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Dec 30, 2023

“The brain has many functions as you know. One is storing millions of facts, associations, and habits in… I call it a memory bank with millions of tiny deposit boxes. … I have only been successful in opening one deposit box which holds one particular memory.” This theory sounds a lot more scientific when uttered with a German accent. Join this episode’s Grue-Crew – Chad Hunt, Daphne Monary-Ernsdorff, Doc Rotten, and Jeff Mohr – as they chill with Herbert J. Leder’s The Frozen Dead (1966).

Decades of Horror: The Classic Era
Episode 167 – The Frozen Dead (1966)

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Dr. Norberg, a Nazi scientist, attempts to revive frozen Nazi soldiers at his English lab so that the Third Reich can rise again, 20 years after the end of World War II. His flawed, thawed Nazis lead Norberg to reduce his niece’s best friend to a living head as part of the Nazi plot.

 

This episode’s film has a talking, severed head with telepathic powers; a wall of arms ready to strangle anyone who comes near; a room of frozen Nazis waiting to be defrosted; and a mad-scientist hatching devious plots. What else do you want in your 1960s sci-fi/horror feature? With all this and more, The Frozen Dead (1966) is silly; it’s absurd; it features Dana Andrews hamming it up. Yet, it offers an entertainingly dumb 90 minutes of goofy no-good nonsense.

At the time of this writing, The Frozen Dead is available for streaming on YouTube.

Here are the other Classic Era episodes based on movies that include the involvement of Herbert J. Leder:

Gruesome Magazine’s Decades of Horror: The Classic Era records a new episode every two weeks. Up next in their very flexible schedule, as chosen by Daphne, is The Reptile (1966)! Yes, it’s Hammer time again. Although Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee are absent, Michael Ripper pitches in with help from some other Hammer regulars to make this a “memorable” experience.

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 watching and listening!

Dec 25, 2023

“December 8th, 1:46 A.M. Researcher and principal psychometric subject about to embark on sexual experiment number 517A; hopefully will be opening up a channel to Neil Gallagher; experiment may utilize various sexual aids and certain assorted apparatus; descriptions to follow.” Uh, what kind of puppets are these? Join your faithful Grue Crew – Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, Crystal Cleveland, and Jeff Mohr – as they delve into the still-growing Puppet Master franchise with the one that kicked it all off: Puppet Master (1989)!

Decades of Horror 1980s
Episode 248 – Puppet Master (1989)

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André Toulon, a puppet maker, one day discovers an old Egyptian formula able to create life and decides to use it to give his puppets life. The Nazis covet this knowledge and, in desperation, Toulon commits suicide. Some years later, four psychics visit a former colleague who suddenly commits suicide. Along with his widow, they uncover the secrets of the Puppet Master.

 

Just what the Grue-Crew ordered (or maybe just Crystal), killer puppets!!! Charles Band and the merry band of misfits – Blade, Jester, Pinhead, Tunneler, Leech Woman, Shredder Khan, and Gengie – scream and slice for airtime in this first entry in the Puppet Master series. Originally intended for a summer theatrical release, the film skipped wide audiences for the booming direct-to-video market… and became an instant franchise, spawning 14 sequels and crossovers… and counting.

At the time of this writing, Puppet Master is available for streaming from the Full Moon Channel, Peacock, Shudder, and Tubi as well as PPV from Amazon and Redbox. The film is available on physical media in Blu-ray format as a stand-alone disc or as part of various boxed sets from Full Moon Entertainment. 

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 The Beast Within (1982). It should be interesting when the Grue-Crew go talkabout with this one.

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

Dec 20, 2023

“How do you go about killing a machine? It’s too heavy to hang and it’s too big to put in the gas chamber.” Firing squad? Ole Sparky? Join your faithful Grue Crew – Doc Rotten, Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, Jeff Mohr – as they return to the boob tube for another memorable, made-for-TV, horror movie from the 1970s: Killdozer (1974)!

Decades of Horror 1970s
Episode 204 – Killdozer (1974)

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After being possessed by a strange force in a meteorite it unearths, a giant bulldozer goes berserk and begins attacking the construction crew.

 

Look out, Duel (1971). Move over, The Car (1977). Talk to the hand, Maximum Overdrive (1986). ABC TV’s Killdozer (1974) is here to rule! Well, best intentions, eh? Based on a story by acclaimed writer Theodore Sturgeon, though he had little to do with the final script (according to the author’s account), this is the tale of a mysterious invisible force that possesses a Caterpillar D9 bulldozer to chase and mow down the cast (Clint Walker, Neville Brand, Carl Betz, Robert Urich, James Wainwright, James A. Watson Jr.) on a remote island off the coast of Africa. Originally criticized as being outlandish – not too far from the truth – the film has gained a following over time and has since become considered a cult classic. Often recommended by Patreon members and Decades of Horror fans, it’s finally time for the Grue-Crew to chime in with their thoughts.

At the time of this writing, Killdozer is available to stream from Plex. The film is available on physical media as a Blu-ray from Kino Lorber Studio Classics.

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, chosen by Chad, will be Death Game (1977), starring Sondra Locke, Collen Camp, and Seymour Cassel. Death Game was remade in 2015 as Knock Knock, directed by Eli Roth and starring Keanu Reeves. How does the original hold up?

