Black Panther – Dead Shack – Episode 255 – Horror News Radio

The Grue Crew along with guest Yonathan Habtemichael return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe for a tour through Wakanda as they discuss Black Panther. After making a splash in Captain America: Civil War, Prince T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) has to take the reins of his father and the title of Black Panther in the film that’s blowing up the box office. Then, The Grue Crew sees a faded sign on the side of the road and head over to the Dead Shack, baby! This independent zombie comedy is streaming on Shudder, but the question is… did we really shudder during it? Tune in for more! Dave Dreher gives us Horror News of the Week! This includes killer teddy bears, the return of Fangoria and Netflix gobbling up more films for us to consume! Plus, Thomas Mariani presents another round of Phantom Factor and Doc Rotten makes some big announcements. All for your ear holes!

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 255 – Black Panther – Dead Shack
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INTRO [00:00:40]


FEATURE REVIEW: Black Panther [00:32:17]

  • Black Panther (2018)
  • director: Ryan Coogler
  • cast: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Sterling K. Brown, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, Andy Serkis


  • Gruesome Magazine is nominated for a Rondo Award! Vote by April 8th!
  • Check out the new Gruesome Magazine Podcast!
  • 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.
  • Look for Grue Crew members at the FantasticRealm screening of Jaws 3D… in 3D!
  • Get with the new Gruesome Magazine feature Flash Forward Fridays!

WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN WATCHING: Dead Shack [01:29:07]

  • Dead Shack (2018)
  • director: Peter Ricq
  • cast: Gabriel LaBelle, Lizzie Boys, Matthew Nelson-Mahood, Lauren Holly, Donavon Stinson, Valerie Tian

SUPPORT HNR [01:57:01]

  • 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: Black Genre Favorites
  • Those who enter in February have the chance to win a Horror Pack for March!

FEEDBACK [02:07:00]

  • 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



Eps 162 – Captain America: Civil War

It’s hero against hero in Marvel’s CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR as the star spangled hero, Steve Rogers, goes up against Tony Stark (Iron Man) over the Sokovia Accords as the future of the Avengers hangs in the balance. The Grue-crew welcome artist Chad Hunt and award winning filmmaker Christopher G. Moore to the show to discuss the runaway block buster hit, the highlights, the action, the suspense and the surprises – and, of course, the big wink to Star Wars and the introduction of a certain web-head to the MCU. It may not be straight up horror this week, but it is still a hell of a lot of fun!

Dave returns to illuminate the HORROR NEWS OF THE WEEK segment sharing information about Russell Crowe joining Tom Cruise in Universal’s The Mummy, Jared Leto leads the short list for the role of Lestat in the Interview with the Vampire remake and Hèctor Hernández Vicens signs on to direct another version of Day of the Dead. Plenty of WTF moments!

Co-hosts Doc RottenSantos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr.Dave DreherThomas Mariani and Vixen, the voice of reason, are back again this week to give you the best in horror as they recap, review and obliterate all that is horror this week! Oh, and don’t forget – Stump the Saint! (Brought to you by Gruesome Magazine)

Horror News Radio
Episode 162 – Captain America: Civil War (2016)
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  • Featured Review: Captain America: Civil War (2016)
    Political interference in the Avengers’ activities causes a rift between former allies Captain America and Iron Man.
  • d. Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
  • w. Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely
  • c. Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Renner, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd, Emily VanCamp, Tom Holland, Daniel Bruhl, Frank Grillo, William Hurt, Martin Freeman, Marisa Tomei
  • Thomas Mariani (5 / 5)
  • Doc Rotten (5 / 5)
  • The Black Saint (4.8 / 5)
  • Chad Hunt  (5 / 5)
  • Christopher G. Moore  (5 / 5)


  • Announcements: DragonCon (2016) & Podcast Awards Nominations
    • DragonCon (2016) September 2 – 5, 2016:
      • Look for The Black Saint, Doc Rotten and Bill Mulligan on various panels on the Horror Block
  • Support HNR: Patreon & Horror T-Shirts
  • Horror News of the Week: 05/02/2016
    • Universal’s The Mummy film adds Russell Crowe to the mix as…Dr. Jekyll
    • Another Day of the Day remake is announced with director Hèctor Hernández Vicens at the helm
    • The director of the remake of Interview with the Vampire is looking to cast Jared Leto as Lestat
    • Screen Gems is promising the first studio film featuring Slender Man
    • Arrow Video delivers yet another killer Blu-ray set, “Killer Dames” with The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave and The Red Queen Kills Seven Times
  • Stump the Saint: w/ prizes supplied Gruesome Magazine
    • The winner for April is Yonathan Habtemichael
    • Horror News Radio T-Shirt