Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 063: A Horror Fan’s Plea to Jason Blum and Blumhouse Productions or: “Jay of the Dead’s 13 Principles for Making an Effective Horror Film”

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This episode is dedicated to Producer Jason Blum.

In this unusual edition of HORROR MOVIE PODCAST, where we’re Dead Serious About Horror Movies, Jay of the Dead attempts to save the future of horror cinema by delivering an open letter-style address to Producer Jason Blum of Blumhouse Productions, arguably the most important Producer in horror today, in hopes that he will listen to this episode and consider implementing these good-natured suggestions to improve the overall quality of his future productions.

The Background: Last weekend, Jay saw the latest paranormal, found-footage Blumhouse flick called “The Gallows,” and its utter failure as a quality horror film inspired Jay to finally openly express his concerns with the direction of contemporary horror cinema and to publicly provide a list of foundational filmmaking tips that he calls, “Jay of the Dead’s 13 Principles for Making an Effective Horror Film.”

Jay and Josh conclude the show with Feature Reviews of two of the most recent Blumhouse Productions, “The Gallows” and “Creep.” If you’re Dead Serious About Horror Movies,” this is a must-listen! Join us! Continue reading

Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 062: EAT (2014) and Catacombs (2007)

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Welcome to Episode 062 of HORROR MOVIE PODCAST, where we’re Dead Serious About Horror Movies… All four of your official hosts — Dr. Walking Dead, Dr. Shock, Wolfman Josh and Jay of the Dead — are here to bring you another Frankensteinian episode.

In this show, we bring you Feature reviews of the auto-cannibalism Gorror film EAT (2014) and the scary underground Paris movie, Catacombs (2007). Jay is also joined by Kyle for a Beastly Freaks review; Josh tries Jay’s patience with IndieWire’s Top 25 Horror Films of the New Millennium, and Dave tells us about a fallen angel film that really isn’t as horrific as it’s cracked-up to be. We also have some listener feedback, and a new, official HMP segment called “Campfire Tales: Totally True Tales of Terror.” Join us!

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Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 061: Grizzly Zone – Blood in the Air and Killer Bears

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Welcome to the Grizzly Zone of HORROR MOVIE PODCAST, where we’re Dead Serious About Horror Movies… In this story-filled episode, your hosts talk about killer bears and their movie entries in the Horror genre. We bring you two new Feature Reviews of Backcountry (2015) and Into the Grizzly Maze (2015). And since this is a killer animals (aka Beastly Freaks) episode, later on we discuss whether the new Jurassic World (2015) is a Horror film. This episode also has a number of wild stories from your hosts and special guest Kill Bill Kill (aka William Rowan Jr., aka Solo) of The Sci-Fi Podcast. Join us, if you can bear it!

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Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 060: Wolfman Josh’s State of the Werewolf Address

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Welcome to Episode 060 of HORROR MOVIE PODCAST, where we’re Dead Serious About Horror Movies… In this special werewolf-themed episode, Wolfman Josh goes solo to bring you Feature Reviews of Late Phases (2014), Wer (2014), WolfCop (2015) and “Wolves” (2015). Josh also brings us his State of the Werewolf Address. Werewolf fans, this has been a long time coming!

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Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 059: Hollywood Horror — Starry Eyes (2014) and Madhouse (1974)

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In case you are unaware… This is HORROR MOVIE PODCAST, where we’re Dead Serious About Horror Movies… For Episode 059, Jay of the Dead, Wolfman Josh, Dr. Shock and Dr. Walking Dead bring you a Mini Themed episode on HOLLYWOOD HORROR… In essence, we discuss Hollywood as a backdrop or setting for horror. To this end, we bring you two Feature Reviews of Starry Eyes (2014) and Madhouse (1974).

Then at the end of the show, as a little bonus, of sorts, we have a scandal to discuss with you: The New York Times’s Best 1,000 films… You’ll never believe how many out of 1,000 films were horror, and the only thing that will shock you more than a couple of The New York Times’s inclusions is its egregious omissions… Don’t miss it! Continue reading

Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 058: The Infected Narrative and 28 Days Later (2002) and 28 Weeks Later (2007)

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Hi, and welcome to HORROR MOVIE PODCAST, where we’re Dead Serious About Horror Movies… In Episode 058, your hosts Jay of the Dead, Wolfman Josh and Dr. Walking Dead bring you another one of our Themed episode where we discuss The Infected Narrative. We also bring you Feature Reviews of 28 Days Later (2002) and 28 Weeks Later (2007). Join us!

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Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 057: Insidious: Chapter 3 (2015) and The Canal (2014) and Paranormal Movie Trends and a Tribute to Christopher Lee

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Welcome to Episode 057 of HORROR MOVIE PODCAST, where we’re Dead Serious About Horror Movies… In this show, Wolfman Josh and Dr. Shock are back with Jay of the Dead to bring you another Frankensteinian episode featuring “Insidious: Chapter 3″ and a discussion of the paranomal movie trend in mainstream horror. The Wolfman then reviews “The Canal” and brings you a paranormal Wolfman’s Got Nards pick from 1988. And Dr. Shock brings us his Classic Horror Actor Spotlight.

Episode 057 is also special because we introduce the new Horror Movie Podcast artwork by Trump Widdop. Join us for this episode!

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Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 056: Maggie (2015) and Dr. Walking Dead’s State of the Zombie Address

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Welcome to Episode 056 of HORROR MOVIE PODCAST, where we’re Dead Serious About Horror Movies… In this zombie-related episode, our esteemed co-host Dr. Walking Dead is here with his zombie expertise to help Jay of the Dead Feature Review the arthouse zombie film “Maggie” (2015), and Kyle also brings us his State of the Zombie Address. You don’t want to miss this one — especially if you’re a zombie lover!

Pre-order Kyle’s new book! How Zombies Conquered Popular Culture: The Multifarious Walking Dead in the 21st Century

Jay of the Dead also recommends Kyle’s first book: American Zombie Gothic

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Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 055: Poltergeist (1982) vs. Poltergeist (2015)

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We’re here! Welcome to HORROR MOVIE PODCAST, where we’re Dead Serious About Horror Movies… This is Episode 055. In this special VERSUS episode, Jay of the Dead, Dr. Shock and Dr. Walking Dead review the original Poltergeist from 1982, and then Jay and Kyle bring you an in-depth review of the new Poltergeist remake from 2015.

This episode may be the most extensive film analysis ever recorded about “Poltergeist,” clocking in at more than 3 hours! We talk a little bit about what Jay of the Dead calls “Nostalgia Bias,” and Dr. Walking Dead discusses the fascinating, parallel relationship between “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” and the original “Poltergeist.”

But be warned: We reveal major plot spoilers for both “Poltergeist” movies, as well as the 1986 sequel. Join us!

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Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 054: The Thing From Another World (1951) vs. John Carpenter’s The Thing (1982) vs. The Thing (2011)

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Who goes there? It appears to be Episode 054 of HORROR MOVIE PODCAST, where we’re Dead Serious About Horror Movies… On this show, we’re bringing you and EPIC “Versus” episode where we review all three version of THE THING. And we’re joined by special guests Kill Bill Kill and Mattroid from The SciFi Podcast (A must-listen!) Join us! Thanks for listening.

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Horror Movie Podcast is now a weekly show that’s released every Friday. If you’d like to support our show, please subscribe to our podcast free in iTunes, and leave us a review! And remember, we love getting your voice mails, so call in with more recommendations and comments at this number: (801) 382-8789 Thanks for listening to Horror Movie Podcast! Continue reading