Horror Movie Podcast BONUS Ep. 123: Remembering George Romero

HMP George RomeroIn this special bonus episode of HORROR MOVIE PODCAST, we say goodbye to horror legend George A. Romero, who passed away on July 16, 2017. Your regular hosts, Jay of the Dead, Dr. Shock and Wolfman Josh are joined by our fourth official co-host, Dr. Walking Dead, and by special guest Gillman Joel of Universal Monsters Cast and Retro Movie Geek to share their thoughts on the man who created the modern zombie monster and some of the best zombie movies of all time.

“The Horror directors really do kind of change the world, but they do it from behind the scenes. They do it in the late-night theater, in the drive-in, in the VHS tapes. They’re not the ones winning the Academy Awards. They’re not the ones on the red carpet. They’re not the ones who get noticed.” — Kyle Bishop (aka Dr. Walking Dead) Continue reading

In Memoriam: A Tribute to Marilyn Burns, Our Greatest Final Girl

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by Jay of the Dead

Flying east on a plane at 37,000 feet, we’ve hit “a rough patch” of turbulence, and I can actually see fear on the faces of my fellow passengers. Oddly, these scared faces call to mind actress Marilyn Burns, who has been in my thoughts since her death two days ago in Houston, Texas. She was 65.

Marilyn Burns was the greatest scream queen the horror genre has ever known. Her debut performance as Sally Hardesty in Tobe Hooper’s “The Texas Chain Saw Massacre” (1974) remains an unparalleled portrayal of profound terror, the kind of terror a real-life victim would feel if death were actually befalling her. Continue reading