Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 015: The Weekly Horror Movie Podcast Reunion and The Quiet Ones (2014)

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This is the episode you’ve been requesting… That’s right, for Episode 015 of HORROR MOVIE PODCAST, we’ve brought you a reunion of The Weekly Horror Movie Podcast hosts, including Dr. Shock, Midnight Corey, BillChete and a short visit from Terror Tovey. And just like our usual TWHMP format, we give you in-depth reviews of four films: “Berberian Sound Studio” (2013), “The Invisible Man” (1933), “Twins of Evil” (1971) and “Dear God No!” (2011). We also give you a BONUS review of “Stage Fright” (2014).

Then for the latter portion of this episode, Jay of the Dead is joined by The Unknown Murderer of Terror Troop for a Feature Review of “The Quiet Ones,” which is new in theaters this weekend. All this and more in Episode 015 of Horror Movie Podcast, where we’re Dead Serious About Horror Movies.

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I. Introduction
— Welcome back to the hosts of The Weekly Horror Movie Podcast

II. Terror Tovey’s assignment for Midnight Corey: “Berberian Sound Studio” (2013)
Jay of the Dead = 3.5 ( Avoid )
Dr. Shock = n/a
Midnight Corey = 7 ( Rental )
BillChete = 4 ( Avoid )

III. Dr. Shock’s assignment for BillChete: “The Invisible Man” (1933)
Jay of the Dead = 7 ( Rental )
Dr. Shock = 9 ( Buy it! )
Midnight Corey = 8 ( Buy it! )
BillChete = 8 ( Buy it! )

IV. Midnight Corey’s assignment for Dr. Shock: “Twins of Evil” (1971)
Jay of the Dead = 5.5 ( Rental )
Dr. Shock = 8 ( Buy it! )
Midnight Corey = 8 ( Buy it! )
BillChete = 3 ( Avoid )

V. BillChete’s assignment for Terror Tovey: “Dear God No!” (2011)
Jay of the Dead = 3 ( Avoid )
Dr. Shock = n/a
Midnight Corey = 3 ( Rental )
BillChete = 1.5 ( Avoid )

VI. BONUS Review: “Stage Fright” (2014)
Jay of the Dead = 5 ( Rental )
Dr. Shock = n/a
Midnight Corey = 6 ( Rental )
BillChete = 4.5 ( Avoid )

VII. Feature Review: “THE QUIET ONES” (2014)
Jay of the Dead = 3 ( Avoid )
The Unknown Murderer = 3.5 ( Avoid )

VIII. Mini Review: “The Evil” (1978)
Jay of the Dead = 4 ( Avoid )

IX. Mini Review: “Mountaintop Motel Massacre” (1986)
Jay of the Dead = 6 ( Stream it on Netflix! / Buy it if you can find it! )

X. Wrap-Up:

Special thanks to GregaMortis, Boss Butcher, Katie ROTS, Ron Martin and One Sick Puppy for your contributions.

NEXT ON HMP — IN TWO WEEKS: Releasing on Friday, May 9, 2014 — Episode 016. Definitely don’t miss it!

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Evil Episodes.com
Devil Horns.org
Midnight Corey.com
Midnight Podcast.com
The Electric Chair

Terror Tovey’s links:
Twitter: @CraigTovey
Craig Tovey.com

BillChete’s link:
HORROR On The Go.com

Dr. Shock’s links:
Dr. Shock’s daily movie review Web site: DVD Infatuation.com
Dr. Shock on Twitter: @DVDinfatuation
Dr. Shock’s other horror podcast: Land of the Creeps

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Thanks for listening.
Jay of the Dead

15 thoughts on “Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 015: The Weekly Horror Movie Podcast Reunion and The Quiet Ones (2014)

  1. I actually liked Berbian Sound Studio. Not a horror movie, but it was interesting to me. Also enjoyed Dear God, No! as well, although it is crude, demented and preposterous! Haha! It was great to hear you all again! Fun stuff!

  2. I’ll wait for my thoughts on Berberian to hear yours but without even listening I have to jump in on The Quiet Ones… Man, what a disappointment. I did think it had some good jump scares and mixed conventional with found footage reasonably well (I guess I’m mainly saying “at least it wasn’t found footage throughout”. But the whole hypothesis of what the group is trying to prove is not explained well enough and then toward the end I don’t even come close to understand what the thinking was. But I did see Oculus, Flanagn builds a mythology so well. In Absentia I wasn’t totally sold on the story but he tightens the plot just enough in Oculus. Really enjoyed it. Oculus 8/10, The Quiet Ones 4/10.

  3. Ok Jay, I have seen In Fear. I’m not going to lie, it was not as good as I expected, but it still think that your rating of 5 is a bit too low. Anyway, as it turns out, the trailer was a little deceiving. About halfway through the movie things took an unexpected turn that completely changed everything for me. I loved the beginning of the movie. I loved how the director took his time building suspense and atmosphere, but I wasn’t too fond of how the extra character was introduced into the story, which to be honest was kind of silly and ruined what had been built all the way up to that point. What worked very well and what was scary and tense was not knowing what was going on. The excellent use of music and the tasteful camerawork created this sense of claustrophobia that for the first half had me going: yeah this is definitely getting like a 9. But then it all fell apart and so I’m sorry to say that this gets a 7.5 and I say definitely rent it. This movie had so much potential!

    I finally got to see Oculus and it was a very good effort. I appreciated its attempt to be different and bring more thoughtful topics to the horror genre. Ultimately it never reaches the heights of its ambitious plot, but it does deliver some good quality horror in the end. I give it a 7 and say rent it. By the way, I don’t remember if you guys mentioned it in your review, but I loved how the story could be interpreted from different points of view and no matter which point of view you pick, it would all still work.