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. 

Dec 16, 2023

“I’m a doctor, colonel, not a detective! There’s nothing like this in the books!” No, this isn’t Star Trek’s Bones talking, but it is from a 50s sci-fi/horror classic. Join this episode’s Grue-Crew – Chad Hunt, Daphne Monary-Ernsdorff, Doc Rotten, and Jeff Mohr along with guest host Dave Dreher – as they try to keep their brains from being sucked out by the Fiend Without A Face (1958).

Decades of Horror: The Classic Era
Episode 166 – Fiend Without A Face (1958)

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A scientist’s thoughts materialize as an army of invisible brain-shaped monsters – complete with spinal cord tails – terrorize an American military base.

 

The Grue Crew welcome Dave Dreher as guest-host to review the sci-fi/horror 50’s monster flick, Fiend Without a Face (1958). The tagline promises “New Horrors! Mad Science Spawns Evil Fiends!” and the stop-motion animation of the fiends – a brain with antennae and a spine – delivers the goods. The script is based on Amelia Reynolds Long’s 1930s short story, “The Thought Monster,” originally published in Weird Tales magazine. A modern remake has been promised in recent times but remains as invisible as the fiends in the first two-thirds of this British B-movie classic. 

At the time of this writing, Fiend Without a Face is available for streaming from the Criterion Channel, AMC+, and PPV on Amazon and AppleTV. It is also available on physical media as a DVD from the Criterion Collection. 

Gruesome Magazine’s Decades of Horror: The Classic Era records a new episode every two weeks. Up next in their very flexible schedule, as chosen by Jeff, is The Frozen Dead (1966), written and directed by Herbert J. Leder and starring Dana Andrews and iced Nazis. Yes, it’s back-to-back Leder!

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 watching and listening!” 

Dec 11, 2023

“Well, would you care to walk around in the scene with your schlong hanging out? Only in your case, darling, it would be a ‘schlort.’” Who says this movie isn’t funny? Join your faithful Grue Crew – Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, Crystal Cleveland, and Jeff Mohr – as they try to decipher the movie within the movie depicted in Return to Horror High (1987).

Decades of Horror 1980s
Episode 247 – Return to Horror High (1987)

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In the early 1980s, a series of gruesome murders occurred at Crippen High School. A few years later, a film crew uses the now-abandoned Crippen High as the set for a film, but an uninvited guest makes an appearance on the set.

 

It’s time to head back to horror school with Return to Horror High (1987), a spooky spoof on slasher films. What is this film about? Well, that’d be telling, wouldn’t it? The bizarre narrative and goofy hijinks have the Grue-Crew scratching their heads with its ‘mayta’ and ‘paradig’em’ references. (Go, Bill!) Regardless of all the shenanigans, the results are fun if often confusing.

At the time of this writing, Return to Horror High is available for streaming from Hoopla and Tubi, and as PPV from multiple sources. 

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 Puppet Master (1989), the first of Charles Band’s still-growing franchise.

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

Dec 6, 2023

“She who is buried here shall henceforth have no name, shall cease to exist in the minds of man as she has ceased to exist in life.” Well, she has a name and she is remembered. Not much of a curse, ay? Join your faithful Grue Crew – Doc Rotten, Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, Jeff Mohr – as they take in the last, but not least, of the four Hammer mummy films, Blood from the Mummy’s Tomb (1971), sadly sans Peter Cushing or Christopher Lee.

Decades of Horror 1970s
Episode 203 – Blood from the Mummy’s Tomb (1971)

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An archaeological expedition brings back to London the coffin of an Egyptian queen known for her magical powers. Her spirit returns in the form of a young woman and strange things start to happen.

 

Once again, it is time to revisit a Hammer Horror entry from their 1970s features. This time, the Grue-Crew follow dismembered hands and devious archeologists as they confront the resurrection of the evil Egyptian Queen with no name. By the way, her name is Tera. Shhhh… don’t tell. Andrew Kier does an admirable job stepping in for Peter Cushing (after only a day’s shooting) to lead the heroic defense alongside the beautiful Valerie Leon against the Blood from the Mummy’s Tomb (1971).

At the time of this writing, Blood from the Mummy’s Tomb is available to stream from Wicked Horror TV and various PPV sources. The film is available on physical media as a Blu-ray from Shout! Factory.

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, chosen by Jeff, will be Killdozer (1974), based on the 1944 Theodore Sturgeon novella and starring Clint Walker, Carl Betz, Robert Urich, and Neville Brand. You asked for it! Really. You did. 

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. 

Dec 2, 2023

“How can I do me dance without me legs?” Or how can you be a pickpocket without your arm? Dr. “Schtein” doesn’t seem to care. Join this episode’s Grue-Crew – Chad Hunt, Daphne Monary-Ernsdorff, Doc Rotten, and Jeff Mohr – as they take in the second of Hammer’s Frankenstein films: The Revenge of Frankenstein (1958).

Decades of Horror: The Classic Era
Episode 165 – The Revenge of Frankenstein (1958)

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Having escaped execution and assumed an alias, Baron Frankenstein transplants his deformed underling’s brain into a perfect body, but the effectiveness of the process and the secret of his identity soon begin to unravel.

