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Jul 18, 2019

This week on Horror News Radio:

  • Blumhouse and Universal sign their INVISIBLE MAN…,
  • Rob Zombie and the Firefly Family return in 3 FROM HELL…,
  • … and the Grue-Crew review… CRAWL!

This is HORROR NEWS RADIO, the official GRUESOME MAGAZINE podcast. Back with Doc Rotten once again are the scariest, goriest, bloodiest co-hosts on the 'Net.

  • Dave Dreher, the lead news writer at Gruesome Magazine.
  • Award-winning filmmaker Christopher G. Moore.
  • Podcasting Rock Star & International Cosplay Queen, Vanessa Thompson.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

HORROR NEWS OF THE WEEK

FEATURE TOPIC: Crawl

A young woman, while attempting to save her father during a Category 5 hurricane, finds herself trapped in a flooding house and must fight for her life against alligators.

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  • Director: Alexandre Aja
  • Cast: Kaya Scodelario, Barry Pepper, Morfydd Clark

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Jul 16, 2019

“Doctor, you’ll perform an autopsy!” “On a body that’s turned to stone?” Wait a minute! Isn’t that a Joe Walsh song? Join this episode’s Grue Crew - Whitney Collazo, Joseph Perry, and Jeff Mohr - as they struggle to avert their eyes from the horrors of The Gorgon (1964).

Decades of Horror: The Classic Era
Episode 61 – The Gorgon (1964)

In the early twentieth century, a Gorgon takes human form and terrorizes a small European village by turning its citizens to stone.

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Although The Gorgon is infamous for its startlingly bad version of a Medusa-like head full of snakes, the Grue-Crew found plenty to like. The film scores first with Terence Fisher as director and again with a Hammer hat-trick in its three stars: Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, and Barbara Shelley. Whitney points out how ineffective Peter Cushing’s character is at controlling and manipulating the women in his life and how forceful and strong Barbara Shelley is as the lead female character. Joseph loves the almost swashbuckling fight between Peter Cushing’s and Richard Pasco’s characters. Jeff agrees and identifies the strength of the opening scenes as what drew him into The Gorgon.

Your Grue-Crew think this might have been a top-notch Hammer Film if not for the poor snake effects on the title character's head. As is, The Gorgon, though maybe not a must-see film, is most definitely a film you should see.

If you’re a Hammer Horror fan, you might want to check out our episodes on The Curse of Frankenstein (1957) and Nightmare (1964). The Decades of Horror: The Classic Era Grue Crew plan to release a new episode every other week. The next episode in our very flexible schedule will be Batman: The Movie (1966)! Yes, you read that right!

Please send us feedback on the films we cover, ideas for future films, or the podcast itself. After all, without you, we’re just four horror freaks talking about the films we love. Send us an email at feedback@gruesomemagazine.com or leave us a message, a review, or a comment at GruesomeMagazine.com, iTunes, the Gruesome Magazine Horror News Radio Facebook group or your friendly neighborhood podcast aggregator.

To each of you from each of us, “Thank you so much for listening!

Jul 10, 2019

“Haven't you found anybody to put in your straight jacket yet?” “No, but I will by the time I leave.” Good luck with that! Join this episode’s Grue Crew - Joseph Perry, Chad Hunt, and Jeff Mohr - when they book a room in an old dark house and try to identify who is the cat and who is the canary in Paul Leni’s silent classic, The Cat and the Canary (1927).

Decades of Horror: The Classic Era
Episode 60 – The Cat and the Canary (1927)

Relatives of an eccentric millionaire gather in his spooky mansion on the 20th anniversary of his death for the reading of his will.

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The Classic Era Grue Crew has a lot of fun with this founding member of the “Old Dark House” subgenre of films. Chad enjoyed viewing The Cat and the Canary with the knowledge that what later become classic tropes, were being viewed in this film for the first time by a lot of people. It is the shadows and lighting that wowed Jeff when he first saw this silent classic, but this time around, it was all about the actors, the characters, and the humor. Joseph points out how Universal’s Carl Laemmle hired Paul Leni, whose roots are in German expressionism, with the purpose of adapting the form for American audiences in The Cat and the Canary. Your Grue Crew highly recommends this movie and don’t get us started on the plastic eye!

The Decades of Horror: The Classic Era Grue Crew plan to release a new episode every other week. Hey, where else will you hear podcasts on films ranging from The Old Dark House (1932) to House on Haunted Hill (1959) to It! The Terror from Beyond Space (1958)? The next episode in our very flexible schedule will be Batman: The Movie (1966)! Yup! You read that right!

