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Now displaying: December, 2019
Dec 30, 2019

Each and every month, the Grue-Crew takes a look at the horror movie releases for the coming weeks to guide you on your horror movie viewing journey. International Cosplay Queen and Podcasting Rock Star Vanessa Thompson joins host Doc Rotten to discuss the major theatrical and streaming horror films coming your way the first month of the new year. Start off 2020 right, check out the Gruesome Movie Guide for January 2020.

GRUESOME MOVIE GUIDE: January 2020

THE GRUDGE (January 3, 2020 | Screen Gems and Ghost House)

A house is cursed by a vengeful ghost that dooms those who enter it with a violent death.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2NKzO-fxwQ

Director: Nicolas Pesce
Writers: Jeff Buhler (story by), Nicolas Pesce (screenplay by)
Stars: Betty Gilpin, Andrea Riseborough, William Sadler

DRACULA (January 4, 2020 | NETFLIX)

In 1897 Transylvania, the blood-drinking Count draws his plans against Victorian London.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FeL6GNNWoZk

Creators: Mark Gatiss, Steven Moffat
Stars: Claes Bang, Dolly Wells, John Heffernan

UNDERWATER (January 10, 2020 | 20th Century Fox)

A crew of aquatic researchers works to get to safety after an earthquake devastates their subterranean laboratory. But the crew has more than the ocean seabed to fear.

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

Director: William Eubank
Writers: Brian Duffield (screenplay by), Adam Cozad (screenplay by)
Stars: Kristen Stewart, T.J. Miller, Jessica Henwick

THE WAVE (January 17, 2020 | EchoWolf Productions)

A man on the verge of promotion takes a mysterious hallucinogenic drug that begins to tear down his reality and expose his life for what it really is.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FH5poqCbqgY

Director: Gille Klabin
Writer: Carl W. Lucas
Stars: Justin Long, Tommy Flanagan, Donald Faison

COLOR OUT OF SPACE (January 24, 2020 | SpectreVision)

A town is struck by a meteorite and the fallout is catastrophic.
Director: Richard Stanley

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agnpaFLo0to

Writers: Scarlett Amaris, H.P. Lovecraft (based on the short story by)
Stars: Nicolas Cage, Q'orianka Kilcher, Joely Richardson

THE TURNING (January 24, 2020 | Amblin Entertainment, Vertigo Entertainment)

A young governess is hired by a man who has become responsible for his young nephew and niece after the deaths of their parents. A modern take on Henry James' novella "The Turn of the Screw".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rl33gU2APIs

Director: Floria Sigismondi
Writers: Carey W. Hayes (as Carey Hayes), Chad Hayes
Stars: Mackenzie Davis, Finn Wolfhard, Brooklynn Prince

GRETEL & HANSEL (January 31, 2020 | Orion)

A long time ago in a distant fairy tale countryside, a young girl leads her little brother into a dark wood in desperate search of food and work, only to stumble upon a nexus of terrifying evil.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZgkHjpUM8w

Director: Oz Perkins (as Osgood Perkins)
Writer: Rob Hayes
Stars: Sophia Lillis, Jessica De Gouw, Alice Krige

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Dec 28, 2019

It's that time of year once again. The Grue-Crew remembers their Least Favorite Horror Films of 2019.

LEAST FAVORITE HORROR FILMS OF 2019:

Vanessa Thompson

5 Child’s Play / Pet Sematary
4 Scary Stories
3 Haunt
2 Blood Craft
1 Black Christmas 2019

Dave Dreher

5 Midsommer
4 GWEN
3 The Nightingale
2 Pet Sematary / Child's Play
1 Animal Among Us - Fakefoot Bullshit!

Christopher G. Moore

5 The Curse of La Llorona / Ma
4 Child's Play
3 Escape Room
2 Black Christmas 2019
1 The Dead Don't Die

Doc Rotten

5 The Curse of La Llorona
4 Little Monsters
3 The Fanatic
2 The Lighthouse
1 Black Christmas 2019

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Dec 21, 2019

On this episode of Horror News Radio:

  • The Grue-Crew review… BLACK CHRISTMAS (2019).

