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Oct 19, 2021

HORROR NEWS OF THE WEEK
October 18, 2021

Horror News Radio Episode 472 featuring Doc Rotten, Dave Dreher, Jeff Mohr, and Award-winning Filmmaker, Christopher G. Moore.

Mike Flanagan Finds His Next House at NETFLIX: THE HOUSE OF USHER

https://www.slashfilm.com/625330/midnight-mass-team-making-fall-of-the-house-usher-horror-series-at-netflix/

Universal Picture's dates February 3, 2023 for M. Knight Shyamalan's KNOCK AT THE CABIN

https://deadline.com/2021/10/m-night-shyamalan-knock-at-the-cabin-new-release-date-title-revealed-1234855706/

As HALLOWEEN KILLS destroys the box office, David Gordon Green reveals he will be co-writing and directing THE EXORCIST …TRILOGY… for Blumhouse

https://collider.com/new-exorcist-movies-david-gordon-green-trilogy-script/

Meanwhile, Jason Blum teases Bryan Fuller's CHRISTINE

https://wegotthiscovered.com/movies/hannibal-creators-script-for-stephen-kings-christine-is-complete/

AMC announces TALES OF THE WALKING DEAD

https://www.avclub.com/amc-announces-new-anthology-show-to-wring-a-little-bit-1847849629

Rob Zombie reveals the cast for THE MUNSTERS (2022)

  • Jeff Daniel Philips is Herman Munster
  • Sheri Moon Zombie is Lili Munster
  • Daniel Roebuck is Grampa Munster

Zombie’s latest take on The Munsters will also mark the first film in the franchise since Munsters, Go Home! In 1966. The original cast featured Fred Gwynne, Yvonne de Carlo, Beverly Owen, Butch Patrick and Al Lewis as Grandpa Munster.

TRAILERS

Set Aside Thanksgiving for RESIDENT EVIL: WELCOME TO RACCOON CITY (11/26/2021)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4q6UGCyHZCI

The New Years Brings Back Dewey… and Ghostface - the SCREAM (1/24/2022) trailer is here

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=beToTslH17s

Scott Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill Unleash The Grabber with THE BLACK PHONE (2/4/2022)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3eGP6im8AZA

Oct 18, 2021

"He was here before Christ, before civilization. He was king here! Rawhead, that's what they called him! RAWHEAD!" Okay, okay. Call him Rawhead, already. Join your faithful Grue-Crew - Crystal Cleveland, Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, and Jeff Mohr -  as they visit rural Ireland with Clive Barker’s Rawhead Rex (1986) on episode 191 (even though Jeff calls it episode 190).

Decades of Horror 1980s
Episode 191 – Rawhead Rex (1986)

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An ancient creature called Rawhead is awakened from its slumber near an Irish village and goes on a rampage killing anyone in sight.

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Chad, like most of us, is a big fan of Clive Barker’s work and Rawhead Rex is his pick. As is often the case, the movie varies from the story even though Clive Barker wrote the screenplay. Chad admits it’s not very good but he still has fun with it because it brings back memories of having fun going to monster movies with his buddies. Crystal, also a Clive Barker fan, loves the movie but thinks it would be even better if it had a more of a Barker feel to it. She does love the monster and its glowing eyes. Rawhead Rex doesn’t feel like Clive Barker according to Bill and though he loves the original story, he hates the movie. And don’t get him started on what he calls the big goofy monster and the limited movement of its mouth. For Jeff, Clive Barker’s prose has a definite feel and tone which is missing in Rawhead Rex. On the plus side, he enjoyed Ronan Wilmott’s over-the-top performance as the church’s verger and Rawhead’s disciple.

If you’re a Clive Barker completist or just love 1980s monster movies, Rawhead Rex is currently available to stream on Shudder, AMC+, Spectrum, and Arrow subscription services as well as on a Limited Edition Steelbook Blu-ray from Kino Lorber.

Every two weeks, Gruesome Magazine’s Decades of Horror 1980s podcast will cover another horror film from the 1980s. The next episode’s film, chosen by Jeff, will be The Children  (1980).  You won’t want to miss that one!

Please let them know how they’re doing! They want to hear from you – the coolest, grooviest fans:  leave them a message or leave a comment on the gruesome Magazine Youtube channel, on the website or email the Decades of Horror 1980s podcast hosts at feedback@gruesomemagazine.com

Oct 17, 2021

On episode 471 of Horror News Radio:

  • The Grue-Crew review… HALLOWEEN KILLS (2021).

Warning: possible spoilers after the initial impressions!

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

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

HALLOWEEN KILLS (2021)

Madison is paralyzed by shocking visions of grisly murders, and her torment worsens as she discovers that these waking dreams are in fact terrifying realities.

  • Available in Theaters and on Peacock Beginning October 15, 2021
  • Directed by David Gordon Green
  • Written by Scott Teems, Danny McBride, David Gordon Green
  • Based on Characters created by John Carpenter, Debra Hill
  • Cast: Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Andi Matichak, Will Patton, Thomas Mann, Robert Longstreet, Anthony Michael Hall, Kyle Richards, Nancy Stephens, James Jude Courtney, Nick Castle, Airon Armstrong

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Decades of Horror The Classic Era is partnering with THE CLASSIC SCI-FI MOVIE CHANNEL which will now include video episodes of The Classic Era!
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Oct 11, 2021

“They come here, they have a pretty nurse, then they can do a little something, bing-bang, then they study the liquid and tell you if you have a hereditary disease or if your gun's jammed.” Doesn’t he mean “bada-bing, bada-boom?”  Join your faithful Grue Crew - Doc Rotten, Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, Daphne Monary-Ernsdorff, and Jeff Mohr - as they experience The Cat o’ Nine Tails (1971), a Giallo thriller from Dario Argento, starring Karl Malden and James Franciscus.

Decades of Horror 1970s
Episode 149 – The Cat o’ Nine Tails (1971)

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A newspaper reporter and a retired, blind journalist try to solve a series of killings connected to a pharmaceutical company's top-secret experimental research projects; in doing so they become targets of the killer.

