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

Posted in Articles, Featured Items, Monster Movie, Podcasts by - Oct 11, 2017
Comments Closed
Play

“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!

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

Read More

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

Posted in Articles, Featured Items, Horror News Radio, Podcasts by - Oct 08, 2017
Comments Closed
Play

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 …

Read More

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

Posted in Articles, Featured Items, Monster Movie, Podcasts by - Oct 03, 2017
Comments Closed
Play

“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!

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

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

Read More

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

Posted in Articles, Featured Items, Monster Movie, Podcasts by - Sep 28, 2017
Comments Closed
Play

“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.

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

Chucky is …

Read More

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
Comments Closed
Play

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 …

Read More

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

Posted in Articles, Featured Items, Horror News Radio, Podcasts by - Sep 22, 2017
Comments Closed
Play

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 …

Read More

Eps 232 – It (2017) – Horror News Radio

Posted in Articles, Featured Items, Horror News Radio, Podcasts by - Sep 15, 2017
Comments Closed
Play

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 …

Read More

Near Dark (1987) – Episode 116 – Decades of Horror 1980s [Live from DragonCon 2017]

Posted in Articles, Featured Items, Monster Movie, Podcasts by - Sep 13, 2017
Comments Closed
Play

“It’s finger-lickin’ good!” Severen (Bill Paxton) gives an accurate description of how human blood tastes. Or so we assume. After being tossed to the side upon it’s initial release, Near Dark is basically a western with a horror sheen. Caleb Cotton (Adrian Pasdar) is a modern hombre who gets mixed up with a group of marauders with a thirst for blood. The Grue Crew talk about all this gem live from DragonCon with a very special guest: C. Robert Cargill, writer of Sinister, Doctor Strange and the recently released book Sea of Rust! Now *that* sounds finger lickin’ good to us!

Decades of Horror 1980s
Episode …

Read More

Eps 231 – Dragon Con 2017 – Twin Peaks Finale – Horror News Radio

Posted in Articles, Featured Items, Horror News Radio, Podcasts by - Sep 07, 2017
Comments Closed
Play

The Grue Crew – or what’s left of them – is pretty out of it after another exhaustive weekend at DragonCon in Atlanta. Yes, the massive convention was enough to wipe out Doc Rotten, but Thomas Mariani steps in just in time along with fellow DragonCon Horror Track contributors Christopher G. Moore and Bill Mulligan! The three discuss all the panels they attended, as well as the gorgeous cosplays and drunken antics. Tales of crowded parade routes, meeting heroes and flirting with Grand Duchesses? All this and more is discussed here on Horror News Radio! Be sure to stick around …

Read More

Eps 230 – Death Note (Netflix, 2017) – Defenders (Netflix, 2017) – Horror News Radio

Posted in Articles, Featured Items, Horror News Radio, Podcasts by - Aug 31, 2017
Comments Closed
Play

It’s “Netflix and chill” on HNR this week as the Grue-Crew open the Death Note adaptation from director Adam Wingard and join The Defenders along side Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist. Dave launches into the Horror News of the Week with the passing of the legendary director Tobe Hooper – a sad day for horror fans.  Closing out the show Thomas challenges Dave, Doc, and guest-host Caitlan Turner to a round of Stump the Schmucks!

As always, the HNR Grue-Crew would love to hear from you, the listeners, the fans. You can always reach out via email at …

Read More