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[Review] “Sarah’s Dream”: Voices and Visions Plague a Young Woman

Prolific filmmaker Wendy Keeling delivers another terrific horror short with Sarah’s Dream. This tale of a possibly sociopathic young woman haunted by perhaps more than just a guilty conscience is highlighted by solid performances and a macabre sense of humor. Sarah (Bailey Ingersoll) is having a tough go of it after her father has committed […]

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The Top 10 Loudest Screams In A Quiet Place – Spoilers

Naysayers for PG-13 horror need to take a chance on A Quiet Place from Platinum Dunes and Director John Krasinski. The film’s intelligent script follows a family surrounded by unspeakable horrors that hunt them and kill them by sound alone. Krasinski is joined by Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, and Noah Jupe as the Abbott family […]

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An Infested Apartment, a Demon House, and a House Shark – Flash Forward Friday Forecast – 3/2/2018

Each week, the Grue Crew at Gruesome Magazine, Horror News Radio, and Decades of Horror will share the latest horror, sci-fi, and genre trailers of the week in a new column we’re calling Flash Forward Friday Forecast. Head to Gruesome Magazine each Friday afternoon for a recap of the rousing and often gory teases from […]

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[Podcast] Super Dark Times – Devil’s Gate – 10/31 – Virtual Revolution – Episode 2 – Gruesome Magazine

Welcome to the Gruesome Magazine Podcast where a vigilant team of the Grue-Crew tackle the latest VOD, streaming, and independent releases for the week. The hunt is on for the diamond in the rough. Doc Rotten from Horror News Radio and Jeff Mohr from Decades of Horror: The Classic Era are joined by Rafe Telsch […]

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[Podcast] The Rizen – Cannibal Farm – The Dark Military – Desolation – Pottersville – Episode 1 – Gruesome Magazine

Welcome to the Gruesome Magazine Podcast where a vigilant team of the Grue-Crew tackle the latest VOD, streaming, and independent releases for the week. The hunt is on for the diamond in the rough. Doc Rotten from Horror News Radio and Jeff Mohr from Decades of Horror: The Classic are joined by Rafe Telsch and […]

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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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[Review] Dawning of the Dead (2017): A Creatively Titled Zombie Opus with Homages to Cherished Classics – by Rafe Telsch

Out now from Uncork’d Entertainment and filmmakers Tony Jopia, Nika Braun, Yannis Zafeiriou, and Alexander Zwart is the zombie opus – and creatively titled – Dawning of the Dead (2017). Taking place primarily in a newsroom studio, the film covers the zombie apocalypse while interrupting the narrative to show other areas of the world affected […]

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[Review] Thrill Ride (2017): A Lighthearted, Fun Treat For Young Horror Fans – by Vanessa

Director Chris Parrish – along with co-writer Mason Parrish – delivers a lighthearted, fun monster-filled romp as a group of kids encounters all kinds of terrors as they explore an amusement park in search of Al Capone’s legendary hidden treasure in Thrill Ride (2017). The film has a Goonies and Monster Squad vibe in the […]

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[Review] Bright (2017): A Misguided Ugly Attempt at Fantasy Worldbuilding by Thomas Mariani

Will Smith reunites with David Ayer to create Netflix’s first “blockbuster” original, Bright (2017). With a $90M estimated budget, the fantasy horror cop thriller is a bold move for the streaming company. The film also features Joel Edgerton, Noomi Rapace, Edgar Ramirez, and Lucy Fry in key roles. Set in an alternate universe where man […]

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[Review] Downsizing (2017): The Diminishing Returns of One Size Fits All – by Doc Rotten

Downsizing (2017) from writer/director Alexander Payne has everything going for it. It has a unique and intriguing premise: to save the planet from man, overpopulation, global warming (you name it), shrink man down to one-tenth their original size. It has a great lead cast featuring Matt Damon, Christoph Waltz, Kristen Wiig, Udo Kier, and – standout […]

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[Review] Daguerrotype (2017): Creepy Cinematography and Good Intentions Cannot Save This Dull Feature – by Rafe Telsch

Coming from the director of Pulse (2001) and Creepy (2016), the drama horror thriller Daguerrotype (2017) attempts to scare up some chills and goosebumps. Originally titled “Le Secret de la Chambre Noire”, Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s film is heavier on the drama than the horror and may be found as a bit of sluggish chore for many horror […]

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[Review] Bedeviled (2017): Misses the Opportunity to Enjoy Its Own Campiness – by Vanessa

Modern horror likes to chase current fears and with Bedeviled (2017) that remains the case. In this feature from the writing-directing team of Abel Vang and Burlee Vang, the fear is the app on your mobile device, the little bit of software gleefully downloaded into your private world and space. Yes, it’s a horror film […]

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[Review] J.D.’s Revenge (Groovy Gory Gruesome Gold, 1976): A Surprising Blaxploitation Classic – by Paul Cardullo

In this episode of Groovy Gorey Gruesome Gold, Paul Cardullo goes back to the mid-1970s for the Blaxploitation classic J.D.’s Revenge (1976). In the 1940s, gangster J.D. Walker (David McKnight) witnesses the murder of his sister (Alice Jubert) and then is gunned down by her murderer. Flash forward to 1976 . . .  Isaac, played […]

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[Review] Nite Nite (2017): Terror Lurks in a Boy’s Bedroom in Throwback Horror Short

The short film Nite Nite is writer/director Chad Meisenheimer’s mash-up of two time-honored horror conceits: the child who fears that a monster lurks in the bedroom at night, and the babysitter in peril. At a running time of just about three minutes, the short delivers a satisfying jolt of scary fun for the young and […]