Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 197: Cryptozoological Horror Part 2 — Leviathans of the Deep with Director Brandon Smith

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We’re going under the sea in Episode 197 of HORROR MOVIE PODCAST, but this little mermaid has fangs! This show is the long-awaited Part 2 of a multiple-part, thematic series about Cryptozoological Horror and in this episode we’re talking about LEVIATHANS OF THE DEEP or what you might call SEA MONSTERS! Wolfman Josh, Dr. Shock and Gillman Joel welcome special guests The Mad Cetologist and Filmmaker Brandon Smith, Director of the crowd-funded project Legend of the Bear Lake Monster. We also bring you a Feature Review of Underwater (2020) and a Shudder-Sponsored Screaming Online review of The Siren (2019).

If you’d like to support our show, try a 30-day free trial of SHUDDER with Promo Code: HMP It costs you nothing and helps us a lot! Also, please subscribe to our podcast and leave a review! Or just tell a friend. We’d really appreciate it. Thanks for your support and thanks for listening to Horror Movie Podcast, where we’re Dead Serious About Horror Movies!
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Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 196: The Real-Life Horrors of Racism, plus Color Out of Space (2020), Extra Ordinary (2020), Gretel & Hansel (2020) and VFW (2020)

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Episode 196 of HORROR MOVIE PODCAST was initially intended to be a run-of-the-mill Frankensteinian episode, but then the real life horrors or racism came crashing in and plans had to change. Wolfman Josh, Dr. Shock, and Gillman Joel are still posting our original reviews of Color Out of Space (2020), Extra Ordinary (2020), Gretel & Hansel (2020), and VFW (2020), to give you some relief from the everyday difficulties our world is facing—plus some discussion of the FX series What We Do in the Shadows (2019) and made-for-TV horror anthology Dead of Night (1977)—but we’ve also invited some very special guests from the horror community to talk about their experiences as black Americans in the wake of George Floyd’s murder and the ensuing Black Lives Matter protests against police violence. We hope you’ll receive these guests warmly and follow their work to show your support and appreciation. Our guests for this episode (in order of appearance) are:

JEFFREY REDDICK (Screenwriter/Producer behind Final Destination, Dead Awake, The Night Sitter, The Final Wish, HMP Horror Cinema Awards Juror) Follow Mr. Reddick on Twitter @JeffreyaReddick

DR. ROBIN R. MEANS COLEMAN (Professor of Communications, Author of Horror Noire: Blacks in American Horror Films, Executive Producer of Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror) Follow Dr. Means Coleman on Twitter @MeanColeman Buy her book on Amazon Horror Noire: Blacks in American Horror Films

DAMEN HYMES (One of the hosts at Get Out the Room horror podcast) Follow Damen Hymes on Twitter @Dae021. Follow Get Out the Room on Twitter @GetOutTheRoom. Join their Facebook Fan Page @GetOuttheRoomFanPage

TONIA RANSOM (Horror Fiction Writer, Creator and Executive Producer of NIGHTLIGHT: a horror fiction podcast) Follow Ms. Ransom on Twitter @MissDefying. Follow NightLight on Twitter @NightLightPod. Visit the NightLight website NightLightpod.com

ASH X ASHES (One of the hosts on Kill the Dead Podcast, HMP Guest, HMP Listener) Follow Ash on Twitter @AshXAshes. Follow Kill the Dead on Twitter @KillTheDeadPod.

LESLEY LEWIS (Longtime HMP Listener) Follow Lesley on Twitter @MiLigaLuscious

IVOTRES LITTLES (Creator and Host of Horror Movies and Beyond) Follow Tres and Horror Movies and Beyond on Twitter @HMoviesBeyond. Check out her YouTube Channel @HorrorMoviesandBeyond. Follow her on Instagram @Horror_Movies_And_Beyond.

