[Podcast] Slay Belles – The Cabin – Episode 46 – Gruesome Magazine

This week, it’s all about cabins…and more cabins…maybe. The grue-crew travel to meet up with a groovy Santo to battle Krampus while they also head to a remote cabin on a lake where death follows. The first film this week is SLAY BELLES from director Spooky Dan Walker. The second film is THE CABIN from director Johan Bodell featuring a grumpy couple outracing an even grumpier killer.  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 046
The Cabin – Slay Belles 

Slay Belles

It’s Christmas Eve, and three cosplaying women come across the malevolent Christmas demon Krampus. The girls must team up with Santa Claus himself to battle the creature and save the world.

“The Adventure Girls really represented these strong badass characters … they’re afraid but they’re also fearless and that’s fun to watch. Especially when they’re kooky and crazy and just so over the top.” – Vanessa

“The Krampus had some interesting explicit body parts.” – Jeff

“Having Barry Bostwick as Santa was inspired! … See Slay Belles for a delightful performance from Barry Bostwick. … When he was on, I was very happy.” – Doc

Director: Spooky Dan Walker
Cast: Barry Bostwick, Kristina Klebe, Susan Slaughter


The Cabin

When a couple visits a remote cabin and cross paths with a compulsive liar, their vacation takes a dramatic turn for the worse.

“The dialogue was not very believable to me. I didn’t care about the characters. I wasn’t engaged in their story and their journey.” – Vanessa

“I thought there was a lot of good suspense and tension and I had some breath-holding going on in certain parts. I enjoyed the last two-thirds of it.” – Jeff

“There’s a lot of rowing across that lake!” – Doc

Director: Johan Bodell
Cast: Christopher Lee Page, Caitlin Crommett, Erik Kammerland

Release: Available on VOD/DVD December 4 from High Octane Pictures.

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.