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Jan 15, 2021

On episode 423 of Horror News Radio:

  • The Grue-Crew review… PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN (2020).

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: PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN (2020)

Synopsis: A young woman, traumatized by a tragic event in her past, seeks out vengeance against those who crossed her path.

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  • Available in Theaters December 25, 2020
  • Streaming VOD beginning January 15, 2021
  • Director: Emerald Fennell
  • Writer: Emerald Fennell
  • Stars: Carey Mulligan, Bo Burnham, Alison Brie, Adam Brody, Ray Nicholson, Sam Richardson, Timothy E. Goodwin, Clancy Brown, Jennifer Coolidge, Laverne Cox, Christopher Mintz-Plasse

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Jan 13, 2021

On episode 422 of Horror News Radio:

  • The Grue-Crew review… 30 COINS (2021, HBO Max).

Warning: 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: 30 COINS (2021, HBO Max)

Synopsis: An exiled priest tries to escape his demons while living in a remote village in Spain.

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  • Available on HBO Max beginning January 4, 2021. 
  • Director: Álex de la Iglesia
  • Writer: Jorge Guerricaechevarría, Álex de la Iglesia
  • Stars: Eduard Fernández, Megan Montaner, Miguel Ángel Silvestre

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Jan 11, 2021

"He couldn't have walked very far. ... Because I cut off his legs... and his arms... and his head... and I'm going to do the same to you." Say what? Join your faithful Grue-Crew - Crystal Cleveland, Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, and Jeff Mohr - as they learn the perils of picking up a hitchhiker in The Hitcher (1986).

Decades of Horror 1980s
Episode 171 – The Hitcher (1986)

A young man who escapes the clutches of a murderous hitchhiker is subsequently stalked by the hitcher and framed for his crimes.

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The Hitcher is an interesting film for several reasons. Your Decades of Horror 1980s Grue-Crew all agree that Rutger Hauer rocks as do Jennifer Jason Leigh, C. Thomas Howell, and a bevy of quality character actors. They also agree that the plot is full of holes, but nobody much cares. Jeff thinks The Hitcher feels a bit like an 80s version of Spielberg’s Duel (1971) and that the desert is almost the movie’s fourth lead character. As the story unfolds, Crystal has a different interpretation of events and thinks her version would have made a better film. Chad is completely on board with Crystal’s interpretation and laments the huge logic holes in the plot, but still loves The Hitcher. Bill says picking up hitchhikers is a crapshoot at best and finds himself liking The Hitcher while, at the same time, being annoyed by it. He also sings the praises of the film’s cinematographer John Seale. 

Your 80s Grue-Crew recommends you turn off your mind and go along for the ride with this taut thriller. At the time of this writing, The Hitcher is available to stream on MAXGO, the Amazon Cinemax channel, and the DIRECTV app. As for physical media, the film is currently available on DVD and a German import Blu-ray.

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 Elvira: Mistress of the Dark (1988).

Please let them know how they’re doing! They want to hear from you – the coolest, grooviest fans:  leave them a message or leave a comment on the site or email the Decades of Horror 1980s podcast hosts at feedback@gruesomemagazine.com

Jan 5, 2021

Join your host Doc Rotten on the GRUESOME GUIDE to Horror Movies for January 2021. Back again are the scariest, goriest, bloodiest co-hosts on the 'Net. Joining Doc tonight is Podcasting Rock Star & International Cosplay Queen, Vanessa Thompson.

Shadow in the Cloud - 1/1/2021

Available select Theaters, on Demand, and Digital January 1, 2021. 
Writer: Max Landis, Roseanne Liang
Cast: Chloë Grace Moretz, Nick Robinson, Beulah Koale

30 Coins - 1/4/2021

Available on HBOMax Beginning January 4, 2021
Director: Álex de la Iglesia
Writer: Jorge Guerricaechevarría, Álex de la Iglesia
Cast: Eduard Fernández, Megan Montaner, Miguel Ángel Silvestre

Butchers - 1/12/2021

In select theaters and on VOD January 12, 2021
Director: Adrian Langley
Writer: Adrian Langley and Daniel Weissenberger
Cast: Simon Phillips, Michael Swatton, Julie Mainville, Anne-Carolyne Binette, James Hicks, Frederik Storm, Nick Allan, Samantha De Benedet, Blake Canning, Jonathan Largy

Bloody Hell - 1/14/2021

In Select Drive-ins and on Demand Jan. 14th, 2021
Director: Alister Grierson (Sanctum)
Writer: Robert Benjamin
Cast: Ben O’Toole (Hacksaw Ridge), Meg Fraser (Leech), Caroline Craig (Blue Heelers), Matthew Sunderland (Out Of The Blue), and Travis Jeffery (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales)

