Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 005: Bad Santas, Freaky Phone Calls and Klaus Kinski

HMP Sidebar Christmas 2013Merry Christmas (and Happy New Year!) from your hosts of Horror Movie Podcast! Though we had much grander plans to review several more films for this Christmas-themed episode, your hosts Jay of the Dead, Wolfman Josh and Dr. Shock still managed to produce a nice, 3-hour Christmas horror hodge-podge with all three of us recording together simultaneously for almost the entire duration of the episode. Our feature reviews for this show are “Black Christmas” (1974) and “Silent Night, Deadly Night” (1984).

We’ve even thrown in a couple of Mini Reviews of some new 2013 flicks, such as “Here Comes the Devil” and “The Last Days on Mars.” Also, thanks to an e-mail from Josh Miner, we list off several recommendations of horror flicks that are currently streaming on Netflix Watch Instantly! So, even though we didn’t get to cover everything we had hoped to review for you, we still think you’ll really enjoy this episode.

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I. Introduction
— Coming up on HMP over the next couple of months
— Finding “Salem’s Lot” (1979) on DVD

II. Stephen King Adaptations
— Stephen King adaptations to film (and deviations)
— Differences in “The Shining” (1980) vs. “The Shining” (1997)
— Stanley Kubrick’s filmmaking

Jay of the Dead’s pick:
Jay of the Dead = 3 ( Avoid )
Wolfman Josh = 4 ( Rental )

Dr. Shock’s pick:
IV. DEAD SNOW (2009)
Jay of the Dead = 8.5 ( Buy it! )
Wolfman Josh = 8 ( Buy it! )

V. Brief discussion about “The Walking Dead”

Wolfman Josh’s pick:
Wolfman Josh = 4.5 ( Rental )

Jay of the Dead’s pick:
Jay of the Dead = 4.5 ( Avoid )

VIII. Dr. Shock: Release of Crawlspace (1986) and the madman Klaus Kinski
— Cold Prey: Sorry we dogged out again… Next time!

IX. A Brief History of Our Horror Podcasting
— Memory Lane: Planet Macabre, Horror Jungle and the Horror Palace Network
— The goodness of most horror fans

Jay of the Dead = 7 ( Buy it! )
Wolfman Josh = 6.5 ( Rental )
Dr. Shock = 7.5 ( Buy it! )

Jay of the Dead = 8 ( Buy it! )
Wolfman Josh = 8 ( Buy it! )
Dr. Shock = 8.5 ( Buy it! )

XII. Listener Feedback
— HMP’s first voicemail ever: The Unknown Murderer
— Random and bizarre finds in Walmart’s $5 DVD bins
— E-mail from Julian
— Terror Tovey documentary screening in SLC
— E-mail from Josh Miner

Off-the-cuff horror recommendations currently streaming on Netflix: (listed by year according to Netflix)
Let the Right One In (2008)
Stake Land (2010)
Thirst (2009)
The Collection (2012)
Maniac (2012)
Saint Nick (2010)
ATM (2012)
Pet Semetary (1989)
Ju-on (2002)
The House of the Devil (2009)
The Innkeepers (2011)
The Host (2006)
Dead Snow (2009)
Absentia (2011)
Bereavement (2010)
Kidnapped (2010)
Chain Letter (2010)
Primal (2010)
The Horde (2009)
Doghouse (2009)
Red, White & Blue (2010)
Visiting Hours (1982)
The Signal (2006)
I Saw the Devil (2011)
Wolfman wants to check out: Vincent Price’s Madhouse (1974)
***And Jay of the Dead highly recommends: High Lane (2009)

Recommendations that aren’t currently streaming:
The Eye — aka “Gin gwai” (2002)
Hard Candy (2005)
Shuttle (2008)

— E-mail from Gary
— E-mail from C.T. Mills

XIII. Wrap-up | Ending

NEXT ON HMP — IN TWO WEEKS: Releasing on Friday, January 3, 2014 — Episode 006: Horror of 2013; Things to Come in 2014 Definitely don’t miss it!

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Wolfman covers movies streaming online on: Movie Stream Cast

Dr. Shock’s other horror podcast: Land of the Creeps

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Dr. Walking Dead’s books American Zombie Gothic and Triumph of The Walking Dead

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Special thanks goes out to singer-songwriter Frederick Ingram for the use of his music for Horror Movie Podcast.

Thank you for listening, and join us again in two weeks for another episode of HORROR MOVIE PODCAST!

Thanks for listening.
Jay of the Dead

22 thoughts on “Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 005: Bad Santas, Freaky Phone Calls and Klaus Kinski

  1. Great episode guys! And thank you for all of the podcasts; they’ve been truly entertaining and insightful. I’ve been trying to catch up with all of the previous episodes you have (I’m on episode 21!) and I have to say that I miss Terror Tovey, Midnight Corey and even Billchete. Do they plan on making an appearance here at some point? Also, thank you for the Netflix recommendations. That will really help me prioritize the movies that I have saved on my list.

