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Jul 23, 2021

"Now what are you dirty hooers doing on my planet?" Hooers. That’s Kiwi for the world’s oldest profession if you know what we mean and we think you do. Join your faithful Grue-Crew - Crystal Cleveland, Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, and Jeff Mohr -  as they check out the wonder that is Peter Jackson’s first film, Bad Taste (1987).

Decades of Horror 1980s
Episode 185 – Bad Taste (1987)

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The population of a small town disappears and is replaced by aliens that chase human flesh for their intergalactic fast-food chain.

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Bad Taste is Crystal’s pick and for her, it starts off a little slow, but she loves how it ramps up and thinks it is hilarious. She also loves the aliens, commenting, “I love their butts.” Bad Taste has the feeling of a bunch of friends who got together to make a movie and in that way, reminds Bill of Equinox (1970). He’s amazed at how ambitious the filmmakers were and how impressive the special effects are, especially on its low budget. Chad tells how he used to remove the 2nd-finger-sticker from the box art and give it a strategic placement on other VHS boxes. He calls Bad Taste a great combination of gore, splatter, comedy, and absurd scenarios but he still wishes there were more exploding sheep. Jeff is flabbergasted and flummoxed that Jackson et al stuck with it for four years, calling Bad Taste amazing, amazing, amazing!

As of this writing, Bad Taste is available VOD and as a Blu-ray (Region A/B/C) import from Spain. 

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, will be Oscar-winner Kathryn Bigelow’s first film, Near Dark (1987).  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

Jul 20, 2021

“For a few coins I will hypnotize you and I will read your future in your sleepy eyes.” Sleepy eyes? Might there be a translation problem? Join your faithful Grue Crew - Doc Rotten, Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, and Jeff Mohr - as they fight off the alien invasion with Count Waldemar Daninsky and the boys in Assignment Terror (1970).

Decades of Horror 1970s
Episode 143 – Assignment Terror (1970)

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An alien scientist and his team are sent to earth from their dying planet to exterminate the human population by unleashing monsters like vampires, werewolves, and mummies in order to inherit the earth.

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Doc selected this return to the world of Paul Naschy’s Count Waldemar Daninsky. Bill describes Assignment Terror as a movie with a strong opening, a strong ending, and a long lag in the middle, although he does appreciate the film’s version of a mummy. Chad has a tough time making any sense out of the film and agrees with Bill that the mummy is great, adding that its versions of Frankenstein’s monster and Dracula are horrible. Assignment Terror can’t decide if it wants to be an alien invasion movie or a monster movie according to Jeff, who found it to be a quirky, crappy movie with interesting tidbits. Doc went for the movie with the poster that had the monsters on it and did not like the experience. Although he liked the monsters, he found the middle of Assignment Terror to be slow, boring, and dull.

Assignment Terror is available to stream from multiple sources but the 70s Grue-Crew is unanimous in their recommendation to make the effort to seek out the best quality source. The film is also available on physical media as a Scorpion Releasing Blu-ray from Ronin Flix.

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 When a Stranger Calls (1979), chosen by Jeff. Be sure to join us for that one. 

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Jul 17, 2021

"I thought tonight you might like to see my trophy room. I'm sure you will find it interesting." Interesting, yes, but “gruesome” or “ghastly” might have been a more accurate description. Join this episode’s Grue-Crew - Whitney Collazo, Chad Hunt, Daphne Monary-Ernsdorff, Joseph Perry, and Jeff Mohr - as they’re shipwrecked and stranded with Joel McCrea and Faye Wray in The Most Dangerous Game (1932).

Decades of Horror: The Classic Era
Episode 103 – The Most Dangerous Game (1932)

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A psychotic big game hunter deliberately strands a luxury yacht on a remote island, where he begins to hunt its passengers for sport.

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Filmed during the production of King Kong (1933) on some of the same sets with many of the same cast and crew, The Most Dangerous Game tells what has become a very familiar story. Joseph describes the film as being lean, mean, and very well-paced with a story that has become entrenched in popular culture, even as an episode of Gilligan’s Island. Whitney read the original story in fifth grade so seeing the tale play out in The Most Dangerous Game is a treat. She also lauds the addition of a female character, played by Faye Wray, to the story. The Most Dangerous Game is reminiscent of a Saturday afternoon matinee for Daphne and she really liked it. Jeff loves the melodramatic flair of Leslie Banks’ performance as Zaroff and has always been a big fan of Joel McCrea, Faye Wray, and Noble Johnson, so The Most Dangerous Game is right up his alley.

The Most Dangerous Game is currently available to stream on Amazon Prime and HBOmax and as physical media on Blu-ray from Flicker Alley. 

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, Attack of the Crab Monsters (1957).

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!

Jul 12, 2021

"Cats take orders from no one." No comment. Join your faithful Grue-Crew - Crystal Cleveland, Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, and Jeff Mohr -  as they try to figure out exactly what’s up with the cat in Lucio Fulci’s version of Edgar Allan Poe’s The Black Cat (1981).

Decades of Horror 1980s
Episode 184 – The Black Cat (1981)

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A professor with the psychic ability to communicate with the dead uses his powers on his pet cat in order to take vengeance upon his enemies.

