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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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  • Next Week on HNR: John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum

May 17, 2019

"Don't ask who I am or how I know, but there's going to be another of those killings today." Yes, another of those killings. Join your faithful Grue Crew - Doc Rotten, Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, and Jeff Mohr - as they pay tribute to the late Larry Cohen and discuss what is possibly his most underrated film, God Told Me To.

Decades of Horror 1970s
Episode 96 – God Told Me To (1976)

A New York detective investigates a series of murders committed by random New Yorkers who claim that "God told them to."

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Larry Cohen, a legitimate genre legend, passed away on March 23, 2019. With Decades of Horror having already covered three Larry Cohen films - It’s Alive, The Stuff, and Q: The Winged Serpent -  the 1970s’ Grue Crew decided to remember him by delving into God Told Me To (1976).

Bill calls God Told Me To the “Larry Cohen-est” of all the Larry Cohen films and commends Cohen’s all-or-nothing philosophy of filmmaking while tackling the ideas included in this film on a low budget. To Doc, God Told Me To delivers Cohen’s best representation of the New York of the 1970s and delights in his use of stock footage from Space 1999. Andy Kaufman’s role in the film. Jeff reminds everyone of another Mike Kellen role in a legendary 1980s horror film and is again stunned by the “vagina-thing” that makes multiple appearances. Chad’s history with God Told Me To began with a lot of false starts until he eventually discovered the twist within the story and how it parallelled the public interest in Erich Von Daniken’s Chariots of the God.

As you’ve probably noticed, the Grue Crew loves Larry Cohen and loves God Told Me To more every time they watch it. God Told Me To is currently available on Shudder so check it out!

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 14, 2019

“Where does the dream finish, and reality begin?” At times, we’ve all had trouble distinguishing a nightmare from reality. Join this episode’s Grue Crew - Whitney Collazo, Chad Hunt, and Jeff Mohr - as they struggle to discover exactly what is real in Nightmare from Hammer.

Decades of Horror: The Classic Era
Episode 56 – Nightmare (1964)

Janet is a young student at a private school; her nights are troubled by horrible dreams in which she sees her mother, who is in fact locked in an insane asylum, haunting her. Expelled because of her persistent nightmares, Janet is sent home, where the nightmares continue.

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Hammer Films didn’t only focus on classic Frankenstein, Dracula, or Mummy films. They also produced a number of very good, psychological horror features and Nightmare is an excellent example. With Hammer regulars, Freddie Francis and Jimmy Sangster at the helm, how could they go wrong?

Whitney identifies “betrayal” as the dominant theme in Nightmare and she really appreciated Jennie Linden’s portrayal of Janet as a vulnerable and traumatized woman questioning her own sanity. Even though he’s more of a creature feature guy, Chad found Nightmare to be an entertaining film and felt it almost seemed like two different movies. Jeff enjoyed trying to figure out what was really happening but even then, the twists surprised him. The members of your Grue Crew recommend Nightmare to fans of psychological horror or to anyone that wants to see a good example of filmmaking.

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 Bride of Frankenstein (1935) to The Curse Of Frankenstein (1957) to Abbott And Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)? The next episode in our very flexible schedule will be Toho’s The War of the Gargantuas (1966), the kind-of-a-sequel to Frankenstein Conquers the World (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 somnambulistic 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 12, 2019

This week on Horror News Radio:

  • Star Wars Fans Worldwide remember Chewbacca actor Peter Mayhew,
  • Hungry Gators CRAWL out of the bayou this July 12th,
  • And the Grue Crew review… HIGH MOON

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: Crystal Cleveland, the Livin6dead6irl

ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Texas Frightmare 2019 report: Crystal heads home for the weekend

HORROR NEWS OF THE WEEK

FEATURE TOPIC: High Moon

A gunfighter from the old west returns from the grave to stop a bloodthirsty werewolf motorcycle gang from terrorizing a small town.

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

  • Directors: Josh Ridgeway
  • Cast: Sean Patrick Flanery, Chad Michael Collins, Chelsea Edmundson

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May 10, 2019

For this special episode of Horror News Radio (in partnership with Gruesome Music), join Christopher G. Moore and Doc Rotten as they discuss the music behind BRIGHTBURN with the film's composer Tim Williams. In this not to be missed interview, Tim shares the behind the scenes challenges and rewards of composing the music for a very special, unique horror film. The processes in deciding what instruments to use, what tones to captures, and what emotions to explore are fascinating, exposing a different side of making the horror films we love. He also shares about working with producer James Gunn and director David Yarovesky.

We hope you enjoy this enlightening interview with Tim Willaims and get a thrill out of discovering what it takes to make a horror soundtrack that inspires, entertains, and…frightens... its audience. It is a fantastic behind-the-scenes discussion about the music for one of this summers most anticipated films. BRIGHTBURN flies into theaters May 24, 2019.

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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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7752126/

Director: David Yarovesky
Writers: Brian Gunn, Mark Gunn
Music By: Tim Williams
Cast: Elizabeth Banks, Jackson A. Dunn, David Denman, Jennifer Holland, Matt Jones

May 9, 2019

"There's something in the water at Lost River Lake. Something you can't see...something you can't feel...until it's too late!" Hey! That sounds like a great place to put a kids’ camp and an Aquarena vacation resort! Join your faithful Grue Crew - Doc Rotten, Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, and Jeff Mohr - as they maneuver their log raft through the perilous waters inhabited by Piranha!

Decades of Horror 1970s
Episode 95 – Piranha (1978)

When flesh-eating piranhas are accidentally released into a summer resort's rivers, the guests become their next meal.


