Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 096: Horror Down Under – Australian Horror Cinema

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Welcome to HORROR MOVIE PODCAST, where we’re Dead Serious About Horror Movies. This is Episode 096, another of our themed episodes and the first of our “Horror Around the World” series. This time, we bring you some thunder from down under to discuss Australian Horror Cinema. We begin with our usual, in-depth discussion when Jay of the Dead and Dr. Shock talk about the theme and a number of notable films. And then we bring you three Feature Reviews of Aussie horror flicks, each hand-picked by one of your hosts. First, Dr. Shock brings you his review of The Tunnel (2011). Next, Wolfman Josh talks The Loved Ones (2012). And Jay of the Dead wraps up our feature review portion of the show with his review of Wolf Creek (2005). Finally, we conclude with Jay and Dave giving you their Top 5 Favorite Aussie Horror Movies lists. Join us, or we’ll feed you to the dingos!

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Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 089: Horror Shorts and an Interview With Nicholas Peterson

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Welcome to HORROR MOVIE PODCAST, where we’re Dead Serious About Horror Movies… In Episode 089, Jay of the Dead needed to take the week off again (this time to help out over on the Geek Cast Live Podcast), but Dr. Shock and Wolfman Josh bring you a fascinating discussion of short-form horror cinema.

Wolfman Josh also welcomes filmmaker Nicholas Peterson back to the podcast to explore the career of a short horror film director. Nick also tells us about some of his favorite shorts.

Lastly, Dave and Josh give you their Top 5 Horror Shorts lists.

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Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 088: Bottom of the Bargain Bin Blind-Buy Horror Flicks, Revisiting Green Room (2016), and an Interview With Nicholas Peterson

HMP Horror Bargain BinIt’s time to dive into the bargain bin with us this week on HORROR MOVIE PODCAST, where we’re Dead Serious About Horror Movies… In Episode 088, Jay of the Dead, Dr. Shock and Wolfman Josh bring you another hodge-podged, Frankensteinian episode to discuss some of their favorite “blind buys” from gas stations and video stores around the country, often based on outlandish movie titles or cover art. Jay also takes this opportunity to float a new term that he refers to as “Basement Horror.”

Wolfman Josh also welcomes filmmaker Nicholas Peterson to the podcast to explore the evolution of a working filmmaker’s career and talk about his new animated horror short Sticky Fingers, which he is currently promoting on Kickstarter.

Finally, Jay of the Dead adds his take on Green Room (2016),  for a spoiler-filled review with the Wolfman. Josh has previously released a non-spoiler podcast review of the film with guest Kill Bill Kill in HMP Episode 81. Continue reading

31 Days of Halloween — Day 17: The Awakening (2012) — by Wolfman Josh

HMP AwakeningEditor’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 This review contains some carefully approached spoilers.


The Awakening starts out with one of the coolest séance scenes I’ve ever seen on film and it gets even cooler when, in somewhat Scooby Doo fashion (and I say that as a compliment), the movie’s heroin unmasks the supposed spiritualists to reveal them as charlatans and the séance as an elaborate fiction, concocted to relieve the desperate and grieving of their money.

The film stars Rebecca Hall (The Gift, The Town) as Florence Cathart, an author, a skeptic and a debunker of the paranormal. We get an extremely economic and effective introduction to Florence who, despite being a strong woman ahead of her time, is dealing with her own personal pain and tragedy. We learn that she is good at what she does and is both admired and reviled for it. And we learn all of this in a matter of minutes through the opening séance and the following scene at her home when Robert Mallory, played by Dominic West (McNulty from The Wire), shows up at her door asking for help with his ghost problem. It is clear from the start that The Awakening is strong technical filmmaking, that maintains an organic feel, and it has my undivided attention.

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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. 038: The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death (2015) and The Top 10 Horror Movies of 2014

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Happy new year! It’s 2015 on HORROR MOVIE PODCAST, where we’re Dead Serious About Horror Movies… Sincerest apologies for our delayed release, but we think it will be 3 hours and 20 minutes that are worth your wait! In Episode 038, we bring you our TOP 10 HORROR MOVIES OF 2014 and a Feature Review of the first 2015 film to hit theaters: The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death. We have a visit from Kyle “Dr. Walking Dead” Bishop to help us review Juan of the Dead (2011) and special guest One Sick Puppy from the Dead as Hell Horror Podcast! Join us!

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Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 036: The Babadook (2014) and The Pyramid (2014) and Found (2014) and Housebound (2014) and Severance (2006) and Night Monster (1942)

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In Episode 036 of HORROR MOVIE PODCAST, another of our epic Frankensteinian episodes, you’ll hear in-depth Feature Reviews of The Babadook (2014) and The Pyramid (2014) and Housebound (2014) and Found (2014). You’ll also hear Dr. Shock’s review of Severance (2006) and Night Monster (1942). By the way, special shout-out and thanks to Eric from Long Island for calling in with a promo clip for the beginning of the show.

Horror Movie Podcast is a bi-weekly show that’s released every other Friday. If you’d like to support our show, please subscribe to our podcast free in iTunes, and leave us a review! And remember, we love getting your voice mails, so call in with more recommendations and comments at this number: (801) 382-8789 Thanks for listening to Horror Movie Podcast! Continue reading