[Horror News] Disney’s KING KONG, TERRIFIER 2, EVIL DEAD RISE, and more

Welcome to HORROR NEWS RADIO for August 29, 2022. JOIN US FOR casting news for Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes and The Front Room, along with trailer news for Terrifier 2 and My Best Friend’s Exorcism. 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


Live-Action KING KONG series coming to DISNEY+. Produced by James Wan’s Atomic Monster. Written by Paper Girls creator Stephany Folsom. The series will explore the mythology of King Kong’s origin story and the supernatural mysteries of his home based on IP from Merian C. Cooper’s original books and the new King Kong novelizations by Joe DeVito. source: Deadline


HALLOWEEN ENDS going day-and-date to Theaters AND Peacock on October 14, 2022. Source: Deadline


EVIL DEAD RISE dropped from HBOMax, will now release in theaters on April 21, 2023. Source: Deadline


What to watch this weekend (September 2), you ask…

  • THE HARBINGER (Screen Gems)
  • ALL EYES (Gravitas Ventures)
  • JAWS (1975) IMAX (Universal)


Owen Teague cast in Disney’s KINGDOM OF THE PLANET OF THE APES. Source: Deadline


The Eggar Brothers, Max Eggers (The Lighthouse) and Sam Eggers (Olympia), set to direct THE FRONT ROOM for A24. Cast includes Brandy Norwood (Queens), Kathryn Hunter (The Tragedy of Macbeth), Andrew Burnap (Snow White) and Neal Huff (Waves). Original short story by Susan (The Woman in Black) Hill. Source: Deadline


CAMP PLEASANT LAKE casts Jonathan Lipnicki (Jerry Maquire, Stuart Little) as the film’s…Villain! Source: Deadline



TERRIFIER 2 is Gruesome-tacular!

Prime Video presents MY BEST FRIEND’S EXORCISM in October

Directors Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead return with SOMETHING IN THE DIRT


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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.