MAURICE JONES (Artist, HMP Campfire Tales Contributor, HMP Listener) Follow Maurice Jones on Twitter @MauriceaJones2. Check out Maurice Jones’ satirical film reviews on YouTube @BabyBooo2. Visit Maurice’s review blog Maurice’s Thesis Pieces.

If you’d like to watch Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror (2019), you can get a 30-day free trial of SHUDDER with Promo Code: HMP Thanks for joining us on Horror Movie Podcast, where we’re Dead Serious About Horror Movies!
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Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 195: Cursed Films (2020) with Filmmaker Jay Cheel

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BEWARE! Rumor has it that Episode 195 of HORROR MOVIE PODCAST is CURSED! I heard it’s because Gillman Joel sold his soul to the City of Orlando, the skeletons in Dr. Shock’s closet are actually real human skeletons imported from India(na), and Wolfman Josh has fleas. That last one is maybe more a result of the curse, than the cause. Anyway, in this special Shudder-Sponsored Screaming Online episode of HMP, your curs-ed horror hosts bring you a discussion of the Shudder Original series, Cursed Films (2020), as well as an interview with Jay Cheel, the creator, director, producer, writer and editor of Cursed Films, and one of the hosts of the legendary Film Junk podcast (as well as Wolfman’s former documentary podcasting partner).

We also briefly celebrate our recent win of the “Silver Bolo Award” from Joe Bob Briggs and Darcy the Mail Girl on The Last Drive In.

If you’d like to support our show, try a 30-day free trial of SHUDDER with Promo Code: HMP It costs you nothing and helps us a lot! Also, please subscribe to our podcast and leave a review! Or just tell a friend. We’d really appreciate it. Thanks for your support and thanks for listening to Horror Movie Podcast, where we’re “great at reviewing horror movies, but bad at naming podcasts” according to Joe Bob Briggs!
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Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 194: Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) vs. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) vs. Body Snatchers (1993) vs. The Invasion (2007) with Filmmaker David Weiner and STATION!

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This is HORROR MOVIE PODPEOPLECAST, where we’re Dead Serious About Horror Movies. Welcome to Episode 194, a themed “VERSUS” episode featuring STATION! from The Sci-Fi Podcast and David Weiner from the upcoming sci-fi documentary In Search of Tomorrow. This time your horror hosts—Dr. Shock, Wolfman Josh, and Gillman Joel—bring you an in-depth theme discussion about body snatcher films from The Puppet Masters to The Faculty and then delve into feature reviews of Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) vs Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) vs Body Snatchers (1993) vs The Invasion (2007).

If you’d like to support our show, try a 30-day free trial of SHUDDER with Promo Code: HMP It costs you nothing and helps us a lot! Also, please subscribe to our podcast and leave a review! Or just tell a friend. We’d really appreciate it. Thanks for your support and thanks for listening to Horror Movie Podcast, where we’re Dead Serious About Horror Movies!
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Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 193 (Bonus): Contagion – LIVE!

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Practicing social distancing? Great time to shelter with Episode 193 of HORROR MOVIE PODCAST. In this BONUS episode, your horror hosts—Dr. Shock, Wolfman Josh, and Gillman Joel—bring you a discussion of Contagion films, aided by Dave’s research and Vulture’s The 79 Best Pandemic Movies to Binge in Quarantine by Jordan Crucchiola and Bilge Ebiri. Wolfman also gives you a rundown of “Shut In Movies” for our Shudder-Sponsored Screaming Online segment and recommends the first movie that he watched in lockdown, Escape From New York.

This show was our second test-run for something we hope to be doing once a month. We recorded the show “LIVE!” meaning no redos, retakes, or do-overs. Just one take and the conversation will take us where it takes us. This episode was also intended to be our first video episode, posted to YouTube, but we had some technical difficulties on that front, which is why this episode is posting after 194. Our first official “Lost Episode” of Horror Movie Podcast, the video for Ep 193 will eventually be posted as originally intended and we will let everyone know.

