[Podcast] The Darkness – Bite — Episode 163 — Horror News Radio

From the director of Wolf Creek and Rogue, comes THE DARKNESS a ghostly tale featuring Kevin Bacon, Radha Mitchell, David Mazouz and …wait for it… Paul Reiser! The film is a horrendous flop forcing The Black Saint, Doc Rotten and Thomas Mariani to search long and hard for anything…seriously, anything…positive to say about the feature film hitting theaters this past weekend.

Doc  drives  the  HORROR NEWS OF THE WEEK segment sharing a massive amount of information  about Insidious 4, The Exorcist TV show, a Maniac Cop remake, a Kevin Smith two-for and a troubled romance for Gareth Edwards and Godzilla 2. For the What Have You Been Watching segment, the Grue-crew dive deep into the icky, sticky, gooey body horror feature, BITE.

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! (Brought to you by Gruesome Magazine)

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Episode 163 — The Darkness  (2016) — Bite  (2016)
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  • Featured Review: The Darkness  (2016)
    A family returns from a Grand Canyon vacation, haunted by an ancient supernatural entity they unknowingly awakened and engages them in a fight for their survival.
  • d. Greg McLean
  • w. Shayne Armstrong and Shane Krause
  • c. Kevin Bacon, Radha Mitchell, David Mazouz, Lucy Fry, Jennifer Morrison, Ming-Na Wen and Paul Reiser
  • Thomas Mariani 1.5 out of 5 stars (1.5 / 5)
  • Doc Rotten 1 out of 5 stars (1 / 5)
  • The Black Saint 0.5 out of 5 stars (0.5 / 5)


  • What Have You Been Watching: Bite  (2016)
    While on her bachelorette party getaway, Casey, the bride to be, gets a seemingly harmless bite from an unknown insect. After returning home with cold feet, Casey tries to call off her wedding but before she’s able to, she starts exhibiting insect like traits. Between her physical transformation and her wedding anxiety, Casey succumbs to her new instincts and begins creating a hive that not only houses her translucent eggs, but feeds on the flesh of others. As her transformation becomes complete, Casey discovers that everything can change with a single bite.

    • d. Chad Archibald
    • w. Jayme LaForest
    • c.  Elma Begovic, Annette Wozniak, Denise Yuen, Jordan Gray, Lawrene Denkers
    • Thomas Mariani 2 out of 5 stars (2 / 5)
    • Doc Rotten 2.3 out of 5 stars (2.3 / 5)
    • The Black Saint 1.8 out of 5 stars (1.8 / 5)

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.