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Feb 19, 2024

“What is best in life?” “To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentations of their women.” What about plunder? Does that include plunder? Join your faithful Grue Crew – Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, Crystal Cleveland, and Jeff Mohr – as they visit Robert E. Howard’s world as visualized by John Milius in Conan the Barbarian (1982).

Decades of Horror 1980s
Episode 252 – Conan the Barbarian (1982)

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As a young boy, Conan becomes a slave after his parents are killed and his tribe destroyed by a savage warlord and sorcerer, Thulsa Doom. When he grows up he becomes a fearless, invincible fighter. Set free, he plots revenge against Thulsa Doom

 

Can anyone else step into the legendary role of Robert E. Howard’s iconic Cimmerian like the one-and-only Arnold Schwarzenegger? Add James Earl Jones, Sandahl Bergman, Max von Sydow, and William Smith as Conan’s father and you’ve got a blockbuster. John Milius (Red Dawn, 1984) directs from a script co-written with Oliver Stone, and look out! Crystal wields her own weapon of mass destruction during the Grue-Crew’s discussion of Conan the Barbarian (1982). You won’t want to miss that!

At the time of this writing, Conan the Barbarian is available to stream from Amazon Prime and various PPV sources. In terms of physical media, the film was released on January 30, 2024, as a Limited Edition, in Blu-ray or 4K Ultra HD, 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 Crystal, will be PIN (1988). It’s a plastic nightmare!

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.

Feb 5, 2024

“Buddy’s a good boy, but he has what you might call basic hygiene problems.” Who knew? Join your faithful Grue Crew – Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, Crystal Cleveland, and Jeff Mohr – as they take a trip to Buddy’s domain in this low-budget slasher centered around – wait for it – a Slaughterhouse (1987).

Decades of Horror 1980s
Episode 251 – Slaughterhouse (1987)

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The owner of a closed-down slaughterhouse sets his intellectually disabled psychopathic son on the people who want to take his land away and the unlucky teens who decide to party there.

 

Ah, Slaughterhouse (1987). “You’ll Never Get Out in One Piece!” is one enticing tagline while the second tagline, “Buddy Has an Axe to Grind. A Big Axe,” may give you a better idea of what you’re in for with this low-budget dark comedy slasher. The Grue Crew chuckles aimlessly at the humor, gags at the gruesome opening shots, and questions the film in general. As Bill says, at least it goes for Texas Chainsaw Massacre instead of Halloween. Snort, snort!

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 Conan the Barbarian (1982). You all know what’s best in life, right? 

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.

Jan 22, 2024

“Ai-yah. You teach him to watch TV?” Do you mean there was a fourth rule? Join your faithful Grue Crew – Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, Crystal Cleveland, and Jeff Mohr, along with guest host Ralph Miller – as they take an effects-focused dive into Joe Dante’s Gremlins (1984).

Decades of Horror 1980s
Episode 250 – Gremlins (1984)

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A young man inadvertently breaks three important rules concerning his new pet and unleashes a horde of malevolently mischievous monsters on a small town.

 

Effects artist Ralph Miller joins the Grue-Crew to add his experience working on Gremlin’s creature crew, led by Chris Walas, the designer of Mogwai and the gremlins. Though the crew focuses on the film’s effects, they also delve into the cast, cameos, crew, and behind-the-scenes stories. 

In July 2014, Doc Rotten and Thomas Mariani covered Gremlins before the Monster Movie Podcast became Decades of Horror 1980s. Check it what they had to say at this link: 

As of 21 January 2024, Gremlins is available for streaming from many PPV sites and on physical media in 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray formats. 

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 Slaughterhouse (1987). They may need a shower after 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.

Jan 8, 2024

“Oral sodomy?… Well, that’s why it’s a small town… Yeah, we’ll look into it. Thank you for calling.” Say what? Join your faithful Grue Crew – Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, Crystal Cleveland, and Jeff Mohr – as they confront the over-the-top effects, excellent acting, and confusing story in The Beast Within (1982).

Decades of Horror 1980s
Episode 249 – The Beast Within (1982)

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A young woman gets raped by a mysterious man-creature, and years later her son begins a horrific transformation into a similar beast.