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Piranha sailed unabashedly in the wake of the success of Jaws (1975), mimicking its story structure and several of its scenes. Joe Dante was glad to have the chance to direct his first feature and did his best to satisfy producer Rober Corman's repeated demands for, “More blood! More blood!”

It’s no surprise that Bill brings up the stop motion animated critter, assuming any coherent plot involvement and follow through was lost in budget cuts. Doc digs the after kill practical effects created by Rob Bottin in his first credited effort and recounts the two scenes that scared him the most in his youth. Chad professes his infatuation for water-creature-based horror movies and relates an experience from his youth that might explain his feelings.  He also loves Dick Miller’s portrayal of a Texan shouting, “Schmuck!” Jeff points out the score by Pino Donaggio, whose first film credit is for Don’t Look Now (1973) and who later became a favorite of Brian de Palma. He also extolls the virtues of the Scream Factory Blu-ray and its extras. In case you’re interested, Scream Factory is releasing a Limited Edition Steelbook with new content on June 11, 2019.

Your Grue Crew highly recommend this Roger Corman - Joe Dante collaboration. Though it's relatively low budget, Piranha is a funfilled gorefest. If for no other reason, tune in to hear Doc practice his piranha sound effect throughout the podcast.

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 6, 2019

“Why does the doctor always come at night?” It’s just a guess, but maybe he’s one of the children of the night? Join this episode’s Grue Crew - Whitney Collazo, Joseph Perry, Chad Hunt, and Jeff Mohr - as they visit the somnambulistic world of Carl Theodor Dreyer in his underrated classic, Vampyr (1932).

Decades of Horror: The Classic Era
Episode 55 – Vampyr(1932)

A mysterious, somnambulistic young man wanders into a village where a castle owner's daughters are endangered by an elderly vampire and her associates.

- TCM.com

 

  • Director: Carl Theodor Dreyer (as Carl Th. Dreyer)
  • Writers: Sheridan Le Fanu (based on a book by) (as J. Sheridan Le Fanu), Christen Jul (screenplay), Carl Theodor Dreyer
  • Featured Cast:
    • Julian West (Nicolas de Gunzburg) as Allan Grey
    • Maurice Schutz as Der Schlossherr (The Lord of the Manor)
    • Rena Mandel as Gisèle
    • Sybille Schmitz as Léone
    • Jan Hieronimko as Der Dorfartz (The Village Doctor)
    • Henriette Gérard as Die alte Frau von Friedhof (The Old Woman from the Cemetery, Marguerite Chopin)
    • Albert Bras as Der alte Diener (The Old Servant)
    • N. Babanini as Seine Frau (His Wife)
    • Jane Mora as Die Krankenschwester (The Nurse)
    • Georges Boidin as Limping Man

Vampyr is as enigmatic a film as Dreyer is a filmmaker and despite the negative reviews at its release, has become somewhat of an underrated classic. Dreyer expects a lot from the audience so the plot is not an easy story to follow.

Whitney loves the visuals and wants to see it again to gain a better understanding. A film class was Joseph’s first experience with Vampyr and the most memorable scene for him is the death of the village doctor under an ever-growing mound of milled flour. Chad is seriously creeped out by the shadow people along with many other scenes and believes Vampyr is a bonafide horror classic. The extras included on the Criterion Blu-ray of the film gave Jeff a better understanding and Vampyr has rapidly become one of his favorite films. The Grue Crew gives Vampyr an enthusiastic recommendation! Be ready for a relatively opaque story accompanied by a visual feast!

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 Nosferatu (1922) to Psycho (1960) to Strangler of the Swamp (1946)? The next episode in our very flexible schedule will be Nightmare (1964), a journey into mystery and psychological horror from Hammer Films.

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 somnambulistic 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 5, 2019

This week on Horror News Radio:

  • GODZILLA KING OF THE MONSTERS releases one more trailer to win us over,
  • Michael Biehn unexpectedly returns as Hicks for a new ALIEN 3,
  • And the GrueCrew review…AVENGERS: END GAME.

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

HORROR NEWS OF THE WEEK

FEATURE TOPIC: Avengers: End Game

After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War (2018), the universe is in ruins. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers assemble once more in order to undo Thanos' actions and restore order to the universe.

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

  • Directors: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
  • Cast:
    • Robert Downey Jr. … Tony Stark / Iron Man
    • Chris Evans … Steve Rogers / Captain America
    • Mark Ruffalo … Bruce Banner / Hulk
    • Chris Hemsworth … Thor
    • Scarlett Johansson … Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow
    • Jeremy Renner … Clint Barton / Hawkeye
    • Paul Rudd … Scott Lang / Ant-Man
    • Chadwick Boseman … T'Challa / Black Panther
    • Brie Larson … Carol Danvers / Captain Marvel
    • Tom Holland … Peter Parker / Spider-Man
    • Karen Gillan … Nebula
    • Zoe Saldana … Gamora
    • Evangeline Lilly … Hope van Dyne / The Wasp
    • Tessa Thompson … Valkyrie
    • Rene Russo … Frigga
    • Elizabeth Olsen … Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet Witch
    • Sebastian Stan … Bucky Barnes / Winter Soldier
    • Tom Hiddleston … Loki
    • Danai Gurira … Okoye
    • Benedict Wong … Wong
    • Pom Klementieff … Mantis
    • Dave Bautista … Drax
    • Letitia Wright … Shuri
    • Tilda Swinton … The Ancient One
    • Jon Favreau … Happy Hogan
    • Hayley Atwell … Peggy Carter
    • Natalie Portman … Jane Foster
    • Marisa Tomei … Aunt May
    • Taika Waititi … Korg (voice)
    • Michelle Pfeiffer … Janet Van Dyne
    • Cobie Smulders … Maria Hill
    • Linda Cardellini … Laura Barton
    • Frank Grillo … Brock Rumlow
    • Hiroyuki Sanada … Akihiko
    • Vin Diesel … Groot (voice)
    • Bradley Cooper … Rocket (voice)
    • Gwyneth Paltrow … Pepper Potts
    • Josh Brolin … Thanos
    • Chris Pratt … Peter Quill / Star-Lord
    • Samuel L. Jackson … Nick Fury

