[Podcast] The Worst Horror Films of 2017 – Better Watch Out – Episode 245 – Horror News Radio

Hope for the best, expect the worst! That’s The Grue Crew’s motto as  Horror News Radio dives head first into The Worst Horror Films of 2017 with special guest Joey Fittos. Each panelist has a fair share of dreck to wade through. There’s talk of Tom Cruise battling wrapped up Egyptians, the latest return to the Amityville House and… whatever the hell  Kuso  was. What other films made the list? Listen and find out! The Grue Crew also discusses  Better Watch Out, the yuletide home invasion thriller. It’s  Home Alone  with a twist… but maybe not the one you’re thinking of. Plus, there’s still plenty of Horror News of the Week to gab about. Mainly involving the trailer for  Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, AMC’s historical horror mini-series  The Terror  and a remake of Romero’s  Day of the Dead. What is this world coming to?

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Episode 245 — The Worst Horror Films of 2017  — Better Watch Out
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INTRO [00:00:39]



  •  Better Watch Out  (2017)
  • director:  Chris Peckover
  • cast:  Olivia DeJonge,  Levi Miller,  Ed Oxenbould


  • It’s December and 2017 is coming to a close. In the coming weeks, we will be doing our popular “Best and Worst of the Year” episodes. We want to hear from you. Head over to  here  to share your favorite … and not so favorite… films of 2017.
  • In February, we will be working with the Nevermore Film Festival in Durham, NC to present THE MANITOU on the Big Screen in honor of Santos Ellin Jr. / the Black Saint. Anyone who can make it to the Festival the weekend of February 23 — 25, 20i18. We will have more details as we get closer to the dates. Head over to  gruesomemagazine.com/manitou  to keep up with this event.

WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN WATCHING: The Worst Films of 2017 [00:53:18]


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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.