Are some classic horror films more akin to graphic modern horror than is often thought? Were they indeed "five reels of transgression followed by one reel of retribution"?
Halloweekly interviews fantastic horror author and expert Jon Towlson as we discuss his books THE TURN TO GRUESOMENESS IN AMERICAN HORROR FILMS, 1931-1936 and SUBVERSIVE HORROR CINEMA:COUNTERCULTURAL MESSAGES OF FILMS FROM FRANKENSTEIN TO THE PRESENT and great movies like Bride Of Frankenstein, Freaks, Mad Love, The Mummy, Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde and much, much more.
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2016: a great year for evil goats, nuns, gameboard enthusiasts, Patrick Stewarts and horror fans.
We countdown our favorites in horror on the big and small screen. Ash Vs The Evil Dead, Scream, Hush, The Witch, Conjuring 2, Ouija: Origin of Evil and more - who makes it to #1?
Plus we hand out 2016 awards for Best/Worst Jump Scare, Best/Worst Plot Twist, Best Death, Worst Advice Contained In A Movie Title and more!
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It's a great time to be a horror fan! There are lots of great modern horror movies, but let's not forget the small screen. The Walking Dead, Penny Dreadful, American Horror Story, Ash Vs The Evil Dead and dozens of others have made the twenty-tens a scary good time.
Join us as we discuss our 5 favorite episodes of horror on TV since 2010.
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Vampires are as compelling, mysterious and profitable as ever. Halloweekly wants to thank author Jess Peacock for a great and wide-ranging interview on vampires, their intersection with history and theology, why Salem's Lot is a masterpiece on both page and screen, and more! Let's sink our teeth into... Halloweekly Episode 15: Such A Dark Thing.
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Let's get real - it's both easier and harder to scare people with non-supernatural horror movies. We tackle some of the best known examples, and some hidden horror gems.
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Of the major horror movie monsters, werewolves are a rarer breed. Which means a lot of werewolf movies get unfairly missed by the audience at large (and once in awhile, FAIRLY missed, unfortunately).
In this episode we tackle 2014's Late Phases: Night Of The Lone Wolf and 1981's Wolfen. One of these movies we wanted to hit over the head with a silver-headed cane, and the other made us howl with delight.
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Lao Tzu said “To lead people, walk behind them.” That makes Micheal Myers the greatest leader in horror history! This election season has put us in the mood to examine the idea of leadership through the lens of horror movies and shows.
The concept of leadership in horror is a fascinating one, since most horror movies are just a long unfolding of crisis situations that call for decision-making skills and cooperation. In this episode we name our votes for 3 characters who were the best leaders in horror, and the 3 worst.
Which movies made our list? Is The Mist an example of good leadership or bad? Who handled the zombie apocalypse best? Has host Nick been recruited by a certain sympathetic gentleman? Let's break it all down.
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Ever watched a horror movie or show that you didn't like only to figure out years later you kinda do? Now you might even think it's great? In this episode we discuss a few times that's happened to us. Carnival of Souls? Jason X? Halloween III? The X Files? Let's break down which ones made our list.
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Something Wickedly Blustery This Way Comes: what are the greatest weather-related moments in horror? Let's break it down.
What movies capture the seasons best? Trick R Treat? Halloween? The Mist? We go through our top 4, tell us yours at https://www.facebook.com/halloweekly/
Found Footage? Anthologies? Stoner Final Guys? What do horror fans want to see more (or less of) in horror? We cover that and more in Episode 9 of Halloweekly.
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We mentioned The amazing reference book Terror Television: American Series, 1970-1999
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Final Destination 5 is currently the ONLY 5th installment in the history of horror franchises to be certified fresh on Rotten Tomatoes. Anomaly or Appropriate? Let's discuss - 2 billion reviewers can't be wrong.
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We asked our fans what horror world they wanted to enter and they blew our minds. Where would you go if you had to enter a world of horror? Let's find out.
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The Shining, it's a great party isn't it? Nick and George visit the Overlook Hotel and attempt to navigate a maze of great visuals, music, and meaning.
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Halloweekly hosts Nick & George and special guest Alex discuss the horror hit Don't Breathe.
It's a movie smart enough to use sweeping, mobile camerawork when the main characters are feeling confident and to pin the camera in one claustrophobic crouching shot when the same characters realize they are in deep s**t. But is Don't Breathe consistently good or even great? And why is that dog smiling?
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Let's talk about old school horror that still packs a punch!
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Silence of the Lambs, Jaws, Possession, Shadow of a Doubt and more, this episode discusses horror movies packed with great performances.
Plus Halloweekly fans tackle Killer Question 2: What's a horror movie that isn't considered very good that you LOVE?
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