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Apr 24, 2020

"Christophe, I need you to remember what happened before you died." Wait. He already died and you’re talking to him? This must be a Wes Craven movie! Join your faithful Grue Crew - Crystal Cleveland, Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, and Jeff Mohr - as they fly on down to get buried in the world of Haitian voodoo as depicted in The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988) directed by Wes Craven.

Decades of Horror 1980s
Episode 154 – The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988)

An anthropologist goes to Haiti after hearing rumors about a drug used by black magic practitioners to turn people into zombies.

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For the second time in three episodes, the Decades of Horror 1980s Grue-Crew covers a film with major voodoo connections (See Episode 152 - Angel Heart, 1987). Chad somehow compares his reaction while watching The Serpent and the Rainbow to a “drawn-up Crown Royal bag.” Seeing the film at a younger age had an impact on Crystal and Bil points out how being buried alive is a fear shared by most people. And in case you were wondering, you’ll also hear whether each member of the 80s Grue-Crew would rather be trapped with a jaguar, a python, or a tarantula.

The Serpent and the Rainbow is a worthy entry to Wes Craven’s horror canon and even reminds the crew of a walk near Elm Street during the last act.

Gruesome Magazine’s Decades of Horror 1980s is part of the Decades of Horror 3-week rotation with The Classic Era and the 1970s. In episode 155, the 80s Grue-Crew will interview Ralph Miller III, a special effects artist whose work appears in 1980s horror films such as Gremlins (1984), From Beyond (1986), Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988), and The Blob (1988).

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

Apr 18, 2020

On this episode of Horror News Radio:

  • The Grue-Crew review… PARASITE (2019).

This is HORROR NEWS RADIO, the official GRUESOME MAGAZINE podcast. Back with Doc Rotten once again are the scariest, goriest, bloodiest co-hosts on the 'Net.

  • Dave Dreher, the lead news writer at Gruesome Magazine.
  • Award-winning filmmaker Christopher G. Moore.
  • Podcasting Rock Star & International Cosplay Queen, Vanessa Thompson.

HORROR NEWS OF THE WEEK

FEATURE REVIEW: PARASITE (2019)

A poor family, the Kims, con their way into becoming the servants of a rich family, the Parks. But their easy life gets complicated when their deception is threatened with exposure.

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  • Director: Bong Joon Ho
  • Stars: Kang-ho Song, Sun-kyun Lee, Yeo-jeong Jo

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Apr 17, 2020

"It was a small Louisiana town where people live and love and die and no one ever thought of locking their doors... except in the Monroe house." Hey, everybody! Let’s buy the Monroe house! Join your faithful Grue Crew - Doc Rotten, Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, and Jeff Mohr - as they find out why they have to lock their doors in the Monroe house in Charles B. Pierce’s The Evictors (1979).

Decades of Horror 1970s
Episode 112 – The Evictors (1979)

A young couple, just married, rents a house in a village in Louisiana. But they are not welcome because the inhabitants of the village look upon them with distrust. Meanwhile, in the house they rented, were happening strange things from the past...

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After seeing The Legend of Boggy Creek (1972) and The Town that Dreaded Sundown (1976), Jeff thought it would be fun to check out another film from Charles B. Pierce so he chose The Evictors as the subject of this episode. With a cast that includes Jessica Harper, Vic Morrow, Michael Parks, and Sue Ane Langdon, how could he go wrong? It turns out that fine acting and excellent production design do not offset a lackluster story.

Doc and Jeff love the feel of the 1940s created in this production, especially the abundance of automobiles from the era. Bill once again professes his love for Jessica Harper and Chad goes on about Michael Parks and Vic Morrow. The general consensus is great acting and the feel of the 40s, but the languid pacing makes The Evictors an unexciting horror film. If you haven’t seen this entry from Charles B. Pierce and you’re hankering for some 40s nostalgia and some Vic Morrow, Jessica Harper, Michael Parks, or Sue Ane Langdon, check it out. As of this writing, The Evictors is streaming on Amazon Prime and a Blu ray is available from Scream Factory.

Your 70s Grue-Crew also catches up on listener feedback from several episodes and has a ball doing it! They are even chastised a bit by the lovely and talented Judy Matheson (Twins of Evil, Lust for a Vampire) and they attempt to make amends to her, as well as to Luan Peters (Twins of Evil, Lust for a Vampire) and Kirsten Lindholm (Twins of Evil, Lust for a Vampire, The Vampire Lovers) .

Gruesome Magazine’s Decades of Horror 1970s is part of the Decades of Horror 3-week rotation with The Classic Era and the 1980s. In three weeks, the next episode in their very flexible schedule will be Evil of Dracula (1974), the third film in Toho’s Bloodthirsty Trilogy.

