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Feb 1, 2023

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gruesome Magazine’s Decades of Horror 1970s is part of the Decades of Horror two-week rotation with The Classic Era and the 1980s. In two weeks, the next episode in their very flexible schedule, chosen by Bill, will be The Ghoul (1975), a Tyburn Films production directed by Freddie Francis starring Peter Cushing, Veronica Carlson, and John Hurt. Gotta be good, right?

We want to hear from you – the coolest, grooviest fans: comment on the site or email the Decades of Horror 1970s podcast hosts at feedback@gruesomemagazine.com.

Jan 31, 2023

Welcome to HORROR NEWS RADIO. JOIN US FOR movie news of the week and 13 Recommended Horror Films for February 2023 . All this, and more, coming up next…

Join your host Doc Rotten for HNR, the official GRUESOME MAGAZINE HORROR NEWS podcast. Back again are the scariest, goriest, bloodiest co-hosts on the 'Net:

  • Dave Dreher, the lead news writer at Gruesome Magazine
  • Crystal Cleveland, the Livin6dead6irl

HORROR MOVIE NEWS

  • Zack (Barbarian) Cregger heads to New Line to film WEAPONS. Source: The Hollywood Reporter
  • RLJE Films and SHUDDER send CHILDREN OF THE CORN (2023) to theaters on March 3, 2023. Source: Deadline
  • Willem Dafoe reunites with Robert (The Lighthouse) Eggers for NOSFERATU. Source: Deadline

13 UPCOMING HORROR MOVIES FEBRUARY 2023

  • 02/02 Skinamarink (Shudder)
  • 02/03 Knock at the Cabin
  • 02/03 Baby Ruby
  • 02/03 Viking Wolf (Netflix)
  • 02/07 They Wait In the Dark
  • 02/09 The Outwaters
  • 02/09 Attachment (Shudder)
  • 02/10 Disquiet
  • 02/10 Huesera: The Bone Woman
  • 02/10 She Came from the Woods
  • 02/15 Winnie-The-Pooh: Blood and Honey
  • 02/24 Cocaine Bear
  • 02/24 We Have a Ghost (Netflix)

Others

  • 02/10 Daughter
  • 02/10 The Unsettling
  • 02/22 The Strays (Netflix)
  • 02/24 Nocebo (Shudder)

FEEDBACK

Chad White: Great show everyone. I had to get out my pen and paper. I'm going to check out Possession (1981, Shudder) for sure, thanks for all the recommendations.

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Jan 28, 2023

“It’s been insane since the beginning. . . . Bathtubs that fill up, and swimming pools that empty. That’s insane. And I was insane to listen to you.” That’s not even the half-of-it. Join this episode’s Grue-Crew – Chad Hunt, Whitney Collazo, Daphne Monary-Ernsdorff, and Jeff Mohr – as they experience Boileau-Narcejac’s twisted tale as presented by Henri-Georges Clouzot in Les Diaboliques (1955).

Decades of Horror: The Classic Era
Episode 143 – Les Diaboliques (1955)

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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
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The wife and mistress of a loathed school principal plan to murder him with what they believe is the perfect alibi.

Are you ready for a French murder thriller/ghost story/character piece from the mid-1950s? We thought so! Move over Hitchcock! Director Henri-Georges Clouzot has the rights to the novel and the skill to write and direct Les Diaboliques (1955). If celebrated genre author Robert Bloch (Psycho) considers this his all-time favorite horror film, then the Classic Era Grue Crew just has to check it out! And they loved it! In fact, this is one of those movies that demands (at least) a second watch.

Shame on you if you listened to this podcast without first watching Les Diaboliques! At any rate, at the time of this writing, the film is available to stream from HBOmax, The Criterion Channel, and Plex. If physical media is your preference, Les Diaboliques (Diabolique) is available as a Blu-ray from Criterion.

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 Whitney, will be The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958), another Ray Harryhausen extravaganza! Who doesn’t love ‘em some stop-motion?

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 listening!

Jan 25, 2023

JOIN THE GRUE-CREW FOR movie news of the week and the 13 "Nepo-babies" in Horror Movies . All this, and more, coming up next…

This is HNR, the official GRUESOME MAGAZINE HORROR NEWS podcast. Back with your host Doc Rotten again are the scariest, goriest, bloodiest co-hosts on the 'Net: Dave Dreher, the lead news writer at Gruesome Magazine; and, Crystal Cleveland, the Livin6dead6irl.

HORROR MOVIE NEWS

  • Sean S. Cunningham developing Friday the 13th reboot, House reboot, and the original script The Night Driver. Source: Bloody Disgusting
  • Rob Savage's Stephen King adaptation, The Boogeyman, moves from streaming to theatrical release. Source: Hollywood Reporter
  • To no one's surprise, Blumhouse announces M3GAN sequel for 2025. Source: Hollywood Reporter

TOP 13 - NEPO-BABIES IN HORROR MOVIES

INFINITY POOL is heading to theaters this weekend, January 27, 2023, from director Brandon Cronenberg, son of fan-favorite director David Cronenberg. Let's take a look at 13 other second - or even third - generation actors, writers, and directors in horror films in 2022 and into 2023.

  • Alexander Skarsgård (Stellan Skarsgård) - The Northman and Infinity Pool
    • Bill Skarsgård (Stellan Skarsgård) - Barbarian, It, The Crow (Eric Draven)
  • Allison Williams (news anchor Brian Williams) - M3GAN
  • Jamie Lee Curtis (Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh) - Halloween Ends and Haunted Mansion
  • Nicolas Cage (August Coppola -Father; Francis Ford Coppola -Uncle) RENFIELD
  • Sosie Bacon (Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick) SMILE
  • Odessa A'zion from the new Hellsraiser 2022 is the daughter of actress Pamela Adlon and German director Felix O. Adlon
    • Gideon Adlon (Pamela Adlon and Felix O. Adlon) SICK
  • Maya Hawke (Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke) - Stranger Things
  • Fiona Dourif (Brad Dourif) - Chucky
  • Wyatt Russell (Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn) - Godzilla and the Titans (TV) and Night Swim
  • Jack Quaid (Meg Ryan and Dennis Quaid) - SCREAM 2022, The Boys
  • Lewis Pullman (Bill Pullman) - Salem's Lot (2023), The Strangers: Prey at Night
  • Mason Gooding (Cuba Gooding Jr.) Scream 2022, Fall, Scream VI
  • Asia Argento (Dario Argento) DARK GLASSES

OTHERS

  • Michael Gandolfini (James Gandolfini) Beau is Afraid
  • Billie Lourde (Carrie Fisher) American Horror Story
  • Emma Roberts (Eric Roberts) Abandoned
  • Dan Levy (Eugene Levy) Haunted Mansion
  • Grace Gummer (Meryl Streep) Let the Right One In (TV), AHS

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Jan 23, 2023

“Welcome to prime time, bitch!” Not words I’d use in front of my mother, but they are iconic just the same. Join your faithful Grue-Crew – Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, Crystal Cleveland, and Jeff Mohr, along with guest host Ralph Miller  – as they enter another Wes Craven nightmare, A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987). Expect a lot of FX talk with Ralph in the house!

