Happy Horror Time

Happy Horror Time

Happy Horror Time is hosted by Tim Murdock & Matt Emert – two off-the-wall gay guys who LOVE scary movies! We discuss new horror films (spoiling everything along the way) and interview horror stars & insiders. We're unpolished, unscripted, and a ton of fun!

Episodes

January 23, 2023 59 min
As one of the hunks of horror, Russell Todd brought smoldering good looks and memorable performances to slasher films like “Friday the 13th Part 2” and “Chopping Mall.” Tune in to hear all about his experience making both of these 80s flicks, how an Oscar winner helped him land his first job at Universal Studios, and what it was like being killed hanging upside down in not one, but TWO different horror movies!
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The titular character in “M3GAN” is a stylish robot that uses AI to pair with humans (and to cut a b*tch’s throat if she has to). Tune in as we dedicate the entire episode to discussing this amusing horror flick — from M3GAN’s best lines, to the film’s overarching message, and of course that dance everyone’s been talking about since the trailer debuted!
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January 9, 2023 53 min
We were shocked (and impressed) when we found out that Tubi was releasing a sequel to their “Terror Train” remake just TWO MONTHS LATER! But was “Terror Train 2” on track with the original or did it lose steam? Tune in to find out, along with our thoughts on “Nanny” — a psychological thriller with a message… and a mermaid.
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Steven LaMorte not only succeeded in turning a famous holiday tale into a Hallmark-style slasher, but he brought his indie horror film into theaters nationwide! Tune in to hear all about making “The Mean One,” transforming David Howard Thornton (Art the Clown in the “Terrifier” movies) into another iconic villain, and his thoughts on where he would/could take a sequel.
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Celebrate Christmas with Happy Horror Time as we chat with Glen Morgan about his extensive career in writing, directing, and producing horror films. Tune in to hear all about his entries in the “Final Destination” series, working with tons of rats (and of course, Crispin Glover) in “Willard,” and everything from consulting original Director, Bob Clark, to battling the Weinsteins when filming the “Black Christmas” remake.

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December 19, 2022 55 min
“Hell House LLC” Producer and Writer/Director of "Unknown Dimension," Joe Bandelli, returns to help us break down the holiday action/horror flick, “Violent Night.” Tune in to hear us discuss every character, every brutal battle, Santa’s “magic sack,” and the most controversial topic of all — whether “Die Hard” is a Christmas movie.
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We were lucky enough to chat with the only two stars who appeared in both “Terrifier” films. She played tortured survivor/madwoman, Victoria Heyes, while he portrayed its viciously whimsical villain — Art the Clown. Tune in to hear all about filming both of these wildly popular indie slasher films, what goes into some of its sadistic kill scenes, and thoughts on what’s in store for their characters in the future.
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December 5, 2022 55 min
From deconstructing food to deconstructing life, the films we discuss this week sure had a lot to sink our teeth into. “The Menu” had its own unique flavor, with characters we loved to hate and an ending that had us craving s’more. And “Something in the Dirt” taught us that if you don’t know what you’re talking about, just keep talking and soon something will make sense.
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When we first heard about this holiday slasher starring 3 “A Nightmare on Elm Street” alums, we were as giddy as kids on Christmas morning! 🤗🎄 Tune in to hear how Writer/Director, Hayden Newman, got horror icon, Lisa Wilcox, involved in this upcoming sequel, what it was like reuniting with Danny Hassel and working with Mark Patton, and even some stories about playing fan favorite, Alice, in the ANOES series.

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November 21, 2022 50 min
Boy did we have a lot to say about the two films we discuss this week, as the plots ranged from controversial to convoluted. “Soft & Quiet” hit us like a loud bang, exposing those ugly personality traits we so often ignore that can lead to horrifying actions. Then there was “The Friendship Game,” which no one actually won and could have benefitted from instructions.
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To kick off the holiday (horror) season, we were fortunate enough to chat with the Writer/Director and star of the 2021 seasonal vampire flick that we raved about back in Ep 80. Tune in to hear all about the making of “Red Snow,” why Sean wrote the lead role for Dennice, and how its smart mix of horror and comedy has made it one of our favorite holiday horror films.
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November 7, 2022 60 min
A sequel to a found footage anthology series and a remake of an 80s slasher — that’s what we have in store for you this week. “V/H/S/99” had highs and lows among its 5 gritty shorts, from a twisted Double Dare-type game to a twisted Shakespearean accent. And Tubi impressed us by not going off the rails with its “Terror Train” remake — it even had a twist at the end that we were all aboard with. 🚂
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October 31, 2022 65 min
It’s another Halloween, another podcast anniversary (2 years today), and another “Halloween” film is out! We spend the entire hour discussing “Halloween Ends” — breaking down everything from Laurie, to Corey, to the story that had people going nuts on social media. Did we enjoy the new direction? Was it a fitting end to the franchise? And most importantly, did evil finally die tonight??? Tune in to hear all our thoughts!
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The original “Paranormal Activity” not only introduced moviegoers to Micah Sloat, but made sure they’d never forget the pronunciation of his name after those blood-curdling “MEE-CAH” screams in its finale. Tune in to hear all about Micah’s experience making the film that launched this iconic franchise, how shooting its sequel compared to the original, and if anything paranormal lies in his future.
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You can’t think of “Paranormal Activity” without Katie Featherston coming to mind. As the star of the original movie (and having appeared in 4 of its sequels), she’s become the face of the franchise. Tune in to hear all about auditioning for and shooting the first film, how Steven Spielberg was responsible for her character’s survival, and whether she’d ever return to the series that made her famous.
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October 10, 2022 60 min
This week’s movie selections will either have you grinning from ear to ear or ready to raise hell! Puns, anyone? “Smile” knows exactly how to creep people out, whether it’s with disturbing facial expressions or loud jump scares. And Hulu’s new “Hellraiser” brings some freshness to the iconic horror series, but also stays true to its torturous roots.
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Not only did Lezlie Deane battle Freddy Krueger and live to tell the tale in “Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare,” but she was directed by the man who brought this villain to life in “976-EVIL.” Tune in to hear all about making both of these horror films, her creepy crawly spider-filled death scene in “976-EVIL,” and what working with Robert Englund was like (both in front of and behind the camera).
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September 26, 2022 59 min
Just when you thought you had seen it all in horror… two films come along that blow every trope out of the water. “Barbarian” offers surprise after surprise, along with one of the creepiest breastfeeding scenes ever. “Pearl” is filled with insanity, from an intimate encounter with a scarecrow to Mia Goth’s unforgettably unhinged performance.
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As the first to outsmart a pre-hockey mask wearing Jason Voorhees, and the last to fall prey to Muffy St. John’s murderous prank, Amy Steel is the true definition of a “final girl.” Tune in to hear all about making “Friday the 13th Part 2” and “April Fool’s Day,” why she feels that her characters have resonated with horror fans for so long, and details on the original “F13 Pt 3” script that involved Ginny Field and finally revealed...
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September 12, 2022 53 min
From a family reunion you don’t want to attend, to party crashers with not-so-pure intentions, the movies we discuss this week are all about invites gone wrong. “The Invitation” feels like a Hallmark romance… with fangs, blood, and murder, while “Who Invited Them” is uncomfortably effective for anyone who’s had to entertain strangers for way too long.
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