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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 222 – Special Ep – Nightmare on Edgewood – Indianapolis’ Most Intense Haunted House

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OV222 – Special Ep – Nightmare on Edgewood – Indianapolis’ Most Intense Haunted House

In this special episode, Matt journeys to Nightmare on Edgewood, Indianapolis’ most intense haunted house to talk about the history of the haunt, and discuss the nature of fear and scary movies with the haunt’s marketing coordinator.
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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.

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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 75 – The Halloween Franchise 1978-2009

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OV75 – The Halloween Franchise 1978-2009

This week, in honor of the Shocktober month, the guys examine the Halloween franchise. 10 movies, no waiting. They discuss the highs, the lows and the roads that should have been taken. Along the way, Mike and Matt discuss the Halloween Complete Collection blu-ray set that was recently released!

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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 38 – Into the Vaut II – Halloween, Se7en and Saving Private Ryan

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Here’s the latest episode of The Obsessive Viewer Podcast! We return to our Vault to enter 3 movies that we feel deserve a piece of absolute preservation.

There are some important announcements in this episode. First, of course, we refer to the new book site The Obsessive Book Nerd. And Tiny teases a new podcasting endeavor.

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The Fortnight in TV: 10/27-11/10, 2013

week in tv 1027-1110 I’ve been really lagging behind on these TV updates, not to mention the blog as a whole. I apologize for that. I’m hopeful that things will get back to normal soon. And I hope that I’ll get back into the swing of my TV watching habits. I mean, look at this, I watched 11 episodes of television in a two-week period. That’s really unacceptable.

In the interest of getting back into the swing of things, I’m streamlining this feature of the blog and not listing watch dates and airdates. So here’s my breakdown of the TV I watched in the last couple weeks. Continue reading

The Month in Movies: Shocktober 2013

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My friends and I have been dedicating the month of October to the horror genre and calling it Shocktober for several years now.  I started this blog in February and from the start I was excited about sharing my Shocktober experience with anyone and everyone.

I have been saying for a while that this year has to make up for last year’s abysmal performance. I had it in my mind that I barely watched anything last year. As it turns out, I was 27 movies last year. Not all of them were Shocktober movies, but I had been working under the assumption that I had maybe 10 or 11 viewings total last year.

It’s all for the best because this year was the second best Shocktober I’ve ever had. While I didn’t beat my record of 57 viewings in 2011, I did come close with a very respectable 52 viewings. I’m also proud to say that only 3 of those viewings weren’t Shocktober movies. Continue reading

Adaptations & Remakes: Halloween [Obsessive Friends: Tiny]

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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 24 – The Shocktober 2013 Wrap-Up Episode

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I’m releasing this week’s episode of the podcast earlier than usual. We recorded it to coincide with Halloween and now that the holiday is finally here, we’ve got a new ep of The Obsessive Viewer Podcast ready for you. This week we talk about our Shocktober and just have a general catch up session after taking a week off from recording. I hope you enjoy it! Continue reading

Tiny’s Shocktober Musings – Part IV [Obsessive Friends]

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4 Days of Blood: Part II – The Horrors of Space

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Space is an endless landscape for humanity to explore. The idea of colonizing the vast unknown and taking humanity to the stars has been a dream of humanity for centuries. This dream has led to a vast array of fictional voyages into space.

Still, there’s something inherently terrifying about the idea of space travel and the isolation that goes with it. The same unknown that inspires humanity also has the power to ignite our morbid sides. Take a group of humans, put them in a confined space millions of miles from other humans, and horrific monsters won’t be far behind. Continue reading

The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 22 – Halloween on TV, The Thing and Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones

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Our co-host Mike White got married last weekend! Send your congrats to him in the form of a Twitter follow!

This week on The Obsessive Viewer Podcast, we’re back for more gruesome Shocktober conversation. This week we discussed Halloween-themed TV episodes. It was a lot of fun and a little unique.

Since Mike was on the verge of getting married, we had limited time to record with him. We recorded what we could last weekend and then Tiny and I handled the potpourri segment sans Mike. Not to worry, Mike will be back next week and many more week’s to come.

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OV’s Shocktober: Halloween – 35th Anniversary [Blu-Ray Review]

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I picked up the Halloween: 35th Anniversary blu-ray a few weeks ago and was eager to jump into it and the features. In honor of Shocktober I thought I’d review it for anyone curious about whether they should upgrade their collection or enhance it with this horror movie classic for the first time.

The blu-ray comes in a booklet case with 20 pages stapled inside. The pages are filled with old photos from the movie and an essay written by Stef Hutchinson of the Halloween: 25 Years of Terror documentary.

Read on as I detail the release and the features within it. Let me know what you think of in the comments below and be sure to follow me around the internet.

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Tiny’s Shocktober Musings – Part III [Obsessive Friends]

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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 21 – Zombies, Gravity, Don Jon and Halloween

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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast is old enough to drink! This week’s episode is our 21st and we’re really excited about this one. In this episode, Tiny, Mike and I were joined by our friend Pat to talk about zombies! We had a lot of fun covering a big topic. I put timestamps and spoiler warnings in the notes. I hope you guys like it.

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