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Gruesome Magazine - Horror Movie Reviews and Interviews

Mar 9, 2018

Recently the Grue-Crew attended the 19th Annual Nevermore Film Festival in Durham, North Carolina on the weekend of February 23 through the 25, 2018. Thomas Mariani, Paul Cardullo, and Doc Rotten joined a small herd of the Grue-Crew for a special 40th Anniversary screening of The Manitou. Along the way, the Grue-Crew caught a weekend of terrific films, typical of the Nevermore Film Festival (look for a review of the festival in an upcoming episode). For this episode, Thomas, Paul, and Doc recap the weekend event, share their thoughts about the festival, and review the films they caught over the weekend. In addition to the films covered on this podcast, the Crew caught The Lodgers which we reviewed on Horror News Radio and the 40th Anniversary screening of The Manitou. Good times!

Gruesome Magazine Podcast - Episode 011
19th Annual Nevermore Film Festival, Durham, NC

Cannibals and Carpet Fitters

Director: James Bushe
Cast: Darren Sean Enright, Richard Lee O'Donnell, Zara Phythian

Synopsis: A group of carpet fitters is sent on a job to an old Country house in the middle of nowhere. However, they soon discover it's a trap set up by the savage, cannibalistic family, The Hannings. The carpet fitters are forced to fight for their lives or risk ending up being the evening's dinner. Unfortunately, they are not quite your typical heroes!

Sant Marti

Director: David C. Ruiz
Cast: Raul Torosa, Paco Moreno, Jose Garcia Ruiz

Synopsis: A couple of friends on their way to a rock festival pick up two hitchhiking girls going to the same event, but their trip is ruined due to an unexpected car breakdown.  Now, this group of travelers finds themselves in the creepy and dilapidated shanty town of Sant Martí, and all hell is about to break loose.

Escape the Dark

Directors: Matthew Chilelli, Ben DeLoose
Cast: Sarah Micklin, Karli Kaiser, Erik Moody

Synopsis: A psychological and supernatural horror film following two sets of roommates experiencing mysterious events while battling their own personal demons.

It's Only a Nightmare Charlie Brown (shorts)

A variety of short films: HO-pe 02, Count Your Curses, Shoes!, Spaceman, The Boogeys, Night Crosser, Maria Fernanda in Time, Eldrich Code, and Highway

The Ascent

Director: Thomas Murtagh
Cast: Miguel Perez, Stephen Buchanan, Sam Rodd

Synopsis: Veteran LAPD detective Henry Cardenas faces off against his toughest murder suspect yet, Vince Marins, who claims to be something other than human. Over the course of 24 hours, truths both new and long-buried will be revealed.

Ruin Me

Director: Preston DeFrancis
Writers: Trysta A. Bissett, Preston DeFrancis
Cast: Marcienne Dwyer, Matt Dellapina, Chris Hill