 

It’s Doc’s choice of films for this episode, so it should be no surprise the film chosen is the Hammer/Peter Cushing classic The Revenge of Frankenstein (1958). A rare event for Hammer, this feature is a direct sequel to its predecessor, The Curse of Frankenstein (1957), beginning with Victor Frankenstein escaping the guillotine. A dastardly chap, that Frankenstein. A new series of shenanigans begins as Frankenstein, now known as Doctor Stein, continues his experiments. A surprisingly serious take on the character and Shelley’s story follows Peter Cushing’s Doctor Frankenstein instead of Christopher Lee’s Monster. Check out what the Grue Crew shares about this fantastic early Hammer horror entry.

At the time of this writing, The Revenge of Frankenstein is available for streaming from multiple PPV sources. It is also available on physical media as a Blu-ray in the Hammer Films – Ultimate Collection, a 20-film set from Sony. 

Gruesome Magazine’s Decades of Horror: The Classic Era records a new episode every two weeks. Up next in their very flexible schedule, as chosen by Chad, is Fiend Without a Face (1958)! The Grue Crew can’t wait!

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 watching and listening!” 

Nov 27, 2023

“You just looked too closely. Most people are lucky. They never know that a certain percentage of what they see is… not there. But the problem now is not what you know, it’s what they know. You. They know about you.” That takes care of what everyone knows, but what about what about all the stuff you don’t know? Join your faithful Grue Crew – Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, Crystal Cleveland, and Jeff Mohr – as they try to decipher the puzzling plot of Nomads (1986).

Decades of Horror 1980s
Episode 246 – Nomads (1986)

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A French anthropologist gets murdered in Los Angeles after discovering the existence of ancient demonic spirits, first described in legends, that can take human form and prank, possess or even kill people. Before he dies, he reveals this secret to a young female doctor who quickly realizes that his wife is now in danger as well.

 

Presenting Nomads (1986), the debut film from John McTiernan, the director of Predator (1987), Die Hard (1988), and The Hunt for Red October (1990). Future “James Bond” actor, Pierce Brosnan, known primarily at the time for his role in TV’s Remington Steele (1982-1987), takes on the lead opposite Lesley-Anne Down. The film also features Mary Woronov and… Adam Ant. This “terrifying tale of the supernatural” follows Brosnan’s French anthropologist as he exposes a group of nomads as something far more sinister. Check out what the Grue Crew has to say about this often-overlooked feature.

At the time of this writing, Nomads is available for streaming from Tubi, Shudder, and Screambox, and as PPV from AppleTV and Amazon Prime. It is also available on physical media in standard Blu-ray format from Shout! Factory.

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 Return to Horror High (1987), George Clooney’s first credit. Hmmmm.

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

Nov 22, 2023

“They’ll come back. They cannot die.” Sounds like vampires… or zombies. Is it vampires or zombies? Join your faithful Grue Crew – Doc Rotten, Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, Jeff Mohr – as they take in The Blood Spattered Bride (1972), an aptly titled Spanish horror film from director Vicente Aranda.

Decades of Horror 1970s
Episode 202 – The Blood Spattered Bride (1972)

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Newlywed Susan is haunted by visions of Mircalla Karnstein, a centuries-old bride who murdered her husband on their wedding night.

 

Spanish horror films of the 1970s often hid their social and political commentary within their horror and supernatural shenanigans. Is that what The Blood Spattered Bride (1972) is doing with its loose adaptation of Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu’s novella “Carmilla?” The story mixes modern elements with a gothic sensibility to craft an odd vampire tale where the characters are all unlikable and the story full of unreliable narrative. Yet, the film is wonderfully shot and earnestly acted, providing ample gore when it wants to. Check out what the Grue-Crew think of this bizarre, often overlooked tale of terror.

At the time of this writing, The Blood Spattered Bride is available to stream from Wicked Horror TV, Tubi, Pluto TV, and a couple of PPV options. The film is available on physical media as a Blu-ray from Mondo Macabro.

Viewer feedback from Rebecca McCallum on our episode about Hitchcock’s Frenzy leads us to link you to her essays, Hitchcock’s Women, and her podcast, Talking Hitchcock. Check them out!

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, chosen by Doc, will be Blood from the Mummy’s Tomb (1971), the fourth and last of Hammer’s mummy movies!

 

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.

Nov 18, 2023

“The professor is a genius and it’s a pleasure to work with him. But he’s now beginning some experiments that, in my opinion, … exceed certain ethical limits.” Ethics are such a bother, don’t you agree? Join this episode’s Grue-Crew – Chad Hunt, Daphne Monary-Ernsdorff, Doc Rotten, and Jeff Mohr – as they take in Die Nackte und der Satan (1959), also known as The Head, a German film neck-deep in head transplants.

Decades of Horror: The Classic Era
Episode 164 – The Head (1959)

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A scientist invents a serum that keeps a dog’s head alive after its body dies. When the scientist dies of a heart attack, his crazed assistant cuts off his head and, using the serum, keeps the doctor’s head alive and forces it to help him on an experiment to give a hunchbacked nun a new body.

