Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 163: 21 More 2018 Horror Films For Your Consideration

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For your consideration… HORROR MOVIE PODCAST is bringing you a Monster Episode of new reviews for 21 Horror movies from 2018! You only have a few weeks left to cram as many 2018 Horror movies as you can before compiling your Top 10 list! So, in Episode 163, we wanted to help you prepare with six, in-depth Feature Reviews of Boarding School (2018) and What Keeps You Alive (2018) and The Cured (2018) and Good Manners (2018) and The Clovehitch Killer (2018) and The Possession of Hannah Grace (2018). But that’s not all! You’ll also hear mini reviews of 16 more Horror films from 2018, including Cam (2018) and Possum (2018) and Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum, as well as our Shudder Sponsored Screaming Online reviews of You Might Be the Killer (2018), Mon Mon Mon Monsters! (2018) and so much more!

Remember, you can enjoy a 30-day free trial of Shudder with Promo Code: HMP. You’ll get access to a ton of great streaming Horror content, and you’ll also help support your favorite Horror podcast, where we’re Dead Serious About Horror Movies… Join us!

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How to Participate in HMP’s Top 10 Horror Movies of 2018 (and Possibly Win a $50 Amazon Gift Card)

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Dear Horror Fan and HMP Listener,

Our favorite time of year has arrived! It’s time to compile the Top 10 Best Horror Movies of 2018! We have been doing this sacred episode for years now: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.

For those who are new to our podcast, each of our hosts compiles a Top 10 Horror Movies of the Year (along with some other lists), and we ask our listeners to join the fun by submitting their lists, as well. We gather all the listener submissions and compile their data to create one collective Top 10 Horror list from our listenership! It’s a blast!

We hope you will participate because this year we will randomly select the name of one person who submitted a Top 10 Horror list and send that lucky winner a $50 Amazon gift card! So, please read the instructions below and send your list, and you might win! Continue reading

Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 162: Scary Scarecrows (aka “Straw-Headed Horror”)

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Happy Thanksgiving and Black Friday! Welcome to HORROR MOVIE PODCAST, where we’re Dead Serious About Horror Movies… This themed Episode 162 is (a potential Part 1 of) SCARY SCARECROWS or “Straw-Headed Horror,” a barnyard kissing cousin of Pig-Headed Horror. If this episode candies your yams, then let us know and we’ll bring you a Part 2 in about 40 weeks from now, give or take… But for this episode, your intrepid hosts bring you an in-depth themed discussion on the killer scarecrow as a Horror concept. We also bring you three Feature Reviews of Dark Night of the Scarecrow (1981) and Scarecrows (1988) and Husk (2011).

Episode 162 also includes a special Shudder-sponsored Screaming Online segment where we bring you three recommendations: The Mutilator (1985) and The Corpse of Anna Fritz (2015) and Deadgirl (2008). We also talk about Joe Bob Briggs’ Dinners of Death midnight movie marathon. Join us!

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Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 161: Suspiria (1977) vs. Suspiria (2018) plus Overlord (2018) and Terrified (2018) and Slice (2018)

HMP 161 Suspiria Shudder OverlordWhat are you gonna do now, huh? Now death is coming for you! Welcome to HORROR MOVIE PODCAST, where we’re Dead Serious About Horror Movies … Episode 161 is another of our VERSUS episodes in which Jay of the Dead and Wolfman Josh are joined by Allyson “The Horror Unicorn” Clark (from The Haunted Davenport podcast), to pit Dario Argento’s original Suspiria from 1977 against Luca Guadagnino’s new Suspiria remake from 2018. Do you dare join us? Hell is behind that door!

This episode also includes mini-reviews for new releases Overlord (2018) and Slice (2018) and a special Shudder-sponsored Screaming Online segment in which Dr. Shock joins us to bring you 3 “Shudder Original” horror film recommendations: Satan’s Slaves (2018), The Witch in the Window (2018) and Terrified (2018).

