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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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    • 4.5 • 405 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.

    The Number 23 Review

    The Number 23 Review

    We watched The Number 23 and I was barely able to stay awake through this portrayal of the dark, end times of The Truman Show.























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    * (7:45) -Synopsis* (8:40) -Review* (16:00) -Score* (23:30) -Spoilers* (1:00:00) - Final Recommendations* (1:00:30) - Patreon Thanks* (1:06:30) - HMT WHOORES









    https://youtu.be/TUTlOC4mVQ8









    Synopsis







    The Number 23 can be found for rent on most major platforms right now.







    The Number 23 is the story of Walter Sparrow who becomes obsessed with a book that seems to have deep connections with his life. As he reads the novel, he begins to see clues that it may tie into the real world.







    As Walter dives down this rabbit hole, he becomes obsessed with the obsession of the protagonist of the novel - the number 23.







    Will Walter be able to hold on to his sanity, or will he suffer the same fate as the man in the book?















    Review







    I find it hard to review The Number 23 because it’s so forgettable and boring throughout with such a silly premise that I just can’t take it seriously. 







    It’s directed by Joel Schumacher and stars Jim Carrey and it’s exactly what you would expect that pairing of fellas would produce. 







    If you aren’t familiar with numerology and the mental gymnastics that it takes to believe any of that b******t, this movie will catch you up quite well. Just don’t expect to be interested or enlightened.







    Between Walter’s real life and the life he delves into while reading his book, you would think one of them would be interesting. 







    The over-saturation of the film while we experience what Walter reads is annoying but why stop there?







    The constant adding and subtracting of seemingly symbolic numbers to achieve the number 23 falls so flat in what it tries to achieve that I can only laugh. The stakes are supposed to hinge on these coincidences in the number 23, but even the dimmest bulb will find them to be a stretch.







    The twists and turns of the end arise as quickly as they are doused, and the final reveal happens with 20 minutes left in the movie, leaving the remaining 20 minutes to clumsily mop up the pieces.







    It kind of bums me out because it’s probably the only Jim Carrey movie that we will ever get to review, unless The Cable Guy could somehow be considered horror.







    If you are looking for a crazy thriller, please try The Invitation, The House That Jack Built, or Ready or Not over The Number 23.











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    • 1 hr 35 min
    The Human Centipede (First Sequence) Review

    The Human Centipede (First Sequence) Review

    It's really the grade-schooler level diagrams that really sell it for me. This week we review one of my favorites, and I'm still not sure what that says about me. Join us on our break down of The Human Centipede.















    * (1:21) - Intro* (5:47) - Synopsis* (6:10) - Review* (13:15) - Score* (21:20) - Spoilers* (1:07:22) - Head/Middle/Ass















    Synopsis







    The Human Centipede is about a centipede made out of humans. I mean it’s right there in the title, I don’t think that’s a spoiler. A mad German surgeon who’s specialty is the separation of Siamese twins decides to go in a different direction when he kidnaps a couple of American tourists who show up at his door.  









    https://youtu.be/glfBurdSUS8









    Review of The Human Centipede (First Sequence)







    This movie exists in a world of it’s own. I think Roger Ebert said it best:







    “I am required to award stars to movies I review. This time, I refuse to do it. The star rating system is unsuited to this film. Is the movie good? Is it bad? Does it matter? It is what it is and occupies a world where the stars don't shine.”Roger Ebert







    I’ll disagree and say that this film is great. It’s one of my favorite horror movies because of the absolute unflinching commitment to a ridiculous premise, while just barely betraying itself with subtle touches of dark dark humor.















    At walks the razors edge of storytelling and utter depravity. 







    It’s a movie that you only need to watch once, because it is going to stick with you.







    Score







    10/10











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    • 1 hr 24 min
    Don’t Look Now Pretentious Review Sneak Peek

    Don’t Look Now Pretentious Review Sneak Peek

    This was a really interesting movie that Bryce loved and David was ambivalent about.







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    • 10 min
    Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin Review

    Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin Review

    We watched Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin on Paramount+ and I am so pleased with the fresh breath of quality that it has brought to this flailing franchise. While the activity is mostly not paranormal, it ain’t normal, and that’s good enough for me!























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    * (7:45) -Synopsis* (8:30) -Review* (24:00) -Score* (31:20) -Spoilers* (1:03:00) - Final Recommendations* (1:05:15) - It Came From Social Media* (1:15:00) - HMT WHOORES









    https://youtu.be/cyrhAScX80k









    Synopsis







    Margot is a young woman who was abandoned by her mother at a hospital as a baby. She heads to the Amish countryside to reconnect with the family that she 23 and me claims she came from. 







    She brings Chris and Dale with her to shoot a documentary that will follow her journey to reconnect with the community that she was torn from at such a young age.







    As Margot and her small crew are reluctantly welcomed by the Amish, they begin to notice that certain activities are going on across the spacious countryside - paranormal activities.