Please send us feedback on the films we cover, ideas for future films, or the podcast itself. After all, without you, we’re just four horror freaks talking about the films we love. Send us an email at feedback@gruesomemagazine.com or leave us a message, a review, or a comment at GruesomeMagazine.com, iTunes, the Gruesome Magazine Horror News Radio Facebook group or your friendly neighborhood podcast aggregator.

To each of you from each of us, “Thank you so much for listening!

Jul 5, 2019

This week on Horror News Radio:

  • Paul Rudd joins a fan favorite franchise,
  • Pinhead, Mogwai, and Grant Wilson return to TV,
  • ...and the Grue-Crew review... ANNABELLE COMES HOME

This is HORROR NEWS RADIO, the official GRUESOME MAGAZINE podcast. Back with Doc Rotten once again are the scariest, goriest, bloodiest co-hosts on the 'Net.

  • Dave Dreher, the lead news writer at Gruesome Magazine.
  • And award-winning filmmaker and host of Decades of Horror 1980s, Christopher G. Moore.
  • And Podcasting Rock Star and International Cosplay Queen, Vanessa Thompson.

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HORROR NEWS OF THE WEEK

FEATURE TOPIC: Annabelle Comes Home

While babysitting the daughter of Ed and Lorraine Warren, a teenager and her friend unknowingly awaken an evil spirit trapped in a doll.

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  • Director: Gary Dauberman
  • Cast: Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Mckenna Grace, Madison Iseman, Katie Sarife

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Jul 2, 2019

"In Space, No One Can Hear You Scream." You can, however, usually hear space ships blowing up. Go figure. On this, their 100th episode, join your faithful Grue Crew - Doc Rotten, Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, and Jeff Mohr - as they spend the night on the Nostromo, the science fiction version of an old dark house, with Ripley and the gang on the 40th anniversary of Alien (1979).

Decades of Horror 1970s
Episode 100 – Alien (1979)

After a space merchant vessel perceives an unknown transmission as a distress call, its landing on the source moon finds one of the crew attacked by a mysterious lifeform, and they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun.

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As of June 22, 2019, it has been forty years since the release of Alien, so the Grue Crew thought it would be the perfect choice for the 100th episode of DoH 1970s. The film had a profound impact on each member of the Grue Crew, as it did on society as a whole. Over the course of this extended episode, it’s hard to tell what Doc, Chad, Bill, and Jeff like the most about the film. They unanimously trumpet nearly all aspects of the film: Ridley Scott’s direction, Dan O’Bannon’s script, each of the 9-member cast, H. R. Giger’s designs, and the practical effects.  

Doc also tells a story about the first two times - well, maybe it was 1.5 times - he saw Alien.  The craft of setting up a jump scare, even when the audience is expecting it, is discussed by Bill. Let’s face it. Everyone knew something was coming out of that egg, but everyone still jumped! Chad and Jeff first saw the film on HBO. Chad then took note of all future showings and took in as many as he could. Each of them had been lulled into a false sense of security by the films leisurely and uneventful pace, at least until the infamous face-hugger and chest-burster scenes maxed out their anxiety, tension, and fear. Your faithful Grue Crew trust that all of their listeners have seen Alien multiple times, but in this case, excess is never enough. Pull it up and watch it again, and again, and again.

To end the podcast, the Grue Crew look forward to the next 100 episodes and give a special thanks to The Black Saint. “Guard well the pips, and the fruit shall grow without let.”

We want to hear from you – the coolest, grooviest fans:  leave us a message or leave a comment on the site or email the Decades of Horror 1970s podcast hosts at docrotten@decadesofhorror.com.

Jun 27, 2019

This week on Horror News Radio:

This is HORROR NEWS RADIO, the official GRUESOME MAGAZINE podcast. Back with Doc Rotten once again are the scariest, goriest, bloodiest co-hosts on the 'Net.

  • Dave Dreher, the lead news writer at Gruesome Magazine.
  • And award-winning filmmaker and host of Decades of Horror 1980s, Christopher G. Moore.
  • And Podcasting Rock Star and International Cosplay Queen, Vanessa Thompson.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

HORROR NEWS OF THE WEEK

FEATURE TOPIC: Child's Play (2019)

A mother gives her 13-year-old son a toy doll for his birthday, unaware of its more sinister nature.

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  • Director: Lars Klevberg
  • Cast: Aubrey Plaza, Mark Hamill, Gabriel Bateman

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Jun 25, 2019

Longtime Horror News Radio listeners are sure to remember that HNR co-host and award-winning filmmaker Christopher G. Moore listed NIGHTMARE CINEMA on his top 10 horror films of 2018, having seen the film at the New York City Horror Film Festival in November. His admiration of the film made a strong impression the rest of the Grue-Crew making them incredibly curious about this new anthology film. Well, this week brings good news!

