•July 5, 2017 • Leave a Comment

Hello gruesome readers – It’s been four years since last I posted on my little space in the horror blogosphere, publicizing Hemlock Grove on Netflix. The horror series ended after three seasons in October 2015.

I haven’t been around here, but my love for horror has not diminished! I’m still out there – watching horror series in the past months (Don’t even get me started on how much I love Stranger Things!) and anticipating the horror films being released in the upcoming months (Can we just sit down and rewatch the teaser trailer for the new adaptation of Stephen King’s IT?).

Yeah, I totally just did that!

Another thing I’ve been doing is embracing my more craftier side. Cross stitch or Xstitch, whichever you prefer, is something that I’ve known about for years (Mommy Gruesome was into pointy lil stabby needles) but I’d never actually done myself.

Now, I’ve been stitching up a storm these past few years. And the best thing is that you can combine any other interest or hobby with cross stitch!


They’re altogether ooky!

These past Octobers have been devoted to stitching some horror-related projects – bringing horror into my crafty lil world.


Tell me another one Freddy!

These gruesome lil projects are more on the simple and even cutesy side, but I have seen some seriously creepy and terrifying cross stitch. All of the cross stitch I’ve seen is a celebration of the genre and the horror fans that love it!


The gangs all here!?!

This isn’t really an announcement of things to come like my last hiatus return post, but simply a message that I’m still out there – I’m still loving horror – and I’m still keeping this gruesome lil spot in the horror blogosphere for myself.

I have some ideas bouncing around my gruesome lil head. I have some new “gruesome” experiences that I might share. I have some choices to make, and I might bring something back to Gruesome Details.

Hemlock Grove Trailers

•April 16, 2013 • 1 Comment

Exclusively on Netflix, Hemlock Grove investigates the murder of Brooke Bluebell, revealing the peculiar inhabitants of the town during the criminal investigation.

It is a murder mystery television drama, where everyone in the former Pennsylvania steel town — from odd residents to killer creatures — is a suspect in the murder of 17-year-old Brooke.

From executive producer Eli Roth, Hemlock Grove will be available exclusively on Netflix beginning on April 19th. All 13 episodes of the first season will be available to be viewed on that date.

These trailers alone make me want to sign up with Netflix or hijack someone else’s account. Check out the Netflix original series, Hemlock Grove, on Friday, April 19.

Kiss of the Damned Red Band Trailer

•March 7, 2013 • 1 Comment

Kiss of the Damned is another love story between vampire and human. We just can’t seem to get enough of lovelorn vamps and borderline stalker humans who just have to get with the dark and mysterious creatures of the night. I’m just as guilty as the next fan of vampire-human relations.

Kiss of the Damned will be available on iTunes/On Demand on Thursday, March 28, and in theaters on Friday, May 3.

Kiss of the Damned will also play at this year’s SXSW Film Festival.

Beautiful vampire Djuna (Josephine de La Baume) tries to resist the advances of the handsome, human screenwriter Paolo (Milo Ventimiglia), but eventually gives in to their passion. When her troublemaker sister Mimi (Roxane Mesquida) unexpectedly comes to visit, Djuna’s love story is threatened, and the whole vampire community becomes endangered…

The Silence Trailer

•March 4, 2013 • 1 Comment

The Silence is about parallel events concerning two young girls and a field of wheat. Pia is brutally murdered in the field and twenty-three years later Sinikka is missing, her bicycle found in the same spot where Pia was murdered.

The Silence is opening in theaters on Friday, March 8, specifically at Cinema Village in New York and Nuart Theater in Los Angeles.

For additional cities, please check out the theater listing here.

In his strikingly commanding debut feature The Silence, Swiss-born Baran bo Odar adapts Jan Costin Wagner’s bestselling novel with his own unmistakable signature. Mesmerizing performances by top European actors – headed by Ulrich Thomsen (The Celebration, Brothers), Sebastian Blomberg (The Baader Meinhof Complex), Katrin Sass (Good Bye, Lenin!) and Burghart Klaussner (The White Ribbon, The Edukators) – enrich this intense drama far beyond the crime genre.

6 SOULS Now Available On Demand

•March 1, 2013 • 1 Comment

6 SOULS is about a doctor whose belief in faith is shaken after her husband’s death, whose belief in science is unshaken. She meets a patient with multiple personalities who somehow changes physically with each personality.

His other personalities are murder victims, and as she learns more about these personalities, she finds herself closer and closer to becoming a murder victim herself.

6 SOULS Film Poster

Rent the film on iTunes here.

6 SOULS will be in theaters on Friday, April 5.

After the death of her husband, Dr. Cara Harding’s (Julianne Moore) faith in God has been shaken, but not her belief in science. In an attempt to open her up to accepting unexplainable psychiatric theories, her father introduces her to Adam, a patient with multiple personalities who takes on some of the physical characteristics of his other personalities. Cara quickly discovers that Adam’s other personalities are murder victims and the more she finds out about him and his past, the closer she and her loved ones are to becoming murder victims themselves.

