This week, it’s all about bumbling stoner bros – it’s a stretch. The grue-crew head to Norway for a Yuletide gruesome treat and visit with Nicolas Cage one more time for 2018. The first film this week is CHRISTMAS BLOOD from director Reinert Kiil, featuring a supernaturally charged unstoppable killer Santa. The second film is BETWEEN WORLDS from director Maria Pulera featuring plenty of over the top Nicolas Cage and supernatural hi-jinks. 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 047
Between Worlds – Christmas Blood
Christmas Blood (Juleblod)
Murderer gets caught after terrorizing and killing people during Christmas night for past 13 years in Norway. After being in solitary for almost 6 years, psychopath escapes couple days before Christmas night. Police tracks next target of the psychopath to be in small village in the northernmost part of Norway. Group of friends are having reunion in the same village and unexpectedly end up being in part of Santa’s plan.
“They go all the way with their horror (in Norway) and I did not expect the graphic violence and gore we saw. To its credit, it’s done well and it’s shocking…” – Vanessa
“Think Michael Myers at Halloween, only Santa Claus at Christmas, and it goes on year after year after year until he has over 100 kills.” – Jeff
“We get a head on top of a snowman. That’s always fun! That’s a party right there!” – Doc
Director: Reinert Kiil
Cast: Julianne Aga, Pernille Baggeranas, Ida Malene Smith Bakke
Release: Christmas Blood will be available December 11th on DVD and several VOD platforms including iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, YouTube/Google Play, Vudu, FandangoNOW and DISH
Joe meets a mother who can contact spirits when suffocating. Her daughter is dying when Joe helps the mother spiritually contact the daughter and save her. Unfortunately, the spirit in the daughter’s body is now that of Joe’s dead wife.
“The female characters (Franke Potente and Penelope Mitchell) really did a lot of heavy lifting in order to be the grounded characters in this movie.” – Vanessa
“I thought the story started to drive (the movie) a little more towards the last third, as opposed to Nicholas Cage’s wackiness (driving it).” – Jeff
“Man, this is a goofy stupid movie…but, at the same time, I think it’s something special.” – Doc
Director: Maria Pulera
Cast: Nicolas Cage, Franka Potente, Lydia Hearst
Release: December 21, 2018 In Theaters and December 18, 2018 On Demand