31 Days of Halloween — Day 12: Crimson Peak (2015) — by Dr. Shock

crimsonpeakEditor’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.


In a recent interview with Wired, Guillermo Del Toro listed his five favorite horror films, the first two of which, The Haunting and The Innocents, are ghost stories (for the record, the other 3 were Alien, Jaws, and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre). That’s not to say his 2015 offering Crimson Peak is, as some have stated, a haunted house movie; in fact, Del Toro himself has resisted calling it a horror film at all (“You have to fear the living more than the dead”, he said during this same interview, and the movie itself was designed to support this theory). But with its gothic sensibilities and gorgeous production values, as well as a handful of intensely creepy scenes, the director has, indeed, delivered a beautiful, if somewhat trite, ghost story that’s sure to give you at least a few shivers.
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Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 089: Horror Shorts and an Interview With Nicholas Peterson

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Welcome to HORROR MOVIE PODCAST, where we’re Dead Serious About Horror Movies… In Episode 089, Jay of the Dead needed to take the week off again (this time to help out over on the Geek Cast Live Podcast), but Dr. Shock and Wolfman Josh bring you a fascinating discussion of short-form horror cinema.

Wolfman Josh also welcomes filmmaker Nicholas Peterson back to the podcast to explore the career of a short horror film director. Nick also tells us about some of his favorite shorts.

Lastly, Dave and Josh give you their Top 5 Horror Shorts lists.

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