Best & Worst of Horror Genre Series
#1 - It Follows
Join Chris and Chris (The Film Freak at http://thefilmfreak.com/) as they analyze & review (with FULL SPOILERS) It Follows, the 2015 horror film directed by David Robert Mitchell.
We delve into what we consider to be the craftsmanship of great horror.
Listen to us attempt to understand the rules of It.
Are we looking too much into layered storytelling in this movie.
We explain why one moment turned our feelings on the film.
And we end by dissecting the unanswered questions including the ambiguous ending.
0:00 - Intro
2:57 - Act I
29:55 - Trivia
35:28 - Act II
59:33 - Different Takes
1:08:00 - Act III
1:27:06 - Ratings/Final Thoughts
Thank you for listening!
#2 - The Babadook
Join Chris and Chris (The Film Freak at http://thefilmfreak.com/) as they analyze & review (with FULL SPOILERS) The Babadook, the 2015 horror film directed by and starring newcomers Jennifer Kent and Essie Davis, respectively.
This podcast is seemingly brought to you by one of our favorite YouTube reviewers!
We feel very strongly about this film - as it elicits an all-time response from one of us.
We question what is real as we nearly go mad dealing with this life-blocking child.
What is the Babadook?
And someone goes ALL OUT with their rating.
0:00 - Intro
3:26 - Act I
36:48 - Trivia
42:20 - Act II
1:06:49 - Different Takes
1:15:53 - Act III
1:41:10 - Ratings/Final Thoughts
Thank you so much for listening!
#3 - The Witch
Join Chris as he falls under the VVitch's spell and forgets what year it is!
Then he analyzes & reviews (with FULL SPOILERS) The Witch, the 2016 horror film directed by Robert Eggers and starring Anya Taylor-Joy.
This movie is tough to understand in many ways - or is it?
There is a timeless tale to be dissected here but is it any good?
The ambiguous witch in the film begs discussion.
And that ending is truly something special...but in a good or a bad way?
If thou just listenth to the words of this podcast a world of butter, broomsticks and psychological trauma awaits.
0:00 - Intro
3:39 - Act I
17:56 - Trivia
19:16 - Act II
25:41 - Different Takes
29:48 - Act III
39:48 - Ratings/Final Thoughts
Thanks to thou for listening!
#4 - Blood Lake
To begin our 2nd month of horror on the podcast we finally cover the campy slasher that is not only a special movie for The Film Freak but it's also an all-time kind of mystery with an unprecedented ending!
We've got a standard horror movie plot...but with a twist. There's an insanely mysterious & ominous killer cowboy stalking young partying knife fodder.
What separates this rare cult classic is: Hilarious water skiing fails, some of the most questionable parenting of the 80s, endless boat trips, a super scary killer cam AND a literal act of God!
Join Chris & The Film Freak as they endure gory-ish kills, a perplexing killer reveal and more pink socks than we're comfortable with.
10:00 - Act I
34:40 - Act II
52:04 - Act III
1:14:58 - Different Take
1:19:50 - Ratings/Final Thoughts
It's all because of your daddy! Is that good enough for you? Please let us know!
#5 - 1st Annual Horrorcast
Join Chris and Chris (The Film Freak) on this special 1st ever annual Halloween episode dedicated entirely (with FULL SPOILERS) to the greatness, and hot garbage, of the beloved genre that is horror!
We award many films (through some nifty categories) and debate over the real meat of this podcast - the runner ups.
We praise our favorite horror killers, lavish in our favorite kills and furiously rip on the countless failures over the years.
We break down our Top 10 Best and Worst in the genre.
It all builds to the epic countdown to our Greatest Horror Film of All Time!
10:23 - Best of Each Decade
52:24 - Best Theme/Music!
1:01:00 - Top 10 Worst (10 through 3)
1:35:20 - Worst Honorable Mentions
1:46:19 - Top 3 Worst!
1:58:42 - Best of Each Sub-Genre
2:23:29 - Top 3 Kills!
2:33:46 - Greatest Horror Killer!
2:38:03 - Best and Worst Story
2:46:46 - Top 10 Best (10 through 2)
3:03:33 - Greatest Horror Film of All Time!
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#6 - Escape Room
Join Chris as he analyzes & reviews Escape Room, the 2019 horror/thriller movie directed by Adam Robitel & starring Taylor Russell.
Six strangers accept an invitation to a deadly game of mystery rooms and must conquer their darkest secrets in order to survive.
It's a January movie (not a good sign right?) but it's got a premise that's easy to deliver on. Are the deaths satisfying? Are the characters likable? Is the story ridiculous? Is there a twist? Is Karen from Daredevil any more tolerable?
Most importantly, how bad is that sequel setup??
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#7 - Us
Join Chris as he analyzes & reviews Us, the 2019 horror film, directed by Jordan Peele & starring Lupita Nyong'o.
With his sophomoric effort, Peele is determined to create another award-worthy horror movie.
A family's serenity turns to chaos when a group of doppelgängers begins to terrorize them.
Sounds like a recipe for another mind-bender!
But does it come together with as great a story as Get Out? Does Lupita have what it takes to carry a slasher movie? (Trick question - the answer is obviously). Is Jordan Peele a new master of horror? What's up with those red outfits? Is Winston Duke just Homer from The Simpsons?
Most importantly, can 'I Got 5 On It' get any effing creepier?!
SPOILERS BEGIN at 13:23
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#8 - Hell Fest
Join Chris as he analyzes & reviews Hell Fest, the 2018 horror slasher film, directed by Gregory Plotkin & starring Amy Forsyth.
A masked serial killer turns a horror-themed amusement park into his own personal playground, terrorizing a group of friends while the rest of the patrons believe that it is all part of the show.
Sounds like perfect B-slasher movie material!
Does it provide the kills us slasher fans love to indulge in? Does it use it's theme park setting well? Is it a Final Destination wanna-be? Is the killer iconic? How's the music? Are our characters just a bunch of stereotypical cutouts?
Most importantly, how about that ending?...
SPOILERS BEGIN at 8:25
#9 - The Hitcher (2007)
Join Chris, Jeff & ViP as they analyze & review The Hitcher, the 2007 slasher movie remake, directed by Dave Meyers & starring Sean Bean.
A serial killer pins his crimes on two college students who gave him a ride.
Simple. Promising. But does it deliver on it's straight-forward horror premise?
Does Sean Bean have what it takes to portray a menacing serial killer? Can he be stopped? Is Sophia Bush an effective lead? How nostalgic is that soundtrack? How intense are the kills? Did Michael Bay film that highway scene? Have you ever tried to milk a donkey?
Most importantly, would you pick up this Ned Stark-looking hitchhiker?
SPOILERS BEGIN at 30:03
#10 - Hereditary
Join Chris as he analyzes & reviews Hereditary, the 2018 psychological horror movie, directed by Ari Aster & starring Toni Collette.
After the family matriarch passes away, a grieving family is haunted by tragic and disturbing occurrences, and begin to unravel dark secrets.
Many have touted this as the scariest film of the decade! But can it even compare to the likes of Get Out, The Witch, or The Babadook?
Deep, dark drama is used to mentally cripple you, and then the real horror imagery shows up! But is it a good story? Does it make sense? Is it too 'slow'?
Is there a worse nightmare than the one contained in this very divisive modern horror classic?
Most importantly, what's up with that finale?!
SPOILERS BEGIN at 9:43
Yet to come!..