Reviews of Color Out of Space and The Wave on Gruesome Magazine 100

This week, the Grue-Crew celebrate their 100th episode with two very trippy, psychedelic genre-blended horror films. The first film this week, THE WAVE from director Gille Klabin, follows insurance lawyer Justin Long as a poor decision with hallucinogenics turns horrifyingly surreal. The second film, COLOR OUT OF SPACE from director Richard Stanley, follows Nicolas Cage facing horrors from the mind of H.P. Lovecraft.

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!

And, joining us this week for our special milestone episodes is Podcasting Rockstar and Cosplay Queen, Vanessa Thompson!

Gruesome Magazine Podcast – Episode 100


A town is struck by a meteorite and the fallout is catastrophic.

  • Director: Gille Klabin
  • Cast:
    • Justin Long … Frank
    • Tommy Flanagan … Aeolus
    • Katia Winter … Natalie
    • Donald Faison … Jeff
    • Sheila Vand … Theresa
    • Bill Sage … Jonas

Release: Gille Klabin’s psychedelic sci-fi adventure-comedy THE WAVE opens nationwide in theaters and on VOD January 17th, 2020 from Epic Pictures.


A town is struck by a meteorite and the fallout is catastrophic.

  • Director: Richard Stanley
  • Cast:
    • Nicolas Cage … Nathan Gardner
    • Joely Richardson … Theresa Gardner
    • Q’orianka Kilcher … Mayor Tooma
    • Tommy Chong … Ezra
    • Madeleine Arthur … Lavinia Gardner
    • Julian Hilliard … Jack Gardner
    • Elliot Knight … Ward Phillips
    • Brendan Meyer … Benny Gardner

Release: Only In Theaters – January 24, 2020




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.