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97 minutes | 4 days ago
Poltergeist (1982) Review
ne of the best and most influential family-based haunted house movies. Poltergeist still holds up in terms of story and special effects. (1:26) – Intro (4:33) – Trailer (7:05) – Synopsis (10:17) – Review (13:17) – Score (25:24) – Spoilers (1:16:23) – Final Recommendations (1:17:38) – Remake or No Remake (1:23:03) – Outro @dgoebel00 on Instagram provided this amazing artwork. Follow him and check out his website. Poltergeist Trailer https://youtu.be/9eZgEKjYJqA Poltergeist can be found places Synopsis From the director that brought you cannibalistic families in Texas, Tobe Hooper’s Poltergeist is the story of the Freeling family being tormented by an unseen force in their totally not built over a cemetery house. Just kidding, it’s obviously Spielberg’s film. The Freelings are an aggressively all american family comprised of the father Steve (Craig T. Nelson), mother Dianne (JoBeth Williams), almost non-existent teenage girl Dana (Dominique Dunne), young boy Robbie (Oliver Robins), and the littlest, and most angelic little girl, Carol Anne (Heather O’Rourke). Carol Anne starts talking to the TV, and not the wholesome Blues Clues kind of talking, more of the talking to whispers in the static kind of talking. Weird occurrences start happening, at first to the delight, and then to the horror of that family when it ramps up and the house steals Carol Anne into the netherworld. A Haggard Steven Freeling recruits paranormal investigators and the worlds tiniest psychic to get Carol Anne back and Exorcise the demons from their house. Poltergeist Poster Review of Poltergeist I am unapologetic in my love for this movie. It really is a template for family-based haunted house horror. It really has something for everyone. It’s accessible enough to general audiences that don’t want to see gore, or be constantly scared out of their gore, but it has enough scares and good special effects to satisfy most horror fanatics. On the scale of Ghostbusters to Exorcist, Poltergeist definitely leans more towards Ghostbusters, but it matches the quality of both in my opinion. This is another example of Spielberg being a master storyteller. There is very little fluff in this finely paced film, but there are a constant stream of little vignettes that add character, humor, or realism to the story. Score 10/10 Get 30 day free trial, with the code HMT at Shudder.com Get 13% Off your order at NightChannels.com when you use code HMT at checkout.
98 minutes | 11 days ago
The Bad Seed (1956) Review
We watched The Bad Seed (1956) and it was a lot slower than I remembered it being but knowing it was a stage play first, it kind of makes sense. (1:10) – Intro (3:19) – Trailer (6:33) – Synopsis (7:35) – Review (8:55) – Score (15:35) – Spoilers (50:30) – Stories about David and Bruce (19:45) – HMT Whores @dgoebel00 on Instagram provided this amazing artwork. Follow him and check out his website. https://youtu.be/fZt7gtFiVJk Synopsis The Bad Seed can be found for rent on Amazon, or anywhere you rent movies online. The Bad Seed is a story about a little girl, Rhoda Penmark (Patty McCormack) who may have been born bad, with no conscience, empathy, or soul. Rhoda’s mom, Christine (Nancy Kelly) learns of a death at her daughter’s school picnic. The Daigle boy, who died, just happens to have been the same young man that beat little Rhoda at the penmanship competition. Rhoda seems unconcerned and even a bit peckish following the death of her classmate. As the story unravels we learn about more and more mysterious deaths that seem to have occurred in Rhoda’s presence, and everyone gets more evil child than they bargained for. Review The Bad Seed was directed by Mervyn LeRoy and adapted from Maxwell Anderson’s play, which was adapted from William March’s book, all of the same name. As a result, it feels a bit like a stageplay, which by today’s standards means that it feels a little fluffy in areas. At the core of the movie is a mystery of how Rhoda got to be this way, was she born evil, or did Christine and her husband raise her wrong? The movie preys on a parents innate fear of being unable to bring their child back from completely unacceptable behavior. The way The Bad Seed handles tension works quite well, even by today’s standards. The conversations about Rhoda and what is to be done with her continue to escalate the feeling of unease. Watch The Bad Seed Watch on Amazon Buy or Rent Now! This is a character driven movie, and all of the actors chewed up the set in their respective roles. From precocious Rhoda, to suspicious Leroy, and even Rhoda’s teacher, the characters and dialog are what make this movie very similar to a play. The Bad Seed is incredibly slow by today’s standards, and a lot of the dialog winds its way in and out of being useful or progression the story. One thing that everyone will agree on is Patty McCormack steals this show and sets the standard for one of the biggest tropes in horror movie history – the evil child. https://www.horrormovietalk.com/2018/10/31/halloween-1978-review/ Score 8/10 Get 20% Off + Free Shipping, with the code HMT at Manscaped.com Get 13% Off your order at NightChannels.com when you use code HMT at checkout.
