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Episode 166: Rocktober Blood (1984)
When you least expect it, HMN will attack, there'll be hell to pay, we're back! We return to our regularly-scheduled heavy metal horror with some REAL rock and roll gore and one of the scariest VHS covers baby Scott ever saw at the drug store rental section in the 80s, the ridiculous ROCKTOBER BLOOD from 1984 (but looks like it was filmed in 1980). Watch this killer tale of hilarious twin hijinks and laugh to such knee-slappers as a guy smoking meth and a 2-year-old corpse with a perfectly clean, bright red bandana. Oh and a sweet soundtrack by the relatively obscure metal band Sorcery. Up the irons!
Episode 165: Rockula (1990)
We interrupt this month of heavy metal horror for a week of lighter fare, and while the title of this one implies there's rock music involved, it's basically synth and early 90s white boy rap, so you can guess which host was adamant about us discussing it (if you guessed Matt, you're right; if you didn't, you're definitely not paying attention to our show). In any case, we are talking the ironically-named ROCKULA from 1990, featuring extensive scene-stealing by the woman who sang Mickey (Toni Basil) and the guy who sang She Blinded Me With Science (Thomas Dolby). It's worth a watch if for only for the amazing arena rock ballad midway through, so give this episode a listen - it's your destiny!
Episode 164: Black Roses (1988)
The time has come, my children. The sacred month of October is once again upon us, and the lure of heavy metal has taken over our teenage minds. We are enslaved by distortion, guyliner and falsetto vocals. We are... BLACK. ROSES. Coincidentally, that's also the name of the film we're discussing this week on HMN, and boy, what a way to kick off Heavy Metal Horror month! We will be discussing a different heavy metal horror movie each week in October, starting with this forgotten low-budget 1988 rockfest, in which the titular band invades a small town and turns the 30-somethings cast as high schoolers into various types of monsters. It's as goofy as it sounds, and there was enough hairspray used on set to pop a second hole in the ozone layer. This month is all about rockin' y'all.
Episode 163: Demonic Toys (1992)
Even short-time listeners of the show have probably guessed that HMN loves all things practical effects, especially murderous playthings. So it should come as no surprise that we tackled the awful/entertaining 1992 Full Moon direct-to-video release DEMONIC TOYS! Baby Oopsie Daisy tries desperately to suck the joy out of our rewatch of this classic b-horror with its terrible puns, but thankfully, we have Jack Attack and Grizzly Teddy to keep things going strong through the final act. It's anyone's guess what the writers were on while crafting this masterpiece, but this kind of genius most certainly requires an altered state to achieve such thought-provoking prose as a killer baby doll grumbling, "HI YA FAT FUCK!"
Episode 162: Xtro (1982)
We haven't tackled any sex-crazed aliens in a while (ahem, Lifeforce) and thought it was high time we make it weird around here with the very uncomfortable and trippy 1982 British alien/monster movie XTRO. As you well know, every child in a horror movie is an insufferable brat who will get at least 1 person killed, but what you might NOT know is that the bratty kid here also trips balls on alien hickey goo (thanks Dad), sees murderous midget clowns, and sends full-size army men to kill his downstairs neighbor. There's a lot more to unpack here, and we do our best to wash off the dirtiness we each felt after viewing. If you're coming over, don't forget the snake eggs, they're our favorite!
Episode 142: Chopping Mall (1986)
This week, we're talking about killer robots! No, sorry, we're not discussing Robocop 2. Or Terminator 2. Or Blade Runner. Or The Matrix. No, we're getting it on in the mall furniture store with Chopping Mall from 1986! Full disclosure, we're the ones awkwardly watching old Roger Corman flicks on the tv and clutching a pillow to our laps while our friends make weird squishy sounds. They deserve to get murdered by killbots, those dirty birdies. While not quite a lost episode, this is the second time Matt and Scott have discussed this film, and this round is arguably more coherent, so you're welcome? If you know what's good for you, you'll listen to Horror Movie Night. THANK YOU, HAVE A NICE DAY.
Episode 139: Bugged (1997)
We are joined this week by Podcast Brother Brian Kelly as we discuss Troma's attempt at an urban giant killer bug movie. The film has the look and feel of a film shot on a weekend but if you love seeing guys acting with an immobile bug puppet than have we got good news for you. We discuss 1997's BUGGED on this week's HORROR MOVIE NIGHT!
Episode 127: American Gothic (1987)
This week on Horror Movie Night we straight up beat the love of God into our guest co-host Kyle Kuchta while we discuss 1987's American Gothic. The film is ... shockingly damn good. You guys didn't make us suffer (yet) for the first listener submitted film of 2018. So join us in examining what can happen when you decide to take a 2nd honeymoon with your obnoxious friends to help your wife get over murdering your child. Spoiler Alert... it goes badly this week on HORROR MOVIE NIGHT!
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!
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.
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!
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.
What Did We Watch This Month
HMN Podcast the Best of Episodes
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!
In Theaters Now
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.
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.