We want to hear from you – the coolest, grooviest fans:  leave us a message or leave a comment on the site or email the Decades of Horror 1970s podcast hosts at docrotten@decadesofhorror.com.

Apr 13, 2020

“You gotta hit 'em right in the puss with the grenades if you wanna stop 'em major!”  Seems like that goes without saying, doesn’t it? Join this episode’s Grue Crew - Chad Hunt, Joseph Perry, and Jeff Mohr - as they do there best not to fall into the sand vortex found in Invaders from Mars (1953).

Decades of Horror: The Classic Era
Episode 72 – Invaders from Mars (1953)

Awakened during a thunderstorm, youngster David MacLean witnesses a flying saucer disappear underground in the large sandpit behind his home. When his father investigates, he returns a changed man; soon David's mother, a young neighbor girl, and others begin to act in the same way. Begging the police for help, David's panicked story is heard by Dr. Pat Blake, who takes him to astronomer Dr. Stuart Kelston. David soon convinces Kelston, who comes to believe this is an invading vanguard from Mars.

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Your Decades of Horror: The Classic Era Grue Crew all prefer the original 1953 version of Invaders from Mars to the Tobe Hooper 1986 remake. Jeff points out the somewhat surreal parts of the score contributed by Mort Glickman, while Joseph describes the kindertrauma he experienced after viewing the “golden head” Martian. Chad seems to be unduly disturbed by the pronunciation of the word “mutants” used in the film.

The 1953 version of Invaders from Mars is definitely worth your time. At this writing, it is available for streaming on Amazon Prime.

Gruesome Magazine’s Decades of Horror: The Classic Era is part of the Decades of Horror 3-week rotation with the 1970s and 1980s. In three weeks, the next episode in their very flexible schedule will be the vampire western, Curse of the Undead (1959).

Please let them know how they’re doing! They want to hear from you – the coolest, grooviest fans:  leave them a message or leave a comment on the site or email the Decades of Horror: The Classic Era podcast hosts at feedback@gruesomemagazine.com

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

Mar 27, 2020

On this episode of Horror News Radio:

  • The Grue-Crew review… THE HUNT.

This is HORROR NEWS RADIO, the official GRUESOME MAGAZINE podcast. Back with Doc Rotten once again are the scariest, goriest, bloodiest co-hosts on the 'Net.

  • Dave Dreher, the lead news writer at Gruesome Magazine.
  • Award-winning filmmaker Christopher G. Moore.
  • Podcasting Rock Star & International Cosplay Queen, Vanessa Thompson.

HORROR NEWS OF THE WEEK

FEATURE REVIEW: THE HUNT

Twelve strangers wake up in a clearing. They don't know where they are, or how they got there. They don't know they've been chosen - for a very specific purpose - The Hunt.

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  • Director: Craig Zobel
  • Writers: Nick Cuse, Damon Lindelof
  • Stars: Betty Gilpin, Hilary Swank, Ike Barinholtz

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Mar 22, 2020

"The ICE... is gonna BREAK!" If someone told you they had a vision that the ice would break if you went skating, what would you do? Join your faithful Grue Crew - Crystal Cleveland, Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, and Jeff Mohr - as they checkout the ice in Stephen King’s The Dead Zone (1983) directed by David Cronenberg. Decades of Horror 1980s
Episode 153 – The Dead Zone (1983)

Decades of Horror 1980s
Episode 153 – The Dead Zone (1983)

Johnny Smith wakes from a coma, only to find he has lost five years of his life since his car accident, and yet gained psychic powers. Foreseeing the future appears to be a 'gift' at first, but ends up causing problems...

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According to the 1970s Grue-Crew, David Cronenberg’s vision of The Dead Zone is one of the best, if not the best, film adaptations of a Stephen King novel. Cronenberg’s direction, backed up by a great cast, an excellent script, and a powerful score make this a winner in all aspects.

The Dead Zone is Bill’s pick and he label’s it one of his top ten favorite films. Crystal is all about Christopher Walken and she throws Brooke Adams some praise as well. The score by Michael Kamen is one of Chad’s favorites and he thinks this might be Walken’s best performance. Jeff identifies some scenes that were cut and is impressed with how the complex story in King’s novel is told so well in under two hours. 

If you haven’t seen The Dead Zone for some time, the Decades of Horror 1980s Grue-Crew think it’s about time you did!

Gruesome Magazine’s Decades of Horror 1980s is part of the Decades of Horror 3-week rotation with The Classic Era and the 1970s. In episode 154, the 80s Grue-Crew takes a look at The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988), directed by Wes Craven and starring Bill Pullman.

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

Mar 20, 2020

On this episode of Horror News Radio:

  • The Grue-Crew review… EXTRA ORDINARY.

