Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 003: Turkeys, Zombies and Danielle Harris

HMP003 ArtworkHappy Thanksgiving! Episode 003 is our first hodge-podge or Frankensteinian episode, where we record a bunch of different, random, horror-related content and just paste it all together in one grand show. But your three hosts — Jay of the Dead, Wolfman Josh and Dr. Shock — review more than 30 horror films for you, so you’ll have plenty of movies to check out over the next two weeks.

In this episode, you’ll hear Wolfman and Jay of the Dead review a new documentary called “Birth of the Living Dead,” which is about George Romero’s “Night of the Living Dead.” Wolfman and Jay also discuss when monsters don’t look like monsters, and we theorize on why there was only one major horror release in theaters during October 2013. Dr. Shock gives you his top 20 horror picks from the Aughts, Wolfman Josh reviews a couple of bad, killer turkey movies, and Jay of the Dead discusses three Danielle Harris flicks. We hope you enjoy this horror feast over Thanksgiving! Please subscribe in iTunes, spread the word for us, and thanks for listening. Continue reading

GUEST BLOG: John Carpenter’s Halloween, Between the Sheets

by Levi Olson
(aka The Unknown Murderer)

The following post contains major spoilers for John Carpenter’s “Halloween” (1978).

SheetsJohn Carpenter’s Halloween is not a moralistic judgment or punishment of the sexual activity of its characters; it’s about something entirely different.

I wondered what was going on in this movie because John Carpenter has denied the film is a moralistic punishment of premarital sex, and he hasn’t explained what he was going for, either.

A scene with Annie and Laurie turned out to be the crucial piece of the puzzle that I needed, and I’d like to give some examples of what I found:

Continue reading

Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 002: Haunted Houses

HMP Sidebar HauntedWelcome to Episode 002 of Horror Movie Podcast, where we’re exploring Wolfman Josh’s theme of HAUNTED HOUSES. This is another 4-hour and 40-minute horror Monstercast! And though Dr. Walking Dead had to step down from his full-time hosting position, we have acquired the hosting talents of the legendary Dr. Shock. Continue reading