The Grue-Crew settle down to tackle the latest film from director Sean Byrne titled The Devil’s Candy. The film universally surprised the crew with its heavy metal sensibilities and strong family core brilliantly blended with a horrific tale of madness, murder, and possession. Featuring Ethan Embry, Shiri Appleby, Kiara Glasco, and Pruitt Taylor Vince, The Devil’s Candy hits hard and fast with a quick paced 79 minutes. Highly recommended, a review to grab your attention.
For this episode’s What Have You Been Watching Segment, the Grue head over to Netflix to take in a sci-fi thriller from director Charlie McDowell and writer Justin Lader. The film is The Discovery. The premise is strong where a group of scientist proves the existence of the afterlife but the film drives off course for its over-explained finale. Regardless, the ideas are fascinating and the cast is rich featuring Robert Redford, Jason Segel, Rooney Mara, and Jesse Plemons.
Dave pilots this week’s edition of Horror News of the Week with the trailer for Thor Ragnarok, the announcement of a Haunting TV series from Mike Flanagan, and unearthed alternate endings for The Blair Witch Project. HNR and Gruesome Magazine are heading to a number of horror conventions and film festival in the coming months Crimson Screen Horror Film Festival in May to Dragon Con in September.
Co-hosts 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)
Feature Review: The Devil’s Candy (2017)
The first three months of 2017 are already promising enough with films like Split, Get Out, and The Void claiming spots in the Grue-crew’s top 10 for the year. The film this week, The Devil’s Candy, is a last minute substitute feature review when the original choice was discovered to be unavailable. Wow! What a fortuitous alternative. The Devil’s Candy is yet another strong contender for the best of the year with great performances from its cast, a killer soundtrack, and shocking tale of horror. Check this one out!
What Have You Been Watching: The Discovery (2017)
With a cast like this, expectations are high for The Discovery. Certainly, Robert Redford, Mary Steenburgen, and Rooney Mara are fantastic, Jason Segel and Jesse Plemons are no slouches either. But the film, directed by Charlie McDowell, despite its incredibly fascinating setup, drops the ball, in the end, leaving the Crew a little underwhelmed. Yet, the journey was not entirely fruitless. The divisive film gets put through the wringer this week.
Outline of the Episode
- [00:00:40]: Intro
- [00:02:09]: Cinema Wasteland Report By Dave
- [00:03:46]: We Go On Contest Winners!
- [00:05:01]: Horror News of the Week
- [00:05:18]: Thor Ragnarok Trailer
- [00:12:59]: A Haunting of Hill House Series for Netflix
- [00:21:27]: SyFy Grindhouse Show
- [00:25:45]: Nails Trailer
- [00:28:04]: The Blair Witch Project Alternate Endings Unearthed
- [00:31:34]: Support HNR
- [00:32:06]: Feature Review – The Devil’s Candy
- [01:07:39]: Announcements
- [01:08:52]: What Have You Been Watching – The Discovery
- [01:33:11]: Stump The Saint
- [01:41:08]: Listener Feedback
NEXT WEEK ON HNR
Fate of the Furious (2017)
- Dragon Con
- Gruesome Tees
- Horror Pack
- Crimson Screen Horror Film Festival (Charleston, SC – May 19-22, 2017)
- Nightmares Horror Films Festival (Columbus, OH – October 19-22, 2017)
Gruesome Magazine Spring 2017 is coming! That’s right, the very first issue of an all-new horror magazine from the Grue-Crew behind Horror News Radio and Gruesome Magazine website will land late February 2017. The tagline “Horror Festival Hits – Independent Films – The Future of Horror” reflects the focus of the magazine on the up’n’coming horror filmmakers and their films in Horror Film Festivals across the globe. Check out the GM page for more details.