- IMDb

 

The Cat o’ Nine Tails is pure Giallo, according to Bill, but still pretty subdued for an Argento film. As a reasonably straightforward detective story, it held his interest and Karl Malden is terrific. Not being a big Giallo fan, Chad enjoyed The Cat o’ Nine Tails more than he thought he would, specifically pointing to a couple of cool murder scenes and Malden’s fantastic performance. Jeff agrees that The Cat o’ Nine Tails is more mystery than horror and, as such, is true to original Giallo themes. He adds his love for Malden’s performance to the chorus and enjoys seeing Argento’s progression from The Bird with the Crystal Plummage (1970) to this film to Deep Red (1975) to Suspiria (1977). The Cat o’ Nine Tails has Doc’s attention with the idea of the two different types of journalists getting together, a couple of fascinating kills, keeping track of the red herrings, and putting a child in harm’s way. And then there’s the strange love scene between Catherine Spaak and James Franciscus. Hmm.

Giallo and Argento fans will want to see this film! As of this writing, The Cat o’ Nine Tails is available to stream from Shudder and The Criterion Channel and on physical media as a brand new 4K restoration on Blu-ray from Arrow Video.

Gruesome Magazine’s Decades of Horror 1970s is part of the Decades of Horror two-week rotation with The Classic Era and the 1980s. In two weeks, the next episode in their very flexible schedule, episode 150, will be George A. Romero’s Dawn of the Dead (1978), chosen by a listener poll! Be there! 

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 feedback@gruesomemagazine.com.

Oct 9, 2021

"I am Dracula and I welcome you to my house." Are you falling for that old trick? Join this episode’s Grue-Crew - Chad Hunt, Whitney Collazo, Daphne Monary-Ernsdorff, and Jeff Mohr along with special guest Dick Klemensen (since 1972, the editor and publisher of Little Shoppe of Horrors Magazine - The Journal of Classic British Horror Films) - as they enter the House of Hammer once again with one of the company’s best, (Horror of) Dracula (1958).

Decades of Horror: The Classic Era
Episode 109 – (Horror of) Dracula (1958)

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Jonathan Harker begets the ire of Count Dracula after he accepts a job at the vampire's castle under false pretenses, forcing his colleague Dr. Van Helsing to hunt the predatory villain when he targets Harker's loved ones.

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Whitney had a “reel” treat when she first saw (Horror of) Dracula at Geoffrey Rayles’s Rayle Archives in Lenoir, NC where she was able to view the 1958, 35mm, Technicolor print along with a couple reels of the early 1960s re-release. Of course, she loved the movie. What’s not to like with Cushing, Lee, and Gough? For Chad, (Horror of) Dracula changed the way he looked at the Count and, along with The Curse of Frankenstein (1957), this one is his favorite Hammer film. Chad also has a heck of a story about the first time he saw the film at his grandparent’s house. Daphne had great fun watching Cushing and Lee, especially in the few scenes they had together in (Horror of) Dracula. Jeff is a big fan of Dracula (1931) but also loves Lee’s more feral, animalistic interpretation in (Horror of) Dracula

You might say Dick Klemensen gives truth to the statement, “If you show it, he will come,” when he drove over two hours across the state to catch a showing of (Horror of) Dracula at a drive-in theater in Des Moines. According to Dick, if you want to show someone a Hammer film who has never seen one, this is it. The film has everything: action, blood, fights, and pacing.

Incidentally, if you haven’t read an issue of The Little Shoppe of Horrors Magazine, edited and published by Dick Klemensen since 1972, head on over to their website and order yourself an issue (or two or three). They’re stock full (at about 100 pages of 8-point font) of interesting articles and art about classic British horror films.

Also be sure to check out The Men Who Made Hammer shorts (running between 15 and 60 minutes each) featuring Dick and produced by Constantine Nasr on the Scream Factory Blu-ray releases of the following Hammer films: X the Unkown (1956, Jimmy Sangster), The Brides of Dracula (1960, Jack Asher and Terence Fisher), The Curse of the Werewolf (1961, Roy Ashton), The Phantom of the Opera (1962, Anthony Hinds), The Kiss of the Vampire (1963, James Bernard and Bernard Robinson), The Lost Continent (1968, Michael Carreras & film commentary), and Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell (1974, Roy Skeggs). The other entry in The Men Who Made Hammer series features Tony Dalton (author of Terence Fisher: Master of Gothic Cinema, 2021) discussing Freddie Francis on The Evil of Frankenstein (1964).

October is a great month to revisit this Hammer gem! As of this writing, (Horror of) Dracula is available for streaming on HBOmax.

Gruesome Magazine’s Decades of Horror: The Classic Era records a new episode every two weeks. Up next on their very flexible schedule is one chosen by Daphne, Antonio Margheriti’s The Long Hair of Death (1964) starring Barbara Steele!

Please let them know how they’re doing! They want to hear from you – the coolest, grooviest fans: leave them a message or leave a comment on the site or email the Decades of Horror: The Classic Era podcast hosts at feedback@gruesomemagazine.com

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

Oct 4, 2021

"I can't exist by myself because I'm afraid of myself, ...because I'm the maker of my own evil." This quote is a pretty good metaphor for the theme of this movie… maybe? Join your faithful Grue-Crew - Crystal Cleveland, Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, and Jeff Mohr -  as they relish Metrograph’s brand new 4K restoration of Possession (1981), Andrzej Zulawski’s brilliant and demented film.

Decades of Horror 1980s
Episode 190 – Possession (1981)

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A woman starts exhibiting increasingly disturbing behavior after asking her husband for a divorce. Suspicions of infidelity soon give way to something much more sinister.

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Chad first saw this film at a drive-in theater when he was a teen and thought it was incredibly boring. This time around, he found the relationship split brought to life to be incredibly intense with the camera work adding to the claustrophobic feel. Crystal loved it as well, calling Possession brilliance wrapped in a madness spiral with an amazing monster. Generally, Bill is not a fan of “artsy-fartsy European” movies, but he agrees with Crystal that Possession is a masterpiece even though he is not sure if he understands it or if he is supposed to understand it. He calls Isabelle Adjani’s performance in this strange, well-directed, beautiful film to be one of the bravest he has seen. Jeff loves this film and is extremely excited to have the chance to cover it. He is delighted with the new 4K restoration from Metrograph which is far superior to the Blu-ray release in his collection.

If you’re interested in checking out this incredible 4K restoration of Possession, and you should be, it opens theatrically and digitally exclusively at the Metrograph October 1-14 and in theaters nationwide on October 15.

Every two weeks, Gruesome Magazine’s Decades of Horror 1980s podcast will cover another horror film from the 1980s. The next episode’s film, chosen by Chad, and will be Rawhead Rex  (1986).  Really! They’re not kidding this time. You won’t want to miss that one!

