Welcome to the Gruesome Magazine Podcast where a vigilant team of the Grue-Crew tackle the latest VOD, streaming, and independent releases for the week. The hunt is on for the diamond in the rough. Doc Rotten from Horror News Radio and Jeff Mohr from Decades of Horror: The Classic Era are joined by Rafe Telsch and Vanessa Thompson. For this episode, the crew dive into four new releases. First up is the French Sci-fi film 2047 Virtual Revolution from director Guy-Roger Duvell. Up next is the anthology film 10/31 from directors Brett DeJager, Rocky Gray, Zane Hershberger, John William Holt, Hunter Johnson, Justin M. Seaman. “Every Family Has Its Secrets” exclaims the tagline for Devil’s Gate from director Clay Staub. With Super Dark Times, currently on Netflix, director Kevin Philips illustrates the darker side of a Stand By Me tale.

Gruesome Magazine Podcast – Episode 002
2047 Virtual Revolution – 10/31 – Devil’s Gate – Super Dark Times

2047 Virtual Revolution

In a world where most of the population spend their time online, inside virtual worlds, Nash is a hybrid. Half of the time online, the rest of the time, in the real world, he is a private investigator/killer, hired to track down and eliminate the terrorists who threaten the system and who killed his girlfriend. Torn between the past and the future, between virtual and real, Nash ends up having to take some decisions that will impact his life, but also the society he lives in.
director: Guy-Roger Duvert
cast: Mike Dopud, Jane Badler, Jochen Hegele

Jeff Mohr (3.5 / 5)
Rafe Telsch (3.5 / 5)
Doc Rotten (2.8 / 5)


Blood soaked tales of horror and the macabre await you in this terrifying anthology in the vein of VHS, Trick r Treat and Creepshow.
director: Brett DeJager, Rocky Gray, Zane Hershberger, John William Holt, Hunter Johnson, Justin M. Seaman
cast: Jordan Phipps, Wendy Keeling, Jennifer Nangle
order the DVD from 1031film.com

Jeff Mohr (3.5 / 5)
Rafe Telsch (2.5 / 5)
Doc Rotten (3 / 5)
Vanessa Thompson (2.9 / 5)
Joey Fittos (4 / 5)

Devil’s Gate

Set in the small town of Devil’s Gate, North Dakota, the film examines the disappearance of a local woman (Regan) and her young son. Schull plays an FBI agent who helps the local sheriff (Frakes) search for answers. Partnering with a deputy (Ashmore), they track down the missing woman’s husband (Ventimiglia) and find that nothing is as it seems.
director: Clay Staub
cast: Milo Ventimiglia, Amanda Schull, Shawn Ashmore, Bridget Regan, Javier Botet, and Jonathan Frakes

Jeff Mohr (3.3 / 5)
Doc Rotten (3.3 / 5)
Vanessa Thompson (3.2 / 5)

Super Dark Times

Teenagers Zach and Josh have been best friends their whole lives, but when a gruesome accident leads to a cover-up, the secret drives a wedge between them and propels them down a rabbit hole of escalating paranoia and violence.
Director: Kevin Phillips
Cast: Owen Campbell (Zach), Charlie Tahan (Josh), Elizabeth Cappuccino (Allison), Max Talisman (Daryl), and Sawyer Barth (Charlie)

Jeff Mohr (4 / 5)
Rafe Telsch (4.5 / 5)
Doc Rotten (4.5 / 5)
Joey Fittos (4.3 / 5)

Doc Rotten
Editor-In-Chief / Founder / Podcast Producer at Horror News Radio
Doc Rotten is the founder of Gruesome Magazine. He is also a film critic for Gruesome Magazine and the podcast host & producer for Horror News Radio, Monster Movie Podcast, Decades of Horror: 1970s, The American Horror Story Fan Podcast and Hannibal Fan Podcast. He is also co-host of the Dracula podcast on TV TALK and is a contributing reviewer for HorrorNews.Net and Widescreen Warrior.

Doc a lifelong fan of horror films, sci-fi flicks and monster movies first discovering Universal Monsters and Planet of the Apes as a young child in the 1970's searching out every issue of Famous Monster of Filmland (and, later, Fangoria). Favorite films include Jaws, The Car, The Birds, The Tingler, Vampire Circus and The Exorcist. Still a huge fan of horror films from the 70s, Doc continues consuming horror films to this day for the site, for the podcasts and for the fun of it all.

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