 

This little German sci-fi horror B-movie may have slipped past many a monster kid’s radar. In the film, one crazed scientist gets one-upped by an evil scientist who takes not only the first scientist’s life – reducing his life to a head on a plate – but also uses his discoveries to perform some head-swapping shenanigans. This film is strange, bizarre, weird, silly… yet, oddly entertaining. The Grue-Crew has so many thoughts to share regarding The Head (1959).

At the time of this writing, The Head can be found streaming from the Classic Sci-Fi Movie Channel, the Classic Horror Movie Channel, Tubi, and Dark Matter TV. The film is currently available on disc as The Head (1959) (Die Nackte und der Satan) [Blu-Ray, Reg.A/B/C Import – Germany] from Anolis. 

(NOTE: Currently, all of the streaming options are the American version with roughly five minutes cut from the runtime, music substitutions, and English dubbing as the only language option. The Blu-ray has German and English language and subtitle options, the original music, and a commentary by Tim Lucas. The German language version delivers far more emotional impact to the viewer while the English dubbing comes off as a bit flat with awkward and simplified phrasing. And since the music is one of the attractions for me, the Blu-ray is a far better experience, although a bit pricey. – JLM)

Gruesome Magazine’s Decades of Horror: The Classic Era records a new episode every two weeks. Up next in their very flexible schedule, as chosen by Doc, is The Revenge of Frankenstein (1958), Peter Cushing as the Baron in a Hammer FIlm? And of course, Michael Ripper? Yay!

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 watching and listening!

Nov 13, 2023

“You leave here without punching out… and you ain’t never gonna have to punch out again, Bubba.” Who are you calling Bubba, Bubba? Join your faithful Grue Crew – Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, Crystal Cleveland, and Jeff Mohr – as they check out Maximum Overdrive (1986), Stephen King’s one and only stint in the director’s chair. All the boxes are checked: story by, screenplay by, and directed by Mr. King. This should be good, right? Right?

Decades of Horror 1980s
Episode 245 – Maximum Overdrive (1986)

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 A group of people try to survive when machines start to come alive and become homicidal.

 

A cult favorite, Stephen King’s Maximum Overdrive may be remembered more for the iconic “Green Goblin” killer truck and the awesome AC/DC soundtrack than the film itself. Admit it. The film is a mess but in a so-bad-it’s-good sort of way. Goofy hijinks and silly shenanigans abound as Emilio Estevez struggles to save a small group of survivors trapped in the Dixie Boy truck stop. While the film is complete bunk, it remains a fun ride to revisit occasionally. Or, not.

At the time of this writing, Maximum Overdrive is available for streaming from Tubi and PlutoTV, and as PPV from multiple sources. It is also available on physical media in standard Blu-ray format from Lionsgate’s Vestron Video Collector’s Series.

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 Nomads (1986), an oft-mentioned, oft-requested movie featuring Lesley-Anne Down, Pierce Brosnan, Mary Woronov, Adam Ant, and a wild, twisting story.This should be a good discussion!

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Nov 8, 2023

“I’ve had fifty-six lovers and haven’t killed even one of them.” Good to know … for future reference. Join your faithful Grue Crew – Doc Rotten, Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, Jeff Mohr – as they reacquaint themselves with the Giallo version of Lucio Fulci in The Psychic (1977).

Decades of Horror 1970s
Episode 201 – The Psychic (1977)

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A clairvoyant woman discovers a skeleton in a wall in her husband’s house, and seeks to find the truth about what happened to the victim.

 

Before The Beyond (1981), before City of the Living Dead (1980), before Zombie (1979), director Lucio Fulci mastered the Giallo subgenre throughout the 1970s. The Grue-Crew tune into his comparatively subdued feature The Psychic (1977), also known as Sette note in nero, aka Murder to the Tune of the Seven Black Notes, aka Seven Notes in Black. Fulci displays only a hint of the gore and bizarre narratives he would embrace in the decade to come, opting to stick to a fairly straightforward, supernatural-infused, murder mystery where psychic Jennifer O’Neill witnesses visions of a deadly and bloody murder. Of course, twists and turns follow each new discovery as she follows the clues to the shocking conclusion. 

At the time of this writing, The Psychic is available to stream from Kanopy, Tubi, and Popcornflix. The movie is available on disc as a Blu-ray from Scorpion Releasing.

In case you’re interested, here are the other Fulci films Decades of Horror has covered:

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, chosen by Bill, will be The Blood Spattered Bride (1977, La novia ensangrentada). This wild version of Sheridan Le Fanu’s Gothic novella Carmilla (1872) comes by way of Spain, directed by Vicente Aranda.

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Nov 4, 2023

“I meet my old familiar enemy, Death. I’ve fought him before. I’ve won, often. Now he wins. Let him come for me.” Yes, Death is a resident of this particular island. Join this episode’s Grue-Crew – Chad Hunt, Daphne Monary-Ernsdorff, Doc Rotten, and Jeff Mohr – as they journey to an island cemetery off the coast of Greece in Val Lewton’s Isle of the Dead (1945).

