Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 176: Midsommar (2019) and Mandao of the Dead (2018) and Butterfly Kisses (2018) and The Hole in the Ground (2019) and more!

HMP 176 Midsommar MandaoWelcome to HORROR MOVIE PODCAST, where we’re Dead Serious About Horror Movies! In Episode 176, a Summertime Frankensteinian episode, horror hosts Wolfman Josh, Dr. Shock, and Gillman Joel bring you spoiler-free Feature Reviews of a very diverse group of horror films including The Premonition (1976), Silent Rage (1982), Trailer Park of Terror (2009), Butterfly Kisses (2018), and Mandao of the Dead (2018). Gillman also brings you his review of what looks to be the horror film of the Summer (from Hereditary Director Ari Aster), Midsommar (2019), and a Screaming Online review of the Netflix series Black Summer. Skål!

Horror Movie Podcast has been a bi-weekly show that is often late to post. We’re thinking about moving the show to just twice per month, still roughly aiming for an every other Monday release schedule. Technically, that would mean a few less shows per year, but practically, it would mean that our shows would be posted on time more often and would help ensure that the mental health of your hosts is is a place where we can continue to deliver the show for years to come. We would love your feedback on this.

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Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 174: “At Your Mercy” Listener Picks 4b – Lake Mungo (2010) and TimeCrimes (2008) and Phantom of the Paradise (1974) and Phantom of the Opera (1925)

HMP At Your Mercy 4b ArtWelcome to HORROR MOVIE PODCAST, where we’re Dead Serious About Horror Movies. In Episode 174, we bring you Volume 4b of our “At Your Mercy” listener picks show, where Wolfman Josh, Dr. Shock, and Gillman Joel each bring you a Feature Review based on listener recommendations. We had an additional 12 submissions at the time of recording (bringing the total to 126!) and of those we will be reviewing Lake Mungo (2010), recommended by The Reverse Shane, TimeCrimes (2008), recommended by David Fear, and Phantom of the Paradise (1974), recommended by Vicious Victor. Dr. Shock is also bringing you an additional listener pick in his Collector’s Crypt segment with a review of The Phantom of the Opera (1982), recommended by Listener Andrew from West Virginia.

This episode is dedicated to Shane, David, Victor, Andrew and everyone who submitted an At Your Mercy pick.

Horror Movie Podcast has been a bi-weekly show that is often late to post. We’re thinking about moving the show to just “twice per month,” still roughly aiming for an every other Monday release schedule. Technically, that would mean a few less shows per year, but practically, it would mean that our shows would be posted on time more often and would help ensure that the mental health of your hosts is is a place where we can continue to deliver the show for years to come. We would love your feedback on this.

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Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 173: “At Your Mercy” Listener Picks 4a – Dr. Terror’s House of Horrors (1965) and The Kindred (1987) and Bedevilled (2010) and Next of Kin (1982)

HMP At Your Mercy 4a ArtWelcome to HORROR MOVIE PODCAST, where we’re Dead Serious About Horror Movies. In Episode 173, we bring you Volume 4a of our “At Your Mercy” listener picks show, where Wolfman Josh, Dr. Shock, and Gillman Joel each bring you a Feature Review based on listener recommendations. We had 98 submissions at the time of recording (16 more now for a total of 114!) and of those we will be reviewing Dr. Terror’s House of Horrors (1965), recommended by Listener Seth, The Kindred (1987), recommended by The Mad Cetologist, and Bedevilled (2010), recommended by by Grav3Robert and Listener Juan. Dr. Shock is also bringing you an additional listener pick in his Collector’s Crypt segment with a review of Next of Kin (1982), recommended by Listener Paul.

And that’s not all (!!!) because we’ve decided to push back our upcoming themed and Frankensteinian episodes in order to do one more At Your Mercy installment next time, back to back with this episode. Also, make sure you stick around for over a half hour of Listener Feedback, where we’ll discuss your favorite Stephen King film adaptations and give away 3 digital copies of Pet Sematary (1989). We thank you so much for sending us your recommendations! Without your participation, this episode wouldn’t have worked. All of the submissions we’ve received so far will be posted in the show notes below.