1 minutes | 15 days ago
Horror Movie Talk Trailer
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88 minutes | 18 days ago
In The Earth
No, not the woods, nothing good ever happens in the woods.. (0:10) – Intro (7:17) – Trailer (13:17) – Synopsis (12:50) – Review (13:19) – Score (25:24) – Spoilers (1:16:23) – Final Recommendations (1:17:38) – Errata (1:23:03) – Outro @dgoebel00 on Instagram provided this amazing artwork. Follow him and check out his website. https://youtu.be/2YYnSJF0fcY In The Earth Trailer In The Earth can be found in theaters now for probably one more week. Synopsis Martin Lowry, played by Joel Fry, leaves behind COVID quarantine to help with important scientific work in the woods. He will be working with his Ex, and she is studying forest rave science or something. Martin is led through the woods by Alma, played by Ellora Torchia, who is a capable young woman that side-eyes Martin’s lack of hiking skills. Things don’t go well. Leprechaun in the Hood Poster Review of In The Earth This movie had two speeds. Slow and measured, and Intense skull fucking. It has a lot going for it, Great acting performances, a unique story, and crazy hobos. I went in with no expectations, and was pleasantly surprised by an engaging, and entertaining Lovecraftian story. It’s an interesting mix of Midsommar, 2001: A Space Odyssey, and intense foot trauma. Score 7/10 Get 30 day free trial, with the code HMT at Shudder.com Get 13% Off your order at NightChannels.com when you use code HMT at checkout.
71 minutes | 25 days ago
The original Annabelle, while not an audience favorite, is one of my favorites in The Conjuring franchise because it is bare bones scary. It takes the scary doll concept, and does something kind of new with it. (0:55) – Intro (6:45) – Trailer (10:20) – Synopsis (11:35) – Review (16:45) – Score (19:45) – Spoilers @dgoebel00 on Instagram provided this amazing artwork. Follow him and check out his website. https://youtu.be/paFgQNPGlsg Synopsis Annabelle follows a new family of Mia (Annabelle Wallis) who is a pregnant homemaker in the 60’s, and John (Ward Horton) who is a new doctor at a hospital. John gets the Annabelle doll for Mia, who is a doll collector as a present, and very soon the couple find themselves with more doll than they bargained for! The Annabelle doll seems to attract bad luck at best and demons and killers at worst. As the family finds themselves constantly the target of misfortune and terror they begin to realize that the doll is at the center of the horrors being inflicted on them. The family reaches out for help to the local priest, who is surprisingly well versed in dealing with “demons and shit”, and he tells them that the doll basically is a lieutenant of hell and wants to grab their newborn’s soul for satan. https://www.horrormovietalk.com/2019/07/03/annabelle-comes-home-review/ Review I don’t get the hate for this movie, I think it’s one of the strongest in The Conjuring franchise, and does a great job with disturbing themes and spooky jumpscares. Annabelle does an admirable job of keeping tension high and the scares are legit. The two real issues I take with this film are the rather lackluster ending and the total lack of levity or humor. If you are looking for a good, formulaic horror movie, Annabelle fits that bill nicely. Watch Annabelle Watch on Amazon Buy Now! Score 7/10 Get 20% Off + Free Shipping, with the code HMT at Manscaped.com Get 13% Off your order at NightChannels.com when you use code HMT at checkout.
7 minutes | a month ago
Dead Alive (Braindead) Patreon Sneak Peek
We had a TON of fun reviewing one of the most insane horror movies ever made, Dead Alive (Braindead), by director Peter Jackson! This was a total blast. If you would like to hear the full review, it will only be available on our Patreon at the “We all Spoop for Ice Spoop” tier. All proceeds go to making the show better and growing into a podcast that can support our families, so do consider this as us begging!
105 minutes | a month ago
The Unholy (2021) Review
Mary is scary. Not the virgin Mary, I’m talking about a different switcheroo Mary. This film ends up being an interesting idea poorly executed. (0:30) – Intro (6:29) – Trailer (11:02) – Synopsis (12:11) – Review (19:09) – Score (32:19) – Spoilers (1:08:19) – Religious Horror Movie Trivia (1:19:03) – Horror Movie Whooores (1:19:03) – Outro @dgoebel00 on Instagram provided this amazing artwork. Follow him and check out his website. https://youtu.be/1Uog4AeVdIk The Unholy is in theaters now. Synopsis A disgraced journalist Gerry, played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan, is sent out to a small town to investigate cattle mutilations. When he finds out the story is a fraud, he scrambles to salvage it by creating his own false narrative. While there, he inadvertently stumbles into the story of a lifetime when a deaf and dumb girl named Alice, played by Cricket Brown, is visited by Mary and is now able to hear and talk for her. As the story spreads thousands flock to witness the miracles that Mary continues to perform. When bad things start happening, Gerry starts to wonder whether it’s the virgin Mary or some other more nefarious Mary that fucks. Leprechaun in the Hood Poster Review of The Unholy This one is a hard one to review for me. There are a lot of things that I like about it. I love the religious theme of good being deceived by Evil. The bones are really great in this story, however, it’s dragged down by ham-handed dialogue and mediocre acting. You know how some TV shows get exported to other countries and remade with that country’s language and actors? Like when the Everybody Loves Raymond concept is remade over in Russia, or when the US remade the Office. This movie feels like a better Hollywood movie was remade in a foreign country and then was remade in the US. Like if you put something through Google translate and then back into English. It all makes sense, seems really simplistic, and something is slightly off. That being said, I do think there was some creativity with some shots and the creature design was good. As far as scares, it relies heavily on jump scares. Some of which are very effective. I want to like it more, but it was very predictable and I was bothered by the dialogue and acting. Score 4/10 Get 20% Off + Free Shipping, with the code HMT at Manscaped.com Get 13% Off your order at NightChannels.com when you use code HMT at checkout.