Please let them know how they’re doing! They want to hear from you – the coolest, grooviest fans:  leave them a message or leave a comment on the gruesome Magazine Youtube channel, on the website or email the Decades of Horror 1980s podcast hosts at feedback@gruesomemagazine.com

NOTE: The images below are from prior releases and not from the new 4K restoration.

Sep 28, 2021

HORROR NEWS OF THE WEEK FOR SEPTEMBER 27, 2021


TUDUM, NETFLIX Event Teases STRANGER THINGS Season 4, Introduces CREEL HOUSE

"Stranger Things season 4’s “Creel House” teaser introduces viewers to the title location, where some disturbing events happened in the 1950s when a family of four moved in. Cutting to the present day (within the Stranger Things timeline, that is), Dustin, Lucas, Max, Steve, and Robin break into Creel House searching for clues for something yet unknown, and the teaser ends with a shot of a grandfather clock in the attic, which then appears in the Upside Down version of the house, with the glass breaking at the end."

Victor Creel is portrayed by ROBERT ENGLUND!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgsUzL75Yjk

FANTASTIC FEST Debuts Scott Derrickson's THE BLACK PHONE (1/28/2022)

https://twitter.com/scottderrickson/status/1441778948849876997


The LET THE RIGHT ONE IN series is coming to SHOWTIME, the Cast Revealed

https://moviehole.net/full-cast-announced-for-let-the-right-one-in-series/

The 10-episode series will go into production in New York City in early 2022

Demian Bichir ("Weeds"), Anika Noni Rose (“Dreamgirls"), Grace Gummer (”Mr. Robot”), Madison Taylor Baez (”Selena: The Series”), Kevin Carroll (”Snowfall”), Ian Foreman (”Merry Wish-Mas”) and Jacob Buster (”Colony”)

POSSESSION (1981) 4K Re-Release Heads to Fantastic Fest Reminding Audiences of Its Cult Classic Glory

https://www.indiewire.com/2021/09/possession-4k-restoration-trailer-metrograph-1234665195/
https://www.slashfilm.com/583234/cult-favorite-possession-getting-a-4k-re-release-in-october/

Possession debuted at Cannes 1981 resulting in Isabelle Adjani winning Best Actress

SCREEN MEDIA will release BLACK FRIDAY to US theaters and VOD in November, features Bruce Campbell and Devon Sawa

https://deadline.com/2021/09/black-friday-bruce-campbell-pic-gets-us-deal-via-screen-media-1234842167/

Sep 27, 2021

“I am ready to return, but understand, I shall use undreamed-of measures, to conquer the evil.” If by “undreamed-of measures” the Judge means a BF sword, he ain’t wrong. No one dreamed of it. Join your faithful Grue Crew - Doc Rotten, Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, Daphne Monary-Ernsdorff, and Jeff Mohr - as they claw their way through the folk horror classic, The Blood on Satan’s Claw(1971).

Decades of Horror 1970s
Episode 148 – The Blood on Satan’s Claw (1971)

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In 17th century England, the children of a village slowly convert into a coven of devil worshipers.

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The Blood on Satan’s Claw is frequently mentioned alongside Witchfinder General (1968) and The Wicker Man (1973) as a seminal film in the folk horror subgenre. Daphne describes it as super 70s and she loved the creepiness of the woods and the environment. The film’s amazing title captured Bill’s attention but unfortunately, his first viewing of The Blood on Satan’s Claw was a version in which an essential scene had been cut. Having since seen the complete version, he believes it to be an interesting film worth seeking out. For Chad, The Blood on Satan’s Claw had some unique ideas, in particular how the demon was reconstructed. Jeff found The Blood on Satan’s Claw to be quirky and the story to be a bit uneven but he thought the effects were excellent, especially when some devil’s skin was removed from one of the characters. Doc finds The Blood on Satan’s Claw to be very disjointed, making it hard to tell the protagonist from the antagonist and to stay interested.

Whether you’re a fan or not, you owe it to yourself to check out The Blood on Satan’s Claw. As of this writing, it is available to stream on Shudder and will be available on physical media as a part of ALL THE HAUNTS BE OURS: A COMPENDIUM OF FOLK HORROR [BLU-RAY BOX SET] due from Severin Films in December 2021.

Gruesome Magazine’s Decades of Horror 1970s is part of the Decades of Horror two-week rotation with The Classic Era and the 1980s. In two weeks, the next episode in their very flexible schedule will be Dario Argento’s The Cat o’ Nine Tails (1971), chosen by Bill! Be sure to join us for that one. 

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 feedback@gruesomemagazine.com.

Sep 25, 2021

"No one can love you as much as we do. You know that." That’s what Mom always said, but when Boris Karloff says it, somehow, it carries more weight. Join this episode’s Grue-Crew - Whitney Collazo, Daphne Monary-Ernsdorff, and Jeff Mohr along with special guest Bill Mulligan - as they journey through the decades depicted in the three stories included in Mario Bava’s Black Sabbath (1963).

Decades of Horror: The Classic Era
Episode 108 – Black Sabbath (1963)

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Decades of Horror The Classic Era is partnering with THE CLASSIC SCI-FI MOVIE CHANNEL
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Boris Karloff hosts a trio of horror stories concerning a stalked call girl, a vampire-like monster who preys on his family, and a nurse who is haunted by her ring's rightful owner.

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Black Sabbath is a big hit with Whitney and her nephew, who realizes immediately that the woman getting the threatening telephone calls in “The Telephone” needed to get the heck out of there! Daphne had always watched the Italian version of Black Sabbath in the past so she loved hearing Karloff’s voice in the US release, and the more she learns about Bava, the more she appreciates the film. When Bill, DoH’s resident Bava-head, first saw Black Sabbath’s trick ending, it made him wonder what else wasn’t what he thought he was seeing. Jeff wishes that all the things he loves about Black Sabbath were combined in one version instead of being split between the Italian and US versions. Even so, he describes it as an amazing and beautiful film.

If you haven’t seen Black Sabbath in a while, the Classic Era Grue Crew thinks you owe it to yourself to catch it again. The film is currently available to stream on Shudder and on physical media as separate Blu-rays for the Italian or US versions from Kino Lorber.

Gruesome Magazine’s Decades of Horror: The Classic Era records a new episode every two weeks. Up next on their very flexible schedule is one chosen by Jeff, Hammer’s Horror of Dracula (1958), starring Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee! The Classic Era Grue Crew will be joined by special guest Dick Klemensen, who since 1972 has been the editor and publisher of LITTLE SHOPPE OF HORRORS Magazine - The Journal of Classic British Horror Films. We can’t wait!!