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The Black Cat is Bill’s pick and he admits to being pleasantly surprised. Even so, he points out the film does come amidst some of Fulci’s best work. Chad really enjoyed The Black Cat, identifying the story and Patrick Magee’s performance as high points. It seemed a little rough at first to Crystal, but The Black Cat did grow on her. She identifies the story as being better than those in many of Fulci’s films and you have to love Patrick Magee and, of course, the cat. Not quite as gruesome as many of Fulci’s films, Jeff wonders why The Black Cat’s most graphic shot is scaled back in the film as opposed to what’s shown in the trailer. The exact nature of the cat is left open to interpretation but the crew tries to nail it down anyway.

As of this writing, The Black Cat is available to stream VOD and on physical media as a Blu-ray disc 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 Crystal, will be Peter Jackson’s first film, Bad Taste (1987).  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

Jul 11, 2021

“This will go far beyond every STRETCH of the imagination.” What if you don’t want your imagination STRETCHED in that direction? Join your faithful Grue Crew - Doc Rotten, Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, and Jeff Mohr, along with guest host Daphne Monary-Ernsdorff from the Classic Era - as they, maybe foolishly, push through the ordeal of watching and discussing Sardu, Ralphus, et al in Joel M. Reed’s Bloodsucking Freaks (1976).

Decades of Horror 1970s
Episode 142 – Bloodsucking Freaks (1976)

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Sardu, master of the Theatre of the Macabre, and his assistant Ralphus run a show in which, under the guise of 'magic', they torture and murder people in front of their audience. But what the spectators see as a trick is actually real.

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Bloodsucking Freaks. What can they say? Well, Chad says it’s full of wanton destruction, gore, and misogyny, and is the epitome of 70s exploitation. On a similar note, Bill describes watching Bloodsucking Freaks as an ordeal consisting of a series of atrocious scenarios with bad special effects, emphasizing that he would not recommend the film to anyone he likes. Jeff agrees Bloodsucking Freaks has no redeeming value whatsoever, recommending that if you must watch it, choose the Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs treatment. At least that way, you’re able to digest it in 15-minute doses interspersed with interesting and humorous stories about the filmmakers. Finally, repugnant, repulsive, and degenerate are the words Doc uses to describe Bloodsucking Freaks, adding that he was thinking at least we didn’t see anyone’s genitalia cut off, … oops, spoke too soon.

As of this writing, Bloodsucking Freaks is available to stream on Shudder and on physical media as a Blu-ray from Troma.

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 Assignment Terror (1970), a Paul Naschy film 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, on the website or email the Decades of Horror 1970s podcast hosts at feedback@gruesomemagazine.com

Jul 8, 2021

I am your host Doc Rotten and this is HORROR NEWS RADIO, the official GRUESOME MAGAZINE podcast. Back with me again are the scariest, goriest, bloodiest co-hosts on the 'Net.

TONIGHT WE SHARE OUR
MOST ANTICIPATED HORROR FILMS OF 2021
July thru Dec, of course…

Joining me tonight are:

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

MOST ANTICIPATED HORROR FILMS OF 2021

07/23 - OLD

Synopsis: A thriller about a family on a tropical holiday who discover that the secluded beach where they are relaxing for a few hours is somehow causing them to age rapidly reducing their entire lives into a single day.
Director: M. Night Shyamalan
Writer: M. Night Shyamalan, Pierre-Oscar Levy, Frederick Peeters
Cast: Rufus Sewell, Alex Wolff, Abbey Lee, Eliza Scanlen, Embeth Davidtz, Vicky Krieps

 

08/13 - DON'T BREATHE 2

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, Bobby Schofield, Rocci Williams, Stephanie Arcila

08/20 - DEMONIC

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: Carly Pope, Terry Chen, Chris William Martin, Nathalie Boltt, Michael J. Rogers

 

08/27 - CANDYMAN

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

 

09/10 - MALIGNANT

Synopsis: Original horror thriller from director James Wan.
Director: James Wan
Writer: Jam Wan, Ingrid Bisu, Akela Cooper
Cast: Annabelle Wallis, Maddie Hasson, George Young,

10/15 - HALLOWEEN KILLS

Synopsis: The saga of Michael Myers and Laurie Strode continues in the next thrilling chapter of the Halloween series.

Director: David Gordon Green
Writer: David Gordon Green, Danny McBride, Scott Teems
Cast: Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Andi Matichak, Kyle Richards, Anthony Michael Hall, Dylan Arnold, Nick Castle

 

10/22 - LAST NIGHT IN SOHO

Synopsis: A young girl, passionate about fashion design, is mysteriously able to enter the 1960s where she encounters her idol, a dazzling wannabe singer. But 1960s London is not what it seems, and time seems to fall apart with shady consequences.
Director: Edgar Wright
Writer: Edgar Wright, Krysty Wilson-Cairns
Cast: Anya Taylor-Joy, Thomasin McKensie, Jessie Mei Li, Diana Rigg, Matt Smith, Terence Stamp, Rita Tushingham, James & Oliver Phelps

