[Podcast] The Ranger – What Keeps You Alive – Along Came the Devil – Episode 33 – Gruesome Magazine

This week, the Grue-Crew follow some punks up to a cabin in the woods, witness Bruce Davidson performing an exorcism, and root for Brittany Allen to survive her encounter with Hannah Emily Anderson. First up is the possession film Along Came the Devil from director Jason DeVan, featuring Sydney Sweeney struggling with the demons of her past. The second film, The Ranger from director Jenn Wexler, follows Chloe Levine as she faces an evil from her past in the form of…the ranger. Rounding out the show is the tense thriller What Keeps You Alive from director Colin Minihan, featuring a killer cast, a killer twist, and a seriously messed-up killer. 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 033
The Ranger – What Keeps You Alive – Along Came the Devil


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After a troubled childhood, Ashley searches for a connection, and unknowingly invites in a demonic force, which leaves her loved ones fighting for her soul.

“I enjoyed the interactions between Sydney Sweeney and Madison Lintz the most.” – Jeff

“I really enjoy possession movies. (but) I found myself very frustrated with this film and maybe a little angry.” – Doc

Director: Jason DeVan (w/ Heather DeVan)
Cast: Sydney Sweeney, Madison Lintz, Jessica Barth, Bruce Davison, Matt Dallas

Gravitas Ventures will release the supernatural horror film ALONG CAME THE DEVIL in theaters, On Demand and Digital HD on August 10, 2018.


Teen punks, on the run from the cops and hiding out in the woods, come up against the local authority – an unhinged park ranger with an ax to grind.

“I’m so proud of Jenn Wexler at being a female director and doing such an amazing job in this.” – Vanessa

“Chloe Levine and Jeremy Holm create a power duo in this film that really makes the film.” – Jeff

“Don’t be fooled. Check this movie out. It is a lot of fun. It has slasher elements, but … it’s not one thing. There’s a lot of stuff going on with this, but it certainly relishes in the gore and the kills.” – Doc

Director: Jenn Wexler (w/ Giaco Furino)
Cast: Chloe Levine, Jeremy Holm, Granit Lahu

THE RANGER opens in NYC August 17th and L.A. September 7th!


Majestic mountains, a still lake, and venomous betrayals engulf a female married couple attempting to celebrate their one-year anniversary.

“Another winner from Colin Minihan with standout performances from Hannah Emily Anderson and Brittany Allen. See this!” – Jeff

“It is a very satisfying and rich movie. It is so about the characters and the dialogue. Colin Minihan shows some flare [in What Keeps You Alive].” – Doc

Director: Colin Minihan
Cast: Hannah Emily Anderson, Brittany Allen, Martha MacIsaac


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.