This week the Grue-Crew explore the horrors of curing the living dead with The Cured, fear the haunting house of horror with The Terrible Two, and witness the Lovecraftian spell of Black Wake. First up is the feature The Terrible Two from director Billy Lewis where a new mother suffers the paralyzing fear of her waking nightmares. “A Dark Force Lies Behind the Outbreak” teases the tagline for  Black Wake from director Jeremiah Kipp. Director Eric Pham frighted the crew with the faceless terror of Flay. Up last but not least is The Cured from director David Freyne where Ireland shudders in fear of the Maze Virus. 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 010
The Cured – The Terrible Two – Flay – Black Wake

The Terrible Two

This horror/paranormal thriller follows the lives of Albert and Rose Poe over the course of 4 days that happens to include the one year anniversary of their 5 and 6-year-old daughters deaths. The day the girls died was their birthdays too. We soon learn there is more to the girls’ deaths and the house the Poe’s thought was their safe haven.

Director: Billy Lewis
Cast: Donny Boaz, Cari Moskow, Reid Doyle

Black Wake

Specialists gather in a top-secret facility to investigate a series of strange deaths on beaches along the Atlantic Ocean. One of the team’s scientists (Nana Gouvea) examines video evidence to uncover a possible parasitic explanation for the fatalities. But when a determined detective (Tom Sizemore) sends her the crazed writings of a mysterious homeless man (Jonny Beauchamp), the scientist slowly learns that the actual threat may be more dangerous — and far older — than anyone ever imagined. Can she convince her colleagues (led by Eric Roberts) of the true danger before an ancient force rises from the sea to bring madness and death to all of humanity?

Director: Jeremiah Kipp
Cast: Nana Gouvea, Tom Sizemore, Eric Roberts, Jonny Beauchamp

Awarded “Best Horror/Supernatural Feature” at the Philip K Dick Science Fiction Festival (2018).


After the death of her mother, an estranged daughter struggles to save her brother and those around her from a malevolent faceless spirit.

Director: Eric Pham
Cast: Violett Beane, Elle LaMont, A. Michael Baldwin

The Cured

A disease that turns people into zombies has been cured. The once-infected zombies are discriminated against by society and their own families, which causes social issues to arise. This leads to militant government interference.

Director: David Freyne
Cast: Ellen Page, Sam Keeley, Tom Vaughn-Lawlor


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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