Once we work out the bugs, we hope to consistently record the show on a platform like Discord or Twitch so that we can interact with those who would like to, during the show. Then, the first half of the show will go up on YouTube. We’re excited about this new approach to our Frankensteinian shows, but don’t worry. The show will still post to iTunes’ Apple Podcasts (or your favorite podcatching software) as usual. You won’t have to do anything different to listen to the show you know and love.

If you’d like to support Horror Movie Podcast, try a 30-day free trial of SHUDDER with Promo Code: HMP It costs you nothing and helps us a lot! Also, please subscribe to our show for free in Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! It really helps our visibility. Or just tell a friend. We’d really appreciate it. Thanks for your support and thanks for listening to Horror Movie Podcast, where we’re Dead Serious About Horror Movies!

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LISTS: Top 10 Found Footage Horror Movies

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As promised in HMP Episode 192, here is the collective Top 10 Found Footage Horror Movies from your Horror Movie Podcast hosts. Please play along in the comments. We’d love to here from you on your list, our lists, and the other listeners’ lists!

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Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 192: The McPherson Tape (1989) and In Search of Darkness (2019) plus Howl (2016) and Vampire Cleanup Department (2019)

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Practicing social distancing? Great time to shelter with us at HORROR MOVIE PODCAST—we’ve missed you! In Episode 192, another Frankensteinian episode, horror hosts Dr. Shock, Wolfman Josh, and Gillman Joel bring you a spoiler-free Feature Review of The McPherson Tape (1989)—aka UFO Abduction—as well as a Collector’s Crypt featuring In Search of Darkness (2019) and several mini-reviews of films from the end of last year including The Furies (2019), Head Count (2019), and “jumping vampire” jiangshi film Vampire Cleanup Department (2019), plus The Human Race (2013) We also have a Shudder-Sponsored Screaming Online review of Howl (2016) for your listening pleasure.

If you’d like to support our show, try a 30-day free trial of SHUDDER with Promo Code: HMP It costs you nothing and helps us a lot! Also, please subscribe to our podcast and leave a review! Or just tell a friend. We’d really appreciate it. Thanks for your support and thanks for listening to Horror Movie Podcast, where we’re Dead Serious About Horror Movies!
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Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 191: Blood Diner (1987) and XX (2017) and The Being (1983) for Women in Horror Month 2020

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This February is the 11th Annual Women in Horror Month, so HORROR MOVIE PODCAST is honoring the ladies behind the camera of our favorite genre in Episode 191, another Frankensteinian show, where we bring you three WiHM inspired Feature Reviews of Blood Diner (1987)XX (2017), and The Being (1983)!

If you’d like to support our show, try a 30-day free trial of SHUDDER with Promo Code: HMP It costs you nothing and helps us a lot! Also, please subscribe to our show for free in Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! It really helps our visibility. Or just tell a friend. We’d really appreciate it. Thanks for your support and thanks for listening to Horror Movie Podcast, where we’re Dead Serious About Horror Movies!

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Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 190: Winter Chills – Part 1: That’s Snow Ghost!

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Episode 190 of Horror Movie Podcast is the perfect show to listen to with a cup of hot cocoa while a snowstorm rages outside. But watch yourself: the weather outside is frightful, but so are the ghosts indoors! Join your horror hosts Gillman Joel, Dr. Shock and Wolfman Josh, as they discuss specters in the snow with reviews of Ghost Story (1981) and Ghostkeeper (1982). They also bring you three wintery mini reviews currently Screaming Online at Shudder: The Mind’s Eye (2015), The Wrath (2019), and We Are Still Here (2015). Finally, Wolfman takes you into the Collector’s Crypt for a look at Arrow Video’s BluRay release of Demon Possessed aka The Chill Factor (1993).