Decades of Horror 1980s
Episode 224 – A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)

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A psychiatrist familiar with knife-wielding dream demon Freddy Krueger helps teens at a mental hospital battle the killer who is invading their dreams.

 

[NOTE: Effects crew credits are listed as they appear in the film credits.]

Guest host Ralph Miller III, who worked behind the scenes on Dream Warriors provides insights and many effects development photos that are shown in the YouTube version of the podcast. Post-recording, the crew wants to clarify that Kevin Yagher was responsible for the Freddy Snake, and Mark Shostrom was in charge of the Penelope Sudrow dummy that smashes into the Freddyvision TV.

With the success of A Nightmare on  Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987), following the critical failure of A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge (1985), New line Cinema firmly cemented Freddy Krueger and A Nightmare on Elm Street as one of the most iconic horror franchises of its time. Not only does Dream Warriors feature Robert Englund continuing to breathe both humor and fear into Freddy Krueger but also the return of both Heather Langenkamp and John Saxon from the original. The film also features Craig Wasson (Ghost Story) as the male lead and early film roles for Patricia Arquette and Larry Fishburne. Frank Darabont (The Mist) and Bruce Wagner join Wes Craven on scripting chores and Chuck Russell (The BlobThe Mask) directs while Angelo Badalamenti (Twin PeaksBlue Velvet) provides the score – a winning combination of talent. Surely a Grue-Crew highly recommended selection with special effects by Greg Cannom, Doug Beswick, Mark Shostrom, Kevin Yagher, and more!

Be sure to check out the first time the 80s Grue-Crew took a dive into this film in February 2017, featuring Doc Rotten, Christopher G. Moore, and Thomas Mariani as the Grue-Crew. You can find it here: A NIGHTMARE ON ELMS STREET 3: DREAM WARRIORS (1987) — Episode 102

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 Changeling (1980), starring George C. Scott, Trish Van Devere, Melvyn Douglas, . . . and a bouncing, red, rubber ball.

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

Jan 20, 2023

JOIN US FOR movie news of the week and the top 13 Grue-Crew Horror Movie Streaming Recommendations. All this, and more, coming up next…

I am your host Doc Rotten and this is HNR, the official GRUESOME MAGAZINE HORROR NEWS podcast. Back with me again are the scariest, goriest, bloodiest co-hosts on the 'Net: Dave Dreher, the lead news writer at Gruesome Magazine, and Crystal Cleveland, the Livin6dead6irl.

HORROR MOVIE NEWS

  • CRYSTAL LAKE, coming to Peacock, adds familiar faces, Adrienne King and Kevin Williamson. Source Gruesome Magazine
  • Found Footage takes a mind-bending trip to THE OUTWATERS. Source: Gruesome Magazine
  • Kane Hodder is the Goatman in KILL HER GOATS. Source: Gruesome Magazine
  • UNIVERSAL is taking HOLLYWOOD HORROR NIGHTS to LAS VEGAS, BABY! Source: Bloomberg

13 STREAMING HORROR MOVIE RECOMMENDATIONS

Crystal

  • The Ritual (Netflix)
  • Ghostland (Netflix)
  • Possessor (Hulu)
  • American Psycho (HBO Max)

DAVE

  • The Night Flier - YouTube
  • Anna And The Apocalypse - Shudder/Prime
  • Psycho Gorman - Shudder
  • The Rig - Prime

DOC

  • Freaks (1932) HBOMAX
  • The Raven (1963) TUBI
  • Splinter (2008) HULU
  • Revenge (2017) SHUDDER

HNR RECOMMENDATION

  • Possession (1981) SHUDDER

FEEDBACK

MOST ANTICIPATED HORROR MOVIES of 2023

  • Claire James: Can’t wait for a ton of these!
  • Chad White: Great show everyone . I'm a huge fan of the Evil Dead series, so I'm stoked for Evil Dead Rise.
  • Don Joe: Great show, you all nailed all the ones I'd put on my list for sure. I might add 65 for the dino action.

BEST HORROR MOVIES OF 2022

  • Zarchi Army: How did nobody include Men?

Thank you for hanging out with the Grue-Crew. Be sure to hit the LIKE, SUBSCRIBE buttons, or Share with a Friend. Every click counts. Check out the Patreon link below and we'll see you next week.

Jan 18, 2023

“I was kicked out of the church. I drank too much. I lusted. I was an adulterer… and other things.”  Join your faithful Grue Crew – Doc Rotten, Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, and Jeff Mohr – as they take on yet another made-for-TV horror movie, The Possessed (1977). Pssst . . . this one has some surprises in the cast.

Decades of Horror 1970s
Episode 180 – The Possessed (1977)

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A former priest, now an exorcist, battles the Satanic forces that are threatening the students at a school for girls.

 

Made-for-TV horror movies in the Seventies are the go-to for any monster kids growing up during that time, gathering around the tube with the family to watch chilling favorites such as The Night Stalker (1972), Duel (1971), Gargoyles (1972), and Trilogy of Terror (1975). Whoa boy, those were the times. Many a time the film was to serve as a pilot for a TV series ala Kolchak. With a familiar cast (P.J. Soles, James Farentino, Joan Hackett, and more), The Possessed (1977) would make an attempt at such a lofty goal only to miss the mark. Regardless, those who saw the film may remember the nail-spitting, cackling creepy lady at the end, or fans of Indiana Jones and Han Solo star Harrison Ford may seek this one out to catch his last role prior to Star Wars (1977). Sadly, time has not been kind to this post-Exorcist attempt at the supernatural but the Grue-Crew review it all the same.

At the time of this writing, The Possessed is available to stream from YouTube. In terms of physical media, the film is currently available as a DVD from the Warner Brothers Archive Collection.

Gruesome Magazine’s Decades of Horror 1970s is part of the Decades of Horror two-week rotation with The Classic Era and the 1980s. In two weeks, the next episode in their very flexible schedule will be The Brotherhood of Satan (1971), from the production company that brought you A Boy and His Dog (1975), starring Strother Martin, L.Q. Jones, Alvy Moore, Charles Bateman, and Ahna Capri.

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. 

Jan 14, 2023

“The only person who ever was kind to me was a woman. She’s dead now.” Wait. What? Join this episode’s Grue-Crew – Chad Hunt, Daphne Monary-Ernsdorff, Jeff Mohr, and guest host Dirk Rogers – as they witness the brilliance of Peter Lorre highlighted by the dark stylings of cinematographer Nicholas Musuraca in Stranger on the Third Floor (1940).

