156 episodes

A deep dive into the half-price horror rack of the local used bookstore, coming away with classics, cult treasures, and the strangest stories the genre has to offer.

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    • TV & Film
    • 4.6 • 10 Ratings

A deep dive into the half-price horror rack of the local used bookstore, coming away with classics, cult treasures, and the strangest stories the genre has to offer.

    Black Christmas (1974)

    Black Christmas (1974)

    Time to begin 'Christmas in July', as we take a look at one of the earliest examples of holiday horror and a major influence on the slasher genre. There's a killer stalking campus over Winter Break, and nobody knows their identity... but they're getting troubling phone calls from someone referencing "Billy". And people are disappearing.

    • 53 min
    The Ring (2002)

    The Ring (2002)

    Every so often a movie comes along that traumatizes an entire generation. The 70s had 'The Exorcist' and 'Jaws', the 80s had pretty much the entire Indiana Jones trilogy, the 90s had the velociraptors from 'Jurassic Park'... and if you were the right age in 2002, you will always remember Samara Morgan and the seven days you spent in taut, tense fear after watching 'The Ring'. So let's unburden that collective trauma by going over the film together, shall we?

    • 1 hr
    The Changeling (1980)

    The Changeling (1980)

    Before 'The Conjuring', before 'Insidious', before 'The Ring' and 'Poltergeist' and a host of films about the supernatural, George C Scott starred in a mournful, elegant film about a grieving father confronted by a vengeful ghost. And what vengeance does it want? Come along with Half Price Horror and find out!

    • 43 min
    Riding the Bullet (2004)

    Riding the Bullet (2004)

    Mick Garris is well known as one of Stephen King's go-to directors for adaptations of his work. But some of those adaptations are more famous than others, and this is definitely one of the lesser-known King films. And why might that be? Well, let's take a look and find out!

    • 45 min
    The Dead Don't Die (2019)

    The Dead Don't Die (2019)

    What do you get when you combine Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton, Carol Kane, Adam Driver, Iggy Pop, Tom Waits, Chloe Sevigny, the RZA, Danny Glover, Austin Butler, Selena Gomez, Steve Buscemi, Rosie Perez, Caleb Landry Jones, Larry Fessenden, Sturgill Simpson, and a whole horde of marauding, flesh-eating zombies? You get a dry, deadpan, uniquely Jarmuschian horror-comedy, 2019's 'The Dead Don't Die', and Half Price Horror has a LOT to say about it.

    • 53 min
    The Blob (1958)

    The Blob (1958)

    Back when I was six years old, my parents went to the new-fangled "video stores" that were just becoming popular in the early 80s and rented one of their favorite silly, cheesy sci-fi horror movies to play in their new "VCR" for their kids. I'd been scared by films before, but this was the first time I watched a horror movie and it changed me forever. So join me for my 150th episode, gentle listeners, as I discuss the impact of my first scary movie... 1958's 'The Blob'.

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

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10 Ratings

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Don’t Miss This

I have anxiety, so listening to him talk about the movies I’m mostly too scared to watch is comforting. His voice is nice too. 🥰

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A fun and original horror gem

I stumbled upon HPH a little while ago and I’m glad I did. John brings one of the most unique angles to horror podcasting I’ve ever heard. He is witty and will keep you entertained the whole way. This show is not to be missed.

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Came for the Masque of the Red Death

It was exactly what I’d hoped for. Thank you for doing this work!

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