FearShop.com Horror Podcast http://fearshop.com/ Horror podcast featuring horror movie reviews, horror TV reviews, horror fiction, and more horror discussion. Fri, 07 Aug 2020 02:54:08 +0000 en-US © 2020 FearShop.com Keep it Horror FearShop.com Horror podcast featuring horror movie reviews, horror TV reviews, horror fiction, and more horror discussion. FearShop.com podcast@fearshop.com clean http://fearshop.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/podcast_logo_large.jpg FearShop.com Horror Podcast http://fearshop.com/ https://wordpress.org/?v=5.4.2 Episode 17 – I’ve Got the Joy Down in My Heart http://fearshop.com/podcast/ep17/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=ep17 Wed, 05 Aug 2020 02:51:52 +0000 FearShop.com http://fearshop.com/?post_type=podcast&p=430 Beneath Us,Bill Paxton,Brent Hanley,Frailty,Josue Aguirre,Lynn Collins,Mark Mavrothalasitis,Matthew McConaughey,Max Pachman,Powers Boothe,Rigo Sanchez
Episode 17 - Beneath Us (2019), Frailty (2001)

Xavier and Mike are back with a review of Beneath Us (2019) by Max Pachman starring Lynn Collins, Rigo Sanchez, and Josue Aguirre. This film did not get a ton of attention, but it is a little different. It tells the story of the American Dream becoming a nightmare for a group of undocumented day laborers hired by a wealthy couple.

Also discussed is Frailty (2001) by Bill Paxton and Brent Hanley starring Bill Paxton, Matthew McConaughey, and Powers Boothe. This was Paxton’s directorial debut and became an instant classic. Let’s see what Xavier thinks of this one.

Beneath Us (2019)

The American Dream becomes a nightmare for a group of undocumented day laborers hired by a wealthy couple. What they expect to be their biggest payday turns into a terrifying fight for survival.

Director: Max Pachman
Writers: Mark Mavrothalasitis, Max Pachman
Stars: Lynn Collins, Rigo Sanchez, Josue Aguirre
Release Date: 6 March 2020 (USA)
Runtime: 86 min

Frailty (2001)

A mysterious man arrives at the offices of an FBI agent and recounts his childhood: how his religious fanatic father received visions telling him to destroy people who were in fact demons.

Director: Bill Paxton
Writer: Brent Hanley
Stars: Bill Paxton, Matthew McConaughey, Powers Boothe
Release Date: 12 April 2002 (USA)
Budget: $11,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend USA: $4,208,655, 14 April 2002
Gross USA: $13,110,448
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $17,423,030
Runtime: 100 min

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Episode 16 – My Little Pikachu http://fearshop.com/podcast/ep16/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=ep16 Sat, 18 Jul 2020 03:20:30 +0000 FearShop.com http://fearshop.com/?post_type=podcast&p=403 Aaron B. Koontz,Anthony Cousins,Baron Vaughn,Chris McInroy,Courtney Andujar,Dead Snow,Dead Snow 2,Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead,Emily Hagins,Hillary Andujar,Jeremy King,Noah Segan,Scare Package,Toni Trucks
Episode 16 - My Little Pikachu

Xavier and Mike are back with a review of Scare Package (2019), an anthology horror movie with 7 segments including the directorial debut of Noah Segan. Other directors include Courtney Andujar, Hillary Andujar, Anthony Cousins, Emily Hagins, Aaron B. Koontz, Chris McInroy, and Baron Vaughn.

Also discussed is Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead (2014) by Tommy Wirkola, which is a fun sequel to the original surprise hit Dead Snow. The Nazi zombies are back and Herzog is back for revenge. Let’s see how the sequel holds up to the original.

Scare Package is a very highly touted recent anthology horror movie so let’s see what we think about it.

Scare Package (2019)

Scare Package (2019)

Chad, the owner of Rad Chad’s Horror Emporium, recounts a series of bone-chilling, blood-splattered tales to illustrate the rules of the horror genre to his newest employee.

Courtney Andujar (segment “Girls’ Night Out Of Body”)
Hillary Andujar (segment “Girls’ Night Out Of Body”)
Anthony Cousins (segment “The Night He Came Back Again! Part IV: The Final Kill”)
Emily Hagins (segment “Cold Open”)
Aaron B. Koontz (segment “Rad Chad’s Horror Emporium, Horror Hypothesis”)
Chris McInroy (segment “One Time In The Woods”)
Noah Segan (segment “M.I.S.T.E.R.”)
Baron Vaughn (segment “So Much To Do”)

