Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 118: Alien: Covenant (2017) and Raw (2017) and Zombie Holocaust (1980) and The Blackcoat’s Daughter (2017)

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This is HORROR MOVIE PODCAST Episode 118, another Frankensteinian episode where Jay of the Dead, Dr. Shock and Wolfman Josh bring you horror reviews of films both old and new like Raw (2017) and Zombie Holocaust (1980). The Wolf also brings you a review of the long-awaited The Blackcoat’s Daughter (2017) in his specialty segment “Screaming Online,” about horror films that are free to stream. And the main event is Jay’s feature review of the much-anticipated Ridley Scott sci-fi/horror prequel, Alien: Covenant (2017). Join us or be chest-bursted…

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31 Days of Halloween — Day 31: Dog Soldiers (2002) — by Dr. Shock

dogsoldiersEditor’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.


Years before he faced off against underground creatures in The Descent and brought on the apocalypse in Doomsday, writer / director Neil Marshall sent a crack military unit up against some pretty nasty werewolves in 2002’s Dog Soldiers. Packed with wild action sequences and a few scenes of over-the-top gore, Dog Soldiers is a thrill-a-minute monster film, and one hell of a directorial debut.

A team of British soldiers travels deep into the Scottish Highlands to take part in what they believe will be a military exercise. But after discovering the bloody remains of a Special Forces unit the next morning, the squad, led by Sgt. Harry Wells (Sean Pertwee) and his second-in-command Pvt. Cooper (Kevin McKidd), realizes they’re suddenly facing an enemy that’s all too real. After rescuing Capt. Ryan (Liam Cunningham), the Special Forces commander and the only one to survive the attack, Wells and his men take off running, one step ahead of what appears to be a pack of enormous wolves.
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31 Days of Halloween — Day 30: Let’s Scare Jessica to Death (2015) — by Dr. Shock

letsscarejessicatodeathEditor’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.


I sit here and I can’t believe that it happened. And yet I have to believe it. Dreams or nightmares… Madness or sanity… I don’t know which is which

These are the opening lines of 1971’s Let’s Scare Jessica to Death, a low-budget horror film directed by John Hancock that is either about a woman slowly losing her mind, or a vampire that has taken control of a small Connecticut town.

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31 Days of Halloween — Day 29: Scanners (2015) — by Dr. Shock


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Editor’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.


Blending a spy story with his own unique brand of body horror, writer / director David Cronenberg has, with his 1981 film Scanners, concocted an intriguing motion picture that those with a weak stomach may want to avoid.

After being identified as a “scanner” (a person with advanced telepathy, who is able to both read and control people’s minds), Cameron Vale (Stephen Lack) is taken into custody and delivered to Dr. Paul Ruth (Patrick McGoohan), who has dedicated his life to studying this unusual phenomenon. An employee of ConSec, a firm that specializes in high-tech security, Dr. Ruth believes that Scanners, if properly trained, would make formidable weapons. Not everyone agrees; the company’s new director, Braedon Keller (Lawrence Dane), feels Dr. Ruth’s research has failed to produce any results, and should therefore be shut down. So, to prove his theories are correct, the good doctor sends his star pupil, Stephen Vale, to infiltrate a group of rogue scanners, which, led by the volatile Darryl Revok (Michael Ironside), intends to use telekinesis to take over the world.
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31 Days of Halloween — Day 28: It Follows (2015) — by Dr. Shock

hmp-it-followsEditor’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.


 

It’s out there, trying to get you. It moves slowly… methodically… but it knows exactly where you are. And it’s coming… it’s always coming. If you drive a hundred miles away, you can buy yourself a little time, but it will eventually find you. You can send it after someone else, but once it catches that person (whoever it may be), it will chase you again. This is the basic concept behind writer / director David Robert Mitchell’s It Follows, as well as the reason it’s such an incredibly unnerving horror film.
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Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 102: The 1980s Slasher Film Movement Part 2 — 1982-1983

hmp-102-1980s-slashers-artHappy Halloween from HORROR MOVIE PODCAST, where we’re Dead Serious About Horror Movies! To celebrate Halloween with you this year, HMP is examining the 1980s Slasher Film Movement. This is Episode 102, and it is Part 2 of a multiple-part series. Jay of the Dead, Wolfman Josh and Dr. Shock are joined by the original Creepture himself, from Wilmington, North Carolina, slasher expert GregaMortis from Land of the Creeps horror podcast.

We’re back again with a three plus-hour episode where we discuss many films from 1982 and 1983, with four Feature Reviews of Visiting Hours (1982) and Girls Nite Out (1982) and Curtains (1983) and Sleepaway Camp (1983). Continue reading

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. 101: The 1980s Slasher Film Movement Part 1 — 1980-1981

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Right now, he’s out there. Watching, waiting… Don’t look … he’ll see you. Don’t breathe … he’ll hear you. Don’t move … you’re dead! —The Burning (1981)

At long last, HORROR MOVIE PODCAST is finally bringing you our themed episodes on The 1980s Slasher Film Movement, because we’re Dead Serious About Slasher Movies… In Episode 101 here, Jay of the Dead, Wolfman Josh and Dr. Shock are joined by the original Creepture himself, from Wilmington, North Carolina, slasher expert GregaMortis from Land of the Creeps horror podcast!

We take about three and a half hours to discuss the phenomenon that is the ’80s Slasher Film Movement, and we hit some of the ’80s Slashers highlights from 1980 and 1981. We also bring you three Feature Reviews of The Boogey Man (1980) and The Prowler (1981) and The Burning (1981). This episode is a must-listen! Join us! Continue reading

Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 084: Witchy Women (or Men Behaving Badly)

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A hex on all of you and your group paranoia! Welcome to HORROR MOVIE PODCAST, where we’re Dead Serious About Witch Movies? — Which Movies?Horror Movies… This is Episode 084, and our theme is Witchy Women (or Men Behaving Badly) — and this episode is no different: For one thing, we test to see if Dr. Shock is a witch. And in this show we also bring you Feature Reviews of Witchfinder General (1968) (aka The Conqueror Worm) and Mark of the Devil (1970) (aka Hexen bis aufs Blut gequält) and adding Wolfman Josh’s take for a spoiler-filled review of The Witch (2016). (Jay of the Dead has previously released a non-spoiler podcast review of “The Witch,” as well as a full-length written movie review.) Pour some brew, and join us! Continue reading