If you’d like to support our show, try a 30-day free trial of SHUDDER with Promo Code: HMP It costs you nothing and helps us a lot! Also, please subscribe to our show for free in Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! It really helps our visibility. Or just tell a friend. We’d really appreciate it. Thanks for your support and thanks for listening to Horror Movie Podcast, where we’re Dead Serious About Horror Movies!

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Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 189: The Top 10 Horror Movies of 2019

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Happy New Year! 2020 is here, and so is our most anticipated Horror Movie Podcast episode of the year: THE TOP 10 HORROR MOVIES OF 2019! In Episode 189, your horror hosts bring our Top 10 Horror Movies of 2019, our Honorable Mentions, our Guilty Pleasures, our Biggest Disappointments, our favorite Horror Adjacent films (films you don’t personally consider horror, but you think would interest horror fans), and a sneak peek of our Most Anticipated Horror Films of 2019.

As always, the No 1 reason to listen to this episode is to hear the HMP community’s collective TOP 10 HORROR MOVIES list, which has been meticulously compiled and tabulated from 110 listener submissions! Join us for the biggest-ever version of our biggest episode of every year!

If you’d like to support our show, try a 30-day free trial of SHUDDER with Promo Code: HMP It costs you nothing and helps us a lot! Also, please subscribe to our show for free in Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! It really helps our visibility. Or just tell a friend. We’d really appreciate it. Thanks for your support and thanks for listening to Horror Movie Podcast, where we’re Dead Serious About Horror Movies!
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Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 188: Christmas Horror (2019 Edition) – Black Christmas (1974) vs Black Xmas (2006) vs Black Christmas (2019) and more!

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Merry Christmas, horror fans, and welcome to HO, HO, HORROR MOVIE PODCAST! It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Episode 188 is our seventh annual CHRISTMAS HORROR extravaganza where our main event features a showdown between Sophia Takal’s insanely controversial Black Christmas (2019) vs the classic Black Christmas (1974) vs the previously controversial Black Xmas (2006). We’ve also got Christmas-themed mini-reviews of The Night Sitter (2018), I Trapped the Devil (2019), and Horror Movie: A Low Budget Nightmare (the last of which is a behind the scenes look at crass Christmas Horror cult classic, Red Christmas). All of that plus a sleigh full of Christmas present giveaways, including an HMP t-shirt and stocking stuffers from awesome sponsors like Fright Rags!

Coming up next time: We’re bringing you Horror Movie Podcast’s Top 10 Horror Movies of 2019 as well as the Top 10 horror movies of the HMP community! Check out this blog post to learn how to submit your Top 10 Horror Movies of 2019 list.

If you’d like to support our show, try a 30-day free trial of SHUDDER with Promo Code: HMP It costs you nothing and helps us a lot! Also, please subscribe to our show for free in Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! It really helps our visibility. Or just tell a friend. We’d really appreciate it. Thanks for your support and thanks for listening to Horror Movie Podcast, where we’re Dead Serious About Horror Movies!
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Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 187: 28 More 2019 Horror Films For Your Consideration – LIVE!

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Attention all horror fans, we’ve got a possible 187 at Horror Movie Podcast! Episode 187, that is. Every year around this time we play clean-up, trading Mini Review punches on a monster-sized Frankensteinian episode, trying to catch up with any notable horror movies we may have missed, before compiling our Top 10 Horror Movies lists for the year. As was noted by Jay of the Dead on the first such episode: In the music world, when guitarists alternate riffs, it’s called Cutting Heads. And so here we are: Dr. Shock, Wolfman Josh, and Gillman Joel, cutting heads once again with 28 More 2019 Horror Films For You Consideration, including Bliss (2019), Braid (2019), Climax (2019), Doctor Sleep (2019), Knife+Heart (2019), The Nightingale (2019), Parasite (2019), Tigers Are Not Afraid (2019), and so much more!

