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[Film Festivals] 13 Is A Lucky Number – Nightmares Film Festival Announces the First Round of Films for 2018

The Grue-Crew love attending horror film festivals and HNR co-host Christopher G. Moore swears by NIGHTMARES FILM FESTIVAL held annually in Columbus, Ohio. This year, the event runs from October 18 – 21, 2018. For those in the Columbus area – hey, Dave Dreher, we’re looking at you – this is the film festival of […]

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[Film Festivals] GenreBlast III Announces Its Full Schedule for August 30 – September 2, 2018

The Grue-Crew are huge fans of the spectacular film festival GENREBLAST held in Winchester, Virginia each fall. GenreBlast III reigns from Thursday, August 30, 2018, through Sunday, September 2, 2018, featuring four full days of fantastic genre offerings, features and shorts alike. Some fantastic films are included in the lineup and the festival celebrates dozens […]

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Brace Yourself For The First Wave of Films from the 4th Annual Popcorn Frights Film Festival

The film festival season is in full force and one of our favorites is the Popcorn Frights Film Festival in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Last year was a banner year for the young film festival now in its fourth year. And this year is looking like it is going to kick major genre ass. This week, […]

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[Podcast] We Got Festivals With Nathan and Aaron

This week on Indie Infestation is a celebration of film festivals with Nathan Ludwig of Genre Blast Film Fest and Aaron Allen of Hexploitation Film Fest.  Joe, Zane, Nathan and Aaron strolled hand in hand taking in cotton candy and funnel cakes washing it down with some ice cold beers.  The ups and downs of […]

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[Podcast] Silent Running (1972) – Episode 73 – Decades of Horror 1970s

“Amazing companions on an incredible adventure… that journeys beyond imagination!” the tagline for Silent Running promises a sci-fi spectacle but the film is instead a rather intimate tale of astronaut Freeman Lowell descending into madness. Director Douglas Trumbull’s space-epic is perhaps better known for the three small drones, Huey, Duey, and Luey. Join your faithful Grue […]

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[Podcast] 19th Annual Nevermore Film Festival – Episode 11 – Gruesome Magazine

Recently the Grue-Crew attended the 19th Annual Nevermore Film Festival in Durham, North Carolina on the weekend of February 23 through the 25, 2018. Thomas Mariani, Paul Cardullo, and Doc Rotten joined a small herd of the Grue-Crew for a special 40th Anniversary screening of The Manitou. Along the way, the Grue-Crew caught a weekend of […]

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[Podcast] Interview Ben DeLoose from Escape the Dark – Tiffany Arnold and Dan Kiely from Bong of the Living Dead – Episode 9 – Gruesome Magazine

This week the Grue-Crew sit down with a trio of talent from the Nevermore Film Festival in Durham, North Carolina on the weekend of February 23 through the 25, 2018. Thomas Mariani, Paul Cardullo, and Doc Rotten joined a small herd of the Grue-Crew for a special 40th Anniversary screening of The Manitou. Along the way, […]

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[Review] Meow (FilmQuest, 2017): Death Follows a Feline Adoption in Wry Horror Short

Writer/director Christopher Jopp delivers an amusing horror short with a decidedly 1980s vibe with Meow. This fun, wicked work recalls the best television terror anthology shows from that decade, but rises above being a simple throwback exercise. Samantha (Eleonore Dendy in a charming performance) has just moved into her own apartment. Her mother (Nancy Marvy) […]

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The Women in Horror Film Festival Slashes Its Way Into Its Second Year

  As a filmmaker, I always love supporting my fellow filmmakers and their individual projects and to their credit, Vanessa Ionta Wright and Samantha Kolesnik have used their knowledge and talents as filmmakers to create one of the most buzzed about horror film festivals this year.  The Women in Horror Film Festival was an event […]

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Nevermore Film Festival and Gruesome Magazine Present The Manitou (1978) 40th Anniversary Screening in February, 2018

Here is your opportunity to join the Horror News Radio and Gruesome Magazine Grue-Crew for a special BIG-SCREEN presentation of THE MANITOU (1978). We are joining forces with the Nevermore Film Festival in Durham, North Carolina to present the incredible mind-blowing classic from 1978 during the Nineteenth annual affair on the weekend of February 23-25, […]

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[Review] Once Upon a Time at Christmas (Blood in the Snow, 2017): The Holiday Cheer Runs Blood Red In This Gory Yuletide Feast – by Doc Rotten

Straight from the Blood in the Snow Canadian Film Festival held November 23 through November 26, 2017, in Toronto comes the holiday gorrific gem Once Upon a Time at Christmas (2017). Doc shares his reactions with Jeff Mohr praising the structure, the jolly villains, and the super splendid splatter. Simon Phillips and Sayla de Goede (credited […]

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[Review] I Make Corpses (Blood in the Snow 2017): Serial Killer Thrives During Zombie Apocalypse

Filmmaker Kyle Martellacci tackled body horror and science fiction in his 2016 outing Candy Skin; now he’s back with another genre-hybrid short. I Make Corpses is a dark-hearted combination of a pre-slasher grindhouse movie and a zombie apocalypse tale, a sort of The Last Serial Killer on Earth by way of George S. Romero and […]

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[Review] The Child Remains (Blood in the Snow, 2017): Chilling Tale of a House Haunted by Infanticide Delivers Eerie Atmosphere and Fine Performances   

Canadian independent horror offering The Child Remains borrows from the heartbreaking, true story of the “Butterbox Babies” — a series of murders and illegal adoptions at a Novia Scotia maternity home in the 1920s through 1940s — as a jumping-off point, and puts a supernatural spin on things. The result is a brooding, atmospheric chiller […]

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[Review] Red Spring (Blood in the Snow 2017): Post-Apocalyptic Vampires Target Band of Survivors in Canadian Indie Effort

Jeff Sinasac has an impressive string of credits as an actor, and with the Canadian independent horror film Red Spring, he offers an accomplished debut as a feature-film writer and director, as well. He takes some tried-and-true scare fare elements and puts enough original spins and, more importantly, heart into the movie to deliver a […]

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[Review] Snowflake (Cinepocalypse, 2017): Xenia Assenza Leads a Terrific Ensemble Cast in this Delirious Bloody Dark Fantasy – by Joseph Perry

Chicago’s Music Box Theatre was home to the Cinepocalypse film festival from November 2 through November 9, 2017. One of the 60 films screening at this incredible film festival was Snowflake (Schneeflöckchen, 2017) from directors Adolfo J. Kolmerer and William James, and writers Arend Remmers. The film’s ensemble cast is terrific and features an outstanding performance from […]