Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 082: The Witch (2016) and The Sci-Fi Podcast Crossover Reviews of the Phantasm Franchise

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Boy(s and girls)! Welcome to HORROR MOVIE PODCAST, where we’re Dead Serious About Horror Movies… In this show, Jay of the Dead brings you a solocast Feature Review of The Witch (2016). And we welcome special guest Mattroid of The Sci-Fi Podcast for the first half of our Crossover Franchise Review of the Phantasm films. Here we discuss Phantasm (1979) and Phantasm II (1988). Join us!

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The Witch: A New England Folktale (2016) Written Horror Movie Review — by Jay of the Dead

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Note: This review DOES NOT contain spoilers.

Most people now understand that the horror of the Salem witch trials wasn’t that the accused were witches; the true horror is that the women who were executed were not witches, after all.

But writer-director Robert Eggers’s “The Witch” pre-dates the events of Salem, being set some 62 years prior in 1630, when it poses the question: What if an actual witch in the woods wreaked unthinkable evil to incite legitimate suspicions?

The film opens with a family embroiled in some court or community council that results in their disharmonious departure from the plantation. They set out on their own with plans to find a new home and re-establish themselves, according to their own principles. Continue reading

Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 081: Jay of the Dead’s Horror T&A (Tone & Assignment of Genre) and Intruders (2016) and Indigenous (2016) and The Boy (2016) and Green Room (2016)

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You’re listening to HORROR MOVIE PODCAST, where we’re Dead Serious About Horror Movies… This is Episode 081, a Frankensteinian show, where we bring you a manic mix of horror-related topics and reviews. In this episode, Jay of the Dead unveils his very controversial, but very bold, new approach to determining whether a film is a horror movie by assessing its tone (T) and assignment (A). Hence, “Jay’s Horror T&A.” (It’s the best I could come up with so far; please help with a better, catchier title.) We also bring you some recent highlights from horror news, as well as several mini reviews of 2015 and 2016 horror films. Join us! Continue reading

Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 080: Three Dudes Talk About Horror and the Upcoming Horror Movies of 2016

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This is HORROR MOVIE PODCAST, where we’re Dead Serious About Horror Movies… Welcome to Episode 080. Longtime listeners may find this particular episode to be a little unusual for HMP because we spend much of the time simply talking about horror, rather than reviewing movies. Naturally, we discuss a few horror flicks, but you can think of this show as a few friends just hanging out, talking about the genre they love as the new year gets rolling. To this end, we chat about the Upcoming Horror Films of 2016, which leads to a couple of predictions and some discussion of our most anticipated picks. Join us! Continue reading

Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 079: The Top 10 Horror Movies of 2015 With BillChete of Horror On The Go

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Happy New Year’s Eve, horror fans, and welcome to Episode 079 of HORROR MOVIE PODCAST, where we’re Dead Serious About Horror Movies… This show is a special cooperative production with Horror On The Go, an Internet audio broadcast hosted by horror podcasting legend, BillChete, who is a longtime veteran horror movie critic, connoisseur, personality, DJ and host. In this fateful, year-in-review episode, Jay of the Dead, Wolfman Josh and BillChete each bring you their Top 10 Horror Movies of 2015. But more importantly, we have also calculated the Top 10 Horror Movies of 2015 from the collective HMP listenership! So, you’re getting four great Top 10 lists, as well as some other various 2015 lists!


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Jay and Wolfman also bring you an HMP 2015: Year in Review, in which they discuss the many highlights of this podcast during 2015. And finally, Dr. Walking Dead Kyle Bishop returns to hear Jay’s theory about a real-life zombie plague that Jay believes is upon us. This is a must-listen episode. (And by the way, if you love counting down these end-of-the-year lists, then please join Jay over on his sister show, Movie Podcast Weekly, for The Top 10 Movies of 2015 for all genres! Join us! Continue reading

Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 078: Christmas Horror (2015 edition)

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Merry Christmas and happy Winter Solstice 2015 from your friends here on HORROR MOVIE PODCAST, where we’re Dead Serious About Christmas Horror Movies… This is Episode 078, where your hosts bring you a discussion about Christmas’s own monster, Krampus!

In this episode, we’re making merry and spirits are bright as Dr. Shock drinks some “Mad Elf” beer while we bring you Feature Reviews of Krampus (2015) and A Christmas Horror Story (2015) and Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2010). We also bring you our creepy new segment about real-life horror stories! Pour some egg nog or apple cider and join us!

Coming up next time: Mark your calendars! Releasing on WEDNESDAY, December 30, 2015, we’re bringing your Horror Movie Podcast’s Top 10 Horror Movies of 2015 with special guest BillChete, who shares his annually, highly anticipated list, as well as the Top 10 horror movies of the HMP community! Don’t miss it! Continue reading

Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 077: “At Your Mercy” Listener Picks – The Shrine (2010) and Xtro (1982)

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Welcome to HORROR MOVIE PODCAST, where we’re Dead Serious About Horror Movies… In Episode 077, we bring you Volume 2 of our “At Your Mercy” listener picks show, where Jay of the Dead and Wolfman Josh each bring you a Feature Review of The Shrine (2010), recommended by RedCap Jack, and Xtro (1982), recommended by David. Thanks for sending us your recommendations, and thanks for listening.

This episode is dedicated to Jason Dragon, RedCap Jack, Sal Roma and ChrisExcess.

Horror Movie Podcast is a bi-weekly show that’s released every other 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 voicemails, so call in with more recommendations and comments at this number: (801) 382-8789 Thanks for listening to Horror Movie Podcast! Continue reading

Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 076: Crimson Peak (2015) and We Are Still Here (2015) and Stung (2015) and The Final Girls (2015)

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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…

Horror Movie Podcast is 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

Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 075: The Green Inferno (2015) and Bone Tomahawk (2015) and Cannibals in Horror Cinema

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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

Happy Halloween!

PETER STRAIN HALLOWEENWell, 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.
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