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Feb 25, 2023

“Poor Faust, why do you seek death when you have not yet lived?” That does seem kind of backward. Join this episode’s Grue-Crew – Chad Hunt, Whitney Collazo, Daphne Monary-Ernsdorff, and Jeff Mohr – as they head for the realm of silent horror with F.W. Murnau’s Faust (1926). Care to make a bargain?

Decades of Horror: The Classic Era
Episode 145 – Faust (1926)

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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!
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The demon Mephisto has a bet with an Archangel that he can corrupt a righteous man’s soul and destroy in him what is divine. If he succeeds, the Devil will win dominion over the earth.

 

Featuring innovative special effects for the time, Faust, directed by F.W. Murnau (Nosferatu, 1922), is one of the preeminent examples of German expressionism. Faust is Murnau’s final German film before heading to the U.S. where he would make three more films before passing in 1931 at the young age of 42. In the movie, Mephisto sets out to prove to an Archangel that he can corrupt a man’s soul. An early example of superb cinema and intellectual horror, it is a must-see indeed. Check out what the Grue-Crew thinks of this true masterpiece. 

At the time of this writing, Faust can be streamed from the Classic Horror Movie Channel, Kanopy, and Hoopla, as well as various subscription and PPV options. The movie is also available on physical media as a Blu-ray from Kino Lorber’s Kino Classics line. If you haven’t yet experienced Faust, there is no time like the present.

If silent films are your thing, you might want to check out these episodes of the Classic Era focusing on silent horror films:

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. In honor of Raquel Welch’s passing on 15 February 2023, the crew’s next topic will be Fantastic Voyage (1966). Despite what you might think, the film is not based on an Isaac Asimov novel. It does, however, feature Oscar-winning special effects along with performances from Donald Pleasance and a bevy of top-notch character actors.

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!

Feb 20, 2023

“Never stray from the path, never eat a windfall apple, and never trust a man whose eyebrows meet.” “Good advice,” he said after first checking in the mirror. Join your faithful Grue-Crew – Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, Crystal Cleveland, and Jeff Mohr – as they check out maybe a more accurate telling of “Little Red Riding Hood” than you’re used to in The Company of Wolves (1984), as envisioned in three stories from The Bloody Chamber, a short story collection by Angela Carter.

Decades of Horror 1980s
Episode 226 – The Company of Wolves (1984)

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A teenage girl in a country manor falls asleep while reading a magazine, and has a disturbing dream involving wolves prowling the woods below her bedroom window.

The Company of Wolves is directed by Neil Jordan (The Crying GameInterview with a Vampire) and stars Angela Lansbury, David Warner, Micha Bergese, and Sarah Patterson in her film debut. The tales woven into Jordan’s second feature film are primarily based on three werewolf stories (“The Company of Wolves,” “Wolf-Alice,” and “The Werewolf”) in Angela Carter’s short story collection The Bloody Chamber (1979).

An entirely different kind of werewolf movie, The Company of Wolves (1984) is definitely one you should consider for your must-watch list. Join the Grue-Crew as they revisit this wicked twist on fairy tales featuring Granny and Rosaleen – familiar, yet creatively original.

At the time of this writing, The Company of Wolves is available to stream from Peacock, Tubi, and Kanopy, among others. It is also available as a 4K UHD Collector’s Edition 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 Vampire’s Kiss (1988). Is everyone ready for some Nicolas Cage energy?

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 website, or email the Decades of Horror 1980s podcast hosts at feedback@gruesomemagazine.com.

Feb 15, 2023

“Well, it can’t be Human, can it? It feeds on Human flesh!” Apparently, they hadn’t heard of cannibals? Join your faithful Grue Crew – Doc Rotten, Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, and Jeff Mohr – as they check out The Ghoul(1975), a film with many ties to Hammer, yet, not a Hammer film.

Decades of Horror 1970s
Episode 182 – The Ghoul (1975)

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A former Priest named Dr. Lawrence harbors a dark and horrible secret in his attic. The locked room serves as a prison cell for his crazed, cannibalistic adult son, who acquired his savage tastes in India during his father’s missionary work there. Lawrence fears that his son will escape to prey upon the effete guests at his rural English estate during a cross-country auto race.

 

You all remember Tyburn Films Productions Ltd., right? Wait, maybe not… With only just over a handful of films, this British company quietly began in 1973 with Tales that Witness Madness (uncredited), and, in 1975, they churned out a pair of gothic horror films that look very much like Hammer, Amicus, or even Tigon. Directed by the legendary Freddie Francis and featuring Peter Cushing, John Hurt, and Veronica Carlson, The Ghoul (1975) is one of these two creature features. The other is Legend of the Werewolf (1975). Join the Grue-Crew as they determine how well this film stands up to its contemporaries. 

At the time of this writing, The Ghoul 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 in their very flexible schedule, chosen by Chad, will be Pigs! (1973, aka Daddy’s Deadly Darling), the film with a thousand titles. Well, almost.

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. 

