Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 104: The 1980s Slasher Film Movement Part 4 — 1986-1989

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THANKSGIVING and BLACK FRIDAY have come and gone and we’re just now reaching the end of our special HALLOWEEN coverage here on HORROR MOVIE PODCAST. How’s that for dedication to our craft and our listeners? This is HMP Episode 104, and it is Part 4 of our multiple-part examination of the 1980s Slasher Film Movement. Jay of the Dead, Wolfman Josh and Dr. Shock are joined by the original Creepture himself, slasher expert GregaMortis from the Land of the Creeps horror podcast, to review the hell out of ’80s slashers!

We’re serving up another three plus-hour episode where we discuss many films from 1986, 1987, 1988, and 1989 along with four Feature Reviews of Mountaintop Motel Massacre (1986) and Blood Rage (1987) and StageFright (1987), and Intruder (1989). We also shower our loyal listeners with mountains of gifts from killer giveaway sponsors Cryptocurium, Monsters by DesignThe Sci-Fi Podcast, and the kindness of our hearts.

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SHOW NOTES:

I. Introduction
— Welcome back GregaMortis
— Check out The HorrorCast’s first ever Hackademy Awards
— And check out GregaMortis on Retro Movie Geek


[ 0:06:28 ] II. Theme Discussion: The Evolution of the Slasher Film Through the ’80s
— Responses to Jay’s “The Terminator is an ’80s slasher claim” from our previous episode
— Defining a slasher film
— The Case of A Nightmare on Elm Street
— Chris: The evolution of the slasher through the ’80s decade


[ 0:41:11 ] III. A broad selection of slasher movies from 1986
April Fool’s Day (1986)
Blood Hook (1986)
Killer Party (1986)
Mountaintop Motel Massacre (1986)
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986)
Body Count (1986)
Midnight Killer (1986)
The Zero Boys (1986)
Crawlspace (1986)
Truth or Dare (1986)
Dreamaniac (1986)
Evil Laugh (1986)
Psycho III (1986)
Revenge (1986)
Scream Time (1986)
Slaughter High (1986)
Shadows Run Black (1986)
Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives (1986)
Night Ripper (1986)
The Hitcher (1986)
Spine (1986)
Sorority House Massacre (1986)
Terror at Tenkiller (1986)
Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986)


[ 0:54:03 ] IV. Feature Review: MOUNTAINTOP MOTEL MASSACRE (2016)
JOTD = 6 ( Buy it! )
GregaMortis = 8 ( Buy it! )
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[ 1:11:14 ] V. A broad selection of slasher movies from 1987
The Majorettes (1987)
Berserker (1987)
Splatter Farm (1987)
Blood Rage (1987) (aka Nightmare at Shadow Woods)
The Outing (1987)
StageFright (1987)
A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: The Dream Warriors (1987)
Killer Workout (aka Aerobicide) (1987)
Anguish (1987)
Backwoods (1987)
Blood Diner (1987)
Blood Frenzy (1987)
Blood Harvest (1987)
Blood Lake (1987)
Bloody Movie (1987)
Body Count (1987) (Camping Del Terrore)
Deadly Love (1987)
Death Nurse (1987)
Delirium: Photos of Gloria (1987)
Killing Spree (1987)
Miami Vendetta (1987)
Open House (1987)
Opera (1987)
Return to Horror High (1987)
The Shaman (1987)
Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2 (1987)
Slaughter House (1987)
Slumber Party Massacre 2 (1987)
The Stepfather (1987)
Streets of Death (1987)
Twisted Nightmare (1987)
Venus Flytrap (1987)
Video Violence (1987)
Video Violence 2 (1987)