This is HORROR NEWS RADIO, the official GRUESOME MAGAZINE podcast. Back with Doc Rotten once again are the scariest, goriest, bloodiest co-hosts on the 'Net.

  • Dave Dreher, the lead news writer at Gruesome Magazine.
  • Award-winning filmmaker Christopher G. Moore.
  • Podcasting Rock Star & International Cosplay Queen, Vanessa Thompson.

HORROR NEWS OF THE WEEK

FEATURE REVIEW: EXTRA ORDINARY

Rose, a mostly sweet and lonely Irish driving instructor, must use her supernatural talents to save the daughter of Martin (also mostly sweet and lonely) from a washed-up rock star who is using her in a Satanic pact to reignite his fame.

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  • Director: Mike Ahern, Enda Loughman
  • Cast: Maeve Higgins, Barry Ward, Will Forte

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Mar 12, 2020

On this episode of Horror News Radio:

  • The Grue-Crew review… THE LODGE.

This is HORROR NEWS RADIO, the official GRUESOME MAGAZINE podcast. Back with Doc Rotten once again are the scariest, goriest, bloodiest co-hosts on the 'Net.

  • Dave Dreher, the lead news writer at Gruesome Magazine.
  • Award-winning filmmaker Christopher G. Moore.
  • Podcasting Rock Star & International Cosplay Queen, Vanessa Thompson.

HORROR NEWS OF THE WEEK

FEATURE REVIEW: THE LODGE (Hammer Films, 2019)

A soon-to-be stepmom is snowed in with her fiancé's two children at a remote holiday village. Just as relations begin to thaw between the trio, some strange and frightening events take place.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohLHereEOM8
  • Director: Severin Fiala, Veronika Franz
  • Cast:
    • Richard Armitage … Richard
    • Alicia Silverstone … Laura
    • Riley Keough … Grace
    • Jaeden Martell … Aidan (as Jaeden Lieberher)
    • Lia McHugh … Mia
 

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Mar 12, 2020

"Forgive me, but you are an endless source of amusement to me." I amuse you? I make you laugh? I'm here to fuckin' amuse you? … Wait. Wrong movie. Anyway, join your faithful Grue Crew - Doc Rotten, Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, and Jeff Mohr - as they determine exactly what is so damn endlessly amusing in The Evil (1978) from New World Pictures.

Decades of Horror 1970s
Episode 111 – The Evil (1978)

A doctor buys a Civil War era dilapidated mansion and hires a few friends to fix it up, but the mansion hides a deadly secret.

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The Evil is Doc’s pick. He does love his haunted house films and this one has it’s share of violent deaths. The 70s Grue-Crew all love Victor Buono’s gleeful turn as the devil! Chad, of course, points out the Batman TV-series connection and Jeff, equally predictably, links Richard Crenna to The Real McCoys (1959-1963) TV-series. Andrew Prine seemed to be everywhere according to Doc as he reminisces about Prine’s career. Bill warns everyone not to try these fire gags in their own low budget, indie horror flicks. The discussion goes astray more often than usual as the Grue-Crew seems to be easily sidetracked on this episode. Though not a great film, your Decades of Horror 1970s Grue-Crew consider this a “good” film … at least in parts, and Victor Buono as the devil is to die for.

At this writing, The Evil is available to stream on Prime and as a Blu-ray from Scream Factory. 

Gruesome Magazine’s Decades of Horror 1970s is part of the Decades of Horror 3-week rotation with The Classic Era and the 1980s. In three weeks, the next episode in their very flexible schedule will be The Evictors (1979), starring Jessica Harper, Michael Parks, and Vic Morrow.

We want to hear from you – the coolest, grooviest fans:  leave us a message or leave a comment on the site or email the Decades of Horror 1970s podcast hosts at docrotten@decadesofhorror.com.

Mar 10, 2020

On this episode of Horror News Radio:

  • The Grue-Crew review… THE INVISIBLE MAN (Blumhouse - Universal, 2020).

This is HORROR NEWS RADIO, the official GRUESOME MAGAZINE podcast. Back with Doc Rotten once again are the scariest, goriest, bloodiest co-hosts on the 'Net.

  • Dave Dreher, the lead news writer at Gruesome Magazine.
  • Award-winning filmmaker Christopher G. Moore.
  • Podcasting Rock Star & International Cosplay Queen, Vanessa Thompson.

HORROR NEWS OF THE WEEK

FEATURE REVIEW: THE INVISIBLE MAN (Blumhouse - Universal, 2020)

When Cecilia's abusive ex takes his own life and leaves her his fortune, she suspects his death was a hoax. As a series of coincidences turn lethal, Cecilia works to prove that she is being hunted by someone nobody can see.

