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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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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 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
    Episode 11: Halloween (1978) - Dog Leg Buffet

    Episode 11: Halloween (1978) - Dog Leg Buffet

    Happy Halloween! We discuss John Carpenter's classic Halloween, the movie that catapulted the slasher genre into the mainstream. Join Peter, Phil, Laurie, Dr Loomis and Michael Myers as we go through the film, including behind the scenes stories, the cast, characters, story and we go on a couple of unplanned tangents (as usual!). We also randomly reference Stephen King's IT 3 times for some reason. Pop on a Captain Kirk mask, pull up a dog leg to chew on and join us. 
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    • 1 hr 31 min
    Episode 10: Paranormal Activity (2007) - Pavlov's Rumble

    Episode 10: Paranormal Activity (2007) - Pavlov's Rumble

    We discuss the found footage box office smash Paranormal Activity directed by Oren Peli. During the chat we talk about what makes the film so scary, how it was filmed, and the long road from shooting it to getting it released. Also Phil talks about his own real life (possibly) paranormal experiences and Peter makes a very bold statement about his personal feelings about this movie. Enjoy!
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    • 1 hr 41 min
    Episode 9: The Descent (2005) - Creepy Crawlers?

    Episode 9: The Descent (2005) - Creepy Crawlers?

    We discuss Neil Marshall's fantastic and very scary movie The Descent. Join us in a terrifying cave system as we go spelunking with six very tough ladies and possibly something else. Warning - if you've never seen the film we seriously recommend you watch it before listening to this - ideally knowing as little as you can about it. But then definitely listen to this after that. 
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    • 1 hr 28 min
    Episode 8: Child's Play (1988) - Good Guys Finish Last

    Episode 8: Child's Play (1988) - Good Guys Finish Last

    Hi! We're Peter & Phil - and we're your friends to the end. We talk through Tom Holland's Child's Play from 1988, created from a story and screenplay by Don Mancini. We discuss the story, the actors, and of course the amazing Chucky puppet (or to be precise, the many Chucky puppets) created by Kevin Yagher. Wanna play? 
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    • 1 hr 22 min
    Episode 7: Jaws (1975) - Jumping the Shark

    Episode 7: Jaws (1975) - Jumping the Shark

    We discuss the magnificent Steven Spielberg movie Jaws from 1975. From the beginnings of the story, John Williams' iconic score, through the terrifying shark attacks to the famously difficult ocean shoot. And of course the age old question - is Jaws a horror movie? 
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    • 1 hr 59 min

Customer Reviews

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12 Ratings

12 Ratings

K Stewart ,

More great stuff from this duo

I followed these guys over to this pod from their brilliant Hellraiser podcast, and I'm over the moon happy to see them broaden the scope of the horror they look at (as they do such a bang up job talking about Hellraiser and Hellraiser-related stuff). I really like how they work their way through the plot of a movie, but also talk about the themes, production tidbits, and all the rest. They aren't the first show to do this, but of the shows I listen to they do this approach the best.

This is also a very pleasant show to listen to. The guys have very pleasant voices, and a chipper tone, that I just find very pleasing to the ear. This instantly became one of my fav podcasts, horror related or otherwise.

Rarley ,

Wonderful Horror Podcast

These guys are really great at discussing horror. I’ve been a fan since I found their Hellraiser podcast a few years ago and was very happy to find that they have branched out to discuss these amazing films. Keep up the great work gentlemen!

Thrilled about this podcast! ,

Rokurokubi

When I learned that the hosts of Hellraiser podcast had started Horror Movie Maniacs, I was ecstatic! Peter and Phil are incredibly charming and enjoyable hosts, and I love their in-depth discussions on horror films. This is already on my list of favorite horror podcasts. Thank you guys for serving up such wonderful entertainment, and please keep it up. I can’t wait to see what films you cover in future episodes!

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