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.

HORROR NEWS OF THE WEEK

FEATURE REVIEW: BLACK CHRISTMAS (2019)

A group of female students are stalked by a stranger during their Christmas break. That is until the young sorority pledges discover that the killer is part of an underground college conspiracy.

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Director: Sophia Takal
Stars: Imogen Poots, Aleyse Shannon, Lily Donoghue, Cary Elwes

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Dec 18, 2019

"Go out and f*** somebody. But wear a damn rubber! Everybody's got the damn herpes these days!" You can always count on Upson Pratt  to let everyone know what’s bugging him. Join your faithful Grue Crew - Crystal Cleveland, Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, and Jeff Mohr - as they savor the sweet goodness that is George A. Romero’s Creepshow (1982).

Decades of Horror 1980s
Episode 149 – Creepshow (1982)

An anthology that tells five terrifying tales based on the E.C. horror comic books of the 1950s.

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  • Director: George A. Romero
  • Writer: Stephen King (original screenplay by)
  • Special makeup effects: Tom Savini
  • Cast
    • Prologue and epilogue
    • "Father's Day"
      • Jon Lormer as Nathan Grantham
      • Viveca Lindfors as Bedelia Grantham
      • Elizabeth Regan as Cass Blaine
      • Warner Shook as Richard Grantham
      • Ed Harris as Hank Blaine
      • Carrie Nye as Sylvia Grantham
      • Peter Messer as Yarbro
      • John Amplas as Nathan's Corpse
      • Nann Mogg as Mrs. Danvers
    • "The Lonesome Death of Jordy Verrill"
      • Stephen King as Jordy Verrill
      • Bingo O'Malley as Jordy's father and Doctor
    • "Something to Tide You Over"
      • Leslie Nielsen as Richard Vickers
      • Gaylen Ross as Becky Vickers
      • Ted Danson as Harry Wentworth
      • Richard Gere (uncredited) as Man On TV
    • "The Crate"
    • "They're Creeping Up on You"
      • E. G. Marshall as Upson Pratt
      • David Early as White
      • Ann Muffly (uncredited) as the voice of Lenora Castonmeyer
      • Mark Tierno as the voice of Carl Reynolds
      • Ned Beatty (uncredited) as the voice of Bob Bean

Longtime listeners may be sensing a bit of déjà vu with this episode. Creepshow was already discussed by Doc Rotten, Thomas Mariani, Christopher G. Mohr and Dave Dreher on episode 94 in October 2016. The current Decades of Horror 1980s Grue-Crew, however, didn’t want to be left out and because this fall saw the premiere of Creepshow the TV series on the Shudder streaming service, they thought it was the perfect time for another 1980s double tap.

When a movie is directed by George A. Romero with special makeup effects by Tom Savini; is written by Stephen King; features a comic book with cover art by Jack Kamen and interior art by Berni Wrightson; and a cast that includes Ed Harris, Leslie Nielsen, Ted Danson, Hal Holbrook, Adrienne Barbeau, Fritz Weaver, and E. G. Marshall; do you need to know anything else? Neither did the Decades of Horror 1980s Grue-Crew.

Gruesome Magazine’s Decades of Horror 1980s is part of the Decades of Horror 3-week rotation with The Classic Era and the 1970s. For their historic episode 150, the 80s Grue-Crew will Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988). 

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 1980s podcast hosts at feedback@gruesomemagazine.com

Dec 16, 2019

On this episode of Horror News Radio:

  • The Grue-Crew review… DOCTOR SLEEP.

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.

HORROR NEWS OF THE WEEK

FEATURE REVIEW: DOCTOR SLEEP

Years following the events of "The Shining," a now-adult Dan Torrance must protect a young girl with similar powers from a cult known as The True Knot, who prey on children with powers to remain immortal.