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. 160: Mandy (2018) and The Devil’s Doorway (2018) and Apostle (2018) plus Netflix’s The Haunting of Hill House and Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

HMP 160 Mandy Sabrina Apostle Haunting HillWelcome to HORROR MOVIE PODCAST, where we’re Dead Serious About Horror Movies! In Episode 160, another of our Frankensteinian episodes, horror hosts Jay of the Dead, Dr. Shock and Wolfman Josh bring you spoiler-free Feature Reviews of new release horror flicks Mandy (2018), from director Panos Cosmatos, and The Devil’s Doorway (2018), from director Aislinn Clarke. Our Screaming Online segment features Apostle (2018) from Netflix and we also bring you two horror TV series recommendations from Netflix, Mike Flanagan’s The Haunting of Hill House and The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. Jay also follows up on a listener recommendation with a review of Asylum Blackout (2011) and Jay and Wolfman dive into the listener mailbag for feedback on David Gordon Green’s Halloween (2018). Join us!

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. 159: Halloween (2018)

PeterStrainHalloween2018Happy Halloween, horror fans! This is Horror Movie Podcast, where we’re Dead Serious About Horror Movies! We’ve finally reached the end of our epic October celebration. Along the way, we’ve brought you 12+ reviews of the entire Puppet Master and 10 reviews of the Hellraiser franchise, over 4 episodes. That content wouldn’t have been possible without friends and listeners like Vicious Victor, Fiendish Fitz, The Gillman and CakeWolf. We’ve also brought you our #31DaysofHalloween written reviews, which wouldn’t have been possible without friends and listeners like Sal Roma. We also have a special surprise for one lucky listener who will be the winner of a print of the original Halloween artwork above by artist (and HMP listener) Peter Strain (@Peter_Strain on Twitter). Check our official @HorrorMovieCast Twitter later today (October 31st, 2018) for more info on that. We’re so grateful for our amazing community here at Horror Movie Podcast, we want to bring you even more content!

That’s why, to enhance you’re celebration, we’re bringing your our Halloween (2018) Extravaganza, with Horror Hero Justin Beahm! We’re celebrating the 40th Anniversary of John Carpenter’s Halloween (1978), the 30th Anniversary of Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988) and an monster review of the new Blumhouse release, Halloween (2018), directed by David Gordon Green.

We’re also bringing you an interview with Robin Block, the Executive Producer of the new documentary In Search of Darkness: The Definitive 80s Horror Doc, now on Kickstarter.

WE HOPE THIS EPISODE ADDS TO YOUR HOLIDAY CHEER AND FEAR. HAPPY HALLOWEEN FROM YOUR FRIENDS AT HMP! WE LOVE OUR LISTENERS!

Horror Movie Podcast is a typically a bi-weekly show that’s released every Friday during the month of October. 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

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31 Days of Halloween — Day 30: Murder Party (2007) — by Sal Roma

31HalloweenMurderPartyEditor’s note: The hosts of Horror Movie Podcast are always impressed by the knowledge and insights of our listenership in the emails and voicemails that we receive, as well as in the comments here at HorrorMoviePodcast.com. Once again, we’ve asked our listeners to participate in our 31 Days of Halloween by contributing written reviews. This review* was submitted by listener Sal Roma, who you can follow on Twitter @JTalley986 and Letterboxd @Sal_Roma.

*THE FOLLOWING CONTAINS MAJOR PLOT SPOILERS


Title: Murder Party
Country: United States
Year: 2007
Director/Screenwriter: Jeremy Saulnier

‘Fango Seal of Approval’. That little red, black, and white graphic that could sometimes be found on the first page of a Fangoria Magazine article discussing a new movie was the easiest way to tempt me into checking out a horror movie that I would have otherwise been unaware of back in the 2000s. This trust in Fangoria’s seal of approval dated back to my very first issue, issue #205, where Session 9 was the first movie that I saw received that graphic and what did I do? Soon after, I went out and rented the DVD and the movie ended up delivering for me. Granted, I haven’t seen Session 9 in so long that I couldn’t give a fair opinion over it. Looking back, a jaded part of myself does wonder how legitimate that seal of approval was or if it was just a piece of marketing worked out between Fangoria and the various film studios. Regardless, Murder Party was just one of the many films I watched because of that graphic and ultimately ended up loving.
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Edit 31 Days of Halloween — Day 29: The Toxic Avenger (1984) — by Dr. Shock

