Eps 165 – X-Men: Apocalypse

Charles Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr return for another spin in Marvel’s X-Universe with X-MEN: APOCALYPSE. Bryan Singer directs another sequel featuring all your favorite merry mutants: Professor X (James McAvoy), Magneto (Michael Fassbender), Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence), Beast (Nicholas Hoult), Quicksilver (Evan Peters), Jean Grey (Sophie Turner), Cyclops (Tye Sheridan), Havok (Lucas Till), Nightcrawler (Kodi Smit-McPhee), Angel (Ben Hardy), Storm (Alexandra Shipp) and Psylocke (Olivia Munn). If you’re exhausted reading that list, wait until you see this stuffed to the max super hero flick. The Grue-crew along with guest host Chad Hunt share their opinions, listen if you dare!

Dave shares more updates and rumors for the HORROR NEWS OF THE WEEK segment discussing Halloween returning via Blumhouse and John Carpenter, Carpenter’s The Thing returns once again from Scream Factory and Dan Aykroyd praises the return of Ghostbusters. For the What Have You Been Watching segment, the Grue-crew dive deep into the Chiller/Netflix series, Slasher.

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 165 – X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) – Slasher (2016)
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  • Featured Review: X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)
    With the emergence of the world’s first mutant, Apocalypse, the X-Men must unite to defeat his extinction level plan.

    • d. Bryan Singer
    • w. Simon Kinberg, Dan Harris and Michael Dougherty w/ Singer
    • c. James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Oscar Isaac, Rose Byrne, Evan Peters, Josh Helmen, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, Lucas Till, Kodi Smith-McPhee, Ben Hardy, Alexandra Shipp, Lana Condor, Olivia Munn and … Hugh Jackman
    • Thomas Mariani (2 / 5)
    • Doc Rotten (3.5 / 5)
    • The Black Saint (2.5 / 5)
    • Dave Dreher (1 / 5)
    • Chad Hunt  (2 / 5)



  • What Have You Been Watching: Slasher (2016) s01e01 “Pilot”
    An Eye for an Eye. A woman is plunged into a bloody murder mystery when she returns to the small town where she was born and her parents were killed.
    • created by Aaron Martin
    • c. Katie McGrath, Brandon Jay McLaren, Steve Byers, Christopher Jacot, Jessica Sipos and Dean McDermott



Super Special – Suicide Squad Cast

Marvel and DC have both plotted out the next five years with two or three super hero films coming from each studio every year. Disney has also planned out their Star Wars franchise. The X-Men are still going strong with Bryan Singer returning to the helm. It is difficult to go a few days without some fantastic bit of news about super heroes or space soldiers taking to the big screen in a grand, marvelous way. It’s the dawning of a new era, a new way for fandom to embrace their favorite properties. And now Horror News Radio will help shine the light on what it all means: Thomas Mariani joins Doc Rotten to bring the Horror News Radio Super Specials with special guest hosts. This week they are joined by award winning writer/director Christopher G. Moore and fan-turned-podcaster Joey Fittos.

Horror News Radio Super Special
001 – Suicide Squad Casting Announcement
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The big announcement this week, the first week of December 2014, is the cast for the upcoming 2016 DC film, Suicide Squad, the movie that will follow closely behind Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. For weeks we have been teased with names possibly attached the film and character likely set to appear in the story. The most intriguing of all being the return of The Joker and who may very well play him. Doc and the gang go over the cast announcement and the concept behind Suicide Squad.

  • Jared Leto as The Joker 
  • Will Smith as Deadshot 
  • Tom Hardy as Rick Flag 
  • Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn 
  • Jai Courtney as Boomerang 
  • Cara Delevingne as Enchantress 

Also discussed this episode is the casting of Oscar Isaac as Apocalypse in Bryan Singer’s follow up to his successful X-Men: Days of Future PastX-Men: Apocalypse. Oscar Isaac just happens to be in the the big trailer released over the Holiday weekend as well, Star Wars VII The Force Awakens. Don’t get too excited, the Terminator: Genisys trailer is coming. Dwerp. With the hot announcement of Preacher getting a pilot order from AMC, the gang discuss Gotham, The Flash, Arrow, Constantine and Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD. To wrap things up Thomas recommends the film Birdman.

Check out this episode!