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  • Director: Leigh Whannell
  • Cast:
    • Elisabeth Moss … Cecilia Kass
    • Oliver Jackson-Cohen … Adrian Griffin
    • Harriet Dyer … Emily Kass
    • Aldis Hodge … James Lanier
    • Storm Reid … Sydney Lanier
    • Michael Dorman … Tom Griffin
 

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Mar 9, 2020

"My God, Henry! What you've done ... it's satanic!"  In this case, the Henry being referred to is Dr. Henry Jekyll as played by Jack Palance. Join this episode’s Grue Crew - Chad Hunt, Joseph Perry, Whitney Collazo, and Jeff Mohr - as they get strange with the Dan Curtis version of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1968).

Decades of Horror: The Classic Era
Episode 71 – The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1968)

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

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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is the fifth TV-movie produced by Dan Curtis and covered by a Decades of Horror Grue-Crew, and it doesn’t disappoint. Jeff chose this film because the visage of Jack Palance in Dick Smith’s makeup as Mr. Hyde and his maniacal, cackling laugh, have stuck with him for over fifty years since he first saw it on the small screen. For Chad, this version of Robert Louis Stevenson’s novella leaps into second place behind the 1932 release starring Fredric March. High praise, indeed. Whitney enjoyed the film but, in terms of the makeup for Mr. Hyde, thinks that when viewed through a modern-day lens, it looks like a botched Botox encounter. The 2-hour length gave Joseph pause, but after viewing the film, he marveled at the pacing and even flow of the story.

Your Decades of Horror Classic Era Grue-Crew gives The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde a strong recommendation. As of this writing, it is available to stream on Amazon Prime and on DVD from MPI Home Video.

For more films produced by Dan Curtis and discussed on Decades of Horror, go back and check out these episodes from Decades of Horror 1970s:

Gruesome Magazine’s Decades of Horror: The Classic Era is part of the Decades of Horror 3-week rotation with the 1970s and 1980s. In three weeks, the next episode in their very flexible schedule will be the science fiction-horror classic, Invaders from Mars (1953).

Please let them know how they’re doing! They want to hear from you – the coolest, grooviest fans:  leave them a message or leave a comment on the site or email the Decades of Horror: The Classic Era podcast hosts at feedback@gruesomemagazine.com

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

Feb 29, 2020

"I got a thing about chickens." Exactly what does Harry Angel mean by that? Join your faithful Grue Crew - Crystal Cleveland, Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, and Jeff Mohr - as they follow Harry’s investigation from New York to New Orleans in Alan Parker’s  Angel Heart (1987).

Decades of Horror 1980s
Episode 152 – Angel Heart (1987)

Harry Angel, a private investigator, is hired by a man who calls himself Louis Cyphre to track down a singer named Johnny Favorite. But the investigation takes an unexpected and somber turn.

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Alan Parker’s Angel Heart received a lot of publicity but mostly for the wrong reason: then 18-year-old Lisa Bonet’s sex scene with Mickey Rourke. Granted, it is a fantastic scene, but it’s not the only reason to watch Angel Heart. Bill keeps on about the not-so-subtle names of the characters but appreciates the acting and the look of the film. Lisa Bonet is the star attraction for Crystal but she laments the predictability of the story. Chad has a bone to pick with Robert De Niro’s “Special Appearance by” billing but he thoroughly enjoyed Mickey Rourke’s performance. Angel Heart holds a special place in Jeff’s heart for several reasons, including his appreciation of William Hjortsberg’s source material. Your 70s Grue-Crew also gets into the development of the film which includes names like John Frankenheimer and Robert Redford.

Despite their poking some fun at this film, your Grue-Crew recommends it for the setpieces, the acting, and the neo-noir look of the film. If you haven’t seen Angel Heart, now is a good time to check it out. At this writing, it is available VOD and as on Blu-ray from Lionsgate.

Gruesome Magazine’s Decades of Horror 1980s is part of the Decades of Horror 3-week rotation with The Classic Era and the 1970s. In episode 153, the 80s Grue-Crew takes a look at The Dead Zone (1983), based on Stephen King’s novel and directed by David Cronenberg, starring Christopher Walken, Brooke Adams, Tom Skerritt, Martin Sheen, Herbert Lom, Anthony Zerbe, and Colleen Dewhurst.

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

Feb 28, 2020

It's time to prepare for a month of horror with the Gruesome Guide for March 2020. Doc Rotten and Vanessa Thompson walk you through the top 10 Horror Films to see this month. Woot!

THE HUNT
(Blumhouse - 3/13/2020)

Twelve strangers wake up in a clearing. They don't know where they are, or how they got there. They don't know they've been chosen - for a very specific purpose - The Hunt.

