Reviews of Animal Among Us and The Dwelling on Gruesome Magazine 92

Location, location, location. This week, the Grue-Crew travel to a “bed-side” establishment and an outdated campground to explore the horrors found within. The first film this week, THE DWELLING from director Jeff Maher, leads the crew to a room housing a haunted bed, previously known as Bed of the Dead. The second film, ANIMAL AMONG US from director John Woodruff, draws a horror writer to the infamous camp he centered his best selling novel upon only to find the frights may be real.

Doc Rotten from Horror News Radio. Jeff Mohr from Decades of Horror: The Classic Era. And Crystal Cleveland, the Livin6Dead6irl from Decades of Horror: 1980s 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 92


Four twentysomethings find themselves stuck on a haunted antique bed where leaving means suffering a gruesome death. Plagued with frightening hallucinations, they must figure out the bed’s secrets before they are ultimately picked off one by one.

  • Director: Jeff Maher
  • Cast: Colin Price, Alysa King, Gwenlyn Cumyn

Release: A frightening futon rears its springs this November in Black Fawn Films’ The Dwelling, on Digital and DVD November 26 from Uncork’d Entertainment.


Fifteen years ago, two teenage girls were murdered at Merrymaker Campgrounds. The case was filed an animal attack, the camp was condemned and the killer never found – but something horrific still waits in those woods.

  • Director: John Woodruff
  • Cast: Larisa Oleynik, Erin Daniels, Heather Tom 

Release: Available on VOD and DVD November 19 from Uncork’d Entertainment.




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.