Take Horror Movie Podcast’s #DeadSeriousHorror Challenge

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#DEADSERIOUSHORROR CHALLENGE AT A GLANCE

1. CUSTOMIZE: Pick a movie and location combo that excites you or freaks you out!
2. RECORD: Take a video of yourself before, during or after your challenge (be honest)!
3. UPLOAD: Upload your video to social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc.)
4. TAG: Tag Horror Movie Podcast, when possible, and hashtag #deadserioushorror
5. SEND: Send your video to us via email to Jay at horrormoviepodcast@gmail.com for posting on the official HMP YouTube channel.

*Any #deadserioushorror challenge that puts you or others in danger is not endorsed by Horror Movie Podcast and will not be accepted as an entry or shared with our audience.

**A new winner will be selected each quarter

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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 Dr. Shock and Wolfman Josh bring you a fascinating 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.

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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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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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31 Days of Halloween — Day 26: Frankenstein 1970 (1958) — by Dr. Shock

Frankenstein1970Editor’s note: Dave “Dr. Shock” Becker is a host on Horror Movie Podcast and the Land of the Creeps horror podcast. He is also the mastermind behind DVDInfatuation.com, a movie review blog where he is watching and posting one review every day until he reaches at least 2,500 movie reviews. Follow Doc on Twitter: @DVDinfatuation.


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.

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31 Days of Halloween — Day 17: The Awakening (2012) — by Wolfman Josh

HMP AwakeningEditor’s note: Wolfman Josh is a host on Horror Movie Podcast and Movie Stream Cast. He is also a television producer and an award-winning documentary filmmaker. You can follow Josh on Twitter: @IcarusArts This review contains some carefully approached spoilers.


The Awakening starts out with one of the coolest séance scenes I’ve ever seen on film and it gets even cooler when, in somewhat Scooby Doo fashion (and I say that as a compliment), the movie’s heroin unmasks the supposed spiritualists to reveal them as charlatans and the séance as an elaborate fiction, concocted to relieve the desperate and grieving of their money.

The film stars Rebecca Hall (The Gift, The Town) as Florence Cathart, an author, a skeptic and a debunker of the paranormal. We get an extremely economic and effective introduction to Florence who, despite being a strong woman ahead of her time, is dealing with her own personal pain and tragedy. We learn that she is good at what she does and is both admired and reviled for it. And we learn all of this in a matter of minutes through the opening séance and the following scene at her home when Robert Mallory, played by Dominic West (McNulty from The Wire), shows up at her door asking for help with his ghost problem. It is clear from the start that The Awakening is strong technical filmmaking, that maintains an organic feel, and it has my undivided attention.

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31 Days of Halloween – Day 10: Mine Games (2014) – by Wolfman Josh

Mine GamesEditor’s note: Wolfman Josh is a host on Horror Movie Podcast and Movie Stream Cast. He is also a television producer and an award-winning documentary filmmaker. You can follow Josh on Twitter: @IcarusArts This review contains some carefully approached spoilers.


At the very least, Mine Games is a movie that lives up to its punny title—because Mine Games is a total mind … you know what.

We start out with the most contrived of standard set-ups. A group of friends—replete with plenty of doucehy guys and plenty of the hot chicks that they want to hook-up with—drive to a secluded cabin in the woods for a wild weekend. On the way there Michael, the driver played by Joseph Cross (former child actor all grown up), gets lost and then, in his frustration, almost runs over a person standing in the middle of the street, waving for assistance. Michael swerves off the road, crashes his van, the figure mysteriously disappears—strange—and the group decides they’d better carry on to the cabin by foot and return for the van in the morning.

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31 Days of Halloween – Day 3: Lost After Dark (2015) – by Wolfman Josh

Lost After DarkEditor’s note: Wolfman Josh is a host on Horror Movie Podcast and Movie Stream Cast. He is also a television producer and an award-winning documentary filmmaker. You can follow Josh on Twitter: @IcarusArts


Lost After Dark starts out strong with a virginal “Survivor Girl,” played by Kendra Timmins, primping for her high school ball at what I swear is the same bedroom vanity as the one Jae uses in It Follows (and is probably the same one from Nancy’s bedroom in A Nightmare on Elm Street and Sideny’s bedroom in Scream as well). This is Adrienne and the year is 1984. Adrienne’s father comes in briefly to give us some backstory about her deadbeat mom and let us know what a protective parent he is before she’s off for the big dance–at least for awhile. Continue reading

Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 044: Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning (1985) and Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives (1986)

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Welcome to the third installment of our FRIDAY THE 13th FRANCHISE REVIEW for HORROR MOVIE PODCAST, where we’re Dead Serious About Horror Movies.

Just as we did for the Halloween films back in October 2014, we’re bringing you a multi-part series of in-depth, hardcore Jason Voorhees analysis! In this episode, we bring you debates and reviews for Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning (1985) and Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives (1986). Join us or die.

Horror Movie Podcast is typically 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!
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LISTS: BillChete’s Annual Top 10 Lists (2005-2014)

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, a well-known horror DJ, infamous horror film critic and former horror podcaster, has been a big influence and inspiration to me as a horror film critic. I have been listening to BillChete’s various podcasts and myriad horror movie reviews since the beginning of Planet Macabre in late 2010. Since that time, I have podcasted—and fought incessantly with—BillChete about horror movies on The Weekly Horror Movie Podcast and Horror Metropolis, the predecessors of this podcast.

Of all the horror film criticism BillChete produces, my favorite work of his has always been his Top 10 of the Year lists, which he has been creating since 2005. For those who don’t know what these lists represent, each year BillChete watches every (or nearly every) horror film release, which means his 10 picks are well-informed and the cream of the crop, as far as he’s concerned. So, I asked him if he’d allow me to feature all his lists here at HorrorMoviePodcast.com, and he agreed. I can personally tell you that I enjoy BillChete’s recommendations 99% of the time, so you’re guaranteed to have some good picks below.

BillChete’s official posting of his OFFICIAL LISTS can be found at Horror On The Go, his official website: Top 10’s 2011-2015 and Top 10’s 2006-2010.

Lastly, thanks to BillChete for allowing us to also post these lists at Horror Movie Podcast.com.

—Jay of the Dead
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