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Mar 29, 2021

I am your host Doc Rotten and this is the GRUESOME GUIDE to Horror Movies for Month 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.

TRAIN TO BUSAN PRESENTS: PENINSULA - 04/01/2021

Synopsis: A zombie virus has in the last 4 years spread to all of South Korea. 4 Koreans in HK sail thru the blockade to Incheon for USD20,000,000 on a truck.
Director: Sang-ho Yeon
Writer: Sang-ho Yeon, Ryu Yong-jae
Cast: Dong-won Gang, Lee Jung-hyun, Re Lee

THE UNHOLY - 04/02/2021

Synopsis: A hearing-impaired girl is visited by the Virgin Mary and can suddenly hear, speak, and heal the sick. As people flock to witness her miracles, terrifying events unfold. Are they the work of the Virgin Mary or something much more sinister?
Director: Evan Spiliotopoulos
Writer: Evan Spiliotopoulos, based on a book by James Herbert
Cast: Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Cary Elwes, Katie Aselton

THE BELIEVER - 04/02/2021

Synopsis: THE BELIEVERis the story of an out-of-work scientist facing mental deterioration who finds he may be battling his wife’s obsession with demonic activity. Lucas is an out-of-work nuclear scientist, struggles with tension in his marriage after his wife Violet mysteriously terminates her pregnancy without his consent.
Director: Shan Serafin
Writer: Shan Serafin
Cast: Sophie Kargman (‘Violet’), Aidan Bristow (‘Lucas’), Billy Zane (‘Dr. Benedict’), Susan Wilder (‘Charlotte’), Lindsey Ginter (‘Gus’), and Robbie Goldstein (‘Old Man’).

THEM - 04/09/2021

Synopsis: THEM is a limited anthology series that explores terror in America. The first season, 1950s-set COVENANT centers around a Black family who move from North Carolina to an all-white Los Angeles neighborhood during the period known as The Great Migration. The family’s idyllic home becomes ground zero where malevolent forces, next door and otherworldly, threaten to taunt, ravage and destroy them
Creator: Little Marvin w/ Lena Waithe
Writer: Little Marvin
Cast: Alison Pill, Deborah Ayorinde, Ryan Kwanten, Shahadi Wright Joseph, Dale Dickey

HELD - 04/09/2021

Synopsis: A couple's failing marriage is put to the test when they are held hostage in an isolated vacation rental by an unseen Voice that commands their every move.
Director: Travis Cluff, Chris Lofing
Writer: Jill Awbrey
Cast: Jill Awbrey, Bart Johnson, Rez Kempton

THE BANISHING - 04/15/2021

Synopsis: The Banishing tells the story of the most haunted house in England. In the 1930s, a young reverend, his wife, and daughter move into a manor with a horrifying secret.
Director: Christopher Smith
Writer: David Beton, Ray Bogdanovich, Dean Lines
Cast: Jessica Brown Findlay, John Lynch, Sean Harris

MORTAL KOMBAT - 04/16/2021

Synopsis: MMA fighter Cole Young seeks out Earth's greatest champions in order to stand against the enemies of Outworld in a high-stakes battle for the universe.
Director: Simon McQuoid
Writer: Greg Russo, Dave Callaham, Oren Uziel
Based on: The Video Game by Ed Boon and John Tobias
Cast: Jessica McNamee, Hiroyuki Sanada, Josh Lawson, Joe Taslim, Lewis Tan, Tadanobu Asano, Ludi Lin, Mechad Brooks

JAKOB'S WIFE - 04/16/2021

Synopsis: Anne, married to a small-town Minister, feels her life has been shrinking over the past 30 years. Encountering "The Master" brings her a new sense of power and an appetite to live bolder. However, the change comes with a heavy body count.
Director: Travis Stevens
Writer: Kathy Charles, Mark Steensland, Travis Stevens
Cast: Barbara Crampton, Larry Fessenden, Bonnie Aarons

Mar 29, 2021

"No! The Beast has no brother! Don't call me your brother!” What a mean thing to say to your brother! … er, cousin. … er, the antichrist? On second thought, maybe it’s not that mean. Join your faithful Grue Crew - Doc Rotten, Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, and Jeff Mohr - as they catch up with The Omen's Damien and find out what the incorrigible teen has been up to in Damien: Omen II (1978).

Decades of Horror 1970s
Episode 135 – Damien: Omen II (1978)

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Damien, the Antichrist, now about to turn thirteen years old, finally learns of his destiny under the guidance of an unholy disciple of Satan. Meanwhile, dark forces begin to eliminate all those who suspect the child's true identity.

