Review of Ready Player One and Celebrating HNR’s 5th Year Anniversary

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Review of Ready Player One and Celebrating HNR’s 5th Year Anniversary

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!

As always, the HNR Grue-Crew would love to hear from you, the listeners, the fans. You can always reach out via email at feedback(AT)horrornewsradio(DOT)com or find us on Twitter: Doc Rotten | Dave Dreher | Thomas Mariani. Also, like us on Facebook and join the Horror News Radio Facebook Group.

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Episode 261 – Ready Player One – 5th Year Anniversary
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INTRO [00:00:39]


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


SPECIAL FEATURE: Top 5 Horror Films of Horror News Radio’s Five Years [01:27:56]

SUPPORT HNR [02:04:52]

  • Patrons at Patreon who donate as low as $1 can vote for an exclusive HNR podcast and one Decades of Horror episode every month!


  • 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!



This post was written by Doc Rotten
Doc Rotten is a film critic for Gruesome Magazine and podcast host for Horror News Radio, Monster Movie Podcast, Decades of Horror: 1970s, Decades of Horror 1980s, The American Horror Story Fan Podcast, Hannibal Fan Podcast and The Future of Horror. He was also co-host Dracula on TV TALK and was a contributing reviewer for HorrorNews.Net and Widescreen Warrior. He is also 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.