This week the Grue-Crew face getting lost in the Jungle, avoid being attacked by a zombie chicken, muster the courage to not be Defective, and join a band of zany idiots in offing a rogue angel of death. First up is the feature Butcher the Bakers from director Tyler Amm. “They Were Supposed To Be Preservers Of Peace” exclaims the tagline for the Sci-Fi epic Defective from director Reese Eveneshen. Up next is Zombiology: Enjoy Yourself Tonight from director Alan Lo, featuring the zaniest zombie plot ever – yes, there are exploding eggs. Adam Thomas sits in this week for the vacationing Vanessa Thompson to recap and review the Netflix movie from director Greg McLean, Jungle. 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 007
Jungle – Zombiology Enjoy Yourself Tonight – Defective – Butcher the Bakers

Butcher the Bakers [00:03:27]

Recently fired, a grim reaper terrorizes a small town, killing and collecting souls for a purpose only he knows. Sam and Martin, slackers who work at the local bakery, are hired by a mysterious stranger to stop him from killing again.

Director: Tyler Amm
Cast: Mike Gehrens (as Drag), Ryan Matthew Ziegler, Sean Walsh, Alex Dittmer, Lisa Wojcik, Devon Ford

Jeff Mohr (1 / 5)
Rafe Telsch (1 / 5)
Adam Thomas (0.5 / 5)
Doc Rotten (1 / 5)

Defective [00:17:37]

Set in the near future where Rhett Murphy and his estranged sister Jean are forced to flee from a militant police state after witnessing the dark secrets of a nefarious corporation.

Director: Reese Eveneshen
Cast: Colin Paradine, Raven Cousens, Ashley Armstrong, Dennis Andres, Jamie Tarantini

Jeff Mohr (2.5 / 5)
Doc Rotten (2.5 / 5)

Zombiology: Enjoy Yourself Tonight [00:27:35]

Lung (starring Michael Ning) and Chi-Yeung (starring Louis Cheung) are two eccentric hot-blooded young men leading a devil-may-care life. They deem themselves as heroes that can save the earth. However, Lung can do nothing about things in life that don’t work out as he wishes: he has to move out from where he has grown up; his step-mother Shan (starring Carrie Ng) has chronic depression; he finds his father (starring Alex Man) who’s just out of jail so annoying to get on with; his friend Chi-Yeung is fervently chasing a girl named Chan-Yat (starring Cherry Ngan) while his own idol, a star called Yee-Sue (starring Venus Wong), is still unreachable. In the meantime, a monster from Lung’s favorite animation appears in the city out of reason and turns people into zombies. The outbreak of this zombie crisis is followed by a widespread chaos all around. Even Lung’s neighbors have become zombies as well. Lung’s father happens to be out of town traveling with Shan. And Chan-Yat has gone missing too. Lung risks his life to break into the infected town in order to take her back home and meanwhile realizes he is merely a loser and slick talker. But he decides not to avoid anymore and to fight a battle against zombies tonight.

Director: Alan Lo
Cast: Kai-Chung Cheung, Alex Man, Carrie Ng

Jeff Mohr (3.3 / 5)
Adam Thomas (3.5 / 5)
Doc Rotten (3.5 / 5)


A group of friends joins a guide for a trek into the Bolivian jungle, searching for an Indian village. The men soon realize that the jungle is a difficult place to be.

Director: Greg McLean
Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Alex Russell, Thomas Kretschmann

Jeff Mohr (4.3 / 5)
Rafe Telsch (4.3 / 5)
Adam Thomas (4.3 / 5)
Doc Rotten (4.3 / 5)

Doc Rotten
Editor-In-Chief / Founder / Podcast Producer at Horror News Radio
Doc Rotten is the founder of Gruesome Magazine. He is also a film critic for Gruesome Magazine and the podcast host & producer for Horror News Radio, Monster Movie Podcast, Decades of Horror: 1970s, The American Horror Story Fan Podcast and Hannibal Fan Podcast. He is also co-host of the Dracula podcast on TV TALK and is a contributing reviewer for HorrorNews.Net and Widescreen Warrior.

Doc a lifelong fan of horror films, sci-fi flicks and monster movies first discovering Universal Monsters and Planet of the Apes as a young child in the 1970's searching out every issue of Famous Monster of Filmland (and, later, Fangoria). Favorite films include Jaws, The Car, The Birds, The Tingler, Vampire Circus and The Exorcist. Still a huge fan of horror films from the 70s, Doc continues consuming horror films to this day for the site, for the podcasts and for the fun of it all.

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