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May 22, 2024

“When will they come? When will they come? When will they come and set us free?” Who are “they?” Who are “us?” Free from what? Sheez, so many questions. Join your faithful Grue Crew – Doc Rotten, Bill Mulligan, Chad Hunt, and Jeff Mohr – as they visit the Farnham household for answers in Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark (1973).

Decades of Horror 1970s
Episode 215 – Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark (1973)

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A young couple inherits an old mansion inhabited by small demon-like creatures determined to make the wife one of their own.

 

Ah, the “movie-of-the-week” in the Seventies in the States, when the family gathered around the boob tube deciding which network to watch. On occasion, the decision was to catch a scary movie, perhaps, such as this episode’s topic, Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark (1973). The film is littered with small, creepy, whispering “demons” out to get Sally (Kim Darby). Will they succeed in claiming Sally as one of their own? All the while, her husband (Jim Hutton) and their handyman (William Demarest) argue on the phone and her friend (Barbara Anderson) gets locked out of the house. How does this TV quickie hold up? Trust that the grue Crew has an opinion.

At the time of this writing, Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark is available to stream from archivedotorg and PPV from Google Play and YouTube, and on physical media in Blu-ray format from Warner Archives.

Gruesome Magazine’s Decades of Horror 1970s is part of the Decades of Horror two-week rotation with The Classic Era and the 1980s. In two weeks, the next episode, chosen by Chad, will be The Alien Factor (1978), a science fiction, horror film shot on a micro-budget with some ringers hiding in the credits for the film’s special effects. 

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. 

May 18, 2024

“I have just completed the final test on a beggar. I have given him the serum XX-34 in the center of his neck and he died. But immediately, I injected the antidote and he returned to life. … After that, death is inevitable. I succeeded and now I can make any living being into a zombie. I can create soulless slaves loyal only to my wishes.” Sign me up for some of the XX-34 stuff! Join this episode’s Grue-Crew – Chad Hunt and Jeff Mohr along with guest Chris Peters – as they discuss Dr. Satán (1966), a fun Mexican horror mashup.

Decades of Horror: The Classic Era
Episode 177 – Dr. Satán (1966)

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Interpol officer Mateos and his companion Nora are in charge of discovering and capturing the members of a shady organization that has been flooding Mexico City with counterfeit dollars. What they don’t know is that these dollars help Dr. Arrozamena (aka Dr. Satán) and his research to turn people into mindless zombies who obey only the Doctor’s orders.

 

Chris Peters joins Chad and Jeff for this police procedural/occult horror. Or is it a spy-gadget, science fiction flick? In this Mexican horror film, you have your mad doctor creating zombies and talking face-to-face with King Devil, a gang of counterfeiters, Interpol agents hunting said counterfeiters, assorted James Bond-type gadgets, a blonde bombshell serving as a liaison between the doctor and the counterfeiters, a woman agent shooting the hell out of a gun, and a plan for world domination. This is a surprisingly fun flick with good acting, a complicated, but well told, story with pathos, strong female characters, and the devil hisownself. Thanks go to former Grue Crew member, Whitney Collazo for picking this episode’s movie!

At the time of this writing, Dr. Satán is available to stream from YouTube.

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 Joseph Perry (a founding member of the Classic Grue Crew), is Curse of the Crimson Altar (1968), aka The Crimson Cult, featuring Boris Karloff, Christopher Lee, Barbara Steele, Michael Gough, and H. P. Lovecraft (sort of) in a Tigon production!

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

May 13, 2024

“You keep breeding in the same family long enough, something’s bound to snap.” Oh, snap! Join your faithful Grue Crew – Crystal Cleveland, Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, and Jeff Mohr – as they go to Oregon for the little-known slasher Just Before Dawn (1981) from Jeff Lieberman.

Decades of Horror 1980s
Episode 258 – Just Before Dawn (1981)

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Five young people venture into the backwoods of Oregon to claim a property, and find themselves being stalked by a hulking, machete-wielding psychopath.

 

Just Before Dawn (1981) – directed by Jeff Lieberman (Squirm, 1977; Blue Sunshine, 1977; Satan’s Little Helper, 1995) and starring George Kennedy, Deborah Benson, Chris Lemmon, and Gregg Henry – features yet another hulking, machete-wielding psychopath jumping onto the big screen to slice and dice their way through a group of hikers in the wild woods of Oregon, USA. Is it an underappreciated gem or deserving of its status as a “lesser known” in the 80s slasher canon? The Grue Crew has something to say on that subject.

At the time of this writing, Just Before Dawn is available to stream from Wicked Horror TV.

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 Santa Sangre (1989), by director Alejandro Jodorowsky and producer Claudio Argento. As the tagline proclaims, forget everything you have ever seen!

