[Podcast] Tales of Halloween – The Martian – June – A Christmas Horror Story – Episode 131 – Horror News Radio

October is here and with it comes everyone’s favorite holiday, Halloween. Epic Pictures is gathering 11 directors to craft a series of horror tales, all taking place in the same town on the same night. Tales of Halloween is a must-own addition to every horror fan’s Blu-ray collection and the Grue Crew are here to share why….well, all, except one. WTF?

Dave begins the  HORROR NEWS OF THE WEEK segment with news about Jaws 19, The Shining prequel and more Mad Max: Fury Road.  In the What Have You Been Watching segment Doc  and  Thomas take a trip to Mars with the latest Ridley Scott masterpiece,  The Martian.

Co-hosts  Doc Rotten,  Santos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr.,  Dave Dreher,  Thomas Mariani  and  Vixen, the voice of reason, are back again this week to give you the best in horror as they recap, review and obliterate all that is horror this week!  Oh, and don’t forget – Stump the Saint!

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This Week on Gruesome Magazine: June  (2015) & A Christmas Horror Story (2015)  

Celebrating this week’s awesome content at Gruesome Magazine, Doc Rotten and the Black Saint discuss a pair of films reviewed on the site recently. The first film is June from director  L. Gustavo Cooper, featuring a story about a trouble young orphan with a mysterious, dangerous future. The second film is another horror anthology film called A Christmas Horror Story from a trio of directors: Grant Harvey, Steven Hoban and Brett Sullivan. This silly but gory holiday treat features a much-anticipated confrontation between Santa Claus and the monstrous Krampus.


Review: Tales of Halloween  (2015)  

The October Society team up to create a new Halloween themed horror anthology that potentially rivals Trick R Treat. Tales of Halloween features 10 tales from 11 directors (David Parker, Darren Lynn Bousman, Adam Gierasch, Axelle Carolyn, Lucky McKee, Paul Solet, John Skipp & Andrew Kasch , Mike Mendez, Ryan Schifrin and Neil Marshall) and an expansive cast that features a number of familiar horror icons and fan favorites. Look close and you will catch roles and cameos from the likes of Barry Bostwick, Adrienne Barbeau, Ben Woolf, James Duval, Kristina Klebe. Lin Shaye, Sam Witwer, Caroline Williams. Joe Dante, John Landis, Barbara Crampton, Adam Green, Mick Garris, Stuart Gordon, James Wan, Mike Mendez. Drew Struzan and Lisa Marie.


What Have You Been Watching: The Martian  (2015)  

Director Ridley Scott finally catches Thomas’ favor with his latest Sci-Fi epic, The Martian. Doc Rotten joins in to help Thomas share how incredible this film is and urge that it should not be missed. “I’m going to science the shit out of it.” is destined to be an iconic movie moment. Touching, astounding and inspiring, The Martian is one of the year’s very best.

Horror News of the Week for 10/5/2015  

Dave shares the Horror News of the Week  starts of with a little update about the future of the Mad Max: Fury Road sequels from George Miller. From Miller to King, Dave lets the Grue-crew know about the upcoming The Shining prequel. Not good, not good. Universal gets high marks for releasing a Jaws 19 trailer to celebrate the anniversary of Back to the Future II. A&E promises to bury contestants alive in an up-and-coming horror-esque game show. No effn way! Entertainment Earth is releasing two games based on Cthulhu. Wow!

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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.