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Gruesome Magazine - Horror Movie Reviews and Interviews

Jun 5, 2018

This week, the Grue-Crew ... First up is the sci-fi feature Astro from director Asif Akbar featuring aliens and kick-boxing. Of course, it does. The second film, Sequence Break from director Graham Skipper, takes the Grue-Crew on a mind-bending trip in a video arcade repair shop. Where else would you go? Rounding out the show is the mind-breaking Spanish feature The Night of the Virgin from director Roberto San Sebastián featuring a lead Vanessa calls our latin McLovin. All you need to know. 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 023
The Night of the Virgin - Sequence Break - Astro


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A science-fiction story of a billionaire's private space exploration program returning to Earth with an abducted extraterrestrial from a newly discovered alien planet.


"The fight choreography was really good." - Rafe

"I enjoyed the martial arts fight scenes." - Jeff

"At the core, there’s something interesting here." - Doc

Director: Asif Akbar
Cast: Gary Daniels, Marshal Hilton, Courtney Akbar


Sequence Break

A surreal sci-fi romance wherein a beautiful young woman and strange metaphysical forces threaten the reality of a reclusive video arcade technician, resulting in bizarre biomechanical mutations and a shocking self-realization.


"It’s a strange rollercoaster ride." - Vanessa

"Some of the dialogue really popped for me." - Rafe

"(I loved) the relationship between Oz and Tess, I thought Fabianne Therese and Chase Williamson did great jobs. It was very believable." - Jeff

"I like how the film wrapped up and came back to (the relationship)." - Doc

Director: Graham Skipper
Cast: John Dinan, Lyle Kanouse, Fabianne Therese


Night of the Virgin " La Noche Del Virgen"

In this horror-comedy, at a New Year's Eve party, Nico, a naive twenty-year-old, sets out ready to lose his virginity at all costs that same night. In the middle of the party, his gaze crosses Medea, a cunning and attractive mature woman. The film is releasing on June 12th via Cleopatra Entertainment.


"I was twisting and turning as I was watching certain scenes because they were getting under my skin, but then I couldn’t help but laugh at some of the dialogue and then some of the songs that they choose to play and some of the things that happen to this poor guy who just wants to get out of this apartment." - Vanessa

"It’s pretty much three actors in one location and they do a phenomenal job with this. Whoever did the set dressing deserves plenty of praise for making this absolutely disgusting apartment." - Rafe

"This is not for everyone. There’s some incredibly graphic stuff going on here in lots of ways. But, I loved this! I laughed. I cringed. I gagged. I laughed some more. I cheered. And I was creeped out. What else can you ask for?" - Jeff

"I will never forget this film. It has scarred my brain. … My eyeballs hurt because this film, I think, may have stained them." - Doc

Director: Roberto San Sebastián
Cast: Javier Bódalo, Miriam Martín, Víctor Amilibia