 

In the early 1980s, producer Harvey (The GooniesThe Lost Boys) Bernhard purchases an unfinished novel by Edward Levy and hires Tom (Fright NightChild’s Play) Holland – his first feature film credit – to write the screenplay (from scratch). He follows this up by scooping up Philippe Mora, the talent behind Communion and The Howling II: Your Sister is a Werewolf (cue blank stare), to direct. The result is the often maligned creature feature The Beast Within (1982) featuring Paul Clemens, Ronny Cox, Bibi Besch, Don Gordon, R. G. Armstrong, Katherine Moffat, L. Q. Jones, Logan Ramsey, Luke Askeew, John Dennis Johnston, Meschach Taylor, and Ron Soble. While the make-up effects by  Thomas R. Burman (ProphecyAltered States) are collectively praised, the premise received far more disparagingly negative critiques. Now it is time for the Grue Crew to settle the score. Is it a schlocky disaster or a grotesque cult-classic? 

At the time of this writing, The Beast Within is available for streaming from Tubi and as PPV from Amazon and AppleTV. The film is available on physical media in 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 Grue Crew for their sestercentennial episode (that’s 250th, Grue Belivers), will be Gremlins (1984), with guest host Ralph Miller who is one of the effects artists who worked on the film as part of Chris Walas’ crew. This should be fun!

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 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 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.

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.

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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!

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.

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?

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.

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!

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.

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!

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.

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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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 4, 2023

“Buk, buk, buk, buk, buk, ba-gawk, buk, ba-gawk!” You can say that again! Or can you? Join your faithful Grue Crew – Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, Crystal Cleveland, and Jeff Mohr – as they try to answer the question, “What’s up with Luther the Geek (1989)?” (Hint: The answer is not, “Chicken butt.”)

Decades of Horror 1980s
Episode 240 – Luther the Geek (1989)

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A psychotic killer convicted of multiple murders is released on parole after spending twenty years in prison. His psychosis immediately takes over and he goes on a killing spree.

 

Writer/director Carlton J. Albright’s Luther the Geek is truly a freak show! The Grue-Crew dives into this often overlooked low-budget, gory splatter-fest. Does Luther the Geek disappoint or does it deliver the goods? Jeff, Chad, and Bill bravely explore the ghastly, gruesome slasher. Will they survive? Will they come out clucking like chickens? Will they go shopping for sharpened, metal dentures? Will they have an unnatural craving for chicken? Or even people?

At the time of this writing, Luther the Geek is available for streaming from Peacock, Tubi, Crackle, and Amazon PPV. It is also available on physical media in Blu-ray from Vinegar Syndrome.

As it turns out, The DoH 80s Grue Crew has covered Carlton Albright’s complete filmography as a writer and/or director. Check out what the crew had to say about The Children (1980): THE CHILDREN (1980) – Episode 192 – Decades of Horror 1980s

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 Alligator (1989), directed by Lewis Teague, written by John Sayles, and starring Robert Forster. Remember, PLEASE DO NOT FLUSH REPTILES DOWN THE TOILET!

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Aug 21, 2023

“Oh, my god. The girl was right. The little people, they’re f***ing dolls!” A society where men are incidental? Hmm. Humans could learn from cockroaches. Join your faithful Grue Crew – Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, Crystal Cleveland, and Jeff Mohr along with guest host effects artist Ralph Miller III – as they brave the phobia of many-a-folk in Stuart Gordon’s Dolls (1987).

Decades of Horror 1980s
Episode 239 – Dolls (1987)

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Five adults and a child are stranded in a storm and spend the night in the mansion of an elderly couple who are dollmakers. The little girl realizes they take wicked humans, miniaturize them, and turn them into dolls.

 

The Grue-Crew and guest host effects artist Ralph Miller III (who worked on the film’s effects under the supervision of John Carl Buechler), take a look at the often overlooked Stuart Gordon film Dolls (1987). The film is produced by Brian Yuzna and Charles Band for Band’s Empire Pictures, and, wheeee, is this film a lot of fun! “They Walk. They Talk. They Kill.” And, the more the Dolls do so, the more entertaining it becomes. John Carl Buechler handles the special makeup effects and David Allen takes care of the stop-motion animation duties. If you haven’t seen this, isn’t the pic with the doll holding its own bloody eyeballs enough to entice you?

