Eps 237 – Happy Death Day (2017) – The Babysitter (2017) – Horror News Radio

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The Grue Crew are joined by our very special guest Paul Cardullo as we discuss films that give us a bit of deja vu. First up is the surprise hit of the recent Friday the 13th weekend Happy Death Day. Our second feature is the gory romp The Babysitter which you can now stream on Netflix to keep yourself satiated before Stranger Things Season 2 arrives. Thomas also gives us a report from his trip to Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios in Orlando Florida. Let’s not forget that Dave steps in with Horror News of the Week featuring the X-Men going spooky for The New Mutants, a news …

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Videodrome (1983) – Episode 120 – Decades of Horror 1980s

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“Long Live The New Flesh!” Max Renn (James Woods) makes his declaration of rebellion against Videodrome, the very thing he’s become so attached to. But is he really rebelling against the system or merely another cog in the machine? It’s a question people often ask themselves every day with no easy answers. Luckily, those answers can come from the most unlikely of places. One such place is Decades of Horror 1980s! Hop into your connected device and hear just how depressing the world we live in really is. Hooray!

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Episode 120 – Videodrome (1983)

Videodrome didn’t make much of a …

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Eps 236 – The Cult of Chucky (2017) – Gerald’s Game (2017) – Horror News Radio

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Special guest Sammie Cassell joins the Grue-Crew this week to review a pair of horror film playing on Netflix this October. The first of the two is the latest film in the Child’s Play series, The Cult of Chucky (2017). The second film is from director Mike Flanagan and legendary author Stephen King, Gerald’s Game (2017). Netflix is killing this season with a gaggle of genre films lining up as the channel gears up for the release of Stranger Things Season 2. Can they knock it out of the park? Dave steps in with a handful of horror news with two …

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Stranger Things Season 1 Part 1 – Episode 119 – Decades of Horror 1980s

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“Mornings are for coffee and contemplation.” Jim Hopper (David Harbour) sets the record straight on what cops do in Hawkins Indiana. After all, Hawkins is a quiet small town where not much happens. Kids ride their bikes. Adults do their jobs. Nothing tends to happen. Well, at least until we see that Stranger Things are afoot. Much like they are on this podcast. Yup, we’re not covering a film. Or even something from the 80s. What type of upside down world is this?! The October haunts season surprises us all!

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Eps 235 – Remembering the Black Saint (Santos Ellin, Jr., 2017) – Horror News Radio

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On this special episode of HNR, the extended Grue-Crew share their memories and thoughts of Santos Ellin, Jr. (The Black Saint) who we suddenly lost on Thursday, September 21, 2017. For over 4 and a half years Santos joined Doc, Dave, & Thomas on HNR providing his views on horror films, his wit, and his laughter. Through his generosity, his spirit, and his kind heart (hidden under that gruff exterior), Santos had a profound effect on many of the Grue-Crew family, friends, filmmakers, and fans. Tonight we spend some time reflecting on those past years sharing touching moments, bursts of surprise and …

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Hellraiser (1987) – Episode 118 – Decades of Horror 1980s

Posted in Articles, Featured Items, Monster Movie, Podcasts by - Oct 03, 2017
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“Jesus wept.” Frank/Larry Cotton (Andrew Robinson) lets his face stretch out in ecstasy as the cenobites finally take him. The lines between lust and death are thin in Hellraiser, but Decades of Horror 1980s has much to say on the subject. Tune in as we try to solve the Lament Configuration to get these S&M demons out of here. Or is that a Rubix cube? We can’t even tell the difference! Let the weekly October haunts season of the show begin!

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Episode 118 – Hellraiser (1987)

Hellraiser is a unique beast in the genre for the 80s. A rare …

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Child’s Play (1988) – Episode 117 – Decades of Horror 1980s

Posted in Articles, Featured Items, Monster Movie, Podcasts by - Sep 28, 2017
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“Hi, I’m Chucky. Wanna Play?” Chucky (Brad Dourif) – a doll possessed by the spirit of serial killer Charles Lee Ray – is one angry little dude. Stuck in a plastic body trying to find a flesh one to return to, Chucky has to dupe a young boy named Andy (Alex Vincent) into transporting him around to extract his revenge. Yet, it’s all simply treated as Child’s Play. But how playful will the Grue Crew be about this particular toy phenomenon? You’ll just have to see how nice our boys play.

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Episode 117 – Child’s Play (1988)

Chucky is …

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Eps 234 – RIP Santos Ellin, Jr. (The Black Saint, 2017) – Horror News Radio

Posted in Articles, Featured Items, Horror News Radio, Podcasts by - Sep 26, 2017
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It’s a somber mood for The Grue Crew this episode. Our Gruesome family received some devastating news this past week. Our brother in pods Santos “The Black Saint” Ellin Jr. passed on September 21st, 2017. A loyal host of the show since it started back in 2013, Santos was not just a fun voice and a bitter commenter. He was family. For this special episode of Horror News Radio, Doc Rotten, Dave Dreher, Thomas Mariani and Christopher G. Moore pay tribute to their favorite curmudgeon and try to make sense of all this sadness.

Next week, the entire HNR Grue-Crew would …

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Eps 233 – Mother! (2017) – Horror News Radio

Posted in Articles, Featured Items, Horror News Radio, Podcasts by - Sep 22, 2017
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Joining the Grue-Crew this week for the in-depth review of Darren Aronofsky’s Mother! is the one-and-only Caitlin Turner, the JLaw to Thomas’ Bardem. Theories and interceptions abound as the Crew and guest alike try to decipher what the hell Mr. Aronofsky was really trying to tell his audience. Woof! Doc steps in for Dave with Horror News of the Week starting off with the loss of two iconic horror greats: the terrific character actor Harry Dean Stanton of Alien fame and the indelible Famous Monster artist Basil Gogos.  Closing out the show Thomas has a few announcements about Stump the …

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Eps 232 – It (2017) – Horror News Radio

Posted in Articles, Featured Items, Horror News Radio, Podcasts by - Sep 15, 2017
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Director Andy Mushietti and star Bill Skarsgard have done the impossible – they’ve have delivered a kick-ass, box-office juggernaut with their remake of Stephen King’s It bringing Pennywise back to the forefront of horror fans’ collective nightmares. The Grue-Crew are joined by award-winning director Christopher G. Moore and welcome back The Black Saint to discuss the film. Christopher and Doc also share their experiences at the recent GenreBlast Film Festival. Dave launches into the Horror News of the Week a pair of trailers for Insidious: The Last Key and Gerald’s Game.  Closing out the show Thomas has a few announcements about …

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