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Sep 14, 2018

The Halloween 2018 second trailer is here and it impresses - as does its premiere at TIFF. October looks fantastic! Rest in peace Burt Reynolds - thank you for Deliverance, Smokey and the Bandit, Cannonball Run, and so much more.  Guest host Jeff Mohr joins Christopher, Vanessa, and Doc to review The Nun! 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 289 – The Nun
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FEATURE TOPIC: The Nun

A priest with a haunted past and a novice on the threshold of her final vows are sent by the Vatican to investigate the death of a young nun in Romania and confront a malevolent force in the form of a demonic nun.

Director: Corin Hardy
Cast: Demian Bichir, Taissa Farmiga, Jonas Bloquet, Bonnie Aarons

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Sep 13, 2018

"Action...Excitement...Spectacle beyond your wildest dreams!" Action? Check. Excitement? Check. Spectacle beyond your wildest dreams? Check! Join your faithful Grue Crew - Doc Rotten, Chad Hunt, and Jeff Mohr (much to his chagrin, Bill Mulligan was unable to join us for this one) - as they discover a film that actually lives up to its tagline, and of course, it’s a Shaw Brothers film! Yes, they are talking about The Mighty Peking Man.

Decades of Horror 1970s
Episode 81 – The Mighty Peking Man (1977)

Initially released August 1977 in Hong Kong. The MIghty Peking Man didn’t see a U.S. release until March 1980. Directed by Meng Hua Ho and written by Kuang Ni, this film is the Shaw Brothers effort to cash in on the hoopla surrounding the Dino De Laurentiis production, King Kong (1976).

An expedition, led by an amoral and unscrupulous businessman (Feng Ku) and an altruistic and heartbroken hero (Danny Lee) plucked from a bar, sets out to capture the legendary, titular beast depicted in The Mighty Peking Man. In their search for the giant ape, the expedition also encounters Samantha (Evelyne Kraft), a female version of the Tarzan legend, who has devloped a deep bound with the beast. Eventually, the Mighty Peking Man is captured and transported to civilization where he is shackled and put on public display in a stadium. Not surprisingly, the beast breaks free of its chains, creating panic and chaos. Even less surprisingly, the story works its way to an epic battle atop a skyscraper. Does this sound familiar?

Despite the story’s similarities with past big ape movies, The Mighty Peking Man has one key plot difference that Chad, Doc, and Jeff greatly appreciated. Samantha has been living in the jungle ever since she was a child when the Mighty Peking Man rescued her from a plane crash, solidifying an explanation for their long term bond.

Despite its low budget and relatively high cheese factor, this film has it all, including a boatload of fun! Chad has always loved the opening scene as the giant ape emerges from its lost world after an earthquake, wreaking havoc on the nearby village. Doc is particularly enamored with the sequence in which Samantha, adorned as usual in her 2-piece animal skin, climbs a light pole to escape a crowd. The Grue Crew is in agreement on the hilarity of some of the dialogue, admitting something might have been lost in translation.  

The Mighty Peking Man gets an emphatic recommendation from the Grue Crew! In fact, after covering The Oily Maniac (1976) on Episode 70 and now The Mighty Peking Man, the Grue Crew vows to cover Infra-Man (1975), another Shaw Brothers masterpiece starring Danny Lee, in the not too distant future.

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Sep 6, 2018

“You, too, can feel the joy and happiness of hating.” Hmmm, words like joy and happiness used to describe hate? Sounds enticing, right? Join Chad Hunt, Whitney Collazo, and Jeff Mohr, along with guest host Bill Mulligan, as they they celebrate the early product of Mario Bava’s genius known as Black Sunday (1960).

Decades of Horror: The Classic Era
Episode 40 – Black Sunday (1960)

“Viy,” a short story by Russian writer Nikolai Gogol, provides a loose foundation for the film’s screenplay, written by Ennio De Concini and Mario Serandrei. Mario Bava is the director and cinematographer of Black Sunday and a beautifully shot film it is. Even though Black Sunday is Bava’s first official credit as the director of a feature film, he has dozens of credits as cinematographer as well as a few uncredited turns as director.

Released in the U.S. by American International Pictures, Black Sunday tells the story of a brother and sister burned at the stake as vampires. Or is it witches? Just before having spiked iron masks slammed home on their face with a gigantic mallet, they curse all future generations of the family. Flash forward 200 years when an incredibly inept doctor breaks the seals on Princess Asa’s crypt and then her coffin, initiates her resurrection by dripping blood on her (The Doctor That Dripped Blood?) so she can seek vengeance on the current incarnation of her family. Her plan includes raising her brother Igor from the dead and swapping bodies with her beautiful lookalike descendent, Katia. Barbara Steele is brilliant as Princess Asa/Katia and Arturo Dominici plays her evil accomplice, Igor. Other key players include Katia’s father (Ivo Garrani) and the two doctors (John Richardson and Andrea Checchi).

