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Gruesome Magazine - Horror Movie Reviews and Interviews

Apr 11, 2018

This week the Grue-Crew discover a new form of a werewolf, race from a serial killer, and invite some guests over to Granny's house. First up is the feature At Granny's House from director Les Mahoney, where a devious, demented caretaker invites some guests over for dinner. The next film, Cold Hell from director Stefan Ruzowitzky, weaves a thrilling tale of a young woman (Violetta Schurawlow) on the run from a vicious serial killer. Director Fritz Böhm guides on a harrowing path with the coming of age horror film Wildling. 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 016
Wildling - Cold Hell - At Granny's House


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At Granny's House

Marion Rogers (Granny), an elderly lady in the small town of Haley, reluctantly accepts the mysterious Rebecca Torrance as her live-in caregiver, but eventually, the two form a strong friendship. Rebecca soon sells Granny on the idea of turning the house into a guest house for travelers looking for free accommodations., which, in turn, leads to revealing Rebecca's dark and fatal secret. A strange love triangle forms when Rebecca and Ted, a guest at the house, fall in love. This leads to a violent confrontation that will forever change the lives of all the residents AT GRANNY'S HOUSE. A typical Midwest house. A sweet little old lady. When a caretaker moves in to help out, Granny's House becomes a macabre place of death - and love.

“Bill Oberst’s performance is great. He adds that suspense that’s missing from what is actually happening in this movie.” - Vanessa

“I thought Rachel Alig who played Rebecca, the caretaker, did a good job of being really creepy." - Jeff

“... Rachel Alig did a great job. I loved her look when she was just staring at somebody and it was like, this woman’s crazy! She made me believe it.” - Doc

Director: Les Mahoney
Cast: Bill Oberst Jr., Rachel Alig, Laura Lee

Cold Hell (Die Hölle)

Vienna, a woman is a witness to a murder in the neighbor apartment. But she is also seen by the murderer, and her life turns upside down as she tries to protect herself. The police won't help her but one detective gives her shelter...

“I absolutely love this movie. I loved it the first time I saw it and I loved it even more … (when) I watched it again.” - Jeff

“At the core, it’s the performances. I thought Violetta Schurawlow is fantastic, like star-making fantastic! I want to see her in something else.” - Doc

Director: Stefan Ruzowitzky
Cast: Violetta Schurawlow, Tobias Moretti, Robert Palfrader |


A blossoming teenager uncovers the dark secret behind her traumatic childhood.

“I 100% recommend this to anyone.” - Vanessa

“I cannot praise Bel Powley enough.” - Rafe

“I like this a lot. I’d love to see this in a theater!” - Jeff

“It hits the mark. It really does. The cast is fantastic. The cinematography is really, really strong. It captures the mood and the atmosphere and the location. This is a fantastic film.” - Doc

Director: Fritz Böhm
Cast: Brad Dourif, Liv Tyler, Bel Powley