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May 8, 2024

“It is not heresy … and I will not recant!” But if you don’t recant, you can’t have any pudding. Join your faithful Grue Crew – Doc Rotten, Bill Mulligan, Chad Hunt, and Jeff Mohr along with guest host Gregory Crosby – as they take a trip to Hammer-land for To the Devil… a Daughter (1976), the last horror film from the original incarnation of Hammer.

Decades of Horror 1970s
Episode 214 – To the Devil… a Daughter (1976)

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An American occult novelist battles to save the soul of a young girl from a group of Satanists – led by an excommunicated priest – who plan on using her as the representative of the Devil on Earth.

 

It’s time to explore the final Hammer Horror film of the 1970s, To the Devil… a Daughter (1976). [Note: The mystery comedy film The Lady Vanishes (1979) would drop and… vanish… in 1979.] To the Devil… a Daughter has the reputation of putting the final nail into Hammer’s filmmaking coffin. The quality and success of Hammer productions spiraled throughout the decade as the landscape of horror films changed – especially after The Exorcist (1973). Surprisingly, the film is much better than how the Grue Crew remembers it and how its reputation proceeds it. That is, up until its abrupt and head-scratching ending and that strange devil puppet. If you know, you know. Check out what the Grue Crew thinks of the film directed by Peter Sykes and featuring Christopher Lee, Richard Widmark, and Nastassja Kinski.

At the time of this writing, To the Devil… a Daughter is available to stream from Peacock and PlutoTV as well as various PPV from Amazon and Fandango At Home. To the Devil… a Daughter is also available on physical media as a Blu-ray from SCREAM Factory.

Gruesome Magazine’s Decades of Horror 1970s is part of the Decades of Horror two-week rotation with The Classic Era and the 1980s. In two weeks, the next episode, chosen by Jeff, will be Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark (1973), an ABC Movie of the Week starring Kim Darby, Jim Hutton, William Demarest, and Barbara Anderson. Grue Believer Lone Wolf suggested this flick. Woot!

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.

May 4, 2024

“What is life? It is the beginning of death. What is death? It is the end of life! What is existence? It is the continuity of blood. What is blood? It is the reason to exist!” But what about that rash? Join this episode’s Grue-Crew – Chad Hunt, Daphne Monary-Ernsdorff, and Jeff Mohr along with guest host Gregory Crosby – as they discuss At Midnight I’ll Take Your Soul (1964, À Meia Noite Levarei Sua Alma), Brazil’s first horror film and the first Coffin Joe film.

Decades of Horror: The Classic Era
Episode 176 – At Midnight I’ll Take Your Soul (1964)

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Zé do Caixão (known in English-speaking countries as Coffin Joe) is an undertaker who believes that he can achieve immortality by having a son, a concept he refers to as “the continuation of blood.”

 

Are you a fan of Coffin Joe (Zé do Caixão) films? If you’ve never seen one, this podcast episode is for you. Guest host Gregory Cosby returns, joining Grue-Crew members Jeff, Daphne, and Chad, to introduce, review, and examine the world of Brazilian writer, director, actor, José Mojica Marins in the first installment of the Coffin Joe trilogy, At Midnight I’ll Take Your Soul (1964). What madness awaits? Join in to find out!

At the time of this writing, At Midnight I’ll Take Your Soul is available for streaming from Shudder and Arrow as well as various PPV sources. The film is also available on physical media in the Blu-ray format in Inside the Mind of Coffin Joe Collector’s Set (6 discs) from Arrow Video.

Gruesome Magazine’s Decades of Horror: The Classic Era records a new episode every two weeks. Up next in their very flexible schedule, as chosen by Whitney in a return appearance, is Dr. Satan (1966), a horror film from Mexico directed by Miguel Morayta. Whitney’s picks are always interesting so we can’t wait to check out this film and get back together to do the Grue Crew thang.

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

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

Apr 29, 2024

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

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

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

 

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

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

Every two weeks, Gruesome Magazine’s Decades of Horror 1980s podcast will cover another horror film from the 1980s. The next episode’s film chosen by Jeff, will be Just Before Dawn (1981), an underappreciated slasher from co-writer/director Jeff Lieberman (Squirm, 1976; Blue SunshineI, 1977) and starring George Kennedy, Chris Lemmon, Deborah Benson, Greg Henry, and Mike Kellin. 

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

Apr 24, 2024

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

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

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

 

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

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

Gruesome Magazine’s Decades of Horror 1970s is part of the Decades of Horror two-week rotation with The Classic Era and the 1980s. In two weeks, the next episode, chosen by guest host Doc, will be To the Devil a Daughter (1976), the last horror film from the original incarnation of Hammer Films and starring Christopher Lee, Richard Widmark, and Nastassja Kinski in a story loosely based on Dennis Wheatley’s 1953 novel of the same name. What could go wrong?

