Horror Metropolis Ep. 003: Silent Horror

HM 003 ArtworkBRIEF EXPLANATION: This podcast is not the Horror Movie Podcast for which this site and feed are dedicated. Horror Movie Podcast is slated to release Episode 001 on October 25, 2013. You can read the full explanation and the background on the re-release of Horror Metropolis (and of The Weekly Horror Movie Podcast) at the bottom of the show notes for this episode.


Modesty be damned — this might be the most interesting podcast you’ll ever hear about silent-era horror films. Seriously, it has to be in the Top 5 — a must-listen episode. Thanks to Dr. Shock, in Episode 003 we review F.W. Murnau’s “Nosferatu” (1922) and a Scandinavian silent film called “Häxan” (aka “Häxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages”), also from 1922. And even though BillChete is absent for this episode, we’re proud to bring you special guest WOLFMAN JOSH, the co-director of a film called “Cleanflix,” and a co-host with Jay of the Dead on Movie Podcast Weekly. Horror Metropolis is hosted by Jay of the Dead, along with his co-hosts BillChete, Dr. Shock and Terror Tovey.

I. Intro and welcome to special guest Wolfman Josh

II. Dr. Shock’s first pick: NOSFERATU (1922)
Jay of the Dead = 6.5 ( Rental )
Dr. Shock = 10 ( Buy it! )
Terror Tovey = 9 ( Buy it! )
Wolfman Josh = 10 ( Buy it! )

III. Dr. Shock’s second pick: HAXAN (1922)
Jay of the Dead = 5 ( Rental )
Dr. Shock = 6.5 ( Rental )
Terror Tovey = 7 ( Rental )
Wolfman Josh = 6 ( Rental )

IV. Wrap-up — “Slut”

Next on Episode 004: BONUS — “The Chernobyl Diaries”

Links for this episode:

Wolfman Josh’s links:
Web site: IcarusAE.com
On Twitter: @IcarusArts
On Movie Podcast Weekly (with JOTD): Movie Podcast Weekly.com
The Documentary Blog Podcast
“Cleanflix” the movie’s Web site

Twitter: @HorrorMovieCast

Jay of the Dead’s Movie Podcast Weekly
Jay of the Dead and Jeff Hammer’s Movie Stream Cast

BillChete’s HORROR PALACE — All Horror, All the Time
BillChete on Twitter: @BillChete

Dr. Shock’s DVD Infatuation.com
Dr. Shock on Twitter: @DVDinfatuation

Midnight Corey on Twitter: @ElectricChrShow
Midnight Corey’s The Electric Chair (horror movie audio and video podcast)
Midnight Corey.com

You can always contact us by e-mailing HorrorMoviePodcast@gmail.com. Or you can call and leave us a voice mail at: (801) 382-8789. And you can leave us a comment in the show notes for this episode.

Special thanks goes out to singer-songwriter Frederick Ingram for the use of his music for Horror Movie Podcast, which launches on October 25, 2013.

Thank you for listening, and join us again next Friday for another re-posting of Horror Metropolis.

Before releasing episodes of Horror Movie Podcast, I will be posting all the episodes of The Weekly Horror Movie Podcast and Horror Metropolis every Friday. These 26 episodes of The Weekly Horror Movie Podcast were originally posted on the Horror Palace Network between October 30, 2011 and April 22, 2012. The first 14 episodes were hosted by Jay of the Dead, who created the podcast. After Jay stepped down in January 2012, he turned the podcast over to Midnight Corey, who took the reins from Episodes 015 through 026. Also, Corey has graciously agreed to allow me to re-post these episodes here. Thanks, Corey!

All 26 episodes of The Weekly Horror Movie Podcast have now been posted on this site and in iTunes. And we have commenced our posting of all 10 episodes of Horror Metropolis, another podcast that initially aired on the Horror Palace Network between April 29, 2012 and July 2012. Horror Metropolis was also created and led by Jay of the Dead.

On January 31, 2013, Horror Palace stopped hosting all audio podcasts, so until now, neither The Weekly Horror Movie Podcast nor Horror Metropolis was available for download anymore. But Jay of the Dead (the host of the forthcoming Horror Movie Podcast) is very proud of these 36 horror podcasts, and he feels that this is premium horror content that should continue to be available to horror fans everywhere.

Therefore, if you subscribe to Horror Movie Podcast, you’ll receive all the episodes of The Weekly Horror Movie Podcast, Horror Metropolis and in late October, you’ll be able to hear the debut of Horror Movie Podcast.

Much of the timely content and many of the links mentioned during these episodes are no longer active. Therefore, we will only be posting current information and not the defunct links mentioned during these episodes.

We hope you enjoy these horror podcasts as much as we do. Thanks for listening.

Jay of the Dead

3 thoughts on “Horror Metropolis Ep. 003: Silent Horror

  1. In regards to the silent film framerate in the Nosferatu discussion. I understand that 24 frames became a standard because film needs to be at least that fast to sync up with dialoge. So as long as you don’t need dialogue, 16 frames is good enough for the eye to perceive motion, but it isn’t fast enough to sync to dialogue.

    24 is probably the slowest rate that works with sound. And anything faster is a waste of frames (money).

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