First up for the Grue-Crew is the slow burn into survival horror Killing Ground from writer/director Damien Power. The Grue-Crew want to love Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets but just can’t do it on pretty colors alone. Dave launches into the Horror News of the Week with the loss of the character actor John Heard and a barrage of SDCC 2017 Horror announcements. Closing out the show Thomas and Santos participate in a battle of wits with this week’s Stump the Saint!
As always, the HNR Grue-Crew would love to hear from you, the listeners, the fans. You can always reach out via email at feedback(AT)horrornewsradio(DOT)com or find us on Twitter: Doc Rotten | Dave Dreher | The Black Saint | Thomas Mariani. Also, like us on Facebook and join the Horror News Radio Facebook Group.
HORROR NEWS OF THE WEEK [00:05:03]
- RIP John Heard (C.H.U.D., Cat People, Home Alone)
- Stranger Things Season 2 trailer sends shivers down the spine
- Dark Universe Wants… CHANNING TATUM FOR VAN HELSING?!
- Blumhouse reboots Todd McFarlane’s SPAWN… from director Todd McFarlane?!?!
SUPPORT HNR [00:28:59]
FEATURE REVIEW [00:30:51]
- Killing Ground (2017)
- director: Damien Power
- cast: Harriet Dyer, Tiarnie Coupland, Aaron Pedersen
- Gruesome Magazine has launched a quarterly print magazine
- Convention and Film Festival Appearances
- Monster-Mania (Cherry Hill, NJ – Aug 18-20)
- DRAGON CON (Atlanta, GA, September 1 – 4)
- Genre Blast (Winchester, VA, September 8-10)
- Wreak Havoc (Greensboro, NC, Sept 22-23)
- Monsterama (Atlanta, GA, Sept 29-Oct 1)
- Nightmares Horror Film Festival (Columbus, OH, October 19-22)
- Santos will once again be involved with the New York City Horror Film Festival (NYC October, 26-29)
WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN WATCHING [00:53:08]
- Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planet (2017)
- director: Luc Besson
- cast: Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevigne, Clive Owen, Rihanna, Ethan Hawke, Herbie Hancock, Kris Wu, Sam Spruell, Alain Chabat, Rutger Hauer, John Goodman
STUMP THE SAINT [01:26:47]
- Feedback from Mike Hatfield
- Thanks to Tear Out the Heart and Victory Records for use of the song Undead Anthem for the intro and outro of the HNR podcast
- Kuso and Atomic Blonde