[ 1:20:15 ] VI. Feature Review: BLOOD RAGE (1987)
aka Nightmare at Shadow Woods

GregaMortis = ( Buy it! )
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[ 1:26:10 ] VII. Feature Review: STAGEFRIGHT (1987)
aka Deliria, aka Aquarius, aka StageFright Aquarius, aka Bloody Bird
Wolfman Josh = 9 ( Buy it! )
GregaMortis = 8.5 ( Buy it! )
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[ 1:38:59 ] VIII. A broad selection of slashers from 1988
Woodchipper Massacre (1988)
Maniac Cop (1988)
Iced (1988)
Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers??? (1988)
Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers (aka Hollywood Chainsaw Massacre) (1988)
Child’s Play (1988)
Hide and Shriek (1988)
555 (1988)
American Gothic (1988)
Amsterdamned (1988)
Bad Dreams (1988)
Cannibal Campout (1988)
Cheerleader Camp (1988)
Deadly Dreams (1988)
Death Nurse 2 (1988)
Deathrow Diner (1988)
Dial: Help (1988)
Don’t Be Afraid of Aunt Martha (aka The Murder Secret) (1988)
Edge of the Axe (1988)
Fatal Pulse (1988)
Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988)
Grotesque (1988)
Hack O’Lantern (1988)
The Hackers (1988)
Hard Rock Nightmare (1988)
Hollow Gate (1988)
The Last Slumber Party (1988)
Memorial Valley Massacre (aka Memorial Day) (1988)
Night Screams (1988)
A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988)
Phantom of Death (1988)
Sleepaway Camp 2: Unhappy Campers (1988)
Too Beautiful to Die (1988)
The Undertaker (1988)
Pumpkinhead (1988)
Phantom Brother (1988)
Ghost House (1988)


[ 1:58:31 ] IX. A broad selection of selection of slashers from 1989
Nightmare Beach (1989) (aka Welcome to Spring Break)
Offerings (1989)
Las Vegas Bloodbath (1989)
Clownhouse (1989)
Out of the Dark (1989)
Parents (1989)
Cutting Class (1989)
Death Spa (1989)
Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989)
Elves (1989)
Fatal Image (1989)
Freeway Maniac (1989)
Massacre (1989)
Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989)
Hell High (1989)
Hitcher in the Dark (1989)
Moonstalker (1989)
Night Visitor (1989)
A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989)
Phantom of the Mall: Eric’s Revenge (1989)
Psycho Cop (1989)
Puppetmaster (1989)
Return of the Family Man (1989)
Silent Night, Deadly Night III: You Better Watch Out! (1989)
Slashdance (1989)
Sleepaway Camp III: Teenage Wasteland (1989)
The Stepfather II (1989)
Shocker (1989)
The Horror Show (1989)
Intruder (1989)


[ 2:04:48 ] X. Feature Review: INTRUDER (1989)
Dr. Shock = 8 ( Buy it! )
GregaMortis = 9 ( Buy it! )
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[ 2:22:55 ] XI. Top 10 Slashers Lists & Listener Questions
—The hosts’ Top 10 Slashers lists
—Listener question: The evolution of the slasher genre
—Listener question: Best ’80s slasher kills


[ 2:38:17 ] XII. HMP Listener Prize Giveaways
—Dead Serious Horror Challenge prizes
—Library “At Your Mercy” episode winner
—Random Twitter follower prize winners
—Random Instagram follower prize winners
—HMP Listener of the Year Award!

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Giveaways courtesy of Cryptocurium, Monsters by DesignThe Sci-Fi Podcast, and your HMP hosts.

Updated Dead Serious Horror Challenge rules: #deadserioushorror
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XIII.Wrap-Up / Plugs / Ending
— Slasher Madness ROUND 4 results (thanks to Kagan!)
— Vote in HMP’s SLASHER MADNESS!


JOIN US IN TWO WEEKS FOR: Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 105 — A Frankensteinian episode, where we cover all sorts of random horror movies and topics!


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—Visit our giveaway sponsors The Sci-Fi Podcast and maybe listen to their recent reviews of the Predator franchise!
—GregaMortis says check out his appearance on Retro Movie Geek Ep 43 to review Psycho 2
—Check out HMP’s SLASHER MADNESS (courtesy of Kagan Breitenbach)
—Listen to HMP Ep 35: Black Friday – The Horrors of Consumerism
—Listen to HMP Ep 5: Christmas Horror 2013
(Dead Snow, Devil’s Pass, Silent Night, Deadly Night, Black Christmas)
—Listen to HMP Ep 37: Christmas Horror 2014
(P2, Christmas Evil, Saint, Gremlins, Wind Chill, The Last Winter)
—Listen to HMP Ep 78: Christmas Horror 2015
(Krampus, A Christmas Horror Story, Rare Exports, Silent Night Bloody Night)
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122 thoughts on “Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 104: The 1980s Slasher Film Movement Part 4 — 1986-1989

  1. You guys are killing it in this episode, such a joy to listen to.

    Regarding the movie Josh brought up called The Outing; I saw this one 3 or 4 years ago but fell asleep a few times watching it. I want to say I might have just been super tired and not in the mood for low budget slashing but I do distinctly recall thinking the film was pretty awful as I slipped in and out of conciousness.