    It was great to hear everyone by the way. I was saddened by the fact that Josh couldn’t make it, so please let there be another reunion in the not so far future :)

  4. The reunion was wonderful to hear and really hammered home how the original show got me addicted to horror podcasts. The chemistry between all of the guys is so strong and works so well! I love it.

  5. Hey guys! This was another great episode.

    Despite the fact that I’m new enough to this site that it can’t be more than a month since I last listened to a podcast with all these hosts it was still awesome to hear the reunion. The differing approaches and opinions of this line-up just creates such a fascinating dynamic. Everyone brings something unique to the table and the result is a symphony of contrasting and complimentary voices. I really can’t wait for it to happen again!

    It was also cool to hear The Unknown Murderer in a segment too! he seems like a wonderful and very intelligent chap although I’ve got to disagree with him and Jay when it comes to The Dorm That Dripped Blood. I can certainly understand your points of view but personally I really enjoy that movie. Admittedly it’s hard to pinpoint exactly what it is about it that I like but I think it has something to do with the specific atmosphere afforded by such a low budget project. It has a sort of grittiness and sense of isolation that I really like and it helps that I didn’t find any of characters too unrealistic or irritating. I also recall that on the first watch it kept me guessing as to who the killer was until fairly late in the movie and I also liked the very dark turn the ending took. I give it a 7 out of 10.

    Other than that I don’t think I’ve actually seen any of the movies mentioned in this episode other than The Invisible Man which is of course a classic. I’m going to have to check out Mountaintop Motel Massacre now though. That sounds right up my alley!

    • Thanks for the kind words, David! And if I said I don’t understand why anyone would like Dorm it’s certainly only personal; I enjoy The Last Slumber Party because I find it horrible but absolutely entertaining.

      If you haven’t seen it, I dare you to try it. Dorm is a much, much better film, that’s for sure even though I didn’t enjoy it.

      I love great film and I also love trash.

      • I’ve never heard of that one before but I’ll certainly add it to my list of movies to check out. I’m partial to some good old trash cinema myself. And don’t worry, I didn’t take your criticisms of Dorm at all personally. In fact one of the things I’ve come to recognise and admire about this community is how tolerant and civil everyone is in the face of sometimes extremely divergent opinions. It’s refreshing to see podcasters and commentators alike showing such open-mindedness and I think it makes for a great environment to nurture debate and discussion.

        Further to that point, having you and Jay take a nail bedecked baseball bat to The Dorm That Dripped Blood really got me thinking about what it is I like about the movie and although I still retain my opinion that it’s an effective and kind of charming-in-a-low-budget-way Slasher I did come to the conclusion that often my feelings towards a movie will be somewhat coloured by the way in which I originally came across said movie.

        Rather than being recommended Dorm by somebody or finding it on a “Ten Best Slashers List”, I discovered it for myself, never having heard of it before. I don’t know if there’s something a bit narcissistic about this but I think I tend to go a little easier on movies if I feel as though I did the leg-work to find them. I think I’m more likely to forgive a film for it’s plot holes or hokey acting if its discovery was the result of hours spent rummaging through old VHS tapes at a second hand store as opposed to watching it because it was in the “People who liked this also liked…” segment of an IMDB page. I know this isn’t fair or objective but I’m pretty sure until now it’s been a subconscious element of my enjoyment of a film. Anyone else find that the little sense of pride inherent in discovering some apparent obscurity can have an adverse effect on their objectivity with regards to a film? Or am I just insane.

        • I completely understand why that would make the film experience more enjoyable. I love treasure hunting myself.

  6. Great episode gents!
    I will admit that I have only recently (December 2013) discovered the Horror Palace affiliated podcasts but I have listed to all of the Weekly Horror Movie Podcast, Horror Metropolis and HMP. I admire and respect ALL of the view points and enjoy the health ‘discussion’.

    Thanks for throwing out a nod to The Invisible Man. This is my second favourite Universal Monster movie after The Wolf Man. It was great to hear some energy and excitement over this classic.

    Thanks for the great episode and I’ll catch you next Friday.


    The Dude

  7. Great show, guys! It was great having the band back together! And Unknown, thanks for stepping in! You were awesome.

    Hey Jay,
    Thanks for the tip for Mountaintop Massacre! My buddy and I checked it out and thought it was pretty great! I’m not sure how I missed that back in the day… seeing as how he and I both used to work in mom-n-pop video stores in the 80s AND we both remember that cover art (maybe that’s why we missed it).

    This is to anyone who feels like responding. I just rented Saturday Morning Mystery the other day and was really surprised. It wasn’t great, but you’ll never see another movie quite like it. Just wondered if anyone else had seen it.

    Thanks for everything guys

    • I had actually forgotten that Mountaintop Massacre even existed until Jay mentioned it. I remember seeing the cover art in my LVS years ago as a wide eyed neophyte horror fan. I never watched it, but the box art is still clear and vivid in my mind.

      After all these years I just might have to track this one down.

      The Dude

      • It’s streaming on Netflix now. At least, it was last week. I think the guys pretty much nailed it when they said that if you’re a fan of Motel Hell, then you’ll be a fan of this one too.

  8. Great show…totally nerding out that the gang got back together again for this episode! I immediately flashed back to that amazing episode of you guys fighting over Tetsuo with Midnight Corey. Love you guys…I have re-listened to these episodes over and over again, and they never get old!

  9. The two missing Doc Shock reviews for Berberian Sound Studio and Please God No would have been key for me. I find the Doctor Shlock angle to his reviews to resonate with me at a fairly even frequency.

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