NIGHTMARE CINEMA is finally arriving on this Friday, June 21, 2019, and to celebrate Gruesome Magazine has declared this week Nightmare Cinema Week. With this special episode of Horror News Radio, the Grue-Crew present a special interview with the creature-actor and FX artist, Dirk Rogers.

Doc Rotten joins Christopher G. Moore to speak with Dirk Rogers who portrays two of the creatures featured in NIGHTMARE CINEMA. In Mick Garris' Dead segment, he is Mr. Stitches. In Ryûhei Kitamura’s short, he portrays the title monster, Mashit. Dirk shares his history with KNB, the effects they created for the film, and some behind the scenes secrets in creating this incredible anthology film. And, to Doc's delight, there's an unexpected discussion about Bruce the shark from Jaws.

Jun 25, 2019

"Last day. Capricorn 15's. Year of the city - 2274. Carousel begins." Normally, everyone loves a carousel, but you definitely don’t want a ride on this one. Join your faithful Grue Crew - Doc Rotten, Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, and Jeff Mohr - as they try to evade renewal (they’re all over 30, you know) while searching for Sanctuary in Logan’s Run.

Decades of Horror 1970s
Episode 99 – Logan’s Run (1976)

An idyllic science fiction future has one major drawback: life must end at the age of thirty

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Logan’s Run is one of Doc’s favorites from his youth. Admitting it can be a bit silly, he still thinks the themes the film deals with make it worth your time. Chad is a lover of Logan’s Run too and just can’t get over the disposal method used for terminated runners. Jenny Agutter is the big draw for Bill (as it is for his crewmates). He also remarks how Star Wars (1977) forever lowered where Logan’s Run fit in the hierarchy of science fiction-fantasy films. Having grown up with the mantra, “Never trust anyone over 30,” it makes sense that Jeff is attracted to the film’s premise and even though he’s not a big Michael York fan, he loved the supporting cast, especially Peter Ustinov and Roscoe Lee Browne. Your Grue Crew recommend Logan’s Run as a must-watch science fiction/fantasy film of the 1970s. Besides, who doesn’t love vine-covered monuments in Washington, D.C. and a whimsical Peter Ustinov on the floor of Congress surrounded by cats?

We want to hear from you – the coolest, grooviest fans:  leave us a message or leave a comment on the site or email the Decades of Horror 1970s podcast hosts at docrotten@decadesofhorror.com.

Jun 24, 2019

“I sometimes foretell things that are frightening.” Please, tell us more! Join this episode’s Grue Crew - Whitney Collazo, Chad Hunt, Jeff Mohr, and special guest host Doc Rotten - as they take a deadly train ride with Dr. Terror who manipulates the cards in the tarot deck he refers to as his house of horrors in the aptly titled Dr. Terror’s House of Horrors.

Decades of Horror: The Classic Era
Episode 59 – Dr. Terror’s House of Horrors (1965)

Five strangers board a train and are joined by a mysterious fortune teller who offers to read their Tarot cards. Five separate stories unfold: An architect returns to his ancestral home to find a werewolf out for revenge; a doctor suspects his new wife is a vampire; an intelligent vine takes over a house; a jazz musician plagiarizes music from a voodoo ceremony; a pompous art critic is pursued by a disembodied hand.

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  • Director: Freddie Francis
  • Writer: Milton Subotsky
  • Featured Cast:
    • Framing Story
    • Segment: “Werewolf”
      • Neil McCallum as Jim Dawson
      • Ursula Howells as Deirdre Biddulph
      • Peter Madden as Caleb
      • Katy Wild as Valda
      • Edward Underdown as Tod
    • Segment: “Creeping Vine”
      • Ann Bell as Ann Rogers
      • Bernard Lee as Hopkins
      • Alan Freeman as Bill Rogers
      • Jeremy Kemp as Jerry Drake
      • Sarah Nicholls as Carol Rogers
    • Segment: “Voodoo”
      • Roy Castle as Biff Bailey
      • Kenny Lynch as Sammy Coin
      • Harold Lang as Roy Shine
      • Christopher Carlos as Vrim
    • Segment: “Disembodied Hand”
    • Segment: “Vampire”
      • Max Adrian as Dr. Blake
      • Jennifer Jayne as Nicolle Carroll
      • Donald Sutherland as Dr. Bob Carroll
      • Al Mulock as Detective

Dr. Terror’s House of Horrors is the first of seven portmanteaus produced by Amicus Productions. It has long been one of Doc’s favorites and he enthusiastically explains exactly why that is. Whitney is taken by the hand makeup in the “Werewolf” segment and also appreciates the disturbing art of Dr. Terror’s tarot deck. Jeff reveals that not only is “portmanteau” one of his favorite words but it’s also one of his favorite film structures. Chad reiterates his dread for disembodied hand scenes and manages to make a connection to the sinking of the Titanic. If you haven’t seen this Freddie Francis directed Cushing/Lee vehicle, your Grue Crew highly recommends you rectify the situation immediately!

