[Horror News] Tim Burton’s WEDNESDAY, Apple’s GODZILLA, Romero’s DAWN OF THE DEAD, and more

Welcome to HORROR NEWS RADIO for AUGUST 22, 2022. JOIN THE GRUE-CREW FOR casting news for the MONSTERVERSE TV series heading to Apple+, along with trailer news for Tim Burton’s WEDNESDAY series on NETFLIX. All this, and more, coming up next…

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.

  • Dave Dreher, the lead news writer at Gruesome Magazine
  • Crystal Cleveland, the Livin6dead6irl
  • And Vanessa, Podcasting Rock Star and International Cosplay Queen


Regal Theaters Brings George A. Romero’s DAWN OF THE DEAD back to theaters this Halloween… NOW IN 3-D!

What to watch this weekend (August 26), you ask…

  • THE INVITATION from Screen Gems heads to theaters
    • A young woman is courted and swept off her feet, only to realize a gothic conspiracy is afoot.
    • d. Jessica M. Thompson
    • cast. Nathalie Emmanuel , Thomas Doherty, Stephanie Corneliussen, Sean Pertwee
  • MANEATER from Saban Films heads to VOD
    • After an accident during their vacations on a paradisiac island, a group of friends is stalked by a large shark.
    • d. Justin Lee
    • cast: Nicky Whelan, Trace Adkins, Shane West
  • ALIENOID from Well Go USA heads to limited theaters
    • The door of time opens between the swordsman who wants to seize the legendary divine sword at the end of the Goryeo Dynasty and those who chase after an alien prisoner imprisoned in a human body in 2022.
    • d. Dong-hoon Choi
  • WATCHER streams on SHUDDER beginning August 26
    • A young American woman moves with her husband to Bucharest, and begins to suspect that a stranger who watches her from the apartment building across the street may be a local serial killer decapitating women.
    • cast. Maika Monroe, Karl Glusman, Burn Gorman


  • Mari Yamakoto joins the cast of Legendary’s Apple Live-Action MONSTERVERSE series AKA the Untitled Apple/Godzilla and the Titans Project


  • starring Jenna Ortega in the title role, alongside Catherine Zeta-Jones, Luis Guzman, Gwendoline Christie, Christina Ricci


Don Joe: Doc is going beast mode with the beard! Haha!  I do enjoy this new News segment and wish I’d discovered you guys sooner. Saw 10 – bring it on, I love this series so much.  I’d love a reboot (not happening, I know) to bring John Kramer back. I’m down with any King adaptation, no matter how good or bad it turns out, they’re always interesting. All of those new streaming films look good but since I’ve never seen Orphan and ending got spoiled for me, I’m looking forward to watching them both now. Lisa Frankenstein – love the many takes on this story and how it has become it’s own sub-genre of horror. GDT’s COC (lol) – amazing, looks so good and makes me extra excited for my fav time of year.

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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.