In this BONUS episode of HORROR MOVIE PODCAST, your host Jay of the Dead takes you with him on a 1,800-mile Horror travelogue. Jay begins the show during a layover at the Phoenix airport, and then brings you along to Pittsburgh, West Virginia and a westward journey across U.S. Interstate 80 to Salt Lake City, stopping at several gas stations along the way, reporting on the various horror movies available across the country.
This leads to tons of from-the-field reporting and Jay of the Dead’s four solocast Feature Reviews of Preservation (2015) and Finders Keepers (2015) and Forest of the Living Dead (2011) and It’s in the Blood (2012). This entire episode was “taped” on a handheld device while on the road, so please excuse the diminished audio quality of this episode. Thanks for listening!
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— Jay of the Dead reporting from a layover at the Phoenix Airport (1/18/2015)
— What are “The I-80 Tapes”?
[ 0:09:40 ] II. Feature Review: PRESERVATION (2015) – from the Phoenix Airport
Jay of the Dead = 8 ( Strong Rental )
— Taping: Pittsburgh Airport (no horror flicks)
— Taping: Sunoco Gas Station outside Pittsburgh Airport: The Fly (1986), The Fly II (1989) – Collector’s edition, Devil (2010), Roger Corman’s Frankenstein Unbound (1990), John Carpenter’s The Fog (1980)
— Taping: Wheeling, West Virginia: Jay of the Dead introduces his mom while driving on Market Street through downtown Wheeling. Big shout-out to Steve of Horror After Bathtime.
[ 0:21:56 ] III. Feature Review: FINDERS KEEPERS (2015) – from Moundsville, West Virginia
Jay of the Dead = 4.5 ( Very Low-priority Rental )
— Taping: From Pilot Travel Center in Flushing, Ohio: The Shining (1980), Wolfen (1981), Body Snatchers (1993), Bad Moon (1996), Dawn of the Dead (2004), Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (2014), Stephen King’s It (1990), Army of Darkness (1992), The Number 23 (2007), I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997), When a Stranger Calls (2006), The Hole (2009), Dreamcatcher (2003), Creepshow (1982), Cat’s Eye (1985), Horror of Dracula (1958), Dracula Has Risen From the Grave (1968), Dracula A.D. 1972 (1972), Taste the Blood of Dracula (1970), Slither (2006), Tremors (1990), Tremors 2: Aftershocks (1996), Sssssss (1973)
— Taping: From TA truck stop, 30 min. east of Columbus, Ohio: I’ll Always Know What You Did Last Summer (2006), Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989), The Revenge of Frankenstein (1958), Friday the 13th (1980), The Return of the Vampire (1944), The Grudge (2004), Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981), The Grudge 2 (2006), The Fog (2005), Gothika (2003), Dreamcatcher (2003), Queen of the Damned (2002), Ghost Ship (2002), Constantine (2005), The Wicker Man (2006), The Conjuring (2013)
— Taping: From Walmart in Brownsburg, Indiana: Forest of the Living Dead (2011), Paranormal Activity (2009), Paranormal Activity 2 (2010), Paranormal Activity 3 (2011), Paranormal Activity 4 (2012), The Ouija Resurrection (2015), Devil’s Tower (2015), The Last Showing (2014), The Device (2014)
[ 0:36:07 ] IV. Feature Review: FOREST OF THE LIVING DEAD (2011) – from Room 103 of the Comfort Inn in Crawfordsville, Indiana
Jay of the Dead = 2 ( Avoid )
— Taping: From a Pilot Truck Stop along I-74, on the border of Indiana and Illinois: It’s in the Blood (2012), The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986), Black Cadillac (2003), The Silence of the Lambs (1991), Strange Invaders (1983), Invaders From Mars (1986), Journey to the Seventh Planet (1962), Invisible Invaders (1959), The Dead Inside (2011)
— Taping: From a gas station an hour East of Peoria, Illinois: Moscow Zero (2006), 13 Ghosts (1960)
— Taping: From somewhere in Illinois, between Peoria and the Iowa border: Malibu Shark Attack (2009) – TV movie, Dark Water (2005), Day of the Dead (2008)
— Taping: From the legendary IOWA 80 (shown in the cover art), which is said to be the largest truck stop in the world, located off Interstate 80 in Iowa: School’s Out (2000), Hidden Agenda (1999), Annabelle (2014)
— Taping: From another Pilot Truck Stop in Walcott, Iowa, right across from the IOWA 80 truck stop: True Nature (2010), Slither (2006), Cry_Wolf (2005), Altered (2006), The Return (2006), Open Water (2004), Soylent Green (1973) – Sci-Fi,
— Taping: From a Kum & Go gas station in Coralville, Iowa: Dark Skies (2013), My Soul to Take (2010), Shark Night 3D (2011), Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013), Piranha 3D (2010), The Tall Man (2012), Apollo 18 (2011)
[ 0:48:38 ] V. Jay of the Dead’s BEASTLY FREAKS: IT’S IN THE BLOOD (2012) – from Room 212 of the Comfort Inn in Coralville, Iowa (Iowa City)
Jay of the Dead = 5 ( Rental )
— Taping: From the Walmart in Grinnell, Iowa: The Saw series (1-7) on DVD, Gnome Alone (2015), The Atticus Institute (2015), Wolves (2015), The Ouija Resurrection (2015), SOS: Save Our Skins (2014)
— Taping: From the Jordan Creek Town Center in West Des Moines, Iowa: American Sniper (2015) – Not horror, but horrifying at times.
— Taping: From a Kum & Go fuel station in Walnut, Iowa: The Possession (2012), The Last Exorcism Part II (2013), The Woman in Black (2012)
— Taping: From Lexington, Nebraska: Red Hook (2009), iMurders (2008), Stir of Echoes 2: The Homecoming (2007), Detention (2011), The Eye (2007), Pandorum (2009), The Last House on the Left (2009)
— Taping: From a Travel Center of America (TA), somewhere east of Cheyenne, Wyoming: The Grudge 2 (2006), Final Destination 3 (2006), Lake Placid (1999), Duel (1971), Underworld (2003), Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981), The Purge (2013)
VI. Wrap-Up: Taping from Room 136 of the Comfort Inn Hotel in Laramie, Wyoming:
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