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Apr 29, 2024

“We almost got our tuchus plunged!” Almost? Shoot, that would’ve made a perfect scene to go with the farting Muck Men. Join your faithful Grue Crew – Crystal Cleveland, Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, and Jeff Mohr – as they discuss Spookies (1986)! Wait. Why haven’t we seen this before?

Decades of Horror 1980s
Episode 257 – Spookies (1986)

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(It was going to be) A group of teens go to an abandoned house to party and do battle with spirits and creatures they accidentally release from a strange Ouija board. (Instead, it became) A wicked sorcerer tries to sacrifice a group of people inside his house to use their vitality to keep his wife alive.

 

If Spookies feels like two different movies, it’s because it’s one of those nightmare productions where the “making of” story might be more interesting than the movie itself. Yes, too many cooks spoil the broth and Spookies is solid evidence that too many filmmakers ruin the movie. With production being shanghaied near the beginning of post-production work and half the film reshot, Grue Believers will never know if the original crew’s vision would’ve made a better movie. Throw in some top makeup and effects people early in their careers and the Grue Crew have plenty to fuel their talkabout of this fun, mess of a movie.

At the time of this writing, Spookies is available to stream from Tubi, Shudder, ScreamBox, and AMC+, and on physical media in Blu-ray format in a 2-disc set from Vinegar Syndrome.

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 Just Before Dawn (1981), an underappreciated slasher from co-writer/director Jeff Lieberman (Squirm, 1976; Blue SunshineI, 1977) and starring George Kennedy, Chris Lemmon, Deborah Benson, Greg Henry, and Mike Kellin. 

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.

Apr 24, 2024

“Love is stronger than death… even than life.” Hmmm. That sounds like something a vampire might say. Join your faithful Grue Crew – Doc Rotten, Bill Mulligan, Chad Hunt, and Jeff Mohr along with guest host Gregory Crosby – as they take a trip to Belgium for Daughters of Darkness(1971), yet another vampiric take on Countess Báthory.

Decades of Horror 1970s
Episode 213 – Daughters of Darkness (1971)

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While passing through a vacation resort, a newlywed couple encounters a mysterious, strikingly beautiful countess and her aide.

 

The Grue Crew is joined by returning guest host, Gregory Crosby, who brings his knowledge of tonight’s feature and its captivating star, Delphine Seyrig. Daughters of Darkness (1971) from director Harry Kumel, ushers in a different take on the legend of Countess Báthory from the gorgeous countryside of Belgium. The erotic thriller also stars John Karlen, Danielle Ouimet, Andre Rau, Paul Esser and more. If NEON and A24 were making films in 1971, Daughters of Darkness could easily be one of their films. Check out what the Grue Crew thinks of this early 70s classic.

At the time of this writing, Daughters of Darkness is available to stream from Wicked Horror TV, Shudder, AMC+, Tubi, and Vudu as well as various PPV sources. Daughters of Darkness is also available on physical media from Blue Underground as a Standard Special Edition – 4K Ultra HD and a 3-Disc Limited Edition – 4K Ultra HD.

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 guest host Doc, will be To the Devil a Daughter (1976), the last horror film from the original incarnation of Hammer Films and starring Christopher Lee, Richard Widmark, and Nastassja Kinski in a story loosely based on Dennis Wheatley’s 1953 novel of the same name. What could go wrong?

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. 

Apr 20, 2024

“She’s a snake! My sister’s a snake!” Hmmm, that makes for an interesting family tree. Join this episode’s Grue-Crew – Chad Hunt, Daphne Monary-Ernsdorff, and Jeff Mohr along with guest host Bryan Clark – as they discuss The Snake Girl and the Silver-Haired Witch (1968, Hebi musume to hakuhatsuma) from the studio (Daiei) and director (Noriaki Yuasa) that brought you the Gamera films.

Decades of Horror: The Classic Era
Episode 175 – The Snake Girl and the Silver-Haired Witch (1968)

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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!
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After years in an orphanage, a young girl named Sayuri is reunited with her estranged family. Her new home includes an amnesiac mother, a sister confined to the attic, and an absent father who experiments with poisonous snakes. Sayuri receives a less than cordial reception from her sister, Tamami. Still, when a witch attacks Sayuri, the two sisters must overlook their differences and join forces to battle her.

 

Join the Grue Crew and guest host Bryan Clark to explore Daphne’s choice for this episode, The Snake Girl and the Silver-Haired Witch (1968). This Japanese release involves venomous snakes, creepy spiders, a hideous witch, detachable limbs, a snake girl, and atmospheric visuals in a creepy “Scooby-doo” mystery. What will the Grue Crew think?

At the time of this writing, The Snake Girl and the Silver-Haired Witch is available for streaming from the Shudder, AMC+, and Arrow. The film is also available on physical media in the Blu-ray format from Arrow Video.

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 At Midnight I’ll Take Your Soul (1964). Yup. They’re going to Brazil to meet up with Zé do Caixão, also known as Coffin Joe! 

[NOTE: The crew switched from Tonight I’ll Possess Your Corpse (1967) (as announced on the podcast) to At Midnight I’ll Take Your Corpse (1964).]

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!

Apr 15, 2024

“Damn! Come out of the grave and run out of ammunition!” Resurrection without ordinance? Such a disappointment. Join your faithful Grue Crew – Crystal Cleveland, Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, and Jeff Mohr – as they discuss House (1986), a comedy horror picture with its acting roots in Eighties television.

Decades of Horror 1980s
Episode 256 – House (1986)

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Gruesome Magazine is partnering with the WICKED HORROR TV CHANNEL (https://wickedhorrortv.com/) which now includes video episodes of Decades of Horror 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 Vietnam vet/horror novelist’s son disappears while visiting his aunt’s house. His search for his son destroys his marriage and his writing career. When the troubled writer moves into the haunted house after inheriting it from his aunt, the evil ghosts in the house force him to endure a harrowing journey into his past.

