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THE BIRD WITH THE CRYSTAL PLUMAGE (1970) – Episode 190 – Decades Of Horror 1970s

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Release Date: 06/07/2023

THE BOOGEY MAN (1980) – Episode 260 – Decades Of Horror 1980s show art THE BOOGEY MAN (1980) – Episode 260 – Decades Of Horror 1980s

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“Your mother, did she date other men?” Define “date.” Join your faithful Grue Crew – Crystal Cleveland, Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, and Jeff Mohr – as they try to figure out Ulli Lomel’s version of  (1980). Decades of Horror 1980s Episode 260 – The Boogey Man (1980) Join the Crew on the Gruesome Magazine YouTube channel! Subscribe today! Click the alert to get notified of new content! Gruesome Magazine is partnering with the WICKED HORROR TV CHANNEL () which now includes video episodes of Decades of Horror 1980s and is available on Roku, AppleTV, Amazon...

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“I’m surprised you haven’t figured it out. Edie, don’t you see? I am an alien too.” After all, isn’t everyone waiting for the mothership? Join your faithful Grue Crew – Doc Rotten, Bill Mulligan, Chad Hunt, and Jeff Mohr – as they consume the cheesy goodness of Don Dohler’s  (1978). Decades of Horror 1970s Episode 216 – The Alien Factor (1978) Join the Crew on the Gruesome Magazine YouTube channel! Subscribe today! And click the alert to get notified of new content! Decades of Horror 1970s is partnering with the WICKED HORROR TV CHANNEL () which now...

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CURSE OF THE CRIMSON ALTAR (1968, THE CRIMSON CULT) – Episode 178 – Decades Of Horror: The Classic Era show art CURSE OF THE CRIMSON ALTAR (1968, THE CRIMSON CULT) – Episode 178 – Decades Of Horror: The Classic Era

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“You both know the rules. No painting below the belt.” Is this a half-bodypainting party? Join this episode’s Grue-Crew – Chad Hunt and Jeff Mohr along with guest hosts Michael Zatz and Joseph Perry – as they discuss the horror icon-studded  (1968) from Tigon. Decades of Horror: The Classic Era Episode 178 – Curse of the Crimson Altar (1968) Join the Crew on the Gruesome Magazine YouTube channel! Subscribe today! And click the alert to get notified of new content! ANNOUNCEMENT Decades of Horror The Classic Era is partnering with THE CLASSIC SCI-FI MOVIE...

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“I’m sorry… I was having an hallucination…” That explains a lot! Join your faithful Grue Crew – Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, Jeff Mohr, and guest host Scott Wells – as they take in Alejandro Jodorowsky’s  (1989), a disarming film tattooed with symbolism … including the disarming part. Decades of Horror 1980s Episode 259 – Santa Sangre (1989) Join the Crew on the Gruesome Magazine YouTube channel! Subscribe today! Click the alert to get notified of new content! Gruesome Magazine is partnering with the WICKED HORROR TV CHANNEL () which now includes video...

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“When will they come? When will they come? When will they come and set us free?” Who are “they?” Who are “us?” Free from what? Sheez, so many questions. Join your faithful Grue Crew – Doc Rotten, Bill Mulligan, Chad Hunt, and Jeff Mohr – as they visit the Farnham household for answers in  (1973). Decades of Horror 1970s Episode 215 – Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark (1973) Join the Crew on the Gruesome Magazine YouTube channel! Subscribe today! And click the alert to get notified of new content! Decades of Horror 1970s is partnering with the WICKED HORROR TV...

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“I have just completed the final test on a beggar. I have given him the serum XX-34 in the center of his neck and he died. But immediately, I injected the antidote and he returned to life. … After that, death is inevitable. I succeeded and now I can make any living being into a zombie. I can create soulless slaves loyal only to my wishes.” Sign me up for some of the XX-34 stuff! Join this episode’s Grue-Crew – Chad Hunt and Jeff Mohr along with guest Chris Peters – as they discuss  (1966), a fun Mexican horror mashup. Decades of Horror: The Classic Era Episode 177...

