31 Days of Halloween — Day 23: The Last House on the Left (1972) — 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.


“Back in 2006, when I was working as a buyer for a meat-packing plant, a co-worker of mine, a middle-aged woman named Bea, asked me what was the scariest movie I’d ever seen. “The Exorcist” was my immediate response (though I also told her about my love for The Texas Chain Saw Massacre and John Carpenter’s The Thing). Continue reading

Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 070: A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) – Franchise Review Part 1 of 5

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One, two, Jay is coming for you.
Three, four, Wolfman’s at your door.
Five, six, the plan for guests was nixed.
Seven, eight, Doc’s gotta stay up late.
Nine, ten, no Walking Dead again.

Wake up, horror fans, because HORROR MOVIE PODCAST is bringing you another epic franchise review! This time we are bringing you the long-awaited five-part A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET FRANCHISE REVIEW. Just as we’ve done with the Halloween films back in October 2014, the Friday the 13th films back in February of 2015, and the Scream films last month, we’re giving you in-depth analysis of the entire Freddy franchise, including all seven core films as well as a bonus episode featuring discussion of the Platinum Dunes remake and touching on Freddy vs Jason. First up, we tackle Wes Craven’s groundbreaking original A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984). Continue reading

31 Days of Halloween – Day 1: The People Under the Stairs (1991) — by Dr. Shock

31 Days 1Happy Halloween, Horror Fans! Wolfman Josh here. Welcome to our 31 DAYS OF HALLOWEEN! Why not 31 Days of Horror? Well, for one thing, here at Horror Movie Podcast, Horror is happening 365 days a year. Count on that. We’re dead serious about horror movies and don’t you forget it.

Also, speaking for myself, I’ve always seen the entire month of October as Halloween. It’s a time for gathering the harvest from my small garden, enjoying the changing leaves in the mountains near my home, roasting pumpkins seeds, drinking apple cider, brisk Autumn walks, lots of parties with friends and family and A COMPLETE AND TOTAL DEDICATION to scary movies. This is also an especially important time of year for me as a horror fan because it is the only time I can get my significant other to watch anything even close to resembling a horror movie with me. And in my house, the only movies that go in the BluRay player the entire month of October are those suited for the Halloween season. Those are the rules.

And so each day, for the entire month of October, one of your hosts at Horror Movie Podcast will bring you a written review of what we’re watching this Halloween. And that’s really just the beginning …

We want you to return the favor. As those of you who frequent the comment boards already know, we’re all about community here at Horror Movie Podcast and we want to hear what you’re up to too. So, please share your reviews along with us each day in the comments of our posts. Give us your recommendations and tell us what to avoid. Let’s all be here for one another as we navigate one of the best times of the year to be fans of horror cinema by bringing our best picks to the table to share with everyone else.

To kick things off, it’s Dave “Dr. Shock” Becker, our beloved co-host and the insanely prolific film critic behind DVDInfatuation.com, where he’s writing a movie review every day until he reaches at least 2,500. Today you’re the lucky recipient of that writing and if you’ve never checked out DVD Infatuation before, you’ll see what you’ve been missing.

For Day 1 of our 31 Days of Halloween, October 1, 2015, Dr. Shock brings us his review of Wes Craven’s “The People Under the Stairs” (1991). After the jump!

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Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 067: Scream 4 (2011) and Scream – Season 1 MTV Series (2015) — Scream Franchise Review Part 3 of 3

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Hi and welcome to HORROR MOVIE PODCAST, where we’re Dead Serious About Horror Movies. In this episode, your HMP hosts continue our SCREAM FRANCHISE REVIEW by discussing Scream 4 (2011) and the new Scream – Season 1 MTV Series (2015) that aired recently. This franchise review began in Episode 065, and it will conclude next week with a special BONUS show — Episode 068 — where we bring you our Wes Craven tribute and our Scream Franchise Overview! Join us or become a casualty of “Stab 8”!

For those who are new to Horror Movie Podcast, if you enjoy this in-depth Scream franchise review, Horror Movie Podcast-style, then be sure to also listen to our Halloween Franchise Review that we did back in October 2014, as well as our Friday the 13th Franchise Review that we did back in February of 2015. On Horror Movie Podcast, we bring you in-depth analysis of entire franchises, so please subscribe to our show and don’t miss any future episodes! Continue reading

Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 066: Scream 2 (1997) and Scream 3 (2000) — Scream Franchise Review Part 2 of 3

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Welcome to the second installment of our SCREAM FRANCHISE REVIEW for HORROR MOVIE PODCAST, where we’re Dead Serious About Horror Movies.

Just as we did for the Halloween films back in October 2014 and the Friday the 13th films back in February of 2015, we’re giving you some hardcore Ghostface coverage with in-depth analysis of the entire Scream franchise, including all four movies and the new MTV series. In this episode, we welcome Mattroid and STATION from The Sci-Fi Podcast and bring you reviews for Scream 2 (1997) and Scream 3 (2000).

Horror Movie Podcast would also like to acknowledge the tragic passing of horror icon Wes Craven this past week. This episode was actually recorded before Wes lost his battle with brain cancer and we have decided to hold our memoriam for him until our final installment of this franchise review. Of course, we are all saddened by this event and give our best to his family and friends at this time. His death is a huge loss. Rest in peace, Wes. And thanks for the SCREAMS! Continue reading

Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 065: Scream (1996) – Scream Franchise Review Part 1 of 3

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What’s your favorite scary movie franchise? Our latest franchise review here at HORROR MOVIE PODCAST is a real scream! As promised, we are bringing you the long-awaited three-part SCREAM FRANCHISE REVIEW. Just like we did for the Halloween films back in October 2014 and the Friday the 13th films back in February of 2015, we’re giving you in-depth analysis of the entire franchise, including all four movies and the new MTV series, starting with an epic discussion of Wes Craven and Kevin Williamson’s original Scream (1996).

Horror Movie Podcast is 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