At the time of this writing, Dolls is available for streaming from Tubi, Pluto TV, Shudder, AMC+, and Amazon Prime. It is also available on physical media in Blu-ray as part of the 5-disc Arrow Video collection, “Enter the Video Store: Empire of Screams Collector’s Set,” along with The Dungeonmaster (1984), Cellar Dweller (1987), Robot Jox (1989), and Arena (1989).

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 Luther the Geek (1989). Well, it’s a movie.

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Aug 7, 2023

“I so admire these nymph cockroaches – their ability to reproduce without the contribution of their male counterpart.” A society where men are incidental? Hmm. Humans could learn from cockroaches. Join your faithful Grue Crew – Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, Crystal Cleveland, and Jeff Mohr along with guest host effects artist Julian Ledger – as they experience the creepy, creature effects on display in The Nest (1987).

Decades of Horror 1980s
Episode 238 – The Nest (1987)

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A biological experiment goes haywire when meat-eating mutant roaches invade an island community, terrorizing a peaceful New England fishing village and hideously butchering its citizens.

 

If you have a fear of roaches and pests, you’re gonna love episode 238! Yes, sir, it’s time for … The Nest (1987)! The Grue-Crew are joined by special effects artist Julian Ledger who worked on the film (despite being omitted on IMDb) as a puppeteer (according to the onscreen credits) and monster makeup and effects under the supervision of Cary Howe, providing behind-the-scenes insight into the making and design of the critters, creatures, and goo. There’s lots of entertaining discussion with Julian, Jeff, Crystal, and Bill. And, of course, bugs, baby … bugs.

At the time of this writing, The Nest is available for streaming from Tubi, Plex, and PPV from Amazon. It is also available on physical media as a Blu-ray disc 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 Dolls (1987), directed by Stuart Gordon and produced by Charles Band and Brian Yuzna. Special effects artist Ralph Miller III, who worked on the film under the supervision of John Carl Beuchler at MMI (Mechanical and Makeup Imageries) will be joining the 80s Grue Crew for this one!

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Jul 24, 2023

“Satan…we are making a pact with you. Take Madame Rikard. She makes us suffer. We don’t want her. Take her far away and don’t ever let her return.” So much for Madame Rickard. Join your faithful Grue Crew – Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, Crystal Cleveland, and Jeff Mohr – as they experience Carlos Enrique Taboada’s award-winning, Mexican horror film, Poison for the Fairies (1986).

Decades of Horror 1980s
Episode 237 – Poison for the Fairies (1986)

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A 10-year-old girl convinces a lonely classmate that she is a witch, forcing the child to become her assistant. Though their games are initially rather naive, they gradually take a nasty and violent turn.

 

Are you ready to explore a little-known (at least, State-side) Mexican, horror film from director Carlos Enrique Taboada? If so, prepare yourself for the 80s Grue-Crew review of Poison for the Fairies. Embedded in a world of folk tales and witchcraft and nominated for ten Ariel Awards (Mexico’s version of the Oscars) and winner of five ( including best picture, writer, and director), this film is a slow burn with interesting directorial choices, equally interesting cinematography, and a disturbing (or satisfying?) conclusion.

At the time of this writing, Poison for the Fairies is available to stream from Shudder and AMC+. The film is also available on physical media as a Blu-ray in the 3-film collection, “Mexican Gothic: The Films of Carlos Enrique Taboada,” from Vinegar Syndrome. In addition to Poison for the Fairies, the collection includes Rapiña (1975) and Darker Than Night (1975), both of which can also be streamed from Shudder. 

If you’d like to hear more about the films of Carlos Enrique Taboada, check out these two episodes of Decades of Horror: The Classic Era:

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 Nest (1987), directed by Terence H. Winkless and starring Robert Lansing, Lisa Langlois, and 2,000 cockroaches. How can you miss that one?

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Jul 10, 2023

“Thank you. I have work to do. And you have your work to do. I don’t like to be berated by Hank! Or anyone.”  It seems that Hank’s at it again. Join your faithful Grue Crew – Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, Crystal Cleveland, and Jeff Mohr – as they get down and dirty with The Incubus (1981).

Decades of Horror 1980s
Episode 236 – The Incubus (1981)

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A small town’s doctor takes matters into his own hands after a series of gruesome and bizarre rape crimes perplex the clueless authorities.