Decades of Horror: The Classic Era
Episode 142 – Stranger on the Third Floor (1940)

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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/

An aspiring reporter is the key witness at the murder trial of a young man accused of cutting a café owner’s throat and is soon accused of a similar crime himself.

 

Stranger on the Third Floor inhabits the creepier side of, shall we say horror-adjacent, film noir. In fact, some experts argue that it is the first example of that dark genre, later to be labeled film noir. It’s a nightmare-influenced murder mystery featuring Peter Lorre chewing on all the scenery he can. Boris Ingster directs Stranger on the Third Floor with all the style that feels as if it could have been an early Val Lewton production. Yup, it’s Hollywood expressionism, RKO-style. This film is worth the watch, even if only for two 7-minute scenes: the nightmare sequence and the interaction between The Stranger (Lorre) and Jane (Margaret Tallichet).

If you have the urge to view this early example of noir filmmaking (or is it “proto-noir?”), and decide for yourself if it is truly horror-adjacent, Stranger on the Third Floor is, at the time of this writing, available to stream from archive.org or PPV from iTunes. There is also a Warner Brothers DVD available if physical media is your preference.

For more Peter Lorre goodness, check out these episodes of Decades of Horror: The Classic Era:

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, will be Diabolique (1940, Les Diaboliques), the French classic directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot, based on a novel by Boileau-Narcejac.

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 listening!

Jan 10, 2023

Welcome to HORROR NEWS RADIO for January 9, 2022. JOIN US FOR movie news of the week and the top 10 Most Influential Filmmakers of 2023 . All this, and more, coming up next…

Join your host Doc Rotten for HNR, the official GRUESOME MAGAZINE HORROR NEWS podcast. Back again are the scariest, goriest, bloodiest co-hosts on the 'Net: Dave Dreher, the lead news writer at Gruesome Magazine and Crystal Cleveland, the Livin6dead6irl.

HORROR MOVIE NEWS

Warner Bros. remaking the classic creature feature THEM! with Michael Giacchino (Werewolf by Night) directing. Source: Deadline

Tim Miller steps in for Eli Roth for BORDERLANDS reshoots so Eli Roth can begin work on… THANKSGIVING! Source: Deadline

David Charbonier and Justin Powell follow up THE DJINN with OPEN HOUSE. Source: Deadline

TOP 10 - INFLUENTIAL FILM MAKERS OF 2023

  • 10 Aaron B. Koontz (Producer/Director)
    • Old Man, Sorry About the Demon, Scare Package II, Blood Relatives (2022)
    • The Bunker, Snow Valley, Shelby Oaks, A Creature was Stirring
  • 9 Ryan Murphy (Writer/Director/Producer)
    • American Horror Story, Dahmer
  • 8 Ari Aster / Robert Eggers (tie)
    • A24, "Elevated Horror"
  • 7 Sam Raimi (Producer/Director)
    • Evil Dead Rise, 64, Don't Move
  • 6 Guillermo del Toro (Producer/Director)
    • Cabinet of Curiosities (2022), Haunted Mansion, Scare Stories to Tell in the Dark
  • 5 Akela Cooper (Writer)
    • Malignant, M3GAN, The Nun 2
  • 4 Mike Flanagan (Writer/Director/Producer)
    • The Haunting of Bly Manor, The Haunting of Hill House, Doctor Sleep, The Fall of the House Usher
  • 3 Jordan Peele (Writer/Director/Producer)
    • Get Out, Us, Nope
  • 2 James Wan (Writer/Director/Producer)
    • Atomic Monster
  • 1 Jason Blum (Producer)
    • Blumhouse

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Jan 9, 2023

“Louis, sometimes dead is better. The Indians knew that. They stopped using that burial ground when the ground went sour.” You know who wrote those words. Join your faithful Grue-Crew – Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, Crystal Cleveland, and Jeff Mohr  – as they brave the Micmac burial ground beyond the deadfall past the pet cemetery in Stephen King’s Pet Sematary (1989).

Decades of Horror 1980s
Episode 223 – Pet Sematary (1989)

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After tragedy strikes, a grieving father discovers an ancient burial ground behind his home with the power to raise the dead.

 

By the end of the Eighties, a Stephen King feature film adaptation was practically a given. On this episode of Decades of Horror 1980s, the Grue-Crew dive into a fan-favorite, Pet Sematary (1989). The cast includes Dale Midkiff, Fred Gwynne, Denise Crosby, and Miko Hughes as Gage. Guard your ankles! With Stephen King handling the scripting chores himself, Mary Lambert directs this box office hit for Paramount Pictures with a budget of $11.5M, bringing in $89.5M. 

Be sure to revisit the first time an 80s Grue-Crew (Thomas Mariani, Christopher G. Moore, Dave Dreher, and Adam Thomas) covered this film here: Pet Sematary (1989) – Episode 115

If you’re in the mood for some proof that, “sometimes, dead is better,” Pet Sematary is currently streaming from Paramount+, Prime Video, and Epix, as well as several PPV sources. In terms of physical media, the movie is available in Blu-ray and 4K UHD formats from Paramount.

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 A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987). Are you ready for prime time?

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

Jan 4, 2023

“Over 50 years ago, Bram Stoker wrote the greatest of all horror stories. Now, for the first time, we retell exactly as he wrote, one of the first – and still the best – tales of the macabre.” Join your faithful Grue Crew – Doc Rotten, Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, and Jeff Mohr – as they get sucked into their first film directed by Jess Franco, Count Dracula (1970), starring no less than Christopher Lee, Herbert Lom, and Klaus Kinski.

Decades of Horror 1970s
Episode 179 – Count Dracula (1970)

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Count Dracula, a gray-haired vampire who regains his youth by dining on the blood of maidens, is pursued in London and Transylvania by Professor Van Helsing, Jonathan Harker, and Quincey Morris after he victimizes them and their loved ones.

 

Sir Christopher Lee is perhaps the best Dracula on film. (Okay, you could argue Bela Lugosi – that’s fair.) He’s most famous for playing the Count in the series of Hammer films from (Horror of) Dracula (1958) to The Satanic Rites of Dracula (1973). However, he also teamed up with Jess Franco to deliver a “truer” adaptation of the Bram Stoker novel in Count Dracula (1970). Notable actors Herbert Lom and Klaus Kinski are also on board as Van Helsing and Renfield respectively. So, how does this version stand up against the Hammer Horror films and the Universal Monster movies? The 70s Grue-Crew is here to find out and they are pleasantly surprised . . . for the most part.

At the time of this writing, Count Dracula is available to stream from Wicked Horror TV, Tubi, Kanopy, Crackle, Plex, Crackle, Filmzie, and various PPV options. In terms of physical media, the film is currently available as a Blu-ray from Severin.

