Stump The Saint – Stake The Saint

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

One of the topics for episode 214 is  Stakeland II:  The Stakelander  which features all sorts of vampiric death. After all, the name implies as much. The process of killing a vampire is key to any film featuring the soulless beasts. By stake is rather common, but there’s a variety of methods. The sun burning them to a crisp. Someone throwing garlic down a vampire’s gullet. Even a good old fashioned Christian cross to the forehead may do the trick. But  Stump The Saint  isn’t necessarily looking for method to this madness.

No,  Stump The Saint  is more concerned with the actual deaths at play. For our topic this week, we want to know your Favorite Vampire Death Scene from a Film or TV Show. That’s right. Opening up things a bit to the small screen. Given how long these creatures have been in pop culture, it’s easy to see that they’ve gone through many a creative death scene. Now,  Stump The Saint  wants to know which onscreen death of a vampyre is your personal favorite.

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 collection and he’s willing to get you a copy straight from Amazon! The list will be announced in the coming weeks. You’ll have until  May 15th at 8:30 pm EST to submit your answer and be in contention to win one of five blu-rays or DVDs Santos shall send to you!

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.