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

Apr 20, 2024

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

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

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

 

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

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

Gruesome Magazine’s Decades of Horror: The Classic Era records a new episode every two weeks. Up next in their very flexible schedule, as chosen by Chad is At Midnight I’ll Take Your Soul (1964). Yup. They’re going to Brazil to meet up with Zé do Caixão, also known as Coffin Joe! 

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

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

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

Apr 15, 2024

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

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

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A Vietnam vet/horror novelist’s son disappears while visiting his aunt’s house. His search for his son destroys his marriage and his writing career. When the troubled writer moves into the haunted house after inheriting it from his aunt, the evil ghosts in the house force him to endure a harrowing journey into his past.

 

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

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

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

Apr 10, 2024

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

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

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

 

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

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

Gruesome Magazine’s Decades of Horror 1970s is part of the Decades of Horror two-week rotation with The Classic Era and the 1980s. In two weeks, the next episode, chosen by guest host Bill, will be Daughters of Darkness (1971, Les lèvres rouges), an erotic horror film that provides another imagining into the “legend” of Elizabeth Báthory.

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

Apr 6, 2024

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

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

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

 

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

At the time of this writing, King of the Zombies is available for streaming from the Classic Horror Movie Channel, Amazon Prime, MGM+, Screambox, Kanopy, and Tubi.

Gruesome Magazine’s Decades of Horror: The Classic Era records a new episode every two weeks. Up next in their very flexible schedule, as chosen by Daphne is The Snake Girl and the Silver-Haired Witch (1968). A Daiei Studios production directed by Noriaki Yuasa, one of the creators of Gamera, this one was released along with Yokai Monsters: Spook Warfare. It’ll be fun!

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

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

Apr 1, 2024

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

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

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

 

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

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

Every two weeks, Gruesome Magazine’s Decades of Horror 1980s podcast will cover another horror film from the 1980s. The next episode’s film chosen by Crystal, will be House (1985). This one’s a double-tap with a different Grue Crew, seven years after Doc Rotten, Christopher G. Moore, and Thomas Mariani did it up. 

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Mar 27, 2024

“I’d like you to tell the public that this whole abomination is hurting business. It’s ruining my plans for a housing project. Nobody wants to buy land with an ugly demon running loose.” Ah, but a good-looking demon is another story. Join your faithful Grue Crew – Doc Rotten, Bill Mulligan, and Jeff Mohr along with guest host Dirk Rogers – as they scrutinize the legendary, … or infamous, Trog (1970)!

Decades of Horror 1970s
Episode 211 – Trog (1970)

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A sympathetic anthropologist uses drugs and surgery to try to communicate with a primitive troglodyte who is found living in a local cave.

 

Special guest-host Dirk Rogers joins the Grue Crew for this episode, picking the much-mentioned, often disparaged Trog (1970) which stars Joan Crawford (in her final film role) and Michael Gough. While the makeup/”mask” of Trog looks fantastic, the rest of the costume fails to live up to the title’s promise, generating more chuckles than gasps. The film is often cheesy and full of plot holes with ample amounts of questionable science; yet, somehow, Trog manages to be entertaining and fast-paced, wasting no time getting to the creature and the conflict between scientist Crawford and the corrupt town asshole Gough. Shenanigans ensue. The Grue-Crew share their thoughts on the film, the cast, and the effects of this early Seventies creature feature.

At the time of this writing, Trog is available to stream from Dailymotion and various PPV sources. The film is available on physical media in Blu-ray format from Shout! Factory.

Gruesome Magazine’s Decades of Horror 1970s is part of the Decades of Horror two-week rotation with The Classic Era and the 1980s. In two weeks, the next episode, chosen by guest host Jerry Chandler, will be The Ghost Galleon (1974, El buque maldito), the third film in Amando de Ossorio’s Blind Dead quartet of films. Mr. Chandler loves him some Blind Dead! Rest assured he will explain it all.

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Mar 23, 2024

“What if by some bizarre phenomenon, his physical form just melted away? Would that fit your crime scene?” Hmm … bizarre phenomenon? Let’s run with it. Join this episode’s Grue-Crew – Daphne Monary-Ernsdorff, Doc Rotten, and Jeff Mohr along with guest host Chris Peters – as they discuss Toho’s The H-Man (1958), directed by the great Ishirô Honda.

Decades of Horror: The Classic Era
Episode 173 – The H-Man (1958)

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When a narcotics dealer disappears, leaving only his clothes, Tokyo police are stumped. A scientist claims H-Bomb tests in the Pacific have created radioactive creatures – “H-Men” – who ooze like slime and liquify anyone they touch.

 

Are you ready to battle an invasion of liquified men? Watch out, The Blob (1958), The H-Man (1958) is here to make you rue the day. Toho Films and director Ishirô Honda (Godzilla, 1954) blend sci-fi, horror, film noir, and… cabaret… for all kinds of horrifying shenanigans. Yup, people liquify left and right throughout the short 87-minute runtime. That’s right, only gooey globs of clothes and hairpieces remain. Join the Grue-Crew along with special guest-host Chris Peters (aka, José) as they revisit and review this unusual yet highly entertaining entry from the film company that gave the world Akira Kurosawa, Ishirô Honda, Godzilla, Mothra, and so much more.

