Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 169: Women in Horror Month 2019 + Gillman Joel’s Top 10

HMP 169 WiHM ArtThis February is the 10th Annual Women in Horror Month, so HORROR MOVIE PODCAST is honoring the ladies of our favorite genre who work in front and behind the camera. Episode 169 is another Frankensteinian show, where we bring you a variety of movie reviews and Horror-related discussion, including four WiHM inspired Feature Reviews of Near Dark (1987)Mirror Mirror (1990)Honeymoon (2014), Prevenge (2017) with special guest Natasha Pascetta, the writer/director/star of short horror film “Road Trash” and the Director of Digital Production & Social Media Engagement fro Cinestate and Fangoria Magazine. In addition, Jay returns from the dead for a very special segment and Gillman Joel brings you his “Top 10 Horror Movies of All Time” list!

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31 Days of Halloween — Day 23: Subspecies (1991) — by Dr. Shock

31HalloweenSubspeciesDave “Dr. Shock” Becker is a host on Horror Movie PodcastUniversal Monsters Cast and Land of the Creeps horror podcasts. He is also the mastermind behind DVDInfatuation.com. Follow Doc on Twitter @DVDinfatuation and on Letterboxd @DcoShockHMP

Title: Subspecies
Country: United States
Year: 1991
Director: Ted Nicolaou
Screenwriter: Jackson Barr, David Pabian

Full Moon Pictures, the brainchild of producer Charles Band, continues to impress the hell out of me. After bowling me over with Castle Freak and Dollman, they’ve done it once again with 1991’s Subspecies, a horror movie that features one hell of an eerie vampire.
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31 Days of Halloween — Day 5: A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014) — by Dr. Shock

31 Days of Halloween - A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night 2014

Editor’s note: Dave “Dr. Shock” Becker is a host on Horror Movie Podcast, Universal Monsters Cast and Land of the Creeps horror podcasts. 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.

To call director Ana Lily Amirpour’s 2014 film “A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night” unique is an understatement. Though shot in Northern California, the movie is set in Iran (all the characters speak Farsi), and tells the story of a female vampire (decked out in an Iranian chador) who feeds on the male “undesirables” of Bad Town, an industrial community that, despite being a prime area for oil drilling, is home to some very poor people (the setting gives the film a western vibe, which makes sense considering it has been described by some as an “Iranian Vampire Spaghetti Western”). What’s more, “A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night” was shot in stunning black-and-white, and even features a romantic subplot (involving the vampire).

Oh, and there’s a scene where the chador-dressed vampire rides a skateboard… can’t forget that.

Its unusual qualities aside, however, “A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night” is an engaging, often moving, and sometimes spooky film about two very lonely people who, though quite different from one another (he is alive; she is undead), fall deeply in love. Continue reading