[Podcast] Extinction – 3: An Eye for an Eye – Forest of the Lost Souls – Episode 31 – Gruesome Magazine

This week, the Grue-Crew explore the demented mind of a suicidal serial killer, peel back the mysteries behind a kidnapper and his victim, and follow Michael Peña as an alien invasion mucks with his mind. First up is the ghostly feature  Forest of  the Lost Souls  from director José Pedro Lopes, featuring a twist on the legend of the suicide forest in Portugal. The second film, 3: An Eye for an Eye  from director Lou Simon, Todd Bruno kidnaps Mike Stanley to force a confession to a horrific crime. Rounding out the show is the spooky film Extinction  from director Ben Young featuring Lizzy Caplan and Mike Colter along with Pena…and a surprising twist. 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 031
Extinction – 3: An Eye for an Eye – Forest of the Lost Souls


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The Forest of the Lost Souls is a dense and remote forest, Portugal’s most popular place for suicide. On a summer morning, two strangers meet in the woods.

“It makes a lot more sense in the vein of the serial killer being a metaphor for what happens to people after someone commits suicide.” –  Vanessa

“The cinematography is quite fantastic.” –  Rafe

“This is a film I’d like to watch again. … In watching the first 30 minutes a second time around, I got so much more out of what was going on.” –  Jeff

“The black and white cinematography is really crisp and exquisite, especially when they are in the forest. … There are some gorgeous shots.” – Doc

Director: José Pedro Lopes
Cast: Daniela Love, Jorge Mota, Mafalda Banquart

Release: October Coast, opens theatrically August 3 in L.A and other cities.


A man and a woman kidnap her rapist in order to extract a confession, come hell or – hell.


“The opening scene has a lot of tension for me as somebody who lives in that kind of environment, … and that set me on edge right from the start.” – Jeff

“It’s quite intriguing. You really get into these characters and what’s happening because you don’t know who to believe. You may or may not have an unreliable narrator.” – Doc

Director: Lou Simon
Cast: Aniela McGuinnes, Katie Carpenter, Todd Bruno, Mike Stanley

Release: Uncork’d on August 7, 2018


A father has a recurring dream of losing his family. His nightmare turns into reality when the planet is invaded by a force bent on destruction. Fighting for their lives, he comes to realize an unknown strength to keep them safe from harm.

“The thing that got me into the story is the attention to detail and the world building that they are able to create. … I think it is a great science fiction thriller, a really great tale.” –  Vanessa

“Extinction takes a turn that blew my mind. I totally did not expect the direction the story goes.” –  Rafe

“I really liked this film. It fed my cynicism and paranoia about institutions.” –  Jeff

“The whole twist, I found incredibly fascinating and what it meant and how it changed the context of everything we were seeing up until then.” –  Doc

Director: Ben Young
Cast: Lizzy Caplan, Michael Peña, Mike Colter

Release: July 27, 2018, on Netflix

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.