The Decades of Horror: The Classic Era Grue Crew plan to release a new episode every other week. Hey, where else will you hear podcasts on films ranging from Dead of Night (1945) to The Hideous Sun Demon (1958) to Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)? The next episode in our very flexible schedule will be The Cat and the Canary (1927), Paul Leni’s silent classic of the “old dark house” subgenre.

Please send us feedback on the films we cover, ideas for future films, or the podcast itself. After all, without you, we’re just four horror freaks talking about the films we love. Send us an email at feedback@gruesomemagazine.com or leave us a message, a review, or a comment at GruesomeMagazine.com, iTunes, the Gruesome Magazine Horror News Radio Facebook group or your friendly neighborhood podcast aggregator.

To each of you from each of us, “Thank you so much for listening!

Jun 23, 2019

This week on Horror News Radio:

  • The World will Shine again in DOCTOR SLEEP,
  • SYFY twists our childhood into nightmares with THE BANANA SPLITS,
  • And the Grue-Crew review… THE DEAD DON'T DIE

This is HORROR NEWS RADIO, the official GRUESOME MAGAZINE podcast. Back with Doc Rotten once again are the scariest, goriest, bloodiest co-hosts on the 'Net.

  • Dave Dreher, the lead news writer at Gruesome Magazine.
  • And award-winning filmmaker and host of Decades of Horror 1980s, Christopher G. Moore.
  • And Podcasting Rock Star and International Cosplay Queen, Vanessa Thompson.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

HORROR NEWS OF THE WEEK

  • [TRAILER] Herrrrre's Danny - DOCTOR SLEEP
    • https://gruesomemagazine.com/2019/06/13/trailer-debut-for-doctor-sleep-takes-us-back-to-the-overlook-and-beyond/
    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2msJTFvhkU4
  • [TRAILER] Tra-la-la - boo! - THE BANANA SPLITS
    • https://gruesomemagazine.com/2019/06/14/the-beloved-childrens-classic-the-banana-splits-are-back-and-theyre-pissed/
    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0R1-ZZTcTBY
  • [TRAILER] READY OR NOT plays a deadly game of Hide and Seek
    • https://www.slashfilm.com/ready-or-not-trailer/
    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtYTwUxhAoI
  • [COMING SOON] Imogene Poots headlines Blumhouse remake of BLACK CHRISTMAS
    • https://www.slashfilm.com/black-christmas-remake/
  • [COMING SOON] Paul Taylor's horror short THE BLUE DOOR to become a feature film
    • https://birthmoviesdeath.com/2019/06/11/the-blue-door-movie
    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVvoJfuDuSg

FEATURE TOPIC: The Dead Don't Die

The peaceful town of Centerville finds itself battling a zombie horde as the dead start rising from their graves.

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  • Director: Jim Jarmusch
  • Cast: Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Chloe Sevigny, Tilda Swinton

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  • Next Week on HNR: CHILD'S PLAY

Jun 21, 2019

Wrapping up NIGHTMARE CINEMA WEEK on Gruesome Magazine, the Grue-Crew review the film NIGHTMARE CINEMA. Christopher G. Moore caught the film at its New York City Horror Film Festival premiere and placed it on his best horror films of 2018 list. Finally, as the film is set to release on June 21, 2019, the Grue-Crew have all seen the film and now gather to discuss the anthology, the segments, the highlights, and the gore. Join Dave Dreher, Doc Rotten, Vanessa Thompson, and Christopher G. Moore as the review NIGHTMARE CINEMA on this special edition of HORROR NEWS RADIO.

 

FEATURE TOPIC: Nightmare Cinema

Five strangers converge at a haunted movie theater owned by The Projectionist (Mickey Rourke). Once inside, the audience members witness a series of screenings that shows them their deepest fears and darkest secrets over five tales.

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  • The Thing in the Woods (D: Alejandro Brugués)
  • Mirare (D: Joe Dante)
  • Mashit (D: Ryūhei Kitamura)
  • This Way to Egress (D: David Slade)
  • Dead (D: Mick Garris)

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Jun 20, 2019

Longtime Horror News Radio listeners are sure to remember that HNR co-host and award-winning filmmaker Christopher G. Moore listed NIGHTMARE CINEMA on his top 10 horror films of 2018, having seen the film at the New York City Horror Film Festival in November. His admiration of the film made a strong impression the rest of the Grue-Crew making them incredibly curious about this new anthology film. Well, this week brings good news!