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Director: Mike Flanagan
Stars:

  • Ewan McGregor … Dan Torrance
  • Rebecca Ferguson … Rose The Hat
  • Kyliegh Curran … Abra Stone
  • Cliff Curtis … Billy Freeman
  • Zahn McClarnon … Crow Daddy
  • Emily Alyn Lind … Snakebite Andi
  • Selena Anduze … Apron Annie
  • Robert Longstreet … Barry the Chunk
  • Carel Struycken … Grampa Flick

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Dec 7, 2019

On this episode of Horror News Radio:

  • The Grue-Crew review… KNIVES OUT.

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.

FEATURE REVIEW: KNIVES OUT

A detective investigates the death of a patriarch of an eccentric, combative family.

IMDb

 

Director: Rian Johnson
Stars:

  • Daniel Craig … Benoit Blanc
  • Chris Evans … Ransom Drysdale
  • Ana de Armas … Marta Cabrera
  • Jamie Lee Curtis … Linda Drysdale
  • Michael Shannon … Walt Thrombey
  • Don Johnson … Richard Drysdale
  • Toni Collette … Joni Thrombey
  • LaKeith Stanfield … Lieutenant Elliott
  • Christopher Plummer … Harlan Thrombey
  • Katherine Langford … Meg Thrombey
  • Jaeden Martell … Jacob Thrombey
  • Riki Lindhome … Donna Thrombey
  • Edi Patterson … Fran
  • Frank Oz … Alan Stevens
  • K Callan … Greatnana Wanetta

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Dec 5, 2019

"The saliva is very contagious. It dribbles into open wounds and cuts, and causes immediate infection. So don’t let anybody bite you." That sounds like universally good advice! Join your faithful Grue Crew - Doc Rotten, Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, and Jeff Mohr - as they try to figure out the nature of the body horror David Cronenberg dreamt up in Rabid (1977)!

Decades of Horror 1970s
Episode 107 – Rabid (1977)

A young woman develops a taste for human blood after experimental plastic surgery, and her victims turn into blood-thirsty zombies, leading into a city-wide epidemic.

- IMDb

 

As the entire Gruesome Nation already knows, the Soska sisters’ version of Rabid is scheduled for release on December 13, 2019. With that in mind, your Decades of Horror 1970s Grue-Crew decided the time was right for them to cover Cronenberg’s original version of Rabid, released in 1977. 

Jeff is completely unaware that he manages to confuse Ivory Soap (9944/100% pure) with Ivory Snow, “the safest possible soap for diapers and baby clothes” that featured Marilyn Chambers on the box just prior to her career as a pornographic film actress. In his defense, they are both made by Proctor and Gamble and come from the same “Ivory” line of products. Besides that, he loves Cronenberg’s second feature film and finds the “science” behind Rose’s condition fascinating.

The entire Grue-Crew first caught Rabid (1977) on an early-80s video store rental, ... except for Doc. He broke his Rabid cherry with a big-screen viewing, is thrilled with the results, and is impressed by Chambers’ acting in the film. Bill identifies Rabid, the second of Cronenberg’s films, as a sign of obvious growth and of bigger things to come. Chad talks about some of Cronenberg’s later films and the entire Grue-Crew review Ivan Reitman’s body of work as a producer. 

Rabid (1977) receives a unanimous recommendation from the 70s Grue-Crew and each of them is also looking forward to the release of the Soska sisters’ remake! At this writing, Rabid (1977) is available for streaming on Shudder and on Blu ray from Scream Factory. So listen to the podcast, watch Cronenberg’s original, then go see the Soska sisters’ remake. It’ll be fun. You know it will! 

Gruesome Magazine’s Decades of Horror 1970s is part of the Decades of Horror 3-week rotation with The Classic Era and the 1980s. In three weeks, the next episode in their very flexible schedule will be Dan Curtis’ Trilogy of Terror (1975) starring Karen Black. 

For more on Rabid (1977), check out Paul Cardullo's review in Gruesome Magazine: https://gruesomemagazine.com/2016/11/20/rabid-1977-early-david-cronenberg-shows-hints-body-horrors-come/

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

 

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