[HNR News] May 9, 2023 – MEG 2: THE TRENCH, THE GUNS OF CHRISTMAS PAST, and more…

Welcome to HORROR NEWS RADIO for May 8, 2023. JOIN the Grue-Crew for the Spookiest Horror News of the Week with your host Doc Rotten. This is HNR, the official GRUESOME MAGAZINE HORROR NEWS podcast. Back again are the scariest, goriest, bloodiest co-hosts on the ‘Net: Crystal Cleveland, the Livin6dead6irl, and Vanessa, Podcasting Rock Star and International Cosplay Queen.


Begins with the review of EVIL DEAD RISE! The Grue-Crew are celebrating our 10 year anniversary. Doc Rotten, Dave Dreher, Thomas Mariani, and Santos Ellin Jr. (The Black Saint) gathered together for the first time in April 2013 for the first episode of Horror News Radio, reviewing EVIL DEAD (2013). What a ride it’s been, full of highs and lows, friendships and loss, as the Crew continued to explore the horror genre from retro classic with Decades of Horror to new releases with HNR and Gruesome Magazine.

Concludes with the inaugural GRUE CRUISE in FEBRUARY 2024 on the ROYAL CARIBBEAN ALLURE OF THE SEAS. Join us FEB 23-26, 2024 for 3-NIGHT BAHAMAS & PERFECT DAY cruise.



The MEG 2: THE TRENCH trailer is here and HOLY CRAP, bring on the CAMP

Coming August 4, 2023. Director: Ben Wheatley. Cast: Jason Statham, Cliff Curtis, Page Kennedy!

Noah Hawley’s ALIEN series at FX casts it lead with Sydney Chandler

“Most recently, Chandler starred in Olivia Wilde’s New Line movie, Don’t Worry Darling, opposite Florence Pugh, Harry Styles, Chris Pine, Nick Kroll, Gemma Chan, and Wilde. Chandler will next be seen in AppleTV+’s genre-bending series Sugar opposite Colin Farrell.” Source: Deadline

Actor Scoot McNairy heads to Blumhouse and Universal for SPEAK NO EVIL

“The pic revolves around a family invited for a weekend at an idyllic country house -– a dream holiday that warps into a snarled psychological nightmare.” Source: Deadline

Xavier Gens’ THE GUNS OF CHRISTMAS PAST eyes Liev Schrieber as its lead

“In the genre mash-up, described to us as “A Christmas Carol meets John Wick“, Ebb is a former hitman for the mob, brought out from hiding when his former best friend and partner is killed. Ebb penetrates the compound of his enemy to exact revenge but the ghosts of past, present and future all arrive to thwart his plans.” Source: Deadline

Kate Hudson to star opposite Elisabeth Moss in the thriller SHELL

“In Shell, struggling actress Samantha (Elisabeth Moss) is given an opportunity to get a free trial at Shell, a pioneering health and beauty company which promises to keep its clients looking young forever. Samantha’s life and career is transformed by the treatment, and she develops a burgeoning friendship with Shell’s CEO, the ultra-glamorous Zoe Shannon (Kate Hudson). When a string of former Shell patients go missing under mysterious circumstances, including popular social media star Chloe Benson (Kaia Gerber), Samantha starts to fear she may be in danger herself.” Source: Deadline


Chad White: Great show, everyone! A lot good stuff coming out. wow, congratulations on 10 years. I started listening when it was a podcast with a different crew. I worked late nights in the ER, and the podcast really kept me entertained and helped the time pass by. I really loved it when I discovered that you all had a Youtube channel. It was great to put faces to the voices…BTW, this is my favorite channel. I’m looking forward to all that y’all have planned for this year. Keep up the great work!

Don Joe
Doc, at 0:16-0:17 into the podcast, made me crack up immediately. Not a lot for me to say other than thanks for another fun episode and Demeter looks amazing!

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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.