Tonight, on Gruesome Magazine episode 317, the Grue-Crew review THE FOUND FOOTAGE PHENOMENON (2022). Doc Rotten from Horror News Radio, Jeff Mohr from Decades of Horror: The Classic Era, Crystal Cleveland, the Livin6Dead6irl from Decades of Horror: 1980s, Lead News Writer at Gruesome Magazine Dave Dreher, and award-winning filmmaker Christopher G. Moore share their thoughts about this week’s frightening collection of streaming horror films.

Warning: possible spoilers after the initial impressions!


The Found Footage Phenomenon is an independent documentary charting the origins of the found footage sub-genre, tracking it through to the technique’s current form, and asking what the future is.

  • Available Streaming on SHUDDER on May 19, 2022
  • Director: Sarah Appleton, Phillip Escott
  • Writer: Sarah Appleton, Phillip Escott
  • Cast: Eduardo Sanchez (The Blair Witch Project), Andre Ovredal (Troll Hunter), Derek Lee & Clif Prowse (Afflicted), Dean Aioto (Alien Abduction), Stefan Avalos (The Last Broadcast), Patrick Brice (Creep), Steven DeGennaro (Found Footage 3D), James Cullen Bressack (Hate Crime), Aislinn Clarke (The Devil’s Doorway), Ruggero Deodato (Cannibal Holocaust), Michael Goi (Megan is Missing), Lesley Manning (Ghostwatch), Doron & Yoav Paz (Jeruzalem), Richard Raaphorst (Frankenstein’s Army)


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.