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Sep 28, 2022

“You’ve made an unbreakable vow. In the name of vengeance, you must foreswear all human emotions, all love and hate, everything.” Your basic all-inclusive vow, then? Got it. Join your faithful Grue Crew – Doc Rotten, Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, and Jeff Mohr – as they check out the major influence for Tarantino’s Kill Bill Duology, Lady Snowblood(1973).

Decades of Horror 1970s
Episode 172 – Lady Snowblood (1973)

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Synopsis: A young woman is trained from birth to be a deadly instrument of revenge against the swindlers who destroyed her family

Lady Snowblood, the horror-adjacent inspiration for Tarantino’s Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) & Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004), is Jeff’s pick and he loves this movie, describing it as a visual feast with a non-traditional story structure incorporating Japanese culture and history. It is so much fun!

Seeing Lady Snowblood for the first time with excellent visual quality, Bill is completely absorbed in the film. He was already familiar with the lead actress, Meiko Kaji, from Female Prisoner Scorpion: Jailhouse 41 (1972), which he also loved, and he loves her performance. It’s the kind of performance the viewer can read a lot into. He describes the character and Kaji’s performance as a female version of Clint Eastwood’s “man with no name.”

This is Doc’s first time watching Lady Snowblood and he falls in love with the movie. The simple story with an interesting structure, amazing sound effects, plenty of gore for the gorehounds out there, and the great screen presence of the lead actress all contribute to him cherishing every moment of Lady Snowblood.

You’ve probably guessed by now that the Decades of Horror 70s Grue Crew heartily recommend Lady Snowblood. At the time of this writing, it is available to stream from HBOmax, the Criterion Channel, and various PPV sources. In terms of physical media, it is available in The Complete Lady Snowblood (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray], which also includes Lady Snowblood 2: Love Song of Vengeance (1974). And if you are as infatuated with the acting of Meiko Kaji, you might want to check out her Female Prisoner series  – Female Prisoner #701: Scorpion (1972), Female Prisoner Scorpion: Jailhouse 41 (1972), Female Prisoner Scorpion: Beast Stable (1973), and Female Prisoner Scorpion: #701’s Grudge Song (1973) – all of which are currently available to stream from Shudder.

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, chosen by Bill, will be The Golden Voyage of Sinbad (1973. Ray Harryhausen, Caroline Munro, John Phillip Law, Takis Emmanuel, Tom Baker, Robert Shaw, and the usual assortment of stop-motion animation creatures? Oh yeah!

We want to hear from you – the coolest, grooviest fans: comment on the site or email the Decades of Horror 1970s podcast hosts at feedback@gruesomemagazine.com. 

Sep 27, 2022

Tonight, on Gruesome Magazine episode 359, the Grue-Crew review DON'T WORRY DARLING (2022, WB). Award-winning filmmaker Christopher G. Moore, Screen-writer Brian W. Smith, and Doc Rotten share their thoughts about this week's frightening addition to theatrical horror films.

Warning: possible spoilers after the initial impressions!

DON'T WORRY DARLING (2022, WB)

A 1950s housewife living with her husband in a utopian experimental community begins to worry that his glamorous company could be hiding disturbing secrets.

  • Available in Theaters beginning September 23, 2022
  • Directed by: Olivia Wilde
  • Written by: Katie Silberman, Carey Van Dyke, Shane Van Dyke
  • Cast: Florence Pugh, Harry Styles, Chris Pine, Olivia Wilde, KiKi Layne, Gemma Chan, Nick Kroll, Sydney Chandler, Douglas Smith

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Sep 27, 2022

Welcome to HORROR NEWS RADIO for September 26, 2022. JOIN US FOR horror news for CLOVERFIELD 2 and SCANNERS on HBO, along with trailer news for HELLRAISER 2022 and KNOCK AT THE CABIN. All this, and more, coming up next…

I am your host Doc Rotten and this is HNR, the official GRUESOME MAGAZINE HORROR NEWS podcast. Back with me again this week is Crystal Cleveland, the Livin6dead6irl.

UPCOMING FILMS

Director Babak Anvari boards Bad Robot's CLOVERFIELD 2 as it officially goes into development
Babak Anvari ("Wounds") is set to direct. J.J. Abrams is producing. Previous films in the series: Cloverfield (2008), 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016), The Cloverfield Paradox (2018).
Source: Variety

David Cronenberg's SCANNERS returns with an HBO Series. William Bridges (Black Mirror "USS Callister") is the writer and showrunner. Yann Demange (Lovecraft Country) is set to direct.

Synopsis: Two women living on the fringes of modern society are pursued by relentless agents with unimaginable powers and thus must learn to work together to topple a vast conspiracy determined to bring them to heel.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter

NETFLIX finally drops the WEDNESDAY premiere date and we're "thankful" - WEDNESDAY debuts on NETFLIX on November 23, 2022. The series is directed by Tim Burton and features Jenna Ortega in the title role.
Source: Deadline

CASTING NEWS

Lena Headey teams up with Nick Frost for the comedy/thriller SVALTA for XYZ Films, directed by Steffen Haars and Flip van der Kuil and written by Nick Frost.

Synopsis: a family begin their summer vacation to a remote island with a dark past. There, they discover that a serial killer is on the loose and that unfortunately for them, the hostile locals have no interest in helping them.
Source: Deadline

Storm Reid joins Bonnie Aarons in THE NUN 2 with Taissa Farmiga in talks to return. Michael Chaves (The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It) is set to direct. Ian Goldberg and Richard Naing are currently adapting the script from a screenplay penned by writer Akela Cooper (Malignant). THE NUN 2 is currently set to debut on September 8, 2023.
Source: Collider

Michael Beihn heads to Australia to film THE RED along with Tess Haubrich (Alien: Covenant) and Angie Milliken (Elvis). The director is Ryan Coonan and the creature effects come from Toby Barron (Thor: Ragnorok).

Synopsis: A young sheriff (Haubrich) obsessed with living up to her dead father’s legacy finds her mettle tested when locals are found ripped to shreds. She must finally face up to her past and work with her eccentric Vietnam veteran uncle (Biehn) to defeat the beast responsible for the murders before it kills everyone in town.
Source: Deadline

TRAILERS

HELLRAISER reboot drops on HULU October 7, 2022
Director: David Bruckner
Writers: Ben Collins, Luke Piotrowski, David S. Goyer
Based on the book by Clive Barker
Cast: Jamie Clayton, Odessa A'zion, Goran Visnjic

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUlgwJNdu2I

Universal teases M. Night Shyamalan's KNOCK AT THE CABIN coming February 3, 2023
Director: M. Night Shyamalan
Writers: M. Night Shyamalan, Steve Desmond, Michael Sherman
Based on the novel by: Paul Tremblay
Cast: Dave Bautista, Jonathan Groff, Ben Aldridge, Rubert Grint, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Abby Quinn, Kristen Cui

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wiBHEACNHs

RLJE wants to party with KIDS VS ALIENS for early 2023
Director: Jason Eisener
Writers: John Davies, Jason Eisener
Cast: Dominic Mariche, Phoebe Rex, Calem MacDonald

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4eW88_ssV6s

NETFLIX provides first look at THE MIDNIGHT CLUB coming October 7
Creators: Mike Flanagan, Leah Fong
Cast: Samantha Sloyen, Zach Gilford, Igby Rigney, Heather Langenkamp

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3cCROeOQLQ

Lionsgate doesn't want you to forget that PREY FOR THE DEVIL is coming to theaters this Halloween
Director: Damian Stamm
Writers: Robert Zappia, Todd R. Jones, Earl Richey Jones
Cast: Virginia Madsen, Jacqueline Byers, Nicolas Ralph, Colin Salmon, Ben Cross in his final role

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OkEnG6inG4c

Sep 24, 2022

“New sensation! Woman’s head cut off! Read all about it! New sensation!” And don’t forget… Hypno-Vista! Join this episode’s Grue-Crew – Chad Hunt, Daphne Monary-Ernsdorff, and Jeff Mohr, along with guest host Steven Turek – as they discuss the quirky Horrors of the Black Museum (1959).

Decades of Horror: The Classic Era
Episode 134 – Horrors of the Black Museum (1959)

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Synopsois: A frustrated crime columnist and thriller writer wants accurate crimes for his next book so he hypnotizes his assistant to make him commit the required crimes

 

Steven Turek of the DieCast Movie Podcast joins the Decades of Horror Classic Era Grue Crew for this episode and, in fact, picked the topic of discussion, Horrors of the Black Museum, an American-British production distributed by American International Pictures and Anglo-Amalgamated Film Distributors. As Steven points out, even though the film is blatantly billed in the U.S. as containing Hypno-Vista, there is nary an example of hypnosis in the story. For Steven, this Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde mashup is all about inventive kills with a few gadgets thrown in for good measure.

