Welcome to the Movie Podcast Weekly Halloween Edition! This is Episode 109. For this show, Jason and Josh bring back special guest ChrisExcess, a Terror Trooper who hails from Mexico City, Mexico. We bring you four Feature Reviews of John Wick and Annabelle and Open Windows and The Town That Dreaded Sundown. We’ve also prepared a special section for Halloween, with all types of creepy movie recommendations for viewers with a variety of sensitivity and sensibilities…
And as a follow-up to Josh’s review of “The Book of Life” in our previous episode, ChrisExcess gives us some cultural insights into Dia de los Muertos (“Day of the Dead”), which is a Mexican holiday that takes place between October 31st and November 2nd, where observers remember friends and family members who have passed away.
If you’re new to our show… Movie Podcast Weekly typically features three hosts—Jason, Josh, and Andy—along with frequent guests. We give you our verdicts on at least one new movie release from the current year that’s currently playing in theaters or on VOD, as well as several mini reviews of whatever we’ve been watching lately. And we usually provide specialized genre recommendations. New episodes release every single Tuesday. Join us!
— Welcome guest ChrisExcess
II. Mini Reviews
Josh: Hell (aka Apocalypse), Dracula Untold
ChrisExcess: Bird, Filth, Lost Highway, Rage, Martyrs, Insidious, Rob Zombie’s Halloween and Halloween II
Jason: Anatomy of a Murder, The Walking Dead: Season 4 (TV)
III. What’s New in Theaters This Past Weekend
— John Wick
— Happy New Year
— White Bird in a Blizzard [ Limited ]
— Laggies [ Limited ]
— Citizenfour [ Limited ]
— Force Majeure [ Limited ]
— 23 Blast [ Limited ]
— Revenge of the Green Dragons [ Limited ]
— Exists [ Limited ]
FEATURE REVIEWS HAVE TIME STAMPS:
[ 1:05:27 ] IV. Feature Review: JOHN WICK (2014)
Josh = 5 ( Low-priority Rental )
[ 1:23:49 ] V. Feature Review: ANNABELLE (2014)
Jason = 6.5 ( Theater / Rental )
—ChrisExcess tells a potentially real-life evil doll story.
[ 1:46:33 ] VI. Feature Review: OPEN WINDOWS (2014)
Jason = 3 ( Avoid )
Josh = 5 ( Rental )
[ 2:03:33 ] VII. Feature Review: THE TOWN THAT DREADED SUNDOWN (2014)
Josh = 6 ( High-priority Rental )
[ 2:14:08 ] VIII. MPW Halloween Creepy Movie Recommendations to Watch on October 29-31:
For this week’s Halloween viewing, Josh recommends:
Watch Wed, Oct 29: John Carpenter’s Halloween (1978)
Watch Thurs, Oct 30: Halloween II (1981)
Watch Fri, Oct 31: Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998)
For this week’s Halloween viewing, ChrisExcess recommends:
Watch Wed, Oct 29: Maniac (2012)
Watch Thurs, Oct 30: Black Sabbath (1963)
Watch Fri, Oct 31: Alucarda (1977)
For this week’s Halloween viewing, Jason recommends:
Watch Wed, Oct 29: Apollo 18 (2011)
Watch Thurs, Oct 30: Shadow of the Vampire (2000)
—with a prerequisite viewing of “Nosferatu” (1922)
Watch Fri, Oct 31: The Horde (2009)
Halloween movies for the kids:
Josh recommends: Toy Story of Terror
William Rowan Jr. and Josh recommend: ParaNorman
William and Jason recommend: Curious George: A Halloween Boo Fest
Jason recommends: Monster House
[ 2:55:40 ] IX. ChrisExcess discusses Dia de los Muertos (“Day of the Dead”)
— Jason recommends streaming “Day of the Dead” (1985) on Netflix
— ChrisExcess recommends “El Infierno” (2010) on Netflix.
X. Wrap-Up / Plugs / Ending
COMING UP ON MPW NEXT WEEK:
We’re hoping to cover NIGHTCRAWLER and BIRDMAN OR (THE UNEXPECTED VIRTUE OF IGNORANCE) and WHIPLASH. Join us Tuesday!
LINKS FOR THIS EPISODE:
Plugs for ChrisExcess:
Hear ChrisExcess review Rob Zombie’s Halloween and Halloween II on the Dead as Hell Horror Podcast (explicit)
Watch for ChrisExcess’s forthcoming Horror Web site: Horror Worlds.com
Hear Jay’s Guest Appearances on These Other Halloween-Themed Shows:
— Spooky Flix Fest 2014: Pet Sematary (1989) with Jay of the Dead
— Film Jive’s Soundtrack of Terror
— Geek Cast Live Podcast Ep. 043 for good Halloween movies!
— Dead as Hell Horror Podcast: Madman and The Prowler
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