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. 062: EAT (2014) and Catacombs (2007)

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Welcome to Episode 062 of HORROR MOVIE PODCAST, where we’re Dead Serious About Horror Movies… All four of your official hosts — Dr. Walking Dead, Dr. Shock, Wolfman Josh and Jay of the Dead — are here to bring you another Frankensteinian episode.

In this show, we bring you Feature reviews of the auto-cannibalism Gorror film EAT (2014) and the scary underground Paris movie, Catacombs (2007). Jay is also joined by Kyle for a Beastly Freaks review; Josh tries Jay’s patience with IndieWire’s Top 25 Horror Films of the New Millennium, and Dave tells us about a fallen angel film that really isn’t as horrific as it’s cracked-up to be. We also have some listener feedback, and a new, official HMP segment called “Campfire Tales: Totally True Tales of Terror.” Join us!

By the way, help Kyle and leave a positive review here for his book, “American Zombie Gothic,” and you could win a FREE Horror Movie Podcast T-shirt of your choice! Continue reading

The Weekly Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 018: Survival Can Be Murder

TWHMP 018 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.

SHOW NOTES:

Midnight Corey spices up The Weekly Horror Movie Podcast with some new theme music! And in this show, we’re also proud to bring you two very special guests: first, the owner and operator of Albino Jacks, Mr. Alex Mills, who helps us review Doc’s pick for Midnight Corey, “Storm Warning” (2007). Next we bring you an interview with horror actress Priscilla Iden, who helps us review Bava’s “Demons” (1985). During this show, Terror Tovey broadcasts from a Starbucks in St. George, Utah, while en route from Salt Lake City to California. Episode 018 is also the show where the guys slip into a fondly nostalgic recollection of the good ol’ days of brick-and-mortar video stores (this section begins at 01:30:55 into the episode), and though it’s brief, it’s one of the best conversations ever to take place during TWHMP. Continue reading