HMN Podcast the Best of Episodes
HMN Podcast: Best of Year 5
It's no denying that the last 6 months have been extremely difficult and heavy but July 5th, 2020 is our 5 year podcasting anniversary. We would obviously love to be doing something more this year but as per usual we are still going to drop a retrospective of the best moments from Episodes 191-245.
When things calm, there's a vaccine and travel is safer we will give you all the love and more to ring in Year 6/Episode 300. Until then thank you for years of love and support. I Hope you enjoy these memories.
HMN Podcast Best of Year 1
Today is the one year anniversary of Horror Movie Night, and what better way to celebrate than to frankenstein some of the best moments from past year into a supercut of embarrassment, drunkenness and awkward shouting?! If you're new to the podcast, this is your chance to learn the inside jokes and strange mannerisms of your hosts without slogging through 50 episodes. Sit back, crack a cold one and assume the position - it's Horror Movie Night's first bday!
Retroactive Bonus Episodes
Retroactive Episode 9: Behind the Mask - Rise of Leslie Vernon
Back in 2012 Matt started Reddit Horror Club with his friend Miguel. On their 10th episode they had a man named Scott Roger on to discuss Behind the Mask: the Rise of Leslie Vernon and a friendship for life was born!
There is no truer "Horror Movie Night" origin story than this one!
Retroactive Episode 8: Frankenstein's Army (2013)
"There's no way they could do back-to-back Nazi zombie movie episodes....right?" WRONG. Get your surgical equipment and bullshit swastika armband back out, because the guys at HMN have another Nazi zombie flick to discuss this week, with a retroactive look back at 2013's surprisingly not terrible Frankenstein's Army. If you're like us (well, Matt and Scott, at least), then you spent a good chunk of your prepubescent days splattering Hitler-loving monsters in the classic PC shooter Wolfenstein 3-D. This film is basically that, but with better graphics. You're either going to enjoy it or be bored out of your skull, so no further explanation is necessary here. Someone get Ron Perlman on the phone and see if he wants to come bust some goose-stepping ghouls on this week's (retroactive) episode of Horror Movie Night!
Retroactive Episode 7: Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead (2014)
It's the middle of the summer, so let's cool off with a movie about partially-thawed Nazi zombies. You read that right, we actually at one time discussed Dead Snow 2: Red vs Dead (2014) and dug it out of its frosty tomb for a retroactive episode. We don't remember much about this conversation, or the movie for that matter, but rest assured, we had some stuff to complain about as always. Get ready to do it with a dead girl while enjoying the 2-packs-a-day stylings of Bonnie Tyler on this retroactive episode of Horror Movie Night!
Retroactive Episode 6: Phantom of the Paradise (1974)
This week, the guys are digging an oldie but goodie out of the archives and watching from the rafters as their past selves discuss Brian De Palma's inimitable 1974 rock opera Phantom of the Paradise! If you've followed the show in any capacity, odds are you've heard this film brought up at least once, and here is the seed of HMN's collective obsession. Fall in love with Plain Jane, get your teeth knocked out, your voicebox smashed and your face horribly disfigured by a record press, then try to foil your abuser's sexy plot on this week's retroactive episode of Horror Movie Night!
Retroactive Episode 5: Horns (2013)
Well folks, it's time to dredge up the sins of the past with another retroactive episode of Horror Movie Night. This one takes us back to Stephen King's, er, Joe Hill's cinematically adapted (and eviscerated) Horns. Harry Potter fans died inside just about as much as we did while watching this one, and our fury is similar in scope and depth as Daniel Heathcliff's character here, who one day wakes up with hard protrusions he can't explain. Sounds a lot like every morning for the HMN guys...
Retroactive Episode 4: Alligator (1980)
Let's travel back to the gilded age of big hair, clock radio bombs and world-class pillow talk... no, not the 1980s, just the time we talked about 1980s killer pet flick ALLIGATOR! We've referenced this discussion enough that it finally warrants its own retroactive episode. Matt's love of this movie (and fear of dressing up as a pirate to pool parties) is infectious and his lines are smooth. Give it up on your childhood bed for this retroactive episode of Horror Movie Night!
