[Podcast] Annabelle: Creation – Episode 228 – Horror News Radio

The Grue-Crew hug their dollies tight as they witness Annabelle: Creation.  Dave launches into the Horror News of the Week with the first trailer for mother!, whispers of a Hannibal TV revival, and plans for The Munsters returning to NBC.  Closing out the show Thomas challenges The Black Saint to a double round of Stump the Saint! As always, the HNR Grue-Crew would love to hear from you, the listeners, the fans. You can always reach out via […]

[Review] Dead Man Tells His Own Tale (Fantasia, 2017) – by Doc Rotten

Paul Cardullo welcomes back Doc Rotten to discuss another feature from the recent Fantasia Internation Film Festival. This time it is the Argentina film Dead Man Tells His Own Tale (2017, “El Muerto Cuenta su Historia“). The film is from director Fabian Forte from a script he co-wrote with Nicolas Britos. The cast includes Diego Gentile, Mariana Anghileri, Emila Attias, and Damian Dreizik. The story follows Angel who is murdered by a group of blood-sucking […]

[Review] Annabelle: Creation (2017) – by Doc Rotten

Doc Rotten joins Dave Dreher to review Annabelle: Creation (2017) the fourth in a series of films establishing The Conjuring Universe. The film is directed by David F. Sandberg and features Stephanie Sigman, Miranda Otto, Anthony LaPaglia, Lulu Wilson, Talitha Bateman, Kerry O’Malley, Philippa Coulthard, Grace Fulton, and Samara Lee. Much like Ouija: Origin of Evil, Annabelle: Creation is a prequel to a far lesser film, escalating the horror, screams, and fun. These two films […]

[Podcast] The Dark Tower – 68 Kill – Episode 227 – Horror News Radio

The Grue-Crew head to Mid-world to help the Gunslinger defend The Dark Tower (2017) from the evil Man in Black. Thomas and Doc set their eyes on a cool 68 thousand big ones for the VOD release of 68 Kill (2017). Dave launches into the Horror News of the Week with the passing of Haruo Nakajima, the man in the Godzilla suit. He also discusses the 2 disc collector’s edition of The Dead Next Door and the […]

[Podcast] Kuso – A Ghost Story – Atomic Blonde – Episode 226 – Horror News Radio

The Grue-Crew suffer through Kuso (2017) so you don’t have to – oh, dear god, the horror. On the brighter side of horror, Thomas reviews A Ghost Story (2017) for some intellectual scares. To spice things up a bit, Thomas and Doc take a look at the theatrical release Atomic Blonde (2017) – John Wick meets James Bond with some gender bender action. Dave launches into the Horror News of the Week with a stunning […]

[Podcast] Brain Damage (1988) – Episode 113 – Decades of Horror 1980s

“Uh oh, Brian. Now you’re REALLY losing your mind.” The mysterious creature Alymer (John Zacherle) is giving Brian (Rick Hearst) a pretty hard time. Acting like a real parasite on the back, you could say. Thus, the premise of Brain Damage comes to life. Just your average 80s “Say No To Drugs” special. You got it all; the young relatable protagonist, a drug pushing worm monster, and hallucinations that combine every drug imaginable. Frank Henenlotter’s anti-drug masterpiece […]

[Podcast] Killing Ground – Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets – Episode 225 – Horror News Radio

First up for the Grue-Crew is the slow burn into survival horror Killing Ground from writer/director Damien Power. The Grue-Crew want to love Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets but just can’t do it on pretty colors alone. Dave launches into the Horror News of the Week with the loss of the character actor John Heard and a barrage of SDCC 2017 Horror announcements.  Closing out the show Thomas and Santos participate in a battle of wits with […]