Whitney is impressed by Barbara Steele’s ability to play two such dichotomous roles: the consummately evil Asa and the innocent Katia. It is the spiked, iron masks and how they are pounded in place in the opening scene that leaves an impression on Chad. Bill, an avowed Bava fan, extols the virtues of the black and white cinematography, the set design, and the shot construction. Wholeheartedly agreeing with Bill, Jeff adds how impressed he is with the camera movement within those sets. You’re probably not surprised the the Grue Crew thinks Black Sunday is a genuinely great film and is a sign of future promise Bava so expertly fulfilled.

We plan to release a new episode every other week. On the next episode in our very flexible schedule, we‘ll be covering the cult classic The Hideous Sun Demon (1958).

Please let us know what you think of Decades of Horror: The Classic Era! We want to hear from you! After all, without you, we’re just four nutjobs talking about the films we love. Send us an email or leave us a message, a review, or a comment at GruesomeMagazine.com, iTunes, Stitcher, Google Podcast, or the Horror News Radio Facebook group.

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Sep 5, 2018

 

"If it bleeds, we can kill it!" One of the many famous lines in Predator (1987) spoken by the film's iconic star Arnold Schwarzenegger. The design of the alien hunter from FX maestro Stan Winston is one of the most recognizable creatures in cinematic history! Doc Rotten and Christopher G. Moore revisit the classic sci-fi/action/horror fils from director John McTiernan, the genius behind Die Hard.

Decades of Horror 1980s
Episode 138 – Predator (1987)

Released in 1987, Predator introduced horror fans to a brand new alien threat. No E.T. friendly, extraterrestrial love here, folks. This alien is out to hunt and kill its prey: humans. A gigantic hit when released due to its star-studded macho cast, the film registered with audiences and solidified Schwarzenegger's rising star power status. Alongside Schwarzenegger, the film cast Carl Weathers, Bill Duke, Jesse Ventura, Sonny Landham, Richard Chaves, and Shane Black as a group of mercenaries on a mission in Central America when they encounter a creature bigger and more powerful than they are. The Predator is played by Kevin Peter Hall who also played Bigfoot in Harry and the Hendersons and the alien in Without Warning.

Christopher G. Moore and Doc Rotten revisit Predator in time for the upcoming blockbuster film The Predator (2018) directed by Shane Black, who is featured in the 1987 original. The Grue-Crew find the film holding up remarkably well due to Schwarzenegger (and his co-stars) and the fantastic creature design by Stan Winston. Winston, interestingly, came into the feature late after the first designs didn't live up -- those designs were to be worn by Jean-Claude Van Damme who quit the film after only two days. "Get to the chopper!"

A team of special force ops, led by a tough but fair soldier, Major "Dutch" Schaefer, are ordered to assist CIA man, Colonel Al Dillon, on a rescue mission for potential survivors of a Helicopter downed over remote South American jungle. Not long after they land, Dutch and his team discover that they have been sent in under false pretenses. This deception turns out to be the least of their worries though, when they find themselves being methodically hunted by something not of this world.

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Sep 2, 2018

Mike Flanagan returns to Netflix with THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE, coming this October. Dwayne Johnson elaborates on his plans to reboot BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA. Michael Jackson's THRILLER is heading to IMAX in 3-D...for one week. And, Dave, Christopher, Vanessa, and Doc review the Puppet Master reboot, BLOOD FEST. Dave shares his visit to Horror Hound. 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 288 – Blood Fest
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FEATURE TOPIC: Blood Fest

Fans flock to a festival celebrating the most iconic horror movies, only to discover that the charismatic showman behind the event has a diabolical agenda. As festival attendees start dying off, three teenagers - more schooled in horror-film cliches than practical knowledge about neutralizing psycho killers - must band together and battle through various madmen and monstrosities to survive.

Director: Owen Egerton
Cast: Zachary Levi, Robbie Kay, Seychelle Gabriel

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Sep 1, 2018

 

J.J. Abrams and HULU join forces to build upon the themes and characters created by Stephen King in the 10 episode TV series CASTLE ROCK. For this episode of HNR, the Grue-Crew take a look at the next two hours of the show, "The Queen" and "Past Perfect," continuing "an epic saga of darkness and light" in the small town of Castle Rock, Maine. Join Dave Dreher, Doc Rotten, Christopher G. Moore, and Vanessa Thompson as we discuss the next episodes of HULU'S CASTLE ROCK created by Sam Shaw and Dustin Thomason.

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Episode 286 – Castle Rock S01E07 and S01E08
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THE QUEEN

Memories haunt Ruth Deaver.

PAST PERFECT

Newcomers set up shop in Castle Rock, Henry follows a clue.