 

The rallying cry from the Grue Crew is, “Chad is back!” For his return episode, the crew picks an 80s movie that surely everyone has seen. Well, everyone but Jeff. The film is HOUSE, released in 1985… or is it 1986? Covered seven years ago by Doc Rotten, Christopher G. Moore, and Thomas Mariani in episode 105, the current crew decided to revisit this comedy-horror feature. Starring some 80s TV icons – William Katt (The Greatest American Hero, 1981-1983), George Wendt (Cheers, 1982-1993), Richard Moll (Night Court, 1984-1992) – the cast, crew, and effects give them plenty to talk about and there’s plenty of taglines for Chad’s return. Welcome back, brother!

At the time of this writing, House is available to stream from Tubi, PlutoTV, and Amazon Prime, as well as multiple PPV sources, and on physical media as a Blu-ray from Arrow Video.

Every two weeks, Gruesome Magazine’s Decades of Horror 1980s podcast will cover another horror film from the 1980s. The next episode’s film chosen by Chad, will be Spookies (1985), a film whose making-of story might be more interesting than the movie itself.

Apr 10, 2024

“Gaze! Gaze on the fiery cross and return to the darkness of your cold tombs.” That’ll never work. They don’t have ears! Join your faithful Grue Crew – Doc Rotten, Bill Mulligan, and Jeff Mohr along with guest host Jerry Chandler – as they focus on The Ghost Galleon (1974), the third film in Amando de Ossorio’s Blind Dead series.

Decades of Horror 1970s
Episode 212 – The Ghost Galleon (1974)

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The living corpses of the Satan-worshiping Knights Templar hunt for human victims in a 16th-century galleon.

 

Guest host Jerry Chandler returns to tackle another chapter of the Knights Templar/Blind Dead franchise with The Ghost Galleon (1974). The ghoulish critters are trapped on a centuries-old galleon lost in a mist suspiciously tied to another dimension. [scratches head] Que? Ignore the wonky science and enjoy the brilliant Amando de Ossorio atmosphere and the spooky design of the Blind Dead themselves. The characters are (mostly) all despicable and the story is a bit… questionable. Regardless, you can’t deny the impact of the final scenes of the Knights rising out of the ocean, the seawater pouring from their eye sockets as they circle the surviving members for the final kill. Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

At the time of this writing, The Ghost Galleon is available to stream from Wicked Horror TV, Tubi, Full Moon, and Flix Fling as well as various PPV sources. 

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 guest host Bill, will be Daughters of Darkness (1971, Les lèvres rouges), an erotic horror film that provides another imagining into the “legend” of Elizabeth Báthory.

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. 

Apr 6, 2024

“The witchin’ hour. … Feedin’ time for the haints and I’m caught in the kitchen!” Dining with the haints? It’s a dream come true! Join this episode’s Grue-Crew – Daphne Monary-Ernsdorff, Doc Rotten, and Jeff Mohr along with guest host Scott Wells – as they discuss this Mantan Moreland vehicle, King of the Zombies (1941).

Decades of Horror: The Classic Era
Episode 174 – King of the Zombies (1941)

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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/

On a spooky island, three stranded travelers find an evil doctor working with foreign spies and in control of zombies.

 

Combine the “Old Dark House” genre with a voodoo-zombie picture and you get King of the Zombies (1941). This light-hearted, slightly cringy but entertaining B-Movie feature is well worth a look back at its style, impact, and cast. The film may not be widely remembered but it handles the genre with ease, humor, and a smidge of tension. The Grue-Crew examines the film’s contributions and missteps. Let the shenanigans begin.

At the time of this writing, King of the Zombies is available for streaming from the Classic Horror Movie Channel, Amazon Prime, MGM+, Screambox, Kanopy, and 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 The Snake Girl and the Silver-Haired Witch (1968). A Daiei Studios production directed by Noriaki Yuasa, one of the creators of Gamera, this one was released along with Yokai Monsters: Spook Warfare. It’ll be fun!

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!

Apr 1, 2024

“Dar, the gods have put that mark on you, and someday, you’ll find out why.” So sayeth the gods, “That’ll leave a mark.” Join your faithful Grue Crew – Bill Mulligan and Jeff Mohr along with guest host Renee St. Aubin – as they discuss somewhat of an Eighties legend, The Beastmaster (1982).

Decades of Horror 1980s
Episode 255 – The Beastmaster (1982)

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An infant king is rescued from a priest’s ritual sacrifice and raised in a humble village. In time, he learns he has the power to communicate with animals and when the priest’s followers destroy his village, he uses his power in a quest for revenge.

 

Join the Grue-Crew and special guest host Renee St. Aubin as they revisit the sword-and-sorcery cult favorite, The Beatmaster (1982), from Phantasm director Don Coscarelli. The cast includes Marc Singer, Tanya Roberts, Rip Torn, and John Amos. The film played so much on HBO that the acronym was jokingly referred to as, “Hey, Beastmaster’s On!” This film has it all: bat people, killer ferrets, black-dyed tigers, and much more. Casting choices that didn’t make the cut? Demi Moore as Kiri (played by Tanya Roberts) and Klaus Kinksi as Maax (played by Rip Torn). Could this be Jeff Mohr’s new favorite Eighties film? You’ll have to listen to find out.

At the time of this writing, The Beastmaster is available to stream from Amazon Prime and on physical media as a 4k Ultra HD Two-Disc Set from Vinegar Syndrome.

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 House (1985). This one’s a double-tap with a different Grue Crew, seven years after Doc Rotten, Christopher G. Moore, and Thomas Mariani did it up. 

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.

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