Practicing social distancing? Great time to shelter with Episode 193 of HORROR MOVIE PODCAST. In this BONUS episode, your horror hosts—Dr. Shock, Wolfman Josh, and Gillman Joel—bring you a discussion of Contagion films, aided by Dave’s research and Vulture’s The 79 Best Pandemic Movies to Binge in Quarantine
by Jordan Crucchiola and Bilge Ebiri. Wolfman also gives you a rundown of “Shut In Movies” for our Shudder-Sponsored Screaming Online segment and recommends the first movie that he watched in lockdown, Escape From New York.
This show was our second test-run for something we hope to be doing once a month. We recorded the show “LIVE!” meaning no redos, retakes, or do-overs. Just one take and the conversation will take us where it takes us. This episode was also intended to be our first video episode, posted to YouTube, but we had some technical difficulties on that front, which is why this episode is posting after 194. Our first official “Lost Episode” of Horror Movie Podcast, the video for Ep 193 will eventually be posted as originally intended and we will let everyone know.
Once we work out the bugs, we hope to consistently record the show on a platform like Discord or Twitch so that we can interact with those who would like to, during the show. Then, the first half of the show will go up on YouTube. We’re excited about this new approach to our Frankensteinian shows, but don’t worry. The show will still post to iTunes’ Apple Podcasts (or your favorite podcatching software) as usual. You won’t have to do anything different to listen to the show you know and love.
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— A new experiment: We’re live and on video!
II. Shudder-Sponsored SCREAMING ONLINE Segment
Wolfman recommends: Escape From New York (1981)
–Friday the 13th Collection (the first 8 movies and Crystal Lake Memories doc)
–Creepshow Original Series
–The Dead Lands Original Series
-Premiere of Cursed Films Original Series ( plus The Exorcist and Leap of Faith: William Friedkin on The Exorcist doc)
– All new season of The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs and Darcy
-Season 2 of Australian series Wolf Creek
–Halfway to Halloween Collection
–Shut In Collection
—Support the show and enjoy a 30-day free trial of SHUDDER
with Promo Code: HMP
III. Theme discussion and micro-reviews: CONTAGION FILMS
-The Vulture article we used as a reference: The 79 Best Pandemic Movies to Binge in Quarantine
The Flu (2013)
The Cassandra Crossing (1976)
The Bay (2012)
The Last Days (2013)
Panic in the Streets (1950)