Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 009: Cutting Heads

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In the past two weeks, Wolfman Josh spent most of his time at the Sundance Film Festival and Jay of the Dead had a heart surgery. Dr. Shock was as awesome as always… But Doc and Jay managed to spend about 2 1/2 hours one night, trading punches on Mini Reviews for some horror recommendations in a little Frankensteinian episode. Together Jay and Doc Shock cover 20 different movies — 18 of which are at least rental recommendations (including a few buys), 1 is an avoid, and 1 is a forthcoming TV miniseries. In the music world, when two guitarists alternate riffs like this, it’s called “Cutting Heads” … hence the title of this episode: CUTTING HEADS. Enjoy!

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I. Introduction
— Description of this episode

II. Doc’s Mini Review: “Texas Chainsaw 3D” (2013)
Dr. Shock = 7 ( Rental )
Jay of the Dead = 5.5 ( Rental )

III. Jay’s Mini Review: “Blood Night: The Legend of Mary Hatchet” (2009)
Jay of the Dead = 5.5 ( Rental )

IV. Doc’s Mini Review: “Prince of Darkness” (1987)
Dr. Shock = 9 ( Buy it! )

V. Jay’s Mini Review: “Zombie Town” (2007)
Jay of the Dead = 6 ( Rental )

VI. Doc’s Mini Review: “The Girl Next Door” (2007)
Dr. Shock = 6 ( Rental )

VII. Jay’s Mini Review: “Crowsnest” (2012)
Jay of the Dead = 6 ( Rental )

VIII. Doc’s Mini Review: “Flatliners” (1990)
Dr. Shock = 7 ( Rental )

IX. Jay’s Mini Review: “Otis” (2008)
Jay of the Dead = 6 ( Rental )

X. Doc’s Mini Review: “Trollhunter” (2011)
Dr. Shock = 9 ( Buy it! )

XI. Jay of the Dead’s BEASTLY FREAKS
Creature (2011) = 6 ( Rental )

XII. Doc’s Mini Review: “Atrocious” (2010)
Dr. Shock = 3 ( Avoid )

XIII. Jay’s Mini Review: “Lovely Molly” (2011)
Jay of the Dead = 6.5 ( Rental )

XIV. Doc’s Mini Review: “Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark” (1973) (Made-for-TV)
Dr. Shock = 7.5 ( Rental )

XV. Jay’s Mini Review: “Madison County” (2011)
Jay of the Dead = 6.5 ( Rental )

XVI. Doc’s Mini Review: “The Woman in Black” (2012)
Dr. Shock = 7 ( Rental )

XVII. Jay’s Mini Review: “Barricade” (2012)
Jay of the Dead = 7 ( Rental )

XVIII. Doc’s Mini Review: “An Evening of Edgar Allan Poe” (1972)
Dr. Shock = 8 ( Buy it! )

XIX. Jay’s Mini Review: “ATM” (2012)
Jay of the Dead = 7 ( Rental )

XX. Doc’s Mini Review: “Rosemary’s Baby” (2014) (NBC TV miniseries)
Dr. Shock = n/a

XXI. Jay’s Mini Review: “The Ruins” (2008)
Jay of the Dead = 7 ( Rental )

GhostWatcher (2002) = 5 ( Low-Priority Rental )

XXIII. Wrap-Up:

NEXT ON HMP — IN TWO WEEKS: Releasing on Friday, February 14, 2014 — Episode 010 will feature our “My Bloody Valentine” reviews, Feral Vampires and Listener Feedback! Definitely don’t miss it!

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Links for this episode:

Check out Jay of the Dead’s guest appearance on The Resurrection of Zombie 7 podcast’s 666 Show for 2013

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

Terror Troop horror movie podcast

Wolfman covers movies streaming online on: Movie Stream Cast

Jay of the Dead and Wolfman cover new releases in theaters on: Movie Podcast Weekly

BillChete’s Top 10 lists from 2005 to 2013

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Ron Martin’s The Resurrection of Zombie 7

Boss Butcher’s Terror Troop

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Check out the Movie Podcast Weekly Halloween BONUS episode on: THE SHINING and ROOM 237

Dr. Shock’s daily movie review website: DVD Infatuation.com

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

12 thoughts on “Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 009: Cutting Heads

  1. Jay I hope you get better, man. Thanks for being a trooper and not making us wait another two weeks for an episode. You know this podcasting business is like a drug. It’s very addicting. Anyway, another good episode even if most of the movies covered don’t really pick my interest.

