Eps 224 – Wish Upon – War for the Planet of the Apes – Horror News Radio

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First up for the Grue-Crew is the unsurprisingly dull and quietly undemanding Wish Upon featuring The Conjuring‘s Joey King and Ryan Phillippe. The Grue-Crew rave about War for the Planet of the Apes praising the Matt Reeves, Andy Serkis, and the incredible achievements of Weta Digital. Dave launches into the Horror News of the Week with the devastating loss of the legendary George A. Romero and Academy Award winner Martin Landau.  Closing out the show Thomas and Santos participate in a battle of wits with this week’s Stump the Saint!

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Eps 112 – Robocop (1987) – Decades of Horror 1980s

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“I’d buy that for a dollar!” Despite 30 years of time passing, Robocop has satire that’s pretty on point. The innocuous entertainment. Tonally disproportionate news items. Commercials that hawk consumer products that do nothing for their customers. All of it speaks to the world we currently live in. Luckily, Paul Verhoeven manages to slip in some ultra violence, amazing special effects and strong character work in between to make us a bit less depressed. Robocop may not be a horror film, but it speaks to many of the modern horrors we face today. Plus, that weird sewage mutant monster scene.

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Eps 223 – Castlevania – Spider-Man: Homecoming – Horror News Radio

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First up for the Grue-Crew is the surprising bloody and entertaining Castlevania animated original series found on Netflix. Doc and Thomas cannot let the Spider-Man: Homecoming film swing by without spinning a wondrous web around the latest Marvel film. Dave drops into the Horror News of the Week with Scream Factory’s release of The Poughkeepsie Tapes, a short horror film contest run by James Wan, and a scary discussion on “Post-Horror”.  Closing out the show Thomas and Santos participate in a battle of wits with this week’s Stump the Saint!

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Eps 222 – Arbor Demon – Baby Driver – Horror News Radio

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Award-winning director Christopher G. Moore joins the Grue-Crew this week for a look at forest demons and fast cars. First up is Patrick Rea’s second feature film Arbor Demon, currently playing on Hulu. Patrick is interviewed by The Black Saint in the first issue of the Gruesome Magazine quarterly print edition. Later, the Grue-Crew take spin with Christopher G. Moore’s favorite movie of the year, Baby Driver from director Edgar Wright. Perhaps it is a stretch for a horror podcast, but it is fine movie making. Dave drops into the Horror News of the Week with the release of the trailer …

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Eps 111 – Dressed to Kill (1980) – Decades of Horror 1980s

Posted in Articles, Featured Items, Monster Movie, Podcasts by - Jul 03, 2017
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“Every nightmare has a beginning… This one never ends.” The dream logic of Dressed to Kill is ever present. Director Brian De Palma isn’t nearly as interested in a coherent story as he is the visuals. So many elaborate split diopter shots. More than a few split screens. That weird soft focus that was a thing in the 1970s. But none of this answers the question. Is Dressed to Kill more than just a technical exercise? Tune in to find out!

Decades of Horror 1980s
Episode 111 – Dressed to Kill (1980)

Dressed to Kill has a pretty familiar story. Stop me if you’ve heard this …

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Eps 221 – Most Anticipated Horror Films of Fall 2017 – Horror News Radio

Posted in Articles, Featured Items, Horror News Radio, Podcasts by - Jun 30, 2017
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Award-winning director Christopher G. Moore and Joey Fittos join the Grue-Crew this week for a bloody bucket of gory reviews and previews. First up is a look at a number of genre-related TV shows landing on the small screen. Later, the Grue-Crew forecast the Most Anticipated Horror Films of Fall 2017. Dave drops into the Horror News of the Week with the announcement that the Kevin Bacon led Tremors TV show will head to SyFy, Jane Levy & Glenn Close star in the zombie series Sea Oak, and Ron Howard inherits the mess that is the Han Solo standalone Star Wars film.  Closing …

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Eps 220 – 47 Meters Down – Kill Switch – Horror News Radio

Posted in Articles, Featured Items, Horror News Radio, Podcasts by - Jun 22, 2017
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Award-winning director Christopher G. Moore joins the Grue-Crew to discuss the summer shark movie horror film 47 Meters Down. While the underwater and shark scene thrill everyone, the crew is divided over the film’s concluding switcheroo. Doc and Thomas have a difference of opinion on the sci-fi movie Kill Switch featuring Dan Stevens. Good luck with that one. Dave drops into the Horror News of the Week with a couple of trailers for Happy Death Day and Flatliners remake along with the announcement that Kevin Smith is directing a new horror anthology film called Killroy Was Here.  Closing out the show …

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Eps 110 – Christine (1983) – Decades of Horror 1980s

Posted in Articles, Featured Items, Monster Movie, Podcasts by - Jun 20, 2017
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“Whoa, whoa. You better watch what you say about my car. She’s real sensitive.” Arnie Cunningham (Keith Gordon) is rather protective of his 1957 Plymouth Fury named Christine. He worked hard to restore it, pretty much rebuilding it from the ground up. Arnie doesn’t appreciate when people mince words in front of her. Or worse, lay an unprovoked finger on her person. Then again, Arnie doesn’t need to do a thing. Christine speaks for herself. And her words are deadly.

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Episode 110 – Christine (1983)

After a prologue set in 1957 showing the deadly origins of Christine, we flash forward to …

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Eps 219 – The Mummy – It Comes at Night – Horror News Radio

Posted in Articles, Featured Items, Horror News Radio, Podcasts by - Jun 15, 2017
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The Dark Universe is upon us and thing ain’t looking too bright, sadly. THE MUMMY reboot of the Universal Monster franchise has finally arrived and the Grue-Crew is here to discuss the results. The lukewarm box office and piss-poor reviews are signs enough for what the Crew will share; however, award winning director Christopher G. Moore joins the crew this week to share his …love… for the film. Oh, dear. For the WHYBW segment, the Grue-Crew explore the A24 independent film release IT COMES AT NIGHT with a careful and critical eye. The film is catching flack for its marketing, Thomas insists …

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Eps 218 – Raw – Wonder Woman – Horror News Radio

Posted in Articles, Featured Items, Horror News Radio, Podcasts by - Jun 09, 2017
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Special guest Caitlin Turner joins the Grue-Crew to tackle the French horror film Raw which caused quite a stir at a recent horror film festival. At TIFF last year, audience members were made ill watching this film. Imagine how excited The Black Saint is to see this film. Find out how it fares with his review. For the WHYBW segment, the Grue-Crew turn their attention to the latest DCEU entry Wonder Woman. Does the box office champion bode well for the future of the DC cinematic heroes? Dave dives into the Horror News of the Week with Adam Wingard helming …

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