[Podcast] SDCC 2017 – Special Extra Episode – Horror News Radio

Once again, Thomas and Doc jump feet first into all the super-hero, sci-fi, and fantasy film – and some TV – news from SDCC. Joining this year is the ever-talented Chad Hunt from Decades of Horror: The  Classic Era podcast to discuss all the wonderful nuggets of nutty nonsense from WB/DC, Marvel, and more killer genre-related news from the 2017 edition of the biggest comic convention in the States. DC wows the crowd with a new […]

[Trailer] “House Shark” (2018): You’re Going to Need a Bigger House

At HNR and Gruesome Magazine, we adore the teams behind Night of Something Strange and She Kills. Their wacky sensibilities are highly entertaining and transcend their budgets. Director Ron Bonk returns with HOUSE SHARK about a house with a … shark problem. Uh…how in the holy hell does that happen? Who cares! Check out the trailer for gory, goofy, deliriously zany fun. 7/25/17 – Syracuse, NY  SRS Cinema does “Shark Week” their way with the release of the […]

[Trailer] “Puppet Killer” (2018): Cabin in the Woods Meets Deadly Puppets on Christmas Vacation

Director Lisa Ovies may be The Black Saint’s worst nightmare. Her upcoming film Puppet Killer features a bright pink fuzzy bastard who may – or may not – be killing people left and right. Or it may be psychotic killer obsessed with horror movie icons stalking a bunch of high school students during Christmas vacations. Either way, The Black Saint is screwed. Oh, the joy! Lisa Ovies is joined by producer Jessica Cameron (Truth or […]

“Downrange” (2018): Ryuhei Kitamura Returns To Chill and Thrill Genre Fans

Ryuhei Kitamura is a fascinating and exciting director. For me, it all started with Versus (2000) which immediately impressed the hell out of me. Later years would bring two genre favorites Godzilla: Final Wars (2004) and The Midnight Meat Train (2008). Eleven Arts is set to bring his latest horror classic Downrange to hungry audiences in 2018. Described in the press release as “a minimalist thriller with maximum tension,” we cannot wait to get our […]

“Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets” (2017): Too Much Style Over Too Little Substance

Without a doubt, Luc Besson knows how to make a lavish, astonishing, cinematic big screen event films but continues to struggle to connect with the characters and hitting key emotional beats within the story being told. Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets excels at being visually striking and exciting, rousing eye candy full of imagination, color, and spectacle; but, it too is weakened by failing to connect its lead characters, Valerian and Laureline, […]

[Trailer] “Jigsaw” (2017): Becoming Jigsaw, Halloween 2017

The Saw series returns this Halloween season with the latest chapter entitled Jigsaw. Michael and Peter Spierig (The Spierig Brothers – Undead, Daybreakers, Predestination, and the upcoming Winchester) direct the film with Tobin Bell returning as John Kramer in some fashion. Mandela Van Peebles, Laura Vandervoort, Brittany Allen, Callum Keith Rennie, Cle Bennet, and Matt Passmore join the cast. Jigsaw is set to release October 27, 2017. Check it out and let us know what you […]

“The Gracefield Incident” (2017): An Extraterrestrial Found Footage Cabin in the Woods

The debut feature from director Mathieu Ratthe, The Gracefield Incident, spins a thrilling genre mash-up between Cabin in the Woods and many alien invasion films all told within a found footage motif. Ratthe also produces the film and stars in its lead role of Matthew as with the talented Kimberly Laferriere as his co-star in the role of his wife Jessica. The story is straightforward following a small group of friends staying at a remote […]

[Podcast] Wish Upon – War for the Planet of the Apes – Episode 224 – Horror News Radio

First up for the Grue-Crew is the unsurprisingly dull and quietly undemanding Wish Upon featuring The Conjuring‘s Joey King and Ryan Phillippe. The Grue-Crew rave about War for the Planet of the Apes praising the Matt Reeves, Andy Serkis, and the incredible achievements of Weta Digital. Dave launches into the Horror News of the Week with the devastating loss of the legendary George A. Romero and Academy Award winner Martin Landau.  Closing out the show Thomas […]