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 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.
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!
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.
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 →
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.