Reviews of I Trapped the Devil and Monster Party on Gruesome Magazine 65

This week, the Grue-Crew bounce from one extreme to the other – from the quiet small cast chiller to the ensemble gory thriller. The first film this week is MONSTER PARTY from director Chris von Hoffmann where three young teens attempt to rob the wrong house party. The second film is I TRAPPED THE DEVIL from director Josh Lobo which explores the possibility that the devil himself is locked away inside a basement during the holidays. Doc Rotten and Vanessa Thompson from Horror News Radio. Jeff Mohr from Decades of Horror: The Classic Era. and Crystal Cleveland, the Living Dead Girl, share their thoughts about this week’s awesome collection of streaming horror films.

Gruesome Magazine Podcast – Episode 065


A group of teenagers is invited to an end of year party at a mansion, but they soon realize there is a murderer among them, and the mystery begins as to which person holds the weapon that is killing everybody at the party.


Writer/Director: Chris von Hoffmann
Cast: Sam Strike, Virginia Gardner, Brandon Micheal Hall, Robin Tunney, Julian McMahon, Lance Reddick, Bill Engvall

Release: Available on SHUDDER


A man descends into paranoia after trapping what he believes to be the devil in his basement, but things take a dark turn when his family unexpectedly arrive for Christmas.


Director: Josh Lobo
Cast: AJ Bowen, Susan Burke, Jocelin Donahue

Release: Available April 26 from IFC Midnight

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.