Courtney Andujar (segment) (segment “Girls’ Night Out Of Body”)
Hillary Andujar (segment) (segment “Girls’ Night Out Of Body”)
Cameron Burns (concept)
Cameron Burns (segment) (segment “Rad Chad’s Horror Emporium, Horror Hypothesis”)
Anthony Cousins (segment) (segment “The Night He Came Back Again! Part IV: The Final Kill”)
Ben Fee (segment) (segment “Girls’ Night Out Of Body”)
Frank Garcia-Hejl (segment) (segment “M.I.S.T.E.R.”)
Emily Hagins (segment) (segment “Cold Open”)
John Karsko (segment) (segment “The Night He Came Back Again! Part IV: The Final Kill”)
Aaron B. Koontz (concept)
Aaron B. Koontz (segment) (segment “Rad Chad’s Horror Emporium, Horror Hypothesis”)
Chris McInroy (segment) (segment “One Time In The Woods”)
Noah Segan (segment) (segment “M.I.S.T.E.R.”)
Baron Vaughn (segment) (segment “So Much To Do”)

Stars: Jeremy King, Noah Segan, Toni Trucks

Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead (2014)

Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead (2014)

Still on the run from a group of Nazi zombies, a man seeks the aid of a group of American zombie enthusiasts, and discovers new techniques for fighting the zombies.

Director: Tommy Wirkola
Writers: Tommy Wirkola (screenplay), Vegar Hoel (screenplay)
Stars: Vegar Hoel, Ørjan Gamst, Martin Starr
Country: Norway | Iceland | USA | UK
Language: Norwegian | English | German
Release Date: 7 October 2014 (USA)
Runtime: 100 min

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Episode 15 – Come to Daddy http://fearshop.com/podcast/ep15/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=ep15 Sat, 04 Jul 2020 17:19:57 +0000 FearShop.com http://fearshop.com/?post_type=podcast&p=383 Amanda Seyfried,Andrew Robinson,Ashley Laurence,Avery Tiiu Essex,Clare Higgins,Clive Barker,Daniel Kehlmann,David Koepp,Kevin Bacon,You Should Have Left
Episode 15 - Come to Daddy - You Should Have Left

Xavier and Mike are back with a review of You Should Have Left (2020) by David Koepp starring Kevin Bacon, Amanda Seyfried, and Avery Tiiu Essex. The film is based on the book by Daniel Kehlmann by the same name

Also discussed is the classic Hellraiser (1987) written and directed by Clive Barker starring Andrew Robinson, Clare Higgins, and Ashley Laurence.

You Should Have Left (2020)

You Should Have Left (2020)

A former banker, his actress wife, and their spirited daughter book a vacation at an isolated modern home in the Welsh countryside where nothing is quite as it seems.

Director: David Koepp
Writers: David Koepp (screenplay), Daniel Kehlmann (novel)
Stars: Kevin Bacon, Amanda Seyfried, Avery Tiiu Essex
Release Date: 18 June 2020 (USA)
Runtime: 93 min

Hellraiser (1987)

An unfaithful wife encounters the zombie of her dead lover; the demonic cenobites are pursuing him after he escaped their sadomasochistic underworld.

Director: Clive Barker
Writer: Clive Barker
Stars: Andrew Robinson, Clare Higgins, Ashley Laurence
Release Date: 18 September 1987 (USA)
Budget: $1,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend USA: $4,453,232, 20 September 1987
Gross USA: $14,564,027
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $14,575,193
Runtime: 94 min | 89 min (cut) | 86 min (cut)

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Episode 14 – Mom’s Being Weird http://fearshop.com/podcast/ep14/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=ep14 Mon, 22 Jun 2020 02:35:06 +0000 FearShop.com http://fearshop.com/?post_type=podcast&p=370 Andrew Neiderman,Brett Pierce,Cynthia Preston,David Hewlett,Drew T. Pierce,Jamison Jones,John-Paul Howard,Pin,Piper Curda,Sandor Stern,Terry OQuinn,The Wretched
FearShop.com Horror Podcast - Episode 14 - Mom's Being Weird

Xavier and Mike are back with a review of The Wretched (2019) by Brett Pierce and Drew T. Pierce starring John-Paul Howard, Piper Curda, and Jamison Jones. There has been a lot of talk about this recent film so let’s see what Xavier and Mike have to say about it.

Also discussed is Pin (1988) by Sandor Stern based on the novel by Andrew Neiderman starring David Hewlett, Cynthia Preston, and Terry O’Quinn.

The Wretched (2019)

A defiant teenage boy, struggling with his parents’ imminent divorce, faces off with a thousand year-old witch, who is living beneath the skin of and posing as the woman next door.

