NEXT WEEK: Frankenstein Versus THIS WEEK: Phantasm Continues

Hi Horror fans,

Yes, today (Friday, Feb. 26) was supposed to be the release date for HMP Ep. 083, but I genuinely lost track of which week we were in this month and messed up my calendaring. Totally my fault. Lame, I know, but an honest mistake. Forgive me.

Don’t forget to check out Part 2 of our Crossover Phantasm Franchise Review with our friends at The Sci Fi Podcast. Find the episode on the TSFP iTunes, Stitcher or at their website: Dave, Josh and I joined the conversation with Mattroid and Station! and it was a lot of fun.

We’ll bring you Ep. 083 next week: Friday, March 4 — A literal Frankensteinian episode, in that the main feature will be a “versus” episode between “Frankenstein” (1931) and “Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein” (1994). And then we hope to get back on schedule with another release the following Friday, March 11.

In the meantime, check out Dr. Shock’s movie review blog DVD Infatuation as well as some of the many great Movie Podcast Network shows, including Forgotten Flix Remembers, Geek Cast Live, Movie Podcast Weekly, Movie Stream Cast, Retro Movie Geek and The Sci Fi Podcast.

And if I may say so, this most recent Movie Podcast Weekly is quite entertaining and memorable, and we discuss a few horror movies, including an MPW review of “The Witch.” I’d be honored if you’d check it out.

Jay of the Dead

Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 082: The Witch (2016) and The Sci-Fi Podcast Crossover Reviews of the Phantasm Franchise

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Boy(s and girls)! Welcome to HORROR MOVIE PODCAST, where we’re Dead Serious About Horror Movies… In this show, Jay of the Dead brings you a solocast Feature Review of The Witch (2016). And we welcome special guest Mattroid of The Sci-Fi Podcast for the first half of our Crossover Franchise Review of the Phantasm films. Here we discuss Phantasm (1979) and Phantasm II (1988). Join us!

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The Witch: A New England Folktale (2016) Written Horror Movie Review — by Jay of the Dead

The Witch Poster 3Note: This review DOES NOT contain spoilers.

Most people now understand that the horror of the Salem witch trials wasn’t that the accused were witches; the true horror is that the women who were executed were not witches, after all.

But writer-director Robert Eggers’s “The Witch” pre-dates the events of Salem, being set some 62 years prior in 1630, when it poses the question: What if an actual witch in the woods wreaked unthinkable evil to incite legitimate suspicions?

The film opens with a family embroiled in some court or community council that results in their disharmonious departure from the plantation. They set out on their own with plans to find a new home and re-establish themselves, according to their own principles. Continue reading