[Podcast] Day of the Dead: Bloodline – Before I Wake – Episode 250 – Horror News Radio

No, you didn’t read that number wrong.  Horror News Radio  is celebrating 250 episodes of scream-inducing, spine-tingling and point off trailing discussions! To celebrate, The Grue Crew are joined by Vanessa Thompson of the Gruesome Magazine Podcast  for a couple of movies that show the diversity of the show. There’s  Day of the Dead: Bloodline, a remake of the underrated George A. Romero zombie trilogy that… pretty much does the same thing with one crucial – and critically misguided – twist. Then, there’s the lost Mike Flanagan feature  Before I Wake which recently arrived on Netflix. More dark fantasy than horror, this is a bit more of a positive diamond in the rough. Dave Dreher takes on  Horror News of the Week  for an  Insidious/Sinister  crossover, a trailer for the 10th entry in the  Hellraiser  franchise and Critters coming to the small screen. Then, Thomas introduces a new game show segment to cap off this momentous occasion called  Phantom Factor.

As always, the HNR Grue-Crew would love to hear from you, the listeners, the fans. You can always reach out via email at feedback(AT)horrornewsradio(DOT)com or find us on Twitter:  Doc Rotten  |  Dave Dreher  |  Thomas Mariani. Also, like us on  Facebook  and join the  Horror News Radio Facebook Group.

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Episode 250 — Day of the Dead Bloodline — Before I Wake
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INTRO [00:00:41]


FEATURE REVIEW: Day of the Dead: Bloodline [00:28:28]

  • Day of the Dead: Bloodline  (2018)
  • director:  Hèctor Hernández Vicens
  • cast: Sophie Skelton, Johnathon Schaech (as Max), Marcus Vanco, Jeff Gum, Shari Watson


  • In February, we will be working with the Nevermore Film Festival in Durham, NC to present THE MANITOU on the Big Screen in honor of Santos Ellin Jr. / the Black Saint. Anyone who can make it to the Festival the weekend of February 23 — 25, 2018. We will have more details as we get closer to the dates. Head over  here  to keep up with this event.

WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN WATCHING: Before I Wake [01:06:43]

  • Before I Wake
  • director: Mike Flanagan
  • cast:  Kate Bosworth, Thomas Jane, Jacob Tremblay

SUPPORT HNR [01:47:25]

  • Patrons at  Patreon  who donate as low as $1 can vote for an exclusive HNR podcast and one Decades of Horror episode every month!


  • Our New Game Show Segment In Which You the Listeners Forge Suggestions For The Grue Crew To Guess!
  • This week’s topic: Favorite Performance in a Horror Remake!

FEEDBACK [02:00:03]

  • 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


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.