Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 032: Annabelle (2014) and Mutantis (2014) and Dr. Shock’s Top 10 Movies of 31 Days of Horror for October 2014

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Finally! — The long-awaited Episode 032 of HORROR MOVIE PODCAST, “the Filmspotting of Horror Movies” (according to one listener), where we’re Dead Serious About Horror Movies… In this epic 4-hour Frankensteinian episode, Jay of the Dead and Dr. Shock bring you 21 horror movie reviews (most of which are recommendations!), so get ready to make a list!

First, Jay brings you a more in-depth Feature Review of Annabelle (2014), as well as a review of an unforgivable oddity called Mutantis (2014). But the Main Event of Episode 032 is Dr. Shock’s Top 10 Movies of 31 Days of Horror for October 2014, as well as Doc’s 5 additional honorable mentions. Apologies for the delayed release, but we think this will be worth the wait!

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I. Introduction
— Agenda for this episode

[ 0:04:51 ] II. Feature Review: ANNABELLE (2014)
Jay of the Dead = 6.5 ( Theater / Rental )

— Quick notes about “Ouija” and “Horns”

[ 0:24:26 ] III. Intermission of the Dead / Blue Moon Zombie Review:
Blood Creek (2009)
Jay of the Dead = 6.5 ( Rental )

[ 0:29:22 ] IV. Main Event: DR. SHOCK’S TOP 10 MOVIES OF 31 DAYS OF HORROR (Honorable Mentions)

15.) 100 Feet (2008)
Dr. Shock = 7 ( Rental )

14.) Black Water (2007)
Dr. Shock = 7.5 ( Rental )

13.) Rogue (2007)
Dr. Shock = 7.5 ( Buy it! )
Jay of the Dead = 8 ( Buy it! )

12.) The Echo (2008)
Dr. Shock = 7 ( Rental )

11.) Fido (2006)
Dr. Shock = 8 ( Buy it! )
Jay of the Dead = 8 ( Buy it! )

[ 1:15:58 ] V. Intermission of the Dead / Blue Moon Zombie Review:
Dance of the Dead (2008)
Jay of the Dead = 6.5 ( Rental )

[ 1:19:01 ] VI. Main Event: DR. SHOCK’S TOP 10 MOVIES OF 31 DAYS OF HORROR (10 through 6)

10.) Infestation (2009)
Dr. Shock = 7.5 ( Rental )

9.) Wilderness (2006)
Dr. Shock = 8 ( Buy it! )

8.) The Theater Bizarre (2011)
Dr. Shock = 8 ( Buy it! )

7.) The Barrens (2012)
Dr. Shock = 8 ( Buy it! )
Jay of the Dead = 8 ( Buy it! )

6.) Altered (2006)
Dr. Shock = 8 ( Buy it! )

[ 2:01:38 ] VII. Intermission of the Dead / Blue Moon Zombie Review:
Zombie Death House (1987)
Jay of the Dead = 4.5 ( Avoid )

[ 2:06:04 ] VIII. Main Event: DR. SHOCK’S TOP 10 MOVIES OF 31 DAYS OF HORROR (5 through 1)

5.) The Call of Cthulhu (2005)
Dr. Shock = 8 ( Buy it! )

4.) Eden Lake (2008)
Dr. Shock = 8.5 ( Buy it! )

3.) Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark (2010)
Dr. Shock = 8.5 ( Buy it! )

2.) The Loved Ones (2009)
Dr. Shock = 8.5 ( Buy it! )
Jay of the Dead = 8.5 ( Buy it! )

1.) Dead End (2003)
Dr. Shock = 9 ( Buy it! )
Jay of the Dead = 6 ( Rental )

[ 3:05:18 ] IX. Feature Review: MUTANTIS (2014)
Jay of the Dead = 1 ( Avoid )

[ 3:14:51 ] X. Intermission of the Dead / Blue Moon Zombie Review:
Zombie Town (2007)
Jay of the Dead = 6 ( Rental )

[ 3:18:43 ] XI. Listener Voicemails, iTunes Reviews and Thanks
— Voicemail from Dave Jones
— Voicemail from “Toys in the Well” from Chicago, Illinois
— Voicemail from HP Lovesauce
— Voicemail from TJ from Finland
— Voicemail from Levi, The Unknown Murderer
— Voicemail from the host of the Retro Relapse Podcast
— Voicemail from Eric from Long Island

— iTunes review from Dick Halloran (Thank you!)
— iTunes review from throwback22 (Thank you!)

