This week the Grue-Crew face masked killers, invading aliens, nightmarish ghosts, and The Midnight Man as we dive into four new releases. First up is the found footage feature Unlisted Owner from director Jed Brian. “They Came From Another World. Time To Send Them Back.” exclaims the tagline for Battalion from director Michael Miller. Up next is Asylum of Fear from director Craig Deerling featuring a terrific performance from the film’s lead, Maurice Demus. With The Midnight Man director Travis Zariwny brings together Robert Englund and Lin Shaye. 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. 

Gruesome Magazine Podcast – Episode 004
The Midnight Man – Asylum of Fear – Unlisted Owner – Battalion

Unlisted Owner [00:02:51]

The ‘Owner House’ has been vacant for several years because of its very dark history but with the recent series of murders, it has been taken to the next level. A family who just moved in has been murdered causing the curiosity of a group of friends to get the best of them. Deciding to break in and investigate with handheld cameras, would be the worst decision of their fun-filled night. The terrifying and suspenseful footage has been edited for the film ‘Unlisted Owner’.

Doc Rotten (1 / 5)
Rafe Telsch (1.5 / 5)
Jeff Mohr (1 / 5)

“The only semi-sane characters were the two women. And no one listened to them.” – Jeff Mohr

 

director: Jed Brian
cast: Chris Ash, Levi Atkins, Chloe Benedict

Battalion [00:20:00]

After a war against an enemy from another world breaks out in the South Pacific, a group of freshly recruited U.S. Marines is sent to the front lines.

Doc Rotten (1 / 5)
Rafe Telsch (0.5 / 5)
Jeff Mohr (0.5 / 5)
Vanessa Thompson (0.5 / 5)

“It is like a broth with no substance.” – Rafe Telsch

 

director: Michael Miller (as Mike Holligan)
cast: Jesse Richardson, Ellen Williams, Michael Thomson

Asylum of Fear [00:39:50]

When a team of paranormal investigators is hired to inspect a soon-to-be-demolished mental institution, they discover horrifying clues that reveal the cause of a violent massacre by an insane doctor in the 1960’s.

Doc Rotten (2.5 / 5)
Rafe Telsch (3.5 / 5)
Vanessa Thompson (2.5 / 5)

“Maurice Demus is the reason to see Asylum of Fear” – Doc Rotten

 

director: Craig Deerling
cast: Maurice Demus, Michael Medford, Callie Stephens

The Midnight Man [00:59:40]

A girl and her friends find a game in the attic that summons a creature known as The Midnight Man, who uses their worst fears against them.

Vanessa Thompson (3.5 / 5)
Jeff Mohr (3.5 / 5)
Doc Rotten (3.5 / 5)

“As I was watching it, I was getting a Drag Me to Hell mixed with a Jumanji feel. And I dug that.” – Vanessa Thompson

director: Travis Zariwny
cast: Gabrielle Haugh, Robert Englund, Grayson Gabriel, Lin Shaye

 

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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