Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 172: Pet Sematary (1989) vs. Pet Sematary (2019) with Matt Greenberg

HMP 172 Pet Sematary Matt Greenberg ArtHug your daughter, we’re back from the place where the dead walk to try again, praying things go better this time. We’re putting the paws of one of Joel’s all time favorite films to the fire in Episode 172 of HORROR MOVIE PODCAST to test the theory that the soil in a man’s heart is stonier, hoping we won’t have to bury our own when a battle to the death erupts, because we’re all so Dead Serious About Horror Movies.

During this loaded VERSUS episode of Horror Movie Podcast, Wolfman Josh, Dr. Shock and Gillman Joel bring you in-depth reviews of Pet Sematary (1989) versus Pet Sematary (2019). If you haven’t soured on us by then, we’ll also bring you a Collector’s Crypt review of the new—Mary Lambert approved—Pet Sematary 4K BluRay. And we’re extremely lucky to be joined by a very special guest for this episode, one of the writers of the new Pet Sematary, friend of the show Matt Greenberg (1408, Halloween H20)!

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Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 167: Sundance Film Festival Horror Preview 2019 with Velvet Buzzsaw, The Hole in the Ground, Little Monsters, Sweetheart, The Lodge and more!

Sundance 2019In Episode 167 of Horror Movie Podcast, special guests William Rowan Jr. and Kagan Breitenbach join Wolfman Josh on an adventure in Park City for the 2019 Sundance and Slamdance Fests for another of our Sundance Film Festival Horror Previews!

During their coverage, the guys preview Sundance horror films like Velvet Buzzsaw (2019), The Hole in the Ground (2019), Little Monsters (2019), The Lodge (2019), and Sweetheart (2019) as well as horror-adjacent films like I Am Mother (2019), Relive (2019), Share (2019) and documentaries Memory: The Origins of Alien (2019) and Hail Satan? (2019) and more!

You’ll also get Horror PSA coverage on two films from Slamdance, The Vast of Night (2019) and Lost Holiday (2019). Plus, a couple of filmmaker interviews!

Then, Gillman Joel joins Dr. Shock for Dave’s Collector’s Crypt segment as well as a special Shudder-sponsored Screaming Online, bringing you 2 “Shudder Exclusive” horror film recommendations!

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Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 166: Winter With Stephen King – Part 2: Storm of the Century (1999) and Dreamcatcher (2003)

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Baby, it’s cold outside! Episode 166 of Horror Movie Podcast is the perfect show to listen to with a cup of hot cocoa and a snowstorm outside! A year ago, we brought you Winter With Stephen King – Part 1, where we reviewed “The Shining” and “Misery.” For this sequel episode, we’re bringing you Winter With Stephen King – Part 2, where we Feature Review “Storm of the Century” (1999) and “Dreamcatcher” (2003). Join us!

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Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 162: Scary Scarecrows (aka “Straw-Headed Horror”)

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Happy Thanksgiving and Black Friday! Welcome to HORROR MOVIE PODCAST, where we’re Dead Serious About Horror Movies… This themed Episode 162 is (a potential Part 1 of) SCARY SCARECROWS or “Straw-Headed Horror,” a barnyard kissing cousin of Pig-Headed Horror. If this episode candies your yams, then let us know and we’ll bring you a Part 2 in about 40 weeks from now, give or take… But for this episode, your intrepid hosts bring you an in-depth themed discussion on the killer scarecrow as a Horror concept. We also bring you three Feature Reviews of Dark Night of the Scarecrow (1981) and Scarecrows (1988) and Husk (2011).

Episode 162 also includes a special Shudder-sponsored Screaming Online segment where we bring you three recommendations: The Mutilator (1985) and The Corpse of Anna Fritz (2015) and Deadgirl (2008). We also talk about Joe Bob Briggs’ Dinners of Death midnight movie marathon. Join us or die!

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31 Days of Halloween — Day 30: Murder Party (2007) — by Sal Roma

31HalloweenMurderPartyEditor’s note: The hosts of Horror Movie Podcast are always impressed by the knowledge and insights of our listenership in the emails and voicemails that we receive, as well as in the comments here at HorrorMoviePodcast.com. Once again, we’ve asked our listeners to participate in our 31 Days of Halloween by contributing written reviews. This review* was submitted by listener Sal Roma, who you can follow on Twitter @JTalley986 and Letterboxd @Sal_Roma.

