[Podcast] Don’t Breathe (2016) — Episode 178 — Horror News Radio

The number one movie in theaters this weekend (August 28, 2016) is DON’T BREATHE, the horror film from director Fede Alverez (Evil Dead). The Grue-crew are on hand to discuss their reaction to the tense thriller from Ghost House Pictures featuring Stephen Lang, Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette and Daniel Zovatto. They dive into the elements that work, the surprises that shock and the zingers that make Thomas question what the hell is wrong with Doc. Ha! Fun times!

Doc steps in to announce the  Horror News of the Week  discussing a variety of items  about the final reveal of the Rings trailer, the tease of Doug Liman direction DC’s Dark Universe and the loss of the endlessly talented Gene Wilder, the man who gave us Willy Wonka and Frederick Frankenstein.  Not only are the Grue-crew going to Dragon*Con this year THIS WEEKEND, Doc and Gruesome Magazine writer Paul Cardullo are heading to  Wreak Havoc Film Festival in Greensboro, North Carolina this late September/early October. Another announcement for the fall is that Horror News Radio will be at Spooky Empire in Orlando, Florida, October 7 – 9, 2016. Oh, boy! Plan your trip now.

Co-hosts  Doc Rotten,  Santos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr.,  Dave Dreher  and  Thomas Mariani  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 178 — Don’t Breathe (2016)
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Feature Review: Don’t Breathe  (2016)

On a special side note, Don’t Breathe  is the second film from Fede Alverez covered on Horror News Radio by the Grue-crew. The first one was his first film Evil Dead which we covered on the very first episode of the show. It took 178 episodes to get to his second feature. The film is out now in theaters  and the question is “Does it deliver?” The answer is what you are wanting to hear. Doc, Santos and Thomas dive into the film, discussing the acting chops of Stephen Lang, the directing slieght of hand  of Fede Alverez and the shocking surprises hiding in the dark, frightening basement. Take a deep breath, here we go!



  • [00:00:40] Introduction of the Grue-crew
  • [00:01:47] Announcements
    • [00:02:19] Dragon*Con
    • [00:04:02] Wreak Havoc Horror Film Festival
    • [00:04:25] Spooky Empire
    • [00:06:52] iTunes Feedback
  • [00:09:41] Feature Review: Don’t Breathe  (2016)
  • [01:14:38] Conteset: Announcing the winners of The Walking Dead The Complete Sixth Season contest from Anchor Bay Entertainment
  • [01:15:00] Support HNR w/ Patreon
  • [01:15:38] Horror News of the Week
    • [01:16:08] R.I.P. Gene Wilder
    • [01:28:59] TNT orders  a Let the Right One In TV  series
    • [01:36:24] The Rings trailer is finally here
    • [01:44:04]  Doug Liman to direct Dark Universe (DCEU) formally known as “Justice League Dark”
    • [01:50:10]  Thor Ragnarok gets the What We Do In The Shadows  treatment
  • [01:55:12] Stump the Saint



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.