Retroactive Episode 3: Red, White & Blue (2010)
Hopefully you've bathed recently, because this film is going to make you feel dirty. A while back, the boys discussed Red White & Blue with guest picker Aubrie, and for once, Scott wasn't the bad cop! You're going to need your revenge served up with a heaping dose of penicillin - it's Horror Movie Night!
Retroactive Episode 2: Puppet Master III: Toulon's Revenge (1991)
In our second Retroactive Bonus Episode, we take you back to the magical night that Matt and Scott hung out in person and called Adam to discuss leech vomit, puppet powers, Toulon’s terrible anniversary gifts, and sexy Nazis… That’s right, we discussed 1991’s Full Moon release Puppet Master III: Toulon’s Revenge! Listen for the origin of most of our current in-jokes, details on Matt’s kill room, and what Scott’s wife sees every time he watches HMN picks.
Retroactive Episode 1: Hausu (1977)
In our first Retroactive Bonus Episode we travel back to this past winter when we had to discuss Hausu (aka House from 1977) for Reddit Horror Club. Adam precedes to tell us a non-fiction story of taking a friend to see Hausu in a theater. I hope you all enjoy it!
In Theaters Now
In Theaters Now: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019)
SPOILERS ALL OVER THE PLACE! DO NOT LISTEN UNTIL YOU'VE SEEN THE MOVIE! WE WARNED YOU!
The team and Katie checked out Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark which came out this weekend so you didn't have to and final verdict is you should see it and then listen to our episode!
In Theaters Now: Child's Play (2019)
SPOILERS ALL OVER THE PLACE! DO NOT LISTEN UNTIL YOU'VE SEEN THE MOVIE! WE WARNED YOU!
This week the long awaited Child's Play remake was released. We all saw it this weekend and were joined by our friend Katie to discuss. Spoilers are ahead in the episode, you've been warned.
In Theaters Now: Halloween (2018)
SPOILERS ALL OVER THE PLACE! DO NOT LISTEN UNTIL YOU'VE SEEN THE MOVIE! WE WARNED YOU!
We're back with another episode of In Theaters Now! Halloween came out yesterday and we (plus our friend Katie) have checked it out. So listen to our episode breaking down the movie, be warned there be spoilers in these waters!
In Theaters Now: A Quiet Place (2018)
Once again the HMN team is joined by Katie Anderson to break down 2018's A Quiet Place. We talk spoiler-free for approximately 30 minutes before we dive into the plot in detail. Join us for a serious discussion about a very good movie as well as some fun side-tracked conversations about Jason Segal's naked body, who will die in Infinity War and passing gas in a post-apocalyptic world.
Once again we've rented another movie but while in the past it was movies we loved; this is one that we're very indifferent towards, but we needed to hear Brian's thoughts. While discussing Spookies we re-ignited our love for Fuhkin Duke and figure out the next screenplay by the Kelly Brothers.
Re-Rental: Trick Or Treat
Brian has wanted us to discuss this for months but... we already have before. In fact you could argue we started this entire bonus series so he could talk about this movie. So join us while we talking heavy metal horror and Matt and Brian discuss the passing of their Uncle Craig who's step is very clearly on the podcast.
Re-Rental: Tourist Trap
Brian didn't join the HMN crew until Episode 148. This means he missed a ton of great content of the first 100+ episodes so we are going to re-visit some of our favorites with him.
We're kicking it off with the classic Charles Band flick Tourist Trap. Scott and Matt are still huge fans but Brian isn't as convinced.
Episode 6: BASEketball
Soundtracking is back and we're ready to Psych you out this month talking about the pop punk and ska heavy BASEketball Soundtrack. Is Take on Me really the greatest pop punk cover song? What's Reggie the Full Effect's best song? What's Matt's beef with Goldfinger's new record?! All this and more this month on Soundtracking!
