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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!

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    • 5.0 • 21 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 15: The Thing (1982) - Dirty Drawers and Icy Paws

    Episode 15: The Thing (1982) - Dirty Drawers and Icy Paws

    Peter and Phil take a deep dive into John Carpenter's classic sci-fi horror The Thing. There's a lot to unpack here - who is The Thing? How does someone become The Thing? Would you know if you were The Thing? There are a lot of different theories about this movie, and we talk about most of them. We also go into the story, characters, and the phenomenal special effects that make this a stunning watch.
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    • 1 hr 57 min
    End of Year 1 Special!

    End of Year 1 Special!

    We have a geekout chat about the first year of our podcast with some listener feedback from you lovely folk. We discuss favourite horror films, favourite non-horror films, what we're going to do in the future and answer some of your questions. How far is too far? When was the last time a movie genuinely scared us? Just why do we like to be frightened in the first place? Topics range far in a fun sprawling way - John Carpenter, Peter Jackson, the Terminator and Alien franchises, Stephen King's IT (all versions of IT), favourite kills and much much more. Join us! 
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    • 57 min
    Episode 14: It Follows (2014) - Sex Terminator

    Episode 14: It Follows (2014) - Sex Terminator

    We discuss the 2014 supernatural horror movie It Follows, written and directed by David Robert Mitchell. Due to the deliberate ambiguity of the film we have a lot to unpack - all the ins and outs and various possibilities that the story throws up. What is It? Why is It following? How do you get rid of it? What would you do if it was passed on to you? We also go through a few clever intricate things sprinkled throughout that you may not have noticed on your first watch. What did you think of It Follows? Let us know. 
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    • 1 hr 47 min
    Episode 13: Black Christmas (1974) - Billy No Mates

    Episode 13: Black Christmas (1974) - Billy No Mates

    Hey Agnes! It's me, Billy. To get you all in the festive mood Peter & Phil discuss the classic 1974 slasher movie Black Christmas. Just who is Billy? Why is that guy from 2001: A Space Odyssey smashing up a piano? Why is everyone drinking so much? Is that Lois Lane?!? We talk through the movie, characters, behind the scenes stories and the film's place as possibly the very first slasher movie. Also Peter really loves it and gets quite defensive at times. 
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    • 1 hr 15 min
    Bonus Episode: Ghostwatch (1992) - The BBC's Scary Glory Hole

    Bonus Episode: Ghostwatch (1992) - The BBC's Scary Glory Hole

    Our first listener request episode - we discuss the infamous BBC TV movie Ghostwatch from Halloween night 1992, which was presented as a live broadcast from a haunted house. Join Peter, Phil and Pipes the ghost at 41 Foxhill Drive, Northolt as we talk through just why the film was so effective, terrifying a nation and resulting in 30,000 complaints to the BBC resulting in it never being repeated and not even being available for home viewing for 20 years. We discuss the story, presenters, the many sightings of Pipes throughout and our own personal experiences and feelings about it - having finally seen the whole thing! And now, back to you in the studio ...
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    • 1 hr 25 min
    Episode 12: The Fly (1986) - Pretty Spry for a Fly Guy

    Episode 12: The Fly (1986) - Pretty Spry for a Fly Guy

    We discuss the wonderful David Cronenberg sci-fi body horror The Fly from 1986. We go through behind the scenes stories, differences between the movie and the original short story from 1957 (and the original movie from 1958), and the story, actors, music, makeup, special effects and anything else we can think of to gush about. (We like this film very much) Grab your favourite baboon and jump in a telepod with us and Brundlefly as we discuss insect politics. 
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    • 1 hr 56 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 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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