Reviews of Head Count and Recovery on Gruesome Magazine 71

This week, the Grue-Crew explore the deepest region of the mind and perception with two films that twist that WTF knife. The first film this week is RECOVERY from director John Liang follows a young woman struggling with PSD and addiction and memories that haunt her view on life. The second film is HEAD COUNT from director Elle Callahan explores a group of college students who encounter a creature who can take on the appearance of anyone it chooses. Doc Rotten and Vanessa Thompson from Horror News Radio. Jeff Mohr from Decades of Horror: The Classic Era. and Crystal Cleveland, the Livin6Dead6irl share their thoughts about this week’s awesome collection of streaming horror films. Joining the crew this week is Horror News Radio co-host, Dave Dreher!

Gruesome Magazine Podcast – Episode 071


The patients and staff of a secluded heroin treatment center must do battle with more than their own demons as a mysterious killer begins picking them off one-by-one.

  • Director: John Liang
  • Cast: Stephanie Pearson, Hope Quattrocki, Liz Fenning

Release: Release: VOD June 4, 2019


A group of teenagers unknowingly summon a paranormal presence during their weekend trip to the Joshua Tree desert. This monster mimics their appearances to hide among them and seeks to separate them into groups of five to complete its deadly ritual.

  • Director: Elle Callahan
  • Cast: Isaac Jay, Ashleigh Morghan, Bevin Bru

Release: Coming to Theaters & VOD June 14




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.