Episode 4: Idle Hands
You had to know this was coming after Episode 148. We couldn't let a full discussion of Idle Hands go by without an in-depth conversation about the music from its OST! We get misty-eyed remembering some of the great and forgotten pop punk and alt bands of the late 90s, and argue about which songs really didn't deserve slots on the soundtrack while Rob fuckin Halford didn't make the cut. Time to chill with Mighty Joe Bong and the HMN crew on another bonus episode of Soundtracking!
Episode 3: Dracula 2000
Nu metal sucks, but nu metal + vampires?? That's some pornstar oral prowess in that kind of power couple. On our third installment of Soundtracking, we drain the life from the most mediocre metal to hit the 1999 Billboard charts and fondly remember our misspent youth wearing Trapp Pants, wallet chains and ball bearing necklaces with our good buddy Stephen of Analog Jones and the Temple of Film. Scott may or may not have confused Monster Magnet and Powerman 5000 - you'll have to listen and find out!
Saturday Nightmares Episodes
Saturday Nightmares Episode 4: "The Tale of Laughing in the Dark"
It's time for another episode of Saturday Nightmares. This time we go back to the Are You Afraid of the Dark well and watch "Tale of Laughing in the Dark". Not only is it the second episode ever, it's also one of the most infamous episodes. Did we all love it though? Listen and find out!
This episode was recorded live on Twitch during our 12 hour stream.
Saturday Nightmares Episode 2: Are You Afraid of the Dark "The Tale of the Phantom Cab"
It's Halloween, ya mutants! That means only one thing - it's time for HMN's annual "Celebrate Halloween By Discussing Mediocre Childrens' Shows" bonus episode featuring the very first episode of Nickelodeon's Are You Afraid of the Dark? Last Halloween's discussion of Goosebumps S1E1 was a low bar to clear, so... you're welcome, AYAOTD. We talk critically about toxic masculinity in brother-brother relationships and the likelihood that there were 40 years of children parading through the woods who couldn't figure out a stupid riddle. All that and more on this special Halloween episode of Horror Movie Night!
Saturday Nightmares Episode 1: Goosebumps "The Haunted Mask"
Happy Halloween From Horror Movie Night!
This year we wanted to celebrate with a bonus episode of our new series Saturday Nightmares! If we achieve our Patreon goal this will be one of two monthly bonus shows. Saturday Nightmares finds Matt, Adam and Scott discussing episodes of children horror shows from the 90's.
We kick off the new series with the Halloween-centric debut episode of Goosebumps "The Haunted Mask"
Growing Up Kelly
Growing Up Kelly Episode 1: Talent Shows
In the Debut episode of Growing Up Kelly, Scott asks the Kelly brothers about their Talent Show past. Brian opens up about a botched sock puppet performance and a popularity changing dance off while Matt discusses drag shows and rap parodies. Strap in and prepare yourself for your new favorite HMN bonus podcast series.
Bonus Episode (Formerly from Patreon): Teen Wolf (1985)
In our build to Episode 250/Memorial Day bonus episodes ... here's a Patreon episode we did on 1985's Teen Wolf a year ago. I'm still extremely proud of this episode.
Visit Patreon.com/HMNPodcast to join up for monthly bonus episodes and weekly additional content.
It's that time of the month where the trio breaks down what they saw this past month outside of the regular movies we watched. Beyond the normal collection of random flicks from streaming services and Matt's obsession with seeing things in theaters both Matt and Scott have a long conversation about Captain Marvel and then talk a little Drag Race.
Interview Bonus Episodes
"Scary Moments in Non-Horror Movies" Draft (f/ Robert Bacon and Ashley Victoria Robinson)
We did our yearly Halloween Draft on our live-stream session this year. We were joined by 91 Donkey Lane host Robert Bacon as well as Geek History Lesson's Ashley Victoria Robinson drafting the topic of "Scary Moments in Non-Horror Movies".
