Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 161: Suspiria (1977) vs. Suspiria (2018) plus Overlord (2018) and Terrified (2018) and Slice (2018)

HMP 161 Suspiria Shudder OverlordWhat are you gonna do now, huh? Now death is coming for you! Welcome to HORROR MOVIE PODCAST, where we’re Dead Serious About Horror Movies … Episode 161 is another of our VERSUS episodes in which Jay of the Dead and Wolfman Josh are joined by Allyson “The Horror Unicorn” Clark (from The Haunted Davenport podcast), to pit Dario Argento’s original Suspiria from 1977 against Luca Guadagnino’s new Suspiria remake from 2018. Do you dare join us? Hell is behind that door!

This episode also includes mini-reviews for new releases Overlord (2018) and Slice (2018) and a special Shudder-sponsored Screaming Online segment in which Dr. Shock joins us to bring you 3 “Shudder Original” horror film recommendations: Satan’s Slaves (2018), The Witch in the Window (2018) and Terrified (2018).

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Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 160: Mandy (2018) and The Devil’s Doorway (2018) and Apostle (2018) plus Netflix’s The Haunting of Hill House and Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

HMP 160 Mandy Sabrina Apostle Haunting HillWelcome to HORROR MOVIE PODCAST, where we’re Dead Serious About Horror Movies! In Episode 160, another of our Frankensteinian episodes, horror hosts Jay of the Dead, Dr. Shock and Wolfman Josh bring you spoiler-free Feature Reviews of new release horror flicks Mandy (2018), from director Panos Cosmatos, and The Devil’s Doorway (2018), from director Aislinn Clarke. Our Screaming Online segment features Apostle (2018) from Netflix and we also bring you two horror TV series recommendations from Netflix, Mike Flanagan’s The Haunting of Hill House and The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. Jay also follows up on a listener recommendation with a review of Asylum Blackout (2011) and Jay and Wolfman dive into the listener mailbag for feedback on David Gordon Green’s Halloween (2018). Join us!

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31 Days of Halloween — Day 4: Hocus Pocus (1993) – 25 Years Later — by Kagan Breitenbach

31HalloweenHocusPocusEditor’s note: The hosts of Horror Movie Podcast are always impressed by the knowledge and insights of our listenership in the emails and voicemails that we receive, as well as in the comments here at HorrorMoviePodcast.com. Once again, we’ve asked our listeners to participate in our 31 Days of Halloween by contributing written reviews. This review was submitted by listener Kagan Breitenbach, whose musical arrangement you can hear at the beginning of every episode of Horror Movie Podcast since Episode 100. You can follow Kagan on Twitter @KRBreitenbach and check out his work as a composer at kaganbreitenbach.com

Title: Hocus Pocus – 25 Years Later
Country: United States
Year: 1993
Director: Kenny Ortega
Screenwriters: Mick Garris, Neil Cuthbert

On All Hallow’s Eve, when the moon is round, a virgin, will summon us from under the ground” Bette Midler’s Winnifred Sanderson promises the colonial torch-and-pitch-fork-wielding citizens of Salem, Massachusetts on Halloween 1693. Midler, who had recently starred in the films For the Boys and Beaches, wanted to continue her acting career by starring in a family film, so she approached Disney about their upcoming productions. Prior to that meeting, producer David Kirschner had come up with an idea for a Halloween film based on a story he made up to tell his young daughter about their neighborhood black cat. Kirschner’s bedtime yarn described a boy who had been transformed into a cat by witches three hundred years ago. Midler was immediately interested in Kirschner’s idea, and took an extremely active role in developing the character of Winifred Sanderson including all aspects of her physical appearance.
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Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 106: Considering 20 New Release Horror Films of 2016

hmp-106-artBoasting 16 brand new reviews of 2016 horror movies (plus 4 more post-mortem discussions of 2016 films we’ve already covered), Episode 106 of HORROR MOVIE PODCAST may be the most monstrous of any Frankenstenian episodes to date!