  2. Super excited to listen to the episode guys. Been loving this series. I’m just curious: why is the episode dated Nov. 25 on iTunes, but it only shows up online today? I feel like I’m missing something

    • When the rare occurrences come when Jay of the Dead is late to post an episode (Aka every episode), he posts it under the date in which it was set to originally come out so that HMP (And MPW, over at Movie Podcast Weekly) maintains their reliable, yet unreliable schedule.

      With HMP/MPW, you never know when they’re going to be posted, but you can always trust that Jay won’t short change us any episodes.

      • No doubt about that! Sometimes my iTunes refreshes erratically or an episode slips by me, so I wasn’t sure. I can stop manually refreshing my feed thinking that I’m behind on the episodes now!

        • If you haven’t yet, check the following box the next time you reply on the board:

          “Notify me of new posts by email.”

          You’ll get an e-mail the moment Jay posts a new episode to the site, which will let you know you can check iTunes to listen to it. With the schedule being a bit all over the place and the dates being potentially a little confusing, I’d say that’s the best way to know when a new show is available.

  3. I’ve seen Woodchipper Massacre too. Definitely not a slasher and hardly even a horror film. It was made by Jon McBride who basically specialises in super amateurish, shot on video z-grade home-movies which somehow got distribution in the VHS boom. There’s almost zero sense of menace, threat or gore of any kind in Woodchipper Massacre and the acting and filmmaking are so unprofessional that even the most B-movie savy, schlock-hungry horror fans would probably struggle with it.

    That said I have a really weird soft-spot for this movie. It almost kind of works as a so-bad-it’s-good film but not quite as it doesn’t feel as though the intention was ever to be totally serious. But the elements that feel intentionally comedic end up coming across as hypnotically off-kilter in a sort of “was this made in an alternate reality?” kind of way. The thing I actually enjoy about Woodchipper Massacre is that sense of it just being a project by a bunch of kids who wanted desperately to make a movie in any way they could. There’s kind of a charming earnestness to it all. It’s terrible by conventional standards and I wouldn’t necessarily recommend it to anyone but there’s a weird home-spun sincerity buried in there that really appeals to me. Jon McBride just seems like a super nice guy who loves the idea of making films with his friends. But if folks go in expecting Fargo-esque woodchipper hijinks (or anything resembling a conventional film for that matter) they’ll likely be sorely disappointed.

  4. “Delirium” from 1987 is a recommend from me; it’s a really fun Giallo. Just thought I would throw that out there once I heard it mentioned on Jay’s 87 list. Still listening to the podcast and loving it. These later years of 80’s slashers are always interesting to discuss.

  5. The last film release I could locate of ’89 that anyone would possibly classify as a slasher is Phantom of the Mall: Eric’s Revenge on December 1st.

  6. The other day I watched the Japanese zombie film I am a Hero…What a crazy, gory, intense, awsome movie…Now I’m torn between this and Train to Busan as my top pick for horror movie of the year…

      • I am a Hero is well worth a look alright, benefits hugely by having characters you actually care about. Very decent production values for a Japanese horror movie too, especially when compared with Stacy or Tokyo Zombie

    • Shannon! Good to see you around here again, buddy.

      I made Train to Busan a priority after you raved about it awhile ago, and I agree 100%. It’s currently my #2 horror of the year.

      I had read about I Am a Hero a few weeks ago, but passed on it because it seemed to be more action/comedy than horror. However, given your recent track record with the Train recommendation, it’s going high up on the queue.