Gruesome Magazine’s Decades of Horror 1970s is part of the Decades of Horror two-week rotation with The Classic Era and the 1980s. In two weeks, the next episode in their very flexible schedule will be The Possessed (1977), another one of those TV horror movies of the 1970s. You might recognize some of the cast.

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.

Jan 2, 2023

Welcome to HORROR NEWS RADIO for December 28, 2022. JOIN US FOR casting news for the MOST ANTICIPATED HORROR MOVIES OF 2023. Doc Rotten hosts HNR, the official GRUESOME MAGAZINE HORROR NEWS podcast along with the scariest, goriest, bloodiest co-hosts on the 'Net.

  • Crystal Cleveland, the Livin6dead6irl
  • Christopher G. Moore, Award-Winning Filmmaker
  • Brian W. Smith, Award-Winning Screenwriter
  • Chad Hunt, Comic book Artist and Co-Host of Decades of Horror

MOST ANTICIPATED HORROR MOVIES OF 2023

Crystal Cleveland

  • Teen Wolf
  • Meg 2: Trench
  • Scream 6
  • Pale Blue Eye
  • Saw X
  • The Exorcist
  • M3GAN
  • Infinity Pool
  • Renfield
  • Evil Dead Rise

Brian W. Smith

  • Last Train to New York
  • The Black Demon
  • Meg 2: Trench
  • Renfield
  • Knock at the Cabin
  • Maxxxine
  • Last Voyage of Demeter
  • M3GAN
  • Cocaine Bear
  • Scream 6

Chad Hunt

  • Renfield
  • Saw X
  • Meg 2: Trench
  • Infinity Pool
  • Cocaine Bear
  • M3GAN
  • Knock at the Cabin
  • Last Voyage of the Demeter
  • The Exorcist
  • Evil Dead Rise

Christopher G. Moore

  • Sick
  • Beau Is Afraid
  • Kids vs Aliens
  • Renfield
  • Maxxxine
  • Scream 6
  • Last Train to New York
  • M3GAN
  • Cocaine Bear
  • Evil Dead Rise

Doc Rotten

  • 09/08 The Nun 2
    • Director: Michael Chaves (The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It)
    • Writer: Akela Cooper (Malignant)
    • Cast: Taissa Farmiga, Bonnie Aarons, Storm Reid
  • 07/07 Insidious 5: Fear the Dark
    • Director: Patrick Wilson
    • Writer: Scott Teems (Halloween Kills)
    • Cast: Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Ty Simpkins
  • 04/14 Renfield
    • Director: Chris McKay
    • Writers: Robert Kirkman, Ryan Ridley
    • Cast; Nicolas Cage, Nicholas Hoult, Shohreh Aghdashloo
  • 10/13 The Exorcist 2022
    • Director: David Gordon Green (Halloween)
    • Writers: Peter Sattler, Scott Teems
    • Cast: Leslie Odom Jr., Ann Dowd, Ellen Bursten
  • 2023: Last Train to New York
    • Director: Timo Tjahjanto
    • Writer: Gary Dauberman
  • 02/03 Knock at the Cabin
    • Director: M. Night Shyamalan
    • Writer: M. Night Shyamalan, Steve Desmond, Michael Sherman
    • Cast: Dave Boutista, Rupert Grint, Jonathan Groff
  • 02/24 Cocaine Bear
    • Director: Elizabeth Banks
    • Writer: Jimmy Warden
    • Cast: Ray Liotta, Keri Russell, Alden Ehrenreich
  • 01/06 M3GAN
    • Director: Gerard Johnstone
    • Writer: Akela Cooper
    • Cast: Allison Willams, Ronny Chieng, Violet McGraw
  • 04/21 Evil Dead Rise
    • Director: Lee Cronin (13 Steps to Hell - 50 States of Fright)
    • Writer: Lee Cronin, Sam Raimi
    • Cast: Alyssa Sutherland, Lily Sullivan, Morgan Davies
  • 08/11 Haunted Mansion
    • Director: Justin Simien (Bad Hair)
    • Writer: D.V. DeVincentis, Katie Dippold, Guillermo del Toro
    • Cast: Rosario Dawson, LaKeith Stanfield, Dan Levy, Jamie Lee Curtis, Danny DeVito, Winona Ryder, Owen Wilson, Jared Leto, Tiffany Haddis

Dec 31, 2022

“What was that?” (Assorted animal noises ensue.) You better get out your lever-action rifle and fire a few random shots into the water. Join this episode’s Grue-Crew – Chad Hunt, Daphne Monary-Ernsdorff, and Jeff Mohr – as they dive into the third and final adventure of Universal’s Gill-Man, The Creature Walks Among Us (1956).

Decades of Horror: The Classic Era
Episode 141 – The Creature Walks Among Us (1956)

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The Creature is captured and turned into an air-breather by a rich mad scientist. This makes the Creature very unhappy, and he escapes, killing people and setting fires in the process.

 

To this day, all the Universal Monsters remain incredibly popular and beloved with The Gill-Man edging out the others as the fan favorite of many Monster fans. Released in 1954, The Creature from the Black Lagoon would introduce the amphibious “prehistoric beast” just as Abbott and Costello were breathing final life into Frankenstein, Dr. Jekyll, and the Mummy. All three “Creature” films would be released within 3 years with the first two in 3D while the last did not receive the 3D treatment. The Classic Era Grue-Crew complete their coverage of the Gill-Man with this discussion and review of The Creature Walks Among Us (1956). (Don’t be alarmed when Jeff leaves for a while to get sandwiches.)

The Creature Walks Among Us is a strong finish to Universal’s trilogy of Gill-Man films. At the time of this writing, it is available to stream on The Roku Channel and on physical media as a Blu-ray in Creature From the Black Lagoon: Complete Legacy Collection and other Universal Monster collections.

Gruesome Magazine’s Decades of Horror: The Classic Era records a new episode every two weeks. Up next in their very flexible schedule, as chosen by Jeff, will be Stranger on the Third Floor (1940), considered by many to be the first film noir and starring Peter Lorre and Elisha Cook Jr. Is it horror? Well, it’s at least horror-adjacent.

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 listening!

Dec 27, 2022

Welcome to HORROR NEWS RADIO for DECEMBER 2022. Join Doc Rotten and the Grue-Crew for the BEST HORROR FILMS of 2022!

This is HNR, the official GRUESOME MAGAZINE HORROR NEWS podcast. Back again for this special end of the year episode are the scariest, goriest, bloodiest co-hosts on the 'Net.