Directors: Brett Pierce, Drew T. Pierce
Writers: Brett Pierce, Drew T. Pierce
Stars: John-Paul Howard, Piper Curda, Jamison Jones
Release Date: 1 May 2020 (USA)
Opening Weekend USA: $65,908, 3 May 2020
Gross USA: $905,323
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $905,323
Runtime: 95 min

Pin (1988)

Isolated by his strange parents, Leon finds solace in an imaginary friend, which happens to be an anatomy doll from his father’s doctor office. Unfortunately, the doll begins to take over Leon’s life, and his sister’s life as well.

Director: Sandor Stern
Writers: Sandor Stern (screenplay), Andrew Neiderman (based on the novel by)
Stars: David Hewlett, Cynthia Preston, Terry O’Quinn
Release Date: 27 January 1989 (USA)

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Episode 13 – I Met a Man Who Wasn’t There http://fearshop.com/podcast/ep13/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=ep13 Sat, 06 Jun 2020 04:08:30 +0000 FearShop.com http://fearshop.com/?post_type=podcast&p=357 Amanda Peet,David Robert Mitchell,Identity,It Follows,James Mangold,John Cusack,Keir Gilchrist,Maika Monroe,Michael Cooney,Olivia Luccardi,Ray Liotta
FearShop.com Horror Podcast - Episode 13 - I Met a Man Who Wasn't There

Xavier and Mike are back with reviews for It Follows (2014) by David Robert Mitchell starring Maika Monroe, Keir Gilchrist, and Olivia Luccardi. Maika Monroe plays an amazing role as Annie getting chased by an entity that never stops coming from her. There are some great jump scares in It Follows.

Also discussed is Identity (2003) by James Mangold and Michael Cooney starring John Cusack, Ray Liotta, and Amanda Peet. James Mangold’s psychological thriller is a great mind-bending film that plays out like a classic whodunit. Let’s see what the guys think of this one.

It Follows (2014)

A young woman is followed by an unknown supernatural force after a sexual encounter.

Director: David Robert Mitchell
Writer: David Robert Mitchell
Stars: Maika Monroe, Keir Gilchrist, Olivia Luccardi
Release Date: 13 March 2015 (USA)
Budget: $1,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend USA: $160,089, 15 March 2015
Gross USA: $14,674,076
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $21,528,593
Runtime: 100 min

Identity (2003)

Stranded at a desolate Nevada motel during a nasty rain storm, ten strangers become acquainted with each other when they realize that they’re being killed off one by one.

Director: James Mangold
Writer: Michael Cooney
Stars: John Cusack, Ray Liotta, Amanda Peet
Release Date: 25 April 2003 (USA) See more »
Also Known As: I.D.
Budget: $28,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend USA: $16,225,263, 27 April 2003
Gross USA: $52,159,536
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $90,259,536
Runtime: 90 min

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Episode 12 – Witches are Girls http://fearshop.com/podcast/ep12/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=ep12 Sun, 24 May 2020 02:44:10 +0000 FearShop.com http://fearshop.com/?post_type=podcast&p=332 Aldis Hodge,David Twohy,Elisabeth Moss,Harriet Dyer,Julian Sands,Leigh Whannell,Lori Singer,Oliver Jackson-Cohen,Richard E. Grant,Steve Miner,The Invisible Man,Warlock
FearShop.com Horror Podcast - Episode 12 - Witches are Girls

Xavier and Mike are back with reviews for The Invisible Man (2020) by Leigh Whannell starring Elisabeth Moss, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, and Harriet Dyer. This is a 2020 film that did well in the theaters and people are really enjoying this one. Leigh Whannell is a force in horror having written multiple Saw films, multiple Insidious films and even having directed Insidious: Chapter 3 and Upgrade.

Also discussed is Warlock (1989) by Steve Miner and David Twohy starring Julian Sands, Lori Singer, and Richard E. Grant. Steve Miner has brought up so many good films such as Friday the 13th Part 2, Friday the 13th Part 3, House, Warlock, Halloween H20: 20 Years Later and Lake Placid.

The Invisible Man (2020)

The Invisible Man

When Cecilia’s abusive ex takes his own life and leaves her his fortune, she suspects his death was a hoax. As a series of coincidences turn lethal, Cecilia works to prove that she is being hunted by someone nobody can see.

Director: Leigh Whannell
Writers: Leigh Whannell (screenplay), Leigh Whannell (screen story)
Stars: Elisabeth Moss, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Harriet Dyer, Aldis Hodge
Release Date: 28 February 2020 (USA)
Budget: $7,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend USA: $28,205,665, 1 March 2020
Gross USA: $64,914,050
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $122,914,050
Runtime: 110 minutes

Warlock (1989)

A warlock flees from the 17th to the 20th century, with a witch-hunter in hot pursuit.