*THE FOLLOWING CONTAINS MAJOR PLOT SPOILERS


Title: Murder Party
Country: United States
Year: 2007
Director/Screenwriter: Jeremy Saulnier

‘Fango Seal of Approval’. That little red, black, and white graphic that could sometimes be found on the first page of a Fangoria Magazine article discussing a new movie was the easiest way to tempt me into checking out a horror movie that I would have otherwise been unaware of back in the 2000s. This trust in Fangoria’s seal of approval dated back to my very first issue, issue #205, where Session 9 was the first movie that I saw received that graphic and what did I do? Soon after, I went out and rented the DVD and the movie ended up delivering for me. Granted, I haven’t seen Session 9 in so long that I couldn’t give a fair opinion over it. Looking back, a jaded part of myself does wonder how legitimate that seal of approval was or if it was just a piece of marketing worked out between Fangoria and the various film studios. Regardless, Murder Party was just one of the many films I watched because of that graphic and ultimately ended up loving.
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31 Days of Halloween — Day 28: Venom (2018) — by Wolfman Josh

31HalloweenVenomWolfman Josh is a host on Horror Movie Podcast, Universal Monsters Cast and Movie Stream Cast. He is also a television producer and an award-winning documentary filmmaker. You can follow Wolfman on Twitter @IcarusArts Letterboxd @IcarusArts and Instagram @IcarusArts


Title: Venom
Country: United States
Year: 2018
Director: Ruben Fleischer
Screenwriters: Jeff Pinkner, Scott Rosenberg, Kelly Marcel

Venom
is a (kind of) Marvel movie that focuses on one of the most notorious comic book villains of all time … Venom … who in this iteration, more of an anti-hero. The Venom character is a combination of a self-interested alien symbiote from Klyntar and a brooding heartthrob of a human from Earth. The human, Eddie Brock (played here by Tom Hardy), was given his hard boiled journalist backstory in the 1993 comic mini-series Venom: Lethal Protector, which was a big influence on the film. Also influential here was the 1995 Amazing Spider-Man: Planet of the Symbiotes storyline.

This isn’t the first time we’ve seen Symbiotes, Brock or Venom on the silver screen. Despite being adored by comics fans, Vemon has not translated particularly well to the cinema. In fact, Sony’s previous symbiotic outing all but ended Sam Raimi’s Spidey run. And so, while it’s probably a bad sign that the primary reaction I was having throughout Venom was that of trying to decide whether what I was watching was better or worse than Raimi’s Spider-Man 3, it’s basically unavoidable. And ultimately, I don’t think it’s much of a contest. Venom is better—but that doesn’t mean Venom is good.
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31 Days of Halloween — Day 26: Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead (2015) — by Sal Roma

31HalloweenWyrmwoodEditor’s note: The hosts of Horror Movie Podcast are always impressed by the knowledge and insights of our listenership in the emails and voicemails that we receive, as well as in the comments here at HorrorMoviePodcast.com. Once again, we’ve asked our listeners to participate in our 31 Days of Halloween by contributing written reviews. This review* was submitted by listener Sal Roma, who you can follow on Twitter @JTalley986 and Letterboxd @Sal_Roma.

*THE FOLLOWING REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS


Title: Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead
Country: Australia
Year: 2015
Director: Kiah Roache-Turner
Screenwriters: Kiah Roache-Turner and Tristan Roache-Turner

Despite being recommended to me and generally talked about a fair amount for a few years now, I never had much of a desire to watch Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead. Part of the reason was the title. Unless you look it up, based on the title alone, you would think that it was a sequel to some movie called “Wyrmwood.” Maybe I’m the only one, but even without it being called “Wyrmwood 2: Road of the Dead” the name doesn’t have the ring of a proper first movie. The other obstacle in my way of watching the film were the screenshots and photos of the movie. It just didn’t look like my sort of movie. In this day and age of the internet always being in our hands, I can’t say I have any actual excuse for why I didn’t look more into the movie to see if my assumptions were correct or not. Now that I’ve watched the film, I’m regretting that it took so long.
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Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 158: Hellraiser Franchise Mini-Review Part 2 of 2

