Tables Turned: Doc Rotten Interviewed by Geeks and Ghosts Host Kenny Biddle

Members of the Grue-Crew had a fun time at Raleigh Supercon recently. It was great meeting so many folks, including old fans and new listeners. One of the cool people that they got to meet was Kenny Biddle of the Geeks & Ghosts YouTube channel. And this time, instead of Doc being the interviewer, he was the interviewee. Kenny interviewed Gruesome’s own Doc Rotten for Geeks & Ghosts’ report on the convention. They chatted about […]

“Dead Shack” (Fantasia 2017): Nothing Brings Together a Family Like Blood, Grue, & Zombies

Just because a family is dysfunctional does not mean that its members do not care for each other. In Dead Shack (Fantasia 2017), 14-year-old Jason (Matthew Nelson-Mahood) joins his friend Collin’s (Gabriel LaBelle) family for a vacation at an isolated cabin. On the plus side, Colln’s older sister Summer (Lizzie Boys) is along for the trip, though she does barely tolerate Jason. On the negative side, the adults — Collin and Summer’s father Roger (Donavon […]

Evil Ed

“Evil Ed” (1995): Goofy, Goopy Love Letter to 1980s Horror

One can tell when a horror film is made by fans of the genre; there is a certain love for the material that comes through. Of course, this is even easier to tell when the filmmakers fill their movie with homages to their favorites. Such is the case with Evil Ed (1995), a goofy and goopy low-budget Swedish horror comedy that wears its love for 1980s horror on its sleeve. A mild mannered film editor […]

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“Pulse” (“Kairo”) (2001): A Creepy Modern Classic of Terror, Isolation, & Dread

The impersonality of modern society can lead some people to feel absolutely alone even when they are in the midst of a crowd. Writer/director Kiyoshi Kurosawa infuses this idea into his super creepy and disturbing modern horror tale Pulse (Kairo) (2001). Visitors to a mysterious website find themselves haunted by shadowy figures and subsequently lose the will to live. Can a group of young people find out what is happening before they end up dead […]

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Set Your Eyes on the Trailer for “The Gracefield Incident” (2017)

The found footage/first-person evil alien film The Gracefield Incident (2017) is being released by Momentum Pictures to select theaters and VOD/Digital HD on July 21, 2017, and we’ve got a trailer for you. Feast your eyes on this: The synopsis is as follows: Matthew Donovan, a video game editor, embeds an iPhone camera into his prosthetic eye to secretly record and document a weekend with friends in a luxurious mountain top cabin. The weekend takes […]

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The Bird With the Crystal Plumage: A Near Perfect Giallo From the Genre’s Golden Age

Noted Italian director Dario Argento’s directorial debut, The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (L’uccello Dalle Piume di Cristallo) (1970), is not the first giallo, but it is one of the prime examples of that genre. An American author in Rome witnesses an attempted murder in an art gallery, which may be tied to a serial killer stalking the city. He has seen a vital clue but cannot recall it. Now, as he mounts his own […]

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Trailer Drops for Cult Possession/Body Horror Flick “The Heretics”

Last February, we told you about the new film The Heretics coming from makers of Bite (2016) and Bed of the Dead (2016). Now we have a trailer for you. Black Fawn Films and Breakthrough Entertainment have released the first trailer for their cult possession/body horror mashup. Let’s take a look: It looks pretty creepy. The Heretics stars Nina Kiri (The Handmaid’s Tale (2017)), Ry Barrett (The Drownsman (2014)) and Australian newcomer Jorja Cadence. Director Chad Archibald co-produced the film with Cody Calahan and Christopher […]

Altar

Found Footage Flick “Altar” Makes Its Way to VOD

Last year, on episode 164 of Horror News Radio, the Grue-Crew took a look at the found footage fright flick Altar as it made its festival rounds. If you were unable to catch it in the festivals, now is your chance to watch it on VOD. It is now available on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Xbox, and Playstation Network, and it is making its way to Hulu on July 1, 2017. Here is a look at the […]