CAST

  • André Holland as Henry Matthews Deaver
  • Melanie Lynskey as Molly Strand
  • Bill Skarsgård as "The Kid"
  • Jane Levy as Jackie Torrance
  • Sissy Spacek as Ruth Deaver
  • Scott Glenn as Alan Pangborn
  • Noel Fisher as Dennis Zalewski
  • Ann Cusack as Warden T. Porter
  • Chris Coy as Boyd
  • Terry O'Quinn as Dale Lacy
  • Frances Conroy as Martha Lacy.
  • Josh Cooke as Reeves
  • Charlie Tahan as Dean Merrill
  • Adam Rothenberg as Reverend Matthew Deaver
  • Chosen Jacobs as Wendell Deaver
  • Allison Tolman as Molly Strand's sister

 

Aug 30, 2018

"That's what's wrong with the present day horror films. There's no realism. Not like the old ones, the great ones. Frankenstein. Phantom of the Opera. Dracula - the one with Bela Lugosi of course, not this new fellow."  Could the speaker be referring to Christopher Lee, one of the stars of this episode’s topic? Join your faithful Grue Crew - Doc Rotten, Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, and Jeff Mohr - as they investigate the case of The House That Dripped Blood. Their first question? Where’s all the blood!

Decades of Horror 1970s
Episode 80 – The House That Dripped Blood (1971)

The House That Dripped Blood is the fourth Amicus Productions horror anthology your Grue Crew has covered on Decades of Horror 1970s. Directed by Peter Duffell and adapted by the legendary Robert Bloch from four of his stories, the four segments are tied together by a police detective investigating a disappearance from a peculiar house with a series of occupants who have all experienced decidedly sinister fates. The stories include “Method for Murder” - a writer’s thuggish, literary creation seems to have come to life; “Waxworks” - a forlorn man sees his lost love in a wax museum; “Sweets to the Sweet” - a stern father doesn’t want his daughter reading the wrong books or playing with dolls; and “The Cloak” - an over-the-hill actor in horror films purchases a cloak that unbeknownst to him, has mysterious powers.

The film’s all-star cast includes fan favorites Ingrid Pitt, Peter Cushing, and Christopher Lee. Additional standout performances in The House That Dripped Blood are given by Jon Pertwee, Denholm Elliott, Tom Adams, Joanna Dunham, Joss Ackland, the enigmatic Geoffrey Bayldon, Nyree Dawn Porter, and Chloe Franks.

The 70s Grue Crew is not bothered by the lack of blood (not a single drop, mind you) in The House That Dripped Blood. Bill goes on at length on how much he thinks of Ingrid Pitt, ,,, and he likes her performance in the film as well. Or maybe it is Chad who says that. Come to think of it, they are all a bit infatuated with Ms. Pitt. They all also remarked as to how disturbing Chloe Franks is as Christopher Lee’s innocent-looking daughter with the devilish smile. Jeff brings up Bloch’s tendency to build stories around ironic twists or jokes and how that tendency is in evidence in the segments of this film. Chad expresses his love for anthology films, and almost in unison, they all marvel at Geoffrey Bayldon’s quirky portrayal and just as quirky makeup as the proprietor of the shop in which the cloak is purchased. Rest assured that your Gure-Crew think The House That Dripped Blood is well worth a repeated watch and that they will definitely be covering more anthology films in the future.

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Aug 27, 2018

The trailer for the SUSPIRIA remake is here. Does it change our minds about the film? SLICE is a rollicking horror romp, check out the trailer. Christopher is all about the MAN OF MEDAN choose your adventure horror game, find out why. And, Dave, Christopher, Vanessa, and Doc review the Puppet Master reboot, PUPPET MASTER THE LITTLEST REICH. Then, the Grue-Crew follow that up with another puppet monstrosity, THE HAPPYTIME MURDERS. 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 286 – Puppet Master The Littlest Reich - The Happytime Murders
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FEATURE TOPIC: Puppet Master The Littlest Reich

Recently divorced and reeling, Edgar returns to his childhood home to regroup his life. When Edgar finds a nefarious looking puppet in his deceased brother's room, he decides to sell the doll for some quick cash. Girl-next-door Ashley and comic book pal Markowitz join Edgar for a doomed road trip to an auction at a convention celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the infamous Toulon Murders. All hell breaks loose when a strange force animates the puppets at the convention, setting them on a bloody killing spree that's motivated by an evil as old as time.

Director: Sonny Laguna, Tommy Wiklund
Writer: S. Craig Zahler
Cast: Thomas Lennon, Michael Paré, Charlyne Yi

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WORTH WATCHING: The Happytime Murders

A murder mystery set in a world where humans and puppets co-exist, but puppets are viewed as second-class citizens. When the puppet cast of an '80s children's TV show begins to get murdered one by one, a former cop, who has since become a private eye, takes on the case.

Director: Brian Henson
Cast: Melissa McCarthy, Elizabeth Banks, Maya Rudolph

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Aug 25, 2018

J.J. Abrams and HULU join forces to build upon the themes and characters created by Stephen King in the 10 episode TV series CASTLE ROCK. For this episode of HNR, the Grue-Crew take a look at the second two hours of the show, "Harvest" and "Filter," continuing "an epic saga of darkness and light" in the small town of Castle Rock, Maine. Join Dave Dreher, Doc Rotten, Christopher G. Moore, and Vanessa Thompson as we discuss the next episodes of HULU'S CASTLE ROCK created by Sam Shaw and Dustin Thomason.