Directors: Craig Zobel
Writers: Nick Cuse, Damon Lindelof
Stars: Betty Gilpin, Emma Roberts, Ethan Suplee, Hilary Swank

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgG3P28kV3A

A QUIET PLACE PART II
(Paramount Pictures - 3/20/2020)

Following the events at home, the Abbott family now face the terrors of the outside world. Forced to venture into the unknown, they realize the creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threats lurking beyond the sand path.

Director: John Krasinski
Writers: John Krasinski
Cast: Millicent Simmonds, Emily Blunt, Cillian Murphy, Noah Jupe, Djimon Hounsou

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ubczLqp5IA

SAINT MAUD
(A24 - 3/27/2020)

A horror adaptation of the popular '70s TV show about a magical island resort.

Director: Jeff Wadlow (Blumhouse's Truth or Dare)
Stars: Maggie Q, Michael Peña, Lucy Hale, Portia Doubleday

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXs2-TY9qok
 

Feb 25, 2020

On this episode of Horror News Radio:

  • The Grue-Crew review… WAR OF THE WORLDS (EPIX, 2020).

This is HORROR NEWS RADIO, the official GRUESOME MAGAZINE podcast. Back with Doc Rotten once again are the scariest, goriest, bloodiest co-hosts on the 'Net.

  • Dave Dreher, the lead news writer at Gruesome Magazine.
  • Award-winning filmmaker Christopher G. Moore.
  • Podcasting Rock Star & International Cosplay Queen, Vanessa Thompson.

HORROR NEWS OF THE WEEK

[RELEASE DATE]

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FEATURE REVIEW: WAR OF THE WORLDS (EPIX, 2020)

Set in contemporary France, this Anglo-French re-imagining of H. G. Wells' classic in the style of Walking Dead follows pockets of survivors forced to team up after an apocalyptic extra-terrestrial strike.

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

Creator: Howard Overman
Stars: Gabriel Byrne, Elizabeth McGovern, Léa Drucker

 

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Feb 13, 2020

“Ohhh, in other words, you don’t want to pick the pick because the pick is a pick and a shovel isn’t the pick. If you pick the pick to pick, the shovel isn’t the pick." "Now you’ve got it." "Now I got it. I don’t even know what I’m talking about." These quotes are all you need to know who stars in this episode’s film. Join this episode’s Grue Crew - Chad Hunt, Whitney Collazo, and Jeff Mohr - as they get lost in the desert with Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy (1955).

Decades of Horror: The Classic Era
Episode 70 – Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy (1955)

Bud and Lou find themselves pursued by an Egyptian cult for a special medallion linked to a walking mummy.

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Your Decades of Horror Classic Era Grue-Crew chose Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy as their second Abbott and Costello Universal Monster film after covering Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein in episode 44. Though Meet Frankenstein is obviously the cream of the crop, Whitney, Chad, and Jeff think this one is a bit underrated despite the ridiculous mummy costume. Whitney digs Marie Windsor’s portrayal of the smartest-one-in-the-room bad-girl and the way she puts up with the rest of the idiots surrounding her. Once again, Jeff overdoes it when it comes to delving into the character actors in the cast. Chad is all about Batman and connections to the Caped Crusader abound in this film.

If you dig the comic duo at all and are a Universal Monster fan (of course you are), Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy is worth your time. Your faithful Grue-Crew laughed and you will too. It’s available on Blu ray in multiple releases, most recently Shout! Factory’s Abbott & Costello: The Complete Universal Pictures Collection.

Gruesome Magazine’s Decades of Horror: The Classic Era is part of the Decades of Horror 3-week rotation with the 1970s and 1980s. In three weeks, the next episode in their very flexible schedule will be The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1968), a Dan Curtis production starring Jack Palance, Denholm Elliott, and Billie Whitelaw.

Please let them know how they’re doing! They want to hear from you – the coolest, grooviest fans:  leave them a message or leave a comment on the site or email the Decades of Horror: The Classic Era podcast hosts at feedback@gruesomemagazine.com

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

Feb 8, 2020

On this episode of Horror News Radio:

  • The Grue-Crew review… GRETEL AND HANSEL (2020).

This is HORROR NEWS RADIO, the official GRUESOME MAGAZINE podcast. Back with Doc Rotten once again are the scariest, goriest, bloodiest co-hosts on the 'Net.

  • Dave Dreher, the lead news writer at Gruesome Magazine.
  • Award-winning filmmaker Christopher G. Moore.
  • Podcasting Rock Star & International Cosplay Queen, Vanessa Thompson.