10/29 - ANTLERS

Synopsis: In an isolated Oregon town, a middle-school teacher and her sheriff brother become embroiled with her enigmatic student, whose dark secrets lead to terrifying encounters with a legendary ancestral creature who came before them.
Director: Scott Cooper
Writer: Henry Chaisson, Nick Antosca, Scoot Cooper
Cast: Keri Russell, Jesse Plemons, Jeremy T. Thomas, Graham Greene, Amy Madigan, Scott Haze, Rory Cochrane

11/12 - GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE

Synopsis: When a single mom and her two kids arrive in a small town, they begin to discover their connection to the original Ghostbusters and the secret legacy their grandfather left behind.
Director: Jason Reitman
Writer: Gil Kenan, Jason Reitman
Cast: Finn Wolfhard, Mckenna Grace, Carrie Coon, Paul Rudd
Featuring: Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Akroyd, Ernie Hudson, Annie Potts

11/26 - RESIDENT EVIL: Welcome to Raccoon City

Synopsis: Set in 1998, this 'Resident Evil' origin story explains the secrets of the Spencer Mansion and Raccoon City.
Director: Johannes Roberts
Writer: Johannes Roberts
Cast: Kaya Scodelario, Robbie Amell, Hannah John-Kamen, Neal McDonough, Tom Hopper, Avan Jogia, Donal Logue, Lily Gao

 

Jul 7, 2021

"My folks were tough. When I was born, they took one look at this puss of mine and told me to get lost." You might have asked, “How tough were they?” But he didn’t wait for the question before giving his answer. Join this episode’s Grue-Crew - Whitney Collazo, Chad Hunt, Daphne Monary-Ernsdorff, Joseph Perry, and Jeff Mohr - as they discuss this terrifying, and dare we say, “horror-adjacent” film noir directed by Ida Lupino, The Hitch-Hiker (1953).

Decades of Horror: The Classic Era
Episode 102 – The Hitch-Hiker (1953)

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Two fishermen pick up a psychotic escaped convict who tells them that he intends to murder them when the ride is over.

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The Hitch-Hiker is Whitney’s pick and a great pick it is. Her reasoning? She wanted to explore the relationship between film noir and horror, it is based on true events (really!), and she wanted to learn more about Ida Lupino. She also loves the aesthetic of the landscape and the characters. Daphne loves the look and feel of The Hitch-Hiker calling it a great, beautiful movie. A videotape from Sinister Cinema was Joseph’s introduction to the film as he made a side trip into films noir during the early 1990s, and he likes The Hitch-Hiker quite a bit. Jeff is a big fan of noir films and loves The Hitch-Hiker for the tension built by the filmmakers. His personal find in this movie is character actor José Torvay. You may want to check this episode out on the Gruesome Magazine YouTube channel.

Your Classic Era Grue-Crew is universally impressed with Ida Lupino’s direction, Nicholas Musuraca’s cinematography, the script, and the cast’s performances. Whether or not you think The Hitch-Hiker is horror (or at least horror-adjacent), its nail-biting tension can’t be denied. As of this writing, The Hitch-Hiker is available to stream on Amazon Prime and on physical media as a Blu-ray from KL Studio Classics.

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, The Most Dangerous Game (1932).

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!

Jun 28, 2021

"Official? Who do you think you are? The only thing official you've ever done is lick stamps! Now get off my place!" That should get rid of Otis P. Hazelrigg, right? Join your faithful Grue-Crew - Crystal Cleveland, Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, and Jeff Mohr -  as they watch a misguided band of vigilantes get their just deserts in Frank De Felitta’s Dark Night of the Scarecrow (1981).

Decades of Horror 1980s
Episode 183 – Dark Night of the Scarecrow (1981)

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In a small Southern town, a wrongfully killed man exacts revenge from beyond the grave on those who murdered him.

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Jeff originally chose The Nest (1987) for this episode but it was not to be. Instead, based on recommendations from several Grue-Believers, he opted for Dark Night of the Scarecrow, a Halloween TV movie directed by Frank De Felitta. Unfortunately, Crystal did not get the message about the movie switch because Jeff neglected to correct the Grue-Crew’s calendar. Doh! Even so, she contributes with questions about Dark Night of the Scarecrow’s story and comments on the excellent cast in this film.

The music is perfect, according to Jeff, and though there isn’t much for onscreen gore, the implied violence in Dark Night of the Scarecrow is chilling. In fact, he watched the film three times and liked it better each time. Bill instantly got into it, calling it his favorite horror-related TV-movie (after The Nightstalker (1972), of course), and he crows about the beautiful print resulting from the restoration for the Blu-ray edition. Dark Night of the Scarecrow is a happy surprise for Bill and he highly recommends it. The only one of the Grue-Crew who saw Dark Night of the Scarecrow when it first ran on TV is Chad and he compares it to an extended episode of Tales from the Crypt (1989-1996). This time around, he reveled in the darker undertones he didn’t pick up as a kid and loves the ambiguous conclusion. Chad, Bill, and Jeff all loved the direct cut from the woodchipper to Large Marge (actually Alice Nunn as Mrs. Bunch) dropping a large dollop of red jam onto a white plate.

