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[Review] I Am Lisa (Arrow Video FrightFest): A Young Woman Uses Newfound Lycanthropic Powers to Exact Revenge

The latest entry in the subgenre of young women finding power as werewolves is I Am Lisa, a film that follows such entries as Canada’s Ginger Snaps (2000) and the Danish/French coproduction When Animals Dream (2014). Prolific director Patrick Rea’s (Arbor Demon [2016]; Nailbiter [2013]) latest feature, I Am Lisa combines a powerful revenge story […]

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[Review] Fused: A Suffering Woman Can’t Trust Herself in Engrossing Psychological Horror Short

Prolific filmmaker Patrick Rea, whose features include Nailbiter and Arbor Demon, is a master of the short horror film craft. His latest short, Fused, combines body and psychological horror with mystery, and is another winning effort for the director. Sarah (Sarah McGuire, House of Forbidden Secrets) visits her doctor (Jennifer Femiano, who also appeared in […]

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“Justice Served” (2017): Moral Compass Needles Are Shattered in Courtroom Horror Short

Prolific filmmaker Patrick Rea puts modern American society under a The Twilight Zone-style microscope in his latest short film, Justice Served. This examination of murky morality opens post-viewing questions for discussion while delivering an entertaining horror story. Nathan (Davis DeRock) is on trial for suspicion of deliberately pushing a little girl into the oncoming path […]

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Terror Haunts the Forest: The Black Saint Interviews Director Patrick Rea about Arbor Demon

  Fiona Dourif,  Kevin  J. Ryan and Jake Busey are featured in the latest offering from Patrick Rea called Arbor Demon. For the first issue of Gruesome Magazine, writer the Black Saint sat down with director Patrick Rea to discuss what went into making this gripping indie favorite. Check out GRUESOME MAGAZINE SPRING 2017 edition […]

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Sex, Violence, and Inhumanity: Kieran Fisher Interviews Scott Schirmer About Plank Face

One of the zaniest films the Grue-Crew encountered in the past months has been the violent revenge flick called Plank  Face. For the first issue of Gruesome Magazine, writer Kieran Fisher sat down with director Scott Schirmer to discuss what went into making this bloody indie favorite. Check out GRUESOME MAGAZINE SPRING 2017 edition of […]

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Addiction, Emotion, and Brutal Honesty: Thomas Mariani Interviews Clint Carney About Dry Blood

One of the most underrated films the Grue-Crew encountered in the past months has been the shocking, surprising bloody thriller called DRY BLOOD. For the first issue of Gruesome Magazine, writer Thomas Mariani sat down with actor/writer Clint Carney to discuss what went into making this must-see classic. Check out GRUESOME MAGAZINE SPRING 2017 edition […]

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[Podcast] Arbor Demon — Baby Driver — Episode 222 — Horror News Radio

Award-winning director Christopher G. Moore joins the Grue-Crew this week for a look at forest demons and fast cars. First up is Patrick Rea’s second feature film Arbor Demon, currently playing on Hulu. Patrick is interviewed by The Black Saint in the first issue of the Gruesome Magazine quarterly print edition. Later, the Grue-Crew take […]

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Filmmaking From Another Dimension: Joseph Perry Interviews Director Isaac Ezban about The Similars

One of the more intriguing films the Grue-Crew encountered in the past months has been the Twilight-Zone-inspired sci-fi/horror/thriller called THE SIMILARS. For the first issue of Gruesome Magazine, writer  Joseph Perry sat down with director Isaac Ezban to discuss what went into making this unique film. Check out GRUESOME MAGAZINE SPRING 2017 edition of the […]

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Gruesome Media LLC releases Gruesome Magazine Spring 2017 Edition

Horror Festival Hits – Independent Films – The Future of Horror Available now in digital format and coming soon via Print on Demand, the Grue-Crew are proud to present the very first edition of Gruesome Magazine. The quarterly magazine will focus on independent  horror films, horror film festivals, and the future of horror. The digital […]

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“Arbor Demon” (2016): Terror in the Woods Plagues Struggling Couple

Outstanding performances from a talented cast, a suspenseful screenplay with sharply written dialogue, and a crackerjack directing effort make Patrick Rea’s new feature film Arbor Demon (formerly titled  Enclosure)  one of the best films currently on the festival circuit. For this reviewer, it is also one of my favorite horror films of the year. Photographer […]

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“Pillow Fright” (2015): Coeds Battle Cushions in Patrick Rea’s Fun New Horror Short

Auteur Patrick Rea has delivered  short-horror-film gold once again with Pillow Fright. With its combination of absurd premise, sharp humor, and startling kills, this 5-minute mini-marvel is well worth watching. Four college girls (Jessi Burkette, Jennifer Seward-De Rock, Jessica Logsdon, and Kristin Rea) spend an evening playing with a Ouija board, trying a levitation experiment, […]

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Super Scary Shorts Saturday: “Howl of a Good Time” (2015) and “Santa” (2013) Provide Chuckles with Their Chills

Filmmaker Patrick Rea, one-third of the trio that makes up SenoReality Pictures, may be best known for his feature-length disaster film/creature feature mash-up Nailbiter (2012), but he is prolific in turning out short films. Many of these fall into the horror, thriller, and dark comedy genres, and his latest title, Howl of a Good Time […]