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Apr 27, 2019

This week on Horror News Radio 321

  • The inspiration for The Conjuring films, Lorraine Warren passes away at 92,
  • CHILD'S PLAY trailer 2 reveals Mark Hamill's voice as Chucky,
  • And the Grue-Crew review…THE CURSE OF LA LLORONA.

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:

  • What the world is GRUESOME MUSIC?
    • https://gruesomemagazine.com/category/gruesomemusic/
  • Dave discusses PET SEMATARY

HORROR NEWS OF THE WEEK

  • [RIP] Lorraine Warren, the inspiration for The Conjuring films.
    • https://bloody-disgusting.com/news/3556775/r-i-p-paranormal-investigator-lorraine-warren-has-died-at-92/
  • [TRAILER] CHILD'S PLAY trailer 2 reveals the voice of Chucky
    • https://gruesomemagazine.com/2019/04/19/technology-runs-amok-in-the-first-trailer-for-childs-play/
  • [TRAILER] HOBBS & SHAW may be the most awesome action film ever…
    • https://www.slashfilm.com/hobbs-and-shaw-trailer-rock-statham-elba/
  • [TRAILER] Tribeca Film Festival showers fans in blood and gore with BLISS
    • https://bloody-disgusting.com/videos/3556581/so-much-blood-joe-begos-bliss-trailer-looks-like-a-nasty-vampire-trip-video/
  • [TV] Tom Savini goes behind the lens for an episode of Shudder's CREEPSHOW series
    • https://gruesomemagazine.com/2019/04/16/the-creepshow-series-just-got-even-cooler-tom-savini-announces-he-directed-an-episode/
  • [APPS] SLASHER App?
    • https://gruesomemagazine.com/2019/04/22/will-slasher-be-the-facebook-of-horror/
  • [FULL MOON] Sorority Babes and more return in THE DEADLY TEN
    • https://gruesomemagazine.com/2019/04/19/full-moon-announces-unprecidented-project-the-deadly-ten/

FEATURE TOPIC: The Curse of La Llorona

Ignoring the eerie warning of a troubled mother suspected of child endangerment, a social worker and her own small kids are soon drawn into a frightening supernatural realm.

  • Director: Michael Chaves
  • Cast: Linda Cardellini, Raymond Cruz, Patricia Velasquez

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  • CRIMSON SCREEN HORROR FILM FESTIVAL May 24-26, 2019 Charleston SC
    • http://www.crimsonscreenfilmfest.org/
  • CON CAROLINAS - May 31 - June 2, Charlotte NC
    • https://concarolinas.org/
  • RETRO-INVASION WEEKEND May 31 - June 2, Cleveland OH
    • http://www.retroinvasionweekend.com/
  • DARK X FEST June 29-30, Hudson OH
    • https://eeriefrequency.wixsite.com/darkxfest
  • RALEIGH SUPERCON - July 25 - 28, Raleigh, NC
    • https://raleighsupercon.com/
  • SCARES THAT CARE WEEKEND - August 2 - 4, Williamsburg, VA
    • https://www.scaresthatcareweekend.com/
  • FLASHBACK WEEKEND August 2 - 4, Rosemont (Chicago) IL
    • http://www.flashbackweekend.com/
  • DRAGONCON - August 29 - September 2, Atlanta, GA
    • http://www.dragoncon.org
  • GENRE BLAST - August 30 - September 2, Winchester, VA
    • https://www.genreblast.com
  • DAYS OF THE DEAD CHARLOTTE September 27 - 29, 2019 Charlotte NC
    • https://www.facebook.com/events/1854105538214750/
  • NIGHTMARES FILM FESTIVAL October 24 - 27, 2019 Columbus, OH
    • http://www.nightmaresfest.com/
  • NEW YORK CITY HORROR FILM FESTIVAL December 5 - 8, New York, NY
    • https://nychorrorfest.com/

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Apr 24, 2019

"Are you telling me that an ape that lived two million years ago got out of that crate, killed the baggage man and put him in there, then locked everything up neat and tidy, and got away?"  Damn straight! Better bring in Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee to save the planet! Join your faithful Grue Crew - Doc Rotten, Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, and Jeff Mohr - as they take a ride on the Trans-Siberian Railroad, better known to those who ride it as the Horror Express.

Decades of Horror 1970s
Episode 94 – Horror Express (1972)

In 1906, in China, a British anthropologist discovers a frozen prehistoric creature and must transport it to Europe by train.