      • Dino…I am a Hero is definitely not a comedy. My wife told me the other day that she couldn’t stop thinking about days after watching it and I was like me too. That’s a sure sign of a great movie when it sticks in your head long after viewing it.

        • I’d agree with Shannon, there is a lot of humour in it, and does tend towards slapstick on occasion, but there is definite pathos there and it certainly gets your heart racing. I was expecting it to be more comedic though, the trailer and write ups lead me to believe that.

  7. Huge thank you to Gregamortis!!! You really brought a lot to these episodes, and I looked forward to hearing you every week. These have been some of my favorite HMP episodes, and you had a lot to do with it! Can’t wait until you come back again!

    • I will second that, Gregamortis. Great addition to the podcast these past few weeks- and I still say that Terminator has many Slasher elements. But I will also add… Predator is a “creature feature” AKA Beastly Freak film. It’s much more in line with Alien than it is with any stalk and kill killer.

      • Thanks so much redcapjack . The love that has been shown toward me the last few weeks has been a little overwhelming, but so humbling. The fan base of this show is very special and that makes me so happy because these guys are true professionals. And Terminator is not slasher. lol Thanks for the comment.

    • Kagan, Thank You so much for the kind words. I have loved and always love being a part of this show. Jay, Josh and Dave are great friends and always bring the A game to each show and that is a breath of fresh air. I hopefully will be back on future shows when called upon. Until then you can always listen to yield and the Land Of The Creeps crew every week. Once again YOU rock my brother.

      • I recommend Land of the Creeps to anyone, but especially those who enjoyed GregaMortis on the show. He’s such a great guy and I’m glad to see that our community has shown him some love.

        One show I’d like to do in the near future that would necessitate Greg’s return is the long-awaited Giallo episode. I assume he’s an expert there by now.

        Thanks for joining us, Greg. Like I said on the show, this was truly a gift to us and the listeners.

        • Greg has been such a jovial and passionate presence on these episodes. He’s always brings a really positive and fun dynamic as a guest plus a lot of knowledge regarding some of the deeper cuts from the Slasher sub-genre. I guess you could say he’s a Gregarious guy!

        • Wolfman, thank you so much. The community has been so great. I will totally love to be on the giallo shoe for sure. Since we started covering Italian horror earlier this year it has opened my eyes and filled my black heart with joy for sure. And the honor has been mine for being a small part of this huge show for sure.

  8. Folks, we’re talking about doing another “HMP After Dark” live-viewing where we all start a movie at the same time and live-tweet it in a private Twitter chat.

    Last time we did The Lost Boys and Kagan and Allison got to see the movie for the very first time. Plus, a few people got drunk and started tweeting gibberish at us. Good times.

    We want to do this again and watch a winter or Christmas-themed horror movie with a big group of HMP listeners. I am going to announce the movie and time on the next episode (which we record this Wednesday, Dec 7th), so we need to decide on a movie and time. It needs to at least be a week from now (after next Monday) so that Jay can hopefully get the new episode posted in time for people not here on the site to join the fun.

    Movies that have been brought up for consideration by the HMP-AD crew that watched the first film below, but anyone can feel free to suggest movies and times.

    -Krampus (2015)
    -Two Front Teeth (2006)
    -Black Christmas (1974)
    -Christmas Evil (1980)
    -Frostbitten (2006, Sweden)
    -Gremlins (1984)

    I will collect comments from you guys to bring to my review of this film on our Christmas episode. For that reason, it would be ideal to cover a film that hasn’t been “done to death” on the show, but I’m open to whatever the group wants.

    • I would be totally into watching Iced (1988), if we could find it.

      We could also join Sal with his first viewing of Storm of the Century (1999), but that’s quite a time commitment for everyone.

          • Iced-1988
            A competent 80’s slasher that follows the formula to the letter.
            The kills don’t deliver. Music is inspired from the classics, Halloween, Friday the 13th, The Prowler, etc.
            Acting is shaky and weak in parts. Slowly paced.
            But, if watching in a group of like minded friends, this film would be highly entertaining. So bad, it’s good. With that I’m giving it a 3/10. Only for those that would find appreciation.
            Available on YouTube.

