Welcome horror fans! The Evolution of Horror is a weekly movie discussion podcast that covers the history of horror cinema, one sub-genre at a time. From Universal Monsters to 80s slashers, from Alfred Hitchcock to Jordan Peele, we've got it covered! Each week, host Mike Muncer is joined by a different guest from the world of horror to discuss a movie in depth and its place in horror history.
ALIENS Pt 19: The Hidden (1987) & They Live (1988)
We have come here to chew bubble gum and discuss two 80s cult alien sci-fi action movies…and we’re all out of bubble gum. Mike is joined by critic and author Matt Glasby to discuss THE HIDDEN (1987) and THEY LIVE (1988)
SCREAM (1996) 25th Anniversary with Matthew Lillard and Skeet Ulrich
In a bonus episode, we're revisiting Wes Craven's slasher classic which turns TWENTY F*****G FIVE this year! Mike is joined by Josh Tonks to discuss how well the movie holds up 25 years later, plus Mike chats to Skeet Ullrich and Matthew Lillard and tests their knowledge on the slasher sub-genre!
ALIENS Pt 18: From Beyond (1986) / Event Horizon (1997)
“DO YOU SEE?”
Mike is joined by Becky Darke to discuss two Lovecraftian / cosmic mind-melting masterpieces, FROM BEYOND (1986) and EVENT HORIZON (1997).
Halloween Kills (2021)
Bonus episode alert! Mike is joined by Josh Tonks to discuss the latest Halloween Kills movie, spoiler free, plus he interviews director David Gordon Green about the movie.
ALIENS Pt 17: Bad Taste (1987) & Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988)
More fun, 80s alien schlock! This week Mike is joined by brand new guest, journalist Lucy O’Brien to discuss Peter Jackson’s splattery classic BAD TASTE (1987), then Jen Handorf returns to discuss her own childhood trauma and KILLER KLOWNS FROM OUTER SPACE (1988).
ALIENS Pt 16: Xtro (1982) & Lifeforce (1985)
It's bonkers 80s schlock week! Mike is joined by (who else?) Brain Rot host Stevie Webb to discuss cult classics XTRO (1982) and LIFEFORCE (1985) in spoilerific detail.
Best podcast period
So if you love horror, you will love this pod. If you say you don’t love horror, you will find you are wrong, there is some movie you love that is indeed horror. If you just love film and film history, love the pod. If you don’t love certain subgenres or movies, listen to the pod on it anyway! You will love the insight, info, background and discussion.
Great host, great guests, insight, deep dive, recommendations. I recommend this pod to all my friends and people I meet. This is best podcast hands down.
When discussing the science fiction film series Alien, these film experts ignored the writer Dan O'Bannon completely while giving Ridly Scott all the credit for creating the series. This type of slapdash researh and shallow insight by self proffesed experts is too common in genre podcasting.
Great new find for horror fans
Just discovered this podcast and love it already. Great insight in to the horror movie genre.