Dee Wallace Joins A Cast Of Icons In ‘Dead afterlife’

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We here at Gruesome Magazine have had the honor of watching Dead afterlife grow from an idea to a reality.  The brainchild of Michael Joy – who runs horrornews.net – the very place were your Gruecrew cut their teeth – has been humping his butt getting this film made for longer than I’m sure he […]

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“Red Christmas”: Aussie Christmas Horror Flick Makes Its Way to the US

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It looks like US audiences are finally going to get a look at Australian Christmas-themed horror flick Red Christmas, which stars genre favorite, Dee Wallace. Artsploitation Films has picked up the rights and is planning to send it to several upcoming US festivals in short order. After a relatively short festival run, a limited theatrical run […]

[Podcast] The Howling (1981) – Episode 97 – Decades of Horror 1980s

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“You can’t tame what’s meant to be wild, Doc. It just ain’t natural.” – John Carradine sets the cast straight with his witty and biting dialog provided by writer John Sayles for Joe Dante’s horror classic The Howling. Yes, the “other” werewolf film from 1981 – a bit unfair comparison, certainly, because this film truly […]

[Podcast] The Frighteners – Episode 03 – Decades of Horror 1990s

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“When a man’s jawbone drops off it’s time to reassess the situation,” a declaration from Judge (John Astin) that says it all. No, you’re not the only one seeing ghosts and haunted houses in your small town. So is Thomas Mariani as he brings you another trip into the horror filled decade that is the 1990s. Decades […]

“The Hills Have Eyes” (1977): A Brutal Exploitation Classic That Still Holds the Power to Terrify and Disturb

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Gritty, realistic violence is a common feature of many films of the 1970’s, in genres as diverse as police drama and horror. Writer/director Wes Craven’s The Hills Have Eyes (1977) is the follow-up to his own groundbreaking directorial debut, The Last House on the Left (1972), and like that film, it uses the 1970’s newfound […]

“Red Christmas” (Fantasia 2016): There’s No Place Like Home For The Holidays

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Christmas with extended family is always fun, right? Always full of joy and merriment? The answer is of course no. The holidays are full of bitter tension between families, given that the conflicting personalities that are all tightly compacted under one roof. Red Christmas directly confronts this holiday tradition with a horror edge, as the sins of […]