[Podcast] Welcome to Mercy – The Night Comes for Us – Episode 41 – Gruesome Magazine

This week, the Grue-Crew face down a devil that is up to no good and a hitman with a heart of gold. Two new films are reviewed this week. The first is WELCOME TO MERCY  from director Tommy Bertelsen follows a young single mother who fears she may be possessed. The second film is THE NIGHT COMES FOR US  from director Timo Tjahjanto feature a balls-to-the-walls gory action story so bloody we had to discuss it on the podcast.    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 041
Welcome to Mercy – The Night Comes for Us

Welcome to Mercy

When a single mother begins to experience symptoms of the stigmata, she seeks the help of a local priest and nun to help her understand what is seen and unseen.

“The (possession) storyline is really interesting, but unfortunately, it’s a little bit clumsy along the way, so it’s a movie you want to root for, but you have to work hard to do so.” –  Vanessa

“I like almost everything about it – the acting, the direction, the visuals – but the way they told the story in not revealing anything until the end was a problem.” –  Jeff

“I was impressed by the direction and the craft of it. It looks great. … (But) it didn’t weave a story that drew me in and they made some choices that I felt did the film disservice.” –  Doc

Director: Tommy Bertelsen
Writer: Kristen Ruhlin
Cast: Lily Newmark, Eileen Davies, Kristen Ruhlin

Release: IFC Midnight’s WELCOME TO MERCY, coming to select theaters, VOD and via digital platforms in the U.S. on November 2, 2018

The Night Comes for Us

Ito (Joe Taslim), a gangland enforcer, caught amidst a treacherous and violent insurrection within his Triad crime family upon his return home from a stint abroad.

“Crazy and bloody as hell! This was a lot of fun! … I was really, really, really digging it!” –  Vanessa

“It’s impossible for this not to remind you of the Raid films. … There’s a lot of those types of really long, involved, neverending martial arts battles. (It’s) just really, really well choreographed and well shot.” – Jeff

“Horror fans, especially horror fans that love gore, will love this film. There is so much to enjoy. It is soo crimson. It is insane.” –  Doc

Director/Writer: Timo Tjahjanto
Cast: Iko Uwais, Joe Taslim, Julie Estelle

Release: Currently available on Netflix


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.