HSHD Cocktail Weenie: Twin Cities Horror Fest with Matt Kessen

November 1, 2017

It's hot Matt-on-Matt action for this 7-minute interview. Matt Allex talks Twin Citie Horror Fest with the brilliant mind behind Reverend Matt's Monster Science, Matt Kessen.

Stay tuned for our next full episode later this week!


Ep. 252: The Big Adult Show

October 19, 2017

There's plenty to discuss-and gently disagree about-in this week's roundup of brand spankin' new flicks. McG's The Babysitter tickles Josh and Matt's funnybone, but hits Charlie right in the angrybone. Matt and Josh aren't super impressed with Super Dark Times, but Charlie loves it. At least we can all agree that Seoul Station is... an animated zombie movie.

Next week: Found Footage! We're watching:

Found Footage 3D (Shudder)

Grave Encounters (Amazon, Shudder)

Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (Amazon Prime)

Our short is The Fisherman. Watch along with us and we'll chat at you soon!

Also! Twin Cities Horror Fest is NEXT FREAKIN' WEEK! Get your short film fest tickets now.


Ep. 251: The Ghostly Sudoku Hand

October 16, 2017

It's all late-franchise sequels this week, a masochistic exercise to be sure. But it coulda been worse. Rings is a retread of The Ring with a few good scares (and a great Vincent D'onofrio). Phantasm: Ravager is an incoherent, messy labor of love - what else do you expect from that franchise? And Cult of Chucky surprised at least a couple of us with the groove it found, bringing some new energy with less of the silliness of Bride and Seed.

Next week: More new stuff! We're watching:

Seoul Station (Shudder)

The Babysitter (Netflix)

Super Dark Times (Amazon)

Our short is Phantom. Watch along and we'll chat atcha soon!


Ep. 250: The Wolf that Eats Like a Meal

October 5, 2017

It's a decade-spanning week of lowered expectations here at Horror Show Hot Dog. Gerald's Game is good -- but it's not the mind-blowing greatness we were expecting. The Wolfman is the shortest and least fleshed-out of the old Universal monster movies, but it's fun enough. Dead Awake is....pretty damn bad.

Next week: Late-Franchise Sequels, because we're masochists!

We're watching:

Cult of Chucky (Amazon)

Phantasm: Ravager (Shudder)

Rings (Redbox, Amazon)


Our short for next week is Black Goat. Watch along and we'll see you next time!


Oo, also, TWIN CITIES HORROR FESTIVAL! We're once again presenting five nights of horror short films, a different lineup each night. And there are 11 other amazing shows from far more talented people than we are. Get tickets now!


Ep. 249: Kabuki Hobos

September 28, 2017

It's a deeply mixed bag this week. One thing we can agree on: A Dark Song was a twisty, trippy, tense piece of work. Pet aspires to 70s level scuzziness, but ends up pretty dull, and It Comes at Night would have been better if, y'know, something actually came in the night.

Next week: Each one pick one! We're watching:

Gerald's Game (Josh's pick, Netflix)

The Wolfman (Matt's pick, Amazon)

Dead Awake (Charlie's pick, Netflix)


Our short is Zombie Musical, source material of the upcoming flick Anna and the Apocalypse. Watch along with us and we'll chat at you next week!


Ep. 248: Leads to Stabulation

September 21, 2017

It's a step-parent themed show this week! We explore demonic stepkids, murderous stepfathers, and alien stepmothers in three movies chosen by that one lady what hangs out with Charlie, Kristen Von Minden. There's good, there's bad, there's....Dan Akroyd's O-face.

Next week: Weird new stuff! We're watching:

It Comes at Night (Amazon, Redbox)

A Dark Song (Netflix)

Pet (Amazon)

Our short is Mimic. Watch along and we'll chat at you next week!


Ep. 247: Wolfing As Hard As He Can

September 14, 2017

Scary clowns and not-so-scary spiders this week as we review both Its: the 1990 miniseries and the movie that broke all the box office records last week. They're both great and flawed in their own ways, but both imminently worthy of your time. Listen in on the discussion, and we'll all float on, okay? All right, already! We'll all float on!

Next week: Kristen Von Minden (known consort of one Charlie in Austin, Tx) picks a step-theme:

The Stepfather (YouTube)

Little Evil (Netflix)

My Stepmother Is an Alien (Amazon)

Our short next week is Intruders. Watch along and we'll talk atcha next week!


Ep. 246: It Was a Detopication!

September 8, 2017

Demon fascinates us this week, even though some of us don't quite understand it. Death Note does . . . well, a lot of things, and Prom Night gives us disco fever!

Next week: It!

It (miniseries)

It (2017)

Next weeks short is Less Than Human


Ep. 245: Artisanal Mustache Farm

August 31, 2017

Folks, we watched some really damn good movies this week - and Slaughter High. But hey, even that one was fun, if not, y'know, any good. We were surprised by how damn great Ouija: Origin of Evil is, and we were all in for the 70s pseudoscientific psychosexual ghost story Legend of Hell House.

Next week: Theme-free for you and me! We're watching:

Demon  (Amazon Prime)

Death Note (Netflix)

Prom Night (Amazon Prime)

Our short for the week is One Please. Watch along with us and we'll chat next week!


Ep. 244: Bruce Is Not for You

August 23, 2017

It's a smorgasbord of horror shorts this week as we take on anthologies from three different decades and three different continents! We all enjoy the Burgess Meredith-led Torture Garden, have some big dumb fun with Deadtime Stories (featuring the greatest theme song ever written), but found Three...Extremes a little too lifeless for our tastes.

Next week: Each one pick one!

Josh picks Ouija: Origin of Evil (Amazon)

Matt picks Legend of Hell House (Netflix)

Charlie Picks Slaughter High (Amazon, Shudder)

Our short for the week is Run. Watch along with us and we'll chat atcha next time!