Stump The Saint — Taste That Sweet Candy

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 HNR episode 210,  Stump the Saint  is going a bit demonic. Our subject is  The Devil’s Candy, the story of a family finally getting their rural Texas dream home only to find something horrific underneath the surface. Specifically, the satanic forces that turn the painter patriarch  Jesse (Ethan Embry) into a vessel to be played with.

Thus,  Stump the Saint  is going to give into temptation and grab a handful of sinful confections. The topic for this week is  Favorite Satanic Themed Horror Film. Whether it be demon possession, satanic cults or even The Dark Lord himself, Stump the Saint  wants to find out your individual favorite!  Knowing how many nightmares The Black Saint  has had about  The Exorcist, this should be a fun time.

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. This month, we’ve got a special mystery prize DVD or Blu ray for you! The Black Saint himself has a vast array of titles in his massive collection and he’ll be willing to part with one just for you this month!  You’ll have until  April 10th  at 8:30 pm EST to submit your answer and be in contention to win one of five blu-rays/DVDs Santos is willing to part with at the end of the month!

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.