Please let them know how they’re doing! They want to hear from you – the coolest, grooviest fans: leave them a message or leave a comment on the site or email the Decades of Horror: The Classic Era podcast hosts at feedback@gruesomemagazine.com

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

Sep 21, 2021

HORROR NEWS OF THE WEEK for the week of 9/20/2021

THE LOST BOYS Scheduled for a WB Reboot, once again

https://deadline.com/2021/09/the-lost-boys-movie-warner-bros-noah-jupe-1234838991/

Noah (A Quiet Place) Jupe and Jaeden (It) Martell set to star
Jonathan Entwistle set to direct
Randy McKinnon set to pen the script

Searchlight Pictures teased Guillermo del Toro's NIGHTMARE ALLEY with its first trailer

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/movies/movie-news/nightmare-alley-trailer-bradley-cooper-guillermo-del-toro-1235014893/

Cast includes: Bradley Cooper, Cate Blanchett, Toni Collette, Willem Dafoe, Richard Jenkins, Rooney Mara, Ron Perlman and David Strathairn.
Based on the 1946 noir novel by William Lindsay, screenplay by Kim Morgan and Guillermo del Toro.
Guillermo del Toro directs.
Searchlight releases the film in theaters Dec. 17, 2021

Let take a peek at the final HALLOWEEN KILLS trailer

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/movies/movie-news/halloween-kills-movie-trailer-unmasks-michael-myers-1235017003/

In Theaters and Streaming Only on Peacock October 15

Just in time for Halloween, the trailer for PARANORMAL ACTIVITY: NEXT OF KIN reveals its October 29, 2021 release date

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/movies/movie-news/paranormal-activity-next-of-kin-trailer-1235015655/

Starring Emily Bader, Roland Buck III, Dan Lippert, and Henry Ayers-Brown
Directed by William Eubank
Written by Christopher Landon
Streaming on Paramount+ beginning October 29, 2021

Elvira Returns with ELVIRA'S 40th ANNIVERSARY, VERY SCARY, SCARY, VERY SPECIAL SPECIAL on SHUDDER beginning September 25, 2021

https://www.slashfilm.com/605149/elvira-to-celebrate-her-40th-anniversary-with-special-horror-marathon-on-shudder/

The alter-ego of actress Cassandra Peterson, Elvira first appeared as the hostess of the horror movie television program "Movie Macabre" that originally aired from 1981 to 1986.

FOUR fun filled campy episodes:

  • Elvira: Mistress of the Dark
  • House on Haunted Hill (1959)
  • The City of the Dead
  • Messiah of Evil
Sep 20, 2021

"Smokes. Smokes, I got joints and bags. Nickel and dime bags. Gold Colombia smoke. I got acid, blotters, rainbows, windowpanes, speed, downs …” This goes on at some length so you’ll just have to check out the podcast to hear Chad do the whole spiel. Join your faithful Grue-Crew - Crystal Cleveland, Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, and Jeff Mohr -  as they play a-tisket, a-tasket with Frank Henenlotter’s Basket Case (1982).

Decades of Horror 1980s
Episode 189 – Basket Case (1982)

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A solitary and strange preteen boy wreaks revenge on his harassers when he makes a disturbing discovery in the depth of a forest.

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Crystal is a big Frank Henenlotter fan so it’s no surprise that Basket Case is her pick and she still loves it, calling it super weird and super messed up. She also recommends the Joe Bob Briggs treatment, currently available on Shudder. Chad rented Basket Case as a VHS tape and he fell in love with it. He appreciates the way Henenlotter brings the oddest concepts to life and is able to mix just the right amount of comedy with horror. Back in the day, Bill used to hang out in Glens Falls, NY, one of the filming locations for Basket Case. Not surprisingly, the scene depicting “the boys” aunt reading to them while they sit in her lap always gets to him. Jeff is most impressed by the special effects found in Basket Case and all for a budget of $35,000.

Basket Case is currently available to stream on Shudder on a Blu-ray disc form Arrow Video.

Every two weeks, Gruesome Magazine’s Decades of Horror 1980s podcast will cover another horror film from the 1980s. The next episode’s film will be a special treat! Gruesome Magazine and the Decades of Horror 1980s Grue Crew have been given advanced access to a new 4K restoration of Andrzej Żuławski's POSSESSION (1981) starring Isabelle Adjani and Sam Neill. This new restoration of the film opens theatrically and digitally exclusively at Metrograph October 1 and in theaters nationwide October 15. You won’t want to miss that one!

Please let them know how they’re doing! They want to hear from you – the coolest, grooviest fans:  leave them a message or leave a comment on the gruesome Magazine Youtube channel, on the website or email the Decades of Horror 1980s podcast hosts at feedback@gruesomemagazine.com

Sep 16, 2021

HALLOWEEN KILLS Is Now Theatrical Day and Date on PEACOCK

https://deadline.com/2021/09/halloween-kills-going-theatrical-day-date-on-peacock-1234829826/

Available in Theaters and on Peacock on October 15, 2021
Director: David Gordon Green
Writers: David Gordon Green, Danny McBride, Scott Teems
Based on Characters Created By: John Carpenter and Debra Hill
Cast: Judy Greer, Jamie Lee Curtis, Andy Matichak, Anthony Michael Hall, Will Patton, Kyle Richards, Nick Castle

Disney's HAUNTED MANSION Reboot Expands Its Cast

Owen Wilson and Rosario Dawson join LaKeith Stanfield and Tiffany Haddish

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/movies/movie-news/owen-wilson-to-star-in-disneys-haunted-mansion-movie-tiffany-haddish-lakeith-stanfield-1235009953/

Director: Justin Simien (Bad Hair)
Writer: Katie Dippold (Ghostbusters 2016, The Heat, Snatched)... (and D.V. DeVincetis & Guillermo del Toro)

Ovidio G. Assonitis and Juliet Mills reunite for BEYOND THE DOOR: EMBRYO, a sequel to the 1974 Cult Classic, Beyond the Door

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/movies/movie-news/ovidio-g-assonitis-beyond-the-door-sequel-drama-on-george-floyd-murder-1235008939/

Focus Features Latest Trailer for LAST NIGHT IN SOHO Provides a Larger Glimpse Into the Story

Available in Theaters on October 29, 2021
Director: Edgar Wright
Writers: Edgar Wright, Krysty Wilson-Cairns
Cast: Anya Taylor-Joy, Thomasin MacKenzie, Diana Rigg, Matt Smith, Terence Stamp

Warner Brothers Release the First Trailer for THE MATRIX RESURRECTIONS

Available in Theaters and on HBOMax on December 22, 2021
Director: Lana Wachowski
Writers: Lana Wachowski, David Mitchell, and Aleksander Hemon
Cast: Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Jessica Henwick, Jonathan Groff, Neil Patrick Harris, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Christina Ricci, Telma Hopkins, and Jada Pinkett Smith

Sep 14, 2021

On episode 466 of Horror News Radio:

  • The Grue-Crew review… MALIGNANT (2021, Warner Brothers).

