31 Days of Halloween — Day 27: Lights Out (2016) — by Dr. Shock

hmp-lightsoutEditor’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.


Like many kids, I was once afraid of the dark, and to alleviate my fears plenty of well-meaning adults would tell me that there was nothing in the dark that wasn’t also there during the day. I always knew that was BS, and Lights Out, a 2016 horror movie produced by James Wan, proves I was right.

It’s been some time since the tragic death of his father (Billy Burke), yet the family turmoil continues for young Martin (Gabriel Bateman), who hears his mother Sophie (Maria Bello) talking to herself for hours on end in the middle of the night. But upon investigation, Martin realizes his mom is not alone after all: a shadowy creature, which can only be seen when the lights are out, is with her. Sophie insists this entity is her friend, and refers to it as “Diana”, but Martin is so petrified that he can’t even sleep at night.
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31 Days of Halloween — Day 26: Prince of Darkness (1987) — by Dr. Shock

hmp-princeofdarknessEditor’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.


John Carpenter is no stranger to horror aficionados, and some of his films (specifically Halloween and The Thing) continue to appear on many fans’ Top-10 lists (mine included). Released in 1987, Prince of Darkness sees Carpenter operating on an entirely different level, combining religion and science to relate an ominous tale of the apocalypse and, in so doing, creating a motion picture as thought-provoking as it is frightening.
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Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 027: Halloween (1978) and Halloween II (1981) and Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982) – Part 1 of 5

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It has been 13 months in the making, but finally as promised, here is the HORROR MOVIE PODCAST HALLOWEEN EXTRAVAGANZA… It’s a five-part series, where your hosts — and some great guests — cover the entire Halloween franchise in-depth, Horror Movie Podcast-style…

Episode 027 is a 4-hour and 53-minute part one of our five-part series and it features three films. First, Jay of the Dead and Wolfman Josh bring you an in-depth movie review of John Carpenter’s Halloween (1978) with the help of our fourth official co-host, KYLE “DR. WALKING DEAD” BISHOP.

Next Dr. Shock, Wolfman and Jay bring you a Feature Review of Rick Rosenthal’s Halloween II (1981), with the help of the original Creepture himself, GREGAMORTIS, host of the Land of the Creeps horror podcast.

And finally, Jay, Wolfman and Doc wrap up this epic episode by reviewing the ’80s oddity Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982) with special guest KENNY “THE PUMPKIN KING” CAPERTON, director of indie horror film “Honeyspider” (2014) and owner of the Myers House NC. Also, be sure to enter our drawing to win a horror t-shirt, courtesy of Fright Rags. If you like what you hear, please subscribe. And thanks for listening. Continue reading

GUEST BLOG: John Carpenter’s Halloween, Between the Sheets

by Levi Olson
(aka The Unknown Murderer)

WARNING:
The following post contains major spoilers for John Carpenter’s “Halloween” (1978).

SheetsJohn Carpenter’s Halloween is not a moralistic judgment or punishment of the sexual activity of its characters; it’s about something entirely different.

I wondered what was going on in this movie because John Carpenter has denied the film is a moralistic punishment of premarital sex, and he hasn’t explained what he was going for, either.

A scene with Annie and Laurie turned out to be the crucial piece of the puzzle that I needed, and I’d like to give some examples of what I found:

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The Weekly Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 022: Probing Eyes

TWHMP 022 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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For Episode 022, Midnight Corey and the gang bring you two great guest interviews and two great horror movie reviews! But first Midnight Corey opens the show with a rant about spoilers on social media platforms, especially pertaining to Twitter and “The Walking Dead: Season 2.”

Our first guest on this show is actor and author Bradford Tatum, the man who says blood should always be photographed in black and white and the author of “The Monster’s Muse,” a book that features memories of golden-era Hollywood horror. In addition to describing some fascinating aspects from his book, Bradford also discusses the current state of horror. And for a review, Bradford chooses “The Lodger” from 1944.

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