STORAGE 24 Trailer

•March 1, 2013 • 4 Comments

STORAGE 24 is about a couple and their friends being hunted by some unknown creature at a storage unit. Wouldn’t you know it? Breakups are not only heartbreaking at times and annoyingly tedious when divvying up the goods, but they can also lead to finding one’s self in dangerous situations.

But what makes me want to check out this flick is the simple fact that the one and only Mickey Smith (Noel Clarke) wrote and starred in STORAGE 24. What can make it better I ask you? Captain Hook (Colin O’Donoghue) from ABC’s Once Upon a Time starring as his bro-ham! Bring on the enclosed places and the impending claustrophobic heebie-jeebies when being hunted by some mysterious beastie because I’m ready for it.

STORAGE 24 will be available on DVD and Blu-ray on Tuesday, March 12.

London is in chaos. A military cargo plane has crashed leaving its highly classified contents strewn across the city. Completely unaware London is in lockdown, Charlie (Noel Clarke) and Shelley (Antonia Campbell-Hughes), accompanied by best friends Mark (Colin O’Donoghue) and Nikki (Laura Haddock), are at Storage 24 dividing up their possessions after a recent break-up. Suddenly, the power goes off. Trapped in a dark maze of endless corridors, a mystery predator is hunting them one by one. In a place designed to keep things in, how do you get out?

First-time Director Jason Christopher on his feature film Nobody Gets Out Alive

•February 25, 2013 • Leave a Comment

Jason Christopher has brought his visions to life with his first feature film. Embracing horror elements from the 70s and 80s slasher films, Jason brings us Nobody Gets Out Alive this February.

Hitting shelves this Tuesday, Nobody Gets Out Alive (Punishment for our overseas horror brethren) tells the story about a group of college students escaping for the weekend only to find themselves fighting for their lives from a madman with a vendetta.

Original Friday the 13th writer, Victor Miller, mentored the script for Nobody Gets Out Alive and Jason had the privilege of working with veteran actor Clint Howard on the feature film.

Check out our interview with first-time director Jason Christopher below.

Gruesome Little Me (GLM): Hi Jason. Thanks for getting back with me to answer some questions about your first feature film Nobody Gets Out Alive. Tell us a little about yourself as a filmmaker and as a horror fan. What inspired you to make this horror film?

Nobody Gets Out Alive Film PosterJason Christopher: I’m 25 years old, I like long walks on the beach — no, haha. I am 25 years old and this is my first feature, Nobody Gets Out Alive (US).

Overseas the movie is titled Punishment. It comes out 2/26/13 on Netflix, DVD, RedBox, Video On Demand, and I’m nervous. Haha! This is the first real legit thing I ever did and I’m definitely nervous. Everyone and their mother is a critic these days and it’s horrible.

The YouTube critics crack me up though. I’m satisfied with the final product, of course. Could I have done better, absolutely. I just love horror movies and I really wanted to make a flick that would’ve fit in the 70’s and 80’s. Those are when the best ones were, right?

GLM: What are some of your favorite horror films? Which horror films influenced you in your storytelling? Which horror films influenced you in your directing?

Jason Christopher: These are some different questions, I like this, haha! My all time favorite horror movie is Black Christmas (1974), then it’d go (in no order) The Prowler, Friday The 13th Part 3, Halloween 2 (1981). But I watch a ton of other movies too, comedy, action, and stuff. Nothing specific I watched for the story structure or anything like that.

I like F13 Part 3 because that’s when we really see Jason become Jason. I love Black Christmas cause it scared me so much when I was 16 years old. It was the last horror movie to leave me freaked out. The way that movie ends…we would never be able to get a movie like that nowadays. I really dug Adam Green’s Hatchet, though. I liked how he made an old school style horror flick but in present, I guess you can say I copied that from him. All in all though, I wanted to just make a horror movie that would fit perfectly in the 70’s and 80’s.

GLM: How did you come up with the story and the script for Nobody Gets Out Alive?

Nobody Gets Out Alive Jason Christopher 1Jason Christopher: I always had the idea of wanting to do a horror movie but wasn’t really sure what to do with the killer and stuff. Does he wear a mask? Is he inhuman?

My Dad died in a freak accident while he was at work when I was 17 years old. I was depressed, angry, and really didn’t want to do anything else with my life besides entertain people. I still could pull that off somehow. I was an entertainer since I was a in kindergarten. I would write stories then tell them to the class and stuff, got older was a jokester, played in a few bands up until I was 17 and my Dad held those bands together, once he died, what was I going to do with my life?

I’m honestly not good at many things, haha. So, once my Dad passed, I started typing away on the script. I wanted to make a father, Hunter Isth, who loses everything in his life and now just doesn’t give a shit. He kills, that’s his motive. It was perfect because at first: Michael was human and Jason was pretty much human, then they went off onto these inhuman boring characters where everyone lost interest. So, I wanted to make Hunter Isth human, he’s a real dude. He even has a monologue in the middle of the flick that makes the audience root for him instead of the kids being chased down.

