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 DARK from director Jeremy Saulnier starring Jeffrey Wright as an author investigating a potentially supernatural mystery involving wolves, murder, and mayhem. 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 039
Hold the Dark – I Still See You
I Still See You
Set nine years after an apocalyptic event that killed millions and left the world inhabited by ghosts.
“It’s such an interesting take on a ghost story. … (It’s an) Interesting, surprisingly good movie!” – Vanessa
“I enjoyed it. I liked the cast, especially Bella Thorne and Richard Harmon, and the look of it. … It’s worth a watch.” – Jeff
“I really liked how they established the ghosts and they’re patterns and what they symbolized in people’s lives, and then how they’re incorporated into this murder mystery.” – Doc
Director: Scott Speer
Writer: Jason Fuchs (based on based on the novel “Break My Heart One Thousand Times” by Daniel Waters)
Cast: Bella Thorne, Dermot Mulroney, Amy Price-Francis, Richard Harmon
Release: Available in Theaters and VOD October 12, 2018, from Lionsgate
Hold the Dark
After the deaths of three children suspected to be killed by wolves, writer Russell Core is hired by the parents of a missing six-year-old boy to track down and locate their son in the Alaskan wilderness.
“Movies like this that come up on Netflix are kind of like a gift to us.” – Vanessa
“I love this film! … This one has everything going for it in terms of the kinds of films I like.” – Jeff
“This film is brutal and shocking and it’s presented in a way that weighs on you.” – Doc
Director: Jeremy Saulnier
Writer: Macon Blair (based on the book by William Giraldi)
Cast: Jeffrey Wright, Alexander Skarsgård, James Badge Dale
Release: Currently Available on NETFLIX