Daphne points out that Horrors of the Black Museum is part of what has been called Anglo-Amalgamated’s Sadian trilogy along with Circus of Horrors (1960) and Peeping Tom (1960). From her point of view, it’s a fun film and she most enjoys Michael Gough’s arrogant character and the incredible kills.

Michael Gough’s scenery-chewing performance is what stands out for Chad in Horrors of the Black Museum. It’s an example of good acting coupled with a zany story with seemingly arbitrary twists and insane kills. Jeff agrees with Chad’s appraisal of Gough’s performance. For him, Horrors of the Black Museum is not a great movie, but it sure is fun watching Michael Gough chewing accompanied by the unique kills, the first of which takes place within the first three minutes of the movie.

Now, about that HypnoVista thing. A thirteen-minute prologue was added to the U.S. release by the folks at AIP as a Castle-esque gimmick. It featured hypnotist Emile Franchele and obliquely introduces the HypnoVista concept. Most streaming sources do not include this prologue, but it can be viewed here: Hypno-Vista intro of Horrors of the Black Museum  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWgU1lJHB4k 

At the time of this writing, Horrors of the Black Museum is available to stream from the Classic Horror Movie Channel, Wicked Horror TV, and Tubi.

Be sure to check out our very own Whitney Collazo and Daphne Monary-Ernsdorff as they join Steven and Alistair Hughes for a discussion of Hammer’s Vampire Lovers (1970) on Diecast Movie Podcast episode 125/Hammerama 7. Steve also conducts a very interesting interview of Whitney on episode 118.

Gruesome Magazine’s Decades of Horror: The Classic Era records a new episode every two weeks. Up next in their very flexible schedule is one chosen by guest host and special effects artist Dirk Rogers: Matango (Attack of the Mushroom People, 1963). Get ready for some body horror from Toho and Ishirô Honda!

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, the site, or email the Decades of Horror: The Classic Era podcast hosts at feedback@gruesomemagazine.com

To each of you from each of them, “Thank you so much for listening!

Sep 20, 2022

Welcome to HORROR NEWS RADIO for September 19, 2022.

JOIN US FOR casting news for VIOLENT NIGHT and A CREATURE WAS STIRRING, along with trailer news for CHUCKY Season 2 and GRIMCUTTY. All this, and more, coming up next…

I am your host Doc Rotten and this is HNR, the official GRUESOME MAGAZINE HORROR NEWS podcast. Back with me again are the scariest, goriest, bloodiest co-hosts on the 'Net.
Dave Dreher, the lead news writer at Gruesome Magazine
Crystal Cleveland, the Livin6dead6irl
And Vanessa, Podcasting Rock Star and International Cosplay Queen

UPCOMING FILMS

Stephen King's FAIRY TALE will be adapted and directed by Paul Greengrass
"Paul Greengrass will adapt, direct and produce a feature adaptation of Fairy Tale, the bestselling novel by Stephen King that Scribner just published"
"an epic tale that follows a 17-year-old boy who inherits the keys to a terrifying world where good and evil are at war. The stakes could not be higher, for that world and ours, as he journeys into the mythic roots of human storytelling."
https://deadline.com/2022/09/fairy-tale-stephen-king-novel-paul-greengrass-to-adapt-direct-movie-1235119945/

Tubi set to debut TERROR TRAIN remake on October 21, 2022
'The new cast is led by Canadian actress Robyn Alomar (“Utopia Falls”), as well as Tim Rozon (“Schitt’s Creek”). The remake is written by Ian Carpenter and Aaron Martin (“Slasher”), and is directed Philippe Gagnon (“Amber Alert”). '
https://bloody-disgusting.com/movie/3731650/tubis-terror-train-remake-pulls-into-the-station-in-october-teaser/

KIDS VS ALIENS coming in 2023 from RLJE and SHUDDER
"RLJE Films will release the alien invasion film in theaters, on demand and across digital platforms in early 2023. A Shudder release will follow later in the year."
Synopsis: "Gary, who wants to make awesome home movies with his best buds. All his older sister Samantha wants is to hang with the cool kids. When their parents head out of town one Halloween weekend, a teen house party turns to terror when aliens attack, forcing the siblings to band together to survive the night. "
"The film was directed by Jason Eisener (“Hobo with a Shotgun”), who co-wrote “Kids vs. Aliens” with John Davies."
The cast includes "Dominic Mariche (“Are You Afraid of the Dark?,” “Team Zenko Go”), Phoebe Rex (“The Last Divide”), Calem MacDonald (“The Umbrella Academy”), Asher Grayson Percival (“Scaredy Cats”), and Ben Tecto"
https://variety.com/2022/film/news/rlje-films-shudder-kids-vs-aliens-fantastic-fest-1235376824/

Coming to theaters, streaming, and VOD this weekend
DON'T WORRY DARLING (9/23, New Line Cinemas) Theatrical
RAVEN'S HOLLOW (9/22, SHUDDER) Streaming
THE INFERNAL MACHINE (9/23, Paramount) VOD
BLANK (9/23, Brainstorm Media) VOD

CASTING NEWS

Madelaine Petsch (Riverdale) Leds Renny Harlin's THE STRANGERS remake
"Madelaine Petsch (Riverdale), Froy Gutierrez (Cruel Summer) and Gabriel Basso (Hillbilly Elegy) have been tapped to star in a Lionsgate remake of the 2008 horror pic The Strangers"
"The new Strangers film will follow Petsch’s character as she drives cross-country with her longtime boyfriend (Gutierrez) to begin a new life in the Pacific Northwest. When their car breaks down in Venus, Oregon, they’re forced to spend the night in a secluded Airbnb, where they are terrorized from dusk till dawn by three masked strangers."
Writers: Alan R. Cohen and Alan Freedland (The Freak Brothers, Due Date)
https://deadline.com/2022/09/the-strangers-remake-starring-madelaine-petsch-in-works-at-lionsgate-1235117869/

From This Is Us to A CREATURE WAS STIRRING, Chrissy Metz scares up some Xmas Chills
"The international and indie distributor Well Go USA Entertainment has acquired worldwide rights to A Creature Was Stirring"
Chrissy Metz, Annalise Basso, Scout Taylor-Compton, Connor Paolo star
Damien LeVeck is directing
Shannon Wells wrote the script
Synopsis: "A Creature Was Stirring follows the overprotective mother and professional nurse Faith (Metz), who keeps her teenage daughter (Annalise Basso) locked securely in her room and subjected to constant methadone injections, their only means of sustaining a delicately balanced fever state that keeps a mysterious and terrifying affliction at bay. However, when a pair of strangers (Scout Taylor-Compton and Connor Paolo) breaks into the home while seeking shelter from the Christmas blizzard, they quickly discover that this mother-daughter relationship stretches the limits of both dysfunction and reality, and that the women are hiding a terrible secret — specifically, the presence of a malevolent houseguest who won’t be content to lurk in the shadows much longer. (Hint: it ain’t Santa.)"
https://deadline.com/2022/09/chrissy-metz-horror-film-a-creature-was-stirring-acquired-by-well-go-usa-1235115569/

David Harbour debuts VIOLENT NIGHT poster while Sony announced he'll lead Neill Blomkamp's GRAN TURISMO
Just as Universal Pictures teases Tommy Wirkola's VIOLENT NIGHT with a poster, coming to theaters on December 2, 2022, Sony announces that David Harbour will next star in Neill Blomkamp's adaptation of the racing video game, GRAN TURISMO
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/movies/movie-news/david-harbour-gran-turismo-sony-playstation-1235220238/

TRAILERS

CHUCKY Season 2
CHUCKY returns to SYFY on October 5, 2022 for season 2
"Brad Dourif and Jennifer Tilly will both be back for “Chucky” Season 2, with returning cast also including Zackary Arthur as Jake Wheeler, Björgvin Arnarson as Devon Evans, Alyvia Alyn Lind as Lexy Cross, Fiona Dourif as Nica Pierce, Alex Vincent as Andy Barclay, Christine Elise as Kyle and Barbara Alyn Woods as Mayor Michelle Cross."
The first episode is titled "HALLOWEEN II"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cat19KG-mNQ

MR. HARRIGAN'S PHONE
Begins streaming on NETFLIX on October 5, 2022
John Lee Hancock writes and directs, adapting the short story by Stephen King
Jaeden Martell, Donald Sutherland, Kirby Howell-Babtiste lead the cast
Synopsis: When Mr. Harrigan dies, the teen who befriended and did odd jobs for him, puts his smart phone in his pocket before burial and when the lonely youth leaves his dead friend a message, he is shocked to get a return text.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Un_ker71dg

