Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 138: Winter With Stephen King – Part 1: The Shining (1980) and Misery (1990)

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It’s cold out there, so why not snuggle up with Horror Movie Podcast, Episode 138 and the creepiest cuddliest of horror icons, Stephen King? Back in August we brought you a survey of the films adapted from King’s work with our 2-Part series, The Horror of Stephen King. Earlier in the Summer, we’d sunk our teeth into Cujo during our Man’s Best Fiend – Horror Pets episode. And this past September we spent some quality time with Pennywise the Dancing Clown when we took a look at Creepy Killer Clowns in horror cinema with an “It vs It” episode. Now, we warm the cockles of your icy heart with two classic wintry tales from King films in Part 1 of our 2-Part series, Winter With Stephen King. Jay of the Dead, Wolfman Josh and Dr. Shock welcome the host of the Movie Moments Podcast, William Rowan Jr. (aka Kill Bill Kill aka Rowan the Destroyer aka William Solo Jr) to discuss Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining (1980) and Rob Reiner’s Misery (1990). We hope you’ll come in and stay forever and ever and ever.

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. 137: Top 10 Horror Movies of 2017

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It’s the Horror Movie Podcast episode that’s been a year in the making: THE TOP 10 HORROR MOVIES OF 2017! In Episode 137, your faithful hosts bring you eight lists to help us assess the Horror Cinema of 2017. In addition to our Top 10 Best Horror Movies of 2017, we bring you our Honorable Mentions, our Guilty Pleasure Horror Movie of 2017, our Biggest Disappointments of 2017, the Most Overrated Horror Movies of 2017, our Dishonorable Mentions of 2017, and the Worst Damn Horror Movie of 2017! Oh, and we also bring you a little sneak peak of our Most Anticipated Horror Films of 2018.

But the No. 1 reason to listen to this episode is to hear our HMP community’s collective TOP 10 HORROR MOVIES list, which has been meticulously compiled and tabulated from 74 listener feedback submissions! Join us for the biggest episode of the year, right here at Horror Movie Podcast, where we’re Dead Serious About Horror Movies. Continue reading

Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 136: Christmas Horror (2017 Edition) – With Director Chris Peckover

Christmas-Horror-2017Merry Christmas and welcome to HO, HO, HORROR MOVIE PODCAST! It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Episode 136 is our fifth annual CHRISTMAS HORROR extravaganza. Feature Reviews include new-releases Once Upon a Time at Christmas (2017), Red Christmas (2017) and Better Watch Out (2017). You’ll also get an extensive interview with Better Watch Out writer/director Chris Pecker and a ton of Christmas present giveaways including HMP t-shirts and stocking stuffers from awesome sponsors like Fright Rags, Ghoulish Gary Pullin, POV Horror and Printed in Blood!

Coming up next time: We’re bringing you Horror Movie Podcast’s Top 10 Horror Movies of 2017 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 December 27, 2017. Please use our HMP Top 10 Horror of 2017 to make your lists. You won’t want to 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 TwitterInstagram or Facebook (kind of). Thank you for listening to Horror Movie Podcast, where we’re Dead Serious About Horror Movies! Continue reading

Create Your “Top 10 Horror Movies of 2017” Lists With HMP!

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At the end of every year, HORROR MOVIE PODCAST and its sister show, Movie Podcast Weekly, produce epic episodes where we bring you our Top 10 Movies of the Year. We also compile collective listener lists, so we want you to join us!

To simplify the tallying for Jay, please use the template below to create your lists and then email them to HorrorMoviePodcast@gmail.com with the phrase TOP 10 HORROR OF 2017 in the subject line! Join us!

DEADLINE: Please email your lists to Jay NO LATER THAN Wednesday, December 27, 2017.

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Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 135: 78/52: Hitchcock’s Shower Scene (2017) and Hell House LLC (2016) – Director’s Cut

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Having a good premise is half the battle. The other half is execution. In Episode 135 of HORROR MOVIE PODCAST,we review the new Director’s Cut of a film with a great haunted house premise called Hell House LLC (2016). We also review 78/52 (2017), a documentary about the meticulously executed shower scene from Alfred Hitchcock’s classic Psycho (1960). And as with other Frankensteinian episodes, we bring you a lot of other Horror-related chatter and mini reviews. Join us!

Use our HMP Top 10 Horror of 2017 to make your lists and send them to us for the HMP community tally. Also, check out our new HMP Episode Archive!