  • Doc Rotten, editor-in-chief at Gruesome Magazine
  • Dave Dreher, the lead news writer at Gruesome Magazine
  • Crystal Cleveland, the Livin6dead6irl
  • Christopher G. Moore, Award-winning Filmmaker
  • Jeff Mohr, Host of Decades of Horror Podcasts
  • Brian W. Smith, Award-winning Screenwriter

BEST HORROR MOVIES OF 2022

JEFF MOHR

  • The Cursed
  • Troll
  • Prey
  • The Black Phone
  • Nope
  • Satan's Slaves 2: Communion
  • The Innocents
  • Moloch
  • Pearl / X
  • Guillermo del Toro's Cabinet of Curiosities

Honorable mention: Deadstream, Terrifier 2, The Sadness, Barbarian, Fresh, The Passenger, The Watcher, Saloum, and On the 3rd Day

CRYSTAL CLEVELAND

  • Terrifier 2
  • Sissy
  • Scare Package II: Rad Chad's Revenge
  • On the 3rd Day
  • The Passenger
  • Run Sweetheart Run
  • Deadstream
  • Troll
  • Glorious
  • The Sadness

BRIAN W. SMITH

  • Werewolf By Night
  • The Menu
  • The Black Phone
  • Barbarian
  • Orphan: First Kill
  • Nope
  • Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2022
  • Scream 2022
  • Terrifier 2
  • Smile

DAVE DREHER

  • Glorious
  • X
  • Mr. Harrigan's Phone
  • Orphan: First Kill
  • Troll
  • Smile
  • Prey
  • The Black Phone
  • Scream
  • Barbarian

Honorable Mention: Terrifier 2

CHRISTOPHER G. MOORE.

  • Nope
  • The Menu
  • Troll
  • Fresh
  • Deadstream / Scare Package II
  • Prey / Dayshift
  • Moloch
  • Barbarian
  • Pearl
  • The Black Phone

DOC ROTTEN

  • FEED ME
  • V/H/S/99
  • THE BLACK PHONE
  • NOPE
  • BARBARIAN
  • PEARL / X
  • SMILE
  • TERRIFIER 2
  • DEADSTREAM

Honorable Mentions: The Menu, Troll, Werewolf By Night, Prey, Run Sweetheart Run, Scream (2022), The Sadness, Christmas Bloody Christmas.

Dec 26, 2022

“You’ll be dead Galen Bradwarden, Sorcerer’s Apprentice. You’ll be dead, the dragon will still be alive, and I’ll still be a virgin! You’ll be dead, and I don’t care!” Sounds like a good foundation for a lasting relationship, right? Join your faithful Grue-Crew – Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, Crystal Cleveland, and Jeff Mohr  – as they check out probably the most realistic dragon (did I hear someone say wyvern?) set to film in Dragonslayer (1981).

Decades of Horror 1980s
Episode 222 – Dragonslayer (1981)

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A King has made a pact with a dragon where he sacrifices virgins to it, and the dragon leaves his kingdom alone. An old wizard, and his keen young apprentice volunteer to kill the dragon and attempt to save the next virgin in line, the King’s own daughter.

 

Dragonslayer is Bill’s pick. Surprise! He had read about the technique called go-motion and really enjoys it, calling Vermathrax Pejorative one of the greatest dragons ever put on film. It is also one of his favorite kinds of fantasy movies; one where the world is messy and dirty, and a noble character does not get rescued despite audience expectations.

Crystal labels Dragonslayer as one of her all-time favorite movies. It would not be nearly so memorable for her without the special effects and the dragon. She also points out that technically, it is a wyvern, not a dragon.  Not a big fan of pure fantasy movies, Jeff loves seeing Dragonslayer for the first time, especially the work from professionals like Phil Tippett & Dennis Muren. The Grue-Crew is universally impressed with Caitlin Clarke’s performance as Valerian and wishes that she was given much more work as a female lead.

If you’re in the mood for a great fire-breathing wyvern, née dragon, you can’t do better than Dragonslayer. At the time of this writing, it is available to stream from Kanopy, Prime, and Paramount+. As far as physical media, a Blu-ray version of Dragonslayer is scheduled for a 21 March 2023 release from Paramount.

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 Pet Sematary (1989), directed by Mary Lambert from the novel and screenplay by Stephen King. Sometimes, dead is better.

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Dec 17, 2022

“I am in the great Tenochtitlan.” “Could you describe it?” “Yes, I can.” But can you say three times, fast? Join this episode’s Grue-Crew – Whitney Collazo, Chad Hunt, Daphne Monary-Ernsdorff, and Jeff Mohr – as they enter the confusing world of The Aztec Mummy (1957, La Momia Azteca), its sequels, and its offshoots.

Decades of Horror: The Classic Era
Episode 140 – The Aztec Mummy (1957, La Momia Azteca)

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A doctor proves his theory that hypnotized people can be regressed to past lives by hypnotizing his lover Flor, who in a previous life was Xochitl, a god’s maiden, who was killed for having an affair with the warrior Popoca. The doctor steals 2  brass jewelry pieces from the tomb. Now they must face the curse of the revivified mummy of Popoca and the efforts of the evil The Bat who thinks the jewelry will lead him to an Aztec treasure.

 

Trying to get a handle on The Aztec Mummy and related offerings is confusing, so here is Decades of Horror’s own version of an Aztec Mummy Primer:

  • The Aztec Mummy Trilogy (Be forewarned that about half of each of the 2nd and 3rd movies are composed of footage from the previous movie(s) in the trilogy. The Aztec Mummy is the only one of the three with all original footage.):
    • The Aztec Mummy (1957, La Momia Azteca)
    • The Curse of the Aztec Mummy (1957, La maldición de la momia azteca)
    • The Robot vs. the Aztec Mummy (1958, La momia azteca contra el robot humano)
  • The Wrestling Women vs. the Aztec Mummy (1964, Las luchadoras contra la momia), is not connected in any way to the original trilogy except by using a creature known as “the aztec mummy.” However, it is included in a VCI Entertainment Blu-ray box set titled The Aztec Mummy Collection along, with #2 and #3 of the trilogy, but excluding The Aztec Mummy, the first movie in the trilogy.
  • Attack of the Mayan Mummy (1964) is a very strange conglomeration of The Aztec Mummy and extra footage shot with English-speaking actors. It comes from Jerry Warren et al and completely changes the original story.

There you have it. Clear as mud? The Classic Era Grue-Crew could not find a good version of The Aztec Mummy with English subtitles or dubbing. The other four films listed above are all available with English dubbing.

Whitney chose The Aztec Mummy because she thought it would be cool to see something with history and a cultural connection along with the horror, and she really likes the idea of characters with a past life. The culture and history along with a mummy tale are also a big attraction for Daphne. The PLEX streaming app lists The Aztec Mummy as content but lurking beyond that title is actually The Curse of the Aztec Mummy. Thus, Chad was duped into watching the 2nd film of the trilogy instead of the first. The crew put PLEX’s subterfuge to good use as Chad provides insights and details that connect the first and second movies and show the direction the story takes at the conclusion of the first film. Jeff likes the story, a tale of hypnotic regression through past lives, Aztec lore, a mummy, and an evil scientist thrown in for good measure.