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  • Director: Eugenio Martín (as Gene Martin)
  • Writers: Arnaud d'Usseau, Julian Zimet
  • Producer: Bernard Gordon
  • Music: John Cacavas
  • Featured Cast:
    • Christopher Lee as Professor Sir Alexander Saxton
    • Peter Cushing as Dr. Wells
    • Silvia Tortosa as Countess Irina Petrovski (dubbed by Olive Gregg)
    • Telly Savalas as Captain Kazan
    • Alberto de Mendoza as Father Pujardov (dubbed by Robert Rietti)
    • Helga Liné as Natasha (dubbed by Olive Gregg)
    • Alice Reinheart as Miss Jones (dubbed by Olive Gregg)
    • Julio Peña as Inspector Mirov (dubbed by Roger Delgado)
    • Ángel del Pozo as Yevtushenko
    • José Jaspe as Conductor Konev
    • George Rigaud as Count Marion Petrovski

Does it need to be said how much Doc loves Horror Express? Peter Cushing! ‘Nuff said? Bill points out this is one of the few films in which Peter Cushing’s and Christopher Lee’s characters are working together and are both card-carrying members of the “good guys club.” The resemblance of Horror Express to John W. Campbell’s “Who Goes There?” was immediately obvious to Chad and made it a film he loves to love. Jeff digs Telly Savalas’ bigger-than-life performance and discusses producer Bernard Gordon’s writing career and time on the blacklist. The Grue Crew unanimously thought the “dinosaur-on-the-inside-back-of-the-eyeball” gimmick was pretty ridiculous but still cool as hell.

Basically, your faithful Grue Crew could not heap enough praise on Horror Express. Doc and Jeff pretty much geeked out on the quality and all the extras on the recent Arrow Blu-ray release and think everyone in the universe should own it!

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.

Apr 20, 2019

This week on Horror News Radio:

  • Star Wars Episode IX gets a trailer and a title
  • Christopher shares his adventures at Monsterpalooza
  • And the Grue-crew review… HELLBOY

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

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  • Splatterflix is coming October 11 - 13, 2019, in Durham, NC
    Monsterpalooza Report
  • I LIKE SCARY MOVIES
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HORROR NEWS OF THE WEEK

FEATURE TOPIC: Hellboy (2019)

Based on the graphic novels by Mike Mignola, Hellboy, caught between the worlds of the supernatural and human, battles an ancient sorceress bent on revenge.

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  • Director: Neil Marshall
  • Writers: Andrew Cosby (Screenplay), Mike Mignola (created by)
  • Cast: David Harbour, Milla Jovovich, Ian McShane, Sasha Lane, Daniel Dae Kim

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Apr 18, 2019

“Dead people who walk! You still don’t believe in zombies?” Of course we do! Join this episode’s Grue Crew - Whitney Collazo, Joseph Perry, Chad Hunt, and Jeff Mohr - as they take in some Lucha libre featuring the great El Santo in Santo vs. the Zombies (original title: Santo contra los zombies).

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Episode 54 – Santo vs. the Zombies (1962)

Wrestling superhero Santo battles an evil scientist who has created a race of zombies.

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  • Director: Benito Alazraki
  • Writers: Benito Alazraki, Antonio Orellana, Fernando Osés
  • Featured Cast:
    • Santo (Rodolfo Guzmán Huerta) as Santo / the Saint
    • Lorena Velázquez as Gloria Sandoval/Gloria Rutherford (US version)
    • Armando Silvestre as Lt. Sanmartin / Lt. Savage
    • Jaime Fernández as Det. Rodriguez
    • Dagoberto Rodríguez as Det. Chief Almada
    • Irma Serrano as Det. Isabel
    • Carlos Agostí as Genaro / Uncle Herbert
    • Ramón Bugarini as Rogelio / Roger, the male nurse
    • Alejandro Cruz as Black Shadow, a wrestler (as Black Shadow)
    • Gory Guerrero as Wrestler (as Gori Guerrero)
    • Sugi Sito as Wrestler
    • El Gladiador as Wrestler

Needless to say, your Classic Era Grue Crew loves Santo movies and Santo vs. the Zombies is no exception. Whitney recounts the importance of Santo in Mexico as relayed to her by her father, while Joseph schools everyone on some interesting information about lucha libre and luchadores. It is the classic battle between good and evil that warms Chad’s heart and as usual, he brings in a Batman connection. Jeff finally turns the corner as he too now loves the Santo movies and recommends director Benito Alazraki’s Curse of the Doll People (Muñecos infernales, 1961) as a decidedly creepy Mexican horror film.

Treat yourself to a fun-filled experience and watch Santo vs. the Zombies! While you’re at it, make it a double feature with Santo and Blue Demon Against the Monsters and revisit episode 19 of Decades of Horror: The Classic Era on that film. Better yet, let your Grue Crew know your favorite Santo movie. They expect to be covering more!

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 Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920) to The Curse of Frankenstein (1957) to Maneater of Hydra (1967)? The next episode in our very flexible schedule will be Carl Th. Dreyer’s Vampyr (1932).

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Apr 14, 2019

INTRO:

  • This week on Horror News Radio:
    • Todd Phillips and DC reveal THE JOKER
    • Dave Bautista to wrestle the ARMY OF THE DEAD
    • And, the Grue-Crew review…PET SEMATARY
    • This is episode 319, recorded April 08, 2019

This is HORROR NEWS RADIO, the official GRUESOME MAGAZINE podcast. Back with Doc Rotten again this week 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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FEATURE TOPIC: Pet Sematary

Dr. Louis Creed and his wife, Rachel, relocate from Boston to rural Maine with their two young children. The couple soon discovers a mysterious burial ground hidden deep in the woods near their new home.

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Kevin Kölsch, Dennis Widmyer
Cast: Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz, John Lithgow

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Apr 11, 2019

Join Doc Rotten and Vanessa Thompson for a quick review of the super hero sensation SHAZAM! And, by "quick review", we mean 45 minutes of joyful discussion all things DC's "Captain Marvel." The film is directed by horror director David F. Sandberg who previously handled directing chores on LIGHTS OUT and ANNABELLE: CREATION. So, how does he handle a superhero film? Let's just say, "As well as James Wan!"