    • I vote for Two Front Teeth. I haven’t seen that one. We could do A Christmas Horror Story, it’s on Netflix and I know a lot of people have that. That one I haven’t watched yet either.

    • Just watched Black Christmas for the first time the other day. Wow, that film really creeped me out. Way better than the DoBeDoBeDo penguins 😛

    • I’m going to add the official announcement of the HMP After Dark viewing party to the episode going out today. Can we decide on a day, time and movie within the hour?

      I think it’s a good idea to have something popular or on Netflix so that everybody can easily get it. Put your votes here and I’m going to pick one within the hour.

      For assessability, I’m going to say Krampus, Gremlins, or A Christmas Horror Story. (Or Iced, since it’s on YouTube)

      I’m also going to say that we should do it Sunday night at 8PM PST.

      Get your votes in the comments!

    • ATTENTION:

      OKAY, we’ve decided on a day, time, and movie for our next HMP After Dark viewing party and live-tweet event.

      Date: Sunday, December 18th, 2016
      Place: Twitter (follow Josh @IcarusArts and tell him you want to be added to the group)
      Time: 7pm PST (8pm MST, 9pm CST, 10pm EST)
      Movie: A Christmas Horror Story (available on Netflix and other online platforms)

  9. I couldn’t resist listing Predator.
    Deep down I know it’s not slasher or horror, but I threw it out there for fun.
    It does have stalk/slash elements and that’s why I listed. Plus, he does wear a mask until the final confrontation. Alas, if it dings me. I can handle it. But I love the Predator, mostly for personal reasons and the nostalgia I have for it.

  10. Wow I loved this collection of slasher genre. Can’t wait to heara modern ones. I also feel that Psycho 2 was mentioned and Psycho 3. I can’t wait for an in depth review of that series.

  11. My Top 5 80’s Slashers:

    5: Dark Night of the Scarecrow: Fun for the whole family. My mother is extremely cautionary and religious (she thought Fraggle Rock was from the devil when I was a kid), yet she enjoyed this…that should say something…though idk what. View with anyone!

    4: Prowler: Tom Savini at his best, not since Cannibal Holocaust (1980) have I cringed so much at the death scenes. Hopefully you didn’t play with your army men like this as a kid…View with some spiked punch, preferably not red, you might lose your taste for it.

    3: Texas Chainsaw Massacre II: The original is my all time favorite horror movie, the second is like someone took the first, put it in a blender with Dennis Hopper’s testosterone fueled acid trip and topped it off with some bacon. This is pure delicious fun. View with a plate of Sloppy Joes!

    2: Halloween II: It’s a struggle not to put this at spot one. The continuation of the seamless horror perpetuates right where my heart entered my throat from the first, never skipping a beat. View with some hard whiskey, you’re gonna need it…

    1: Funhouse: Amy Harper convinces me that she’s absolutely horrified, this movie still pulls me into its madness. Not all childhood movies will continue inspiring nightmares, but Funhouse still drags me to the madhouse. View with some cotton candy!

    Thank you all for such an amazing series, I can’t remember the last time I really, really looked forward to going to work. Can’t wait for your Christmas special!

    HMP 4 LIFE & Hopefully Death :)

    • My roommate and I were watching horror movies through October, and he was really adamant that we watch scarecrow slasher films, despite nether of us knowing that they existed. We ended up watching Husk and 1988’s Scarecrows and loved them both. The next night, we saw that Dark Night of the Scarecrow existed, but for some reason we decided to get out of the genre. Since, I’ve seen it on a few lists, and I’m really regretting not checking it out. I’ll have to get to it this month!

  12. I wish there was a way for everyone to see Train to Busan and I am a Hero before the end of the year because they truely are the best horror movies of the year…Asian horror rocked it this year!

      • I have to second the quality of Train to Busan. I watched it the other night and I consider it the best horror movie of the year (yes, better than the bigger Hollywood productions). My only struggle with this film was wondering if it would be considered a horror. It had the feel of a straight up drama for about the first half hour (kind of a Kramer vs. Kramer feel) and had elements of romance and comedy, plus an ending that might make certain people shed a tear but ultimately the use of zombies and horrific elements had me convinced it was a true horror. I found it refreshingly well done in an era of schlocky, unoriginal, low budget zombie productions. What I liked was that it had a nice blend of practical effects and cgi, plus the zombies themselves gave us some comedic elements (who knew zombies could not see in the dark). I cannot recommend this movie strongly enough!

