285 episodes

'How to Survive' is a film review podcast with a twist. The discussion centres around one key question: 'How would you survive in this movie?'

Each episode centres around one classic movie. Often, they are horror movies, but there are also lots of thrillers, action movies, adventure movies and the occasional romantic drama for good measure.

If you've ever rolled your eyes when the victim goes outside alone; tutted when the killer returns from the dead; or shouted 'DON'T GO IN THERE!', this is the podcast for you.

How to Survive Joe Shervell and Chris Morris

    • TV & Film
    • 4.9 • 97 Ratings

'How to Survive' is a film review podcast with a twist. The discussion centres around one key question: 'How would you survive in this movie?'

Each episode centres around one classic movie. Often, they are horror movies, but there are also lots of thrillers, action movies, adventure movies and the occasional romantic drama for good measure.

If you've ever rolled your eyes when the victim goes outside alone; tutted when the killer returns from the dead; or shouted 'DON'T GO IN THERE!', this is the podcast for you.

    How to Survive: Home Sweet Home Alone (2021)

    How to Survive: Home Sweet Home Alone (2021)

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    It's Christmas, and our second 2021 Christmas Special.
    Home Sweet Home Alone (2021) tells the story of Pam and Jeff who find an heirloom worth thousands. They believe that it has been stolen by local kid Max Mercer and set out to recover it by any means necessary. By coincidence, Max's parents have accidentally left him home alone and travelled to Japan - so he'll have to fend off Pam and Jeff by making booby traps out of household products.
    We discuss burns, scrapes, stabs, cuts, and bludgeonings. We talk about fire safety; common-sense PR moves; and the power of a normal human conversation.
    All of which leads to one important question: how would you survive?
    Whatever happens, one thing's for sure: Uh, this is garbage. I don't know why they are always trying to remake the classics. Never as good as the originals.
    Next time: We're on a break for a while. Stay tuned for further updates and see you in 2022! x
    Get in touch! HowtoSurviveShow@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter! @HowToSurvivePod

    • 1 hr 5 min
    How to Survive: Better Watch Out (2016)

    How to Survive: Better Watch Out (2016)

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    It's Christmas! And the first of our 2021 Christmas specials.
    Better Watch Out (2016) tells the story of Ashley, a babysitter and her charge, Luke. In the run-up to Christmas, Luke wants to try to seduce Ashley, but before he can make his move, a home invasion makes an already uncomfortable situation much less comfortable. 
    We talk about the importance of trigger safety; the merits of a 'less is more' approach to seduction; and we ask how much of a Christmas movie this really is.
    All of which leads to one important question: how would you survive?
    Whatever happens, one thing's for sure: She's like twice your age. I really don't think it's gonna happen.
    Next time, Christmas continues apace.
    Get in touch! HowtoSurviveShow@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter! @HowToSurvivePod

    • 51 min
    How to Survive: Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin (2021)

    How to Survive: Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin (2021)

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    It's episode 250...and she's still here.
    Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin (2021) is the latest installment in the beloved horror franchise, and marks the first time we've watched a brand-new entry of any of our favoured franchises since we started the podcast! Margot reconnects with her estranged family who belong to an isolated Amish community, but not everything is as it seems. However, in a stroke of good fortune, Margot has brought along a documentary crew to capture crystal clear 4K footage of all the things that go bump in the night. 
    We revisit a modern horror staple, discuss the rights and wrongs of activities paranormal and otherwise, ask if a found footage film as ever looked less 'found' than this and ponder whether you should reconsider telling a cult member that you've uncovered some creepy cult member business going on.
    Whatever happens, one thing's for sure: I know every Amish family within a fifty mile area and they ain't Amish.
    Next time, it's Chriiiiisssstmaaaaaaaaaas.
    Get in touch! HowtoSurviveShow@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter! @HowToSurvivePod

    • 57 min
    How to Survive: Malignant (2021)

    How to Survive: Malignant (2021)

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    It's episode 249...I thought we could help him, but I was wrong. It's time we cut out the cancer.
    Malignant (2021) marks James Wan's glitzy return to the horror genre with what feels like a run through the greatest hits of his filmography. We've got abductions, nightmares, haunted houses, but how well does it all hang together?
    We discuss a film of two halves, the strangest martial arts movie ever made, consider health and safety tips for constructing torture dungeons, and Chris tests Joe on his single-nasty-word-horror-movie-title knowledge with his single-nasty-word-horror-movie-title quiz. All of which leads to one important question: How would you survive?
    Whatever happens, one thing's for sure: Some of the conversations you had with Gabriel just chilled us to the bone.
    Next time, it's a treat for our 250th episode: Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin (2021).
    Get in touch! HowtoSurviveShow@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter! @HowToSurvivePod

    • 1 hr 5 min
    How to Survive: Face/Off (1997)

    How to Survive: Face/Off (1997)

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    It's episode 248...and I hate to see you go, but I love to watch you leave.
    Face/Off (1997) tells the story of FBI agent Sean Archer, tasked with apprehending the world's most-wanted terrorist-for-hire  Castor Troy. With time running out before a dirty bomb hits LA, Sean takes drastic action - impersonating a comatose Castor by stealing his face via a surgical face transplant. But things go from bad to worse when Castor wakes up and begins impersonating Sean in turn. Disaster!
    We discuss John Woo, ask how sensible a mid-surgery haircut would be, ask if you're really getting the best out of two actors by asking them to play each other, and ask ourselves is this the stupidest Hollywood blockbuster ever made? All of which leads to one important question: How would you survive?
    Whatever happens, one thing's for sure: I could eat a peach for hours.
    Next time, we check out James Wan's 2021 horror smash Malignant.
    Get in touch! HowtoSurviveShow@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter! @HowToSurvivePod

    • 56 min
    How to Survive: Freaky (2021)

    How to Survive: Freaky (2021)

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    It's episode 247...and we're gonna get killed by Murder Barbie. 
    Freaky (2021) tells the story of Millie, a high school student who swaps bodies with a middle-aged male serial killer known as The Blissfield Butcher. Millie has until midnight on Friday the 13th to swap their bodies back - and to prevent The Butcher from running amock in her body.
    We compliment a quick-thinking mass murderer; consider gun safety in a Middle American town and ponder the benefits of the hitting the open road. 
    All of which leads to one important question: How would you survive?
    Whatever happens, one thing's for sure: we're not here to clam jam.
    Next time, 'Body Swap' season continues apace with Face/Off (1997).
    Get in touch! HowtoSurviveShow@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter! @HowToSurvivePod

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
97 Ratings

97 Ratings

DoubleDDucky ,

Awesome Podcast!

I absolutely adore this podcast. The hosts are witty and hilarious and no doubt handsome.

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Great Podcast!

I found this podcast from the marathon youtube marathon videos and have been a big fan since. the podcast is consistently entertaining and i’m always looking forward to the next episode. keep it up guys!

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