At the time of this writing, The H-Man is available for streaming from the Classic Horror Movie Channel, Classic Sci-Fi Movie Channel, and Tubi.

You may be interested in these other Decades of Horror episodes focused on Ishirô Honda-directed films:

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 guest host Scott Wells is King of the Zombies (1941), a horror comedy directed by Jean Yarbrough (The Devil Bat, 1940; House of Horrors, 1946; The She-Wolf of London, 1946) and starring Dick Purcell, Joanne Woodbury, Henry Victor, and the great Mantan Moreland.

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Mar 18, 2024

“Men are all liars! Men are animals! All the people here deserve to die! Especially Permana and Baidah. I swear on the devil’s in hell. Tonight I will kill everyone in this village.” When a witch is abused in a relationship, they don’t mess around. Join your faithful Grue Crew – Crystal Cleveland, Bill Mulligan, and Jeff Mohr along with guest host Scott Wells – as they discuss this influential Indonesian horror film, The Queen of Black Magic (1982).

Decades of Horror 1980s
Episode 254 – The Queen of Black Magic (1982)

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A woman is accused of being a witch and is thrown to her death over a cliff. However, a strange man rescues her, nurses her back to health, and she is told that she must master black magic to exact vengeance on her tormentors.

 

Many of you may not have seen or heard of this early Eighties Indonesian horror picture, The Queen of Black Magic (1981). Also known as Ratu Ilmu Hitam (original title) and Black Magic 3, the film was loosely remade by Kimo Stamboel and Joko Anwar in 2019. Does this tagline entice you? “He seduced and destroyed her. Now, she would make them pay!” Join the Grue Crew and special guest host Scott Wells as they dive into this Indonesian classic about fickle love affairs, vengeance, and black magic!

At the time of this writing, The Queen of Black Magic is available to stream from YouTube. You can view a subtitled version here: The Queen of Black Magic

You can take in the Gruesome Magazine review of the loose remake from Kimo Stamboel and Joko Anwar here.

Every two weeks, Gruesome Magazine’s Decades of Horror 1980s podcast will cover another horror film from the 1980s. The next episode’s film in our Grue Believer Celebration Shenanigans month, as chosen by guest host Renee St. Aubin, will be The Beastmaster (1982). Let’s do it!

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Mar 13, 2024

“Devil Woman! Devil! Devil!” With evil on her mind? Join your faithful Grue Crew – Doc Rotten, Bill Mulligan, and Jeff Mohr along with guest host Gregory Crosby – as they take a trip to the land of Hammer with Ingrid Pitt and Nigel Green in Countess Dracula(1971).

Decades of Horror 1970s
Episode 210 – Countess Dracula (1971)

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In 17th-century Hungary, elderly widow Countess Elisabeth Nádasdy maintains her misleading youthful appearance by bathing in the blood of virgins regularly supplied to her by faithful servants.

 

Grue Believer Celebration Shenanigans continues with this review of Countess Dracula (1971), selected by special guest host and Decades of Horror fan Gregory Crosby. In this episode, the Grue Crew tackles another Hammer film from the Seventies featuring the stunning and talented Ingrid Pitt in the title role. While the film has no fangs and has little to do with Dracula, it borrows heavily from the legends of Countess Bathory who is said to have bathed in the blood of virgins to restore her youth. Countess Dracula is far more serious and mature than many of Hammer’s offerings throughout the decade and is well worth a revisit. Check out the Grue-Crew discussion to discover why.

At the time of this writing, Countess Dracula is available to stream from Classic Horror Movie Channel, Wicked Horror TV Channel, Shudder, AMC+, and Tubi. The film is available on physical media in Blu-ray format from Synapse Films.

Gruesome Magazine’s Decades of Horror 1970s is part of the Decades of Horror two-week rotation with The Classic Era and the 1980s. In two weeks, the next episode, chosen by guest host Dirk Rogers, will be Trog (1970). Directed by Freddie Francis; produced by Herman Cohen; written by Aben Kandel; starring Joan Crawford & Michael Gough; and with dinosaur scenes by Willis H. O’Brien and Ray Harryhausen? It’s gotta be great, right? Right? 

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Mar 9, 2024

“Why was I not made of stone, like thee?” Existentially or metaphysically speaking? Join this episode’s Grue-Crew – Chad Hunt, Daphne Monary-Ernsdorff, and Jeff Mohr along with guest host Michael Zatz – as they visit Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris via Universal’s stunning, purpose-built, 19-acre set to discuss The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923) and Lon Chaney’s star-making role as Quasimodo.