Your Classic Era Grue-Crew mourns the lack of a high-resolution version with English subtitles, at least, that they could find, but are all glad they took the journey.

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, will be The Creature Walks Among Us (1956), the last of the three Creature movies from Universal Horror. 

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 listening!

Dec 12, 2022

“Dang creature . . . I’m gonna get my shotgun and make a rug outta that damn thing!” And Jack Elam is just the one who can do it! Join your faithful Grue Crew – Doc Rotten, Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, and Jeff Mohr – as they make a trip to the bayou to check out Creature from Black Lake (1976) and its new Synapse Films Blu-ray, released December 13, 2022. It’s a beauty!

Decades of Horror 1970s
Episode 178 – Creature from Black Lake (1976)

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Two young students from the University of Chicago hear of the mysterious happenings at Black Lake and armed with a van packed with scientific equipment set out to solve the mystery.

 

To begin with, your Decades of Horror 1970s Grue Crew are universally impressed with the quality in the look and sound of the new Synapse Films Blu-ray release of Creature from Black Lake. In the past, many of the crew had seen the film in a cropped, pan-and-scan version on TV or videotape. They discovered that Creature from Black Lake is an excellent movie that had been marred by the poor quality of many of the prints to which they had access. The Synapse Blu-ray release is a great showcase for Dean Cundy’s cinematography and facilitates a far more enjoyable viewing experience. As far as bigfoot movies of the era, Creature from Black Lake moves to the top among a select few. Synapse did a great service to horror fans in restoring Creature from Black Lake to this pristine, widescreen format.

After gushing over the Synapse Blu-ray, the Grue-Crew gushes equally over the movie itself. A great cast of character actors led by Jack Elam, Dub Taylor, Bill Thuman, Dennis Fimple, and John David Carson, supported by a well-cast group of locals, makes Creature from Black Lake a heck of a fun watch. In fact, they were having so much fun, they forgot to mention that Cathryn Hartt (credited as Catherine McClenny), who played Eve-the-waitress, is Morgan Fairchild’s sister. And be assured, there are plenty of creature shenanigans to supply the tension required in a good bigfoot film. 

The crew’s thanks go out to Synapse Films for supplying them with the Blu-ray screeners! The official release date is Tuesday, December 13, 2022. You can purchase your copy at Creature from Black Lake (1080p Blu-ray + Limited Edition Slipcover) – Synapse Films. You know you want it!

Gruesome Magazine’s Decades of Horror 1970s is part of the Decades of Horror two-week rotation with The Classic Era and the 1980s. In two weeks, the next episode in their very flexible schedule will be Count Dracula (1970), directed by Jesús “Jess” Franco and starring Christopher Lee, Herbert Lom, Klaus Kinski, Maria Rohm, and Soledad Miranda. Yes, Grue Believers, this is their first Jess Franco movie.

We want to hear from you – the coolest, grooviest fans: comment on the site or email the Decades of Horror 1970s podcast hosts at feedback@gruesomemagazine.com. 

Dec 12, 2022

“All right. We’re gonna do this the scanner way. I’m gonna suck your brain dry!” Yikes! Can we not do it the scanner way? Join your faithful Grue-Crew – Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, Crystal Cleveland, and Jeff Mohr  – as they go in for some vintage 1980s David Cronenberg with Scanners (1981). That’s right. Somebody’s head will explode.

Decades of Horror 1980s
Episode 221 – Scanners (1981)

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A scientist trains a man with an advanced telepathic ability called “scanning,” to stop a dangerous Scanner with extraordinary psychic powers from waging war against non-scanners.

 

Jeff has always been drawn to stories of humans with paranormal powers so Scanners is right up his alley. He came for the legendary exploding head and stayed for the story . . . and, of course, Patrick McGoohan’s and Michael Ironside’s performances. Bill saw Scanners in a theater and witnessed the audience flipping out at the scene. It is the closest thing to an X-men movie he’d found up to that time. After his buddy snuck him into the theater, Scanners seemed like a superhero movie to Chad. Even now, he enjoys it more every time he watches it, always noticing something new.

It probably goes without saying, but as usual, they say it anyway. Michael Ironside! Holy Cow! His performance is . . . over-the-top? Uninhibited? Off the wall? Sick? Dope? Well, you get the idea. They ran out of words.

At the time of this writing, Scanners is available to stream from HBOmax, Criterion Channel, and IndieFlix as well as some PPV options, and on physical media as a Blu-ray from Criterion.

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 Dragonslayer (1981). They don’t need any stinking CGI.

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Dec 7, 2022

“You’re a strange girl, Lizzie, one minute as hard and cold as a grave so, next as loving as any father could wish. Wonder what goes on in that mind of yours, I guess I’ll never know.” Actually, he’s about to find out right quick. Join your faithful Grue Crew – Doc Rotten, Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, and Jeff Mohr – as they check out the representation of the most infamous crime involving the numbers 40 and 41 as depicted in The Legend of Lizzie Borden (1975).

Decades of Horror 1970s
Episode 177 – The Legend of Lizzie Borden (1975)

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Synopsis: In 1893 Massachusetts, Lizzie Andrew Borden is put on trial for murdering her father and stepmother with an axe.

 

The Legend of Lizzie Borden, an ABC Monday night movie of the week, is Bill’s pick. He’s always loved Elizabeth Montgomery and this film blew him away. He describes it as far creepier than most TV fare of the time and though the blood now seems understated, it was plenty enough for the time.

Learning it was a true story after hearing his mom recite the rhyme, Chad then watched The Legend of Lizzie Borden with his mom. It gave him nightmares as a youngster and though not as creepy now, it’s still a compelling thriller. Jeff points out the emphasis on women’s plight – their position in society of the time – given in The Legend of Lizzie Borden. He also loves the well-known character actors in the cast – Katherine Helmond, Fionnula Flanagan, Bonnie Bartlett, Ed Flanders, and Don Porter – and the first reappearance of Gloria Stuart after a 29-year absence from film.

The 70s Grue Crew gives unanimous praise to Elizabeth Montgomery for her Emmy-nominated performance and gives the movie a strong recommendation. As of this writing, The Legend of Lizzie Borden is available to stream from Amazon Prime.

Gruesome Magazine’s Decades of Horror 1970s is part of the Decades of Horror two-week rotation with The Classic Era and the 1980s. In two weeks, the next episode in their very flexible schedule, in a departure from what was originally announced, will be Creature from Black Lake (1976) starring Jack Elam and Dub Taylor and featuring the cinematography of Dean Cundey.

We want to hear from you – the coolest, grooviest fans: comment on the site or email the Decades of Horror 1970s podcast hosts at feedback@gruesomemagazine.com. 