Killing Ground

Trailer for “Killing Ground” Will Make You Reconsider That Camping Trip

The US trailer has dropped for the Australian horror/thriller Killing Ground, and it may make you think again about that camping trip you had planned this summer. The buzz is that this is a pretty brutal and disturbing flick, and the trailer seems to support that. It hits theaters and VOD on July 21, 2017. Here is a look at the trailer: Non-linear storytelling, families in peril, and killer Australian hillbillies — what is not to like? […]

Prisoner X

Trailer for Time-Travelling Terrorist “Prisoner X”

It is the CIA versus time-travelling terrorists in Prisoner X, the new science fiction thriller from writer/director Gaurav Seth.  The film stars Michelle Nolden (The Time Traveler’s Wife (2009)),  Romano Orzari (the Taken television series (2017)), Damon Runyan (Degrassi: The Next Generation (2001)) and Julian Richings (Orphan Black (2014)).  Prisoner X is available now from RLJ Entertainment on Digital, VOD, and DVD. Here is a look at the trailer:   It looks like it could be a cool psychological thriller/battle-of-the-wills […]

Madhouse

“Madhouse” (1981): Unusual Giallo Featuring Death by Rottweiler

Madhouse (1981) is an unusual thriller that is a hybrid of an American slasher and an Italian giallo and which features an unconventional murder weapon — a Rotweiller. A young teacher is frightened for her life when her deformed twin sister, who tormented her as a child, escapes from the local mental institution. Their twenty-fifth birthday is approaching, and many people close to the main character are either disappearing or being found dead. Though it is […]

Grim Manner Gallery - A Darker Haunted Mansion Tribute

Grim Manor Gallery — An Art Exhibit Tribute to Disney’s Haunted Mansion

Who does not love Disney’s Haunted Mansion ride? Not only is it a cool and fun dark ride, it also has inspired countless artists throughout the years. Grim Manor Gallery is a one-night-only art exhibit that is a darker Haunted Mansion tribute. Grim Manor Gallery will be set up at the Brick at Blue Star Art Complex in San Antonio, Texas on July 14th, 2017. The show will run from 7 PM until Midnight. Admission […]

Attack of the 50 Foot Film Fest

Attack of the 50 Foot Film Fest Stomps into Atlanta

Attack of the 50 Foot Film Fest, a new “mini film fest”, is coming to the Plaza Theatre in Atlanta, GA on June 27, 2017. The festival showcases sci-fi, horror, and suspense short films from a variety of Atlanta filmmakers. The Atlanta area has a strong filmmaking community, and it looks like there are some fun short films lined up for the evening. The festival begins at 7 pm, but if you want to go, you […]

Wolf Guy

“Wolf Guy” (1975): Funky Werewolf Film Without a Werewolf

The film Wolf Guy (Urufu gai: Moero ôkami-otoko) (1975) is pretty hard to classify. The lone survivor of a werewolf clan investigates murders reportedly committed by an invisible, phantom tiger. As he delves deeper into the mystery, he finds himself in the clutches of a shadowy organization that has other plans for him. The film is evocative of its era, feeling like a mid-1970s cop/detective drama. Starring martial arts legend Shin’ichi Chiba (better known as […]

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“Brain Damage” (1988): Social Commentary Served With Gore, Laughs, & A Brain-eating Monster

Writer/director Frank Henenlotter’s Brain Damage (1988) is a thoughtful and powerful exploration of the dangers of drug addiction. It also happens to be a gory horror-comedy featuring a singing, dancing, phallus-shaped, brain-eating monster. A young man awakens one day to find a strange creature somewhat attached to his body. The monster provides him with hits of its drug-like venom, but it demands to be fed human brains in exchange. Combining puppetry, stop-motion animation, practical effects, […]