Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 171: Jordan Peele’s Us (2019) and Horror Noire – A History of Black Horror (2019)

171 Jordan Peele Us Horror NoireWelcome to Horror Movie Podcast Episode 169, Part 1 of an exploration of African American Representation in Horror with a massive review of Jordan Peele’s Us (2019), both with and without spoilers, as well as a Shudder-sponsored Screaming Online review of Horror Noire – A History of Black Horror (2019)! Your regular horror hosts—Gillman Joel, Wolfman Josh and Dr. Shock—are joined by special guests Ash2Ashes of the Kill the Dead podcast and Ashlee Blackwell of GraveyardShiftSisters.com, who is also the writer/producer of Horror Noire.

Apologies for the delay of this episode. We had a massive hard drive failure last week, just as we were about to post the show. Spent the week trying to fix the problem and then ultimately had to edit the episode a second time this past weekend. Horror Movie Podcast is a bi-weekly show that’s normally released every other Monday. If you’d like to support our show (we clearly need it), please subscribe to our podcast free in iTunes’ Apples Podcasts and leave us a review! Thanks for listening to Horror Movie Podcast, where we’re Dead Serious About Horror Movies!

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Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 169: Women in Horror Month 2019 + Gillman Joel’s Top 10

HMP 169 WiHM ArtThis February is the 10th Annual Women in Horror Month, so HORROR MOVIE PODCAST is honoring the ladies of our favorite genre who work in front and behind the camera. Episode 169 is another Frankensteinian show, where we bring you a variety of movie reviews and Horror-related discussion, including four WiHM inspired Feature Reviews of Near Dark (1987)Mirror Mirror (1990)Honeymoon (2014), Prevenge (2017) with special guest Natasha Pascetta, the writer/director/star of short horror film “Road Trash” and the Director of Digital Production & Social Media Engagement fro Cinestate and Fangoria Magazine. In addition, Jay returns from the dead for a very special segment and Gillman Joel brings you his “Top 10 Horror Movies of All Time” list!

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Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 150: Killing in the Name of – Part 1: Belief

HMP Killing in the Name OfNo soul is safe on Episode 150 of HORROR MOVIE PODCAST, where we’re Dead Serious About Horror Movies. This week we bring you another of our themed episodes, Part 1 in a 2 Part series, Killing in the Name of… with a focus on real life horrors carried out to preserve ideology. Basically, we’re talking religion. We also talk politics, ask your age and weight … and then we make fun of your laugh. Okay, those last few things aren’t true, but we do make it nice and uncomfortable when we challenge our beliefs, the beliefs of others and discuss whether we’d kill someone if God told us to. You wanna get nuts?! Let’s get nuts!!! During this themed edition of HMP, Jay of the Dead, Dr. Shock and Wolfman Josh will make a believer out of you when they review Frailty (2001) and Red State (2011).

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Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 142: Annihilation (2018) and They Remain (2018) and the Weird

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Hey, weirdo! You’re listening to HORROR MOVIE PODCAST, where we’re Dead Serious About Horror Movies… In Episode 142, Jay of the Dead, Wolfman Josh, and Dr. Shock welcome back H.P. Lovecraft scholar Carl Sederholm, author of The Age of Lovecraft, to discuss the 19th century literary concept of the “Weird” and how that’s been translated to modern science fiction and horror cinema. We also review the two most recent entries in Weird Cinema, Annihilation (2018) and They Remain (2018), followed by an interview with They Remain writer/director Philip Gelatt. Plus, more from the Collector’s Crypt as Dave and Josh discuss recent Blu-ray releases from Arrow Video and Vinegar Syndrome.

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Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 140: Winchester (2018) and The Ritual (2018) and Before I Wake (2018) and Insidious: The Last Key (2018) and The Cloverfield Paradox (2018)

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February is Women in Horror Month, so HORROR MOVIE PODCAST is honoring the ladies of our favorite genre who work in front and behind the camera. Episode 140 is another Frankensteinian show, where we bring you a variety of movie reviews and Horror-related discussion, including two Feature Reviews of Winchester (2018) and The Ritual (2018). In addition we bring you Mini Reviews of Insidious: The Last Key (2018) and The Cloverfield Paradox (2018). And your hosts Jay of the Dead, Wolfman Josh and Dr. Shock are revisiting their recommendation segments more consistently. In this episode we bring you Jay of the Dead’s Beastly Freaks segment with The Descent (2005). Dr. Shock and Wolfman Josh bring you another Classic Horror Movie Minute segment with The Uninvited (1944). And the Wolfman has another Screaming Online recommendation segment with Before I Wake (2018). Join us!

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“Deliver Us From Evil” (2014) Movie Review

Preface from Jay of the Dead: Where is Episode 020?
Horror Movie Podcast, Episode 020 was due to release on July 4, 2014. But on my birthday, July 2, my computer died just two hours before we were going to record the show. Long story short: You will still get Episode 020 in all its glory, but unfortunately, it will release a week late: next Friday, July 11, 2014. The good news? Episode 021 will release the following Friday, July 18, and it’s another themed episode! Our apologies for the week-long delay, but we’ll be back on schedule soon. It’s especially frustrating because Episode 020 is a “Horror on the Fourth of July”-themed episode that was intended to be released on July 4. So, in order to cover the newest horror films in theaters, Jay of the Dead has gone “old school” and provided you a written movie review of “Deliver Us From Evil” below.

Deliver Us From Evil movie review

Deliver Us From Evil (2014) Movie Review

Review by Jay of the Dead
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The Premise:
In real life, New York City police officer Ralph Sarchie spent most of his career dividing his time between typical police work for the department and his other work as a demonologist who investigated cases of possession and helped perform exorcisms — again, in real life — I’m not making this stuff up. In 2001, he co-wrote a book with Lisa Collier Cool called “Beware the Night” about his experiences with true crimes associated directly with demonic influences. Some of Sarchie’s chronicles described in this book have been adapted to film by horror director Scott Derrickson and Paul Harris Boardman. And that film, “Deliver Us From Evil,” was released in theaters on July 2, 2014. Continue reading

Dark Skies (2013)

Dark Skies DVD coverVerdict: 4.5 ( Avoid )

Premise: A suburban family of four is terrorized at night by otherworldly visitors with malevolent intentions.

Mini Review: “Dark Skies” is an alien abduction movie, something like “Communion” (1989), “Fire in the Sky” (1993) and “The Fourth Kind” (2009), but it’s inferior to those. In fact, it’s more of a Thriller than a Horror film, and all the creepiest parts of the movie are given away in the trailer. And it has to be said: The appearance of the aliens is weak, both literally and figuratively. But the performances are good, particularly Keri Russell and J.K. Simmons. Only about half the film’s scares work; the other half are duds. “Dark Skies” actually borrows quite a bit from “Signs” (2002) and the screenwriting of M. Night Shyamalan. But aside from a few creepy moments, “Dark Skies” is ultimately underwhelming with an hour and 45 minutes of set-up and not enough pay-off.

Directed by Scott Stewart. Starring Keri Russell, J.K. Simmons, Josh Hamilton. Sub-genre: Alien Abduction / Thriller. Runtime: 105 min. MPAA rating: PG-13 (for violence, terror throughout, sexual material, drug content and language – all involving teens). U.S. theater release: February 22, 2013. DVD release: n/a. Country: U.S. Language: English. Mini Review by Jay of the Dead. 0006.

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