[Podcast] Housewife – Knuckleball – Episode 38 – Gruesome Magazine

This week, the Grue-Crew go “Home Alone” horror-movie-style and face the Elder Gods and the Umbrella of Love and Mind. Two new films are reviewed this week. The first is KNUCKLEBALL from director  Michael Peterson featuring the always-fantastic Michael Ironside. And the second film is HOUSEWIFE from director  Can Evrenol delivering a Turkish horror film about a very Lovecraftian threat in a delirious Giallo setting.    Doc Rotten and Vanessa Thompson from Horror News Radio along with Jeff Mohr from Decades of Horror: The Classic Era share their thoughts about this week’s  awesome collection of streaming horror films.  

Gruesome Magazine Podcast – Episode 038
Housewife – Knuckleball


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Alone, and targeted on an isolated farm, 12-year-old Henry finds himself at the center of a maelstrom of terror, and a dark family legacy, when his secretive grandfather dies suddenly in the night.

“It’s a great movie to really get caught up in and you find yourself really caring about Henry and really wanting him to succeed.” –  Vanessa

“It’s very well paced in terms of release of information, … and the way you feel about Michael Ironside’s character is very dynamic.” – Jeff

“This movie really is impressive. I found myself drawn into it and really enjoyed the performances from Luca Villacis, Munro Chambers, and Michael Ironside.” – Doc

Director: Michael Peterson
Cast: Michael Ironside, Munro Chambers, Luca Villacis

Release: In Theaters and On Demand and Digital HD: October 5, 2018


On a snowy eve, Little Holly’s sister and father are killed by her frantic mother. Years later, Holly is married, lonely, and her life is soon about to take a turn for the ultra-weird when she visits “Umbrella of Love and Mind”.

“There are aspects of it I really enjoy. I’m just a little hung up on not getting enough story. The visuals and the story that we do get, it’s very entertaining and interesting. … and the subject matter I really, really did enjoy.” – Vanessa

“It’s visually interesting and I was never bored. … I think I’ll watch it again to see if I can make a little bit more sense of it.” – Jeff

“It felt like a little bit Giallo, a little bit of Fulci, and a little bit of Lovecraft all kind of shoved together.” – Doc

Director: Can Evrenol
Cast: Clémentine Poidatz, David Sakurai, Alicia Kapudag

Release: Available on VOD, Digital and DVD on October 2, 2018

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.