Decades of Horror: The Classic Era
Episode 163 – Isle of the Dead (1945)

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On a Greek island during the 1912 war, several people are trapped by quarantine for the plague. If that isn’t enough worry, one of the people, a superstitious old peasant woman, suspects one young girl of being a vampiric kind of demon called a vorvolaka.

 

The Grue-Crew join producer Val Lewton, director Mark Robson, and legend Boris Karloff for a quietly creepy and haunting masterpiece from RKO Radio Pictures, Isle of the Dead (1945). This is the second of three films Lewton and Karloff would make together (along with Bedlam and The Body Snatcher) and the fourth of five films Lewton would make with Robson. The tagline promises, “Will Keep You Screaming!” – and, this time, it just might. Check out what Chad, Daphne, and Jeff take away from this undeniable classic.

Here are the other Decades of Horror Classic Era episodes on Lewton-produced movies:

At the time of this writing, Isle of the Dead can be found streaming from multiple PPV sites and is currently available on disc as a Blu-ray from the Warner Archive Collection.

Gruesome Magazine’s Decades of Horror: The Classic Era records a new episode every two weeks. Up next in their very flexible schedule, as chosen by Daphne, is The Head (1959), a German film whose original title is Die Nackte und der Satan. Head transplants, a hunchbacked nun, and a sexy dancer. You definitely won’t want to miss this one!

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

Oct 30, 2023

“Nope. Nothing wrong here.” After watching this film, they may need to rethink that statement. Join your faithful Grue Crew – Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, Crystal Cleveland, and Jeff Mohr – as they revisit the real-life horror on display in Stephen King’s Cujo (1983).

Decades of Horror 1980s
Episode 244 – Cujo (1983)

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Cujo, a friendly St. Bernard, contracts rabies and conducts a reign of terror on a small American town.

 

Who let the dog out? This incarnation of the 80s Grue Crew did, for their 100th episode together and for this year’s Halloween episode. For the occasions, they dip back into the Stephen King well for one of the trio of his films released in 1983: Cujo. Unleash the terror! Despite the puns, this film has a lot going for it. Director Lewis Teague gets powerful performances from Dee Wallace and Danny Pintauro that make Cujo a truly terrifying and heartwrenching movie. And then, there’s that rabid giant of a dog! The 80s bunch loves it! Even so, they go oft astray. 

At the time of this writing, Cujo is available for streaming from MAX, as well as PPV from multiple sources. It is also available on physical media as Cujo (40th Anniversary Edition) in standard Blu-ray or 4K UHD formats from KL Studio Classics.

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 Maximum Overdrive (1986). It’s a King doubleheader and a double tap for the latter. Who doesn’t love a Green Goblin-adorned semi-truck?

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Oct 25, 2023

“What an excellent day for an exorcism.” You don’t have to say that twice. Join your faithful Grue Crew – Doc Rotten, Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, Jeff Mohr, and guest hosts Daphne Monary-Ernsdorff and Crystal Cleveland – as they finally tackle one of the best and most influential horror movies in history, The Exorcist (1973) from director William Friedkin and writer William Peter Blatty.

Decades of Horror 1970s
Episode 200 – The Exorcist (1973)

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When a young girl is possessed by a mysterious entity, her mother seeks the help of two Catholic priests to save her life.

 

It’s finally time to discuss The Exorcist (1973). The 70s Grue Crew have waited 200 episodes to tackle what is arguably the most influential horror film of the decade and beyond. The regular cast of “characters” have invited a few friends to enjoy the extra-long conversation: Daphne Monary-Ernsdorff, co-host of The Classic Era; and, Crystal Cleveland, the Livin6Dead6irl, co-host of the 80s. In other words, the whole damn family of Decades of Horror co-hosts are on hand for this one. Settle in for this in-depth look at director William Friedkin’s ultimate fright-fest and join the Grue Crew to celebrate 200 episodes of Decades of Horror 1970s.

At the time of this writing, The Exorcist is available to stream from MAX. The film is also available on physical media as The Exorcist 50th Anniversary Edition – Theatrical & Extended Director’s Cut (4K Ultra HD + Digital).

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, chosen by Chad, will be The Psychic, aka Sette note in nero, aka Murder to the Tune of the Seven Black Notes, aka Seven Notes in Black, released in Italy in 1977. This one is giallo, Fulci-style!

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Oct 21, 2023

“I’m sorry. I’d hoped to have prepared you somewhat beforehand. This is a mutant.” A Metaluna Mutant to be precise! Join this episode’s Grue-Crew – Chad Hunt, Daphne Monary-Ernsdorff, Doc Rotten, and Jeff Mohr – as they journey to Metaluna and back, survive an encounter with said mutant, and make it back to This Island Earth (1955).

Decades of Horror: The Classic Era
Episode 162 – This Island Earth (1955)

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Aliens come to Earth seeking scientists to help them in their war.

