[Podcast] Don’t Kill It — Stake Land II: The Stakelander — Episode 215 — Horror News Radio

The Grue-Crew catch a pair of VOD horror offerings this week with Mike Mendez’ Don’t Kill It as the feature review and Dan Berk & Robert Olsen’s Stake Land 2: The Stakelander in the What Have You Been Watching segment. What they find, despite both being written by the Berk & Olsen team, is that mileage varies. One of the films lands on the positive side of the draw while the other dips into a less favorable reaction. At least there’s plenty of Dolph Lundgren! Dave sadly shares the Horror News of the Week with the passing of two legendary character  actors: RIP Michael Parks and Power Booth. Closing out the show Thomas and Santos participate in a battle of wits with this week’s Stump the Saint!

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Episode 215 — Don’t Kill It (2017) — Stake Land II (2017)
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INTRO [00:00:41]


SUPPORT HNR [00:23:15]


  • Don’t Kill It  (2017)
  • Director:  Mike Mendez / w. Dan Berk & Robert Olsen
  • Cast:  Dolph Lundgren (as Jebediah Woodley), Kristina Klebe (as Agent Evelyn Pierce), James Chalke (as Pastor Erikson)



  • Stake Land II: The Stakelander  (2017)
  • Director:  Dan Berk & Robert Olsen / w. Nick Damici
  • Cast:  Nick Damici, Connor Paolo, Laura Abramsen

STUMP THE SAINT [01:11:53]

FEEDBACK [01:18:24]

  • Thanks to Tear Out the Heart and Victory Records for use of the song Undead Anthem for the intro and outro of the HNR podcast


  • Alien: Covenant

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.