This week, the Grue-Crew face Bigfoot in the forest of Mount St. Helens, run from a Z-Rex, and outsmart a mind hacker looking to fix the human race. First up is the sci-fi feature Mad Genius from director Royce Gorsuch featuring a man and his best friend – himself – looking to hack the future of mankind. The second film, Jurassic Dead from director Milko Davis, pits a rogue group of outlaws and a quartet of college buddies against a madman and his pet zombie dinosaur. Rounding out the show is the Bigfoot extravaganza Big Legend where a Sasquatch is hungry…for human flesh. 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 026
Big Legend – Jurassic Dead – Mad Genius
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A young mad genius attempts to ‘hack the human mind’ in order to fix humanity.
“There are some neat ideas in (Mad Genius). … It definitely grew on me over the course of watching it and ended up being pleasurable.” – Rafe
“I enjoyed the characters and I think the acting was good. I liked the whole premise and I liked where it went.” – Jeff
“I like the cast. I like Chris Mason and I like Scott Mechlowicz playing the two leads. I like their relationship together. … I really thought what they brought was highly entertaining and fascinating to watch.” – Doc
Director: Royce Gorsuch
Cast: Spencer Locke, Scott Mechlowicz, Faran Tahir
A cracked scientist aligns with the Axis of Evil to bring down the US of A with EMP blasts, toxic zombification gas and an unleashing of the ultimate undead killing monstrosity — the Z-REX. When a hot-wired militia squad and a crew of college hipsters are thrown together to do something about it, the chaotic Predator-Thunder action runs amok.
“Expect to have fun making fun of (Jurassic Dead). Don’t take it seriously. Don’t try to understand it. Just take it, and enjoy the ride.” – Vanessa
“I think there are people out there who will love (Jurassic Dead), just for its sheer badness and the puppetry. … I think it’s actually poking fun at itself. – Jeff
“There’s a weird charm to it because it’s so bonkers. … It almost feels like a cartoon.” – Doc
Director: Milko Davis w/ Thomas Martwick
Cast: Matt Block, Cooper Elliot, Ben Johnson, Andy Haman
An ex-soldier ventures into the Pacific Northwest to uncover the truth behind his fiance’s disappearance.
“I like the premise. I loved getting Adrienne Barbeau as (the lead’s) mom.” – Vanessa
“The acting, for the most part, is good. It has some practical effects that are well done. I enjoyed this flick. … I think it’s worth a watch.” – Jeff
“The more you like Bigfoot, the more you’re going to like this film.” – Doc
Director: Justin Lee
Cast: Kevin Makely, Todd A. Robinson, Amanda Wyss, Summer Spiro, Lance Henriksen, Adrienne Barbeau