320 episodes

Welcome horror fans! The Evolution of Horror is a weekly movie discussion podcast that covers the history of horror cinema, one sub-genre at a time. From Universal Monsters to 80s slashers, from Alfred Hitchcock to Jordan Peele, we've got it covered! Each week, host Mike Muncer is joined by a different guest from the world of horror to discuss a movie in depth and its place in horror history.

The Evolution of Horror Mike Muncer

    • TV & Film
    • 4.5 • 28 Ratings

Welcome horror fans! The Evolution of Horror is a weekly movie discussion podcast that covers the history of horror cinema, one sub-genre at a time. From Universal Monsters to 80s slashers, from Alfred Hitchcock to Jordan Peele, we've got it covered! Each week, host Mike Muncer is joined by a different guest from the world of horror to discuss a movie in depth and its place in horror history.

    NATURE BITES BACK! Pt 12 - 70s Animal Attacks!

    NATURE BITES BACK! Pt 12 - 70s Animal Attacks!

    This week Stacie Ponder joins Mike to discuss the wave of animal attack b-movies from the 1970s, including FROGS, SQUIRM, ANTS!, KINGDOM OF THE SPIDERS and many more...enjoy!
    Hosted, Produced and Edited by Mike Muncer
    Music by Jack Whitney. 
    Artwork by Mike Lee-Graham
    Big thank you to Mary Wild for this week's 'Wild About Horror' segment! Sign up to Mary's Patreon! 
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    • 2 hrs 1 min
    Longlegs (2024)

    Longlegs (2024)

    It's been marketed as the scariest film in years...but does it live up to the hype? Mike talks to director Oz Perkins about making the film, before Becky Darke drops in to discuss Longlegs in spoilerific depth...
    Hosted, Produced and Edited by Mike Muncer
    Music by Jack Whitney. 
    Artwork by Mike Lee-Graham
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    • 1 hr 34 min
    NATURE BITES BACK! Pt 11: Jaws Sequels (1978 - 1987)

    NATURE BITES BACK! Pt 11: Jaws Sequels (1978 - 1987)

    This time it's personal! Mike is joined by comedian and presenter Susan Calman to discuss the three hilariously uneven Jaws sequels...JAWS 2 (1978), JAWS 3D (1983) and JAWS: THE REVENGE (1987). 
    Hosted, Produced and Edited by Mike Muncer
    Music by Jack Whitney. 
    Artwork by Mike Lee-Graham
    Visit our website www.evolutionofhorror.com 
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    • 2 hrs 1 min
    NATURE BITES BACK! Pt 10: Jaws (1975)

    NATURE BITES BACK! Pt 10: Jaws (1975)

    Happy 4th July! In this week's monster-sized episode, Becky Darke joins Mike to discuss one of the most beloved animal-attack movies of all time...JAWS! 
    Hosted, Produced and Edited by Mike Muncer
    Music by Jack Whitney. 
    Artwork by Mike Lee-Graham
    Big thank you to Mary Wild for this week's 'Wild About Horror' segment! Sign up to Mary's Patreon! 
    Visit our website www.evolutionofhorror.com 
    Buy tickets for our UPCOMING SCREENINGS & EVENTS
    Buy yourself some brand new EOH MERCH!
    Subscribe and donate on PATREON for bonus monthly content and extra treats...
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    • 2 hrs 35 min
    NATURE BITES BACK! Pt 9: Long Weekend (1978) & Razorback (1984)

    NATURE BITES BACK! Pt 9: Long Weekend (1978) & Razorback (1984)

    This week we stay down under as Lindsay Hallam joins Mike to discuss two Ozsploitation bangers...Colin Egglestone's Long Weekend and Russell Mulcahy's Razoarback...
    Hosted, Produced and Edited by Mike Muncer
    Music by Jack Whitney. 
    Artwork by Mike Lee-Graham
    Big thank you to Mary Wild for this week's 'Wild About Horror' segment! Sign up to Mary's Patreon! 
    Visit our website www.evolutionofhorror.com 
    Buy tickets for our UPCOMING SCREENINGS & EVENTS
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    Mike Muncer is a producer, podcaster and film journalist and can be found on TWITTER
     

    • 1 hr 55 min
    NATURE BITES BACK! Pt 8 - Wake In Fright (1971) & Picnic At Hanging Rock (1975)

    NATURE BITES BACK! Pt 8 - Wake In Fright (1971) & Picnic At Hanging Rock (1975)

    CRIKEY! This week we venture down under to discuss two creepy, shocking, Australian masterpieces! Jamie Graham joins Mike to discuss WAKE IN FRIGHT (1971) and PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK (1975). 
    Content warning: Wake in Fright contains depictions of animal cruelty 
    Hosted, Produced and Edited by Mike Muncer
    Music by Jack Whitney. 
    Artwork by Mike Lee-Graham
    Big thank you to Mary Wild for this week's 'Wild About Horror' segment! Sign up to Mary's Patreon! 
    Visit our website www.evolutionofhorror.com 
    Buy tickets for our UPCOMING SCREENINGS & EVENTS
    Buy yourself some brand new EOH MERCH!
    Subscribe and donate on PATREON for bonus monthly content and extra treats...
    www.patreon.com/evolutionofhorror 
    Email us! 
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    Join the DISCUSSION GROUP
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    Mike Muncer is a producer, podcaster and film journalist and can be found on TWITTER
     

    • 1 hr 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

frankpower1973 ,

A true fan’s podcast

This is a wonderful series, both for the hardcore horror fan, and for someone just dipping their toe into the water. The week by week, “spoiler-ific” approach can be listened to just for fun, but really rewarded those who have watched the films in advance - done their homework, as it were - and gives a genuine education into not just genre cinema, but the history in cinema more broadly. It’s hard to say what’s best about the series, as it offers so much, but I’d flag two aspects I’ve particularly enjoyed. Firstly, the conversations about the films really enhance the enjoyment after watching. The discussion of Hereditary, for example, was precisely what I needed immediately after watching that unique film - it felt like I was participating in a discussion over a drink in the pub beside the cinema just after emerging, shaken, from the screen. But, above all else, I think, it’s Mike’s wonderful and endearing combination of humility and enthusiasm when talking about the films - even the dodgy ones - with the guests that continues to draw me in. My favorite podcast, and long may it continue.

GH777 ,

A recent discovery!

I only stumbled upon this podcast during the pandemic. What a find. It’s probably my favourite horror pod. I’m still working my through the back catalogue. Mike and his guests are always passionate, knowledgeable, insightful and likeable. I’ve discovered some real gems and gained a new understanding of some old faves.

Thanks so much to everyone involved. You’ve made dog walks & cycles to work far more entertaining than they have a right to be.

Little Red Teapot ,

New horror fan

Never considered myself a horror movie fan... until now. I'm still learning about the genre but what a fun journey of discovery it has been! This podcast is very easy to listen to while also thought provoking. Very interesting guests give lots of insight into classic and newer movies. A massive kudos to Mike for running the show with honesty and integrity.

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