Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 171: Jordan Peele’s Us (2019) and Horror Noire – A History of Black Horror (2019)

171 Jordan Peele Us Horror NoireWelcome to Horror Movie Podcast Episode 169, Part 1 of an exploration of African American Representation in Horror with a massive review of Jordan Peele’s Us (2019), both with and without spoilers, as well as a Shudder-sponsored Screaming Online review of Horror Noire – A History of Black Horror (2019)! Your regular horror hosts—Gillman Joel, Wolfman Josh and Dr. Shock—are joined by special guests Ash2Ashes of the Kill the Dead podcast and Ashlee Blackwell of GraveyardShiftSisters.com, who is also the writer/producer of Horror Noire.

Apologies for the delay of this episode. We had a massive hard drive failure last week, just as we were about to post the show. Spent the week trying to fix the problem and then ultimately had to edit the episode a second time this past weekend. Horror Movie Podcast is a bi-weekly show that’s normally released every other Monday. If you’d like to support our show (we clearly need it), please subscribe to our podcast free in iTunes’ Apples Podcasts and leave us a review! Thanks for listening to Horror Movie Podcast, where we’re Dead Serious About Horror Movies!

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Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 169: Women in Horror Month 2019 + Gillman Joel’s Top 10

HMP 169 WiHM ArtThis February is the 10th Annual Women in Horror Month, so HORROR MOVIE PODCAST is honoring the ladies of our favorite genre who work in front and behind the camera. Episode 169 is another Frankensteinian show, where we bring you a variety of movie reviews and Horror-related discussion, including four WiHM inspired Feature Reviews of Near Dark (1987)Mirror Mirror (1990)Honeymoon (2014), Prevenge (2017) with special guest Natasha Pascetta, the writer/director/star of short horror film “Road Trash” and the Director of Digital Production & Social Media Engagement fro Cinestate and Fangoria Magazine. In addition, Jay returns from the dead for a very special segment and Gillman Joel brings you his “Top 10 Horror Movies of All Time” list!

Horror Movie Podcast is a bi-weekly show that’s released every other Monday. If you’d like to support our show, please subscribe to our podcast free in iTunes’ Apples Podcasts and leave us a review! Thanks for listening to Horror Movie Podcast, where we’re Dead Serious About Horror Movies!
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Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 162: Scary Scarecrows (aka “Straw-Headed Horror”)

HMP 162 Scary Scarecrows

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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Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 159: Halloween (2018)

PeterStrainHalloween2018Happy Halloween, horror fans! This is Horror Movie Podcast, where we’re Dead Serious About Horror Movies! We’ve finally reached the end of our epic October celebration. Along the way, we’ve brought you 12+ reviews of the entire Puppet Master and 10 reviews of the Hellraiser franchise, over 4 episodes. That content wouldn’t have been possible without friends and listeners like Vicious Victor, Fiendish Fitz, The Gillman and CakeWolf. We’ve also brought you our #31DaysofHalloween written reviews, which wouldn’t have been possible without friends and listeners like Sal Roma. We also have a special surprise for one lucky listener who will be the winner of a print of the original Halloween artwork above by artist (and HMP listener) Peter Strain (@Peter_Strain on Twitter). Check our official @HorrorMovieCast Twitter later today (October 31st, 2018) for more info on that. We’re so grateful for our amazing community here at Horror Movie Podcast, we want to bring you even more content!

That’s why, to enhance you’re celebration, we’re bringing your our Halloween (2018) Extravaganza, with Horror Hero Justin Beahm! We’re celebrating the 40th Anniversary of John Carpenter’s Halloween (1978), the 30th Anniversary of Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988) and an monster review of the new Blumhouse release, Halloween (2018), directed by David Gordon Green.

We’re also bringing you an interview with Robin Block, the Executive Producer of the new documentary In Search of Darkness: The Definitive 80s Horror Doc, now on Kickstarter.

WE HOPE THIS EPISODE ADDS TO YOUR HOLIDAY CHEER AND FEAR. HAPPY HALLOWEEN FROM YOUR FRIENDS AT HMP! WE LOVE OUR LISTENERS!

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

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Edit 31 Days of Halloween — Day 29: The Toxic Avenger (1984) — by Dr. Shock

31HalloweenToxieDave “Dr. Shock” Becker is a host on Horror Movie PodcastUniversal Monsters Cast and Land of the Creeps horror podcasts. He is also the mastermind behind DVDInfatuation.com. Follow Doc on Twitter @DVDinfatuation and on Letterboxd @DcoShockHMP


Title: The Toxic Avenger
Country: United States
Year: 1984
Directors: Michael Herz, Lloyd Kaufman
Screenwriter: Joe Ritter

Though founded by Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz in 1974, it wasn’t until 10 years later that New York-based Troma Entertainment had their first smash hit. A horror/comedy produced on a shoestring budget, The Toxic Avenger wowed audiences during its run on the midnight circuit, and has since become a cult classic.
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31 Days of Halloween — Day 27: Bad Taste (1987) — by Sal Roma

31HalloweenBadTasteEditor’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 MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS