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“You keep breeding in the same family long enough, something’s bound to snap.” Oh, snap! Join your faithful Grue Crew – Crystal Cleveland, Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, and Jeff Mohr – as they go to Oregon for the little-known slasher  (1981) from Jeff Lieberman. Decades of Horror 1980s Episode 258 – Just Before Dawn (1981) Join the Crew on the Gruesome Magazine YouTube channel! Subscribe today! Click the alert to get notified of new content! Gruesome Magazine is partnering with the WICKED HORROR TV CHANNEL () which now includes video episodes of Decades of Horror...

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“It is not heresy … and I will not recant!” But if you don’t recant, you can’t have any pudding. Join your faithful Grue Crew – Doc Rotten, Bill Mulligan, Chad Hunt, and Jeff Mohr along with guest host Gregory Crosby – as they take a trip to Hammer-land for  (1976), the last horror film from the original incarnation of Hammer. Decades of Horror 1970s Episode 214 – To the Devil… a Daughter (1976) Join the Crew on the Gruesome Magazine YouTube channel! Subscribe today! And click the alert to get notified of new content! Decades of Horror 1970s is partnering...

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AT MIDNIGHT I’LL TAKE YOUR SOUL (1964) – Episode 176 – Decades Of Horror: The Classic Era show art AT MIDNIGHT I’LL TAKE YOUR SOUL (1964) – Episode 176 – Decades Of Horror: The Classic Era

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“What is life? It is the beginning of death. What is death? It is the end of life! What is existence? It is the continuity of blood. What is blood? It is the reason to exist!” But what about that rash? Join this episode’s Grue-Crew – Chad Hunt, Daphne Monary-Ernsdorff, and Jeff Mohr along with guest host Gregory Crosby – as they discuss  (1964, À Meia Noite Levarei Sua Alma), Brazil’s first horror film and the first Coffin Joe film. Decades of Horror: The Classic Era Episode 176 – At Midnight I’ll Take Your Soul (1964) Join the Crew on the Gruesome...

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“We almost got our tuchus plunged!” Almost? Shoot, that would’ve made a perfect scene to go with the farting Muck Men. Join your faithful Grue Crew – Crystal Cleveland, Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, and Jeff Mohr – as they discuss  (1986)! Wait. Why haven’t we seen this before? Decades of Horror 1980s Episode 257 – Spookies (1986) Join the Crew on the Gruesome Magazine YouTube channel! Subscribe today! Click the alert to get notified of new content! Gruesome Magazine is partnering with the WICKED HORROR TV CHANNEL () which now includes video episodes of Decades...

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“Right! Bring in the perverts” They always make for a good police lineup. Join your faithful Grue Crew – Doc Rotten, Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, and Jeff Mohr – as they get their Giallo on with Dario Argento’s first shot at directing, The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1970).

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Episode 190 – The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1970)

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An American expatriate in Rome attempts to unmask a serial killer he witnessed in the act of attempted murder – and is now hunting him and his girlfriend.

 

With his first feature directorial effort, modern horror master Dario Argento immediately showed off his skill, precision, and artistry. Often looked upon as the rise in popularity for Giallo films, The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1970) would set the bar for all the pre-slasher killer mystery thrillers for over a decade even giving the father of the subgenre, Mario Bava (The Girl Who Too Much, 1963; Blood and Black Lace, 1964), a run for his money. While Argento adapts many influences into his first of a series of films known as the “Animal Trilogy,” along with The Cat o’ Nine Tails (1971) and Four Flies on Grey Velvet (1971), his film would in turn influence many films for decades to come. Some of those films would be directed by his peers such as Bava and Lucio Fulci. Others who would pay homage would be the likes of Carpenter and de Palma. Jeff, Doc, Bill, and Chad gather to discuss the film, its creators, and its mark on the genre.  

At the time of this writing, The Bird with the Crystal Plumage is available to stream on a multitude of streaming and PPV services including Kanopy, Tubi, Prime Video, and Screambox to name a few.  The film is also available as a Blu-ray and as a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray from Arrow Video.

Gruesome Magazine’s Decades of Horror 1970s is part of the Decades of Horror two-week rotation with The Classic Era and the 1980s. In two weeks, the next episode, chosen by Chad, will be The Dunwich Horror (1970). Yog-Sothoth, anyone?

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