[Podcast] Still/Born – The Nursery – Days of the Dead Charlotte – Gruesome Magazine

This week, the Grue-Crew pack in a theme this week with a pair of mothers in peril stories – well, technically, one is only a babysitter – along with a discussion about a horror convention making its first-ever stop in Charlotte. First up is a review of the horror convention Days of the Dead which landed in Charlotte, North Carolina May 18 – 20, 2018. The first film,  The Nursery  from directors Christopher A. Micklos and Jay Sapiro, introduces a babysitter encountering a ghost haunter her young charge. Rounding out the show is the Shudder exclusive  Still/Born  from director Brandon Christensen featuring a harrowing look at the loss of a child and the mental impact of such an event…and maybe some demon possession to spice things up a bit!  The hunt is on for the diamond in the rough. Doc Rotten from Horror News Radio and Jeff Mohr from Decades of Horror: The Classic Era are joined by Rafe Telsch and Vanessa Thompson.  

Gruesome Magazine Podcast – Episode 022
Still/Born – The Nursery – Days of the Dead Charlotte


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Days of the Dead Charlotte (May 18-20, 2018)

The Gruesome Magazine and Horror News Radio Grue-Crew landed in Charlotte, North Carolina the weekend of May 18-20, 2018, for the Days of the Dead horror convention. Not only did the crew get to meet fans of the show – new and old – and friends of the podcast – such as – and get to participate in a killer weekend, GM co-host Vanessa Thompson was able to debut her latest cosplay Ashy Slashy from the Evil Dead series of films and TV shows. The cosplay and the convention were a huge hit!

The Nursery

When Ranae agrees to babysit for a family with a tragic past, a run-of-the-mill Saturday night quickly turns into a confrontation with unspeakable horror.

“I got a couple jump scares and I got a couple of goosebump moments.” – Jeff

“At the core, there is something interesting there.” – Doc

Directors:  Christopher A. Micklos, Jay Sapiro
Cast:  Emmaline Friederichs, David Sapiro, Carly Rae James Sauer


Mary, a new mother, gives birth to twins, but only one of them is alive. While taking care of her living child, Adam, she suspects that something, a supernatural entity, has chosen him and will stop at nothing to take him from her.

“This movie is creepy as hell! … It really pulled me in with its atmosphere.”- Rafe

“It’s well shot. The jump scares are good. The scenes that you see, especially one towards the end, (are) very edge of your seat.” – Vanessa

“I was looking forward to this based on the Colin Minihan (co-writer) connection and I was not disappointed.” – Jeff

“It sucked me right in. I will say that Christy Burke is the reason why for a lot of it, because she really sells what’s happening to her. You really feel that she’s falling apart.” – Doc


Director:  Brandon Christensen
Cast:  Christie Burke, Jesse Moss, Rebecca Olson


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.