Episode 076 of HORROR MOVIE PODCAST features, what Jay of the Dead believe is, our scariest, real-life horror campfire tale yet: “Virginia’s Handyman.” A must-listen! Wolfman Josh recounts the true-life tale of Virginia’s Handyman! We double-dog dare you to listen to this story while lying in bed in the dark. You’ll have to turn on a light! If you couldn’t tell already, this is another of our Frankensteinian episodes, where we bring you a manic mix of reviews, including Crimson Peak (2015) and The Final Girls (2015) and We Are Still Here (2015) and Stung (2015), among others. You don’t want to miss this one! Trust us…
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Welcome to HORROR MOVIE PODCAST, where we’re Dead Serious About Horror Movies. This is Episode 075, another themed episode, where we discuss Cannibals in Horror Cinema and dissect the horrors of the other white meat. We begin with our usual, in-depth discussion and analysis of the theme itself and a number of notable film entries to the sub-genre. And we conclude with two Feature Reviews of recent entries Bone Tomahawk (2015) and Eli Roth’s The Green Inferno (2015). Join us, or we’ll eat you! Continue reading →
Well, we actually did it, horror fans. 31 Days of Halloween! Wolfman Josh here, BTW. Thanks mostly to Dave “Dr. Shock” Becker, who does this every single day of his life over on DVDinfatuation.com (so impressive), we brought you a horror review a day for the entire month of October along with our weekly podcasts covering the Nightmare on Elm Street Franchise in its entirety. Huge “thank you” to everyone else who participated! It’s been fun.
Dave wrote another amazing reviewing of another fascinating film today (read it here if you haven’t yet), but I also wanted to post this incredible piece of Halloween artwork from HMP listener Peter Strain. Peter is a talented illustrator from Belfast, U.K. and, as it would happen, is big fan of Horror Movie Podcast. Continue reading →
“Keeping in tune with the Halloween season, I thought I’d take a look at a real-life horror story, one that occurred right in my own backyard.
If I hop into my car, I can be in Boyertown, Pennsylvania, in a matter of minutes. I know because I’ve made the trip many times since we moved to the area a dozen years ago. Both of my sons attended Boyertown Area High School (one still does, in fact), and for the last decade or so, my youngest has been active in Boyertown’s Little League Baseball program. Continue reading →
Happy Halloween! It is the eve of every horror fan’s favorite holiday: October 30, 2015, which also happens to be the anniversary of the launch of The Weekly Horror Movie Podcast, back in 2011. Welcome to our fifth and final episode of our NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET FRANCHISE coverage. You’re listening to the one, the only HORROR MOVIE PODCAST, where we’re Dead Serious About Horror Movies… You’re damn right.
This is Episode 074, and in this show, we bring you brief discussions of Freddy vs. Jason (2003), which we have already covered back in HMP Ep. 046. We also briefly chat about the documentary Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy (2010). And as promised, we bring you an in-depth, Feature Review of the infamous remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010). Continue reading →
“Psycho II was one of those movies I used to watch every time it played on cable TV (the month it premiered, I’m betting I saw it six times all the way through, and at least that many more in bits and pieces). Being a Hitchcock fan from an early age, I had already seen Psycho when this 1983 sequel was released, but for a while there, I was a lot more familiar with Psycho II than I was the classic original.
After two decades in a mental institution, Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins) is declared mentally sane by the courts, and despite the protests of Lila Loomis (Vera Miles), sister of Norman’s last victim, Marion Crane, he’s released back into the world. Continue reading →
“After the visceral brutality of The Last House on the Left and The Hills Have Eyes, director Wes Craven cooled things down a bit with 1981’s Deadly Blessing, a psychological horror movie in which a recent widow finds herself caught between a religious sect and an unknown evil that’s terrorizing her small community.
Though happy on their farm, Jim (Douglas Barr) and Martha Schmidt (Maren Jensen) occasionally have run-ins with the Hittites, a deeply religious society that owns most of the land in the area. Jim himself was once a Hittite, and his father Isaiah (Ernest Borgnine) is the group’s spiritual leader (Jim was shunned by his family when he married the “outsider” Martha, whom he met in college). Continue reading →
“Georgetown, 1990. A college rowing team practices in the early morning hours, while miles away, an unseen force breaks through the front door of a church, causing such havoc that the eyes on a Jesus statue, which is hanging from a crucifix, open up wide. Then there’s the dream sequence, in which an unnamed narrator walks a darkened street, then falls down a long flight of stairs. Suddenly, we switch to an ocean view, with several search helicopters flying overhead, a scene enhanced by the inclusion of the now-familiar tune, Tubular Bells.
These are a few of the images that dance across the screen during the opening credits of writer / director William Peter Blatty’s The Exorcist III, and what amazed me was that in less than five minutes, this 1990 film was already more intriguing than the entirety of Exorcist II: The Heretic! Continue reading →
Haunter is a 2013 film (with a terrible title) directed by Vincenzo Natali that stars Abigail Breslin, Peter Outerbridge and Stephen McHattie. The film premiered at SXSW in 2013 and was distributed by IFC Midnight later that year for the Halloween season.
The movie opens in the ’80s with Abigail Breslin playing a suburban teen I’d have loved to hang out with, what with her Bowie, Joy Division and Cure posters on the wall and draped in a kind of haunting Siouxsie and the Banshees t-shirt. We soon realize that Breslin’s character, Lisa Johnson, is stuck in some sort of time loop that only she seems to be aware of. As she goes through her daily routine (on the eve of her sweet sixteen) of practicing her clarinet to Peter and the Wolf (I had this exact same recording as a kid), eating her mom’s homemade mac & cheese for lunch and watching Murder She Wrote each evening with her family (this is my kind of family), I started feeling like this was a world in which I wouldn’t mind being trapped. But Lisa Johnson is, of course, less enthused as there is clearly something eerie going on here. Continue reading →
Frankenstein 1970 marked the first time in 14 years that Boris Karloff appeared in a movie with “Frankenstein” in the title (the last being 1944’s House of Frankenstein, in which he played Doctor Niemann). In fact, it was the last Frankenstein movie he’d ever make, and as I sat watching it, I couldn’t help but wish he had turned the part down.