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Damien: Omen II followed its predecessor, The Omen, by only two years but did not perform near as well at the box office. For Chad, the tone was completely different from The Omen, not having near the dangerous vibe, but it was still a fun watch with great kills. Bill found it to be better than he remembered and though it certainly doesn’t have the memorable imagery from the first one, it does have a great cast and some interesting political manipulations. Jeff also thinks Damien: Omen II is missing something found in The Omen and thought the music, though still by Jerry Goldsmith, fell short of setting the necessary mood.  Damien: Omen II is Doc’s pick and he loves this movie! For him, the joy is in the preposterous kills and the excellent cast but he laments that you do not feel the presence of the Antichrist.

As of this writing, Damien: Omen II is available to stream on Hulu and on Blu-ray as part of various packagings of The Omen Collection.

The 1970s Grue-Crew (The Black Saint, Doc, and Jeff) covered The Omen (1976) in May 2017 on episode 50. You can check it out here: The Omen (1976) — Episode 50 — Decades Of Horror 1970s

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 Tobe Hooper’s Eaten Alive (1976), 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.

Mar 27, 2021

"My face frightens me. My mask frightens me even more." Sometimes, someone else’s face frightens us the most. Join this episode’s Grue-Crew - Whitney Collazo, Chad Hunt, Daphne Monary-Ernsdorff, Jeff Mohr, and guest host Bill Mulligan - as they go transatlantic for Georges Franju’s stunning Eyes Without a Face (1960).

Decades of Horror: The Classic Era
Episode 95 – Eyes Without a Face (1960)

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An accident leaves a plastic surgeon’s daughter disfigured, and he goes to extremes to give her a new face.

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Eyes Without a Face is Daphne’s pick and though she had seen what has become an iconic image of Christiane’s face in the past, she had not viewed the film. Upon viewing, she found the film to be very graphic and unsettling and admits it will take more watches to fully digest. Whitney also had seen the artwork time and time again and finds it interesting that we discussed this film about a traumatized young woman on International Women’s Day. Eyes Without a Face contains one of the most shocking moments in films of the time, but according to Chad, it’s much more than that. He was completely drawn in by Scob’s captivating and heartbreaking performance. Bill announces that Eyes Without a Face is his favorite movie, describing it as one of the saddest and most poetic of films. The ending has always blown him away and he describes the last ten minutes as incredibly beautiful. Its the cinematography that wows Jeff with every scene showcasing meticulous shot construction, creating an almost otherworldly feel.

Suffice it to say, your Decades of Horror: The Classic Era Grue-Crew have each vowed several rewatches of this film in their near and distant futures. Currently, Eyes Without a Face is available to stream on HBOmax and The Criterion Channel and on a Blu-ray disc from the Criterion Collection.

Gruesome Magazine’s Decades of Horror: The Classic Era records a new episode every two weeks. In the next episode, they will discuss a movie chosen by Whitney, The Bad Seed (1956).

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!

Mar 22, 2021

"I wonder who the real cannibals are." Are there faux cannibals? Join your faithful Grue-Crew - Crystal Cleveland, Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, and Jeff Mohr - as they, maybe not so wisely, take on Cannibal Holocaust (1980), the film often referred to as the most controversial movie ever made.

Decades of Horror 1980s
Episode 176 – Cannibal Holocaust (1980)

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Harold Monroe, an anthropologist from New York University, leads a rescue team into the Amazon rainforest to locate a crew of filmmakers. The crew had gone missing while filming a documentary on local cannibal tribes. When the rescue team is only able to recover the crew's lost cans of film, an American television station wishes to broadcast the footage as a sensationalized television special. Upon viewing the reels, Monroe is appalled by the team's actions and objects to the station's intent to air the documentary.

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Bill chose Cannibal Holocaust as the 1970s Grue-Crew’s viewing “pleasure” for this episode even though he doesn’t like the film. In fact, there’s a lot he despises about the movie, but he also thinks it’s a brilliant masterpiece and there are parts of him that love it, it’s so manipulative. It frightened the hell out of Chad, and not in a good way. He knew the animal deaths were real which made him question whether or not the violence to humans was real. It’s a very difficult watch for him, although he understands its importance and influence on other filmmakers. Crystal is not bothered by the gore in Cannibal Holocaust. She adds that although no one can justify the making of Cannibal Holocaust, it can be put into context. The music was very unsettling for Jeff, making the film that much more disturbing. What bothered him the most was the relish with which the characters slaughter animals and assault the indigenous people.

Cannibal Holocaust is not for everyone, or even, not for most people. It is, however, very influential and is one of the earliest movies to incorporate a found footage concept. If you insist on seeing Cannibal Holocaust, it is currently streaming on Shudder and is available on Blu-ray from Grindhouse Releasing.

