Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 115: “At Your Mercy” Listeners’ Local Library Horror – Ghost Story (1981) and Society (1989) and Cat People (1942)

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Welcome to HORROR MOVIE PODCAST, where Jay of the Dead is back in the saddle again, dammit! In Episode 115, we bring you Volume 3 of our “At Your Mercy” listener picks show, where Jay, Doc, and The Wolf each bring you a feature review chosen by our listeners: Ghost Story (1981), found by Listener Allyson at her local library in Portland, Society (1989), found by Listener Kagan at his local library in Salt Lake City, and Cat People (1942), found by Listener Chantel at her local library in Regina.

This episode is dedicated to Allyson The Horror Unicorn, Kagan Breitenbach, and Channy Dreadful.

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Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 097: Horror Movies for Little Monsters

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Mummy came to my house… Welcome to Episode 097 of HORROR MOVIE PODCAST, where we’re Dead Serious About Getting Kids Into Horror Movies. By popular request, we honor our listeners with this three-hour exploration of the Horror Comedy sub-genre spectrum. We also bring you Feature Reviews of Monster House (2006)The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949) and a review of Haunted Honeymoon (1985) that is dedicated to the late Gene Wilder, R.I.P. We also give you some age-appropriate horror recommendations and our TOP 5 BEST HORROR MOVIES FOR KIDS lists. A must-listen for anyone that has a kid and anyone that ever was one!

Horror Movie Podcast is a bi-weekly show that’s released every other Friday. If you’d like to support our show, please subscribe to our podcast free in iTunes, and leave us a review! And remember, we love getting your voicemails, so call in with more recommendations and comments at this number: (801) 382-8789 Thanks for listening to Horror Movie Podcast! Continue reading

Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 085: The Invitation (2016) and Dracula (1931) vs. Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)

HMP The Invitation DraculaIn Episode 085 of HORROR MOVIE PODCAST, we bring you another Frankensteinian episode. First, Wolfman and Dr. Shock bring you another Universal Monsters VERSUS segment, when they Feature Review Dracula (1931) and Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992). Jay of the Dead and Wolfman Josh also bring you a Feature Review of a very effective, must-see Horror Thriller called The Invitation (2016) that hits theaters soon. Don’t miss it!

Horror Movie Podcast is a bi-weekly show that’s released every other Friday. If you’d like to support our show, please subscribe to our podcast free in iTunes, and leave us a review! And remember, we love getting your voicemails, so call in with more recommendations and comments at this number: (801) 382-8789 Thanks for listening to Horror Movie Podcast! Continue reading

Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 083: Frankenstein (1931) vs. Frankenstein (2016)

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IT’S ALIVE! Welcome to HORROR MOVIE PODCAST, where we’re Dead Serious About Horror Movies… This is Episode 083. In this ultimate Frankensteinian episode, Jay of the Dead, Dr. Shock and Wolfman review the original Frankenstein (1931) and compare and contrast it with the most recent telling of this classic story, this year’s Frankenstein (2016) from Bernard Rose (the director of Candyman). We also discuss Mary Shelley’s original novel and several other adaptations of her work, including Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein. Wolfman also brings you a mini-review of last year’s Victor Frankenstein and Doc brings you a special tribute to Béla Lugosi.

Caution: We reveal major plot spoilers for both “Frankenstein” movies, as well as the original novel and some other versions of this story. If that’s too much for you … well … you’ve been warned! Continue reading

31 Days of Halloween — Day 8: The Phantom Carriage (1921) — by Dr. Shock

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Editor’s Note: Dave “Dr. Shock” Becker is a host on Horror Movie Podcast and the Land of the Creeps horror podcast. He is also the mastermind behind DVDInfatuation.com, a movie review blog where he is watching and posting one review every day until he reaches at least 2,500 movie reviews. Follow Doc on Twitter: @DVDinfatuation.


Ingmar Bergman, believed by many to be one of the greatest filmmakers of all time, was only a boy when he first saw The Phantom Carriage, a 1921 fantasy / horror movie directed by his idol, Victor Sjöström. Yet, despite his age, this picture would have a lasting impact on the future director.

“It completely overwhelmed me,” Bergman said when speaking of the film during a 1981 interview, adding that it left him “shaken to the core.” The themes of death and redemption, which figured prominently in Sjöström’s movie, would resonate with Bergman throughout his career, making their way into some of his best works, including The Virgin Spring, The Seventh Seal, and Cries and Whispers. Continue reading