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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.

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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.

    Poltergeist (1982) Review

    Poltergeist (1982) Review

    One of the best and most influential family-based haunted house movies. Poltergeist still holds up in terms of story and special effects.















    * (1:26) - Intro* (4:33) - Trailer* (7:05) - Synopsis* (10:17) - Review* (13:17) - Score* (25:24) - Spoilers* (1:16:23) - Final Recommendations* (1:17:38) - Remake or No Remake* (1:23:03) - Outro







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    Poltergeist Trailer









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    Synopsis







    From the director that brought you cannibalistic families in Texas, Tobe Hooper’s Poltergeist is the story of the Freeling family being tormented by an unseen force in their totally not built over a cemetery house. Just kidding, it’s obviously Spielberg’s film. The Freelings are an aggressively all american family comprised of the father Steve (Craig T. Nelson), mother Dianne (JoBeth Williams), almost non-existent teenage girl Dana (Dominique Dunne), young boy Robbie (Oliver Robins), and the littlest, and most angelic little girl, Carol Anne (Heather O'Rourke). Carol Anne starts talking to the TV, and not the wholesome Blues Clues kind of talking, more of the talking to whispers in the static kind of talking. 







    Weird occurrences start happening, at first to the delight, and then to the horror of that family when it ramps up and the house steals Carol Anne into the netherworld. 







    A Haggard Steven Freeling recruits paranormal investigators and the worlds tiniest psychic to get Carol Anne back and Exorcise the demons from their house.







    Poltergeist Poster







    Review of Poltergeist







    I am unapologetic in my love for this movie. It really is a template for family-based haunted house horror. It really has something for everyone. It’s accessible enough to general audiences that don’t want to see gore, or be constantly scared out of their gore, but it has enough scares and good special effects to satisfy most horror fanatics.







    On the scale of Ghostbusters to Exorcist, Poltergeist definitely leans more towards Ghostbusters, but it matches the quality of both in my opinion. This is another example of Spielberg being a master storyteller. There is very little fluff in this finely paced film, but there are a constant stream of little vignettes that add character, humor, or realism to the story.







    Score







    10/10















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    The Bad Seed (1956) Review

    The Bad Seed (1956) Review

    We watched The Bad Seed (1956) and it was a lot slower than I remembered it being but knowing it was a stage play first, it kind of makes sense.















    * (1:10) – Intro* (3:19) – Trailer* (6:33) – Synopsis* (7:35) – Review* (8:55) – Score* (15:35) – Spoilers* (50:30) – Stories about David and Bruce* (19:45) – HMT Whores







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    Synopsis







    The Bad Seed can be found for rent on Amazon, or anywhere you rent movies online.







    The Bad Seed is a story about a little girl, Rhoda Penmark (Patty McCormack) who may have been born bad, with no conscience, empathy, or soul. 







    Rhoda’s mom, Christine (Nancy Kelly) learns of a death at her daughter’s school picnic. The Daigle boy, who died, just happens to have been the same young man that beat little Rhoda at the penmanship competition.







    Rhoda seems unconcerned and even a bit peckish following the death of her classmate. 







    As the story unravels we learn about more and more mysterious deaths that seem to have occurred in Rhoda’s presence, and everyone gets more evil child than they bargained for.















    Review







    The Bad Seed was directed by Mervyn LeRoy and adapted from Maxwell Anderson’s play, which was adapted from William March’s book, all of the same name. 







    As a result, it feels a bit like a stageplay, which by today’s standards means that it feels a little fluffy in areas.







    At the core of the movie is a mystery of how Rhoda got to be this way, was she born evil, or did Christine and her husband raise her wrong? The movie preys on a parents innate fear of being unable to bring their child back from completely unacceptable behavior.







    The way The Bad Seed handles tension works quite well, even by today’s standards. The conversations about Rhoda and what is to be done with her continue to escalate the feeling of unease.











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    Horror Movie Talk Trailer

    Horror Movie Talk Trailer

    This is simply an introduction to the Horror Movie Talk podcast.

    In The Earth Review

    In The Earth Review

    No, not the woods, nothing good ever happens in the woods..















    * (0:10) - Intro* (7:17) - Trailer* (13:17) - Synopsis* (12:50) - Review* (13:19) - Score* (25:24) - Spoilers* (1:16:23) - Final Recommendations* (1:17:38) - Errata* (1:23:03) - Outro







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    In The Earth Trailer







    In The Earth can be found in theaters now for probably one more week.







    Synopsis







    Martin Lowry, played by Joel Fry, leaves behind COVID quarantine to help with important scientific work in the woods. He will be working with his Ex, and she is studying forest rave science or something. Martin is led through the woods by Alma, played by Ellora Torchia, who is a capable young woman that side-eyes Martin’s lack of hiking skills.







    Things don't go well.







    In the Earth Poster







    Review of In The Earth







    This movie had two speeds. Slow and measured, and Intense skull f*****g. It has a lot going for it, Great acting performances, a unique story, and crazy hobos. I went in with no expectations, and was pleasantly surprised by an engaging, and entertaining Lovecraftian story.







    It’s an interesting mix of Midsommar, 2001: A Space Odyssey, and intense foot trauma.







    Score







    7/10















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    Annabelle Review

    Annabelle Review

    The original Annabelle, while not an audience favorite, is one of my favorites in The Conjuring franchise because it is bare bones scary. It takes the scary doll concept, and does something kind of new with it.















    * (0:55) - Intro* (6:45) - Trailer* (10:20) - Synopsis* (11:35) - Review* (16:45) - Score* (19:45) - Spoilers







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    Synopsis







    Annabelle follows a new family of Mia (Annabelle Wallis) who is a pregnant homemaker in the 60’s, and John (Ward Horton) who is a new doctor at a hospital. John gets the Annabelle doll for Mia, who is a doll collector as a present, and very soon the couple find themselves with more doll than they bargained for!







    The Annabelle doll seems to attract bad luck at best and demons and killers at worst. As the family finds themselves constantly the target of misfortune and terror they begin to realize that the doll is at the center of the horrors being inflicted on them. 







    The family reaches out for help to the local priest, who is surprisingly well versed in dealing with “demons and shit”, and he tells them that the doll basically is a lieutenant of hell and wants to grab their newborn’s soul for satan.









    https://www.horrormovietalk.com/2019/07/03/annabelle-comes-home-review/

















    Review







    I don’t get the hate for this movie, I think it’s one of the strongest in The Conjuring franchise, and does a great job with disturbing themes and spooky jumpscares. Annabelle does an admirable job of keeping tension high and the scares are legit. The two real issues I take with this film are the rather lackluster ending and the total lack of levity or humor. 







    If you are looking for a good, formulaic horror movie, Annabelle fits that bill nicely.











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    Score







    7/10







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    Dead Alive (Braindead) Patreon Sneak Peek

    Dead Alive (Braindead) Patreon Sneak Peek

    We had a TON of fun reviewing one of the most insane horror movies ever made, Dead Alive (Braindead), by director Peter Jackson! This was a total blast.







    If you would like to hear the full review, it will only be available on our Patreon at the "We all Spoop for Ice Spoop" tier. All proceeds go to making the show better and growing into a podcast that can support our families, so do consider this as us begging!

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