[Podcast] Luciferina – Bloody Ballet – Episode 44 – Gruesome Magazine

This week, it’s all about eyeball horror…maybe. The grue-crew head to ballet school to get their  Giallo groove on and travel to Argentina to  have a devil of a good time. The first is BLOODY BALLET  from director Brett Mullin follows a young woman who tries to warn her friends that a horror from her past has returned to kill them all. The second film is LUCIFERINA  from director Gonzalo Calzada tells a frightening possession story where a young nun faces demons of her own.    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 044
Luciferina – Bloody Ballet

Bloody Ballet

When a beautiful ballerina dancer, Adriana Mena (Kendra Carelli), lands the lead role in the upcoming Nutcracker performance, she’s forced to face her demons as jealousy and tension begin to provoke the supernatural.

Director: Brett Mullen (w/ Matt Cloude)

  • Debbie Rochon … Dr. Carlina Cassinelli
  • Caroline Williams … Ms. Valli
  • Katie Carpenter … Berna
  • Kendra Carelli … Adriana Mena (as Kendra Staub)

Release: In the tradition of Suspiria, and featuring horror icons Caroline Williams and Debbie Rochon, Bloody Ballet arabesque’s onto November 13, 2018 from High Octane Pictures.


Natalia is a nineteen-year-old novice who reluctantly returns home to say goodbye to her dying father. However, when she meets up with her sister and her friends, she decides instead to travel the jungle in search of mystical plant. There, instead of pleasure, they encounter a world of Black Masses, strange pregnancies, bloody deaths and for young nun Natalia, a sexually violent clash with the Devil himself.

Director: Gonzalo Calzada

  • Sofía Del Tuffo … Natalia
  • Marta Lubos … Hermana Gregoria
  • Pedro Merlo … Abel
  • Malena Sánchez … Ángela
  • Francisco Donovan … Mauro
  • Stefanía Koessl … Mara

Release: Film will be Released on Blu-ray & DVD November 20; Digital HD December 4, 2018

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.