Horror Movie Survival Guide is a weekly podcast where two unlikely gorehounds delve into their Horror Movie Notebook from college, in which they meticulously kept track of every film they watched in the horror movie section of their old local video store, in their quest to learn how to survive, and to ensure they end up as “the final girl”.

Join Julia and Marion as they revisit the classic and obscure horror VHS they viewed and logged in their notebook, breaking each movie down one by one, geeking out over all the ghastly minutia, and ultimately illuminating the path to survival.

Episodes

Episode 49

Ghoulies “Toadboy needs sweet meat for his tum”

Little monsters indeed. This film is a confusing mess, but hey! At least there’s a ghoulie on the VHS cover coming out of a toilet wearing suspenders!* (*no actual ghoulie […]

Episode 48

The Gate “Demons aren’t going to ring the doorbell”

This flick boasts the film debut of Stephen Dorff, special effects that are outta site, and a bitchin’ best friend, Terry, who just loves him some satanic Canadian thrash metal. […]

Episode 47

Critters “We’re here for the crites”

Stephen Herek’s 1986 creature feature is full of silliness, gore, intergalactic bounty hunters and Billy Zane with an earring/ponytail. When the crites hijack a spaceship and hightail it to Earth, […]

Episode 46

Exorcist 2: The Heretic “Perverted and Perverting”

Linda Blair stars again as Regan, now a teenage girl more interested in tap dancing than demons, gets sucked back into Pazuzu’s world of pain through a hypnotic synchronizer, apoplectic […]

Episode 45

A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge “You are all my children now”

Hot on the heels of 1984’s Nightmare on Elm Street, and hot to cash in on this Freddy fellow, Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge follows Jessie, the weirdo […]

Episode 44

Pet Sematary 2 “Why did you dig up my wife?”

Pet Sematary 2 “Why did you dig up my wife?” Mary Lambert, director of the original Pet Sematary, comes back for more Micmac Burial Ground madness in this 1992 sequel, […]

Episode 43

Halloween 2 “I shot him six times!”

Halloween 2 “I Shot Him Six Times!” Starting our round of sequels is 1981’s Halloween 2, notable for starting the EXACT second the first one ends and finishing up Michael’s […]

Episode 42

The Lost Boys “We trashed the one that looks like Twisted Sister”

Joel Schumacher’s quintessential 80’s vampire movie flipped the script on the undead, turning the villains into heroes, and heroes into…well, weird comic book obsessed vampire hunters. Glamour, glitter, the first […]

Episode 41

Altered States “You are a Faust freak”

Ken Russell directs 1980’s Altered States, based on the novel by Paddy Chayefsky (who also wrote the screenplay – and then took his name off of it). This movie features […]

Episode 40

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein “Raw Materials”

1994 saw Kenneth Branagh giving 110% to starring/directing Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein – a thinking man’s version of the classic tale, somewhat faithfully adapted from the famous novel. Everything’s ramped up […]

Episode 39

Suspiria “Do you know anything about witches?”

Dario Argento’s 1977 cinematic sensory assault Suspiria is a giallo classic for a reason – the iconic score, the instantly recognizable color scheme, the bright red gore – this film […]

Episode 38

Nightmares “I am the Bishop of Battle”

Rounding out our horror anthology series, Nightmares is definitely the least seen of the bunch. It features 4 stories, and features not only a juuust pre Repo Man Emilio Estevez […]