Decades of Horror: The Classic Era
Episode 172 – The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923)

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In 15th-century Paris, the brother of the archdeacon plots with the gypsy king to foment a peasant revolt. Meanwhile, a freakish hunchback falls in love with a gypsy dancer.

 

Lon Chaney Sr. is a legend of classic horror movies. His make-up and monsters are iconic, from Phantom of the Opera (1925) to London After Midnight (1927). Another mind-blowing Chaney character is Quasimodo from The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923). Join the Grue-Crew and special guest host, Grue-Believer and GM Fan Mikey Z, for their look back at this influential, silent masterpiece.

You might also want to check out these other Classic Era episodes focused on silent screams:

At the time of this writing, The Hunchback of Notre Dame is available for streaming from Amazon Prime, MGM+, Kanopy, Tubi, Crackle, and PlutoTV. The film is available on physical media as a Blu-ray from Kino Lorber.

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 guest host “Jose,” is The H-Man (1958), another Toho classic directed by Ishirô Honda. Beware the liquidman!

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

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

Mar 4, 2024

“Where did you learn to do that?” Learn to do what? Oh…that. Join your faithful Grue Crew – Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, and Jeff Mohr along with guest host Ralph Miller – as they visit another strange twist on the ventriloquist/dummy subgenre called PIN (1988).

Decades of Horror 1980s
Episode 253 – PIN (1988)

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Isolated by his strange parents, Leon finds solace in an imaginary friend, which happens to be an anatomy doll from his father-the-doctor’s office. Unfortunately, the doll begins to take over Leon’s life, and his sister’s life as well.

 

Beware the anatomy doll! Ralph Miller III joins Jeff, Bill, and Chad for a look back at PIN (1988) from director Sandor Stern. The cast includes David Hewlett (Scanners II: The New Order, Cube), Cynthia Preston (The BrainProm Night III: The Last Kiss), and Terry O’Quinn (Silver BulletThe StepfatherLost). While it struggled to find an audience upon its initial release, critics praised PIN as well-made, bizarre, and disturbing. Fangoria would later feature it in its “101 Best Horror Films You’ve Never Seen.” Now, it’s time for the Grue-Crew to revisit the film and share their thoughts.

At the time of this writing, PIN is available to stream from YouTube.

Every two weeks, Gruesome Magazine’s Decades of Horror 1980s podcast will cover another horror film from the 1980s. The next episode’s film, moving into our Grue Believer Celebration Shenanigans month and chosen by guest host Scott Wells, will be The Queen of Black Magic (1981), an Indonesian horror film quoted as being an inspiration to modern-day Indonesian filmmakers such as Kimo Stamboel and Joko Anwar. You can check this one out on YouTube.

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

Feb 28, 2024

“Meat is meat.” Where have you heard that before? Join your faithful Grue Crew – Doc Rotten, Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, and Jeff Mohr – as they relish the chance to dine out with Victor Buono in The Mad Butcher(1971). Pssst! Despite the title, he has a certificate of sanity prominently displayed on his wall.

Decades of Horror 1970s
Episode 209 – The Mad Butcher (1971)

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After being released from a mental hospital, Otto returns to his old job as a butcher. He tries to adjust to his new life, but after a bitter argument with his wife, he accidentally kills her. Fearing he will be sent back to the hospital, he grinds up her body and sells it as sausages. The popularity of his new sausage recipe necessitates that others find their way into his butcher’s display case.

 

If you are a fan of Victor Buono (Batman,1966-68; What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, 1962; Hush…Hush, Sweet Charlotte, 1964), then we have the episode for you. The Mad Butcher (1971) is a unique beast of a film: a dark comedy in the vein of Sweeney Todd. It’s bizarre, clumsy, silly, yet oddly entertaining. And, well, “Meat is Meat,” yes? Check out what the Grue-Crew think of this often-overlooked nugget.

At the time of this writing, The Mad Butcher is available to stream from the Classic Horror Movie Channel and YouTube.

Gruesome Magazine’s Decades of Horror 1970s is part of the Decades of Horror two-week rotation with The Classic Era and the 1980s. In two weeks, the next episode, chosen by guest host Gregory Crosby, will be Countess Dracula (1971), another Hammer Film, directed by Peter Sasdy and starring Ingrid Pitt! Be there!

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

Feb 24, 2024

“Sterile?” Yes, sterile! And they weren’t talking about surgical instruments. Join this episode’s Grue-Crew – Chad Hunt, Daphne Monary-Ernsdorff, Doc Rotten, and Jeff Mohr – as they blast off to the distant future of… 2024? The movie is Beyond the Time Barrier (1960).

Decades of Horror: The Classic Era
Episode 171 – Beyond the Time Barrier (1960)

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In 1960, a military test pilot is caught in a time warp that propels him to the year 2024 where he finds a plague has sterilized the world’s population.

