Reviews of THE DARE and INTO THE DARK: CRAWLERS on Gruesome Magazine 106

This week, the Grue-Crew review a pair of films where three friends battle aliens while another three (or four) must solve a puzzle…or die. The first film this week, INTO THE DARK: CRAWLERS from director Brandon Zuck, celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with a gory, bonkers alien invasion monster fest. The second film, THE DARE from director Giles Alderson, features a brutal captor terrorizing his prisoners as they fight to survive.

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 106


On Saint Patrick’s Day – a night of wild parties and drunken revelry – three unlikely friends band together to save a college town from a vicious horde of body-switching aliens.

  • Director: Brandon Zuck
  • Cast: Giorgia Whigham, Pepi Sonuga, Cameron Fuller

Release: Available on Hulu – March 6, 2020


A rare family night for Jay takes a brutal twist when he awakens in a basement with three other prisoners. As their vengeful captor runs riot, Jay engages in a twisted battle to solve the puzzle to his past and save his family’s future.

  • Director: Giles Alderson
  • Cast: Bart Edwards, Richard Brake, Richard Short

Release: currently available VOD




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.