This week, the Grue-Crew are terrorized by a werewolf, a serial killer, and a witch…in the window. Two new films are reviewed this week. The first is BONEHILL ROAD from director Todd Sheets tells the story of a mother and daughter’s night of terror escaping one hell only to land in another. The second film is THE WITCH IN THE WINDOW from director Andy Mitton follows a father and son to a remote fixer-upper home…whose previous resident still resides… in the shadows. 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 042
The Witch in the Window – Bonehill Road
Emily and Eden Stevens escape one violent situation only to dive headfirst into another. Terrified and alone they are stranded in the dark woods only to be chased into a horrific scene in a house or horrors. They must work together to get out alive. But what is worse? What is on the inside or out?
“It’s a little confusing, but kind of fun to watch. I can’t lie. … There’s just so much going on.” – Vanessa
“There’s a ton of gore in this.” – Jeff
“I did like Eli DeGeer and Ana Rojas-Plumberg as the mother and daughter. … Once they got on the road and you got to know them, I was really getting into their performances and their characters.” – Doc
Director: Todd Sheets
Cast: Eli DeGeer, Ana Rojas-Plumberg, Linnea Quigley
Release: Out now on VOD from October Coast and WildEye Releasing
The Witch in the Window
When Simon brings his twelve-year-old son, Finn, to rural Vermont to help flip an old farmhouse, they encounter the malicious spirit of Lydia, a previous owner. And now with every repair they make – she’s getting stronger.
“It’s got a story that unfolds in a way that you don’t really expect, especially when you get to the end. It’s a lot more touching than I thought it would be and very subtle in the way that it’s telling a haunted house story. It’s doing it in a unique way and that’s hard to find.” – Vanessa
“The ending had kind of a twist to it that I wasn’t expecting. I wasn’t sure where they were going to go with that and it gets a little sort of mind-bending in a few places.” – Jeff
“I just really dug these characters (father and son). I dug these actors (Alex Draper and Charlie Tacker) and I dug this relationship and how they were trying to repair not only the house, but themselves, and that symbolism was really working.” – Doc
Director: Andy Mitton
Cast: Arija Bareikis, Alex Draper, Charlie Tacker
Release: Out now on SHUDDER