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 David Cronenberg’s Dead Ringers (1988). 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

Mar 17, 2021

On episode 433 of Horror News Radio:

  • The Grue-Crew review… THE STYLIST (2021, Arrow).

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.

REVIEW: THE STYLIST (2021, Arrow)

A lonely hairstylist becomes obsessed with the lives of her clients and descends into murderous madness.

  • Streaming on ARROW beginning March 1, 2021
  • Director: Jill Gevargizian
  • Writer: Jill Gevargizian
  • Stars: Najarra Townsend, Brea Grant, Sarah McGuire

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Mar 17, 2021

On episode 432 of Horror News Radio:

  • The Grue-Crew review… THE DEVIL BELOW (2021, Vertical).

Warning: possible spoilers after the initial impressions!

Be sure to subscribe to the Gruesome Magazine YouTube channel to catch all the HNR episodes. And check out Patreon to see how to watch the recordings live!

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

REVIEW: THE DEVIL BELOW (2021, Vertical)

There is an abandoned place nestled deep in the Appalachian countryside where underground coal mines have been ablaze for decades. When a team of researchers tries to find out how the fires started, they soon discover something more startling than the mystery that sent them there: they’re not alone.

  • Available On Digital and On Demand March 5, 2021
  • Director: Bradley Parker
  • Writer: Eric Scherbarth, Stefan Jaworski
  • Stars: Alicia Sanz, Adan Canto, Zach Avery, Chinaza Uche, Jesse Latourette, with Jonathan Sadowski and Will Patton

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Mar 17, 2021

On episode 431 of Horror News Radio:

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

Warning: possible spoilers after the initial impressions!

Be sure to subscribe to the Gruesome Magazine YouTube channel to catch all the HNR episodes. And check out Patreon to see how to watch the recordings live!

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: DREAMCATCHER (2021)

Dylan, known to his fans as DJ Dreamcatcher, is on the brink of global stardom. Everything changes the night of Cataclysm, an underground music festival, where two estranged sisters and their friends meet Dylan. After a drug fueled gruesome event, things begin to spiral into a 48-hour whirlwind of violence and mayhem.

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  • Available On Digital and On Demand March 5, 2021
  • Director: Jacob Johnston
  • Writer: Jacob Johnston
  • Stars: Niki Koss (My Stepdaughter), Zachary Gordon (Diary of a Wimpy Kid), Travis Burns (Sunrise in Heaven), Blaine Kern III (Happy Death Day), Olivia Sui ( “Smosh”), Emrhys Cooper (Mamma Mia!), Elizabeth Posey (”Euphoria”), Nazanin Mandi (“How to Make a Reality Star”), Adrienne Wilkinson (“Star Trek: Renegades”) and Lou Ferrigno Jr (“S.W.A.T.”). 

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Mar 15, 2021

"When the red moon sets and the sun rises in the West, two monsters will appear to save the people.” But first, you have to listen to the song. Join your faithful Grue Crew - Doc Rotten, Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, and Jeff Mohr - and as they try to keep the aliens, monsters, and good guys straight, while learning a few wrestling moves on the side, in the kaiju romp from Toho known as Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (1974).

Decades of Horror 1970s
Episode 134 – Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (1974)

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Ape-like aliens build a robotic Godzilla to destroy Japan, and the true Godzilla may not be powerful enough to destroy it.

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It’s Chad’s pick this episode and he first learned of Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla from a trailer he saw while watching Sanford and Son and he immediately knew he had to see it, even if he had to walk uphill both ways the three miles to the theater. He is a big fan of The Six Million Dollar Man and thought Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla was the best thing he’d ever seen. Even now, he had a blast watching the movie despite its cheese factor. Bill, a huge kaiju fan, has always liked Mechagodzilla and its Swiss Army knife arsenal of weaponry. As always, Jeff is playing catch up with the rest of the 70s Grue-Crew when it comes to kaiju, but he loved the explosions! They “blowed” up stuff real good! Doc is also a lover of kaiju and monster films and was gaga over the four monsters in this one - the title characters, Anguirus, and King Shisa - and the wrestling moves the monsters utilize. 

Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla gets a big thumbs up from the 70s Grue-Crew! (Don’t they all?) The film is currently available for streaming on HBOmax and The Criterion Channel, and on Blu-ray disc in the Godzilla: The Showa-Era Films, 1954–1975 Box Set from Criterion.

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 Damien: Omen II (1978), 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 site or email the Decades of Horror 1970s podcast hosts at feedback@gruesomemagazine.com. 

Mar 13, 2021

"A captain should not be afraid and I confess now to whoever may hear this, that today, now, I am experiencing fear." Did you hear him? Join this episode’s Grue-Crew - Whitney Collazo, Chad Hunt, Daphne Monary-Ernsdorff, Jeff Mohr, and guest host Bill Mulligan - as they go interstellar with a trip to Mario Bava’s Planet of the Vampires (1965).