Director: Steve Miner
Writer: David Twohy (as D.T. Twohy)
Stars: Julian Sands, Lori Singer, Richard E. Grant
Release Date: 11 January 1991 (USA)
Budget: $7,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend USA: $780,360, 13 January 1991
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $9,094,451
Runtime: 103 min

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Episode 11 – You Suffer From a Severe Case of CDS http://fearshop.com/podcast/ep11/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=ep11 Mon, 11 May 2020 01:11:06 +0000 FearShop.com http://fearshop.com/?post_type=podcast&p=313 Alice Krige,Gretel & Hansel,Ian Shorr,Jill Wagner,Kai Barry,Oz Perkins,Paulo Costanzo,Rob Hayes,Samuel Leakey,Shea Whigham,Sophia Lillis,Splinter,Toby Wilkins
Episode 11 - You Suffer From a Severe Case of CDS

Xavier and Mike are back with reviews for Gretel & Hansel (2020) by Oz Perkins and Rob Hayes starring Sophia Lillis, Samuel Leakey, and Alice Krige. This is a 2020 film that did well in the theaters. It is time to see what we thought about this recent horror film.

Also discussed is Splinter (2008) by Toby Wilkins, Ian Shorr, and Kai Barry starring Shea Whigham, Jill Wagner, and Paulo Costanzo. Splinter came out of nowhere in 2008 and got a name based on its solid practical effects. Time to see how it holds up 12 years later.

Gretel & Hansel (2020)

Gretel & Hansel (2020)

A long time ago in a distant fairy tale countryside, a young girl leads her little brother into the dark woods in desperate search of food and work, only to stumble upon a nexus of terrifying evil.

Director: Oz Perkins (as Osgood Perkins)
Writer: Rob Hayes
Stars: Sophia Lillis, Samuel Leakey, Alice Krige
Release Date: 31 January 2020 (USA)
Budget: $5,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend USA: $6,154,007, 2 February 2020
Gross USA: $15,347,654
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $21,282,967
Runtime: 87 min

Splinter (2008)

Splinter (2008)

Trapped in an isolated gas station by a voracious Splinter parasite that transforms its still-living victims into deadly hosts, a young couple and an escaped convict must find a way to work together to survive this primal terror.

Director: Toby Wilkins
Writers: Ian Shorr, Kai Barry
Stars: Shea Whigham, Jill Wagner, Paulo Costanzo
Release Date: USA 31 October 2008 (limited)
Opening Weekend USA: $9,517, 2 November 2008
Gross USA: $14,154
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $522,497

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Episode 10 – Tubby Time http://fearshop.com/podcast/ep10/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=ep10 Sat, 25 Apr 2020 03:49:22 +0000 FearShop.com http://fearshop.com/?post_type=podcast&p=271 Creep,Creep 2,Desiree Akhavan,Karan Soni,Mark Duplass,Patrick Brice
FearShop Horror Podcast - Episode 10 - Tubby Time

Xavier and Mike are back with reviews for Creep (2014) by Patrick Brice and Mark Duplass starring both Brice and Duplass. Typically, when you have the writer and director also star in the same film, it does not work out well. Let’s see how Creep worked out.

Also discussed is Creep 2 (2017) by Patrick Brice and Mark Duplass again starring Karan Soni and Desiree Akhavan. Duplass is back alongside Desiree Akhavan and the chemistry between the two is amazing.

Creep (2014)

Creep (2014)

A young videographer answers an online ad for a one-day job in a remote town to record the last messages of a dying man. When he notices the man’s odd behavior, he starts to question his intentions.

Director: Patrick Brice
Writers: Patrick Brice (story), Mark Duplass (story)
Stars: Patrick Brice, Mark Duplass
Release Date: 23 June 2015 (USA)
Runtime: 77 min

Creep 2 (2017)

Creep 2 (2017)

A video artist looking for work drives to a remote house in the forest to meet a man claiming to be a serial killer. But after agreeing to spend the day with him, she soon realizes that she made a deadly mistake.

Director: Patrick Brice
Writers: Mark Duplass, Patrick Brice
Stars: Karan Soni, Mark Duplass, Desiree Akhavan
Release Date: 24 October 2017 (USA)
Runtime: 78 min

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Episode 9 – Out by 16 or Dead in the Scene http://fearshop.com/podcast/ep9/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=ep9 Sun, 12 Apr 2020 02:16:57 +0000 FearShop.com http://fearshop.com/?post_type=podcast&p=248 Brahms: The Boy II,Canadian horror,Christopher Convery,Emily Perkins,Ginger Snaps,John Fawcett,Karen Walton,Katharine Isabelle,Katie Holmes,Kris Lemche,Owain Yeoman,Stacey Menear,The Boy,Werewolf movie,William Brent Bell
FearShop.com Horror Podcast - Brahms: The Boy II (2020), Ginger Snaps (2000)

Xavier and Mike are back with reviews for Brahms: The Boy II (2020) by William Brent Bell and Stacey Menear starring Katie Holmes, Owain Yeoman, and Christopher Convery. Both the director and writer are back from the original The Boy. What does the creepy doll have in store for us?