66 minutes | a month ago
Godzilla vs Kong Review
Godzilla vs Kong is a complicated, mind bending thriller that will have you asking what is real. It’s got me wondering if movies will ever be the same again. (1:30) – Intro (5:55) – Trailer (7:00) – Synopsis (8:39) – Review (19:00) – Score (28:35) – Spoilers (55:30) – One Titty Challenge Competition @dgoebel00 on Instagram provided this amazing artwork. Follow him and check out his website. https://youtu.be/odM92ap8_c0 Synopsis The story starts with an attack by Godzilla upon a private megacorp out of Pensacola, Florida, called Apex. It seems that he has turned from a good ultra-monster to a bad one, and everyone is very concerned about it. The leading mind scientists in the world decide that earth’s only hope is to take Kong out of his enclosure on Spider-Skull island to do battle with Godzilla. Shit starts to go sideways when Monke realizes he can’t swim, and everyone gets more big bonk energy than they bargained for. Review There is no way to prepare the audience for Godzilla vs Kong. All we can do is tell you to find a table, get under it, and start blowing mud in your big boy pants. Once your pants are full, pray that society will mend itself before you have to throw your own turds at the biggest monkey you’ve ever seen. Honestly, there is nothing that I can say that you don’t already know. Even if all you know is the title of this movie, you know everything. There is either a gigantic hole in your life that only monkey punches can fill, or there isn’t. I’m not going to lie, I liked this movie more than I thought I would. This is a hard movie to quantify because it’s so obvious in so many ways. Watch Kong: Skull Island Watch on Amazon Buy Now! Some of the things I struggle with in reviewing Godzilla vs Kong are: Top tier talent behind the helm and on the screen. This is directed by Adam Wingard, who also directed V/H/S and You’re Next, which are some horror films I loved. It also stars and features, Alexander Skarsgård, Millie Bobby Brown, Rebecca Hall, Julian Dennison, Lance Reddick, and Demián Bichir. On the other hand, none of them give a good performance in this, and are as melba toast boring as you can possibly imagine. But, Godzilla does fight with King fucking Kong. The sound design is unbelievable, and this whole movie seems like one big Dolby display for massive crunching and roaring sounds, which could be a drawback if you are looking to sip some wine and fall asleep on the couch. But, Godzilla does fight with King fucking Kong. In my opinion this isn’t as good as movie as Kong: Skull Island, or Godzilla (2014). But, Godzilla does fight with King fucking Dong. So, you have a choice ahead of you. You can watch this movie and be pummeled by monster fights the likes of which you’ve never seen before, or you can save yourself two hours and pretend like you saw this movie and no one will ever be able to tell the difference. I will say that this felt pretty similar to The Meg, but now all I can think is who would win if Godzilla and Kong fought the Meg. Score 4/10 Get 20% Off + Free Shipping, with the code HMT at Manscaped.com Get 13% Off your order at NightChannels.com when you use code HMT at checkout.