      • Train to Busan is suppose to have a wider rental release next week.
        I’m not saying $14.99 is bad to own the stellar film, but rental at 3.99 is better.

        • There you go, Josh. Maybe wait a week to rent it.

          I still stand by my blind buy recommendation, but Juan’s lukewarm reaction made me realize that what I previously thought impossible is possible (i.e. someone might not actually love Train to Busan).

  13. Great episode. i heard you are getting requests for a Child’s Play franchise review show. May I put my request in for a combo franchise request show also. I am thinking a Wrong Turn /Hatchet combo show. Two interesting franchises that have spawned cult followings and many cool kills…just a thought…

    • Did Dr. Shock ever release any e-books? I was listening to the Black Friday episode for a second time on Black Friday and he was hyping releasing some e-books in the future.

      • He has not released them. Not to speak for you Dave, but I assume it’s something he’ll refocus on once he hits the 2,500 mark. I know it is partly my fault because I told him I had a great artist friend who could do a killer cover for him, but the artist has not yet come through. I need to crack that whip!

  14. Congrats to everyone who won a print! The posters are 24 X 36 if you are looking for a frame. I do have to apologize…I forgot to sign the back. And Jay, I am definitely glad you kept the cards as a set. I picked up some cheap stands at Walmart for 97 cents and keep them displayed on the bookshelf.
    For Lovecraft fans the new poster is almost ready to be sent to the print shop and can be viewed on my site. I am also going to make a set of companion cards for it as well.
    Thanks to everyone in the community for making this a great experience for me, and I look forward to supplying the show with more art to be given away.

      • Congrats Gray Man! When you get them shoot me an email on what you think about the quality for the price. I currently charge 5 bucks each for the cards. Future sets I may use a different vendor so I can raise the ink to get a more premium feel, but that would increase the price. Hope they bring you much enjoyment.

    • Woo-hoo, I won the Halloween poster! All I had to do was fly 2,100 miles away to meet JOTD. :)

      After watching the Blair Witch (2006) together, I got Jay to sign my ticket stub, but then I lost it. It was a neat souvenir because he hated the film so much. Oh, well.

      Thanks, Mr. Barlow, I’m definitely getting a frame.

  15. Note for JOTD, Wolfman Josh and Dr. Shock –

    I have a segment suggestion for a future show that I’m going to drop here because it can be somewhat related to the slasher sub-genre…

    Top 5 Most Disturbing Visual Effects in a Horror Movie

    Not a topic for a full episode, but could be a good addition to a Frankensteinian episode or as part of a bigger themed discussion about visual effects in horror (although, that might be a little too esoteric for the show), gross out horror or something like that.

    Apart from being an awesome topic, I think it would spark some really fun discussion both on the show and in the comments.

    • Lots of discussion, indeed. It would depend on what is meant by “disturbing.” Most gross? Most realistic? Creepiest psychological implications (e.g., the mother-monster in Braindead)? Biggest subjective emotional impact (e.g., the kid swinging on the feet at the hanging tree in Insidious, which freaks me right out)?

      • Wow, you just blew my mind a little, Professor.

        To be honest, my original thoughts on the topic were largely based on visual effects that are gross and realistic – I’m thinking of the freakishly realized head explosion in Scanners, for example. It wasn’t until you commented here that I realized the list could be approached from different angles, and I LOVE that idea. “Disturbing” is a highly subjective measure, and I think the discussion would be far more interesting if given the freedom to choose our own approach. That alone will be quite revealing of our horror sensibilities.

    • that would be totally cool. Awesome idea. Lots of Cronenberg or Japanese films (such as Ichi The Killer). Big thumbs up for this idea!

  16. I actually recently found a copy of Video Violence on VHS at the local thrift store for 99 cents. Only concern is someone wrote “world war 2 movies” on the tape label so I’m scared the previous owner taped over it as I haven’t gotten around to finding a working VCR to check.

