Horror Movie Podcast BONUS Ep. 123: Remembering George Romero

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HMP George RomeroIn this special bonus episode of HORROR MOVIE PODCAST, we say goodbye to horror legend George A. Romero, who passed away on July 16, 2017. Your regular hosts, Jay of the Dead, Dr. Shock and Wolfman Josh are joined by our fourth official co-host, Dr. Walking Dead, and by special guest Gillman Joel of Universal Monsters Cast and Retro Movie Geek to share their thoughts on the man who created the modern zombie monster and some of the best zombie movies of all time.

“The Horror directors really do kind of change the world, but they do it from behind the scenes. They do it in the late-night theater, in the drive-in, in the VHS tapes. They’re not the ones winning the Academy Awards. They’re not the ones on the red carpet. They’re not the ones who get noticed.” — Kyle Bishop (aka Dr. Walking Dead) Continue reading

Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 122: Shark Attack! — Part 1

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Welcome to the shark-infested waters of HORROR MOVIE PODCAST! This is Episode 122, Shark Attack!, the first entry in what may become a recurring themed discussion, revisited in summers to come: killer sharks in horror cinema! This time Jay of the Dead, Dr. Shock and Wolfman Josh discuss the themes, tropes and challenges of shark movies and bring you reviews of Shark Attack in the Mediterranean (2004), Shark Night 3D (2011), and Open Water (2004), plus plenty of other great shark-talk, including a riff on the current streak of absurdist shark comedies, lots of obligatory Jaws (1975) discussion, a Campfire Tale from a friend of the show, and much, much more. Let’s dive in!

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. 121: The Girl With All the Gifts (2017) and My Little Eye (2002) and Audition (1999) and Trojan Horses at the Gates of Horror

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HORROR MOVIE PODCAST releases two types of episodes: Themed and Frankensteinian. Episode 121 is the latter. During this show you’ll hear reviews of The Girl With All the Gifts (2017) and My Little Eye (2002) and Audition (1999). You will also hear us discuss two films that we expected to be horror that actually aren’t: Colossal (2017) and The Beguiled (2017). And buckle up for Jay of the Dead’s latest Horror manifesto, “Trojan Horses at the Gates of Horror, which is the audio podcast adaptation of Jay’s blog article of the same name. Has Jay of the Dead lost his mind, or is he actually the Paul Revere of Horror cinema? Join us! We dare you…

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

Trojan Horses at the Gates of Horror

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Author’s note: 
The views of this blog and its corresponding podcast segment are strictly the views of Jay of the Dead. The sentiments contained herein do not necessarily (or probably don’t) reflect the feelings of Wolfman Josh, Dr. Shock, Dr. Walking Dead or Horror Movie Podcast and its community. 
 
But if you love the Horror genre, I hope you will read this article, or at least, listen to its accompanying audio podcast segment here in Episode 121, starting at
[ 00:57:14 ].
 
By Jay of the Dead  |  Horror Movie Podcast
 
You’re not going to read this entire article, so you might as well stop now, unless you’re Dead Serious About Horror Movies. Otherwise, settle in and prove your allegiance to the genre here and now. Below are three topics tackled within one article, because they are all related.
 
I. Yes, We Keep Fighting but for Good Reason
 
In classic Horror movie siege-narrative fashion, there are monsters at the gates, trying to get in to reach the Horror genre and its fans. That may sound dramatic, but “guard duty,” as with any regular duty, can be equally as tedious as it is important.
 
Recently, my friend Jeff Hammer, in essence, said that Horror film critics and podcasters do their audiences a disservice by constantly rehashing the arguments over whether a film is Horror or not. 
 
Alas, this article technically isn’t about judging whether a film is horror. It is, in part, about the crucial importance of always trying to make such assessments. We Horror fans tend to instinctively make these value judgments for the genre, and like any other inherent survival trait, our tendency to revisit this same old discussion, again and again, is for a good purpose: We are merely being Guardians At The Gate. Continue reading

Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 120: It Comes at Night (2017) and 47 Meters Down (2017) and 12 Feet Deep: Trapped Sisters (2017) and The Mummy (2017)

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This is HORROR MOVIE PODCAST Episode 120, another Frankensteinian episode where Jay of the Dead and Dr. Shock (along with guest Mattroid, from The Sci-Fi Podcast) bring you a random assortment of horror movie reviews, including Jay’s reviews of underwater “Trapped Sisters” movies 47 Meters Down (2017) and 12 Feet Deep (2017). As a hold-over from our “Horror Pets” episode, you’ll hear a mountain of listener feedback as well as reviews of two more killer cat movies: Uninvited (1988) from Jay and Dave and Cat’s Eye (1985) from Matt. You’ll also get an in-depth review of action-horror spectacle The Mummy (2017) from Jay and Matt. For more complete coverage, hear Dr. Shock and Wolfman Josh dig in much deeper at our sister show, Universal Monsters Cast. We also have the return of our “Campfire Tales” segment from both Dr. Shock and our HMP listeners. And the main event is Jay of the Dead’s Feature Review of one of the most polarizing horror movies of the year, It Comes At Night (2017)!