 

For this episode, the Grue-Crew follows actor John Cassavetes to Wisconsin to battle the shapeshifting slasher in the Canadian gem, The Incubus. The film is directed by John Hough, the director behind the Hammer film Twins of Evil (1971), the horror classic The Legend of Hell House (1973), a pair of Disney “Witch Mountain” films, and the car chase cult favorite Dirty Mary Crazy Larry (1974). Part Supernatural, part slasher, part Satanism, part mystery, this adaptation of Ray Russell’s 1976 novel of the same name provides plenty for the Grue-Crew to sink their teeth into. 

At the time of this writing, The Incubus is available to stream with ads from Tubi and Pluto TV, as well as from multiple PPV sources. The film is available on physical media as a Blu-ray 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 Poison for the Fairies (1986), directed by Carlos Enrique Toboada and winner of four Silver Ariel Awards as well as the Golden Ariel for Best Picture and five other nominations.

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Jun 26, 2023

“You killed my Bogie! Not with your hands. You had your little demon do it for you.” Her “Bogie” and his “little demon?” That’s a new one. Never heard them called that before. Join your faithful Grue Crew – Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, Crystal Cleveland, and Jeff Mohr – as they go talk-about with Monkey Shines (1988), one of George Romero’s studio efforts.

Decades of Horror 1980s
Episode 235 – Monkey Shines (1988)

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A quadriplegic man has a trained monkey help him with his paralysis until the little monkey begins to develop feelings, and rage, against its new master. 

 

George A. Romero writes and directs Monkey Shines, an adaptation of Michael Stewart’s 1983 British novel of the same title. Despite the monkey with the clapping cymbals on the poster, this movie has nothing to do with Stephin King. An excellent cast (Jason Beghe, John Pankow, Kate McNeil, Joyce Van Patten, Christine Forrest, Stephen Root, Janine Turner, and Stanley Tucci) and detailed storytelling that crosses all the t’s and almost dots all the i’s, might just make this work. And beware if you have a phobia regarding monkeys with sharp objects! You’ve been warned.

At the time of this writing, Monkey Shines is available to stream from Tubi, Pluto TV, and multiple PPV 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 Chad, will be The Incubus (1981) from the novel by Ray Russell [Mr. Sardonicaus (1961) and X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes (1963)] and starring John Cassavetes.

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Jun 12, 2023

“<Evil chuckle> When I realized Christiano Berti was the killer… and it didn’t take me long to realize that. <Evil chuckle> The rest, Mr Germani, was like writing a book. A Book!” Book ’em, Dan-o! Wait. Wrong media. Join your faithful Grue Crew – Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, Crystal Cleveland, and Jeff Mohr – as they take a cue from the 70s Grue Crew and take in some Giallo, Dario Argento-style with Tenebrae (1982).

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Episode 234 – Tenebrae (1982)

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American author Peter Neal, who – while in Rome promoting his latest murder-mystery novel – becomes embroiled in the search for a serial killer who may have been inspired to kill by his novel.

 

It’s time for another 1980s feature from director Dario Argento with a return to the Giallo sub-genre. The film is Tenebrae – or Tenebre (original title) or Ténèbres (French) – and features Anthony Franciosa, John Saxon, and Daria Nicolodi. Argento was inspired by a series of incidents that saw an obsessed fan telephone the director to criticize him for the damaging psychological effects of his previous work. The telephone calls culminated in death threats towards Argento, who channeled the experience into the writing of Tenebrae with a double helix of a plot.

At the time of this writing, Tenebrae is available to stream from Wicked Horror TV, Shudder, Kanopy, and Plex. It is also available on Blu-Ray and 4K Ultra HD from Synapse Films.

This is the Decades of Horror Grue Crews’ xth encounter with Argento. Here are their other Argento episodes if you care to check them out.

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 George Romero’s Monkey Shines (1988). Oh yeah. We love monkeys with sharp utensils!

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May 29, 2023

“Pretty soon we’re going to have a sticky wicket.” Don’t you hate when that happens? Wait. What’s a wicket? Join your faithful Grue Crew – Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, Crystal Cleveland, and Jeff Mohr – as they soak up the full experience known as The Loch Ness Horror (1982).

