Stump The Saint – Damn Dirty Saints

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:Look at the individual topic for that week

    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

Apes. Man’s evolutionary ancestor. They’re often portrayed as lovable furry companions. Or as cold blooded killers that’d rip off faces if given the chance. It’s a real 50/50 split. Luckily, there’s a wide breath of them in genre fiction. So in honor of  War for the Planet of the Apes, we at  Stump The Saint  wants to know  What Your Favorite Ape in a Genre Film? Could be a big ape, regular ape or any variety of ape species. There’s so much variety.

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 17th 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.