[Podcast] Most Anticipated Horror Films of Fall 2017 — Horror TV Summer 2017 — Episode 221 — Horror News Radio

Award-winning director Christopher G. Moore and Joey Fittos  join the Grue-Crew this week for a bloody bucket of gory reviews and previews. First up is a look at a number of genre-related  TV shows landing on the small screen. Later, the Grue-Crew forecast the Most Anticipated Horror Films of Fall 2017. Dave drops into the Horror News of the Week with the announcement that the Kevin Bacon led  Tremors TV show will head to SyFy, Jane Levy & Glenn Close star in the zombie series Sea Oak, and Ron Howard inherits the mess that is the Han Solo standalone Star Wars film.  Closing out the show Thomas and Santos participate in a battle of wits with this week’s Stump the Saint!

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Horror News Radio
Episode 220 — Horror on TV (Summer 2017) — Most Anticipated Horror Films (Fall 2017)
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INTRO [00:00:41]

  • Special Guests Christopher G. Moore & Joey Fittos
  • Christopher announces his next project, the short horror film GUT PUNCHED


  1. Blumhouse backs Tremors TV series, sending it to SYFY
  2. Adam Green releases a trailer for a must attend Christmas Party
  3. Jane Levy & Glenn Close are on a ‘Sea Oak’
  4. Han Solo movie turmoil
  5. Relive the War of the Worlds broadcast in Jody Lambert’s ‘Brave New Jersey’

SUPPORT HNR [00:35:06]


  • Horror TV Shows  (Summer 2017)
    • THE MIST
    • FEAR THE WALKING DEAD (Season 3)
    • PREACHER (Season 2)



  • Most Anticipated Horror Films  (Fall 2017)
  • THE DARK TOWER (8/4)
    The last Gunslinger, Roland Deschain (Idris Elba), has been locked in an eternal battle with Walter O’Dim, also known as the Man in Black (Matthew McConaughey), determined to prevent him from toppling the Dark Tower, which holds the universe together. With the fate of the worlds at stake, good and evil will collide in the ultimate battle as only Roland can defend the Tower from the Man in Black

    • d. Nikolaj Arcel
    • c. Idris Elba (as Roland Deschain, the Gunslinger)
    • c. Matthew McConaughey (as Walter O’Dim, the Man in Black)
    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjwfqXTebIY
    Several years after the tragic death of their little girl, a dollmaker and his wife welcome a nun and several girls from a shuttered orphanage into their home, soon becoming the target of the dollmaker’s possessed creation, Annabelle.

    • d. David F. Sandberg
    • c. Stephanie Sigman,  Miranda Otto,  Anthony LaPaglia
    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjZkJa6Z-SY
  • DEATH NOTE (Netflix 8/25)
    Light Turner, a bright student who stumbles across a mystical notebook that has the power to kill any person whose name he writes in it. Light decides to launch a secret crusade to rid the streets of criminals. Soon, the student-turned-vigilante finds himself pursued by a famous detective known only by the alias L.

    • d. Adam Wingard
    • c. Margaret Qualley,  Lakeith Stanfield,  Willem Dafoe
    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zS9UW2xjdqE
  • IT (9/8)
    When children begin to disappear in the town of Derry, Maine, a group of young kids are faced with their biggest fears when they square off against an evil clown named Pennywise, whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries.

    • d. Andres Muschietti
    • c. Bill SkarsgÃ¥rd,  Chosen Jacobs,  Finn Wolfhard,  Jaeden Lieberher,  Sophia Lillis
    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FnCdOQsX5kc&t=3s
  • FLATLINERS (9/29)
    Five medical students, obsessed by the mystery of what lies beyond the confines of life, embark on a daring and dangerous experiment: by stopping their hearts for short periods of time, each triggers a near-death experience – giving them a firsthand account of the afterlife. But as their experiments become increasingly dangerous, they are each haunted by the sins of their pasts, brought on by the paranormal consequences of trespassing to the other side.

    • d. Niels Arden Oplev
    • c. Nina Dobrev,  Ellen Page,  Kiersey Clemons
    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUDV0CUzG0k
  • HAPPY DEATH DAY (10/13)
    A college student (Jessica Rothe) relives the day of her murder with both its unexceptional details and terrifying end until she discovers her killer’s identity.

    • d. Christopher B. Landon
    • c. Jessica Rothe,  Israel Broussard,  Ruby Modine
    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntxS1bBg5o0
  • MOTHER! (10/13)
    Centers on a couple whose relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence.

    • d. Darren Aronofsky
    • c. Ed Harris,  Javier Bardem,  Jennifer Lawrence,  Michelle Pfeiffer
  • GOD PARTICLE (10/27)
    A shocking discovery forces a team of astronauts aboard a space station to fight for survival while their reality has been altered.

    • d. Julius Onah
    • c. Elizabeth Debicki,  Gugu Mbatha-Raw,  Daniel Brühl  
  • JIGSAW (Saw sequel 10/27)
    Bodies are turning up around the city, each having met a uniquely gruesome demise. As the investigation proceeds, evidence points to one man: John Kramer. But how can this be? The man known as Jigsaw has been dead for over a decade.

    • d. Michael Spierig,  Peter Spierig
    • c. Laura Vandervoort,  Tobin Bell,  Matt Passmore  
    A surgeon forms a familial bond with a sinister teenage boy, with disastrous results.

    • d. Yorgos Lanthimos
    • c. Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Raffey Cassidy, Alicia Silverstone, Bill Camp
    • At Cannes, Lanthimos and Filippou won the  Best Screenplay  award.

STUMP THE SAINT [01:40:56]

FEEDBACK [01:50:26]

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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.