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Episode 284 – Castle Rock S01E05 and S01E06
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HARVEST

A stranger comes to town; Castle Rock honors Sheriff Pangborn.

FILTER

Henry's son visits from Boston; a funeral stirs up unsettling memories.

CAST

  • André Holland as Henry Matthews Deaver
  • Melanie Lynskey as Molly Strand
  • Bill Skarsgård as "The Kid"
  • Jane Levy as Jackie Torrance
  • Sissy Spacek as Ruth Deaver
  • Scott Glenn as Alan Pangborn
  • Noel Fisher as Dennis Zalewski
  • Ann Cusack as Warden T. Porter
  • Chris Coy as Boyd
  • Terry O'Quinn as Dale Lacy
  • Frances Conroy as Martha Lacy.
  • Josh Cooke as Reeves
  • Charlie Tahan as Dean Merrill
  • Adam Rothenberg as Reverend Matthew Deaver
  • Chosen Jacobs as Wendell Deaver
  • Allison Tolman as Molly Strand's sister
Aug 23, 2018

“Even a man who is pure in heart and says his prayers by night, may become a wolf when the wolfbane blooms and the autumn moon is bright.” Of course, that poem is in reference to the Universal Classic Monster film, The Wolf Man! Join Chad Hunt, Whitney Collazo, and Jeff Mohr, along with guest host Jacob Allen, as they take a midnight stroll with Larry Talbot through the fog-shrouded woods on a moonlit night. Be sure to bring your walking cane, the one with the silver wolf’s head! You will most certainly need it.

Decades of Horror: The Classic Era
Episode 39 – The Wolf Man (1941)

This episode’s Grue Crew loves The Wolf Man so much, they recorded this podcast twice! Whether beset by electromagic gremlins or cursed directly from film by Maleva, the first recording didn’t take, so they all went back for seconds. And you thought they’d been goofing off.

The Wolf Man might embody Universal’s most original monster. Based on an original screenplay by Curt Siodmak and directed by George Waggner, the film started much of the werewolf mythology still used in film today. The solid cast, sporting seven Oscar nominations among them, is led by Lon Chaney Jr. as Larry Talbot, and includes Claude Rains as his father, Evelyn Ankers as the female lead Gwen, Ralph Bellamy as Colonel Montford, Patric Knowles as Gwen’s boyfriend, Warren William as Dr. Boyd, and Fay Helm as Gwen’s friend. To top it off, the cast is blessed with Maria Ouspenskaya as Maleva and the inimitable Bela Lugosi as her son, Bela. The supernatural elements of the story or rendered entirely believable by the work of Jack Pierce, makeup artist extraordinaire.

Your Grue Crew marvels at the many facets through which Larry Talbot’s affliction can be viewed. Siodmak was surely thinking of the persecution he fled in Nazi Germany, but the story can be seen as a metaphor for a multitude of other conflicts common to most individuals’ lives, thereby explaining the film’s resonance with so many viewers.

Whitney proudly admits to being inspired by Jack Pierce’s makeup art. Claude Rains is only 17 years older than Lon Chaney Jr., who plays his son, and Jeff wonders how old Daddy Talbot must have been when his oldest son was born. Jacob is awed by the direction and organization it must have taken to complete the film in a short amount of time especially while working around the lengthy makeup process. When it comes to The Wolf Man, Chad is all about the mythic stature of Maria Ouspenskaya. As you may have guessed, their recommendation, assuming you’ve already seen this film, is see it again and again! Now!

We plan to release a new episode every other week. On the next episode in our very flexible schedule, we‘ll be covering Mario Bava’s Black Sunday (1960).

Please let us know what you think of Decades of Horror: The Classic Era! We want to hear from you! After all, without you, we’re just four nutjobs talking about the films we love. Send us an email or leave us a message, a review, or a comment at GruesomeMagazine.com, iTunes, Stitcher, Google Podcast, or the Horror News Radio Facebook group.

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Aug 21, 2018

"Sleep all day. Party all night. Never grow old. Never die. It's fun to be a vampire." The tag-line for The Lost Boys (1987) captures the "Peter Pan" spirit of this classic Eighties vampire tale, romanticizing the creatures in an approachable and thrilling young adult spin without sacrificing the horror and the thrills. No sparkles here, folks! Josh Schafer joins Doc Rotten and Christopher G. Moore to revisit the film that solidified Joel Schumacher as a directing talent...well, at least until bat-nipples did him in.

Decades of Horror 1980s
Episode 137 – The Lost Boys (1987)

Released in 1987, The Lost Boys introduced horror fans to a variety of iconic horror flash and style rarely matched in this day-and-age. This is the first film to provide fans with the "Two-Coreys" teaming Corey Haim and Corey Feldman together - even though Feldman has Jamison Newlander and Frog Brothers wingman. Keifer Sutherland makes a striking impression as David, the blonde leader of the gothic punk vampires and Jason Patric (son of Exorcist star Jason Miller) emo-acts his way into every young girl's heart. And, above all, we have shirtless, oiled Timmy Cappello belting out "I Still Beleive" - what else do you need.