Dec 3, 2022

“The dog’s meat! Have you seen it?” Isn’t it in the dog? Join this episode’s Grue-Crew – Whitney Collazo, Chad Hunt, Daphne Monary-Ernsdorff, and Jeff Mohr – as they travel to a seemingly harmless bee farm for a bit of R & R in The Deadly Bees (1966).

Decades of Horror: The Classic Era
Episode 139 – The Deadly Bees (1966)

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Across All OTT platforms, as well as mobile, tablet, and desktop.
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Trouble strikes when an exhausted pop singer, sent on a vacation to a farm, realizes that the farm’s owner grows deadly bees.

 

The Deadly Bees, an Amicus Production directed by Freddie Francis, is Daphne’s pick. She used to watch “creatures run amok” films on Saturday afternoons with her mom and this film seemed to fit that profile. It looked absolutely cuckoo to her and it did turn out to be fun to watch.

Whitney has a thing about bees, making The Deadly Bees cringeworthy for her.  Though it’s a little bit out there, the Freddie Francis direction and the drama between characters with the requisite backstabbing definitely make the film entertaining. Chad also finds The Deadly Bees to be entertaining. Even though he sees through the mystery toot de suite, he likes the writing and how the story plays out. The scene with what Jeff calls a “bee-nado” captures his attention. He agrees with Chad that the plot-supplied red herring doesn’t pass the smell test. He would love to see a production of The Deadly Bees with Robert Bloch’s script starring Peter Cushing and Boris Karloff as originally intended. And, oh yeah. Suzanna Leigh. New movie crush.

A television adaptation of H. F. “Gerald” Heard’s mystery novel, A Taste for Honey (1941), aired as an episode of The Elgin Hour on February 22, 1955, under the title “Sting of Death.” Boris Karloff stars as Mycroft, the episode’s protagonist. A Taste for Honey was the first of three mysteries by Heard featuring Mr. Mycroft, the implication being he is the retired Sherlock Holmes. The Deadly Bees abandoned that idea. What if Boris Karloff played Sherlock Holmes? You can view the episode here: The Elgin Hour, “Sting of Death,” w/ Boris Karloff

The Deadly Bees is available to stream from Classic Horror Movie Channel, PLEX, Flix Fling subscription, and several PPV services; and as a Blu-ray disc from Olive.

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 Whitney, will be The Aztec Mummy (1957). Yeah, they switched mummies in the middle of the tomb, but that’s the “very flexible” part of their schedule. 

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 listening!

Nov 28, 2022

“Tetsuo is our friend. If anyone is going to kill him, it should be us.” That’s what friends are for, right? Join your faithful Grue-Crew – Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, Crystal Cleveland, and Jeff Mohr  – as they take on the Decades of Horror universe’s first anime in Katsuhiro Ôtomo’s Akira (1988).

Decades of Horror 1980s
Episode 220 – Akira (1988)

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A secret military project endangers Neo-Tokyo when it turns a biker gang member into a rampaging psychic psychopath who can only be stopped by a teenager, his gang of biker friends, and a group of psychics.

 

Akira is Chad’s pick and it completely blew his mind as he watched it for the first time with his mouth hanging open. It’s not just the animation that still captures his attention. It’s also the excellent stories and characters, the relationships, and how it leaned into body horror during the confrontation between Kaneda and Tetsuo. There is so much going on that it’s a treat to sit down and watch it. Akira keeps getting better every time he experiences it.

Crystal also loves the characters and their relationships depicted in the oppressed society of Akira. Those psychic kids messed her up and the animation is great, but it’s really the story that makes it special. Bill prefers watching Akira in the original Japanese language with English subtitles, adding that this beautiful and influential film is an unrelenting and brutal bloodbath of a film in which no character is safe. Akira is the first anime Jeff’s seen with the exception of the original Astro Boy TV series (1963-1965) and he, too, is blown away. There seemed to be no top end as the story, color, and animation just kept ramping up. He’s so glad Chad chose this film.

In general, the 80s Grue Crew prefers the version with Japanese language and English subtitles, but it is difficult to take in the visual feast while reading subtitles. At the time of this writing, Akira is available to stream from Hulu, Funimation, and Tubi, and on physical media as a Blu-ray disc or 4K UHD from Funimation.

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 David Cronenberg’s Scanners (1981). You know… the one with the scene?

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Nov 23, 2022

“There’s a bald maniac in there, and he’s going bat shit!” Believe it or not, this is an accurate description of several scenes in this movie. Join your faithful Grue Crew – Doc Rotten, Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, and Jeff Mohr – as they check out this representative of the 70s LSD-scare hype, Blue Sunshine (1977) from Jeff Lieberman, the director of Squirm (1976).

Decades of Horror 1970s
Episode 176 – Blue Sunshine (1977)

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A bizarre series of murders begins in Los Angeles, where people start going bald and then become homicidal maniacs. But could the blame rest on a particularly dangerous form of LSD called Blue Sunshine that the murderers took ten years before?

Blue Sunshine is a request from a Grue Believer that has popped on and off the 70s schedule depending on its streaming availability and that of other films on the Grue Crew’s list. At long last, it made it through to the recording schedule as Jeff’s pick for this episode and he is impressed with the surprisingly good cast of actors familiar to TV viewers of the time. He kind of likes the idea of the chromosome-altering, 10-year time bomb included in a designer version of LSD, and the trippy music – highly appropriate for the period and the subject – is to his liking. However, Zalman King’s overboard approach to method acting, though he’s directed to do so as a red herring, is off-putting. 

“The longest hour-and-a-half he’s had to sit through” is how Chad describes Blue Sunshine. He didn’t care for the story or the characters and Zalman King’s character’s lack of feeling for personal space is annoying as hell. On the plus side, he is hilariously amused by Ray Young’s portrayal of Wayne (or “Biff,” as Chad calls him) and his final rampage. Bill agrees with Chad on the unlikeability of King’s character calling his performance more like meth-head acting than method acting. He doesn’t buy into the conspiracy presented, but admits, Blue Sunshine is definitely a 70s film. Doc had a great time with Blue Sunshine. The bizarre and quirky lead, Bryon James flapping around, “Biff’s” murder spree, and the crazed bald maniac look are just a few of his trigger trippers in this movie.

Blue Sunshine certainly isn’t for everyone, but if you’re a director Jeff Lieberman (Squirm, 1976) completist or are in the mood for some LSD-fueled political intrigue dressed up as a horror movie, this should fit the bill. At the time of this writing, Blue Sunshine is available to stream from Shudder.

Be sure to check out The Black Saint’s and Doc Rotten’s take on Squirm in Decades of Horror 1970s #6!

