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Gruesome Magazine - Horror Movie Reviews and Interviews

Jan 30, 2018

This week the Grue-Crew face masked killers, invading aliens, nightmarish ghosts, and The Midnight Man as we dive into four new releases. First up is the found footage feature Unlisted Owner from director Jed Brian. "They Came From Another World. Time To Send Them Back." exclaims the tagline for Battalion from director Michael Miller. Up next is Asylum of Fear from director Craig Deerling featuring a terrific performance from the film's lead, Maurice Demus. With The Midnight Man director Travis Zariwny brings together Robert Englund and Lin Shaye. Welcome to the Gruesome Magazine Podcast where a vigilant team of the Grue-Crew tackle the latest VOD, streaming, and independent releases for the week. 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 004
The Midnight Man - Asylum of Fear - Unlisted Owner - Battalion

Unlisted Owner [00:02:51]

The 'Owner House' has been vacant for several years because of its very dark history but with the recent series of murders, it has been taken to the next level. A family who just moved in has been murdered causing the curiosity of a group of friends to get the best of them. Deciding to break in and investigate with handheld cameras, would be the worst decision of their fun-filled night. The terrifying and suspenseful footage has been edited for the film 'Unlisted Owner'.

Doc Rotten 1 out of 5
Rafe Telsch 1.5 out of 5
Jeff Mohr 1 out ouf 5

"The only semi-sane characters were the two women. And no one listened to them." - Jeff Mohr


director: Jed Brian
cast: Chris Ash, Levi Atkins, Chloe Benedict

Battalion [00:20:00]

After a war against an enemy from another world breaks out in the South Pacific, a group of freshly recruited U.S. Marines is sent to the front lines.

Doc Rotten 1 out of 5
Rafe Telsch 0.5 out of 5
Jeff Mohr 0.5 out of 5
Vanessa Thompson 0.5 out of 5

"It is like a broth with no substance." - Rafe Telsch


director: Michael Miller (as Mike Holligan)
cast: Jesse Richardson, Ellen Williams, Michael Thomson

Asylum of Fear [00:39:50]

When a team of paranormal investigators is hired to inspect a soon-to-be-demolished mental institution, they discover horrifying clues that reveal the cause of a violent massacre by an insane doctor in the 1960's.

Doc Rotten 2.5 out of 5
Rafe Telsch 3.5 out of 5
Vanessa Thompson 2.5 out of 5

"Maurice Demus is the reason to see Asylum of Fear" - Doc Rotten


director: Craig Deerling
cast: Maurice Demus, Michael Medford, Callie Stephens

The Midnight Man [00:59:40]

A girl and her friends find a game in the attic that summons a creature known as The Midnight Man, who uses their worst fears against them.

Vanessa Thompson 3.5 out of 5
Jeff Mohr 3.5 out of 5
Doc Rotten 3.5 out of 5

"As I was watching it, I was getting a Drag Me to Hell mixed with a Jumanji feel. And I dug that." - Vanessa Thompson

director: Travis Zariwny
cast: Gabrielle Haugh, Robert Englund, Grayson Gabriel, Lin Shaye