Your Decades of Horror 1970s Grue-Crew highly recommends Dark Night of the Scarecrow. The film is currently available for streaming on Amazon Prime and  on physical media as a Blu-ray from VCI 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 Lucio Fulci’s The Black Cat (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

Jun 28, 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.

07/02 - The Forever Purge

Synopsis: All the rules are broken as a sect of lawless marauders decides that the annual Purge does not stop at daybreak and instead should never end.
Director: Everardo Gout
Writer: James DeMonaco
Cast: Ana de la Reguera, Tenoch Huerta, Josh Lucas, Cassidy Freeman, Veronica Falcon, Will Patton

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

07/02 - Till Death

Synopsis: A woman is left handcuffed to her dead husband as part of a sick revenge plot. Unable to unshackle, she has to survive as two killers arrive to finish her off.
Director: S.K. Dale
Writer: Jason Carvey
Cast: Megan Fox, Lili Rich, Callan Mulvey, Eoin Macken, Jack Roth

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wfmb1-UEpW4

07/02 - Fear Street (NETFLIX)

Fear Street Part One: 1994 - July 2
A circle of teenage friends accidentally encounters the ancient evil responsible for a series of brutal murders that have plagued their town for over 300 years. Welcome to Shadyside.

Fear Street Part Two: 1978 - July 9
Shadyside, 1978. School's out for summer and the activities at Camp Nightwing are about to begin. But when another Shadysider is possessed with the urge to kill, the fun in the sun becomes a gruesome fight for survival.

Fear Street Part Three: 1666 - July 16
The origins of Sarah Fier's curse are finally revealed as history comes full circle on a night that changes the lives of Shadysiders forever.

Director: Leigh Janiak
Writer: Phil Graziadei, Leigh Janiak
Based on the book by: R.L. Stine
Cast: Olivia Scott Welch, Gillian Jacob, Sadie Sink, Chiara Aurelia, Charlene Amoia

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

07/14 - A Classic Horror Story (NETFLIX)

Synopsis: In this gruesome suspense film, strangers traveling in southern Italy become stranded in the woods, where they must fight desperately to get out alive.
Director: Roberto De Feo, Paolo Strippoli
Writer: Lucio Besana, Roberto De Feo, Paolo Strippoli
Cast: Matilda Anna Ingrid Lutz, Francesco Russo, Pappino Mazzotta

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHqyFhrb3uU

07/16 - Escape Room: Tournament of Champions

Synopsis: Six people unwittingly find themselves locked in another series of escape rooms, slowly uncovering what they have in common to survive. Joining forces with two of the original survivors, they soon discover they've all played the game before.
Director: Adam Robitel
Writer: Will Honley, Fritz Bohm, Christine Lavaf
Cast: Taylor Russell, Logan Miller, Thomas Cocquere, Holland Roden, Indya Moore, Carlito Oliver

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

07/16 - Great White

Synopsis: A fun-filled flight to a remote atoll turns into a nightmare for five passengers when their seaplane is destroyed in a freak accident and they are trapped on a raft, 100 miles from shore with man-eating sharks lurking beneath the surface.
Director: Martin Wilson
Writer: Michael Boughen
Cast: Katrin Bowden, Aaron Jakubenko, Kimie Tsukakoshi, Tim Kano, Te Kohe Tuhaka

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

07/23 - Old

Synopsis: A thriller about a family on a tropical holiday who discover that the secluded beach where they are relaxing for a few hours is somehow causing them to age rapidly reducing their entire lives into a single day.
Director: M. Night Shyamalan
Writer: M. Night Shymalan
Based on the novel by: Pierre-Oscar Levy, Frederick Peeters
Cast: Rufus Sewell, Eliza Scanlen, Abbey Lee, Alex Wolff

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4U2pMRV9_k

07/30 - The Green Knight

Synopsis: A fantasy re-telling of the medieval story of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.
Director: David Lowery
Writer: David Lowery
Cast: Dev Patel, Alicia Vikander, Joel Edgerton, Sean Harris, Erin Kellyman, Ralph Ineson

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sS6ksY8xWCY

Jun 22, 2021

On episode 455 of Horror News Radio:

  • The Grue-Crew review… WEREWOLVES WITHIN (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: WEREWOLVES WITHIN (2021)

After a proposed pipeline creates divisions within the small town of Beaverfield, and a snowstorm traps its residents together inside the local inn, newly arrived forest ranger FINN (Sam Richardson) and postal worker CECILY (Milana Vayntrub) must try to keep the peace and uncover the truth behind a mysterious creature that has begun terrorizing the community. Feature adaptation of the video game where werewolves attack a small town.

