Welcome to HORROR NEWS RADIO for August 15, 2022. Tonight, we have casting news for LISA FRANKENSTEIN and THE POPE’S EXORCIST, along with trailer news for THE MENU and CABINET OF CURIOSITIES.

I am your host Doc Rotten and this is HNR, the official GRUESOME MAGAZINE HORROR NEWS podcast. Back with me again are the scariest, goriest, bloodiest co-hosts on the ‘Net.

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Lionsgate sets October 27, 2023 for the next installment of the SAW franchise (Saw X?). “Kevin Greutert, who directed Saw VI an Saw: The Final Chapter and edited Saw I through V and Jigsaw, will helm the latest installment”

More ‘Saw’ From Lionsgate Buzzing Toward Halloween 2023 Release

The Bohemia Group is set to adapt one of Stephen King’s “Richard Bachman” bestsellers, THE REGULATORS. George Cowan is scripting the western horror-thriller.

Synopsis: Peaceful suburban life on Poplar Street in Wentworth, Ohio is shattered when four vans containing shotgun-wielding “regulators” terrorize the street’s residents, cold-bloodedly killing anyone foolish enough to venture outdoors. Houses mysteriously transform into log cabins and the street now ends in what looks like a child’s hand-drawn western landscape. Masterminding this sudden onslaught is an evil creature who has taken over the body of an autistic boy whose parents were killed in a drive-by shooting several months earlier.

‘The Regulators’ Film Based On Stephen King Novel In Works At Bohemia Group; George Cowan Tapped To Pen The Script

What to watch this weekend, you ask…

  • BEAST 8/19 Theaters
  • ORPHAN: FIRST KILL 8/19 Theaters and Paramount+
  • THE IMMACULATE ROOM 8/19 Theaters and VOD


Screen Gems’ THE POPE’S EXORCIST expands its cast with the legendary actor Franco Nero as…The Pope

Synopsis: Portrayal of a real-life figure Father Gabriele Amorth, a priest who acted as chief exorcist of the Vatican and who performed more than 100,000 exorcisms in his lifetime. (He passed away in 2016 at the age of 91.) Amorth wrote two memoirs — An Exorcist Tells His Story and An Exorcist: More Stories — and detailed his experiences battling Satan and demons that had clutched people in their evil.

‘The Pope’s Exorcist’ Finds Its Pope In ‘Django’s Franco Nero; Laurel Marsden, Cornell S. John & Peter DeSouza-Feighoney Also Set For Screen Gems Thriller

Carla Gugino and more join the cast of LISA FRANKENSTEIN written by Diablo Cody. Zelda Williams directs.

Synopsis: In 1989, an unpopular high school girl named Lisa accidentally re-animates a handsome Victorian corpse during a lightning storm and starts to rebuild him into the man of her dreams by using the broken tanning bed in her garage.

‘Lisa Frankenstein’: Carla Gugino, Liza Soberano, Joe Chrest & Henry Eikenberry Board Zelda Williams’ Horror-Comedy For Focus Features



Searchlight Pictures releases THE MENU on November 18, 2022. Cast: Anya Taylor-Joy, Nicholas Hoult, Ralph Fiennes, John Leguizamo, Judith Light, Hong Chau. Mark Mylod directs. Synopsis: A young couple travel to a remote island to eat at an exclusive restaurant where the chef has prepared a lavish menu, with some shocking surprises.

SHUDDER streams the Senegal action/horror thriller SALOUM on September 8, 2022. Directed by Jean Luc Herbulot. Synopsis: 2003, three mercenaries extracting a druglord out of Guinea-Bissau are forced to hide in the mystical region of Saloum, Senegal.


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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.