But this time, we are doing things a little differently. This show also happens to be a test-run for something we hope to be doing once a month in 2020. We recorded the show “LIVE!” meaning no redos, retakes, or do-overs. Just one take and the conversation will take us where it takes us. The only thing we’ll do differently in the future is to take into account your live listener feedback! That’s right, because we’ll be recording the show on a platform like YouTubeLive or Twitch, you will be able to listen to the show live (if you so choose) and actually message us during the show. We’re excited about this approach to our Frankensteinian shows in the future and we would love your feedback. And to you Boomers in the audience: Don’t worry. The show will still post to iTunes’ Apple Podcasts (or your favorite podcatching software) as usual. You won’t have to do anything different to listen to the show you know and love. Let us know what you think!

Check out this blog post to learn how to submit your Top 10 Horror Movies of 2019 list.

If you’d like to support our show, try a 30-day free trial of SHUDDER with Promo Code: HMP It costs you nothing and helps us a lot! Also, please subscribe to our show for free in Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! It really helps our visibility. Or just tell a friend. We’d really appreciate it. Thanks for your support and thanks for listening to Horror Movie Podcast, where we’re Dead Serious About Horror Movies!

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Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 186: ZomCom Phenomenon — Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) and Little Monsters (2019) and The Dead Don’t Die (2019) and One Cut of the Dead (2019)

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Welcome to HORROR MOVIE PODCAST, where we’re Dead Serious About Horror Movies… Episode 186 is a monster-sized ZOMbie COMedy PHENOMENON episode, where your horror hosts—Wolfman Josh, Dr. Shock, and Gillman Joel—set the table with a massive, Thanksgiving-sized themed discussion, covering dozens upon dozens of ZomComs in Micro-Review form. That’s followed by a main course of new release Feature Reviews of  Zombieland: Double Tap (2019), Little Monsters (2019), and Jim Jarmusch’s The Dead Don’t Die (2019). Next, we have a special SHUDDERSponsored Screaming Online segment, with an extremely enthusiastic review of One Cut of the Dead (2019)! Finally, for dessert, Dr. Shock brings you his post-mortem Mini Review of Anna and the Apocalypse (2018) before announcing the winners of his Halloween digital download giveways, as well as upcoming giveaways related to this Zombie Comedy episode—brand new BluRay releases of Shaun of the Dead (2004) and Cockneys vs Zombies (2012)! If you have any BRRRAAAAIIIIINNNS! at all, you’ll stick around.

Horror Movie Podcast is typically bi-weekly show that is only releasing one episode during the month of November due to post-Halloween burnout. We’ll be back to two shows per month in December. If you’d like to support our show, try a 30-day free trial of SHUDDER with Promo Code: HMP It costs you nothing and helps us a lot! Also, please subscribe to our show for free in Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! It really helps our visibility. Or just tell a friend. We’d really appreciate it. Thanks for your support and thanks for listening to Horror Movie Podcast, where we’re somewhat serious about ZomComs! Continue reading

Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 185: Top 10 Horror Movies of the 2000s

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN, HORROR FANS! Just as we have in years past, your horror hosts are bringing you weekly Halloween month releases of Horror Movie Podcast, where we’re Dead Serious About Horror Movies. Instead of our typical Franchise Reviews (you can still find all your favorites on the sidebar of the main page at HorrorMoviePodcast.com) your horror hosts are bringing you the Top 10 Horror Movies of the 70s, 80s, 90s, and early 2000s! We’ll focus on a different decade each week. This week it’s the Top 10 Horror Movies of the 2000s from Dr. Shock, Gillman Joel, and Wolfman Josh! Let us know what you think and leave your own lists below, in the comments section. We’d love to read them.

We’ll also be bringing you listener-sourced Campfire Tales from Michael and a follow-up from Coleman and his brother Chris! Plus, a SHUDDER-sponsored Screaming Online segment review of Haunt (2019) and plenty of Halloween tricks and treats for some lucky listeners!