Getting Campy with Felissa Rose
Matt got a chance to sit down and talk to Felissa Rose about her new movie Camp Twilight as well as dive into the culture of horror fandom, Sleepaway Camp's explosion out of obscurity and why she loves conventions so much.
Camp Twilight will be on Video on Demand November 1st!
Bringing Back the Weekly World News with Greg D'Alessandr
Check out the Weekly World News Kickstarter project to RELAUNCH the Newsroom and hopefully PRINT new editions of the paper. For Bat Boy t-shirts, posters, action figures, & more - visit their Kickstarter before it ends on Friday at 5PM EST.
Click this link to let them know HMN Sent you
Brian Reads: For Annie
Brian once again proves he has the ability to read in our favorite bonus series BRIAN READS. Once again he's reading Edgar Allen Poe but this time it's For Annie.
Send your Brian Reads suggestions to email@example.com and please keep in mind that we want these to be like ... 10 minutes or less... so keep them short.
Talking Schlocky Horror with 80's icon Josie Cotton
Josie Cotton's career blew up in the early 80's with her poppy, tongue-in-cheek Go-Gos/Fear cover Johnny Are you Queer? The song lead to her appearing in the iconic 80's film Valley Girl as well as the underrated horror film Nomads. Being a long time fan of camp and drive-in movies she's released a new edition of 2007's Invasion of the B-Girls (featuring covers of classic horror theme songs) with the never before released cover of the Female Trouble theme song. Josie joins Matt today to discuss the album as well as her favorite bad horror movies, John Waters and the controversy of her famous song.
Matt Talks to We Summon the Darkness writer Alan Trezza
Matt was unable to see We Summon the Darkness when he attended Fantastic Fest in September but now that the film is coming to Streaming he was able to see the movie and talk to writer Alan Trezza about his Heavy Metal past that influenced this sure to be iconic Heavy Metal Horror.
Mink Stole Retro Interview
In 2010 Matt Kelly had a podcast called "The Saint Mort Show" (which apparently no longer is online). One of his first episodes involved him driving to Baltimore to interview the incredible Mink Stole. Since she appears in Cry-Baby it seemed like a great time to dig through his archives and pull out this fantastic episode.
Comics, Porn and Wrestling: A Conversation with Rabid directors The Soska Sisters
Matt had an opportunity to talk to Jen and Sylvia Soska about Bruce Campbell cameos in Sam Raimi Spider-Man movies, super-hero porn parodies, Epstein Didn't Kill Himself, CM Punks return to WWE and briefly discuss their new film Rabid out now via Shout Studios.
Talking Tammy & the T-Rex with Vinegar Syndrome's Joe Rubin (Live at Fantastic Fest 2019)
One of the biggest buzzes around Fantastic Fest was the special screening of the uncut version of Tammy & the T-Rex. Matt tracked down Joe of Vinegar Syndrome and got the whole story of how they came to acquire the film while on the street in Austin (aka there's some audio issues on this one)
Talking with the women of Fatale Collective (Live at Fantastic Fest 2019)
The Fatale Collective's short Bleed played before The Mortuary Collection at Fantastic Fest this year. As soon as I saw the short I knew I needed to know more about this group and they were gracious enough to sit down for a few minutes and tell me about their origins and mission as filmmakers.
Talking The Wave with writer Carl W. Lucas and director Gille Klabin (Live at Fantastic Fest 2019)
The Wave tells the story of a LSD-trip gone wrong. Matt had a chance to sit down with the writer and the director of the film. Keep your eyes open for when it comes to a streaming service and theater near you!
Talking about After Midnight with Jeremy Gardner, Christian Stella, Brea Grant and David Lawson Jr. (Live at Fantastic Fest 2019)
After Midnight is the tale of a man who struggles to get over his girlfriend leaving him while also fighting a monster that keeps attacking his house every night. Enjoy this interview with the Team behind the movie.
