Mom and Dad – Godzilla: Monster Planet – Episode 251 – Horror News Radio

Parenting is tough. Sure, parents love their kids. But sometimes dealing with them is enough to be driven crazy. Well, hopefully not Nicolas Cage levels of crazy. Cage reunites with the Taylor half of Neveldine/Taylor for Mom and Dad, as he and Selma Blair are compelled to murder their children. Hilarity ensues… or does it? Horror News Radio‘s Grue Crew is set out to determine. Along for the ride is filmmaker and special effects guru Bill Mulligan, who puts his kaiju knowledge to the test as he analyzes the Netflix anime film Godzilla: Monster Planet. Does the King of Monsters take well to the animation format? Given the lack of Godzooky, one could probably assume yes. Dave Dreher is, unfortunately, M.I.A., but Doc steps in to breakdown Horror News of the WeekThere’s giant kaiju trailers, an announcement of a What We Do In The Shadows TV show and the possible return of Joe Bob Briggs to horror hosting. Then, Thomas wraps everything up with the return of the game show Phantom Factor. Hazzah!

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.

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Episode 251 – Mom And Dad – Godzilla: Monster Planet
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INTRO [00:00:41]


FEATURE REVIEW: Mom and Dad [00:24:12]

  • Mom and Dad (2018)
  • director/writer: Brian Taylor
  • cast: Nicolas Cage, Selma Blair, Anne Winters, Zackary Arthur, Robert T. Cunningham and Lance Henriksen


  • In February, we will be working with the Nevermore Film Festival in Durham, NC to present THE MANITOU on the Big Screen in honor of Santos Ellin Jr. / the Black Saint. Anyone who can make it to the Festival the weekend of February 23 – 25, 2018. We will have more details as we get closer to the dates. Head over here to keep up with this event.

WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN WATCHING: Godzilla: Monster Planet [00:58:35]

  • Godzilla: Monster Planet
  • director: Hiroyuki Seshita, Kôbun Shizuno
  • cast: Chris Niosi, Martin Billany, Edward Bosco

SUPPORT HNR [01:31:16]

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  • Our Game Show Segment In Which You the Listeners Forge Suggestions For The Grue Crew To Guess!
  • This week’s topic: Most Over The Top Horror Performance

FEEDBACK [01:42:30]

  • 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




Eps 98 – What We Do In The Shadows

The Grue-crew dive into two reviews for episode 98: the horror comedy What We Do In The Shadows and the spy satire Kingsman The Secret Service. Writers-directors Jemain Clement and Taika Waititi bring out the manic mundane in everyday life of 4 flat mates in rural New Zealand in What We Do In The Shadows with great success while Matthew Vaughn brings another graphic novel to the big screen with Kingsman The Secret Service.

Dave shares the horror news of the week with the skinny about Crimson Peak, Friday the 13th and Stephen King’s 11/22/63. HNR proudly brings another horror fan to the forefront with this week’s Listener Spotlight about Todd Martin.

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: HNR teams up with Anchor Bay Entertainment featuring the Blu-Ray of Fear Clinic and Magnolia Home Entertainment joins in to provide a new DVD giveaway for the horror anthology The ABCs of Death 2! 

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Review: What We Do In The Shadows (2014) 

No surprise here: Dave, Thomas and Doc all sing praises for the vampire horror comedy What We Do In The Shadows. The grue-crew dive into what makes this film hit the high moments with laughs and silly fun. Thomas spotlights co-director Jemain Clement in the role of Vladislav while Doc appreciates the understated comedy of Stu (as played by Stuart Rutherford). David, of course, adores the Nosferatu look and feel of the elder vampire, Petyr. Find out why you should see this film.


Review: Kingsman The Secret Service (2015) 

Colin Firth kills it as the suave but deadly Harry Hart in Matthew Vaughn’s Kingsman The Secret Service as they take a satiric stab at every concept buried in the tropes of James Bond, Jason Bourne and Jack Bauer. Doc has admiration for Gazelle as played by Sofia Boutella. Thomas patiently waits for Doc to finish stammering about the effects and the comedy to discuss Samuel L. Jackson as the film’s villain, the billionaire named Valentine.