Also discussed is the Canadian horror movie Ginger Snaps (2000) by John Fawcett and Karen Walton starring Emily Perkins, Katharine Isabelle, and Kris Lemche. This werewolf movie spawned a few sequels and launched Katharine Isabelle into scream queen territory.

Brahms: The Boy II (2020)

Brahms: The Boy II (2020)

After a family moves into the Heelshire Mansion, their young son soon makes friends with a life-like doll called Brahms.

Director: William Brent Bell
Writer: Stacey Menear
Stars: Katie Holmes, Owain Yeoman, Christopher Convery
Release Date: 21 February 2020 (USA)
Budget: $10,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend USA: $5,823,006, 23 February 2020
Gross USA: $12,611,536
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $20,311,536

Ginger Snaps (2000)

Ginger Snaps (2000)

Two death-obsessed sisters, outcasts in their suburban neighborhood, must deal with the tragic consequences when one of them is bitten by a deadly werewolf.

Director: John Fawcett
Writers: Karen Walton (story), John Fawcett (story)
Stars: Emily Perkins, Katharine Isabelle, Kris Lemche
Country: Canada
Release Date: 11 May 2001
Budget: $5,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend USA: $1,430, 28 October 2001
Gross USA: $2,554
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $2,554
Runtime: 108 min

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Episode 8 – I Can’t Believe We’re Going to Party Here http://fearshop.com/podcast/ep8/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=ep8 Sun, 29 Mar 2020 02:21:48 +0000 FearShop.com http://fearshop.com/?post_type=podcast&p=232 Alvin Alexis,Amelia Kinkade,Caryn Waechter,Cathy Podewell,Claudia Sulewski,Deadcon,Hal Havins,Joe Augustyn,Keith Machekanyanga,Kevin Tenney,Lauren Elizabeth,Linnea Quigley,Night of the Demons,Scotty Landes
FearShop Horror Podcast - Episode 8 - I Can't Believe We're Going to Party Here

Xavier and Mike are back with reviews for Deadcon (2019) by Caryn Waechter and Scotty Landes starring Lauren Elizabeth, Claudia Sulewski, and Keith Machekanyanga. Scotty Landes wrote Ma from the same year. Deadcon shows us the all about social media influencers.

Also discussed is Night of the Demons (1988) by Kevin Tenney starring Linnea Quigley, Cathy Podewell, Alvin Alexis, Hal Havins, and Amelia Kinkade. Night of the Demons is true campy 80’s horror and a Halloween classic. The film spawned two sequels and a remake.

Deadcon (2019)


The horrors and isolation of being a social media influencer run rampant when a collection of YouTube and Instagram stars soon discover there are things scarier than thousands of teenagers armed with phones asking for selfies.

Director: Caryn Waechter
Writer: Scotty Landes
Stars: Lauren Elizabeth, Claudia Sulewski, Keith Machekanyanga
Release Date: 15 June 2019 (USA)
Budget: $100,000 (estimated)

Night of the Demons (1988)

Ten teenagers party at an abandoned funeral parlor on Halloween night. When an evil force awakens, demonic spirits keep them from leaving and turn their gathering into a living Hell.

Director: Kevin Tenney (as Kevin S. Tenney)
Writer: Joe Augustyn
Stars: Linnea Quigley, Cathy Podewell, Alvin Alexis, Hal Havins, Amelia Kinkade
Release Date: 14 October 1988 (USA)
Budget: $1,200,000 (estimated)
Gross USA: $3,109,904
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $3,109,904
Runtime: 90 min

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Episode 7 – There is no Conspiracy http://fearshop.com/podcast/ep7/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=ep7 Mon, 16 Mar 2020 02:58:04 +0000 FearShop.com http://fearshop.com/?post_type=podcast&p=222 Andre Bijelic,Blair Butlerv,Cube,David Hewlett,Kathryn Prescott,Lars Klevberg,Maurice Dean Wint,Nicole de Boer,Polaroid,Samantha Logan,Tyler Young,Vincenzo Natali
FearShop Horror Podcast - Episode 7 - There is no Conspiracy

Xavier and Mike are back with reviews for Polaroid (2019) by Lars Klevberg starring Kathryn Prescott, Tyler Young, and Samantha Logan. Klevberg also directed the recent Child’s Play remake so let’s see what is in store for us with Polaroid.

Also discussed is Cube (1997) by Vincenzo Natali starring Nicole de Boer, Maurice Dean Wint, and David Hewlett. Cube was a surprising film that spawned two sequels.