GRIMCUTTY
Begins streaming on HULU beginning October 10, 2022
Synopsis: In this modern creature feature, a scary internet meme called "Grimcutty" stirs up panic amongst all the parents in town, convinced it's making their kids harm themselves and others. When a real-life version of Grimcutty starts attacking teen Asha Chaudry, her parents believe that she's cutting herself as part of a challenge. With her phone taken away and no one who believes her, Asha has to figure out how to get through to her parents and stop the Grimcutty once and for all.
Written and directed by John Ross
Sara Wolfkind, Shannyn Sossamon, and Usman Ally lead the cast
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lb3FCMpMN4s

V/H/S/99
Begins streaming on SHUDDER on October 19, 2022
Synopsis: Witness a hellish vision of 1999, as social isolation, analog technology and disturbing home videos fuse into a nightmare of found footage savagery.
Directors:
Flying Lotus … (segment "Ozzy's Dungeon")
Maggie Levin … (segment "Shredding")
Tyler MacIntyre … (segment "The Gawkers")
Johannes Roberts … (segment "Suicide Bid")
Joseph Winter … (segment "To Hell and Back")
Vanessa Winter … (segment "To Hell and Back")
Writers:
Zoe Cooper … (segment) (segment "Ozzy's Dungeon")
Flying Lotus … (segment) (segment "Ozzy's Dungeon")
Maggie Levin … (segment) (segment "Shredding")
Tyler MacIntyre … (segment) (segment "The Gawkers")
Johannes Roberts … (segment) (segment "Suicide Bid")
Joseph Winter … (segment) (segment "To Hell And Back")
Vanessa Winter … (segment) (segment "To Hell And Back")
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYY6Q34C10Y

FEEDBACK

ANDY L - Hi Doc,
I've been meaning to write for a while but been rather busy. Just wanted to say that I’m glad to see the return of horror news to Horror news radio. I think it was a good choice to divide things into horror news radio for news, and Gruesome magazine for reviews. It was often the case in the past or there’s a lot of overlap between what belonged in what feed. This is a much more clear delineation.
While I agree with you that it’s nice to see Kurt and Wyatt Russell together on screen, I still have a bit of misgivings about the idea of either a Godzilla or a king Kong series. Not sure if either one is really well designed for that kind of multiple interconnected episodes. However, I will keep an open mind. Thank the crew for the continued entertaining podcast

DON JOE - These all look good to me but a new Marcus Dunstan film gets the vote from me.
The dude has a great track record with multiple franchise pictures under his belt with writing and directing credits on Feast, Saw, Collector, Piranha. Although it's just a story credit, his take on Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark was a lot of fun and showed he could work in the family horror category too. Also loved his Into the Dark episode 'Pilgrim', a highlight episode on an under appreciated series. Here's hoping this next directing credit goes well and gets him even more work.

PAUL CARRO - I will watch anything with Samara Weaving, she has yet to be in a film that I did not enjoy. Great show!

CHAD WHITE - looking forward to Spirit Halloween. actually looks better than I expected.
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Sep 19, 2022

“I am Ergo, the magnificent. Short in stature, tall in power, narrow of purpose, and wide of vision. And I do not travel with peasants and beggars. Goodbye!” No brag, just fact. Join your faithful Grue-Crew – Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, Crystal Cleveland, and Jeff Mohr  – as they check out the epic quest depicted in Krull (1983).

Decades of Horror 1980s
Episode 215 – Krull (1983)

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A prince and a fellowship of companions set out to rescue his bride from a fortress of alien invaders who have arrived on their home planet.

 

Crystal has always been a fan of fantasy and has loved Krull since her childhood so it’s not surprising that this is her pick. In fact, she always wanted to be Lyssa. She also loves the handsome and oh-so-precious lead and the costumes, and when she first saw the film, she was afraid of the Widow of the Web.

Steven Archer’s stop motion animation of the crystal spider is Bill’s favorite part of Krull. Well, that and the cyclops. He’s disappointed in the way the Beast is shot, especially after learning of all that went into its design. And, of course, you’ve got to love the glaive, a very stupid yet very cool weapon.

Chad is a big fan of sword and sorcery, and distinctive weapons so Krull is one of his favorites. He is particularly impressed with the cyclops, the beast, and some of the sets with their feel of German expressionism. He does, however, view it as being incohesive with a lot of the story that doesn’t make sense. Jeff describes Krull as a beautiful movie with its sets, locations, production design, and costumes, He also gives a special nod to Freddie Jones for the added gravitas he gives the film.

If you are hungering for some glaive-work or an 80s, sword and sorcery, quest movie with horrific elements (did we forget to mention the changelings?), Krull is just the ticket. At the time of this writing, Krull is available for streaming from HBOmax and various PPV options. As far as physical media, Krull is currently available as a Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 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 Chad, will be Cannibal Apocalypse (1983), directed by Antonio Margheriti and starring John Saxon! Or is it Cannibals in the Streets? Or Apocalypse domani? Or Invasion of the Fleshhunters? Or Cannibal Massacre? Or… well, you get the picture.

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

Sep 14, 2022

“May God bless you. This message was pre-recorded and automatically programmed.” It’s so nice to know they gave it the personal touch. Join your faithful Grue Crew – Doc Rotten, Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, and Jeff Mohr – as they check out a nuclear apocalypse as imagined in Chosen Survivors (1974).

Decades of Horror 1970s
Episode 171 – Chosen Survivors (1974)

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Synopsis: After being selected at random by a computer to seek safety in an underground bomb shelter on the eve of a nuclear attack, a group of refugees makes a horrible realization: They are sharing the space with a colony of vampire bats.

 

Chosen Survivor is a movie Grue-Believers will remember as one mentioned more than once by The Black Saint. It took the 70s Grue Crew a while, but they are finally covering it. Chad describes Chosen Survivors as an apocalyptic tale with cool actors that he kind of likes but with which he is also kind of bored to tears. In the end, he was hoping the bats would eat everyone. Chosen Survivors feels like a 70s TV movie to Bill and most of it looked to him almost like it was shot through gauze. On top of that, a fear of bats is not one of his phobias and the inaccuracy in the film’s depiction of vampire bats took him out of the movie.

Jeff thinks the Chosen Survivors has a lot of cool visuals despite the omnipresent soft focus. He enjoys it even though the plot is a bunch of nonsense and found it a little interesting in conjunction with the actual plan the government had formulated in the event of a nuclear apocalypse. The pure, 70s-gold cast is the high point for Doc. Describing Chosen Survivors as more science fiction than horror with reasons to like it, in the end, he admits it’s not very good.

If a group of people locked up in a facility far underground during a nuclear apocalypse while under attack by unnaturally behaving vampire bats is your thing, you need to check out Chosen Survivors. At the time of this writing, it is available to stream from YouTube and on physical media as a Kino Lorber Blu-ray.

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, chosen by Jeff, will be Lady Snowblood (1973), complete with swordplay and blood galore.

We want to hear from you – the coolest, grooviest fans: comment on the site or email the Decades of Horror 1970s podcast hosts at feedback@gruesomemagazine.com. 

Sep 13, 2022

Welcome to HORROR NEWS RADIO for SEPTEMBER 12, 2022.

JOIN US FOR casting news for SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL and HAUNTED MANSION, along with trailer news for OLD MAN and WEREWOLF BY NIGHT. All this, and more, coming up next…

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

  • Dave Dreher, the lead news writer at Gruesome Magazine
  • Crystal Cleveland, the Livin6dead6irl

OBITS

RIP Peter Straub, novelist, writer of Ghost Story and frequent collaborator with Stephen King

https://www.usatoday.com/story/entertainment/books/2022/09/06/peter-straub-talisman-author-stephen-king-collaborator-dies-79/8004169001/

UPCOMING FILMS

THE LAST BREATH brings more shark-horror
Director Joachim Hedén (Breaking Surface) and Writer Nick Saltrese (Prayer Before Dawn)
Synopsis: The survival thriller follows five college friends who go scuba diving into a recently uncovered WWII shipwreck in the British Virgin Islands, where they find themselves trapped by great white sharks. Above is a first look image from the movie.
Cast: Jack Parr (Peaky Blinders), Kim Spearman (As I Am) and Erin Mullen with Julian Sands (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo)

https://deadline.com/2022/09/shark-great-white-attack-thriller-last-breath-begins-belgium-british-virgin-islands-1235111014/

Vertical Entertainment will bring Brad Anderson's BLOOD to the US
Director: Brad Anderson
Writer: Will Honley
Cast: Michell Monaghan, Skeet Ulrich, Skylar Morgan Jones, Finlay Wojtak-Hissong, June B. Wilde, Rodrigo Beilfuss, Erik Athavale
The film follows Jess, a nurse and mother recently separated from her husband, who moves with her daughter Tyler and young son Owen back into her old farmhouse. Shortly after settling in, Owen’s dog escapes into the woods and returns days later, blood-soaked and rabid. When he attacks and bites Owen, the resulting infection from the bite grows more alarming by the day as Owen’s behavior becomes frightening and deadly. As he spirals deeper into the depths of the illness, Jess discovers a disturbing cure, which makes her question how far she is willing to go to keep her child alive.