Warning: possible spoilers after the initial impressions!

Be sure to subscribe to the Gruesome Magazine YouTube channel to catch all the HNR episodes.

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

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

REVIEW: MALIGNANT (2021, Warner Brothers)

Madison is paralyzed by shocking visions of grisly murders, and her torment worsens as she discovers that these waking dreams are in fact terrifying realities.

  • Available in Available in Theaters and on HBOMax Beginning September 10, 2021
  • Directed by: James Wan
  • Written by: James Wan, Ingrid Bisu, Akela Cooper
  • Cast: Annabelle Wallis, Maddie Hasson, George Young, Michole Briana White, Jean Louisa Kelly, Jacqueline McKenzie, Christian Clemenson, Amir AboulEla, Zoe Bell

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Sep 13, 2021

“They will dissect you! And they will kill you! In that order!” Well, that doesn’t sound good. Join your faithful Grue Crew - Doc Rotten, Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, and Jeff Mohr - as they do their best not to get dissected or killed on their journey Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970).

Decades of Horror 1970s
Episode 147 – Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970)

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The sole survivor of an interplanetary rescue mission searches for the only survivor of the previous expedition. He discovers a planet ruled by apes and an underground city run by telepathic humans.

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This one is Doc’s pick. Surprise! As you probably know, he’s a huge Planet of the Apes fan with all the gear and memorabilia to prove it. Having said that, Beneath the Planet of the Apes is not one of his franchise favorites, especially because Roddy McDowell isn’t in it. Even though Jeff loves Planet of the Apes (1968), he didn’t care for Beneath the Planet of the Apes, especially the “beneath” parts. On the other hand, Bill loved the pulpiness of the “beneath” parts but didn’t care as much for the setup. Chad is also a huge Planet of the Apes fan but he has no affection for Beneath the Planet of the Apes. He is turned off by some of the ape effects, cheapened by budget cuts, and the film completely lost him when it went to mutants living underground. The 70s Grue Crew also waxes nostalgic about family-watching in the pre-cable, pre-recording devices era.

At the time of this writing, Beneath the Planet of the Apes is available for streaming from HBOmax and various other VOD services. 

Gruesome Magazine’s Decades of Horror 1970s is part of the Decades of Horror two-week rotation with The Classic Era and the 1980s. In two weeks, the next episode in their very flexible schedule will be a folk horror classic, The Blood of Satan’s Claw (1971), chosen by Jeff! Be sure to join us for that one. 

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 feedback@gruesomemagazine.com.

Sep 11, 2021

"Do you still believe it impossible we exist? You didn't actually think you were the only inhabited planet in the universe. How can any race be so stupid?" Stupid is as stupid does? Join this episode’s Grue-Crew - Whitney Collazo, Chad Hunt, Daphne Monary-Ernsdorff, Joseph Perry, and Jeff Mohr - as they fall in love with the audacity of Ed Wood’s Plan 9 from Outer Space (1957).

Decades of Horror: The Classic Era
Episode 107 – Plan 9 from Outer Space (1957)

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Evil aliens attack Earth and set their terrible "Plan 9" into action. As the aliens resurrect the dead of the Earth, the lives of the living are in danger.

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In case you didn’t guess, Plan 9 from Outer Space is Whitney’s pick. (Remember, her first pick was The Killer Shrews (1959) for episode 45.) She watched this as a teenager and was rendered speechless by how many things Wood did that are filmmaker no-nos. Even though she was astounded in a bad way, she still thinks the film is a riot. Plan 9 from Outer Space was recommended to Chad by friends. He was originally dumbfounded wondering how the film got made and with Bela Lugosi, no less. Now he has fun watching its magic. Daphne encountered Plan 9 from Outer Space in the 99-cent VHS bin at her local thrift store and immediately loved it for its unintentional camp. Jeff doesn’t get the film’s “the worst movie ever made” label because he’s seen a lot of movies that were worse than Plan 9 from Outer Space. He was amazed by the persistence and the audacity (or was it cluelessness?) of those involved in making a film that in spite of its many faults, or maybe because of them, is so much fun.

The Classic Era Grue Crew highly recommends Plan 9 from Outer Space. Seriously! It is currently available to stream on the Classic Sci-Fi Movie Channel and a variety of other streaming services.

Gruesome Magazine’s Decades of Horror: The Classic Era records a new episode every two weeks. Up next on their very flexible schedule is one chosen by Chad, Mario Bava’s classic anthology, Black Sabbath (1963), starring Boris Karloff!

Please let them know how they’re doing! They want to hear from you – the coolest, grooviest fans: leave them a message or leave a comment on the site or email the Decades of Horror: The Classic Era podcast hosts at feedback@gruesomemagazine.com

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

Sep 7, 2021

On episode 465 of Horror News Radio:

  • The Grue-Crew discuss Horror News of the Week for September 6, 2021… SALEM'S LOT casting, TCM and PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 7 head directly to streaming, and trailers for MOONFALL and THE POSSESSION.

Be sure to subscribe to the Gruesome Magazine YouTube channel to catch all the HNR episodes.

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.

New Line's SALEM'S LOT Rounds Out Its Cast


Lewis Pullman as Ben Mears
Makenzie Leigh as Susan Norton
Bill Camp as Matt Burke
Spencer Treat Clark as Mike Ryerson
Alfre Woodard as Dr. Cody

https://deadline.com/2021/08/salems-lot-cast-makenzie-leigh-bill-camp-spencer-treat-clark-1234824426/
https://deadline.com/2021/09/stephen-king-salems-lot-alfre-woodard-dr-cody-1234826447/

New Line frequent collaborator Gary Dauberman (Annabelle Comes Home) wrote the screenplay and is directing.
Producers are James Wan and Michael Clear for Atomic Monster and Roy Lee for Vertigo alongside Mark Wolper.