 

Ah! The Metaluna Mutant! This beloved Universal Monster stands proudly alongside the classics such as Frankenstein’s monster, Dracula, and even the Creature from the Black Lagoon, while the film in which it is featured is often overlooked as being included as a Universal Monster movie. Regardless, it’s time for the Grue Crew to revisit this cherished 50s Sci-Fi landmark entry, This Island Earth (1955).  In the film, Rex Reason and Faith Domergue unwillingly follow high-browed, white-hair-domed alien Jeff Morrow to his distant home planet where they finally, in the last few minutes, encounter the Metaluna Mutant face-to-face. Fun, sometimes goofy, always entertaining, the film delivers! During the episode, the Classic Era crew debunk a Hollywood myth about the film and uncover some key behind-the-scenes contributions from the film’s crew. 

At the time of this writing, a stray copy of This Island Earth might be found streaming from Dailymotion or YouTube. The film is currently available on disc as a Blu-ray from Shout! Factory.

Gruesome Magazine’s Decades of Horror: The Classic Era records a new episode every two weeks. Up next in their very flexible schedule, as chosen by Jeff, is Isle of the Dead (1945), a Val Lewton RKO film with an Oscar-nominated director starring Boris Karloff! Beware the vorvolaka!

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

Oct 16, 2023

“Bummer. I forgot my crystal ball… Just a little psychic humor. I don’t really have a crystal ball.” Everyone needs a little psychic humor with their medium, don’t you think? Join your faithful Grue Crew – Bill Mulligan, Crystal Cleveland, and Jeff Mohr – as they share their appreciation for the talented and lovely Tawny Kitaen in Kevin Tenney’s Witchboard (1986).

Decades of Horror 1980s
Episode 243 – Witchboard (1986)

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When his girlfriend becomes dangerously obsessed with a ghost she contacted using a Ouija board, Jim reluctantly joins forces with her ex — his own estranged childhood best friend — to identify and exorcise the evil spirit.

 

With a bromance, romance, love triangle, and a demonic spirit, this week’s Decades of Horror 80s feature has it all, including Tawny Kitaen. Writer/director Kevin Tenney birthed a minor franchise with his Ouija board nightmare original, Witchboard (1986), spawning many sequels and the promise of a remake in 2024. The Grue-Crew brave the supernatural shenanigans to give their thoughts and retrospective on this now cult-classic entry. 

At the time of this writing, Witchboard is available for streaming from Shudder, Tubi, and Freevee, as well as PPV from multiple sources. It is also available on physical media as a Blu-ray disk from Scream Factory.

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 . . . someone, will be Cujo (1983), from the Stephen King novel, directed by Lewis Teague, and starring the incomparable Dee Wallace and Danny Pintauro! It must be Halloween!

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Oct 11, 2023

“Megalon! Megalon! Wake up, Megalon! Come on, rise up now, to the Earth’s surface! Destroy the Earth! Destroy our enemies! Rise up! Go on! MEGALON!” That’s quite the cheering section you have there, Megalon. Join your faithful Grue Crew – Bill Mulligan, Jeff Mohr, and guest hosts Dirk Rogers and Bryan Clark – as they go quadruple kaiju in Toho’s Godzilla vs. Megalon (1973).

Decades of Horror 1970s
Episode 199 – Godzilla vs. Megalon (1973)

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An inventor creates a humanoid robot (Jet Jaguar) that is seized by the undersea nation of Seatopia & used as a guide for Megalon and Gigan to destroy the above-ground dwellers as vengeance for the nuclear tests that have devastated their society. In an attempt to stop them, a now independently thinking Jet Jaguar brings Godzilla into the fight.

 

With Doc and Chad occupied elsewhere, Jeff and Bill welcome guest hosts Bryan Clark and Dirk Rogers to examine a last-minute replacement feature for episode 199. Trust us, you will not be disappointed as the Grue-Crew champions another Toho, 1970s, Kaiju entry, Godzilla vs. Megalon, for some silly yet still awesome man-in-suit action. Joining Godzilla and Megalon on screen are fellow giant monsters, Gigan and Jet Jaguar. Jeff finds himself surrounded by kaiju super-fans Bill, Bryan, and Dirk. This episode should not be missed! Enjoy!

At the time of this writing, Godzilla vs. Meagalon is available to stream from Tubi, Freevee, Pluto TV, MAX, the Criterion Channel, and multiple PPV sources. The film is also available on physical media as a Blu-ray in Godzilla, the Showa-Era Films, 1954–1975 (The Criterion Collection).

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 will be the podcast’s landmark bicentennial (that’s 200th, folks)! In honor of that occasion, the 70s Grue-Crew will also be celebrating the 50th anniversary of what many call the greatest horror movie of all time: The Exorcist (1973). Join us to discuss the film in which one character says, “There seems to be an alien pubic hair in my gin.”

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Oct 7, 2023

“Dirty, stinkin’, slimy gators! You bit my hand off, didn’t you? I’m gonna spend the rest of my life killing gators. The rest of my life … killing ’em!” Maybe you shouldn’t have put your hand in the gator’s mouth. Join this episode’s Grue-Crew – Daphne Monary-Ernsdorff, Doc Rotten, and Jeff Mohr – as they take in a sweat-soaked Lon Chaney Jr. and the wonderful Beverly Garland in the story of a man-turned-gator as told in The Alligator People (1959).

Decades of Horror: The Classic Era
Episode 161 – The Alligator People (1959)

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A woman in a hypnotic state recounts to two doctors the details of a horrific experience from her past life that began with the mysterious and sudden disappearance of her husband.