    I watched a very fun movie called Stitches and I would like to recommend it to everyone here. It’s over the top funny and the kills are very amusing and original. It’s an 8 for me and I say stream it right now while it’s on Netflix.

    • I agree. Stitches is a lot of fun! I think it made bill chete’s list. I definitely remember him recommending it though!

  2. Two weeks really isn’t that long, but boy does it ever feel like it when I’m waiting for a new episode. Thankfully I have been keeping myself busy with TWHMP and catching up on those episodes.

    Josh we missed you this week, but Doc and Jay represented on your behalf. Even though the format differs in this episode, the end results were great.

    I have not seen Texas Chainsaw yet, but I am planning a double double feature of TCM (1974) TCM 2, Leatherface and Texas Chainsaw. Hopefully I will get to this in the next week or two!

    Prince of Darkness is a classic 80s / Carpenter gem. A must see for fans of either.

    I have yet to see Trollhunter but from all accounts it is a phenomenal movie. I might have to hunt this one down.

    The Woman In Black and ATM were decent flicks.

    An Evening With Edgar Allan Poe sounds divine. Thanks Doc for this recommendation. I am a big Vincent Price fan from his early days right through to his schlocky 70s movies. I will be hunting this one down as well.

    I thought that The Ruins was a great movie, but it is an even better book. It is written by Scott Smith who also wrote A Simple Plan (source material for Sam Raimi’s 1998 slow burner staring Bill Paxton). The book is simply fantastic and I would highly recommend it to any horror fans. http://www.amazon.com/The-Ruins-Scott-Smith/dp/0307390276/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1391439229&sr=8-1&keywords=The+Ruins

    Finally I will comment on the idea of remakes. You gentlemen hit the nail on the head when you said that Hollywood (re: movie making) is all about money. You basically have build in marketing when you remake a movie. People are already familiar with the materials or the history of the movie. There is generally a lot of talk about the movies (be it good or bad) which always helps. It all comes down to the almighty dollar. Sequels work on the same principle. Did we really need 17 (obvious hyperbole) Resident Evil, Fast and Furious or Underworld movies? Oh God no, but they do make money.

    Thanks Gentlemen and I will eager await for your next episode.

  3. I read The Ruins before I watched the movie and the book is seriously creepy. The plants worked far better in my imagination than onscreen!

  4. I’d just like to say, it was awesome seeing the ruins and prince of darkness get some love (although doc, I am interested in knowing which carpenter movie got bumped from number three to make room on your list for POD). Loved being barraged with a bunch of recommendations. Great show as always! Looking forward to both feral vampire AND remake episodes!

    Thanks again for making my insufferable commute that much more sufferable.


    • Sorry about that! I meant to say which film PRINCE OF DARKNESS replaced, and totally forgot to do so. It knocked ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK down to #4.

      Thanks for listening!

    • The Ruins is a great movie. It’s definitely worth a watch and it’s probably an 8 for me. Jay, I don’t think the “monster” is stupid. I think it fit the environment they were at just fine. What would you have preferred? A beast? An ancient warrior?

      Doc, the opposite happened to me when I revisited Prince of Darkness. I don’t think it’s as effective as I thought it was when I was younger. I watched Prince of Darkness as a kid and I remember thinking it was so scary it was almost unwatchable. That is until I watched it again last year. The atmosphere is still as good as I remember, but the scares are not there anymore. There is one scene that still gets me to this day, the mirror scene. For me, that is one of the scariest moments in a horror movie. I’m also curious as to which movie got bumped down. I would like to think it’s Christine, which is in my top three along with Halloween and The Thing. An episode dedicated to John Carpenter would be pretty cool. What say you guys? Come on! Please?

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