Director Karyn Kusama (Jennifer’s Body) returns with a surprisingly effective and engrossing horror thriller titled THE INVITATION. Logan Marshall-Green and Emayatzy Corinealdi star as a couple drawn into a mysterious series of events at a dinner party with old friends — and some new ones. Fan favorite character actor John Carroll Lynch is on hand to keep things exciting…and bloody. The Grue-crew share their thoughts and make recommendations.
Dave drives the HORROR NEWS OF THE WEEK segment sharing information about a variety of trailers set loose on the genre community: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Suicide Squad and The Bye Bye Man. In addition, the Grue-Crew tackle two more films with the return of What Have You Been Watching segment covering Hardcore Henry and Midnight Special.
Co-hosts Doc Rotten, Santos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr., Dave Dreher, Thomas Mariani and Vixen, the voice of reason, are back again this week to give you the best in horror as they recap, review and obliterate all that is horror this week! Oh, and don’t forget – Stump the Saint! (Brought to you by Gruesome Magazine)
- Featured Review: The Invitation (2016)
While attending a dinner party at his former home, a man thinks his ex-wife and her new husband have sinister intentions for their guests.
- d. Karyn Kusama
- w. Phil Hay, Matt Mandredi
- c. Logan Marshall-Green, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Michiel Hulsman
- Thomas Mariani (4 / 5)
- Doc Rotten (4 / 5)
- The Black Saint (4 / 5)
- Dave Dreher (4 / 5)
- What Have You Been Watching: Hardcore Henry (2016)
Hardcore Henry is an action film told from a first person perspective: You remember nothing. Mainly because you’ve just been brought back from the dead by your wife (Haley Bennett). She tells you that your name is Henry. Five minutes later, you are being shot at, your wife has been kidnapped, and you should probably go get her back. Who’s got her? His name’s Akan; he’s a powerful warlord with an army of mercenaries, and a plan for world domination. You’re also in an unfamiliar city of Moscow, and everyone wants you dead. Everyone except for a mysterious British fellow called Jimmy. He may be on your side, but you aren’t sure. If you can survive the insanity, and solve the mystery, you might just discover your purpose and the truth behind your identity. Good luck, Henry. You’re likely going to need it…
- d. Ilya Naishuller
- w. Ilya Naishuller, Will Stewart
- c. Sharlto Copley, Tim Roth, Haley Bennett
- Doc Rotten (2.5 / 5)
- Thomas Mariani (2.5 / 5)
- What Have You Been Watching: Midnight Special (2016)
A father and son go on the run, pursued by the government and a cult drawn to the child’s special powers.
- d/w. Jeff Nichols
- c. Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton, Kirsten Dunst, Adam Driver, Sam Shepard, Jaeden Lieberher
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- Horror News of the Week: 04/11/2016
- Everyone is generally thrilled with the trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
- Warner Brothers sneaks out another Suicide Squad trailer
- Next up is a featurette on Kong: Skull Island
- What is up with the trailer for The Bye Bye Man
- Dave loves the grindhouse feel of the Field of Screams trailer
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