Christopher G. Moore, Doc Rotten, and guest-host Josh Schafer from Lunchmeat VHS gather to take a look at The Lost Boys perhaps one of the best and most influential vampire movies of the Eighties. The Grue-Crew debate the merit of director Joel Schumacher and whether Grampa was a werewolf in an alternate "Mandela Effect" universe. It's all about the style, the clothes, the stars, and the songs; The Lost Boys holds up well after 30+ years and the Grue-Crew reflect on it all. "One thing about living in Santa Carla I never could stomach; all the damn vampires."

A mother and her two sons move to a small coast town in California. The town is plagued by bikers and some mysterious deaths. The younger boy makes friends with two other boys who claim to be vampire hunters while the older boy is drawn into the gang of bikers by a beautiful girl. The older boy starts sleeping days and staying out all night while the younger boy starts getting into trouble because of his friends' obsession.

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Predator

 

Aug 19, 2018

Bruce Campbell returns as Ash for an upcoming EVIL DEAD game. THE NUN gets pulled from youtube. CASTLE ROCK gets renewed for a second season. And, Christopher, Vanessa, and Doc review the YA gothic horror entry DOWN A DARK HALL. 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 285 – Down a Dark Hall
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  • CINEMA WASTELAND: October 5 - 7, 2018
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HORROR NEWS OF THE WEEK

FEATURE TOPIC: Down A Dark Hall

Kit Gordy, a new student at the exclusive Blackwood Boarding School, confronts the institution's supernatural occurrences and dark powers of its headmistress.

Director: Rodrigo Cortés
Cast: AnnaSophia Robb, Uma Thurman, Isabelle Fuhrman

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Aug 18, 2018

While The Meg gobbled up an ocean of horror related theatrical news this past week, SLENDER MAN was also released to theaters. With little fanfare and not much positive hype, the film manages to land at number 4 with an $11M haul. The regular Grue-Crew wisely choose not to partake in this particular cinematic disaster. However, guest hosts Joey Fittos and Chad Lab join Doc Rotten to gleefully tear the film apart...while managing to find a...few...things to spotlight. Join us for a special review-only episode about SLENDER MAN.

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Episode 283 – Slender Man
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ANNOUNCEMENTS

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  • HORRORHOUND WEEKEND: August 24 - 26, 2018
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  • WREAK HAVOC HORROR FILM FESTIVAL: September 21 - 22, 2018 - Greensboro NC
  • CINEMA WASTELAND: October 5 - 7, 2018
  • SPLATTERFLIX FILM SERIES: October 12 - 14, 2018
  • CASTLE ROCK Recap and Review Coming on HNR

FEATURE TOPIC: SLENDER MAN

  • director: Sylvain White
  • script: David Birke (based on a character by Victor Surge)
  • cast:  Joey King, Julia Goldani Telles, Jaz Sinclair, Annalise Basso, and Javier Botet

 

Aug 15, 2018

"Well, I can't stand a thing about you, and that includes your hair!" How would you feel if your cousin came to stay and took over everything you own, including your family? Join your faithful Grue Crew - Doc Rotten, Jeff Mohr, Bill Mulligan, and Chad Hunt - as they take a short staycation with just such a family during Wes Craven’s Summer of Fear!

Decades of Horror 1970s
Episode 79 – Summer of Fear (1978)

This subject of this episode is the result of the podcast’s latest Patreon poll and as such, has been foisted on, … er, rather, carefully selected for the Grue Crew by the loyal listeners of Decades of Horror 1970s. Adapted from the novel Summer of Fear by Lois Duncan, a renowned writer of young-adult novels, the film was originally released as a TV-movie under the title Stranger in our House. Directed by horror icon Wes Craven, Summer of Fear is his first direct-to-television effort and premiered over a year after The Hills Have Eyes (1977). Summer of Fear tells the story of a family whose fairy tale existence is shattered when a cousin/niece comes to live with them after her parents are killed in an automobile accident. However, there is one big problem. Their guest is a witch, not a relative, and she is after everything they own.

The key figure in the story is the witch, as played by Lee Purcell, but the film’s starpower comes from Linda Blair as the family’s daughter. Her parents are played by Carol Lawrence and Jeremy Slate with Jeff East as her brother. Rounding out the cast in supporting roles are Macdonald Carey as an occult expert and early-career Fran Drescher as the daughter’s friend.

Amazingly, none of the Grue Crew had seen this film prior to preparing for the podcast. Neither Wes Craven nor Linda Blair nor even Fran Drescher had garnered their interest. Bill couldn’t  figure out why the witch couldn’t be seen in photographs, wondering when that became part of the witch canon. Jeff recalls Jeremy Slate from his earlier days in biker movies and westerns and gets a kick out of his portrayal as the bewitched father. Doc likes the film the most and enjoys seeing that much of Linda Blair, but, oh, the hair! Chad was not impressed with the witch’s here-again-gone-again Southern accent but still thought she was the most interesting character i the film. The Grue Crew universally agreed even though Summer of Fear is one of Craven’s lesser works, it’s worth a watch viewed as a picture on the world of the cast and crew at that point in their careers.

