31 Days of Halloween — Day 2: The Hallow (2015) — by Dr. Shock

31 Days of Halloween - The Hallow 2015

Editor’s note: Dave “Dr. Shock” Becker is a host on Horror Movie Podcast, Universal Monsters Cast and Land of the Creeps horror podcasts. 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.


Steeped in Irish folklore, “The Hallow” is an intensely engrossing creature feature. But more than anything, this 2015 movie is proof-positive that, even in the computer age, there’s still plenty of room for practical effects.

Hired by a logging company to survey a lush Irish forest, Adam (Joseph Mawle), along with his wife Clare (Bojana Novakovic) and their infant son, Finn (Wren Hardy), takes up residence in a remote cottage on the edge of the woods. Despite some local opposition, as well as a cryptic warning from their nearest neighbor Colm Donnelly (Michael McElhatton) to stay out of the forest, Adam carries on with his work, and while doing so discovers the woods are home to an unusual fungal-based parasite, one so strong it can control the mind of anyone it infects. Continue reading

Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 122: Shark Attack! — Part 1

HMP Shark Attack Part1

Welcome to the shark-infested waters of HORROR MOVIE PODCAST! This is Episode 122, Shark Attack!, the first entry in what may become a recurring themed discussion, revisited in summers to come: killer sharks in horror cinema! This time Jay of the Dead, Dr. Shock and Wolfman Josh discuss the themes, tropes and challenges of shark movies and bring you reviews of Shark Attack in the Mediterranean (2004), Shark Night 3D (2011), and Open Water (2004), plus plenty of other great shark-talk, including a riff on the current streak of absurdist shark comedies, lots of obligatory Jaws (1975) discussion, a Campfire Tale from a friend of the show, and much, much more. Let’s dive in!

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Horror Movie Podcast BONUS Ep. 105: The Essential Universal Monsters and The Mummy (2017) Preview

hmp-universal-monsters-artIn this BONUS episode of Horror Movie Podcast—which also serves as a trial run for the upcoming Universal Monsters Cast—Wolfman Josh and Dr. Shock discuss listener feedback from the HMP “Essential Universal Monsters” poll, give their personal classic Universal Horror recommendations, and give their initial thoughts on the teaser trailer and first poster for The Mummy (2017), as well as the potential for a new shared cinematic universe. Doc also brings his picks for the best monster movies of the 1930s that were not made by Universal Pictures.

Horror Movie Podcast is typically a bi-weekly show, released every other Friday, hosted by Jay of the Dead, Dr. Shock, Dr. Walking Dead, and Wolfman Josh. If you’d like to support our show, please subscribe to our podcast free in iTunes, and leave us a review! Leave voicemails with your recommendations and comments at: (801) 382-8789. You can also follow HMP on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook (kind of).

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Universal Monsters Poll

PrintOne of our greatest joys in producing Horror Movie Podcast is providing quality viewing recommendations for our listeners and every so often a listener has a recommendation request that we think the whole community may benefit from participating in.
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