103 minutes | 2 months ago
The Thing (1982) Review
The Thing is the thingiest thing that ever thinged. (1:10) – Intro (7:47) – Trailer (9:43) – Synopsis (13:06) – Review (16:12) – Score (29:50) – Spoilers (1:16:31) – Don’t Blank on The ______ (1:28:53) – Horror Movie Whooores (1:34:35) – Outro @dgoebel00 on Instagram provided this amazing artwork. Follow him and check out his website. https://youtu.be/5ftmr17M-a4 The Thing is available for rent on all the places. Synopsis The Thing takes place in an Antarctic research station, where they are studying… snow or something. Their sleepy routine is broken when a dog with shifty eyes appears while being chased by crazed Norwegians with guns in a helicopter. It turns out that the dog with shifty eyes is some sort of evil…thing. When the researchers discover that the dog has turned into a tentacle monster, they start to become suspicious. The thing turns out to be an alien that can imitate any animal or man exactly. When the researchers can’t identify which of them is human or thing, everyone, as gen Z says, becomes sus. Leprechaun in the Hood Poster Review of The Thing I went into this thinking great ANOTHER remake. What was wrong with the 1951 original? Well, this one won me over. Just kidding, The Thing is The Thing. It stands as one of the best practical effects horror films of the 80s, which is saying a lot. The story has tension baked in, and John Carpenter sucks every drop of tension out of it. The character development is pretty thin, but you end up rooting for Kurt Russell to win, because he’s Kurt Russell. Overall, the cast is great, and the acting is excellent. The two main characters though, are the snow and the thing. The thing is one of the best monsters in horror, and lends itself to unlimited creativity when it comes to horrific appearances. The practical effects and puppetry are the things of a hentai addicts wet dream. It is really disturbing and surreal whenever the thing attacks or goes through a transformation. It’s one of the tentpoles of the genre, and is a must watch for any horror fan. Score 10/10 The Thing Watch it now or add it to your collection Buy Now Get 20% Off + Free Shipping, with the code HMT at Manscaped.com Get 13% Off your order at NightChannels.com when you use code HMT at checkout.
92 minutes | 2 months ago
The Wolf of Snow Hollow Review
We saw The Wolf of Snow Hollow and were pleasantly surprised by a character driven movie with more good acting than I’ve seen in a while. The Wolf of Snow Hollow is a slice of life, horror-comedy that transforms from a mild mannered movie into a hairy, scary thriller that will rip you to shreds. (2:15) – Intro (7:20) – Trailer (9:30) – Synopsis (13:00) – Review (16:50) – Score (31:55) – Spoilers (1:05:00) – Frankie MacDonald or Horror Movie (1:11:00) – HMT Whoores https://youtu.be/q03zOoH-hGo Synopsis The quiet life in a small mountain town is disrupted when bodies are discovered mutilated in gruesome fashion. This story follows officer Marshall who has been struggling with alcoholism, and gaining respect from his co-workers, father, and his daughter. Each time the body count rises, it’s a full moon, which leads the townsfolk to suspect a werewolf. It also adds increasing stress to officer Marshall who seems certain that it’s just a very large man, but no one seems to respect his opinion. As the tension rises, so does the volume as officer Marshall seems to believe that shouting at everyone is the best way to lead, but in the end, everyone gets more wolf than they bargained for. Review I knew nothing about The Wolf of Snow Hollow when I started watching it, and found myself delighted at the writing, acting, and characters within this comedic, horror/thriller. Watch The Wolf of Snow Hollow Watch on Amazon Buy Now! This is the second feature length directorial credit to Jim Cummings name, and it has placed him in the upper echelon of up-and-comers that I will be watching for the next few years. As it happens, Jim Cummings plays our imperfect protagonist, which is great because he is a total hunk. My wife walked into the room as I was watching this and had a hard time remembering my name, which is fine because I couldn’t remember it either. The small-town characters are straight out of Groundhog Day and the banter is both charming and real. The lack of respect that is paid to officer Marshall echoes how I imagine everyone feels in their life as they try to prove themselves competent and worthwhile in a sea of people who only want to put them down. While this was not a tongue-in-cheek comedy, like Butt Boy, it feels like a slice of life. The incredible brutality of the murders are offset by some very fun and lighthearted moments for the first two acts before The Wolf of Snow Hollow takes a deadly serious turn in the final act. The Wolf of Snow Hollow is a very relatable and well-made movie that just happens to feature some very tense moments. It’s more fun than I bargained for, and the twist is quite good once you put together what it all means for all the characters involved. Score 9/10 Get 20% Off + Free Shipping, with the code HMT at Manscaped.com Get 13% Off your order at NightChannels.com when you use code HMT at checkout.
85 minutes | 2 months ago
Leprechaun in the Hood Review
It's Lep in the hood, and he's up to no good. No seriously, it's pretty bad. (0:25) - Intro(11:52) - Trailer(15:23) - Synopsis(15:49) - Review(11:28) - Score(33:19) - Spoilers(1:03:29) - Horror Movie Whooores(1:19:22) - Outro @dgoebel00 on Instagram provided this amazing artwork. Follow him and check out his website. https://youtu.be/40P3TYKEdKA Leprechaun in the Hood can be found streaming on ad supported Peacock, and for rent everywhere else. Synopsis Leprechaun in the Hood can be found streaming for free with ads on Peacock or available for rent wherever. Leprechaun in the Hood, or "Lep in the Hood" if you’re cool, is the fifth entry in the Leprechaun series about an evil Leprechaun. This time he’s in the hood. The Leprechaun played by Warwick Davis is awakened inadvertently when his gold doubloons, magic flute, and necklace are stolen by three aspiring terrible rappers from a pimp/music producer played by Ice-T. Leprechaun in the Hood Poster Review of Leprechaun in the Hood You should know what you are getting into when you watch a fifth sequel to a straight to video franchise. This is not a good movie per se, but it can be enjoyable. This movie enters the realm of so bad it’s good. The cheap production design, bad acting, and the aggressively corny rhyming dialogue all make this to be a great movie to mock with friends. It’s also entertainingly out of date and worth a watch this St Patrick's Day in my opinion, just know what you’re getting into. Score 3/10 Leprechaun in the HoodWatch it now or add it to your collectionBuy Now Get 20% Off + Free Shipping, with the code HMT at Manscaped.com Get 13% Off your order at NightChannels.com when you use code HMT at checkout.
