Stump The Saint – Teenage Titans

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

Teenagers are the worst, aren’t they? Oily, screeching, generally awkward. They’re full of hormones and lacking in much of any common sense. Yet, they can sometimes be the most endearing protagonists to have around. Especially in genre films like  Spider-Man Homecoming, one of our topics for Horror News Radio episode 223. Thus, the topic for this edition of  Stump The Saint  is  Favorite Teenage Protagonist from A Genre Film. Think any age between 13 and let’s say 19. The adolescent kind of characters that we want to be distant from, but can’t help but be a bit connected to.

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 dope courtesy of our co-host Dave Dreher! That is a copy of the  Dawn of the Dead Official Poster Book. It’s got poster artwork, behind the scenes images and best of all… it’s signed by Tom Savini himself! You’ll have until  July 10th at 8:30 pm EST  to enter for this week, but any US addresses who enter throughout July will be eligible!

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.