https://deadline.com/2022/09/michelle-monaghan-skeet-ulrich-horror-blood-acquired-by-vertical-ent-1235111979/

Marcus Dunstan set to direct ALL MY FRIENDS ARE DEAD
Director: Marcus Dunstan
Written By: Josh Sims and Jessica Sarah Flaum
Jade Pettyjohn whose list of credits includes Destroyer, Little Fires Everywhere, Trial By Fire, School of Rock, United States of Tara, and The Mentalist is in negotiations to star.

https://deadline.com/2022/09/marcus-dunstan-to-direct-all-my-friends-are-dead-1235115444/

CASTING NEWS

Nicolas Cage and Joel Kinnaman join SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL
Director Yuval Adler
Written by Luke Paradise

https://variety.com/2022/film/festivals/nicolas-cage-joel-kinnaman-movie-sympathy-for-the-devil-toronto-film-festival-1235360751/

Samara Weaving top-lines comedy-thriller BORDERLINE
Director: Jimmy Warden
Samara Weaving, Eric Dane and Ray Nicholson

https://variety.com/2022/film/festivals/samara-weaving-eric-dane-ray-nicholson-starring-borderline-cocaine-bear-1235362768/

HAUNTED MANSION adds Winona Ryder, Dan Levy
Joining previously announced stars Rosario Dawson, LaKeith Stanfield, and Owen Wilson are a number of veteran actors, including Dan Levy, Danny DeVito, Winona Ryder, Hasan Minhaj, Jared Leto, and the iconic final girl herself, Jamie Lee Curtis, as Madame Leota.

https://collider.com/haunted-mansion-movie-cast-winona-ryder-dan-levy-hasan-minhaj/

TRAILERS

OLD MAN coming October 14, 2022
Director: Lucky McKee
Writer: Joel Veach
Cast: Stephen Lang, Marc Senter, Patch Darragh, Liana Wright-Mark

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdhxdt6scTU

SPIRIT HALLOWEEN: THE MOVIE second trailer coming September 30, 2022
Director: David Poag
Writer: Billie Bates
Cast: Rachael Leigh Cook, Christopher Lloyd, Marla Gibbs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9yIt_7D1d0

WEREWOLF BY NIGHT arriving on Disney+ on October 7, 2022
Director: Michael Giacchino
Writer: Peter Cameron(teleplay), Heather Quinn(story by)
Cast: Gael García Bernal, Laura Donnelly

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLEFqhS5WmI

Sep 10, 2022

“Help me! Please, help meeeeeee! No! Go away! No! Please! Help me! Please, go away! Go away! No! No! No! No!” …said the fly to the spider …and his brother. Join this episode’s Grue-Crew – Chad Hunt, Whitney Collazo, Daphne Monary-Ernsdorff, and Jeff Mohr – as they discuss a movie that contains some of the most shocking scenes of the 1950s and which became a milepost in Vincent Price’s career in horror films, The Fly(1958).

Decades of Horror: The Classic Era
Episode 133 – The Fly (1958)

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A scientist has a horrific accident when he tries to use his newly invented teleportation device.

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The first of five “Fly” movies, The Fly is Jeff’s pick for this episode. It’s one of those movies from his childhood that indelibly printed its horrific scenes in his memory. Watching now, he is still impressed with the movie, especially in the way the story is told and with the Ben Nye-created makeup effects.

Chad agrees that The Fly is a fantastic horror film. It feels more real to him than a lot of science fiction-horror movies of the 50s adding that it is the characters that help make it so. The reveal of Andre’s (David Hedison) fly head feels almost like the face reveal in The Phantom of the Opera (1925). The Fly was nightmare fuel for Whitney when she first saw it as a child on Halloween night, complete with a candy bag that included fake spiders. Daphne fell in love with The Fly during the first few minutes when blood drips down the side of an hydraulic press and the night watchman’s scream morphs into a telephone ringing in Francois’s (Vincent Price) office. 

It’s probably not surprising that the Classic Era Grue Crew thinks The Fly is a true classic of the horror genre. If you’re ready to refresh your memory, as of this writing, The Fly can be streamed from HBO max as well as several PPV sources. It is also available on physical media as a 20th Century Fox Blu-ray and as one of five Blu-ray discs included in Scream Factory’s The Fly Collection. Also included in The Fly Collection are Return of the Fly (1959), Curse of the Fly (1965), The Fly (1986), and The Fly II (1989).

Gruesome Magazine’s Decades of Horror: The Classic Era records a new episode every two weeks. Up next in their very flexible schedule is one chosen by next episode’s guest host, Steven Turek: Horrors of the Black Museum (1959) starring Michael Gough.

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!

Sep 6, 2022

Welcome to HORROR NEWS RADIO for SEPTEMBER 5, 2022.

JOIN US FOR casting news for THE CROW and FIRST OMEN, along with trailer news for SLAYERS and WINNIE THE POOH: Blood & Honey. All this, and more, coming up next…

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

  • Dave Dreher, the lead news writer at Gruesome Magazine
  • Crystal Cleveland, the Livin6dead6irl

UPCOMING FILMS

NETFLIX confirms an October 5, 2022, debut date for John Lee Hancock's adaptation of Stephen King's MR. HARRIGAN'S PHONE

Mr. Harrigan’s Phone is from the latest collection of novellas “If It Bleeds” from Stephen King, about a young boy living in a small town, who befriends an older, reclusive billionaire. The two form a bond over books and an iPhone, but when the man passes away, the boy discovers that not everything dead is gone, and finds himself able to communicate with his friend from the grave through the iPhone that was buried with him.

DIRECTOR: John Lee Hancock
WRITER: John Lee Hancock
CAST: Donald Sutherland, Jaeden Martell, Joe Tippett

https://deadline.com/2022/08/netflix-fall-release-dates-2022-knives-out-2-1235102815/

Jason (Guns Akimbo) Howden's adaptation of his comic MONSTERS OF METAL is heading to theaters
Frankenstein’s monster (named Frank) and his bandmates Medusa, Jack O’Lantern, Werewolf and the Bride have spent the last few centuries squatting in Dracula’s castle – unbeknown to their slumbering host. But after a band rehearsal gets out of hand and wakes the fearsome vamp, the group gets booted from the castle and are forced to hit the road. As Frank and the band take their act on tour, they find themselves fighting off crazed groupies, monster hunters and fellow crypt creatures in a darkly comic tale that puts the death in “death metal.”

https://deadline.com/2022/09/guns-akimbo-director-jason-howden-prepping-monsters-of-metal-comic-book-pic-1235105385/

Director Patrick Brice and screenwriter Blair Butler are bringing HOME BEFORE DARK to the big screen for SONY

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/movies/movie-news/sony-home-before-dark-director-writer-1235208160/

CASTING NEWS

Danny Huston and Bill Skarsgard star in Rupert Sanders' reboot of THE CROW.
Rupert Sanders is directing the feature which is now weeks-deep in production in the Czech Republic.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/movies/movie-news/danny-huston-the-crow-bill-skarsgard-1235203490/

Nell Tiger Free (Servant) attached to FIRST OMEN for 20th Century

https://deadline.com/2022/08/servant-star-nell-tiger-free-omen-prequel-first-omen-20th-century-1235103698/

R.L. Stine's ZOMBIE TOWN adds Dan Aykroyd and Chevy Chase tp the cast
now shooting in Ontario, also stars Henry Czerny and co-teen leads Marlon Kazadi and Madi Monroe. The ensemble cast also includes Scott Thompson and Bruce McCulloch of the Canadian comedy show Kids in the Hall.
Canadian animator Peter Lepeniotis will direct Zombie Town.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/movies/movie-news/dan-aykroyd-chevy-chase-zombie-town-rl-stine-1235206863/

Rising star Sydney Sweeney will lead and produce - along with Brad Fuller - THE REGISTRATION
The Night House writers Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski are adapting the script.

https://deadline.com/2022/08/sydney-sweeney-brad-fuller-sony-registration-1235102178/

TRAILERS

WINNIE THE POOH: Blood & Honey

It follows Pooh and Piglet as they go on a rampage after Christopher Robin abandons them for college.
Directed by: Rhys Waterfield
Writing Credits " A.A. Milne
Characters from the book by: Rhys Waterfield
Cast: Natasha Tosini, Amber Doig-Thorne, May Kelly, Maria Taylor, Craig David Dowsett (Pooh Bear), Richard D. Myers, Nikolai Leon, Chris Cordell (Piglet)

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

SLAYERS

A group of superstar influencers are drawn to a reclusive billionaire's mansion only to find themselves trapped in the lair of an evil vampire. The only way out is to be saved by a famous online gamer and an old school vampire hunter.
Directed by: K. Asher Levin
Writing Credits: Zack Imbrogno, K. Asher Levin

Cast: Thomas Jane, Kara Hayward, Jack Donnelly, Lydia Hearst, Malin Akerman, Abigail Breslin
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RhtKPrQTGP8

DON'T LOOK AT THE DEMON

A team of paranormal investigators head for the highlands of Fraser's Hill, Malaysia, to probe a series of alleged disturbances at a house with a dark past.

