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Now displaying: February, 2020
Feb 29, 2020

"I got a thing about chickens." Exactly what does Harry Angel mean by that? Join your faithful Grue Crew - Crystal Cleveland, Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, and Jeff Mohr - as they follow Harry’s investigation from New York to New Orleans in Alan Parker’s  Angel Heart (1987).

Decades of Horror 1980s
Episode 152 – Angel Heart (1987)

Harry Angel, a private investigator, is hired by a man who calls himself Louis Cyphre to track down a singer named Johnny Favorite. But the investigation takes an unexpected and somber turn.

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Alan Parker’s Angel Heart received a lot of publicity but mostly for the wrong reason: then 18-year-old Lisa Bonet’s sex scene with Mickey Rourke. Granted, it is a fantastic scene, but it’s not the only reason to watch Angel Heart. Bill keeps on about the not-so-subtle names of the characters but appreciates the acting and the look of the film. Lisa Bonet is the star attraction for Crystal but she laments the predictability of the story. Chad has a bone to pick with Robert De Niro’s “Special Appearance by” billing but he thoroughly enjoyed Mickey Rourke’s performance. Angel Heart holds a special place in Jeff’s heart for several reasons, including his appreciation of William Hjortsberg’s source material. Your 70s Grue-Crew also gets into the development of the film which includes names like John Frankenheimer and Robert Redford.

Despite their poking some fun at this film, your Grue-Crew recommends it for the setpieces, the acting, and the neo-noir look of the film. If you haven’t seen Angel Heart, now is a good time to check it out. At this writing, it is available VOD and as on Blu-ray from Lionsgate.

Gruesome Magazine’s Decades of Horror 1980s is part of the Decades of Horror 3-week rotation with The Classic Era and the 1970s. In episode 153, the 80s Grue-Crew takes a look at The Dead Zone (1983), based on Stephen King’s novel and directed by David Cronenberg, starring Christopher Walken, Brooke Adams, Tom Skerritt, Martin Sheen, Herbert Lom, Anthony Zerbe, and Colleen Dewhurst.

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

Feb 28, 2020

It's time to prepare for a month of horror with the Gruesome Guide for March 2020. Doc Rotten and Vanessa Thompson walk you through the top 10 Horror Films to see this month. Woot!

THE HUNT
(Blumhouse - 3/13/2020)

Twelve strangers wake up in a clearing. They don't know where they are, or how they got there. They don't know they've been chosen - for a very specific purpose - The Hunt.

Directors: Craig Zobel
Writers: Nick Cuse, Damon Lindelof
Stars: Betty Gilpin, Emma Roberts, Ethan Suplee, Hilary Swank

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgG3P28kV3A

A QUIET PLACE PART II
(Paramount Pictures - 3/20/2020)

Following the events at home, the Abbott family now face the terrors of the outside world. Forced to venture into the unknown, they realize the creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threats lurking beyond the sand path.

Director: John Krasinski
Writers: John Krasinski
Cast: Millicent Simmonds, Emily Blunt, Cillian Murphy, Noah Jupe, Djimon Hounsou

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ubczLqp5IA

SAINT MAUD
(A24 - 3/27/2020)

A horror adaptation of the popular '70s TV show about a magical island resort.

Director: Jeff Wadlow (Blumhouse's Truth or Dare)
Stars: Maggie Q, Michael Peña, Lucy Hale, Portia Doubleday

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXs2-TY9qok
 

Feb 25, 2020

On this episode of Horror News Radio:

  • The Grue-Crew review… WAR OF THE WORLDS (EPIX, 2020).

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

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FEATURE REVIEW: WAR OF THE WORLDS (EPIX, 2020)

Set in contemporary France, this Anglo-French re-imagining of H. G. Wells' classic in the style of Walking Dead follows pockets of survivors forced to team up after an apocalyptic extra-terrestrial strike.