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Episode 233 – The Loch Ness Horror (1982)

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An increasing number of people are dying mysterious deaths in the dark waters of Loch Ness, victims of the famous monster. But what other mysteries does the Loch hold? What about the monster’s egg and the insane scientist who’ll do anything to exploit it? What secrets does the sunken Nazi plane near the monster’s lair hold, and why will the military do anything to cover it up?

 

Is there anything more terrifying than The Loch Ness Horror (1982)? Absolutely. Regardless, the Grue-Crew head to Scotland via cinema (actually, Lake Tahoe, California . . . sigh) to explore the creature below the surface of Loch Ness. Maybe Chad has it right, “Drowning in a sea of terrible movies…!” With silly puppet monsters, directed by self-proclaimed “schlockmeister” Larry Buchanan, the film includes sad effects, a meandering plot, and questionable acting. Could this be a cult classic? Only Jerry Chandler knows for sure.

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 Dario Argento’s Tenebrae (1982). Oh, yeah.

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May 15, 2023

“I like smoking. I take a toke once in a while, and now and then I like to piss on a bush! Am I going to go to Hell for that?” It depends on your religion. Join your faithful Grue Crew – Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, Crystal Cleveland, and Jeff Mohr – as they experience Zombie 3 (1988), Lucio Fulci’s faux sequel to his faux sequel.

Decades of Horror 1980s
Episode 232 – Zombie 3 (1988)

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When a terrorist’s body, infected with a stolen chemical, is cremated by the US military, a virus is unintentionally released into the atmosphere over a small island.

 

It’s time to return to the gloriously gory realm of the Italian zombie movie. Whoa-boy! Zombie 3 (aka Zombi 3, aka Zombie Flesh Eaters 2), is a sequel to Fulci’s Zombi 2 (1979) in name only, much as Fulci’s Zombi 2 (known as Zombie in the U.S.) is a “sequel” to Romero’s Zombi (1978, known as Dawn of the Dead in the States). Alternate film titles, am I right? Woof. 

Regardless, Fulci does return to direct this feature but it’s eventually co-directed by Bruno Mattei and Claudio Fragrasso when Fulci leaves the Philippines for . . . reasons. What about those reasons? Or the story? Or the locations? Or the effects work? Or the acting? Or the . . . well, you’re just going to have to check out what the 80s Grue Crew have to say about this latterday Fulci effort.

Hey, it’s still Fulci which makes it worth a watch in the Decades of Horror book. At the time of this writing, Zombie 3 is available to stream with ads from Tubi and The Roku Channel; by subscription from Flix Fling, Night Flight, or Screambox; and from multiple PPV sources. Zombie 3 is also available as a Blu-ray disc from Severin Films.

If you’re interested, here are other Decades of Horror episodes focused on movies directed by Lucio Fulci:

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 Loch Ness Horror (1982). “Boom!” goes the dynamite.

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May 1, 2023

“Don’t worry if the brain is damaged another one will activate in seconds. The power will start again. A backup brain was hidden years ago just in case.” Bring backup brains for the Classic Era Grue-Crew, STAT! Join your faithful Grue-Crew – Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, Crystal Cleveland, and Jeff Mohr – as they experience permanent brain damage while ballooning to the Jerry Warren extravaganza known as Frankenstein Island (1981).

Decades of Horror 1980s
Episode 231 – Frankenstein Island (1981)

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When a hot-air balloon crashes on a remote island, the crew discovers Dr. Frankenstein’s ancestor carrying on the family work, along with a race of mutants and a population of Amazons.

 

It’s finally time – and by popular demand – to tackle the infamous Frankenstein Island (1981). With movies such as Face of the Screaming Werewolf (1965), The Wild World of Batwoman (1966), or Teenage Zombies (1960) under his belt, are you prepared for a Jerry Warren film from the early Eighties? If you’re a fan of schlocky cult films, of course, you are! Actors Robert Clarke and Katherine Victor are joined by legends Cameron Mitchell and John Carradine in a yarn about an island full of Frankenstein’s sunglasses-wearing zombies. And yeah, Jeff gives a 5-minute monologue on Steve Brodie’s career (just humor him). Enjoy!

At the time of this writing, Frankenstein Island is available to stream with ads from Tubi and Pluto TV; PPV from Amazon Prime; and a Rifftrax treatment free with Amazon Prime.

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 Zombi 3 (1988). Lucio Fulci . . . kind of . . . sort of . . . so, yeah.

