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. 023: Doc of the Dead (2014) and Dark Night of the Scarecrow (1981)

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This is HORROR MOVIE PODCAST, where we’re Dead Serious About Horror Movies. In Episode 023, for the first time ever, we have all four official HMP hosts present at the same time for a Frankensteinian episode. That’s right, it’s the horror podcasting dream team: Jay of the Dead, Wolfman Josh, Dr. Shock and Dr. Walking Dead (Kyle Bishop). We bring you an in-depth, Feature Review of a 2014 documentary about zombies called “Doc of the Dead,” which showcases our very own Kyle Bishop as a talking head zombie expert. So, you’ll get to hear Dr. Walking Dead’s additional insights about this movie, as well as Wolfman Josh’s comments from a documentary filmmaker’s perspective. Jay of the Dead also brings you a Feature Review of the TV movie “Dark Night of the Scarecrow” from 1981. Join us!

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