HMPOD.com Podcast 121 — You’re Next, Scenic Route, Hell Baby, Tucker & Dale Vs. Evil, The Faculty

Family get-togethers can be… difficult

Welcome to episode No. 121 of The Horror Movie Show, hosted by the usual idiots Jerry & Mark. With Halloween just around the corner (and undoubtedly ready to stab a sharp implement between the floating ribs), the guys have a goodly selection of movies to both frighten & amuse.

Though completed in 2011, director Adam Wingard‘s take on the good ol’ home invasion horror subgenre was only released this year. You’re Next features a different sort of heroine in a fast-paced & occasionally frenzied flick. Sharni Vinson shines as the lead.

The chatty Scenic Route (2013) takes us on a journey into the middle of nowhere with two previously best buds, played by Josh Duhamel and Dan Fogler. Will their soul-searching & accusatory conversations finish off their friendship, leaving it half-covered in a shallow grave in the desert? Or will our heroes come out better for their ordeal? Listen to the podcast & find out.

The rest of this week’s offerings are what might be termed horror-comedies. 2013′s Hell Baby features comedy workhorses Rob Corddry, Keegan Michael Kay, Michael Ian Black, Rob Huebel & Paul Scheer. It was written & co-directed by Reno 911 stalwarts Thomas Lennon & Robert Ben Garant, who also took plum roles as a pair of peculiar Vatican emissaries. Come for the demon baby; stay for the Po-boy sandwiches.

Tucker & Dale Vs. Evil (2010) is a laugh-out-loud comedy reviewed by Mark a couple of years ago; now Jerry catches up. And finally 1998′s The Faculty finishes this episode. Directed by the excellent Robert Rodriguez, The Faculty boasts a heck of a young cast, including Elijah Wood, Josh Hartnett & occasional musician Usher. Please enjoy & don’t forget to floss.