Horror Movie Podcast is typically bi-weekly show that is going weekly for the month of October. If you’d like to support our show, try a 30-day free trial of SHUDDER with Promo Code: HMP It costs you nothing and helps us a lot! Also, please subscribe to our show for free in Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! It really helps our visibility. Or just tell a friend. We’d really appreciate it. Thanks for your support and thanks for listening to Horror Movie Podcast, where we’re Dead Serious About Horror Movies!
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Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 184: Top 10 Horror Movies of the 1990s

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN, HORROR FANS! Just as we have in years past, your horror hosts are bringing you weekly Halloween month releases of Horror Movie Podcast, where we’re Dead Serious About Horror Movies. Instead of our typical Franchise Reviews (you can still find all your favorites on the sidebar of the main page at HorrorMoviePodcast.com) your horror hosts are bringing you the Top 10 Horror Movies of the 70s, 80s, 90s, and early 2000s! We’ll focus on a different decade each week. This week it’s the Top 10 Horror Movies of the 1990s from Dr. Shock, Gillman Joel, and Wolfman Josh! Let us know what you think and leave your own lists below, in the comments section. We’d love to read them.

We’ll also be bringing you listener-sourced Campfire Tales from Coleman and his brother Chris! Plus Halloween tricks and treats for some lucky listeners!

Horror Movie Podcast is typically bi-weekly show that is going weekly for the month of October. If you’d like to support our show, try a 30-day free trial of SHUDDER with Promo Code: HMP It costs you nothing and helps us a lot! Also, please subscribe to our show for free in Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! It really helps our visibility. Or just tell a friend. We’d really appreciate it. Thanks for your support and thanks for listening to Horror Movie Podcast, where we’re Dead Serious About Horror Movies!
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Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 183: Top 10 Horror Movies of the 1980s

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN, HORROR FANS! Just as we have in years past—for the entire month of October—your horror hosts are bringing you weekly releases of Horror Movie Podcast, where we’re Dead Serious About Horror Movies. Instead of our typical Franchise Reviews (you can still find all your favorites on the sidebar of the main page at HorrorMoviePodcast.com) we’re bringing you the Top 10 Horror Movies of the 70s, 80s, 90s, and early 2000s! We’ll focus on a different decade each week. This week it’s the Top 10 Horror Movies of the 1980s from Dr. Shock, Gillman Joel, and Wolfman Josh! Let us know what you think and leave your own lists below, in the comments section. We’d love to read them.

We’ll also be bringing you listener-sourced Campfire Tales from Raul and Maurice, Halloween tricks and treats for some lucky listeners, and a vicious visit from an old fiend, Jay (Back From) the Dead.

Horror Movie Podcast is typically bi-weekly show that is going weekly for the month of October. If you’d like to support our show, try a 30-day free trial of SHUDDER with Promo Code: HMP It costs you nothing and helps us a lot! Also, please subscribe to our show for free in Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! It really helps our visibility. Or just tell a friend. We’d really appreciate it. Thanks for your support and thanks for listening to Horror Movie Podcast, where we’re Dead Serious About Horror Movies! Continue reading

Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 182: Top 10 Horror Movies of the 1970s

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN, HORROR FANS! Just as we have in years past, for the entire month of October, we are bringing you weekly releases of Horror Movie Podcast, where we’re Dead Serious About Horror Movies. We’re trying something different this year. Instead of our typical Franchise Reviews (you can still find all your favorites on the sidebar of the main page at HorrorMoviePodcast.com) we’re bringing you the Top 10 Horror Movies of the 70s, 80s, 90s, and early 2000s! We’ll focus on a different decade each week. This week it’s the Top 10 Horror Movies of the 1970s. Let us know what you think and leave your own lists below,  in the comments section.

We’ll also be bringing you listener-sourced Campfire Tales from Chris Excess and Jesse, Halloween tricks and treats, and more!

AND NOW … THIS IS HALLOWEEN, THIS IS HALLOWEEN …
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