31HalloweenToxieDave “Dr. Shock” Becker is a host on Horror Movie PodcastUniversal Monsters Cast and Land of the Creeps horror podcasts. He is also the mastermind behind DVDInfatuation.com. Follow Doc on Twitter @DVDinfatuation and on Letterboxd @DcoShockHMP


Title: The Toxic Avenger
Country: United States
Year: 1984
Directors: Michael Herz, Lloyd Kaufman
Screenwriter: Joe Ritter

Though founded by Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz in 1974, it wasn’t until 10 years later that New York-based Troma Entertainment had their first smash hit. A horror/comedy produced on a shoestring budget, The Toxic Avenger wowed audiences during its run on the midnight circuit, and has since become a cult classic.
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31 Days of Halloween — Day 28: Venom (2018) — by Wolfman Josh

31HalloweenVenomWolfman Josh is a host on Horror Movie Podcast, Universal Monsters Cast and Movie Stream Cast. He is also a television producer and an award-winning documentary filmmaker. You can follow Wolfman on Twitter @IcarusArts Letterboxd @IcarusArts and Instagram @IcarusArts


Title: Venom
Country: United States
Year: 2018
Director: Ruben Fleischer
Screenwriters: Jeff Pinkner, Scott Rosenberg, Kelly Marcel

Venom
is a (kind of) Marvel movie that focuses on one of the most notorious comic book villains of all time … Venom … who in this iteration, more of an anti-hero. The Venom character is a combination of a self-interested alien symbiote from Klyntar and a brooding heartthrob of a human from Earth. The human, Eddie Brock (played here by Tom Hardy), was given his hard boiled journalist backstory in the 1993 comic mini-series Venom: Lethal Protector, which was a big influence on the film. Also influential here was the 1995 Amazing Spider-Man: Planet of the Symbiotes storyline.

This isn’t the first time we’ve seen Symbiotes, Brock or Venom on the silver screen. Despite being adored by comics fans, Vemon has not translated particularly well to the cinema. In fact, Sony’s previous symbiotic outing all but ended Sam Raimi’s Spidey run. And so, while it’s probably a bad sign that the primary reaction I was having throughout Venom was that of trying to decide whether what I was watching was better or worse than Raimi’s Spider-Man 3, it’s basically unavoidable. And ultimately, I don’t think it’s much of a contest. Venom is better—but that doesn’t mean Venom is good.
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31 Days of Halloween — Day 27: Bad Taste (1987) — by Sal Roma

31HalloweenBadTasteEditor’s note: The hosts of Horror Movie Podcast are always impressed by the knowledge and insights of our listenership in the emails and voicemails that we receive, as well as in the comments here at HorrorMoviePodcast.com. Once again, we’ve asked our listeners to participate in our 31 Days of Halloween by contributing written reviews. This review* was submitted by listener Sal Roma, who you can follow on Twitter @JTalley986 and Letterboxd @Sal_Roma.

*THE FOLLOWING REVIEW MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS


Title: Bad Taste
Country: New Zealand
Year: 1987
Director/Screenwriter: Peter Jackson

Long before Peter Jackson became known throughout the world as the man responsible for bringing J. R. R. Tolkien’s words to life in live action on the big screen, he belonged to the world of horror. Through such cult classics as Bad Taste and Dead Alive, Jackson brought attention to the little island of New Zealand, creating quite a name for himself amongst horror fans. For those who are only familiar with Jackson due to his big budget epics, going back and watching his early horror works has to be quite the trip, as if you’re watching an entirely different filmmaker. With Bad Taste being Jackson’s first feature length film, it’s the one that highlights the changes in his career the most. Before he had hundreds of millions of dollars to spend on an epic, Jackson was forced to create something without any money.
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