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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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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.

    HMSG Interview Damien Leone & David Howard Thornton! - "Terrifer 2"

    HMSG Interview Damien Leone & David Howard Thornton! - "Terrifer 2"

    HMSG Interview Damien Leone & David Howard Thornton! - "Terrifer 2"
    Surprise!! We are thrilled to bring you this interview with the Director and Star of TERRIFIER 2 (2022)! 
    Damien Leone director, writer, and producer known for writing and directing the films All Hallows' Eve (2013), Terrifier (2016), and Terrifier 2 (2022), each of which feature his character Art the Clown  played hauntingly by our other guest - actor - David Howard Thornton!
    Proceed with caution some SPOILERS await you in the second half of this conversation - listen if you dare!!!
    We hope you enjoy this conversation about the making of the scariest clown franchise in cinema!

    Photo Credit
    David Howard Thornton as Art the Clown in the horror film, TERRIFIER 2, a CINEDIGM release. Photo courtesy of CINEDIGM.
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    HMSG Interview Elyse Willems! "The Vigil"

    HMSG Interview Elyse Willems! "The Vigil"

    HMSG Interview Elyse Willems! "The Vigil" 
    We are so excited to have another wonderful guest on the show this week - Elyse Willems a writer, producer, podcaster, performer, and creative based in Los Angeles, California. Born and raised in exotic Toronto, Canada, a snowy wonderland known for molding and churning out funny weirdos, Elyse shines in any situation where she can don a mustache and wig.
    Her career in entertainment and games media spans nearly a decade-  during which Elyse has been featured in content across Geek & Sundry, College Humor, Smosh, YouTube, Kinda Funny, GameStop, RocketJump, Buzzfeed, Schmoedown, Comedy Central, IGN, Fine Bros React, Bleeding Cool News, Hyper RPG and more.
    In October 2020 Elyse’s first published book, A Night in Halloween House, a nostalgic holiday adventure for young readers, reached #1 in Children’s New Halloween Releases and Children’s Spine-Chilling Horror in Amazon Books.
    We discuss the film THE VIGIL (2019) - a Jewish horror film that wrestles with questions of faith and community through the lens of a young man who has recently left his Orthodox community. 
    We hope you enjoy this fun conversation!
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    HMSG Interview Shannon McGrew of Nightmarish Conjurings - "Trick-r-Treat"

    HMSG Interview Shannon McGrew of Nightmarish Conjurings - "Trick-r-Treat"

    HMSG Interview Shannon McGrew of Nightmarish Conjurings - "Trick-r-Treat"
    This week we talk with Shannon McGrew about her obsession with Trick - R- Treat (2007.  Shannon is a Designer, Writer &  Film Critic - Rotten Tomatoes approved & member (OAFFC) Online Association of Female Film Critics and the  Founder of Nightmarish Conjurings - a News & media website - That covers  the weird, the terrifying, & everything in-between with breaking news, reviews, events, and so much more. 
    But, most importantly  she has one of the biggest collections of Trick - R- Treat film memorabilia out there! We talk about all the hype about the upcoming theatrical release and our favorite time of year...the spooky Halloween season!
    We hope you enjoy this fresh episode!
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    HMSG Interview Tarik Davis! "Predator 2"

    HMSG Interview Tarik Davis! "Predator 2"

    HMSG Interview Tarik Davis!  "Predator 2"
    Tarik Davis is an actor/writer/avid pop culture consumer based in New York City with a 20 year history of acting, performing improv and writing comedy. He strives to cross-pollinate performance styles and audiences in all his work. Currently you can see Tarik on The Amber Ruffin Show (two seasons available on Peacock TV) as Amber’s announcer, side kick and real life friend!
    Tarik has appeared in multiple commercials and television shows such as Late Night with Seth Meyers, Ray Donovan, Friends From College, Last Week Tonight: with John Oliver and more.
    Recently Tarik performed in the critically acclaimed Freestyle Love Supreme at the Kennedy Center and at The Booth Theater, in the Broadway run in NYC (2021) - and he hopped in for a weekend as a very special guest of the cast on their final leg of their tour at the Pasadena Playhouse - where Teri roped him into this interview!
    In early 2017, Tarik shot a six-minute comedic horror short entitled Page One along with his brothers Don P. Hooper, LeMar McLean and producer Evan Kaufman . This short is based on a full length horror / comedy script that Tarik has been working on for the past 10 years. Tarik also has and continues to write multiple shorts, sketches, monologues and articles which have been published in print and online.
    We finally got Julia to dive into the Predator universe with Tarik's iconic choice of Predator 2 (1987) starring the great Danny Glover. We discuss the alternate casting that could've drastically changed this movie and so much more!
    We hope you enjoy this fresh episode!!
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    Raw - "Finish Your Veggies."

    Raw - "Finish Your Veggies."

    RAW - "Finish Your Veggies."
    You asked for it! So we are finally biting into this rare French-Belgian treat - RAW(2016). This tale about a vet student and her family's insatiable desire to adhere to a vegan lifestyle that goes off the rails is not for the faint of heart! 
    We hope you enjoy digging into this fresh episode!
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    The Bird with the Crystal Plumage - "Bring in the Perverts!"

    The Bird with the Crystal Plumage - "Bring in the Perverts!"

    The Bird with the Crystal Plumage - "Bring in the Perverts!"

    A sumptuous treat for the senses - this week we cover the film that helped start the Giallo movement and the career of Dario Argento - his debut feature THE BIRD WITH THE CRYSTAL PLUMAGE (1970) .
    An American in Rome gets caught up in a dizzying murder mystery where things are certainly not as they seem. A debut feature that is fully formed and establishes Argento's signature style & themes!
    We hope you enjoy this fresh episode! 
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Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
94 Ratings

94 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.

Sssśśssssssssssssss ,

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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