Killing Ground – Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets – Episode 225 – Horror News Radio

First up for the Grue-Crew is the slow burn into survival horror Killing Ground from writer/director Damien Power. The Grue-Crew want to love Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets but just can’t do it on pretty colors alone. Dave launches into the Horror News of the Week with the loss of the character actor John Heard and a barrage of SDCC 2017 Horror announcements.  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.

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Episode 225 – Killing Ground (2017) – Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planet (2017)
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INTRO [00:00:39]

CONTEST [00:02:37]


  1. RIP John Heard (C.H.U.D., Cat People, Home Alone)
  2. Stranger Things Season 2 trailer sends shivers down the spine
  3. Dark Universe Wants… CHANNING TATUM FOR VAN HELSING?!
  4. Blumhouse reboots Todd McFarlane’s SPAWN… from director Todd McFarlane?!?!

SUPPORT HNR [00:28:59]


  • Killing Ground (2017)
  • director: Damien Power
  • cast: Harriet Dyer, Tiarnie Coupland, Aaron Pedersen



  • Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planet (2017)
  • director: Luc Besson
  • cast: Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevigne, Clive Owen, Rihanna, Ethan Hawke, Herbie Hancock, Kris Wu, Sam Spruell, Alain Chabat, Rutger Hauer, John Goodman

STUMP THE SAINT [01:26:47]

FEEDBACK [01:33:34]

  • Feedback from Mike Hatfield
  • 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


  • Kuso and Atomic Blonde


Eps 69: Bonus – SDCC 2014

SDCC  (2014) reigns supreme over the weekend of 7-17 through 7-20 where the stars, creators, writers and directors of every active and future project known to nerd was on hand to promote, announce and market their films, TV shows and comics. Comic-con is THE place to be every summer, while the HNR crew could not attend the procedings this year, they are on hand to keep up and report on the news and excitement with this special bonus episode of Horror News Radio.

Co-hosts Doc Rotten and Santos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr. are joined by award winning director Christopher G. Moore to recap and react to the various horror related news coming out of San Diego Comic-Con 2014.

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Bonus Edition – SDCC 2014
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 The news this year arrives fast and furious, primarily wrapped around superhero films such as Avengers: Age of Ultron and Batman vs Superman; however, the show manages to contain ample amount of news and tidbits from a wide variety of horror related projects, movies and television programming coming our way in the next few months to the next few years.

  • EVIL DEAD TV: Bruce Campbell and Sam Raimi announce intention to do an Evil Dead television show
  • HANNIBAL: All the tasty details on Season 3
  • WALKING DEAD: The trailer and anticipation for Season 5
  • GODZILLA 2: Gareth Edwards officially announced to return for the sequel along with a few well known monsters
  • SKULL ISLAND: King Kong will return to the big screen on November 4, 2016
  • HORNS: Trailer spills the details
  • TUSK: Finally, Kevin Smith fans are rewarded with a trailer for his upcoming horror film

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