Reviews of Satanic Panic – Artik on Gruesome Magazine 82

This week, the Grue-Crew explore a pair of films where spikes-to-the-brain seem to be a thing. The first film this week, ARTIK from director Tom Botchii Skowronski, features a serial killer with a flair for four-color mayhem. The second film, SATANIC PANIC from director Chelsea Stardust, follows a virginal pizza delivery ‘person’ who stumbles upon a deadly Satanic ritual.

Doc Rotten from Horror News Radio. Jeff Mohr from Decades of Horror: The Classic Era. And Crystal Cleveland, the Livin6Dead6irl from Decades of Horror: 1980s share their thoughts about this week’s awesome collection of streaming horror films. Joining the crew this week is Horror News Radio co-host, Dave Dreher!

Gruesome Magazine Podcast – Episode 082


A comic book obsessed serial killer teaches his son how to get away with a series of brutal murders until the boy befriends a mysterious man who threatens to expose everything.

  • Director: Tom Botchii Skowronski
  • Cast: Chase Williamson, Jerry G. Angelo, Lauren Ashley Carter



A pizza delivery girl at the end of her financial rope has to fight for her life – and her tips – when her last order of the night turns out to be high society Satanists in need of a virgin sacrifice.

  • Director: Chelsea Stardust
  • Cast: Rebecca Romijn, Jerry O’Connell, Jordan Ladd

Release: SATANIC PANIC releases in theaters, on-demand, and digital Friday, September 6th.




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.