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  • IN THEATERS JUNE 25 & AVAILABLE TO RENT EVERYWHERE JULY 2
  • Directed by: Josh Ruben
  • Written by: Mishna Wolff
  • Cast: Sam Richardson, Milana Vyntrub, George Basil, Sarah Burns, Michael Chernus, Catherine Curtin, Wayne Duvall, Harvey Guillen, Rebecca Henderson, Cheyenne Jackson, Glenn Fleshler

ANNOUNCEMENT
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!
Available on Roku, AppleTV, Amazon FireTV, AndroidTV, Online Website.
Across All OTT platforms, as well as mobile, tablet, and desktop.
https://classicscifichannel.com/

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Jun 21, 2021

“Oh man, you're weird.” That ain’t the half of it! Join your faithful Grue Crew - Doc Rotten, Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, and Jeff Mohr, along with guest host Daphne Monary-Ernsdorff from the Classic Era - as they check out Gregory Peck, Laurence Olivier, James Mason, and Lilli Palmer in The Boys from Brazil (1978).

Decades of Horror 1970s
Episode 141 – The Boys from Brazil (1978)

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A Nazi hunter in Paraguay discovers a sinister and bizarre plot to rekindle the Third Reich.

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The Boys from Brazil is Bill’s pick, but alas, busy summer schedules created conflicts that could not be resolved. Luckily, Daphne was able to join the 1970s Grue-Crew on short notice. However, she was disappointed in The Boys from Brazil, especially with its amazing cast and being based on an Ira Levin novel. Chad didn’t enjoy the film either, calling it boring. He just couldn’t believe the batshit-crazy ending and refers to The Boys from Brazil as an oddity. On the other hand, Jeff loves the film. Being an Ira Levin fan, and having recently seen Gregory Peck in The Omen (1976) and Laurence Olivier as a Nazi doctor in Marathon Man (1976), Jeff thinks he was predisposed to like The Boys from Brazil. Doc splits the difference by admitting he enjoyed the movie even though he didn’t like it. To be clear, Doc enjoyed The Boys from Brazil for the acting and the cast of great character actors, not for the story and the weird ending. He will probably watch it over and over again just for the cast and even though it “zoinks,” he somehow had fun with it.

The Boys from Brazil is currently available on a variety of streaming services and on a Blu-ray disk from Timeless Media.

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 Bloodsucking Freaks (1976), chosen by Chad! Be sure to join us for that one. 

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Jun 19, 2021

"Signs of a pending eruption? hmm. Forbid access around the crater? Understood. In effect until further notice? I'll send out a bulletin right away."  Sounds like something serious is going down. Join this episode’s Grue-Crew - Whitney Collazo, Chad Hunt, Daphne Monary-Ernsdorff, Joseph Perry, and Jeff Mohr - as they go old school a trip to Toho’s’s Rodan (1956).

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Episode 101 – Rodan (1956)

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A large mining accident sets loose prehistoric insects and giant pterosaurs on Japan.

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Rodan is Joseph’s pick and is one of his favorites among the classic kaiju movies. As opposed to later kaiju fare, Joseph likes the more serious nature of this film and appreciates the titular creature’s origin story. Daphne enjoys her first viewing of the Japanese version of Rodan and plentiful miniature work in the film. Whitney likes the color palette used in Rodan and enjoys all the military action. Rodan’s vapor trail tripped Jeff’s trigger and he was all about the boom-boom. He also fails miserably in his efforts to pronounce Rodan correctly. The Classic Era Grue-Crew also delves into the differences between the Japanese and the U.S. versions of Rodan, the voice actors used for dubbing, and the rigors of suit acting.

If you haven’t seen this kaiju gem in a while, now is a great time to check it out again. At the time of this writing, Rodan is available to stream on The Criterion Channel and HBOmax.

Gruesome Magazine’s Decades of Horror: The Classic Era records a new episode every two weeks. For their next episode, Whitney has chosen The Hitch-Hiker (1953), a classic film noir about a psychotic, escaped convict on a killing spree while, you guessed it, hitch-hiking. Sound a lot like horror, doesn’t it?

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 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!

Jun 15, 2021

On episode 454 of Horror News Radio:

  • The Grue-Crew review… CENSOR (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.

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  • Podcasting Rock Star & International Cosplay Queen, Vanessa Thompson.

REVIEW: CENSOR (2021)

After viewing a strangely familiar video nasty, Enid, a film censor, sets out to solve the past mystery of her sister's disappearance, embarking on a quest that dissolves the line between fiction and reality.

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  • Opens June 11 in theaters and June 18 on demand.
  • Directed by: Prano Bailey-Bond
  • Written by: Prano Bailey-Bond, Anthony Fletcher
  • Cast: Niamh Algar, Michael Smiley, Sophia La Portia, Adrian Schiller, Guilluame Delaunay, Nicholas Burns

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Jun 14, 2021

"It all started during a campfire at North Sea Cottages, a special retreat for gifted children..."  “Special,” as in, “you may never come back?” Join your faithful Grue-Crew - Crystal Cleveland, Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, and Jeff Mohr -  as they check out the lesser-known, low-budget slasher, Madman (1981).

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Episode 182 – Madman (1981)

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A legendary psychopathic murderer stalks a summer camp.