NIGHTMARE CINEMA is finally arriving on this Friday, June 21, 2019, and to celebrate Gruesome Magazine has declared this week Nightmare Cinema Week. With this special episode of Horror News Radio, the Grue-Crew present a special interview with the director, Ryuhei Kitamura, the man behind films such as Versus, The Midnight Meat Train, and Godzilla: Final Wars.

Join Christopher as he sits down with the director to discuss his segment of NIGHTMARE CINEMA, Mashit. This short plays on 70s possession film trope with a healthy splash of Italian Giallo. Mr. Kitamura gets into the casting, the challenges of working with kids, and all the gore in the final scenes. And, of course, he discusses the demon Mashit as well. Fun times!

Jun 19, 2019

Longtime Horror News Radio listeners are sure to remember that HNR co-host and award-winning filmmaker Christopher G. Moore listed NIGHTMARE CINEMA on his top 10 horror films of 2018, having seen the film at the New York City Horror Film Festival in November. His admiration of the film made a strong impression the rest of the Grue-Crew making them incredibly curious about this new anthology film. Well, this week brings good news!

NIGHTMARE CINEMA is finally arriving on this Friday, June 21, 2019, and to celebrate Gruesome Magazine has declared this week Nightmare Cinema Week. With this special episode of Horror News Radio, the Grue-Crew present a special interview with the director, David Slade.

This is a special treat for Christopher G. Moore, the Grue-Crew, and listeners of the Hannibal Fan Podcast as David Slade directed a number of episodes of the Hannibal TV show along with the films 30 Days of Night, Bandersnatch, and Hard Candy. His short "This Way to Egress" is the most experimental of the bunch providing a wonderful and informative conversation with the director we are sure you will enjoy.

Jun 18, 2019

Longtime Horror News Radio listeners are sure to remember that HNR co-host - and award-winning filmmaker - Christopher G. Moore listed NIGHTMARE CINEMA on his top 10 horror films of 2018, having seen the film at the New York City Horror Film Festival in November. His admiration of the film was strong making the rest of the Grue-Crew incredibly curious about this new anthology film. Well, this week brings good news!

NIGHTMARE CINEMA is finally arriving on this Friday, June 21, 2019, and to celebrate Gruesome Magazine has declared this week Nightmare Cinema Week. With this special episode of Horror News Radio, the Grue-Crew present a special interview with the director and creator of Nightmare Cinema, the legendary Mick Garris.

Join Christopher as he sits down with the man with the plan himself to discuss gathering the talent to craft this anthology, working with Mickey Rourke, and directing his segment titled "Dead". And, if you listen closely, he may even tease the possibility of a Nightmare Cinema 2.

Jun 15, 2019

This week on Horror News Radio:

  • The Firefly family returns in 3 FROM HELL,
  • Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, and Bill Murray are all involved in Reitman’s upcoming GHOSTBUSTERS 2020,
  • And the Grue-Crew review… MA

This is HORROR NEWS RADIO, the official GRUESOME MAGAZINE podcast. Back with Doc Rotten once again are the scariest, goriest, bloodiest co-hosts on the 'Net.

  • Dave Dreher, the lead news writer at Gruesome Magazine.
  • And award-winning filmmaker and host of Decades of Horror 1980s, Christopher G. Moore.
  • And Podcasting Rock Star and International Cosplay Queen, Vanessa Thompson.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

HORROR NEWS OF THE WEEK

FEATURE TOPIC: Ma

A lonely woman befriends a group of teenagers and decides to let them party at her house. Just when the kids think their luck couldn't get any better, things start happening that make them question the intention of their host.

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  • Director: Tate Taylor
  • Cast: Octavia Spencer, Diana Silvers, Juliette Lewis

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Jun 12, 2019

Join the Grue-Crew for a special episode of Horror News Radio recorded live at Con Carolinas 2019 in Charlotte, NC. HNR cohost Christopher G. Moore shares the stage with Whitney Collazo from Decades of Horror: The Classic Era, Crystal Cleveland from the Gruesome Magazine podcast, and Bill Mulligan from Decades of Horror: 1970s for an intimate discussion about horror films.

The Crew discusses the films that most influenced their passion for horror films, the directors that speak to them with their work, and obscure classics that need to get more genre love. Not only is the conversation lively and entertaining and informative, but it also gives the Grue-believers a wonderful opportunity to get to know the cast and crew behind the Gruesome Magazine podcasts - see what makes them tick! You might be surprised by what you learn with this episode. Fun!

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Jun 10, 2019

"Come on, you filthy pig. Lick the vile whore's vomit!" Thanks, but no thanks. Not hungry. (Sheesh!) Join your faithful Grue Crew - Doc Rotten, Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, and Jeff Mohr - as they bravely, but maybe foolishly, take a look Beyond the Door!

