164 episodes

Horror Movie Talk is an opinionated and accidentally funny horror movie review show. Your panel of expert hosts each week are Dr. Bryce Hanson who holds a PHD in Spookology and, and Prof. David Day, the foremost expert in Scare-no-no’s. New theatrical releases always get priority, but we also review older horror movies both good and horror-ble.

Horror Movie Tal‪k‬ Horror Movie Talk: Horror Movie Review

    • Film Reviews
    • 4.6 • 308 Ratings

Horror Movie Talk is an opinionated and accidentally funny horror movie review show. Your panel of expert hosts each week are Dr. Bryce Hanson who holds a PHD in Spookology and, and Prof. David Day, the foremost expert in Scare-no-no’s. New theatrical releases always get priority, but we also review older horror movies both good and horror-ble.

    Society Review

    Society Review

    Society is gory goopy 80s fun. This film should be at the top of your watch list if you are a fan of body horror.















    * (1:10) - Intro* (4:41) - Trailer* (6:50) - Synopsis* (7:20) - Review* (11:28) - Score* (27:36) - Spoilers* (59:52) - Horror Movie Whooores* (1:25:08) - Outro







    @dgoebel00 on Instagram provided this amazing artwork. Follow him and check out his website.









    https://youtu.be/inrBU8juGI8









    Society can be found streaming on Amazon Prime and Tubi for free, and for rent everywhere else.







    Synopsis







    Society is about 17 year old Bill Whitney (Billy Warlock) who has a sneaking suspicion that something is strange about his upper class family. Plagued by grotesque visions, he turns to his therapist for answers, but is reassured that he is just hallucinating. His suspicions don’t go away, and a series of freak accidents follow him whenever he is close to getting answers. In the end, he gets more Society than he bargained for.







    Society Poster







    Review of Society







    Society is probably one of the most well known body horror movies because of the last 30 minutes.If you want goopy eighties body horror, this is your movie, but be advised that you can probably skip the first hour. This is a movie that feels like it could have been a short film. There is really nothing going on in the first hour other than a teenager feeling suspicious. Overall, it’s goofy and tasteless fun, but I just wish there was more to it.







    Score







    6/10























    SocietyWatch it nowBuy Now











    Get 20% Off + Free Shipping, with the code HMT at Manscaped.com







    Get 13% Off your order at NightChannels.com when you use code HMT at checkout.

    • 1 hr 30 min
    My Bloody Valentine (1981) Review

    My Bloody Valentine (1981) Review

    My Bloody Valentine is another slasher from the early slasher days, where the formula is generic, the kills are frequent, and there's probably a boob floating around out there for the dudes in the audience.















    * (1:08) - Intro* (11:19) - Trailer* (13:30) - Synopsis* (16:20) - Review* (21:41) - Score* (30:44) - Spoilers* (1:12:45) - Horror Movie Whooores * (1:38:46) - It Came From Social Media* (1:46:10) - Outro







    @dgoebel00 on Instagram provided this amazing artwork. Follow him and check out his website.









    https://youtu.be/YYHWUP_FKQU









    Synopsis







    My Bloody Valentine is the story of a small mining town in the rural US in the early 80’s. This town is celebrating Valentines day for the first time in 20 years. 







    The town is full of young couples who plan on partying during their new Valentines celebration. 















    But everyone seems to have forgotten the reason why this town didn’t celebrate Valentines, because on this day many years ago there was a terrible min accident that left a man named Harry Warden crazy and seeking revenge every February 14th.







    Everyone ends up with more candy hearts than they bargained for.







    Review







    My Bloody Valentine got in near the ground floor of the slasher craze in 1981. This is the same year that Friday the 13th Part 2 and Halloween 2 were released. 







    It was directed by George Mihalka, and manages to be a better than average slasher.







