This week, the Grue-Crew dive into the gory mind of Herschell Gordon Lewis, visit the space-faring adventures of the Grays, and fear the crimson curse of the cabin in the woods. First up is the sci-fi feature Gray Matter from director Greg A. Sager featuring globe-trotting aliens and mind-bending shrimp. The second film, Tonight She Comes from director Matt Stuertz, gives birth to a bloody new take on the cabin in the woods film. Rounding out the show is the anthology film Herschell Gordon Lewis’ Bloodmania featuring Mr. Lewis’ final cinematic efforts both in front and behind the camera. 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 024
Bloodmania – Gray Matter – Tonight She Comes
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Since the 1940s, alien beings known as “GRAYS” have been sighted around the globe with the thought that they visit our planet to study our species and civilization before they eventually invade…but what if we’re wrong? What if they are only here to protect us? After a meteorite crashes to earth awakening the extraterrestrial creature within, a young woman is abducted by an alien “GRAY” to aid in hunting down and destroying the creature, before it can reach a second meteorite that fell to earth decades earlier, unleashing its deadly infestation of Earth.
“I really did like the two female leads (Alys Crocker and Tara Elizabeth). … I felt like they were really committed to these roles and to being these aliens fighting each other.” – Vanessa
“I liked the ship. I thought the ship was kind of cool and I liked the action.” – Jeff
“I did like Alys Crocker and Tara Elizabeth.” – Doc
Director: Greg A. Sager
Cast: Alys Crocker, Brenna Llewellyn, Sean Patrick Dolan
Tonight She Comes
After a girl goes missing, two of her friends and a mysterious set of strangers find themselves drawn to the cabin in the woods where she disappeared. They will laugh, they will drink, they will kiss, they will make love, and THEY MUST ALL DIE.
“They definitely keep the blood dripping the whole time.” – Vanessa
“I do want to commend the actress who played Felicity, Jenna McDonald. I really dug her performance as that character. I thought she was the standout of the piece.” – Rafe
“When Felicity (Jenna McDonald) shows up and takes over, holy cow! That’s when it really stepped up. From that point on, it’s full-tilt boogie and I really enjoyed it.” – Jeff
“This is the kind of silly, but gory, but kind of stupid, but a hell of a lot of fun film that really kind of gets me the right way. … I enjoyed every gory moment!” – Doc
Director: Matt Stuertz
Cast: Nathan Eswine, Larissa White, Jenna McDonald
Herschell Gordon Lewis’ Bloodmania
A horror anthology comprised of four distinct segments that feature a raucous combination of satirical humor, horror, gore, and enough surprises to satisfy film enthusiasts and horror fans alike.
“It’s an homage to [Herschell Gordon Lewis] who brought gore to the forefront of his movies.” – Vanessa
“That one (‘The Night Hag’) worked for me.” – Rafe
“I just enjoyed the heck out of the very first part (‘The Gorey Storey’).” – Jeff
“I was really surprised on how much I enjoyed seeing Herschell Gordon Lewis in the little bits in between. I found his voice mesmerizing.” – Doc
Director: Herschell Gordon Lewis, Kevin Littlelight, Melanie Reinboldt
Cast: Faith Amantea, Stuart Bentley, Carl Bishop
- Gory Story
- Attack of Conscience
- The Night Hag