[Podcast] Occupation – Office Uprising – Dead House – Episode 30 – Gruesome Magazine

This week, the Grue-Crew face the final seance, survive the apocalypse and conjure the spirits of the dead. First up is the ghostly feature Dead House  from director Andrea Mugnaini, featuring Andrea Fachinetti in the lead role. The second film, Office Uprising  from director David M. Rosenthal, the unlikely pairing of Theo James and Forest Whitaker must trek across the country during a mysterious “apocalypse” to save someone dear to them. Rounding out the show is the spooky film Occupation from director Anthony Scott Burns where Thomas Mann’s character creates a device that allows the living to speak with the dead – with horrifying results. 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 030
Occupation – Office Uprising – Dead House


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DEAD HOUSE (aka Beautiful People)

In a mansion in the woods, the peaceful life of a medical scientist and his family is upset by a three masked men raid. During an endless night of terror and violence, the unthinkable happens: the house is invaded by inhuman monsters. Fear will unveil the true nature of each character, forcing them to wonder…”Who is the real monster?”

“To make something like this shows no respect for the genre at all. ” – Vanessa

“It is rare that I am so offended by a film as I am about Dead House.” – Doc

Director: Brini Amerigo
Cast: Danny Cutler, Alex Lucchesi, Alex Southern



An employee at a weapons factory discovers that an energy drink turns his co-workers into zombies



“You don’t have to worry about trying to figure this movie out.” – Vanessa

“I particularly like Zachary Levi in a role very different from what we’ve seen him do before.” – Rafe

“It’s light, it does have some gore in it, enough to please gorehounds, I think. The performances are witty enough and funny. ” – Doc

Director: Lin Oeding
Cast: Brenton Thwaites, Jane Levy, Karan Soni, Zachary Levi


A small group of town residents has to band together after a devastating ground invasion. As they struggle to survive, they realize they must stay one step ahead of their attackers, and work together for a chance to strike back.

“You get a strong female lead and a strong male lead who are at odds sometimes, so it’s nice to see that friction between them.” – Vanessa

“One of the best alien invasions movies we’ve seen in quite a while” – Rafe

Director: Luke Sparke
Cast: Dan Ewing, Temuera Morrison, Stephanie Jacobsen


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.