    My Bloody Valentine has a few things going for it:







    * Interesting setting* Decent acting* Fun characters* Good budget* Unique villain











    Watch My Bloody ValentineWatch on AmazonBuy Now























    Unfortunately it just doesn’t set itself apart from the vast array of other slashers very well. For it’s time it was a head above the rest of the competition, and probably one of the most notable slashers behind the big boys. 







    However, today My Bloody Valentine just doesn’t have any memorable moments that make it undeniable. Sleepaway Camp is so over the top and crazy with the pedophiles, and shocking conclusion that it stakes out a spot in your memory. My Bloody Valentine is full of nostalgia, but that’s not enough.







    Score







    5/10







    Get 20% Off + Free Shipping, with the code HMT at Manscaped.com

    • 1 hr 50 min
    Saint Maud Review

    Saint Maud Review

    We went and saw Saint Maud, and Oh god, Oh God, Oh gooood!















    * (1:08) - Intro* (6:04) - Trailer* (9:23) - Synopsis* (10:24) - Review* (21:37) - Score* (31:27) - Spoilers* (1:23:18) - It Came From Social Media* (1:35:25) - Horror Movie Whooores* (1:51:57) - Outro







    @dgoebel00 on Instagram provided this amazing artwork. Follow him and check out his website.









    https://youtu.be/EXs2-TY9qok









    Saint Maud can be found on Epix streaming and on Region b/2 bluray.







    Synopsis







    Saint Maud is about a devout christian English nurse named Maud played by Morfydd Clark, who takes a job as an in house hospice nurse for an American ex-pat Amanda, played by Jennifer Ehle. Amanda is an ex-dancer/choreographer of some fame, that still holding onto as much drama and vanity as she can in her final moments. Maud becomes enamoured with Amanda and quickly takes her on as her personal project to save her soul before she dies. 







    Maud starts off looking like a typical naive, but earnest believer, but soon is eventually revealed as a dangerously unhinged zealot. 















    Review of Saint Maud







    This is my type of movie. It’s another film suggested by hard f****r Dustin Goebel. 







    It is the best example of a slow burn. While not the same thing at all, this is the infinitely better version of “I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House”. Unlike the aforementioned, the pacing is excellent. There is plenty of room given for character development and for things to unfold in a very natural way. Without much hand holding, you are given everything you need to know to unravel the puzzle that is Maud. If it weren’t for a couple disturbing flashbacks in the beginning of the film, you would never expect that this would be a horror movie. 







    It really is impressive how off balance this film kept me. It felt like it could have gone in dozens of different directions. I think I would have been satisfied with any of them, because I was thoroughly on-board by the mid point of the movie. The last act really ups the tension because of the uncertainty of how it is going to end, and when it comes it is deeply disturbing and satisfying. I highly recommend seeing this movie. It’s up there with anything by Ari Aster or Robert Eggars.







    Score







    10/10























    Saint MaudWatch it nowBuy Now











    Get 20% Off + Free Shipping, with the code HMT at a href="https://linkprotect.cudasvc.com/url?a=https%3a%2f%2fManscaped.com&c=E,1,

    • 1 hr 57 min
    Pieces Review

    Pieces Review

    We watched Pieces on Shudder, and it was a fun if extremely dated slasher from 1982. It’s got intensely awkward scenes, lots of nudity, and is the ultimate form of copycat slasher b******t. Listen to Horror Movie Talk’s take on this fun and puzzling slasher.























    Pieces can be found on Shudder and Amazon.







    Watch the trailer for Pieces:









    https://youtu.be/S1cnjEAZOjk









    Pieces starts with a young boy putting a smutty puzzle together. His mom walks in on him fiddling around with this puzzle and does what any good mom would do; she flips out. The boy leaves and comes back within ten seconds wielding an ax that he uses to murder the bejesus out of his mom. This supposedly happens in the 1940s, which is weird because I don’t know for sure, but I imagine it was remarkably hard to get your hands on a smut puzzle from the ’80s in the ’40s.