Gruesome Magazine’s Decades of Horror 1970s is part of the Decades of Horror two-week rotation with The Classic Era and the 1980s. In two weeks, the next episode in their very flexible schedule, chosen by Bill, will be The Legend of Lizzie Borden (1975), an ABC TV movie of the week starring Elizabeth Montgomery. How does that go? Forty this and forty-one that or something like that?

We want to hear from you – the coolest, grooviest fans: comment on the site or email the Decades of Horror 1970s podcast hosts at feedback@gruesomemagazine.com.

Nov 19, 2022

“Possibly the murderer used an electric drill. I say this because the person who did it was quite skilled. Just look at these two orifices.” Okay. Watch out for a killer with skill at orifices. Join this episode’s Grue-Crew – Chad Hunt, Daphne Monary-Ernsdorff, Jeff Mohr, and guest host Ralph Miller – as they check out this Mexican classic while managing to evade the vengeance delivered by The Brainiac (1962).

Decades of Horror: The Classic Era
Episode 138 – The Brainiac (1962)

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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.
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In 1661 Mexico, Baron Vitelius is sentenced to be burned alive by the Holy Inquisition of Mexico. As he dies, the Baron swears vengeance against the descendants of the Inquisitors. 300 years later, he returns as a horrible, brain-eating monster to enact his vengeance.

 

The Brainiac is Ralph’s pick. He’d always been intrigued by that weird thing he’d seen in images from the film and knew there had to be a crazy movie there. He also thought it would make for a fun discussion and he was right.

Daphne had seen the Rifftrax treatment of The Brainiac so appreciates watching this fun and ridiculous movie “straight” for the first time. She loves the atmosphere and the mid-century furniture and clothing. What really gets to her, though, is when the Baron eats unrefrigerated brains! 

Once Chad saw the hands on the poster as little hairy butts, he was gone. He goes so far as to call The Brainiac the weirdest movie he’s ever seen, and that’s saying a lot. The story’s two police officers, looking like they’re straight out of a Little Rascals episode, just happen to show up at the Baron’s abode with flame throwers. For him, it’s a fun movie. The translation and dubbing in The Brainiac remind Jeff of El Santo and Blue Demon movies, becoming another part of the entertainment.

If you have a hankering to see The Brainiac, also known as El barón del terror, you can stream it from hoopla, tubi, and PlutoTV.

Ralph Miller, the Grue Crew’s guest host, was a special effects artist in the 1980s and early 1990s. To hear more about Ralph’s work and experiences check out these episodes where we discuss Ralph’s work with him:

Correction: While discussing the Classic Horror Movie Channel, Jeff mentions watching “The Man with the Atomic Brain” on the streaming channel. In reality, the film was Creature with the Atom Brain (1955). He apologizes for the error. 

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, will be The Deadly Bees (1966), an Amicus production directed by Freddie Francis. 

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

Nov 16, 2022

Welcome to HORROR NEWS RADIO for NOVEMBER 12, 2022. JOIN US FOR horror movie news for IT: WELCOME TO DERRY, LONGLEGS, along with trailer news for CHRISTMAS BLOODY CHRISTMAS. All this, and more, coming up next…

Join your host Doc Rotten for this episode of HNR, the official GRUESOME MAGAZINE HORROR NEWS podcast. Back again are the scariest, goriest, bloodiest co-hosts on the ‘Net.

Dave Dreher, the lead news writer at Gruesome Magazine
Crystal Cleveland, the Livin6dead6irl

UPCOMING FILMS

The HBOMax “IT” prequel series still lives: IT: WELCOME TO DERRY…Jason Fuchs and Brad Caleb Kane will serve as co-showrunners on the “It” prequel series. Source: Variety and Variety

BLOOD FLOWER heads to SHUDDER. Source: Deadline

Sony pushes MISSING up to January 10, 2023. Source: Deadline

CASTING NEWS

Osgood Perkins will direct Nicolas Cage in LONGLEGS. Source: Deadline

TRAILERS

CHRISTMAS BLOODY CHRISTMAS (2022, SHUDDER)

FREEZE (2022)

GALE – STAY AWAY FROM OZ

FEEDBACK

11/07/2022

Dirk Rogers: I’m wondering if the new crystal lake series will introduce or even center around Jason’s father. It’s an untapped idea that has no legal entanglements and could really expand upon the Vorhees story. I’m so happy that the horror news is back on each week. Great job grue crew. Keep it up.

Chad White: Great show everyone.. lots of stuff here to be excited about.

10/24/2022

Renee St. Aubin: Awwww, one day I’m going to make one of these live streams!

10/10/2022

Chad White: Great show everyone! I’m looking forward to Five Nights at Freddy’s. they made it into a VR game and it is literally terrifying and it gave me anxiety, lol. I really liked Willys wonderland, but it had a lot of campyness, I hope they make it an intense horror instead of being campy…

Mason Campise: Keep up the great work!

10/03/2022

Don Joe: Thanks for another fun episode. I had to look away for the Halloween Ends trailer, don’t need those spoilers. Also, thanks Crystal for not spoiling Last of Us!

Meretneith: Sandra Bernhard was in AHS Apocalypse as a satanist.

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Nov 14, 2022

“Eat shit and die, Ricky!” “Eat shit and live, Bill.” Yup. Sounds like your typical summer camp version of witty patter. Join your faithful Grue-Crew – Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, Crystal Cleveland, and Jeff Mohr  – as they finally cover the notorious Sleepaway Camp (1983).

Decades of Horror 1980s
Episode 219 – Sleepaway Camp (1983)

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Angela Baker, a shy, traumatized young girl, is sent to summer camp with her cousin. Shortly after her arrival, anyone with sinister or less-than-honorable intentions toward her gets their comeuppance.

 

Sleepaway Camp is one of Crystal’s favorite movies. In fact, she loves it right from the opening scene depicting a boating accident and describes the film as intentionally funny. She loves Desiree Gould as Angela’s Aunt Martha and the two camp snarks, Judy and Meg. She also issues the caveat that you shouldn’t watch it if you’re not open to some politically incorrect attempts at humor.

Chad differs from Crystal and does not think Sleepaway Camp is intended to be funny, but he does think it’s an okay slasher with good makeup effects. Bill went in with low expectations but was pleasantly surprised by Sleepaway Camp, calling it a slice of 80s cheese. Back in the day, Jeff heard the rumors about Sleepaway Camp and its shocking ending so he rented the video to verify it for himself, and indeed, the rumors were true. He was shocked. Now he enjoys the film, its appropriately juvenile humor, and its inventive kills.

It might go without saying but it will be said nonetheless. The 80s Grue Crew unanimously loves Felissa Rose. 

At the time of this writing, Sleepaway Camp can be streamed from Peacock and several ad-based services. A Blu-ray disc is available 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 Chad, will be Akira (1988), a “Japanese animated cyberpunk action film directed by Katsuhiro Otomo, … based on Otomo’s 1982 manga of the same name,” according to Wikipedia

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