    Guys, there’s a movie that I’m very curious to see what you think of. It’s called Triangle and it’s from 2009. I think it’s an excellent movie with a very interesting premise and a very unique twist. If you could review it in a future episode, I would kindly appreciate it. I hope it’s of your liking. Merry Christmas to you and your families!

  2. @Juan:

    Thanks for asking about “Triangle.” I recently gave a Mini Review of it in Episode 055 of our sister show — Movie Podcast Weekly. I also mini reviewed “Jug Face,” which is worth hearing about, as well.


    (My mini reviews start around the 50-minute mark, but the whole episode is a good time.)

    I liked “Triangle,” but it was very similar to a better film from Spain called “Timecrimes” (2007). I’d definitely recommend checking it out, though, especially if you like “Triangle.”

    I don’t know whether Doc Shock has seen “Triangle,” but I know Wolfman Josh has been wanting to see it. I challenge Doc and Josh to watch it for a future episode of HMP for our friend, Juan.

    Thanks for writing.
    Jay of the Dead

    • I will second the recommendation for Timecrimes. While I have a difficult time putting it clearly in the category of ‘horror’ it certainly captures the viewers attention and has some great ‘horror’ elements to it.

    • Hi Jay.

      I have seen Timecrimes and it is awesome! I believe Triangle and Timecrimes, though they share the time element, are completely different in tone. At the end of the day, I do consider Timecrimes to be the superior film. What I love about Triangle though, is the ending and how poignant it is and how it makes sense all of the craziness. Oh and kudos to the actress in the main role. Her intensity was just out of this world. I’ll check out Jug Face. I keep seeing the name pop up and I’m certainly curious about it.

  3. Great episode!!! Black Christmas and Dead Snow are two of my favorites! I also love the long 3 to 4 hour podcasts! I have them on my iPhone and I so can pause them…thanks for the list of horror recommendations on Netflix! Ugh, I hated High Lane….it was scarier before the killer appeared…I didn’t hate Van Helsing (I didn’t love it – I agree with Josh, a real gritty adaptation would be awesome!). The Mummy with Brendan Fraser (sp?) is a loveable favorite, but the next two are steps down! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!!!

  4. I have to agree wholeheartedly with Levi on Full Moon Pictures. I actually just said something about it over on Dr. Shock’s DVD Infatuation. They don’t make “good” pictures, but they’re wildly entertaining.

    I don’t watch much outside of horror, so if I’m in the mood for a comedy, I’m going for Thankskilling (TK 3 was total crap, though), Troma flicks, Astron-6, and the like. There’s a humor there in those low budget films that I identify with so much more than some recycled stoner, drinker, college-age, or “dark” comedy that comes in the theaters every year.

    And, just a quick comment on the podcast length discussion, I love the long casts you guys provide. Limiting oneself to a time frame is just that, limiting. If you’ve got more to say, then say it! I listen to you guys while I’m at work, so the more you give me, the faster my day goes.

    Anyway, til’ next time!
    -C.T. Mills

  5. Oh, and I forgot to mention, I almost always disagree with Bloody Lizzie. She’s a great gal, and has great opinions, but her opinions on classic horrors (broadly speaking here, from 30s to 80s) are just plain wrong. I’m in her age group, which puts me in that “younger generation” I hear you guys often talk about, and, to me, the golden age of horror is from ’74 to the late 80s, and there’s tons of great stuff from that period and earlier that is still being uncovered.

    Chainsaw is a 9/10 to a 9.5/10 every day of the week.

    Surely there’s youngin’s out there who don’t go back in time past a certain point, but there’s still plenty of “us” out there who, not only respect, but are completely drawn in to the older stuff.

  6. Hi guys

    Loved the show as always. Best pic was the three hosts sitting around firing out rapid fire recommendations. Got a lot of films to look forward to and will be adding them all to my ever expanding list of too watch movies.

    Another interesting bit was when doc mentioned a few of the other podcasts he listens too. I have been a fan for the long haul (since the days of planet macabre and horror jungle through to horror palace and as such am a fan of terror troop, land of the creeps electric chairs etc). I think what would be interesting is to get an idea of what podcasts the other hosts listen too (not necessarily horror as I listen to lots of different casts on my commute.

    thanks for a great show and all the best guys

  7. Holy crap, Red, White & Blue?! I hated the first half….the second half was much better and almost redeemed the first half….ugh, barely…I know it’s probably really liked by the artsy crowd, but I never really liked any of the characters and I felt like there was way too much plot that we were just supposed to assume…it was like every other scene in the first half was eliminated to make it arty…

    • I don’t remember having issues following it or feeling anything was missing, it’s slow but I enjoyed it. Nothing amazing though.

  8. Jay, Josh’s review of Devil’s Pass is the most accurate of any review I’ve ever heard him give. If that sounds like a jab, it isn’t. It’s just that he totally nailed it. The premise is amazing, the film is interesting as it teases you with different scenarios but it all falls apart once the action moves away from the elements. I enjoyed the film but what followed was so bad that I’d have to give it a 4. But I would say go ahead and watch it cause if you can find any enjoyment in the second half, you may really like it. But yeah, those things look as bad as I Am Legend for sure.

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