63 minutes | 2 months ago
Butt Boy Review
We watched Butt Boy, and to be honest, it’s simultaneously exactly what you think it is and nothing like you’ve ever seen. (1:02) – Intro (4:27) – Trailer (6:00) – Synopsis (8:00) – Review (13:00) – Score (21:17) – Spoilers (54:39) – Taglines (58:30) – Outro @dgoebel00 on Instagram provided this amazing artwork. Follow him and check out his website. https://youtu.be/0sRvZ8siWLY Synopsis Butt Boy is the story of Chip (Tyler Cornack), a disaffected man in his midlife, and Russ (Tyler Rice), a greasy detective with a drinking habit. Chip realizes one day that his life is missing something – killing innocent people and animals for his own perverse enjoyment. Chip realized he has gone too far when he kills a little baby. He swears off killing and joins Alcoholics Anonymous to find the support he needs to help quell his addiction. Nine years later Chip meets Detective Gutchell at his weekly AA meeting and becomes his sponsor. Subsequently, Chip is spurred to kill again by Detective Gutchell’s stories of his love of alcohol, and the high it gets him. What Chip doesn’t realize is that Detective Gutchell is the man assigned to the missing boy case – the very boy Chip killed. What ensues is a terrifying game of cat and mouse, will Chip keep killing? Will Detective Gutchell crack the case? Now, every iteration of the word “kill” above and replace it with “shoving things and people up his butt” and you have Butt Boy. Watch Butt Boy Watch on Amazon Buy Now Review Butt Boy is an incredibly funny movie by writer/director/lead actor Tyler Conack came up with. It’s deadpan delivery and serious tone lend such an air of sophistication to such an incredibly absurd premise that all you can do is laugh. This movie takes deadly serious topics of serial killing and detective work and throws the biggest wrench it possibly can into the works, to see what happens when shit gets real. Butt Boy takes a color-drenched neo-noir world with serious characters and forces the most emotionally vacant character to enjoy shoving things, animals, and people up his butt so much that he becomes a serial butt-shover. But my enjoyment goes so far beyond the delivery and the premise of Butt Boy. When you start to realize what is happening, that a grown man can somehow cram picture frames, and dogs into his butt the movie starts to force you to ask, “”Is he going to shove that up his butt?” every time Chip looks at something a little too long. The tension is Butt Boy is handled with deadly seriousness and for some reason it works. The name works against and for the movie. I’ll say this, it makes it really difficult to convince people that they should watch it, and they should. But when they do start watching it, they will immediately ask, “is that butt boy?” or “is butt boy going to put that up his butt?” or “no butt boy, don’t put that up your butt!” I have to say, after having watched Young Frankenstein recently, it’s astonishing to see how far genre comedy has come in 50 years. It’s become simultaneously so sophisticated and so crass that I have to laugh. Score 8/10 Get 20% Off + Free Shipping, with the code HMT at Manscaped.com Get 13% Off your order at NightChannels.com when you use code HMT at checkout.
90 minutes | 2 months ago
Society is gory goopy 80s fun. This film should be at the top of your watch list if you are a fan of body horror. (1:10) – Intro (4:41) – Trailer (6:50) – Synopsis (7:20) – Review (11:28) – Score (27:36) – Spoilers (59:52) – Horror Movie Whooores (1:25:08) – Outro @dgoebel00 on Instagram provided this amazing artwork. Follow him and check out his website. https://youtu.be/inrBU8juGI8 Society can be found streaming on Amazon Prime and Tubi for free, and for rent everywhere else. Synopsis Society is about 17 year old Bill Whitney (Billy Warlock) who has a sneaking suspicion that something is strange about his upper class family. Plagued by grotesque visions, he turns to his therapist for answers, but is reassured that he is just hallucinating. His suspicions don’t go away, and a series of freak accidents follow him whenever he is close to getting answers. In the end, he gets more Society than he bargained for. Society Poster Review of Society Society is probably one of the most well known body horror movies because of the last 30 minutes.If you want goopy eighties body horror, this is your movie, but be advised that you can probably skip the first hour. This is a movie that feels like it could have been a short film. There is really nothing going on in the first hour other than a teenager feeling suspicious. Overall, it’s goofy and tasteless fun, but I just wish there was more to it. Score 6/10 Society Watch it now Buy Now Get 20% Off + Free Shipping, with the code HMT at Manscaped.com Get 13% Off your order at NightChannels.com when you use code HMT at checkout.
