Decades of Horror 1980s Episode 139 â€“ Mausoleum (1983)One of the few, if not only, films from directorÂ Michael Dugan and writersÂ Robert Barich, Robert Maderon, and Katherine Rosenwink, Mausoleum represents a group of filmmakers desperately crafting their epic horror film. The movie is an often overlook early VHS horror classic with Bobbie Bresee in the lead staring opposite Marjoe Gortner. Norman Burton, Maurice Sherbanee, and LeWanda Page round out the cast. Given this film’s history tied more to its VHS release than its lukewarm DVD release, the Grue-Crew have invited Josh Schafer to return to the podcast. Josh is the man behind Lunchmeat VHS and set up Video Vortex at the Alamo Draft House in Raleigh, North Carolina. Josh shares how Mausoleum was a VHS staple for him growing up, watching the film over and over from the local video store. Doc shares that he caught the film first at a drive-in double feature paired with Lucio Fulci’s The Gates of Hell. The film is perhaps best remembered for its better than expected, if not spectacular, monster designs and effects. If nothing else, the demon monster in Mausoleum is a memorable creation with its glowing green eyes, snarling mouth, and… yeah… monster-faced boobs. What else can you say? Sigh.
This week, it’s all about sexual horror…maybe. The grue-crew travel to a remote castle for a spooky, sexy mystery and navigate to check out a horrific cam feed. The first is THE HOUSE OF VIOLENT DESIREÂ from director Charlie Steeds mixes Old Dark House with some modern sexual tension and horror. The second film is CAMÂ from […]
Stephen King and Jordan Peele head to CBS All Access to craft THE STAND and THE TWILIGHT ZONE. Genre fans bid a fond farewell to two legendary actors: Dick Miller and Julie Adams. The Grue-Crew also review VELVET BUZZSAW which is streaming on NETFLIX and features Jake Gyllenhaal as an art critic facing a series […]
This week, the Grue-Crew face the spectral apocalypse alongside Bella Thorne and chase down Alexander Skarsgard in the Alaskan wilderness. Two new films are reviewed this week. The first is I STILL SEE YOU from director Scott Speer adapts the YA ghost tale “Break My Heart One Thousand Times”. The second film is HOLD THE […]