31 Days of Halloween — Day 26: Prince of Darkness (1987) — by Dr. Shock

hmp-princeofdarknessEditor’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.


John Carpenter is no stranger to horror aficionados, and some of his films (specifically Halloween and The Thing) continue to appear on many fans’ Top-10 lists (mine included). Released in 1987, Prince of Darkness sees Carpenter operating on an entirely different level, combining religion and science to relate an ominous tale of the apocalypse and, in so doing, creating a motion picture as thought-provoking as it is frightening.
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Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 086: H.P. Lovecraft 101: An Introduction with Re-Animator (1985) and Castle Freak (1995) and Dagon (2001)

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You’re listening to HORROR MOVIE PODCAST, where we’re Dead Serious About Horror Movies… In Episode 086, our Elder God, Jay of the Dead, is absent while our Outer God, Wolfman Josh, and The Great Old One, Dr. Shock, improvise with an introduction to one of history’s most influential names in horror: H.P. Lovecraft. Nearly Lovecraft-illiterate themselves, Dave and Josh welcome horror scholar Carl Sederholm to the podcast to talk about the influence of H.P. Lovecraft on contemporary horror as well as tease his new book, The Age of Lovecraft. Dave and Josh also review three of the most prominent Lovecraft adaptations, all from Director Stuart Gordon and Writer Dennis Paoli, Re-Animator (1985), Castle Freak (1995) and Dagon (2001).

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Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 065: Scream (1996) – Scream Franchise Review Part 1 of 3

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What’s your favorite scary movie franchise? Our latest franchise review here at HORROR MOVIE PODCAST is a real scream! As promised, we are bringing you the long-awaited three-part SCREAM FRANCHISE REVIEW. Just like we did for the Halloween films back in October 2014 and the Friday the 13th films back in February of 2015, we’re giving you in-depth analysis of the entire franchise, including all four movies and the new MTV series, starting with an epic discussion of Wes Craven and Kevin Williamson’s original Scream (1996).

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Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 054: The Thing From Another World (1951) vs. John Carpenter’s The Thing (1982) vs. The Thing (2011)

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Who goes there? It appears to be Episode 054 of HORROR MOVIE PODCAST, where we’re Dead Serious About Horror Movies… On this show, we’re bringing you and EPIC “Versus” episode where we review all three version of THE THING. And we’re joined by special guests Kill Bill Kill and Mattroid from The SciFi Podcast (A must-listen!) Join us! Thanks for listening.

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Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 027: Halloween (1978) and Halloween II (1981) and Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982) – Part 1 of 5

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It has been 13 months in the making, but finally as promised, here is the HORROR MOVIE PODCAST HALLOWEEN EXTRAVAGANZA… It’s a five-part series, where your hosts — and some great guests — cover the entire Halloween franchise in-depth, Horror Movie Podcast-style…

Episode 027 is a 4-hour and 53-minute part one of our five-part series and it features three films. First, Jay of the Dead and Wolfman Josh bring you an in-depth movie review of John Carpenter’s Halloween (1978) with the help of our fourth official co-host, KYLE “DR. WALKING DEAD” BISHOP.

Next Dr. Shock, Wolfman and Jay bring you a Feature Review of Rick Rosenthal’s Halloween II (1981), with the help of the original Creepture himself, GREGAMORTIS, host of the Land of the Creeps horror podcast.

And finally, Jay, Wolfman and Doc wrap up this epic episode by reviewing the ’80s oddity Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982) with special guest KENNY “THE PUMPKIN KING” CAPERTON, director of indie horror film “Honeyspider” (2014) and owner of the Myers House NC. Also, be sure to enter our drawing to win a horror t-shirt, courtesy of Fright Rags. If you like what you hear, please subscribe. And thanks for listening. Continue reading

GUEST BLOG: John Carpenter’s Halloween, Between the Sheets

by Levi Olson
(aka The Unknown Murderer)

WARNING:
The following post contains major spoilers for John Carpenter’s “Halloween” (1978).

SheetsJohn Carpenter’s Halloween is not a moralistic judgment or punishment of the sexual activity of its characters; it’s about something entirely different.

I wondered what was going on in this movie because John Carpenter has denied the film is a moralistic punishment of premarital sex, and he hasn’t explained what he was going for, either.

A scene with Annie and Laurie turned out to be the crucial piece of the puzzle that I needed, and I’d like to give some examples of what I found:

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