 

Calling all MONSTER KIDS! It’s time for the Grue Crew to head to the bayou alongside actress Beverly Garland in search of her missing husband in the B&W creature feature The Alligator People (1959). Let’s throw in some hilariously creepy – but still awesome as ever – Lon Chaney, Jr. for good measure. See a man turn into a gruesome gator – with pants! All kidding aside, this is a terrific B-Movie classic that should not be missed. 

At the time of this writing, The Alligator People is available to stream from the Classic Horror Movie Channel and Wicked Horror TV. The film is also available on disc as a Blu-ray from Shout! Factory.

Gruesome Magazine’s Decades of Horror: The Classic Era records a new episode every two weeks. Up next in their very flexible schedule, as chosen by Chad, is This Island Earth (1955), two-and-a-half years in the making!

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

Oct 2, 2023

“After all, you’re his father! If it wasn’t for you, that little pecker wouldn’t be here anyway.” That’s a heck of a thing to say to the devil’s father. Join your faithful Grue Crew – Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, Crystal Cleveland, and Jeff Mohr – as they try their best to decipher the story of Lucifer’s newest incarnation battling three archangels in Fear No Evil (1981).

Decades of Horror 1980s
Episode 242 – Fear No Evil (1981)

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 A high school student turns out to be the personification of Lucifer. Two arch angels in the form of human women take him on.

 

Fear No Evil (1981) is directed by Frank LaLoggia (The Lady in White, 1988) stars Stefan Arngrim as high-schooler Andrew Williams and the Lucifer. The film won the 1981 Saturn Award for Best Low-Budget Film, but does the film hold up today? Jeff, Crystal, and Bill will let you know if it does… or not. Regardless, the music is top notch and includes “Psycho Killer” performed by Talking Heads, “I Don’t Like Mondays” performed by The Boomtown Rats, and “Blitzkrieg Bop” performed by the Ramones. 

At the time of this writing, Fear No Evil is available for streaming from Shudder, AMC+, ShoutTV, Freevee, and Plex, as well as PPV from multiple sources. It is also available on physical media as a Blu-ray disk from Shout! Factory.

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 Witchboard (1986), featuring Tawny Kitaen. You can expect that to be a fun ride!

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Sep 27, 2023

“So what he came up with … was a parasite that’s a combination of aphrodisiac and venereal disease that will hopefully turn the world into one beautiful, mindless orgy.” Wait a minute. Hopefully? Join your faithful Grue Crew – Doc Rotten, Bill Mulligan, Chad Hunt, and Jeff Mohr – as they check out David Cronenberg’s first “official” movie, Shivers (1975). Do you feel the frisson?

Decades of Horror 1970s
Episode 198 – Shivers (1975)

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The residents of a suburban high-rise apartment building are being infected by a strain of parasites that turn them into mindless, sex-crazed fiends out to infect others with the slightest sexual contact.

 

Whether you remember it as The Parasite Murders or They Came from Within, David Cronenberg’s early horror film from 1975, Shivers, is one of cinematic curiosity, taboo/body-horror, and skin-crawling terror. Produced by Ivan Reitman, the film features the beautiful Lynn Lowry and the stunning Barbara Steele along with character actor supreme Joe Silver with the calm, cool, and collected Paul Hampton in the lead. Oh, yeah, and dozens – if not hundreds – of sleazy, slimy, fat, worm-like mind-altering monsters. Cronenberg made a career of pushing the celluloid limits and Shivers is a perfect example of what is to come from Canada’s top master of horror. 

At the time of this writing, Shivers is available to stream from Wicked Horror TV, Tubi, and multiple PPV sources. The film is also available on physical media as a Blu-ray in the Vestron Video Collector’s Series from Lionsgate.

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, chosen by Chad, will be Black Magic (1975). Abracadabra, Shaw Brothers please, and thank you!

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Sep 23, 2023

“Damn It! I don’t like your tampering with the supernatural.” What if he just tinkers with it a bit? Join this episode’s Grue-Crew – Daphne Monary-Ernsdorff, Doc Rotten, and Jeff Mohr – as they make the Decades of Horror’s fourth encounter of a strange kind with Robert Louis Stevenson’s story as depicted in Paramount’s Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920).

Decades of Horror: The Classic Era
Episode 160 – Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920)

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Dr. Henry Jekyll experiments with scientific means of revealing man’s hidden, dark side and releases a murderer from within himself.

 

The Classic Era Grue Crew takes in another silent scream with this 1920 version of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, starring John Barrymore. The makeup-lite early versions of Hyde soon develop into something far more terrifying, augmented by Barrymore’s excellent acting and use of body language. Throw in a quality supporting cast and one of the freakiest dream sequences the crew’s ever seen, and you have a top-notch silent scream!

To check out the other Decades of Horror episodes focused on Stevenson’s novella check these out:

If silent films are your thing, check out these episodes of Decades of Horror: The Classic Era focused on silent screams:

At the time of this writing, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is available to stream from Tubi, Amazon Prime, Hoopla, Kanopy, Screambox, and Crackle. The film is also available as a DVD from multiple sources. Unfortunately, the Kino Classics Blu-ray is no longer available.