Directed by: Brando Lee
Written by: Brando Lee, Alfie Palermo
Cast: Harris Dickinson, Fiona Dourif, Malin Crépin, Randy Wayne, Jordan Belfi

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Dda63FuCNk

THE VISITOR

After a series of tragedies, Robert moves with his wife back to her childhood home. After he discovers an old portrait of a man who looks like him, he goes down a rabbit hole to discover the identity of this mysterious doppelganger.
Director: Justin P. Lange
Writers: Simon Boyes, Adam Mason
Cast: Finn Jones, Jessica McNamee, Donna Biscoe

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuNAnj3x4f8

Sep 5, 2022

‘Brundle stole my girl, your mother. Got her pregnant. Caused her death. Dissolved my hand and my foot with fly vomit! I had no love for the man. He “bugged” me!’ Doesn’t he know when life gives you lemons you should make lemonade? Sheesh. Join your faithful Grue-Crew – Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, Crystal Cleveland, and Jeff Mohr  – as they check out The Fly II (1989), the worthy sequel to David Cronenberg’s The Fly.

Decades of Horror 1980s
Episode 214 – The Fly II (1989)

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The almost-human son of “Brundlefly” searches for a cure to his mutated genes while being monitored by a nefarious corporation that wishes to continue his father’s experiments.

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The Fly II ain’t no slouch, even when compared to David Cronenberg’s The Fly (1986). This one is Bill’s pick and to his mind, even though The Fly II doesn’t have Cronenberg, effects guru Chris Walas does an excellent job directing his first film. It has a number of high points, including a really monstrous monster.

Chad is glad they didn’t try to redo The Fly, taking The Fly II in a different direction and letting it tell its own story while carrying on themes from the first movie, thanks to writing from Frank Darabont. He loves the effects and the insane gore and almost always goes on to watch The Fly II whenever he watches The Fly.

Crystal likes The Fly II almost as much as The Fly because there are clear antagonists that get what they deserve. She loves the music and the crazy effects of this real and true sequel. She also identifies Eric Stoltz as a phenomenal actor. The Fly II is far better than Jeff remembers it being. He specifically calls out the cast, the story, the original creature, and the practical effects.

If you haven’t seen The Fly II in a while, it’s time to check it out again. While you’re at it, make it a double feature with The Fly and throw in another listen to THE FLY (1986) — Episode 91 — Decades Of Horror 1980s. At the time of this writing, The Fly II is available to stream from HBOmax and as physical media on one of five Blu-ray discs included in Scream Factory’s The Fly Collection. Also included in The Fly Collection are The Fly (1958), Return of the Fly (1959), Curse of the Fly (1965), and The Fly (1986).

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 Krull (1983)! You asked for 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, on the website or email the Decades of Horror 1980s podcast hosts at feedback@gruesomemagazine.com

Aug 31, 2022

“This is the ant. Treat it with respect, for it may very well be the next dominant life form on our planet.” It seems we’re moving in that direction. Join your faithful Grue Crew – Doc Rotten, Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, and Jeff Mohr – as they shop for prime real estate in the Empire of the Ants (1977).

Decades of Horror 1970s
Episode 170 – Empire of the Ants (1977)

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Con artist Marilyn Fryser tries to sell bogus real estate deals in an area overrun by giant ants.

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Chad chose Empire of the Ants, his second H. G. Wells-related pick in a row after The Island of Dr. Moreau (1977) in episode 166 and his second Bert I. Gordon pick after War of the Colossal Beast (1958) on episode 80 of Decades of Horror: The Classic Era. (This is also the second Bert I. Gordon film featured on Decades of Horror 1970s after Food of the Gods (1976) on episode 28.) Chad does recognize his hometown where some of Empire of the Ants is shot, but it is not a terribly good movie, just terrible. To him, it feels like a TV Movie of the Week. The nasty effects and nasty acting, however, are not counterbalanced by how big the ants are.

Robert Lansing is a plus for Jeff in Empire of the Ants but Joan Collins is a minus. Add in the terrible effects and jeff is in agreement with Chad. The movie is just terrible. Even though the movie is bad from its dreadful beginning to its terrible ending, Bill retains an affection for Bert I. Gordon and his work even though it doesn’t work well in Empire of the Ants. Waiting for a bunch of unlikable characters to start dying is a bit of a drag. Doc is on board with the TV-movie-of-the-week feel to Empire of the Ants, adding that it is just bad and boring. To him, it seems workmanlike, but there is no pizazz to hold a viewer’s interest. This one definitely fits into the “not-so-good” classification.

The Grue-Crew also go through some feedback, during which they promised to provide the link to Grue-Believer Scott’s “erratically published” blog, so here it is. Check out his musings at  Saturday Mad Theater.

If for any reason imaginable, you’re looking for a way to watch Empire of the Ants, as of this writing, it is streaming from Plex w/ads and as PPV from Apple TV and Amazon.

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, chosen by Doc, will be Chosen Survivors (1974), a film oft mentioned by The Black Saint, starring Jackie Cooper, Bradford Dillman, Richard Jaeckel, Gwenn Mitchell, Lincoln Kilpatrick, Barbara Babcock, Diana Muldaur, and Alex Cord.

We want to hear from you – the coolest, grooviest fans: comment on the site or email the Decades of Horror 1970s podcast hosts at feedback@gruesomemagazine.com.

Aug 30, 2022

Welcome to HORROR NEWS RADIO for August 29, 2022. JOIN US FOR casting news for Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes and The Front Room, along with trailer news for Terrifier 2 and My Best Friend's Exorcism. All this, and more, coming up next…

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

  • Dave Dreher, the lead news writer at Gruesome Magazine
  • Crystal Cleveland, the Livin6dead6irl
  • And Vanessa, Podcasting Rock Star and International Cosplay Queen

UPCOMING FILMS

Live-Action KING KONG series coming to DISNEY+. Produced by James Wan's Atomic Monster. Written by Paper Girls creator Stephany Folsom. The series will explore the mythology of King Kong’s origin story and the supernatural mysteries of his home based on IP from Merian C. Cooper’s original books and the new King Kong novelizations by Joe DeVito. source: Deadline

https://deadline.com/2022/08/king-kong-series-disney-plus-stephany-folsom-james-wan-atomic-monster-disney-branded-television-1235098603/

HALLOWEEN ENDS going day-and-date to Theaters AND Peacock on October 14, 2022. Source: Deadline

https://deadline.com/2022/08/halloween-ends-peacock-theatrical-release-1235098413/

EVIL DEAD RISE dropped from HBOMax, will now release in theaters on April 21, 2023. Source: Deadline

https://deadline.com/2022/08/aquaman-2-shazam-fury-of-the-gods-hbo-max-house-party-evil-dead-rise-1235099521/

What to watch this weekend (September 2), you ask…

  • THE HARBINGER (Screen Gems)
  • ALL EYES (Gravitas Ventures)
  • JAWS (1975) IMAX (Universal)

CASTING NEWS

Owen Teague cast in Disney's KINGDOM OF THE PLANET OF THE APES. Source: Deadline

https://deadline.com/2022/08/planet-of-the-apes-owen-teague-20th-century-1235097948/

The Eggar Brothers, Max Eggers (The Lighthouse) and Sam Eggers (Olympia), set to direct THE FRONT ROOM for A24. Cast includes Brandy Norwood (Queens), Kathryn Hunter (The Tragedy of Macbeth), Andrew Burnap (Snow White) and Neal Huff (Waves). Original short story by Susan (The Woman in Black) Hill. Source: Deadline

https://deadline.com/2022/08/a24-teams-with-eggers-brothers-on-first-feature-the-front-room-1235099583/

CAMP PLEASANT LAKE casts Jonathan Lipnicki (Jerry Maquire, Stuart Little) as the film's…Villain! Source: Deadline

https://deadline.com/2022/08/camp-pleasant-lake-adds-jonathan-lipnicki-exclusive-prime-video-how-to-date-billy-walsh-pinewood-sean-connery-global-briefs-1235100157/

TRAILERS

TERRIFIER 2 is Gruesome-tacular!

Prime Video presents MY BEST FRIEND'S EXORCISM in October

Directors Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead return with SOMETHING IN THE DIRT

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_SU1dZ5sWYM

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Aug 27, 2022

“The Angel of Death hovers over a great house. I see it in ruins. Weeds, vines growing over it, bats flying in and out the broken windows.” Do you see anyone marrying a corpse or living in a grave, too? Join this episode’s Grue-Crew – Chad Hunt, Daphne Monary-Ernsdorff, and Jeff Mohr – as they discuss Son of Dracula (1943), the third entry in the series of Universal Dracula films.