Polaroid (2019)

Polaroid (2019)

High school loner Bird Fitcher has no idea what dark secrets are tied to the Polaroid camera she finds. It doesn’t take long to discover that those who have their picture taken with it, soon die.

Director: Lars Klevberg
Writer: Blair Butler (screenplay by)
Stars: Kathryn Prescott, Tyler Young, Samantha Logan
Release Date: 17 September 2019
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $2,489,778
Runtime: 88 min

Cube (1997)

Cube (1997)

6 complete strangers of widely varying personality characteristics are involuntarily placed in an endless maze containing deadly traps.

Director: Vincenzo Natali
Writers: André Bijelic (as Andre Bijelic), Vincenzo Natali
Stars: Nicole de Boer, Maurice Dean Wint, David Hewlett
Country: Canada
Release Date: 11 July 1998 (Netherlands)
Budget: CAD365,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend USA: $57,147,13 September 1998
Gross USA: $501,818
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $565,727
Runtime: 90 min

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Episode 6 – In Space, No One Can Hear You Scream http://fearshop.com/podcast/ep6/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=ep6 Mon, 02 Mar 2020 05:09:19 +0000 FearShop.com http://fearshop.com/?post_type=podcast&p=204 Alien,Countdown,Dan O'Bannon,Elizabeth Lail,John Hurt,Jordan Calloway,Justin Dec,Ridley Scott,Sigourney Weaver,Talitha Eliana Bateman,Tom Skerritt
Countdown (2019)

Xavier and Mike are back with reviews for Countdown (2019) by Justin Dec starring Elizabeth Lail, Jordan Calloway, and Talitha Eliana Bateman. This is the first feature length film from Dec and a recent horror film that people have mixed reviews on.

Also discussed is Alien (1979) by Ridley Scott and Dan O’Bannon starring Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, and John Hurt. This classic alien film spawned various sequels, prequels, and spin-off movies.

Countdown (2019)

When a nurse downloads an app that claims to predict the moment a person will die, it tells her she only has three days to live. With the clock ticking and a figure haunting her, she must find a way to save her life before time runs out.

Director: Justin Dec
Writer: Justin Dec
Stars: Elizabeth Lail, Jordan Calloway, Talitha Eliana Bateman
Release Date: 25 October 2019 (USA)
Budget: $6,500,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend USA: $8,865,082, 27 October 2019
Gross USA: $25,621,766
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $46,121,766
Runtime: 90 min

Alien (1979)

After a space merchant vessel receives an unknown transmission as a distress call, one of the crew is attacked by a mysterious life form and they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun.

Alien (1979)

Director: Ridley Scott
Writers: Dan O’Bannon (screenplay and story)
Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt
Release Date: 22 June 1979 (USA)
Budget: $11,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend USA: $3,527,881, 28 May 1979
Gross USA: $81,765,459
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $108,283,202
Runtime: 117 min (1979 Theatrical Version) | 116 min (2003 Director’s Cut)

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Episode 5 – Someone in This Camp Ain’t What he Appears to Be http://fearshop.com/podcast/ep5/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=ep5 Mon, 10 Feb 2020 04:13:58 +0000 FearShop.com http://fearshop.com/?post_type=podcast&p=140 Abigail Breslin,Bill Lancaster,Dave Callaham,Emma Stone,Jesse Eisenberg,John Carpenter,John W. Campbell Jr.,Keith David,Kurt Russell,Rhett Reese,Rosario Dawson,Ruben Fleischer,The Thing,Wilford Brimley,Woody Harrelson,Zombieland,Zombieland: Double Tap
Zombieland: Double Tap

Xavier and Mike are back with reviews of Ruben Fleischer’s Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) starring Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, and Emma Stone. This sequel has a lot of people excited so let’s see what FearShop has to say about it.

We also reach back a few years to dig into John Carpenter’s The Thing (1982) starring Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, and Keith David. The Thing was John Carpenter getting a bigger budget and seeing what he could do with it.

Zombieland: Double Tap (2019)

Columbus, Tallahassee, Wichita, and Little Rock move to the American heartland as they face off against evolved zombies, fellow survivors, and the growing pains of the snarky makeshift family.

Director: Ruben Fleischer
Writers: Dave Callaham (screenplay), Rhett Reese (screenplay)
Stars: Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, Rosario Dawson, Abigail Breslin
Release Date: 18 October 2019 (USA)
Budget: $42,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend USA: $26,803,104, 20 October 2019
Gross USA: $72,967,192
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $121,398,167
Runtime: 99 min

The Thing (1982)

The Thing (1982)

A research team in Antarctica is hunted by a shape-shifting alien that assumes the appearance of its victims.