 

While testing the latest and greatest airship just above the atmosphere, Major William Allison (Robert Clarke) accidentally travels to the apocalyptic future of… 2024! Little did they know. Beyond the Time Barrier (1960) is a low-budget, sci-fi B-picture from director Edgar G. Ulmer (The Black Cat, 1934; Detour, 1945) and writer Arthur C. Pierce (The Cosmic Man, 1959; The Human Duplicators, 1965). To Chad’s dismay, the plot includes a lot of walking and talking across a set filled with inverted pyramids. Oh, and the mutants… sigh. Check out what the Grue Crew has to say about this B&W, time-travel trainwreck. Also, stick around for the usual batch of feedback from past episodes. 

You might also want to check out these Decades of Horror: The Classic Era episodes:

At the time of this writing, Beyond the Time Barrier is available for streaming from the Classic Sci-Fi Movie Channel, Amazon Prime, and Tubi. The film is available on physical media as a Blu-ray from Kino Lorber in the Edgar G. Ulmer Sci-Fi Collection, a trio of films that also includes The Man from Planet X (1951) and The Amazing Transparent Man (1960).

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 guest host Michael Zatz, is The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923), another silent scream starring Lon Chaney! Sanctuary! Sanctuary! Incidentally, this will be the Classic Era’s tenth discussion of a silent film.

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

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

Feb 21, 2024

Welcome to HNR season three as Doc and Dave cover the weekly HORROR MOVIE NEWS on Gruesome Magazine. This week, we have news about Godzilla, Kong, Sasquatch, Dracula, and more.

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HORROR NEWS FOR FEBRUARY 20, 2024

GODZILLA X KONG: THE NEW EMPIRE trailer 2 arrives!

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

It's a comedy, sure, but it has horny Bigfoot…afoot: the SASQUATCH SUNSET trailer is here!

https://variety.com/2024/film/news/sasquatch-sunset-trailer-jesse-eisenberg-riley-keough-1235908282/

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

Larry Fessenden provides werewolf aplenty with BLACKOUT (trailer)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZxqeLCAWx7M

RABID FIRE

Dracula returns to the big screen once again, this time from director Luc Besson and actors Caleb Landry Jones and Christoph Waltz.

https://variety.com/2024/film/global/luc-besson-dracula-caleb-landry-jones-christoph-waltz-1235905722/

SMILE 2 adds Dylan Gelula, Raul Castillo, and Miles Gutierrez-Riley to the cast.

Dylan Gelula was last seen opposite Nicolas Cage in Dream Scenario
Raul Castillo from Cassandro and Miles Gutierrez-Riley from The Wilds
They joins an ensemble that also includes Naomi Scott, Lukas Gage, Kyle Gallner and Rosemarie DeWitt, as previously announced.
Slated for release on October 18, 2024.

https://deadline.com/2024/02/smile-sequel-adds-dylan-gelula-1235823168/

https://deadline.com/2024/02/raul-castillo-miles-gutierrez-riley-cast-smile-2-1235825677/

The Boiuna hunts Kiana Madeira and Jessica Roth in TITAN

Mike P. Nelson (V/H/S/85, Wrong Turn) is set to direct from a script by Alan B. McElroy (Star Trek: Discovery).

When a team of young doctors embark on a local humanitarian mission through the Amazon rainforest, it soon becomes clear that not everyone – or everything – is happy to see them. Their arrival draws the attention of an ancient predator, the “Boiúna”. This ancient killer, dominant on land and water, clashes to reclaim the jungle. The ensuing fight for survival blurs the roles of hunter, prey, and hero.

Kiana Madeira was featured in the FEAR STREET trilogy.
Jessica Rothe is best known for her role in the HAPPY DEATH DAY movies.

https://deadline.com/2024/02/kiana-madeira-jessica-rothe-titan-vhs85-resident-evil-producers-1235824064/

Director Renny Harlin returns to Sharksploitation with DEEP WATER featuring Aaron Eckhart and Ben Kingsley

Molly Wright (Lionsgate’s The Best Christmas Pageant Ever), Angus Sampson (FX’s Fargo), Kelly Gale (Lionsgate’s Plane), Li Wenhan from Chinese-Korean K-Pop group UNIQ, and Chinese actress Nashi (Creation Of The Gods I: Kingdom Of Storms) also star.

An eclectic group of international passengers whose plane, en route from Los Angeles to Shanghai, is forced to make an emergency landing in shark-infested waters. The terrified group is forced to work together and overcome their differences if they hope to escape their sinking plane and the frenzy of sharks drawn to the wreckage.

