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!
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