Director: John Carpenter
Writers: Bill Lancaster (screenplay), John W. Campbell Jr. (story)
Stars: Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, Keith David
Release Date: 25 June 1982 (USA)
Filming Locations: Juneau, Alaska, USA
Budget: $15,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend USA: $3,107,897, 27 June 1982
Gross USA: $19,629,760
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $19,629,760
Runtime: 109 min | 127 min (VHS)

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Episode 4 – Maybe We Deserve to Burn http://fearshop.com/podcast/ep4/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=ep4 Sun, 26 Jan 2020 05:42:31 +0000 FearShop.com http://fearshop.com/?post_type=podcast&p=129 Adam Brody,Bruce McDonald,Georgina Reilly,Guy Busick,Lisa Houle,Matt Bettinelli-Olpin,Pontypool,Ready or Not,Ryan Murphy,Samara Weaving,Stephen McHattie,Tony Burgess,Tyler Gillett Xavier and Mike are back with reviews of Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett’s Ready or Not (2019) starring Samara Weaving, Adam Brody, and Mark O’Brien. This movies is getting a lot of love from folks so let’s see how it holds up to the FHP cast.

They also reach back a few years to review Bruce McDonald’s Pontypool (2008) starring Stephen McHattie, Lisa Houle, and Georgina Reilly. McHattie plays one of his best roles ever in this one.

Ready or Not (2019)

A bride’s wedding night takes a sinister turn when her eccentric new in-laws force her to take part in a terrifying game.

Ready or Not (2019)

Directors: Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Tyler Gillett
Writers: Guy Busick, Ryan Murphy
Stars: Samara Weaving, Adam Broby, Mark O’Brien
Release Date: 21 August 2019 (USA)
Also Known As: Family Rituals (US working title), Wedding Nightmare (France)
Budget: $6,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend USA: $8,015,590, 25 August 2019
Gross USA: $28,714,231
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $57,542,759
Runtime: 95 min

Pontypool (2008)

A radio host interprets the possible outbreak of a deadly virus which infects the small Ontario town he is stationed in.

Pontypool (2008)

Director: Bruce McDonald
Writers: Tony Burgess, Tony Burgess (novel)
Stars: Stephen McHattie, Lisa Houle, Georgina Reilly
Release Date: USA – 14 March 2009
Budget: $1,500,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend USA: $1,541, 31 May 2009
Gross USA: $3,865
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $32,118
Runtime: 93 min

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Episode 3 – Be My Victim http://fearshop.com/podcast/ep3/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=ep3 Sat, 11 Jan 2020 23:56:09 +0000 FearShop.com http://fearshop.com/?post_type=podcast&p=118 Al Kaplan,Alex Essoe,Anita Briem,Bernard Rose,Candyman,Clive Barker,Edgar Blackmon,James Wan,John Brotherton,John Mayer,Jon Kaplan,Jordan Rubin,Linda Cardellini,Michael Chaves,Mikki Daughtry,Patricia Velasquez,Raymond Cruz,Sam Adegoke,The Conjuring,The Curse of La Llorona,The Drone,Tobias Iaconis,Tony Todd,Virginia Madsen,Xander Berkeley The Curse of La Llorona (2019), Candyman (1992)

Xavier and Mike are back with reviews of Michael Chaves’ The Curse of La Llorona (2019), a spinoff from The Conjuring world from the mind of James Wan. This jump scare loaded film stars Linda Cardellini, Raymond Cruz, and Patricia Velasquez.

They also review Bernard Rose’s Candyman (1992) based on “The Forbidden” by Clive Barker. This 1992 cult classic stars Virginia Madsen, Xander Berkeley, and Tony Todd.

Mike also has a Mini review of Jordan Rubin’s The Drone (2019) starring John Brotherton and Alex Essoe with a special appearance by John Mayer.

The Curse of La Llorona (2019)

Ignoring the eerie warning of a troubled mother suspected of child endangerment, a social worker and her own small kids are soon drawn into a frightening supernatural realm.

Director: Michael Chaves
Writers: Mikki Daughtry, Tobias Iaconis
Stars: Linda Cardellini, Raymond Cruz, Patricia Velasquez
Release Date: 19 April 2019 (USA)
Also Known As: The Children (US working title)
Australia, Singapore – The Curse of the Weeping Woman
Spain – La Llorona
Budget: $9,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend USA: $26,347,631, 21 April 2019
Gross USA: $54,733,739
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $122,133,739
Runtime: 93 min

Candyman (1992)

The Candyman, a murderous soul with a hook for a hand, is accidentally summoned to reality by a skeptic grad student researching the monster’s myth.D

Director: Bernard Rose
Writers: Clive Barker (based on “The Forbidden” by), Bernard Rose
Stars: Virginia Madsen, Xander Berkeley, Tony Todd
Release Date: 16 October 1992 (USA)
Also Known As: Clive Barker’s Candyman
Budget: $6,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend USA: $5,404,320, 18 October 1992
Gross USA: $25,792,310
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $25,792,310
Runtime: 99 min

The Drone (2019)

A newlywed couple is terrorized by a consumer drone that has become sentient with the consciousness of a deranged serial killer.

