The Grue Crew are celebrating an enormous milestone this week. Yes, five years ago Doc Rotten, Dave Dreher, Thomas Mariani and the late Santos Ellin Jr. recorded the first episode of Horror News Radio. This week, the Crew are joined by Christopher G. Moore and Caitlin Turner to talk Ready Player One. Steven Spielberg’s latest is a sci-fi action romp, but many famous horror characters can be spotted through the endless pop culture references. It’s a divisive discussion that’ll leave you torn asunder! Then, the gang counts down the Best Horror Films of the Last Five Years as voted on by you! Plus, Dave unveils Horror News of the Week all about Martin Freeman fighting zombies, new Stephen King adaptations, and Freddy Krueger cereal? Sounds delicious. Also, stay tuned for a spine-tingling edition of Phantom Factor! Hooray!
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HORROR NEWS OF THE WEEK [00:06:38]
- James Wan and Roy Lee eyeing a new Tommyknockers adaptation
- The Stand remake may be making a run to streaming – with Josh Boone
- Martin Freeman plays charmingly affable zombie survivor for Cargo
- Funko is about to fill your tummy… WITH BLOOD!
- Christopher reviews the pilot for Netflix’s Lost in Space Reboot
FEATURE REVIEW: Ready Player One [00:30:49]
- Ready Player One (2018)
- director: Steven Spielberg
- cast: Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Lena Waithe, Mark Rylance, Simon Pegg
- Gruesome Magazine is up for a Rondo Award! Voting ends April 8th!
- Decades of Horror 1980s 2 Year Anniversary Poll: Best Horror Themed Music Videos of the 1980s! Vote NOW!
SPECIAL FEATURE: Top 5 Horror Films of Horror News Radio’s Five Years [01:27:56]
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PHANTOM FACTOR [02:09:23]
- Our Game Show Segment In Which You the Listeners Forge Suggestions For The Grue Crew To Guess!
- This week’s topic: Iconic Horror Characters
- The March winner for a copy of The Ultimate Guide to Strange Cinema: is: Brian Davis!