Horror Movie Podcast BONUS Ep. 123: Remembering George Romero

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