[Podcast] Best Horror Films of 2017 – The Shape of Water – Episode 247 – Horror News Radio

The best is yet to come. Oh, wait… it’s here! Yes, it’s the end of 2017 and now The Grue Crew of Horror News Radio  are here to talk about their Top 10 favorite horror films of the best 12 months. Before all that,  Horror News Radio  dives deep into Guillermo del Toro’s  The Shape of Water. The story of a mute woman (Sally Hawkins) falling for a fish monster (Doug Jones) is full of flights of fantasy, film noir, and horror that has enchanted many. Maybe enough to be talked about multiple times on the Best Of lists? Stayed tuned as The Grue Crew are joined by Jeff Mohr and Christopher G. Moore to look back on the year fondly. I mean, someone has to, right?

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Episode 247 — Best Horror Films of 2017  — The Shape of Water
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INTRO [00:00:40]

FEATURE REVIEW: The Shape of Water [00:03:22]

  • The Shape of Water  (2017)
  • director/writer: Guillermo del Toro (written w/ Vanessa Taylor)
  • cast: Sally Hawkins, Doug Jones, Octavia Spencer, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Michael Stuhlbarg

RATE: The Shape Of Water


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SPECIAL FEATURE: The Best Horror Films of 2017 [01:02:50]


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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.