This episode is dedicated to Seth, Juan, Paul, Grav3Robert, The Mad Cetologist and everyone who submitted an At Your Mercy pick.

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Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 170: St. Patrick’s Day Horror – Blood Runs Green – Leprechaun (1993) and Leprechaun Returns (2018)

HMP_170_Leprechaun_ReturnsWelcome to HORROR MOVIE PODCAST, where your luck has just run out! In Episode 170, we dive into St. Patrick’s Day Horror with our “Blood Runs Green” episode. That’s right, Gillman Joel, Wolfman Josh and Dr. Shock will be bringing you a pot of tarnished gold with Feature Reviews of Leprechaun (1993) and Leprechaun Returns (2018). Dr. Shock also offers up mini-reviews of Leprechaun 2 (1994) and Leprechaun 3 (1995) for Lent. Plus, we have a special segment from Mattroid and Station of The Sci-Fi Podcast with their review of Leprechaun 4: Leprechaun in Space! We also try out a segment from our Universal Monsters Cast over here on HMP with “Gillman Joel’s Retro Reviews” and we have giveaways for the first 6 Leprechaun films, as well as a Buffy the Vampire Slayer giveaway, in memory of Luke Perry (Rest in Peace, Pike).

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Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 161: Suspiria (1977) vs. Suspiria (2018) plus Overlord (2018) and Terrified (2018) and Slice (2018)

HMP 161 Suspiria Shudder OverlordWhat are you gonna do now, huh? Now death is coming for you! Welcome to HORROR MOVIE PODCAST, where we’re Dead Serious About Horror Movies … Episode 161 is another of our VERSUS episodes in which Jay of the Dead and Wolfman Josh are joined by Allyson “The Horror Unicorn” Clark (from The Haunted Davenport podcast), to pit Dario Argento’s original Suspiria from 1977 against Luca Guadagnino’s new Suspiria remake from 2018. Do you dare join us? Hell is behind that door!

This episode also includes mini-reviews for new releases Overlord (2018) and Slice (2018) and a special Shudder-sponsored Screaming Online segment in which Dr. Shock joins us to bring you 3 “Shudder Original” horror film recommendations: Satan’s Slaves (2018), The Witch in the Window (2018) and Terrified (2018).

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31 Days of Halloween — Day 30: Murder Party (2007) — by Sal Roma

31HalloweenMurderPartyEditor’s note: The hosts of Horror Movie Podcast are always impressed by the knowledge and insights of our listenership in the emails and voicemails that we receive, as well as in the comments here at HorrorMoviePodcast.com. Once again, we’ve asked our listeners to participate in our 31 Days of Halloween by contributing written reviews. This review* was submitted by listener Sal Roma, who you can follow on Twitter @JTalley986 and Letterboxd @Sal_Roma.

*THE FOLLOWING CONTAINS MAJOR PLOT SPOILERS


Title: Murder Party
Country: United States
Year: 2007
Director/Screenwriter: Jeremy Saulnier

‘Fango Seal of Approval’. That little red, black, and white graphic that could sometimes be found on the first page of a Fangoria Magazine article discussing a new movie was the easiest way to tempt me into checking out a horror movie that I would have otherwise been unaware of back in the 2000s. This trust in Fangoria’s seal of approval dated back to my very first issue, issue #205, where Session 9 was the first movie that I saw received that graphic and what did I do? Soon after, I went out and rented the DVD and the movie ended up delivering for me. Granted, I haven’t seen Session 9 in so long that I couldn’t give a fair opinion over it. Looking back, a jaded part of myself does wonder how legitimate that seal of approval was or if it was just a piece of marketing worked out between Fangoria and the various film studios. Regardless, Murder Party was just one of the many films I watched because of that graphic and ultimately ended up loving.
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Edit 31 Days of Halloween — Day 29: The Toxic Avenger (1984) — by Dr. Shock

31HalloweenToxieDave “Dr. Shock” Becker is a host on Horror Movie PodcastUniversal Monsters Cast and Land of the Creeps horror podcasts. He is also the mastermind behind DVDInfatuation.com. Follow Doc on Twitter @DVDinfatuation and on Letterboxd @DcoShockHMP