Legendary's TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE (2021) is heading to NETFLIX

Elsie Fisher, Sarah Yarkin, Jacob Latimore and Moe Dunford star
Directed by David Blue Garcia
Chris Thomas Devlin wrote the script
Produced by filmmaker Fede Alvarez and Rodolfo Sayagues via their Bad Hombre banner, as well as Kim Henkel, Ian Henkel and Pat Cassidy of Exurbia Films, and Legendary Pictures

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/movies/movie-news/netflix-picks-up-texas-chainsaw-massacre-from-legendary-exclusive-1235005228/

Blumhouse's PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 7 is heading Paramount+ in October

https://deadline.com/2021/08/paranormal-activity-documentary-paramount-halloween-1234824992/

Directed by Underwater director William Eubank
Written by Christopher Landon
Cast includes Emily Bader, Roland Buck III, Dan Lippert and Henry Ayres-Brown
ALSO arriving with PA7, "We’ll also be launching a documentary on the making of the Paranormal Activity feature. Both of which will be coming to the service in time for Halloween"

Lionsgate drops the MOONFALL (2022) trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRbsmbr4HFM

In Theaters, February 4, 2021
Cast includes Halle Berry, Patrick Wilson, John Bradley, Michael Peña, Charlie Plummer, Kelly Yu, Eme Ikwuakor, Carolina Bartczak, and Donald Sutherland
Directed by Roland Emmerich
Written by Roland Emmerich & Harald Kloser & Spenser Cohen

Chris Sun's THE POSSESSED scares up its first trailer

"When he asks whose body this is, you better pray you tell him it’s yours"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvDQn_WoxZo

Directed by - Chris Sun
Written by - Chris Sun and Kirsty Dallas
Story by - Mark Gardener and Chris Sun
Cast - John Jarratt, Lincoln Lewis, Angie Kent, Lauren Grimson, Jade Kevin Foster, Melissa Tkautz, Romy Poulier, Sean Lynch and Simone Buchanan.

Sep 7, 2021

I am your host Doc Rotten and this is the GRUESOME GUIDE to Horror Movies for SEPTEMBER 2021. Back with me again are the scariest, goriest, bloodiest co-hosts on the 'Net. Joining Doc is Dave Dreher, lead news writer for Gruesome Magazine.

WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS Season 3 - 9/02/2021 - FX/HULU

Synopsis: Guillermo's fate hangs in the balance as the vampires receive a promotion.

Creator: Jemaine Clement - 10 Episodes
Director: Kyle Newacheck
Writer: Paul Simms
Cast: Kayvan Novak, Matt Berry, Natasia Demetriou, Harvey Guillen, Mark Proksch

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bl2gDoDRbI

WE NEED TO DO SOMETHING - 9/3/2021 - IFC

Synopsis: After Melissa and her family seek shelter from a storm, they become trapped. With no sign of rescue, hours turn to days and Melissa comes to realize that she and her girlfriend Amy might have something to do with the horrors that threaten to tear her family - and the entire world, apart.

Director: Sean King O'Grady
Writer: Max Booth III
Cast: Lisette Alexis, John James Cronin, Pat Healy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcmfY_ApDxU

MARTYRS LANE - 9/9/2021 - SHUDDER

Synopsis: Leah, 10, lives in a large vicarage, full of lost souls and the needy. In the day the house is bustling with people; at night it is dark, empty, a space for Leah's nightmares to creep into. A small, nightly visitor brings Leah comfort, but soon she will realize that her little visitor offers knowledge that might be very, very dangerous.

Director: Ruth Platt
Writer: Ruth Platt
Cast: Denise Gough, Steven Cree, Anastasia Hille

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4W_QVV2NrM&t=13s

MALIGNANT - 9/10/2021 - Warner Brothers

Synopsis: Madison is paralyzed by shocking visions of grisly murders, and her torment worsens as she discovers that these waking dreams are in fact terrifying realities.

Director: James Wan
Writer: James Wan, Ingrid Bisu, Akela Cooper
Cast: Annabelle Wallis, Maddie Hasson, George Young

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gczt0fhawDs

SHELTER IN PLACE - 09/14/2021 - 1091 Pictures

Synopsis: A honeymooning couple gets stranded at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel and learns that there is more to fear than just cabin fever.

Director: Christopher Beyrooty, Connor Martin
Writer: Christopher Beyrooty, Connor Martin
Cast: Brendan Hines, Tatjana Marjanovic, Ola Kaminska, Kevin Daniels, Jey Reynolds

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olaTxVU_ssU

NIGHTBOOKS - 9/15/2021 - NETFLIX

Synopsis: Follows Alex, a boy obsessed with scary stories who is imprisoned by an evil young witch in her contemporary New York City apartment.

Director: David Yarovesky
Writer: Mikki Daughtry, Tobias Iaconis
Based on a Book By: J.A. White
Cast: Krysten Ritter, Lidya Jewett, Winslow Fegley

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQO16k5Vdow

PRISONERS OF THE GHOSTLAND - 9/17/2021 - RLJE Films

Synopsis: A notorious criminal must break an evil curse in order to rescue an abducted girl who has mysteriously disappeared.

Director: Sion Sono
Writer: Aaron Hendry, Reza Sixo Safai
Cast: Nicolas Cage, Sofia Boutella, Nick Cassavetes, Bill Moseley

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1I6p1yxZ_LE

MIDNIGHT MASS - 9/24/2021 - NETFLIX

Synopsis: An isolated island community experiences miraculous events - and frightening omens - after the arrival of a charismatic, mysterious young priest.

Creator: Mike Flanagan - 7 episodes
Director: Mike Flanagan
Writer: Mike Flanagan, James Flanagan, Elan Gale
Cast: Zach Gilford, Henry Thomas, Annabeth Gish, Kate Siegel, Hamish Linklater, Alex Essoe, Kristin Lehman

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89UV8vmWXlY

Sep 7, 2021

"Do you like washing me?" Knowing this is a 12-year-old boy talking to his adult babysitter definitely ramps of the cringe quotient. Join your faithful Grue-Crew - Crystal Cleveland, Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, and Jeff Mohr -  as they brave the cringe found in The Pit(1981).

Decades of Horror 1980s
Episode 188 – The Pit (1981)

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A solitary and strange preteen boy wreaks revenge on his harassers when he makes a disturbing discovery in the depth of a forest.

