[Review] The Green Slime (RetroFantasma, 1968) – by Paul Cardullo

Paul Cardullo returns with another Groovy Gory Gruesome Gold entry that should not be missed. Doc Rotten and Paul Cardullo ventured to the RetroFantasma event recently at the Carolina Theatre in Durham, North Caroline to catch a Sci-Fi classic double feature, the epic Forbidden Planet (1956) and the film Paul reviews here and now, The Green Slime (1968). Paul shares his views on the ups and downs of this z-grade classic that should not be […]

Indie Actress Kristi Ray

Actress Kristi Ray Vies for Title of “Indie Scream Queen”

Indie actress, Gruesome Magazine contributor, and fan-favorite Kristi Ray is now a Top 10 Finalist in the 2017 Indie Scream Queen Contest being put on by the 3rd Annual Northern Frights Festival in Northern Ontario. She should be no stranger to Gruesome Magazine readers. On episode 92 of Horror News Radio, the Grue-Crew take a look at Pieces of Talent (2014), which stars Kristi Ray in the lead role of Charlotte. The Spring 2017 issue of Gruesome […]

[Review] Effects (1980, Groovy Gory Gruesome Gold) – by Paul Cardullo

Paul Cardullo takes a look at an unusual Groovy Gory Gruesome Gold film this week — writer/director Dusty Nelson‘s Effects (1980). Though it was shot in 1978 and ostensibly released in 1980, it did not receive a proper release until the DVD came out in 2006. Paul takes a look at the new 4K Blu Ray restoration just released by American Genre Film Archive. The cast and crew is comprised of a number of once-and-future alumni of […]

[Review] Re-Animator (1985, Groovy Gory Gruesome Gold) – by Paul Cardullo

Paul Cardullo tackles another retro classic with this week’s Groovy Gory Gruesome Gold entry. Arrow Video is releasing a limited edition of the iconic Re-Animator (1985) with a special edited cut of the film and tons of extras. Paul is here to give his thoughts on the film, enjoying the opportunity to revisit a classic that holds up today just as awesome as it did when released 32 years ago. Check out his review below. […]

[Review] Le Manoir (Fantasia, 2017) – by Paul Cardullo

Paul Cardullo talks to Doc Rotten about the French horror-comedy from the Fantasia International Film Festival called The Mansion (Le Manior, 2017). The film is directed by Tony T. Datis and features Marc Jarousseau, Nathalie Odzierejko, and Ludovik Day. Paul discusses the pacing and humor of the film explaining how the film grows on you as the humor – which is often lost in translation – improves during its bloody third act. Check out the […]

The Night Watchmen

“The Night Watchmen” (Fantasia 2017): Sophomoric Horror Comedy Squanders Interesting Set-up

There is nothing wrong with a good sophomoric horror comedy. The problem is, while The Night Watchmen (Fantasia 2017) is a sophomoric horror comedy, it is not particularly good. Just as the night watchmen are starting their shift at the local paper, the dead body of a clown is accidentally delivered to their loading dock. It soon becomes apparent that the clown is not “dead” but “undead.” He is a vampire and now the motley […]

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? […]