Strangers: Prey At Night – Episode 258 – Horror News Radio

Strangers: Prey At Night is the sequel no one was anticipating nor wanted. 10 years after the original and with none of the original cast or crew involved? It sounds like something destined to fail. Yet… The Grue Crew may have liked it more than you’d think. Strangers: Prey At Night isn’t the only film on the docket, though. The genre-lite escapades of Thoroughbreds is also up for discussion as genre favorite Anya Taylor Joy joins up with a fellow teen played by Olivia Cooke with sociopathic tendencies. Yet, the true monster may not be who it seems. Plus, there’s a small review for Disney’s big release A Wrinkle In Time, the film that has so much creativity bursting at the seams… but maybe doesn’t come together too well. Dave Dreher is out this week, so Doc Rotten, Thomas Mariani and Yonathan Habtemichael have to take on Horror News of the Week by themselves. There’s plenty of stories of premieres from South By Southwest, a Jake Gyllenhaal horror film coming to Netflix and… Tommy Wiseau as The Joker? What a funny story, Doc. Ha ha ha! Then, Thomas closes things out by unmasking Phantom Factor! It’s a packed night, but worth every second.

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Episode 258 – Strangers: Prey At Night
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INTRO [00:00:39]


FEATURE REVIEW: Strangers: Prey at Night [00:33:39]

  • Strangers: Prey At Night (2018)
  • director: Johannes Roberts
  • cast: Bailee Madison, Lewis Pullman, Christina Hendricks, Martin Henderson


  • Look for Grue Crew members at the FantasticRealm screening of Jaws 3D… in 3D!
    • In September, we are looking to return to the Carolina for Friday the 13th 3-D and Amityville 3-D both in glorious 3D. More on this in the coming weeks.
  • Be sure to keep up with the Flash Forward Friday Forcast each week on Gruesome Magazine

WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN WATCHING: Thoroughbreds [01:07:20]

  • Thoroughbreds (2018)
  • director: Corin Finley
  • cast: Anya Taylor-Joy, Olivia Cooke, Anton Yelchin

SUPPORT HNR [01:44:35]

  • Patrons at Patreon who donate as low as $1 can vote for an exclusive HNR podcast and one Decades of Horror episode every month!

WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN WATCHING: A Wrinkle In Time [01:46:38]

  • A Wrinkle In Time (2018)
  • director: Ava Duvernay
  • cast: Storm Reid, Levi Miller, Oprah Winfrey, Mindy Kaling, Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine


  • Our Game Show Segment In Which You the Listeners Forge Suggestions For The Grue Crew To Guess!
  • This week’s topic: Macabre Mask of Horror
  • Those who enter in March will be in contention to win a copy of The Ultimate Guide to Strange Cinema!




Eps 103 – It Follows – SXSW

The Grue-crew dive into the most talked about horror film of the past few months, IT FOLLOWS. The film, garnering huge buzz by making impressive bank with a limited release, is going wide and deserves to be seen in the theater, in a crowd. Writer-Director David Robert Mitchell works hard to scare the crap out of you. Maika Monroe, from The Guest, stars.

Dave dishes a new plate of HORROR NEWS OF THE WEEK with information about Hannibal, Doctor Strange and The Disciples. Doc Rotten announces that Horror News Radio and HorrorNews.Net will appear at the MAD MONSTER PARTY in Charlotte, NC in March 27-29, 2015. The Black Saint tackles another round of STUMP THE SAINT.

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! Also, the prizes keep coming: Anchor Bay Entertainment returns with a Muck Blu-Ray Giveaway! 

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Review: It Follows (2015) 

Young Jay (Maika Monroe) falls for a new beau succumbing to his charms. After a night of passion, she discovers the boy has passed on to her a curse where a mysterious force – a force that can take on ANY appearance – follows you until it catches you…and kills you. Jay and her friends struggle to find a way to survive. The film embraces its influences mixing them with unique and effectively simple approach to fear and horror. The grue-crew chime in with their take on this modern masterpiece.


What Have You Been Watching: SXSW (2015) 

Co-host Thomas Mariani returns from Austin, Texas and the South By South West (SXSW) 2015 film festival. He shares his adventures, seeing George Miller talk about Road Warrior and Mad Max Fury Road and reviews the horror film, The Final Girls.


HNR Contest:  Anchor Bay Entertainment Muck Blu-Ray 

Horror News Radio and Anchor Bay Entertainment announce the Muck Blu-Ray giveaway. Anchor Bay Entertainment is providing a pair of Blu-Rays for the hit gorefest Muck featuring horror legend Kane Hodder and Playboy Playmate of the Year 2012 Jaclyn Swedberg. Winners are Donnie Hoover from OH and Jeff Durkin from VA. Congrats!

Horror News of the Week for 03/23/2015 

Dave shares the Horror News of the Week beginning with the announcement that actors Jim Carrey and Keanu Reeves are joining the cannibal film The Bad Batch. Bryan Fuller reveals that Vincenzo Natali is directing three episodes of Hannibal season 3 and  Neil Marshall is set to direct the episode titled “The Great Red Dragon.” It appears, to little surprise, that Doctor Strange will be the Marvel’s first horror film. Wes Craven is back in the news with whispers that he will helm the sci-fi horror TV show The Disciples. Jenn and Sylvia Soska, the Twisted Twins, are set to publish their first comic, Kill-Crazy Nymphos ATTACK!


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Stump the Saint:

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