Horror Movie Podcast BONUS Ep. 105: The Essential Universal Monsters and The Mummy (2017) Preview

hmp-universal-monsters-artIn this BONUS episode of Horror Movie Podcast—which also serves as a trial run for the upcoming Universal Monsters Cast—Wolfman Josh and Dr. Shock discuss listener feedback from the HMP “Essential Universal Monsters” poll, give their personal classic Universal Horror recommendations, and give their initial thoughts on the teaser trailer and first poster for The Mummy (2017), as well as the potential for a new shared cinematic universe. Doc also brings his picks for the best monster movies of the 1930s that were not made by Universal Pictures.

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Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 098: Blair Witch (2016) and Don’t Breathe (2016) and Scherzo Diabolico (2016) and The Triangle (2016) and Downhill (2016) and They’re Watching (2016)

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There’s something awful hiding in the woods, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves. This is HORROR MOVIE PODCAST, where we’re Dead Serious About Horror Movies… Welcome to Episode 098, a Frankensteinian episode chock-full of new release horror films. Doc Shock has the week off, but Jay of the Dead and Wolfman Josh bring you reviews of Blair Witch (2016), Don’t Breathe (2016), Scherzo Diabolico (2016), Downhill (2016)The Triangle (2016), They’re Watching (2016) and even Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016)! But the main event of this episode is hearing the live recordings from the Movie Podcast Network MeetUp 2016 in Indiana where you’ll hear listener reviews of “Blair Witch” and the mini-meet-up in Salt Lake City, where you’ll hear listener reviews of “Don’t Breathe.” Join us or we’ll make you stand in the corner of our basement … no, attic … no, basement … no, attic! Continue reading

31 Days of Halloween — Day 1: Orca (1977) — by Dr. Shock

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HAPPY OCTOBER, HORROR FANS! Just as we did last year, your Horror Movie Podcast hosts, Jay of the Dead, Wolfman Josh, and Dr. Shock (okay, mostly Dr. Shock), are bringing you 31 DAYS OF HALLOWEEN with daily written reviews right here at HorrorMoviePodcast.com! We’ll also be posting one new podcast per week during the month of October, including our 100th episode of HMP, in which we’ll be asking for your voicemails to play on the show and giving away lots of creepy prizes to thank you for coming on this journey with us. We’d love for you to join us in our 31 Days of Halloween adventure by posting your October watch-lists here in the comments and leaving your reviews and recommendations for the films that you’ve been watching each day.
AND NOW, IT BEGINS…

orcakillerwhaleEditor’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.


The opening 10 minutes or so of 1977’s “Orca” are exceptional, and get the movie off to a great start. Following the credits, we meet the title creatures (two of them, to be exact), who seem to be enjoying each other’s company as they swim along. While this is happening, researcher Dr. Rachel Bedford (Charlotte Rampling), in full scuba gear, is underwater collecting samples. Suddenly, a great white shark appears, causing her to hide.

Captain Nolan (Richard Harris) and the crew of his fishing boat: Novak (Keenan Wynn), Annie (Bo Derek) and Paul (Peter Hooten); spot the shark’s dorsal fin jutting out of the water, and rush forward to capture it (an aquarium will pay them top dollar for a live shark). Dr. Bedford’s assistant Ken (Robert Carradine), who was waiting in a raft for her to return, warns Captain Nolan (armed with a spear gun) that there’s a diver down below. Continue reading

Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 097: Horror Movies for Little Monsters

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Mummy came to my house… Welcome to Episode 097 of HORROR MOVIE PODCAST, where we’re Dead Serious About Getting Kids Into Horror Movies. By popular request, we honor our listeners with this three-hour exploration of the Horror Comedy sub-genre spectrum. We also bring you Feature Reviews of Monster House (2006)The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949) and a review of Haunted Honeymoon (1985) that is dedicated to the late Gene Wilder, R.I.P. We also give you some age-appropriate horror recommendations and our TOP 5 BEST HORROR MOVIES FOR KIDS lists. A must-listen for anyone that has a kid and anyone that ever was one!

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Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 096: Horror Down Under – Australian Horror Cinema

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Welcome to HORROR MOVIE PODCAST, where we’re Dead Serious About Horror Movies. This is Episode 096, another of our themed episodes and the first of our “Horror Around the World” series. This time, we bring you some thunder from down under to discuss Australian Horror Cinema. We begin with our usual, in-depth discussion when Jay of the Dead and Dr. Shock talk about the theme and a number of notable films. And then we bring you three Feature Reviews of Aussie horror flicks, each hand-picked by one of your hosts. First, Dr. Shock brings you his review of The Tunnel (2011). Next, Wolfman Josh talks The Loved Ones (2012). And Jay of the Dead wraps up our feature review portion of the show with his review of Wolf Creek (2005). Finally, we conclude with Jay and Dave giving you their Top 5 Favorite Aussie Horror Movies lists. Join us, or we’ll feed you to the dingos!

