Horror Movie Survival Guide

Horror Movie Survival Guide

Horror Movie Survival Guide is a weekly podcast where two unlikely gorehounds and long time chums, one a hardcore horror fan with a notebook to prove it, and the other finally coming out of the creepy horror fandom closet - watch and talk about horror film from a survival point of view. We ask the question - how can *we* end up as the final girl? Join Julia Marchese and Teri Gamble as we take a deep dive into everything from OG horror to newly released films (but preferably classics on VHS). We'll talk about obscure details that no one else notices, spin off into alternate casting universes, crush on some foxy, dodgy fellows (and creepy uncles), and arm ourselves with the knowledge necessary to become The Final Girl.

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May 9, 2021 35 min

Horror Story  - "We all fall down."

This week we watch our first Indian Horror film - HORROR STORY (2013) directed by Ayush Raina. A group of seven friends end up with a wilder night than they originally bargained for when the thrill seekers decide to take their party from a bar to a haunted hotel!

The hotel has more history than meets the eye and the stories of the past consume our party. Sometimes it's better not to tak...

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HMSG Interview JULIE BROWN! 

Comedian, Actress, Singer! Star of Stage & Screen – from comedy classics like Earth Girls are Easy, Clueless & Medusa: Dare to be Truthful – the amazing spoof on Madonna’s truth or dare – and so many comedy videos – and horror cult classic Bloody Birthday! And of course Just Say Julie and Julie Brown: The Show! And our dream job – RuPaul’s Drag Race judge - we welcome the incredible Julie Brown t...

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Train to Busan - "It'll be safe in Busan" 

As we head into May - We are Celebrating AAPI History Month and taking a trip to South Korea on a TRAIN TO BUSAN! A workaholic takes a simple train ride to take his kid to visit her mom...his ex-wife - what could go wrong? Just the beginning of the zombie apocalypse that's all! An adrenaline fueled adventure directed by Sang-ho Yeon - we hope you enjoy this film and then hop...

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Nightmare Cinema - "Suffer unto Death"

This next week we get into a terrifying horror anthology from 2018...NIGHTMARE CINEMA! This collection of stories brought to you by the most sinister projectionist, played by Mickey Rourke, will keep you up late into the night...

Pieces written and directed by some of our favorite people like Joe Dante , Mick Garris, David Slade and more!

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We are so thrilled to share this conversation about this wonderful documentary with you all! HORROR NOIRE - A History of Black Horror is the the story of the African-American experience in the US told through the lens of black horror from the beginning of cinema until now - with a look towards the future. 

Some of our favorite directors, actors and writers take part in this passionate discussion about all things cinema and ultimatel...

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KENAN THOMPSON!

For our 200th Episode we are elated to have a guest and new friend of the show - Kenan Thompson!

Kenan has been on our TV & movie screens pretty much non-stop since 1994 – from being his breakout starring roles on the hit Nickelodeon Shows All That, Kenan & Kel to Wild-N-Out to his legendary tenure as the longest running cast member of SNL!!! Now with his own hit sitcom- Kenan! We are so excited to welcome the...

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We were thrilled to chat with friend of the podcast Chris Regan about his new film PAINTBALL MASSACRE (2020). It's perfect that life would imitate art in this case as the premise for the film is a reunion of old school friends  - as Chris met your hosts Julia and Teri while students at the University of East Anglia years ago! We are grateful it was just for a chat about his film and book projects and not a massacre! 

We hope you...

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Horrors of Malformed Men - "Have I Gone Insane."

A father's  pursuit for revenge fuels the ultimate family betrayal in HORRORS OF MALFORMED MEN (1969). We follow the son as he tries to uncover his identity through a series of wrong turns, graveyards, and a creepy island that would only rival Dr. Moreau's. 

Written and directed by Teruo Ishii this is classic art house Japanese horror that felt very reminiscent of anoth...

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March 28, 2021 44 min

Frontier(s) - "I'm nobody's servant."

Not for the faint of heart - this film is intense!  From the opening chase scene in the middle of a French riot the pace and action only escalate from there... FRONTIER(S) (2007) from Writer, Director Xavier Gens confronts real life horror and atrocities of eugenics and racism. 

If you like your final girls broken and covered in blood - this film is for you! 

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Paintball Massacre - "It was just school."

