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Horror Movie Survival Guide is a weekly podcast where two unlikely gorehounds and long time chums, one a hardcore horror fan with a notebook to prove it, and the other finally coming out of the creepy horror fandom closet - watch and talk about horror film from a survival point of view. We ask the question - how can *we* end up as the final girl? Join Julia Marchese and Teri Gamble as we take a deep dive into everything from OG horror to newly released films (but preferably classics on VHS). We'll talk about obscure details that no one else notices, spin off into alternate casting universes, crush on some foxy, dodgy fellows (and creepy uncles), and arm ourselves with the knowledge necessary to become The Final Girl.

Horror Movie Survival Guide Julia Marchese and Teri Gamble

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    • 4.7 • 90 Ratings

Horror Movie Survival Guide is a weekly podcast where two unlikely gorehounds and long time chums, one a hardcore horror fan with a notebook to prove it, and the other finally coming out of the creepy horror fandom closet - watch and talk about horror film from a survival point of view. We ask the question - how can *we* end up as the final girl? Join Julia Marchese and Teri Gamble as we take a deep dive into everything from OG horror to newly released films (but preferably classics on VHS). We'll talk about obscure details that no one else notices, spin off into alternate casting universes, crush on some foxy, dodgy fellows (and creepy uncles), and arm ourselves with the knowledge necessary to become The Final Girl.

    Saw - "Perverted Little Psychopath"

    Saw - "Perverted Little Psychopath"

    Saw - "Perverted Little Psychopath" 
    We are tackling some "horror blockbusters" for you this month as we countdown to Halloween! We are kicking off this round with James Wan's jigsaw juggernaut... SAW (2004). 
    A killer obsessed with puzzles and on a mission to make people truly appreciate being alive...by making them make the most torturous choices. Starring Cary Elwes, as we wish, Danny Glover and the co-writer Leigh Whannell in the ultimate escape room movie! 
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    • 43 min
    One Cut of the Dead - "This is true filmmaking."

    One Cut of the Dead - "This is true filmmaking."

    One Cut of the Dead - "This is true filmmaking." 
    If you have seen this film already read on....if you have not. Stop. 
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    GO WATCH IT.
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    Ok...did you watch it. 
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    For real...? We'll wait. 
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    Ok so this week we watched the delightful ONE CUT OF THE DEAD (2017) from Japan! This film is written and directed by  Shin'ichirô Ueda. This love letter to "true filmmaking" and family was so fun to watch from beginning to end. We know we are an all spoilers all the time show, but we wanted to make sure that you got a chance to enjoy this one without us giving away the fun surprises this film has in store for you. 
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    • 40 min
    Night Watch (Ночной Дозор) - "Drunk on Blood"

    Night Watch (Ночной Дозор) - "Drunk on Blood"

    So excited to watch one of Julia's favorite films - set in one of Teri's favorite places -Moscow, Russia! This week's film is NIGHT WATCH (Ночной Дозор) (2004) is a fantasy-thriller written and directed by Timur Bekmambetov about an ultimate battle between the light and dark based on a novel by Sergey Lukyanenko. 
    Stellar performances across the board by this cast lead by Konstantin Khabenkiy as your new favorite unlikely anti-hero who gets caught smack dab in the middle of the battle. 
    Do yourself a favor and watch this film first - then dig into the episode!
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    • 47 min
    HMSG Interview Tananarive Due!

    HMSG Interview Tananarive Due!

    HMSG Interview Tananarive Due!
    We here at HMSG are so lucky and honored to interview Writer, Educator, and Producer TANANARIVE DUE! Due is an award-winning author who teaches Black Horror and Afrofuturism at UCLA. She was one of the executive producers for one of our favorite documentaries HORROR NOIRE: A history of Black Horror for Shudder.  
    If you haven't watch Horror Noire yet - please do! And if you have and are ready to learn more about the History of Black Horror be sure to check out Due's class that she and her husband & collaborator Steven Barns have made available online at SunkenPlaceClass.com. Wonderful guests like Jordan Peele pop in to share their insights on the genre. 
    It was a delight to hear her insights on horror and it's social impact as we took a deep dive discussion into the new CANDYMAN (2021), directed by Nia DiCosta. We discuss the relevance of the work and how we can interact with the original with a new framework and context. 
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Bite Marks - "Everything Looks Better in a Speedo"

    Bite Marks - "Everything Looks Better in a Speedo"

    Bite Marks - "Everything Looks Better in a Speedo" 
    Inspired by our round of Lesbian Vampire movies we are exploring some Gay Vampire cinema with BITE MARKS (2011)! Written and Directed by Mark Bessenger this film is working hard to bring you some horror comedy with lots of one-liners and references to some of our favorite vampire movies like the iconic Fright Night. Groans and moans await you...you may be too cool for this one, Brewster!
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    • 36 min
    Sinister - "I'll make you famous again."

    Sinister - "I'll make you famous again."

    Sinister - "I'll make you famous again." 
    Special request from one of our dear friends Becky D' Anna! We couldn't believe that Julia & Teri had both not seen this one since it stars one of their favorite actors! ETHAN HAWKE!
    A writer on a mission to become famous beyond his past successes enters into a world that he is not ready to believe. A SINISTER world indeed - of murders, curses and denial...
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    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
90 Ratings

90 Ratings

crazystarwarsfanboy ,

5 stars

Horror movie fanboy on Twitter here praising this fun horror movie podcast. I love this idea of going back through all the movies y’all watched in college. Great podcast.

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Fun podcast

A lot of great content... but, I miss Marion :(

peprmintappl ,

🔪🪓🩸just horror-ble fun

The short of it: I love the commentary, the different perspectives of some of my favorite horror movies, and the factoids.
Keep the episodes coming!

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