Renny Harlin’s directorial credits also include A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master, Die Hard 2, Cliffhanger, Deep Blue Sea, and Exorcist: The Beginning. And the new THE STRANGERS trilogy.

https://www.screendaily.com/news/aaron-eckhart-ben-kingsley-star-in-renny-harlins-deep-water-for-simmons/hamilton-productions-exclusive/5190457.article

BEWITCHED is set to reboot for Sony TV from writer-producer Judalina Neira (The Boys)

https://deadline.com/2024/02/bewitched-series-reboot-judalina-neira-overall-deal-sony-pictures-tv-1235825041/

Jaume Collet-Serra (Black Adam, The Orphan, The Shallows) teams with Blumhouse for THE WOMAN IN THE YARD for January 10, 2025

Danielle Deadwyler (Till, The Harder They Fall, Carry On) stars.
The movies is scheduled to be released in theaters on January 10, 2025.
The plots remains a secret…

https://variety.com/2024/film/news/danielle-deadwyler-cast-woman-in-the-yard-blumhouse-1235910935/

Feb 19, 2024

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

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

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

 

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

At the time of this writing, Conan the Barbarian is available to stream from Amazon Prime and various PPV sources. In terms of physical media, the film was released on January 30, 2024, as a Limited Edition, in Blu-ray or 4K Ultra HD, from Arrow Video.

Every two weeks, Gruesome Magazine’s Decades of Horror 1980s podcast will cover another horror film from the 1980s. The next episode’s film, chosen by Crystal, will be PIN (1988). It’s a plastic nightmare!

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Feb 14, 2024

“It would be nice just to see one little spurt at the moment of slashing.” A little spurt, you say? Can do. Join your faithful Grue Crew – Doc Rotten, Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, and Jeff Mohr – as they take a trip to George A. Romero’s sphere of influence for a movie within a movie within a movie within … well, you get the picture. The movie is called Effects (1979).

Decades of Horror 1970s
Episode 208 – Effects (1979)

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While a small film crew are shooting a low-budget horror movie in a house in the woods, the lines between reality and fiction start to blur, and the movie slowly turns into a “snuff” film.

Filmed in 1978 and released the following year, Effects (1979) features Tom Savini (as both actor and special effects guru) and a collection of George A. Romero’s filmmaking friends and colleagues. Oh, yeah, the cast also includes Day of the Dead‘s Captain Rhodes, Joseph Pilato, in a lead role. Shot on a miniscule budget with an ambitious script, the feature contains a story within a story with another movie buried within. The Grue-Crew share their thoughts on all the shenanigans and then read through a hefty amount of feedback. This one has all the goods!

At the time of this writing, Effects is available to stream from Tubi, Screambox, and Arrow, as well as various PPV options. The film is available on physical media as a Blu-ray from AGFA.

Gruesome Magazine’s Decades of Horror 1970s is part of the Decades of Horror two-week rotation with The Classic Era and the 1980s. In two weeks, the next episode, chosen by Chad, will be The Mad Butcher (1971), aka Lo strangolatore di Vienna, starring Victor Buono. Yikes!

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Feb 13, 2024

Welcome to HNR season three as Doc and Dave cover the weekly HORROR MOVIE NEWS on Gruesome Magazine. This week, we have news about Super Bowl 2024 trailers, Long Legs, Late Night with the Devil, and more.

Please let us know which news item interests you the most and, please, like and subscribe. Every click will help us find more horror fans just like you!

HORROR MOVIE NEWS OF THE WEEK for FEBRUARY 13, 2024

NEON finally gives us a solid glimpse of Osgood Perkins' LONG LEGS featuring Nicolas Cage and Maika Monroe

Dan Trachtenberg and the Predator return with BADLANDS

https://deadline.com/2024/02/dan-trachtenberg-predator-movie-badlands-1235820417/

The LATE NIGHT WITH THE DEVIL trailer scares up interest among horror fans

Writer/Directors Cameron Cairnes and Olin Cairnes (100 Bloody Acres).
Cast: David Dastmalchian, Laura Gordon, Ian Bliss

A live television broadcast in 1977 goes horribly wrong, unleashing evil into the nation's living rooms.

Let's check out all the movie trailers from Super Bowl 2024

Deadpool & Wolverine July 26

Wicked November 27

Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes May 24

A Quiet Place: Day One June 28

Twisters July 19

RAPID FIRE MOVIE NEWS - UPCOMING HORROR MOVIES

Stephen King's HOLLY is coming to TV

In Holly, Gibney is working a case by herself because her partner, Pete, is at home with Covid-19. Holly is looking into the disappearance of Bonnie Rae Dahl, a young woman who vanished under mysterious circumstances, leaving behind her bike, a strange note saying she'd had enough, and a heartbroken mother.

https://www.slashfilm.com/1513142/stephen-king-holly-tv-series/

THE DREADFUL with Sophie Turner and Kit Harington

Turner and Harington reunite from Game of Thrones for THE DREADFUL from writer/director Natasha Kermani (Lucky, V/H/S/85).

