[Horror News] KIDS VS ALIENS, THE STRANGERS, CHUCKY Season 2, and more…

Welcome to HORROR NEWS RADIO for September 19, 2022.

JOIN US FOR casting news for VIOLENT NIGHT and A CREATURE WAS STIRRING, along with trailer news for CHUCKY Season 2 and GRIMCUTTY. 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


Stephen King’s FAIRY TALE will be adapted and directed by Paul Greengrass

“Paul Greengrass will adapt, direct and produce a feature adaptation of Fairy Tale, the bestselling novel by Stephen King that Scribner just published”

Synopsis: “an epic tale that follows a 17-year-old boy who inherits the keys to a terrifying world where good and evil are at war. The stakes could not be higher, for that world and ours, as he journeys into the mythic roots of human storytelling.”

Source: deadline

Tubi set to debut TERROR TRAIN remake on October 21, 2022

‘The new cast is led by Canadian actress Robyn Alomar (“Utopia Falls”), as well as Tim Rozon (“Schitt’s Creek”). The remake is written by Ian Carpenter and Aaron Martin (“Slasher”), and is directed Philippe Gagnon (“Amber Alert”). ‘

Source: bloody-disgusting

KIDS VS ALIENS coming in 2023 from RLJE and SHUDDER

“RLJE Films will release the alien invasion film in theaters, on demand and across digital platforms in early 2023. A Shudder release will follow later in the year.”

Synopsis: “Gary, who wants to make awesome home movies with his best buds. All his older sister Samantha wants is to hang with the cool kids. When their parents head out of town one Halloween weekend, a teen house party turns to terror when aliens attack, forcing the siblings to band together to survive the night. “

“The film was directed by Jason Eisener (“Hobo with a Shotgun”), who co-wrote “Kids vs. Aliens” with John Davies.”

The cast includes “Dominic Mariche (“Are You Afraid of the Dark?,” “Team Zenko Go”), Phoebe Rex (“The Last Divide”), Calem MacDonald (“The Umbrella Academy”), Asher Grayson Percival (“Scaredy Cats”), and Ben Tecto”

Source: variety

Coming to theaters, streaming, and VOD this weekend

  • DON’T WORRY DARLING (9/23, New Line Cinemas) Theatrical
  • RAVEN’S HOLLOW (9/22, SHUDDER) Streaming
  • THE INFERNAL MACHINE (9/23, Paramount) VOD
  • BLANK (9/23, Brainstorm Media) VOD


Madelaine Petsch (Riverdale) Leds Renny Harlin’s THE STRANGERS remake

“Madelaine Petsch (Riverdale), Froy Gutierrez (Cruel Summer) and Gabriel Basso (Hillbilly Elegy) have been tapped to star in a Lionsgate remake of the 2008 horror pic The Strangers”

“The new Strangers film will follow Petsch’s character as she drives cross-country with her longtime boyfriend (Gutierrez) to begin a new life in the Pacific Northwest. When their car breaks down in Venus, Oregon, they’re forced to spend the night in a secluded Airbnb, where they are terrorized from dusk till dawn by three masked strangers.”

Writers: Alan R. Cohen and Alan Freedland (The Freak Brothers, Due Date)

Source: deadline

From This Is Us to A CREATURE WAS STIRRING, Chrissy Metz scares up some Xmas Chills

“The international and indie distributor Well Go USA Entertainment has acquired worldwide rights to A Creature Was Stirring”

Chrissy Metz, Annalise Basso, Scout Taylor-Compton, Connor Paolo star with Damien LeVeck directing and Shannon Wells handling the script

Synopsis: “A Creature Was Stirring follows the overprotective mother and professional nurse Faith (Metz), who keeps her teenage daughter (Annalise Basso) locked securely in her room and subjected to constant methadone injections, their only means of sustaining a delicately balanced fever state that keeps a mysterious and terrifying affliction at bay. However, when a pair of strangers (Scout Taylor-Compton and Connor Paolo) breaks into the home while seeking shelter from the Christmas blizzard, they quickly discover that this mother-daughter relationship stretches the limits of both dysfunction and reality, and that the women are hiding a terrible secret — specifically, the presence of a malevolent houseguest who won’t be content to lurk in the shadows much longer. (Hint: it ain’t Santa.)”