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The Pit is Bill’s pick and he describes it as a fascinating mess of a movie that epitomizes that certain something indicative of low-budget, Canadian horror movies of the time. Crystal loves The Pit because it is so cringy and gross, adding that the hypersexual kid is disgusting yet compelling. The Pit would’ve been loved by 15-year-old Chad but it is a tough watch for him now, especially with the annoying kid as the main character. Jeff agrees that The Pit is a bit of a mess and doesn’t seem to know what it wants to be, citing how the music often doesn’t fit the scene.

If you’re a fan of low-budget 80s trash, check out The Pit. As of this writing, The Pit is available for streaming on Shudder and on physical media as a Blu-ray disc from KL Studio Classics.

Every two weeks, Gruesome Magazine’s Decades of Horror 1980s podcast will cover another horror film from the 1980s. The next episode’s film, chosen by Crystal, will be Basket Case  (1982).  You won’t want to miss that one!

Please let them know how they’re doing! They want to hear from you – the coolest, grooviest fans:  leave them a message or leave a comment on the gruesome Magazine Youtube channel, on the website or email the Decades of Horror 1980s podcast hosts at feedback@gruesomemagazine.com

Sep 1, 2021

On episode 463 of Horror News Radio:

  • The Grue-Crew review… CANDYMAN (2021).

Warning: possible spoilers after the initial impressions!

Be sure to subscribe to the Gruesome Magazine YouTube channel to catch all the HNR episodes.

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

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

REVIEW: CANDYMAN (2021)

A sequel to the horror film Candyman (1992) that returns to the now-gentrified Chicago neighborhood where the legend began.

  • Available in theaters on August 27, 2021
  • Directed by: Nia DaCosta
  • Written by: Nia DaCosta, Win Rosenfeld, Jordan Peele - Based on Characters by: Clive Barker, Bernard Rose
  • Cast: Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Teyonah Parris, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Colman Domingo, Kyle Kaminsky, Vanessa Williams, Brian King, Miriam Moss, Michael Hargrove

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Aug 30, 2021

“Don't be afraid. I'm an ugly old man, but I'm harmless.” Yeah, right. A likely story. Join your faithful Grue Crew - Doc Rotten, Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, and Jeff Mohr - as they try to figure out exactly what is going on in Messiah of Evil (1973).

Decades of Horror 1970s
Episode 146 – Messiah of Evil (1973)

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A young woman goes searching for her missing artist father. Her journey takes her to a strange Californian seaside town governed by a mysterious undead cult.

 

Messiah of Evil is Chad’s pick and he likes some of the ideas behind it, calling it interesting but weird. In particular, he liked the concept of the Dark Stranger but he wanted more. Bill points out that Messiah of Evil has a lot of supporters, describing it as an art film with some cool set pieces and backgrounds. In the end, however, it fits into the category of the whole not being equal to the sum of its parts. Messiah of Evil has an appealing plotline but the story leaves out too much detail for Jeff. On the other hand, he always loves a dose of Elisha Cook Jr. and Royal Dano. Doc thinks Messiah of Evil to be an absolute mess, calling it the longest 90 minutes of his life. Once in a while, you get a really cool shot that is visually interesting, but in the end, it feels like a student film to him.

If you are one of the film’s supporters or just want to check it out, Messiah of Evil is currently available to stream on Shudder and Paramount Plus

Gruesome Magazine’s Decades of Horror 1970s is part of the Decades of Horror two-week rotation with The Classic Era and the 1980s. In two weeks, the next episode in their very flexible schedule will be Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970), chosen by Doc! Be sure to join us for that one. 

We want to hear from you – the coolest, grooviest fans:  leave us a message or leave a comment on the Gruesome Magazine YouTube channel, the website or email the Decades of Horror 1970s podcast hosts at feedback@gruesomemagazine.com.

Aug 29, 2021

"When I go to confession I don't offer God small sins, petty squabbles, jealousies... I offer him sins worth forgiving!" Sin big to make your confessions worthwhile. It’s a thing. Join this episode’s Grue-Crew - Whitney Collazo, Chad Hunt, Daphne Monary-Ernsdorff, Joseph Perry, and Jeff Mohr - as they journey back to the world of early 20th-century Russia in Hammer’s Rasputin: The Mad Monk (1966), featuring the incomparable Christopher Lee in the title role.

Decades of Horror: The Classic Era
Episode 106 – Rasputin: The Mad Monk (1966)

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Thrown out of his monastery for licentious and drunken behavior, Rasputin travels to St Petersburg to try his luck. Through a dalliance with one of the czarina's ladies in waiting he soon gains influence at court with his powers of healing and of hypnotism. But he also makes enemies who wish to see him dead.

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Rasputin: The Mad Monk is Daphne’s pick; it seems she wanted more Barbara Shelley after the Classic Era Grue Crew discussed Quatermass and the Pit (1965) in episode 93. She loves Shelley’s and Lee’s performances and she revels in the total “Hammer-ness” of the film which showcases Bernard Robinson’s production design and Rosemary Burrows’ costumes. Chad points out some of the historical discrepancies between Rasputin: The Mad Monk and the actual life of Grigori Rasputin. He also describes Lee’s performance as commanding the movie with a power that draws you in, labeling Rasputin one of his favorite Lee characters. Lee’s performance is also what captures Whitney’s attention. She’s especially impressed with his versatility in playing this hypnotic and malevolent character. Jeff’s on board with the Lee fanatics saying he can’t take his eyes off Lee’s forceful, hypnotic portrayal and adding that he loved the rest of the cast, the sets, and the wardrobe.

As of this writing, Rasputin: The Mad Monk is available to stream on the Classic Horror Movie Channel and as physical media on a Blu-ray disc from Shout! Factory.

Gruesome Magazine’s Decades of Horror: The Classic Era records a new episode every two weeks. Up next on their very flexible schedule is one chosen by Whitney, Ed Wood’s Plan 9 from Outer Space (1957). Oh yeah!

Please let them know how they’re doing! They want to hear from you – the coolest, grooviest fans! Please subscribe and comment on the Gruesome Magazine YouTube channel, leave a comment on the site or email the Decades of Horror: The Classic Era podcast hosts at feedback@gruesomemagazine.com

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

Aug 25, 2021

On episode 462 of Horror News Radio:

  • The Grue-Crew review… THE NIGHT HOUSE (2021).

Warning: possible spoilers after the initial impressions!

Be sure to subscribe to the Gruesome Magazine YouTube channel to catch all the HNR episodes.

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

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

REVIEW: THE NIGHT HOUSE (2021)

A widow begins to uncover her recently deceased husband's disturbing secrets.