    Review







    Directed by William Eubank who also directed Underwater, Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin brings the franchise back from the brink and gives it a kick in the old pantaloons.







    While it doesn’t carry on with the same content that we came to love in Paranormal Activity 1-3, it does have a solid premise, a great setting, and some decent scares.







    Mostly, I’m just thrilled to death that Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin was entertaining and well-done. There was a simple mystery placed before me, and plenty of twists and turns to keep me enthralled. While the subject matter is a bit different than the previous installments, it was still consistent and interesting. 







    When I think of the Paranormal Activity series, the first three are top tier. But 4-6 get hung up on goofy camera hijinks, played out tropes, and throw away acting and directing choices. Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin stands on it’s own two demon haunches and manages to be an original installment worth watching. 











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    Score







    8/10







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    • 1 hr 44 min
    Antlers Review

    Antlers Review

    If you mess with the Wendigo, you get the antlers...















    * (1:32) - Intro* (6:15) - Synopsis* (6:57) - Review* (12:52) - Score* (18:59) - Spoilers* (1:04:43) - Ruin The Movie















    Synopsis







    Antlers tells the story of meth cookers inadvertently disturbing an ancient evil, and the middle school teacher and student that suffer the consequences. Keri Russel stars as Julia Meadows, who has returned home to begin her first year as a middle school teacher. While dealing with trauma and guilt surrounding her childhood, she notices a student displaying signs of trauma. Jeremy Thomas plays Lucas Weaver,  the young boy that resembles a Tim Burton sketch. He is hiding the secret of his sick father and brother in his attic, who he is taking care of. Their sickness makes his father a rage filled, ravenous monster, and this is problematic for young Lucas.









    https://youtu.be/ng5eyOfL8qM









    Review of Antlers







    In the marketing, it heavily pushes Guiermo Del Toro’s name, but he only produced, and it was actually directed by Scott Cooper, who has mainly directed dramas before, such as Crazy Heart and Black Mass. It shows here, because the drama and internal world of the characters is front and center throughout most of the film. It turns what could be just a special effects demonstration monster movie into an actual story with stakes.















    I was looking forward to this movie. I wouldn’t say I had high expectations, but it definitely piqued my interest. The trailers show very little, but really sell the movie based on the performance of Jeremy Thomas.







    Out of all the new releases this year that I was looking forward to, this is the only one that actually delivered. This is a compelling and emotionally complex film, but it also has some of the year’s best gore and jump scares.







    I highly recommend it.







    Score







    8/10











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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Last Night in Soho Review

    Last Night in Soho Review

    We went and saw Last Night in Soho and came away impressed but not enthralled. This is a movie that is well made and acted but just doesn’t hold much for me to relate to.







    That being said, it was an undeniably good twisted thriller that uses a tried and true formula to keep the audience thrown off the scent of the twist at the end.























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    * (7:45) -Synopsis* (10:00) -Review* (12:45) -Score* (23:30) -Spoilers* (55:00) - Final Recommendations* (59:30) - Bad Reviews for Good Movies* (1:09:45) - HMT WHOORES









    https://youtu.be/AcVnFrxjPjI









    Synopsis







    Last Night in Soho is about a girl in the present day named Ellie (Thomasin McKenzie). Ellie is a budding fashion designer who moves to the big city of London, where she is going to school to pursue her dreams.







    Coming from a small town and with a questionable heritage of mental health problems, Ellie is overwhelmed and taken advantage of in this new environment. She leaves the dorms after her roommate proves herself to the the biggest bitch I’ve ever seen on the silver screen.







    Ellie moves in with an elderly woman named Ms. Collins, who has a single room for rent in Soho. 







    When going to sleep in this room, Ellie is transported via dream into the world of London in the 60’s where she follows a gorgeous young woman named Sandy (Anya Taylor-Joy) who wants to make it big in show business and befriends a dashing manager, Jack (Matt Smith) played by Dr. Who.







     But what hides behind her idyllic dream of the 60’s is a dark and dangerous side of London that’s still present today. 







    Will London take advantage of Ellie, or will she learn from the tragic and terrifying story of Sandy?















    Review







    Last Night in Soho is a mystery/thriller that is well-made and fun. It’s also dark and twisted with a fabulous soundtrack of solid 60’s hits and a wonderful cast of competent actors.







    It presents themes of bullying, human trafficking, mental illness, and revenge but it’s wrapped in such a sugary-sweet, neon-light fun show that the scares feel more like suggestions.







    If those themes sound like content that will trigger you, however, this will likely be a very scary movie for you.I, on the other hand, have not had to deal with much in the way of being preyed upon by men, or severe mental illness, so Last Night in Soho didn’t hit home for me.











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    I can definitely appreciate that this is a well-made and thoughtful approach to a number of serious issues, but I’m not the target audience.

    • 1 hr 31 min

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