Have you ever wanted to hear the HMP hosts analyze the found footage format for hours, and then interview the co-director of “The Blair Witch Project,” Eduardo Sánchez? Good. Otherwise, Episode 064 of HORROR MOVIE PODCAST will be disappointing for you, because that’s exactly our agenda!
This is a special themed episode where we explore The Found Footage Convention in Horror. You’ll get in-depth discussion of the filmmaking convention with special guest Michael Steinberg of FoundFootageCritic.com, feature reviews of two recent found footage films “The Taking of Deborah Logan” (2014) and “Evidence” (2013), and even some Top 5 Found Footage Films lists from your hosts!
And our main event is an interview with Filmmaker Eduardo Sánchez. Sánchez is best known for co-directing the found footage trailblazer “The Blair Witch Project” (1999) and directing the more recent found footage Bigfoot landmark “Exists” (2014), the paranormal found footage potboiler “Seventh Moon” (2008), and the short found footage zombie segment of “V/H/S 2” (2013), titled “A Ride in the Park.”
Sánchez has also directed more traditionally shot and structured films such as the criminally underrated alien invasion nail-biter “Altered” (2006) and the paranormal horror thriller “Lovely Molly” (2011).
This episode is 3 hours and 45 minutes! Join us!
“Found Footage always gets beat up. It’s like the bastard child of Horror.” — Filmmaker Eduardo Sánchez
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— Theme: The Found Footage Convention in Horror
— Real-life Beastly Freak creature lurks around Milwaukee
— Dentist and Cecil the Lion: Animal murder vacations
— Wolfman Josh’s giant killer caterpillars in Colombia
[ 0:09:59 ] II. THEME DISCUSSION: THE FOUND FOOTAGE CONVENTION IN HORROR
— A brief interview with Michael the Found Footage Critic from Found Footage Critic.com
— HMP hosts discuss the theme and its historically significant markers along the timeline
— Horror Movie Podcast T-shirts commercial
[ 1:23:53 ] III. Feature Review: EVIDENCE (2013)
Jay of the Dead = 4 ( Very Low-priority Rental )
Wolfman Josh = 6 ( Rental / Stream it )
[ 1:39:59 ] IV. Feature Review: THE TAKING OF DEBORAH LOGAN (2014)
Jay of the Dead = 7 ( Rental )
Wolfman Josh = 6 ( Rental / Stream it )
— Kyle announces the winner of a Horror Movie Podcast T-shirt from among those who left him a book review.
[ 2:08:56 ] V. An Interview With Eduardo Sánchez, director of “The Blair Witch Project”
[ 2:37:53 ] VI. Horror Movie Podcast’s TOP 5 FOUND FOOTAGE FILMS IN HORROR (or pretty close to it)
— Dishonorable Mentions: Our picks for the very worst Found Footage Horror movies
Jay of the Dead’s TOP 5
1. [ REC ]
3. Home Movie
5. The Blair Witch Project — tie — Paranormal Activity
Dr. Shock’s TOP 5
2. [ REC ]
3. The Blair Witch Project
4. Cannibal Holocaust
5. Grave Encounters
Wolfman Josh’s TOP 5
1. The Blair Witch Project
4. [ REC ]
5. The Last Exorcism
— Wolfman Josh’s Blair Witch related Killer Clown in the Woods Story (A must-listen!)
— Found Footage Honorable Mentions
VII. Wrap-Up / Plugs / Ending
JOIN US NEXT WEEK ON HMP: Episode 065 for a review of “The Gift,” which is not necessarily a traditional Horror film per se, but it’s a creepy and unsettling psychological Thriller, and as a Blumhouse Production, it’s an interesting release to discuss in light of Jay’s previous message for Jason Blum in Episode 063.
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Dr. Shock’s other horror podcast: Land of the Creeps
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