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Madman is Chad’s pick even though he admits to not being much of a slasher fan. The character of Madman Marz and his backstory appealed to him, however, along with all the good killing going on. This time around, he also realized Galen Ross, the female lead, has a lead role in Dawn of the Dead (1978). Bill’s not much of a slasher fan either and fails to see the appeal of Madman, calling it a bit generic. Though they are similar in their basic plots, he much prefers The Burning (1981) over Madman. On the other hand, Jeff prefers Madman to The Burning. For him, the action Madman starts off more quickly and is more evenly paced. The music is the rub for Crystal, who labels it among the worst music she’s heard in movies, almost to the point of being infuriating. On the plus side, she loves the non-sex, hot tub sex scene, describing it as hilarious.

None of the Decades of Horror Grue-Crew call Madman a great or even a good movie, but it can be a fun movie, and Madman Marz is something else.

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 Dark Night of the Scarecrow (1981).  You won’t want to miss that one!

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Jun 8, 2021

On episode 453 of Horror News Radio:

  • The Grue-Crew review… THE CONJURING: THE DEVIL MADE ME DO IT (2021).

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REVIEW: THE CONJURING: THE DEVIL MADE ME DO IT (2021)

A chilling story of terror, murder, and unknown evil that shocked even experienced real-life paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren. One of the most sensational cases from their files, it starts with a fight for the soul of a young boy, then takes them beyond anything they'd ever seen before, to mark the first time in U.S. history that a murder suspect would claim demonic possession as a defense.

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  • Available in Theaters and HBOMax on June 4, 2021.
  • Directed by: Michael Chaves
  • Written by: David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick, James Wan
  • Cast: Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Ruairi O’Connor, Sarah Catherine Hook, Julian Hilliard, John Noble, Euginie Bondurant, Shannon Kook

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Jun 7, 2021

“Dead? Not dead. Look at me. Look at me! I am the one who is dead. All safe and dead. All safe and dead.” You certainly wouldn’t have to worry about being killed if that’s what you mean by being safe. Join your faithful Grue Crew - Doc Rotten, Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, and Jeff Mohr, along with guest host Daphne Monary-Ernsdorff from the Classic Era - as they check out The Haunting of Julia (1977), starring Mia Farrow, Tom Conti, and Keir Dullea.

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Episode 140 – The Haunting of Julia (1977)

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After her daughter's death, wealthy American homemaker Julia Lofting moves to London to restart her life. All seems well until she is haunted by the ghosts of other children while mourning for her own.

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The Haunting of Julia, aka Full Circle, is Jeff’s pick and he loves the gothic atmosphere and the surreal feel to the film. Bill identifies The Haunting of Julia as a slow burn, superficially reminiscent of Don’t Look Now (1973), with evidence of a cult following on the internet. Daphne got sucked into the “is-it-or-isn’t-it-supernatural” nature of the story, appreciates the dark place it goes, and loves Mia Farrow’s performance. Mrs. Fludd, the quirky seance conductor, is one of Chad’s favorite characters, and though he agrees The Haunting of Julia is a bit slow, he also thinks the last 15-20 minutes are well worth the wait. 

Though your Classic Era Grue-Crew is divided regarding some aspects of the film, they agree that Mia Farrow’s performance and the last act are the best parts of The Haunting of Julia, currently streaming VOD.

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 The Boys from Brazil (1978), chosen by Bill! Be sure to join us for that one. 

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Jun 5, 2021

"Crazy, am I? We'll see whether I'm crazy or not." To rephrase the question, “Crazy, are we?” The Grue-Crew answers, “Yes! 100 episodes worth of crazy for classic horror!” Join this episode’s Grue-Crew - Whitney Collazo, Chad Hunt, Daphne Monary-Ernsdorff, Joseph Perry, and Jeff Mohr along with guest host Michael Steinberg - as they celebrate episode 100 with the granddaddy of them all, James Whale’s Frankenstein (1931).

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Episode 100 – Frankenstein (1931)

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Dr. Frankenstein dares to tamper with life and death by creating a human monster out of lifeless body parts.

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Michael, our guest host from the Classic Sci-Fi Movie Channel, PlayNow Media, and Found Footage Critic, admits he probably saw Frankenstein when he was far too young. Even the “?” in the opening credit for the monster gave him chills. Daphne credits Frankenstein with getting her into the details of costumes and even patterned her wedding dress as closely as possible after the wedding dress in the film. Guillermo del Toro’s quote on the “fragility and power” of Karloff’s performance resonates with Whitney and she is impressed with how the makeup is at once beautiful and creepy. Edward Van Sloan’s introduction to Frankenstein got Chad wound up as a child and he has come to consider James Whale as a visionary director, ahead of his time. There are so many aspects of Frankenstein that have affected us all, according to Joseph, but this time around, he focuses on the iconic laboratory set design and the wide range of emotions elicited by the film and its characters. Jeff can’t remember his first encounter with Frankenstein, claiming it seems as if we were born with an intrinsic knowledge of the Universal monsters, which Joseph then refers to as “schoolyard legends.”

You know you need to see Frankenstein again and again and again. It’s available in a variety of collections on Blu-ray and on a variety of streaming subscription services or as VOD.

Gruesome Magazine’s Decades of Horror: The Classic Era records a new episode every two weeks. In the next episode, their 101st episode, they will discuss a movie chosen by Joseph, Toho’s Rodan (1956). Be sure to be there as the Classic Era Grue-Crew embarks on their second 100 episodes!