The review is mostly spoiler free until the end where we dive feet first into all the spoilers after a "spoiler warning." Let us know what you think of SHAZAM! in the show note or by reaching out to feedback@gruesomemagazine.com.

SHAZAM!

We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson's case, by shouting out one word - SHAZAM! - this streetwise fourteen-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult superhero Shazam.

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  • Director: David F. Sandberg
  • Writers: Henry Gayden (screenplay by), Henry Gayden (story by)
  • Cast:
    • Zachary Levi ... Shazam
    • Djimon Hounsou ... The Wizard Shazam
    • Mark Strong ... Dr. Thaddeus Sivana
    • Jack Dylan Grazer ... Freddy Freeman
    • Asher Angel ... Billy Batson
    • Marta Milans ... Rosa Vasquez
    • Grace Fulton ... Mary Bromfield
    • Stephannie Hawkins ... Bus Passenger #6
    • Cooper Andrews ... Victor Vasquez
    • Lovina Yavari ... Store Clerk
    • Natalia Safran ... Mrs. Sivana
    • John Glover ... Sivana's Father
    • Caroline Palmer ... Billy's Mom
    • Faithe Herman ... Darla Dudley
    • Ian Chen ... Eugene Choi

Apr 10, 2019

"I don’t mind making it on the lawn. You wanna make it on the lawn?" Sure sounds like a line of dialogue from a movie from the 1970s, but a horror movie? Join your faithful Grue Crew - Doc Rotten, Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, and Jeff Mohr - as they follow the sound of Donovan’s voice and end up somewhere between night and dawn with George Romero’s Season of the Witch.

Decades of Horror 1970s
Episode 93 – Season of the Witch (1972)

Synopsis:

A bored, unhappy suburban housewife gets mixed up in witchcraft and murder.


- IMDb

 

  • Writer/Director: George A. Romero
  • Featured Cast:
    • Jan White as Joan Mitchell
    • Raymond Laine as Gregg Williamson
    • Ann Muffly as Shirley Randolph
    • Joedda McClain as Nikki Mitchell
    • Bill Thunhurst as Jack Mitchell
    • Esther Lapidus as Sylvia
    • Neil Fisher as Doctor Miller
    • Virginia Greenwald as Marion Hamilton
    • Bill Hinzman as The Intruder

Season of the Witch, aka Jack’s Wife, aka Hungry Wives, is one of Romero’s lesser known works but it still packs enough content to make it worth the watch. This one was Chad’s pick and he managed to find a film by the legendary director that none of the Grue Crew had seen! Bill discusses how the story’s premise is grounded in the women’s liberation movement of the ‘70s and makes sure to point out that Bill Hinzman, who plays The Intruder in this film, also played the ghoul that killed Barbara’s brother in Night of the Living Dead. The more Doc talks about the film, the more he finds to like, especially Raymond Laine’s performance as Gregg, the hip, philandering college professor. Jeff, on the other hand, takes a liking to Ann Muffly’s portrayal of Joan’s friend Shirley and doesn’t take kindly to the fake-pot-prank Gregg plays on her at a party. The entire Grue Crew commended Jan White for her lead performance and agree that true horror fans, especially Romero completists, should see Season of the Witch.

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Apr 5, 2019

This week is trailer-palooza as we discuss ANNABELLE COMES HOME, SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK, THE DEAD DON'T DIE, and more. And, the Grue-Crew review THE FIELD GUIDE TO EVIL. Join scariest, goriest, bloodiest co-hosts on the 'net - Doc Rotten, Dave Dreher, Christopher G. Moore, and Vanessa Thompson - each week as we discuss Horror News of the Week and review the latest horror offerings.

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Episode 318 - The Field Guide to Evil
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FEATURE TOPIC: The Field Guide to Evil

A feature-length anthology film. They are known as myths, lore, and folktales. Created to give logic to mankind's darkest fears, these stories laid the foundation for what we now know as the horror genre.

 

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  • "Palace of Horrors"
  • "Al Karisi"
  • "Die Trud"
  • "'A Nocturnal Breath'"
  • "The Melon Heads"
  • "The Kindler and The Virgin"
  • "The Cobblers' Lot"
  • "What Ever Happened to Panagas the Pagan ?"

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Mar 31, 2019

Horror fans bid farewell to genre legend, RIP Larry Cohen (It's Alive, Q, The Stuff). We also lost the scene-stealing actor, Joseph (Captain Rhodes, Day of the Dead) Pilato. NETFLIX shines a light on STRANGER THINGS season 3. And, the Grue-Crew review JORDAN PEELE'S US. Join scariest, goriest, bloodiest co-hosts on the 'net - Doc Rotten, Dave Dreher, Christopher G. Moore, and Vanessa Thompson - each week as we discuss Horror News of the Week and review the latest horror offerings.

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Episode 317 - Us
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FEATURE TOPIC: Us

In order to get away from their busy lives, the Wilson family takes a vacation to Santa Cruz, California with the plan of spending time with their friends, the Tyler family. On a day at the beach, their young son Jason almost wanders off, causing his mother Adelaide to become protective of her family. That night, four mysterious people break into Adelaide's childhood home where they're staying. The family is shocked to find out that the intruders look like and talk like them, only with grotesque appearances.

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Director. Jordan Peele
Cast: Lupita Nyong'o, Winston Duke, Elisabeth Moss

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Mar 26, 2019

‘Walter has a clear mind. One day something will enter it, feel lonely … and leave again.’ The quote, of course, is referring to Walter Paisley, the character that eventually became the alter ego of the late, great Dick Miller. Join this episode’s Grue Crew - Chad Hunt, Whitney Collazo, Joseph Perry, and Jeff Mohr - as they tour the Roger Corman/Dick Miller collaboration on display in the art gallery known as A Bucket of Blood.

