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!

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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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Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 158: Hellraiser Franchise Mini-Review Part 2 of 2

Hellraiser Franchise Part 2

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.

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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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Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 142: Annihilation (2018) and They Remain (2018) and the Weird

HMP Annihilation They Remain Weird

Hey, weirdo! You’re listening to HORROR MOVIE PODCAST, where we’re Dead Serious About Horror Movies… In Episode 142, Jay of the Dead, Wolfman Josh, and Dr. Shock welcome back H.P. Lovecraft scholar Carl Sederholm, author of The Age of Lovecraft, to discuss the 19th century literary concept of the “Weird” and how that’s been translated to modern science fiction and horror cinema. We also review the two most recent entries in Weird Cinema, Annihilation (2018) and They Remain (2018), followed by an interview with They Remain writer/director Philip Gelatt. Plus, more from the Collector’s Crypt as Dave and Josh discuss recent Blu-ray releases from Arrow Video and Vinegar Syndrome.

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31 Days of Halloween — Day 24: Contracted (2013) — by Dr. Shock

hmp-contractedEditor’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.


When done right, Body Horror can be one of horror’s more disturbing sub genres. Over the years, directors such as David Cronenberg (Videodrome, The Brood, The Fly) and Stuart Gordon (Re-Animator, From Beyond) have proven themselves masters of this particular subgenre, while movies like Altered States, Street Trash, Body Melt, and The Human Centipede have taken Body Horror in some stylish, and occasionally quite disgusting, new directions. With 2013’s Contracted, writer / director Eric England throws his hat into the Body Horror ring by relating the unique story of a young woman who, after contracting a disease during unprotected sex with a stranger, must deal with the terrifying fact that her body is disintegrating at a rapid pace.
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