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Gruesome Magazine - Horror Movie Reviews and Interviews

Aug 27, 2018

This week, the Grue-Crew tussle with a sluggish but piss-off demon, brave a sinister love triangle and muster the courage to out-smart an advanced A.I. First up is the possession film It Lives Inside from directorJeff Hall, featuring Rett Terrell struggling with a demon looking to consume his life. The second film, Dead Love from directors Colin Floom and Greg Nemer, follows a pair of doomed lovers in a supernatural romance. Rounding out the show is the imaginative sci-fi thriller Tau from director Federico D'Alessandro, featuring a killer A.I. with the voice of Gary Oldman. 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 034
Tau - It Lives Inside - Dead Love


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It Lives Inside

A chronic sleepwalker reads from a mysterious book that foretells his impending demonic possession. He then struggles to hold his family together as the ancient evil threatens to consume everything he holds dear.

"Actually, (the toddler) was a pretty good actor. He provided a lot of takes on the scenes. … He was a lot of fun." - Jeff

"It’s a lot of normal stuff shot in a very straightforward, normal way, not too much flare to it, although there are a couple scenes where it ramps up, that’s nowhere near enough to give us what we need." - Doc

Director: Jeff Hall
Cast: Rett Terrell, Alissa Rose Ford

October Coast release August 7 on VOD and September 4 on DVD

Dead Love

In a secluded mountain town, a young man unwittingly falls in love with a mysterious funeral director who is guarding a dark secret.

"... the acting was good, … especially Nicole Elizabeth Olson. … and it had an interesting premise." - Jeff

"It benefits from having a good cast. I liked all four of the leads and the characters were interesting." - Doc

Director: Colin Floom, Greg Nemer
Cast: Elias Harger, Kate Linder, Nicole Elizabeth Olson

The classy, haunting and effective festival favorite making its VOD debut 8/21, followed by a DVD release in October.


A woman is held captive by a scientist in a futuristic smart house and hopes to escape by reasoning with the Artificial Intelligence that controls the house.

"Definitely, definitely check it out. It’s a great sci-fi, a great story, really harkens back to some of the older sci-fi stories that you would read." - Vanessa

"It all makes perfect sense. I can’t find a logic hole in it anywhere." - Jeff

"It really is interesting how the Julia character (Maika Monroe) and Tau interact. That’s when the film really shines." - Doc

Director: Federico D'Alessandro
Cast: Maika Monroe, Ed Skrein, Gary Oldman

Currently available on Netflix