Decades of Horror: The Classic Era
Episode 53 – A Bucket of Blood (1959)

Synopsis:
A dim-witted busboy finds acclaim as an artist for a plaster-covered dead cat that is mistaken as a skillful statuette. The desire for more praise soon leads to an increasingly deadly series of works.


- IMDb

 

When news of Dick Miller’s death on 30 January 2019 reached the Decades of Horror: The Classic Era Grue Crew, they knew one of their next films had to be A Bucket of Blood, Roger Corman’s first attempt at dark comedy and one of Dick Miller’s few starring roles.

Does it go without saying that they all love A Bucket of Blood and Dick Miller’s performance? Whitney is interested in Walter’s need to belong which also fuels his decline. As he receives more and more recognition for his “art,” he is driven to commit more and more heinous murders. Roger Corman gave many filmmakers their start and Chad pays tribute to Corman’s legacy in that regard. He also brings up Dick Miller’s appearance’s in Joe Dante’s films. Joseph talks of how seeing Dick Miller in a film always brings a smile to his face. He also points out that Bert Convy’s main legacy is as a gameshow host. Jeff talks about some of writer Charles Griffith’s other screenplays and recommends the documentary on Dick Miller, That Guy Dick Miller (2014). All-in-all, your Grue Crew is impressed with what Roger Corman accomplished on a typically low budget and with Dick Miller’s performance. This one is highly recommended!

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 Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920) to The Curse of Frankenstein (1957) to Maneater of Hydra (1967)? The next episode in our very flexible schedule will be Santo contra los zombies, aka Santo vs. the Zombies (1962).

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 whack-a-doodles 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.

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Mar 23, 2019

Horror fans bid farewell to an effects legend, RIP John Carl Buechler. Z-Nation gets a prequel series with BLACK SUMMER. And, the Grue-Crew review BOOK OF MONSTERS. Join scariest, goriest, bloodiest co-hosts on the 'net - Doc Rotten, Dave Dreher, Christopher G. Moore, and Vanessa Thompson - each week as we discuss Horror News of the Week and review the latest horror offerings.

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Episode 316 - Book of Monsters
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FEATURE TOPIC: Book of Monsters

Sophie's 18th birthday becomes a bloodbath when monsters descend upon her house and start to devour the party guests. Sophie and her friends must rally together to send their party crashers back to hell.

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Director: Stewart Sparke
Writer: Paul Butler

Cast: Lyndsey Craine, Michaela Longden, Lizzie Aaryn-Stanton

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Mar 20, 2019

"If it were in your power, would you sacrifice your wife, your children for immortality? This is the story of a man who did!" The lesson? You have to keep your priorities straight. Join your faithful Grue Crew - Doc Rotten, Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, and Jeff Mohr - as they dive into the deep, dark hole where dwells The Asphyx.

Decades of Horror 1970s
Episode 92 – The Asphyx (1972)

Synopsis:
English country squire Sir Hugo Cunningham searches for immortality by literally 'bottling up' the Spirit of the Dead, or Asphyx.

- IMDb

 

  • Director: Peter Newbrook
  • Writers:
    • Brian Comport
    • (story by) Christina Beers, Laurence Beers
  • Cinematographer: Freddie Young
  • Featured Cast:

The Decades of Horror 1970s Grue Crew unanimously expressed the following opinions regarding The Asphyx: 1) It’s based on a great premise; 2) Its reach exceeds its grasp; 3) The Asphyx is ripe … for a remake; 4) There has to be a better title! They had a bit of juvenile fun with that title. Chad couldn’t stop giggling while watching the movie and Jeff got caught up by it during the podcast.

The Asphyx is Peter Newbrook’s sole output as a director but Bill points out Newbrook’s experience as a camera operator on renowned films such as The Bridge On the River Kwai (1957) and Lawrence of Arabia (1962). In recalling the story, Jeff and Bill trade ridiculously complex and failure-prone methods devised to expose the Asphyx and Doc and Chad join in.

Your Grue Crew gives The Asphyx an enthusiastic recommendation. Despite some of the ridiculous and laughable choices made by the filmmakers, The Asphyx is an entertaining film with good acting from the four leads - Robert Stephens, Robert Powell, Jane Lapotaire, and the guinea pig - as well as excellent cinematography by Freddie Young. The Asphyx was available on Shudder when this episode was recorded but has since been taken down. It is currently available VOD on Amazon and as a Kino Lorber Blu ray.

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Mar 16, 2019

Ari Aster and A24 share the first trailer for MIDSOMMAR. Shudder's documentary HORROR NOIRE: THE HISTORY OF BLACK HORROR is essential viewing for genre fans. And, the Grue-Crew review CAPTAIN MARVEL. Join Dave Dreher, Doc Rotten, Christopher G. Moore, and Vanessa Thompson as we discuss Horror News of the Week and review the latest horror offerings.

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Episode 315 - Captain Marvel - Horror Noire
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Carol Danvers becomes one of the universe's most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races.

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Director: Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck

Cast: Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn

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Mar 9, 2019

HELLBOY begins to impress with its latest trailer. We howl for the trailer for HIGH MOON. And, the Grue-Crew review GRETA. Join Dave Dreher, Doc Rotten, Christopher G. Moore, and Vanessa Thompson as we discuss Horror News of the Week and review the latest horror offerings.