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Apr 17, 2023

“Well, I’d hoped that hospital had some sexy nurses or something, but … they were all gross men. Total sausage fest. It was suffocating.” Wait. He suffocated on sausage? Join your faithful Grue-Crew – Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, Crystal Cleveland, and Jeff Mohr – as they take a trip to unknown lands and their second anime, and wind up in Wicked City (1987).

Decades of Horror 1980s
Episode 230 – Wicked City (1987)

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While protecting a signatory to a peace treaty between their peoples, a male human and a female demon discover that their mutual attraction may be the key to unifying their worlds.

 

And now for something completely different. Who’s up for some classic dark fantasy action horror anime? Shall we travel along with the Grue-Crew to Wicked City (1987)? The film is based on the first novel of Hideyuki Kikuchi’s “Wicked City” series titled Wicked City: Black Guard (1985). It is also the solo directorial debut of Yoshiaki Kawajiri who is also responsible for Demon City Shinjuku (1988), Ninja Scroll (1993), and Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust (2000) among others. Wicked City has it all: supernatural demons, secret agents, tentacled monsters, and . . . well, you’ll figure it out. And then check out what the Decades of Horror 1980s Grue-Crew think of this out-there anime. Enjoy!

At the time of this writing, Wicked City is available to stream from Tubi, Pluto TV, HiDive, and Retrocrush. The film is also available as a Blu-ray disc from Discotek Media.

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 Frankenstein Island (1981). Yes. She went there, and soon, the rest of the Grue Crew will be going there as well, for better or for worse.

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Apr 3, 2023

“Are you kidding? Your guy’s got a camera. Mine’s got a flamethrower.” A flamethrower’s good. Join your faithful Grue-Crew – Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, Crystal Cleveland, and Jeff Mohr – as they hit the radioactive underground in C.H.U.D. (1987). Be sure to bring your flamethrower!

Decades of Horror 1980s
Episode 229 – C.H.U.D. (1987)

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A bizarre series of sudden disappearances on the streets of New York City seems to point toward something unsavory living in the sewers.

 

Cannibalistic humanoid underground dwellers. Or in Spain, Caníbales Humanoides Ululantes Demoníacos. Either way, it’s  C.H.U.D., some serious campy 80s gold! The Grue-Crew revisits this fun monster movie from 1984 for this episode of Decades of Horror 1980s. John Heard, Daniel Stern, and Christopher Curry lead the cast in Douglas Cheek’s feature film debut. But the movie is about the creatures and maybe a small cameo from John Goodman… kidding. Check out what the Grue-Crew thinks of this sci-fi/horror classic.

At the time of this writing, C.H.U.D. is available to stream from these free-with-ads sites: Roku, Tubi, PlutoTV, Hoopla, Plex; and from these subscription sites: Amazon Prime, Arrow; and of course, there are PPV options. The film is also available as a Blu-ray disc 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 Bill, will be Wicked City (1987). Why does Bill keep warning the 80s Grue-Crew about the content of this film? Hmmm . . .

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Mar 20, 2023

“You cut-a the hair; you lose-a the strength.” The story of Samson and Delilah this ain’t! Join your faithful Grue-Crew – Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, Crystal Cleveland, and Jeff Mohr – as they teach Jeff who John Mikl Thor is with Zombie Nightmare (1987).

Decades of Horror 1980s
Episode 228 – Zombie Nightmare (1987)

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A mother resorts to voodoo to get back at those who killed her son.

 

The exploration of horror films from the 1980s continues with the Canadian feature Zombie Nightmare from director Jack Bravman. The cast includes Tia Carrere, Jon Miki Thor, and Shawn Levy. Oh, yeah, and Adam West!!! Holy Day Player, Batman! In this film, the zombie is resurrected by a voodoo priestess. Do we need more voodoo zombies in our horror movies? Maybe, just maybe. These particular voodoo zombies? The jury is still out. You know you want to know what the Grue-Crew thinks. Oh, yeah… that you do!

At the time of this writing, Zombie Nightmare is available to stream on the Classic Horror Movie Channel, Tubi, Night Flight (subs), Arrow (subs), and several PPV options. The film is also available as a Blu-ray disc from Code Red.

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 C.H.U.D. (1984). It’s sort of a PG version of Humanoids of the Deep, right? Maybe, kind of?

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