Decades of Horror: The Classic Era
Episode 132 – Son of Dracula (1943)

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When Katherine, a beautiful Southern girl obsessed with thoughts of eternal life, invites Count Alucard to come to her mansion in the U.S., she unleashes a Pandora’s box of horror on unsuspecting relatives and neighbors.

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Son of Dracula is Chad’s pick and he’s surprised at how much he likes it! For him, Lon Chaney Jr. has an imposing presence as Count Alucard/Dracula even though he is sans accent and doesn’t feel as dignified as Lugosi’s version. Overall he thinks it’s a cool story and the effects were better than he expected; especially the smoke/vapor transformations.

For Daphne, Son of Dracula feels more like Kay’s (Louis Allbritton) story than Dracula’s. Although Lon Chaney Jr. is physically imposing as Dracula, she is a little let down by his performance. She is, however, impressed with some of the actors and Robert Paige’s performance as Frank reminds her a little of some of George Bailey’s (James Stewart) frantic dashes to come in It’s a Wonderful Life (1946). 

On the surface, Son of Dracula felt a little lame to Jeff but once he got into it, it was better than he remembered. He also loves the smoke effects and the bat transformations and really appreciates the character of Queen Zimba, as short as her appearance is. The Classic Era Grue-Crew universally lament the plight of poor, poor, pitiful Frank.

As of this writing, Son of Dracula is currently available to stream from the Classic Horror Movie Channel, Wicked Horror TV, Tubi, Plex, and various PPV options. Of course, the Blu-ray is available in Dracula: Complete Legacy Collection [Blu-ray] and Universal Classic Monsters: Complete 30-Film Collection [Blu-ray].

Gruesome Magazine’s Decades of Horror: The Classic Era records a new episode every two weeks. Up next in their very flexible schedule is one chosen by Jeff: The Fly (1958).

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!

Aug 26, 2022

On Gruesome Magazine episode 346, Jeff Mohr interviews Josh Robins of the Invincible Czars, “Austin’s Emperors of Eclecticism,” as they prepare for their biggest tour yet, performing their original soundtrack LIVE with these 100th-anniversary showings of NOSFERATU (1922). The Alamo Drafthouse called this multi-faceted collective of musicians one of the best silent film orchestras in the nation. Jeff and Josh talk about Nosferatu, the upcoming tour (September 5 – October 31, 2022), silent film, how the Czars got their name, how they worked their way into silent film accompaniment, and more!

Check out their upcoming tour dates and links to purchase tickets from the individual venues at their website: https://invincibleczars.com/nosferatu 

Grue-Believers do not want to miss this!

 

Aug 23, 2022

Welcome to HORROR NEWS RADIO for AUGUST 22, 2022. JOIN THE GRUE-CREW FOR casting news for the MONSTERVERSE TV series heading to Apple+, along with trailer news for Tim Burton's WEDNESDAY series on NETFLIX. All this, and more, coming up next…

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

  • Dave Dreher, the lead news writer at Gruesome Magazine
  • Crystal Cleveland, the Livin6dead6irl
  • And Vanessa, Podcasting Rock Star and International Cosplay Queen

UPCOMING FILMS

Regal Theaters Brings George A. Romero's DAWN OF THE DEAD back to theaters this Halloween… NOW IN 3-D!

What to watch this weekend (August 26), you ask…

  • THE INVITATION from Screen Gems heads to theaters
    • A young woman is courted and swept off her feet, only to realize a gothic conspiracy is afoot.
    • d. Jessica M. Thompson
    • cast. Nathalie Emmanuel , Thomas Doherty, Stephanie Corneliussen, Sean Pertwee
  • MANEATER from Saban Films heads to VOD
    • After an accident during their vacations on a paradisiac island, a group of friends is stalked by a large shark.
    • d. Justin Lee
    • cast: Nicky Whelan, Trace Adkins, Shane West
  • ALIENOID from Well Go USA heads to limited theaters
    • The door of time opens between the swordsman who wants to seize the legendary divine sword at the end of the Goryeo Dynasty and those who chase after an alien prisoner imprisoned in a human body in 2022.
    • d. Dong-hoon Choi
  • WATCHER streams on SHUDDER beginning August 26
    • A young American woman moves with her husband to Bucharest, and begins to suspect that a stranger who watches her from the apartment building across the street may be a local serial killer decapitating women.
    • cast. Maika Monroe, Karl Glusman, Burn Gorman

CASTING NEWS

  • Mari Yamakoto joins the cast of Legendary's Apple Live-Action MONSTERVERSE series AKA the Untitled Apple/Godzilla and the Titans Project

TRAILERS

  • WEDNESDAY heads to NETFLIX this OCTOBER
  • starring Jenna Ortega in the title role, alongside Catherine Zeta-Jones, Luis Guzman, Gwendoline Christie, Christina Ricci
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FEEDBACK

Don Joe: Doc is going beast mode with the beard! Haha!  I do enjoy this new News segment and wish I'd discovered you guys sooner. Saw 10 - bring it on, I love this series so much.  I'd love a reboot (not happening, I know) to bring John Kramer back. I'm down with any King adaptation, no matter how good or bad it turns out, they're always interesting. All of those new streaming films look good but since I've never seen Orphan and ending got spoiled for me, I'm looking forward to watching them both now. Lisa Frankenstein - love the many takes on this story and how it has become it's own sub-genre of horror. GDT's COC (lol) - amazing, looks so good and makes me extra excited for my fav time of year.

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Aug 22, 2022

“What… the eff was that?” That’s a very good question! Join your faithful Grue-Crew – Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, and Jeff Mohr  – as they check out this legendary low-budget film with big-budget effects, The Deadly Spawn (1983).

Decades of Horror 1980s
Episode 213 – The Deadly Spawn (1983)

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Alien creatures invade a small town and four teenagers, along with a young boy, attempt to escape from them.

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The Deadly Spawn is Jeff’s pick by way of Doc Rotten. For him, this movie is balls out once the title characters appear. Charles, the film’s monster kid, saves the day while everyone else flounders. He loves the scene with the women’s group, the head removals, and the body thrown out the upstairs window.

Chad first heard of The Deadly Spawn in Fangoria, but it never seemed to be available for him to view it. He finally got it on DVD and holy cow, he loves this movie. The creature is absolutely bonkers and with characters that are interesting, the movie is a fun-as-hell, crazy romp. Crystal can’t believe how low-budget The Deadly Spawn is and how good the acting and the special effects are. Bill also first heard of The Deadly Spawn in Fangoria but assumed it would be one of those movies where the monster looked good in the stills but not so good in the movie. Instead, he found a really good, practically iconic creature feature. It’s hard to believe the budget is so low and yet the monster is better than those in some pictures from Holywood with much bigger budgets.

If you haven’t seen this legendary film, the 80s Grue-Crew command that you do. As of this writing, The Deadly Spawn is streaming from Shudder and is available on DVD from Synapse Films.

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 Fly II (1989) with Eric Stoltz and Daphne Zuniga and directed by Chris Walas.

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

Aug 17, 2022

“You know, my son, I wouldn’t be Emperor of the Galaxy if I didn’t have some powers at my disposal. Imperial Battleship, halt the flow of time!” Yup. That could come in handy. Join your faithful Grue Crew – Doc Rotten, Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, and Jeff Mohr – as they check out Starcrash (1978), starring Caroline Munro, Christopher Plummer, Marjoe Gortner, David Hasselhoff, and Joe Spinell. What’s not to like?

Decades of Horror 1970s
Episode 169 – Starcrash (1978)

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An outlaw smuggler and her alien companion are recruited by the Emperor of the Galaxy to rescue his son and destroy a mysterious superweapon designed by the evil Count Zarth Arn

Bill picked this one and he remembers originally liking Starcrash a lot more than he does this time around. Caroline Munro is still fetching, even though Candy Clark dubs her, but every actor seems to be acting in a different movie. There is a colorful, comic-book style to this weird oddball movie, but as Bill points out, sometimes you can’t go back again.

Jeff has been wanting to see Starcrash since Decades of Horror 1980s covered Maniac, another film starring Caroline Munro and Joe Spinell. Jeff sees the obvious similarities to the recently released Star Wars (1977), but the bad dialogue and long, drawn-out fight scenes cause Starcrash to… crash. Doc remembers great-looking stills in magazines of the time, but their quality does not lead to a good film. The dubbing is laughably bad and the movie is just awful. Still, there is a sort of weird charm to it.

If you have a hankering for late-70s, cheesy, space opera, Starcrash is available to stream with ads from multiple services, and on physical media as a Shout Factory! Blu-ray.

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, chosen by Chad, will be H. G. Wells’ Empire of the Ants (1977), starring Joan Collins and Robert Lansing.