  17. I love hearing GregaMortis and having us southerners represented on the podcast. Big fan of you guys. I finally caught up to current episodes after starting at the beginning of the podcast history.

    Truth or Dare? is such a good movie. I mean it’s a train wreck and poorly done, but amazing in its own way.

  18. Been listening to the podcast for about a year now but this is the first time I have commented on the message boards. Wolfman Josh, I thought of a tagline for “Snowed Inn,” the ski lodge-set horror movie you said you wrote a screenplay for in your 20s:

    “Ski-in, bleed out.”

    You can have that if you ever get the movie made. Love the podcast and have added so many slashers to my to-watch list. Thanks for all you do!

    • Janesaw (great name, BTW)-

      This is one of my favorite comments ever. First, because the tagline is incredible. I can’t stop laughing, but it really is a perfect ’80s slasher tagline. Second, I love that this is the thing that finally made you come out of the woodwork and say hello after a year of listening. that cracks me up as well. Thanks so much! If I ever do make this movie, I’ll be sure that you get a thanks in the credits for this.

      • Glad you like the tagline! It came to me in a moment of inspiration and I thought I just had to share. I really like how much you guys interact with the listeners and use their comments on the show — I have gotten so many good recommendations from the listener comments you read (in addition to the movies y’all cover). Thanks for the reply and, again, if you ever make “Snowed Inn,” the tagline is yours.

  19. I know Friday the 13th part one was not part of this episode but I just read a tidbit that made me laugh and I felt compelled to share. It is that Betsy Palmer was not a fan of the film or the script (she thought it was crap, in her words) when it was first presented to her and only took the role because she needed the money to buy a new car (a Volkswagen). Somehow I think she did well with the role…

    • For our purposes, if you wouldn’t mind sending it to Jay at horrormoviepodcast@gmail.com, we can include it in our figures for the year-end show. And then, if you’d like to come back and post your list in the comments for that specific episode (which I think will be posting the weekend of either Dec 30th or Jan 6th), that’s where most people will be posting them and we can all compare and contrast and comment.

      Otherwise, if you don’t care about all that and just want to post it, feel free to just post it in the comments for any episode you like. A new Frankensteinian episode should be out this weekend and our Christmas show should post next weekend.

      Thanks, Cora!

  20. Having seen Evil Laugh let me say that it is a must-see film

    Super original plot involving a guy buying a house and enlisting the help of his friends to fix it up. Wouldn’t you know things don’t go as planned

    Fun kills, decent nudity, extreme cheese factor. Let’s just say that you know when movies nowadays make fun of the montage scene? Well this movie has the epitome of musical montage scenes.

  21. As someone who has seen Twisted Nightmare let me say that the acting is atrocious but it’s worth checking out just to test your trivia of a very big franchise to see if you can recognize the location as a very distinct structure that is the focal point of one of those movies makes an appearance in this movie.

  22. Regarding the soon to be LEGENDARY topic of “Is The Terminator a secret remake of Halloween with technology substituted in for human evil? (yes),” Here is more lab grown fat covering titanium exoskeleton to chew on..

    In Halloween, Michael is not really Michael, he is “the shape,” which basically means the body of ‘Michael Myers’ is a vessel for pure evil from beyond that inhabits it. If Michael is struck down (and actually STAYS DOWN), the evil can go into another vessel presumably. Not to reference Halloween 2 by Rob Zombie (ew).. but that’s kinda the concept.

    In Terminator, the unit sent back to 1984 is not really an actual independent individual thing either, it is “the terminator,” a t-100 (or t-whatever, I forget) which basically means the computer-flesh cybernetic unit is a vessel for skynet, which inhabits it. When a terminator is struck down, skynet can just deploy another vessel. I agree that by T2 with the deleted “change the ROM chip thing” that they started to change things but.. T1 and H1, as I have conclusively proven, are the same exact movie. Put Arnold in a jumper or add a cpu under the skin Westworld style to Michael Meyers and we have a winner.

    Halloween: Reboot can now be made with two meanings and combine both franchises. (1) reboot the franchises again and (2) the Michael Myers terminator is rebooted, comes back online and travels back in time to assassinate Laurie Strode before she grows up and learns how to survive.

    You’re welcome.

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