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Aug 15, 2018

Simon Pegg and Nick Frost tease us with Slaughterhouse Rulez. American Horror Story: Apocalypse continues to ramp up its cast. Universal Halloween Horror Nights add Poltergeist to its mazes. And, Christopher, Vanessa, and Doc discuss the giant shark summer schlockfest The Meg. 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 282 – The Meg
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FEATURE TOPIC: THE MEG

After escaping an attack by what he claims was a 70-foot shark, Jonas Taylor must confront his fears to save those trapped in a sunken submersible.

Director: Jon Turteltaub
Cast: Jason Statham, Bingbing Li, Rainn Wilson

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Aug 12, 2018

J.J. Abrams and HULU join forces to build upon the themes and characters created by Stephen King in the 10 episode TV series CASTLE ROCK. For this episode of HNR, the Grue-Crew take a look at the second two hours of the show, "Local Color" and "The Box," continuing "an epic saga of darkness and light" in the small town of Castle Rock, Maine. Join Dave Dreher, Doc Rotten, Christopher G. Moore, and Vanessa Thompson as we discuss the next episodes of HULU'S CASTLE ROCK created by Sam Shaw and Dustin Thomason.

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Episode 278 – Castle Rock S01E03 and S01E04
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LOCAL COLOR

The past catches up with Molly Strand.

THE BOX

Henry prepares for his day in court; a coffin arrives in Castle Rock.

CAST

  • André Holland as Henry Matthews Deaver
  • Melanie Lynskey as Molly Strand
  • Bill Skarsgård as "The Kid"
  • Jane Levy as Jackie Torrance
  • Sissy Spacek as Ruth Deaver
  • Scott Glenn as Alan Pangborn
  • Noel Fisher as Dennis Zalewski
  • Ann Cusack as Warden T. Porter
  • Chris Coy as Boyd
  • Terry O'Quinn as Dale Lacy
  • Frances Conroy as Martha Lacy.
  • Josh Cooke as Reeves
  • Charlie Tahan as Dean Merrill
  • Adam Rothenberg as Reverend Matthew Deaver
  • Chosen Jacobs as Wendell Deaver
  • Allison Tolman as Molly Strand's sister
Aug 10, 2018

Doctor Sleep casts its Wendy Torrence and Dick Holloran. Did Venom finally get a trailer to get excited about? Arrow and Kino Lorbor release some killer Blu-rays including Schlock, City of the Living Dead, and Trilogy of Terror. And, Christopher, Vanessa, and Doc discuss the William Friedkin directed documentary The Devil and Father Amorth. 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 281 – The Devil and Father Amorth
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FEATURE TOPIC: DEVIL AND FATHER AMORTH

Father Gabriele Amorth performs his ninth exorcism on an Italian woman.
Director: William Friedkin

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Aug 1, 2018

"Diabolical! Fiendish! Savage... You may not walk away from this one!" The Grue Crew are on a giallo kick, and as everyone knows, there’s always room for giallo. (Groan …) Join your faithful Grue Crew - Doc Rotten, Bill Mulligan, and Chad Hunt, along with guest host Chad Lab - as they count the baker’s dozen of kills delivered in Mario Bava’s A Bay of Blood.

Decades of Horror 1970s
Episode 78 – A Bay of Blood (1971)

Like a lot of foreign films released in the U.S., A Bay of Blood had a bit of an identity problem as it experienced several re-titles. Originally known as Reazione a catena, among its many other titles are Twitch of the Death Nerve, Carnage, Blood Bath, and even The Last House on the Left, Part II.

Mario Bava serves as director, co-writer, and cinematographer in this giallo gem. An heiress is murdered at the outset and from then on, it is no holds barred as the rest of family schemes, maneuvers, and murders while trying to secure the family inheritance for themselves. You might need a scorecard to track who is being killed, how they are killed, and who the killers are. Yes, there are killers, as in plural. The first and second murders quickly reveal A Bay of Blood as not your ordinary run of the mill slasher flick.

Speaking of slasher flicks, Doc identifies several very familiar looking kills and the influence A Bay of Blood must have surely had on Friday the 13th (1980), and hence, other 1980s slasher fare. Bill reveals, not that it was a big secret, that Bava is his favorite director and notes the appearance of Nicoletta Elmi for the second episode in a row following her role in Deep Red (1975). Most of the film’s characters have little to like, creating a bit of a hurdle for Chad Lab, but as the innovative kills mount, he quickly gets over it and comes to love the film. Chad Hunt helps the rest of the Grue Crew keep the characters straight and recounts his repeated cries of, “What? … What?! ... What?!!” as the killings unfolded. With so many murders from which to choose - hanging, spear, octopus, billhook, etc. - the Grue Crew can’t resist picking each of their favorite kills

Of course, this episode’s Grue Crew gives a unanimous recommendation to this classic giallo film. If you haven’t seen A Bay of Blood, it is guaranteed you will not guess who commits the final murders.

