August 16, 2017
Josh's wife Jess picks the flicks this week, stacking the deck with some fantasy/horror and thriller/horror blends. But it turns out pretty damn special. We all love Black Swan, are all fair-to-middlin' on Tale of Tales, and Matt is deeply wrong about Stoker.
Next week: Anthologies! We're watching:
Deadtime Stories (Amazon Prime)
Torture Garden (Shudder) - note we said Dead of Night for the third slot, but turns out we've already done that one.
Our short is The Lullaby. Watch along with us and we'll chat atcha next week.
August 11, 2017
We did see Saw this week - In fact, we saw three Saws. That's the level of genius punning you'll get in this episode, along with some surprisingly in-depth commentary on what these movies mean and how they're put together. Plus, Matt and Charlie can't help foreshadowing the grief that lies ahead for Josh, who has yet to see Saw 4-7.
Next week: As penance for making her watch the Saw movies with him, Josh's wife Jess gets to pick the flicks this week. We're watching:
Stoker (Amazon rental)
Tale of Tales (Amazon rental)
Black Swan (Amazon rental)
Our short is First Like. Watch along with us and we'll chat atcha next week.
August 2, 2017
The movies are weird this episode, but we're even weirder. Everyone's at the perfect level of tired where the conversation gets silly without bogging down. We all kinda dig Belko Experiment, are bemused and baffled by Cathy's Curse, and dig the 90'sness of Brainscan to varying degrees. Come for the reviews, stay for extended pun-offs about Canada and various other ridiculous tangents.
Next week: We're eating our vegetables!
We've been putting off reviewing the Saw franchise forever, mostly because Josh has never seen any of them and doesn't have much of a desire to. But! We are nothing if not committed to our craft, and they're too big a part of the horror landscape to ignore. Especially with the next one coming out this Halloween.
So this week we're doing:
At least they're all free through Amazon Prime.
Our short is Steadfast Stanley. Watch 'em up and join us next week!
July 27, 2017
This week, we celebrate the legendary George Romero, examining the movies that created the modern zombie flick. Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead, and Day of the Dead are three radically different movies, and it's fascinating to see how Romero's ideas evolve over this first trilogy. We all agree these are great films, and we dug getting deep into what they had to say and what they mean to horror fans.
Next week: Movies we kinda wanna watch! We're hitting up James Gunn's The Belko Experiment, 90s Nightmare on Elm Street knockoff Brainscan, and bonkers 70s flick Cathy's Curse.
The Belko Experiment (Amazon)
Cathy's Curse (Shudder)
Our short this week is Rest. Thanks to Hot Doggie Benjamin Erwin for suggesting it!
July 21, 2017
Feel the chill of winter in the dog days of summer with this week's podcast! We cover Alaskan vampires in 30 Days of Night, haunted highways in Wind Chill, and flesh-munching climate-change bugs in The Thaw. Does wind chill really matter if you're in a car? Why do creatures capable of speech still do the monster roar? And what has Val Kilmer been eating? All will be revealed.
Next week, we're paying tribute to the godfather of zombie movies, George Romero (RIP...for NOW). We're hitting up the trilogy of movies that made him a horror icon and a household name:
Night of the Living Dead (Shudder, Youtube)
Dawn of the Dead (Amazon)
Day of the Dead (Amazon, Vudu)
Our short is The Jigsaw. Watch along with us and we'll be back next week!
July 13, 2017
It's a mixed bag of horror-adjacent films this week: Few scares, but plenty of genre weirdness. Matt and Charlie were into the laid-back weirdo vibe of Bad Batch, but Josh found it a little too indie-precious. Delicatessen delights all three of us, and we all dug the political allegory (and gonzo car chases) of Dead End Drive-In.
Next week: We're beating the heat with a trio of chilly, blood-chilling flicks. We're watching:
Wind Chill (Amazon, Starz)
30 Days of Night (Amazon)
The Thaw (Amazon)
Our short is Blinky.
Watch along with us and we'll chat at you next week!
July 5, 2017
This week we have a grand old time discussing three very strange movies, as well as some lengthy diversions into bullying, Microsoft Office puns, and more. Megan sits in for Matt, since his slack ass didn't finish Motel Hell, and we mostly agree it's a fun and bizarre cult classic. Tag gets us talking about fate, feminism, and the ethics of schoolgirl underwear (less skeevy than it sounds). And Lake Mungo hits Charlie square in the terror zone, but leaves Matt and Josh a little cold.
Next week! Post-apocalyptic fun and/or games! We're watching:
The Bad Batch (Amazon)
Dead End Drive-In (Shudder)
Our short is Delicacy. Watch along if you like and we'll talk at you next week!
June 30, 2017
It's a mediocre movie week for the HSHD team. Thankfully, we were just loopy enough to deliver a fun show. Curtains is an Argento-light tone poem (or poim, as Josh says) that ultimately doesn't fit together very well. Jack Frost 2 scares up a few laughs despite being shot and lit like a Saved by the Bell parody porno. Dark Water is the best of the week, but Matt and Josh both found it a little too plodding to deliver the goods.
Next week: A potpourri of old and new, foreign and domestic! We're watching:
Motel Hell (Amazon)
Lake Mungo (Shudder & Amazon)
Our short is The Birch. Watch along with us if you like, and we'll chat at you next week!
June 21, 2017
Josh was busy this week moving to a new house (and waiting for the cable company to hook up the Internet, dammit), so Megan and Matt pick up the slack with this Father's Day themed special edition.
Join us next week for our delayed review of:
Jack Frost 2 (all on Amazon Prime)
And our short, Daisy. Watch along if you'd like and we'll see you next week!
June 14, 2017
This week, we're discussing new horror flicks that have gotten a lot of attention in the genre. Split features an amazing performance from James MacAvoy, but can't quite overcome some silly plot choices (including one morally reprehensible one). Raw fascinates Josh and Charlie, but leaves Matt feeling a bit peckish. Hell House LLC provides some genuine scares--hard to do for folks who have seen nearly 500 horror movies in the past year. But is the found footage thing too overplayed?
Next week! Each one pick one from Charlie's weird-ass list of stuff on Amazon Prime.
Josh's pick: Curtains, based entirely on that poster
Charlie's pick: Dark Water, the original Japanese version
Matt's pick: Jack Frost 2, because he wants us all to suffer
Our short is Daisy. Watch along if you'd like and we'll see you next time.
Note that Josh is moving to a new house this week/weekend, so we may have another Very Special Episode before the three of us convene again.