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.

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, where we’re Dead Serious About Horror Movies! Continue reading

Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 107: Christmas Horror (2016 edition)

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Merry Christmas from HORROR MOVIE PODCAST! Episode 107 features Killer Santas and Santa Killers in our chilling 2016 edition of CHRISTMAS HORROR. Feature Reviews include new-release Christmas slasher Good Tidings (2016), classic ’80s slasher Don’t Open Till Christmas (1984), and Adam Green’s take on the popular Disney musical Frozen (2010). You’ll also get mini reviews of ATM (2012) and Santa’s Slay (2005), prize giveaways from our sponsors at Cryptocurium and Fright Rags, and feedback from the unofficial HMP After Dark screening of A Christmas Horror Story (2015).

Coming up next time: We’re bringing you Horror Movie Podcast’s Top 10 Horror Movies of 2016 as well as the Top 10 horror movies of the HMP community! Make sure you e-mail your Top 10 picks to horrormoviepodcast@gmail.com before Jan. 1, 2017. Don’t miss this episode!

Horror Movie Podcast is typically 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! Leave voicemails with your recommendations and comments at: (801) 382-8789 You can also follow HMP on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook (kind of). Thank you for listening to Horror Movie Podcast, where we’re Dead Serious About Horror Movies!

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31 Days of Halloween — Day 12: Crimson Peak (2015) — by Dr. Shock

crimsonpeakEditor’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.


In a recent interview with Wired, Guillermo Del Toro listed his five favorite horror films, the first two of which, The Haunting and The Innocents, are ghost stories (for the record, the other 3 were Alien, Jaws, and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre). That’s not to say his 2015 offering Crimson Peak is, as some have stated, a haunted house movie; in fact, Del Toro himself has resisted calling it a horror film at all (“You have to fear the living more than the dead”, he said during this same interview, and the movie itself was designed to support this theory). But with its gothic sensibilities and gorgeous production values, as well as a handful of intensely creepy scenes, the director has, indeed, delivered a beautiful, if somewhat trite, ghost story that’s sure to give you at least a few shivers.
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Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 081: Jay of the Dead’s Horror T&A (Tone & Assignment of Genre) and Intruders (2016) and Indigenous (2016) and The Boy (2016) and Green Room (2016)

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You’re listening to HORROR MOVIE PODCAST, where we’re Dead Serious About Horror Movies… This is Episode 081, a Frankensteinian show, where we bring you a manic mix of horror-related topics and reviews. In this episode, Jay of the Dead unveils his very controversial, but very bold, new approach to determining whether a film is a horror movie by assessing its tone (T) and assignment (A). Hence, “Jay’s Horror T&A.” (It’s the best I could come up with so far; please help with a better, catchier title.) We also bring you some recent highlights from horror news, as well as several mini reviews of 2015 and 2016 horror films. Join us! Continue reading

Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 080: Three Dudes Talk About Horror and the Upcoming Horror Movies of 2016

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This is HORROR MOVIE PODCAST, where we’re Dead Serious About Horror Movies… Welcome to Episode 080. Longtime listeners may find this particular episode to be a little unusual for HMP because we spend much of the time simply talking about horror, rather than reviewing movies. Naturally, we discuss a few horror flicks, but you can think of this show as a few friends just hanging out, talking about the genre they love as the new year gets rolling. To this end, we chat about the Upcoming Horror Films of 2016, which leads to a couple of predictions and some discussion of our most anticipated picks. Join us! Continue reading

Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 079: The Top 10 Horror Movies of 2015 With BillChete of Horror On The Go

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Happy New Year’s Eve, horror fans, and welcome to Episode 079 of HORROR MOVIE PODCAST, where we’re Dead Serious About Horror Movies… This show is a special cooperative production with Horror On The Go, an Internet audio broadcast hosted by horror podcasting legend, BillChete, who is a longtime veteran horror movie critic, connoisseur, personality, DJ and host. In this fateful, year-in-review episode, Jay of the Dead, Wolfman Josh and BillChete each bring you their Top 10 Horror Movies of 2015. But more importantly, we have also calculated the Top 10 Horror Movies of 2015 from the collective HMP listenership! So, you’re getting four great Top 10 lists, as well as some other various 2015 lists!


