Horror is in the home and in the stars this week on Horror News Radio! The Grue Crew viewed the theatrical release Winchester! Decades of Horror: The Classic Era host Jeff Mohr to witness acclaimed actress Helen Mirren battle ghosts in this based-on-a-true-story horror film. Now, this is the only film planned… until Netflix threw us for a loop during The Super Bowl for the surprise reveal of The Cloverfield Paradox that came right after the game. Yes, The Cloverfield Paradox continues the mystery box ladened series with sci-fi/horror to… intriguing results. Speaking of the Super Bowl, Dave Dreher brings the big genre trailers to Horror News of the Week, along with news of Roxanne Benjamin making her debut and Sundance darling Hereditary blowing horror expectations out of the water. Thomas wraps it all up with another round of the game Phantom Factor and some listener feedback!

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Episode 253 – Winchester – Cloverfield Paradox
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INTRO [00:00:40]


FEATURE REVIEW: Winchester [00:25:52]

  • Winchester (2018)
  • directors: The Spierig Brothers
  • cast: Helen Mirren, Jason Clarke, Sarah Snook


  • In February, we will be working with the Nevermore Film Festival in Durham, NC to present THE MANITOU on the Big Screen in honor of Santos Ellin Jr. / the Black Saint. The first showing will be on Saturday, February 24th, 2018 at 3:10 pm, which The Grue Crew plan on attending. The second will be on Sunday, February 25th, 2018 at 8:00 pm. Head over here to keep up with this event.

WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN WATCHING: Cloverfield Paradox [00:54:07]

  • Cloverfield Paradox (2018)
  • director: Julius Onah
  • cast: Gugu Mbatha-Raw. Daniel Bruhl, Chris O’Dowd, John Ortiz, David Oyelowo, Zhang Ziui, Elizabeth Debicki, Askel Hennie

SUPPORT HNR [01:38:47]

  • 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: True Story Horror
  • Those who enter in February have the chance to win a Horror Pack for March!

FEEDBACK [01:50:05]

  • Thanks to Tear Out the Heart and Victory Records for use of the song Undead Anthem for the intro and outro of the HNR podcast


4 thoughts on “Winchester – The Cloverfield Paradox – Episode 253 – Horror News Radio

  1. The Phantom Factor had me cracking up this week and hey, Doc won this time with a huge lead!

    Going to check out Cloverfield Paradox… I was thinking about checking it out after the Superbowl but had a few movies I wanted to get through first (mostly hnr recommended films like Godzilla Monster Planet and Before I Wake) and by the next day it was getting SUCH horrible critical reception from people who’s opinions I value that I was turned off from it (though I did see Thomas say good things about it on twitter). Because of the mostly positive reviews here I’ll definitely end up checking it out… I never DID catch Ten Cloverfield Lane so I might have to do a double feature with that.

    And Dave.. you must be a morning guy, to me 1 am is NOT late.

  2. Winchester…. guns are bad, but we can only save the day with this magic bullet. Um………

    As for Cloverfield, Abrams has been very clear that the Cloverfield movies are only loosely linked. I like the idea that a fractured multiverse means each of them is a vignette from multiple realities. Sure, loos link, but I can dig it. But on the web they have tied them together quite a bit more with product and company names in world and such.

    • David, that’s an interesting take I didn’t consider… what the eff is this film trying to say about guns???
      Regardless of what the reviews of Paradox may be, I am still intrigued by the Cloverfield idea of films. Keep ’em coming.

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