Gruesome Magazine’s Decades of Horror: The Classic Era records a new episode every two weeks. Up next in their very flexible schedule, as chosen by Doc, is The Alligator People (1959) featuring Lon Chaney Jr., effects makeup by Dick Smith and Ben Nye, and the cinematography of the legendary Karl Struss!! Put your hip-waders on for this trip; they’re going to the swamp!

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Sep 18, 2023

“Will you put that goddamn map away? Look, I gave you 78 men, you’ve got the National Guard, and he’s still loose in my city! And look at the hole he made!” Would that be a… manhole? Join your faithful Grue Crew – Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, Crystal Cleveland, and Jeff Mohr – as they brave the body-strewn sewers populated by Alligator (1980).

Decades of Horror 1980s
Episode 241 – Alligator (1980)

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Decades of Horror 1980s is partnering with the WICKED HORROR TV CHANNEL (https://wickedhorrortv.com/) which now includes video episodes of 1980s and is available on Roku, AppleTV, Amazon FireTV, AndroidTV, and its online website across all OTT platforms, as well as mobile, tablet, and desktop.

A pet baby alligator is flushed down a toilet and survives in the city sewers. Twelve years later, it grows to an enormous size thanks to a diet of discarded laboratory dogs injected with growth hormones. Now, humans have entered the menu.

 

The Grue Crew chase down the classic creature feature Alligator starring Robert Forster. Writer John Sayles and director Lewis Teague turn the urban legend of flushing baby alligators, which in turn grow to sewer-dwelling alligator adults, into a full-fledged monster movie. How glorious! Silly hijinks and fun chomping ensue! What will the Grue Crew think of it?

At the time of this writing, Alligator is available for streaming from Shudder and Tubi, and asPPV from multiple sources. It is also available on physical media as Alligator – Collector’s Edition 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray [4K UHD] from Shout! Factory.

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 Fear No Evil (1981), written and directed by Frank LaLoggia (Lady in White, 1988).

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Sep 13, 2023

“If you don’t stop pestering me, one of these mornings I’m gonna show up and start milking that cow.” Who doesn’t like milk? Don’t answer that! Join your faithful Grue Crew – Doc Rotten, Bill Mulligan, Chad Hunt, and Jeff Mohr – as they check out Capt. Kirk/T.J. Hooker/Denny Crane while he attempts to wage war on attacking arachnids establishing their own Kingdom of the Spiders (1977).

Decades of Horror 1970s
Episode 197 – Kingdom of the Spiders (1977)

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In rural Arizona, countless killer tarantulas are migrating through a farm town, killing every living thing in their path. The town’s veterinarian will do everything in his power to survive the onslaught.

Are you ready for thousands of live spiders vs. William Shatner in John “Bud” Cardos’ Kingdom of the Spiders? “A living, crawling, hell on Earth,” indeed! Yeah, perhaps this creature feature is a bit silly and asks for a lot of reality to be suspended but the results are effective and often well shot. Of course, the more the eight-legged beasties give you the creeps, the more this film will get your skin crawling. Join the Grue Crew as they revisit Santos Ellin Jr.’s favorite horror film for 1977, examining the SFX, the wonderful cast of character actors, and the Shatner himself. Oh, yeah, and props for the downbeat Seventies ending! Enjoy! 

At the time of this writing, Kingdom of the Spiders is available to stream from Tubi.

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, chosen by Jeff, will be David Cronenberg’s Shivers (1975). No, Nick, we haven’t done that one yet. 

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Sep 9, 2023

“Hey, Doc. Tell her it’s an old American custom called smooch. And tell her she smooches good, huh? And tell her I’d like to give her some advanced lessons, huh?” Don’t you just love those old American customs? Join this episode’s Grue-Crew – Chad Hunt, Daphne Monary-Ernsdorff, Doc Rotten, and Jeff Mohr – as they travel to a mountaintop in Japan; a mountaintop that provides the inconvenient lab location for the creation of . . . The Manster (1959)!

Decades of Horror: The Classic Era
Episode 159 – The Manster (1959)

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An American journalist stationed in Japan is given a mysterious injection by a mad scientist, turning him into a murderous, two-headed monster.

 

“SEE THE TWO-HEADED KILLER CREATURE!” screams the tagline from The Manster, half man-half monster. The Grue-Crew follows the cast and crew to Japan for this delightfully silly, yet oddly effective, late 50’s creature feature. The results are part Jekyll and Hyde, part pre-Cronenberg body horror (RE: an eye growing out of the hero’s – or is it the villain’s – shoulder). Don’t let the title fool you, this one deserves a Saturday afternoon Monster-kid viewing. Check out what the Grue-Crew think with episode 159.

At the time of this writing, The Manster is available to stream from Amazon Prime in B&W and colorized versions, and from Tubi. 

Gruesome Magazine’s Decades of Horror: The Classic Era records a new episode every two weeks. Up next in their very flexible schedule, as chosen by Daphne, is Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920) starring John Barrymore! This will be the Classic Era Grue Crew’s ninth journey to Silent Screamland. Yup, Chad’s going to have to read intertitles again. 

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

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