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Episode 314 - Greta
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A young woman befriends a lonely widow who's harboring a dark and deadly agenda towards her.

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Director: Neil Jordan

Cast: Isabelle Huppert, Chloë Grace Moretz, Maika Monroe

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Mar 3, 2019

Netflix makes our day with the announcement of Mike Flanagan's THE HAUNTING OF BLY MANOR. Christopher shares another round of WiHM recommendations. And, the Grue-Crew reveals the results of The Inaugural Gruesome Magazine Horror Movie Awards. Join Dave Dreher, Doc Rotten, Christopher G. Moore, and Vanessa Thompson as we discuss Horror News of the Week and review the latest horror offerings.

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Episode 313 - The Inaugural Gruesome Magazine Horror Movie Awards
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  • [TRAILER] Netflix teases THE HAUNTING OF BLY MANOR for 2020 https://gruesomemagazine.com/2019/02/24/netflix-announces-that-mike-flanagan-will-haunt-a-second-season/
  • [TRAILER] CBS All Access drops a full trailer for THE TWILIGHT ZONE https://bloody-disgusting.com/tv/3547862/lots-episode-footage-revealed-trailer-jordan-peeles-twilight-zone-reboot/
  • [TRAILER] A new terrifying anthology with THE FIELD GUIDE TO EVIL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FvbR3q1dDAs
  • [BOOKS] Tom Savini teases massive photo career retrospective https://bloody-disgusting.com/books/3548177/tom-savini-coffee-table-photo-biography-book-coming-soon/
  • [TV] WB looking to bring the GREMLINS back home via an animated series https://variety.com/2019/tv/news/gremlins-animated-series-warnermedia-1203146742/
  • [WTF] Peter Weller and ROBOCOP are pimping KFC? https://gruesomemagazine.com/2019/02/24/new-kfc-spots-demand-you-eat-some-chicken-and-you-will-comply/
  • [WTF] THE BANANA SPLITS reboots as a… horror film?https://www.comettv.com/2019/02/hanna-barberas-banana-splits-are-getting-a-horror-movie-reboot/

