Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 101: The 1980s Slasher Film Movement Part 1 — 1980-1981

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Right now, he’s out there. Watching, waiting… Don’t look … he’ll see you. Don’t breathe … he’ll hear you. Don’t move … you’re dead! —The Burning (1981)

At long last, HORROR MOVIE PODCAST is finally bringing you our themed episodes on The 1980s Slasher Film Movement, because we’re Dead Serious About Slasher Movies… In Episode 101 here, Jay of the Dead, Wolfman Josh and Dr. Shock are joined by the original Creepture himself, from Wilmington, North Carolina, slasher expert GregaMortis from Land of the Creeps horror podcast!

We take about three and a half hours to discuss the phenomenon that is the ’80s Slasher Film Movement, and we hit some of the ’80s Slashers highlights from 1980 and 1981. We also bring you three Feature Reviews of The Boogey Man (1980) and The Prowler (1981) and The Burning (1981). This episode is a must-listen! Join us! Continue reading

31 Days of Halloween — Day 10: The Slumber Party Massacre (1982) — by Dr. Shock

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Editor’s note: Dave “Dr. Shock” Becker is a host on Horror Movie Podcast and the Land of the Creeps horror podcast. He is also the mastermind behind DVDInfatuation.com, a movie review blog where he is watching and posting one review every day until he reaches at least 2,500 movie reviews. Follow Doc on Twitter: @DVDinfatuation.


Once movies like “Halloween” and “Friday the 13th” started raking in the cash, most figured it was only a matter of time before B-movie Guru Roger Corman threw his hat into the ‘80s slasher ring, which is exactly what he did with “The Slumber Party Massacre.” Yet, despite its usual mix of gruesome kills and gratuitous nudity, there’s more to this 1982 horror film than initially meets the eye. Continue reading

31 Days of Halloween — Day 4: Maniac Cop (1988) — by Dr. Shock

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Editor’s note: Dave “Dr. Shock” Becker is a host on Horror Movie Podcast and the Land of the Creeps horror podcast. He is also the mastermind behind DVDInfatuation.com, a movie review blog where he is watching and posting one review every day until he reaches at least 2,500 movie reviews. Follow Doc on Twitter: @DVDinfatuation.


Night time in the city. While on her way home from work, Cassie (Jill Gatsby), a waitress, is attacked by two muggers. During the scrum, she somehow manages to break free, and makes a run for it. With her assailants closing in on her, Cassie spots a policeman in the shadows of a small neighborhood park and rushes toward him. But by the look on her face, we know this is no ordinary cop, and before Cassie can react the officer has his hands around her throat… Continue reading

31 Days of Halloween – Day 3: Lost After Dark (2015) – by Wolfman Josh

Lost After DarkEditor’s note: Wolfman Josh is a host on Horror Movie Podcast and Movie Stream Cast. He is also a television producer and an award-winning documentary filmmaker. You can follow Josh on Twitter: @IcarusArts


Lost After Dark starts out strong with a virginal “Survivor Girl,” played by Kendra Timmins, primping for her high school ball at what I swear is the same bedroom vanity as the one Jae uses in It Follows (and is probably the same one from Nancy’s bedroom in A Nightmare on Elm Street and Sideny’s bedroom in Scream as well). This is Adrienne and the year is 1984. Adrienne’s father comes in briefly to give us some backstory about her deadbeat mom and let us know what a protective parent he is before she’s off for the big dance–at least for awhile. Continue reading

Horror Movie Podcast BONUS Ep. 047: Friday the 13th Franchise Overview

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Congratulations, horror fans! You’ve made it to our sixth and final installment of the HORROR MOVIE PODCAST FRIDAY THE 13TH FRANCHISE REVIEW, a multi-part series where your hosts—and some special guests—have covered the entire Friday the 13th franchise—Horror Movie Podcast-style—with some in-depth, hardcore Jason Voorhees analysis to prove, once again, that we are DEAD SERIOUS ABOUT HORROR MOVIES!

If you haven’t heard Episodes 042 through 046 yet, please go back and listen to those first! This episode is intended to be heard last. Continue reading

Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 045: Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988) and Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989) and Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday (1993)

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Welcome to the fourth installment of our FRIDAY THE 13th FRANCHISE REVIEW for HORROR MOVIE PODCAST, where we’re Dead Serious About Horror Movies.

Just as we did for the Halloween films back in October 2014, we’re bringing you a multi-part series of in-depth, hardcore Jason Voorhees analysis! In this episode, we bring you debates and reviews for Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988) and Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989) and Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday (1993). This week we welcome special guests BillChete from Horror On The Go and Mattroid from The Sci-Fi Podcast for one review each. Remember, facing your fear doesn’t always conquer it. Join us or die.

Horror Movie Podcast is typically a bi-weekly show that’s released every other 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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Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 044: Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning (1985) and Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives (1986)

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Welcome to the third installment of our FRIDAY THE 13th FRANCHISE REVIEW for HORROR MOVIE PODCAST, where we’re Dead Serious About Horror Movies.

Just as we did for the Halloween films back in October 2014, we’re bringing you a multi-part series of in-depth, hardcore Jason Voorhees analysis! In this episode, we bring you debates and reviews for Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning (1985) and Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives (1986). Join us or die.

Horror Movie Podcast is typically a bi-weekly show that’s released every other 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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Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 042: Friday the 13th (1980) — Part 1 of 5

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Happy Friday the 13th from your pals on HORROR MOVIE PODCAST, where we’re dead serious about horror movies… As promised, we are bringing you a five-part series for our FRIDAY THE 13th FRANCHISE REVIEW. Just like we did for the Halloween films back in October 2014, we’re giving you in-depth analysis of each movie, starting with an epically long, two-part discussion of the primary film, Sean S. Cunningham’s Friday the 13th (1980). And about two-thirds into our review, we welcome special guest BillChete from Horror On The Go.

Horror Movie Podcast is a bi-weekly show that’s released every other 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! Continue reading