[Podcast] Ghostbusters – Stranger Things – Episode 172 – Horror News Radio

On this episode of Horror News Radio, the Grue Crew  try not to cross the streams as they review Ghostbusters (2016). The latest film from director Paul Feig  brings back the beloved property in a reboot fashion with females donning the proton packs and jumpsuits this time. Then, they discuss the Stephen King/Steven Spielberg/John Carpenter/Generally 80s Inspired thrills of Netflix’s new series  Stranger Things.  Could it be any better?

This week’s Horror News of the Week is present by Dave  and discusses new set photos from new Stephen King productions  The Dark Tower  and  It, Ripley finally getting her ending and the scariest cinematic creature known to man… TYLER PERRY’S MADEA!  Not only are the Grue-crew going to Dragon*Con this year, Doc and Gruesome Magazine writer Paul Cardullo are heading to  GenreBlast Film Festival in Culpepper Virginia this August 19 – 21, 2016.

Co-hosts  Doc Rotten,  Santos (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!  Oh, and don’t forget – Stump the Saint! (Brought to you by Gruesome Magazine)

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Episode 172  — Ghostbusters  (2016)  — Stranger Things  (Netflix 2016)
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The Ghostbusters Abby (Melissa McCarthy), Holtzmann (Kate McKinnon), Erin (Kristen Wiig) and Patty (Leslie Jones) in Columbia Pictures' GHOSTBUSTERS.
The Ghostbusters Abby (Melissa McCarthy), Holtzmann (Kate McKinnon), Erin (Kristen Wiig) and Patty (Leslie Jones) in Columbia Pictures’ GHOSTBUSTERS.

Feature Review: Ghostbusters

Ghostbusters  has had a tough road paved for itself in the last few months. Terrible trailers, internet commenters and the pressure of revisiting a classic have all the benchmarks of something worrisome. But The Grue Crew still rages on as they talk about the comedy, the cast and the spooky effects work on the ghosts? Did “Bustin Make Them Feel Good” or was  Ghostbusters  “Too Hot To Handle and Too Cold To Hold?” The film, directed by Paul Feig, features  Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones in the lead roles.


What Have You Been Watching: Stranger Things

The latest genre entry from Netflix has become a major hit over its initial weekend of release. Winona Ryder and David Harbor lead a group of child actors through an Amblin inspired 8 episode season, full of government conspiracies, time portals and 80s nostalgia. The Grue Crew is at various stages of watching, but there’s still plenty to dive into as they discuss the characters, the emotions and the thrills of seeing young kids ride their bikes looking for  Stranger Things  in the neighborhood. The show is created by  Matt Duffer and Ross Duffer.



  • [00:00:36] Introduction of the Grue-crew
  • [00:02:42] Gruesome Announcements
    • [00:04:30] Dragon*Con
    • [00:05:55] GenreBlast Film Festival
    • [00:06:22] Wreak Havoc Film Festival
  • [00:07:00] Feature Review: Ghostbusters (2016)
  • [00:57:43] What Have You Been Watching: Stranger Things (Netflix 2016)
  • [01:23:15] Horror News of the Week
    • [01:24:00]  Set Photos of Stephen Kings’ The Dark Tower & IT
    • [01:29:30] The Sperig Brothers Directing  Saw: Legacy
    • [01:35:04] Sigourney Weaver says Neill Blompkamp’s Potential Alien Sequel Will Give Ripley an Ending
    • [01:42:13] Marcus Dunston’s  The Neighbor  gets a trailer starring… Bill Engvall
    • [01:44:58] Tyler Perry Fights Ghosts, Zombies and Clowns in Drag for  Boo: A Madea Halloween  trailer
  • [01:51:48] Stump the Saint
  • [02:01:28] Listener Feedback
  • [02:03:44] What’s Next



Doc Rotten
Editor-In-Chief / Founder / Podcast Producer at Horror News Radio
Doc Rotten is the founder of Gruesome Magazine. He is also a film critic for Gruesome Magazine and the podcast host & producer for Horror News Radio, Monster Movie Podcast, Decades of Horror: 1970s, The American Horror Story Fan Podcast and Hannibal Fan Podcast. He is also co-host of the Dracula podcast on TV TALK and is a contributing reviewer for HorrorNews.Net and Widescreen Warrior.

Doc a lifelong fan of horror films, sci-fi flicks and monster movies first discovering Universal Monsters and Planet of the Apes as a young child in the 1970's searching out every issue of Famous Monster of Filmland (and, later, Fangoria). Favorite films include Jaws, The Car, The Birds, The Tingler, Vampire Circus and The Exorcist. Still a huge fan of horror films from the 70s, Doc continues consuming horror films to this day for the site, for the podcasts and for the fun of it all.