We want to hear from you – the coolest, grooviest fans: comment on the site or email the Decades of Horror 1970s podcast hosts at feedback@gruesomemagazine.com.

Aug 16, 2022

Welcome to HORROR NEWS RADIO for August 15, 2022. Tonight, we have casting news for LISA FRANKENSTEIN and THE POPE'S EXORCIST, along with trailer news for THE MENU and CABINET OF CURIOSITIES.

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

Dave Dreher, the lead news writer at Gruesome Magazine
Crystal Cleveland, the Livin6dead6irl
And Vanessa, Podcasting Rock Star and International Cosplay Queen

UPCOMING FILMS

Lionsgate sets October 27, 2023 for the next installment of the SAW franchise (Saw X?). "Kevin Greutert, who directed Saw VI an Saw: The Final Chapter and edited Saw I through V and Jigsaw, will helm the latest installment"

https://deadline.com/2022/08/saw-sequel-halloween-2023-release-1235092699/

The Bohemia Group is set to adapt one of Stephen King's "Richard Bachman" bestsellers, THE REGULATORS. George Cowan is scripting the western horror-thriller.

Synopsis: Peaceful suburban life on Poplar Street in Wentworth, Ohio is shattered when four vans containing shotgun-wielding “regulators” terrorize the street’s residents, cold-bloodedly killing anyone foolish enough to venture outdoors. Houses mysteriously transform into log cabins and the street now ends in what looks like a child’s hand-drawn western landscape. Masterminding this sudden onslaught is an evil creature who has taken over the body of an autistic boy whose parents were killed in a drive-by shooting several months earlier.

https://deadline.com/2022/08/the-regulators-film-based-on-stephen-king-novel-in-works-at-bohemia-group-1235089181/

What to watch this weekend, you ask…

  • GLORIOUS (SHUDDER) 8/18
  • BEAST 8/19 Theaters
  • ORPHAN: FIRST KILL 8/19 Theaters and Paramount+
  • THE IMMACULATE ROOM 8/19 Theaters and VOD

CASTING NEWS

Screen Gems' THE POPE'S EXORCIST expands its cast with the legendary actor Franco Nero as…The Pope

Synopsis: Portrayal of a real-life figure Father Gabriele Amorth, a priest who acted as chief exorcist of the Vatican and who performed more than 100,000 exorcisms in his lifetime. (He passed away in 2016 at the age of 91.) Amorth wrote two memoirs -- An Exorcist Tells His Story and An Exorcist: More Stories -- and detailed his experiences battling Satan and demons that had clutched people in their evil.

https://deadline.com/2022/08/the-popes-exorcist-adds-laurel-marsden-franco-nero-cornell-s-john-more-1235088253/

Carla Gugino and more join the cast of LISA FRANKENSTEIN written by Diablo Cody. Zelda Williams directs.

Synopsis: In 1989, an unpopular high school girl named Lisa accidentally re-animates a handsome Victorian corpse during a lightning storm and starts to rebuild him into the man of her dreams by using the broken tanning bed in her garage.

https://deadline.com/2022/08/lisa-frankenstein-adds-carla-gugino-liza-soberano-joe-chrest-more-1235090223/

TRAILERS

GUILLERMO DEL TORO’S CABINET OF CURIOSITIES arrives on NETLIX on October 25, 2022

Searchlight Pictures releases THE MENU on November 18, 2022. Cast: Anya Taylor-Joy, Nicholas Hoult, Ralph Fiennes, John Leguizamo, Judith Light, Hong Chau. Mark Mylod directs. Synopsis: A young couple travel to a remote island to eat at an exclusive restaurant where the chef has prepared a lavish menu, with some shocking surprises.

SHUDDER streams the Senegal action/horror thriller SALOUM on September 8, 2022. Directed by Jean Luc Herbulot. Synopsis: 2003, three mercenaries extracting a druglord out of Guinea-Bissau are forced to hide in the mystical region of Saloum, Senegal.

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  • THE INNOCENTS (SHUDDER)
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  • STARCRASH (Decades of Horror 1970s)

Aug 13, 2022

“What did I ask from you? A little affection, and mostly peace. And see what you made me do?” Wait. Who is the victim here? Join this episode’s Grue-Crew – Whitney Collazo, Daphne Monary-Ernsdorff, and Jeff Mohr – as they make the Decades of Horror’s eighth trip south of the border with The Skeleton of Mrs. Morales(El esqueleto de la señora Morales,1960).

Decades of Horror: The Classic Era
Episode 131 – The Skeleton of Mrs. Morales (1960)

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ANNOUNCEMENT
Decades of Horror The Classic Era is partnering with THE CLASSIC SCI-FI MOVIE CHANNEL, THE CLASSIC HORROR MOVIE CHANNEL, and WICKED HORROR TV CHANNEL
Which all 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/https://classichorrorchannel.com/https://wickedhorrortv.com/

A taxidermist decides to murder his wife after having to put up with her after twenty years of hellish marriage.

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The Skeleton of Mrs. Morales is Whitney’s pick and is, as she describes it, a black comedy complete with los tóxicas y chismosas (the toxic and the gossipy). The unhealthy relationships in the film lead to murder with a dose of humor. Daphne loves The Skeleton of Mrs. Morales, lauding its atmosphere, its beautiful cinematography, and its winning combination of the grim and the playful. The Skeleton of Mrs. Morales got funnier each time Jeff watched it, even though there are some very disturbing events in the film. Its award-winning cast and crew, including the director of Ship of Monsters (La nave de los monstruos, 1960), have created a tour de force in The Skeleton of Mrs. Morales.

Your Classic Era Grue Crew highly recommends The Skeleton of Mrs. Morales. At the time of this writing, it can be streamed from the Classic Horror Movie Channel, Tubi, and YouTube. There is also a Blu-ray available from VCI.

If you’re interested in Mexican cinema, check out these other episodes of Decades of Horror:

Gruesome Magazine’s Decades of Horror: The Classic Era records a new episode every two weeks. Up next in their very flexible schedule is one chosen by Chad: Son of Dracula (1943).

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!

Aug 9, 2022

Welcome to HORROR NEWS RADIO for August 8, 2022. Tonight, we have casting news for HAUNTED MANSION and THE EXORCIST, along with trailer news for THE HARBINGER and GLORIOUS.

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

Dave Dreher, the lead news writer at Gruesome Magazine
Crystal Cleveland, the Livin6dead6irl
And Vanessa, Podcasting Rock Star and International Cosplay Queen

OBITS

Clu Gulager, beloved actor who most fans remember from RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD (1985), has passed away at the age of 93.

https://deadline.com/2022/08/clu-gulager-dead-horror-film-actor-was-93-obituary-1235086691/

UPCOMING FILMS

Production is set to start on INSIDIOUS 5, directed by Patrick Wilson. Insidious 5 is scheduled to hit theaters via Sony Pictures’s Screen Gems on July 7, 2023. Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne and Ty Simpkins return. Sinclair Daniel, Peter Dager, and Hiam Abbass (Hellraiser 2022) join.

https://deadline.com/2022/08/insidious-5-sinclair-daniel-peter-dager-hiam-abbass-1235085898/

CASTING NEWS

Disney's HAUNTED MANSION movie adds Jamie Lee Curtis and Jared Leto. Jamie Lee Curtis will portray Madame Leota, while Leto will play the "Hatbox Ghost." Also starring are Rosario Dawson, LaKeith Stanfield, Owen Wilson, Danny DeVito, and Tiffany Haddish. Director Justin Simien (Bad Hair) helms the film. Haunted Mansion movie opens March 10, 2023

https://ew.com/movies/disney-haunted-mansion-movie-jared-leto-jamie-lee-curtis-characters/

Casting begins on Blumhouse's THE EXORCIST with Ann Dowd (The Handmaid's Tale, Hereditary) joining Leslie Odom Jr. and Ellen Burstyn, who is reprising her role as Chris MacNeil.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/movies/movie-news/the-exorcist-ann-dowd-joins-blumhouse-and-universal-1235191097/

Josh Monkarsh's nuclear zombie apocalypse feature, AS WE KNOW IT, adds Oliver Cooper, Chris Parnell, and Pam Grier to its cast. You had us at "Pam Grier."

https://variety.com/2022/film/news/pam-grier-chris-parnell-as-we-know-it-movie-1235330712/

TRAILERS

Screen Media Films is set to scare audiences with THE HARBINGER on September 2.

Daniel and Theresa Snyder move their troubled young daughter Rosalie to a quaint Midwestern town. Soon after they arrive, neighbors begin to die. The townspeople suspect Rosalie and shun the Snyder family. Fearing something evil followed them, the tormented parents seek the advice of a Native American seer who tells them that only death can save Rosalie. When more people die and a detective starts looking into the mysterious deaths, the Snyders must do whatever it takes to protect their family.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMov6M-rQZo

SHUDDER plans on making public restrooms even more frightening than they already are with GLORIOUS, streaming on AUGUST 18.