— Thank you to Juan for becoming a recurring donor!
— Thank you to His Dinner’s in the Oven for your donation!
— Thank you to James for purchasing our “Cujo” commentary

[ 3:53:38 ] XII. Wrap-Up / Plugs / Ending
— Teaser for what’s ahead on HMP: Black Friday Special, and Friday the 13th Extravaganza

JOIN US NEXT TIME ON HMP: Friday, November 21, 2014 — Episode 033.

NOTE FOR NEWCOMERS: If you love this podcast, there are 36 episodes of two other great podcasts that precede this one. Just scroll back through our archives, or use the links in the sidebar on the right.

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Read Dr. Shock’s 31 Days of Horror Reviews: DVD Infatuation.com

A Must-Listen Podcast Episode: Horror Palace Specials Ep. 006: The Best Horror Movies of the ’80s and ’90s

Levi, The Unknown Murderer’s blog post about Halloween: Between the Sheets

Devin Faraci’s article from Badass Digest.com: The True Story of Annabelle, the Haunted Doll From The Conjuring

Hear Jay’s Guest Appearances on These Other Halloween-Themed Shows:
— Spooky Flix Fest 2014: Pet Sematary (1989) with Jay of the Dead
— Film Jive’s Soundtrack of Terror
Geek Cast Live Podcast Ep. 043 for good Halloween movies!
— Dead as Hell Horror Podcast: Madman and The Prowler

Wolfman Josh’s links:
Wolfman on Twitter: @IcarusArts
Wolfman Josh covers new releases in theaters on: Movie Podcast Weekly
Wolfman covers movies streaming online on: Movie Stream Cast

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

Jay of the Dead’s links:
Jay of the Dead and Horror Movie Podcast Official Twitter: @HorrorMovieCast
Jay of the Dead covers new releases in theaters on: Movie Podcast Weekly
And if you’d like to e-mail Jay of the Dead with a good Beastly Freaks recommendation: BeastlyFreaks@gmail.com

Dr. Walking Dead on Twitter: @DrWalkingDead
Dr. Walking Dead’s books American Zombie Gothic and Triumph of The Walking Dead

You can always contact us by e-mailing HorrorMoviePodcast@gmail.com. Or you can call and leave us a voice mail at: (801) 382-8789. And you can leave us a comment in the show notes for this episode.

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

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Thanks for listening, and join us again Friday after next for HORROR MOVIE PODCAST!

Jay of the Dead

49 thoughts on “Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 032: Annabelle (2014) and Mutantis (2014) and Dr. Shock’s Top 10 Movies of 31 Days of Horror for October 2014

  1. Yay you had me worried for a while thanks for all the work you do what’s your opinion on the wishmaster series and on the burning thanks again for the hard work jay josh and doc

  2. Hi Jordan,
    Yeah, sorry about the delay. It takes a while to edit a 4-hour show… I despise being late on posting episodes. Trust me — it doesn’t bother anybody as much as it bothers me to be late. I actually lose sleep over it.

    As for the “Wishmaster” movies, I love the first one. I remember liking the second one fairly well, but I don’t even remember if I’ve seen 3 or 4… I was planning to cover the franchise on HMP, but Land of the Creeps beat us to it, and Doc is on that podcast, too, so we may wait a while before we cover it. (I have been itching to discuss the first one, though.)

    As for “The Burning,” I’m an ’80s slasher man, myself, so I’m a fan. We reviewed it on Episode 012 of The Weekly Horror Movie Podcast. And though I dig it quite a bit (I rated it an 8 out of 10 and said Buy it!), I have an issue with the long, dead-spot in the middle, about 40 minutes or so, where it turns into a playful summercamp movie with no kills. Even so, it’s a great ’80s slasher. Definitely in the Top 10. (I think I’ve ranked it at No. 4).


    • Thanks for the reply just to let you know I listen from Wales a place called Llanelli so you can add wales as a country that listens as well now been listening for about 4 months and am extremely impressed with what I’m hearing its a little frustrated that none of my friends like horror but listening to this makes that ok feels like you speak my language so thanks again this show means a lot to me

    • Jay you shouldn’t beat yourself up about posting episodes late. Of course your job and family and stuff have to come first and we’re all lucky to have these podcasts to listen to regardless of whether they come out on a specified day or not. Besides it means less time to wait between this episode and the next one!