111 minutes | 3 months ago
My Bloody Valentine (1981) Review
My Bloody Valentine is another slasher from the early slasher days, where the formula is generic, the kills are frequent, and there’s probably a boob floating around out there for the dudes in the audience. (1:08) – Intro (11:19) – Trailer (13:30) – Synopsis (16:20) – Review (21:41) – Score (30:44) – Spoilers (1:12:45) – Horror Movie Whooores (1:38:46) – It Came From Social Media (1:46:10) – Outro @dgoebel00 on Instagram provided this amazing artwork. Follow him and check out his website. https://youtu.be/YYHWUP_FKQU Synopsis My Bloody Valentine is the story of a small mining town in the rural US in the early 80’s. This town is celebrating Valentines day for the first time in 20 years. The town is full of young couples who plan on partying during their new Valentines celebration. But everyone seems to have forgotten the reason why this town didn’t celebrate Valentines, because on this day many years ago there was a terrible min accident that left a man named Harry Warden crazy and seeking revenge every February 14th. Everyone ends up with more candy hearts than they bargained for. Review My Bloody Valentine got in near the ground floor of the slasher craze in 1981. This is the same year that Friday the 13th Part 2 and Halloween 2 were released. It was directed by George Mihalka, and manages to be a better than average slasher. My Bloody Valentine has a few things going for it: Interesting setting Decent acting Fun characters Good budget Unique villain Watch My Bloody Valentine Watch on Amazon Buy Now Unfortunately it just doesn’t set itself apart from the vast array of other slashers very well. For it’s time it was a head above the rest of the competition, and probably one of the most notable slashers behind the big boys. However, today My Bloody Valentine just doesn’t have any memorable moments that make it undeniable. Sleepaway Camp is so over the top and crazy with the pedophiles, and shocking conclusion that it stakes out a spot in your memory. My Bloody Valentine is full of nostalgia, but that’s not enough. Score 5/10 Get 20% Off + Free Shipping, with the code HMT at Manscaped.com Get 13% Off your order at NightChannels.com when you use code HMT at checkout.
117 minutes | 3 months ago
Saint Maud Review
We went and saw Saint Maud, and Oh god, Oh God, Oh gooood! (1:08) – Intro (6:04) – Trailer (9:23) – Synopsis (10:24) – Review (21:37) – Score (31:27) – Spoilers (1:23:18) – It Came From Social Media (1:35:25) – Horror Movie Whooores (1:51:57) – Outro @dgoebel00 on Instagram provided this amazing artwork. Follow him and check out his website. https://youtu.be/EXs2-TY9qok Saint Maud can be found on Epix streaming and on Region b/2 bluray. Synopsis Saint Maud is about a devout christian English nurse named Maud played by Morfydd Clark, who takes a job as an in house hospice nurse for an American ex-pat Amanda, played by Jennifer Ehle. Amanda is an ex-dancer/choreographer of some fame, that still holding onto as much drama and vanity as she can in her final moments. Maud becomes enamoured with Amanda and quickly takes her on as her personal project to save her soul before she dies. Maud starts off looking like a typical naive, but earnest believer, but soon is eventually revealed as a dangerously unhinged zealot. Review of Saint Maud This is my type of movie. It’s another film suggested by hard fucker Dustin Goebel. It is the best example of a slow burn. While not the same thing at all, this is the infinitely better version of “I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House”. Unlike the aforementioned, the pacing is excellent. There is plenty of room given for character development and for things to unfold in a very natural way. Without much hand holding, you are given everything you need to know to unravel the puzzle that is Maud. If it weren’t for a couple disturbing flashbacks in the beginning of the film, you would never expect that this would be a horror movie. It really is impressive how off balance this film kept me. It felt like it could have gone in dozens of different directions. I think I would have been satisfied with any of them, because I was thoroughly on-board by the mid point of the movie. The last act really ups the tension because of the uncertainty of how it is going to end, and when it comes it is deeply disturbing and satisfying. I highly recommend seeing this movie. It’s up there with anything by Ari Aster or Robert Eggars. Score 10/10 Saint Maud Watch it now Buy Now Get 20% Off + Free Shipping, with the code HMT at Manscaped.com Get 13% Off your order at NightChannels.com when you use code HMT at checkout.
86 minutes | 3 months ago
We watched Pieces on Shudder, and it was a fun if extremely dated slasher from 1982. It’s got intensely awkward scenes, lots of nudity, and is the ultimate form of copycat slasher bullshit. Listen to Horror Movie Talk’s take on this fun and puzzling slasher. Pieces can be found on Shudder and Amazon.
