The Evolution of Horror
The Evolution of Horror
Mike Muncer
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.
NATURE BITES BACK! Pt 8 - Wake In Fright (1971) & Picnic At Hanging Rock (1975)
CRIKEY! This week we venture down under to discuss two creepy, shocking, Australian masterpieces! Jamie Graham joins Mike to discuss WAKE IN FRIGHT (1971) and PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK (1975).  Content warning: Wake in Fright contains depictions of animal cruelty  Hosted, Produced and Edited by Mike Muncer Music by Jack Whitney.  Artwork by Mike Lee-Graham Big thank you to Mary Wild for this week's 'Wild About Horror' segment! Sign up to Mary's Patreon!  Visit our website www.evolutionofhorror.com  Buy tickets for our UPCOMING SCREENINGS & EVENTS Buy yourself some brand new EOH MERCH! Subscribe and donate on PATREON for bonus monthly content and extra treats... www.patreon.com/evolutionofhorror  Email us!  Follow us on TWITTER Follow us on INSTAGRAM Like us on FACEBOOK Join the DISCUSSION GROUP Join the DISCORD Follow us on LETTERBOXD Mike Muncer is a producer, podcaster and film journalist and can be found on TWITTER  
Jun 20
1 hr 54 min
NATURE BITES BACK! Pt 7: The Birds (1963)
"They're coming, they're coming!" This week Mike is joined by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas to discuss one of Hitchcock's most terrifying movies...THE BIRDS (1963)!  Check out Lee Gambin's books Hosted, Produced and Edited by Mike Muncer Music by Jack Whitney.  Artwork by Mike Lee-Graham Big thank you to Mary Wild for this week's 'Wild About Horror' segment! Sign up to Mary's Patreon!  Visit our website www.evolutionofhorror.com  Buy tickets for our UPCOMING SCREENINGS & EVENTS Buy yourself some brand new EOH MERCH! Subscribe and donate on PATREON for bonus monthly content and extra treats... www.patreon.com/evolutionofhorror  Email us!  Follow us on TWITTER Follow us on INSTAGRAM Like us on FACEBOOK Join the DISCUSSION GROUP Join the DISCORD Follow us on LETTERBOXD Mike Muncer is a producer, podcaster and film journalist and can be found on TWITTER  
Jun 13
1 hr 58 min
NATURE BITES BACK! Pt 6: Hound of the Baskervilles (1959) & The Reptile (1966)
It's Hammer week! Mike is joined by Graham Saunders to discuss two Hammer classics about creatures in the British countryside...THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES (1959) & THE REPTILE (1966).  Hosted, Produced and Edited by Mike Muncer Music by Jack Whitney.  Artwork by Mike Lee-Graham Visit our website www.evolutionofhorror.com  Buy tickets for our UPCOMING SCREENINGS & EVENTS Buy yourself some brand new EOH MERCH! Subscribe and donate on PATREON for bonus monthly content and extra treats... www.patreon.com/evolutionofhorror  Email us!  Follow us on TWITTER Follow us on INSTAGRAM Like us on FACEBOOK Join the DISCUSSION GROUP Join the DISCORD Follow us on LETTERBOXD Mike Muncer is a producer, podcaster and film journalist and can be found on TWITTER
Jun 6
1 hr 20 min
NATURE BITES BACK! Pt 5: Creature From the Black Lagoon (1954) / The Shape of Water (2017)
This week we continue looking at 50s monster movies about the perils of nature...Axelle Carolyn joins Mike to discuss Universal's 3D monster movie, CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON! Plus, in the second half of the ep, we release a discussion from the Patreon vault, recorded earlier this year, in which Steph McKenna joins Mike to discuss Del Toro's tribute to Creature from the Black Lagoon, THE SHAPE OF WATER (2017).  Hosted, Produced and Edited by Mike Muncer Music by Jack Whitney.  Artwork by Mike Lee-Graham Big thank you to Mary Wild for this week's 'Wild About Horror' segment! Sign up to Mary's Patreon!  Visit our website www.evolutionofhorror.com  Buy tickets for our UPCOMING SCREENINGS & EVENTS Buy yourself some brand new EOH MERCH! Subscribe and donate on PATREON for bonus monthly content and extra treats... www.patreon.com/evolutionofhorror  Email us!  Follow us on TWITTER Follow us on INSTAGRAM Like us on FACEBOOK Join the DISCUSSION GROUP Join the DISCORD Follow us on LETTERBOXD Mike Muncer is a producer, podcaster and film journalist and can be found on TWITTER
May 30
1 hr 56 min
NATURE BITES BACK! Pt 4: Godzilla & Kong Also Rans (1933-2024)