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Jay and Wolfman also bring you an HMP 2015: Year in Review, in which they discuss the many highlights of this podcast during 2015. And finally, Dr. Walking Dead Kyle Bishop returns to hear Jay’s theory about a real-life zombie plague that Jay believes is upon us. This is a must-listen episode. (And by the way, if you love counting down these end-of-the-year lists, then please join Jay over on his sister show, Movie Podcast Weekly, for The Top 10 Movies of 2015 for all genres! Join us! Continue reading

Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 078: Christmas Horror (2015 edition)

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Merry Christmas and happy Winter Solstice 2015 from your friends here on HORROR MOVIE PODCAST, where we’re Dead Serious About Christmas Horror Movies… This is Episode 078, where your hosts bring you a discussion about Christmas’s own monster, Krampus!

In this episode, we’re making merry and spirits are bright as Dr. Shock drinks some “Mad Elf” beer while we bring you Feature Reviews of Krampus (2015) and A Christmas Horror Story (2015) and Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2010). We also bring you our creepy new segment about real-life horror stories! Pour some egg nog or apple cider and join us!

Coming up next time: Mark your calendars! Releasing on WEDNESDAY, December 30, 2015, we’re bringing your Horror Movie Podcast’s Top 10 Horror Movies of 2015 with special guest BillChete, who shares his annually, highly anticipated list, as well as the Top 10 horror movies of the HMP community! Don’t miss it! Continue reading

Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 077: “At Your Mercy” Listener Picks – The Shrine (2010) and Xtro (1982)

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Welcome to HORROR MOVIE PODCAST, where we’re Dead Serious About Horror Movies… In Episode 077, we bring you Volume 2 of our “At Your Mercy” listener picks show, where Jay of the Dead and Wolfman Josh each bring you a Feature Review of The Shrine (2010), recommended by RedCap Jack, and Xtro (1982), recommended by David. Thanks for sending us your recommendations, and thanks for listening.

This episode is dedicated to Jason Dragon, RedCap Jack, Sal Roma and ChrisExcess.

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. 076: Crimson Peak (2015) and We Are Still Here (2015) and Stung (2015) and The Final Girls (2015)

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Episode 076 of HORROR MOVIE PODCAST features, what Jay of the Dead believe is, our scariest, real-life horror campfire tale yet: “Virginia’s Handyman.” A must-listen! Wolfman Josh recounts the true-life tale of Virginia’s Handyman! We double-dog dare you to listen to this story while lying in bed in the dark. You’ll have to turn on a light! If you couldn’t tell already, this is another of our Frankensteinian episodes, where we bring you a manic mix of reviews, including Crimson Peak (2015) and The Final Girls (2015) and We Are Still Here (2015) and Stung (2015), among others. You don’t want to miss this one! Trust us…

Horror Movie Podcast is a weekly show that’s released every 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 voice mails, 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. 074: Freddy vs Jason (2003) and A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010) and Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy (2010) and Listener Franchise Overview — Part 5 of 5

ANOES 5 of 5bHappy Halloween! It is the eve of every horror fan’s favorite holiday: October 30, 2015, which also happens to be the anniversary of the launch of The Weekly Horror Movie Podcast, back in 2011. Welcome to our fifth and final episode of our NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET FRANCHISE coverage. You’re listening to the one, the only HORROR MOVIE PODCAST, where we’re Dead Serious About Horror Movies… You’re damn right.

This is Episode 074, and in this show, we bring you brief discussions of Freddy vs. Jason (2003), which we have already covered back in HMP Ep. 046. We also briefly chat about the documentary Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy (2010). And as promised, we bring you an in-depth, Feature Review of the infamous remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010). Continue reading