[Podcast] Cam – The House of Violent Desire – Episode 45 – Gruesome Magazine

This week, it’s all about sexual horror…maybe. The grue-crew travel to a remote castle for a spooky, sexy mystery and navigate to check out a horrific cam feed. The first is THE HOUSE OF VIOLENT DESIRE  from director Charlie Steeds mixes Old Dark House with some modern sexual tension and horror. The second film is CAM  from director Daniel Goldhaber explores a gallery of fears and terror when a cam girl finds someone who looks just like her has taken over her feed.    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 045
Cam – The House of Violent Desire  

The House of Violent Desire

Awoken by screams in the night, young Evelyn Whipley is found drenched in blood and mysteriously bound to the bed – A Gothic Horror set in the 1940s, a psychosexual thriller disguised as traditional Ghost Story.

“When (the father) comes back and he’s completely covered in blood and naked and hairy and screaming and coming in from a storm and making all these accusations about his family and his wife and himself, that’s when it got more exciting.” –  Vanessa

“It is beautifully shot. It looks really good and it’s pretty well acted although there’s some excess.” –  Jeff

“It plays out like a really drugged-out, sexed-up Dark Shadows series of episodes.” –  Doc

Director: Charlie Steeds
Cast: Carl Andersson, Rowena Bentley, Peter Cosgrove

Release: Currently available on VOD and Streaming Media


Alice, an ambitious camgirl, wakes up one day to discover she’s been replaced on her show with an exact replica of herself.

“Madeline Brewer really was able to embody a great representation of a woman, the ability to be all these different things and seen in all these different ways and be strong and scared at the same time.” –  Vanessa

“Cam is Daniel Goldhaber’s first feature and I’m impressed with how well he handled this. It could’ve been a tough concept to get across, … and it could’ve been confusing but I think he did it very well.” –  Jeff

“Building a world, drafting this Alice-Lola character, tackling a variety of themes … keeping them focused and together, there’s so much going on and it’s incredibly fascinating.” –  Doc

Director: Daniel Goldhaber
Cast: Madeline Brewer, Patch Darragh, Melora Walters

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.