HMPod.com Podcast 172 — Poltergeist (2015), The Man in the High Castle, I Thought I Told You to Shut Up, Remember Me, Clown

poltergeist2015Grab the bull by the tail & face reality

Welcome to another episode of The Horror Movie Show, hosted by Jerry & Mark. This week’s hour of jibber-jabber is bursting at the seams with horrific goodness, along with some strange comedy. Please, take your shoes off & set a spell. We promise to take down the Confederate battle flag by the end of the show — because we are not monsters.

But enough real-life horror. The show begins with a review of the remake of Poltergeist, starring the usually excellent Sam Rockwell. How does it compare with the much-loved original? That is discussed.

Next up is a look at the pilot of a new series based on the venerable novel by Philip K. Dick, The Man in the High Castle. This is one of the most popular alternate-history stories ever written, with the Axis powers of the Second World War divvying up North America between them. It’s fair to say those Nazis are just not very nice people & have much in common with the GOP legislators of South Carolina.

I Thought I Told You to Shut Up!! is a too-brief documentary about cartoonist David Boswell & the dream of fashioning a feature film about his hilarious Reid Fleming, World’s Toughest Milkman. That is followed by a review of the three-part BBC series, Remember Me. The latter stars Michael Palin & was made in the tradition of BBC Xmastime ghost stories.

This episode ends with an enjoyable look at Clown, a movie that began as a parody horror trailer. With producer Eli Roth taking an interest, director Jon Watts actually made the feature & it is worth watching. So don’t let the Southern Hospitality kill you. Just set down there next to the pickle barrel & let’s talk alternate history. Yee-haw! The South shall lie to itself again!

HMPod.com Podcast 171 — What We Do in the Shadows, The Taking of Deborah Logan, Pernicious, Residue, Seventh Son, The Giver, The Hobbit 3

resizeNever trust an 8,000-year-old vampire

Welcome, dear listeners, to The Horror Movie Show hosted by Mark & Jerry, those lovable waifs. This episode features reviews of seven new movies. That’s at least two more reviews than any other horror movie review show would ever dare to include. But that’s why HMPod is the Champagne of Horror Review Podcasts.

The guys begin by discussing the very funny vampire comedy What We Do in the Shadows, co-directed & starring Jemaine Clement, half of the Flight of the Conchords comedy band & sitcom. Doing for bloodsucking freaks what Shaun of the Dead did for zombies, this is a wild & crazy little feature.

The Taking of Deborah Logan is next reviewed, followed by writer-director James Cullen Bressack‘s newest feature, Pernicious. After that is the sort-of-made-for-TV Residue.

Next up is a pair of oddities starring the inconsistent but occasionally brilliant Jeff Bridges: Seventh Son & The Giver. And we wrap this episode with a look at The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. Unless something terrible happens, that should be the last time Peter Jackson gets his mitts on anything to do with J.R.R. Tolkien….

Please note that for the near future, new episodes of The Horror Movie Show will now appear every two weeks, rather than weekly. Enjoy!

HMPod.com Podcast 170 — The ABCs of Death 2, It Follows, Iron Doors, Wyrmwood, Don’t Blink, Big Driver, Woman in Black 2, Dahmer

abcs_of_death_2Now we know our ABCs of Death 2

A gracious good day to the several listeners of The Horror Movie Show. Hosts Jerry & Mark examine a fine assortment of scary & intriguing movies in this episode.

To “kick off” the show is anthology The ABCs of Death 2. The first in this interesting series had less than 50 per cent success, according to our critics. Is the sequel more successful?

Next is one of the hottest titles of the last year: It Follows. Written & directed by David Robert Mitchell, this worthwhile & extremely spooky horror flick is bound to make Top 10 lists all over the world. Mark & Jerry get down on their knees to keep up with this one.

A handful of smaller movies is next: Iron Doors (2010), Wyrmwood, Don’t Blink & Big Driver (all 2014) each have points good & bad. Note that Big Driver is based on a Stephen King story — for those who enjoy that little-known author.

The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death is the penultimate movie looked over & through this episode. Another sequel, another chance to tell a gothic-style horror story set in the same spooky mansion as in the original.

Finally, the guys politely discuss the 2002 feature Dahmer, starring the likeable Jeremy Renner (Avengers, 28 Weeks Later). More cerebral than shocking, this small movie is a… tasteful peek into the day-to-day life of serial maniac Jeffrey Dahmer. And what a naughty boy he is.

HMPod.com Podcast 169 — Walking Dead S5, Avengers: Age of Ultron, The Hillbilly Horror Show, The Lazarus Effect, The Phoenix Project, Hunger Games: Mockingjay 1, Eat

walkingDeadS5Avengers & Walking Dead assemble

A very merry day to all our lovely listeners. Welcome to this episode of The Horror Movie Show, hosted as ever by Mark & Jerry.

A warning: Be aware that the guys begin the show with a spoiler-filled chat about the entirety of The Walking Dead‘s fifth season. Yes, names are named & deaths are announced. Keep up or get caught up.

Following that are reviews of the newest Marvel superhero flick, Avengers: Age of Ultron. It no doubts boasts a budget big enough to crush the Hulk.

A bit of good ol’ boy fun is examined in the fourth volume of the amusing Hillbilly Horror Show. And a pair of recent flicks that dance around the Frankenstein theme are discussed: The Lazarus Effect & low-budget but worthy The Phoenix Project.

Next is a discussion of Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 — another big-budget effort. And the final flick, 2014′s Eat from writer-director Jimmy Weber, makes a savoury & appropriately horrific dessert. Enjoy!

HMPod.com Podcast 168 — Best of 2014, Part 2, & Mad Max: Fury Road

hero_RigorMortis-2014-1Toppermost of the poppermost

Hello again, gentle listener. Mark & Jerry, your hosts of The Horror Movie Show, welcome you to the second part of our Best of 2014 episode. Bonus feature for this episode is Jerry’s review of Mad Max: Fury Road.

Counting down the best flicks from the previous year, the list from #5 to #1 consists of Predestination, Nightcrawler, The Sacrament, The Babadook & Rigor Mortis. Hope you enjoy the jibber-jabber!