Decades of Horror 1970s
Episode 98 – Beyond the Door (1974)

Juliet Mills plays a young pregnant woman in San Francisco who is going to have the devil's baby during her strange possession. Richard Johnson shows up to help her... but what does he really want?

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Beyond the Door is one of those films that tripped Doc’s trigger at a young age and he tells a fun story about his first viewing. He admites it’s a bad movie but several of the movie’s scenes still give him nightmares. The rest of the Grue Crew’s opinions aren’t so favorable. In fact, Chad and Jeff wish they’d watched Godmonster of Indian Flats again and Jeff begin thinking about buying the Godmonster Blu-ray. Chad also comments on the son’s addiction to eating Campbell’s Pea Soup through a straw from the can while Jeff obsesses over the nose flute. Bill professes a fondness for Juliet Mills and is very impressed with the trailer. Even though Beyond the Door wasn’t a favorite, Bill, Chad, and Jeff agree there are some pretty scary scenes in the film, possibly agreeing with Roger Ebert’s review calling it “scary trash.”

Doc gives Beyond the Door a hearty recommendation, cautioning listeners not to confuse it with Behind the Green Door. The balance of the Grue Crew is a bit more reserved in their recommendation. If you are so inclined, at the time of this writing, Beyond the Door is streaming on Amazon Prime.

We want to hear from you – the coolest, grooviest fans:  leave us a message or leave a comment on the site or email the Decades of Horror 1970s podcast hosts at docrotten@decadesofhorror.com.

Jun 6, 2019

This week on Horror News Radio:

  • Sharks attack again in 47 METERS DOWN: UNCAGED,
  • Harold the Scarecrow rises in SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK,
  • And the Grue-Crew review… GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS

This is HORROR NEWS RADIO, the official GRUESOME MAGAZINE podcast. Back with Doc Rotten once again are the scariest, goriest, bloodiest co-hosts on the 'Net.

  • Dave Dreher, the lead news writer at Gruesome Magazine.
  • And award-winning filmmaker and host of Decades of Horror 1980s, Christopher G. Moore.
  • And Podcasting Rock Star and International Cosplay Queen, Vanessa Thompson.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

HORROR NEWS OF THE WEEK

  • [TRAILER] More terror 47 METERS DOWN: UNCAGED
    • https://www.slashfilm.com/47-meters-down-uncaged-trailer/
    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhOJXUmvLQ8
  • [TRAILER] More fear with SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK
    • https://bloody-disgusting.com/movie/3564945/second-scary-stories-tell-dark-trailer-unleashes-series-terrifying-nightmares/
    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vlya92LZqZw
  • [TRAILER] A24 dresses up the fright with IN FABRIC
    • https://bloody-disgusting.com/movie/3563701/trailer-fabric-a24s-hot-new-horror-movie-haunted-dress/
    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=biHUTtV4K40
  • [NETFLIX] A return to Jim Henson's THE DARK CRYSTAL
    • https://www.slashfilm.com/the-dark-crystal-age-of-resistance-trailer-jim-hensons-puppet-fantasy-world-makes-a-stunning-return/
    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSV42j8lccg
  • [RUMORS] HANNIBAL Season 4, to be or not to be
    • https://bloody-disgusting.com/tv/3564054/bryan-fuller-assures-no-one-given-hannibal-returning-television/
  • [COMING SOON] Blumhouse to tell our future with MAGIC 8-BALL
    • https://bloody-disgusting.com/movie/3565084/shake-ball-die-blumhouse-turning-iconic-magic-8-ball-toy-feature-film/
  • [NETFLIX ] Can Adam Sandler save Halloween in HUBIE HALLOWEEN?
    • https://bloody-disgusting.com/movie/3564535/adam-sandler-heads-salem-massachusetts-save-halloween-netflixs-hubie-halloween/

FEATURE TOPIC: Godzilla King of the Monsters

The crypto-zoological agency Monarch faces off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah.

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  • Directors: Michael Dougherty
  • Cast:
    • Kyle Chandler … Mark Russell
    • Vera Farmiga … Dr. Emma Russell
    • Millie Bobby Brown … Madison Russell
    • Ken Watanabe … Dr. Ishiro Serizawa
    • Ziyi Zhang … Dr. Ilene Chen and Dr. Ling
    • Bradley Whitford … Dr. Rick Stanton
    • Sally Hawkins … Dr. Vivienne Graham
    • Charles Dance … Jonah Alan
    • Thomas Middleditch … Sam Coleman
    • Aisha Hinds … Colonel Diane Foster
    • O'Shea Jackson Jr. … Chief Warrant Officer Barnes
    • David Strathairn … Admiral William Stenz

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Jun 4, 2019

"If you're going to race with the devil, you've got to be as fast as Hell!" An RV might not be the best way to go “fast as hell,” but hey, it is the 70s. Join your faithful Grue Crew - Doc Rotten, Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, and Jeff Mohr - as they “speed” across Texas in an RV with Loretta Swit, Lara Parker, Warren Oates, and Peter Fonda in a desperate attempt to escape a Satanic cult in Race with the Devil.