Talking Creature Feature Weekend with Founders Craig and Sandy Yastrzemski
There's a new convention launching in Gettysburg this Labor Day and I sat down with founders Craig and Sandy to discuss the con. Creature Feature Weekend is a brand new horror convention coming to Historic Gettysburg, PA this August 30th, 31st, and September 1st. We are a kid-friendly convention with an emphasis on activities which include Tim Cappello from the Lost Boys live in concert, an independent film festival, a room of oddities, arcade machines, a circus sideshow, a one-man band, campfire stories, and to make sure you have plenty of food to choose from we will have food trucks. As this is a horror convention we will also have celebrity guests including a Frog Brothers Reunion (Corey Feldman and Jamison Newlander), a Frankenhooker Reunion (Patty Mullen, James Lorinz, and Frank Henenlotter), Tom Woodruff Jr (Pumpkinhead, Xenomorph in 4 Aliens movies, Gillman in Monster Squad), Joe Bob Briggs, Alex Vincent (Child's Play), Billy Bryan (Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, Puppeteer that controlled Chucky), Walter Phelan (Dr. Satan from House of 1000 corpses), Glenn Ennis (Jason Voorhees in Freddy vs. Jason, Face of Colossus in Deadpool) in his second convention ever, Geretta Geretta (Demons), and so much more. Come out this Labor Day Weekend to meet the stars of some of your favorite horror movies and stay to enjoy the activities and explore Gettysburg. Remember that a portion of ticket sales will go to help Jenny "Deadgirl" Spain. Jenny has gone through many surgeries since being diagnosed with Cancer and after losing her medical insurance due to high deductibles has had mounting bills. With multiple procedures to go to help rid herself of chronic pain, we are putting our efforts toward helping her and we ask that everyone consider doing the same by either donating when purchasing tickets or by going to Jenny's GoFundMe page (Link available on our website). We thank you for listening and hope to see you all at Creature Feature Weekend.
Matt discusses Boys Bands with I Used to Be Normal Producer Rita Walsh
Next Saturday May 18th at 9pm Fuse will be airing one of my favorite documentaries of last year I USED TO BE NORMAL: A BOY BAND FANGIRL STORY. I was lucky enough to have a phone call with producer Rita Walsh. Give it a listen and then learn more on the Fuse TV page for the doc!
Talking to Punchline's Chris Fafalios Outside a Concert
A few years ago Chris joined us on our Ice Cream Man episode to promote the Kickstarter Punchline had going for a live concert they wanted to film. Matt went to their show with Mest and Less Than Jake in Lancaster to catch up about the progress on the special as well as waxing deep on the band's discography.
Getting Haunted by Mercy Black with Owen Egerton
Owen Egerton's new film Mercy Black is produced by Blumhouse and currently streaming on Netflix. It is a must see film in 2019 and worth your time. Owen and Matt discuss the inspiration for the movie, what got him into horror and why Halloween 4 is an under appreciated masterpiece.
Talking Amityville Murders with Diane Franklin
This weekend Amityville Murders gets released and I had the opportunity to talk to star of the film Diane Franklin (who you might remember from such films as Better Off Dead, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure and TerrorVision). It was an honor to talk to an icon of the 80's! Check out the new film available digitally Feb 8th!
A Conversation with Crusty Udders of SyKoTiK SiNfOnEy
I was honored to have an awesome conversation with the lead singer of the band I've been obsessed with since I first rented Bad Channels as a kid. There's some great stories I heard during this interview that I never knew and that fascinated me. I hope you enjoy them too.
Talking to Cam Director Daniel Goldhaber
Since Fantastic Fest I've been obsessed with CAM. It was extremely exciting when it was announced that NetFlix would be carrying the movie and now it's almost here. Friday the movie debuts on Netflix and I sat down with the director Daniel Goldhaber to talk about his humble beginnings on Colorado, going to Havard for film school, the process of making the movie and then at the end we have a brief spoiler talk for you to enjoy after you watch the movie.