This week, things get MONSTROUS as Mike and Kevin Lyons run through the history of cinema's two biggest titans: Godzilla and Kong! In this spoiler-free episode, Kevin Lyons runs through his thoughts on a bunch of other King Kong and Godzilla movies, including remakes, sequels, reboots, requels and everything in between... Hosted, Produced and Edited by Mike Muncer Music by Jack Whitney.  Artwork by Mike Lee-Graham We have a new podcast: THE DETECTIVE AND THE LOG LADY: A TWIN PEAKS PODCAST! Join Stacie Ponder and I as we watch and discuss every episode of Twin Peaks, from beginniing to end! Subscribe now wherever you get your podcasts.  Visit our website www.evolutionofhorror.com  Buy tickets for our UPCOMING SCREENINGS & EVENTS Buy yourself some brand new EOH MERCH! Subscribe and donate on PATREON for bonus monthly content and extra treats... www.patreon.com/evolutionofhorror  Email us!  Follow us on TWITTER Follow us on INSTAGRAM Like us on FACEBOOK Join the DISCUSSION GROUP Join the DISCORD Follow us on LETTERBOXD Mike Muncer is a producer, podcaster and film journalist and can be found on TWITTER  
May 23
1 hr 21 min
NATURE BITES BACK! Pt 3 - Godzilla (1954)
This week Mike is joined by filmmaker, actor, author and Godzilla expert Graham Skipper to discuss the king of the monsters himself in his original, breathtaking movie...GODZILLA (1954).  Hosted, Produced and Edited by Mike Muncer Music by Jack Whitney.  Artwork by Mike Lee-Graham Big thank you to Mary Wild for this week's 'Wild About Horror' segment! Sign up to Mary's Patreon!  Visit our website www.evolutionofhorror.com  Buy tickets for our UPCOMING SCREENINGS & EVENTS Buy yourself some brand new EOH MERCH! Subscribe and donate on PATREON for bonus monthly content and extra treats... www.patreon.com/evolutionofhorror  Email us!  Follow us on TWITTER Follow us on INSTAGRAM Like us on FACEBOOK Join the DISCUSSION GROUP Join the DISCORD Follow us on LETTERBOXD Mike Muncer is a producer, podcaster and film journalist and can be found on TWITTER
May 16
1 hr 50 min
NATURE BITES BACK! Pt 2: King Kong (1933)
"Twas beauty killed the beast!" This week Mike is joined by James Swanton for the first deep-dive discussion of the series: Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack's KING KONG (1933)... Hosted, Produced and Edited by Mike Muncer Music by Jack Whitney.  Artwork by Mike Lee-Graham Visit our website www.evolutionofhorror.com  Buy tickets for our UPCOMING SCREENINGS & EVENTS Buy yourself some brand new EOH MERCH! Join the DISCORD to access our weekly watchalongs! Subscribe and donate on PATREON for bonus monthly content and extra treats... www.patreon.com/evolutionofhorror  Email us!  Follow us on TWITTER Follow us on INSTAGRAM Like us on FACEBOOK Join the DISCUSSION GROUP Follow us on LETTERBOXD Mike Muncer is a producer, podcaster and film journalist and can be found on TWITTER
May 9
1 hr 55 min
NATURE BITES BACK! Pt 1 - An Introduction
We're BACK! This week, we kick off our tenth season of the podcast on the horrors of nature with an introduction chat with Kevin Lyons, plus Mary Wild drops in to lend her analysis of the sub-genre and what makes it so popular (and terrifying).  Hosted, Produced and Edited by Mike Muncer Music by Jack Whitney.  Artwork by Mike Lee-Graham Visit our website www.evolutionofhorror.com  Buy tickets for our UPCOMING SCREENINGS & EVENTS Buy yourself some brand new EOH MERCH! Subscribe and donate on PATREON for bonus monthly content and extra treats... www.patreon.com/evolutionofhorror  Email us!  Follow us on TWITTER Follow us on INSTAGRAM Like us on FACEBOOK Join the DISCUSSION GROUP Join the DISCORD Follow us on LETTERBOXD Mike Muncer is a producer, podcaster and film journalist and can be found on TWITTER
Apr 30
2 hr 16 min
What's the best horror board game?
To celebrate the Kickstarter campaign for FINAL CUT - the Evolution of Horror card game - here's a special bonus episode! Mike was joined by Final Cut creators Alex Ayling and Mike Lee-Graham to discuss some of the best ever horror tabletop games, from ATMOSFEAR to ARKHAM HORROR to GHOST CASTLE... If you want to get your hands on a copy of the Evolution of Horror game, support us on Kickstarter and order your copy now! 
Feb 26
1 hr 30 min
Introducing...FINAL CUT: An Evolution of Horror Card Game
We're launching our very own EOH Card game! Support us on Kickstarter to make this game happen...our 30 day campaign begins on Monday 19 February!  For more information and to see photos and videos of the game, visit evolutionofhorror.com/finalcut To sign-up to our pre-launch, visit evolutionofhorror.com/kickstarter
Feb 16
12 min
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