Stump The Saint – Life… Finds A Way

Stump The Saint – Horror News Radio’s weekly game show in which the listeners guide Thomas Mariani  to the trivia questions poised to stump Santos “The Black Saint” Ellin Jr. Despite his love of trivia, Santos is capable of being stumped on a weekly basis! As to where the audience comes in to Stump The Saint, it’s quite simple:

  1. Look at the individual topic for that week
  2. Comment – either in this post or in the comments of the posting on Facebook or Twitter – with a film title that relates to the topic for that individual week by the specified date
  3. Thomas will take your suggested titles and find three of them that can be spun into trivia questions
  4. Thomas will read three of your names on the air as he attempts to stump Santos
  5. Those who enter a title with US addresses will be entered into a random drawing to win a special prize!

Topic for The Week

For the upcoming 208th edition of Horror News Radio, the big title for discussion is  Life. With the major leads of Jake Gyllenhaal and Ryan Reynolds,  Life  follows a group of astronauts on the International Space station uncovering what may be the first evidence of life on Mars, but turns out to be even worse than they could have imagined. In case you couldn’t tell, this seems a bit… familiar. To the point where we might be expecting a Xenomorph to pop out of Reynolds’ abs?

So, in honor of what seems to be a rip off of a classic horror,  Stump The Saint  wants to know your Favorite Genre Rip Off Film. Think in the headspace of  Carnosaur to  Jurassic Park.  Alien vs Hunter  to  Alien vs  Predator.  Mac and Me  to  E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial. Make sure to spotlight both the rip off film and the film it’s liberally stealing from.

The Prize

Every month,  Stump The Saint  gives listeners with US addresses the potential to win a special prize. Those who have US addresses – which we’ll mainly try to find out  through publically available information on social media sites – will have at the very least a monthly opportunity to win in a random drawing. However, to finish off our prize that’s been given away throughout March, we are giving away a blu ray copy of the film  Night of Something Strange  signed by director  Jonathan Straiton every single week! So, this is your final chance to win a  lovely blu ray edition of film straight from the source. Remember: US addresses only and you must be 18 or older to receive this particular graphic film.  

Thomas Mariani
Thomas Mariani is a born geek, with a bit of nerd mixed in here & there. A native of the (less) swampy parts of Florida, Thomas has always been a fan of films, television & other sources of media ever since he was a child, having been raised on Jim Henson, Star Wars and the basic cable cartoons of the ’90s & ’00s.

Some of his favorite horror films include Evil Dead II, Poltergeist and An American Werewolf in London. He already has experience writing and podcasting about pop culture, which you can read/listen to on sites like, or even on twitter as @NotTheWhosTommy.