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Jul 29, 2018

Joe Bob Briggs returns to Shudder this fall, rejoice. From a Buick gets a director, Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich gets a trailer, and Audrey II gets a Pop! Vinyl toy. Woot! And, Christopher, Vanessa, and Doc discuss Anime sequel Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle. 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 279 – Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle
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FEATURE TOPIC: Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle

Humanity's desperate battle to reclaim the Earth from Godzilla continues. The key to defeating the King of the Monsters may be Mechagodzilla, a robotic weapon thought to have been lost nearly 20,000 years ago.

  • Director: Hiroyuki Seshita, Kôbun Shizuno
  • Cast: Lucien Dodge, Kana Hanazawa, Ken'yû Horiuchi

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Jul 27, 2018

J.J. Abrams and HULU join forces to build upon the themes and characters created by Stephen King in the 10 episode TV series CASTLE ROCK. For this episode of HNR, the Grue-Crew take a look at the first two hours of the show, "Severance" and "Habeas Corpus," introducing "an epic saga of darkness and light" in the small town of Castle Rock, Maine. Join Dave Dreher, Doc Rotten, Christopher G. Moore, and Vanessa Thompson as we discuss the first episodes of HULU'S CASTLE ROCK created by Sam Shaw and Dustin Thomason.

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Episode 278 – Castle Rock S01E01 and S01E02
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SEVERANCE

Henry Deaver, a death-row attorney, confronts his dark past when an anonymous call lures him back to his hometown of Castle Rock, Maine.

HABEAS CORPUS

Henry gets a new client at Shawshank Prison.

CAST

  • André Holland as Henry Matthews Deaver
  • Melanie Lynskey as Molly Strand
  • Bill Skarsgård as "The Kid"
  • Jane Levy as Jackie Torrance
  • Sissy Spacek as Ruth Deaver
  • Scott Glenn as Alan Pangborn
  • Noel Fisher as Dennis Zalewski
  • Ann Cusack as Warden T. Porter
  • Chris Coy as Boyd
  • Terry O'Quinn as Dale Lacy
  • Frances Conroy as Martha Lacy.
  • Josh Cooke as Reeves
  • Charlie Tahan as Dean Merrill
  • Adam Rothenberg as Reverend Matthew Deaver
  • Chosen Jacobs as Wendell Deaver
  • Allison Tolman as Molly Strand's sister
Jul 25, 2018

“It looks like a zoo in Hell!” Indeed it does! In fact, the whole film is a bit of a zoo. Join Chad Hunt, Joseph Perry, and Jeff Mohr, along with guest host Mike Imboden, as they visit the zoo in question, or in other words, discuss AIP's Die, Monster, Die!, a film that tied for first place in our latest Patreon poll. In the process, maybe they can figure out why the monster has to die twice.

Decades of Horror: The Classic Era
Episode 38 – Die, Monster, Die! (1965)

Die, Monster, Die!, also known as Monster of Terror, is helmed by first time director Daniel Haller. Loosely based on the H.P. Lovecraft story, “The Colour Out of Space,” the screenplay is written by Jerry Sohl. In this version, the story depicts Nahum Witley (Boris Karloff) as the head of the Witley family. Some years ago, the family property was hit by a radioactive meteorite that caused mutations, followed by decay, in all living things. Of course, Nahum thought it a good idea to bring the meteorite into the house for experiments there and in the greenhouse.

Not surprisingly, the radiation causes the physical deterioration of Nahum’s wife (Freda Jackson), her maid, and his butler (Terence de Marney). Nahum’s wife summons their daughter’s boyfriend (Nick Adams) from America to come save their daughter (Suzan Farmer) from the same fate. However, Nahum’s not having it. The cast is rounded out nicely with supporting roles from Patrick Magee as Dr. Henderson and Sheila Raynor as the Dr.’s housekeeper.

This episode’s Grue Crew have a mixed reaction to Die, Monster, Die! They all agree Boris Karloff is the main attraction and does a fine job and that the film looks great. Jeff appreciated the set design and furnishings in the English mansion. The opening scenes of the Nick Adams character’s attempts to find a ride to “the Witley place” tripped Mike’s trigger, but more importantly, he wants more Merwyn! Joseph, Chad, and Mike are fans of Nick Adams from his appearances in a few Toho productions while Jeff favors his output in westerns, purely from a nostalgia viewpoint. Though this film has a lot of issues, the script being the major one despite Jerry Sohl’s other credits, the Grue Crew think it’s worth a watch, especially if you’re looking for something different. After all, they don’t make them like Die, Monster, Die! anymore.

We plan to release a new episode every other week. On the next episode in our very flexible schedule, we‘ll be covering Universal’s The Wolf Man (1941), the other film that tied for first place in our latest Patreon Poll.

Please let us know what you think of Decades of Horror: The Classic Era! We want to hear from you! After all, without you, we’re just four nutjobs talking about the films we love. Send us an email or leave us a message, a review, or a comment at GruesomeMagazine.com, iTunes, Stitcher, Google Podcast, or the Horror News Radio Facebook group.