Title: The Toxic Avenger
Country: United States
Year: 1984
Directors: Michael Herz, Lloyd Kaufman
Screenwriter: Joe Ritter

Though founded by Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz in 1974, it wasn’t until 10 years later that New York-based Troma Entertainment had their first smash hit. A horror/comedy produced on a shoestring budget, The Toxic Avenger wowed audiences during its run on the midnight circuit, and has since become a cult classic.
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31 Days of Halloween — Day 27: Bad Taste (1987) — by Sal Roma

31HalloweenBadTasteEditor’s note: The hosts of Horror Movie Podcast are always impressed by the knowledge and insights of our listenership in the emails and voicemails that we receive, as well as in the comments here at HorrorMoviePodcast.com. Once again, we’ve asked our listeners to participate in our 31 Days of Halloween by contributing written reviews. This review* was submitted by listener Sal Roma, who you can follow on Twitter @JTalley986 and Letterboxd @Sal_Roma.

*THE FOLLOWING REVIEW MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS


Title: Bad Taste
Country: New Zealand
Year: 1987
Director/Screenwriter: Peter Jackson

Long before Peter Jackson became known throughout the world as the man responsible for bringing J. R. R. Tolkien’s words to life in live action on the big screen, he belonged to the world of horror. Through such cult classics as Bad Taste and Dead Alive, Jackson brought attention to the little island of New Zealand, creating quite a name for himself amongst horror fans. For those who are only familiar with Jackson due to his big budget epics, going back and watching his early horror works has to be quite the trip, as if you’re watching an entirely different filmmaker. With Bad Taste being Jackson’s first feature length film, it’s the one that highlights the changes in his career the most. Before he had hundreds of millions of dollars to spend on an epic, Jackson was forced to create something without any money.
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31 Days of Halloween — Day 4: Hocus Pocus (1993) – 25 Years Later — by Kagan Breitenbach

31HalloweenHocusPocusEditor’s note: The hosts of Horror Movie Podcast are always impressed by the knowledge and insights of our listenership in the emails and voicemails that we receive, as well as in the comments here at HorrorMoviePodcast.com. Once again, we’ve asked our listeners to participate in our 31 Days of Halloween by contributing written reviews. This review was submitted by listener Kagan Breitenbach, whose musical arrangement you can hear at the beginning of every episode of Horror Movie Podcast since Episode 100. You can follow Kagan on Twitter @KRBreitenbach and check out his work as a composer at kaganbreitenbach.com


Title: Hocus Pocus – 25 Years Later
Country: United States
Year: 1993
Director: Kenny Ortega
Screenwriters: Mick Garris, Neil Cuthbert

On All Hallow’s Eve, when the moon is round, a virgin, will summon us from under the ground” Bette Midler’s Winnifred Sanderson promises the colonial torch-and-pitch-fork-wielding citizens of Salem, Massachusetts on Halloween 1693. Midler, who had recently starred in the films For the Boys and Beaches, wanted to continue her acting career by starring in a family film, so she approached Disney about their upcoming productions. Prior to that meeting, producer David Kirschner had come up with an idea for a Halloween film based on a story he made up to tell his young daughter about their neighborhood black cat. Kirschner’s bedtime yarn described a boy who had been transformed into a cat by witches three hundred years ago. Midler was immediately interested in Kirschner’s idea, and took an extremely active role in developing the character of Winifred Sanderson including all aspects of her physical appearance.
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Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 134: Thanksgiving Horror – Or a Lack Thereof – and Blood Rage (1987)

HMP 134 Thanksgiving Horror

This is HORROR MOVIE PODCAST … it’s not cranberry sauce! Episode 134 is an honest attempt by Jay of the Dead, Dr. Shock and Wolfman Josh to bring you a Thanksgiving Horror episode, without much luck. We do manage to have a fun conversation about why there aren’t a lot of Thanksgiving Horror films; we give you a semi-recent update on Eli Roth’s rumored Thanksgiving grindhouse film; and we bring out the only Thanksgiving big gun there is: cult classic Blood Rage (1987)!

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