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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31 Days of Halloween – Day 3: Lost After Dark (2015) – by Wolfman Josh

Lost After DarkEditor’s note: Wolfman Josh is a host on Horror Movie Podcast and Movie Stream Cast. He is also a television producer and an award-winning documentary filmmaker. You can follow Josh on Twitter: @IcarusArts


Lost After Dark starts out strong with a virginal “Survivor Girl,” played by Kendra Timmins, primping for her high school ball at what I swear is the same bedroom vanity as the one Jae uses in It Follows (and is probably the same one from Nancy’s bedroom in A Nightmare on Elm Street and Sideny’s bedroom in Scream as well). This is Adrienne and the year is 1984. Adrienne’s father comes in briefly to give us some backstory about her deadbeat mom and let us know what a protective parent he is before she’s off for the big dance–at least for awhile. Continue reading

Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 063: A Horror Fan’s Plea to Jason Blum and Blumhouse Productions or: “Jay of the Dead’s 13 Principles for Making an Effective Horror Film”

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This episode is dedicated to Producer Jason Blum.

In this unusual edition of HORROR MOVIE PODCAST, where we’re Dead Serious About Horror Movies, Jay of the Dead attempts to save the future of horror cinema by delivering an open letter-style address to Producer Jason Blum of Blumhouse Productions, arguably the most important Producer in horror today, in hopes that he will listen to this episode and consider implementing these good-natured suggestions to improve the overall quality of his future productions.

The Background: Last weekend, Jay saw the latest paranormal, found-footage Blumhouse flick called “The Gallows,” and its utter failure as a quality horror film inspired Jay to finally openly express his concerns with the direction of contemporary horror cinema and to publicly provide a list of foundational filmmaking tips that he calls, “Jay of the Dead’s 13 Principles for Making an Effective Horror Film.”

Jay and Josh conclude the show with Feature Reviews of two of the most recent Blumhouse Productions, “The Gallows” and “Creep.” If you’re Dead Serious About Horror Movies,” this is a must-listen! Join us! Continue reading

Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 050: It Follows (2015) and Dead as Hell Horror Podcast Crossover Reviews of the Pumpkinhead Franchise

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Watch your back, and only enter rooms that have more than one exit. Welcome to Episode 050 of HORROR MOVIE PODCAST, where we’re Dead Serious About Horror Movies… In this Frankensteinian show, Jay of the Dead and Wolfman Josh bring you an epic Feature Review of It Follows (2015). And then, through the wonders of a crossover franchise review, HMP brings you Feature Reviews of Pumpkinhead (1988) and Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings (1993) with special guest One Sick Puppy.

And then over on One Sick Puppy’s Dead as Hell Horror Podcast, he brings you the remaining reviews of the “Pumpkinhead” franchise, namely Pumpkinhead: Ashes to Ashes (2006) and Pumpkinhead: Blood Feud (2007) with special guest Jay of the Dead. So, be sure to listen to this Dead as Hell episode for parts 3 and 4.

Also during this show — HMP Ep. 050 — you’ll hear Dr. Shock’s review of Gothic (1986) and a Wolfman’s Got Nards segment on Contracted (2013).

Also, don’t forget to send your horror-related “Questions for the HORROR MOVIE ANSWER MEN” — you know, those burning questions pertaining to anything that you’ve always wanted to know about horror. We probably don’t know off the top of our heads, but we’ll work on finding the answer for you. Send those questions here: HorrorMovieAnswerMen@gmail.com Continue reading