There’s something awful hiding in the woods, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves. This is HORROR MOVIE PODCAST, where we’re Dead Serious About Horror Movies… Welcome to Episode 098, a Frankensteinian episode chock-full of new release horror films. Doc Shock has the week off, but Jay of the Dead and Wolfman Josh bring you reviews of Blair Witch (2016), Don’t Breathe (2016), Scherzo Diabolico (2016), Downhill (2016), The Triangle (2016), They’re Watching (2016) and even Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016)! But the main event of this episode is hearing the live recordings from the Movie Podcast Network MeetUp 2016 in Indiana where you’ll hear listener reviews of “Blair Witch” and the mini-meet-up in Salt Lake City, where you’ll hear listener reviews of “Don’t Breathe.” Join us or we’ll make you stand in the corner of our basement … no, attic … no, basement … no, attic!
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— Agenda for this episode
— Salt Lake City mini HMP MeetUp with Nate, Kagan, Cora, Jay of the Dead and a weirdo from Movie Podcast Weekly
— Movie Podcast Network MeetUp 2016 in West Lafayette, Indiana
[ 0:04:17 ] II. Feature Review: DON’T BREATHE (2016) (and a recording from the SLC mini HMP MeetUp)
Jay of the Dead = 9 ( Theater / Buy it! )
Wolfman Josh = 8.5 ( Theater / Buy it! )
Cora = 9 ( Theater / Buy it! )
Nate = 9 ( Theater / Buy it! )
Kagan = 10 ( Theater / Buy it! )
[ 0:30:52 ] III. Feature Review: SCHERZO DIABOLICO (2016)
Wolfman Josh = 8 ( Rental )
[ 0:43:24 ] IV. Feature Review: DOWNHILL (2016)
Jay of the Dead = 4 ( Avoid )
[ 0:52:07 ] V. Feature Review: PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES (2016)
Jay of the Dead = 5.5 ( Rental )
Wolfman Josh = 7.5 ( Avoid )
[ 1:05:44 ] VI. Wolfman’s Netflix Screaming: THEY’RE WATCHING (2016)
Wolfman Josh = 8 ( Stream It )
— Jay of the Dead’s PSA about renting Rob Zombie’s “31.”
[ 1:18:22 ] VII. Feature Review: THE TRIANGLE (2016)
Jay of the Dead = 7.5 ( Strong Rental )
Wolfman Josh = 9 ( Buy it! )
[ 1:39:39 ] VIII. Interviews: HMP Listener Interviews — recorded at the MPN MeetUp in West Lafayette, Indiana
— Ron Martin and Jeff Hammer
— James, Greg and Jody
— Dark Mark and Gomez98
— Juan and Dino
[ 2:03:24 ] IX. Feature Review: BLAIR WITCH (2016) — recording at the MPN MeetUp inside a bus stop in West Lafayette, Indiana
Jay of the Dead = 1 ( Avoid ) – Worst Movie of the Year (So Far)
Karl = 0 ( Avoid )
Ryan = N/A
Ron Martin = 2 ( Avoid )
Dark Mark = 5 ( Low-priority Rental )
Dino = 2.5 ( Avoid )
Greg = 5 ( Rental )
James Waters = 4 ( Avoid )
Jeff Hammer = 4 ( Avoid )
Jody = 5.5 ( Low-priority Rental )
Juan = 6 ( Rental )
[ 2:20:54 ] Feature Review: BLAIR WITCH (2016) postmortem review with Wolfman Josh
Jay of the Dead = 1 ( Avoid ) – Worst Movie of the Year (So Far)
Wolfman Josh = 7 ( Rental )
[ 2:53:17 ] [ SPOILERS! ] [ SPOILERS! ]: BLAIR WITCH (2016) — [ SPOILERS! ] [ SPOILERS! ]
X. Wrap-Up / Plugs / Ending
— A chat with Juan and Adam from Chicago
— Wrap-up and plugs with Jay and Wolfman
— 2017 HMP MeetUp and Mini Convention in Salt Lake City!
— Don’t forget to send us your submissions for our #DeadSeriousHorror Challenge!
Below are several photos (with captions) from the SLC mini HMP MeetUp and the MPN MeetUp 2016. Enjoy!
[Standing inside a bus stop, Jay of the Dead (center) prepares to record an impromptu review with a bunch of horror fans after seeing “Blair Witch” (2016) as Ron Martin (left) and Geek Cast Ry (right) look on.]
[Some of the HMP listeners take a photo inside the theater at the screening of “Blair Witch” during the MPN MeetUp 2016, with Geek Cast Ry photo-bombing. Left to right: James, Geek Cast Ry (background), Dino, Dark Mark (back), Juan.]
JOIN US THIS FRIDAY, OCT. 7: Episode 099 to hear our themed review of “Old School Horror Anthologies.”
And coming soon!
10/14 – Ep. 100 = Modern Horror Anthologies (and Listener Calls)
10/21 – Ep. 101 = 1980s Slashers: 1980-1984
10/28 – Ep. 102 = 1980s Slashers: 1985-1989
11/11 – Ep. 103 = Creepy Killer Clowns
11/25 – Ep. 104 = Horror Documentaries
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LINKS FOR THIS EPISODE:
Blair Witch articles recommended by HMP listeners:
BLAIR WITCH 2016 ENDING & ORIGINAL CONNECTIONS EXPLAINED
By Hanna Shaw-William, ScreenRant
DOES THE NEW BLAIR WITCH ENDORSE A CONTROVERSIAL FAN THEORY?
By Laura Bradley, Vanity Fair
A COMPLETE GUIDE TO THE BLAIR WITCH MYTHOLOGY
By Marc N. Kleinhenz, ScreenRant
Mister Watson’s Horror Corridor podcast
Check out Ron Martin’s The Resurrection of Zombie 7
Links and reminders for Adam from Chicago:
Adam’s Artbox on Facebook
Adam on Twitter
Adam’s band: Cowboy Jukebox
Follow Adam on Instagram at “Adam’s Artbox” and also follow Adam’s Scary Movie Squad on Instagram at “Scary Movie Squad.”
Jay of the Dead’s links:
Jay of the Dead and Horror Movie Podcast Official Twitter: @HorrorMovieCast
Jay of the Dead covers new releases in theaters on: Movie Podcast Weekly
And if you’d like to e-mail Jay of the Dead with a good Beastly Freaks recommendation: BeastlyFreaks@gmail.com
Dr. Shock’s links:
Dave’s daily movie review website: DVD Infatuation.com
Follow Dave on Twitter: @DVDinfatuation
Like Dave’s DVD Infatuation, now on: Facebook
Dr. Shock also appears on this horror podcast: Land of the Creeps
Dr. Walking Dead’s links:
Pre-order Kyle’s new book! How Zombies Conquered Popular Culture: The Multifarious Walking Dead in the 21st Century
Order Kyle’s previous books American Zombie Gothic and Triumph of The Walking Dead
Follow Kyle on Twitter: @DrWalkingDead
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.
Special thanks as well to musician/composer Kagan Breitenbach for the use of his music, Wolfman Josh’s “Screaming Online” theme. Horror fans may take special interest in his “Quartet Macabre”on YouTube.
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