Welcome to HORROR NEWS RADIO for SEPTEMBER 5, 2022.

JOIN US FOR casting news for THE CROW and FIRST OMEN, along with trailer news for SLAYERS and WINNIE THE POOH: Blood & Honey. 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.

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NETFLIX confirms an October 5, 2022, debut date for John Lee Hancock’s adaptation of Stephen King’s MR. HARRIGAN’S PHONE

Mr. Harrigan’s Phone is from the latest collection of novellas “If It Bleeds” from Stephen King, about a young boy living in a small town, who befriends an older, reclusive billionaire. The two form a bond over books and an iPhone, but when the man passes away, the boy discovers that not everything dead is gone, and finds himself able to communicate with his friend from the grave through the iPhone that was buried with him.

DIRECTOR: John Lee Hancock
WRITER: John Lee Hancock
CAST: Donald Sutherland, Jaeden Martell, Joe Tippett


Jason (Guns Akimbo) Howden’s adaptation of his comic MONSTERS OF METAL is heading to theaters
Frankenstein’s monster (named Frank) and his bandmates Medusa, Jack O’Lantern, Werewolf and the Bride have spent the last few centuries squatting in Dracula’s castle – unbeknown to their slumbering host. But after a band rehearsal gets out of hand and wakes the fearsome vamp, the group gets booted from the castle and are forced to hit the road. As Frank and the band take their act on tour, they find themselves fighting off crazed groupies, monster hunters and fellow crypt creatures in a darkly comic tale that puts the death in “death metal.”


Director Patrick Brice and screenwriter Blair Butler are bringing HOME BEFORE DARK to the big screen for SONY



Danny Huston and Bill Skarsgard star in Rupert Sanders’ reboot of THE CROW.
Rupert Sanders is directing the feature which is now weeks-deep in production in the Czech Republic.


Nell Tiger Free (Servant) attached to FIRST OMEN for 20th Century


R.L. Stine’s ZOMBIE TOWN adds Dan Aykroyd and Chevy Chase tp the cast
now shooting in Ontario, also stars Henry Czerny and co-teen leads Marlon Kazadi and Madi Monroe. The ensemble cast also includes Scott Thompson and Bruce McCulloch of the Canadian comedy show Kids in the Hall.
Canadian animator Peter Lepeniotis will direct Zombie Town.


Rising star Sydney Sweeney will lead and produce – along with Brad Fuller – THE REGISTRATION
The Night House writers Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski are adapting the script.



WINNIE THE POOH: Blood & Honey

It follows Pooh and Piglet as they go on a rampage after Christopher Robin abandons them for college.
Directed by: Rhys Waterfield
Writing Credits ” A.A. Milne
Characters from the book by: Rhys Waterfield
Cast: Natasha Tosini, Amber Doig-Thorne, May Kelly, Maria Taylor, Craig David Dowsett (Pooh Bear), Richard D. Myers, Nikolai Leon, Chris Cordell (Piglet)


A group of superstar influencers are drawn to a reclusive billionaire’s mansion only to find themselves trapped in the lair of an evil vampire. The only way out is to be saved by a famous online gamer and an old school vampire hunter.
Directed by: K. Asher Levin
Writing Credits: Zack Imbrogno, K. Asher Levin

Cast: Thomas Jane, Kara Hayward, Jack Donnelly, Lydia Hearst, Malin Akerman, Abigail Breslin


A team of paranormal investigators head for the highlands of Fraser’s Hill, Malaysia, to probe a series of alleged disturbances at a house with a dark past.

Directed by: Brando Lee
Written by: Brando Lee, Alfie Palermo
Cast: Harris Dickinson, Fiona Dourif, Malin Crépin, Randy Wayne, Jordan Belfi


After a series of tragedies, Robert moves with his wife back to her childhood home. After he discovers an old portrait of a man who looks like him, he goes down a rabbit hole to discover the identity of this mysterious doppelganger.
Director: Justin P. Lange
Writers: Simon Boyes, Adam Mason
Cast: Finn Jones, Jessica McNamee, Donna Biscoe

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.