  • Available in theaters on August 20, 2021
  • Directed by: David Bruckner
  • Written by: Ben Collins, Luke Piotrowski
  • Cast: Rebecca Hall, Sarah Goldberg, Vondie Curtis-Hall, Evan Jonigkeit, Stacy Martin

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Aug 23, 2021

"Do it now, or your punishment shall be a thousand deaths, each more horrible than the last!" Seems like once would be enough. Join your faithful Grue-Crew - Crystal Cleveland, Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, and Jeff Mohr -  as they walk behind the rows in search of “He Who” in Stephen King’s Children of the Corn (1984).

Decades of Horror 1980s
Episode 187 – Children of the Corn (1984)

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A young couple is trapped in a remote town where a dangerous religious cult of children believes that everyone over age 18 must be killed.

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Jeff picked Children of the Corn thinking he might have missed something in his original viewing, which was not favorable. He is, however, disappointed to find his assessment hasn’t changed. He calls Isaac (John Franklin) and Malachi (Courtney Gains) the best things about the film but laments the filmmakers didn’t stick with the original script or something closer to King’s short story. Crystal saw Children of the Corn when she was a little kid, probably too little she admits, and she loved the idea of kids ruling the world. She still loves the film but goes so far as to say it does suffer a bit now. Hating it then and still not thinking too much of it, Chad felt cheated by the ending. He did find the character of Isaac mesmerizing but he still doesn’t understand why Children of the Corn is sometimes referred to as a classic. Bill loves King’s original story and is irritated with the film when almost immediately he realizes it doesn’t follow the story’s plot. He likes the film's title, the poster, and the great folk horror mythology of “He Who Walks Behind The Rows,” but, in his view, the filmmakers made too many bad choices.

If you are so inclined, Children of the Corn is currently available for streaming on Hulu and Amazon Prime and on physical media as a Special Edition Blu-ray from Arrow Video. 

Every two weeks, Gruesome Magazine’s Decades of Horror 1980s podcast will cover another horror film from the 1980s. The next episode’s film, chosen by Bill, will be The Pit (1981)..  You won’t want to miss that one!

Please let them know how they’re doing! They want to hear from you – the coolest, grooviest fans:  leave them a message or leave a comment on the gruesome Magazine Youtube channel, on the website or email the Decades of Horror 1980s podcast hosts at feedback@gruesomemagazine.com

Aug 16, 2021

I am your host Doc Rotten and this is the GRUESOME GUIDE to Horror Movies for MAY 2021. Back with me again are the scariest, goriest, bloodiest co-hosts on the 'Net. Joining Doc is Vanessa, Podcasting Rock Star & International Cosplay Queen, Dave Dreher, and Award-winning Film-maker Christopher G. Moore.

DON'T BREATHE 2 - 08/13/2021

Synopsis: The sequel is set in the years following the initial deadly home invasion, where Norman Nordstrom (Stephen Lang) lives in quiet solace until his past sins catch up to him.

Director: Rodo Sayagues
Writer: Fede Alverez, Rodo Sayagues
Cast: Stephen Lang, Madelyn Grace, Brendan Sexton III, Rocci Williams, Stephanie Arcila, Bobby Schofield

 

HOWLING VILLAGE - 08/13/2021

Synopsis: After her brother goes missing, a young psychologist visits an infamous haunted and cursed location known as 'Howling Village' to investigate his disappearance and uncover her family's dark history.

Director: Takashi Shimizu
Writer: Daisuke Hosaka, Takashi Shimizu
Cast: Ayaka Miyoshi, Ryôta Bandô, Tsuyoshi Furukawa, Renji Ishibashi

 

THE NIGHT HOUSE - 08/20/2021

Synopsis: A widow begins to uncover her recently deceased husband's disturbing secrets.

Director: David Bruckner
Writer: Ben Collins, Luke Piotrowski
Cast: Rebecca Hall, Sarah Goldberg, Vondie Curtis-Hall, Evan Jonigkeit, Stacy Martin

 

DEMONIC - 08/20/2021

Synopsis: A young woman unleashes terrifying demons when supernatural forces at the root of a decades-old rift between mother and daughter are ruthlessly revealed.

Director: Neill Blomkamp
Writer: Neill Blomkamp
Cast: Andrea Agur, Nathalie Boltt, Terry Chen, Chris William Martin, Carly Pope, Michael J Rogers

 

CANDYMAN - 08/27/2021

Synopsis: A "spiritual sequel" to the horror film Candyman (1992) that returns to the now-gentrified Chicago neighborhood where the legend began.

Director: Nia DaCosta
Writer: Jordan Peele, Win Rosenfeld, Nia DaCosta
Cast: Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Teyonah Parris, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Colman Domingo, Kyle Kaminsky, Vanessa Williams, Tony Todd

 

Aug 16, 2021

“I think I should warn you that the police are watching our house right this very minute, Mr. Hallet.” You know, keeping an eye out for creepy dudes like you, Mr. Hallett.  Join your faithful Grue Crew - Doc Rotten, Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, and Jeff Mohr - as they wonder at Jodie Foster’s performance in The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane (1976).

Decades of Horror 1970s
Episode 145 – The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane (1976)

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13-year-old Rynn Jacobs lives alone in a high-class Quebec small town, but unknown to the neighbors, she is leading a secret and dangerous life.

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The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane is Bill’s pick and for him, the film is worth a watch just for Jody Foster’s and Martin Sheen’s performances, describing the then 13-year-old Foster as having a presence and confidence achieved by few and Sheen as displaying his considerable talent for playing creepy. Chad agrees that The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane is creepy, disturbing, and very well-acted, and he loves the ending even though it’s cringeworthy. The nude scene is unnecessary in Jeff's view, but he is impressed with the number of taboos included in the story. The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane made a huge impression on Doc at a young age, especially the whole almond thing. He’s also impressed by the pacing and loves Jodie Foster’s performance, calling the last scene a classic. Maybe it is redundant to reiterate (see what I did there?) that your 70s Grue-Crew is unanimously gah-gah over this film. 

The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane is currently available to stream from Shudder and Amazon Prime and on physical media as a Blu-ray disc from Kino Lorber. 

Gruesome Magazine’s Decades of Horror 1970s is part of the Decades of Horror two-week rotation with The Classic Era and the 1980s. In two weeks, the next episode in their very flexible schedule will be a film chosen by Chad, Messiah of Evil (1973). 

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