Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 063: A Horror Fan’s Plea to Jason Blum and Blumhouse Productions or: “Jay of the Dead’s 13 Principles for Making an Effective Horror Film”

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This episode is dedicated to Producer Jason Blum.

In this unusual edition of HORROR MOVIE PODCAST, where we’re Dead Serious About Horror Movies, Jay of the Dead attempts to save the future of horror cinema by delivering an open letter-style address to Producer Jason Blum of Blumhouse Productions, arguably the most important Producer in horror today, in hopes that he will listen to this episode and consider implementing these good-natured suggestions to improve the overall quality of his future productions.

The Background: Last weekend, Jay saw the latest paranormal, found-footage Blumhouse flick called “The Gallows,” and its utter failure as a quality horror film inspired Jay to finally openly express his concerns with the direction of contemporary horror cinema and to publicly provide a list of foundational filmmaking tips that he calls, “Jay of the Dead’s 13 Principles for Making an Effective Horror Film.”

Jay and Josh conclude the show with Feature Reviews of two of the most recent Blumhouse Productions, “The Gallows” and “Creep.” If you’re Dead Serious About Horror Movies,” this is a must-listen! Join us! Continue reading

Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 033: The Town That Dreaded Sundown (2014) and Extraterrestrial (2014) and the Great Bela Lugosi

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Welcome to Episode 033 of HORROR MOVIE PODCAST, where we’re Dead Serious About Horror Movies… in this Frankensteinian episode, Jay of the Dead and Wolfman Josh kick off this show with Feature Reviews of The Town That Dreaded Sundown (2014) and Extraterrestrial (2014). They also discuss Dracula Untold (2014), what it is, and what it isn’t.

Then Jay and Dr. Shock talk about three more movies from his 31 days of horror adventures, and they launch into an impromptu tribute to the Great Bela Lugosi. Don’t miss it!

And be sure to mark your calendars for our next two episodes:

Tuesday, November 25 — Ep. 034: Cryptozoological Horror Part 1: BIGFOOT with special guest Boss Butcher and interview with filmmaker Eduardo Sánchez, and then you’ll get another show on Friday, November 28 – Ep. 035: Black Friday: The Horrors of Consumerism Continue reading

The Weekly Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 009: The Rot Has Set In

TWHMP 009 ArtworkBRIEF EXPLANATION: This podcast is not the Horror Movie Podcast for which this site and feed are dedicated. Horror Movie Podcast is slated to release Episode 001 on October 25, 2013. You can read the full explanation and the background on the re-release of The Weekly Horror Movie Podcast (and of Horror Metropolis) at the bottom of the show notes for this episode.

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Welcome to Episode 009 of The Weekly Horror Movie Podcast, hosted by Jay of the Dead, BillChete, Dr. Shock, Terror Tovey and Midnight Corey. This is a weekly podcast where each host assigns a horror movie to another one of the hosts, round-robin style, with one host sitting out each week. Dr. Shock is off this week, but he’ll be back with us again next time.

During this memorable episode you’ll hear an epic discussion about Continue reading