    We fast forward in time 40 years to a university that is

    having some issues with a grizzly series of chainsaw murders. The movie

    transforms into a who done it with plenty of potential suspects that could be

    the shadowy killer who seemingly only targets attractive, naked co-eds.







    Pieces wants to be a fun, funny, cult slasher, and to some extent it is. It tried so hard to cash in on the early slasher craze that it actually ends up being a fun, funny, cult slasher because of how hard it falls on its face. It is good because it’s bad, and it’s funny because it’s not. Gratuitousness and bad irony are what rules the day in Pieces, and I had a pretty fun time watching this.







    My Rating







    3/10







    On paper, this movie

    is a solid 2/10, but somehow, through

    silly b******t and charm, it edges it’s way up into a pretty watchable piece of

    camp fun.







    Spoiler for Pieces







    In the opening where the little boy kills his mom, the goof-factor is already off the charts.

    How did this boy make it to ten years old without already killing his mom? So

    much about this scene is silly that I immediately knew I was in for a good

    time.







    When the police entered the room where the boy murdered his mother, they found her severed head in the

    closet, and I laughed out loud at how alive the actor who played his mother was

    behind that dresser. I think I saw her eyes move.







    Cutting up your mom really can take it out of you.







    The stars of Pieces are all B movie and TV actors, with the only two actors of any real note being Lynda Day George (Mary Riggs, the hot undercover cop/tennis player) and Christopher George (Lt. Bracken who looks an awful lot like a young Roger Moore).







    There was a lot of audio dubbing and voice over work in this movie, which was distracting at first, but after some time it just added to the campiness of it.

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Young Frankenstein Review

    Young Frankenstein Review

    This week we rewatched Mel Brooks’ comedy horror masterpiece, Young Frankenstein, and with the recent passing of Cloris Leachman, I’m starting to think that the cast are immortal warriors battling until the last man standing ala Highlander. It looks like Gene Hackman and Terry Garr are setting their sights on each other.















    * (1:23) - Intro* (7:01) - Trailer* (10:28) - Synopsis* (12:04) - Review* (22:03) - Score* (31:54) - Spoilers* (1:15:25) - Final Recommendations* (1:16:23) - Frankenstein or Porno* (1:29:27) - Horror Movie Whooores* (1:47:10) - Outro







    @dgoebel00 on Instagram provided this amazing artwork. Follow him and check out his website.







    Finally we review a comedy horror classic. Next up, Dracula, Dead and Loving It.









    https://youtu.be/ZL9Q_0JtMNA









    It can inexplicably only be found on Starz subscription as of this recording.







    Young Frankenstein Synopsis







    Young Frankenstein is a satire remake of the Universal Frankenstein movies. It stars Gene Wilder as Frederick Frankenstein, the grandson of the infamous mad scientist Victor Frankenstein that created a monster out of dead flesh. This YOUNGER Frankenstein, seeks to distance himself from the infamy of his family, but finds himself being driven by destiny to follow in his grandfather's Vootshteps. Along the way he is assisted by Marty Feldman as Igor the stock minion that comes with his family castle, Cloris Leachman as Frau Blucher the housekeeper, and Terri Garr as Inga the lab assistant. The cast is rounded out by Frankenstein’s fiancee Elizabeth played by Madeline Kahn and the monster played by Peter Boyle. 







    Young Frankenstein is a loving homage to the Universal horror movies of the 30’s and a lot of care is taken to match the look and feel of the original Frankenstein. But more to the point, the film is a platform to make dick jokes while playing on man’s greatest fear: Germans.















    Review of Young Frankenstein







    Mel Brooks, who directed and cowrote with Wilder sees Young Franknestein as his best film, and third funniest behind Blazing Saddles and The Producers (Both starring Gene Wilder coincidentally). I would agree with that. As an homage to black and white gothic horror, and specifically the 1931 original, this film hits dead center on target. However, a resulting downside is that the pacing matches the slow and measured progression of its source material. 