SPECIAL GUEST-HOST: Cati Glidewell, The Blonde in Front
http://theblondeinfront.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BlondeInFront/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theblondeinfront/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC47qjoRNgkzvLiiuH_tXr4A

SPECIAL GUEST-HOST: Cati Glidewell, The Blonde in Front
http://theblondeinfront.com/

HORROR NEWS OF THE WEEK

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  • THIRST (Þorsti) (2020)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-oNnjZ3BJAA

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FEATURE REVIEW: GRETEL AND HANSEL (2020)

A long time ago in a distant fairy tale countryside, a young girl leads her little brother into a dark wood in desperate search of food and work, only to stumble upon a nexus of terrifying evil.

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Director: Oz Perkins (as Osgood Perkins) (The Blackcoat's Daughter)
Writers: Rob Hayes

Stars: Sophia Lillis, Samuel Leakey, Alice Krige, Jessica De Gouw

 

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

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Feb 4, 2020

"Touch it! Go on, touch it!" Get your mind out of the gutter. The speaker isn’t talking about that “it.” Join your faithful Grue Crew - Doc Rotten, Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, and Jeff Mohr - as they uncover the true story of Frankenstein in Frankenstein: The True Story (1973) … or not.

Decades of Horror 1970s
Episode 109 – Frankenstein: The True Story (1973)

When the brilliant but unorthodox scientist Dr. Victor Frankenstein rejects the artificial man that he has created, the Creature escapes and later swears revenge.

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Yet again, the Decades of Horror 1970s Grue-Crew delves into the realm of television mini-series with Frankenstein: The True Story, broadcast in two parts in 1973. Bill points out exactly why the title is one of the biggest misnomers in film history. Chad had a problem with the creature (Michael Sarrazin) being so handsome in the beginning but enjoyed its deterioration as the film progressed. Doc opines that the 2-hour edited version available on Amazon Prime is a hot mess of bad editing and should probably be avoided. Jeff once again goes a bit fan-boy, this time for David McCallum.

Your Grue-Crew universally enjoyed the cast and some of the set pieces and are withholding judgment until the March 24, 2020 Scream Factory release. Maybe a quality copy of the unedited version will restore the film they remembered.

Gruesome Magazine’s Decades of Horror 1970s is part of the Decades of Horror 3-week rotation with The Classic Era and the 1980s. In three weeks, the next episode in their very flexible schedule will be Hammer’s Twins of Evil (1971). 

We want to hear from you – the coolest, grooviest fans:  leave us a message or leave a comment on the site or email the Decades of Horror 1970s podcast hosts at docrotten@decadesofhorror.com.

Jan 30, 2020

On this episode of Horror News Radio:

  • The Grue-Crew review… THE TURNING (2020).

This is HORROR NEWS RADIO, the official GRUESOME MAGAZINE podcast. Back with Doc Rotten once again are the scariest, goriest, bloodiest co-hosts on the 'Net.

  • Dave Dreher, the lead news writer at Gruesome Magazine.
  • Award-winning filmmaker Christopher G. Moore.
  • Podcasting Rock Star & International Cosplay Queen, Vanessa Thompson.

HORROR NEWS OF THE WEEK

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FEATURE REVIEW: THE TURNING (2020)

A young governess is hired by a man who has become responsible for his young nephew and niece after their parents' deaths. A modern take on Henry James' novella "The Turn of the Screw."

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Director: Floria Sigismondi
Writers: Carey W. Hayes (as Carey Hayes), Henry James

Stars: Mackenzie Davis, Finn Wolfhard, Brooklynn Prince

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rl33gU2APIs

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Jan 28, 2020

It's time to prepare for a month of horror with the Gruesome Guide for February 2020. Doc Rotten and Vanessa Thompson walk you through the top 10 Horror Films to see this month. Woot!

Editor's Note: VFW's release date is now 2/14/2020!

THE LODGE
(FilmNation Entertainment, Hammer Films - 2/7/2020)

A soon-to-be stepmom is snowed in with her fiancé's two children at a remote holiday village. Just as relations begin to thaw between the trio, some strange and frightening events take place.

Directors: Severin Fiala | Veronika Franz
Stars: Riley Keough, Richard Armitage, Alicia Silverstone, Jaeden Martell

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYUI97qAa_k

COME TO DADDY
(Saban Films, Firefly Films - 2/7/2020)

A man in his thirties travels to a remote cabin to reconnect with his estranged father.

Director: Ant Timpson
Writers: Toby Harvard (story), Toby Harvard
Stars: Elijah Wood, Stephen McHattie, Garfield Wilson

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3D05YjZmVSI

Blumhouse's FANTASY ISLAND
(Columbia Pictures, Blumhouse Productions - 2/14/2020)

A horror adaptation of the popular '70s TV show about a magical island resort.

Director: Jeff Wadlow (Blumhouse's Truth or Dare)
Stars: Maggie Q, Michael Peña, Lucy Hale, Portia Doubleday

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6O30nJ02PU

AFTER MIDNIGHT
(Cranked Up Films - 2/14/2020)

When his long-suffering girlfriend disappears suddenly, leaving a cryptic note as her only explanation, Hank's comfortable life and his sanity begin to crack. Then, from the woods surrounding his house, something terrible starts trying to break in.