Fantastic Fest Interview with the Team Behind An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn
Thought we were done with Fantastic Fest content? WRONG! Here's an interview Matt did with the Jim Hosking and David Wike who wrote and directed the new film An Evening with Beverly Luff Lin. Look for the film in theaters on October 19th
Matt Talks to the Anthony Cousins of 'Bloody Ballad of Squirt Reynolds' outside Fantastic Fest 2018
Just before You Might Be the Killer Fantastic Fest attendees were treated to a short called The Bloody Ballad of Squirt Reynolds. Immediately after seeing it I knew I needed to contact director Anthony Cousins to talk about this incredible short
Matt Talks the Team Behind You Might Be The Killer Outside an Ice Cream Shop
Chatting with Mega-Ran Outside Keystone Comic Con
This weekend Philadelphia's newest convention KEYSTONE COMIC CON occurred. Friday night was kicked off by Rapper.Teacher.Hero Mega-Ran and Matt took some time to sit down with his hip-hop friend to talk about the gathering of Juggalos, San Diego Comic Con, The Spawn/Stephen King IT connection and various other topics (including a little wrestling talk). Enjoy!
Hanging with Danny Tamberelli and Michael Maronna outside a Barcade in Delaware
Bonus Episode: Jon Schnitzer Director of "Haunters: The Art of the Scare"
In a Bonus Episode Matt and Scott sit down with Jon Schnitzer who directed and Produced the documentary "Haunters: The Art of the Scare" which is currently streaming on Netflix.
Bonus Episode: Matt Talks to Heidi of 2005's Serial
At San Diego Comic Con I sat down with my friend Heidi Cox and discussed the film Serial from 2005. It's impossible to see but we're gonna try to fix that because the film is a bad movie on the level of Birdemic and the Room. Heidi was on set for a minor role as a secretary. We are also joined by Jonathan London's additional commentary.
Stick around for a post-closing credits interview with Ben from SyFy Channel
Mailbag Episode: Jaws 45th Anniversary Contest and 5 Star Reviews
We had a contest to let people win their own copy of the 4k Ultra release of the Jaws 45th Anniversary Edition. We asked people to email us their "Worst Day At the Beach" stories for a mailbag bonus episode and here we read the lucky winners emails!
Celebrate 45 years of Steven Spielberg's cinematic summer masterpiece with the JAWS 45th Anniversary Limited Edition! Available on 4K Ultra HD for the first time ever, this ultimate collector's edition is packed with over 3 hours of bonus content, including deleted scenes, outtakes and more. The limited edition Combo Pack with lenticular packaging also includes a 44-page booklet containing rare photos, storyboards and more from the archives. Own your copy now! #JAWS #JAWS45THANNIVERSARY
Bonus "Convention" Episodes
Jason Legacy Live At Creature Feature Weekend
This weekend Scott and Matt attended the Creature Feature Weekend. Matt was joined by Jersey Ghouls' very own Jacki to discuss the legacy of Jason with two actors who have played the character. Glenn Ennis (stuntman for Freddy vs. Jason) and Jason Brooks (co-writer and star of Friday the 13th: Vengeance)
Bonus Episode - One Slash Wonders Live in 2015
In 2014 Scott and Matt met for the first time and record a series of 3 live panels at a small convention in West Chester. This is the final panel of the three we recorded. The Topic was discussing "One Slash Wonders" (aka horror films that should have been franchises but weren't). I hope you enjoy this bonus episode ... if you like it we will release the other two (spoiler alert, this is personally my least favorite of the 3)
Live at Monster Mania Bonus Episode
This past weekend Scott and Matt attended Monster Mania 36 and while we were there decided to record some content. We talk about the convention, interview a girl who made the walrus suit for Tusk and go on Facebook Live. We answer some of your questions on Facebook Live covering such topics as "What would we cosplay as", "Favorite John Cusack movie" and "what horror movie would we turn into a musical". You can only find the answers by listening!