This week Jay of the Dead, Wolfman Josh and Dr. Shock welcome artist, cinephile, and long-time HMP listener Allyson Clark (that’s Allyson with a “Y”) of Little Wing Faerie Art to the show to review The Wailing (2016), The Neon Demon (2016)The Love Witch (2016), and Yoga Hosers (2016). Jay and Josh also review The Eyes of My Mother (2016), The Monster (2016), Under the Shadow (2016), Train to Busan (2016), Beyond the Gates (2016), Baskin (2016), Pet (2016), Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016), Shut In (2016), The Girl in the Photographs (2016), The Good Neighbor (2016) and 13 Cameras (2016). Plus, Dr. Shock brings his take on The Conjuring 2 (2016)The Boy (2016), The Shallows (2016) and Don’t Breathe (2016).

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Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 098: Blair Witch (2016) and Don’t Breathe (2016) and Scherzo Diabolico (2016) and The Triangle (2016) and Downhill (2016) and They’re Watching (2016)


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There’s something awful hiding in the woods, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves. This is HORROR MOVIE PODCAST, where we’re Dead Serious About Horror Movies… Welcome to Episode 098, a Frankensteinian episode chock-full of new release horror films. Doc Shock has the week off, but Jay of the Dead and Wolfman Josh bring you reviews of Blair Witch (2016), Don’t Breathe (2016), Scherzo Diabolico (2016), Downhill (2016)The Triangle (2016), They’re Watching (2016) and even Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016)! But the main event of this episode is hearing the live recordings from the Movie Podcast Network MeetUp 2016 in Indiana where you’ll hear listener reviews of “Blair Witch” and the mini-meet-up in Salt Lake City, where you’ll hear listener reviews of “Don’t Breathe.” Join us or we’ll make you stand in the corner of our basement … no, attic … no, basement … no, attic! Continue reading

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 Metropolis Ep. 003: Silent Horror

HM 003 ArtworkBRIEF EXPLANATION: This podcast is not the Horror Movie Podcast for which this site and feed are dedicated. Horror Movie Podcast is slated to release Episode 001 on October 25, 2013. You can read the full explanation and the background on the re-release of Horror Metropolis (and of The Weekly Horror Movie Podcast) at the bottom of the show notes for this episode.


Modesty be damned — this might be the most interesting podcast you’ll ever hear about silent-era horror films. Seriously, it has to be in the Top 5 — a must-listen episode. Thanks to Dr. Shock, in Episode 003 we review F.W. Murnau’s “Nosferatu” (1922) and a Scandinavian silent film called “Häxan” (aka “Häxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages”), also from 1922. And even though BillChete is absent for this episode, we’re proud to bring you special guest WOLFMAN JOSH, the co-director of a film called “Cleanflix,” and a co-host with Jay of the Dead on Movie Podcast Weekly. Horror Metropolis is hosted by Jay of the Dead, along with his co-hosts BillChete, Dr. Shock and Terror Tovey. Continue reading

Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013)

Verdict: 5 ( Rental )

Premise: A modernized spin on the witch-whipping siblings in the woods, “Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters” is about two orphaned children who grow up to become professional witch-killers for hire.

Mini Review: “Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters” is a tongue-in-cheek action horror flick that’s three times more enjoyable than it has any right to be. Yes, it’s akin to Van Helsing (2004) or “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” (2012), except better. These witches are quite ferocious and fearsome. Famke Janssen (“X-Men”) is cast as the lead, wickedest witch. Jeremy Renner plays his role as Hansel just as straight and dead serious as his bomb expert in “The Hurt Locker.” Gemma Arterton chews the scenery and steals the show as Gretel; I was shocked by her screen presence. And Derek Mears (“Friday the 13th”) is wasted as an unrecognizable troll. (Peter Stormare is also wasted as a dim-witted sheriff.) “Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters” is fairly fast-paced and has a good number of bloody witch battles with a lot of indistinguishable action, but I personally prefer my horror flicks to be set more in reality and much less fantastical.

Directed by Tommy Wirkola. Starring Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton, Peter Stormare. Sub-genre: Action-Horror. Runtime: 88 min. MPAA rating: R (for strong fantasy horror violence and gore, brief sexuality / nudity and language). U.S. theater release: January 25, 2013. DVD release: n/a. Country: U.S. Language: English. Mini Review by Jay of the Dead. 0003.

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