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!

Jun 2, 2021

On episode 451 of Horror News Radio:

  • The Grue-Crew review… A QUIET PLACE PART II (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.

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REVIEW: A QUIET PLACE PART II (2021)

Following a zombie outbreak in Las Vegas, a group of mercenaries takes the ultimate gamble, venturing into the quarantine zone to pull off the greatest heist ever attempted.

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  • Available in Theaters on May 28, 2021.
  • Directed by: John Krasinski
  • Written by: John Krasinski
  • Cast: Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, Cillian Murphy, Noah Jupe, Djimon Hounsou, Scoot McNairy, and John Krasinski

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Jun 1, 2021

"Our interest lies in finding that damned book, and thwarting a vile beast of a man who shall not rest until God himself is thrown down, and all of creation becomes Satan's black hell-besmeared farting hole!" Okay, but only if it’s hell-besmeared. Join your faithful Grue-Crew - Crystal Cleveland, Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, and Jeff Mohr -  as they learn the ins and outs of life as a witch-hunter in Warlock (1989).

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Episode 181 – Warlock (1981)

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 A warlock flees from the 17th to the 20th century, with a witch-hunter in hot pursuit.

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Crystal likes Julian Sands almost as much as she likes a good fog machine, so it came as no surprise that her pick for this episode is Warlock. She also likes the different take that comes from featuring a warlock rather than a witch and still enjoys the film, despite the poor aging makeup effects on Lori Singer’s character. Bill points out that the weak aging effects are not the fault of the makeup effects artists and are the result of the actor’s choice. He also admits he expected a late 80s cheese-fest and his expectations are fulfilled by the cheesy visual special effects necessitated by the budget restrictions. Chad likes Warlock, especially Richard Grant’s and Julian Sands’ performances, but thinks it could be a lot better with a little more money. Jeff liked Warlock when he saw it back in the day and still does, but agrees with the rest of the Grue-Crew that the animated effects are a bit on the cheesy side.

Despite being dated, in particular in terms of animated effects, your Decades of Horror 1970s Grue-Crew is glad to have covered Warlock. Currently, Warlock is available VOD and on Blu-ray as part of the Warlock 1-3 Collection from  Lionsgate.

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 will be Madman (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

May 25, 2021

On episode 450 of Horror News Radio:

  • The Grue-Crew review… ARMY OF THE DEAD (2021, NETFLIX).

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.

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  • Award-winning filmmaker Christopher G. Moore.
  • Podcasting Rock Star & International Cosplay Queen, Vanessa Thompson.

REVIEW: ARMY OF THE DEAD (2021, NETFLIX)

Following a zombie outbreak in Las Vegas, a group of mercenaries takes the ultimate gamble, venturing into the quarantine zone to pull off the greatest heist ever attempted.

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  • Available streaming on NETFLIX on May 21, 2021.
  • Directed by: Zack Snyder
  • Written by: Zack Snyder, Shay Hatten, Joby Harold
  • Cast: Dave Bautista, Ella Purnell, Omari Hardwick, Ana de la Reguera, Theo Rossi, Matthais Schweighofer, Nora Arnezeder, Garret Dillahunt, Tig Notaro

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May 24, 2021

“In the future, you'll have my life of vice on your conscience and when I lay some delicious pig, I'll think that I'm laying the blame on your shoulders, buster, and that'll be my revenge, that's what.” So there! Join your faithful Grue Crew - Doc Rotten, Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, and Jeff Mohr - as they bravely, or maybe foolishly, venture outside his “Blind Dead” series to discuss Amando de Ossorio’s Demon Witch Child (1975).

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Episode 139 – Demon Witch Child (1975)

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A young girl becomes possessed by a woman from a witch’s cult, who seeks vengeance, terror, and confusion around her family and the town folks.

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Your Decades of Horror 1970s Grue-Crew thought it was time to check out something from Amando de Ossorio other than a film in his infamous “Blind Dead” series, and that’s how they ended up covering Demon Witch Child (aka, The Possessed; aka, La endemoniada) on this episode. Despite loving Tombs of the Blind Dead, Doc quickly recognizes Demon Witch Child as a very poor attempt to cash in on the success of The Exorcist (1973). Despite it being a mess of a movie, he admits he has fun watching it. Chad is a little harsher, in fact, guaran-damn-teeing he will never watch Demon Witch Child again. The only positive thing about a low-budget movie like this, according to Bill, is that you get real-looking people in the roles, leading him to wonder what nightmare would result if the little boy from Burial Ground (1981) and the girl from this film had a child. Jeff thought the so-bad-it-was funny dubbing was hilarious, almost like a “Bad Lip Reading” video.

As you may have guessed, your 70s Grue-Crew can’t recommend Demon Witch Child, unless, of course, you are an Amando de Ossorio completist or your thang is bad dubbing. Seek it out at your own peril. 

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 The Haunting of Julia (1977), chosen by Jeff. Be sure to join them for that one. 

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 1970s podcast hosts at feedback@gruesomemagazine.com.