Decades of Horror 1970s
Episode 97 – Race with the Devil (1975)

Two couples vacationing together in an R.V. from Texas to Colorado are terrorized after they witness a murder during a Satanic ritual.

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  • Director: Jack Starrett
  • Writers: Lee Frost, Wes Bishop
  • Featured Cast:
    • Peter Fonda as Roger Marsh
    • Warren Oates as Frank Stewart
    • Loretta Swit as Alice
    • Lara Parker as Kelly
    • R.G. Armstrong as Sheriff Taylor
    • Jack Starrett as Gas station attendant
    • Wes Bishop as Deputy Dave

Race with the Devil is a paranoia-drenched race through Texas in a quintessential 70s RV complete with an explosion; two rattlesnakes; a gun battle; devil worshippers; a nekkid sacrifice; and some 4-vehicle smash-and-crash action between an RV, a straight truck, a wrecker, and a pickup! Bill is lukewarm about the film but has high praise for Peter Fonda’s acting ability, just not necessarily in this film. Bleak endings are one of Chad’s things and Race with the Devil’s conclusion measures right up there with the bleakest of the bleak. He also points out how Kelly’s importance grows as the story progresses, giving Lara Parker a role into which to sink her teeth. Doc has a love of movies that include a figurative race, ala Vanishing Point (1971), and considers Race with the Devil to be a classic. Considering his love of The Car (1977), he is also very happy to see R. G. Armstrong in this film. The cast members are all it took to get Jeff on board but he also discovered some information of interest to him about the director, Jack Starrett.

So if you feel the need to experience an RV drive across Texas with some classic 70s actors experiencing significant Satanic panic, Ride with the Devil is just the ticket. And if you’re really psyched about catching this film, you can even find it on a double feature Blu-ray from Shout Factory paired with Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry (1974).

We want to hear from you – the coolest, grooviest fans:  leave us a message or leave a comment on the site or email the Decades of Horror 1970s podcast hosts at docrotten@decadesofhorror.com.

May 31, 2019

This week on Horror News Radio:

  • Sarah Connor returns fin TERMINATOR: DARK FATE,
  • Christopher shares his adventures to the CRIMSON SCREEN HORROR FILM FESTIVAL,
  • And the Grue-Crew review… BRIGHTBURN

This is HORROR NEWS RADIO, the official GRUESOME MAGAZINE podcast. Back with Doc Rotten once again are the scariest, goriest, bloodiest co-hosts on the 'Net.

  • Dave Dreher, the lead news writer at Gruesome Magazine.
  • And award-winning filmmaker and host of Decades of Horror 1980s, Christopher G. Moore.
  • And Podcasting Rock Star and International Cosplay Queen, Vanessa Thompson.
  • Joining us this week, Chad Hunt, co-host of Decades of Horror: The Classic Era and 1970s.

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HORROR NEWS OF THE WEEK

FEATURE TOPIC: Brightburn

What if a child from another world crash-landed on Earth, but instead of becoming a hero to mankind, he proved to be something far more sinister?

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  • Directors: David Yarovesky
  • Cast: Elizabeth Banks, David Denman, Jackson A. Dunn

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May 29, 2019

This week on Horror News Radio:

  • Ari Aster returns with MIDSOMMAR,
  • SAW is getting an unexpected reboot,
  • and the Grue-Crew review… JOHN WICK CHAPTER 3: PARABELLUM.

This is HORROR NEWS RADIO, the official GRUESOME MAGAZINE podcast. Back with Doc Rotten once again are the scariest, goriest, bloodiest co-hosts on the 'Net.

  • Dave Dreher, the lead news writer at Gruesome Magazine.
  • And award-winning filmmaker and host of Decades of Horror 1980s, Christopher G. Moore.
  • And Podcasting Rock Star and International Cosplay Queen, Vanessa Thompson.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Christopher G. Moore heads to the CRIMSON SCREEN HORROR FILM FESTIVAL in Charleston, South Carolina

HORROR NEWS OF THE WEEK

FEATURE TOPIC: John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum

Super-assassin John Wick is on the run after killing a member of the international assassin's guild, and with a $14 million price tag on his head - he is the target of hit men and women everywhere.

IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4154796/

  • Directors: Chad Stahelski
  • Cast: Keanu Reeves, Halle Berry, Ian McShane, Mark Dacascos

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May 24, 2019

“I can't believe that Godzilla was the only surviving member of its species... But if we continue conducting nuclear tests, it's possible that another Godzilla might appear somewhere in the world again.” Of course, Godzilla appeared in the world again, many, many times! Join this episode’s Grue Crew - Chad Hunt, Whitney Collazo, and Jeff Mohr - as they go back to 1954 when it all started with Godzilla (original title: Gojira).

Decades of Horror: The Classic Era
Episode 58 – Godzilla (1954)

American nuclear weapons testing results in the creation of a seemingly unstoppable, dinosaur-like beast.

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With the 31 May 2019 release date of Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) looming large on the horizon, the Grue Crew decided it was time to cover the original classic from Toho, Godzilla (Gojira, 1954), one of the all-time greats! They also dip a bit into the American version, Godzilla, King of the Monsters! (1956).

Chad loves all the Godzilla films but this one is special and has a much darker, almost nightmarish, tone than 1960s Godzilla fare. He also talks about how Akira Ifukube created Godzilla’s roar. As a youngster, Whitney was introduced to Godzilla films by her brothers and she found the monster itself to be intimidating and movies to be entertaining. This time around, she spots Honda’s artistic training in his filmmaking. Of course, Jeff dives into the historical relevance and discovers some of the reasons behind the decisions made in the American version. Joseph finds the drama and weight given to the human characters to be extraordinary, giving the military versus the scientist conflict more depth.

The Grue Crew all agree that Godzilla is much more than a monster movie and deserves its place as a genuine cinema classic.

The Decades of Horror: The Classic Era Grue Crew plan to release a new episode every other week. Hey, where else will you hear podcasts on films ranging from King Kong (1933) to Half Human (Jû jin yuki otoko, 1955) to The War of the Gargqantuas (1966)? The next episode in our very flexible schedule will be the first Amicus portmanteau, Dr. Terror’s House of Horrors (1965).

Please send us feedback on the films we cover, ideas for future films, or the podcast itself. After all, without you, we’re just four horror freaks talking about the films we love. Send us an email at feedback@gruesomemagazine.com or leave us a message, a review, or a comment at GruesomeMagazine.com, iTunes, the Gruesome Magazine Horror News Radio Facebook group or your friendly neighborhood podcast aggregator.

To each of you from each of us, “Thank you so much for listening!

May 19, 2019

This week on Horror News Radio:

  • Pennywise returns with IT: CHAPTER 2,
  • Surprise Guests aplenty in the season finale of WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS,
  • and the Grue-Crew review… DETECTIVE PIKACHU.

This is HORROR NEWS RADIO, the official GRUESOME MAGAZINE podcast. Back with Doc Rotten once again are the scariest, goriest, bloodiest co-hosts on the 'Net.

  • Dave Dreher, the lead news writer at Gruesome Magazine.
  • And award-winning filmmaker and host of Decades of Horror 1980s, Christopher G. Moore.
  • And Podcasting Rock Star and International Cosplay Queen, Vanessa Thompson.
  • Joining us this week: Paul Cardullo

ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • NIGHT RANGER report: Vanessa shares her first Concert reporting gig for Gruesome Music

HORROR NEWS OF THE WEEK

  • [TRAILER] Grandma chills our shit in the first look at IT: CHAPTER 2.
    • https://www.slashfilm.com/it-chapter-two-trailer/
  • [TRAILER] You're not welcome in THE LODGE
    • https://birthmoviesdeath.com/2019/05/10/were-ready-to-get-trapped-in-the-lodge
  • [TRAILER] A Russian fear fest with BABA YAGA
    • https://bloody-disgusting.com/movie/3559905/slavic-demon-baba-yaga-brought-life-mermaid-bride-director-trailer/
  • [CASTING] The plot for THE INVISIBLE MAN shines new light on the film
    • https://www.dreadcentral.com/news/293998/latest-casting-news-plot-details-reveal-blumhouses-invisible-man-will-be-something-of-a-ghost-story/
  • [TV] Holy Hell, check out the cameos in the finale of WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS
    • http://collider.com/what-we-do-in-the-shadows-cameos-explained/
  • [WTF] Wait…there's an R-Rate Gore version of TAMMY AND THE T-REX?
    • https://news.avclub.com/cinepocalypse-to-screen-r-rated-gore-cut-of-90s-era-d-1834592455
  • [SEQUEL] DEATHGASM 2 finally gets financing
    • https://bloody-disgusting.com/movie/3560435/jason-lei-howdens-gory-horror-comedy-getting-sequel-deathgasm-part-2/

FEATURE TOPIC: Detective Pikachu

In a world where people collect Pokémon to do battle, a boy comes across an intelligent talking Pikachu who seeks to be a detective.

IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4154796/

  • Directors: Rob Letterman
  • Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Justice Smith, Kathryn Newton

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