    The cast of Young Frankenstein is perfect, and each are excellent comedians in their own rights, but Gene Wilder stands head and shoulders above the rest of the cast with a pitch perfect mad scientist that swings from mania to bottled rage. Watching him in this film is a master class on silence and timing in comedy.







    There are a ton of jokes and gags, that are as funny and juvenile as you would expect from any Brooks film, but most of the laughs come from the line delivery and reactions of the amazing cast.







    Score







    9/10











    a target="_blank" href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00LN9U46C/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B00LN9U46C&linkCode=as2&tag...

    • 1 hr 51 min
    The Dark and the Wicked Review

    The Dark and the Wicked Review

    We have been told that we needed to see The Dark and the Wicked by several of our friends and listeners, and I can see why. This is a scary movie if paranormal subject matter is your thing.















    @dgoebel00 on Instagram provided this amazing artwork. Follow him and check out his website.







    * (0:46) - Intro* (8:39) -Synopsis* (9:57) -Review* (17:30) -Score* (25:20) -Spoilers* (1:14:55) - Final Recommendations* (1:18:05) - Frankie MacDonald or Horror Movie* (1:33:05) -Outro











    Watch The Dark and The WickedWatch on AmazonClick Here to Watch

























    https://youtu.be/Hk1mVaGq_t0









    Synopsis







    The Dark and the Wicked is the story of a family of grown, adult children Louise (Marin Ireland) and Michael (Michael Abbott Jr.), and their aging parents. 







    Their mother (Julie Oliver-Touchstone) has been taking care of their father (Michael Zagst) whose health is failing leaving him non-responsive and bedridden. Mom has also been doing her best to take care of the family farm, in an unmentioned American rural area somewhere in the heartland.







    The kids are back at home trying to help their mother with the care of their ailing father.







    Mom seems to be haunted by something that creeps onto the property at night, and begs her children to leave.







    As the story progresses we begin to learn about the family’s lack of faith and everyone gets more dark and wicked shit than they bargained for.















    Review







    This movie was Directed by Bryan Bertino, who was the writer and director for The Strangers and Producer for The Blackcoat's Daughter, this is similar and ambiance to those movies. It was released in November of 2020.







    The Dark and the Wicked is a serious movie that doesn’t offer a lot in the way of light moments or levity of any kind. It starts serious and spooky, and does a good job of keeping that ramp going until the end. It felt a lot like The Lodge from 2020, in it's super serious tone.







    The settings are bleak and run-down, and the characters are sad and in a state of mourning almost constantly. Add to that, there is something that seems to be preying on this family and trying to tear them apart, and you have a movie that might not be for everyone.







    With that being said, we here at HMT are pretty jaded but this set my spook detector off more than a few times. 







    The imagery is disturbing.

    • 1 hr 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
308 Ratings

308 Ratings

ItsJDeezy ,

Fun Times

This is a super fun podcast to listen to. I’m a huge horror fan and have made my way through a few horror movie podcasts before settling on calling this one my “go-to”. Bryce and David bring unique enough perspectives to each movie that the discussions are interesting and at the very least fun. With their opinions, they try to be objective as possible but at the end of the day don’t take themselves too seriously and are just a couple of relatable super nerds dishing about movies.

JohnnyG922 ,

Absolutely Worth a Listen

Incredibly enjoyable show, it’s a great way to find out if a movie you’ve been meaning to see is worth your time! Sleepaway camp episode is gold and this podcast can reinforce your love for good (and bad) movies. Perhaps the best quality of the show is that Bryce and David can appreciate the better qualities in shallow movies unlike official movie critics but know an egregiously bad movie when they see one. Keep making great and entertaining content! Many episodes of this show I want to share with my friends based on the genuinely funny critiques of these movies.

HaleyRose531 ,

Great Podcast

Great podcast. David is the real life nick miller from new girl.

Top Podcasts In Film Reviews

Listeners Also Subscribed To