112 minutes | 3 months ago
Young Frankenstein Review
This week we rewatched Mel Brooks’ comedy horror masterpiece, Young Frankenstein, and with the recent passing of Cloris Leachman, I’m starting to think that the cast are immortal warriors battling until the last man standing ala Highlander. It looks like Gene Hackman and Terry Garr are setting their sights on each other. (1:23) - Intro(7:01) - Trailer(10:28) - Synopsis(12:04) - Review(22:03) - Score(31:54) - Spoilers(1:15:25) - Final Recommendations(1:16:23) - Frankenstein or Porno(1:29:27) - Horror Movie Whooores(1:47:10) - Outro @dgoebel00 on Instagram provided this amazing artwork. Follow him and check out his website. Finally we review a comedy horror classic. Next up, Dracula, Dead and Loving It. https://youtu.be/ZL9Q_0JtMNA It can inexplicably only be found on Starz subscription as of this recording. Young Frankenstein Synopsis Young Frankenstein is a satire remake of the Universal Frankenstein movies. It stars Gene Wilder as Frederick Frankenstein, the grandson of the infamous mad scientist Victor Frankenstein that created a monster out of dead flesh. This YOUNGER Frankenstein, seeks to distance himself from the infamy of his family, but finds himself being driven by destiny to follow in his grandfather's Vootshteps. Along the way he is assisted by Marty Feldman as Igor the stock minion that comes with his family castle, Cloris Leachman as Frau Blucher the housekeeper, and Terri Garr as Inga the lab assistant. The cast is rounded out by Frankenstein’s fiancee Elizabeth played by Madeline Kahn and the monster played by Peter Boyle. Young Frankenstein is a loving homage to the Universal horror movies of the 30’s and a lot of care is taken to match the look and feel of the original Frankenstein. But more to the point, the film is a platform to make dick jokes while playing on man’s greatest fear: Germans. Review of Young Frankenstein Mel Brooks, who directed and cowrote with Wilder sees Young Franknestein as his best film, and third funniest behind Blazing Saddles and The Producers (Both starring Gene Wilder coincidentally). I would agree with that. As an homage to black and white gothic horror, and specifically the 1931 original, this film hits dead center on target. However, a resulting downside is that the pacing matches the slow and measured progression of its source material. The cast of Young Frankenstein is perfect, and each are excellent comedians in their own rights, but Gene Wilder stands head and shoulders above the rest of the cast with a pitch perfect mad scientist that swings from mania to bottled rage. Watching him in this film is a master class on silence and timing in comedy. There are a ton of jokes and gags, that are as funny and juvenile as you would expect from any Brooks film, but most of the laughs come from the line delivery and reactions of the amazing cast. Score 9/10 Young FrankensteinAdd the Blu-ray to your collection or stream it nowBuy Now Get 20% Off + Free Shipping, with the code HMT at Manscaped.com Get 13% Off your order at NightChannels.com when you use code HMT at checkout.
98 minutes | 4 months ago
The Dark and the Wicked Review
We have been told that we needed to see The Dark and the Wicked by several of our friends and listeners, and I can see why. This is a scary movie if paranormal subject matter is your thing. @dgoebel00 on Instagram provided this amazing artwork. Follow him and check out his website. (0:46) – Intro (8:39) -Synopsis (9:57) -Review () -Score (25:20) -Spoilers (1:14:55) – Final Recommendations (1:18:05) – Frankie MacDonald or Horror Movie (1:33:05) -Outro Watch The Dark and The Wicked Watch on Amazon Click Here to Watch https://youtu.be/Hk1mVaGq_t0 Synopsis The Dark and the Wicked is the story of a family of grown, adult children Louise (Marin Ireland) and Michael (Michael Abbott Jr.), and their aging parents. Their mother (Julie Oliver-Touchstone) has been taking care of their father (Michael Zagst) whose health is failing leaving him non-responsive and bedridden. Mom has also been doing her best to take care of the family farm, in an unmentioned American rural area somewhere in the heartland. The kids are back at home trying to help their mother with the care of their ailing father. Mom seems to be haunted by something that creeps onto the property at night, and begs her children to leave. As the story progresses we begin to learn about the family’s lack of faith and everyone gets more dark and wicked shit than they bargained for. Review This movie was Directed by Bryan Bertino, who was the writer and director for The Strangers and Producer for The Blackcoat’s Daughter, this is similar and ambiance to those movies. It was released in November of 2020. The Dark and the Wicked is a serious movie that doesn’t offer a lot in the way of light moments or levity of any kind. It starts serious and spooky, and does a good job of keeping that ramp going until the end. The settings are bleak and run-down, and the characters are sad and in a state of mourning almost constantly. Add to that, there is something that seems to be preying on this family and trying to tear them apart, and you have a movie that might not be for everyone. With that being said, we here at HMT are pretty jaded but this set my spook detector off more than a few times. The imagery is disturbing. The scares are not always easy to feel coming, and there are a few scenes that made me distinctly uncomfortable. The Dark and the Wicked is a strong entry into the paranormal horror sub-genre and is a must-see for anyone who really needs to be subjected to unpleasantness. Score 8/10 Final Recommendations This is a paranormal fan’s dream come true. It’s also pretty great for anyone who enjoys possession movies.