Title: Bad Taste
Country: New Zealand
Year: 1987
Director/Screenwriter: Peter Jackson

Long before Peter Jackson became known throughout the world as the man responsible for bringing J. R. R. Tolkien’s words to life in live action on the big screen, he belonged to the world of horror. Through such cult classics as Bad Taste and Dead Alive, Jackson brought attention to the little island of New Zealand, creating quite a name for himself amongst horror fans. For those who are only familiar with Jackson due to his big budget epics, going back and watching his early horror works has to be quite the trip, as if you’re watching an entirely different filmmaker. With Bad Taste being Jackson’s first feature length film, it’s the one that highlights the changes in his career the most. Before he had hundreds of millions of dollars to spend on an epic, Jackson was forced to create something without any money.
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31 Days of Halloween — Day 21: Terror in the Aisles (1984) — by Dr. Shock

31HalloweenTerrorAislesDave “Dr. Shock” Becker is a host on Horror Movie PodcastUniversal Monsters Cast and Land of the Creeps horror podcasts. He is also the mastermind behind DVDInfatuation.com. Follow Doc on Twitter @DVDinfatuation and on Letterboxd @DcoShockHMP


Title: Terror in the Aisles
Country: United States
Year: 1984
Director: Andrew J. Kuehn
Writer: Margery Doppelt

“As you watch the screen, your heart begins to beat faster. There’s a fluttering in the pit of your stomach. Your throat is dry, your palms damp. Suddenly a chill runs down your spine. You clutch the person next to you”

“You tell yourself it’s only a movie”

Produced in 1984, Terror in the Aisles is a documentary that centers on the horror genre, and features clips from some of the finest fright movies ever made.

Hosted by Donald Pleasance and Nancy Allen (both of whom spend the entire film in a crowded movie theater), Terror in the Aisles covers the gamut, traveling back in time to the early days of horror with scenes from The Wolf Man, Bride of Frankenstein, 1958’s The Fly and Psycho, while also throwing a spotlight on what in 1984 were the genre’s most recent entries (Friday the 13th Part 2, Halloween 2, An American Werewolf in London, The Thing, and Firestarter). In addition to the scares, Terror in the Aisles takes a long, hard look at thrillers; there’s an interview with Alfred Hitchcock in which he discusses the difference between “shock” and “suspense”, as well as clips from such award-winning thrillers as Midnight Express, Klute and Marathon Man.
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Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 157: Hellraiser Franchise Mini-Review Part 1 of 2

Hellraiser Part 1Every year your hosts here at HORROR MOVIE PODCAST attempt to bring you something special for the Halloween season. This year we’re doing things a little differently and today bring the start of our second Franchise Mini-Review of the season with Clive Barker’s Hellraiser! Having just completed 12(+) Puppet Master films in 2 episodes, we’ll be bringing you 10 Hellraiser films over the next 2 episodes, bringing you more varied coverage this October than we ever have before!

Just as we’ve done with 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, we’ll be covering every single entry in the Hellraiser franchise, but in mini-review format, as we just did with the Puppet Master Franchise Mini-Review, leaning on our guests a little more heavily than we have in the past, so that we can make it through all of these films in a timely manner.

This is episode we’re joined by Spooky Flix Fest host “The Gillman” Joel Robertson from Retro Movie Geek and Universal Monsters Cast as well as talent manager and horror author “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” and who has an interesting personal connection to the second Hellraiser film. Join us for the pleasure and pain of Hellraiser (1987), Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988)Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth (1992), Hellraiser: Bloodline (1996), and Hellraiser: Inferno (2000).

Horror Movie Podcast is a weekly show that’s released every Friday. 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!

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31 Days of Halloween — Day 16: The Changeling (1980) — by Eric Gilliland

31HalloweenChangelingEditor’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 Eric Gilliland, who you can follow on Eric on Twitter @E_Patrick909 and on Letterboxd @Eg1979.


Title: The Chageling
Country: The United States
Year: 1980
Director: Peter Medak
Screenwriters: William Gray and Diana Maddox (story by Russell Hunter)

The Changeling begins with an idyllic family having car trouble on a wintry road. Then tragedy strikes without warning. Noted composer John Russell (George C. Scott) witnesses an out of control truck take away his wife and daughter. A few months later, still deep in grief over his loss, John decides to take a teaching job at a Seattle college. He buys a lease to one of the city’s oldest houses, one with a dark history with deep connections to a prominent family. Once moved in John hears strange noises and discovers a hidden room with some dark secrets.
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31 Days of Halloween — Day 13: Hell Night (1981) — by Pastor Matt

31HalloweenHellNightEditor’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 Pastor Matt, who you can follow on Letterboxd @PastorMattR and Twitter @PastorMattR.


Title: Hell Night
Country: United States
Year: 1981
Director: Tom DeSimone
Screenwriter: Randolph Feldman

Horror fans never forget the first time a flick frightened them. For me, it was Hell Night. I saw it the way God intended all horror fans to be initiated to the genre, late at night, lying in a sleeping bag on a living room floor with a few buddies, stomach full of pizza & pop, watching a cable channel like “Skinemax” sans parental supervision.
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