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Gruesome Magazine - Horror Movie Reviews and Interviews

May 24, 2018

This week, the Grue-Crew witness the terror of Lovecraftian aliens, the ferocity of werewolf zombies, and the revenge of a woman wronged. First up is the feature film Island Zero from director Josh Gerritsen set on a remote North Eastern island facing a threat from beneath the sea... or is it from another dimension. The next film, Feral from director Coralie Fargeat, features Scout Taylor-Compton and Lew Temple struggling to survive a new type of creature feature. Rounding out the show is the theatrical release of Revenge from director Coralie Fargeat who makes an incredible impression with her first feature film - a film you will not soon forget. 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 022
Revenge - Feral - Island Zero


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Island Zero

A fishing community on a remote Maine island finds itself suddenly cut off from the rest of the world after the ferry stops coming. When people start to vanish, the terrified survivors realize that someone - or something - is hunting them.


"What really holds this film together is the performance of Laila Robins as the doctor." - Jeff

"I do like the local color of it. It feels very authentic to the region." - Doc

Director: Josh Gerritsen w/ Tess Gerritsen
Cast: Laila Robins, Adam Wade McLaughlin, Teri Reeves

Feral (IFC Midnight):

Students fight to survive a weekend in the woods.

"I think it’s well worth a watch. It’s got some serious tension (and) great effects." - Jeff

"I really enjoyed this! IFC Midnight has been killing it!" - Doc

Director: Mark Young
Cast: Scout Taylor-Compton, Olivia Luccardi, Lew Temple

Revenge (Shudder):

Never take your mistress on an annual guys' getaway, especially one devoted to hunting - a violent lesson for three wealthy married men.

"My stomach was in knots the entire time. … This movie is 100% go almost from the start and definitely to the very end until it goes black." - Vanessa

"This is an excellent film. The tension builds from the outset. From the very beginning, every single second, I was waiting for something unexpected to happen, expecting something to come, literally every second of the runtime." - Jeff

"This is going to be one of my favorites films of the year, undoubtedly. It’s going to be very hard to beat. (Coralie Fargeat) is instantly at the top of my list of directors to look out for. I can’t wait for her to do another film." - Doc

Director: Coralie Fargeat
Cast: Matilda Anna Ingrid Lutz, Kevin Janssens, Vincent Colombe