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. 134: Thanksgiving Horror – Or a Lack Thereof – and Blood Rage (1987)

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This is HORROR MOVIE PODCAST … it’s not cranberry sauce! Episode 134 is an honest attempt by Jay of the Dead, Dr. Shock and Wolfman Josh to bring you a Thanksgiving Horror episode, without much luck. We do manage to have a fun conversation about why there aren’t a lot of Thanksgiving Horror films; we give you a semi-recent update on Eli Roth’s rumored Thanksgiving grindhouse film; and we bring out the only Thanksgiving big gun there is: cult classic Blood Rage (1987)!

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! Gobble, gobble. Continue reading

Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 133: Jigsaw (2017) and Gerald’s Game (2017) and The Bad Batch (2017) and Boys in the Trees (2017) and The Babysitter (2017) and Death Note (2017)

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It’s alive! Another Frankensteinian episode of HORROR MOVIE PODCAST, where we’re Dead Serious About Horror Movies… In Episode 132, Jay of the Dead, Wolfman Josh and Dr. Shock bring you Feature Reviews of Jigsaw (2017) and Gerald’s Game (2017). Josh and Dave also bring you a slew of mini-reviews of recent horror films like The Bad Batch (2017), Boys in the Trees (2017), The Babysitter (2017), Death Note (2017), 1922 (2017), Amityville Horror: The Awakening (2017), The Evil Within (2017)Little Evil (2017), We Go On (2016) and more!

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 BONUS Ep. 132: Happy Death Day (2017) – LIVE!

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Greetings from the 2017 Movie Podcast Network Meetup Event in Salt Lake City, Utah! It was an incredible event, and we wish you all could have joined us. The weekend included multiple meals with hosts and listeners, trivia games, live podcasting, live music, hiking, a birthday party, group screenings of Better Watch Out (2017)—with a Filmmaker Q&A—and Tremors (1990), plus a double feature of Friday the 13th (1980) and Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1988) on the actual Friday the 13th of October 2017. Whew! Quite a weekend! You’re going to hear great live recordings from all these events in the days to come, but first … a special treat, only for our beloved Horror Movie Podcast listeners!

Jay of the Dead, Dr. Shock and Wolfman Josh all met—in the flesh—for the very first time and sneaked away to a screening of Happy Death Day (2017). What you’re about to hear is a LIVE! recording from the MegaPlex Theatre at Jordan Commons in Sandy, Utah, following the screening. This BONUS episode also features William “Rowan the Destroyer” (aka “Solo” from The Sci-Fi Podcast) who captured a great, in-the-field, live recording of this episode for us. Thanks, William! Continue reading

Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 131: Curse of Chucky (2013) and Cult of Chucky (2017) – Franchise Review Part 4 of 4

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Happy Halloween! Welcome to HORROR MOVIE PODCAST, where we’re Dead Serious About Horror Movies … and Chucky movies. In Episode 131, we wrap up with Part 4 of our CHILD’S PLAY FRANCHISE REVIEW.

As we’ve done with the Halloween films back in October 2014, the Friday the 13th films back in February of 2015, and the Scream films and the Nightmare on Elm Street films back in the Fall of 2015, we’re giving you in-depth analysis of the entire Chucky franchise, all seven films, concluding with this episode. So, in this show, Jay of the Dead, Dave “Dr.Shock” Becker and Wolfman Josh play with the Curse of Chucky (2013) and Cult of Chucky (2017).

Horror Movie Podcast is typically a bi-weekly show that’s released every other Friday. If you’d like to support the podcast, 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

31 Days of Halloween — Day 31: Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983) — by Dr. Shock

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Editor’s note: Dave “Dr. Shock” Becker is a host on Horror Movie Podcast, Universal Monsters Cast and Land of the Creeps horror podcasts. 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 the ‘70s and ‘80s, Disney made several valiant attempts to break free of its “kids only” persona by producing movies that would also appeal to adults (such as The Black Hole, Dragonslayer, and Tron, just to name a few). Based on a story by Ray Bradbury, Something Wicked This Way Comes continued that trend and combined elements of horror and fantasy to weave the fascinating tale of a small town in the early 20th century and the traveling carnival that visited it one October.

Green Town, Illinois, is a quiet place, the kind of community in which nothing interesting ever happens. That is, until the night that Mr. Dark’s Pandemonium Carnival pulls into town. Best friends Will Hathaway (Vidal Peterson) and Jim Nightshade (Shawn Carson) hear the train coming and sneak out of their bedrooms to see what wonders Mr. Dark (Jonathan Pryce) and his associates have brought to their sleepy little town. What they discover instead is that the carnival and its enigmatic owner are not what they appear to be. Continue reading