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Gruesome Magazine - Horror Movie Reviews and Interviews

Sep 4, 2018

This week, the Grue-Crew discover the horrors of sleep paralysis, encounter a serial killer with DID, and plot the perfect crime with Rhys Wakefield. The first film tonight is THE GRAND SON of director Robert Logevall with a stellar cast including GM favorite Fabianne Therese. In the second slot,  THE BASEMENT from directors Brian M. Conley and Nathan Ives pits Cayleb Long against Jackson Davis. The final film is MARA featuring a familiar but terrifying waking nightmare. 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 035
Mara - The Basement - The Grand Son


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The Grand Son

When Tod, a twisted young charmer's decadent Hollywood lifestyle is put into jeopardy, he hatches a diabolical plan to save it.

"I was with it the whole way. There’s enough going on to keep me interested." - Jeff

"I loved the acting. I want to see Rhys Wakefield again in something else. I can’t wait to see the next thing with Fabianne Therese." - Doc

Director: Robert Logevall
Cast: Rhys Wakefield, Lesley Ann Warren, Fabianne Therese

Release: The Grand Son releases digitally on 8/14 and DVD on 11/6.

The Basement

A seemingly innocent man is abducted by a notorious L.A. serial killer, who forces his victims to switch roles with him so that he can enact his own capture, torture, and murder.


"I think there are enough intelligent script and enough gore to satisfy both types of horror fans." - Jeff

"This is one to look for if you want to watch two characters talk for the hour and forty minute runtime, but the dialogue and the interaction are fascinating." - Doc

Director: Brian M. Conley, Nathan Ives
Cast: Cayleb Long, Jackson Davis, Mischa Barton

Release: The Basement gets a 10-market theatrical and digital release on September 15 from Uncork’d Entertainment.


Criminal psychologist Kate Fuller is assigned to the murder of a man who has seemingly been strangled in his sleep by his wife and the only witness is their eight-year-old daughter, Sophie. As Kate digs into the mystery of an ancient demon which kills people in their sleep, she experiences the same petrifying symptoms as all previous victims and spirals through a chilling nightmare to save herself and Sophie before she dares fall asleep again.


"This is director Clive Tonge’s first feature. I think he showed some definite style and I’m looking forward to his output in the future." - Jeff

"The bathtub scene is really effective. The idea that she can’t move, they really sell that. … It all works." - Doc

Director: Clive Tonge
Cast: Olga Kurylenko, Javier Botet, Mitch Eakins

Release: Saban Films will release the upcoming horror / thriller MARA in theaters and On Demand / Digital HD on September 7, 2018.