Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 111: HORROR CINEMA AWARDS — A Celebration of the Finest Achievements in 2016 Horror Films

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HORROR MOVIE PODCAST PRESENTS the very first HORROR CINEMA AWARDS — A celebration of the finest filmic achievements in horror for 2016!

We’ve assembled a wonderful jury from every corner of the horror community, including filmmaker, critics, writers, podcasters, artists, and academics. The nominees are drawn from the HMP host and listener Top 10 lists of 2016 and the jury has voted on those nominees in traditional awards show categories from “Best Actress” to “Best Picture.”

After that, your HMP hosts give away their own special “Dead Serious” awards where we get a little more out of the box and award films for their best “Beastly Freaks” or use of “Horror in the Daylight.”

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The Witch: A New England Folktale (2016) Written Horror Movie Review — by Jay of the Dead

The Witch Poster 3Note: This review DOES NOT contain spoilers.

Most people now understand that the horror of the Salem witch trials wasn’t that the accused were witches; the true horror is that the women who were executed were not witches, after all.

But writer-director Robert Eggers’s “The Witch” pre-dates the events of Salem, being set some 62 years prior in 1630, when it poses the question: What if an actual witch in the woods wreaked unthinkable evil to incite legitimate suspicions?

The film opens with a family embroiled in some court or community council that results in their disharmonious departure from the plantation. They set out on their own with plans to find a new home and re-establish themselves, according to their own principles. Continue reading