34 episodes

A podcast all about horror movies from our resident Horror Movie Maniacs Peter and Phil. We discuss the behind the scenes stories and also our thoughts and feelings about films from the greatest genre ever created. Join us!

Horror Movie Maniacs Horror Movie Maniacs

    • TV & Film
    • 4.9 • 28 Ratings

A podcast all about horror movies from our resident Horror Movie Maniacs Peter and Phil. We discuss the behind the scenes stories and also our thoughts and feelings about films from the greatest genre ever created. Join us!

    Episode 29: The Evil Dead (1981) & Evil Dead II (1987) - Groovy Kandarians Will Swallow Your Soul

    Episode 29: The Evil Dead (1981) & Evil Dead II (1987) - Groovy Kandarians Will Swallow Your Soul

    Double whammy! Jooooooiiiiin uuuuuuusss as we discuss the ultra low budget but hugely influential classic The Evil Dead and its bigger budget follow up (sequel? remake?) Evil Dead 2. We talk about how the films came to be, Sam Raimi, Bruce Campbell, the special effects, story, characters, soul swallowing, rogue hands and chainsaws. 
     
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    • 1 hr 41 min
    Episode 28: Insidious (2010) - Tiptoe Through The Astral Plane

    Episode 28: Insidious (2010) - Tiptoe Through The Astral Plane

    PLEASE NOTE - For some reason Phil's half of the conversation was subject to some weird interference (spooky, right?). We don't know why or how and we managed to mostly clean it up but every now and then it gets a little buzzy. Sorry about that - we blame the demons. 
    Anyway, your friendly neighbourhood Maniacs talk through the modern classic Insidious from 2010, written by Leigh Whannell and directed by James Wan. What‘s up with Dalton? Why is that song so creepy? Who used all the lipstick? Explore Further with us here …

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    • 1 hr 21 min
    Episode 27: Poltergeist (1982) - Misty Fingers From Beyond the Grave

    Episode 27: Poltergeist (1982) - Misty Fingers From Beyond the Grave

    The Maniacs talk through the classic movie Poltergeist from 1982, produced by Steven Spielberg and directed by Tobe Hooper. We discuss the story, special effects, the real life tragedies resulting in the film being labelled "cursed", and the controversy surrounding who did in fact direct the majority of the movie. We also have a hard time separating our childhood feelings about it with our adult thoughts, there's another brief cameo from Phil's cat and Peter nearly gets attacked by a tree from his garden. Enjoy!
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    • 1 hr 32 min
    Episode 26: Interview With The Vampire (1994) - Eternity In A Box

    Episode 26: Interview With The Vampire (1994) - Eternity In A Box

    Peter and Phil take a bite out of the immortal 1994 Neil Jordan movie Interview With The Vampire. We talk about the story, characters, actors, the book series and the behind the scenes stories. Flying vampires, old souls trapped in young bodies, dinners of rats & poodles, sexy undead frolics and much, much more! Join us on Twitter @ManiacsHorror
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    • 1 hr 40 min
    Episode 25: Gremlins (1984) - A Mogwai Is For Life, Not Just For Christmas

    Episode 25: Gremlins (1984) - A Mogwai Is For Life, Not Just For Christmas

    For our 2021 Festive Special we discuss the classic Joe Dante Christmas movie Gremlins from 1984. We go through the film, giving lots of behind the scenes facts, discussing the creatures, special effects, actors and story. Is it a horror film? Is it a kids film? What does "after midnight" actually mean? We reference many other films as well including The Howling, Critters, Back to the Future, Star Wars, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Ghostbusters and The Terminator - Phil busts out his Gizmo impression. Enjoy!
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    Gremlins behind the scenes featurette - Creating the Creatures
    Key & Peele Gremlins 2 sketch

    • 1 hr 43 min
    Episode 24: The Invisible Man (2020) - Bet You Didn't See This Coming

    Episode 24: The Invisible Man (2020) - Bet You Didn't See This Coming

    We discuss Leigh Whannell's masterful new take on the classic story The Invisible Man. We go through the story, actors, behind the scenes facts (how do you film a fight scene when one of the characters is invisible?), themes, characters and our own thoughts and feelings about the film. Let us know what you thought as well! 
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    Click here for Peter's written review of the film from March 2020

    • 1 hr 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

shebfb ,

A breath of fresh air

It’s so refreshing to hear two guys who actually seem to love horror movies...in a sea of other horror podcasts that simply exist to scoff at them or slag them off. Always a joy the listen to. Keep up the good work!

GORETASTIC666 ,

Fizz bang, what a podcast

As a huge Hellraiser fan, I really like their other Hellraiser podcast and this is equally as good. The hosts take a welcomed deep dive into the best horror movies out there. I love listening to podcasts where the hosts share the love for horror movies, and this is one of those podcasts. Lovely stuff

CassiusChrome ,

Fantastic

Being a huge fan of the brilliant Hellraiser Podcast this was always going on my playlist and I was not disappointed. Peter and Phil really have a passion for all things horror. The episodes are a great and balanced mix of their views, clips and behind the scenes info. Keep them coming guys. I can’t get enough.

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