan favorites. Look close and you will catch roles and cameos from the likes of Barry Bostwick, Adrienne Barbeau, Ben Woolf, James Duval, Kristina Klebe. Lin Shaye, Sam Witwer, Caroline Williams. Joe Dante, John Landis, Barbara Crampton, Adam Green, Mick Garris, Stuart Gordon, James Wan, Mike Mendez. Drew Struzan and Lisa Marie.


What Have You Been Watching: The Martian (2015) 

Director Ridley Scott finally catches Thomas’ favor with his latest Sci-Fi epic, The Martian. Doc Rotten joins in to help Thomas share how incredible this film is and urge that it should not be missed. “I’m going to science the shit out of it.” is destined to be an iconic movie moment. Touching, astounding and inspiring, The Martian is one of the year’s very best.

Horror News of the Week for 10/5/2015 

Dave shares the Horror News of the Week starts of with a little update about the future of the Mad Max: Fury Road sequels from George Miller. From Miller to King, Dave lets the Grue-crew know about the upcoming The Shining prequel. Not good, not good. Universal gets high marks for releasing a Jaws 19 trailer to celebrate the anniversary of Back to the Future II. A&E promises to bury contestants alive in an up-and-coming horror-esque game show. No effn way! Entertainment Earth is releasing two games based on Cthulhu. Wow!

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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