13 Nepo-Babies Making Great Horror Movies and News of the Week

JOIN THE GRUE-CREW FOR movie news of the week and the 13 “Nepo-babies” in Horror Movies . All this, and more, coming up next…

This is HNR, the official GRUESOME MAGAZINE HORROR NEWS podcast. Back with your host Doc Rotten again are the scariest, goriest, bloodiest co-hosts on the ‘Net: Dave Dreher, the lead news writer at Gruesome Magazine; and, Crystal Cleveland, the Livin6dead6irl.


  • Sean S. Cunningham developing Friday the 13th reboot, House reboot, and the original script The Night Driver. Source: Bloody Disgusting
  • Rob Savage’s Stephen King adaptation, The Boogeyman, moves from streaming to theatrical release. Source: Hollywood Reporter
  • To no one’s surprise, Blumhouse announces M3GAN sequel for 2025. Source: Hollywood Reporter


INFINITY POOL is heading to theaters this weekend, January 27, 2023, from director Brandon Cronenberg, son of fan-favorite director David Cronenberg. Let’s take a look at 13 other second – or even third – generation actors, writers, and directors in horror films in 2022 and into 2023.

  • Alexander Skarsgård (Stellan Skarsgård) – The Northman and Infinity Pool
    • Bill Skarsgård (Stellan Skarsgård) – Barbarian, It, The Crow (Eric Draven)
  • Allison Williams (news anchor Brian Williams) – M3GAN
  • Jamie Lee Curtis (Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh) – Halloween Ends and Haunted Mansion
  • Nicolas Cage (August Coppola -Father; Francis Ford Coppola -Uncle) RENFIELD
  • Sosie Bacon (Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick) SMILE
  • Odessa A’zion from the new Hellsraiser 2022 is the daughter of actress Pamela Adlon and German director Felix O. Adlon
    • Gideon Adlon (Pamela Adlon and Felix O. Adlon) SICK
  • Maya Hawke (Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke) – Stranger Things
  • Fiona Dourif (Brad Dourif) – Chucky
  • Wyatt Russell (Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn) – Godzilla and the Titans (TV) and Night Swim
  • Jack Quaid (Meg Ryan and Dennis Quaid) – SCREAM 2022, The Boys
  • Lewis Pullman (Bill Pullman) – Salem’s Lot (2023), The Strangers: Prey at Night
  • Mason Gooding (Cuba Gooding Jr.) Scream 2022, Fall, Scream VI
  • Asia Argento (Dario Argento) DARK GLASSES


  • Michael Gandolfini (James Gandolfini) Beau is Afraid
  • Billie Lourde (Carrie Fisher) American Horror Story
  • Emma Roberts (Eric Roberts) Abandoned
  • Dan Levy (Eugene Levy) Haunted Mansion
  • Grace Gummer (Meryl Streep) Let the Right One In (TV), AHS

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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.