A heartbroken man finds himself trapped in a bathroom with a strange voice who says he may be the only hope in stopping a terrible event. Starring Ryan Kwanten and J.K. Simmons.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esqxTzc3lgM

Aug 8, 2022

“You see my dear, immortality exacts a handsome price. Both for those who must claim it and those who must pave the way.” Seems like a simple equation. Join your faithful Grue-Crew – Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, and Jeff Mohr  – as they check out Tom Savini as the ripper in this straight-to-video effort, The Ripper (1985).

Decades of Horror 1980s
Episode 212 – The Ripper (1985)

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An old antique ring turns a college professor into a homicidal maniac when he puts it on. The ring originally belonged to Jack the Ripper, and the Ripper’s spirit possesses whoever wears it.

The Ripper caught Chad’s eye as it had many times on the video rental store shelf, but this time he went for it. The verdict? He’s never seen such a long, drawn-out movie where entire scenes were of no use and were stretched out for no reason. He chose this movie for the 80s Grue Crew because of the presence of Tom Savini, who plays the title character, but he wasn’t enough to outweigh the bad.

Bill also loves Tom Savini, but not this film in which even the padding is padded and long dialogue scenes go nowhere. On the plus side, the effects work is fairly well done for lowbudget gore. Agreeing with Chad and Bill, Jeff describes the script as mundane with very bad jokes. He likes the general idea of the story but the execution needed to capitalize on that idea is missing from The Ripper.

If you’re a Savini completist or just want to see what the 80s Grue Crew is talking about, at the time of this writing, The Ripper can be streamed from Tubi and Screambox.

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 Deadly Spawn (1983), filmed in artist Tim Hildebrandt’s house and featuring the effects of John Dods!

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

Aug 3, 2022

“She is a sad romantic woman. She will fall in love with me. Then I will sacrifice her on the next full moon.” So says the Wolf Man wearing a gold, silk, disco shirt. Join your faithful Grue Crew – Doc Rotten, Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, and Jeff Mohr – as they check out the monster-filled world of luchadors enmascarado (masked wrestlers) in Santo and Blue Demon vs. Dracula and the Wolf Man (Santo y Blue Demon Contra Dracula y el Hombre Lobo, 1973).

Decades of Horror 1970s
Episode 168 – Santo and Blue Demon vs. Dracula and the Wolf Man (1973)

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Synopsis: Masked wrestling champion and occasional crime fighter El Santo once again saves Mexico from the ravages of undying monsters in this blend of grappling and horror. While the great fighter is busy in the ring, two legendary monsters, the vampire Dracula and a werewolf named Rufus Rex are brought back to life by his enemies. As the monsters roam free and threaten the life of El Santo’s closest friends, he teams up with fellow wrestling icon Blue Demon to vanquish the creatures once and for all.

 

Santo and Blue Demon vs. Dracula and the Wolf Man is Jeff’s pick. He was turned on to the El Santo films by Joseph Perry, one of the founding hosts of Decades of Horror: The Classic Era and though it took him a while to get into the feel of the films, he loves them unabashedly now.

Bill likes any creator who lives the role and you can’t live the role any more than the luchadors enmascarado do. They even kiss their girlfriends with the mask on. You gotta love that! And just for kicks, the film opens and closes with wrestling matches. Chad has always enjoyed these movies and is impressed by the production values and vivid colors in this entry in the El Santo canon. And, as always, he digs the monsters and the wrestling. Once he warmed up to it, Doc had a great time with Santo and Blue Demon vs. Dracula and the Wolf Man as well. He admits that it takes a special mindset to enjoy these, the dumbest but most fun, movies. 

Once you learn to love these films you won’t be able to get enough of them. Santo and Blue Demon vs. Dracula and the Wolf Man is available to stream from Tubi and Amazon Prime as PPV, and on physical media as one of the titles included in “Santo: El Enmascarado De Plata” Blu-ray Boxset from VCI Entertainment.

If you’d like to hear other Decades of Horror podcast episodes featuring the great El Santo, check these out:

We want to hear from you – the coolest, grooviest fans: comment on the site or email the Decades of Horror 1970s podcast hosts at feedback@gruesomemagazine.com.

Aug 2, 2022

Welcome to HORROR NEWS RADIO for August 1, 2022. Tonight, we have casting news for THE POPE'S EXORCIST, THE THING ON THE DOORSTEP, and DUST, along with trailer news for PEARL, CHUCKY Season 2, and SPIRIT HALLOWEEN... the movie...

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

Dave Dreher, the lead news writer at Gruesome Magazine
Crystal Cleveland, the Livin6dead6irl
And Vanessa, Podcasting Rock Star and International Cosplay Queen

CASTING NEWS

Alex Essoe and Daniel Zovatto join Russell Crowe in the upcoming Screen Gems feature, THE POPE'S EXORCIST, directed by Julius Avery (Overlord, Samaritan). The screenplay is based on the Father Gabriele Amorth memoirs, AN EXORCIST TELLS HIS STORY and AN EXORCIST: MORE STORIES.

Source: DEADLINE
https://deadline.com/2022/07/the-popes-exorcist-adds-alex-essoe-daniel-zovatto-1235081217/

Director Joe (Mayhem) Lynch has wrapped his next feature film based on the H.P. Lovecraft short THE THING ON THE DOORSTEP. The cast includes Heather Graham, Judah Lewis, Bruce Davidson, Johnathan Schaech, and Barbara Crampton. Crampton, along with Brian Yuzna, serve as producers. The screenplay is written by Dennis Paoli (Re-Animator, From Beyond).

Source: DEADLINE
https://deadline.com/2022/07/heather-graham-judah-lewis-barbara-crampton-horror-hp-lovecraft-1235079743/

DUST is set to film in late August with Sarah Paulson featured in the starring role. The Searchlight Pictures film is a HULU Original. "The film follows a woman who is trapped by increasingly perilous dust storms and is haunted by her past encounters with a threatening presence and takes extraordinary measures to protect her family."

Source: DEADLINE
https://deadline.com/2022/07/sarah-paulson-searchlight-horror-thriller-dust-1235075101/

TRAILERS

SPIRIT HALLOWEEN The Movie (2022)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTF9ltgkRIQ

PEARL (2022, A24)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5PW5r3pEOg

CHUCKY SEASON 2 (October 5 - SYFY)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B44ik8o0mDA

HOUSE OF DARKNESS (2022, Saban Films)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mnuvcWZglY

Jul 30, 2022

“I can tell you of my own fear, of what I might be risking here since I revealed to you the secret of Villa Graps.” Do tell, do tell. Join this episode’s Grue-Crew – Whitney Collazo, Daphne Monary-Ernsdorff, and Jeff Mohr – as they make the Decades of Horror’s ninth journey with the genius of Mario Bava with Kill, Baby… Kill! (1966).

Decades of Horror: The Classic Era
Episode 130 – Kill, Baby… Kill! (1966)

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Decades of Horror The Classic Era is partnering with THE CLASSIC SCI-FI MOVIE CHANNEL, THE CLASSIC HORROR MOVIE CHANNEL, and WICKED HORROR TV CHANNEL
Which all 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/https://classichorrorchannel.com/https://wickedhorrortv.com/

A Carpathian village is haunted by the ghost of a murderous little girl, prompting a coroner and a medical student to uncover her secrets while a witch attempts to protect the villagers.

 

Daphne picked this Bava classic and she loves Kill, Baby… Kill! right from the opening scene in which a distraught woman impales herself on wrought iron fence spikes. From the costumes to the atmospheric village, she’s all in. Chad was never drawn in by the title or the poster, but now that he’s seen Kill, Baby… Kill!, he thinks it’s a beautiful movie. It has that Bava look and feel with almost a Hammer, gothic sensibility. Jeff’s first thought is, “Not another Italian horror movie with a creepy kid,” but now, Kill, Baby… Kill! is one of his favorite horror movies. He loves everything about it – story, cinematography, acting, set design – and it’s scary as well.

In a strange marketing ploy, Kill, Baby… Kill! was given a new title, paired with two other films, and the resulting retitled trio was billed as Orgy of the Living Dead.” As promised on the podcast, here is a link to the “Orgy of the Living Dead” Trailer. 

The Classic Era Grue Crew strongly recommends Kill, Baby… Kill! At the time of this writing, the film is available to stream on the Classic Horror Movie Channel, Wicked Horror TV, Shudder, and Kanopy, and on physical media as a Kino Classics Blu-ray.

This is the ninth Mario Bava film covered by Gruesome Magazine’s Decades of Horror Grue Crews. You can check them out here:

Gruesome Magazine’s Decades of Horror: The Classic Era records a new episode every two weeks. Up next in their very flexible schedule is one chosen by Whitney: The Skeleton of Mrs. Morales (El esqueleto de la señora Morales, 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!

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