GLM: What was the scariest moment during film making? What was the happiest moment during film making? What was your favorite part of the entire film-making process?

Nobody Gets Out Alive Jason Christopher 2Jason Christopher: The scariest moment was not knowing what the hell I was doing. I mean, I had a gist of what I was doing, but the first day of filming I was a little confused, haha. By lunch, I knew what was going on. I didn’t go to college, I’m a hands-on type of kid.

But being on set, learning pre production, principle, post, selling a movie all of that junk that goes into it… I would have NEVER got the teaching I got there if I went to college. The happiest moment was definitely seeing it happen. I wrote this script when I was 17 and finally seeing it come together when I was 22, I was amazed and so stoked. I couldn’t be happier today, being sold – coming out in stores… I’m very excited/happy/nervous/grateful. My favorite parts would be – writing/directing/editing. You write the flick with a vision. You direct it and see that vision come to life. After that you edit it and it’s your last draft of your script. It’s a beautiful thing.

GLM: What do you want horror fans to feel when watching this film? And what do you want to say to the fans before they watch Nobody Gets Out Alive?

Jason Christopher: I want the fans, the people who watch the flick, the people who have NO clue what they’re getting into – to just watch the flick with an open mind. There’s something for everyone, the first 34 minutes is damn close to a comedy flick and then after that 35 minute mark, it’s a total 180 and becomes a full blown out slasher flick.

If you want to get technical, that monologue scene (done phenomenally by Brian Gallagher) is like watching a drama movie. There’s everything in this! Don’t watch it, thinking I’m making fresh bread or something, I wasn’t trying to do that. I mean, there’s a few things that are different from a typical horror movie but I’m not trying to wow people on a different level. Just watch the movie with an open mind and the love of horror flicks.

Nobody Gets Out Alive is available on Amazon, Redbox, Netflix, and Video on Demand starting this Tuesday, February 26 through Image Entertainment.

Check out the Nobody Gets Out Alive Facebook page here.

Kiss of the Damned Poster

•February 20, 2013 • Leave a Comment

Kiss of the Damned tells the story of a beautiful vampiress and the handsome human screenwriter who romantically pursues her. Like most romantic entanglements with humans, this love story is threatened and somehow the vampiric community is in danger.

Another vampire love story, we never seem to tire of eternal love, especially when coupled with the viciousness of vampires.

Kiss Of The Damned Film Poster

Kiss of the Damned will be available on iTunes and On Demand on Thursday, March 28, and in theaters on Friday, May 3.

Beautiful vampire Djuna (Josephine de La Baume) tries to resist the advances of the handsome, human screenwriter Paolo (Milo Ventimiglia), but eventually gives in to their passion. When her troublemaker sister Mimi (Roxane Mesquida) unexpectedly comes to visit, Djuna’s love story is threatened, and the whole vampire community becomes endangered…

Live Chat with The ABCs of Death Producers and Directors

•February 19, 2013 • Leave a Comment

You have a chance to get your answers from 17 directors and producers from the film The ABCs of Death with this opportunity to live chat with them.

Director and producers from The ABCs of Death participating in reddit AMA live chat include: Nacho Vigalondo (A is for Apocalypse), Adrian Garcia Bogliano (B is for Bigfoot), Ernesto Diaz Espinoza (C is for Cycle), Marcel Sarmiento (D is for Dogfight), Thomas Malling (H is for Hydro-Electric Diffusion), Jorge Michel Grau (I is for Ingrown), Simon Rumley (P is for Pressure), Adam Wingard (Q is for Quack), Srdjan Spasojevic (R is for Removed), Lee Hardcastle (T is for Toilet), Ben Wheatley (U is for Unearthed), Kaare Andrews (V is for Vagitus), Jon Schnepp (W is for WTF), Xavier Gens (X is for XXL), Jason Eisener (Y is for Youngbuck), Ant Timpson (co-producer), and Tim League (co-producer).

Join the chat tomorrow, February 20, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. PST on reddit.

Simply log in to reddit and leave your comment to receive answers in real time.


•February 19, 2013 • Leave a Comment

SPIDERS is a creature feature about giant mutant spiders. It immediately creeps me out. I am not a fan of the eight-legged creatures. Shudders. The film tells the story of a transit supervisor and health inspector attempting to save their daughter and prevent the creation of a massive army of killing spiders. Not a fan of spiders, but it’s a mutant beasty flick.

The film was released theatrically and on premium video on demand on February 8.

SPIDERS will be available on DVD, Blue-ray (3D and 2D), and video on demand on Tuesday, March 12.

SPIDERS centers on mutant spiders that fall to earth from a disabled Soviet space station. With New York City threatened to be overrun, it’s up to transit supervisor Jason Cole and health inspector Rachel Cole to save their daughter and prevent the colossal Queen Spider from uniting with her eggs and creating an army of massive killer spiders.