Stump The Saint – Survive The Stump

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 to  Stump the Saint
    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 of the Week

Stump the Saint  is a survival experience for Santos. Every week brings him one step closer to potential death at the hands of stumpage. Will he live to see a three out of three again? Only his wits can help him now. That survival stamina is important, especially if it’s as tense as the leads of  47 Meters Down  trying to survive a bunch of sharks while stuck at the bottom of the ocean.

In honor of those lovely ladies,  Stump the Saint  wants to know what  Your Favorite Survival Horror Film. For those unaware,  a “Survival Horror Film” is a film where one or more people use their wits to survive a horrific situation. Could be against an animal. Or a natural disaster. Hell, it could even be zombies. As long as their ultimate goal is merely physical survival, they qualify.

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’re giving away something pretty sweet. A physical copy of our Gruesome Magazine Spring 2017 Edition! Filled with articles from various Gruesome Magazine contributors,  there’s so much packed into one single edition! Even the titular demon of  Stump The Saint  has something written in here. Those with US addresses have until  June 19th at 8:30 pm EST to contribute for this week.

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.