Directors: Jeremy Gardner, Christian Stella
Writer: Jeremy Gardner
Stars: Jeremy Gardner, Brea Grant, Justin Benson

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEpHRkC-ZyM

BRAHMS: THE BOY II
(STX Entertainment - 2/21/2020)

After a family moves into the Heelshire Mansion, their young son soon makes friends with a life-like doll called Brahms.

Director: William Brent Bell
Stars: Katie Holmes, Owain Yeoman, Ralph Ineson, Christopher Convery

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DPYO6Rj_0k

THE NIGHT CLERK
(Saban Films - 2/21/2020)

Voyeuristic hotel clerk becomes the subject of a murder investigation.

Director: Michael Cristofer
Writer: Michael Cristofer
Stars: Ana de Armas, Helen Hunt, Tye Sheridan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flDC7Ar2Deg

GREENLIGHT
(Entertainment Squad - 2/25/2020)

A director's dream job quickly descends into a nightmare when he is forced to film a real-life murder.

Director: Graham Denman
Writers: Graham Denman (story by), Patrick Robert Young
Stars: Danielle Bisutti, Chris Browning, Caroline Williams

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8tsJoSsIhA

VFW
(RLJE Films, Fangoria - 2/14/2020)

A group of war veterans must defend their local VFW post and an innocent teen against a deranged drug dealer and his relentless army of punk mutants.

Director: Joe Begos (Bliss)
Writers: Max Brallier (co-writer), Matthew McArdle (co-writer)
Stars: Martin Kove, Stephen Lang, William Sadler

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yYN2-crPCI

THE INVISIBLE MAN
(Universal Pictures, Blumhouse Productions - 2/28/2020)

When Cecilia's abusive ex takes his own life and leaves her his fortune, she suspects his death was a hoax. As a series of coincidences turn lethal, Cecilia works to prove that she is being hunted by someone nobody can see.

Director: Leigh Whannell (Upgrade)
Stars: Elisabeth Moss, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Aldis Hodge, Storm Reid

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSBsNeYqh-k&

GUNS AKIMBO
(Saban Films - 2/28/2020)

Miles is stuck in a dead-end job, still in love with his ex-girlfriend Nova. Unbeknownst to him, a gang called Skizm is running a deadly competition within his city in which complete strangers fight to the death for the entertainment of an online audience of millions. Miles soon finds himself caught up in the game and forced to fight in a battle to the death. Initially, Miles' lifetime of running from his problems pays off as he manages to elude his first opponent but when Nova is kidnapped, he must finally stop running and overcome his fears to fight for the girl he loves.

Director: Jason Lei Howden (Deathgasm)
Writer: Jason Lei Howden
Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Samara Weaving, Rhys Darby

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZSVxobsJz8

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Jan 25, 2020

On this episode of Horror News Radio:

  • The Grue-Crew present...The Top 10 Most Anticipated Horror Films of 2020.

This is HORROR NEWS RADIO, the official GRUESOME MAGAZINE podcast. Back with Doc Rotten once again are the scariest, goriest, bloodiest co-hosts on the 'Net.

  • Dave Dreher, the lead news writer at Gruesome Magazine.
  • Award-winning filmmaker Christopher G. Moore.
  • Podcasting Rock Star & International Cosplay Queen, Vanessa Thompson.

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THE TOP 10 MOST ANTICIPATED HORROR FILMS OF 2020

10 (11) Antebellum (d. Gerard Bush & Christopher Renz - 4/24/2020) TIE
10 Lodge, The (d. Severin Fiala & Veronika Franz - 2/7/2020) TIE
08 (09) Malignant (d. James Wan - 8/14/2020) TIE
08 Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It, The (d. Michael Chaves - 9/11/2020) TIE
07 Last Night in Soho (d. Edgar Wright - 9/25/2020)
06 Invisible Man, The (d. Leigh Whannell - 2/28/2020)
04 (05) A Quiet Place Part II (d. John Krasinski - 3/20/2020) TIE
04 Antlers (d. Scott Cooper - 4/17/2020) TIE
03 Ghostbusters: Afterlife (d. Jason Reitman - 7/10/2020)
02 Godzilla vs Kong (d. Adam Wingard - 11/20/2020)
01 Halloween Kills (d. David Gordon Green - 10/16/2020)

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Jan 22, 2020

“From Marquette, Canada today comes word of a second ship destroyed by an enormous beast according to her Captain, George LeMay. He really ought to stop smoking that stuff and try Virginia Golds.” Well, as you might have guessed, it wasn’t the stuff he’d been smoking. Join this episode’s Grue Crew - Chad Hunt, Whitney Collazo, Joseph Perry, and Jeff Mohr - as they leapfrog from the arctic to New York City to join the battle to stop The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953)!