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

Jul 25, 2018

SDCC 2018 has come and gone leaving behind dozens of genre news for the Grue-Crew to devour and scour for details. Trailers include GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS, GLASS, SHAZAM, and AQUAMAN. TV news includes THE WALKING DEAD, BLACK SUMMER, THE PURGE, and BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER. Join Dave Dreher, Doc Rotten, Christopher G. Moore, Chad Hunt, and Chad Lab as we discuss Horror News coming out of San Diego Comic Con 2018.

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Episode 277 – SDCC 2018
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HORROR NEWS OF THE WEEK (SDCC 2018)

Jul 22, 2018

Shudder announces the return of Creepshow led by Greg Nicotero. Hell Fest, Overlord, Patient Zero, and Assassination Nation get new trailers. And, Christopher and Doc discuss Blumhouse sequel Unfriended: Dark Web. 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 276 – Unfriended: Dark Web
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FEATURE TOPIC: Unfriended: The Dark Web

A teen comes into possession of a new laptop and soon discovers that the previous owner is not only watching him but will also do anything to get it back.
Director: Stephen Susco
Cast: Rebecca Rittenhouse, Betty Gabriel, Chelsea Alden

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Jul 19, 2018

"I can feel death in this room! I feel a presence, a twisted mind sending me thoughts! Perverted, murderous thoughts... Go away! You have killed! And you will kill again!" Are you talking to me? Join your faithful Grue Crew - Doc Rotten, Bill Mulligan, and Jeff Mohr, along with guest host Chad Lab - as they follow the clues delivered by Dario Argento in his giallo tour de force, Deep Red (1975).

Decades of Horror 1970s
Episode 77 – Deep Red (1975)

Originally titled Profondo Rosso in Italy, also known as The Hatchet Murders in the U.S., Deep Red is written by Bernardino Zapponi and director Dario Argento. Gialli commonly feature a female lead, but in Deep Red, Argento went with a male lead, casting British actor David Hemmings in the role of Marcus Daly, who,from the square below, witnesses a murder taking place in a building window. Daly is drawn into the investigation and as the body count rises, he is aided by Daria Nicolodi as a reporter on the case. Other players include Daly’s friend Carlo (Gabriele Lavia), Carlo’s mother (Clara Calamai), and a very disturbing little girl (Nicoletta Elmi).

This episode’s Grue Crew was split on which version they watched: Bill and Chad Lab saw the American version with over twenty minutes edited from the run time, while Doc and Jeff viewed the full length Italian version. It should go without saying, but here it is anyway: they are all very impressed with Argento’s Deep Red! Some of the giallo tropes present, such as a black-gloved killer, are pointed out by Bill, while Doc highlights Argento trademarks, for instance, the protagonist recalling clues from memory to unveil the killer’s identity. Chad Lab points out the tantalising red herring Argento serves up and on which he then feasted. Jeff loved the way the clues are doled out and how some of the early clues aren’t even recognized as such. Of course, they all love the Goblin soundtrack!

If you haven’t seen Deep Red, see it now! If you have seen it, watch it again! Doc and Jeff recommend the uncut version, but both versions are fine movies!

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Jul 18, 2018

"There's a thing... out here. It took my little girl. I wasn't prepared to stop it then but I'm gonna stop it now." George Kennedy as Bill Crafton warns David Michael O'Neill, Pamela Gilbert, and Billy Jacoby about a demon Bigfoot creature roaming the woods. Little do they know that director Emmett Alston has far more in store for them than a furry Wendigo beast - hidden in a cave are zombies, spaceships, aliens, and a cult leader sacrificing nubile young women. What the what? Thankfully George has his awesome yellow hat. Woot!

Decades of Horror 1980s
Episode 136 – Demonwarp (1988)

Released in 1988, Demonwarp originated from the twisted mind of John Carl Beuchler - who was originally set to direct but left production to tackle Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood. Who can blame him? Acadamy Award winner George Kennedy spends 3 days on set to give the film some pedigree. The film promises Bigfoot vs George Kennedy and it delivers that regardless of how good - or bad - the Bigfoot looks. Thankfully we also have Michelle Bauer on hand to liven up the scenery.

Christopher G. Moore, Doc Rotten, and Dave Dreher gather to take a look at Demonwarp perhaps one of the stranges monster movies of the Eighties. Christopher and Doc share watching the film on the big screen recently at the Raleigh Alamo Drafthouse theater in all its VHS glory - a perfect way to experience this goofy wonky classic. Dave remembers grabbing this one off the rental shelves in 1988 and was thrilled to revisit this schlockfest. Settle in and listen to the Grue-Crew recap and review a rare, hard-to-find Mom-and-Pop VHS shop staple.

A vengeance-crazed hunter searching for his daughter...Five youths stalking an inhuman mutation...They have just stepped into the alien-spawned realm of Demonwarp...and a wave of unearthly terror is about to begin

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