Logan (2017) – Episode 205 – Horror News Radio

The X-Men franchise goes raw once again with the R-Rated Logan from director James Mangold. Last year we were treated to Deadpool, this years brings Wolverine as we’ve longed to see him since debuting seventeen years ago. Hugh Jackman reprises the role of James Howlett one last time with Patrick Stewart in tow as Professor X. The Grue-crew champion the film’s gritty, violent tone and praise the performances. Give Stewart a Supporting Oscar, now, please.

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)

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Episode 205 – Logan (2017)
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Feature Review: Logan (2017)

X-Men fans are treated to the most mature super hero film to reach theaters in some time. Deadpool was more raunchy and the DC films are missing the mark, James Mangold’s Logan nails the delivery. The story is gripping, the conflicts are dire, and the stakes are more personable. The film doesn’t skimp on gory action – plenty crimson enough to satisfy horror fans with decapitations and dismemberment galore. Jackman and Stewart give their best performances as Logan and Xavier while Dafne Keen makes an impressive debut as Laura Kinney, X-23. Oddly enough, the best super hero film is one that plays less like a super hero film than all the rest. Go figure.

Outline of the Episode

  • [00:00:40]: Intro
  • [00:04:19]: Horror News of the Week
    • [00:04:34]: A Trilogy of Trailers delights cinephiles
      • Guardians of the Galaxy vol 2.
      • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
      • Alien: Covenant
    • [00:12:10]: The Wonderful Horror of Oz is coming our way
    • [00:16:17]: Mindhunter by David Fincher on Netflix
    • [00:18:31]: Rock Paper Dead is the latest feature from Tom Holland
    • [00:21:35]: The Untold Horror documentary explores unmade horror films
  • [00:27:22]: Support HNR
  • [00:28:07]: Logan (2017)
  • [01:23:31]: Announcements
    • [01:23:34]: Horror Pack Winner!
    • [01:24:12]: Gruesome Magazine goes to Print!
    • [01:25:10]: HNR heads to the Mad Monster Party Carolina!
    • [01:25:53]: Other Appearances!
  • [01:27:20]: Stump The Saint


Kong: Skull Island


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.


Eps 179 – Dragon Con (2016)

The Grue-crew have been transformed. The Black Saint, Thomas Mariani and Doc Rotten – along with Decades of Horror friends Bill Mulligan and award-winning director Christopher G. Moore made their way to Dragon Con 2016 to participate on a number of the panels scattered throughout the Horror Track. Aside from Christopher G. Moore, a frequent Con goer who covered DragonCon 2015 for HNR and the Hannibal Fan Podcast, it was the first trip for the rest of us. Tonight, the crew share their journey.

Thomas steps in to give his thoughts on the latest genre bending flick from director Kevin Smith, the head-scratching adventure Yoga Hosers. While Thomas has been known to crap on awful films mercilessly, he has never yet given a film a zero. Oh, man! Santos chimes in on the second crap-fest of the week, Morgan which tanked at the box office failing to crack the top ten. Horror is in desperate need of a Blair Witch now!

Dave returns to announce the Horror News of the Week discussing a variety of items about Shin Godzilla‘s October release date, Amazon getting the TV series based on Tremors featuring Kevin Bacon and the crew react to the trailer for the “expendables of horror,” Death House. Doc and Gruesome Magazine writer Paul Cardullo are heading to Wreak Havoc Film Festival in Greensboro, North Carolina this late September/early October. Another announcement for the fall is that Horror News Radio will be at Spooky Empire in Orlando, Florida, October 7 – 9, 2016. Oh, boy! Plan your trip now.

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)

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Episode 179 – Dragon Con (2016) – Yoga Hosers (2016) – Morgan (2016)
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Convention Report: Dragon Con (2016)

The Grue-crew have discovered their new home away from home. Dragon Con 2016 was amazing with great panels, fantastic guest, spectacular friend (old and new) and the most incredible Cosplay on the planet. Horror News Radio, Decades of Horror and Gruesome Magazine were represented in full as Doc Rotten, The Black Saint, Thomas Mariani, Bill Mulligan and Christopher G. Moore descended down on to the Horror Track. The track is managed by the tireless and inspiring Derek Tatum, setting up panels on Preacher, The Shining, American Horror Story, Ash vs the Evil Dead, Bates Motel, Lucio Fulci, Modern Horror Classics, Phantom of the Paradise, Hammer Films of the 1970s and the legacy of the Blind Dead. If you are a horror fan, the Dragon Con Horror Track is THE place to be.


Feature Review: Yoga Hosers (2016)

Kevin Smith returns continuing his Canadian adventures with Yoga Hosers featuring Lily-Rose Depp, Harley Quinn Smith and Johnny Depp. Thomas Mariani steps in to warn each and every HNR fan to think twice before stepping into this heaping pile of manure. Yeah, that’s right, he did not like it. But, just how much did he not like it. Oh, dear God. It’s brutal.


Feature Review: Morgan (2016)

While Yoga Hosers is a smaller release by comparison, Morgan landed in 2000 theaters this weekend to a paltry $2 million box office. Thud. The film tanked, hard. The Black Saint is the only crew member to suffer through the film. He is here to share his thoughts – in his usual Black Saint style.





  • [00:00:41] Introduction of the Grue-crew
  • [00:03:22] Announcements
    • [00:03:36] Wreak Havoc Horror Film Festival
    • [00:03:46] Spooky Empire
    • [00:05:02] iTunes Feedback Winner – PsykoMyk
  • [00:08:15] Convention Report: DragonCon (2016)
  • [00:54:12] Feature Review: Yoga Hosers (2016)
  • [01:11:49] Feature Review: Morgan (2016)
  • [01:16:00] Support HNR w/ Patreon
  • [01:17:36] Horror News of the Week
    • [01:18:30] Tom Holland and Vinnie Guastini united to bring horror fans Rock Paper Dead
    • [01:22:13] The trailer for Death House has landed – the “Expendables of Horror” is here
    • [01:27:15] PAX West released a trailer for the Friday the 13th game and it slays
    • [01:32:18] Kevin Bacon returns to Tremors for a TV series on … Amazon
    • [01:34:39] Shin Godzilla (Godzilla Resurgence) hits US theaters in October
  • [01:37:56] Stump the Saint Winner for August – M. Hatfield



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