Reviews of MONSTRUM and DIABLO ROJO (PTY) on Gruesome Magazine 116

This week, the Grue-Crew review a pair of films from lands unknown where demons, witches, and monsters rule. The first film this week, MONSTRUM from director Jong-ho Huh, follows a warrior who must save his kingdom from a ferocious beast. The second film, DIABLO ROJO (PTY) from directors Sol Moreno and J. Oskura Nájera, follows bus driver who takes a wrong turn into hell facing wicked witches, hungry cannibals, and bloody demons.

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 116


Yoon Gyeom is a loyal subject of King Jung Jong of Joseon. He struggles to fight against a monster that threatens King Jung Jong’s life and a group of people trying to depose King Jung Jong.

  • Director: Jong-ho Huh
  • Cast: Myung-Min Kim, In-kwon Kim, Hyeri Lee

Release: Premieres May 14 on only on Shudder (US, Canada and UK)


A “Diablo Rojo” bus driver, his helper, a priest, and two policemen fall victim to a mysterious spell and end up lost somewhere in the Chiriqui jungle, where they will have to survive the creatures that inhabit the roads, with the old bus as their only refuge.

  • Director: Sol Moreno, J. Oskura Nájera
  • Cast: Carlos Carrasco, Leo Wiznitzer, Alejandra Araúz

Release: Panama’s first-ever horror film, DIABLO ROJO PTY, will be taking audiences on one hell of a road trip on May 14th, 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.