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Gruesome Magazine - Horror Movie Reviews and Interviews

Jul 2, 2018

This week, the Grue-Crew face Bigfoot in the forest of Mount St. Helens, run from a Z-Rex, and outsmart a mind hacker looking to fix the human race. First up is the sci-fi feature Mad Genius from director Royce Gorsuch featuring a man and his best friend - himself - looking to hack the future of mankind. The second film, Jurassic Dead from director Milko Davis, pits a rogue group of outlaws and a quartet of college buddies against a madman and his pet zombie dinosaur. Rounding out the show is the Bigfoot extravaganza Big Legend where a Sasquatch is hungry...for human flesh. 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 and Vanessa Thompson. 

Gruesome Magazine Podcast - Episode 026
Big Legend - Jurassic Dead - Mad Genius


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Mad Genius

A young mad genius attempts to 'hack the human mind' in order to fix humanity.


"There are some neat ideas in (Mad Genius). ... It definitely grew on me over the course of watching it and ended up being pleasurable." - Rafe

"I enjoyed the characters and I think the acting was good. I liked the whole premise and I liked where it went." - Jeff

"I like the cast. I like Chris Mason and I like Scott Mechlowicz playing the two leads. I like their relationship together. ... I really thought what they brought was highly entertaining and fascinating to watch." - Doc

Director: Royce Gorsuch
Cast: Spencer Locke, Scott Mechlowicz, Faran Tahir


Jurassic Dead

A cracked scientist aligns with the Axis of Evil to bring down the US of A with EMP blasts, toxic zombification gas and an unleashing of the ultimate undead killing monstrosity -- the Z-REX. When a hot-wired militia squad and a crew of college hipsters are thrown together to do something about it, the chaotic Predator-Thunder action runs amok.


"Expect to have fun making fun of (Jurassic Dead). Don’t take it seriously. Don’t try to understand it. Just take it, and enjoy the ride." - Vanessa

"I think there are people out there who will love (Jurassic Dead), just for its sheer badness and the puppetry. … I think it’s actually poking fun at itself. - Jeff

"There’s a weird charm to it because it’s so bonkers. … It almost feels like a cartoon." - Doc

Director: Milko Davis w/ Thomas Martwick
Cast: Matt Block, Cooper Elliot, Ben Johnson, Andy Haman

Big Legend

An ex-soldier ventures into the Pacific Northwest to uncover the truth behind his fiance's disappearance.


"I like the premise. I loved getting Adrienne Barbeau as (the lead’s) mom." - Vanessa

"The acting, for the most part, is good. It has some practical effects that are well done. I enjoyed this flick. … I think it’s worth a watch." - Jeff

"The more you like Bigfoot, the more you’re going to like this film." - Doc

Director: Justin Lee
Cast: Kevin Makely, Todd A. Robinson, Amanda Wyss, Summer Spiro, Lance Henriksen, Adrienne Barbeau