FEATURE TOPIC: The Inaugural Gruesome Magazine Horror Movie Awards

  • Best Horror Film
    • A Quiet Place
    • Anna and the Apocalypse
    • The Endless
    • Halloween
    • Hereditary - WINNER
    • Mandy
    • Overlord
    • Revenge
    • Suspiria
    • The Ritual
  • Best Unreleased Film Festival Favorite
    • Alive
    • Book of Monsters - WINNER
    • Cannibals and Carpetfitters
    • Livescream
    • The Night Sitter
    • Nightmare Cinema
  • Best Foreign Language Film
    • Ghonjiam: Haunted Asylum - South Korea, d. Jung Bum-shik
    • May the Devil Take You - Indonesia, d. Timo Tjanjanto
    • Night of the Virgin - Spain, d. Roberto San Sebastian
    • Satan's Slaves - Indonesia, d. Joko Answar
    • Terrified - Argentina, d. Demian Rugna (runner up by 1 point)
    • Veronica - Spain, d. Paco Plaza - WINNER (by 1 point)
  • Best Director
    • John Krasinski - A Quiet Place - WINNER
    • Ari Aster - Hereditary
    • Timo Tjahjanto - May the Devil Take You
    • Panos Cosmotos - Mandy
    • Julius Avery - Overlord
    • Coralie Fargeat - Revenge
  • Best Lead Actor
    • John Krasinski - A Quiet Place
    • Dan Stevens - Apostle
    • Martin Freeman - Cargo
    • Nicolas Cage - Mandy - WINNER
    • Jovan Adepo - Overlord
    • Logan Marshall-Green - Upgrade
  • Best Lead Actress
    • Emily Blunt - A Quiet Place
    • Madeline Brewer - CAM
    • Toni Collette - Hereditary - WINNER
    • Jamie Lee Curtis - Halloween
    • Matilda Anna Ingred Lutz - Revenge
    • Brittany Allen – What Keeps You Alive
  • Best Supporting Actor
    • Michael Sheen - Apostle
    • Dylan McDermott – The Clovehitch Killer - WINNER
    • Corey Feldman - Corbin Nash
    • Wyatt Russell - Overlord
    • Vincent Columbe - Revenge
    • Anton Yelchin - Thoroughbreds
  • Best Supporting Actress
    • Millicent Simmonds - A Quiet Place - WINNER
    • Milly Shapiro - Hereditary
    • Andrea Risenborough - Mandy
    • Tilda Swinton - Suspiria
    • Anna Taylor-Joy - Thoroughbreds
    • Hannah Emily Anderson – What Keeps You Alive
  • Best TV Show
    • Ash vs Evil Dead
    • Castlevania
    • The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
    • The Haunting of Hill House - WINNER
    • The Terror
    • The Walking Dead
  • Most Gruesome Death
    • Ash vs Evil Dead - The Harp Kill
    • Hereditary - Charlie Loses Her Head
    • Leprechaun Returns - The Solar Panel of Death
    • Mandy - Mandy. Poor, Poor Mandy.
    • Suspiria - Olga Turns Into a Human Pretzel
    • Terrifier - Art the Clown Saws Dawn in Half - WINNER
  • Most Ghastly Creature
    • A Quiet Place - Blind Aliens
    • Annihilation - Screaming Mutant Bear
    • The Haunting of Hill House - The Bent-Neck Lady
    • Mandy - The Black Skulls (Hellbikers)
    • Overlord - Captain Wafner, Undead Nazi Zombie
    • The Ritual - Modor, the Creature in the Forest - WINNER
  • Most Vile Villain
    • Halloween - Michael Myers
    • The House That Jack Built - Jack
    • Leprechaun Returns - Leprechaun
    • The Nun - The Nun
    • Terrifier - Art the Clown - WINNER
    • The Ranger - The Ranger
  • Most Startling Scare
    • A Quiet Place - The Bath Tub Scene
    • Annihilation - The Attack of the Screaming Bear
    • The Haunting of Hill House - The Scream of the Bent-Neck Lady
    • Hereditary - Annie Sawing At Her Throat - WINNER
    • Terrified - Bloodied Woman Levitates in Bathtub
    • The Ritual - The Screaming Corpses in the Attic
  • Most What-The-Fuckulus Moment (The Black Saint Award)
    • Ash vs the Evil Dead - The Baby Brawl | Up One Way, Out the Other - WINNER
    • Hereditary - The Death of Charlie Graham
    • Night of the Virgin - Sphincter Splatter, Nico Gives Birth
    • Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich - The Bloody Birth
    • Suspiria - Mother Suspiriorum Slaughters the Coven
    • Terrifier - Art Eats Vicky's Face
  • Most Captivating Decapitation
    • Anna and the Apocalypse - Frosty the Zombie Snow Man
    • Halloween - Cop-a-Lantern
    • Hereditary - Charlie meet pole, pole meet Charlie - WINNER
    • Leprechaun Returns - Death by Drone
    • May the Devil Take You - Ruben Blows His Top
    • Terrifier - Exterminate the Exterminator
  • Most Innovative Tool of Death
    • Anna and the Apocalypse - Candy Cane Zombie Smasher
    • Apostle - The Heathen's Stand
    • Leprechaun Returns - The Sprinklers
    • Mandy - Red's Custom Battle Ax - WINNER
    • Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich - Toulon's Puppets
    • You Might Be the Killer - Sam's Bone Blade
  • Most Terrifying Transportation
    • Ash vs Evil Dead - Ash's Oldsmobile Delta 88 (1973) - Post Apocalyptic Version - WINNER
    • The Cloverfield Paradox - Cloverfield Station
    • The Haunting of Hill House - The Bent-Neck Lady's Thrill Ride
    • The Meg - The Water Walking Ball of Doom
    • Strangers: Prey at Night - The Strangers' Truck on Fire
    • The Toy Box - The Killer RV
  • Most Ferocious Final Girl
    • Leprechaun Returns - Lila (Taylor Spreitler)
    • May the Devil Take You - Alfie (Chelsea Islan)
    • The Ranger - Chelsea (Chloe Levine)
    • Revenge - Jennifer (Matilda Anna Ingrid Lutz) - WINNER
    • Terrifier - Tara (Jenna Kanell)
    • What Keeps You Alive - Jules (Brittany Allen)
  • Most Horrifying Abode
    • The Haunting of Hill House - Hill House - WINNER
    • The House With a Clock In Its Walls - The Izard Mansion
    • Insidious: The Final Key - The Rainer Home
    • The Nun - Saint Cartha's Monastery
    • Winchester - The Winchester Mansion
    • The Witch in the Window - Lydia's Farmhouse
  • Best Film Festival
    • Brooklyn Horror Film Festival
    • Buried Alive Film Fest
    • Crimson Screen Horror Film Festival
    • GenreBlast Film Festival
    • Horrible Imaginings Film Festival
    • Fantasia Film Festival
    • Fantastic Fest
    • Frightfest - WINNER
    • Knoxville Horror Film Festival
    • Nevermore Film Festival
    • Nightmares Film Festival
    • NYC Horror Film Festival
    • Overlook Film Festival
    • Popcorn Frights Film Festival
    • Screamfest
    • Spooky Movie International Film Festival
    • Stiges
    • Telluride
    • Toronto After Dark Film Festival
    • Women in Horror Film Festival
    • Wreak Havoc Horror Film Festival
  • Best Short Horror Film
    • Belladonna - d. Brett Mullen
    • Brace Face - d. Jonathan Holbrook, Elena Stecca
    • Cecilia - d. Liz Tabish
    • Hana - d. Mai Nakanishi
    • Heartless - d. Kevin Sluder
    • Kiss the Devil in the Dark - d. Thomas Martin, Rebecca Martin
    • Latched - d. Justin Harding
    • Lay Them Straight - d. Robert Deleskie
    • Lunch Ladies - d. J. M. Morgan and Clarissa Jacobson - WINNER
    • Maw - d. Jasper Vrancken
    • My Monster - d. Izzy Lee
    • Sarah's Dream - d. Wendy Keeling
    • Scarlet Vultures - d. Kyle Martellaci
    • The Whistler - d. Jennifer Nicole Stang
    • Young Liars - d. Adam Christy
    • Catcalls - d. Kate Dolan
    • The Daughters of Virtue - d. Michael Escobedo
    • Devorame - d. Helena Aquilera
    • Good Morning - d. Elaine Morgeon
    • Kichkandi - d. Eelum Dixit
    • Keep the Gaslight Burning - d. Dave and Lou Elsey
    • Keloid - d. Brendan Pollecutt
    • Murder for Dummies - d. Diona Oku
    • Supine - d. Nicole Goode
    • We Summoned a Demon - d. Chris Mcinroy
    • What Metal Girls Are Into - d. Laurel Vail
  • Best Horror Convention
    • Chiller Theater
    • Flashback Weekend
    • HorrorHound Weekend
    • Days of the Dead - WINNER
    • Mad Monster Party
    • Monster-Mania
    • Monsterpalooza
    • Scares That Care Weekend
    • Spooky Empire
    • Texas Frightmare

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