Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 065: Scream (1996) – Franchise Review – Part 1 of 3

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Our latest franchise review here at HORROR MOVIE PODCAST is a real scream! As promised, we are bringing you the long-awaited three-part SCREAM FRANCHISE REVIEW. Just like we did for the Halloween films back in October 2014 and the Friday the 13th films back in February of 2015, we’re giving you in-depth analysis of the entire franchise, including all four movies and the new MTV series, starting with an epic discussion of Wes Craven and Kevin Williamson’s original Scream (1996).

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Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 064: The Found Footage Convention in Horror and an Interview With Eduardo Sánchez, Co-Director of The Blair Witch Project

Found Footage FinalHave you ever wanted to hear the HMP hosts analyze the found footage format for hours, and then interview the co-director of “The Blair Witch Project,” Eduardo Sánchez? Good. Otherwise, Episode 064 of HORROR MOVIE PODCAST will be disappointing for you, because that’s exactly our agenda!

This is a special themed episode where we explore The Found Footage Convention in Horror. You’ll get in-depth discussion of the filmmaking convention with special guest Michael Steinberg of FoundFootageCritic.com, feature reviews of two recent found footage films “The Taking of Deborah Logan” (2014) and “Evidence” (2013), and even some Top 5 Found Footage Films lists from your hosts!

And our main event is an interview with Filmmaker Eduardo Sánchez. Sánchez is best known for co-directing the found footage trailblazer “The Blair Witch Project” (1999) and directing the more recent found footage Bigfoot landmark “Exists” (2014), the paranormal found footage potboiler “Seventh Moon” (2008), and the short found footage zombie segment of “V/H/S 2” (2013), titled “A Ride in the Park.”

Sánchez has also directed more traditionally shot and structured films such as the criminally underrated alien invasion nail-biter “Altered” (2006) and the paranormal horror thriller “Lovely Molly” (2011).

This episode is 3 hours and 45 minutes! Join us!

“Found Footage always gets beat up. It’s like the bastard child of Horror.” — Filmmaker Eduardo Sánchez Continue reading

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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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