137 minutes | 4 months ago
Jaws is the archetypal monster movie blockbuster, and for good reason, It’s great! Spielberg and the principle actors do a fantastic job of capturing the dread and dangers of the sea and the eponymous shark. (1:38) – Intro (6:44) – Trailer (13:39) – Synopsis (14:24) – Review (18:37) – Score (29:44) – Spoilers (1:34:27) – Final Recommendations (1:34:42) – Horror Movie Whooores (2:12:32) – Outro @dgoebel00 on Instagram provided this amazing artwork. Follow him and check out his website. Patrons voted, and we rewatched Jaws, and if you don’t like this movie, you don’t like movies. https://youtu.be/U1fu_sA7XhE Jaws can be found on HBO Max as of this recording, and any where else you rent movies. Jaws Synopsis Jaws is about the origins of one of the most popular James Bond Henchmen. We learn about how he gained his signature steel teeth and brute strength in this emotional coming of age tale. That’s not the Jaws YOU watched? OH JAWS. The shark film by that up and comer Stevie Spielberg? OK, I’ve seen that, we can talk about that instead. That movie is based on the Peter Benchley novel of the same name about a huge killer Great White Shark terrorizing the island community of Amity. Review of Jaws Jaws is Jaws. It’s pretty much the shark movie, every other shark movie is compared to, and for good reason, it’s the best one! There are many imitators, but none live up to its example. This film is great at portraying a known, but not fully respected actual killing machine. But what makes the movie great is the skill of the direction, and the great acting of the principle cast. Score 10/10 Jaws Add the Blu-ray to your collection or stream it now Buy Now Get 20% Off + Free Shipping, with the code HMT at Manscaped.com Get 13% Off your order at NightChannels.com when you use code HMT at checkout.
86 minutes | 4 months ago
Hellhouse LLC Review
Our patrons decided that it was time for us to review Hellhouse LLC, and frankly, I’m not even mad. This is a found footage movie about a Halloween spookhouse from 2015 and it does a pretty great job at unnerving me late at night. @dgoebel00 on Instagram provided this amazing artwork. Follow him and check out his website. (0:37) – Intro (7:39) -Synopsis (9:57) -Review () -Score (25:20) -Spoilers (1:11:35) – Final Recommendations (1:13:06) – Christmas Wish List by Country living (1:18:10) -Outro Watch Hellhouse LLC Watch on Amazon Click here to Watch https://youtu.be/kZ40kOmOgEI Synopsis Five years after a disaster at a local spookhouse known as Hellhouse LLC where 15 people lost their lives, a documentary crew goes back to the scene to try and determine what really happened. What they learn is that a group of young but somewhat experienced spookhouse creators bought the abandoned Abaddon hotel, which they planned to make into a spookhouse for the Halloween season. Good news for the documentary crew – the Hellhouse LLC crew decided to take video footage of their whole project from beginning to end. The premise at the start is that it’s a documentary, which draws my attention quite well. At some point it seems to shift into a first-person perspective of the Hellhouse Crew. and then it remains that way for almost the entire rest of the movie. This includes buying the Abaddon hotel, and trying to make it safe enough, clean enough, and scary enough to be a Halloween destination. As the group fix up the hotel, they also live there, because otherwise the cost-benefit-analysis doesn’t add up, and as you might imagine, it gets weird. This prop clown keeps showing up all over the house and it seems like there might be someone else living there. As Halloween draws nearer, they start to lose it, and end up with more Hellhouse than they bargained for. Review Hellhouse LLC and both sequels, were written and directed by the same guy, Stephen Cognetti. I immediately was hooked because it was a better-than-average found footage movie from the outset of the movie. The thing that struck me immediately was how they kept talking about “the incident” as though it was this astonishingly terrifying occurrence, and it sucked me in from there. Almost the entire movie is set within this already spooky place that they are fixing up to be even spookier, so the set almost always includes weird imagery and backdrops. The characters are jaded enough to be believable in their ability to live in such a place, which makes the premise solid enough to be believable. Really, Hellhouse LLC boils down to a solid premise with a very scary setting and a lot of hype. Ultimately the payout at the end is pretty intense, but I can see how some might be underwhelmed when it’s been built up so much by the documentary portion of this film. In terms of scary movies, this is one to me, and that’s something of an accomplishment in itself. Score 8/10 Final Recommendations If you enjoy found footage horror, Hellhouse LLC is one of the good ones. I would also recommend this to anyone who digs on clown related horror – blech!
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