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As we approach the Big Day of Halloween, your intrepid hosts here at HORROR MOVIE PODCAST bring you the second half of our second Franchise Mini-Review of the season with Clive Barker’s Hellraiser series, namely movies six through 10! You are invited to join us for the pleasure and pain of Hellraiser: Hellseeker (2002), Hellraiser: Deader (2005), Hellraiser: Hellworld (2005), Hellraiser: Revelations (2011), and Hellraiser: Judgment (2018). To help us with our task, we welcome back talent manager and horror author (also a former employee of New World Pictures) “Vicious” Victor H. Rodriguez, whose work can be found in collections such as “See Through My Eyes: A Ghost Mystery Anthology” and “Year’s Best Transhuman SF Anthology.”

It’s been a wild October here on Horror Movie Podcast, where we’re Dead Serious About Horror Movies. We just completed 12(+) Puppet Master films within two episodes, and now we’re wrapping up a two-episode exploration of the 10 Hellraiser films, a feat in which HMP has delivered more varied coverage during October than ever before! If you’re new to HMP, Halloween month is always exciting with us. In the past, we’ve brought you our Halloween Franchise Review, our Friday the 13th Franchise Review, our Scream Franchise Review, our Nightmare on Elm Street Franchise Review, our Child’s Play Franchise Review, our Pumpkinhead Crossover Review and our Phantasm Crossover Review. And now we’re covering every single entry in the Hellraiser franchise, once again in mini-review format, just as we did with the Puppet Master Franchise Mini-Review, leaning on our guests a little more heavily than we have in the past, so we can make it through all of these films in a timely manner and bring you more than double the content.

Horror Movie Podcast is a typically a bi-weekly show that’s released every Friday during the month of October. 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 voice mails, so call in with more recommendations and comments at this number: (801) 382-8789 Thanks for listening to Horror Movie Podcast! Continue reading

31 Days of Halloween — Day 12: La Casa Muda (2010) — by Sal Roma

31HalloweenLaCasaMudaEditor’s note: The hosts of Horror Movie Podcast are always impressed by the knowledge and insights of our listenership in the emails and voicemails that we receive, as well as in the comments here at HorrorMoviePodcast.com. Once again, we’ve asked our listeners to participate in our 31 Days of Halloween by contributing written reviews. This review was submitted by listener Sal Roma, who you can follow on Twitter @JTalley986 and Letterboxd @Sal_Roma

 


Title: La Casa Muda
Country: Uruguay
Year: 2010
Director: Gustavo Hernández
Screenwriter: Oscar Estévez

La Casa Muda or better known under its English title, The Silent House, is without question the most recognizable Uruguayan horror film ever made. In fact, it’s one of maybe … three (?) ever made. To give some idea of how much attention this little film began to garnered, the U.S. immediately swooped to start production of the English language remake. La Casa Muda was first screened for the Cannes Film Festival in May 2010 and the U.S. remake, known just as Silent House, was first screened for the Sundance Film Festival in January 2011. That’s an insane turnaround and I honestly don’t know if there’s ever been a faster original to remake in the history of horror. To best enjoy La Casa Muda, I believe you need to go into the film with as few spoilers as possible, prompting me to try to avoid discussing spoilers as well as I can.
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31 Days of Halloween — Day 9: Verónica (2018) — by Timo Kosonen

31HalloweenVeronicaEditor’s note: The hosts of Horror Movie Podcast are always impressed by the knowledge and insights of our listenership in the emails and voicemails that we receive, as well as in the comments here at HorrorMoviePodcast.com. Once again, we’ve asked our listeners to participate in our 31 Days of Halloween by contributing written reviews. This review* was submitted by listener Timo Kosonen, who you can follow on Letterboxd @S5C2H and Twitter @RunningTimoK.

*THE FOLLOWING REVIEW MAY CONTAIN PLOT SPOILERS


Title: Verónica
Country: Spain
Year: 2018
Director: Paco Plaza
Screenwriters: Fernando Navarro, Paco Plaza

Verónica is the newest film from the director Paco Plaza, known from the highly acclaimed REC, which took the world by surprise. This time Plaza tackles the classic possession genre and the result is an interesting film with a sinister—and simultaneously sad—atmosphere. Although the film’s backbone is generic, it is still a well-made possession movie that utilizes the “based on a true story” trope quite effectively.
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