31 Days of Halloween — Day 14: The Visit (2015) — by Dr. Shock

visitEditor’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.


Alright, I’m just gonna say it: The Visit scared the hell out of me.

Written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan, this 2015 movie follows brother and sister Rebecca and Tyler Jamison (Olivia DeJonge and Ed Oxenbould) as they journey to a small Pennsylvania town to spend a week with their estranged grandparents. Their mother Paula (Kathryn Hahn) had left home 15 years earlier to marry the kids’ father, a man her parents didn’t approve of, and she hasn’t spoken to either of them since. Even after the marriage fell apart (he left her for another woman, and now lives in California), Paula stubbornly refused to reconcile with her mother and father. Then, out of the blue, they contact her, asking if they could meet their grandchildren. So, after saying their goodbyes, Rebecca and Tyler climb aboard a train and are off to spend time with an elderly couple they’ve never met before.
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Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 097: Horror Movies for Little Monsters

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Mummy came to my house… Welcome to Episode 097 of HORROR MOVIE PODCAST, where we’re Dead Serious About Getting Kids Into Horror Movies. By popular request, we honor our listeners with this three-hour exploration of the Horror Comedy sub-genre spectrum. We also bring you Feature Reviews of Monster House (2006)The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949) and a review of Haunted Honeymoon (1985) that is dedicated to the late Gene Wilder, R.I.P. We also give you some age-appropriate horror recommendations and our TOP 5 BEST HORROR MOVIES FOR KIDS lists. A must-listen for anyone that has a kid and anyone that ever was one!

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Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 084: Witchy Women (or Men Behaving Badly)

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A hex on all of you and your group paranoia! Welcome to HORROR MOVIE PODCAST, where we’re Dead Serious About Witch Movies? — Which Movies?Horror Movies… This is Episode 084, and our theme is Witchy Women (or Men Behaving Badly) — and this episode is no different: For one thing, we test to see if Dr. Shock is a witch. And in this show we also bring you Feature Reviews of Witchfinder General (1968) (aka The Conqueror Worm) and Mark of the Devil (1970) (aka Hexen bis aufs Blut gequält) and adding Wolfman Josh’s take for a spoiler-filled review of The Witch (2016). (Jay of the Dead has previously released a non-spoiler podcast review of “The Witch,” as well as a full-length written movie review.) Pour some brew, and join us! Continue reading

Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 069: Sinister 2 (2015) and No Escape (2015) and Alien Abduction (2014) and The Visit (2015)

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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).

We also bring you the remaining portion of an interview with the Found Footage Critic, Michael Steinberg. Join us! Continue reading

Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 053: Unfriended (2015) and Muck (2015) and The Bunnyman Massacre (2014) and Classic Horror Actor Laird Cregar

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Welcome to Episode 053 of HORROR MOVIE PODCAST, where we’re Dead Serious About Horror Movies… This week we have another Frankensteinian episode. Jay of the Dead will bring you Feature Reviews of Unfriended (2015) and Muck (2015) and The Bunnyman Massacre (2014). We also bring you another segment of Dr. Shock’s Classic Horror Actor. We also have a couple of other random little chats, so join us! Thanks for listening.

Horror Movie Podcast is now a weekly show that’s released every 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