We love any excuse to take a trip over the pond to jolly old England...it's even better to go on that journey with friends...as long as there isn't a real life old school chum maybe out on the loose trying to kill you all. PAINTBALL MASSACRE (2020) follows a group of old friends as they meet up for a school reunion with the promise of a fun game of paintball to culminate the...

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Josh Stafford is co-owner and geek-in-chief of the Mayfair Theatre in Ottawa, a classic single-screen independent cinema that opened in 1932. He co-hosts the popular weekly Mayfair Theatre Podcast, which passed 300 episodes at the end of 2020.

He is also the writer of Zomkeys, which has 3 issues of self contained stories published from Winter Star Comics. He had a story (co-written by Howard Wong) published in Hogtown Horror, and a ...

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The Countess - "Time Will Soon Bury Us All."

How far are you willing to go for love and beauty...? This next week we encounter The Countess (2009) a woman willing to go farther than you could possibly imagine. Written, Directed by and Starring the incredible Julie Delpy

This story is based on accounts of a real 17th century Hungarian dignitary, Elizabeth Bathory, known as 'The Blood Countess.' Spurned by a young lov...

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A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night - "I am Dracula." 

Beautiful, haunting, and unlike anything else. A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night by writer/director Ana Lily Amirpour is a stunning film featuring a vampire heroine like none other. Sheila Vand plays a quiet skateboarding vigilante who wanders the streets of the sparse Iranian landscape of Bad City. 

If you have somehow not seen this film, yet...give yourself the gift of watc...

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Tales from the Hood - "Insane in the Membrane"

This next week we cover the iconic 90's Black anthology horror film Tales from the Hood (1995). Four stories are weaved together by one of the best undertakers to ever see the silver screen - Clarence Williams III! Each tale deals with some heavy societal themes from police brutality, corrupt politicians, domestic violence and crime through the lens of horror...some things n...

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The Inheritance - "The Flesh is the Strength"

This next week we tackle some Black History by way of The Inheritance (2011). Written and directed by Robert O'Hara. This is the only film directed by this Tony Award-Winning Broadway stage director. 

Five ambitious cousins set out on a family reunion during the dead of winter. The purpose of the retreat is to secure their inheritance, a fortune that dates back many generation...

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February 8, 2021 43 min

Red Riding Hood - "I could eat you up." 

This week we head into the woods with RED RIDING HOOD (2011) from Catherine Hardwicke who directed cult favorites like THIRTEEN and a little independent film called TWILIGHT - also set mostly in some woods... also haunted by a magical beast - a werewolf! This fantasy thriller takes us on a journey as one girl discovers her family's deepest and darkest secrets and learns to live wi...

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This week we break all the Horror Movie Survival Guide Rules and hang out with some kids who drink, do drugs, play punk rock and have sex in the woods...what could go wrong....?!?! The Ranger (2018) by director Jenn Wexler follows some teen punks, on the run from the cops and hiding out in the woods in the Pacific Northwest as they come up against the local authority - an unhinged park ranger with an axe to grind. Probably literall...

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Tigers are Not Afraid (Vuelven) - "They're burying me."

This week we cover TIGERS ARE NOT AFRAID (Vuelven) from director, Issa López - a favorite of Guillermo del Toro. This one is not for the faint of heart - it might tear you up like a tiger ripping through your soul... A dark fairy tale about a gang of five children trying to survive the horrific violence of the cartels and the ghosts created every day by the drug war...

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January 18, 2021 42 min

The Craft - "We are the Weirdos, Mister."

This week we cover THE CRAFT- the titular slumber party flick of the 90's that ignited the hearts and covens of many teenage witches! This film features some of our favorite actresses giving stellar performances. Robin Tunney fresh from Empire Records, as the newcomer to a Catholic prep high school falls in with a trio of outcast teenage girls (Fairuza Balk, Neve Campbell, & ...

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January 11, 2021 66 min

Patton Oswalt is an American stand-up comedian, actor, voice actor, and writer. In television, he is known for his roles in The King of Queens & Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, as well as Seinfeld Parks and Recreation, Community, Two and a Half Men &  Mystery Science Theater 3000 and many more. Oswalt is known for voicing Remy in the Pixar film Ratatouille and has appeared in many films, including Young Adult and Big Fan. In his wor...

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