31 Days of Halloween — Day 17: The House That Screamed (1970) — by Trey Whetstone

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Editor’s note: The hosts of Horror Movie Podcast are always impressed by the knowledge and insights of our listenership in the emails and voicemails that we receive, as well as in the comments here at HorrorMoviePodcast.com. Once again, we’ve asked our listeners to participate in our 31 Days of Halloween by contributing written reviews. This review was submitted by listener Trey Whetstone, whom you can follow on Twitter @Treyw_73


What secrets does this secluded 19th century boarding school hold? Why are its students disappearing? What fate awaits those who remain? As one of the film’s taglines aptly suggests, “Only the killer knows why and how and who is next.”

Set in the aforementioned boarding school, The House That Screamed (also titled “La Residencia”) opens with the arrival of its newest student, Teresa. The boarding school is a place where young, wayward women are sent when they become too much for their families. The women are taught lessons in subjects such as art, cooking, music and dictation to prepare them for their futures. It’s made clear immediately that Madam Fourneau, the school’s headmistress, does not tolerate any misbehavior and will not hesitate to use physical abuse to discipline the young women who are students of the school. As Teresa becomes acquainted with some of the other students, we learn that recently three women have disappeared, and it is implied that they have run away. Though we do not know whether this has always been the case or if it has been instated due to the recent disappearances, the women are locked in their room at night and the various other doors throughout the school are secured, as well. Continue reading

Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 104: The 1980s Slasher Film Movement Part 4 — 1986-1989

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THANKSGIVING and BLACK FRIDAY have come and gone and we’re just now reaching the end of our special HALLOWEEN coverage here on HORROR MOVIE PODCAST. How’s that for dedication to our craft and our listeners? This is HMP Episode 104, and it is Part 4 of our multiple-part examination of the 1980s Slasher Film Movement. Jay of the Dead, Wolfman Josh and Dr. Shock are joined by the original Creepture himself, slasher expert GregaMortis from the Land of the Creeps horror podcast, to review the hell out of ’80s slashers!

We’re serving up another three plus-hour episode where we discuss many films from 1986, 1987, 1988, and 1989 along with four Feature Reviews of Mountaintop Motel Massacre (1986) and Blood Rage (1987) and StageFright (1987), and Intruder (1989). We also shower our loyal listeners with mountains of gifts from killer giveaway sponsors Cryptocurium, Monsters by DesignThe Sci-Fi Podcast, and the kindness of our hearts. Continue reading

Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 103: The 1980s Slasher Film Movement Part 3 — 1984-1985

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Halloween is over, but HORROR MOVIE PODCAST is still reviewing the hell out of horror movies — Slasher movies, to be exact! This week we continue our examination of the 1980s Slasher Film Movement. This is Episode 103, and it is Part 3 of a multiple-part series. Jay of the Dead, Wolfman Josh and Dr. Shock are joined by the original Creepture himself, from Wilmington, North Carolina, slasher expert GregaMortis from Land of the Creeps horror podcast.

We’re back again with a three plus-hour episode where we discuss many films from 1984 and 1985 with four Feature Reviews of The Initiation (1984) and The Mutilator (1985) and The Nail Gun Massacre (1985), and what slasher discussion would be complete without a feature review of … The Terminator (1984)? You’ll see. Jay of the Dead makes a controversial if not compelling case for considering this movie among the ’80s Slashers. Continue reading

Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 102: The 1980s Slasher Film Movement Part 2 — 1982-1983

hmp-102-1980s-slashers-artHappy Halloween from HORROR MOVIE PODCAST, where we’re Dead Serious About Horror Movies! To celebrate Halloween with you this year, HMP is examining the 1980s Slasher Film Movement. This is Episode 102, and it is Part 2 of a multiple-part series. Jay of the Dead, Wolfman Josh and Dr. Shock are joined by the original Creepture himself, from Wilmington, North Carolina, slasher expert GregaMortis from Land of the Creeps horror podcast.

We’re back again with a three plus-hour episode where we discuss many films from 1982 and 1983, with four Feature Reviews of Visiting Hours (1982) and Girls Nite Out (1982) and Curtains (1983) and Sleepaway Camp (1983). Continue reading

Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 101: The 1980s Slasher Film Movement Part 1 — 1980-1981

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Right now, he’s out there. Watching, waiting… Don’t look … he’ll see you. Don’t breathe … he’ll hear you. Don’t move … you’re dead! —The Burning (1981)

At long last, HORROR MOVIE PODCAST is finally bringing you our themed episodes on The 1980s Slasher Film Movement, because we’re Dead Serious About Slasher Movies… In Episode 101 here, Jay of the Dead, Wolfman Josh and Dr. Shock are joined by the original Creepture himself, from Wilmington, North Carolina, slasher expert GregaMortis from Land of the Creeps horror podcast!

We take about three and a half hours to discuss the phenomenon that is the ’80s Slasher Film Movement, and we hit some of the ’80s Slashers highlights from 1980 and 1981. We also bring you three Feature Reviews of The Boogey Man (1980) and The Prowler (1981) and The Burning (1981). This episode is a must-listen! Join us! Continue reading

31 Days of Halloween — Day 5: Alice, Sweet Alice (1976) — by Dr. Shock

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Editor’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.


My good friend and fellow podcaster, Jason Pyles (aka Jay of the Dead of Horror Movie Podcast), has been singing the praises of 1976’s “Alice, Sweet Alice” for years. Yet, despite his often-passionate recommendations, this is the first time I’ve ever seen the movie. There’s no good reason why, I suppose; I just hadn’t gotten around to watching it.

And now, I have. Continue reading