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

Creator: Howard Overman
Stars: Gabriel Byrne, Elizabeth McGovern, Léa Drucker

 

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Feb 13, 2020

“Ohhh, in other words, you don’t want to pick the pick because the pick is a pick and a shovel isn’t the pick. If you pick the pick to pick, the shovel isn’t the pick." "Now you’ve got it." "Now I got it. I don’t even know what I’m talking about." These quotes are all you need to know who stars in this episode’s film. Join this episode’s Grue Crew - Chad Hunt, Whitney Collazo, and Jeff Mohr - as they get lost in the desert with Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy (1955).

Decades of Horror: The Classic Era
Episode 70 – Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy (1955)

Bud and Lou find themselves pursued by an Egyptian cult for a special medallion linked to a walking mummy.

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Your Decades of Horror Classic Era Grue-Crew chose Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy as their second Abbott and Costello Universal Monster film after covering Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein in episode 44. Though Meet Frankenstein is obviously the cream of the crop, Whitney, Chad, and Jeff think this one is a bit underrated despite the ridiculous mummy costume. Whitney digs Marie Windsor’s portrayal of the smartest-one-in-the-room bad-girl and the way she puts up with the rest of the idiots surrounding her. Once again, Jeff overdoes it when it comes to delving into the character actors in the cast. Chad is all about Batman and connections to the Caped Crusader abound in this film.

If you dig the comic duo at all and are a Universal Monster fan (of course you are), Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy is worth your time. Your faithful Grue-Crew laughed and you will too. It’s available on Blu ray in multiple releases, most recently Shout! Factory’s Abbott & Costello: The Complete Universal Pictures Collection.

Gruesome Magazine’s Decades of Horror: The Classic Era is part of the Decades of Horror 3-week rotation with the 1970s and 1980s. In three weeks, the next episode in their very flexible schedule will be The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1968), a Dan Curtis production starring Jack Palance, Denholm Elliott, and Billie Whitelaw.

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!

Feb 8, 2020

On this episode of Horror News Radio:

  • The Grue-Crew review… GRETEL AND HANSEL (2020).

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: Cati Glidewell, The Blonde in Front
http://theblondeinfront.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BlondeInFront/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theblondeinfront/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC47qjoRNgkzvLiiuH_tXr4A

SPECIAL GUEST-HOST: Cati Glidewell, The Blonde in Front
http://theblondeinfront.com/

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  • THIRST (Þorsti) (2020)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-oNnjZ3BJAA

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FEATURE REVIEW: GRETEL AND HANSEL (2020)

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.

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Director: Oz Perkins (as Osgood Perkins) (The Blackcoat's Daughter)
Writers: Rob Hayes

Stars: Sophia Lillis, Samuel Leakey, Alice Krige, Jessica De Gouw

 

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

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Feb 4, 2020

"Touch it! Go on, touch it!" Get your mind out of the gutter. The speaker isn’t talking about that “it.” Join your faithful Grue Crew - Doc Rotten, Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, and Jeff Mohr - as they uncover the true story of Frankenstein in Frankenstein: The True Story (1973) … or not.

Decades of Horror 1970s
Episode 109 – Frankenstein: The True Story (1973)

When the brilliant but unorthodox scientist Dr. Victor Frankenstein rejects the artificial man that he has created, the Creature escapes and later swears revenge.

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Yet again, the Decades of Horror 1970s Grue-Crew delves into the realm of television mini-series with Frankenstein: The True Story, broadcast in two parts in 1973. Bill points out exactly why the title is one of the biggest misnomers in film history. Chad had a problem with the creature (Michael Sarrazin) being so handsome in the beginning but enjoyed its deterioration as the film progressed. Doc opines that the 2-hour edited version available on Amazon Prime is a hot mess of bad editing and should probably be avoided. Jeff once again goes a bit fan-boy, this time for David McCallum.

Your Grue-Crew universally enjoyed the cast and some of the set pieces and are withholding judgment until the March 24, 2020 Scream Factory release. Maybe a quality copy of the unedited version will restore the film they remembered.

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 Hammer’s Twins of Evil (1971). 

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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