Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 089: Horror Shorts and an Interview With Nicholas Peterson

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Welcome to HORROR MOVIE PODCAST, where we’re Dead Serious About Horror Movies… In Episode 089, Jay of the Dead needed to take the week off again (this time to help out over on the Geek Cast Live Podcast), but not to worry… Jay has left this episode of HMP in the capable hands of Dr. Shock and Wolfman Josh, who bring you a discussion of short-form horror cinema.

Wolfman Josh also welcomes filmmaker Nicholas Peterson back to the podcast to explore the career of a short horror film director. Nick also tells us about some of his favorite shorts.

Lastly, Dave and Josh give you their Top 5 Horror Shorts lists.

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!
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Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 088: Bottom of the Bargain Bin Blind-Buy Horror Flicks, Revisiting Green Room (2016), and an Interview With Nicholas Peterson

HMP Horror Bargain BinIt’s time to dive into the bargain bin with us this week on HORROR MOVIE PODCAST, where we’re Dead Serious About Horror Movies… In Episode 088, Jay of the Dead, Dr. Shock and Wolfman Josh bring you another hodge-podged, Frankensteinian episode to discuss some of their favorite “blind buys” from gas stations and video stores around the country, often based on outlandish movie titles or cover art. Jay also takes this opportunity to float a new term that he refers to as “Basement Horror.”

Wolfman Josh also welcomes filmmaker Nicholas Peterson to the podcast to explore the evolution of a working filmmaker’s career and talk about his new animated horror short Sticky Fingers, which he is currently promoting on Kickstarter.

Finally, Jay of the Dead adds his take on Green Room (2016),  for a spoiler-filled review with the Wolfman. Josh has previously released a non-spoiler podcast review of the film with guest Kill Bill Kill in HMP Episode 81. Continue reading

Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 087: Comedy of Terrors

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It finally happened… A themed episode on Horror Comedies. Welcome to Episode 087 of HORROR MOVIE PODCAST, where we’re a little less Serious About Horror Movies this week… By popular request, we honor our listeners by this three-hour exploration of the Horror Comedy sub-genre spectrum. We also bring you Feature Reviews of Dead Alive (1992) and Slither (2006), as well as our TOP 10 HORROR COMEDIES lists — including a list from the hive-mind of our collective, HMP listenership! A must-listen (even if you don’t love horror comedy)!

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Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 086: H.P. Lovecraft 101: An Introduction with Re-Animator (1985) and Castle Freak (1995) and Dagon (2001)

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You’re listening to HORROR MOVIE PODCAST, where we’re Dead Serious About Horror Movies… In Episode 086, our Elder God, Jay of the Dead, is absent while our Outer God, Wolfman Josh, and The Great Old One, Dr. Shock, improvise with an introduction to one of history’s most influential names in horror: H.P. Lovecraft. Nearly Lovecraft-illiterate themselves, Dave and Josh welcome horror scholar Carl Sederholm to the podcast to talk about the influence of H.P. Lovecraft on contemporary horror as well as tease his new book, The Age of Lovecraft. Dave and Josh also review three of the most prominent Lovecraft adaptations, all from Director Stuart Gordon and Writer Dennis Paoli, Re-Animator (1985), Castle Freak (1995) and Dagon (2001).

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!
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Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 085: The Invitation (2016) and Dracula (1931) vs. Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)

HMP The Invitation DraculaIn Episode 085 of HORROR MOVIE PODCAST, we bring you another Frankensteinian episode. First, Wolfman and Dr. Shock bring you another Universal Monsters VERSUS segment, when they Feature Review Dracula (1931) and Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992). Jay of the Dead and Wolfman Josh also bring you a Feature Review of a very effective, must-see Horror Thriller called The Invitation (2016) that hits theaters soon. Don’t miss it!

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. 084: Witchy Women (or Men Behaving Badly)

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A hex on all of you and your group paranoia! Welcome to HORROR MOVIE PODCAST, where we’re Dead Serious About Witch Movies? — Which Movies?Horror Movies… This is Episode 084, and our theme is Witchy Women (or Men Behaving Badly) — and this episode is no different: For one thing, we test to see if Dr. Shock is a witch. And in this show we also bring you Feature Reviews of Witchfinder General (1968) (aka The Conqueror Worm) and Mark of the Devil (1970) (aka Hexen bis aufs Blut gequält) and adding Wolfman Josh’s take for a spoiler-filled review of The Witch (2016). (Jay of the Dead has previously released a non-spoiler podcast review of “The Witch,” as well as a full-length written movie review.) Pour some brew, and join us! Continue reading

Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 083: Frankenstein (1931) vs. Frankenstein (2016)

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IT’S ALIVE! Welcome to HORROR MOVIE PODCAST, where we’re Dead Serious About Horror Movies… This is Episode 083. In this ultimate Frankensteinian episode, Jay of the Dead, Dr. Shock and Wolfman review the original Frankenstein (1931) and compare and contrast it with the most recent telling of this classic story, this year’s Frankenstein (2016) from Bernard Rose (the director of Candyman). We also discuss Mary Shelley’s original novel and several other adaptations of her work, including Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein. Wolfman also brings you a mini-review of last year’s Victor Frankenstein and Doc brings you a special tribute to Béla Lugosi.

Caution: We reveal major plot spoilers for both “Frankenstein” movies, as well as the original novel and some other versions of this story. If that’s too much for you … well … you’ve been warned! Continue reading

NEXT WEEK: Frankenstein Versus THIS WEEK: Phantasm Continues

Hi Horror fans,

Yes, today (Friday, Feb. 26) was supposed to be the release date for HMP Ep. 083, but I genuinely lost track of which week we were in this month and messed up my calendaring. Totally my fault. Lame, I know, but an honest mistake. Forgive me.

Don’t forget to check out Part 2 of our Crossover Phantasm Franchise Review with our friends at The Sci Fi Podcast. Find the episode on the TSFP iTunes, Stitcher or at their website: thescifipodcast.com. Dave, Josh and I joined the conversation with Mattroid and Station! and it was a lot of fun.

We’ll bring you Ep. 083 next week: Friday, March 4 — A literal Frankensteinian episode, in that the main feature will be a “versus” episode between “Frankenstein” (1931) and “Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein” (1994). And then we hope to get back on schedule with another release the following Friday, March 11.

In the meantime, check out Dr. Shock’s movie review blog DVD Infatuation as well as some of the many great Movie Podcast Network shows, including Forgotten Flix Remembers, Geek Cast Live, Movie Podcast Weekly, Movie Stream Cast, Retro Movie Geek and The Sci Fi Podcast.

And if I may say so, this most recent Movie Podcast Weekly is quite entertaining and memorable, and we discuss a few horror movies, including an MPW review of “The Witch.” I’d be honored if you’d check it out.

Thanks,
Jay of the Dead

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!

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

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

The Witch Poster 3Note: 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