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Ready Player One – 5th Year Anniversary – Episode 261 – Horror News Radio

The Grue Crew are celebrating an enormous milestone this week. Yes, five years ago Doc Rotten, Dave Dreher, Thomas Mariani and the late Santos Ellin Jr. recorded the first episode of Horror News Radio. This week, the Crew are joined by Christopher G. Moore and Caitlin Turner to talk Ready Player One. Steven Spielberg’s latest is a sci-fi action romp, but many famous horror characters can be spotted through the endless pop culture references. It’s a divisive discussion that’ll leave you torn asunder! Then, the gang counts down the Best Horror Films of the Last Five Years as voted on by you! Plus, Dave unveils Horror News of the Week all about Martin Freeman fighting zombies, new Stephen King adaptations, and Freddy Krueger cereal? Sounds delicious. Also, stay tuned for a spine-tingling edition of Phantom Factor! Hooray!

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

Horror News Radio
Episode 261 – Ready Player One – 5th Year Anniversary
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INTRO [00:00:39]

HORROR NEWS OF THE WEEK [00:06:38]

FEATURE REVIEW: Ready Player One [00:30:49]

  • Ready Player One (2018)
  • director: Steven Spielberg
  • cast: Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Lena Waithe, Mark Rylance, Simon Pegg

ANNOUNCEMENTS [01:24:31]

SPECIAL FEATURE: Top 5 Horror Films of Horror News Radio’s Five Years [01:27:56]

SUPPORT HNR [02:04:52]

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

PHANTOM FACTOR [02:09:23]

  • Our Game Show Segment In Which You the Listeners Forge Suggestions For The Grue Crew To Guess!
  • This week’s topic: Iconic Horror Characters
  • The March winner for a copy of The Ultimate Guide to Strange Cinema: is: Brian Davis!

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Eps 165 – X-Men: Apocalypse

Charles Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr return for another spin in Marvel’s X-Universe with X-MEN: APOCALYPSE. Bryan Singer directs another sequel featuring all your favorite merry mutants: Professor X (James McAvoy), Magneto (Michael Fassbender), Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence), Beast (Nicholas Hoult), Quicksilver (Evan Peters), Jean Grey (Sophie Turner), Cyclops (Tye Sheridan), Havok (Lucas Till), Nightcrawler (Kodi Smit-McPhee), Angel (Ben Hardy), Storm (Alexandra Shipp) and Psylocke (Olivia Munn). If you’re exhausted reading that list, wait until you see this stuffed to the max super hero flick. The Grue-crew along with guest host Chad Hunt share their opinions, listen if you dare!

Dave shares more updates and rumors for the HORROR NEWS OF THE WEEK segment discussing Halloween returning via Blumhouse and John Carpenter, Carpenter’s The Thing returns once again from Scream Factory and Dan Aykroyd praises the return of Ghostbusters. For the What Have You Been Watching segment, the Grue-crew dive deep into the Chiller/Netflix series, Slasher.

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! (Brought to you by Gruesome Magazine)

Horror News Radio
Episode 165 – X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) – Slasher (2016)
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  • Featured Review: X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)
    With the emergence of the world’s first mutant, Apocalypse, the X-Men must unite to defeat his extinction level plan.

    • d. Bryan Singer
    • w. Simon Kinberg, Dan Harris and Michael Dougherty w/ Singer
    • c. James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Oscar Isaac, Rose Byrne, Evan Peters, Josh Helmen, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, Lucas Till, Kodi Smith-McPhee, Ben Hardy, Alexandra Shipp, Lana Condor, Olivia Munn and … Hugh Jackman
    • Thomas Mariani (2 / 5)
    • Doc Rotten (3.5 / 5)
    • The Black Saint (2.5 / 5)
    • Dave Dreher (1 / 5)
    • Chad Hunt  (2 / 5)

 

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  • What Have You Been Watching: Slasher (2016) s01e01 “Pilot”
    An Eye for an Eye. A woman is plunged into a bloody murder mystery when she returns to the small town where she was born and her parents were killed.
    • created by Aaron Martin
    • c. Katie McGrath, Brandon Jay McLaren, Steve Byers, Christopher Jacot, Jessica Sipos and Dean McDermott

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