[Podcast] Wish Upon — War for the Planet of the Apes — Episode 224 — Horror News Radio

First up for the Grue-Crew is the unsurprisingly dull and quietly undemanding Wish Upon featuring The Conjuring‘s  Joey King and Ryan Phillippe. The Grue-Crew rave about War for the Planet of the Apes praising the Matt Reeves, Andy Serkis, and the incredible achievements of Weta Digital. Dave launches into the Horror News of the Week with the devastating loss of the legendary George A. Romero and Academy Award winner Martin Landau.  Closing out the show Thomas and Santos participate in a battle of wits with this week’s Stump the Saint!

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Horror News Radio
Episode 224 — Wish Upon (2017) — War for the Planet of the Apes (2017)
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Karin Konoval, left, and Amiah Miller in Twentieth Century Fox’s “War for the Planet of the Apes.”
WU_01951_R(l-r.) Joey King stars as Claire, Alice Lee as Gina and Ki Hong Lee as Ryan in WISH UPON, a Broad Green Pictures release.Credit: Steve Wilkie / Broad Green Pictures


INTRO [00:00:41]


  1. RIP George A. Romero
  2. RIP Martin Landau (Mission Impossible TV, Without Warning, Alone in the Dark, Ed Wood)
  3. Female Dr. Who – Jodie Whittaker is Doctor #13!
  4. Red band trailer debut for TCM prequel LEATHERFACE impresses some – pisses off others  
  5. Tarantino set to direct a Manson flick

SUPPORT HNR [00:47:21]


  • Wish Upon  (2017)
  • director: John R. Leonetti w/ script by Barbara Marshall
  • cast: Joey King, Ryan Phillippe, Ki Hong Lee



  • War for the Planet of the Apes  (2017)
  • director: Matt Reeves w/ Mark Bomback
  • cast: Andy Serkis,  Woody Harrelson,  Steve Zahn

STUMP THE SAINT [01:57:00]

FEEDBACK [02:03:44]

  • 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


  • Killing Ground  and Valerian & the City of a Thousand Planets

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.