Decades of Horror: The Classic Era
Episode 94 – Planet of the Vampires (1965)

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After landing on a mysterious planet, a team of astronauts begin to turn on each other, swayed by the uncertain influence of the planet and its strange inhabitants.

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Planet of the Vampires, directed by Mario Bava, is a creative science fiction/horror movie made on a shoestring budget. Chad chose this one for our viewing pleasure and he is really taken by Bava’s use of color and at how influential Planet of the Vampires is on later films. When the skeletal creatures were found in the crashed ship, Whitney was disappointed she didn’t see more of them later in the film but found Planet of the Vampires to be very beautiful. Daphne loved the suit designs and lush atmosphere, finding it to be a more complicated story than most 1960s science fiction. Bill, whose favorite director is Mario Bava, loved the old-school tricks Bava uses to create an alien world out of smoke, mirrors, colored lights, and forced perspective.

This episode’s Grue-Crew definitely think Grue-Believers should check this one out! At the time of this writing, Planet of the Vampires is available for streaming on Amazon Prime.

Gruesome Magazine’s Decades of Horror: The Classic Era records a new episode every two weeks. In the next episode, they will discuss a movie chosen by Daphne which will be Eyes Without a Face  (1960).

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!

Mar 8, 2021

"Gah! I hate that kind of talking and you know it. Why can't you grow old gracefully you old cow.!" Don’t worry. Heinrich’s wife soon finds a better use for his head than coming up with lines like that. Join your faithful Grue-Crew - Crystal Cleveland, Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, and Jeff Mohr - as they go to church, only to find the oversexed goat demon in Michele Soavi’s The Church (1989).

Decades of Horror 1980s
Episode 175 – The Church (1989)

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An old Gothic cathedral, built over a mass grave, develops strange powers which trap a number of people inside with ghosts from a 12th Century massacre seeking to resurrect an ancient demon from the bowels of the Earth.

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The Church, directed by Michele Soavi and produced by Dario Argento, is Jeff’s pick. The first time he watched The Church, the opening scenes gave him a definite Monty Python and the Holy Grail vibe. Once he got that connection out of his head, he was impressed with the detailed sets, inventive and gruesome kills, and could see the Argento influence in the colored light bathing and radiating up from the underground tomb. Chad loved the effects and adds that The Church is a creepy-ass, satanic/demonic-type, Italian horror film that still holds up and one that he can keep watching. Crystal is a bit sad that this is the first time she’s seen The Church. She loves some of the shots and thinks the music is fantastic. Predicting subsequent viewings will elevate the film in his estimation, Bil loves the imagery of the goat demon and the angel wrapping a woman in its wings. For him, The Church fits somewhere on a scale between Fulci on one end and Argento on the other. 

Your loyal Decades of Horror 1980s Grue Crew deems The Church a worthwhile watch! Sometimes referred to as Demons 3 (don’t let Soavi hear you call it that), is an ambitious film that hits on some levels and not on others. And please! Don’t think too hard about the plot. At the time of this writing, the film is available for streaming on Amazon Prime and as a Blu-ray disc from Doppelganger Releasing.

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 infamous Cannibal Holocaust (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

Mar 1, 2021

"Marco!” How many of you responded with, “Polo?” Join your faithful Grue Crew - Doc Rotten, Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, and Jeff Mohr - as they have a nice visit with Mario Bava and Daria Nicolodi in Shock (1977), where nobody says, “Polo.”

Decades of Horror 1970s
Episode 133 – Shock (1977)

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A couple is terrorized in their new house haunted by the vengeful ghost of the woman's former husband, who possesses their young son.

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This one is Bill’s pick and even though he is a super Bava-fan, it slipped by him for a while due to the title change from Shock to Beyond the Door II. When he eventually viewed it, he realized it was missing Bava’s bold use of colors but still contained impressive small touches that identified the film as his, even with a minuscule budget and a small cast. Chad enjoyed Shock, especially the Bava moments, but laments it being his last film, wishing the director had gone out on a higher note. For Jeff, this is definitely Daria Nicolodi’s film and the last 15-20 minutes of bizarreness made it all worthwhile. Doc, while pointing out its unevenness, goes on to say Shock is definitely for Bava fans and fans of drive-in movies with the film playing like the third movie on a drive-in bill. 

You Bava completists and 70s drive-in movie fans out there need to check out Shock. At the time of this writing, the film is available for streaming from Shudder and Amazon Prime.

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 Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (1974), chosen by Chad! Be sure to join us for some Kaiju fun. 

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.

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