"the film set against the backdrop of the War of the Roses follows Anne (Turner) and her mother-in-law Morwen, who live a solitary, harsh life on the outskirts of society. But when a man (Harington) from their past returns, he will set off a sequence of events that become a turning point for Anne."

https://deadline.com/2024/02/sophie-turner-kit-harington-reteam-the-dreadful-horror-movie-1235820487/

YOUR MONSTER with Melissa Barrera

The popular genre actress Melissa Barrera (Scream, Abigail) has another horror feature being shopped around called YOUR MONSTER from writer/director Caroline Lindy.
"After her life falls apart, soft-spoken actress Laura Franco (Barrera) finds her voice again when she meets a terrifying, yet weirdly charming, monster living in her closet."

https://deadline.com/2024/02/melissa-barrera-scream-horror-comedy-your-monster-sundance-1235820536/

NIGHT SHIFT heading to VOD on March 8

Quiver Distribution released a trailer and release date for the upcoming supernatural thriller NIGHT SHIFT directed by Paul and Ben China. The film features Phoebe Tonkin (Boy Swallows Universe), Lamorne Morris (Fargo, New Girl) and Madison Hu (The Brothers Sun).

"Night Shift tells the story of a young woman, Gwen Taylor (Tonkin) who, while working her first night shift at a remote hotel, begins to suspect that she is being followed by a dangerous character from her past. As the night progresses, Gwen’s situation spirals further when she starts to realize that the motel might also be haunted."

https://deadline.com/2024/02/night-shift-release-date-quiver-distribution-1235819562/

Doug Jones, Dee Wallace, Krsy Fox and more in IF IT BLEEDS

The upcoming indie horror feature from director Matthew Hersh has added Catherine Corcoran, Justin Miles, Doug Jones, Dee Wallace and Krsy Fox to its cast.

"In If if Bleeds, genre actor Corcoran (Terrifier, Return to Nuke Em High) as young and ambitious news reporter Diane Winters and her cameraman Simon, played by Miles (Adult Swim’s Yule Log, The Hill), as they uncover a mysterious series of gruesome murders that unfold throughout the course of a chaotic and violent day. As events unfold, the duo become players in a sinister situation even more menacing than either one could have imagined."

https://deadline.com/2024/02/catherine-corcoran-doug-jones-dee-wallace-horror-if-it-bleeds-1235819004/

THE TERROR returns for season 3 on AMC

Five years after its previous season, THE TERROR gets a third outing from AMC, with the subtitle of DEVIL IN SILVER based on the novel by Victor LaValle. Expect it to debut in 2025.

https://deadline.com/2024/02/the-terror-amc-third-season-1235816623/

TOGETHER features Dave Franco and Alison Brie

First time writer/director Michael Shanks will reunite IRC couple Dave Franco and Alison Brie in his upcoming horror film TOGETHER.

“Together” will explore “the horror of co-dependency told in a unique way,” with additional details being kept under wraps.

https://variety.com/2024/film/news/alison-brie-dave-franco-horror-film-together-1235893173/

Feb 10, 2024

“Here. [hands Billy whiskey] A little something to take the soreness out. … I think I’ll join you. I don’t feel too good myself.” Always follow the doctor’s orders! Join this episode’s Grue-Crew – Chad Hunt, Daphne Monary-Ernsdorff, Doc Rotten, and Jeff Mohr – as they saddle up for a rip-roaring ride out west with Billy the Kid Versus Dracula (1966)! Giddyup, Grue Believers!

Decades of Horror: The Classic Era
Episode 170 – Billy the Kid Versus Dracula (1966)

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Dracula travels to the American West, intent on making a beautiful ranch owner his next victim. Her fiance, outlaw Billy the Kid, finds out about it and rushes to save her.

 

The subgenre of horror-westerns is not often used. In 1966, however, Embassy Pictures released a pair of this mixed breed on a groovy double feature. Joining Jesse James Meets Frankenstein’s Daughter (1966) is tonight’s feature discussion, Billy the Kid Versus Dracula (1966). Both of these genre mashups are directed by William Beaudine. Once again, Dracula is portrayed by John Carradine (House of Frankenstein, 1944; House of Dracula, 1945) and you might also recognize Chuck Courtney, who plays Billy the Kid, from (Pet Sematary, 1989). From there the cast becomes a who’s who of TV and Film Westerns character actors, putting Jeff in his happy place!

Carradine once said this film was “the worst movie he ever acted in.” The Grue-Crew may have other thoughts. Check it out now and let us know what you think of this bizarre and fun blend of genres. 

At the time of this writing, Billy the Kid Versus Dracula is available for streaming from several different sources. The Grue Crew found the best resolution on the Classic Horror Movie Channel and Kanopy, but, among others, it can also be found on Tubi and Plex. The film is available on physical media as a Blu-ray from Kino Lorber.

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, is Beyond the Time Barrier (1960), directed by Edgar G. Ulmer (The Black Cat, 1934) and starring Robert Clarke (The Hideous Sun Demon, 1958).

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

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

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