May 22, 2021

"When Uranus enters the house of the planets, Asteroth will reclaim his instrument. Then the lifeless clay will turn against the master, intent on deceit and destruction." Don’t you hate it when lifeless clay does that? Join this episode’s Grue-Crew - Whitney Collazo, Chad Hunt, Daphne Monary-Ernsdorff, Joseph Perry, and Jeff Mohr - as they investigate the mythology of The Golem (1920).

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Episode 99 – The Golem (1920)

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In 16th-century Prague, a rabbi creates the Golem - a giant creature made of clay. Using sorcery, he brings the creature to life in order to protect the Jews of Prague from persecution.

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The Golem is the Classic Era Grue-Crew’s seventh passage into the realm of silent screams. Like many silent films, there are several different versions of The Golem available. Your Grue-Crew focused on the 75-minute restored edition with some discussion on the 102-minute version. Daphne enjoyed The Golem, pointing out how many of its themes have affected subsequent films. Whitney sees it as a magical and beautiful story about a megalomaniac and, oh yeah, you know The Golem is part of the zeitgeist when it’s been featured on an episode of The Simpsons “Halloween Treehouse of Horror.” The film takes Joseph back to the days of clandestinely checking out a book on monster movies from the bookmobile, his first encounter with The Golem. He now loves the movie and had forgotten the size of the rampage on which the creature goes. Chad recalls seeing stills in Famous Monsters of Filmland and now sees the Golem as the first superhero. And as we all know, Chad loves a monster-on-the-rampage film. Jeff is impressed with the village and the sets the filmmakers built and was engrossed with the creature’s mythology.  

Your Decades of Horror Classic Era Grue-Crew highly recommends this film. As of this writing, The Golem is available to stream from various platforms and on a Blu-ray disc from Kino Lorber.

Gruesome Magazine’s Decades of Horror: The Classic Era records a new episode every two weeks. In the next episode, their 100th episode, they will discuss a movie chosen by all the members of the Grue-Crew, Frankenstein (1931). What could be better?

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 watching and listening!

May 18, 2021

On episode 449 of Horror News Radio:

  • The Grue-Crew review… SEANCE (2021, RLJE Films).

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.

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  • Podcasting Rock Star & International Cosplay Queen, Vanessa Thompson.

REVIEW: SEANCE (2021, RLJE Films)

Camille, a young woman who arrives at the Fairfield Academy following one of the student's untimely and violent death.

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  • Available In Theaters on May 21, 2021.
  • Directed by: Simon Barrett
  • Written by: Simon Barrett
  • Cast: Suki Waterhouse, Madisen Beaty, Inanna Sarkis, Ella-Rae Smith, Megan Best, Stephanie Sy, Jade Michael, Djoulite Amara, Seamus Patterson

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May 17, 2021

"They're men turned inside out! And worse... they're still alive!" Wow! Yeah, that might be worse. Join your faithful Grue-Crew - Crystal Cleveland, Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, and Jeff Mohr - as they unsuccessfully search for the men turned inside out, living or dead, in Sergio Martini’s Screamers(1981).

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Episode 180 – Screamers (1981)

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After their prison ship sinks in the Caribbean, a group of prisoners and a doctor wash ashore on a seemingly deserted island. They soon discover a strange couple, who invite them to stay at their house. While the prisoners try to plan an escape, the doctor does some investigating, and soon finds out just what the pair are really doing, and why the prisoners keep disappearing mysteriously.

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Screamers (aka The Island of the Fishmen, aka L'isola degli uomini pesce, aka Something Waits in the Dark) is Bill’s pick and he is surprised by how much he likes it. He describes it as a Jules Verne/Edgar Rice Burroughs, old-fashioned adventure with some wildly inappropriate gore tacked onto the beginning. Chad’s also a sucker for adventure-type stories and likens Screamers to Doc Savage with monsters or maybe Dr. Moreau meets the Creature. Either way, he calls it a fun watch. Screamers had Crystal at “fog machines,” but she is also impressed with the sets. Like Bill, she likes it a lot more than she thought she would. Jeff favors the original, Italian version but loves the effects in the footage shot for the U.S. release. And the Fishmen are way cool, so say they all.

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 Warlock (1989) with Julian Sands, Lori Singer, and Richard E. Grant.  And Julian Sands is almost on par with a good fog machine. 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

May 15, 2021

On episode 447 of Horror News Radio:

  • The Grue-Crew review… SPIRAL FROM THE BOOK OF SAW (2021, LIONSGATE).

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.

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  • Award-winning filmmaker Christopher G. Moore.
  • Podcasting Rock Star & International Cosplay Queen, Vanessa Thompson.

REVIEW: SPIRAL FROM THE BOOK OF SAW (2021, LIONSGATE)

A criminal mastermind unleashes a twisted form of justice in Spiral, the terrifying new chapter from the book of Saw.

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  • Available In Theaters on May 14, 2021.
  • Directed by: Darren Lynn Bousman
  • Written by: Josh Stolberg, Pete Goldfinger
  • Cast: Chris Rock, Samuel L. Jackson, Max Minghella, Marisol Nichols, Richard Zeppieri, Dan Petronijevic, Morgan David Jones

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