[Podcast] The Purge: Election Year — Swiss Army Man — Episode 170 — Horror News Radio

Leo Barnes (Frank Grillo) and Dante Bishop (Edwin Hodge) are back again to survive another night of murder and mayhem with The Purge: Election Year. This year, Leo must save Senator Charlie Roan (Elizabeth Mitchell) from the killers sent to assassinate her on purge night. Director James DeMonaco proves “three times a charm” with the best Purge film yet. Still, the Black Saint refuses to witness the madness. Dave, Doc and Thomas recap and review the flick enjoying its horror elements and its not-so-subtle political statements. Have you purged?

“If you hide your farts from your friends, what else are you hiding?” There may be no other film like Swiss Army Man featuring Paul Dano and Daniel Radcliffe. Yes, this is the film about a farting corpse. While it may not have much along the lines of horror, it does deliver one of the year’s best films with a dark, dark sense of humor and with something to say. If you love Jurassic Park, there are some fun references to the film throughout.

Dave arrives just in time to present this week’s Horror News of the Week with information about The Warriors coming to TV, Carrie getting the Scream Factory treatment and the Grue-crew remembering director Robin Hardy who passed away at 86. R.I.P., sir. Not only are the Grue-crew going to Dragon*Con this year, Doc and Gruesome Magazine writer Paul Cardullo are heading to  GenreBlast Film Festival in Culpepper Virginia this August 19 – 21, 2016.

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 170  — The Purge: Election Year  (2016) — Swiss Army Man  (2016)
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  • Featured Review: The Purge: Election Year  (2016)
    Years after sparing the man who killed his son, former police sergeant Barnes has become head of security for Senator Charlie Roan, a Presidential candidate targeted for death on Purge night due to her vow to eliminate the Purge.

    • d. James DeMonaco
    • w. James DeMonaco
    • c.  Frank Grillo, Elizabeth Mitchell, Mykelti Williams


  • What Have You Been Watching: Swiss Army Man  (2016)
    A hopeless man stranded in the wilderness befriends a dead body and together they go on a surreal journey to get home.
    • d. Dan Kwan, Danial Scheinert
    • w. Dan Kwan, Danial Scheinert
    • c. Paul Dano, Daniel Radcliffe, Mary Elizabeth Winstead


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.