Decades of Horror: The Classic Era
Episode 69 – The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953)

A ferocious dinosaur awakened by an Arctic atomic test terrorizes the North Atlantic and, ultimately, New York City.

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The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms is a landmark film for many reasons. Inspired by the success of a re-release of King Kong (1933) in 1952, it’s success, in turn, inspired Toho to move forward with the production of Godzilla (1954). It also gave Ray Harryhausen his first shot as head of special effects on a feature film and provided one of Ray Bradbury’s first paychecks for a feature film. The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms was also the first film featuring a giant creature that exists as the result of an atomic explosion. Put Eugène Lourié in the director’s chair, John L. Russell behind the camera, and enlist a supporting cast of topnotch character actors and you have a recipe for success.

All members of your Classic Era Grue-Crew love this film and appreciate its place in film history. They gush over Harryhausen’s stop-motion animation skills and dedication, the direction, cinematography, script, and cast. If you haven’t seen this film for a while, it might be time to revisit The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms. It’s a gem of a film. 

Gruesome Magazine’s Decades of Horror: The Classic Era is part of the Decades of Horror 3-week rotation with the 1970s and 1980s. In three weeks, the next episode in their very flexible schedule will be Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy (1953).

Please let them know how they’re doing! They want to hear from you – the coolest, grooviest fans:  leave them a message or leave a comment on the site or email the Decades of Horror: The Classic Era podcast hosts at feedback@gruesomemagazine.com

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

Jan 18, 2020

"I'm supposed to read you your rights. But you're in *Mooney's* jail, and in Mooney's jail, you ain't *got* no rights!" I wonder what the Mooney ventriloquist dummy thinks about that? Join your faithful Grue Crew - Crystal Cleveland, Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, and Jeff Mohr - as they go on an outing to the big top for some cotton candy and Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988).

Decades of Horror 1980s
Episode 150 – Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988)

Aliens who look like clowns come from outer space and terrorize a small town.

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You’re faithful Grue-Crew are a little scattered in this episode. You see, due to a technical glitch, everyone sounded like Killer Klowns on the first go-around so they had to record this episode a second time. They got a little slap-happy in the process and, well, they now know whether or not Crystal likes ice cream. 

At any rate, they do get to Killer Klowns from Outer Space and reach a quick, unanimous consensus: they love it! They discuss the Chiodo Brothers, John Vernon’s turn as Officer Mooney, and the splendid and colorful look and feel of the film. Jeff was the Killer Klowns virgin of the crew, but he got so excited after their first attempt at recording the episode, he purchased the Blu ray and took a dive into the extras. This was indeed a great pick by Crystal and she recounts exactly why she loves it so much. Bill is impressed with the practical effects and sympathizes with the problems that had to be dealt with while filming something like Killer Klowns from Outer Space that seems to be a creation like no other. From Chad, we learn about yet another childhood fear of his.

If you haven’t seen this cult classic, you owe yourself a favor. At this writing, it is available to stream and on a fine Arrow Video Blu ray.

Gruesome Magazine’s Decades of Horror 1980s is part of the Decades of Horror 3-week rotation with The Classic Era and the 1970s. In episode 151, the 80s Grue-Crew will take a broom to Street Trash (1987). Oh yes, they will.

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

Jan 16, 2020

On this episode of Horror News Radio:

  • The Grue-Crew review… UNDERWATER (2020).

This is HORROR NEWS RADIO, the official GRUESOME MAGAZINE podcast. Back with Doc Rotten once again are the scariest, goriest, bloodiest co-hosts on the 'Net.

  • Dave Dreher, the lead news writer at Gruesome Magazine.
  • Award-winning filmmaker Christopher G. Moore.
  • Podcasting Rock Star & International Cosplay Queen, Vanessa Thompson.

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FEATURE REVIEW: UNDERWATER (2020)

(20th Century Fox)

After a young mother murders her family in her own house, a single mother and young detective tries to investigate and solve the case. Later, she discovers the house is cursed by a vengeful ghost that dooms those who enter it with a violent death. Now, she runs to save herself and her son from demonic spirits from the cursed house in her neighborhood.

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Director: William Eubank
Writers: Brian Duffield (screenplay by), Adam Cozad (screenplay by)

Stars:

Kristen Stewart … Norah Price
T.J. Miller … Paul Abel
Jessica Henwick … Emily Haversham
Vincent Cassel … Captain Lucien
John Gallagher Jr. … Liam Smith
Mamoudou Athie … Rodrigo Nagenda
Gunner Wright … Lee Miller

 

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