Hunted - 1/14/2021

Available on SHUDDER January 14, 2021
Director: Vincent Paronnaud
Writer: Vincent Paronnaud
Cast: Magritte Award-winning actors Lucie Debay (THE CONFESSION) and Arieh Worthalter (GIRL)

Ten Minutes to Midnight - 1/19/2021

Available January 19th, 2021 from 1091 Pictures
Director: Erik Bloomquist
Writer: Erik Bloomquist, Carson Bloomquist
Cast: Caroline Williams, Nicole Kang, Nicholas Tucci, Adam Weppler, William Youmans

PG: Psycho Gorman - 1/22/2021

In Theaters, On Demand and Digital HD January 22
Director: Steven Kostanski
Writer: Steven Kostanski
Cast: Nita-Josee Hanna, Owen Myre, Adam Brooks, Alexis Hancey, and Matthew Ninaber

Wrong Turn - 1/26/2021

Director: Mike P. Nelson
Writer: Alan B. McElroy
Cast: Matthew Modine, Charlotte Vega, Emma Dumont

The Queen of Black Magic - 1/28/2021

Premieres January 28 on SHUDDER
Director: Kimo Stamboel
Writer: Joko Anwar
Cast: Ario Bayu, Hannah Al Rashid, Adhisty Zara

The Little Things - 1/29/2021

Coming to theaters and exclusively on HBO Max on January 29
Director: John Lee Hancock
Writer: John Lee Hancock
Cast: Denzel Washington, Rami Malek, and Jared Leto

Jan 4, 2021

"I'm not afraid... I even left my crucifix upstairs.” Oh-oh. Big mistake. Join your faithful Grue Crew - Doc Rotten, Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, and Jeff Mohr - as they go vampire hunting and find one in Grave of the Vampire (1972).

Decades of Horror 1970s
Episode 129 – Grave of the Vampire (1972)

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Kroft, a legendary vampire, returns from sleep. Kroft attacks a couple in a graveyard, raping the woman. The child born feeds only on blood from his mother's breast.

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Grave of the Vampire is a lesser-known vampire film from the 1970s with aspects that make it worth a watch. Bill identifies Michael Pataki’s character as the most sleazy and detestable vampire ever, even making the vampire in Vampire Circus look like a debonair man about town. Chad hated Grave of the Vampire when he saw it back in the day and he still hates it, wearing out the 10-second fast forward button while he was watching. Agreeing that the movie lacks execution in many areas, Jeff also points out the violence and the number of kills. Doc didn’t care much for it when he saw Grave of the Vampire in the 1970s, but the film is now one of the many 70s horror films he classifies as guilty pleasures.

If you skipped Grave of the Vampire in the past due to the poor visual quality, you might want to think about giving it another shot based on the improved look of current versions. As of this writing, the movie is available on physical media as a Blu-ray from Scream Factory and can be viewed streaming on Amazon Prime and Epix.

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 George Romero’s The Crazies (1973), chosen by Chad. 

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.

Jan 2, 2021

"I'm told by a friend that you have some views for sale." Nudge, nudge, wink, wink. Join this episode’s Grue-Crew - Whitney Collazo, Chad Hunt, Jeff Mohr, and listener guest host Shawn Parks - as they become the voyeurs watching the voyeur murderer turning his victims into voyeurs of their own deaths in Michael Powell’s Peeping Tom (1960).

Decades of Horror: The Classic Era
Episode 89 – Peeping Tom (1960)

A young man murders women, using a movie camera to film their dying expressions of terror.

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Peeping Tom elicited outrage from most film critics at its release, 4-5 months before the release of Hitchcock’s Psycho. Shawn, our listener guest host for this episode, picked Peeping Tom after he’d seen it referred to as a proto-slasher and also finds the juxtaposition of the artist as the obsessed killer interesting. Whitney loves the colors and shot construction right from the opening scene. As usual, Jeff points out some cast members who have appeared in other Decades of Horror episodes. Chad is impressed with the script and the multiple layers it contains.

While you might feel like you need a shower after viewing Peeping Tom, your Decades of Horror: The Classic Era Grue-Crew highly recommend it. As of this writing, Peeping Tom is a bit scarce in the US on physical media - a Criterion issue DVD of Peeping Tom is out-of-print while a UK-released (Region 0) Blu-ray is still available - but the film is available for streaming on Amazon Prime.

Chad, Whitney, and Jeff give a big Grue-Crew thank you to Shawn Parks! His film pick, research, and passion for the subject made this episode a joy! Be sure to check out Shawn on his own podcast, Talk Horror to Me.

Gruesome Magazine’s Decades of Horror: The Classic Era records a new episode every two weeks. The next episode in their very flexible schedule, chosen by their next super-secret guest host, will be Son of Kong (1933).

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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