Stump The Saint – Colossal Creature Control

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

Our subject for Horror News Radio Episode 213 is a unique beast altogether. After months of languishing in limited release, Nacho Vigalando’s  Colossal  has finally hit enough theaters for The Grue Crew to view it. In Colossal,  Anne Hathaway plays a woman with severe personal problems that finds the actions she does are later copied by a kaiju in South Korea. Naturally,  Stump The Saint  has to take advantage of such a unique opportunity to ponder the big questions on any genre fan’s minds.

So,  Stump The Saint  wants to know  What Cinematic  Creature  Do You Wish Could Copy Your Movements?  It could be a kaiju as tall as Godzilla or a creepy crawler as small as a Gremlin. Whatever size or make of the monster, which one would you want to see copy your movements? Think of yourself as the Andy Serkis in a motion capture suit to this movie creature’s Caesar the Ape. You have the control, but what monster would you manipulate?

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 prize DVD or Blu ray (your preference) for you! The Black Saint himself has a vast array of titles in his massive collection and he’s willing to get you a copy straight from Amazon! As we announced on our previous episode, here are your options of titles as chosen by The Saint himself:

Chosen Survivors (1974)

The Dunwich Horror (1970)

Luther the Geek (1990)

Evil Aliens (2005)

Damnation Alley (1977)

You’ll have until  May 2nd  at 8:30 pm EST to submit your answer and be in contention to win one of five blu-rays/DVDs Santos shall send to you! We mentioned previously that the last episode would be your last opportunity, but we have decided to extend the deadline! So, this is the last week to be in contention for this prize! We’ll also be announcing our  Stump the Saint  winner on that very episode! Make sure to check your social media inboxes for a request on shipping information!

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.