Feb 11, 2023

“If you are indeed a magician, why do you not use your great power to slay the one-eyed monster?” Of course, the princess is speaking of the Cyclops. Join this episode’s Grue-Crew – Chad Hunt, Whitney Collazo, Daphne Monary-Ernsdorff, and Jeff Mohr, along with guest host Ralph Miller – as they once again marvel at the wonders of Ray Harryhausen’s skill and artistry in The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958).

Decades of Horror: The Classic Era
Episode 144 – The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958)

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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/

When a princess is shrunken by an evil wizard, Sinbad must undertake a quest to an island of monsters to cure her and prevent a war.

The Classic Era Grue-Crew, with the help of Ralph Miller III, tackles the Ray Harryhausen stop-motion masterpiece, The 7th Voyage of Sinbad. Kerwin Matthews is Sinbad. Kathryn Grant is Princess Parisa. Richard Eyer is Barani, the Genie. And, Torin Thatcher is Sokurah. The film is filled with beautifully crafted monsters: giant Rocs, a horned Cyclops, a dragon, and a skeleton warrior – and more. All this and “Dynamation!” as well. Yes sir, a Monster Kid’s dream. All this and they forgot to mention second unit director Eugenio Martino, the director of Horror Express (1972).

At the time of this writing, The 7th Voyage of Sinbad is available to stream with ads from Tubi and Crackle, as well as multiple PPV suppliers. It is also available on physical media in a Blu-ray format from various companies as an individual film or as part of a collection.

Gruesome Magazine’s Decades of Horror: The Classic Era records a new episode every two weeks. Up next in their very flexible schedule, chosen by Chad, will be Faust (1926), directed by F.W. Murnau and starring Emil Jannings. This will be the eighth silent horror movie covered by the Classic Era Grue-Crew. Bring on the intertitles!

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!

Feb 6, 2023

“That house is not fit to live in. No one’s been able to live in it. It doesn’t want people.” That sounds like a challenge. Join your faithful Grue-Crew – Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, Crystal Cleveland, and Jeff Mohr – as they discuss The Changeling (1980), the ghost story held in high regard by no less than Martin Scorsese (who named it one of the scariest movies of all time) and Guillermo del Toro.

Decades of Horror 1980s
Episode 225 – The Changeling (1980)

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After the death of his wife and daughter in a car crash, a music professor staying at a long-vacant Seattle mansion is dragged into a decades-old mystery by an inexplicable presence in the mansion’s attic.

 

The Grue-Crew settle in to tackle a slick, confident – and criminally overlooked – haunted house feature from 1980, The Changeling. The film earns its respect as a classic film and its place as a cult favorite capturing the very first Genie Award for Best Canadian Film from the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television. The film’s stars, George C. Scott and Trish Van Devere claim Best Foreign Actor and Best Foreign Actress respectively as The Changeling sweeps five additional awards during the inaugural presentation. Yet, many are unaware of the film and its influence on horror movies and Canadian film. In this episode, the Grue-Crew share their opinions and appreciation for Peter Medak’s best work. 

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 Company of Wolves (1984), directed by Neil Jordan and starring Sarah Patterson, Angela Lansbury, and David Warner. 

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 website, or email the Decades of Horror 1980s podcast hosts at feedback@gruesomemagazine.com.

Feb 1, 2023

“Not your baby! Our baby! Satan’s baby!!” You seemed like a folksy small-town doctor but it turns out, you’re really the head, satanic dude. Join your faithful Grue Crew – Doc Rotten, Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, and Jeff Mohr – as they check out The Brotherhood of Satan (1971), a Black Saint favorite from the producing team (L.Q. Jones and Alvy Moore) that brought you A Boy and His Dog (1975).

Decades of Horror 1970s
Episode 181 – The Brotherhood of Satan (1971)

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A family is trapped in a desert town by a cult of senior citizens who recruit the town’s children to worship Satan.

Back in the fall of 2013, just prior to launching Gruesome Magazine, Doc’s cohost on Horror News Radio, Santos Ellin, Jr., The Black Saint, joined him on the Monster Movie Podcast to discuss their favorite films of the Seventies. Exploring two films from each year between 1970 and 1979, this two-episode retrospective would give birth to Decades of Horror 1970s.

For the year 1971, Santos picked The Brotherhood of Satan featuring Strother Martin, L.Q. Jones, Alvy Moore, and Charles Bateman. At long last, the Grue-Crew set their eyes on this often overlooked classic. The film holds up amazingly well over 50 years later, spotlighting Martin chewing the scenery in style and featuring some impressive cinematography. Seriously, only Strother Martin can handle dialog such as this and keep a straight face while delivering these lines and looking so menacing.

At the time of this writing, The Brotherhood of Satan is available to stream from Tubi and a variety of other PPV options. Regarding physical media, the film is currently available as a Blu-ray from Arrow Video.

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 Ghoul (1975), a Tyburn Films production directed by Freddie Francis starring Peter Cushing, Veronica Carlson, and John Hurt. Gotta be good, right?

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.

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