Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 023: Doc of the Dead (2014) and Dark Night of the Scarecrow (1981)

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This is HORROR MOVIE PODCAST — dammit! — where we’re Dead Serious About Horror Movies… In Episode 023, for the first time ever, we have all four official HMP hosts present: Jay of the Dead, Wolfman Josh, Dr. Shock and Dr. Walking Dead (Kyle Bishop). We bring you an in-depth, Feature Review of a 2014 documentary about zombies called “Doc of the Dead,” which showcases our very own Kyle Bishop as a talking head zombie expert. So, you’ll get to hear Dr. Walking Dead’s additional insights about this movie, as well as Wolfman Josh’s comments from a documentary filmmaker’s perspective. Jay of the Dead also brings you a Feature Review of the TV movie “Dark Night of the Scarecrow” from 1981. Join us!

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In Memoriam: A Tribute to Marilyn Burns, Our Greatest Final Girl

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by Jay of the Dead

Flying east on a plane at 37,000 feet, we’ve hit “a rough patch” of turbulence, and I can actually see fear on the faces of my fellow passengers. Oddly, these scared faces call to mind actress Marilyn Burns, who has been in my thoughts since her death two days ago in Houston, Texas. She was 65.

Marilyn Burns was the greatest scream queen the horror genre has ever known. Her debut performance as Sally Hardesty in Tobe Hooper’s “The Texas Chain Saw Massacre” (1974) remains an unparalleled portrayal of profound terror, the kind of terror a real-life victim would feel if death were actually befalling her. Continue reading

Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 022: Ben Ketai’s Beneath (2014) and No Vacancy (2014) and Larry Fessenden’s Beneath (2013) and Aftershock (2013) and Husk (2011)

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Hi, and welcome to Episode 022 of HORROR MOVIE PODCAST, where we’re Dead Serious About Horror Movies… In this episode, you’ll get five Feature Reviews which include: Ben Ketai’s “Beneath,” “No Vacancy,” Larry Fessenden’s “Beneath,” “Aftershock” and “Husk.” Jay of the Dead also talks about the science of horror and a phenomenon called “approach aversion,” and he discusses mainstream film criticism and its relationship to horror. Don’t miss it!

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Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 021: The Proto-Slasher: Precursor to a Subgenre

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Welcome to another OFFICIAL episode of HORROR MOVIE PODCAST, where we’re Dead Serious About Horror Movies… This is Episode 021 — Wolfman Josh’s theme — which is the Proto-Slasher film! We explore this topic and examine four important proto-slasher films with in-depth reviews, ratings and recommendations. In this episode, we also bring you a Feature Review of “The Purge: Anarchy” (2014), which is currently in theaters. Thanks for listening!

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Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 020: Deliver Us From Evil (2014) and Horror on the Fourth of July

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Better late than never! We’re finally bringing you HORROR MOVIE PODCAST, Episode 020 a week behind schedule… Sorry! Jay of the Dead’s computer died, and we were delayed a week from our anticipated July 4, 2014 release. To celebrate Independence Day, we put together an episode of “Horror on the Fourth of July.” Wolfman Josh and Jay of the Dead also bring you a review of “Deliver Us From Evil” (2014). Join us! Thanks for listening.

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“Deliver Us From Evil” (2014) Movie Review

Preface from Jay of the Dead: Where is Episode 020?
Horror Movie Podcast, Episode 020 was due to release on July 4, 2014. But on my birthday, July 2, my computer died just two hours before we were going to record the show. Long story short: You will still get Episode 020 in all its glory, but unfortunately, it will release a week late: next Friday, July 11, 2014. The good news? Episode 021 will release the following Friday, July 18, and it’s another themed episode! Our apologies for the week-long delay, but we’ll be back on schedule soon. It’s especially frustrating because Episode 020 is a “Horror on the Fourth of July”-themed episode that was intended to be released on July 4. So, in order to cover the newest horror films in theaters, Jay of the Dead has gone “old school” and provided you a written movie review of “Deliver Us From Evil” below.

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Deliver Us From Evil (2014) Movie Review

Review by Jay of the Dead
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The Premise:
In real life, New York City police officer Ralph Sarchie spent most of his career dividing his time between typical police work for the department and his other work as a demonologist who investigated cases of possession and helped perform exorcisms — again, in real life — I’m not making this stuff up. In 2001, he co-wrote a book with Lisa Collier Cool called “Beware the Night” about his experiences with true crimes associated directly with demonic influences. Some of Sarchie’s chronicles described in this book have been adapted to film by horror director Scott Derrickson and Paul Harris Boardman. And that film, “Deliver Us From Evil,” was released in theaters on July 2, 2014. Continue reading

Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 019: Willow Creek (2014) and The Siege Narrative

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Barricade your doors and board up your windows, because for HORROR MOVIE PODCAST, Episode 019, we’ll be discussing The Siege Narrative. To help us examine this story type, Jay of the Dead, Dr. Shock and Wolfman Josh broadly discuss “Night of the Living Dead,” “Maximum Overdrive,” “Tremors” and “The Mist.” But before we jump into the theme of this episode, Wolfman Josh and Jay of the Dead bring you an in-depth Feature Review of Bobcat Goldthwait’s found footage Bigfoot movie “Willow Creek” (2014).

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 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. 018: Sometimes Horror Is About the Absence of Peace

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Episode 018 of HORROR MOVIE PODCAST is a two-hander with Jay of the Dead and Dr. Shock. (Wolfman Josh was in flight and en route as we were recording.) So, this is another motley mix of Frankensteinian fun. And we’ll just ask ahead of time: Forgive us for spending so much time giggling about terrible movies… It’s a weakness of ours. Remember Jan-Gel?

Be sure to vote on Dr. Shock’s provocative poll question below:

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Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 017: Pudgy Godzilla, Blood Glacier and Eating Bananas While Crying

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Rrrarrrrr! It’s GODZILLA time on HORROR MOVIE PODCAST, so prepare for an epic battle … Not a battle between Mothra and Godzilla, but a tag-team battle between Wolfman Josh and Dr. Shock — versus — Jay of the Dead and guest host One Sick Puppy from the Dead as Hell Horror Podcast. We also bring you a review of another 2014 film called “Blood Glacier,” and much more. Join us!

Be sure to vote on our two poll questions below. Thanks!

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 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. 016: The Sacrament (2014) and Contracted (2013) and We Are What We Are (2013) and Lizzie Borden Took an Ax (2014)

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Jay of the Dead considers Episode 016 of HORROR MOVIE PODCAST to be one of his favorites so far! During this show, we bring you Feature Reviews of Ti West’s brand new film, “The Sacrament” (2014), as well as in-depth reviews of “Contracted” (2013), “We Are What We Are” (2013) and “Lizzie Borden Took an Ax” (2014). Dr. Shock could not make it for this episode, so it’s just a two-hander between Wolfman Josh and Jay of the Dead, but we still think you’ll dig it. Thanks for joining us!

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 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