Director: Jordan Rubin
Writers: Al Kaplan, Jon Kaplan
Stars: Sam Adegoke, Edgar Blackmon, Anita Briem, John Brotherton, Alex Essoe

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Episode 2 – Sometimes Dead is Better http://fearshop.com/podcast/ep2/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=ep2 Wed, 01 Jan 2020 05:35:14 +0000 FearShop.com http://fearshop.com/?post_type=podcast&p=106 Amy Seimetz,Dennis Widmyer,Ferran Terraza,Jason Clarke,Jaume Balagueró,John Lithgow,Jorge-Yamam Serrano,Kevin Kölsch,Luiso Berdejo,Manuela Velasco,Matt Greenberg,Paco Plaza,Pet Sematary,REC,Stephen King Pet Sematary (2019), REC (2007)

Xavier and Mike are back to close out 2019 It is time to resurrect FHP, the FearShop.com Horror Podcast. We are reviewing Pet Sematary (2019) and REC (2007). Pet Sematary is the remake to the Stephen King classic and REC is one of the most successful Spanish horror films ever. Xavier has seen neither of these films so this is interesting.

This episode features reviews, shout-outs, and feedback from our friends. We recorded this one on New Years’ Eve 2019 to usher in the New Year with our favorite types of films – horror.

We always love to hear from our friends, so please leave feedback. We love to give shout-outs to the horror die-hards out there that keep supporting the most amazing genre of film out there.

Pet Sematary (2019)

Pet Sematary (2019)

Dr. Louis Creed and his wife, Rachel, relocate from Boston to rural Maine with their two young children. The couple soon discover a mysterious burial ground hidden deep in the woods near their new home.

Directors: Kevin Kölsch, Dennis Widmyer
Writers: Stephen King (based on the novel by), Matt Greenberg (screen story by)
Stars: Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz, John Lithgow

Pet Sematary (2019) Trailer

REC (2007)

REC (2007)

A television reporter and cameraman follow emergency workers into a dark apartment building and are quickly locked inside with something terrifying.

Directors: Jaume Balagueró, Paco Plaza
Writers: Jaume Balagueró (screenplay), Luiso Berdejo (screenplay) (as Luis Berdejo)
Stars: Manuela Velasco, Ferran Terraza, Jorge-Yamam Serrano

REC (2007) Trailer

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Episode 1 – I’ve Waited For Him http://fearshop.com/podcast/ep1/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=ep1 Sat, 14 Dec 2019 06:19:47 +0000 FearShop.com http://fearshop.com/?post_type=podcast&p=57 Andi Matichak,Brad Dourif,David Gordon Green,Debra Hill,Ed Flanders,George C. Scott,Halloween,Jamie Lee Curtis,John Carpenter,Judy Greer,Michael Myers William Peter Blatty,Possession,Slasher,The Exorcist III Halloween (2018), The Exorcist III (1990)

It is time to resurrect FHP, the FearShop.com Horror Podcast. We will start by reviewing David Gordon Green’s Halloween (2018), which brings back Jamie Lee Curtis to fight off Michael Myers 40 years later. We also review an older film, William Peter Blatty’s The Exorcist III (1990).

Halloween (2018), the latest sequel to the slasher franchise, Halloween, brings Jamie Lee Curtis back into the franchise as Laurie Strode. Laurie has been waiting for Michael Myers to return for 40 years. We know that Mike likes a good slasher, so let’s hear his thoughts on this one.

The Exorcist III - Possession

William Peter Blatty’s The Exorcist III (1990) is the third installment into The Exorcist franchise and is one of the lesser known horror films from the 90’s – a decade dominated by films like Scream. If you are looking for a creepy possession movie, The Exorcist III is a good choice.

Halloween (2018)

Halloween 2018

Laurie Strode confronts her long-time foe Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.

Director: David Gordon Green (Pineapple Express)
Writers: John Carpenter (based on characters created by), Debra Hill (based on characters created by)
Stars: Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Andi Matichak

Halloween (2018) Trailer

The Exorcist III (1990)

The Exorcist 3

A police Lieutenant uncovers more than he bargained for as his investigation of a series of murders, which have all the hallmarks of the deceased Gemini serial killer.

Director: William Peter Blatty
: William Peter Blatty (screenplay), William Peter Blatty (novel)
Stars: George C. Scott, Ed Flanders, Brad Dourif

The Exorcist III (1990) Trailer

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