[Podcast] Terrified – Satan’s Slaves – Episode 40 – Gruesome Magazine

This week, the Grue-Crew sit down with SHUDDER for a pair of foreign film horror treats that provide scares to haunt your nightmares. Two new films are reviewed this week. The first is SATAN’S SLAVES  from director Joko Anwar from Indonesia shares a story with ghosts, ghouls, and Satanists. The second film is TERRIFIED from director Demián Rugna featuring a paranormal investigation without skepticism and full of horror and fear.    Doc Rotten and Vanessa Thompson from Horror News Radio along with Jeff Mohr from Decades of Horror: The Classic Era share their thoughts about this week’s  awesome collection of streaming horror films.  

Gruesome Magazine Podcast – Episode 040
Terrified – Satan’s Slaves

Satan’s Slaves (Pengabdi Setan, Indonesia, South Korea)

After dying from a strange illness that she suffered for 3 years, a mother returns home to pick up her children.

“There are some really beautiful, sophisticated shots and direction here, so much more than I expected.” –  Vanessa

“[Satan’s Slaves] is creepy! … There were some great scenes in this film that scared the heck out of me.” –  Jeff

“I think the director Joko Anwar did a great job because he really captures atmosphere and tone in Satan’s Slaves. Cinematography-wise the film is never flat. Even when it’s dark it’s vivid and has a flavor to it and he really knows how to stage those creepy characters in the right place.” – Doc

Director: Joko Anwar
Cast: Bront Palarae, Tara Basro, Endy Arfian

Release: Currently Available on SHUDDER

Terrified (Aterrados original title, Argentina)

When strange events occur in a neighborhood in Buenos Aires, a doctor specializing in the paranormal, her colleague, and an ex-police officer Funes decide to investigate further. Allbreck, Jano and Rosentock are researchers of paranormal phenomena. Commissioner Maza tries to give an explanation to inexplicable events that are occurring in a neighborhood of Gran Buenos Aires. Together they will try to reveal the mystery within the affected houses before the evil destroys the existence of human society as we know it.

” I was engrossed by this film. From the beginning of this movie, you see people who know that paranormal activity is real. It’s not a joke. Discovering what is causing this paranormal activity and why it’s happening where it’s happening, is such a fun story to follow. ” –  Vanessa

“The main reason I really like horror is to be scared, and this one did it in spades!” –  Jeff

“The story is multilayered. It has a number of characters and all of them, I think, you root for in some fashion or another. … I thought the structure of this is really, really well done and is a big part of how successful this movie is.” –  Doc

Director: Demián Rugna
Cast: Ariel Chavarría, Maximiliano Ghione, Norberto Gonzalo

Release: Currently Available on SHUDDER

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.