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 →
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 →
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 →
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.