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!
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Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 119: Man’s Best Fiend – Horror Pets

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This is HORROR MOVIE PODCAST Episode 119, an interesting themed entry, wherein Jay of the Dead, Dr. Shock and Wolfman Josh discuss the concept of Horror Pets to find out what happens when animals attack! We start with a themed discussion before bringing you Feature Reviews of killer cat movie The Corpse Grinders (1971) and murder monkey movie Monkey Shines (1988). Wolfman also brings you a mini review of Australian feral dog film The Pack (2016). And for the main event, Jay of the Dead brings you a Feature Review of the ALPHA of all killer dog movies, Cujo (1983). Sit, stay, and heel or you may just end up playing dead!

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!
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The Sci-Fi Podcast Ep. 38: Alien Abduction Part 2 – Communion (1989) and Fire in the Sky (1993)

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Have you ever wondered about the origins of the Alien Abduction sub-genre in Horror cinema? Episode 116 of HORROR MOVIE PODCAST was Part 1 in a crossover with our friends at The Sci-Fi Podcast. On that ep, the HMP hosts and special guest Mattroid, from TSFP, spent some time exploring the theme and reviewed Alien Abduction (2014) as well as Altered (2006). We capped off Part 1 with another excellent interview with filmmaker friend of the show Eduardo Sanchez.

Part 2 of that series is now here! In this episode, Dr. Shock (known as Dave Bowman on TSFP) and Wolfman Josh (known as SpaceWolf) join the crew of The Sci-Fi Podcast to review the creepy Communion (1989) and Fire in the Sky (1993). TSFP utilizes their resident scientist–The Brain–as a sounding board for hypotheses regarding the probability and plausibility of life OUT THERE and that life coming here. You also won’t want to miss Station!’s hilarious review of Communion or the great discussion about Fire in the Sky.

Head over there to listen and leave your comments!

The Sci-Fi Podcast Ep. 38: Alien Abduction Part 2 – Communion (1989) and Fire in the Sky (1993)

 

Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 118: Alien: Covenant (2017) and Raw (2017) and Zombie Holocaust (1980) and The Blackcoat’s Daughter (2017)

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This is HORROR MOVIE PODCAST Episode 118, another Frankensteinian episode where Jay of the Dead, Dr. Shock and Wolfman Josh bring you horror reviews of films both old and new like Raw (2017) and Zombie Holocaust (1980). The Wolf also brings you a review of the long-awaited The Blackcoat’s Daughter (2017) in his specialty segment “Screaming Online,” about horror films that are free to stream. And the main event is Jay’s feature review of the much-anticipated Ridley Scott sci-fi/horror prequel, Alien: Covenant (2017). Join us or be chest-bursted…

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. 117: The Lure (2017) and Siren (2016) and Stake Land II (2016) and Lady Frankenstein (1971) and Remembering Michael Parks

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This is HORROR MOVIE PODCAST Episode 117, another Frankensteinian episode where Jay of the Dead, Dr. Shock and Wolfman Josh bring you feature reviews of horror flicks both new and old with The Lure (2017), Lady Frankenstein (1971), and Siren (2016). The Wolf also brings you a review of Stake Land II: The Stakelander (2016) in his specialty segment “Screaming Online,” for anyone looking for a little Netflix and Kill this weekend. And we’d be remiss to let this week go by without remembering legendary character actor Michael Parks, who has recently passed away.

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!

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Special Features 001: 15 Film Gems That Even You Cinephiles Probably Haven’t Seen (But Should)

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CurtainsATTN: HORROR FANS — On behalf of our MOVIE PODCAST NETWORK, Horror Movie Podcast would like to present our first ever SPECIAL FEATURES bonus episode for your listening pleasure. Here are the only four things you need to know:

1. Horror Movie Podcast will continue to be a FREE podcast (and it always will be).

2. You can also subscribe FREE to our Movie Podcast Network feed, which provides short audio teasers of every new episode released across the Network.

3. If you like this Special Features episode, then you can subscribe for a small fee to our MONTHLY Special Features BONUS releases through our Patreon page. (Although this first episode is censored for content, the Special Features feed will be explicit.)

4. Not ALL of these Special Features BONUS episodes will be strictly Horror. Many shows will probably have no Horror at all. This first episode, however, keeps it real and includes a couple of obscure Horror flicks that we think you’ll enjoy. And not to worry, Horror Movie Podcast and Universal Monsters Cast will definitely provide Horror-centric BONUS episodes, and from time to time, you may even get some Horror from The Sci-Fi Podcast, Movie Stream Cast and Retro Movie Geek Podcast.

To promote Movie Podcast Network and our new Special Features feed, we have released this first episode for free across the entire Network. But rest assured, all your favorite MPN podcasts will resume their regular releases of their episodes immediately. Thanks for listening. Continue reading