Source: deadline

David Harbour debuts VIOLENT NIGHT poster while Sony announced he’ll lead Neill Blomkamp’s GRAN TURISMO

Just as Universal Pictures teases Tommy Wirkola’s VIOLENT NIGHT with a poster, coming to theaters on December 2, 2022, Sony announces that David Harbour will next star in Neill Blomkamp’s adaptation of the racing video game, GRAN TURISMO

Source: hollywoodreporter


CHUCKY Season 2

CHUCKY returns to SYFY on October 5, 2022 for season 2
“Brad Dourif and Jennifer Tilly will both be back for “Chucky” Season 2, with returning cast also including Zackary Arthur as Jake Wheeler, Björgvin Arnarson as Devon Evans, Alyvia Alyn Lind as Lexy Cross, Fiona Dourif as Nica Pierce, Alex Vincent as Andy Barclay, Christine Elise as Kyle and Barbara Alyn Woods as Mayor Michelle Cross.”
The first episode is titled “HALLOWEEN II”


Begins streaming on NETFLIX on October 5, 2022
John Lee Hancock writes and directs, adapting the short story by Stephen King
Jaeden Martell, Donald Sutherland, Kirby Howell-Babtiste lead the cast
Synopsis: When Mr. Harrigan dies, the teen who befriended and did odd jobs for him, puts his smart phone in his pocket before burial and when the lonely youth leaves his dead friend a message, he is shocked to get a return text.


Begins streaming on HULU beginning October 10, 2022
Synopsis: In this modern creature feature, a scary internet meme called “Grimcutty” stirs up panic amongst all the parents in town, convinced it’s making their kids harm themselves and others. When a real-life version of Grimcutty starts attacking teen Asha Chaudry, her parents believe that she’s cutting herself as part of a challenge. With her phone taken away and no one who believes her, Asha has to figure out how to get through to her parents and stop the Grimcutty once and for all.
Written and directed by John Ross with Sara Wolfkind, Shannyn Sossamon, and Usman Ally lead the cast


Begins streaming on SHUDDER on October 19, 2022
Synopsis: Witness a hellish vision of 1999, as social isolation, analog technology and disturbing home videos fuse into a nightmare of found footage savagery.

  • Flying Lotus … (segment “Ozzy’s Dungeon”)
  • Maggie Levin … (segment “Shredding”)
  • Tyler MacIntyre … (segment “The Gawkers”)
  • Johannes Roberts … (segment “Suicide Bid”)
  • Joseph Winter … (segment “To Hell and Back”)
  • Vanessa Winter … (segment “To Hell and Back”)


  • Zoe Cooper … (segment) (segment “Ozzy’s Dungeon”)
  • Flying Lotus … (segment) (segment “Ozzy’s Dungeon”)
  • Maggie Levin … (segment) (segment “Shredding”)
  • Tyler MacIntyre … (segment) (segment “The Gawkers”)
  • Johannes Roberts … (segment) (segment “Suicide Bid”)
  • Joseph Winter … (segment) (segment “To Hell And Back”)
  • Vanessa Winter … (segment) (segment “To Hell And Back”)


ANDY L – Hi Doc,
I’ve been meaning to write for a while but been rather busy. Just wanted to say that I’m glad to see the return of horror news to Horror news radio. I think it was a good choice to divide things into horror news radio for news, and Gruesome magazine for reviews. It was often the case in the past or there’s a lot of overlap between what belonged in what feed. This is a much more clear delineation.
While I agree with you that it’s nice to see Kurt and Wyatt Russell together on screen, I still have a bit of misgivings about the idea of either a Godzilla or a king Kong series. Not sure if either one is really well designed for that kind of multiple interconnected episodes. However, I will keep an open mind. Thank the crew for the continued entertaining podcast

DON JOE – These all look good to me but a new Marcus Dunstan film gets the vote from me.
The dude has a great track record with multiple franchise pictures under his belt with writing and directing credits on Feast, Saw, Collector, Piranha. Although it’s just a story credit, his take on Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark was a lot of fun and showed he could work in the family horror category too. Also loved his Into the Dark episode ‘Pilgrim’, a highlight episode on an under appreciated series. Here’s hoping this next directing credit goes well and gets him even more work.

PAUL CARRO – I will watch anything with Samara Weaving, she has yet to be in a film that I did not enjoy. Great show!

CHAD WHITE – looking forward to Spirit Halloween. actually looks better than I expected.
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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.