The state of modern horror is such that when I first heard about 2015’s “The Vatican Tapes,” I assumed it was going to be yet another found footage-style exorcism film. Well, I was wrong.
Aside from a handful of CCTV shots and the occasional webcam, “The Vatican Tapes” offers a straightforward narrative and is not “found footage” in the least. And while the movie does feature a few standard clichés (jumpy video, demon faces that pop up out of the blue, out-of-body experiences, etc.), director Mark Neveldine and screenwriters Christopher Borrelli and Michael C. Martin also mix things up a bit on their way to a climax that, quite frankly, was much bolder than I was expecting. But are its unique qualities enough to make “The Vatican Tapes” a film I’d happily recommend to horror fans?
It’s HORROR MOVIE PODCAST, where we’re Dead Serious About Horror Movies… Episode 069 is another of our Frankensteinian episodes where we bring you a mad mix of reviews, including Sinister 2 (2015) and Jay’s survival horror recommendation, No Escape (2015). One Sick Puppy of the Dead as Hell Horror Podcast joins Jay for those reviews.
Dr. Shock also brings us a review of the found footage flick, Alien Abduction (2014).
And we have a great surprise with a very special guest — The Wolfman’s wife, Rachel (aka Rach-Hell, aka The She-Wolf) of Movie Stream Cast — who helps us review M. Night Shyamalan’s The Visit (2015).
Welcome to Episode 002 of Horror Movie Podcast, where we’re exploring Wolfman Josh’s theme of HAUNTED HOUSES. This is another 4-hour and 40-minute horror Monstercast! And though Dr. Walking Dead had to step down from his full-time hosting position, we have acquired the hosting talents of the legendary Dr. Shock. Continue reading →