        • Levi, It’s always great to hear your voicemails. I love how in-depth you go with your analysis and how open minded your approach is. Also I can totally relate to how listening to these guys talk for hours about movies can provide a comfortable escape from the harder aspects of life. I genuinely hope that your troubles are over soon man.

  3. Hey Jay
    How DARE you post an episode late? It is simply inexcusable!! Nothing should come before it! Jeez!
    No, all kidding aside, my friend… Stellar work, as always! Don’t worry about being late once in a while… I mean, real life comes first, right?

    Take care, Jay… and Dave and Josh too, of course!

  4. Well done Jay. I have to say I really love the Frankenstein episodes and your editing skills are masterful sir. The transitions are flawless and your tie-ins make them work even better when you sort of explain whats coming up.
    Im glad Dr. Shock brought up Black Water another one of my favorite killer animal movies along with Rogue. Both great Croc movies.

    I could sit here all day and compliment you guys on all the great stuff you guys do. Another tremendous show guys. Thank you for the time and effort you put into this podcast. Much appreciated and to be apart of this awesome horror community.

  5. Doc Shock did an amazing job carrying a chunk of the show all by himself, not to mention you, Jay. Don’t worry about being boring; no amount of explaining away the solo cast will help, only hinder. You do a great job.

    I listened to this whole thing front to back after the Halloween episodes and now I get to look forward to a FRIDAY the 13th RETROSPECTIVE FROM YOU?!

    Thank you.

    I’m one of the biggest Jason fans alive. I cannot wait.

  6. Hey guys,

    First and foremost, I just want to re-iterate how much I appreciate this podcast. It’s refreshing to get such a professional and educated perspective on film-makings best genre. I’ve only been a listener now for about a month and a half but, admittedly I’m now quite the avid fan!

    Secondly, I did enjoy the, “Cujo” commentary! Like, Jay of the Dead…it’s one of my favorite horror films as well. I originally viewed it when I was 8-years-old living in the Appalachian mountains with a very large pet that coincidentally was also a St. Bernard. (Yeah, my parent’s were cruel showing me that movie). Inevitably, I was scarred from the film…but, now it’s just a nostalgic delight!

    Most importantly I just wanted to extend my gratitude to the Horror Movie Podcast team: Jay of the Dead, Wolfman Josh & Dr. Shock. You’ve entertained my long drives, given me great recommendations (which, being the store manager of an F.Y.E here in Michigan, has caused a massive increase in my expenses…but, I’m happy that I now have a healthier horror collection I can be proud of!) and introduced me to other podcasts and websites (i.e. Planet Macabre, HorrorOnTheGo, Terror Troop, DVDInfatuation.com, etc.)

    Anyways, I digress.

    Have a great night gentlemen! I look forward to more great recommendations and horror convo!

    Yours Truly,

    James Waters

  7. This episode was totally worth the wait. I listened to a couple other horror podcasts while waiting to hear this episode and HMP is by far my favorite. I do have to say though, I was a bit creeped out by the Annabell story. I am interested in seeing the movie, but knowing it was inspired by a real doll is unsettling. I was really afraid of baby dolls when I was little and whenever anyone gave me one to play with I would hide it away in the closet under a pile of clothes. The killer doll movies of the 80’s didn’t help either. I remember seeing the VHS cover for the movie Dolls at the video rental store with my parents and feeling apprehensive (although when I later watched the movie I found it to be pretty ridiculous). Anyway, thanks for the memories and possible nightmares. I will be back for more.

    • I always used to see the dumbest horror movies on the shelf at the video store as a kid and imagine them being the most terrifying things ever put to film. Images from the boxes of stuff like “Jack Frost” and “Troll” would stick in my mind and creep me out and then when I finally saw them I’d end up being horridly disappointed at how they didn’t live up to the expectations of my younger self. Even “Chopping Mall” was a little bit of a let down when i saw it because the cover was way more gruesome than the film and it didn’t involve much in the way of chopping.

        • Don’t get me wrong I do enjoy “Chopping Mall” for what it is but the VHS cover was a picture of some bad ass humanoid robot hand holding a shopping bag full of eyeballs and other dismembered body parts and when I first saw that on the shelf I was yet unjaded by the deceitful nature of video artwork so I kind of believed that all that stuff would be in the movie when I eventually rented it.