HNR Contest: Anchor Bay Entertainment Fear Clinic Blu-Ray Giveaway 

Horror News Radio is once again teaming up with Anchor Bay Entertainment to hand out two Blu-Ray copies of Fear Clinic. The film from director Robert G. Hall and stars Robert Englund, Fiona Dourif and Thomas Dekker. Here are the two winners: Adam Thomas from Michigan and Myk Saiten from Ohio.


HNR Contest: Magnolia Home Entertainment ABCs of Death 2 DVD Giveaway 

Horror News Radio is teaming up with Magnolia Home Entertainment to hand out a DVD copy of ABCs of Death 2. 26 new directors, 26 new ways to die. Entries will be accepted until Midnight (Eastern Standard Time),  February 22, 2015. All you need to do is complete the The Black Saint’s HNR Horror Trivia Question at this link. The Anchor Bay Entertainment Fear Clinic Blu-Ray giveaway is open to US addresses only and only to ages 18 and over.

Horror News of the Week for 02/16/2015 

Dave shares the Horror News of the Week with news about the trailer for Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak. Ignoring the fact that the film came out fifteen years ago, director Russ Gomm brings a documentary about The Blair Witch Project to screens and film festivals in 2015. On the sequel front, the producers behind the upcoming Friday the 13th sequel discuss how the script will tackle the supernatural underpinnings to Jason Voorhees. James Franco headlines Stephen King’s 11/22/63. Who make up the new supergroup The Hollywood Vampires? Why Alice Cooper, Joe Perry and…Johnny Depp.

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Episode 91 – The Best Horror Films of 2014

It’s time to discuss the best horror films of the year, the top of the heap for 2014. The HNR grue-crew, who have often declared that 2014 was a rough year for horror, are happy to focus on the films that succeeded, entertained or impressed. Let’s take a look back at 2014 to call out some of the films that made the crew scream, jump or smile.

Dave returns to shares the horror news of the week with news about Ash vs the Evil DeadHannibal and Phantasm Ravager.

Co-hosts Doc RottenSantos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr., Dave Dreher, Thomas 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! It’s a perfect world.

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Special Content: The Best Horror Films of 2014 

It is the end of the year and time to reflect on the best of 2014. Each host chimes in with their top 10 of the most sensational horror films of the past 12 months.

  • Dave Dreher
    • 10. Afflicted
    • 09. Jessabelle
    • 08. The Town That Dreaded Sundown
    • 07. The Human Race
    • 06. Tusk
    • 05. Dead Snow 2
    • 04. Exists
    • 03. Guardians of the Galaxy
    • 02. The Babadook
    • 01. Horns
  • The Black Saint
    • 10 Don’t Blink
    • 09 The Human Race
    • 08 Wer
    • 07 The Town That Dreaded Sundown
    • 06 Bag Boy Lover Boy
    • 05 Exists
    • 04 What We Do In The Shadows
    • 03 The Scarehouse
    • 02 Afflicted
    • 01 Only Lovers Left Alive
  • Thomas Mariani
    • 10 Grand Piano
    • 09 The One I Love
    • 08 Afflicted
    • 07 Under the Skin
    • 06 Only Lovers Left Alive
    • 05 Captain America: The Winter Soldier
    • 04 Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
    • 03 The Babadook
    • 02 Gone Girl
    • 01 Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Vixen
    • 10 Willow Creek
    • 09 Jessabelle
    • 08 Starry Eyes
    • 07 The Purge: Anarchy
    • 06 Honeymoon
    • 05 Godzilla
    • 04 Horns
    • 03 The Human Race
    • 02 The Babadook   
    • 01 Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Doc Rotten
    • 10 Jessabelle
    • 09 Godzilla
    • 08 Horns
    • 07 Dead Snow 2: Dead vs Red
    • 06 What We Do In The Shadows
    • 05 Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
    • 04 Afflicted
    • 03 Exists
    • 02 The Babadook
    • 01 Guardians of the Galaxy

What Have You Been Watching: Into The Woods (2014)

Thomas  and Doc spend a little time talking fairy tales, wolves and giants in the Disney musical fantasy, Into the Woods.

Horror News of the Week for 12/29/2014 

Dave returns to bring you the Horror News of the Week with Bruce Campbell answering a butt-ton of questions about the upcoming Ash vs Evil Dead TV show. For the holidays, Don Coscarelli released an Xmas Phantasm Ravager promo. Criterion takes Anthony Hopkins back to Hannibal days revealing the masks that could have been. Salma Hayek stars in Everly. And Dave shares his love for Merry Crush Monday.

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