Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 004: Maniacs, Grabbers and Gary Busey

HMP004 ArtworkWelcome to Horror Movie Podcast Episode 004! Despite the Thanksgiving break which kept us busy over the past two weeks, your hosts Jay of the Dead, Wolfman Josh and Dr. Shock still managed to bring you over 2 hours of Frankensteinian horror movie podcasting content! In this episode you’ll hear full reviews of the new “Maniac” remake from 2013 starring Elijah Wood, and you’ll also hear our review of “Grabbers” (2012), a creature feature from the UK. This episode also includes a few little surprises and conversations that we think you’ll enjoy, so please subscribe to our podcast free in iTunes, and leave us a comment! Thanks for listening to Horror Movie Podcast.

I. Introduction

II. MANIAC (2013)
Jay of the Dead = 8.5 ( Buy it! )
Dr. Shock = 8.5 ( Buy it! )

Dr. Shock and Jay of the Dead’s ratings for the original Maniac (1980)
Jay of the Dead = 9.5 ( Buy it! )
Dr. Shock = 9 ( Buy it! )

III. Jay of the Dead’s BEASTLY FREAKS
As recommended by Mangloid: The Deadly Spawn (1983) = 7 ( Buy it! )

IV. Listener Feedback – Jay of the Dead and Dr. Shock respond to the following comments:
— iTunes review from HisDinnerIsInTheOven
— iTunes review from AntiChris
— Comment from Mangloid

? ? ? Let us know: Would you be interested in a technically “Non-horror horror episode” of movies that aren’t intended to be entries in the horror genre but still tell genuinely scary stories?

Note: As requested by Gerdywerdy, here is where you can find the list Dr. Shock’s Top 20 Favorite Horror Movies of the New Millennium

— We answer the first half of Mike’s question
— E-mail from Jase
— ChrisExcess gives his great support through Twitter
— We thank our other Twitter supporters: Nicolas, Alison, Miss Horror Nerd
— Comments from Jeff Hammer (defender of Bad Milo!)
— Dr. Shock’s take on October 2013
— The successful box office take of The Conjuring (2013)
— Movie studios and horror

V. Wolfman Josh from a hotel in L.A.
— Wolfman Josh is casting in L.A.
— Second half of Mike’s question about the WUNF Halloween Special
— Wolfman found Christmas presents for Dr. Walking Dead

VI. As recommended by Nisu Shah — GRABBERS (2012)
Jay of the Dead = 5.5 ( Rental )
Wolfman Josh = 5.5 ( Rental )

The Gingerdead Man (2005) = 1.5 ( Avoid )

VIII. Wrap-up | Ending

NEXT ON HMP — IN TWO WEEKS: Releasing on Friday, December 20, 2013 — Episode 005: A Christmas-themed hodge-podge! We’ll be talking about the Silent Night, Deadly Night movies, the Black Christmas movies, Christmas Evil, Santa’s Slay, Cold Prey 1 and 2 — and lots more! Definitely don’t miss it!

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Wolfman covers movies streaming online on: Movie Stream Cast

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Special thanks goes out to singer-songwriter Frederick Ingram for the use of his music for Horror Movie Podcast.

Thank you for listening, and join us again in two weeks for another episode of HORROR MOVIE PODCAST!

Thanks for listening.
Jay of the Dead

2 thoughts on “Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 004: Maniacs, Grabbers and Gary Busey

  1. Another great episode guys! Really enjoying the Frankensteined podcasts! I don’t know about your other listeners, but I listen to the show in chunks on my way to and from work… so the format works exceptionally well for me.

    I wanted to let Doc know that I watched “Gantz” (and skipped “Gantz II”) as per one of the show’s previous incarnation’s reviews. I have to admit, while I enjoyed it immensely, I was a little disappointed. I guess my expectations were set pretty high. Still happy you guys turned me on to it and I’ll definitely revisit it down the road. For the record, Terror is right in my opinion. All due respect to B.C., but “Gantz” is not a horror film. I believe it has horrific and gory elements, but it’s essentially s/f. It’s a slippery slope. If you put movies like “Gantz” into horror, you may as well put other films like “Starship Troopers” and “Predators” in there. Ah… Tomato, to-mah-to. At the end of the day, who cares, because a good movie is a good movie.

    Watching that movie made me wonder where you guys come down on non “J-horror” Japanese genre films– films like “Wild Zero,” “Battlefield Baseball” and especially “Versus.” These films have horrific elements (in fact, the ones I mentioned are all zombie movies… kind of) but keep clear of the long-haired ghosts and serious tone of movies like “Ringu” and “Ju-On.” I’m not necessarily recommending any of those (they are definitely an acquired taste), but I’d really be interested in hearing what you guys think of these films, or any others that fall into this subgenre, that you may have seen. Keep up the great work and thanks for all you do!


    His Dinner is in the Oven

  2. I had a really tough time with the Maniac Remake. I have a fond love of the original (boy that sounds perverted) and just couldn’t get into the remake. I found the first person gimmick (that’s the only word that comes to mind) to be annoying rather than engaging. I am a big Raymond Chandler fan and there was a 1947 treatment of his novel Lady In The Lake (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0039545/?ref_=nv_sr_1) with the same technique and I couldn’t stand it either.
    Perhaps I’ll try it again and how it strikes me.

    Jay regarding your comments from episode 3 about very few releases during October; I have found a solution for you. Do as I do and make October your month to go back and review some of those old classics and favourites. Your welcome and enjoy the trip down memory lane.

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