This week, the Grue-Crew face down a devil that is up to no good and a hitman with a heart of gold. Two new films are reviewed this week. The first is WELCOME TO MERCY from director Tommy Bertelsen follows a young single mother who fears she may be possessed. The second film is THE NIGHT COMES FOR US from director Timo Tjahjanto feature a balls-to-the-walls gory action story so bloody we had to discuss it on the podcast. 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 041
Welcome to Mercy – The Night Comes for Us
Welcome to Mercy
When a single mother begins to experience symptoms of the stigmata, she seeks the help of a local priest and nun to help her understand what is seen and unseen.
“The (possession) storyline is really interesting, but unfortunately, it’s a little bit clumsy along the way, so it’s a movie you want to root for, but you have to work hard to do so.” – Vanessa
“I like almost everything about it – the acting, the direction, the visuals – but the way they told the story in not revealing anything until the end was a problem.” – Jeff
“I was impressed by the direction and the craft of it. It looks great. … (But) it didn’t weave a story that drew me in and they made some choices that I felt did the film disservice.” – Doc
Director: Tommy Bertelsen
Writer: Kristen Ruhlin
Cast: Lily Newmark, Eileen Davies, Kristen Ruhlin
Release: IFC Midnight’s WELCOME TO MERCY, coming to select theaters, VOD and via digital platforms in the U.S. on November 2, 2018
The Night Comes for Us
Ito (Joe Taslim), a gangland enforcer, caught amidst a treacherous and violent insurrection within his Triad crime family upon his return home from a stint abroad.
“Crazy and bloody as hell! This was a lot of fun! … I was really, really, really digging it!” – Vanessa
“It’s impossible for this not to remind you of the Raid films. … There’s a lot of those types of really long, involved, neverending martial arts battles. (It’s) just really, really well choreographed and well shot.” – Jeff
“Horror fans, especially horror fans that love gore, will love this film. There is so much to enjoy. It is soo crimson. It is insane.” – Doc
Director/Writer: Timo Tjahjanto
Cast: Iko Uwais, Joe Taslim, Julie Estelle
Release: Currently available on Netflix