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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

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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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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: 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 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!

Runtime: 1:42:29 

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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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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: A Nightmare on Elm Street

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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.

Happy Halloween, everyone! If you’ve been checking on the blog throughout the day, you’ll know that earlier in the day, Tiny applied his newfound appreciation for the Halloween franchise to compare Carpenter’s vision with Zombie’s depiction. Then a little later, Mike lent his slasher expertise to tackle the original Friday the 13th against its modern day counterpart.

Now I am here for the sacred final post to close out the holiday season. I’m comparing Wes Craven’s A Nightmare on Elm Street against the 2010 remake featuring Rorschach himself: Jackie Earle Haley. Enjoy and let me know what you think.

Of course, you can find more of Mike and Tiny’s Shocktober contributions (Shocktributions, if you will) on the Shocktober page and don’t forget you can follow them and me on Twitter and like The Obsessive Viewer on Facebook.

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Adaptations & Remakes: Friday the 13th [Obsessive Friends: Mike]

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Promiscuous teenagers fall prey to a deranged killer at Camp Crystal Lake. Continue reading

Adaptations & Remakes: Halloween [Obsessive Friends: Tiny]

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4 Days of Blood: Part IV – Ghoulish Netflix Instant Recommendations

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Seeing as Halloween is now upon us and I’ve committed myself to writing four “Days of Blood” posts, I figured I would devote the fourth and final post to some of the better (and more recent) horror and horror-adjacent titles available to stream on Netflix. Hopefully it will make up for the way I’ve been neglecting my Streaming Saturday recommendations this month.

Before I get started, though, I want to thank everyone for indulging me as I let my horror fandom take control of the blog and the podcast. I’d also like to thank my friends Mike (@IAmMikeWhite) and Tiny (@ObsessiveTiny) for contributing so much content this month. I’d also like to thank my friend Pat (@Patty_Kuhn) for joining us on the Zombie episode of The Obsessive Viewer Podcast.

Finally, I would like to thank John Dugan from The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974), Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation (1994) and Texas Chainsaw 3D (2013) for letting us interview him on the podcast. We had such a great time talking to him and can’t thank him enough. If you’re ever at a convention and have a chance to meet him, I highly recommend it.

So let’s get to the list, shall we? It’s Halloween, so here are some streaming recommendations to make the holiday even better. Continue reading