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Gruesome Magazine - Horror Movie Reviews and Interviews

May 10, 2018

This week, the Grue-Crew witness 7 archangels battling zombies, a class of Japanese schoolgirls running from killer wind, and a mad sniper cornering a group of friends on a deserted highway. First up is the feature film Angels vs Zombies from director Emmanual Saez featuring the End of Days where a detective teams up with Angels to save the world from...zombies. The next film, Tag from director Sion Sono, provides a mind-bending, bloody story a young woman racing to escape a living nightmare. Shudder delivers some gruesome gore with Downrange from director Ryûhei Kitamura as a group of friends struggle to survive a madman who has them trapped in his line of fire. 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 018
Downrange - Tag - Angels vs Zombies


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Downrange (Shudder):

Stranded at the side of the road after a tire blowout, a group of friends becomes targets for an enigmatic sniper.

“There are some really interesting shots where (the director, Ryûhei Kitamura) gives the camera lens a life of its own.” - Doc Rotten

“... I was pretty excited because we get a cameo from Graham Skipper!” - Vanessa Thompson

“The audio editing … is absolutely fantastic!” - Rafe Telsch

“You can see that we have a wide range of opinions here so find out for yourself.” - Jeff Mohr

Director: Ryûhei Kitamura
Cast: Kelly Connaire, Stephanie Pearson, Rod Hernandez


A girl's life cascades into chaos as everyone around her suffers a gruesome fate while she herself becomes less and less certain of who she is and what kind of a world she lives in.

“I highly recommend seeing this! … This is a bizarre film. You will not see anything like it.” - Doc Rotten

“It’s an Asian horror genre offering that brings us lots and lots and lots of gore and then some. If you are a fan of horror and within that genre, you are a fan of the subgenre of gore, gore, gore, you are going to love this movie.” - Vanessa Thompson

“It is so surreal and there is a purpose behind that and when we get to that purpose, everything does fall into place very well.” - Rafe Telsch

“This is a far better movie than what it feels like at first viewing because of the message that is buried in it.” - Jeff Mohr

Director: Sion Sono
Cast: Reina Triendl, Mariko Shinoda, Erina Mano, Yuki Sakurai

Angels vs Zombies (AKA Dark Patch)

At the End of Days, seven archangels arrive to deliver us from evil. Get ready for the resurrection, the dead will rise.

“I did like (the actors who played) the lead cop (Philippe Coste) and the villain (Vincent Andres).” - Doc Rotten

“I loved the diversity there among the angels. I loved the way that they looked and the fact that they were kind of this quiet army.” - Rafe Telsch

“I enjoyed it! … I had fun watching this.” - Jeff Mohr

Director: Emmanual Saez
Cast: Philippe Coste, Manuel Gonçalves, Sonia Pérez