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Lionsgate And Vestron Bringing Cronenberg’s Directorial Debut ‘Shivers’ To Blu-ray

When you think horror – if director David Cronenberg isn’t one of the first names that pops into your head – you need to reevaluate your fandom. The man is legend and that legend started with the film Shivers. Thanks to Vestron Video – and Lionsgate – the classic 1975 shocker will be making its […]

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The Dead Zone (1983) – Episode 153 – Decades of Horror 1980s

“The ICE… is gonna BREAK!” If someone told you they had a vision that the ice would break if you went skating, what would you do? Join your faithful Grue Crew – Crystal Cleveland, Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, and Jeff Mohr – as they checkout the ice in Stephen King’s The Dead Zone (1983) directed […]

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Reviews of DISAPPEARANCE AT CLIFTON HILL and GIRL ON THE THIRD FLOOR on Gruesome Magazine 105

This week, the Grue-Crew review a pair of films where the past catches up with the leads to terrify and haunt them. The first film this week, DISAPPEARANCE AT CLIFTON HILL from director Albert Shin, follows a young woman returning home only to discover “the truth can be deceiving.” The second film, GIRL ON THE […]

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A Trailer And A Poster Appear For IFC Midnight’s ‘Disappearance At Clifton Rock’

Any film that comes with that IFC Midnight banner immediately gets my attention – they’ve managed to send out some of my favorite films of the last few years – and they will try to work their magic once again with the release of Disappearance At Clifton Rock. A trailer and poster have made their […]

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Rabid (1977) – Episode 107 – Decades of Horror 1970s

“The saliva is very contagious. It dribbles into open wounds and cuts, and causes immediate infection. So don’t let anybody bite you.” That sounds like universally good advice! Join your faithful Grue Crew – Doc Rotten, Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, and Jeff Mohr – as they try to figure out the nature of the body […]

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[Podcast] Videodrome (1983) – Episode 120 – Decades of Horror 1980s

 “Long Live The New Flesh!” Max Renn (James Woods) makes his declaration of rebellion against  Videodrome, the very thing he’s become so attached to. But is he really rebelling against the system or merely another cog in the machine? It’s a question people often ask themselves every day with no easy answers. Luckily, those […]

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“Rabid” (1977): Early David Cronenberg Shows Hints of the Body Horrors to Come

Filmmaker David Cronenberg is synonymous with the body horror subgenre, and one of his earliest effort is Rabid (1977), a tale of the unintended consequences of experimental plastic surgery. A plastic surgery clinic performs emergency surgery on a motorcycle crash victim, but they accidentally give her something extra in the process. She awakens with a […]

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[Podcast] The Fly (1986) — Episode 91 — Decades of Horror 1980s

“Be afraid! Be very afraid!” – one of horror’s most famous lines, imitated  many times over, originated from tonight’s film, David Cronenberg’s classic body horror exercise in terror The Fly (1986). A very different film than the original 1956 Vincent Price classic, the terrifying fate of  Seth Brundle  is a much more horrific and grotesque […]

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“Condemned” (2015): Seedy Characters Populate Odd, Bodily Fluid-Soaked Debut

Imagine [REC] peopled with the types of characters you might see in early Frank Henenlotter and John Waters movies, with low-budget attempts at early David Cronenberg-by-way-of-Troma body horror and goo effects, and a dash of David Lynch–homage-on-a-shoestring surrealism thrown in for good measure, and you might come close to guessing what it’s in store for […]