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Gruesome Magazine - Horror Movie Reviews and Interviews

Jul 23, 2018

This week, the Grue-Crew face the final seance, survive the apocalypse and conjure the spirits of the dead. First up is the ghostly feature Ouija Seance: The Final Game from director Andrea Mugnaini, featuring Andrea Fachinetti in the lead role. The second film, How It Ends from director David M. Rosenthal, the unlikely pairing of Theo James and Forest Whitaker must trek across the country during a mysterious "apocalypse" to save someone dear to them. Rounding out the show is the spooky film Our House from director Anthony Scott Burns where Thomas Mann's character creates a device that allow the living to speak with the dead - with horrifying results. 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 029
Our House - How It Ends - Ouija Seance: The Final Game


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Sarah and her friends decide to spend the weekend at an old villa Sarah mysteriously inherited. After finding an Ouija Board in the attic, Sarah and her friends unknowingly awaken an evil force connected to the villa's hidden secrets. To fight the unimaginable horror they will have to face their darkest fears and worst nightmares.

"The villa looks great." - Vanessa

"The caretaker was fun to watch." - Jeff

"It’s as dull as a plank of wood." - Doc

Director: Andrea Mugnaini
Cast: Katharina Sporrer, Gianfranco Quero, Alan Cappelli Goetz, Holly Louise Mumford, Andrea Fachinetti

Release: Ouija Seance: The Final Game is on VOD 7/3/18 and 8/3/18 on DVD.


When a mysterious disaster turns the country into a war zone, a young lawyer heads west with his future father-in-law to find his pregnant fiancée.

"The palpable tension and suspense are really fantastic. The interactions between the characters, as different as they are and being thrown together in this situation with a common goal, really work." - Rafe

"I really liked Grace Dove as Ricki, the Native American, female, grease monkey they pick up along the way…" - Jeff

"I really liked the interaction between the two of them [Theo James, Forest Whitaker]. They were not compatible in any way but, by halfway through the journey, they started bonding and that was fun to watch." - Doc

Director: David M. Rosenthal
Cast: Theo James, Forest Whitaker, Kat Graham, Grace Dove

Release: July 15, 2018, on Netflix


A young genius accidentally invents a device that amplifies the paranormal activity within his family's house, possibly bringing back the spirits of loved ones, and unleashing things far worse.

"Kate Moyer, as Becca, the little girl, owns this movie." - Rafe

"I thought this was well done: good script, good direction, and I really loved the acting." - Jeff

"I really enjoyed this film quite a bit. I had a good time. I recommend it." - Doc

Director: Anthony Scott Burns (Based on film Ghost From The Machine 2010)
Cast: Thomas Mann, Nicola Peltz, Percy Hynes White, Kate Moyer, Robert B. Kennedy

Release: IFC Midnight, July 27, 2018