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Now displaying: July, 2021
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. 

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.

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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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/

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!

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