Category Archives: Shocktober

The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 224 – OV Live – Shocktober in Irvington 4 with Elsewhere World, and Fair Creek Films at Playground Productions Studio

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OV224 – OV Live – Shocktober in Irvington 4 with Elsewhere World, and Fair Creek Films at Playground Productions Studio

Recorded October 6th, 2017: It’s the 4th annual Shocktober in Irvington! This year we held the event at Playground Productions Studio in Irvington and welcomed JP Leck from Elsewhere World and the crew from Fair Creek Films to showcase their work. We ended the night with a short film from Witching Season Films, who currently have an Indiegogo campaign to fund their first feature film!
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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 190 – OV Live – Shocktober in Irvington 3 with Circle City Ghostbusters, J.P. Leck (Elsewhere World), Pat Kuhn (TheNerdsPodcast.com), and Team Dharma (48 Hour Film Project)

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OV190 – OV Live – Shocktober in Irvington 3 with Circle City Ghostbusters, J.P. Leck (Elsewhere World), Pat Kuhn (TheNerdsPodcast.com), and Team Dharma (48 Hour Film Project)

In this special live episode of the podcast, the guys host the third annual Shocktober in Irvington, a one-night event screening of short horror films from local filmmakers benefitting the Irvington Historical Society. Continue reading

The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 135 – OV Live – Shocktober in Irvington 2 with Synapshot Productions, J.P. Leck, and Vizmo Films

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OV135 – OV Live – Shocktober in Irvington 2 with Synapshot Productions, J.P. Leck, and Vizmo Films

In this special live episode of The Obsessive Viewer, the guys host the second annual Shocktober in Irvington, a one-night event screening of horror short films from local filmmakers benefitting the Irvington Historical Society.

We had a really great turnout this year and we already can’t wait for Shocktober 3: Season of the Mike. Continue reading

The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 131 – Special Ep – What’s Eating Dad? – Writer/Director Michael Goldburg and Producer Dave Chan

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OV131 – Special Ep – What’s Eating Dad? – Writer/Director Michael Goldburg and Producer Dave Chan

In this special episode of the podcast, Tiny and I chat with Michael Goldburg and Dave Chan, the men behind comedy/horror short film What’s Eating Dad?, which will be the opening short for our Shocktober in Irvington event on October 16th. In the episode, the guys tell us about the Film Festival circuit, behind the scenes info about the short, and their upcoming con-man comedy feature Sure-Fire. Continue reading

Blu-Ray Review: Halloween – The Complete Collection Limited Deluxe Edition (15 Discs)

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Introduction

In 1978, John Carpenter and Debra Hill brought the boogeyman to life and gave him a name. Halloween was a massively successful independent movie that spawned several sequels, a remake and a sequel to the remake. 10 movies (9 of which feature Michael Myers) comprise one of the most iconic and celebrated horror franchises of all time.

And now you can own all of it, along with a plethora of bonus content, for the first time in this 15-disc deluxe edition blu-ray set.

Read on for my full review of the set and, while you’re at it, check out the 2014 Obsessive Viewer Holiday Buyer’s Guide. You can also check out my podcast’s full review of the Halloween franchise here.

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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 79 – Shocktober Potpourri 2014 with Mike’s Brother Kevin

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OV79 – Shocktober Potpourri 2014 with Mike’s Brother Kevin

The guys (joined by 4-time guest Kevin White) put a bow on Shocktober 2014 with a look back at the month. They examine the best, the worst and the just okay of a month full of horror.

Runtime: 1:27:31

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Adaptations & Remakes: The Town that Dreaded Sundown

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Adaptations & Remakes is an ongoing feature where I take a movie or a book and compare it to its remake and/or adaptation. Each post follows the same basic format:

  • General plot overview/source material
  • Original movie/first adaptation
  • How I would adapt and/or remake it.
  • How they adapted/remade it

And don’t forget, you can follow around the internet with the links below.

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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 78 – Debate Ep – Matt v Mike – The Shining

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OV78 – Debate Ep – Matt v Mike – The Shining

The gang takes one of their biggest disagreements into the podcast. Matt loves The Shining, Stanley Kubrick and Stephen King. Mike, on the other hand, takes issue with The Shining and Kubrick as a filmmaker. The pair spends the episode debating (with Tiny serving as moderator) the merits and issues present in Stanley Kubrick’s horror classic, The Shining.

Runtime: 1:27:56

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Movie Review: Annabelle (2014)

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Before The Conjuring, there was Annabelle. After The Conjuring, there was a rush to capitalize on its success. Hence, a year later, we have Annabelle. Continue reading

The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 77 – OV Live – Shocktober in Irvington with J.P Leck and Billy & Brandon Watch Movies

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OV77 – OV Live – Shocktober in Irvington with J.P Leck and Billy & Brandon Watch Movies

Recorded Live at The Irving Theater on Friday, October 17th, 2014, the guys (joined by Greg Lenz from We Are Libertarians) bring Shocktober to Indianapolis’ historic Irvington district. Shocktober in Irvington included short horror films from J.P. Leck and the gang from Billy and Brandon Watch Movies. Each screening was followed by a Q&A session with the filmmakers, raffling of prizes and live podcasting.

All proceeds from this event were donated to the Irvington Historical Society.

Runtime: 1:46:52

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Movie Review: The Conjuring (2013)

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Movie Review: Urban Legend (1998)

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After Scream resurrected the slasher genre in 1996, studios quickly jumped on the bandwagon and produced teen slashers to capitalize on the craze. For the most part, these movies were cheap imitations, utilizing the same techniques and dialogue as Scream and populating the cast with TV teen drama actors. 1998’s Urban Legend is no different. In fact, it was perhaps the most shameless Scream rip-off of the era. Continue reading

The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 76 – Remake This – Horror, Gone Girl, The Walking Dead and This is Where I Leave You

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OV76 – Remake This – Horror, Gone Girl, The Walking Dead and This is Where I Leave You

The guys each put forth horror movies that they’d like to see remade. Mike offers his thoughts on hypothetically remaking Sleepaway Camp and The Exorcist. Tiny imagines a world with proper Dracula and It remakes. Matt revisits 90s slasher movies and digs up Final Destination and Urban Legend.

For potpourri, the guys share their thoughts on gone Girl, some Shocktober viewings, and This is Where I Leave You.

Runtime: 1:37:40

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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 74 – Special Ep – Irvington Ghost Tours Interview

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OV74 – Special Ep – Irvington Ghost Tours Interview

In this special episode of The Obsessive Viewer Podcast, Matt and Tiny (along with their friend Greg, from We Are Libertarians) sit down and chat with Alan Hunter of the Irvington Ghost Tours and Tim Poynter from S*P*I*R*I*T Paranormal about what they do and how haunted the Irvington area (where we’ll be hosting Shocktober in Irvington on Oct. 17th) is.

Runtime: 22:58

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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 73 – Essential Shocktober Viewings

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OV73 – Essential Shocktober Viewings

It’s officially Shocktober on the Obsessive Viewer Podcast! We kick off our favorite time of the year with a look at some of our essential viewing picks for the Halloween season. Whether they are the essential movies we watch every year or recommendations we’d give to people wanting to get into the Halloween spirit, you’ll find great frights in this episode.

Runtime: 1:28:09

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