          But hey at least it’s not as bad as the “Planet of the Apes” cover that gives away the bloody ending.

          • Isn’t that the case with 99% of horror movies from that time? Yes, the covers were way cooler than the movies themselves. But in all honesty even the disappointments weren’t real disappointments. I may just be alone on this one though.

      • Movie ads in the paper used to creep me out (and fascinate me) also. I was about 4 when the first “Ghoulies” came out and I remember developing a new concern about toilets after seeing the poster. Somehow “Chopping Mall” got by me, I will have to check it out.

        • Well this is the “Chopping Mall” VHS box that I used to see: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-NhTYD7XlDdU/UfnbZAJHJmI/AAAAAAAABr0/lWWe4lZ4ZQM/s1600/Chopping+Mall+UK+VHS+Cover.jpg

          but in reality it’s basically a standard 80’s slasher crossed with “Short Circuit”. Which depending on your outlook may be an amazing amalgamation or a troubling one.

          And your mention of horror ad’s in the paper triggered a weirdly distinct memory of being in an art lesson at school when I was probably 9 or 10 and seeing pictures of Freddy Krueger and the Xenomorph from “Alien” in a TV listings section of the newspaper that the teacher had used to cover our desks. I vividly recall one of my friends, with apparently more relaxed parents than I, explaining to me what these nightmarish characters were prompting me to go home and quiz my own folks about them. In retrospect that seems like a turning point for me; something that piqued my curiosity as to how imaginative movie monsters could be.

          • Thanks David, the cover is great! I think this would be perfect for my friends and I to watch the day after Thanksgiving while the rest of the U.S. is involved in a manic shopping frenzy.

          • If there’s a time of year perfect for watching “Chopping Mall” then that’s probably it.

            Just don’t get carried away, steal an electric wheelchair while dressed in tinfoil and taser people as they enter your local shopping mall. As far as the police are concerned “I’m drunk and just watched Chopping Mall” isn’t a valid excuse.

            Bunch of jerks.

  8. Loved this episode wilderness is amazing and love dead end thanks jay and doc

    Been listening to all of the older hmp shows and I listened to the shows involving jan-gel so bought it

    Got to be honest I found them absolutely hilarious I know they weren’t meant to but just the acting is so bad lol

  9. Loved this episode wilderness is amazing and love dead end thanks jay and doc

    Been listening to all of the older hmp shows and I listened to the shows involving jan-gel so bought it

    Got to be honest I found them absolutely hilarious I know they weren’t meant to but just the acting is so bad lol

      • Yea agree glad I’ve found this site and discussion board love hearing about films I’ve never heard of good or bad coming from wales luckily got a multi region dvd\blu ray player got a huge collection

        • That’s a very sound investment. I can’t count the amount of times I’ve searched out a movie only to find that it’s not been released on a DVD that’ll play on my player.

          And this is definitely a great podcast to use as a source for finding all sorts of obscure films. I’m a huge fan of 80’s horror but these guys have brought up some movies from that era that I’d never even heard of before.

  10. I have to take issue with Juan’s assertion that he might not be as smart as “the rest of us” for failing to predict the ending of “Dead End”. I’d suggest that with the sheer amount of movies that Dr. Shock absorbs it’s probably natural that he’s attuned to picking up on such potential twists and as for me; my cynical prognosticative tendencies did nothing other than sabotage of my film watching experience. A smarter man might have known to just sit back and enjoy the film.

    That said I do still think that “Dead End” is a great movie. I think I’d give it a 7.5/10 or maybe even an 8.

    • I had to look up assertion, David, so my statement stands! Ha! Who’s stupid now? Just kidding. Thanks for your vote of confidence. My brain surely appreciates it. Dead End is actually one of my favorite horror movies of the last decade. It’s easily a 9/10 for me.

      By the way, David, I’ve still yet to comment on your answer to my metal music inquiry, which I really appreciate you answering. I guarantee you a comment worth your time or your money back!

  11. Jay,
    Thanks for think link on geekcast! It was a great listen! Interesting listen to talk about the films you love in kind of “laymen” terms.

    Keep up the great work!

  12. I’m pretty sure I’m the only listener who’s been tracking this movie, but I just got “attack of the werewolves.” If anyone’s interested, I’ll post a review… Fyi Josh, I’m Doing a werewolf double feature with “wer”

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