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Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 095: Stranger Things (2016) and Viral (2016) and Hush (2016)

HMP 95 ArtWelcome to Episode 095 of HORROR MOVIE PODCAST. This is another jam-packed Frankensteinian episode featuring special coverage of the new Netflix Original Series Stranger Things Season 1 (TV – 2016) from Wolfman Josh. Jay of the Dead and Wolfman also bring you feature reviews of new horror releases Viral (2016) and Hush (2016). Dr. Shock is here as well and brings you reviews of some cinematic oddities from the past, including the monstrous Jaws 3-D (1983). The whole crew then discusses the trailer for the upcoming Don’t Breathe (2016). All this and more on the latest edition of Horror Movie Podcast, where we’re Dead Serious About Horror Movies… Join us!

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Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 094: Lights Out (2016) and Ghostbusters (1984) vs. Ghostbusters (2016)

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This is HORROR MOVIE PODCAST, where we’re Dead Serious About Horror Movies… Welcome to Episode 094, another Frankensteinian episode with a special “VERSUS” segment where Brain and Solo (aka Rowan The Destroyer) from The Sci-fi Podcast join Wolfman Josh to review Ghostbusters (1984) versus Ghostbusters (2016). Jay of the Dead and The Wolfman also bring you a “live” feature review of Lights Out (2016) immediately after their screening. You’ll also get reviews of Lady in White (1988) and The Cavern (2005) and Dr. Shock joins Jay for some discussion of The Woods/Blair Witch reveal and the first trailer for M. Night Shyamalan’s Split (2017). Join us — you’ll like it!

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Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 093: Clown (2016) and Carnage Park (2016) and The Vast Pokémon Go Conspiracy

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Shhhh… They’re listening. (Not you guys, but “Them.”) Beware, this is not a secure connection … Therefore, these show notes are written in code … Plus, I can’t type as well with this Pikachu standing on my arm… Welcome to Episode 093 of HORROR MOVIE PODCAST, where we’re Dead Serious About Horror Movies… In this wacky, paranoid Frankensteinian episode, you’ll hear Feature Reviews of Clown (2016) and Carnage Park (2016).

In this episode you’ll also hear Jay of the Dead have a paranoid meltdown about so-called “conspiracies,” such as Pokémon Go, chemtrails and creepy Google Maps images. To help us clown around with these discussions, we introduce a first-time appearance from special guest Riva the Ripper! Poor Wolfman Josh is along for the whole ride, but Dr. Shock was lucky is only implicated in a short segment in this episode. We also bring you a sneak peek review of Rob Zombie’s 31 (2016), courtesy of Kagan Breitenbach, HMP listener from SLC who saw the film at Sundance back in January. And it if that was enough creepy clown talk, we also talk some trash about the upcoming adaptation of Stephen King’s It. Join us (unless you’re already with Them)! Continue reading

Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 092: The Shallows (2016) and Fright Night (1985) vs. Fright Night (2011)

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You know what you’re gonna have to do now, don’t you? Listen to this episode before we turn into vampires and give you a hickey! This is HORROR MOVIE PODCAST, where we’re Dead Serious About Horror Movies… Welcome to Episode 092, another Frankenstienian episode with a special “VERSUS” segment—this time inspired by the unfortunate, untimely passing of actor Anton Yelchin—where Dr. Shock and Wolfman Josh bring you Feature Reviews of Fright Night (1985) versus Fright Night (2011). Later in this episode, Jay of the Dead meets up with HMP listener Kagan, and they bring you a review of The Shallows (2016) immediately after leaving the theater. But the must-listen portion of this show is when Wolfman Josh fulfills the listeners’ request to tell the real-life story of his encounter with a potentially possessed person. Creepy! And don’t miss the official HMP “Dead Serious Horror Challenge (#DeadSeriousHorror)! Join us!

Horror Movie Podcast is a bi-weekly show that’s released every other Friday. If you’d like to support our show, please subscribe to our podcast free in iTunes, and leave us a review! And remember, we love getting your voicemails, so call in with more recommendations and comments at this number: (801) 382-8789 Thanks for listening to Horror Movie Podcast! Continue reading

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.

Horror Movie Podcast is a bi-weekly show that’s released every other Friday. If you’d like to support our show, please subscribe to our podcast, free in iTunes, and leave us a review! And remember, we love getting your voicemails, so call in with more recommendations and comments at this number: (801) 382-8789 Thanks for listening!
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